2/21/2017

40 Years of Flying - DCWV Stack-a-holic Challenge, Feb 2017


     I don't scrapbook much, but I'm changing my mind about how I feel about it. Since we were never able to have children, I didn't think I really had much to scrapbook about. But then I thought Jeff and I have had lots of fun times over the years. Why not scrapbook those? So, here you have one of my  favorite pictures.
     Jeff took this picture 2 years ago on his 40th anniversary of earning his private pilots license. It was an important day for him, and so it makes the perfect page for me to step more boldly into scrapbooking without kids.


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     I used the Beach House Stack from DCWV to create my page. I clipped pictures of different gauges from the plane's instrument panel to embellish the page.
     There is still time for you to join in the fun if you have a card and/or a scrapbook page you want to share.


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     Here's a link to the rules and a copy of the page-sketch we had to work with this month. 
 http://www.dcwv.com/blog/post/february-stack-a-holic-challenge-starts-now             
     Thanks so much for stopping in today! I love your visits and comments. 
     May the Lord be glorified by the work of my hands, Pamela  
    

2/15/2017

Children's Book Academy

     I just finished a five-week online writing course from the Children's Book Academy. I had tons of fun and learned so much. If you have ever entertained the idea of writing and/or illustrating for kids, you should check them out. I highly recommend the Academy. I'll be taking more courses in the future. If you decide to take a class, you should pay the extra for a private critique. It's worth its weight in gold. Here's the link: http://www.childrensbookacademy.com/
     Thanks so much for stopping in today. Hope you are having a great day, Pamela


2/06/2017

Happy Easter Card



     Thought I would continue with a head start on my Easter Cards. To create this card, I  printed the free Easter basket digi stamp from Paper Smooches. I colored and fussy cut the basket and eggs. I added brass brads and a few hand-cut blades of grass. Then, I used Paper Smooches Easter Blessings (#FBS235) stamp set for my sentiment.

     Paper Smooches is looking for a guest designer for March, so I'm sending this over to their blog. There is still plenty of time to send in your own card. Here's a link to the rules: http://papersmooches.blogspot.com/2017/02/guest-designer-search-march.html

    Free digi stamps are here: http://papersmooches.blogspot.com/p/free-digi-stamps.html

March Guest DT Search

1/21/2017

Color Challenge ODBDSLC282



     Update:  Excited to learn that my card won it's challenge! Thanks so much to Our Daily Bread Designs.


     Thanks for stopping in. Today, I have a card for the monthly challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs. This month ODBD gave us a color scheme to work with.
     I decided this would be a great time to start on my Easter cards. I heat-embossed the eggs in a very light purple. Then, I die cut and adhered some with foam tape to give some dimension and interest. I also heat-embossed and die cut the basket. I attached foam tape in the middle of the basket and adhered the center of the handle and the bottom of the basket directly to the front panel with blue gel glue.

     There is still plenty of time to play along with us. Here's a link to the rules.

http://ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/2017/01/odbdslc282-color-challenge-reminder.html

     May the Lord be glorified by the work of my hands, Pamela


 ODBD PRODUCTS USED:
     Basket of Blessings #H618
     Blessed Easter #H622
     Easter Basket #CBD152
     Egg Dies CSBD86
    
OTHER PRODUCTS USED:
     cardstock- Momenta 26643, the Paper Studio 449769
     embossing powders - clear and pastel lilac
     pigments- black and watermark
     foam and double-stick tape

1/13/2017

Paper Dress Card - DCWV Stack-a-holic, Jan 2017


Update:  Excited to find my card among the winning cards! Thanks so much to DCWV!  

    Ever wonder what happens if you cut an angel in half?!?


     It feels so so good to be back to my card making! I spent a lot of time browsing Pinterest and other web sites while my broken leg was healing these past five months. I saw a lot of paper dresses and wanted to try making one. I think the sketch from DCWV's challenge this month is the perfect forum for me to create my own paper dress.
     I used DCWV's The Painted Petals Stack, pre-embossed A2 cards and the clear Adhesive Jeweled Sheet to create my card. I began by die cutting two angels. Then, I cut the dark top-half off. I used the chad from the lighter purple to create an inlaid skirt. I used a heart for the bodice and diamonds for the waistband. Then, in a nod to my grannie who always made sure I had a nice and noisy cancan when I was growing up, I used a yellow flower die to create a cancan of sorts for my dress.
     There is still plenty of time to join in on the fun this month. Here's a link to the rules and a copy of the sketch we had to work with.
    And, so far, nothing bad has happened from my cutting an angel in half, so grab your scissors or paper trimmer and cut away.
     Other products used:

     Spellbinders Holiday and So Sweet dies
     Stampabilities Wire Dress Form stamp
     Fiskars That's Amore medium punch
     Our Daily Bread Designs Asters & Leaves die

     Thanks so much for stopping in. May the Lord be glorified by the work of my hands,
Pamela