4/10/2017

Blooming with Die-Cut Flowers Challenge - ODBDSLC284



     Today, I have a card for the monthly challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs. The challenge this time calls for die-cut flowers. 
     I began by heat-embossing and die-cutting the basket. I adhered it with foam tape. Then, I started making flowers.  I wanted a big ole basket full of them because the lady getting this card is very special to me. Each flower is two flowers that I glued together to make a fuller flower. I used epoxy dots for the centers and confetti dies to make my vines. 

     Here's the stamps and dies I used. And, all from ODBD!
          Stamps:
               Basket of Blessings H618
               Sentiment - free-with-purchase stamp (free stuff for
                    shopping with ODBD - can't beat that)
          Dies:
               Double Stitched Rectangles CBD123
               Easter Basket CBD152
               Asters and Leaves CSBD57
               Grunge Cross (confetti) CSBD152
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     There is still oodles of time left to get a card in for the challenge. Here's a link to the rules:

http://ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/2017/04/odbdslc285-spring-has-sprung-blooming.html
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     Thanks so much for stopping in today! I'll look forward to seeing your cards on the challenge post.
     May the Lord be glorified by the work of my hands, Pamela    

3/14/2017

Anything Goes Challenge - ODBDSLC284


     Today, I have a card for the Anything Goes Challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs. I love working with their stamps and dies. It's such a nice way to share my faith.
     I used these ODBD stamps and dies
     
          Pennant Flag Verses, ICS62
          Double Stitched Rectangles, CBD123
          Double Stitched Pennant Flags, CBD135
          Fancy Foliage, CSBD33

     The beautiful watercolor paper is from Momenta (26643). The paper is so beautiful that I had it for a couple of weeks before I could bring myself to actually cut it.
                         
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     There is still oodles of time to get your card into the ODBD challenge. Why don't you come play with us!?! I say as if I owned the company! I don't. I'm just a big fan!!!
     Here's a link to the rules. 
     Thanks so much for stopping in. I'll look forward to seeing what you create,

Pamela

3/13/2017

Thank You Card - Stack-a-holic Challenge, March 2017


     Today, I have a card for the Stack-a-holic Card Challenge at DCWV. I love how this card turned out. Working tone-on-tone is one of my faves although I did use cream and dark turquoise with my lighter turquoise. I used pre-folded, textured card blanks from a Winter Collection of DCWV Box of Cards. The collection is marked Winter, but I think most of the colors in the collection work equally well for spring.
     I mostly give thank-you cards. People just love it when you recognize even the smallest things they do for you.

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     I started with a light turquoise card blank. I used another card to die cut my top panel, sentiment tag and swirly embellishment. I grabbed the butterflies from a $1 bin at a craft store. I used chalk ink to stamp my sentiment because I wanted a softer feel for this card. I know the person to whom I'm sending it will love these soft colors.

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     There is still plenty of time to get a card in for this month's challenge. Visit DCWV's Facebook page for the details on how to play along. Here's a copy of this month's card sketch to get you started.
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     Thanks so much for stopping in, Pamela


3/12/2017

Great Grandparents, DCWV Stack-a-holic Challenge, March 2017



     Today, I have a scrapbook page for the Stack-a-holic Challenge at DCWV. I used the Beach House stack to create my page.
     I am excited to share that my page in last month's challenge was among the winners! Yay, for me!!! I was pretty excited because I have just begun to dip my toes into scrapbooking (you remember - scrapbooking without children).

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     These two lovelies are my great grandparents, Robert E. and Johnnie Ethel Kelcy Purves on their wedding day. Aren't they a beautiful couple!?! And, all that hair on Grannie's hair is really hers. I remember once when she was a very old lady, I saw her let down her silver braid and it brushed the floor. I don't think she ever cut her hair. I got my other grannie's hair - thin and baby fine. My braid is the size of a #2 pencil. Hahaha - sort of. Uhg!

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     There is still plenty of time to get a scrapbook page, with or without children, into the challenge. Check out DCWV's Facebook page for this month's info on joining in on the fun. Here's a sketch for the scrapbook challenge.

     Thanks so much for stopping in today. I'm off now to create a card for the card challenge,
Pamela




3/05/2017

Wedding Inspiration Challenge ODBDSLC283

     UPDATE: So excited and honored to learn that Our Daily Bread Designs chose my card as a Customer-Card-of-the-Day from all those submitted this past year as they celebrate their 9th Anniversary.

     Today, I have a card for the Wedding Inspiration Challenge on the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. I love black and white cards for occasions such as a wedding or wedding shower.
     I used four die sets from Our Daily Bread Designs to create my wedding inspired card.

          Ornate Hearts CSBD53
          Asters and Leaves CSBD57
          Fancy Foliage CSBD33
          Double Stitched Rectangles CBD123

     I used clear gems accents to finish the front.
     I try to always finish off the inside of my cards by bringing some element from the front to the inside. Here's what I did with this card.

     Now, I normally tell you about all the time you have left to join in the fun, but I'm barely getting mine in on time because of computer problems. There will be a new challenge up soon. You can check out the rules and new inspiration here: http://ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/
    
     Thanks so much for stopping in today. I always love your visits.
     May the Lord be glorified by the work of my hands. Pamela








2/23/2017

Hello Darling - DCWV Stack-a-holic Challenge, Feb 2017



     Today, I have a card for the Stack-a-holic Challenge on the DCWV Blog . I used my new favorite Country Floral stack to create my card. The colors are gorgeous! And, most of the prints are small so they work much better for card making which is my favorite paper craft.
     The wooden flower is beautiful in person. I got that at Michael's. They have a bunch of different ones at really great prices.
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     There is still time to get a card into the challenge if you want to join in the fun. Here's the link to the rules and a copy of this month's sketch. I'll be looking forward to seeing your creations.
    
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      Thanks so much for stopping in today! I do enjoy your visits.
     May the Lord be glorified by the work of my hands,
Pamela

     ETA: So happy to share that my card made the winner's list. Thanks DCWV for choosing my card!



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  

     ETA: Super excited to learn my page was among the winner's of this challenge. Thanks DCWV for choosing my page! It was a real boost of confidence to find one of my very first pages among those of some very talented scrappers.
    

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