A Deliberate Life: A Journey into the Alaskan Wilderness

     My book, A Deliberate Life: A Journey into the Alaskan Wilderness, is being featured on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at eBookSoda, a new readers' site where they'll send you ebook recommendations tailored to your taste. www.ebooksoda.com. They have great deals on e-books in all genres. Some are free downloads!
     My children's picture book, Max, the Boy Raindrop, will be out any day now. I'll keep you posted. Thanks so much for stopping in today!


Creative Paper Quilling by Ann Martin

      Just popping in for a quick minute today to tell you about a great book I discovered. 
     I love the look of paper quilling, but I've never tried it. Whether you are new to quilling like me or have been doing it a long time, this book by Ann Martin is for all of us. With projects including cards, jewelry, ornaments and home d├ęcor, you're sure to find something fun to quill. Ann has included a long list of the various quilling shapes and clear, precise and easy-to-understand directions for each project.
     You can find her book at Annie's and Amazon as well as most other places you can buy books. You should also check out her blog. Tell her I sent you over to take a look. You will see the most amazing paper projects you've ever seen.   http://www.allthingspaper.net/
     Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you have a wonderful day, Pam


Shining the Light, Six of Something Challenge

    UPDATE: I just found out my card was one of the three winners in its challenge. Thanks so much to ODBD and all my followers who are always so supportive. You can see the other two winners here: http://ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/2014/03/anniversary-challenge-4-have-with-odbd.html  Have a wonderful, blessed day!

     Thanks so much for stopping in today. It feels so good to be working on cards again. I've been so busy working on my children's picture book that I've had little time for anything else. I'm done with that now and want to play. So, I made this card for Our Daily Bread Designs' Shining the Light Anniversary Challenge (ODBDSLC195).

        This challenge here is to use six of something, six of anything on a card. I used six shades of teal/turquoise - my favorite color to work with. I won the cardstock recently from Carta Bella. It's always so much fun to win! This cardstock is from their Hello Again collection.
     The sentiment stamp is from ODBD's Friendship collection. The leafy branch and the vine are also from ODBD. The vine is bigger than you see here. I tore it - a happy accident because I think it looks better this size on this card.
     You have until Sunday, March 23 at 8pm EST to get a card in if you want to play with us. Check out the details here: http://www.ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/search/label/Shining%20the%20Light%20Challenge
    Hope you have a wonderful day, Pam


DCWV March Stack-a-holic Card Challenge

UPDATE:  So excited to  find out that my card made the TOP-10 in DCWV's March challenge. This was such a fun card to create. You can see the others in the TOP-10 here: http://dcwvinc.blogspot.com/2014/03/marchs-top-10-stackaholic-challenge.html
     Hard to believe it is the middle of March already! I love the warmer temps and the longer days. I know some of you are still buried in snow. I hope you thaw out soon.     
    I used DCWV's Tres Chic Cardstock Stack to make my card for March's Stack-a-holic Challenge. I pulled several coordinating sheets including a glittery one and dry embossed them with a variety of embossing folders. I cut strips and adhered them in a random order that I worked a long time planning. LOL~ The perfectionist side of me drives me crazy sometimes.
     The vine die-cut is one of Our Daily Bread Designs that I love! I use it a lot. The butterflies are Recollections and the sentiment is a vellum quote from Colorbok. I ran the vellum quote through my Xyron and adhered it to a strip of cardstock. I hid the edges of the vellum under the butterfly wings.
     There is still lots of time to play along with us. Here's the sketch we have to work with this time and the address to get all the details. http://dcwvinc.blogspot.com/2014/03/march-stackaholic-challenge.html


DCWV February Stack-a-holic Card Challenge - Updated

   UPDATE: Just found out I mad the TOP-10! So excited to see my card among the other beautiful cards. You can see the other Top-10 here: http://dcwvinc.blogspot.com/2014/02/february-stackaholic-challenge-top-10.html

     Thanks so much for popping in today. Hope you are having a great day.
     Today, I have a card for DCWV's Stack-a-holic Challenge.
     I used DCWV's The Home Spun Cardstock Stack to create my card this month. This cardstock comes textured like you see on the sentiment tag above. I created the two other textures-on-textures using Spellbinders M-Bossabilities folder EL-002. I love that these folders have two different coordinating designs. The sentiment stamp is from Our Daily Bread Designs (Friendship #B52). I've recently come across this company and their blog, and I'm loving their stamps. You should check them out.
     There is still a little bit of time if you want to play along with us. Here's the sketch we had to work with and a link to get all the details.