Double Embossing Challenge ODBDSLC260

     Thanks so much for stopping in. Today, I have a card for the Double Embossing (heat and dry) Challenge over at Our Daily Bread Designs.
     My favorite technique has always been heat-embossing. I find it adds that extra touch that gives a more professional finish to my cards. I heat-embossed the sentiment (ODBD - Little Things - #D298) on my card. I used a matching moss green pigment (ColorBox) and clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder (Ranger). I highly recommend using the super fine powders for small lettering like on this stamp. You will get a much better result.
     For the dry embossing, I used a honeycomb embossing folder (the Paper Studio). The  moss green and soft orange cardstock (The Home Spun Stack DCWC) came already embossed with lines. I embossed over that giving a more complex look to my top panel. I added a small strip of the green under the top panels balance to the card.
     I die-cut the circles (Picot Edge Circles-Spellbinders), then  heat-embossed the sentiment on one and added a few green gems.
     There are still a few days left before the deadline if you want to join in the fun. Here's the link to the rules: http://www.ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/odbdslc260-double-embossing-heat-and-dry.html


DCWV Stack-a-holic Card Challenge, Oct 2015

UPDATE: So excited to have my card among the list of winners! Thanks so much DCWV!
    Thanks so much for stopping in today. Hope your day is off to a good start. Mine is sunny and bright after 10.2" rain in two days. So thankful for the rain.
     Today, I have a card for the DCWV Stack-a-holic Challenge. I used the Happy Day Stack for my card. It's a new stack and I love every sheet of it.
     Was not sure I would be able to play this month. I spent the last several weeks with Mom who is in a nursing home. She is really struggling, so to those friends of mine who pray, will you lift her up to the Lord today? I can feel your prayers already. Love you all so much. I digress . . .
     There are still a couple of days to join in on all the fun. Here's the link to the rules and a copy of the sketch we had to work with.
     May the Lord be glorified by the work of my hands,


Published in CardMaker Magazine, Winter 2015 Issue

     I am so honored that CardMaker Magazine chose to publish one of my cards in the Winter 2015 issue.
      If you would like to make my card, you can visit www.CardMakerMagazine.com/ to download the Winter 2015 issue today or pick up a print edition of CardMaker magazine which will be on your local newsstand.


Picture Book Idea Month

     I've been out of town for a few weeks visiting Mom. I'm back just in time to be a part of PiBoIdMo - Picture Book Idea Month. Our challenge, hosted by picture-book author, Tara Lazar, is to come up with a new picture-book idea every day in November. Not only that, but picture-book authors, agents and others from the industry will have things to share with us each day. I'm excited to participate this year. If you have ever thought about writing for young children, you might want to check out this event. Here's the link: http://taralazar.com/2015/10/25/piboidmo-2015-registration-is-open/#comment-119039


Magazine Monday #118

     It's kind of like getting free paper!!! Some really lovely designs are inside the security envelopes that our bills and other mailings come in.
     I save them all. Just look at what you can create! They also make beautiful flowers. I used six different envelopes for this card that I'm submitting to the Magazine Monday #118 challenge at PaperCrafter's Corner. Check out the inspiration cover and link to the rules below.
     I was inspired by the orange / coral colors against a dark background in this week's cover and the way things are mixed all around each other like a vine growing through it all.
     I used dies from Our Daily Bread Designs (Fancy Foliage) and circle dies from Spellbinders. The sentiment stamp comes from Unity Stamps (. . . bright, happy you). I heat embossed the sentiment tag with black pigment and clear embossing powder.
     Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 118 Inspiration Piece (image)
    Thanks again for stopping in. Hope you enjoy your day.
     May the Lord be glorified by the work of my hands, Pamela