DCWV Challenge, November 2017

    I discovered this tiny rabbit next to my back patio. He was so tiny, it's a wonder I even saw him. I hope you can zoom in enough to see him hiding in the first picture. I kept blowing up the picture until I had what you see in the third picture. 
     I created this layout for the November challenge at DCWV. I used the last of the Home Spun Stack to make my page. I do wish DCWV would offer it again. It's my favorite of all time! It comes with the score-line texture and adds so much to my cards and layouts.
   Check out DCWV on Facebook for the details and deadlines if you want to play along. Here's a copy of the sketch we had to work with this month.

     Thanks so much for stopping in. Hope you have time to create a layout or card today.
    May the Lord be glorified by the work of my hands, Pamela


Red, White and Green Challenge - Stamp TV

      I have a card to share with you today for the Red, White and Green challenge over at Stamp TV (STV17MON42).
     I stamped the flowers in black and colored them with pencils in a variety of reds and greens. Then, I used an oval die to cut a window in the green cardstock. I adhered the green layer with foam tape. Hard to photograph that for some reason today. I stamped the sentiment in grass green.
     I used the following Gina K Designs products on my card:
          stamps- Bold & Blooming
          ink-         black onyx
                           grass green
     You still have a few days if you want to submit your own card. Here's a link to all the rules: http://stamptv.ning.com/forum/topics/mix-it-up-monday-stv17mon42-red-white-and-green
     Thanks so much for your time and comments today. Hope you are having a wonderful day,


Sketch Challenge - DCWV Stack-a-holic Oct 2017

     Today, I have a card for the Stack-a-holic sketch challenge over at DCWV. I used the Beach Front Stack and the Foiled Stack from Die Cuts With a View (DCWV on Facebook - Guidelines for the challenge are on their Facebook page.)
          Designer Tip
              Don't be afraid to use non-traditional colors on your
              Christmas cards like I have here. I chose teal and
              beige with a touch of gold for mine.
     To create the circles for my tree, I dug around in my punch drawer looking for anything that would make a circle.
      Here are some of the things I came up with. Look at the great circles on the "cherry punch". I punched a cherry stem not worrying about the stems and leaf since I planned to trim them off.
     Below is a copy of the sketch we had to work with. There is still a bit of time left before the deadline so come join the fun. Look up DCWV on Facebook for the details.
    Thanks so much for stopping in.
    May the Lord be glorified by the work of my hands,


Off the Page Challenge (Stamp TV)

    Today, I have a card for the Off-the-Page Challenge over at Stamp TV. The point of this challenge is to let your image go off the edge or edges of your card. I did that with one of my flowers as well as my sentiment. I had to use a mask and my Misti to achieve the result with the sentiment so that I didn't have to actually cut the stamp.
     I heat-embossed the flowers and used foam tape between the layers.
     When time allows, I like to bring an element from the front of my cards to the inside like I did here on this card. Just an extra little touch to cheer the recipient.
     Want to make your own card for the challenge? Here's a link to the rules. http://stamptv.ning.com/forum/topics/stv17mon41-creative-crop
     Thanks so much for stopping by. I really appreciate the time you spend with me on my blog.
     May the Lord be glorified by the work of my hands,
      I used the following Gina K Designs to create my card.
cardstock- Blue Lagoon, Turquoise Sea, White
stamps-      Grand Greetings
                     Bold & Blooming
dies-            Bold & Blooming
ink-              Blue Lagoon
     Other products used:
pigment-  Orchid and Violet (ColorBox)
powder-    clear embossing powder
pearls -      Michael's
adhesive-  double-stick and foam (3M) 


You're Amazing - Surprise Box

      I made this surprise box for a very dear and special lady. I had so much fun designing and creating this card for her.
     Yes, it's a card! If you have not seen these surprise boxes before, I'll tell you that they fold flat for mailing. Well, they usually do. I got a little carried away with filling it up with flowers and pearls and other things. I plan to give this to her in person so it doesn't really matter. It does fold enough to get it in an envelope but certainly not flat enough to mail without ruining it.

     I heat embossed and die cut the flowers in three sizes. I adhered the layers with foam tape between each and finished them with a pearl center. I stamped the leaves with a watermark ink to keep them more subtle.
     I made two sizes of medallions by cutting 1" x 11.5" and .75" x 11.5" cardstock strips. I scored them every .25".
     Here's a different look that shows the layers better.

    I'm going to post this card on Simon Says Challenge Blog for WORLD CARD MAKING DAY. Want to play along? Here's a link to the challenge. http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/blog/happy-world-card-making-day-from-simon-says-stamp/

    Thanks so much for stopping in today. May the Lord be glorified by the work of my hands, and may my friend know how much she is loved,

Materials List
   cardstock-  wild wisteria, grass green (Gina K Designs)
                        white, pink, purple, yellow (the Paper Studio)
   stamps-      flowers & leaves (Bold & Blooming, Gina K Designs)
                        sentiment (Mon Ami, Cas-ual Fridays)
   dies-            surprise box (Our Daily Bread Designs)
                        flourish (Fantastic Flourish One, Spellbinders)
                     flowers & leaves (Bold & Blooming, Gina K Designs)
   punches-   corner rounder (EK Success)
   inks-           violet, orchid, canary, black (ColorBox)
                      watermark (VersaMark)
   pearls, bird- Recollections
   adhesives-  glitter tape, double-stick tape, foam tape (3M)
                      blue gel school glue (Elmer's)