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Friday, June 16, 2017

Tarnished Foil Technique!

Evening everyone!

I've gotta Father's Day Card to share with a technique that I've been wanting to do for a while.

Entering in these challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks - #355 Summer Fun Activities
Allsorts - #42 Two Dies or more
Aloha Fridays - #97 For the Guys
Art Impression - Let's Distress
Aud Sentiment - #182 Bingo + a senti *
Brown Sugar - #255 AG
Crafting With Friends - #45 AAG
Crafty Sentiments - Summer
Creative Fingers - #132 AAG
Creative Moments - #120 AAG/Flag Day
Dies R Us - #75 Celebrations
Hiding in My Craftroom - #304 Super Scraps Saturday
Jo's Scrap Shack - #192 AAG
Tuesday Throwdown - #347 For the Men
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Use Your Imagination
Word Art Wednesday - #286-287

*Aud Sentiment - Patterned Paper, Embossing, Die Cut

It's called the tarnished foil technique. I first saw it on pinterest, then went to youtube to see if they had a "how to" and here is my version.
You can go here to see the tutorial:  Tarnished Foil Technique

It's really pretty easy, it takes an embossed pc of silver mirror paper, (I used cuttlebugs hexagons) black staz on ink, embossing ink and a couple of embossing powders, (gold and copper) and that's it, but the result is stunning. It really does look tarnished.

I think I was a little heavy handed with the embossing powders and staz on ink, it's not suppose to look that stark, more blended and muted. Oh well, next time.





That's all for tonight.
Thanks to all the challengers above for lettin' me play along.
Blessings!
Pam D

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

A Window Scene

Evening blogger friends!

I've got a window scene to share today.

Entering in these challenges:

Allsorts - #42 2 Dies or More
Brown Sugar - #254 AG
C.R.A.F.T. - #419 Inspired by a Film* (Won 3rd in Top 3!)
Crafting with Friends - #45 AAG
Crafty Catz - #374 AG/Dies and Punches
Crafty Creations - #343 AAG
Crafty Sentiments - Summer (WINNER!!)
Creative Fingers - #132 AAG
Hiding in My Craftroom - #304 Super Scraps Saturday
Jo's Scrap Shack - #192 AAG
Word Art Wednesday - #286-287 AAG

* C.R.A.F.T. - The Notebook

I've been wanting to make another one of these window scenes for awhile now, so I did.
Everything on here is a die except for the embossed brick paper in the background





Thanks for takin' a peek and to all the challengers above for lettin' me play along.
God's blessings!
Pam D

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Time to Q!

Mornin' crafty peeps!

I've got a Father's Day bbq box card to share today.

Entering in these challenges:

613 Ave Create - #198 Embossing Folder
Aud Sentiment - #181 Summer + a senti (WON Top 5!!)
Brown Sugar - #254 AG
C.R.A.F.T. - #419 Inspired By a Movie * (WON 2nd in Top 3!)
Crafting With Friends = #45 AAG
Crafty Creations - #343 AAG
Crafty Gals Corner - #126 Emboss It
Crafty Sentiments - AG
Creative Fingers - # 132 AAG
Dies R Us - #74 Masculine *
Fab n Funky - #354 Marvelous Men (WON Top 3!)
Jo's Scrap Shack - #192 AAG
Polkadoodles - # 22-23 AAG
QKR Stampede - #247 For The Guys
Word Art Wednesday - # 286-287 AAG

*C.R.A.F.T. - Father of the Bride

I saw this on pinterest, loved it and wanted to give it a try.
*I used Anna Griffin's box card die to cut out the box, and bbq stickers from Michaels.


I used silver mirrored paper for the doors and embossed the sides and flaps.


The back flap is usually straight, but I bent it to look like a grill cover.



                      I love how the doors open to reveal the sentiment.



That's it for now.
Thanks to the challengers above for lettin' me play along.
Have a blessed day!
Pam D

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Congrats Grad!

Evening crafty friends!

Gotta graduation card to share tonight.

Entering in these challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - #195 For the Boys/Men
Aloha Fridays - #96 Congratulations (WINNER!)
Brown Sugar  - #253 Celebrations
Catch The Bug - #6-1 AG
Crafty Catz - #373 Summer Time
Crafty Sentiments - AG
Dies R Us = #74 Masculine
Glitter n Sparkle - #242 One For The Boys

Dies R Us - dies used: "Congrats Graduate":  Anna Griffin dies




That's all for now.
Thanks to all the challengers above for lettin' me play along.
Blessings!
Pam D

Monday, June 5, 2017

...added more decorations

Afternoon crafting peeps!

Here is my bow card again, but this time I've added an image and more decorations.

Entering in these challenges:

C.R.A.F.T. - #418 Recipe Challenge (Won 1st in Top 3!)
Jo's Scrap Shack - #191 AAG
Pammies Inky Pinkies - #1723 AAG
Penny's Paper-Crafty - #331 AAG (Won Top 3!)
Polkadoodles - #22-23 AAG (Won Top 3!)
The Paper Shelter - #296 Make It Digital

I added an image, some ribbon on the top and bottom of the base and loops, some glitter stickles on the ribbon top and bottom, and pearls on the loops and tail, and a butterfly that has glitter on the wings.





That's it for now.
Thanks to the challengers above for lettin' me play along.
Blessings!
Pam D

Spellbinders

Afternoon crafter friends!

Got a Spellbinders card to share today.

Entering in these challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks - #353 Birthday
Brown Sugar - #253 Celebrations
Catch The Bug - #6-1 AG
Crafting With Friends - #44 AG
Crafty Gals Corner = #125 AG
Creative Fingers - #131 AAG
Creative Moments - #119 AG/Birthdays
Jo's Scrapshack - #191 AAG
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - #1723 AAG
Penny's - #331 AAG
Polkadoodles - #22-23 AAG
QKR Stampede - #245 AG
Tuesday Throwdown - #345 Stitching
Word Art Wednesday - #284-285 AAG







Thanks for stoppin' by and to the awesome challengers above for lettin' me play along!
Blessings!!
Pam D

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Bee-day

Evening blogger friends!

I've got a Bee-day card to share today.

Entering in these challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks - #353 Birthday
Aud Sentiment - # Summer + a Senti
Catch The Bug - #6-1 AG
Crafty Catz - #373 Summer Time
Crafty Gals Corner - #125 AG
Creative Moments - #119 AAG/Birthday
Jo's Scrap Shack - #191 AAG
Pammies Inky Pinkies - #1723 AAG
Penny's - #331 AAG
QKR Stampede - #245 AG




That's it for today!
Thanks to the challengers above for lettin' me play along.
Blessings!
Pam D

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Yeeaayy! Finally!

Evening blogger friends!

Was having trouble with my email for a while, but I'm so excited to have finally been able to email Sandra Strijland and order her bow card Template.

You can order it here: sandra'sscrapshop.blogspot.com/bowcardtemplate#91
You scroll down and click on the cash register and you send her an email telling her you want the bow card Template #91 and whether you want the silhouette version also.
(include your email if it's bcc'd, ie: not visible)
She will then send you an order form(?) which you complete through paypal only.
Once she receives your payment, (US $4.05) she will send you the template files which I downloaded into a seperate file in My Pictures for my blog.

Anyhoo, here is my first bow card I've made using my Silhouette Cameo to cut them out.
(Soooo much easier than fussy cutting!!)

WARNING!! It takes ALOT of paper to make these because they are pretty big, no, down right huge! I'm going to try and see if I can't reduce them maybe 50%.

Entering in these challenges:

Crafting With Friends - #44 AAG (Design Team Fav!)
Crafty Catz - #372 Make Your Own Flowers
Crafty Sentiments - Not a Card
Glitter n Sparkle - #241 AG
QKR Stampede - #245 AAG/Birthday Cards

I saw this orchid on Valita's Fresh Folds and thought I'd give it a shot for the center.



                   I put lace around the base of the card.






I've seen a plethora of pictures of these on Pinterest and most of them are decorated to the hilt.
Mine's a little plain in comparison.

That's it for today!
Thanks to the challengers for lettin' me play along.
Blessings!
Pam D


Monday, May 29, 2017

Thanks For Your Service

Hi blogger gang!

I've got a military retirement card to share tonight.

One of the guys in my church is retiring out of the Navy and I made this card for him.

Entering in these challenges:

613 Ave Create - #197 AG/Make a Box (WINNER!)
A Gem of a Challenge - #195 For the boys/men
Aud Sentiment - #180 AG + a sentiment (Won Top 5!!)
C.R.A.F.T. - #417 Father's Day / Male (WON Top 3!!)
Crafting With Friends - #44 AAG
CraftySentiments - AG
Crafty Gals Corner - #124 2+ Designer Papers
Creative Fingers - #131 AAG
Glitter n Sparkle - #241 AG
Hiding in My Craftroom - #302 Any Holiday (WINNER!!)
Jo's Scrap Shack - #190 AAG
Penny's - #330 AAG
Tuesday Throwdown - #344 AAG
Word Art Wednesday - #284-285 AAG













That's it for now.
Thanks to all the challengers for lettin' me play along.
Blessings!
Pam D

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Graduation

Hey blogger world!

I've got a graduation card to share today.
I was blog surfing and saw this one and decided to give it a try.

Entering in these challenges:

Aud Sentiment - #180 AG + a sentiment
Glitter n Sparkle - #240 White and 1 other color
Crafty Catz - #372 Make Your Own Flowers
Creative Fingers - #131 AAG
Crafty Sentiments - AG
Jo's Scrap Shack - #190 AAG/Star Stamps
Pammies Inky Pinkies - #1721 AAG (Won Top 3!)
Penny's - #330 AAG
Tuesday Throwdown - #344 AG
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Black n White
Word Art Wednesday - #284-285 AAG

It was originally gold mirror and black, but I changed it up with silver.






Thanks for takin' a peek and for all the awesome challengers for lettin' me play along!
Have a blessed day!
Pam D

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Fun Folds!

Mornin' blogger friends!

I've got a new 64 pc die set from Crafter's Companion that includes the alphabet and symbols, squares and those 3 ornate pcs that makes this awesome step card.

Entering in these challenges:

613 Ave. Create - #197 AG/Create a box
Allsorts - #416 Birthday
Aud Sentiment - #180 AG + a sentiment
Crafting With Friends - #43 AAG
Crafty Catz - #371 AG/More Than 2 Layers
Crafty Creations - #342 AAG
Crafty Sentiments - AG  (WINNER!!)
Creative Moments - #118 AG
Cut It Up - #122 Fun Folds
Dies R Us - #73 Shaped Cards
Glitter n Sparkle - #240 White + 1 Other Color (WON Top 3!)
Pammies Inky Pinkies - #1721 AAG
Penny's - #330 AAG
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Black and white (WINNER!)
Tuesday Throwdown - #344 AG
Word Art Wednesday - #284-285 AAG

Between Crafter's Companion, Spellbinders and Anna Griffin, I should own stock in these companies!!


                       I just love anything that's 3-D!


That's it for today!
Thanks for stoppin' by and to all the awesome challengers for lettin' me play along.
Have a blessed day!
Pam D


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

More Metallic

Evening blogger peeps!

I have another metallic finish card to share from the Crafter's Companion 3-D folders kit.

Entering in these challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - #194 Spring Fever
Aud Sentiment - #180 Anything Goes + a sentiment
Crafting With Friends - #43 AAG
Crafty Catz - #371 - More Than 2 Layers
Crafty Creations - #342 AAG
Crafty Sentiments - AG
Pammies Inky Pinkies- #1721 AAG
Penny's - #330 AAG
QKR Stampede - 244 AG/Things with Wings
Tuesday Throwdown - #244 AG
Word Art Wednesday - #284-285 AAG

Now these pictures shows the metallic way better than the last post.
I used a red background (even tho it looks orange) to see if the metalic would show up better, and this is the ruby finish, even tho it looks gold


I just love these flowers. It's the first time I used a die to make my own flowers from the Crafter's Companion Rustic Cottage Collection.


The butterfly is a Spellbinders die.


This picture shows what the actual color is. Looks more copper.
That's a Spellbinders Labels 20 die under the sentiment
The bling is from Want 2 Scrap.
I picked up the sentiment stamp from Michaels.


Thanks for stoppin' by and to all the awesome challengers for lettin' me play along!
Blessings!!
Pam D