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Friday, July 20, 2018

Just a Note!

Hi blogger peeps!

Today I have a birthday card to share.

Entering in these challenges:

4 Crafty Chick - #412 Charmed Life
Artistic Inspiration - #204
Craftaholics R Us - #29 AG
Crafting From the Heart - #215 AAG
Crafting With Friends - #72 AAG
Crafty Catz - #426 AAG/Dies or Punches
Crafty Creations - #370 AAG
Crafty Sentiments - Add a Sentiment
Creative Moments - #148 AAG
Dies R Us - #101 Birthdays*
Digi Choosday - #29 AAG
Jo's Scrap Shack - #243 AAG
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - #1828 AAG
Penny's - #389 AAG
Polkadoodles - #29 AAG
QKR Stampede - #305 AAG
The Paper Shelter - #348 Ribbon, Lace or Twine
*Dies R Us - Drum & spellbinders die(inside)

This is a b-day card for my oldest son who's a musician, among other things. He comes from a long line of musicians. My grandfather played in the Philadelphia Symphony on all the woodwinds, my grandmother a pianist, my dad was a drummer, my husband was a percussionist, (congas, etc.) I played keyboards and sang.
He was also accepted into the University of Washington's aeronautics/astronautics program which will start back up in the fall and wants to work at NASA when he's done.
I wanted to make him some kind of space card, but I didn't have anything space related in my stash. Maybe next year when he graduates.


It's kinda hard to take pics of this mirror paper without it reflecting everything. you have to take it at an angle.



                   Inside


That's it for now, thanks for stoppin' by!
And thanks to all the challengers above for lettin' me play along, you're awesome!
Blessings!
Pam D

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Christmas in July

Hi blogger friends.

I've got a Christmas card to share today.

Entering  in these challenges:

Aloha Fridays - #122 Christmas in July
Aud Sentiment - #207 Flowers
Catch the Bug - #7-2 AG
City Crafter - #419 Christmas in July (silver)(Spotlight Winner!)
Craftaholics R Us - #27 Any Holiday Cards
Crafting From the Heart - #213 AAG
Crafting With Friends - #71 AAG
Creative Fingers - #149 AAG
Creative Moments - #147 AAG
Cute Card Thursday - #537 AG
Dies R Us - #100 AG *
Hiding In My Craft Room - #360 Christmas Colors in July
Jo's Scrap Shack - #241 AAG
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - #1826 AAG
Penny's - #387 AAG
Polkadoodles - #27 AAG
QKR Stampede - #303 AAG

*Dies R Us - Marianne and Spellbinders dies

I don't know why I have such a hard time making Christmas cards in the middle of summer, but I do. It just feels off to me. With that said, I made this silver Christmas card for a couple of Christmas in July challenges.


I just love these Marianne die/embossing folders, they're so intricate, elegant and pretty. And I've been wanting to use this candle die for a long time.




That's it for now, thanks for stoppin' by.
And thanks to all the challengers above for lettin' me play along, you're awesome!
Blessings!
Pam D

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Under The Sea!

Happy 4th of July crafty friends!
A BIG THANK YOU to all our military service people out there, here and abroad who keep us safe, you're awesome!

Facebook comments, images & graphics

I've got an under the sea/mermaid card to share today.

Entering in these challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks - #409 Summer is Here
Aloha Fridays - #121 Under the Sea
Artistic Inspiration - #203 AAG
Crafting From the Heart - #213 AAG
Crafting With Friends - #70 AAG
Crafty Creations - #369 AAG
Digi Choosday - #27 AAG
Fabrika Fantasy - #22 Summer
Hiding In My Craft Room - #359 Freestyle
Jo's Scrap Shack - #240 AAG
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - #1826 AAG
Penny's - #387 AAG (WINNER!)
Polkadoodles - #26 AAG
QKR Stampede - #302 AAG
The Paper Shelter - #346 Celebrate!
Tuesday Throwdown - #399 The Great Outdoors

I'm not sure what to call this particular fold, but I just love it. It's like a step card with an inside. Maybe an Inside Step Card, or maybe not.
Anyway, I picked up this awesome card kit from Hunkydory called Twilight Under the Sea that I got from Paper Wishes. Just Gorgeous!! All the images are  amazing and the colors are so vibrant. These pictures don't do it justice.
I added some purple glitter jewel dazzles(dots) and pink glitter borders for some bling!







                         Inside


That's all for today, thanks for stoppin' by!
And thanks to all the challengers above for lettin' me play along, you're awesome!
Blessings!
Pam D

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

By The Sea!

Beautiful day blogger friends!

I've got a double M card to share today.

Entering in these challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks - #409 Summer Is Here!
Artistic Inspiration - #203 AAG
Cardz 4 Galz - #74 Summer Sunny Days
Craftaholics R Us - #326 Sunshine
Crafting from the Heart - #213 AAG (WINNER!)
Crafting with Friends - #70 AAG
Crafty Creations - #369 AAG
Crafty Sentiments - Bright Colors (Won Top 3!)
Creative Fingers - #149 AAG
Creative Moments - 147 AAG
Dies R Us - #100 AG*
Digi Choosday - #27 AAG (Won top 3!)
Fabrika Fantasy - #22 Summer
Hiding In My Craft Room - #359 Freestyle
Inspiration Destination - #152 AG
Jo's Scrap Shack - #240 AAG
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - #1826 AAG
Pin-spirational - #219 Photo- At the Beach
Polkadoodles - #26 AAG
QKR Stampede - #302 AAG
The Sisterhood of Crafters - #Something in the Sky
Tuesday Throwdown - #399 The Great Outdoors

*Dies R Us - seagull, sailboat & chairs - Impression Obsession

This is called a double M card for obvious reasons. I got the card base from a card kit from Hot off the Press/Paper Wishes. Love those guys.




                  Some knots I tied.






That's it for now, thanks for stoppin' by!
And thanks to all the challengers above for lettin' me play along, you're awesome!
Blessings!
Pam D

Friday, June 22, 2018

So Excited!

Hi blogger peeps!

I'm so excited!!
I just learned a new medium technique called "string pulling" that I saw on Youtube/Pinterest.

Entering in these challenges:

 Aud Sentiment - #206 AG
Catch the Bug - #6-4 Bingo*
Craftaholics R Us - #25 AG
Crafting From the Heart - #211 AAG
Crafty Creations - #368 AAG
Crafty Gals Corner - #168 AG
Crafty Sentiments - AG
Creative Moments - #145 AAG
Digi Choosday - #25 AG
Fab n Funky - #398 Monochrome
Inspiration Destination - #153 AG
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - #1824 AAG
Penny's - #385 AAG
Polkadoodles - #24 AAG
Tuesday Throwdown - #397 You Are on My Mind

Catch the Bug- *distressed, monochrome, senti
(my bingo line's a little wonky, but hey, I got 3 of them on there!)

I was on Pinterest/Youtube watchin' a bunch of videos, when I noticed this cool lookin' art this one gal was makin'. She was actually using acrylic paint on a canvas, but as I scrolled down the right side I saw another gal using the same technique, but on paper to make cards! Eureka! So, of coarse, I had to give it a go. It's called "String Pulling". It took a few tries to find the right string, inks and saturation, but here's what I came up with.

You normally use inks, but I saw my black or anthracite Viva Pearl Pen and thought, "why not!" It came out with this monochrome look that I think is awesome! I love how it looks like calla lilies.




There was a bit of a gap on the left side that I tried to fill in with a fan brush that filled in a little too much, but oh well.   Is that not cool or what!!!


Here's some of my earlier attempts where I was trying different inks.


Believe it or not, these inks are Bingo dawbers I inherited from my mom after she passed, that I've had for 13 yrs and never knew what to do with them, Perfect!!




This one is ink and acrylic paint. First time I've used my acrylic paints in I don't know how many years, probably 15. I was surprised they weren't dried up.



How fun is that!!!! I had a blast playing with these.
Thanks for stoppin' by!
And thanks to all the challengers above for lettin' me play along.
Blessings!
Pam D


Saturday, June 16, 2018

Happy Father's Day!

Hey crafty friends!

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

Entering in these challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks - #407 Birds & Blooms
Allsorts - #472 Use 2 Dies
Aloha Fridays - #120 AAG/Masculine
Aud Sentiment - #205 AG
Crafting From the Heart - #210 AAG
Crafting With Friends - #69 AAG
Crafty Catz - #421 AG
Crafty Creations - #368 AAG
Crafty Gals Corner - #167 Summer Colors (WINNER!)
Crafty Sentiments - Water
Creative Moments - #145 AAG
Cute Card Thursday - #
Dies R Us - #99 AAG/Summertime Fun
Digi Choosday - #25 AAG
Double D - Teal & Red (Won Top 3!)
Fab n Funky - #398 Bring Me Sunshine!
Inspiration Destination - #152 AAG/Real Stamp
Jo's Scrap Shack - #237 AAG
My Time To Craft - #373 Stamped Background
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - #1823 AAG
Penny's - #384 AAG
Polkadoodles - #24 AAG
QKR Stampede - #300 AAG

I saw many cards with this Stampin' Up High Tides Stamp scene on Pinterest, so I borrowed this set from a friend of mine who has all things Stampin' Up. But this one caught my eye and here's my version. Love the way it turned out.




One of the Stampin' Up gals had a tutorial on how to do a stamped mirror image that makes it look like a reflection in the water, pretty fun and easy.  You can go here, then scroll down. https://thepamperedstamper.com/2017/02/beautiful-you-and-the-reflection-technique/.  The senti is from JustRite Oceans Oval Medallion Labels.


Inside senti is from Anna Griffin's senti assortment.


That's it for today, thanks for stoppin' by, and thanks to all the challengers above for lettin' me play along, you're awesome!
Blessings!
Pam D

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Happy Birthday!

Hi blogger friends!

I have a birthday card to share today.

Entering in these challenges:

Aloha Fridays - #120 Masculine
Aud Sentiment - #205 AG
Crafting From The Heart - #210 AAG
Crafting With Friends - #69 AAG
Crafty Catz - #420 AAG/Ribbon or Twine
Cute Card Thursday - #533 AG
Digi Choosday - # AAG
Inspiration Destination - #152 AAG/Real Stamp
Jo's Scrap Shack - #237 AAG
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - #1823 AAG
Polkadoodles - #23 AAG
QKR Stampede  - #299 AAG
Penny's - #383 AAG

It's my husband's b-day today so I made him this card.
I saw this on Pinterest and here's my version.





That's it for today, thanks for stoppin' by!
And thanks to all the challengers above for lettin' me play along.
Blessings!
Pam D

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Mother's Day Fuchsias!

Hey blogger friends!

I've got a Mother's Day card to share today that features fuchsias.

Entering in these challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks - #401 Women Celebrations
Art Impressions - #231 Winged Things (Won Design Team Fav!)
Allsorts - #466 Fancy Folds
Artistic Inspirations - #199 AAG
Butterfly Spot - #100 Hot Pink, Harvest Gold
Crafting From The Heart - #205 AAG (Won Top 5!)
Crafting With Friends - #66 AAG
Crafty Catz - #415 Add Flowers
Crafty Creations - #366 AAG
Crafty Gals Corner - #165 Add a Flower (Won Top 3!)
Crafty Sentiments - Lace &/Or Ribbon
Creative Fingers - #146 AAG
Creative Moments - 142 AAG (Won Honorable Mention!)
Cute Card Thursday - #528 AG
Cut It Up - #147 Flowers
Dies R Us - #96 Flowers
Digi Choosday - #18 AAG
Double D - May Flowers
Fab n Funky - #393 Garden/Outdoors
Fabrika Fantasy Digis - #20 Flowers
Hiding In My Craftroom - #351 Freestyle
Jo's Scrap Shack - #232 AAG
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - #1818
Penny's - #379 AAG
Pin Spirational - #215 Photo
Polkadoodles - #18 AAG
QKR Stampede - #294 AAG (Won Top 5!)
Tuesday Throwdown - #391 Shaped Cards

This is a window easel card. The base of the card is from a Hot Off The Press card kit and I made the fuchsias and leaves with the Heartfelt Creations dies and stamps





That's it for today, thanks for stoppin' by.
And thanks to all the challengers above for lettin' me play along.
Blessings!
Pam D

Saturday, April 28, 2018

More Tulips!

Hi blogger peeps!

I made another tulip card for one of my good friends at church for her birthday but this time I changed up the tulips and made them with the Stampin' Up build a flower leaf punch.

Entering in these challenges:

Artistic Inspirations - #198 AG
Cardz 4 Galz - #70 April Showers*
Crafting From The Heart - #203 AG
Crafting With Friends - #66 AAG
Crafty Creations - #365 AAG
Crafty Gals Corner - #164 AG
Crafty Sentiments - AG
Creative Moments - #141 AAG (WINNER!)
Dies R Us - #95 Spring Time
Inspiration Destination - #149 AAG
Jo's Scrap Shack - #231 AAG
My Time to Craft - #369 Inspired By a Film*
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - #1816 AAG
Penny's - #377 AAG
Polkadoodles - #17 AAG
QKR Stampede - #293 AAG
The Paper Shelter - #336 Die Cuts
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Leaves
Tic Tac Toe - #45 Punches/Die cuts, Free, Yellow
Tuesday Throwdown - #389 AG

*Cardz 4 Galz ...bring May flowers
*My Time to Craft - "Wildflowers"






That's it for now, thanks for stoppin' by.
And thanks to all the challengers above for lettin' me play along.
Blessings!
Pam D