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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

A White Christmas!

Hey blogger buddies!

I've got a white on white Christmas scene to share today.

Entering in these challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - #231 AG
Crafting From the Heart - #228 AAG
Crafting With Friends - #75 AAG
Crafty Catz - #437 .....Christmas
Crafty Creations - #378 AAG
Crafty Sentiments - Christmas
Creative Moments - #156 Mostly White
Digi Choosday - #46 AAG
Jo's Scrap Shack - #259 AAG
Make My Monday - #84 Winter Foliage
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - #1845 AAG
Polkadoodles - #45 AAG
QKR Stampede - #321 AAG
The Paper Shelter - #362 Christmas is Coming

I saw this Christmas scene on Pinterest and wanted to try it and here's my version.  Scroll down for tutorial.


                The lamps and trees are cut out of a white glitter paper.




Tutorial:
Start with a piece of paper 12" x 4.5". Scored it at 2, 4, 8 n 10", and length wise at 2.5". Mountain and valley fold the two, 2" side panels. Before you cut the bottom off, score 5mm (or 1/4") on the left side of the 4" score, and on the right side of the 8" score, so when it's folded, you have a flap to glue to the bottom to make the enclosure. Then cut away the bottom part. I used scissors. Make sure you cut length wise all the way into the 4 and 8" score. The top part should be 2.5" x 12", and the bottom part should be 2" x 4.5"  give or take for mm.
Looks like this:
 Next, using a ruler and pencil, mark a rectangle in each panel by measuring 5mm around each edge. I liked 5mm because it's a little smaller than 1/4" and shows more of the lattice, but you can use a 1/4" if you prefer.
 Using a ruler and an exacto like cutting knife, (mine's we R memory keepers) cut out each panel.
Die cut 2 or 3 lattice pieces, and measure and cut out enough for each panel, making the lattice piece a little larger than the opening so you can glue it around the edges. Mine's a 4 1/4" x 5 5/8" Gina Marie Lattice die. ($10.00, ebay)

Glue each lattice piece to the back of each panel.
 Now you're ready to glue the bottom flaps to the back of the 2nd side panel. Fold the right side over the front of the project and put a line of glue on the bottom back of the 2nd panel. Fold the bottom flap up and glue it to the back of the bottom of the 2nd panel. Repeat for the left side.
Looks like this: (Yours would have the lattice in it)
  Decorate it how you like. I used the Memory Box street lamp die, and the large tree and Merry Christmas dies I borrowed from a friend. The smaller tree was the largest of a set of three dies that I had, that I don't remember who it's from. Maybe Memory Box.

Thanks for stoppin' by, I hope you enjoyed takin' a peak!
Thanks to all the challengers above for lettin' me play along.
Blessings!
Pam D

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Bountiful Harvest!

Hey blogger friends!

I've got another, and my last, fall card for today.

Entering in these challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - #230 AG
Ai-Art Impressions - #244 Lots of Layers
Allsorts - #491 Pearls n Gems
Aloha Friday - #130 Halloween/Fall
Crafting From the Heart - #226 AAG
Cute n Crafty - #12 AG
Digi Choosday - #44 AAG
Double d - Stripes n Dots
Jo's Scrap Shack - #257 AAG
Lemon Shortbread - #79 AAG
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - #1843 AAG/Leaves (Winner!)
Penny's - #403 AAG
Polkadoodles - #43 AAG
QKR Stampede - #319 AAG
Tuesday Throwdown - #415 Crazy Circles

I love the gold, see-through skeleton leaves.





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

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Falling Leaves

Hey crafty friends!

I have another fall card to share today.

Entering in these challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks - #425 Finish The Inside
A Gem of a Challenge - #229 AG
Catch the Bug - #Bingo (gem, choice, layers)
Crafting From the Heart - #225 AAG
Crafty Creations - #377 AAG
Crafty Sentiments - AG
Cut It Up - #159 Just in C.A.S.E.*
Cute n Crafty - #12 AG
Dies R Us - # Anything Fall*
Digi Choosday - #42 AAG
Fab n Funky - #412 Ribbon/Lace
Hiding in My Craft oom - #375 Freestyle
Jo's Scrap Shack - #256 AAG
Lemon Shortbread - #79 AAG
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - #1842 AAG
Penny's - #402 AAG
Polkadoodles - #42 AAG
QKR Stampede - #318 AAG (Won Top 5!)
Cut it Up* - Go here
Dies R Us* - Spellbinders dies

This is another cute card I saw on Pinterest and wanted to give it a try.
The background is a blend of fall colored inks and I just love the white, stamped and embossed leaves by Close To My Heart.




                         Inside


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

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

30th Anniversary

Hi blogger peeps!

I've got an anniversary card to share today.

Entering in these challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks - #425 Finish the Inside
A Gem of a Challenge - #229 AG
Art Impressions - #243 Add Embellishments
Crafty Catz - #433 Anything But Square
Creative Moments - 154 AAG
Hiding In My Craft Room - #374 SSS
Lemon Shortbread - #78 AG
Make My Monday - #381 A Numbers Game*
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - #1841 AAG (Won Top 3!)
Penny's - #401 AAG (Won Top 3!)
Polkadoodles - #41 AAG
QKR Stampede - #317 AAG
*MMM - Inside card

Celebrated my 30th Anniversary yesterday and made this card.
I've seen many of these white on white cards and think they're so pretty. Plus the 30th Anniversary themes are pearls &/or diamonds, so I used pearl and white paper and put on a bunch of pearls.

The 5x7 embossing folder is Geometric Rings by Cricut/Cuttlebug.
The background dies are from Maryanne.
The champagne glasses die is from a generic company from China I got off of Ebay.





                                Inside     



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

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Autumn Splendor!

Hey blogger friends!

I've got another Autumn card to share today.

Entering in these challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - #229 AG
Art Impressions - #248 Add Embellishments
Artistic Inspirations - #208 AAG
Aud Sentiment - #214 Hallowee/Fall Senti
City Crafter - #433 Into the Woods
Crafting From the Heart - #223 AAG
Crafty Catz - #433 AAG/Anythin But Square
Creative Moments - AAG
Cute n Crafty - #11 Fall (Won DT Pick!)
Digi Coosday - #41 AAG
Fab n Funky - #411 Autumn Colors
Hiding In My Craft Room - #374 Super Scraps Sat.
Lemon Shortbread - #78 AAG
Make My Monday - #81 Animals
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - #1840 AAG
Penny's - #401 AAG
PinSpirational - #226 Kids/Woods
Polkadoodles - #41 AAG
QKR Stampede - #317 AAG

Wow! This is my 5th Fall card, I think that's a record for any one season or holiday. I made a version of this card many years ago in a smaller A2, 4 1/4x5 1/2 size, so I thought I'd try it again in a 5x7 size this time.





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

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Happy Harvest!

Hi crafting friends!

I've got a harvest card to share today.

Entering in these challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks - #423 Something Old/New*
Art Impressions - #AG/Vibrant Colors
Allsorts - #488 Trees/Leaves
Always Fun - #79 Lots of Layers
Artistic Inspirations - #208 AAG
Cardz 4 Galz - #81 What's New?
City Crafter - #433 Into the Woods
Crafting From the Heart - #223 AAG (Won Design Team Fav!)
Crafting With Friends - #74 AAG
Crafty Creations - #376 AAG (Won Top 3!)
Creative Moments - #153 AAG
Cute n Crafty - #11 Fall
Digi Choosday - #41 AAG
Double D - Scarecrows or Pumpkins
Fab n Funky - #411 Autumn Colors (Won Top 3!)
Hiding in My Craft Room - #373 Halloween Colors
Jo's Scrap Shack - #254 AAG (Won Top 3!)
Lemon Shortbread - #78 AAG
Make My Monday - #81 Animals (Won Top Pick!)
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - #1840 AAG
Penny's - #401 AAG
Pinspirational - #226 Kids/Woods
Polkadoodles - #40 AAG
QKR Stampede - #316 AAG
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Cute Spooks
Tuesday Throwdown - #413 AG

4 Crafty Chicks *Old - paper, fence, pumpkins/New - background, trees, owl

This harvest card background was a new technique I learned from a card I saw  on Pinterest. You can go here to see the tutorial. This card is really popular on Pinterest right now and I thought I'd give it a shot and here's my version.


The trees are from a Sizzix embossing folder I borrowed from a friend. You're suppose to ink the raised side with a brayer then stamp the image on the paper, but it came out aweful, so I took my black copic markers and filled them in. Came out pretty good. The owl is from Stampin' Up's build an owl punch that I also borrowed.




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

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Autumn Joy!

Hi blogger peeps!

I have another fall card to share today.

Entering in these challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks - #422 Happy Fall Y'all
Allsorts - #487 Autumn Glory
Always Fun - #78 Dies/Punches*
Artistic Inspiration - #208 AAG
Cardz 4 Guyz - #204 Autumn/Fall Leaves
Colour Crazy - #39 AAG
CRAFT - #484 Autumn/Weather
Crafting From the Heart - #222 AAG
Crafting With Friends - #AAG
Crafty Catz - #431 Colors of Autumn
Crafty Creations - #375 AAG
Crafty Gals Corner - #175 Anything Fall Goes
Crafty Sentiments - AG
Creative Fingers - #152 AAG
Creative Moments - #153 Autumn Colors
Cute card Thursday - #549 Autumn
Cute n Crafty - #10 Fall/Halloween
Dies R Us - #106 AG/Using DRU dies
Digi Choosday - #39 AAG
Fab n Funky - #409 All Creatures Great and Small
Hiding in My Craft Room - #372 Freestyle
Jo's Scrap Shack - #253 AAG
Lemon Shortbread - #77 AG
Make My Monday - #81 Animals
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - #1839 AAG
Penny's - #399 AAG
Polkadoodles - #39 AAG
QKR Stampede - #315 AAG
The Paper Shelter - #355 Colors of Autumn/Fall
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Fall
TGIF - #179 Create Your Own Bckgrnd
Always Fun* - Spellbinders Die and punched leaves on the side
Dies R Us* -         "                "

This is another adorable image from The Paper Shelter called Autumn Joy and this time I actually colored it!! This one came out much better.
I also made the punched leaves by blending 5 different distress inks on white paper that I saw on Pinterest that you can go here to see.




                     Such a cutie!


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

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Autumn is Coming!

Hi blogger friends!

I have another fall card to share today.

Entering in these blogs:

4 Crafty Chicks - #422 Happy Fall Y'all
Art Impressions - Vibrant Colors
Allsorts - #487 Autumn Glory
Always Fun - #77 AG
CRAFT - #484 Autumn/Weather
Crafting From the Heart - #221 AAG
Crafting With Friends - #74 AAG
Crafty Catz - #431 Colors of Autumn
Crafty Creations - #375 AG
Crafty Gals Corner - #175 Anything Fall Goes
Crafty Sentiments - AG
Creative Fingers - #152 AAG
Creative Moments - #153 Autumn Colors
Cute Card Thursday - #549 Autumn
Cute n Crafty - #10 Fall/Halloween
Digi Choosday - #39 AAG
Hiding In My Craft room - #372 Freestyle
Jo's Scrap Shack - #253 AAG
Make My Monday - #80 Autumn/Fall Colors
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - #1838 AAG
Penny's - #399 AAG
Polkadoodles - #39 AAG
QKR Stampede - #315 AAG
The Paper Shelter - #355 Colors of Autumn/Fall($30 WINNER!)
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Fall is in the Air

The glitter leaf background and metallic dots paper is from the Die Cuts With a View Metallic Luxe stack and the metallic stripes is a small pak I got from Dollar Tree that goes perfectly with it. This adorable image is pre-colored from The Paper Shelter called "Autumn is Coming", isn't she a cutie!
I had one that I colored, but I didn't like the way it turned out, so I used the pre-colored one and colored the background.


This is the one that I colored. I mean it's ok. It was just a practice run anyway.





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

Friday, September 21, 2018

Learning to color hair!

Hey coloring friends!

Just wanted to post my journey on my learning how to color hair a little better.
This is my first hair coloring I did when I took my beginning and intermediate Copic classes at least ten yrs ago. I'm not an artist so I had no idea what I was doing, but I was pretty pleased with myself at the time.

                             This is an early coloring I did.  Pretty newby.

                       A more recent coloring. My best coloring up to then.


                                          Most recent. Even better.


Over the last few weeks I've gone on YouTube and watched hours and hour and hours of videos. Some of those ladies I watched are brilliant colorists. Here are a couple practice sheets I've done.


                                                Some favorites.



                                 Most favorite



                            Experimenting with different colors.


                                My own blends and favorites.








I've gotten a little better, but have a long way to go.
The next techniques I want to learn is coloring flesh and clothes.

Hope you enjoyed stoppin' by!
Blessings!
Pam D