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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Christmas in October!

Hey blogger friends!

I have a Christmas card to share today.

Entering in these challenges:

Allsorts - #541 Spots or Stripes
CRAFT - #532 Christmas
Crafty Catz - #478 AG
Crafty Creations - #400 AG
Crafty Friends - #120 Christmas
Creatalicious - #173 AAG
Digi Chooseday - #42 AAG


I've been on a Christmas card making binge lately and this was one of the first ones I've made. Pretty plain and simple, but I made the background paper at the top and the images are from Stampin' Up's "Night in Bethlehem" dies.


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

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Another fall card!

Hey my crafty friends!

I have another fall card to share today.

Entering in these challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - #20 AAG
Always Fun - #131 Dies/Punches
Aud Sentiment  - #237 Fall/Halloween
Cardz 4 Guyz - #Use Orange
Crafty Catz - #478 AG
Crafty Creations - #400 AAG
Creatalicious - #173 AAG/Autumn/Halloween
Creative Moments - #178 AAG
Dies R Us - #AG
Digi Choosday - #41 AAG
Di's Digi Challenge  - Include a Pumpkin
Hand Stamped Sentiments - #325 Fall/Pumpkins
Make My Monday - #106 Autumn
Penny's - #451 AAG (Won Top 3!)
Tuesday Throwdown - #442 Color of Love

* Dies R Us - Tonic Studio
* Tuesday Throwdown - I love Autumn/Fall!!

I remade this easel card using Tonic Studio's dies, Anna Griffin door and dbl topiary stamp n die, and the pumpkins, senti stickers, leaves in the door hanging and the pumpkin lookin' bling are from Michaels.
This bling I added is half of a whole sticker I had. I wanted to add some bling on the bottom right side, so I was going through my bling stash and I saw this whole sticker and it was too big by itself, so I turned it on it's side and saw that half of it looked kinda like a pumpkin, so I cut it in half, backed it on some orange paper and voila!
The first card I made (see previous post) I made with copper matte and foil paper and a lighter color brick paper and I think I like it a little better 'cause it has more of a rich, fall color. This one is made with gold matte and foil paper and a darker brick paper, which is what the original one I saw on Pinterest had. But it's still one of my favorite easel cards I've seen and made so far.
I wish I had a front entrance that looked like this!






Again, the easel mechanism is also from Anna Griffin, so pretty!


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

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Abundant Blessings!

Hey blogger peeps!

I have another fall card to share today.

Entering in these challenges:

Aud Sentiments - #237 Fall
Cardz 4 Galz - #107 Shades of Brown
Cardz 4 Guys - #230 Use Orange
Digi Choosday - #41 AAG
Di's Digi Challenge - Pumpkins
Hand Stamped Sentiments - 325 Fall/Pumpkins
Make My Monday - #106 Autumn
Pin-spirational - #249 Fall/Thanksgiving
Polkadoodles - #40 AAG
QKR Stampede - #366 AAG (Won Top 5!)

I wanted to make another fall card, but when all was said and done, it's one of those cards where it turned out just ok. And that's after I tore it apart and and redid it.
I got this foiled card stock, believe it or not, at dollar tree. It came in three different patterns, damask, stripes and dots and I wanted to use all 3 in my 1st attempt, but I didn't like the way it turned out, so I took the foiled paper off because I liked the leaf paper and wanted it to have it showing more. Plus, I wanted to include a circle where the 1st one didn't. The leaf paper is from a paper pak from Hot off the Press called Autumn Backgrounds and the pumpkin, leaves and sentiment are stickers from Michaels and the bow I made from some raffia I had.




                    Inside


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

Monday, September 30, 2019

A Blue Christmas

Hey blogger friends!

I have a blue glitter Christmas card to share today.

Entering in this challenge:

Fab n Funky - #450 Christmas

This is a card made from Hunky Dory's "A Delightful Christmas" collection.
The glitter paper is from Crafter's Companion's "Dogwood" paper pak.





                     Inside



Hope you enjoyed stoppin' by!
Blessings!
Pam D

Fall Accordion Card

Hey bloggin' buddies.

I have a fall accordion card to share today.

Entering in these challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - #19 AAG
Always Fun - #130 AG
Aud Sentiment - #236 AG
Cardz 4 Guyz - #229 Trees/Leaves
CRAFT - #529 Animals
Crafty Catz - #476 AAG
Crafty Creations - #399 AAG
Crafty Sentiments - AG
Creative Moments - #177 AAG
Digi Choosday - #39 AAG
Make My Monday - #106 Autumn
Penny's - #449 AAG
Pin Spirational - #248 Fall Colors/Leaves
Polkadoodles - #39 AAG
QKR Stampede - #365 AAG
The Paper Shelter - #399 Colors of Fall
Tuesday Throwdown - #441 AG

Today's card was made from the Crafter's Companion oval accordion dies.
Boy, have you ever started a card and everything seems to go wrong? Well, that's what happened with this card and I almost scrapped it and said forget it. Finally I just walked away and slept on it and came back to it the next day and finally got it done. I hate days like that 'cause it takes the fun out of making cards. It's a good thing my love for making cards is greater than my frustrations.


Needless to say this was a bit of a difficult one to put together. I can't tell you how many pieces of paper I went through before I was happy with it. From paper warping and stress fractures to not aligning right, to sticking where it wasn't suppose to, to ripping. OMG! But, there she is!

                      

I didn't have any letter dies this big so I computer generated and fussy cut them.




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

Friday, September 27, 2019

Into The Woods!

Afternoon card crafting engineers!

I have a layered, in the woods scene to share today.

Entering in these challenges:

Aud Sentiment - #236 AG
Cardz 4 Guys - #229 Trees/Leaves
CRAFT - #529 Animals
Crafty Catz - #476 AAG
Crafty Creations - #399
Crafty Sentiments - AG
Creative Moments - #177 AAG
Cut It Up - #183 Into The Woods
My Time to Craft - #406 Birds
Penny's - #AAG
Polkadoodles - #39 AAG
QKR Stampede - #365 AAG

I made this with the Anna Griffin Layered Scenes card making kit and I added the deer die and the moss. In the last picture you can see that there are 6 or 7 layers to this card, pretty fun.






Hope you enjoyed stoppin' by!
Thanks to the challengers above for lettin'me play along.
Blessings!
Pam D

Friday, September 20, 2019

It's Autumn!

Hey blogger buddies!

I have another autumn card to share today.

Entering in these challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - #18 AAG
Always Fun - #128 Fall Colors (Won Top 3!)
Aud Sentiment - #236 AG
Cardz 4 Galz - #105 Welcome Autumn/Fall
CRAFT - #528 Autumn/Weather
Crafty Creations - #398 AAG
Crafty Sentiments - Fall Colors
Creatalicious - #171 AAG/Circles
Creative Moments - #176 AAG
Digi Choosday - #38 AAG
Penny's - #448 AAG
Pin-spirational - #247 Autumn
Polkadoodles - #37 AAG
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Embossing
Tuesday Throwdown - #440 Pile It On

I finally got my hands on this embossing folder that I fell in love with after seeing a plethora of cards made with it on Pinterest. It's made by a UK Company called Apple Blossom and I found it on the website of a popular craft supplier called Craft Stash in the UK. The folder is called "THAT All Occasion" embossing folder and it was originally included as a freeby that was offered by a popular craft magazine over there a couple years ago and was a super big hit!


I embossed 3 different colors of paper and then fussy cut each one to make a
tri-colored card. I cut the base of the wreath with the smaller die from Anna Griffin's Wreath and Bow dies, and with the left over 6 papers, I punched a bunch of branches (about 10 ea color) using Martha Stewarts branch punch and glued each one to the base to make the wreath and added a bow.


I added a bunch of pearls from my stash and an autumn sentiment sticker from Michaels. You can't see it very well, but that pumpkin is a puffy pumpkin sticker also from Michaels.



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

Friday, September 13, 2019

Autumn Splendor!

Hey my blogger friends!

I have an autumn easel card to share today.

Entering in these challenges:

Allsorts - #536 Autumn
Always Fun - #127 Create a Scene
Aud Sentiment - #235 Fall/Autumn
Cardz 4 Galz - #105 Autumn/Fall
Crafty Creations - #398 AAG
Crafty Friends - #118 Autumn
Crafty Sentiments - Dies/Punches
Creative Moments - #176 AAG
Digi Choosday - #37 AAG
Di's Digi Challenge - Hand Colored Image
Make My Monday - #104 Use Shapes
Penny's - #446 AAG
Pin-Spirational - #247 Autumn
Polkadoodles - #36 AAG
QKR Stampede - #362 AAG
The Paper Shelter - #397 Embossing
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Embossing
Tuesday Throwdown - #440 Pile It On

I saw a version of this card on Pinterest and fell in love with it and these dies. They're from Tonic Studios and are the Memory Book Maker Layered Cascade Dies and the largest die is huge, 7 1/4" x 8". But my favorite is this scalloped die. The door and wreath dies are from Anna Griffin from the Christmas Wreath Set, The pumpkins and leaves are stickers from Michaels, the lights are a lamp post die that I just cut the post off and the corn stalks I can't remember what brand it is. The die under the senti is #3 Spellbinders scalloped oval die and the senti is from Close to My Heart the Autumn Splendor set. The brick paper is a digi download I got off of Etsy and printed out.






This is another cutey I colored from The Paper Shelter called Autumn is Coming!



The decorative hinge mechanism is also from Anna Griffin. Oops! Not centered very well is it!


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

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Back to School!

Mornin' my blogger friends!

I have a back to school box card to share today.

Entering in these challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - #17 AAG
Allsorts - #534-5 Feminine
CRAFT - #525 Back to School (Won Top 3!)
Crafty Creations - #397 AAG (Won Top 3!)
Crafty Friends - #117 Add Embellishments
Crafty Sentiments - AG
Creative Moments - #175 Lovely Ladies (WINNER!)
Digi Choosday - #35 AAG
Make My Monday - #104 Use Shapes
Penny's - #445 AAG (Won Top 3!)
Pin-spirational - #246 Back to School
Polkadoodles - #35 AAG
QKR Stampede - #361 AAG (WINNER!)
The Paper Shelter - #395 Back to School


I found this cute rectangle box die by Pink & Main on the Dies R Us website after seeing it used by Darlene Pavlick from Double D Challenges who is also on the design team for Dies R Us and thought it would make a cute back to school box card.


             Most of the images are clip art that I found online and printed out.


The dies didn't come with a shadow layer die so I made my own by tracing around the outside of the dies and fusey cutting them.



This little cutey is a digi stamp from The Paper Shelter that I colored and is called "Learning is Fun".


I also added a piece of card stock to the back side of the box to extend it so I could add the bigger images and also reinforce it.



I can't remember where I got the 2 design papers from, but it came in a pak of
6 or 8 different designs.



Hope you enjoyed stoppin' by!
Thanks to all the challengers above for lettin' me play along.
Blessings!
Pam D

Monday, August 26, 2019

New Foam Flowers!

Hi blogger friends!

I have a card to share today that features a new technique where the flowers are made from, what they're calling, foam paper.

Entering in these challenges:

Allsorts - #534-5 Feminine
Cardz4 Galz - #227 Wings
Crafty Creations - #396 AAG
Crafty Friends - #117 Add Embellishments
Creatalicious - #169 Add Sparkle
Digi Choosday - #34 AAG
Di's Digi - Ribbons and Bows
Double D - Pearls/Gems
Penny's - #444 AAG
Polkadoodles - #34 AAG
QKR Stampede - #360 AAG (Won Top 5!)

I got this card kit from Paper Wishes, and it's a monthly box kit put out by Crafter's Companion, and it revolves around the flower dies and the flowers cut from the foam paper. Once the flowers are cut out, you heat the foam with a either a heat gun or I used a craft iron, and you shape it with a metal ball stylus tool or your fingers and once the foam cools, it keeps that shape. Pretty fun, new technique. You can watch how to form the flowers here.The kit makes 18 cards and everything is included to make a complete card. You can see what's in the box here. All except that fuzzy looking paper under the printed paper. That is Mulberry paper and another technique I got from Bonny Garby which you can go here to watch on Youtube.



I found these pearl butterfly and dragonfly in my stash and had to include them.




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