Sunday, December 16, 2012

Two Cards and a Token of Appreciation

Card for my youngest son. He has a BIG dog and I'm sure he'll like this card:

I need another card or two (imagine that...I forgot to send a card to someone!). Of course I did not have the supplies to recreate the card I sent to everyone else!

Ali from the Farmer's Market (has jewelery, bags made from recycled materials, scarves, gloves, and a few other things) has cute bags that she puts purchased items in. I made her a dress card using the leopard print bag (bad photo but here is a link to the card: Since then she has given me bags several times to use as I wished. Below is a lotion holder I made for her with one of the bags she gave me recently. I also covered the lotion with the paper from the bag.

If you are interested in anything I used or how to make the lotion holder, email me at .

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Shower Invitation

My friend Sue is throwing a bridal/wedding shower for one of her nieces. The gift theme is Holidays or Seasonal. Sue is very creative and green...just plain crafty! She uses lots of things she just happens to have or my leftovers from other projects or unused crafty supplies. This is her invitation the shower:

The cute little graphics Sue had on the inside of her card would not copy into Blogger and I only had it in a MSWord document...below is the inside without them.
are invited to a
for  Sarah xxxxxxxx   and  Kyle xxx
December 29, 2012
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
xxx  xxxxxx xxxxx xxxxx
RSVP – Sue xxx-xxx-xxxx (call or text)
Instead of traditional Christmas gift giving, I thought we could
change it up this year and have a Holiday Shower.  You chose
a holiday and find a gift that will help start Sarah and Kyle
begin a life time of holidays together.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

November’s Card Chain Challenge

November’s Card Chain Challenge

Can you believe I haven’t started my Christmas cards yet! Time just seems to disappear. I am glad I signed up for the Card Chain Challenge at Society of Stampaholics ( It made me think about getting busy and making my Christmas cards. I do have a plan for my Christmas cards. It’s one I’ve already made for a swap last summer. You can see it here:


Patterned Paper:
Card tock
SU Raspberry Ripple, SU Basic Gray, white shimmery paper is from Recollections, heavy white cardstock from stash
SU Make a Mitten set, Studio G sentiment
SU Raspberry Ripple
On-A-Cord hemp
Mitten Builder Punch, SU Lattice embossing folder, MS snowflake boarder punch

Friday, October 26, 2012

Wicked Witch of the East and the West!

The digi stamp I used comes from Bugaboo Digi Stamps and is the Stella Witch. Again I am using up my Halloween stash of papers with no names.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Have a Wicked Halloween for October's CCC

Here is the card I sent out for the October Card Chain Challenge at The Society of Stampaholics.This was my first time using pencil colors and Gamsol. It was interesting AND I need lots of practice. This adorable digital stamp is the Spooky Witch Toodle from Broken Box Stock. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up's Wicked Cool Stamp set. Miscellaneous unknown papers from my gigantic stash. You can't tell in the photos but the lil' witch is glammed up with some Clear Star from a Sakura Gelly Roll Pen. 

I forgot to take a photo of the envelope. It's lined with the same green striped paper as the card.
I'll have another Halloween card tomorrow.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Please click on the link above to check out all or some of the card makers honoring our military men and women.
I am in the process of putting together a box of cards to be sent to Operation Write Home. OWH in turn sends boxes of these cards to our Heroes serving in other countries to use to write home to their families. It is a cause close to my heart because one of my sons, a niece, a nephew, one of my brothers, and uncle and a great uncle all have served in our country's military.
Happy Blog Hopping!
OWH asked us to make a winter or Christmas card.
I had some lighting issues--- the Midnight Muse looks almost black to me.
Here is my card:

Stamps: SU Make a Mitten and Teenie Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: SUMidnight Muse and Very Vanilla
Ink: SU Primrose Petals
Misc.: SU Midnight Muse satin stiched ribbon, foam adhesive squares
Tools: SU NorthernFlurry embossing folder, Spellbinders Lables Four

Monday, October 1, 2012

September Card Chain Challenge -- Be the Chocolate

Below is the card I made for the September Card Chain Challenge at The Society of Stampaholics.
I like the Card Chain Challenges because I am only making one card. Sometimes during the school year I get too busy to do swaps of multiple cards.


Pam’s Be the Chocolate Card

Card stock
    DCV 8x8 Crafty Stack
Card stock
All Stampin’Up—Whisper White, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip
Art Impressions “Girlfriends” My Favorite Things Set
Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic Markers, Foam Squares




Sunday, September 23, 2012

Thank You to the Firemen of Station 2

Our  students made a flag out of a bed sheet and hand prints which we presented to the fire station right down the street on September 11th. The firemen gave us a tour of the firehouse, truck, equipment, even showed how the come down the pole.  One fireman dressed in full gear and the students got to touch him and talk to him while in his gear (learning not to be afraid of a firefighter in in full gear in an emergency situation). The students all had a chance to sit in the cab of the firetruck. The firemen were very generous with their patience and kindness. The firemen hung our flag before we left. We even had our photo in the newspaper.  The students had a blast!!

Our flag.

Thank you card the students will sign. Thank you Lisa for the firetruck cutting file! If you would like the cutting file go to:
Sew Many Ways

Friday, August 31, 2012

August Card Chain Challenge-- Sew Proud

Below is the card I made for the August Card Chain Challenge at The Society of Stampaholics.

Pam’s Sew Clever Card
Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Basic Gray, SU Wild Wasabi Stamp and Write Marker

Gina K. Designs Sew Pretty stamps by Asela Hopkins

SU Melon Mambo, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, DCWV –The Crafty Stack

Other Materials
SU So Saffron Taffeta Ribbon, Thermoweb 3D Foam Squares, ATG

Thursday, August 2, 2012


I know everyone is making dress cards, but I couldn't help myself. They are so adorable! The following two links are for two different templates (I have used both).
The link below has a video with instructions and a template to print (I did not use these)

The animal print is from a bag from something I purchased at a boutique booth at South Bend Farmer's Market.

When cutting the template piece for the skirt, use temporary adhesive so that you can leave the template in place to see the fold lines. When folding start on either side of the skirt with a valley fold, next a mountain, and repeat both one more time. Go to the other side of the skirt and repeat that process. Adhere the skirt to the card base first. For the top of the dress (bodice for the sewers) adhere the bottom section however you like. To add dimension to the bodice use foam tape in the chest area. Add tiny pearls or other bling for buttons and a belt of ribbon tied in a bow. I had soo much fun making these cards! It was hard to stop.

This is my favorite.

 Somehow, I lost a couple of bows.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Trees, Branches and Leaves Card Swap at SplitCoastStampers Card 2

 Front view1
 Front view 2 (different lighting)
 Side View 1
 Side view 2
Other Side 
Card Back

I cut this card with my Gazelle die cutter using SVG Cut's Edisto Island Cards SVG Kit's Oak Manor Step Card. I like SVG Cuts files, with many of them there is a video with some instructions and tip/hints to help with cutting and assembling the projects.

All papers are Stampin' Up.
The sentiment stamp is from Stampin' Up's Petite Pairs.

Trees, Branches and Leaves Card Swap at SplitCoastStampers Card 1

Card Front

Card Inside

I made a template for the hills. After adhering the back hill layer I used Walnut Stain and Peeled paint Ranger Distress Inks to ink the tree stamp. Versa Fine onyx black ink was used for the sentiment. The remaining hill layers were adhered with foam squares. The leaves on the inside of the card were cut with Cuttlebug Leaf Dies.
Papers were all from my stash.
Tree Stamp - Thoughts and Prayers from Stampin' Up
Friend to Friend Stamp - Teeny Tiny Wishes from Stampin'Up

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Card Swap Part Two

This A2 (4 1/4 x 5 1/2")  card is my second card for a Christmas in July Card Swap on forums.

Supplies:   Christmas Joy Card ~
Patterned Paper:
Card tock
All Stampin’ Up cardstock – Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Merry Christmas –Embossing Arts Co., all other stamps are from Stampin’ Up’s The Sounding Joy stamp set
Stampin up Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake
Stampin’ Up Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding
Sizzix Snow Burst Embossing Folder, ATG
Scotch Quick Dry adhesive

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Card Swap

This 3 x 3" card is for a Christmas in July Card Swap on forums.

Supplies:   Holiday Cheer Card

Patterned Paper:
Card stock
Su Wild Wasabi and Whisper White, water color paper, (snow) stash
SU Loads of Love stamp set
SU Wild Wasabi, Cherry Cobbler, and Crumb Cake, StazOn Jet Black, Versa Fine Onyx Black
Aqua pen, ATG
Foam Mounting Tape, Sakura Clear Star Pen, Blacks and gray-Copic Markers

Monday, May 14, 2012

Hot Air Balloon Card

I really have to work at getting sentiment stamps straight! I didn't notice until I was taking photos just how crooked it was.
All of the solid color card stock is from Stampin' Up, except for the yellow which was a scrap from my stash.
The patterned paper is from the 7gypsies Venice 6x6 paper pack.
The balloon is from Cricut's Victorian Romance.
The sun and clod are from Lettering Delights Balloon Craze.
The sentiment is from Gina K.'s Petals and Wings stamp kit.

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Get Your Craft on Tuesday
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