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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Crazy Bird Goodness

Hello! Staying with a green theme in honor of St. Patty's day I'm still paying with the Crazy Birds (CMS212), Crazy Things (CMS237) and the Distress Crayons from Tim Holtz. I stamped the birds with Ranger Archival black ink. I colored the birds with the black soot, antique linen and peeled paint crayons. I blended the crayons with water. I find that misting the watercolor paper first helps them blend beautifully. I used the same colors on the hat and tie. Then I added some Spectrum Noir Green sparkle pen to the hat and tie. I cut the birds out with the Sizzix Thinlits 660954 and the hat and tie with 660953. No fussy cutting required. I layered the bird on a piece of green paper from my stash. I used the Tim Holtz Alteration's die "mixed media" on the green paper and then placed a piece of paper behind it. There are four dies in this set- the diamonds, dots, chicken wire and then a circular pattern I can't really describe. If you like mixed media I would highly suggest adding this die to your collection. I placed all of the layers on a card. Then I used a Studio G Stamp to stamp "Pinch me" and punched it out. I inked it with some Tea dye ink and then popped it on the card. I hope you like the card.
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A crazy bird told me: Happy St. Patricks Day!

Top of the Mornin! Today I'm sharing a St. Patrick's Day card (I have another one for tomorrow)that I made with some new products. The Tim Holtz Distress Crayons! More Distress goodness--always welcome in my craft room. I stamped the bird (CMS 212), the hat and tie (CMS 237)with Ranger Archival ink. I colored the birds with the Antique Linen and Peeled Paint Crayons. They blend beautifully with some water. I cut them out using the Sizzix Framelits (660954 an 660953). . I used the Candy apple red to color his beak (yes I know a birds beak is normally orange/yellow, but this Bird needed some pop and he is a little crazy anyway!). I used a little of the green Spectrum Noir Green Sparkle pen on the hat. These have more intense color and more sparkle than the Wink of Stella pens. They work the same way. Just paint them on. After I cut out the bird, I layered it on a piece of Authentique St. Patty's day paper that I inked with Tea Dye Distress ink and then put that on a piece of Green Glitter paper. I put that on a card base and voila the front is done! I cut a strip of the Authentique paper and stamped "Happy St. Patrick's day" on the inside. I hope you get the chance to try these distress crayons. They are a lot of fun! Stop by again later this week....I'm going to be having a give away! Until then-- Happy Stamping! Pamela

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

A Little Taste of Springtime with Tim Holtz watering can

Hello Everyone! Sorry that I am a little late with this post. My card reader went belly up and I just didn't have time to get another one. Anyway, I hope that you are enjoying spring wherever you are- we had a little break from the winter of the Midwest and I actually had the windows open yesterday. I just hope we don't get another freeze and kill the tulips that are starting to pop up in the garden. Today I'm sharing a card I made using the new BoBunny Secret Garden collection. I also used the Tim Holtz watering can. I layered the papers which I inked with Seedless Grapes Distress ink and then I cut out the can. The silver part of the can was done with the Ranger Foil paper which has adhesive on the back of it. Then I ran it through my Cuttlebug with a dotted embossing folder. The flowers are made using Tim Holtz tattered flowers die(#66027). This die is very different because you actually quill the flowers together. The quilling tool comes with the die and it makes a bunch of different sizes. They are a lot of fun to make. Then I added some sprigs of leaves from a Martha Stewart punch. I did notice that Tim Holtz had recently released a punch that is very similar and I believe McGill has one too. Then I cut the words using the Sizzix Thinlits set (#660223)also from the Tim Holtz Alterations collection. I have to say that if you like die cut words for cards these are the perfect size and you get 13 words with the set! Very versatile and it won't be one of those dies that just sits in your stash waiting to be rescued. Finally, I layered the words onto a label that had been run through the Minc Machine so I could get some shine to match the piece on the can. I think the label is from Heidi Swapp, but I can't be sure. I hope you enjoy this little card. It is on it's way to a friend of mine overseas. Enjoy the springtime temperatures and Happy Stamping Pamela!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

BoBunny Juliet Card

Hello Everyone, Today I'm sharing a card I made with the Bo Bunny Juliet Collection package. (Item #18133964)and items from the Juliet Noteworthy collection. I love the colors in this set. They can be very masculine or very feminine. I chose a gold background paper from the paper collection and inked that with Faded Jeans Distress ink. Then I cut a piece of navy from the collection and spritzed it with BoBunny mist - Sugar. Then I chose a frame and layer from the Noteworthy collection to layer on top. I added three roses , also from the Noteworthy package. I used a little banner from the Noteworthy package and layered that on the same blue I used on the second layer. Then I trimmed the letters from the sticker pakage in the paper collection pack and placed them on the banner. I added a ribbon at the top to ground the card. I hope you like it! Pamela

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Heartfelt Creations Cascading Fucshia Box

Hello, Well, what a treat! We're going to be getting a little warmer this week. The snow should melt and that will have me dreaming of spring. So in celebration of the 40 degrees this week I thought I would share a box I covered using papers from the Cascading Fuchsia collection from Heartfelt Creations. I covered the box with the green paper. Then I die cut the oval Heartfelt creations oval. I covered the I fussy cut the elements from the papers and popped some of them to add dimension. I added beads to the edges and a punch from Martha Stewart to decorate the sides and top. Then I tied a bow from sheer organza ribbon and added some beads to the bow as well. This was just an old cigar box that I had around that I have turned into a little keepsake for someone. I lined the inside with the green paper as well. I hope it gets a little warmer where you are as well , inspiring some of your own springtime creations. Happy Stamping! Pamela

Happy Valentine's Day

Hello Again, Today I am sharing a very quick and easy Valentine's card. This is a shaker card. I used stamps from Lawn Fawn to create the gumball machine. I stamped it once, cut it out and then stamped it again. It's colored with colored pencils. I used my fuse tool to create the pocket for the shaker elements. The paper is from Doodlebug designs. I also used the new Spectrum Noir glitter pen over the silver pencil. In comparison to the Wink of Stella clear gel pen, the Spectrum Noir pen glitter is much more saturated. The brush is bigger than the Wink of Stella so for fine lines I would go to Wink of Stella, which is what I used on the black nob of the gumball machine. Inside, I just stamped Happy Valentines and punched three small hearts. I hope you like it. This is a very fun stamp set. Happy Stamping! Pamela Pamela

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

LaLa Land's Baking Marci

Hello Again! I hope all of you are staying warm. We are anticipating a small heat wave of 40 degrees this week, it may be a good day to wash the salt from my car. Today I'm sharing the final card that I did using the January Kit from LaLa Land Crafts. I cut a piece of sage cardstock for the base. Then I added this pink brick paper from a paper stack I had from Hobby Lobby. It's from the Paper Studio and called Country Rose. I die cut the window from a Heartfelt creations die. It has shutters on the window, but I cut them off. I used pan pastels to color the skyline behind the window. I stamped Marci with Memento Ink on Spectrum Noir paper and colored her with Spectrum Noir markers. I used a Wink of Stella pen on the button on her hair bow. Then I grabbed some pink and burgundy scraps from my bin and using the Tim Holtz Butterfly Frenzy die, I cut a bunch of butterflies. I layered them placing the biggest at the bottom and the smaller at the top. I added some hand dyed ribbon, a Prima flower and a button from my button box and I was done. I think I'll do a few of these for Valentines Day. There is a cute saying that goes with Marci that says "Baking is love made visible". I can send them to my baking friends or tie them to a bag of goodies for others. I think this would be very cute on a tag as well. Maybe I'll try to whip one up (pun intended) and post it later this week. I hope all of you had a great week. Don't forget to leave a comment or share the link to the blog with your stamping friends! Happy Stamping - Pamela