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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Sew Creative: More SNAP mini Art

Happy Sunday, Today I am sharing some more of the little dividers I made for my SNAP journal. This one has a sewing theme. The first one is using the Tim Holtz die shaped like a mannequin. The little ruler is from Maya Road. I used a piece of an old pattern I had and aged that with some distress ink. Then I added some tulle and ribbon for some more dimension. You can't really see it but I added some sparkle to the tulle. I added some "faux sewing" using a black glaze pen and then the little scissors also from Maya road. They were sprayed with silver glimmer mist from Tattered angels. The top is a Martha Stewart border punch and I added some liquid pearls along the bottom for a little extra bling. The second one I did uses some of the paper from a Melody Ross collection. I love her retro style and these ladies were great for my divider. And the saying goes perfectly with my personality...because when I'm in creative mode it never seems to be very tidy! I really didn't do much to this page except layer the elements from the papers. I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend. Happy Stamping! Pamela

Saturday, November 30, 2013

New entries for my SNAP journal

Hello Everyone, I hope all of you are not too tired from all of that Black Friday shopping! I myself, did a little cyber shopping but managed to keep the budget under control. As I said earlier in the week I've been working on these dividers for my SNAP journal. here are two more. The first one is a garden theme featuring Tim Holtz dies , some images that I had in my stash of embellishments and of course some flowers. It's hard to see in here but the background paper is from an old seed catalog that I bought in a Thrift Store. The date of the catalog is in the 30's and I also have one from the 40's and 50's. There is also a piece of burlap on there and the bird is stamped with a text stamp (also from Tim Holtz) with paint. The other page is an Asian theme. I love Asian things as my dream has always been to visit that side of the world. Years ago I participated in some Yahoo Groups and we did some swaps and all of these things (except the stamp) were from those Swaps. The Background paper is from Webster's pages ( I think). All of the things I used on these dividers were in by boxes of stuff I held onto for one reason or another. I hope you enjoy them. Have a great weekend! Happy Stamping! Pamela

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Little pieces of Art, Bo Bunny Misc Me and SNAP

Happy Thanksgiving, Today I am sharing some of the dividers that I made for my Snap Journal. I needed something I could keep a calendar in and sketch if I need to and also keeps some lists.... The dividers were originally just plain chipboard. They are not from the Snap line of products they are actually from Bo Bunny's Misc Me collection. But I just punched new holes and they worked fine.
This first one is for the portion of the book that I will use for my calendar. I took a bunch of stuff from my scrap bin and added some bits and pieces and Viola! The second one is themed. I chose a theme for some of the others and this one is Paris.
Finally, for those of you that know me-- I always have to have a bunch of "bits" on hand that I've collected. It may be a picture I found, an image I stamped too many of, left over chipboard pieces from a package etc. I used to keep them in a cigar box. But I have outgrown the cigar box. So I needed something else to use. I bought a tablet last year and the box was really nice and sturdy. I had kept it so that if I had to return it I could. So I pulled out the box, covered it with some paper that I had from an Art Supply store and added a little ribbon to the edges to cover where the paper didn't quite meet. Then I used some of the Graphic 45 Bohemia Collection to do the "wings" of the box. I didn't decorate the top or anything because the paper is really quite pretty and I wanted to be able to stack it or put it in a bag if I wanted without worrying about knocking off the decorations. So here it is:
I am so thankful that I have a space to create my little pieces of Art and for each of my creative friends. I hope all of you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving. I'll share more of the dividers over the weekend. Pamela

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Back to work

Hi Everyone, sorry for the long absence...my computer went belly up. But I have a new one and now that I have sort of figured out how to work it, I can post again. The good news is that I have a few things to post. First, down to business. I am teaching a couple of classes. There is a mailbox and card class at Busy Scrappin' on Dec 5th, that is a Thursday. Immediately following that class I am doing a vintage Christmas card class also at Busy Scrappin'. You can call them to sign up NLT 3 Dec. The two classes got pushed together because of the inclement weather last week and this week being Thanksgiving. I hope to see you three. The pictures of both are here. Tomorrow, I'll share pictures of a class Saturday morning at 10:30 at Scrappin' Studio in Gretna. These cards use a flip it die...so cute. And finally, stay tuned this week. If you haven't seen me in a bit. I've been in sort of a creative "funk". So I had to step back for a minute. I actually turned the lights off in the craft room and didn't go in there. Then when I came back I just played and made things for me. I think I have the juices flowing again. I've been creating some mini art pieces I can't wait to share. And finally, do you know someone that would enjoy following this blog? Please pass the link along. Happy stamping!!! Pamela

Saturday, October 12, 2013

A little Spooky

Hello Everyone, I hope you are enjoying this beautiful fall Nebraska weather. I know I am! You would think with the government shutdown I would have been cranking out projects from my studio. Not really. I think the stress of the entire thing really put a damper on my creative juices and instead I cleaned out my garage. But this weekend I got a little busy and created three new cards and a mixed media project for some classes at Busy Scrappin' for the second of my two Halloween classes. These are using the Carta Bella Paper line called All Hallow's eve. In addition, I'm using my Tim Holtz products that I love so much. The card I'm picturing here today uses a grid design and each block is done a little differently. The second one features a cute skeleton from one of my Tim Holtz Halloween sets. I used Rusty Hinge, Vintage photo and Frayed Burlap inks for most of these, but in reality the paper does most of the work. I hope you enjoy them. If you want to take the class you can contact Busy Scrappin' at 402 291 BUSY. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Happy Stamping! Pamela

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Fall Card using Graphic45 & Elizabeth Crafts

Hello Friends- Today I'm sharing a fall birthday card using the Graphic 45 Paper from the French Country Line. I chose the 8X8 pad because it has a lot of great pieces that I'll be able to incorporate into cards and the patterns are small enough tht they don't overwhelm the card. This is a gatefold card made out of brown card stock. I used some Carta Bella paper for the strips on the side. This is actually from their new All Hallow's Eve collection, but I love the polka dots and they worked so I used them. I distressed the edges with my tonic distressing tool and inked with brown chalk ink. I then used a spellbinder's die to cut the Graphic45 paper. I added some flowers from Prima Marketing and a brad to the center from MyMindsEye. The butterfly I created using scraps. For those of you that know me...I do something called "scrapcarding". I use the papers left on my table from other projects to create new things. It helps me use the scraps and challenges me creatively. So for the butterfly, I had been distressing some papers using scattered straw, vintage photo and a little spiced marmalade distress ink and I had a piece of paper underneath. I used that paper and placed the butterfly decal from Elizabeth crafts on there and then trimmed it. I used some vintage photo distress ink for the center. On the inside, I die cut the same shape from vanilla cardstock, inked the edges with brown chalk ink and then used a stamp from Heartfelt creations for the inside greeting. I like how it all turned out. I hope this inspires you to get out some of your tools and create something using what you have on hand on your craft table. Happy Stamping! Pamela

Monday, September 9, 2013

Hey everyone, Happy Monday! Today I am sharing the cover of an album that I recently completed. I was asked to this album for my neighbor's Mom who was celebrating her 82nd Birthday. I felt so fortunate to do this for her. The pictures provided were of her Grandparents and parents, she and her husband and her children and grandchildren. It was great. The album is from BoBunny and the pages are 9X9. I used some K&Company paper I had in my stash for the cover. I used a vintage doily that I had and I sprayed that with some Art Archaeology mist that I had so that it would be green. I layered that with a die from Sizzix called Vintage doily and the the flowers from Prima Marketing and the bling. The dies from Tim Holtz are of a bird cage and a bird. I die cut the cage from chipboard and painted it- then I added some crackle glaze and the pearls at the bottom from FabScraps. I cut the bird from paper and used my distress inks in Worn Lipstick and Tea dye along the edges. The pennant is from Heidi Swapp. You just add ink and it has resist on it. I like the way it turned out. I'll share some more of the album in the future. I hope you enjoy! Happy Crafting! Pamela

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Get in the Fall Spirit

Hello Everyone, Well I'm back. So just to catch you up...I had to step away from the blog for a while- I was taking care of my Mom. Luckily, she seems to be doing great so now I'm back. Today I'm sharing some Halloween cards that I made for a class that I'm teaching on Saturday the 14th of September at the Scrappin' Studio in Gretna Nebraska. You can call Barb or email her at scrappinfo@yahoo.com to sign up for the class. It starts at 10:30. Although it's 90 degrees here...before you know it fall will be here and Halloween will be upon us, so I thought I better get some cards ready. I hope to see you there. These cards were made using some die cuts we have in the store from My Mind's eye. They are cute and not too scary for the little goblins in your life. I look forward to sharing more of my projects and inspiration here soon. Happy Creating! Pamela