Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Nature Love Folio Page with ATC Tutorial - Eileen Inspiration Team









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Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Family Pocket Journal with Eileen Hull Chapter 1 Release Party


Happy New Years!!!
What better way to start off 2023 than to celebrate Eileen Hull Chapter 1 Releases with Sizzix!
This is one amazing collection which features a new journal die, library pocket, embossing folder and alphanumeric die!!! OH MY!!!
I am SO EXCITED!!!


Frame Pocket Bigz Plus Die measures 4 1/2” x 6 1/2” x 1 1/4” with an adjustable spine. What makes this die special are the additional pieces on the die, a pocket to hold ephemera, a frame and flap! These extra pieces may be used in many of my other journals, or they can be used independently.

Library Pocket, ATC Card and Tab Thinlit Die is a journal essential! Use the ATC card die to knock out a bunch of Artist Trading Card bases and add the library pocket to package it up to swap. The Tab die is perfect to add to the Journal pages or on the ATC.

The Tile Alphanumeric Thinlit is very versatile because you can use both the positive and negative shapes. Each letter is perforated which makes it easy to create and line up words.

The last item is a 3D embossing folder called Tablecloth Embossing 3-D Folder which was inspired by a crocheted cotton piece from Eileen's Mom. This adds beautiful texture and dimension to card backgrounds, book pages or tags!


FAMILY POCKET JOURNAL


Die cut and cover with pattern paper pocket; add to inside of journal. 


Decorate pocket front and inside covers. 


Fill with tags, books or other small items. 




Create your own books using copy paper and a long arm stapler. 
Cut covers to measure a 1/4' smaller than Pocket Journal Covers. 


Add rub-ons to small books. 


Add hidden pockets to small books along with hidden pages. 



Create flaps on pages so you are able to add more photos or writing to your pages. 








Add small books that were created to inside of book using thin, round elastic. 


Decorate the front of your album with ephemera, metals, rub-ons, ribbon, etc. 


Make sure to stop by Eileen Hull's Blog to check out all the fabulous projects created by the team... I know you will truly be inspired! 
There will be giveaways on Facebook Live and/or YouTube!!! 
Make sure to join in on the fun!
Enjoy Pam


Supplies
49 and Market Plum Grove Designer Paper, Ephemera, Rub-On Collection
Border Punches
Metals
Ribbon
Adhesive

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Thursday, December 22, 2022

Throwback Thursday... Tis the Season Holiday Altered Frame

 I altered a 14 x 14 frame that I found on a clearance rack for 7.00 dollars back in 2012 and it still one of my favorite home decor pieces that I put out every year
I love snowmen!!!!


              I placed a piece of My Minds Eye "All Bright" on the piece of cardboard to begin with.


Stamp a Stampendous Snowman on to computer paper with black ink, enlarged it to 285%.
Trace onto My Minds Eye pattern paper, fussy cut.


 I needed at least a hundred (100), YES.. a hundred (100) pine leaves for my project and what better way to do it but to find an image and cut them out with my Cameo.
 Easy Peay as they say. 
If you don't have a Cameo, you can purchase a punch from EK Success or maybe find one to use on your die cut machine or Circuit.


 I cut the leaves out of two different pieces of pattern green paper, gluing them on the snowman following the traced image lines.
 (Make sure to just place at an angle on the bottom of the leave since you want them stand up a bit)


 I added a fun piece of paper for his hat along with some gold pinecones I found at Hobby Lobby.
 Cut nose from a tree off of a piece of Bo Bunny paper and accordion fold it before placing it on his face.
 His coal eyes and buttons are Prima bling. 
Don't you love his little lacy collar? 
Add Christmas metal to his collars as well as on to the skewer that the snowflake and banner is attached to. 

 
Fussy cut borders from pattern paper.  
Add gemstones for the center of the flowers and a twine bow on the bird's hat.


Fussy cut the banner, add to frame. 
  The snowflake is from Tim Holtz Snowflake Die.
I hope you have favorite projects that you have kept over the years and still decorate with. 
 Hugs Pammejo

Monday, December 19, 2022

Treat Bags - Day 19


Wowzer...the days are flying by this holiday season! 
School holidays and Christmas parties are all on our busy schedules!
So, let's make treat bags using your favorite Christmas Papers!
If you don't have a special die cut to create small bags .... 
WELL... 
Use small paper bags will do just fine along with using Christmas stamps that you can fussy cut out as an alternative to create your own unique treat bags! 
Fill candy, gift cards or other fun treats! 
The sky is the limit when creating gift bags! 
Enjoy Pam

Supplies
Diamond Press #803485 Xmas Treat Die Kit
Various Christmas Papers
Gemstones
Glossy Accent
Accetate
Candies, gift cards, etc

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Grandma Van Dusen's Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

 


                                        "Grandma Van Dusens' Peanut Butter Cookies

Christmas is always busy making some of our favorite cookies and candies. 
We used to make 10-12 different cookies and 6 or so in candies to be delivered to our neighbors and friends but as the years have passed.
As the years have passed our kids have grown and moved to their own homes in different states so we know longer bake as many cookies as possible.  
BUT...
We still always manage to bake Grandma Van Dusen Peanut Butter Cookies which is our families favorite cookie! 

 Recipe:
2 1/2 C. flour
1/2 t. baking soda
1 t. baking powder
1c. soften margarine
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. Jiffy Peanut Butter
2 t. vanilla

*Cream margarine, sugars, eggs, vanilla together
*Add peanut butter
*Stir in dry ingredients
*Roll into balls
*Flatten with fork - HINT: Dip fork in a cup of water will keep fork from sticking to batter
*Bake at 350 degrees for 8-9 minutes
*Cool 1 to 2 minutes on cookie sheet to finish cooking.

This recipe is wonderful to make thumbprint cookies using Candy Kisses.
Enjoy Pam

Friday, December 9, 2022

Easy Christmas Cards with The Crafters Workshop


Happy Holidays!
I love making slimline cards. 
The Crafters Workshop makes it so easy with their fun slimline stencils!

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Create a piece of background paper using the Gel Press with a bit of paint. 
Cut a piece of green card stock and mat on a 3 1/2" x 8 1/2' slimline card. 
Lay TCW2348 Snowman Family Stencil to prepared pattern paper. 
Add TCW 9046 Modeling Paste to top with palette knife, dry. 
Add to top of card front. 
Add a bit of TCW9090 Terracotta Stencil Butter to nose with a small paintbrush. Dry.
Stamp snowflakes from TCW2218 Christmas Joy Stamp Set using purple ink. 
Stamp and mat sentiment using TCW2218 Christmas Joy Stamp Set.
Corner punch edges with DecoArt Punch and add to card front with pop dots. 


Merry Christmas
Cut a piece of red card stock and mat on a 3 1/2" x 8 1/2' slimline card. 
Lay TCW2345 Dangling Mittens Stencil to prepared pattern paper. 
Add TCW 9046 Modeling Paste to top with palette knife, dry. 
Add to top of card front. 
Lay TCW2345 Dangling Mittens Stencil on white card stock.
 (Make sure to mask the ribbon hanger; dry)
Fussy cut hanging mittens out; adhere to front of card. 
Stamp and mat sentiment using TCW2218 Christmas Joy Stamp Set.
Add to card front with pop dots. 
Add a few gemstones to both cards. 
Enjoy Pam

Supplies
Purple Ink
Palette Knife
3 1/2" x 8 1/2" Slimline Card Base
Gel Press
Blue, Geen, Yellow Paint
Brayer
DecoArt Corner Punch
Gemstones
Adhesive
White, Red, Green Card Stock



 

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Peace Card - Christmas Inspiration


Happy Day 8 of Christmas Inspiration! 
Today sharing how to create a simple Peace Card using some of my favorite products. 


Begin by masking off a center portion using a scrap of paper and white card stock. 
Stamp pine leaf multiple times using Ranger Distress Inks. (HINT: Go from darkest to lightest)


Remove mask paper from card stock. 


Adhere pattern paper to card base along with trimmed stamped pine leaf piece. 


Add border strip to card front. 
Die cut "Peace" from Sizzix Vintage Die Set, add to card front. 


Color with Ranger Distress Watercolor Pencil. (HINT: Build layers up using a few different hues of the watercolor pencils to achieve the look you like.)


Stamp snowflakes using a light touch with blue ink.
Add prepared poinsettia to card front with pop dots. 


Spatter finish card with gesso. 
(HINT: Spatters is a great way to add a bit of texture to your projects.)
Enjoy Pam

Supplies
Sizzix Vintage Tidings Die
Vintage Pattern Paper
5" x 6 1/2" Card Base
White Card Stock
Xyron Mega Runner with Permanent Adhesive
Pop Dots
Gesso Paint