Saturday, December 17, 2011

KinderStampO December Ornament Blog Hop Dec 16-18

Jesse from KinderStampO asked each of us to make a handmade ornament for our tree and to make one to give away. If you came from the talented Nicole of Candian NickelScrapin' Blog then you are heading in the right direction and if you would like to see what beautiful ornaments were designed for the hop I would love for you to go to KinderStampO Blog to start the hop.
I started my ornament by purchasing a premade paper mache ornaments from Hobby Lobby and painted them red.
I then took two pieces of 1 1/2" x 12 Autentique paper, glued the ends together and accordion fold them together. See the Make It Christmas music box. I placed it in the center of the ornament by drawing a circle in the middle of the ornament just big enough to hold the music box, I then cut the circle out and placed the music box inside the paper mache' ornament. I then took my accordian folded strip and placed it around the music box with two way tape.
I added two scalloped circles and a button to the center of the circles. Make sure your ornament is still playing music before you place the circles on it. Place your glue to the outside rim of the circles to assure they will continue to play. I hope you try adding a bit of music to your ornaments and continue on the hop by going to Creatively Counting My Blessings with Kristina and of course I would love for you to follow my blog and leave a comment if you wish. Have a blessed holiday season as you are decorating your home and tree. Hugs Pammejo

Thursday, December 15, 2011

National Cupcake Day

Well today we are celebrating "National Cupcake Day" and what better way to celebrate but with a cupcake, I hope you enjoy seeing my Apple Crumble Cupcake and have enjoyed the hop that Gill from Creations from Gill is hosting. If you hopped from The Fruit of My Hands with the talented Linda then you are heading in the right direction and if you just stopped by please start over at Creations by Gill and join us.
I made a Happy Birthday card using Doodlebug papers and a Unity Stamp. My Happy Birthday is from SRM Stickers. Please continue the hop by going to the next talented designer which is Haidee of Created2Bunique Blog to see what she lush cupcake creations she has made. Hugs Pammejo.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

My Take on Tags 4 and 5 on the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas

I am so far behind on the 12 Tags of Christmas that Tim Holtz has shared on his blog that it is almost embarrassing to share Tags 4 and 5, hee, hee, hee but here they are anyway. So this is my interpretation of Tag 4 and to see the original concept please go to Tim's Tag. I used an embossing folder to achieve my snowflakes and fussy cut them out since I didn't have the die to cut out. I also used a stamp for my snowman and enlarged it, fussy cut it out and hand drew my 25 in the center, then cut it out with my xacto knife. The rest of the tag I did as on Mr. Tim's Blog. I really like that we are encouraged to use our products that we have at home and to use our creative juices to make a tag that looks like his creation.Tag 5 was really cool technique where you used alcohol ink, covered an acetate tag and then stamped your background stamp over the top of the ink once it was dry, blotting off the Black Archival Ink off with a soft cloth to expose the acetate. To finish it add a white tag to the back of the tag. I made a wreath from some Bo Bunny Christmas paper and placed the wreath over the top of a Santa image from the same paper collection. To see Mr. Tim's Blog version of the tag just go to the link. I hope you have enjoyed my interruption of the tags and I hope I can get the other seven made. Wish me luck. Hugs Pammejo

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Memory Box Pointsetta Card

I am a big fan of Memory Box stamps and I have come to just love their paper, so today it is all about Memory Box. I stamped my Poinsettia twice on a piece of the paper from the Christmas Pak and colored it in with my Copic Markers. I then fussy cut just the Poinsettia out of one the sheets and pop dot it to the other Poinsettia and added it to the front of my card base. I also distressed this piece before I placed it to my card. I added a border that I had made using the EK Notebook Punch along with some staples from my Tiny Attacher. Check out the Memory Box Stamps and papers if you have never looked at them. Hugs Pammejo

Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Snow: Pink Paislee&Stampers Anonymous

Today I am hosting the post for the Vintage Heartfelt Blog, I made this "Christmas Snow" A2 Card using some left over Pink Paislee Mistletoe & Co that I had from last year.
My stamp is from Stampers Anonymous, love those stamps. I embossed with Chestnust Zing. I first did all of my distressing using the Tim Holtz distress tool and Chestnut Roan ink. I attached the tag to the top of the card and stapled it with the Tim Holtz tiny attacher. After my card was complete done I then added Rock Candy Stickles to the top of my Snowman image.
Inside my card is a rub on from the same collection. So make sure to stop by Vintage Heartfelt Blog and see what all has been happening over there. I would love for you to follow both of our blogs and I always enjoy sweet comments. Hugs Pammejo
Pink Paislee Mistletoe&Co: Joyeux Noel, Naught or Nice, North Pole, Post Cards
Pink Paislee Mistletoe&Co: Glimmer Brads
Stamper Anonymous: Mini Holidays stamps
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher and Distress Tool
Chestnut Zing Embossing Powder
Rock Candy Stickles
Le Pen: Brown

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Merry Days of Christmas Card

Can you believe we are already a week into December and Christmas is only 18 days away. I find it so hard to believe. Today I wanted to share my 25 Days of Christmas card that I made using My Minds Eye The Merry Days of Christmas and Accessory Sheet and the Snowed In Christmas Dot paper. Love the simplicity of the card and hope you do also. Hugs Pammejo

Monday, December 5, 2011

My Take on Tags 1-3 of Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas!!!!

Today I thoughto participate in the 12 Tags of Christmas that Tim Holtz is doing on his blog. I have to use my creativity to the max since I don't have all of the products that he is using and I think they have turned out pretty well so far.
Here is my interpretation of Tag One, I made my little pearl bling by using some of the jewelry beads that I had in my stash along with silk flowers that I found. I added a Bo Bunny Father Christmas to one of the Tim Holtz stick pins. Instead of using Tim's new pinecone die which definitely is beautiful I used my McGill punches to make my pinecones since that is the one I have and it definitely makes beautiful pinecones.
Tag 2 was quite fun to make, I have net I would try to get at least the first 3 tags I made. I am trying ver used canvas like this so I was glad to try the technique along with using the Distress Stains. I didn't have the Holiday Christmas paper pad so I used a Hero Arts Stamp to make my music background and a Hero Arts Merry Christmas stamp and embossed to get my sentiment on it. Also, I didn't have the deer or the snowman die so what I did was stamp my Tim Holtz Snowman stamp and then fussy cut it out of grunge paper, glued the canvas to the top and cut it again after I had applied it to the the grunge paper. I still think it turned out pretty cute but to see Mr. Tim's tag just hit the link and it will take you there.
Tag 3 was suppose to do with a foam pad and distress ink refills, well needless to say I didn't have either but I did have the embossing folder so with some manipulation I got my image on and just ran the Tim Holtz Distress stains over the top. Again I didn't have the die he used so I made a Poinsettia using my McGill punch along with stickers from the Bo Bunny Father Sticker sheet to add the flourishes like he had on his tag.
I sure hope you enjoyed my tags today but make sure to stop by Tim Holtz site by going to the link, seeing his tags and trying some of the techniques that Mr. Tim uses.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas Card Blog Hop Dec 3 and 4

Welcome back for day two of the "Christmas Card Blog Hop" that is being hosted by the talented Nicolette of Beyond Scrappin'. If you would like to join us please stop by the Beyond Scrapppin' and if you came from our fabulous Gill of Creations by Gill. I have used a Penny Black Poinsettia stamp that I stamped on a piece of the We R Memory Paper and colored in with my Copic Marker doing the flower in shades of pink. I used the We R Memory Keepers White Christmas 6 x 6 paper pak to make my card with. I loved the way the pink turned out and think of it is a very non-traditional way of doing my Christmas cards
I added a journal block to the inside of my cards because I felt it would be easier to write my Christmas sentiment. My next card again I feel is a little non-traditional because it is done in the yellow hues of my Copic Markers.
I just love the Penny Black stamp and find it is so versatile. Make sure to continue with the hop by going on over to Susan of It's Me Susan P Blog to see what she has designed for your viewing pleasures. Make sure to stop by often and enjoy the day. Hugs Pam

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas Cards and Cookies Blog Hop Dec 3 and 4

Welcome to the Christmas Cards and Cookies Blog Hop that is being hosted by the talented Dena of Unknown, Entertaining Mind of Dena Jones, so if you hop over from Precious Memories Scrapbooking and More with Staci you are heading in the right direction and if not please join us in the fun of fabulous cards and yummy "recipes" that will be featured on each of our blogs. Now for my card I used the Making Memories Mistletoe papers for my card. I made a paper folded ribbon and punched out circles that I placed one up on pop dots, along with adding a black gingham bow and some Making Memories stick pins to add a little pop to the card.
Inside my card I fussy cut some of the sweet trees and added them to the bottom right corner.

Now for my recipe which is a super easy candy recipe instead of a cookie recipe but it so yummy that I usually make it for every holiday and event that I go to.
"White Chocolate Pretzel and Mixed Nuts"
1 pound fo white almond bark
3/4 lb of small pretzels
1 can of mixed nuts

In a large pot melt almond bark over medium heat, stir constantly or it will burn. When completely melted remove from heat. Add Pretzels and nuts. Pour on to 2 large pieces of aluminum foil. Spread out thinly. Allow to cool completely and break into pieces placing in a sealed container.

Now make sure to continue on to the hop and see what wonderful inspiration and yummy recipe that Maria of Creative By Design has designed/cooked up for you.

Now if you are looking for Nicolette Christmas Cards Blog Hop it is the next post.
Again, thank you for stopping by and please feel free to follow my blog or just leave a comment letting me know that you stopped by. Hugs Pammejo

Christmas Card Blog Hop Dec 3 and 4

Today is the first day of our two day blog hop featuring "Christmas Cards"being hosted by the very talented Nicolette of Beyond Scrappin'. If you would like to join us please stop by the Beyond Scrapppin' and if you came from our fabulous Gill of Creations by Gill. I have used a Penny Black Poinsettia stamp that I stamped on a piece of the We R Memory Paper and colored in with my Copic Marker. I used the We R Memory Keepers White Christma 6 x 6 paper pak to make my card with. I used the Penny Black stamp in three different ways, I will by sharing one card today and the other two tomorrow so make sure to come back and visit and you will see poinsettia in nontraditional colors.
It is always a good thing to place a journal block or away of writing on dark paper and this is what I did to the inside of my dark green card base. I hope you continuing along with our hop and go to Susan's It Me Susan P Blog and make sure to stop back by tomorrow. Hugs Pam

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Today is the Day!!!! 12 Tags of Christmas Begin!!!

Today is the day that a lot of us have looked forward to. The 12 Tags of Christmas with Tim Holtz. Here are few of the ones I made last year.
I just love all of the techniques and tips, though mine look nothing like what his were like but I think on the whole I am pleased without how they turned out.
A lot of the products I didn't have so I just did my interpretation of the tag, using different inks, stamps etc.

Sometimes I really went way out of the box from what Tim was sharing with us, but I was always pleased.
This is by far my favorite tag, I just love the bling and the bright Christmas colors.
I only made 6 tags out of the 12... so I am hoping to better this year. On this tag I had to draw the fence and house on to grudge since I didn't have the die. I hope you have enjoyed my interpretation of last years tags and I really really hope you think about doing this years tags with us. Hugs Pammejo

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Make the Season Bright Card

Well let us make this Christmas Season Bright is what this holiday card is all about. I just love the Inkadinado Deer Stamp, he is just so fun. I colored the deer using my Copic Markers and fussy cut him out. I placed him on a Snowflake Embossed piece of green paper that I wrapped with a piece of red sheer ribbon and placed it on my My Minds Eye The Merry Days of Christmas card base using pop dots. (Remember to stamp and emboss your Hero Arts Laughter and Merriest Sentiment before you place this piece to the card base.) My little string of light I picked up in the minature Christmas section of Hobby Lobby. So make sure to look around all your favorite craft and scrapbook stores to find those fun embellishments. Hugs Pammejo

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Merry Christmas Card

I made this fun little snowman card using the Penny Black Christmas Text and Holly Jolly stamps. I love the look of the Fine Sage Flower Soft that I placed on my distress stamped back. I used my Tim Holtz distress tool and stapler to give my background a really rustic look so the fern would pop off the page when I applied the flower soft.
*remember to take your time when working with flower soft, a little glue, a little soft, press it in and it will stay once it dries. You will need to be patience when working with it. My snowman is colored with my Copic Markers and I added a bit of glitter using my Clear Stardust pen and then placed him on a pop dot. I hope you try using Flower Soft, hugs Pammejo

Monday, November 28, 2011

Tag Exchange

Here are the 3 tags I made for the tag exchange I was recently in with a group of ladies from the A Lil Scrap of Heaven Group.
This is one set of tags that I received from our group.
A third set, we were to make three sets of 5 tags.
The fourth set, what is so fabulous about it is that we all received 15different tags to place on our Christmas gifts.
And here is the last group of three. I am so pleased with the exchange, this is the first tag exchange I have ever done and look forward to doing others. What about you have you ever done an exchange, I would love to hear about it and if you do it with sites that would be fabulous to know about also.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Believe in the Magic of Christmas Painters Tray!!!!

I just love painters trays and I purchased this 7 Gypsies Solo Shadow Box Tray to make my project with. I chose Imaginisce fabulous Cottage Christmas Collection: papers, embellishments, and snowflakes to make my project.
On the sides of my Solo Shadow Box I placed 4 of the 7 Gypsies Display Trim Loops and Hooks so I could thread the the sheer green and red ribbon through (this helps to hold the ribbon in place around the tray) and tie them together at one corner. I place a clear snowflake to the corner of the tray to hide the knot using Glossy Accent.
In the top left square of the tray I placed a flower brad that I made using one of the Imaginisce Snow Flowers, medium brad and my I-Top. On the middle square I placed one of the houses from the Imaginisce Sticker Glass, added some Liquid Applique to the roof and yard to make it look like snow. I then added a fussy cut tree to the front yard with pop dots. The bottom square was one of the die cuts from the paper along with another Sticker Glass Direction sign along with a flying reindeer.
The larger square is made up on a tree that I drew, did some snow on, added some Maraschino Red Twine to along with some fussy cut ornaments from another piece of the paper collection. I placed Santa in the left corner, added a few gifts for the tree and a clear glass ornament to the top of the tree.
Try making one of these fun Shadow Box Tray, you will surely enjoy them. Hugs Pam

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Elf Legs Card

I borrowed this Northwoods stamp from my friend Debbie, I just had to make a couple of cards using it. I used Basic Grey Figgy Pudding papers: Tinsel, Glee, Red Ryder, Trinket. I colored them in with my Copic Markers and used an EK Le Circle border punch. My colored legs are double matted on paper that I distressed with Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs (is is one of his new fall distress inks), added some staples from the Tim Holtz tiny attacher and then placed them on pop dots before placing the matted piece on my card base. Once I had it my card together I added Glossy Accent to the bells that were hanging from the Elf's shirt and tops of his shoes. So during this Christmas season I challenge you to look for some fun stamps to play with. Hugs Pammejo

Friday, November 25, 2011

Well,,,,,, Are You Good or Bad!!!

Well have you been "Good" or "Bad" this year, today is the day after Thanksgiving and it is time for Santa to be checking that list. LOL I found this fun Whipper Snapper stamp and thought it was perfect to send to some of my more mischievous friends for Christmas. My card is made using the Bo Bunny Noel Stripe, Rejoice and Tradition papers. I colored my Santa with Copic Markers and did a little distressing with my Tim Holtz distressing tool and Tea Dye Distress Ink. Hope you make some fun Santa cards for your family and friends. Hugs Pammejo

Monday, November 21, 2011

Turkey Can

Don't you love the little Stampendous pails, I know I do. I was thinking about what to post for today and remember I made this little table decoration last year and thought I would share it with you. The tail feathers were made from scrapbook paper that I used my Martha Stewart Sheer scissors on to make fun strips and attached it behind the "Heartflet Thanks" piece of the turkey.
I also made a rosette and placed it on top of the can. I used SRM Stickers for all of the sentiments along with papers from Imaginisce. Thank you for stopping by and hope you all have a blessed Thanksgiving. I would like you to know also I will start posting my Christmas projects the day after Thanksgiving. Hugs Pammejo

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Banners, Pennants & Flags Challenge

Today I seen a challenge over at Paper Patch Crafts for a Banners, Pennants and Flag Challenge. I remember I had this layout that I did for a DT entry a couple of years ago for Imaginisce Design Team Call and thought I would share it today. You can draw, stamp, cut out or whatever you would like to and make a project for the challenge.
I love to fussy cut so I made my packages and balloons all pop off the page. favor it part is the banner I cut out and layered on to black twine. I hope you have enjoyed my enter to Paper Patch Crafts Banners, Pennants and Flags Challenge, make sure to hop over and take part in the challenge. Hugs Pammejo

Saturday, November 19, 2011

My Favourite Things Blog Hop

Well come to the My Favourite Things Blog Hop that the very talented Gill from Creations by Gill is hosting. So if you just stopped by I would like to invite you to join us in our hop today and if you came from Anita's and Bugs Blog then you are heading in the right direction. We were asked to make a project of one of our favorite things and I decided to do a layout of my "Bike". My husband bought it for me two years ago as a surprise and it is one of my favorite things. I used the Jillibean Egg Drop Soup Collection for my layout.
I love distressing my paper not with just ink but also with the Tim Holtz distress tool to rough up my edges and I thought it gave my layout a great look when I think of a bike going down the path on the Greenline in Memphis, that is one of our favorite places to ride.
My fun letters are a mix of Making Memories, Mrs Grossmans and Pink Paislee. I generally make my letter but decided to use these and just mix it up a bit. I also added a stamped filigree on the corners of my paper. Thank you for stopping by to see what one of my favorite things. Stop back by tomorrow you never know what may be going on at Scrapbook Flair. Hugs.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

KinderStampO November Blog Hop Bloggers - Nov

If you are joining us today for the November Blog Hop that is being hosted by the talented KinderStampO you have come to the right place. You should have came from the talented Linda My Quilling Nest. We were each asked to make a decoration and I made a candy jar. My friend Christine loves candy corn and I wanted to make her something special for her table and decided I would make her a jar of "Turkey Toes".
You can tell by the tag that you must "Gobble Gobble til you Wobble Wobble".
I colored my stamped turkey image using my Copic Markers. I hope you continue with hop by going to the very creative Anita and Bugs Blog and see what she has made to decorate your table with and maybe along the way glean a little inspiration. Thanks for hopping by.