Friday, March 30, 2012

Winners!!! Winners!!! Winners!!! From the All Things Altered Blog Hop

Today we have a lot of winners to announce but first I would like to thank everyone that came to the All Things Altered Blog Hop and played along with us. On Wednesday and Thursday I had two guest designer one being Sharmiece and the other is Barbara Rankin from Black Hole Studio, she made this amazing birdhouse and on the day that she was my guest I did a small give away. So without further waiting the winner IS:
Kelly SasMar 23, 2012 09:58 AM and her comment was -Thank you so much for pointing me to Barbara's blog!!! I LOVE her Sewing Birdhouse because my first passion is sewing and the detail that she put in that house is beyond amazing! I posted a (very long)comment and also now am gladly a follower of her blog. Thank you Kelly for visiting on Thursday and playing along with us.
Now on Friday and Saturday we had 13 Designers that participated in the All Things Blog Hop and we had four sponsors and here is a list of their winners, I believe each person has been contacted by the designer.
1.) Simpy Betty Stamps - winner: Gerit from Mindless Thoughts Blog
2.) Irit Shalom Designs - winner: Michelle From MS
3.) Gloria Stengel's Scraps of Life - winner: Graphic 45 Bundle
4.) Eileen Hull's Thoughts From My Studio - winner: Lyneen of I am Dreaming of Castles.
NOW .... for what I am calling the GRAND PRIZE which also has a 10 gift certificate to Ginger Snap Scraps and 15 from Oh My Crafts with it is....DRUM ROLL PLEASE... AND THE WINNER IS
SaraMar 23, 2012 09:18 PM and her comment was -Your cabinet turned out wonderful! You are amazing and OMG... I love all the goodies that you added! I have hopped to everyone and followed them! One person didn't have their post up... (Laura)... will check back on that one! Hugs and I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Happy Creating! Sara
Congratulations Sara, hope you continue to come by and see is happening on Scrapbook Flair and.....for all of other followers please mark your calendar because we are going to be having an ALL THINGS ALTERED SUMMER BLOG HOP. Hugs Pammejo

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Tim Holtz Tags with Distress Inks - Day 2 Creativity 101

Distress Inks is something that I use all of the time but I have been taking the Creativity 101 Class that Tim Holtz is teaching and thought I would show my first set of tags. I am only 6 days behind, lol, thank goodness it is a class we can work on at our own pace. I am so glad I had all of the product for these tags but that is a different story for some of the other classes that I have view.
I love the Papillon Stamp, it is one of my favorites and it has a fabulous background stamp in the same package. I did my distressing with my blending tool along with Peeled Paint, Aged Mahogany, Frayed Burlap, and Wild Honey to achieve the colors on my vanilla tag. I also did and extra stamp of the butterfly to give my tag some dimension. Can you see the small water splatters on the tag, AWESOME.
On my second tag I just stamped my stamp with the various inks from the inks, inked it and stamped it several times and of course inked the sides. I also used a metal butterfly from 7Gypsies, bent the edges, painted the edges with my paint dabbers and used a bit of Glossy Accent in the center of the butterfly.
On my last tag I used the Visual Artistry Stamp set to create my tag. This tag is done by using the same color palette only this time you do smear spots on your craft sheets to achieve the look. I added a metal nib to the bottom of my tag along with some of the Tim Holtz film strip.
I would encourage you if you haven't signed up for the Creativity 101 class you may still have time. I gave you some basic information on each tag that you would find on Tim's Blog, in his book or previewing his videos. I am trying to honor him by giving you a bit of information and encouraging you to go to his site to see how wonderful his products are. I LOVE, LOVE Tim Holtz products because they work so well with other manufactures that I am very fond of. Let me know if you have tried this technique or if you are doing his class, would love to see what you have done. Hugs Pammejo

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Banners for Kids: Bunnies and Blossoms March 24-25

We are a group of compassionate and caring women that come together quarterly to have a BLOG HOP that shows the banners that we have designed, made and donated to the Pediatric Specialty Care Center. The banners are hung in the rooms of special needs, medically-fragile children at Pediatric Specialty Care ( in Bucks County, PA -- where Hop Coordinator Ellen (Card Monkey) Jarvis works as Admissions Coordinator. I am glad you stopped by today to join us in the hop and if you came from the talented Ashley of The Glamourous Side of Scrapping you are heading in the right direction, if you would like to join us please go to Ellen of Card Monkey and start the hop there.
For my banner I used Fancy Pants It's Your Day Paper collection, it is a birthday collection but I think it so bright and cheerful that I used it for my banners and blossoms. My banner, blossoms, butterflies and bunnies are all made from chipboard. I added large buttons tied with ribbon to the center of my flowers.
I cut my bunny from kraft paper and then used chalks to chalk up the bunny to give it character, I all did all the details with a Le Pen Brown pen, added a black rhinestone eye and a red gingham bow at the neck. All of the dots has Glossy Accent on them to give some depth to the banner.
I made my fence on my Cameo and then did the line work with my Le Pen Brown pen. I love doing line work it always makes a project come together. My fun flowers are from Tim Holtz Tattered Flower Garland die. They are so pretty and I made a few of my roly poly flowers to go along with them. I added some green gemstones to the center of the flowers.
My bunny I drew on to kraft paper and again did chalking and line work to give the bunny life.
For this banner the letters are Basic Grey letters from a sticker sheet that I had. Again, I did another giant flower with the large button. I also added Glossy Accent to the circles on the paper.
I did a mirror image of the banner two for my 4 banner. I just love how it turned out.
The little birdie is from EK Spring Chicks sticker sheet, they have a grainy look to them and are very cool to use.
My last banner is again with the large blossoms chipboard along that I have used Glossy Accent circles with another of the chipboard butterflies. The center of the flower is from Lil Davis Designs.
The next stop on the hop is with Rachelle of Creations by Rachelle, I hop you enjoy all of the banners and continue on with the hop. I am sure you will be inspired and may be glean a new technique or idea along the way. If you did not have a chance to do the hop yesterday there is a new group of designers that made banners to send to the Pediatric Specialty Care Center, so if you have time please check out their blogs. I am so glad you stopped by my blog and hope you come back often. Hugs Pammejo

Friday, March 23, 2012

All Things Altered Blog Hop - March 23-24

Welcome to the "All Things Altered" Blog Hop, I am so excited to be hosting my first hop. It took me forever to decide on what I wanted to alter but when I found it, inspiration happen.... but I first want to thank you for coming to do the hop with us and the 13 designers that are apart of the hop. Here is the list of the designers that are participating in the hop, I hope you have fun to our blogs, get inspired and start looking around you to find something fun to alter.
Here is our list of talented and gifted designers and your first stop on the hop will be with Pinky.
Betty -
Debbie -
Christine -
Jess B. -
Laura Evangeline -
Eileen -
Jennifer -
Irit -
Gloria -
Cindi -
Now for my project: I bought this cabinet at our local Goodwill Store for 2.99. It is a pretty nice cabinet but as soon as I seen it I knew exactly what I wanted to make with it. "Instant" inspiration, don't you love that when it happens.
The first picture shows you the front of the cabinet but here are a few close ups. I love roly poly flowers and use them on so many projects because they are so simple to make. All you need to do is punch out a 2" circle, using your scissors and cut a spiral shape with your circle. Now wrap the outside edge around a pair of tweezers to you get it to the middle, pull the spiral of the tweezers, allow it to release itself a bit and glue to the center with tacky glue. My little Making Memories bottle is filled with Glossy Accent, alcohol ink and for whatever reason it didn't set up so the just moves around freely in the bottle which is really pretty cool. On the bottom left corner I made more of fun roly poly flowers along with some Jolee's flowers that I sprayed with Perfect Pearls sprays. I love to fussy cut so my lady is fussy cut out and place on top of a doily that I also sprayed with Perfect Pearls. I added some Tim Holtz metals, ribbons, keys, etc to give my box characterHere is the inside of my cabinet before I did the inside of it
This is the inside of the cabinet. Can you guess what I made my cabinet into. I made us a Coffee Table Storage Box for our remotes and placed a photo album in it using a 7Gypsies album in it.Here is one side of the box. I did all 4 sides in the same paper and ribbons
Here is the other side of my storage box, I love the Pigs Fly die cut. I also used the sentiments from one of the sheets of paper and double matted them after I distressed them my Tim Holtz distress tool and tiny attacher. My Storage Box is made completely with the Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Collection is the inside of the box, places for our remote controls and a family album
. The album is from 7Gypsies and is covered with the Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe along with more roly poly flowers, die cuts, and metals.

The first designer is the very talented Pinky form Much Ado About Nothing.

***To be part of the drawings that we are having please go to each designers blogs, leave a comment and follow their blogs. Make sure to come back to let me know that you visited each blog to qualify for the prizes. Here are some of the prizes that will be given along the way by some of the designers and by me.

Now for the prizes.

1.) Simply Betty Halloween Steampunk Stamps

2.) Irit Shalom Designs: Tim Holtz Christmas Stamps

3.) Gloria Stengel Scraps of Life: Graphic 45 package

4.) Eillen Hull's Thoughts From My Studio: Sizzix Die (new release)

5.) Pammejo's Scrapbook Flair

This package PLUS

***There maybe other blogs doing giveaways so keep and eyes open :) Hugs Pammejo

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Altered "Sewing Bird" House & a Giveaway - Guest Designer Barbara

I would like to welcome my Guest Designer Barbara from Black Hole Art Studio. She has made us a fabulous Altered "Sewing Bird" House to get us excited for the blog hop that I will be hosting this weekend March 23 and 24th.

Altered "Sewing Bird" House

I covered a bare wooden bird house with DCWV self-adhesive fabric paper (blue collection), then cut three gears from handmade copper-colored paper using the Spellbinders Sprightly Sprockets die, toning down the copper color with a wash of Walnut Stain Distress Stain. When dry, I adhered the gears around each opening in the bird house. Next, I hammered the metal roof on the inside, then applied Baroque Art Gilder's Paste (copper, rust, and verdigris) to the outside. Before reattaching the roof to the bird house, I punched a small hole in each crease and inserted Tim Holtz Ideology antique gold chain through it. I ran two sizes of Graphic 45 metal butterflies through a Vintaj Deco Motif embossing folder, applied copper Gilder's Paste and Vintaj Patinas in blue and green before adhering to top of roof. I used Tim Holtz Sizzix mini dress form and thread spool movers and shapers die to cut them from real wood paper, then adhered another matching piece of DCWV fabric paper to the dress form. Next, I wrapped floss around the thread spool and waist of the dress form and adhered both to the base of the house, along with some Tim Coffey (K & Company) and Prima flowers. I also used the copper paste to color the vintage sewing bird. It was a bright, brassy gold color. I finished the bird house off with a few sewing-themed embellishments.

Please visit my blog at Black Hole Art Studio.

Now for the fun part please visit Barbara blog at Black Hole Studio, make sure to follow her blog and leave a message come back and let me know and you will receive your own project to alter. Hugs Pammejo

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

My Girl Altered Frame - Guest Designer Sharmiece

Today I am so excited to share with you a frame that Sharmiece made for her Guest Designer. She is helping me get ready for the blog hop that I am hosting this weekend (March 23 and 24) called "All Things Altered". The hop is going to be amazing with some of the most fabulous projects from some of the most talented designers that I have come to know and that includes the fabulous Sharmiece.
Here are the directions for the frame that Sharmiece made:
I used a unfinished frame from Michael's. The patterned paper is Echo Parks Red Floral. I painted the inside/outside of the frame and the chipboard letters with Making Memories paint. I attached the paper with Mod Podge. Sanded around the edges to take off the stray pieces that where left behind. The bling was add once the flowers where attached. The paper flowers where rolled with Bazill cardstock and attached to the frame using hot glue.

Unfinished frame from Michael's
Prima Bling
BG Chipboard letters Wilma
Echo Park This and That Red Floral
Card stock
Please leave her comments today since she doesn't have a blog yet (we must work on that :)) and let her know how much you love her inspiration. Hugs Pammejo

Monday, March 19, 2012

My Minds Eye Sunshine Pinwheel Wreath

I would love to share with you today this lovely pinwheel wreath I made over the weekend using the My Minds Eye Sunshine 6 x 6 paper pad. I cut a stack of 3 x 3 squares and cut them toward the center from each corner (make sure to not cut them in half). Then with the left corner of each cut I glue it into the center of the square to form the pinwheel. Place a twined tied button to the centers and place then on a circle of cardboard that you have covered with green card stock. I cut the "Adore" from one of the sheets of paper and placed it on a Tim Holtz stick pin. The wreath is super easy to make and just screams Sunshine. I hope you try your hand at making pinwheels. Hugs Pammejo

PS: On Wednesday and Thursday I will be having Guest Designers because on the March 23 and 24 is my "All Things Altered" Blog Hop which will be full of wonderful altered projects and lots and lots of prizes. Hope you can make it.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Masculine Birthday Cards with Bo Bunny

Today is my sweet son "Matthew's Birthday" and when I went to buy a birthday card I just couldn't bring myself to buy one. The problem was not just the cost but the cards themselves, they were either made for little boys, for wives to give their husbands or for some one that like to either drink a lot or other vulgar talk and ideas, just mostly inappropriate for a mom to give to an adult son. So I came home and came up with these for some of the men in my life. I used Bo Bunny Market 6 x 6 paper pad on both cards with a piece of the Bo Bunny Market Cut Out Sheet. On my first card I use a Word Key from Tim Holtz along with some Canvas Design Brown Jute.
On both cards Hero Arts new
Wish Big Stamp was used. On the first card I did a multi embossing technique using Seafoam White and Butterscotch embossing powder and on the second card I stamped the sentiment using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. The background of my second card is from Canvas Designs Burlap Sheet. I then layered my paper and stamped pieces to the front of the burlap.
I added a tag from the cut out sheet along with Blue Moon Madame Delphine's Charms that I picked up in the jewelry department of my local craft store. I wrapped my tag with Canvas Brown Twine, to hold everything to the card base I used my Tim Holtz stapler and stapled in several places. I hope you try using some metals on your masculine cards. Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting Pammejo

Sunday, March 4, 2012

It's All About the Green

This weekend is All About the Green Blog Hop and if you came from Lissa Marie's So Many Crafts So Little Time than you are heading in the right direction for the hop. If you stop by to see what I am up to then I would encourage you to go to Zenita's Scrappin with Z and join us in the hop.
I made this wreath last year for my front door and since you can only use it for a very short time I still have it and would like to share it with you today for the All About the Green Blog Hop. I bought green flowers, ribbons and other St Patrick's items from my local hobby store. I then placed them on my wreath using my glue gun and added some of the die cut shamrocks here and there throughout the wreath.
Your next stop on the hop is with Scrapping with Lisa-Handmade with Love Blog. I hope you stop back by tomorrow and see what all the designers have made for the hop. Hugs Pammejo