Saturday, April 28, 2012

Paper Patch Color Challenge Card

I made a fun card to do for the color challenge over at Paper Patch Crafts. I needed a bit of motivation since I have been sick for the last few weeks. Thanks Anne for the challenge. The colors were to use Eggshell, Navy and Olive for our cards. I used Basic Grey Oliver paper pad, SRM Thank You Sentiment Sticker, some Gears from 7Gypsies along with a handle to make my card. I hope you enjoy and maybe try doing a color or sketch challenge. Hugs Pammejo

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Technique Tuesday - Fun With A Punch

 I love punches and what a fun way to show you hour to not only do the front of your card but also to to the back. To start with I cut a piece of Echo Park paper to measure 2 1/2" by 5 1//2" and punched it on both sides with my EK Abstract Flower Border Punch, scored it in half and then inked the edges.
I then attached it to the card base, added my hot air balloon and sentiment that I cut up off the sticker sheet. How easy and super cute it that and yet the back of the card is as special as the front of the card.
Echo Park This and That Gracious
Red Twine
EK Abstract Flouwer Border Punch
Ek Deco Corner Chomper
Chestnut Roan Ink

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Technique Tuesday - Sewing Tag with Adironack and Distress Inks

I wanted to share today the look of mixing Adirondack inks with Distress inks. As you can see that the Adirondack inks maintain most of their color through the use of Distress inks. I used Lettuce, Butterscotch and Stonewashed Dye Inks along with Tim Holtz Visual Artistry Seamless Experience and Stampers Anonymous Mixed Media stamps. When I placed the Peeled Paint and Faded Jeans ink over the top I think it did mute the Adirondack inks a bit. Love that the Wild Honey just make it all pop especially the Adirondack Butterscotch.
Here is the look of the Adirondack inks when I first stamp onto the manilla tag. They are very bright and pristine.
I love the use of metal, ribbon, just anything with dimension. I added some fun mini spools that I tied twine from the Twinery around, alsosome sewing charms, ribbon that I distressed with the inks, a button and mini safety pins to my tag.
Believe it or not I actually have a use for my tag and that is to place it on a layout that I will be making of my grand daughter receiving her sewing machine at Christmas, I think it will make the perfect embellishment. Hugs Pammejo

Saturday, April 14, 2012

When Pigs Fly Card

I seen today is the OWH Stars and Stripes Blog hop and wanted to enter my When Pigs Fly Card into the contest that is going on. I entered this card on several of the blogs along the way. I just want to let you know that I support and admire all that OWH does for our troops and the service that they have given to our men and women.
Today I made a card using Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe papers, love the" If Pigs Could Fly" papers so that is what I based my card on today. I did some stitching with my We R Memory Keepers Easy Sew to do my crossing hatching on the card. I added some fabulous eyelet and ribbon I stain with Tim Holtz Tea Dye stain to the front of the card along with some brown satin ribbon. I hope you try sewing on your projects it makes them have some interest and the Sew Easy is just Sew Easy to use :). Hugs Pammejo

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Paper Patch Crafts Mothers Day Card Challenge

I wanted to enter the Mother's Day Challenge that Paper Patch Crafts is hosting. Anne's challenges are always fun and I just love the sketch she shared with us to use. I made my card using the Prima Madeline 6 x 6 paper pad along with metals, baubles, and pins from Making Memories.
The die cut was a part of one of the papers in the collection, so I fussy cut it out and placed it on pop dots over the Maya Road Red Organza Ribbon and the French General Lace. I hope that you will go over to Paper Patch Crafts and play along with the challenge that is going on. The deadline is April 15th so you have plenty of time. Hugs Pammejo

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

"Beautiful" Layout with Echo Park

I made this layout over the weekend using the This and That Gracious Collection from Echo Park. It was the perfect collection for youngest grand daughter because as a mom/ grandma, you can agree with Linkme you think your children/grandchildren are the most beautiful. :) The fun part for me though was I seen a post from Scrapbook & Cards Today looking for simple word layouts to submit for their facebook to share. I emailed mine in and guess what I was the "FIRST" layout to be selected. How exciting is that.
I also used one of the Lucky 8 punches from We R Memory Keepers to do my background page with. If you haven't used them they are fabulous. I also took the words from the background strip, cut it up and using my distress tool, I distressed it and inked it, placing it on pop dots.
Check out the paper and see how I torn it and again inked to make it look distress. HINT: make sure to always tear your paper toward you to get the core to show well. I hope you go to Scrapbook & Cards Today and check out my layout, I can't believe how much positive responds I have received. Oh, and make sure to send them your simple word layouts in, you never know you may be selected also. Hugs Pammejo

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Technique Tuesday - Using Alcohol Inks

Good Morning Tuesday and to start our day I will be talking to you about Adirondack Alcohol Inks. You will need to a blending tool that has the disposable felt pads (I tried it with the foam pads and they won't slide across the paper) and glossy tags, if you don't have gloss tags you can make your tags have a glossy affect you painting a thin layer of Glossy Accent across them. With you blending tool and felt pad place just one dot of each color of Alcohol ink on to the pad - I used Eggplant, Watermelon, Butterscotch, Pesto, and Raisin with one drop of the Silver Mixative. Now just have fun poncing the blending tool all over the tag, turning and twisting. Once you have a desired amount of coverage take and place a drop of the Alcohol Blending Solution on the felt pad and go all over your tag again. Once this is done just splatter a bit of the Alcohol ink onto the tag to give it some splatter stains. Heat set with your embossing gun.
Using Archival Black Ink stamp you images, I used the Visual Artistry Curious Possibilities and the Stamper Anonymous Mixed Media Stamps for my tag. Heat set between each stamping so you don't accident smear the ink. I finished my tag by adding some to of the Tim Holtz Music Tape that I stained with Wild Honey and some metals. I hope you try your hand at Alcohol Inks and let me know, I would love to see your creations. Hugs Pammejo

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter !!!! with a Hippity Hoppity Easter Frame

Happy Easter!!!! Jillibean has such beautiful paper, couldn't resist making a frame, I know I will have a fabulous Easter picture to place in by the beginning of next week.
I covered my eggs with paper, stickers, ribbon and inked the edges with Chestnut Roan Ink before I attached them to my frame. My "Hippity Hoppitty... sticker I placed on with pop dots and added the small bunny head to the front of the sentiment. Happy Easter and remember "Christ has Risen" Hugs Pammejo

Saturday, April 7, 2012

We R Memory Keepers Baby Mine-Facebook Guest Designer

I was asked yesterday to be the Guest Designer for We R Memory Keepers. I am so honored and want to share with you the other projects that I made with the Baby Mine Collection. I was asked to make some party favors and a card so if you would like to see those a bit closer please go HERE.
I also made a layout with my sweet grand daughter. she is Sugar and Spice and definitely Every Thing Nice so the sentiment fit perfectly.

For my extra card I used the scraps from my layout and a Congrats die cut, placing it on pop dots. Please stop by We R Memory Keepers and check out the boys collection, it is just as cute as the girls. Hugs Pammejo

Friday, April 6, 2012

We R Memory Keepers Baby Mine- Facebook Guest Designer

I was so honored when We R Memory Keepers asked that I be their Guest Designer for Facebook this month. I was asked to make some party favors using the new Baby Mine Collection and embellishments, I sure hope you enjoy what I came up with.
I first thought I need a Baby Shower invitation so I cut a Sweetie Pie Onsie using my Cameo. I added some tulle that I gathered together to form a fun skirt for the front of my Onsie.
I added a piece of the Baby Girl border of the Sugar and Spice to form a waistband on top of the tulle; some bows, pearl gemstones and an Epiphany Charm to the waist that says "You're Invited". Inside I will add the details to the baby shower. OH and I am going to save the invitation so I will be able to add it to a layout of my grand-daughter.
One of my favors was made from a 3 x 10 piece of paper that I scored at the 4 and 6 inch marks to make the bottom of the bag. I stapled the top of the paper once I placed my M&M's into a bag.
I added a folded piece of Girly Girl paper that I matted with some brown card stock to make a header for my bag. I fussy cut the momma and baby elephant and glued it to the front of the header.
I used a ribbon punch and punched holes on both sides of the bag header and added my ribbon to the top of the bag and tied a Epiphany Square charm to the the ribbon. I placed a border from the Sugar & Spice paper to the bottom of my bag along with a flower that I fussy cut and added them to the front of the bag.
My second party favor was a small jar of M&M's. I wrapped the jar with some of the Girly Girl and Rock A Bye paper but do you see the momma kangaroo and baby that is behind the border, I fussy cut it out and placed it behind so it would seem to be peeking from behind. I stapled some sheer pink ribbon to a border from the Sugar and Spice paper that I had distressed using the Tim Holtz distresser.
I just love the Epiphany charms and Try the updated Blogger interfacebubbles so I wrapped some pink twine around the covered lid rim and added one of the charms to the jar. On the top of the jar I also placed a fun Printed Fabric Button to the top of the jar.
I hope you will try some of these fun party favors and invitation for your next shower. Also, if you don't have a Cameo for the Onsie you can find a lot of free Onsie patterns by just going to your search engine.
We R Memory Keepers Baby Mine
: Baby Mine, Rock A Bye, It's A Girl, Sugar & Spice, Baby Pink, Sweetie Pie
Baby Mine Sugar & Spice Die Cut
Baby Mine Congrats Girl Die Cut
Baby Mine Fabric Covered Buttons
EK Success Deco Scallop Border Punch
EK Success Le Flower Border Punch
Epiphany Square, Heart and Flower Charms, Bubbles and Punches
Pink Tulle
Pink Gingham Ribbon
Pink Twine
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher and Stapler
Clear Gemstones

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Technique Tuesday - "Thanks" Card with Gesso and Prima Madeline

Today for Technique Tuesday I will be sharing with you about Gesso. Gesso is usually used as a primer but today I wanted to show you how I painted a piece of chipboard that I cut using the Baroque Sizzix Die. I applied a very thick coat of Gesso using a large width brush - while it was wet I stamped the chipboard with my Stampers Anoymous Mixed Media stamp. Make sure to wipe it clean and dry it off between stamping to get a good deep impression. Allow it to dry completely before you add your distress inks.
Here is a closer look at the impressions that the stamp made. Once the image was dried I used my Tim Holtz Peeled Paint, Tea Dye, Fired Brick and Wild Honey inks, once I got my color just the way I wanted it I then decorated my card with Prima Madeline 6x6 paper pad cutting flowers using the Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers and Mini Heart Dies. I fussy cut some of the butterflies and added them to the card for dimension along with some of the Epiphany circles to the center. My "Thanks" letters are the Alpha Parts from Tim Holtz. I hope you enjoy and try your luck at working with Gesso. Hugs Pammejo

Happy Easter Card with Outline's Rubber Stamp Co

I found this Outline's Stamp at Hobby Lobby, I had to bring it home with me, it was just to cute not to. I stamped and colored my image with my Copic Marker, I then inked it with some Peeled Paint Distress Ink.
I love to fussy cut so I stamped a second bunny and after I colored it in I cut it out and placed it on the background that I cut using pop dots. Do you notice the centers of the flowers, I put small puddles of Glossy Accent in the center to give some more depth to my card. Of course you always need a little bling so I added some to show the bunny trail. I hope you play around with fussy cutting. Hugs Pammejo

Monday, April 2, 2012

You Crack Me Up Card - HELP ME DECIDE!!!

HELP: Should I make my card for an Easter Card or a birthday card for my 13 year old grandson that just cracks me up. HELP me to decide, would love your input. I made my card with Jillibean products and stamps. The cracked egg is so cute and I colored it in with my Copic Markers. Have a fun day and remember tomorrow is Technique Tuesday. Hugs Pammejo