Friday, June 29, 2012

All Things Altered Summer Blog Hop and Giveaway!!!!

 Welcome to the All Things Altered Summer Blog Hop. Here is where you will see a group of talented designers take something fun and alter it into something spectacular. I hope you are inspired to look around your home, garage selling, flea markets, antique, etc to see what you can come up with to alter this summer.
Here is a list of our designers that will be sharing with you today:
For my project I took 3 pieces of 12x12 cardboard that I found laying around the house, if you can't find cardboard try a cereal boxes or just a plan old cardboard box. I cut the card board box in half to measure 6x12, punched holes equal down the right side of the cardboard.

If you are a regular to my blog you know that I like working mainly with one paper source. Today I am using the Simple Stories 100 Days of Summer. Isn't so appropriate for the theme of our hop? I covered the front of my book, added some letters that I cut out using the Lifestyle Crafts Chocolate Alphabet and my Big Shot. I also love metals so placed the "Summer" into a Tim Holtz frame. I always add fussy cut pieces to my projects since the favorite things I love to do. Make sue to punch your holes out before you go to the next pages of your book
 Here are the next few pages of my book. I placed several elements on pop dots along with adding staples from my Tiny Attacher and pop dots.
On these pages I included some We R Memory Keepers Fabric Buttons that I added red twine to along with some mini clothes pins from Maya Road to hold up the swimsuits that I had fussy cut out. If you have never tried tearing paper it is a wonderful look the hint to doing it is to tear the pieces toward you. I inked everything in my book with Colorbox Chestnut Roan Ink.
Always remember hidden books are a fun way to add a few more pictures to or some added journaling. That is what I did with small book on the right page that the clothes hanger is holding together.
My Little Yellow Bicycle Spinner was a bit to bright for the look I was going after  so I used Gathered Twigs Distress Inks and just inked it up a bit. Love the look how it turned out. Remember to get those favorite border punches out like I did to make my border with. My punch is from EK Success.
 Again I added a few more of the clothes hangers but this time for just the embellishment. Have you tried all of the tape that is out there on your projects yet? If not all I can say it is a must. I used the Queen & Co Trendy Red and White Tape on my projects, Who does love the Little Yellow Bicycle 10 Things Pockets? I distessed this one and had to added it to my page and I can't wait to get the pictures in my book and do the the 10 Things I Love About Summer.
Now on to receive the giveaway from playing along with us today. It is Easy Peasie - complete the hope and let me know and you will be entered into the drawing. You will receive the products that pictured along a 10 Dollar Gift Certificate from Scrapalicious USA:  and two stamps from Shelley Bean Stamps:
So I hope your have enjoyed my project and please continue on with by heading over to Much Ado About Nothing I am sure Pinky is going to have a fabulous project for you to be inspired by.
Again here is the list of designers that will be inspiring you today:

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Echo Park "Note To Self" - Happy Birthday Card

 When I saw the die cut "To Make A Long Story Short", I had  my inspiration for my son-in-laws birthday card. He turned 32 this week, I thought it was just a perfect way just to tell him "Happy Birthday". I used the Echo Park Note To Self papers (Stripes, Inventory, Stamps, Quotes and Element Sticker Sheet) for my card.
I distressed all of my pieced with my Tim Holtz Distressing Tool, inked them with ColorBox Chestnut Roan ink and added them to the front of my card.  I stapled some of the pieces with my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher. My "Happy Birthday" sentiment is from the Hero Arts Message stamp set that I embossed with VersaMark and Zing Chestnut Roan ink onto an oval I punched from the EK Scalloped Oval Frame Punch. I placed it and my "3" and "2 "cut outs on pop dots. I also added a fabulous Vintaj Metal Star to the front of the card. I hope you my son-in-law likes his birthday card and that you were inspired to look at the die cuts on your pages for inspiration. Hugs Pammejo

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Fancy Pants - The Daily Grind Layouts

Have you ever found a layout you did and forgot about it? Well look here what I found as I was straightening up closet in my Studio.  I didn't fine one, I found several double layouts that I had made about 4 years ago... I guess I should clean a bit more often. LOL I still like the layouts though when I get ready to use them I will be adding a bit more to them.
The basic papers are from Fancy Pants The Daily Grind along with several different pieces of card stock and Double Dot from Bo Bunny. I guess outside of that I don't know what else to tell you about the layout, though I did notice I used eyelets which I hadn't used in several years.... hmmm... guess I will get them back out and use them again in the future because I sure do like the look. Hope you have a great day doing your Daily Grind. Hugs Pammejo

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Birthday Cards using Simple Stories Happy

I love paper pads, they are so easy to use because most have some fun die cuts, borders, letters, etc. I made a couple of fun birthday cards from Simple Stories Happy paper pad. I did the first one of making a square card that measures 5 1/2 x 5 1/2, I love to layer, distressing and inking, both cards have a bit of each.
 Here is a closer look at the layering that I achieved and you know me if you are a regular visitor to my blog I absolutely love to fussy cut, so my fun balloons and "Happy Birthday" sentiment is done with my Cutter Bee Scissors. The hint to fussy cutting is making sure to turn your paper into the scissors and not the other way around. I added some brown twine to the balloons and some baubles from the Epiphany to my card.
 For my second card I made a standard A2 card, which is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. I distressed, inked and layer my papers to the front of my card. Add a fun strip onto of the seam of the card pieces.
My fun little flag banners is from Hero Arts and VersaFine ink, I also placed my sentiment that I had fussy cut out on pop dots. I love pop dots they always give great dimension to each project. I hope you try your creativity using some of the fabulous paper pads that are available. Hugs Pammejo

Monday, June 18, 2012

Smile/BeeHappy Cards using Teresa Collins

Well do you like fast and simple but clean and elegant? That is exactly what I created today to share with you. I use Teresa Collins Carolina Breeze to make both of my cards. On the first card I fussy cut the grey scallop paper and added to the top of a piece of grey paper. I then corner chomped the top of the card with the EK Success Deco corner chomper and placed it to the card front once I had stamped my "Smile Celebrate This Life" from Technique Tuesday Ali Edwards stamp set and tied a yellow sheer ribbon around the paper. The large flower is actually from Jolees', They come in a 4 pack and are also fabulous for spraying Glimmer Mist, Mr Hueys, Perfect Pearls, Smooh Spritzers or other sprays on.
My second card is made by adding papers to my card base, making a flag that would fit over the middle seam line. I punched out an oval by using the EK Success Oval Scallop Punch and a sticker from the SRM Happy Sentiment Sheet. The oval was placed on pop dots and I added a small yellow sheer bow to the front of the card. I don't know about you but some times I just enjoy making clean and simple cards. Hugs Pammejo

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Kaisercraft Vintage Love Card

 I can't thank you all for following my blog, coming regularly to see and encourage me in my creativity. I love when you leave sweet comments, fabulous ideas and connections to your blogs. So today it is all about saying "Thanks" to all that continue to support me. My card is made from My Minds Eye Miss Caroline paper pad along with Kaisercraft "Vintage Love" stamp. I stamped and embossed the bicycle using Ranger black embossing powder and fussy cutting it out. Once I had it cut out I carefully inked the top of it using my ColorBox Chestnut Roan ink. I distress all of my paper prior to placing them on my card base using the Tim Holtz distress tool
Here is a closer look at the bicycle, I placed it on my card front that I had stamped with the Vintage Love stamp using pop dots. I also added a bit of the Tim Holtz Film Strip to the front of the card using my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, added some black bling to the middle of the spokes and of course had to place my Alpha Parts letters from Tim Holtz to the bottom of the cards. Thank you again and please always feel free to leave your blog information or any ideas you would like to share. Hugs Pammejo

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Happy Birthday Card with Prima

Do you ever feel like you never have the right birthday card? Well I got my hands on this fabulous stamp set from Hero Arts called "Wish Big" and it is just to fun. I think the sentiments are just so cute that I had to make my birthday card using one of the two that is on the stamp set. I stamped and embossed the "the word is out it's your Birthday!"  onto one of the die cuts that was in the Prima "Madeline" paper pack that I used for my card. The butterflies are on one of the sheets of paper so I just fussy cut out a couple of them and added them to the front of my card along with a bit of Crystal Stickles. I love sentiments and am always looking for fun ones so feel free to let us know if you have any favorites. Hugs Pammejo

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Technique Tuesday "Heat Embossing" , Hints and Techniques -Enjoy the Jouney Card

Do you love to emboss? Do you have trouble getting your embossing powder to look right? Do you sometimes miss getting the whole imaged stamped. Well today I am going to share with you some basic steps in embossing.
To Emboss:
1. Use a Static Bag and wipe over the paper where you plan to emboss.
2. Use VersaMark and stamp your image.
3. Cover your stamped image with embossing powder, turn over and knock off excess embossing powder into a tidy tray.
4. Heat embossing powder until it is melted using your embossing gun.
Hint 1: Don't swing your embossing gun, hold it steady and once it starts melting your embossing powder slowly move it across the image.
Hint 2: You may want to heat from the underneath side this will help from you burning your embossing powder if you have a problem with that.
Hint 3. If you miss stamping a complete image, go ahead and emboss once your image is embossed you are able to fix by using an embossing pen and lightly draw in the images that you miss, do the embossing powder again and re heat. You will be able to correct your stamped image this way. 
If you notice on my card I had to do Hint 3 on the "O" and "U" of Journey but if you are careful you are able to save your project.
Now to tell you a bit about my card: I used the Tim Holtz Visual Artistry "The Journey" Stamp for my compass and for the sentiment. I distress the Basic Grey "Oliver" paper before I placed it on my card base. Added some burlap to the left side of the card before I placed my compass on to the card. Added a few black gemstones to the center and to the paper on the card. My "Thinking of You" stamp is from the Messages Stamp Set of Hero Arts. I hope my helpful hints help you to emboss and please feel free to share in the comments anything else that you think would be helpful information on embossing. Hugs Pammejo

Monday, June 11, 2012

Happy Days with Simple Stories

Happy Days!!!! Still having a fabulous time in Alaska but it will be soon be over with and will be heading back to Memphis!!! We have had a fabulous time, full of lots of "Happy Days" enjoying each others company and the time we have with some dear friends. There has been lots of "Great Outdoor" Adventures which I will be sharing with you over the coming weeks. But... for now I am going to share with a A2 card I made using Simple Stories 100 Days of  Summer along with Bo Bunny Dotted Swiss that I used as a mat for my card. I distressed all of my pieces with my Tim Holtz Distress Tool and layered my pieces to my card base. I added a some fun staples from my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.
My Happy Days was distress, wrapped with Mandarin Twine from The Twinery and added to the front of the card with some pop dots. I hope you are having "Happy Days" and enjoying your summer. Hugs Pammejo

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Kaisercraft Believe Card

I made a Happy Birthday card for you to enjoy today since I "Believe" we all love our birthdays, though as I get older they are coming a bit faster. LOL  I made my card using the My Minds Eye Miss Caroline Dilly Dally paper pads. I don't know about you but I love using paper pads as much as I do my Tim Holtz distress tool which I did with both on my card.
Here is a closer look at how I used the distress tool to distress all of the paper pieces prior to placing them on to my card. I also inked all of the edges with the ColorBox Chestnut Roan ink. I stamped the Kaisercraft Vintage Believe stamp on a couple pieces of the paper so I could fussy cut them out to give my image some dimension along with adding a Tim Holtz Clock Face and Game Spinner to the image. The butterfly brad is a GCD Studios Brad from the Melody Ross collections. I hope when you stamp you look at the papers and seeingsome creative ways to use them. Let me know, I always love hearing new ideas. Hugs Pammejo

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Technique Tuesday - Honeycomb Flowers

OH MY!!!!  I found the most fun stamp in the world. It is called "Fabulous Flowers". SO.... today that is what I am going to be sharing with you for Technique Tuesday. So run and gather your supplies or bookmark my blog so you will be able to refer back because once you see how easy and beautiful these flowers are to make I am sure you will be wanting to make them yourself. So here we go....
 You will need the "Fabulous Flowers" Inky Antics Stamp,Inky Antics Honeycomb paper,  2" Glubers or extra large glue dot.
 I stamped my images on white paper to make a template and fussy cut them out - this will keep the black ink from transferring onto my honeycomb paper. Make sure you either draw with a pencil lightly or stamp on the ridge of the honeycomb.
Stretch the honeycomb pieces out as far as they will go, being careful not to tear them, have your Gluber ready to place the honeycomb on. 
Start placing your honeycomb around the edge of the Gluber until the edges are covered, if you have to much just tear it off, make sure it is round though :) Do the smaller honeycomb next. 
 Add a fun button or other embellishment and walla la you have a beautiful and super easy flower made. Isn't it a wonderful way to use up all of your scrap honeycomb.
Here is a second flower that is on the stamp set; all I can say is GORGEOUS!!! I also added a sentiment using a SRM Thank You Sentiments. I sure hope you try your had at these flowers. Enjoy!!! Pammejo