Thursday, September 27, 2012

REMEMBER SEPT 28 AT 12:00 AM!!!!!!!!!!

September 28 will be the second "All Things Altered Fall/Halloween Blog Hop".  You will be inspired by 13 talented designers sharing all things altered. I am sure you will be inspired by all of the creations. So I hope to see you for the hop. Hugs Pammejo

Teachers Survival Box with Bo Bunny -

Don't you think it would be nice to make  your favorite teacher a Survival Box as a way to say thank you or as a Christmas Gift. You can put anything you want in it, I placed school supplies in mine.
How to Make:
I used my Martha Stewart Scoreboard and made a 4" box with a piece of 12" x 12"  blue card stock. Take your blue card stock and score 4" on all sides, fold and glue to make your box. I decorated mine using Bo Bunny's Learning Curve Paper, embellishments, and twine from the Twinery. 
Here is a closer look at the inside of my box. I hope you try making one and filling it full of fun stuff. Make sure to go to the Scrapbook News and Review blog and check some other fun school projects. Hugs Pammejo

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

"Friend You're in My Thought" Card

Have you been to Scrapbook News and Review today to see their Inspiration Piece, it is beautiful. I was inspired to make this card from it. I used the Teresa Collins Everyday Moments 6 x 6 paper pad along with the Memory Box Brilliant Maple Leaf Stamp to make my card base with. I stamped my "Friend You're in My Thoughts" from the Live & Laugh Hero Arts Stamp set. I added a bit of French General Lace Border to the front of my card that I stained with Weathered Wood Stain.

My chair is from Cocoa Daisy, I actually borrowed the stamp from a friend and I love it. Will be checking out Cocoa Daisy Stamps for sure. I stamped the image in black ink and colored the centers with a distress marker. I added Glossy Accent to the dots after the color had dried though it is difficult to see in this photo. I added a small handmade roly poly flower to make it look like a seat cushion on my chair. To finish it off I place it on a small piece of burlap. I hope you are inspired by my take on the inspirational photo and try to make some creative with it yourself.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Follow Your Dreams Card

Do you follow your dreams, goals, aspirations??? That is a deep question that I ask myself occasionally. So when I seen this die cut from We R Memory Keepers it was a soft reminder to always go forward with your dreams. I used the We R Memory Keepers Antique Chic papers that went with the die to make my card. The border is punched from an EK Success Scallop Border punch. The metal flowers are also part of the collection, they are made of a soft metal so you are able to manipulate them with a pair of pliers to bend the petals a bit. I think it gives the card great dimension. I hope this inspires you to always Follow Your Dreams. Hugs Pammejo


Friday, September 21, 2012


Please vote for my project on Graphic 45, it will only take a moment. All you have to do is "LIKE" my birdhouse Thank you in advance and please feel free to share.

You Are My Sunshine Card and Sketch with SNR

Today is a sketch that is being shown on Scrapbook News and Review Blog. I hope you enjoy my take on it and try making a card yourself with the sketch, just remember to always give the sketch designer credit. Today sketch designer is Lucy Chesna Designs.
I used American Craft Fresh Squeezed Collection to make You Are My Sunshine Happy Birthday Card. You Are My Sunshine piece is actually a recipe card that I that I attached my gift card to the front of. I made a pocket to the front of my card my just gluing the two sides and bottom of the paper piece that I had decorated to the front of the card.
I added an accordion flower that I placed an epoxy flower over a lemon circle using an Epiphany Punch. The "happy" is part of a paper strip and the "birthday" comes off of a SRM Sticker. I also added some ribbon to the front of my card, to my recipe card and stapled them on with my tiny attacher. Try looking at your paper stash to see what unique items you can use to make your gift cards become apart of. Hugs Pammejo

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Happy Haunting Halloween Card

I just love Graphic 45 and when you put it with a Stampendous Stamp and some Copic Markers they just say fun or at least that is my opinion. :) Today I am sharing with you a card that I stamped using the Picket Fence Stamp and color with Copic Markers. I layered the two front pumpkins on the left with pop dots. Of course if you visit my page often you know how I love to fussy cut and that is exactly what I did with my fence. I cut all the space out between the picket fence so I could see the star background paper I used from Graphic 45. I added a sticker from Graphic 45 using my tiny attacher to give just a bit more dimension. Try some coloring and fussy cutting, I am sure you will love it. Hugs Pammejo

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Enjoy the Journey Card

Today is all about how to Enjoy The Journey, which I am having a wonderful time doing. I have my card on Scrapbook News and Review Blog today and if you have never visited there you really should. Everyday you will find a tip or two of the day, great ideas and amazing classes are always offered. So make sure to check it out if you haven't already.
I would like for you to notice the multi-layers of stamping that i did for my card today. I used the Mixed Media Stamps from Stampers Anonymous along with Adirondack Red Pepper and Lettuce Paint Dabbers. Once they were dry then I stamped another background randomly with Black Memento Ink. My plane was stamped and then fussy cut out and placed on my distressed  card base with pop dots after I stamped my sentiment on my card.
 I made small loops with my ribbon,  stapled the loops into place with my tiny attacher over a piece of distress Graphic 45 ABC Primer paper. I added it to my card base once I had my dog tag attached to the bottom of the ribbon. I hope you are enjoying your life journey. Hugs Pammejo

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Thinking of You Card with My Minds Eye/Prima Flowers

It seems like the last few days several of my friends/acquaintances have been hurting spiritually or been ill or have lost someone that they love. Then to top that we are remembering 9/11 and all that was lost there. I have to remind myself that God holds us in the palm of His hands and that our lives are in his will - with that being in mind  I made a couple of Thinking of You cards to send out this week using My Minds Eye The Sweetest Thing Paper Pad,  paper doilies and Prima flowers and stick pins. My "Thinking of You" is a Hero Arts Message stamp and I love the Inch Punch from EK Success that I laced my sheer ribbon through.
Even during difficult times paper crafting can still be away of making me smile. I hope you have a blessed day. Hugs Pammejo

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Happy Halloween with My Minds Eye

I made two cards today, one is heavily distress while the other is clean and simple. The Happy Halloween Card is made using the My Minds Eye Halloween collection. I distressed my pieces with Wild Honey, Seedless Preserves, and Frayed Burlap along with using a distress tool on the edges making sure to tear it as you distress it. I used My Minds Eye Halloween Stamp set for the skeleton tag, added some brads and ribbon to the tag that I punched out using my McGill tag punch. I placed it on my card base after I had my stamping and distress done.
The clean card is made with placing paper on the card base and adding ribbon and sticker from the layered sticker package which I placed on pop dots.  I hope you try both looks for your projects. Hugs Pammejo

Friday, September 7, 2012

Paper Patch Crafts Monster Mash Challenge

 Do you love challenges? I DO!!!! It seems at times it is the only way I can get anything do!!! So this week there is a challenge going on over at Paper Patch Crafts, all you need to do is make a Monster Mash Card, upload it to the events pages and you are entered to win.  I made two cards using the Stampendous Mumeek stamp and Autumn Words background stamp to make my cards along with Doodlebug Haunted House paper and Lily Bee Stationary Oatmeal paper.
 For my first card I thought I would try the Tim Holtz distress markers on the mummy stamp.
 Along with distressing the edges with my Tim Holtz distress tool and Chestnut Roan Ink.
 My second card I used my Copic Markers. I can't decided which of them I like the best but you can help me decide which one is your favorite in the comment part of the post.
On the eyes of the mummy and pumpkin I added a bit of Glossy Accent to make the eyes pop up a bit. Remember to tie your ribbon around your project prior to placing it on to your card base, it sure does make the card look extra special. Hugs Pammejo

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Imagine Card for Bo Bunny Card Challenge

Have you heard there  is a new card challenge for the month of September over at the  Bo Bunny Blog The card sketch is designed by Juliana Michaels. I fell in love with it and just happen to have the new Apple Cider Collection from Bo Bunny so I thought I would just do the challenge since it has been a while since I participated in on with them.
 I hope you like my take on the sketch. I love the die cut that I used for part of the sentiment. Sometimes it is hard to imagine the colors of fall, the crisp leaves as we walk across the yard and the cool breeze that begins to blow around us. We forget that it is a time to watch children play in leaves that were once raked into a pile, or a nice fire in the evening, hot chocolate, bonfires and roasting marshmallow. Can you tell I love fall!!!!
There are all kinds of dies out on the market to make rosettes but you can make them with your paper trimmer and scoring too. I cut two 1/2" strips and one 3/4" strip, scored them all on the 1/4" and accordion folded all three of the pieces. Once you have them folded, release them and glue each end of each strip together to form a circle. Press down onto a circle and glue into place. Add the Epiphany Bubble Caps to the top of each. Do you see the burlap, I added it under the scallop wheel barrow, love it. I hope you try the rosettes and also try the challenge over at Bo Bunny. Hugs Pammejo

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Spookyville Cards with We R Memory Keepers

Today I am showcasing two cards from the We R Memory Keepers Spookville Paper Pad. I am using some of the scraps from the banner I made for the Pediatric Specialty Care Blog Hop this weekend. If you would like to see it please scroll down to the next post.  My first card today is made with several different sheets of the paper from the pack and a SRM Sticker Halloween Sentiment.

You can see the depth of the card better in this photo. I used a 1 1/2" circle punch to form my scallops and placed them on my paper base, wrapped it with some lilac twill ribbon and placed it on my card with pop dots. I added my sentiment to some orange card stock and placed it in the right corner of the card. My edges are all heavily distress with Tuxedo Black Ink. OH!!!! the spiders come from the SRM Halloween Sentiment sticker sheet.

The second card I will  share with you I am  using the EK Le Oval Chain Punch to form the borders on the left and the right sides of the card. I placed them on some of the paper from the pack and glued them to the card. I added the October tag, placed it on orange card stock and put it on pop dots, added some orange twine from The Twinnery along with a chipboard piece from the sticker sheet. My favorite part is the fussy, flocked spider from the Martha Stewart sticker sheet. I love the fall and making cards from my scraps. Hugs Pammejo

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Halloween Spooktacular Banner Hop for Special Needs Children - September 1 and 2

Welcome to the annual Halloween Spooktacular Banner Hop for Special Needs Children!
I am delighted to join with more than 3 dozen other women who have each made at least one Halloween-themed banner that will be donated to hang in the room of a medically-fragile child at Pediatric Specialty Care in Pennsylvania.
Our Hop Hostess (Ellen CardMonkey Jarvis) works at PSC’s Bucks County site as Admissions Coordinator. The Banner Hop starts there, so please be sure to circle back to the beginning to see all of the terrific banners have been made for these very special children.

Ellen shared this information with us about Pediatric Specialty Care: “PSC is a very special place where children stay either long- or short-term, typically after hospitalization.  Most are dependent on ventilators and other technology to survive. Some have been born too early or with genetic diseases or birth injuries.  Other children suffer injuries later in life that require constant care later, including brain injuries from trauma or loss of oxygen (from choking, suffocation or drowning) and spinal cord injuries.

These children and their families -- and PSC’s staff -- will be thrilled to receive the Halloween banners, to help brighten the season when their friends and siblings will be out trick-or-treating.”
Here is the banner I am sending to a child at PSC:
I have participated in several of the banner hops and my heart just smiles knowing I am placing a smile on someone else heart. That the children's parents know that in our large universe others care and have compassion for their child. So if you came from The Glamorous Side of Scrapping with the talented Ashley then you are headed in the right direction and if you stopped by to see what is happening with Scrapbook Flair I would love for you to go Ellen's CardMonkey Blog to hop along with us.
For my banner I used the We R Memory Keepers Spookyville Collection for most of my banner. On the first banner I used a fabulous Fancy Pants Rub On  and fun dimensional spider from K & Company
The "B: is a combination of the We R Memory Keepers papaers, Fancy Pants cut outs and Doodlebug Owl. I added a fun twine bow to the top of the pumpkin and a Fancy Pants sticker border.
My fun bat is actually acrylic that I covered using glossy accent and added bling to the eyes and a fun banner to the front along with one of the K & Company spiders.

 Here is a closer look of the Fancy Pants Mummy and Pumpkin. I love the K & Company spider and tried to add them to all of the banner pieces.
 For my first "O" I placed one of the spider and web trails into the center of the "O".
 This burlap ribbon is from My Minds Eye, it made a fabulous bow and I had to add a spider to it. :)
 Cute little one eyed monster was added along with a Fancy Pants Halloween basket that I placed on to a piece of the We R Memory Keepers  paper and fussy cut it out before placing it with the monster.
 My second "O" I placed a fussy cute spook house in the center of the "O" and let one of the spiders hang over the front of it a bit. The ":Bump In the Night" and chandelier  is from Fancy Pants but the little owl is again from Doodlebug.
 Here is a closer look at the center of the "O".
 On my last banner piece is a die cut that I placed on pop dots so that the spider would be in behind it. I added some rub ons and die cuts for my sentiments as you can see in the close up of the sentiment.
Your next stop on the hop is with Janet Smith of LadyLuvBug, I know she has worked hard on her banners just as the rest of the designers, so if you want a real treat like I said take your time and make sure to go through all of today's blog hop. Tomorrow is another group of designers that you will be able to enjoy.

Also, so you know this Hop is two days (Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2), and on each day you will see different banners. Be sure to visit on both days to see the truly inspirational work of these generous bloggers, and leave some love (comments) on as many sites as you can – because if you do, you can up your chances to win some Spooktacular blog candy, including from these sponsors:
(Sponsor info to come, ASAP)...
Lisa Peters:
Lucy Kelleher:
Stampin’ Up:
Happy Scrappy:
To qualify, all you have to do is leave at least one comment on our Hostess’s site (www.cardmonkeyspaperjungle) to name which banner spoke to you – ghostly or not!  What made it appealing to you?  Leave additional comments on as many banner makers’ sites as you’d like for extra chances to win!  Prize winners will be announced on Monday, September 3 on the CardMonkey site, where there will be a round-up of all of the Spooktacular banners for 2012.