Friday, November 30, 2012

Together with Simple Stories

Today is sketch day with Scrapbook News and Review. I would love to share with you my interpretation of the sketch. I used Simple Stories Harvest Collection to create my layout. I named my layout "Together" because my sweet husband and I have been together since we were 16 years old and I just loved this photo of us when we visited Vancouver.
 Here is the sketch that is being used from My Sketch World. I fussy cut the circles from two pieces of the  Homemade Happiness paper sot that the circles and the geometric pieces would match up once I had them fussy cut out. I placed the geometric pieces on pop dots once they were cut and added a few wood buttons here and there to give my page some more character.
I always ink my pieces, it will help your pieces to stand out on your pages, so if you have never tried it take the time to try it on you next project. Make sure to try your had with the sketch. Hugs Pammejo

Thursday, November 29, 2012

WINNER!!! All Things Altered Winter Blog Hop

Carol Clarke you are the winner of the All Things Altered Winter Blog Hop. Carol wrote: "Pam, An amazing project. Thanks for the tip on enlarging a stamped image. It seems so obvious now but I would never have thought of it! You have inspired me to start digging through my scrap drawer to create my own wintery project. You are doing an amazing job organizing these events. Thanks, Carol"

Please contact me with your email address so I can send out your prize package. Thanks for hopping along with us. Pammejo

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Cameo Pine Cones

 My first try at making a pine cone on my Cameo. It was super easy and I love the 3 D look of them. Think I may have to make a basket full of them. I first uploaded the pine cone image into my library. Make sure to separate the images so they will cut clean. Cut on Card Stock 80lb, 5 pressure to cut out your card stock.
I added a bit of Liquid Applique to some of the pieces to give a look of snow, make sure to heat it up with your embossing gun so it will become puffy. I hope you try some of the dimensional images on your Cameo. Hugs Pammejo

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Live the Life You've Imagined Card

 As I wake each morning I am reminded how good my life really is. I think that even before I seen the Life's Possibilities stamp I knew that I needed to 'Live The Life I Imagined", to make each day count and to remember those around me as well as to take the time to remember myself. This could sound harder to do than it really it is....but my motto has been for many, many years that each moment we live we create a memory and we can either have good or bad memories. I really try to make them good but occasionally a bad one will fall into my life, when that happen I thank God that He is molding me a bit more with every opportunity.
 I made my card by first distressing the card base with Festive Berry, Pumice Stone, Salty Ocean and Wild Hone Distress Stains, stamping the Mixed Media background stamp on the card base with black ink and then cutting a doorway out of the Hambly Herring Bone Screen Print. I stamped the clock in the middle of the door using the same stamp set that the rain man was in. I stamped his umbrella in some Memento red ink to make it pop from the page.
I hope you are inspired by the picture that is the inspiration piece from Scrapbook News and Review as I was and try to create a project from it. Hugs Pammejo

Friday, November 23, 2012

All Things Altered Winter Blog Hop - Novemember 23 -25

Today is our highly anticipated "All Things Altered Winter Blog Hop". We are so excited that you have decided to come and hop through the blogs today. I am so thrilled over the feedback we have received all year long on the "All Things Altered Hops" and how everyone can't wait to see what our fabulous group of designers come up with next. So grab yourself something to drink, a snack and enjoy being inspired. Here is the line up of the designers and their blogs.
Blog Line Up:
 1.) Pammejo -
2.) Nicole-
3.) Gloria -
4.) Irit -
5.) Debbie -
6.) Jennifer -
7.) Jess B. -
8.) Barbara -
9,) Eileen -
10.) Candice -
11.) True -
12.) Pinky -
Please go to each blog, leave a comment and leave a way to contact you for your prize/prizes since a lot of the designers are giving away prizes. Good luck and have fun. 
 I decided to alter a 14 x 14 frame that I found on a clearance rack for 7.00 dollars. I love snowman, so I dedicated my frame to an altered work using one.
 I placed a piece of My Minds Eye "All Bright"  on the piece of cardboard to begin with.
 Next, I stamped the Stampendous Snowman on to computer paper with black ink, enlarged it to 285% and copied onto My Minds Eye paper that I cut down to fit into my printer, fussy cutting it out once it was copied.
 I needed at least a hundred (100), yes a hundred (100) pine leaves for my project and what better way to do it but to find an image and cut them out with my Cameo. Easy Peay as they say. If you don't have a Cameo, you can purchase a punch from EK Success or maybe find one to use on your die cut machine or Circuit.
 I cut the leaves out of two different pieces of pattern green paper, gluing them on the snowman following the stamped image lines. (Make sure to just place gle on the bottom of the leave since you want them stand up a bit)
 I added a fun piece of paper for his hat along with some gold pine cones I found at Hobby Lobby,  cut his nose from a tree off of a piece of Bo Bunny paper and accordion fold it before placing it on his face. His coal eyes and buttons are Prima bling. Don't you love his little lacy collar? I added a Christmas metal to the his collars as well as on to the skewer that the snowflake and banner is attached to. 
 I love to fussy cut, so my border is made with multiple layers along with some gemstones for the center of the flowers and a twine bow on the birds hat.
My banner is done the same way.  The snowflake is from Tim Holtz Snowflake Die, it is so pretty and so very versatile to use. Look in your stamp stash and see what you may have to use to make a Christmas Frame for yourself or as a gift. I hope I have inspired you and are ready to see what the very talented Nicole from Canadian Nickel Scrappin has to share with you. Of course all blog hops need a prize and here is the prize I will be sending out to one lucky winner. Again, please leave a comment on each designers blog and a way to contact you. Hugs Pammejo
Blog Line Up:
1.) Pammejo -
2.) Nicole-
3.) Gloria -
4.) Irit -
5.) Debbie -
6.) Jennifer -
7.) Jess B. -
8.) Barbara -
9,) Eileen -
10.) Candice -
11.) True -
12.) Pinky -

Count Your Blessings Card with Reminisce

Everyday should be a day of counting your blessings and I have many blessings to count. 
I would love to share with you a card I made using the following sketch from Scrapbooking News and Review along with the beautiful fall papers from Reminisce. I love to distress most of my projects with the Tim Holtz distress tool and add ink to the sides. Take time and check out the other projects that will be on the SNR Blog today and try out the following sketch for yourself AND.....
Always remember to "Count Your Blessings".

Thursday, November 22, 2012

November 23 -25 is the All Things Altered Winter Blog Hop

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!!!! November 23 is the beginning of the All Things Altered Winter Blog Hop!!!! After a day feasting on our Thanksgiving meals and favorite desserts and then a day of shopping on Friday. Grab a cup of coffee, a cold beverage, some leftovers and join us in the hop on Friday!!!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

What's Up Card

 Do you ever look around to see inspiration and then try to create a project from it? I created a card from being inspired by a photo that had to do with sound. I thought sound, what could possible make a lot of sound, that is when I remember my Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Hot Air Balloon Stamp and thought it would be perfect. If you have never heard a hot air balloon well let me tell you they are loud especially when there is a field full of them being aired up. I used We R Memory Keepers Antique Chic 6x6 pad of paper because I liked the small word text on one of the pieces of paper and a die cut sheet that was in the pack. I thought the small text just screamed out what a hot air balloon might look like.
 I double stamped and cut my balloon out on the paper, fussy cut both stamped pieces and layered them together with pop dots. I also used black twine from The Twinery to attach the basket to the balloon, adding a few gemstones never hurt and what better saying then "What's Up" from The Stamp of Life Hello 2 You set.
Like I said I had an inspiration piece and here it is. My piece looks so much different than the inspiration but it is what I envision when I thought of sounds. I hope you look around an find an object to inspire you or may use this inspiration that was shared with by Scrapbook News and Review. Hugs Pammejo

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

"Gobble, Gobble, Gobble" Turkey Candy Jar - Workshop Wednesday

 CANDY!!! CANDY!!! CANDY!!! I want to share a simple and fun candy jar today using My Minds Eye Blackbird Collection and Impression Obsession Stamp that I am sharing with SNR for the Workshop Wednesday post.  The turkey just looks like he had way to many of the candy corns and all he can do is "wobble, wobble, wobble" from his sugar overload. He is simply a fun stamp.  I picked him up at Hobby Lobby along with the jar.
 I stamped my turkey with Memento Ink onto white card stock and colored it in with my Copic Markers, then punched him out with a circle punch. I used Pumice Stone Distress Ink and a blending tool to ink all of my pieces including the turkey.
Using a fun font sticker alphabet stickers place the letters to the tag and die cut. Place them on the jar front and tie to the rope jute that I wrapped the lid with a bow. I hope you look at your local craft store or maybe you already have one and make yourself a fun candy jar for the holiday. Remember though if you "gobble" to many candy corns you will also "wobble". Hugs Pammejo

Jar/Container, My Mind's Eye Blackbird Collection, Impression Obsession Stamp, Memento Ink, Pumice Stone Distress Ink, Copic Markers, Brown Jute Rope, alphabet stickers

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Challenge 33 - Color Me Happy

My friend Christine told me about a fabulous color challenge over at Challenge Me Happy. I just have to enter my layout for consideration for the fabulous prize. Finger crossed..... Hugs Pammejo

Friday, November 9, 2012

Sweetness Layout with My Minds Eye

Don't you love mosaic, that is what this layout sketch reminded me of that I got off the Scrapbook News and Review Blog. I never do layouts of myself but I thought what the heck and so this is what I came up with....
I call it "Sweetness" not because I am sweet, LOL but because of the time we had at Van Dusen Botanical Gardens in Vancouver. Everything was so beautiful and the smell of all of the blooms were just so sweet.
I love Kraft papers and I remember that I had this My Minds Eye collection, so I had to pull it out and use it. Don't you love the chipboard pieces, I know I do. I added a bit of brown twine to the buttons and to the border that I punched out using my EK border punch.
For my companion page I just kept up with the theme of the mosaic only I did it my way.
It truly was a fabulous day and I think of it often as one of the "Best Days Ever" that I got to share with my sweet husband and dear friends.
I can't help but to smile at how silly we were all being that day. It was truly a blessed day in Vancouver. So, if you have never tried working with mosaic I hope these layout encourage you to try it out and make sure to check out SNR and see what other inspirations you will find. Hugs Pammejo

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Thankful Card

 Have you ever thought about all the things you have in your life to be thankful for? Sometimes we just think of the big things like family, friends, home, etc.... But we need to stop and think about everything around us like the nice comfy chair we have, a tall drink of cool water, the smell of our meals being prepared. Today the inspiration on SNR is on being thankful and I would like to share with you the card I made to send to my family and friends but more importantly to say thank you to each of you that come not just to my blog but to every area of my life.
Here is a closer look at the front of my card, it is a fabulous rub on from Pink Paislee Amber Road Collection.  It really does express how "Grateful" and "Blessed" I am. I thank God everyday for my family, friends and I want to make sure as we are coming up on our Thanksgiving season that all know how I feel. Hugs Pammejo

Monday, November 5, 2012

Pickin My Pumpkin using BoBunny Apple Cider

I made a fabulous layout from the following sketch that is being featured on Scrapbook News and Review today. I am using Bo Bunny Apple Cider Collection, if you haven't figured out by now I am a big fan of paper collections. It is a super way of getting several projects done at once.
Here is the layout that I used just in case you don't have the time to pop in at SNR to grab it, but I know they would love for you to visit and check out all of the projects that are being shared.
I love to distress almost all of my projects, this is what I did to the "Crisp, Days of Fall" Sticker and mat before I placed them on pop dots. There are several different distress tools on the market but my favorite is the Tim Holtz distress tool. I am addicted to making these rosettes, make them and place them on almost everything. :) I have placed the tutorial on my blog at different times but if you haven't seen it you can send me a message and I will share with you how super easy they are to do.
My scallop circle is actually part of a piece of the paper that I fussy cut out and placed in the corner along with some fussy cut pumpkins, stickers and "Pickin" letters that I cut out using Storybook ABC form Quickutz.
Like I said I love using collections so while I was at it I went ahead and made a companion layout. I still have to do my title which will be "at Priddy Pumkin Farm" since this is where my grand-daughter got her pumpkin. I added my mats with placing the two on the right on pop dots along with some of these fabulous pumpkins from Bo Bunny Layered Pumpkin sheet. I hope you have enjoyed my interpretation of the layout sketch and try it out for yourself. Hugs Pammejo

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Paper Issue Challenge with Hero Arts

My entry for the challenge at Paper Issues. All you need to do is like Hero Arts and Paper Issues on facebook and leave a comment but there is a blog hop that you would enjoy doing also. I used this Hero Arts Wreath stamp to show you the possibilities. Whether with Color Pencils and Gamasol.
 or with Copic Markers 
or with Tim Holtz Distress Markers you will enjoy this stamp.
So I hope with whatever stamp you select that you will look at lots of possibilities of using it. Hugs Pammejo

Autumn Frame with Memory Box

 Wow.... are you ever ready for the time to change? I know today has come early for me, the clock is reading 5:27 and all I know is that I am very thankful for the coffee bean this morning. :) I do love the changing of the seasons and fall is my favorite time of the year. I love the colors of the leaves as they change, the crisp air, the excitement of all of the holidays and a time for me to really decorate my home. Today I want to share with you a frame I made for just that purpose. I bought a couple of dollar frames at my local craft store and painted them black. I used mostly Memory Box products to decorate the frame with - stamps and papers and some metal butterflies from the jewelry department.  
I love to distress, so I did that on the edge of the stamped background piece using my distress tool  after I had inked it up with Tim Holtz Distress Inks but FIRST make sure to colored your leaves with Copic Markers.  Do you notice the little bit of stickles on the leaves, I think it looks like a bit like dew drops that we see on most leaves early on fall mornings. I hope you have a wonderful fall day and enjoy all the attributes of the fall season. Hugs Pammejo