Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Tuesday Trigger: Pretty Little Petits Fours with Inspired by Stamping

Hello everyone, I  hope you feel creative today!!!!  Have you had a chance to create along with Moxie Fab Trigger Challenge? Well, Cathe extended the Pretty Little Petits Fours inspiration  another week so you still have time to play along.  So head over to the Moxie Fab blog and find out how.
                                                  Here's a look at this week's Trigger inspiration
                                             And here is my take on the inspiration.
I used Inspired by Stamping Fancy Circle Stamps to stamp my Happy Mother's Day sentiment along with a new stamp that create the small squares, it will be released later on in May so keep an eye out for the new releases from Inspired by Stamping.
I create all my flowers using an EK Flower Punch, rolling them on my McGill Molding Mat and stylus. Once I had them all rolled I added them to my card front with a bit of glue and place a gemstone in the center.
I created my background using a barn wood embossing folder and I love bows so of course I had to place a small bow next to the sentiment.
I also try to carry the theme over into the inside of card so there will be a beautiful place to write a sentiment, after all it is a Happy Mothers Day Card.
I hope you try your hand at the Moxie Fab World Tuesday Triggers they are so much fun to do. Hugs Pammejo

Supplies: Inspired by Stamping Fancy Circles Stamps, Barn Wood Embossing Folder, EK Mini Flower Punch, White Card Stock, Brown Ink, gemstones

Masculine Birthday Cards with MME and Inspired by Stamping

Do you ever find it hard to make masculine birthday cards...well, I found this fabulous My Minds Eye Handsome 6 x 6 paper pad at my local craft store and think it is perfect for making them. Notice the vintage train, I placed one piece of paper with the train at the bottom of my card and then took a second sheet of paper and fussy cut the train out, inked the edges with brown ink and placed it to the front of my card with pop dots. My "Happy Birthday" stamp is from Inspired by Stamping Fancy Circle Set.
After I got all my layers on my second card I fussy cut the "You are so Handsome" sentiment from a sheet of the paper pad, and placed it on my card front with pop dots. I place my Inspired by Stamping Creative Tag stamped sentiment at the bottom of my card. I hope you enjoy my inspiring masculine cards that I am sharing today. Hugs Pammejo
Inspired by Stamping: Creative Tags and Fancy Circle Set
My Minds Eye Handsome Paper Pad
Black and Brown ink
Pop Dots, Adhesive

Saturday, April 27, 2013

My Studio - Still in the Making

I have had several request to see where I do my creating so I thought I would share my studio with you today. It is still in the making, I need curtains and going to make a Creative shelf over the window, which I think will be kind of cool. Anyway...here is what you see as you walk in the door, my desk and two 6 foot bookcases.
On the wall that the door is on I have an Ikea Expidite cabinet that I love, my containers are from Target. lol when I tell people that my studio colors are black, pink and a dirty yellow color, they wrinkle their noses but I think it works well together and it makes me happy.
I have a small spray station to keep my sprays and re-inker on.
My friend Christine gave me this fabulous idea for my clear stamp, I love my Clip It Up but am thinking I will need to be getting another one pretty soon.
We R Memory Keepers Lucky 8 punches are huge, that is all I have to say, so they have to have their own cube and bin.
I had a sweet friend make me a Dream Box and it is full of fabulous goodies
This is my embossing shelf with folders. In the numbered tins I have sentiment wood block stamps.
I love EK Success Border punches and this is the way I store them.
This is on the opposite wall, I just love my farm table and it has become a great work center. I have my Cricuit and Cameo stored on one of the shelves which is very handy. All the option tubs are full of layouts, paper or card making supplies.
My vintage window was recently shared on Where Women Create...made me so happy to see it there and my Altered Rabbit was from my Spring Altered Blog Hop I hosted with 13 other very talented designers.
I found these shutters a few years ago and love how they have become a display for some of my creative aprons
I love the blending tool holder I found this winter when we were visiting a fun scrapbook store in Florida. I just love vintage findings don't you.
My Making Memories Shelf is full of stickles, buttons, flat flowers, buttons, oh and yes candy!!!! Can't create with out candy!!!!
My Cosmo Cricket hand piece quilt frame is a favorite project I made a two years ago, I shared it on Cosmo Crickets facebook and they were quick to ask to share it on their blog.
 In the inside of my closet I have a smaller Ikea Expidite cabinet. I store my We R Memory Keeper Albums in here, along with photos and other fun items.
The green tubs contain my Christmas papers and the Orange is for fall/Halloween. Makes it so easy to find. 
Don't you love my Memories Suitcase and it fits perfect in a room for a creative soul like me. I hope you have enjoyed a tour of my studio. Hugs Pammejo

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Beautiful You Layout with Couture Creations

Today I would love to share with you a layout of my youngest grand-daughter Annie on our youngest sons wedding day.
I just loved the Nesting Picture Frame Die Set from Couture Creations, so easy to use and such a unique look that it gives to your project. Do you see the scallop circles they were made from the Nesting Scallop Circle Die and placed under the pattern paper.
I started by first cutting my photo using the Picture Frame Die by placing it on my die cutting machine so the photo would be in the center of the die.
I did a second cut using my Picture Frame die but this time I cut a piece of pattern paper, once I had both the paper and photo cut I set them to one side.
I used my Couture Creations Fubu Embossing Folder and a piece of brown Core'Dinations paper to make embossed two small pieces of paper.
Using my Sanding Block from Couture Creations I lightly sanded over the top of my paper to expose the kraft core of the paper.
I just love using misting mask and decided I would add a bit of detail to my patten paper with some distress paint.
I love, love the foam tape and wanted to let you see how I placed Annie's photo up above the frame using a few strips of the foam tape.
I used my precision scissors to cut two butterflies from my papers, rubbed the wings with Pink Glitzin' Glamour. Once the Glitzin' Glamour was dried I glued the bodies together and bent the wings up so it would look like a butterfly in flight.
Here is another look of the frame and the embossed pieces, along with some of the pretty Pink Gemstones. Don't you think they are perfect for the layout of Annie.
I hope you try your had at using your embossing folders and die cuts on your layouts, it definitely gives your project more depth. Hugs Pammejo. 

Couture Creations Products:
CO723215 Making Picture Frame
CO723041 Nesting Scallop Circle
CO723306 Embossing Folder Fubu
CO721963 Foam Tape
CO721955 Precision Scissors
CO721957 Self Healing Cutting Mat
CO721969 Pink Glitzin' Glamour
Pink Gemstones

Other Products:
Bubble Mask
Pastel Layered Flowers
Distress Paints
Jewelry Baubles
Wooded Chippies
Funky Swirl Rhinestones
Pattern Paper

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Sending Smiles with Bo Bunny and Heartfelt Creations

I am sending you a great big "Smile" today....don't you just love the sentiment from Inspired by Stamping. It quickly becoming one of my favorites. The Bo Bunny Prairie Chic is just so me and made the perfect card to go along with the Heartfelt Creations Tattered Collage background sentiment.
I stamped the Tattered Collage a twice on pattern paper, coloring the flower and leaves in with Copic Markers. The first stamped pattern image I placed on a strip piece, corner chomped all of the edges of the card.  I colored in the flowers on the card base and on the second stamp pattern paper that did. On the second stamped image I fussy cut the flowers and leaves out, adhered some to the top of the stamped base piece. I rolled some of the flowers with my petal roller and mat to give my flowers dimension prior to placing them on my card front. I placed the stamped image onto my card base with pop dots after I had tied a twine ribbon around it. Once I had the flowers and leaves on to my card front I put a little Glossy Accent to the center of the flowers.

Bo Bunny Prairie Chic Collection
Heartfelt Creations Tattered Collage
Inspired by Stamping Trendy Circle Sentiment
Glossy Accents
Brown Twine
Brown and Black Ink
We R Memory Keepers Scallop Chomper
Cream and Pink Card Stock

Monday, April 22, 2013

Mojo Monday 290 with Inspired by Stamping

Today is the sketch challenge with Mojo Monday Blog and what a fabulous sketch that Carole has done. I so love it and know I will be doing more cards using the sketch in the future.
I made my card using My Minds Eye Springtime 6 x 6 paper pad and Inspired by Stamping Big Wishes II stamp set. I embossed my "Happy Birthday to you!" with Seafoam embossing powder after I had stamped it on to my card base.
I placed small flowers on each of the squares and added a fun pinwheel to my card to give it a bit more dimension.

Inspired by Stamping Big Wishes II 
My Minds Eye Springtime Paper Pad
Seafoam Embossing Powder
EK Flower Punch
Epiphany small circle epoxy bubble
red gemstones
White and red cardstock

Thursday, April 18, 2013

So Blessed Card with Couture Creations

I am so excited to share with you my "So Blessed to Have You in My Life" Card using some fabulous Couture Creations products.
I started by cutting a strip of Meadow Core'dinations paper, using the Hepburn Embossing Folder and embossing it by running it through my die cut machine.
The best part is it has a small slit in the fold so you can do a continuous feed of your strip of paper, all I can say is "genius".
Once I removed my strip from the Hepburn Embossing Folder I sanded  over the top with my Couture Creations Sand Block to expose the inter core of the paper.

I cut two nesting frames from Couture Creations Scallop Rectangle Nesting Dies, one from the yellow pattern paper and the other from a piece of white card stock to stamp my sentiment on.
I used the Couture Creations Nesting Scallop circles and die cut as many as I could from a piece of the 6 x 6 pattern paper. 
Using my Precision Scissors I cut each of the scallop circle, cutting every other scallop going toward the middle, making sure not to cut through the middle. I rolled each scallop using my stylist from the Handheld Essentials kit to roll my flowers on to a molding mat, tipping the edges of the flower pieces after they were rolled. I inked the edges of the flowers with brown ink to give them a bit more depth, placing them together with a small piece of the Roam Mounting Tape.
I layered my pieces together with Foam Mounting Tape and adhesive, adding a Pearl center to each of the centers with my Precision Tweezer.
 Here is a side view of my card so you are able to see the depth of the card.
I used more of the embossed strip that I had made at the beginning to finish my the inside of the card. I think it is as important to finish the inside of your card to give it a more complete look, Hugs Pammejo

Couture Creations Products
CO723041 Nesting Dies Scallop Circle
CO723047 Nesting Dies Scallop Rectangle
CO723289 Elegance Collection Embossing Folder Hepburn
CO721956 Precision Scissors
CO721961 Foam Mounting Tape
CO721957 Self Healing Cutting Mat
CO721983 Double Sided Tape
CO723060 Sand Block
CO721954 Precision Triangle
Handheld Essentials

Other Products
Kraft & White Card Stock
Meadow Core'dination Paper
Green and White Twine
Sentiment Stamp
Black & Brown Ink
Corner Chomper
Molding Mat