Friday, February 28, 2014

Home Sweet Home with Altered Pages

Today I am excited  to share I am a Guest Designer on the Altered Pages Blog today. I would like to share my Window Book Chipboard Book I designed for SinCity Stamp using Graphic 45 French Country that you can get in Altered Pages Store.
I love that you get the squares with the Window Chipboard Book and used a couple of them to add photos to when I decide what I want to use my book for....
this little butterfly comes with the book along with other chipboard pieces...I punched out some circles from the French Country Collection, added a bling and then covered it in Glossy Accent.
I love hidden pockets, so I made one on my page....stamping with the Pam Bray's Fall Collection Stamp Set both the filigree and dragonflies...
 Here is the inside of my pocket, again using a stamped dragonfly from the stamp set.
All the sunflowers are fussy cut from the French Country paper with some being layered while others are just adhered in place. 
My favorite part of the French Collection is that it has a lot of paper that you can make your own fun embellishments and border elements for your projects. 
 I love Glossy Accent and love the dome shape it gives to my items.
Here is a closer look at SinCity Stamps Fall Collection Filigree....
I stamped my French Country paper after I applied it to the top of the page. 
Stamping a several dragonflies to blue paper from the collection, adding Glossy Accent to half of the dragonflies, once dry...fussy cut them out and adhere together at the body of the dragonfly so the wings can be lift up. 
 I always do my pages together so there is unity in the look of the book...
I added another pocket and added a few tags to my page making sure when I glued my sunflowers that I made sure not to glue the tops.
I love side few photos so you are able to see how the pages all flow together using the Graphic 45 French Country Collection from Altered Pages Store.
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial on my Home Sweet Home Chipboard Book and Fall Collection Stamps from SinCity Stamps using Altered Pages products, I encourage you to check out each of their stores. Hugs Pammejo
Altered Pages French Country 8x8 Paper Pad - Graphic 45
SinCity Stamps Window Chipboard Book
SinCity Stamps Fall Collection Stamps Set 
Graphic 45 letters
Glossy Accent
Glue Stick
Various Ribbons and metal knob

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Smile Everyday Card with We R Memory Keepers

"Smile Everyday" what a fabulous sentiment from Technique Tuesday Ali Edwards Stamp Sets....I love how it works with the Simple Spring Papers and Embossed Stickers from We R Memory Keepers. I love Spring and this week with having 70 degree weather makes me yearn for it but I am aware it is only the end of Feb and see we still have a few weeks of winter left plus the bluebirds haven't arrived to build their family nest. I made three strips to the front of my card from two different pieces of the Simple Spring Papers (since the border strip is the back part of one of the papers), stamped a journal piece and added it to the front of my card with pop dots. Place a beautiful yellow sheer bow to the side and added a few gemstones. I also used the butterflies from the Simple Spring Embossed Sticker Sheet but because their was only two on the sheet I need to fussy cut an extra one from a piece of the Simple Spring Butterflies Paper, I folded  the wings up at the body so it would look like they were in flight so make sure to only adhere the body to the card front. I hope you try fussy cutting some of your images from your papers, they make fabulous embellishments to your projects. Hugs Pammejo
We R Memory Keepers Simple Spring Papers and Embossed Sticker Sheet
Technique Tuesday Ali Edwards Favorite Memories Stamp Set and Ordinary Days Stamp Set
Yellow Ribbon
Clear Gemstones
Pop Dots

Sunday, February 23, 2014

"Together" with Couture Creations

Today I would love to share my "Together is My Favorite Place To Be".....I made it for part of Jan Project Life...I love how the Connexion Intricutz Die from the Sophia Collection wraps the Large Vintage Girl Embossing Folder....
I started my 6" x 8" by first embossing a pieces of Sage Green Kraft Distress Core'dination paper with the Large Vintage Girl Embossing Folder...
sanding it lightly with the Couture Creation Sanding Block....
I did a second Large Vintage Girl embossed piece using white card stock and fussing cutting out the center with my Couture Creations Precision Scissors....I took Wild Honey Distress ink and a dauber to distress the white oval once I had my sticker in place....
I ran the Connexion Die three times through my die cut machine so I would have plenty to wrap around the oval once I had place it on my card front using Couture Creations Double Sided Tape.
 Here are is a closer look of the Large Vintage Girl Embossing Folder and Connexion Die
I had to let you see all of my fun little flowers that I the centers...the gemstones from Couture Creations is amazing....
I hope you enjoyed my 6" x 8" project life piece and that you will try to add some embossed pieces as well as die cuts to your Project Life Albums.....Hugs Pammejo
Couture Creations Products:
CO723506 Connexion Die from Sophia Collecion
CO723447 Large Vintage Girl Embossing Folder
CO721961 Foam Mounting Tape
CO721955 Precision Scissor CO721957 Self Healing Mat CO721986 Handheld Essentials
CO723060 Sanding Block
CO723039 Precision Trimmer

Monday, February 17, 2014

Let's See That Hoard Challenge....Craft Hoarder Anonymous Challenge Blog Group #1

What do you Hoard...well today begins our second challenge on the Let's See That Hoard!!! It is a Color Challenge with a twist. Pick the thing or things that you seem to hoard the most, and using the color scheme shown, create a project that showcases your hoarded item or items. Do you hoard buttons, beads, ribbon, papers, stickers? Show your hoard and link up your project on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog but remember to use only the ones that match the color scheme! You can link up your projects on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog by going HERE.
Here is our color theme for this challenge....
I have hoarded these Unity Stamps for 5 to 6 years...finally was inspired to get them out and use them since the winter tints and image made me remember here is my take on the challenge....
I started by stamping the image onto blue cardstock with white paint...reloading the stamp each time...and then for a faint look of the image I would stamp again so only a light image would appear....I spattered white paint with an old gives a great look.....
My paper is from Bo Bunny which I have held onto these little scraps for a couple of years, lol but it went perfect with my grand daughters photo...and as you get to know me and my style you will see I love to fussy cut and add lots of dimension to my projects...even used some Pearl Pens...won't tell you how long I have them... I hope you have a great time looking Group A projects today and remember that is fun to have a chance to win a PRIZE ......
Our prize package for Challenge #2 is from Shari Czerwinski, a Close to My Heart Rep. Her blog is: The prize is valued at over $85 retail. So make sure to link up your projects, remember to read the RULES HERE for the challenges and link your projects HERE,
Remember to mark your calendars and stop back by Feb 24 to see Group B projects. Hugs Pammejo
Group A
Donna Idlet -
Glenda Brooks -
Gloria Stengel -
Karen Zueger -
Pam Bray -
Tammi Bennett -

Group B
Amber Milone -
Christy Butters -
Debbie Seyer -
Ginny Nemchak -
Jan Marie Ennenga -
Kathy Clement -

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Shape Card Challenge with Northridge Publishing

I am sharing a Cupcake Card I made for the Shape Card Challenge with Northridge have until Feb 22 to entry your I know for me I would love to see what everyone comes up with....I love challenge and the best part is that Craft Junction will give the winner/winners a $10.00 gift certificate to their store. I used We R Memory Keepers Hip Hip Hooray Collection and an old Lifestyle Crafts Cupcake Die to make my card with, I love all the layers that the die creates...I just think it is so cute and will make a perfect gift card for my grandson birthday that is coming up quickly.
Here is the inside...I fussy cut the balloons out and placed them on wire so that they would be stable as they came out of the cupcake, added a bit of We R Memory Keepers Twine....placing some on pop dots to give additional all I can say is run and look at your dies, Circuit, Silhouette or other thought to make a shape card and email your projects to  Enjoy!!!! Pammejo
We R Memory Keepers Hip Hip Hooray Collection
We R Memory Keepers Twine
Lifestyle Crafts Cupcake Die

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine Wreath with Couture Creations

Hi Pam here today on the Couture Creations Blog...I know we are a bit past Valentine's Day but that is alright since this is a new Lasting Love Die from the Glamour Day Collection that will be available in March/April it is time to place it on your must have list....Love the fabulous wreath it made, so simple and yet so elegant....
 I started by die cutting several pieces in different colors of pattern paper.....
 then glued them on to black cardstock.....I fussy cut them all out with my Precision Scissors....
setting them to one side...I covered a 11" circle from cardboard and covered both sides with black card stock, using the xacto knife from the Handheld Essential Tool set to cut the inter circle out....
I placed some to the hearts on the wreath with Double Sided Tape and then others on with Foam Mounting Tape.
 This is a closer look at how they are layered randomly on to the wreath base....
Hope you enjoyed the wreath today and get your Lasting Love Die as soon as it is available.....Hugs Pammejo
Couture Creations Products:
CO723713 Lasting Love - Glamour Day Collection
CO721961 Foam Mounting Tape

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Be Mine with CSW Distributors

Today I am sharing with you a card I made for Valentine's Day but I am sure you can use it for anytime by just changing out the is really easy to make and yet it looks like you have taken a lot of time ....that is what is so great about embossing folders and dies that you can get from CSW Distributors.
I started by embossing my Burgundy Kraft Distress Core'dinations paper with the Great Almanzo Embossing Folder and then lightly sanding it off with my Sanding Block, adhere to the top of a cream colored card base. Add a chevron pattern paper to the bottom of the card along with a border.
Cut two large Ivy Doilies from the Ivy Set. Cut one in half and place over the border, then add the second one to the top of the card with Foam Mounting Tape. Add a beautiful bow, a couple of hearts, baubles, a sentiment and you have just created a lovely card....I hope you have enjoyed my card and try using your embossing folders and dies in new and fun ways. Hugs Pammejo

Couture Creations Products:
CO723444 Great Almanzo Embossing Folder
CO723222 Ivy Set Doilie

CO721985 Double Sided Tape
CO721955 Precision Scissor
CO721957 Self Healing Mat
CO723039 Precision Trimmer
CO723060 Sanding Block
CO721986 Handheld Essentials

Monday, February 10, 2014

Craft Hoarders Annoymous Challenge - Challenge 1 Week 2

Welcome to Challenge #1 "What's Your Style" with Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog....this week you will get to see what the fabulous Group B Designers have as they show you their style and their hoard of a favorite supply or two.....
I know you will love all that they have to entry was last week.....Click HERE to see the details but here is my project.  I call my style layers with lots of dimension, if you have time I know Group A would love for you to stop by and check out their styles also......
Group A
Donna Idlet -
Glenda Brooks -
Gloria Stengel -
Karen Zueger -
Pam Bray -
Tammi Bennett -
NOW for the FUN can play along with the CHACB and show us your STYLE!!!! You can find all the details and Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Rules HERE and make sure to link up.....we would love for you to follow the CHACB but it isn't necessary....but remember that we will be having two challenges each money and you never know their could be a fabulous PRIZE like the one that is being given for our first Challenge make sure to come back often and play along.....Hugs Pammejo
PS My CSW Distributors Candy Box post is the next post on my blog so please scroll down. Have a great day. Pammejo

Candy Pillow Box with CSW Distributors

Are you ready for Valentines Day...well today I would like to share with you how to make this sweet Candy Pillow Box....start by making the box, I actually have a Pillow Punch Board from WRMK so it makes it easier to make but I know there are other avenues for a pattern that is similar.
Cut two from the Pillow Box Punch Board....
fold printed paper into shape, adding Double Sided Tape to seal the edge and
one end leaving the other open to place 3 mini candy bars inside....On the second trim off the curved ends so it will form a belly band....
Place one the Scallop Circle Nesting Dies in the center of the belly band and run through your die cutting will have the opening you need to see the pattern paper when you are done. BUT FIRST....
Run the belly band through with the Confetti Embossing Folder,,,,,
 Lightly sand with you Sanding Block...wrap belly band around all ready formed Pillow Box and decorate....
I hope you enjoy making candy containers this Valentines and hope it will be a sweet day for all...Hugs Pammejo
Couture Creations Products:
CO723287 Confetti Embossing Folder
CO723041 Nesting Scallop Circle Dies
CO721985 Double Sided Tape

CO721955 Precision Scissor

CO721957 Self Healing Mat
CO723039 Precision Trimmer
CO723060 Sanding Block
CO721986 Handheld Essentials
Taupe Pearls