Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Surprise ANNA!!!! Time to Celebrate!!!!
 I am so excited to be celebrating a Cyber Baby Shower Party for my friend Anna and the birth of her sweet baby boy Leo.

Anna-Karin Evaldsson is a very special member of the Eileen Hull Inspiration Team. Last year there were a lot of changes in her life, including a move from one continent to another and just a few months later, a new baby! Leo arrived weeks ahead of schedule (and just 20 minutes after reaching the hospital!) but thankfully he and Anna-Karin are both doing well. 

We want to show Anna-Karin how special she is to us, so we are giving her a virtual baby shower today to celebrate Leo's birth! Even though we can't be with her, we send our love and a special crafty surprise. We invite you to visit each team member/shower guest's blog to see what they created for this new little guy. 

If you have a message for Anna-Karin, please visit Eileen's blog to leave your well wishes in the comments- then she can read them all at once. Thanks for being part of our celebration!
Anna, I made a set of baby storage Canisters so one can store many things a baby might need in them.
 I began by die cutting 3 canisters from Eileen Hulls Canister Dies and cutting two of them to be a bit shorter than the original canister and base coated them with Hanna Yellow Media.
 Sprayed each of them with Yellow Green Mister, dabbing with a paper towel and doing all four sides.
 Once dried I repeated with Turquoise Shimmer Mister, dabbed with a paper towel and again allowed them to dry.
 Once dry I placed decorative Washi Tape here and there around the canisters.
Finally, mixing a bit of Cerulean Blue Media with the Paste Paint I applied it to the canisters using the Doily Stencil from Deco Art. Hope you are enjoying the baby canisters so far Anna, now I had to decorate them to make them extra special for Leo. 
 I used the Graphic 45 Bride and Baby Papers for the photos in the frames and on each side of the box.
 Along with making a lot of these fun style roses made by hand.
I love the chip board borders I had in my stash so I cut them up and added some to each canisters.
 Anna here is two photos of the middle canister, love the little metal baby embellishments so I just had to add a few to each of the canisters.
Of course Anna...all baby projects have to have a few ABC's added to their pieces.
 For the smallest of the canisters I added a bit of "Love" as well as making sure that it also had a bit of wood chippie border....
and more Roly Poly Roses as well as metal.
Here is a look at the top. I did the the doily stencil on the top to give it more blue as well as adding little blue blocks that I painted with a mix of Cerulean Blue and Translucent White Media. I always love to use ribbon so I put some pretty blue and white twine around the base of the blocks
Anna I hope you have enjoyed my Cyber gift to you and baby Leo. Party on by stopping by Donna's Blog next. Hugs and may God Keep His Blessings on you, your family and baby Leo. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to stop by Anna-Karin's blog and welcome baby Leo too.
Check out the rest of the Design Team's awesome creations!

Eileen Hull Canister Die
Sizzix Mat Board
DecoArt Cerulean Blue, Hanna Yellow and Translucent White Media
DecoArt White Paste
DecoArt Doily Stencil
DecoArt Turquoise, Primary Yellow and Yellow Green Misters
Washi Tape
Graphic 45 Bride and Baby Papers
Random Metals, Chip Border, Twine, Frames, Sticker Letters
Craftwell Cut N Boss
Xyron Adhesive
Pop Dots

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Thinking of You Card with Die-Namites

Good morning, it is Pam today sharing my Thinking of You Card using the gorgeous Regal Doily Die (DN-1119).
I love inks and distress techniques on my projects so my Thinking of You Card has both ink and distress. I began by first distressing the edges of my paper pieces, inking them and adhering them to the front of a Kraft card base.
Die cut pattern paper using Die-Namites Regal Heart (DN-1119). Once the heart is cut out adhered it to the top piece of Kraft paper and fussy cut around the heart. Ink around edges of Regal Heart. Wrap a piece of sheer ribbon around the distressed and inked mat. Place on top of card with pop dots. Add Regal Heart to the top and add brown epoxy dot.
Here is a closer look at the Die-Namites Regal Heart (DN-1119), lovely isn't it?
Until next time...I hope you try your hand at getting inky and distress with Die-Namites Dies. Thanks for stopping by. Pammejo
Brown Sheer Ribbon
Deco Corner Chomper
Brown Ink
Brown Epoxy Dots
Pop Dots

I'm so happy to be a Die-Namites Design Team Member and help promote their wonderful products. They so generously supply us with so many fabulous dies to work with like those that I'm using today.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Hey There Card with Graphic 45

Hey There...do you hear the birds singing outside, the flowers are starting to pop out of the ground and buds on the trees. Well, at least it is here in Memphis.... What better way to spend the morning but making a fun card using Graphic 45 Botanical Tea, it just sings of spring.
 I used the Design Grid Embossing Folder and some brown distress Cor'dinations paper along with my Cut N' Boss. 
Layer all the distress Botanical Tea pieces on front of card base.
 Using some fabulous Xyron adhesive place pattern paper on to card base.
next place half piece doily die cut into the Xyron "X" Sticker Maker and place just under the distress Botanical Tea Journal Block.
Finally add a stamped sentiment that has been stamped on a distressed and matted piece of Botanical Tea papers, add to front. Add a fun flower, a few fussy cut butterflies from the paper pad along with a layered stamp and some enamel gemstones. Hugs and enjoy the beautiful spring day. Pammejo
Paper Smooches Stamp
Black and Brown Ink
Distress Tool
Random Flower, green sheer ribbon, brown enamel dots
Pop Dots

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Dance int he Rain Artist on the Block with Eileen Hull - Go Green

 "Dance in the Rain Artist on the Block" is my Go Green Block for March. I love the stamp sentiment and thought it would be perfect for my block I made using Eileen Hull's XL Scoreboard.
 I began by first covering my block using "new discover" Wendy Vecchi Crackle Texture Paste thanks to the Art With Heart Design Team. I am tickled pink over how it crackles....
 Once honeycomb stencil is removed and crackle paste has completely dried. I inked first with Wild Honey Distress Ink....
and then again with using Peeled Paint Distress Ink, misting lightly with water and dabbing off. 
Here is a closer look at the crackle paste when dried and inked. The gorgeous flowers are made using Heartfelt Creations Posy Patch Flowers Stamp Set and two shades of Copic Green Markers, fussy cut and layered together.
 This is one side of my "Dance in the Rain" I used a large metal knob and a few letters to say "Fly".  Don't you love the little butterflies...
 I stamped several, well lots on to white paper and colored them with Copic Markers. Fussy cut them out and layered them together at the bodies so the wings would look like they are in flight.
Lastly, on the other side of the "Dance in the Rain" Block is a better look at the layered butterflies along with the flowers that I created.
Well, I hope you love my Garden "Go Green" Box and play along with us on the Art With Heart Challenge, I can't wait to see what you create.
Copic Markers
Stylus and Blossom Mat
Metal Box Corners

Monday, March 16, 2015

Hippity Hoppity with Die-Namites Challenge & Dare Sketch

I am so excited to share with you my first post on the Die-Namites Spring Design Team and what better way to start a new team but with a challenge...
Using this amazing sketch designed by Tonya Gibbs. 
I began by placing my Graphic 45 paper and journal piece that I had distressed to the front of a 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" card base.
I began by running both the Blooming Carnation and Flowering Branch Die-Namites Dies through my Cut N' Boss.
Cutting two of the Blooming Carnations dies out...
 Cut apart....
 Using your Xyron "X" run cut pieces through. 
 Take off adhesive paper and layer together to form two tone carnation.
 Place flower on card front along with Blooming Branch pieces that you have cut into smaller pieces and run through the "X". Add sheer bow and some gemstones to flower centers. I hope you are inspired by my "Hippity Hoppity" Card and check out Die-Namites Dies as well as all the inspiration on the blog and don't forget it is
 NOW it's your turn-grab your Die-Namite Dies 
and create a card using this months sketch!
Details, HERE.

Green Ribbon
Distress Tool
Tiny Attach 
Card base
Use at least one Die~Namites Die in your creation. 
 Use the SKETCH! It can be interpreted (loosely or exactly) as a card, layout or altered piece! 
Incorporate the DARE into your creation.  
Mention the Die~Namites Die you used in your blog post. 
Link back to the Die~Namites Die. You have until the last day of the month to post your creation on your blog and link up to this post.  **PLEASE add a link to your direct post, not your entire blog.*
Each participant will receive one entry into our random drawing
for each entry into the challenge.
A random winner will be chosen from eligible participants for a
$25 Gift Certificate to Die~Namites Dies.

I'm so happy to be a Die-Namites Design Team Member and help promote their wonderful products. They so generously supply us with so many fabulous dies to work with like those that I'm using today.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Happy Birthday Card with Craftwell

 Good Morning!!! I amon the Craftwell Blog today sharing with you one of the Teresa Collins fabulous new mini embossing folders....how fabulous is this one.
 I began by first running brown card stock through my Cut N' Boss using a Label Die from Spellbinders.
 Once cut embossed the die cut piece and a border piece for the inside of my card using Teresa Collins mini embossing folder.
Distress the edges of the base pattern paper as well as the embossed piece and adhere together.
Adhere the layered pieces to the front of a cream card base. Add a small die cut piece that has been cut using another of the dies from the Luscious Labels Die Set, add a Happy Birthday Sticker and mat. Place matted piece on card front with pop dots.
I added a flag sentiment along with a yellow sheer bow to finish the front of my Happy Birthday Card. 
To finish the card...add the strip was embossed using Teresa Collins mini embossing folder along with a journal die cut. Love making the inside of my cards as special as the outside. I hope I have inspired you to check out the fabulous products here at Craftwell Hugs Pam
Craftwell Cut N'Boss
Craftwell Teresa Collins Embossing Folder
Craftwell Teresa Collins Mega Runner
Prima Marketing Leeza Gibbons Collection
Core'dinations Brown Card Stock
Cream Card
Yellow Sheer Ribbon
ALSO: If you would love to see another of Teresa Collins Mini Folders check out last weeks post HERE!!!