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Sunday, May 29, 2011

It's 5 o'clock somewhere! Card Patterns sketch #117

Good day.............with all the graduation parties we have to go to, this is sure a good sentiment!  This card was made using Card patterns sketch #117 which can be found here DRS Designs is their sponsor and will be giving away a $20 gift certificate to a randomly chosen participant.  You have until Friday, June 3rd at 11:59 PM EST to upload.  For this card I used DRS Designs  five o'clock somewhere greeting and their brush beach sunrise.  I stamped the image and colored with pearlescent watercolors.  Scalloped circle punches to layer and I made my own tag.  This was quick to come together.
Have a lovely holiday!

Pam

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Good day all!  My card today used the sentiment at DRS Designs Save the Drama for your Mama!  Also, I used their fun flip flops
My ink colors:  daffodil delight, orchid opulence, pixie pink, antique linen sponged for sand. 
Papers:  white, pixie pink, lovely lilac, black
Accessories:  primas, liquid pearls, label punch, dimensionals, twine

This sentiment reminds me of my girls....16 and 20 years of age.  I wish they'd save the drama for someone else!

I hope your weekend is dry and sunny!

Pam

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Happy Birthday music SCS challenge WT323

My card today was made for the SCS ways to use it challenge to incorporate music into our creations.  This is a fabulous new stamp from DRS Designs called Birthday Sheet Music.  I think it will be so versatile for a guy or girl.  The tiny happy belated birthday sentiment is also from DRS Designs.
Paper:  hazelnut tan, white, black
Ink:  antique linen, black
Accessories:  half pearls, giant prima, button, embroidery thread, ribbon, lace
Technique:  distressing

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A froggie thinking of you

My card today is for a couple of challenges.  SCS technique challenge TLC325 to make paper buttons.  My balloon is a paper button. And the other challenge is for the 365 Cards blog...which is a sketch keeping some white space.  Go check it out and participate....too cool and DRS Designs will be giving out a $15 voucher at the end of the week.  I used the following fun stamps from DRS Designs:  the singing frog, four flower background, vertical thinking of you sentiment and the ladybug background.  I used white, pear pizazz and black papers, corner rounder scissors.  For the button, I punched the flower 5 times, glued together and put CE on it and let dry about 1/2 hour.  Dusy durango ribbon and inks:  black, dustry durango, wild wasabi, soft sky and daffodil delight.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Speedy's Challenge #55

The challenge from Speedy the cat is to use monochromatic blues on our creations.  I went for quick and simple with this one!  I used MFP's new release, Here comes the Grad and stamped in paicific point.  Stamped the tassel in pacific point, cut out, layed on pp cardstock and popped up on dimensionals.  Used pp ribbon, too and snipped off each corner.  Took about 5 minutes to make.  I need to make loads, so the simpler, the better!

I love you Daisy!

Good Saturday morning!
I have to say that I am stuck on this fun, medium daisy bloom over at DRS.  I also used the background branch and I love you greeting.  I used pearlescent watercolors on leaves and daisy.  Paper pieced the daisy and some of the leaves.  Next, I stamped the three butterflies, painted with the pearlescent watercolors, cut out and popped up.  Stamped the sentiment and punched out with modern label punch, used some lace and a cute daisy charm (which was difficult to photograph). Lastly, the green layer is embossed with leaf folder that looks very similar to the stamped image. Thanks for taking a peek today!

Friday, May 13, 2011

MFP's blog hop day #4...We Remember....

Welcome to the MFP May Blog Hop! This month, we are releasing 4 NEW SETS!


Our New Sets are: Here Comes the Grad, Big Boy Toys, Magnolia Wedding, and American Made.For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

We have a NEW Blog Candy Contest! BE A GUEST DESIGNER!***

What do you need to do to qualify? Just comment on the Design Team blogs during the blog hop. The winner will be announced on the Mark’s Finest Papers blog on Saturday, May 14, 2011. ***See the MFP blog for all the contest rules and PRIZES!



FRIDAY, May 13, 2011: American Made

Emily-

Karen-

Patty-

Roxie-

Vicki-

Liz:

Claudine-

Dawn-

Guest Designer, Crafty Math Chick

Guest Designer, Pat

Marilynn-

Peggysue-

Connie –

Emily N.-

Neva

Silvia

Patricia

Chrissy
Karen K.
Pam

Mark’s Finest Papers


My card today used the wonderful, patriotic set called American Made.  I used not quite navy, real red and white papers.  With matching inks.  The sentiment was stamped was stamped in versamark and white embossed.  Ribbon and a star glittered embellie.  Lady liberty was cut out and layered on coordinating papers and is up on dimensionals.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

MFP's Blog hop day #2 Big Boy Toys

Welcome to the MFP May Blog Hop! This month, we are releasing 4 NEW SETS!


Our New Sets are: Here Comes the Grad, Big Boy Toys, Magnolia Wedding, American Made.For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

We have a NEW Blog Candy Contest! BE A GUEST DESIGNER!***

What do you need to do to qualify? Just comment on the Design Team blogs during the blog hop. The winner will be announced on the Mark’s Finest Papers blog on Saturday, May 14, 2011. ***See the MFP blog for all the contest rules and PRIZES!

WEDNESDAY, May 11: Big Boy Toys

Lois
Vicky
Dawn L.
Anne
Peggysue
Connie
Claudine
Dawn M.
Marilynn
Geri
Lynn
Emily N.
Patricia
Chrissy
Karen K.
Pam you are here
Guest Designer, Pat
Guest Designer, Crafty Math Chick
Mark’s Finest Papers



This set is so awesome.  It is really special to me as it reminds me of my dad's old Ford pickup.  So many memories of my dad and his old truck. He is gone now and this set surely makes me think of some happy times. I tried to capture it here and think I did a good job.  I may send this to one of my sisters.........they will appreciate it.
I stamped my image in burnt umber and used prisma color pencils and goo-gone to blend. My papers are all from MFP's:  black, vanilla, hazelnut tan and my dp is Cosmo Cricket's Wanted.  I used three giant eyelets and some awesome twine from MFP's.  The sentiment was hard to photograph, but I used the tire track with burnt umber stamped off and then stamped the sentiment over it.  I weathered all the edges. 
Thanks for looking and head on over to Pat's blog to check out her creation.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

You did it Grad!!!! MFP's Bloghop


My card used Here comes the Grad from MFP's. Awesome set with fabulous sentiments. I used brilliant blue, garden green and black ink. Papers: white, black, garden green and brilliant blue.

Welcome to the MFP May Blog Hop! This month, we are releasing 4 NEW SETS!

Our New Sets are: Here Comes the Grad, Big Boy Toys, Magnolia Wedding, and American Made.
For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!
We have a NEW Blog Candy Contest! BE A GUEST DESIGNER!
PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY!

All Blog Hop participants will have the chance to win a Month Long GUEST DESIGNER position on our Senior Design team! That’s right! ONE lucky winner will receive a Guest Designer package that will include June 2011’s Four New Release sets, a selection of Premium Papers, and beautiful embellishments. The winner will also receive a Guest Designer Watermark, Blog Button and have the choice to participate in the June 2011 Blog Hop!
What do you need to do to qualify? Just comment on the Design Team blogs during the blog hop. EACH DAY that participants comment on all the Design Team blogs, their name will be entered once in the random drawing. Each participant has the opportunity to have his/her name entered up to four times. (There are four days of the blog hop, so there are up to four entries per person.) The winner will be announced on the Mark’s Finest Papers blog on Saturday, May 14, 2011.
***WE ARE AWARE THAT SEVERAL LINKS WERE NOT WORKING ON THE DT MEMBERS' BLOGS. THE LINKS WORK ON THIS BLOG. IF YOU MISS A BLOG TODAY, IT WILL NOT EFFECT YOUR CHANCES TO WIN THE BLOG CANDY!
TUESDAY May 10, 2011- Here Comes the Grad
Lois
Vicky
Dawn L.
AnneConnie
Emily K.
Karen H.
Patty
Roxie
Vicki
Pam you are here
Liz
Geri
Lynn
Emily N.
Neva
Karen K.
Silvia
Patricia
Chrissy
Guest Designer Pat
Guest Designer Crafty Math Chick
Mark’s Finest Papers

Monday, May 9, 2011

Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge #53

Happy Monday!  My card today is for Speedy the Cat's Challenge which can be found here.  I used MFP's American Made which will be released tomorrow.  The Speedy's challenge is to use only paper and ink....no embellishments.  I stamped the eagle in versamark and embossed with silver. He is such a regal fellow!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Bee Well


It's gonna be a bright, bright, sun shiny day!!!!!  Colorado weather is awesome!  We are so lucky.  To celebrate the wonderful weather and getting to plant this weekend, I decided to go bold!  I used DRS Designs new releases:  polka dot background, medium daisy bloom, the happy bee and the Bee Well sentiment.
First, I stamped the daisies on vanilla card stock.  I cut two out and paper pieced them a bit off kilter.  Colored with only orange and pink pirouette.  Yellow chunky glitter used for flower centers.  The polka dot background was stamped in noir black as was the sentiment.
Papers:  vanilla, pink pirouette, bright orange, black.
I hope all the mom's out in blogland have a terrific mother's day!

Take care,

Pam

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

SCS color challenge: cherry cobbler, crumb cake, black


Happy Tuesday.  I hope everyone is experiencing some nice, Spring weather.  I am about to go out and walk my pooches.  The color challenge on SCS today is a pretty one.  Cherry cobbler, kraft or crumb cake, black and I used white as my neutral.  The dessert option is sparkly stuff. 
My father's day card was made using a sneak peek from MFP's called Big Boy Toys.  Isn't it awesome?  I stamped the image in black and colored in with pear pizazz, cherry cobbler and dabbed on some soft sky for the sky.  I painted champagne shimmers over the greenery.  Raised image on dimensionals and added the photo corners.  Embossed red layer and little photo corner...some rope for interest.
My second card uses another sneak peek from MFP's called American Made.  Lady Liberty is awesome.  Embossed card base with star embossing folder, punched out a few stars, added some black twine and for sparkle (that doesn't show) I used black rhinestones.  Sentiment stamped and punched out in an oval and layered.....
Have a great day!