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Saturday, August 27, 2011

It is a Froggie Day!

Happy Saturday to everyone in blogland!  I was feeling rather froggie today and DRS   Designs has some fabulous stamps that fit rather well! 
For my first card here, I chose the Singing Frog, Birthday Sheet Music and Polka Dot background.  My paper colors are very vanilla, certainly celery and brocade blue.  The froggie was stamped and painted with pearlescent watercolors and then cut out.  He's up on dimensionals.  I made a bouquet using the brads and some baker's twine (which is hard to see in this photo). 


My second card showcases our Frog on a Log.  from DRS Designs.  Also, I used the Woven Plaid background and Treat for You! Greeting.  I stamped the frog and painted with pearlescent watercolors and then cut him out and popped him up on the scallop circle.  I made the sun by punching a circle and then free hand cutting the rays and gluing them on.  The sun is popped up.  Some thin navy ribbon and a button finish this card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Pam


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Speedy the Cats Friends Challenge #69-embossing

Good afternoon, bloggers!  Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge #69 this week is to emboss....it can be dry or heat embossing.  I chose to use MFP's set Sand. Surf. Relax. and stamped the main image in versamark and embossed it in black.  I colored the image in with sahara sand, river rock, crumb cake and baja breeze.  The sentiment was stamped in burnt umber.  I used some linen thread and an edge punch.  I doodled around the edge and added some mesh...which is difficult to see here........
Thanks for lookin'!

Pam

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Okay, I just need to start by saying that I made this card before I saw Julie's post yesterday....I guess we have a golf themed weekend!  My husband golfed yesterday and is planning a be in a tournie over Labor Day. 
I made this card for Jeff's partner whose birthday is Monday.  The Happy Birthday on here is actually the end of a funny sentiment from DRS Designs and the rest is inside, "You're not over the hill, You're on the back nine.  Happy Birthday!"...it is called the Back Nine Greeting.  I stamped my golfer duff in noir black and colored him with river rock, baja breeze, sahara sand, so saffron, blush blossom and a bit of poppy parade on a blender pen for his cheeks.  The sky was done with a scallop circle mask and tempting turqoise and wild wasabi for the grass.  The kraft layer was stamped with the lines o' plenty background in wild wasabi.  I punched a big circle and embossed it with the Sizzix dot matrix embossing folder to make it resemble a golf ball.  Rounded the top corners of the main image and added some so saffron ribbon.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Pam

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Speedy the Cat's Challenge #68-distressing

Happy Hump Day to everyone in blogland!  I made this card for Speedy the Cat's challenge #68 which can be found here.  The challenge this week is to make a distressed card.  I made this for a fellow SCSer's husband.  He just got out of the hospital.
I distressed all layers with the exception of the card base and then wiped them through the not quite navy inkpad.  All papers are from MFP's.
Have a great day!

Pam

Saturday, August 13, 2011

A cupcake inspiration!

Happy Saturday!  Though today is the last day, DRS Designs is sponsoring the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge and I wanted to get this posted as I thought the cupcakes chosen for the inspiration here, were awesome.  I had so much fun doing this.  It took me 24 hours as I stamped and then doodled with liquid pearls and glitter stickles.  As a finishing touch, I added the border.  Okay, so I posted it and then realized it closed at noon!  Best of intentions!

Have a fabulous Saturday evening!

Pam

Faith

Good Saturday everyone!  I hope it is just what everyone wants!
My card today features the following stamps from DRS Designs sea grass and faith open heart greeting.  I stamped the grass in versamark and embossed it in black.  Next, I masked off the sun and the top and bottom in order to brayer on marina mist for the water.  Then I masked that off and brayered the sky in this order:  apricot appeal and pink passion.  I sponged some soft suede for the sand and then masked and brayered on sahara sand.  The sun was sponged with daffodil delight.  The rest of the greeting is on the inside of the card and is "Faith is opening your heart and closing your eyes."  I added some white gel pen accents to the grass and water.
Have a great day.

Pam

Friday, August 12, 2011

MFP's Blog Hop Aug. 12th Day #4

Hello! Welcome to the August 2011 MFP New Releases Blog Hop!

This week's new releases are:Black Eyed Susans for Encouragement, Butterflies and Wisteria, Forest Gifts, Fun on the Farm .For your convenience, all these sets are available TODAY at Mark's Finest Papers.

So, do you want to WIN today's Featured Stamp Set:Fun On The Farm? (If you don't want to wait to win, you can always purchase the sets right away! We'll substitute a set from NEXT month's release if today's winner has already purchased this set!)

For your chance to win: Comment on the following Design Team members' blogs TODAY before midnight EDT. There will be ONE random winner chosen from the comments on today's Blog Hop blogs. That winner will win Fun On The Farm. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's MFP blog post.

Emily, Nancyruth, Neva, Silvia, Faith, Claudine, Dawn, Marilynn, Patricia, Chrissy, Karen, Pam (You are here), Joanne, Kittie, Markie, Mark’s Finest Papers

Today is the last day of our blog hop!!! This was a super fun one.  I adore this new set and thought I'd keep this one simple with pink, black and white.  The inside says, "Have chicken instead!"  Too cute.

 
I couldn't resist and did another one!
Good luck to you all!
Pam


Thursday, August 11, 2011

MFP's blog hop Aug. 11th day #3

Hello! Welcome to the August 2011 MFP New Releases Blog Hop!

This week's new releases are:Black Eyed Susans for Encouragement, Butterflies and Wisteria, Forest Gifts, Fun on the Farm .For your convenience, all these sets are available TODAY at Mark's Finest Papers.

So, do you want to WIN today's Featured Stamp Set: Forest Gifts? (If you don't want to wait to win, you can always purchase the sets right away! We'll substitute a set from NEXT month's release if today's winner has already purchased this set!)

For your chance to win: Comment on the following Design Team members' blogs TODAY before midnight EDT. There will be ONE random winner chosen from the comments on today's Blog Hop blogs. That winner will win Forest Gifts. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's MFP blog post.

Emily, Nancyruth, NevaFaith, Claudine, Dawn, Marilynn, Patricia, Chrissy, Karen, Pam (you are here), Joanne, Kittie, Markie, Mark’s Finest Papers


I hope everyone is doing lots of commenting so they can win this fabulous set!.  I had fun creating both of these cards and good luck to you all!
Pam



Wednesday, August 10, 2011

MFP's Aug. '11 Blog Hop Day 2

Hello! Welcome to the August 2011 MFP New Releases Blog Hop!

This week's new releases are:Black Eyed Susans for Encouragement, Butterflies and Wisteria, Forest Gifts, Fun on the Farm .For your convenience, all these sets are available TODAY at Mark's Finest Papers.

So, do you want to WIN today's Featured Stamp Set: Butterflies and Wisteria? (If you don't want to wait to win, you can always purchase the sets right away! We'll substitute a set from NEXT month's release if today's winner has already purchased this set!)

For your chance to win: Comment on the following Design Team members' blogs TODAY before midnight EDT. There will be ONE random winner chosen from the comments on today's Blog Hop blogs. That winner will win Butterflies and Wisteria. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's MFP blog post.

Lois

Vicky
Dawn
Anne
Peggysue
Connie
Linda
Karen
Patty
Roxie
Vicki
Liz
Geri
Lynn
Mark’s Finest Papers

Wow, second day of our blog hop!  Good luck and I hope you're lucky!
My card today was stamped in noir black and painted with pearlescent watercolors.  The background was sponged in with baja breeze as was the sentiment.  The butterflies were stamped and painted with pearlescent watercolors as well and cut out.  A spiral notebook punch was used on the dp from Making Memories called Just Chillin'..lastly, I added some embroidery thread along the punched edged of the dp.  Thanks for taking time to look and again, best wishes!
Pam

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

SCS Color Challenge

The colors over on SCS today are red, yellow, kraft and for dessert, green leaves.  Any shades of these colors as well.......quite fun, I must say!  These sets are brand new releases from MFP's and they are available for release!  Come play in our blog hop starting today through Thursday for a chance to win some fabulous stamps!
Have a great day!
Pam



MFP's Blog Hop Aug '11 Day 1

Hello! Welcome to the August 2011 MFP New Releases Blog Hop!

This week's new releases are:Black Eyed Susans for Encouragement, Butterflies and Wisteria, Forest Gifts, Fun on the Farm .For your convenience, all these sets are available TODAY at Mark's Finest Papers.

So, do you want to WIN today's Featured Stamp Set: Black Eyed Susans for Encouragement? (If you don't want to wait to win, you can always purchase the sets right away! We'll substitute a set from NEXT month's release if today's winner has already purchased this set!)

For your chance to win: Comment on the following Design Team members' blogs TODAY before midnight EDT. There will be ONE random winner chosen from the comments on today's Blog Hop blogs. That winner will win Black Eyed Susans for Encouragement. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's MFP blog post.

Lois

Vicky
Dawn
Anne
Peggysue
Connie
Linda
Karen
Patty
Roxie
Vicki
Liz
Geri
Lynn
Mark’s Finest Papers

Hi there Bloggers!
Can you believe it is August already?  Our set featured today is fabulous and I had fun making this card.  I just wish the brown glitter I used in the center of the flowers had photographed better.  I colored the flowers with crushed curry and peach parfait and the stems with wild wasabi.  The butterfly was painted with pearlescent watercolors.  The dp is from Cosmo Cricket's Mini Deck and is called Social club-it can be purchased at MFP's.  A bit of hardware, brads and some ribbon finish it off!
Best wishes on winning today's set!
Pam

Saturday, August 6, 2011

A doggie dilemma

I decided to make a birthday card to celebrate my birthday yesterday!!!  This pooch makes me happy and can be found at the DRS Designs online store here.  I used DRS Designs doggie dilemma dog with fence, have a pawsitively  birthday greeting and the dog paw background.  I used soft sky and a scalloped circle to make the clouds.  The image was also colored with old olive, crumb cake, close to cocoa and soft suede.The background strips were stamped in burnt umber.  I took a piece of twill tape that came on my daughter's new bath wrap and inked it up with close to cocoa and frayed the edges.  Stamped a couple of extra paws and punched out with a circle punch.  I cut the sentiment up and it is on dimensionals.
Happy day to all!

Pam