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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Speedy the Cats friend's challenge #87: anything goes!

I made this for Speedy the Cats Friends Challenge #87-anything goes.  Also made for SCS WT355 which is to use beads.  I love this Winter Crocus set from MFP's a Heinrich Co.  Quite versatile and with some fabulous sentiments.

Take care,

Pam

DRS Designs Challenge #5: Snowflakes

Good morning and welcome to the 5th challenge for Thursday over at DRS Designs!  Their challenge today is to use snowflakes.  I did a quick card as I have company coming from out of state. Dry embossed the textured teal layer with the snowflake folder and using the 4 in 1 snowflakes, stamped one snowflake in craft ink and embossed in white.  The vertical thinking of you was stamped in bermuda bay.  The white snowflake is on dimensionals and a few rhinestones were added to finish it off.  Looks prettier IRL! Head on over to the DRS Designs blog and play along...you could be a winner!

Take care,

Pam

Thursday, December 22, 2011

CAS for FOSTV and SCS WT354

I made this card today for two challenges.  SCS WT is to use a digi image.  I don't own any so I computer generated the little sentiment and flowers on the oval.  The other challenge is for FOSTV challenge 12 a CAS card.  I used the brand new set from MFP's a Heinrich Co. Winter Crocus.....lovely set.  I colored it up with pearlescent watercolors and used a strip of Cosmo Crickets Wanted dp.
Enjoy your day!
Pam

DRS Designs Thursday Challenge #4: heat embossing

My card today features DRS Designs Three wisemen peacke image 504K and their woven plaid background stamp 613P.  Our challenge on this busy Thursday before Christmas is to heat emboss. The image was inked up with craft so saffron and craft choco chip and clear embossed.  I then sponged the sky with a combo of brocade blue and not quite navy.  The sand was sponged in with sahara sand.  The plaid was stamped in not quite navy and sahara sand.  White, not quite navy and hazel nut tan papers used and it was finished off with my favorite lace!  If you get a chance in the hustle and bustle of your day, come on over to the DRS Designs blog and play along!

Pam

Thursday, December 15, 2011

DRS Designs Red, Green and white Challenge

My card today is for DRS designs Thursday challenge.  Today it is to use green, red and white on our creations.  I chose the Bootprints in the snow for my main image and the snow background on my always artichoke layer.  I stamped the main image in burnt umber and then colored a bit of the trees in with always artichoke.  The smoke was colored in with light gray, the sky done with a sponge in not quite navy and the snow on trees and foreground was painted on with champagne shimmer paint.  I sponged the edges with cherry cobbler and it was sponged a bit thicker on the bottom.  Cherry cobbler seam binding for the ribbon and I used a portion of the Silent Night sheet music for my sentiment. A tiny bit of red smooch was painted onto the trees. The main image was put on dimensionals.  Papers:  white, always artichoke and cherry cobbler.

Have a great day!

Pam

Day 3 of MFP's a Heinrich Co. Blog Hop: New Pines

Hello! Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's December Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Pucker Up Featured December 13
Pussy Willows Featured December 14
Ice and Snow Featured December 14
New Pines Featured December 15

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! We will announce all four winners on December 16, 2011 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. The winners will be chosen at 11PM EST on Thursday December 15, 2011.

Lois
Vicky
Anne
Connie
Linda
Karen H.
Patty P.
Geri
Dawn M.
Marilynn
Chrissy
Karen K.
Pam (you are here)
Debbie
Brenda T
Bonnie
Harriet
Tammylee
Silvia
Mark's Finest Papers

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

MFP's a Heinrich Co. Day 2: Pussy Willows & Ice & Snow



Hello! Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's December Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Pucker Up Featured December 13
Pussy Willows Featured December 14
Ice and Snow Featured December 14
New Pines Featured December 15

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! We will announce all four winners on December 16, 2011 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. The winners will be chosen at 11PM EST on Thursday December 15, 2011.

Lois
Vicky
Anne
Connie
Linda
Karen H.
Patty P.
Geri
Dawn M.
Marilynn
Chrissy
Karen K.
Pam (you are here)
Debbie
Brenda T
Bonnie
Harriet
Tammylee
Silvia
Mark's Finest Papers

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

MFP's a Heinrich Co. Dec. Blog Hop Day 1: Pucker Up



Hello! Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's December Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Pucker Up Featured December 13
Pussy Willows Featured December 14
Ice and Snow Featured December 14
New Pines Featured December 15

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! We will announce all four winners on December 16, 2011 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. The winners will be chosen at 11PM EST on Thursday December 15, 2011.





Lois , Vicky , Anne , Connie, Linda , Karen H., Patty P., Geri , Dawn M., Marilynn , Chrissy , Karen K., Pam (you are here), Debbie , Brenda T, Bonnie, Harriet , Tammylee, Silvia

Thursday, December 8, 2011

DRS Designs Thursday Challenge #2 polka dots

Happy day!  DRS Designs has started a challenge for Thursdays and this week it is to use polka dots.  Go check it out here along with the other designers cards.  I used the polka dot background and then the main image was stamped more than once with the triple tree with snow in noir black.  Sponged in the sky with soft sky and then bermuda bay was sponge daubered on the trees and around the edges.  A scallop circle punch to cut the image out and layered with bermuda bay and black.  Lastly ribbon, a couple of glittered snowflakes and glitter added for the snow. 
Have a great evening!  I am hosting 44 girls from the high school swim team in a couple of hours.

Pam

Friday, December 2, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Happy December to everyone!  It is my pleasure to be posting for DRS Designs today where there are lots of wonderful images to help you create some beautiful things for the holidays~
My card today features our pinecone image 506K and the Happy Holidays greeting 515C.  I stamped the sentiment in brown, punched it out and smeared red ink around the edge...and layered with another punched oval in old olive.  All vanilla, brown and old olive layers embossed with the lattice folder.  Main image fussy cut to add interest.  Image stamped in brown, colored with close to cocoa, crumb cake, old olive and berries added with smooch.  Second layer was stamped with our pine bough 467K and done in the same fashion.  Some simple red ribbon and I call it good!
I hope everyone is able to find time to enjoy the little things during this holiday season.
Have a terrific weekend!
Pam

Saturday, November 26, 2011



The race is on! Quite honestly, I am not much for the "race", the hustle and bustle of the holidays....especially as I get older! I made this for the free for all challenge over on SCS which was to make a black Christmas/wintery card for black Friday. I used DRS Designs Tree Line border 981P and the greeting portion of Traveling Afar 501K. I stamped the trees and sentiment in versamark and embossed in white. Some little snowflakes punched and clear rhinestones added, an edge punch and some lace...........

Take time and breathe! That is what I keep telling myself!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Pam

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Day 3: What a Fox: MFP's a Heinrich Co. Blog Hop


I stamped my image in gray, sponged in brocade blue for the frozen stream and then added crystal effects to achieve the look. Flower soft was added to the trees.

I hope you have all had fun on the hop and good luck!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Pam

Hello! Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's November Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Peaceful Nuthatch
A Trip to Lancaster
What a Fox

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day! We will announce all three winners on Thanksgiving Day. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. The winners will be chosen at 11PM EST on Wednesday November 23, 2011.

Lois
Vicky
Anne
Connie
Linda
Karen H.
Patty P.
Geri
Dawn M.
Marilynn
Chrissy
Karen K.
Pam(that's me!)
Debbie
Brenda T.
Bonnie
Harriet
Mark's Finest Papers Blog

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Day 2 A Trip to Lancaster: MFP's a Heinrich Co. Blog Hop




Hello! Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's November Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Peaceful Nuthatch
A Trip to Lancaster
What a Fox

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day! We will announce all three winners on Thanksgiving Day. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. The winners will be chosen at 11PM EST on Wednesday November 23, 2011.

Lois
Vicky
Anne
Connie
Linda
Karen H.
Patty P.
Geri
Dawn M.
Marilynn
Chrissy
Karen K.
Pam(that's me!)
Debbie
Brenda T.
Bonnie
Harriet
Mark's Finest Papers Blog

Monday, November 21, 2011

Day 1: Peaceful Nuthatch for MFP's a Heinrich Co. Blog hop


Hello! Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's November Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Peaceful Nuthatch
A Trip to Lancaster
What a Fox

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day! We will announce all three winners on Thanksgiving Day. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. The winners will be chosen at 11PM EST on Wednesday November 23, 2011.

Lois
Vicky
Anne
Connie
Linda
Karen H.
Patty P.
Geri
Dawn M.
Marilynn
Chrissy
Karen K.
Pam(that's me!)
Debbie
Brenda T.
Bonnie
Harriet
Mark's Finest Papers Blog

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Apache Blessing

Happy Saturday!  I hope everyone is settling in for a wonderful Thanksgiving week!  It is by far my favorite holiday and I enjoy this time to just be GRATEFUL.  Grateful for all of the people in my life and for my life!
My card today features a new greeting from DRS Designs called Apache Blessing and the image is the Silhouette Hiker.  I stamped the images in black and brayered the colors on in the following order:  from the top I used summer sun cameo coral and pink passion.  From the bottom, I brayered a bit of pink passion.  I had masked the sun....so removed the masked and sponged in summer sun.  I brayered summer sun and cameo coral on the sentiment and both were sponged around the edges with black.  I finished it off with a photo corner, yellow and pink twine and a few buttons.  

Have a blessed Thanksgiving Holiday!

Take care,

Pam

Monday, November 14, 2011

Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge #81 Our favorite technique

Hello to everyone in blogland!  I have been a wee bit absent for a while as I've been busy visiting potential colleges with my daughter.  It is nice to be back!
My cards today were done for Speedy's challenge this week that can be found over on the MFP's blogspot.  It is to make a card using our favorite technique.  I would have to say that one of my most favoritest (haha...not a word) techniques is to use pearlescent watercolors in my creations.  I cleaned my craft room last week and am trying to use up some things.  I came across some mulberry paper and decided to paint on it with pearlescent watercolors.  I stamped both images in noir black and then watercolored them.  I wet the edges of the tree in order to give the distressed appearance.  For the nuthatch, I used scissors and trimmed around it.  Both images were applied to the cardstock with a glue stick.  I sneaked the sets from MFP's a Heinrich Co.  Trip to Lancaster and Peaceful Nuthatch that will be released very soon.

Have a great evening.

Pam



Friday, October 28, 2011

Day 12 of Speedy the Cat's 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop


Speedy the Cat at Mark's Finest Papers likes to get a head start on special Christmas gifts and memories for friends and family. He gathered the design team at Mark's Finest Papers to bring you 12 days of exciting paper crafting gift ideas to get that holiday mojo flowing. The hop runs for 12 consecutive days, starting October 17th! Begin your holiday hop at Speedy's home base, the Mark's Finest Papers blog and relax with a cup of eggnog (or sprig of catnip, your choice) as Speedy leads you though a short, daily
hop. You'll find your holiday paper crafting ideas and supplies at Mark's Finest Papers.
Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop! We have four samples each day for our hop! Please visit each of the following blogs for holiday inspiration! Start off tomorrow on the MFP Blog for more inspiration!
Day 12 Post-It-Holder Oct 28
Joanne
Debbie M
Pam (that's me)

Our projects today feature altered post-it note holders.  I chose a 3 1/2 x 5" triple acrylic frame that I purchased with my 30% off coupon at Kohls!  I used our new Cardinals in Winter stamp set from MFP's.  I colored the center image with markers and blender pens and used a sponge for the blue sky.  Such fun and reasonable gifts to share with family and friends!

Pam

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Day 9 of Speedy the Cat's 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop

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Speedy the Cat at Mark's Finest Papers likes to get a head start on special Christmas gifts and memories for friends and family. He gathered the design team at Mark's Finest Papers to bring you 12 days of exciting paper crafting gift ideas to get that holiday mojo flowing. The hop runs for 12 consecutive days, starting October 17th! Begin your holiday hop at Speedy's home base, the Mark's Finest Papers blog and relax with a cup of eggnog (or sprig of catnip, your choice) as Speedy leads you though a short, daily hop. You'll find your holiday paper crafting ideas and supplies at Mark's Finest Papers.
Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop! We have four samples each day for our hop! Please visit each of the following blogs for holiday inspiration! Start off tomorrow on the MFP Blog for more inspiration!
Day 9 Altered Legal Pad Oct 25

 Dawn M., Patty P., Carol, Pam (me)
Thanks for checking back in today!  My project for today actually turned out to be a composition notebook.  Another fairly easy item to alter.  Choose your papers, stamp set and embellies and you're good to go.  I used MFP's new set this month called Cardinals in Winter.  You can't see in this photo, but there is glitter on the pine boughs on both the jar and the notebook.
Pam

Monday, October 24, 2011

Day 8 of Speedy the Cat's 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop

Speedy the Cat at Mark's Finest Papers likes to get a head start on special Christmas gifts and memories for friends and family. He gathered the design team at Mark's Finest Papers to bring you 12 days of exciting paper crafting gift ideas to get that holiday mojo flowing. The hop runs for 12 consecutive days, starting October 17th! Begin your holiday hop at Speedy's home base, the Mark's Finest Papers blog and relax with a cup of eggnog (or sprig of catnip, your choice) as Speedy leads you though a short, daily hop. You'll find your holiday paper crafting ideas and supplies at Mark's Finest Papers.
Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop! We have four samples each day for our hop! Please visit each of the following blogs for holiday inspiration! Start off tomorrow on the MFP Blog for more inspiration!

Day 8 Stamped Candle Oct 24
Pam
Debbie M
Lois
Linda




Good morning!  My candles are featuring just a couple of the new releases from MFP's.  I had never tried this before and I am absolutely thrilled with how it turned out.  It is REALLY easy to do.  Stamp the image you want on your candle onto tissue paper and color it up (if you desire, but not necessary) with whatever medium you chose.  Cut the image out closely...not leaving much extra tissue.  Next, lay it on the candle where you want the image.  Place a piece of wax paper tightly over the image.  Using your heat gun, burnish the image into the candle.  You can tell when you're done as you won't see the tissue paper anymore.  The wax paper helps to distribute the heat.
For these candles, I used Country ChristmasCountry Thanksgiving and Ginger Cookies.  All new at MFP's this month.
I hope you continue to enjoy the hop and it gets your creative juices flowing for the holidays!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Speedy the Cat's 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Day 3

Speedy the Cat at Mark's Finest Papers likes to get a head start on special Christmas gifts and memories for friends and family. He gathered the design team at Mark's Finest Papers to bring you 12 days of exciting paper crafting gift ideas to get that holiday mojo flowing. The hop runs for 12 consecutive days, starting October 17th! Begin your holiday hop at Speedy's home base, the Mark's Finest Papers blog and relax with a cup of eggnog (or sprig of catnip, your choice) as Speedy leads you though a short, daily hop. You'll find your holiday paper crafting ideas and supplies at Mark's Finest Papers.

Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop! We have four samples each day for our hop! Please visit each of the following blogs for holiday inspiration! Start off tomorrow on the MFP Blog for more inspiration!
Day 3 Decorated Jars Oct 19
Markie
Faith
Geri
Pam (you are here)

Today, we are featuring altered jars.  I couldn't help but make a Christmas one, a Halloween theme and a beach theme as well!  Altered jars are so easy to do...a little measuring and dressing up with some great dp, stamps of choice and you're good to go!  For the holiday jar, I used Cardinals in Winter-a brand new set from MFP's this month.  The second jar, I used Boo to You and I will be putting candy corn in it!  Lastly, the third jar features our set Sand. Surf. Relax.

Don't forget to come back and see what we have in store for tomorrow!

Pam



http://stampingwithmarkie.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tuesday morning sketch blog & DRS sponsorship

Hi there and happy Tuesday to everyone in blogland.
My card today features the new stamp from DRS Designs vertical triple tree and our small merry Christmas greeting.  Also, the red layer was stamped with Vicki's versatile bg and then embossed.  The trees were stamped in noir black and embossed with same folder.  Edges punched for interest and some sponging around the sentiment (which I cut up).  Go on over to Tuesday morning sketch to play and maybe win a gift certificate to DRS Designs!


Take care,

Pam

Saturday, October 15, 2011

New designs at DRS Today!

Happy Saturday to everyone!  My card today features a portion of a new greeting called Richly Blessed Christmas Greeting and is available for purchase at DRS Designs starting today! The full greeting says, "May you be richly blessed at Christmas and throughout the New Year! I also used their triple tree with snow that I stamped in versamark and embossed in black.  Next I stamped the snow background in versamark and embossed with irredescent ice.  I brayered with bermuda bay and added a button, lace and the sentiment is stamped, brayered and punched with the modern label punch.
Come on over and go shopping!

Pam

Friday, October 14, 2011

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

This month's new releases are: Holly Greetings, Christmas in the Country, Snowball?, Country Thanksgiving, Cardinals in Winter, and Ginger Cookies.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: Ginger Cookies? (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 Ginger Cookies. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's MFP blog post.

Emily,Nancyruth, Neva, Faith, Dawn, Marilynn, Patricia, Chrissy, Karen, Pam, Joanne, Markie, Carol,
Mark’s Finest Papers

                                                   

 
What a terrific set MFP's has in Ginger Cookies!  Makes me hungry looking at those little cookies!  All of the new sets....6 of them for the month of October are just grand!

Best wishes in the blog hop!

Pam

Thursday, October 13, 2011

MFP's October Release Blog Hop Day 3

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

This month's new releases are: Holly Greetings, Christmas in the Country, Snowball?, Country Thanksgiving, Cardinals in Winter, and Ginger Cookies.For your convenience, all these sets are available TODAY at Mark's Finest Papers.

So, do you want to WIN today's Featured Stamp Sets: Country Thanksgiving and Cardinals in Winter? (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 Country Thanksgiving and Cardinals in Winter. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's MFP blog post.


Emily, Nancyruth, Neva, Faith, Dawn, Marilynn, Patricia, Chrissy, Karen, Pam, Joanne, Markie, Carol
Mark’s Finest Papers

I am loving these new sets!  The Country Thanksgiving is darling and the Cardinals in Winter remind me so much of my mom.  For the first card, I chose an orange and soft suede theme.  Trying to keep the color at a minimum on my image.  The cardinal was colored with markers and a blender pen.  Unfortunately, the glitter I added to the pine bough didn't photograph well.  It is prettier in IRL!

Best wishes on the hop!

Pam
                                       

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Day 2 of MFP's October 2011 New Releases Blog Hop

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

This month's new releases are: Holly Greetings, Christmas in the Country, Snowball?, Country Thanksgiving, Cardinals in Winter, and Ginger Cookies.For your convenience, all these sets are available TODAY at Mark's Finest Papers.

So, do you want to WIN today's Featured Stamp Sets: Christmas in the Country and Snowball? (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 Christmas in the Country and Snowball?. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's MFP blog post.

Lois, Vicky, Dawn, Anne, Peggysue, Connie, Linda, Karen, Patty, Liz, Geri, LynnDebbie, Mark’s Finest Papers
I had a grand time creating with these two new sets.  LOTS of possibilities!  I used some Tulip dimensional paint to add snow to my image above and on the snowman below, I used white pearlescent watercolors to color the snowman:) 
Good luck today!
Pam

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Day 1 of October 2011 MFP's New Releases Blog Hop

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

This month's new releases are: Holly Greetings, Christmas in the Country, Snowball?, Country Thanksgiving, Cardinals in Winter, and Ginger Cookies.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: Holly Greetings? (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 Holly Greetings. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's MFP blog post.

Lois, Vicky,  DawnAnne, Peggysue, Connie, Linda, Karen, Patty, Liz, Geri, Lynn, Claudine, Debbie, Mark’s Finest Papers



I stamped my image on heather cardstock in burnt umber and then colored in with a combo of watercolors pencils and a blender pen.  I put crystal effect on the berries.  Added some ribbon tabs and a strip of ribbon to finish off the card. 
Good luck in the hop  and head on over to MFP's to look at all the beautiful new items for sale!

Pam

Saturday, September 24, 2011

A weathered Halloween

Happy Day to everyone!  My card features DRS Designs new releases:  the candy corn wreath and happy halloween greeting.  I stamped the wreath in burnt umber on white card stock, colored it and fussy cut it out.  I used only orange, lovely lilac and orchid opulence.  I stamped the sentiment on a kraft tage and adhered to wreath with orange embroidery thread.  For the door, I took a piece of hazelnut tan and swiped the craft white pad back and forth horitzontally.  I used the heat gun to set it and then ran soft suede back and forth horizontally to achieve the weathered door look.  A star brad used for the door knob.  I attempted to add some dimension around the perimeter.

Enjoy the lovely fall weather!

Pam

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Faith SCS MMTPT164, DSCA01

My card today was made for a couple of reasons...it was made for the teapot challenge over on SCS and is on its way to a sweet girl in California going through some hard times.  Also, I am submitting it to Dolce Stamps and Cards for their challenge this week and it is distressing.  There blog can be found here.  I made this using DRS Designs stamps: medium daisy and a portion of the faith open heart greeting. I inked up the Tim Holtz musical score embossing folder with black and ran it through the cuddlebug and then distressed it with the edge of scissor.  The black layer was stamped with DRS Designs woven plaid bg stamp in craft white.  All edges distressed, did some tearing of paper and sponged some red along the edges.  The flower was stamped, colored in ruby red with a blender pen and then added some ruby red hi-lights with the marker...also some white hi-lights and then added some yellow stickles to the center.  I do believe that distressed cards are my favorite card to make!
Have a lovely day everyone!

Pam

Monday, September 19, 2011

Autumn is Nature's Second Spring...Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge #73 and SCS CAS136

Now this card came together quick!!  I made it for two challenges... Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge  #73 which was to make a one layer card and SCS CAS 136 which is to use leaves on our creations.  It was a no brainer.  Gotta love the quick cards!  I used the Pumpkin patch kaleidescope ink pad and stamped the leaf repeatedly from the awesome new set at MFP's called Autumn Glory.  A touch of sheer ribbon and some rhinestones and it's all good!

I hope that everyone has an uneventful Monday!
Enjoy our second Spring!

Pam

Friday, September 16, 2011

MFP's Blog Hop Day #4 Get Your Broom On

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

This week's new releases are:Autumn Glory, Boo To You, Covered Bridges, Get Your Broom On .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:Get Your Broom On? (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 Get Your Broom On. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's MFP blog post.

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

Thursday, September 15, 2011

MFP's Blog Hop Day #3 Covered Bridges

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

This week's new releases are:Autumn Glory, Boo To You, Covered Bridges, Get Your Broom On .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: Covered Bridges? (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 Covered Bridges. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's MFP blog post.

Emily
Nancyruth
Neva
Faith
Dawn
Marilynn
Patricia
Chrissy
Karen
Pam (you are here)
Joanne
Markie
Carol
Mark’s Finest Papers

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

MFP's Blog Hop Day #2 Boo to You

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

This week's new releases are:Autumn Glory. Boo To You, Covered Bridges, and Get Your Broom On.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: Boo To You? (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 Boo To You. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's MFP blog post.

Lois, Vicky, Dawn, Anne, Peggysue, Connie, Linda, Karen, Patty, Liz

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

MFP's Blog Hop Day #1 Autumn Glory

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

This week's new releases are:Autumn Glory. Boo To You, Covered Bridges, and Get Your Broom On.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: Autumn Glory? (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 Autumn Glory. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's MFP blog post.

Lois, Vicky, Dawn, Anne, Peggysue, Connie, Linda, Karen, Patty, Liz, Geri

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Halloween Wishes (Play Date Cafe Color Challenge #98)




My card on this Sunday morning was made for the Play Date Cafe Color challenge #98 which can be found here.  Their colors this week are navy, teal and mustard.  I am digging making Halloween cards this year and DRS Designs is sponsoring the challenge this week with a $15.00 Gift Certificate! 
I started my card by stamping the soon to be released from DRS Designs silhouette cat on moon in versamark and embossing in black.  Next, I stamped the starry background in versamark and embossed in clear.  I brayered bermuda bay on bottom half and not quite navy from the top and down one corner.  I sponged more mustard in for the moon.  Halloween Spirits and Booze greeting (which is also soon to be released from DRS Designs) stamped in black and lightly brayered with bermuda bay and not quite navy.  I had a leftover piece of more mustard paper that was embossed with lattice ef and layered all the colors on the sentiment.  A bit of more mustard ribbon finishes the card off. 

Thanks for peeking and head on over to the Play Date Cafe and play for your chance to win!

Pam

Friday, September 2, 2011

Brilliant Fall!

Hi!  I made this card for the Card Patterns Sketch Blog #130.  Love this sketch.  DRS Designs is sponsoring it with a $20 G.C.  The submissions close soon, but I think it is fabulous. I used the Cowboy Silhouette, Silhouette Branch and the have a Brilliant Fall! Greeting.  The colors I chose are cherry cobbler, more mustard and cameo coral for the SCS CC this week.

Pam