Thursday, July 31, 2008

Its that kind of day.

Ok well the Direct TV guy is here and Rick is trying to help him (a little too much, he cut a cable he was not supposed to.) So I am trying to stay out of the way and the next best thing for me to do is go and make a card.

Wow this was fun. No restraints just what ever was on my table, and I have to tell you there is allot of scraps!!! My DD is upset because she usually gets the scraps and I just have not cleaned off the table yet. So here is what I came up with. what do you think? Oh and the green thing in the left corner, it's a leaf. Then wind blew just as I was taking the picture and of course this was the one that turned out the best.

Thanks for looking.

Hugs Pam

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Love this card.

What a fun challenge. after seeing this I wanted to use a new set I got from artful INKables. I just love this little fairy. I paper pieced the wings and cap to match the background. I like the way it turned out. What do you think??

Here is what I used:

Stamps: artful INKables: Fairy Whimsey and Basic Salutations
Paper: unknown
Ink: SU Brilliant Blue, VersaFine: onyx black
Accessories: punch by Martha Stewart, dew drops from micheals, pop dots

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Welcome to artful INKables 2nd challenge!!! You have to try this sketch it is awesome!!!

About Artful INKables Challenges:

Every other week Kristin and her DT will post a challenge with rotating themes onto the store blog. We would be so pleased to have you play along! If you should decide to join us, please, include ARTINK (all capitals) in the keywords when you upload on SCS. By having consistent keywords, we will be sure not to miss anyone's wonderful creations! As an alternative, feel free to add a link to your creation in the comments section of this post. All the design team members (aka INK girls) will be participating in these challenges. Please take a minute, if you have the time, to see what they have created. You can also link your card in the comments of any INK girl's challenge post.

We would love to see all of you join in the fun. This is NOT a contest. No pressure. No deadlines. The challenges are simply for creative inspiration and FUN only!!! So this is your official invitation to get INKy with us!!!

So here is my take on the sketch. I just love Giraffes, We went to Colorado Springs a year ago last March to Chiyane Mountain Zoo. There you can feed the Giraffes and that is where I fell in love with them. I made this card for me!!! My birthday is Monday so I thought I would make me a birthday card, hence the sentiment (may all your dreams come true. The stamps used are from artful INKables.

So here is what I used:

Stamps: artful INKables: Zany Zoo 1 and Basic Salutations
Paper: solid grey from hobby lobby unknown, printed by basicgrey boxer paper pad
Ink: SU: Basic Gray, Versafine: onyx black
Accessories: ribbon from offray, dew drops from micheals, nestabilities, sticky doos from the paper studio

Another late night.

This color challenge was fun. I did not have any Sahara Sand paper so I had to sponge the white with the Sahara Sand Ink. The ribbon really does match the Groovy Guava but in the photo it looks pink. Oh well I still like it. What do you think. You can find the challenge here SCS CC177

I used two sets from artful INKables, Cheers to you and Pressed Petals. Here is what I used to make this card. Let me know what you think.

Stamps: artful INKables: Pressed Petals and Cheers to You
Paper: SU whisper white, Groovy Guava
Ink: SU: Groovy Guave and Sahara Sand
Accessories: Ribbon by ribbonFX, brads by the paper studio, stickles and pop dots

Hugs Pam

Monday, July 28, 2008

Just a bit tired. See you tomarrow!! Dont forget to come back on Wednesday for a sketch challenge

This card was made for the SCS, Try a New Technique. You can find it here Blintz Base
Now it was an interesting fold at first then after I tried it was very easy. The card was made of some stamps I just received from artful INKables.

So What do you think?? Here is what I used. I would write more only I am going on very little sleep and I have an early meeting in the morning.

Stamps: artful INKables: Zany Zoo 1 and Basic Salutations
Paper: printed is one heart... one mind. the solid is unknown from hobby lobby
Ink: SU: Going Gray and Versafine: Onyx Black
Accessories: ribbon by sheer creations, rhinestones by darice, punch fern by marvy and pop dots

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I got happy mail!!!

I just had to do another sketch challenge. I really liked this one. My mail comes late here, so I was so excited when I went and checked that I received happy mail, Yes I received some sets from artful INKables. I just love the sets I got. Woo Hoo, here is a card I used from fairy whimsey.

Here is what I used:

Stamps: artful INKables: Fairy Whimsey and Basic Salutations
Paper: SU: Whisper white, light blue is from hobby lobby unknown, print is from me&my big ideas: renee paper stack
Ink: SU: Chocolate chip and Versafine: onyx black
Accessories: brads are from makeing memories, sentament punch is from SU, flower colored with prismacolor pencils and pop dots

Let me know what you think

Hugs Pam

Did this one last night.

I made this card late last night. I really like the sketch challenge over at SCS

So what do you think

Hugs Pam

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Monkey birthday.

Stamper's, Inc.

Ok for some of you, You know I am on a local stamp store design team. This store is awesome. If you are ever in the Kansas City are you much stop by Stamper's, Inc.
Anyway, I was in the other day and asked if it was ok to post on my blog what I have been up to there. So here is the latest.

Monday, July 21, 2008

OMG, this is so funny!!!

A friend of mine sent me this in an e-mail. I am still laughing. What do you think?

Subject: Scripture Lesson

A new pastor was visiting in the homes of his parishioners. At one house it seemed obvious that someone was at home, but no answer came to his repeated knocks at the door.

Therefore, he took out a business card and wrote "Revelation 3:20" on the back of it and stuck it in the door.

When the offering was processed the following Sunday, he found that his card had been returned. Added to it was this cryptic message, "Genesis 3:10."

Reaching for his Bible to check out the citation, he broke up in gales of laughter. Revelation 3:20 begins "Behold, I stand at the door and knock."

Genesis 3:10 reads, "I heard your voice in the garden and I was afraid for I was naked."

hmmm, Nothing

Nothing, that is the sentiment on this one. Have you ever loved a challenge all the aspects of it and put them together and then really don't like it. Well this is me and this card. I tried to stamp the sentiment on the bottom and it looked awful so I covered it up with ribbon. So hence no sentiment. I loved the baby wipe technique, although I need practice. I loved the colors and layout, just not together.

Well Ivi and myself are off to find journey to the middle of the earth in 3D. Did you know that all are not shown in 3D. Anyway have a wonderful day.

Here is what I used in this card

Stamps: Hero Arts, cleardesign Designer Butterfulys
Paper: SU whisper white, Bravo Burgundy, Creamy Carmel
Ink: SU Creamy Carmel and Bravo Burgundy
Accessories: circles are made from nestabilites, ovals are from fiskars punchs, ribbon from Offray, Brads from brides, Gartner studios, and butterfly punch is Martha Stewart.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Happy Sunday!!!

OK it is Sunday morning and I am getting ready to go into to town. (boy that sounds country doesn't it). I wanted to make this card for the Featured Stamper challenge over at SCS. This was allot of fun. I cased this card from "susiestampalot"
Well I am off to town. Here is what I used: I tell you I am lovin the new stamps from artful INKables!!! Remember Kristin over at artful INKables is having a sale till the end of JULY!!! If you like any of these stamps now is the time to get them!!! Remember to use code 10%AIJUL

Stamps: artful INKables: Pressed Petals and Basic Salutations
Paper: DieCuts with a View: Mat Stacks
Ink: SU: Ruby Red and Cameo Coral
Accessories: rhinestione stickers by Darice, ribbon by Offray, flower punch by fiskars, pop dots

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Happy Birthday A.J.

This is just what I needed. I had to make a male HB card and was stuck as what to do. I really have a mind block when creating masculine cards. when I saw the inspiration (the picture in the post below) I thought wow, green and blue, with leaves. Perfect for a birthday card for a friend who is turning 60 today. I also loved the sketch challenge at SCS this week and of course had to use that as well. So this is what I came up with. What do you think?

Here is what I used:

Stamps: artful INKables: Plant Prints, and Basic Salutatuions
Paper: printed is from basicgrey archaic. solid color is unknown from Hobby Lobby
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip and Close to Cocoa
Accessories: brads are from making memories, ribbon from offray, dew drops and pop dots

Happy Saturday

Wow have you all heard the big news?? SCS has been sold to another company. Wow!!! Well it is 1038 here and I have not done a darn thing. I just went and looked at the inspiration challenge (I posted the pic). I guess I will try and get back to it later.

Hope everyone is having a great day. I plan to, a friend at work is turning 60 and we are throwing a surprise birthday party. Woo Hoo fun tonight.

Be back later

Hugs Pam

Friday, July 18, 2008

It's not Pink!!!

This was fun to make. I saw some of this type popping up on this challenge over at SCS and had to go and try it. Not sure I did it correct, but I like the way it turned out, and guess what? It is not pink!!

I am trying to stay away from DH right now. He is talking with our dish provider and it has been a mess. I will up date you all on that later. All I have to say is when you have it installed make sure it is all in good shape and ask the right questions before you get too far out.

Anyway here is what I used on this card

Stamps: artful INKables: Bloomin Beauties and Basic salutations
Paper: SU: So Saffron, Creamy Carmal, K&Comapny: classic K Bailey Mat Pad
Ink: SU chocolate Chip
Accessories: ribbon by sheer creations, stickles, dew drops, punch by Martha Stewart, pop dots, Nestabilities
Thanks for looking

Hugs Pam

I should be folding laundry but it stunts my creativity.

I have to admit this was fun folding, (not laundry, that I still need to get back to). Pink again, that is what my DD said, and her favorite color is pink. Maybe I am wearing it out. I love the paper from basicgrey sugared collection. Oh well this is what I came up with. What do you think.

Stamps: artful INKables: Sunburst Dandies, and basic salutations
Paper: SU whisper white, Basicgrey: Sugared paper pad collection
Ink: SU Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: punches from SU, rhinstones from Micheals $ spot, ribbon from sheer elegance, pop dots.

Well now I am off to the laundry and maybe do some dishes.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Yet another artful INKables card. I just love these stamps!

Well I made this card just for fun tonight. If you are like me I have a ton of paper pads around and well, never ever use them. So I challenged my self to make something out of the first one I touched. Well of course it was pink. It was fun though, I again used the Martha Stewart butterfly punch. (someone needs to take that thing away from me). The paper is from DCWV: The Blossoms & Butterflies Stack. Great paper just horded it. So this is what I came up with. what do you think.

Here is what I used
Stamps: artful INKables: Plant Prints and Basic Salutations
Paper: solid paper unknown form Hobby Lobby, DP is from DCWV: The Blossoms & Butterflies Stack
Ink: SU: Pink Passion and Pretty in PInk
Accessories: Punches from Martha Stewart and SU, rhinstones form icons, ribbon form offray, pop dots.

Got Grid?? OMG what was I thinking!

Well I was not sure I was going to get to this challenge this week. It made me really think of where I wanted to put the grid. So I went simple, I used the main card stock as my grid and then just punched away and I mean punched away. I used several marvy scallop circle punches and SU tag punches and the bird is Martha Stewart punch. Why did I do pink and black. I don't know!! I started out with pastel pink and yellow. Shows you art has a mind of its own. Here is what I used

Stamps: artful INKables: Basic Salutations and Presed Petals
Paper: SU: Basic Black and Pixie Pink
Ink: SU Basic black, Ruby Red and Pixie Pink
Accessories: Punches: marvy (circle scallops), SU (tags) and Martha stewart (bird), rhinestones by icons, ribbon by offray, pop dots

You can find the challenge Here TLC177

Let me know what you think.

Hugs Pam

Ways to use it: Spice it up!

Spice it up?? WHAT, I have to put spice on my cards now. Well it turned out ok. In fact I love this card. The new set from artful INKables: Sunburst Dandies worked great with the cilantro leaves. Yes that is real cilantro leaves on this card. One never knows the next new thing to paper craft with. On the dandelion the center of the flowers is tiny micro beads. Were they fun to work with or what. After trying to chase those little things with my fat fingers I decided to use tweezers, what a novel idea. I love the way this card turned out, the colors are so soft and pretty with the black just enough accent. Here is what I used.

Stamps: artful INKables: Sunburst Dandies and Basic Salutations
Paper: SU vanilla and basic black, K&Company: Classic K Designer Mat Pad
Ink: SU: Rose Red and Always Artichoke
Accessories: Tacky Adhesive for the Micro beads by Jewelry essentials, Hat pin with beads by Bead Treasures, ribbon by offray, pearl brads by Brides; Gartner Studios, cilantro leave by McCormic.

Thanks for looking. The Ways to use it challenge can be found here WT175

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Yet another card tonight.

Well this is my second today. The other one I did last night and posted today. Well what do you think. Does it remind you of summer. It is so hot here I thought I would pull out the ol Only Orange to get my juices running. I really love using the new stamps from artful INKables. The lines are so clean it is so easy to cut and layer them. Here is what I used on this card
Stamps: artful INKables: Basic Salutations and Bloomin Beauties
Paper: SU: Only Orange, Wild Wasabi, and Almost Amethyst
Ink: SU: close to cocoa
Accessories: ribbon by Offray, stickles, spiral clip by the paper studio, blue rhinestones are from Gartner Studios, image is colored with prisim pencils and over colored with mineral spirits.

So let me know what you think.

Hugs Pam

What a fun Card!

This was such a fun card to make. I made the card for the color challenge over at SCS, (CC175: Almost Wild Saffron) At first I really did not think I would like the colors together then I put lined them up and this is what I came up with. I felt the colors screamed for the new artful INKables set Sunburst Dandies. So out they came and this is what I came up with. Let me know what you think.

Stamps artful INKables: Sunburst Dandies and Basic Salutations
INK: SU Wild Wasabi, So Saffron
Paper: SU Almost Amethyst, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron
Accessories: Punches (butterfly and base of flower Martha Stewart) (small flower from fiskars) Middle flower from SU, dew drops, pop dots, micro beads, buckle from Joanns ect. ribbon form ofray

Thanks for looking

Hugs Pam

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

artful INKables 1st Color Challenge!!!!

Wow how exciting today is artful INKables first ever challenge. Today one of our designers Beth has picked out some scrumptious colors to work with. The colors are
close to cocoa (my all time favorite, goes with everything!)
Blush Blossom
Sage Shadow
I also used white as the card bas and sponged close to cocoa onto it.
Inks used are close to cocoa
punches are from Martha Stewart collection and stampinup. I just love the butterfly one!. ribbon is also from Martha Stewart. brads are from making memories. designer paper is basicgrey: archaic paper pad.
Stamps: artfull INkables Plant Prints and basic salutations

Take a look at the other design team entries and you will love what you see.
artful INKables blog
A Stampin' Good Time - Beth Thomas
Create With Me by Julia Aston
Paper in the Works by Kim Teasdale
KiyomiKrafts by Jenn Muraoka

We would be so pleased to have you play along! If you should decide to join us, please include ARTINK (all capitals) in the keywords when you upload on Split Coast Stampers. By having consistent keywords, we will be sure not to miss anyone's wonderful creations! If you don’t wish to post your card to SCS, feel free to add a link to your creation in the comments section of this post.

Look at this purse!!

This was just a fun project!! I needed to come up with some ideas for my daughter's birthday party favors. Although I think this is a bit old for her I am going to redo the purse to house candy instead of cards. The cards fit nicely in the purse and what a cute gift this would make. The pattern can be found here on SCS

I used two of the artful INKables stamp sets
Bloomin Beauties: I love the lines on this one and
Basic Salutatuions: there are sayings for almost anything in this set

And.... remember that this month there is 10% off all sets including the NEW ones!!!
just use the code 10%AIJUL and you are good to go.

Other items in this design is vanilla paper from Georgia (wal-mart) butterfly is from Martha Stewart. pop ups used and rhinstones. The flowers were colored with prisim pencils. so what do you think.

Remember to come back tomarrow for the 1st artful INkables color challenge hosted by our one an only Beth Thomas

See you then

Hugs Pam