Friday, July 30, 2021

I Love an Excuse for a Celebration

It's the WEEKEND and Let's Go Shopping with Polkadoodles!  A new Challenge Blog (week 31) starts today and the design team have put together several super cute card ideas to share.  For mine, I selected Busy Day Shopping, from the Winnie Fruit Punch Collection



 I've colored her with my Copic markers and used Polkadoodles Heavenly Circles Craft Stencil with Fuchsia chalking ink for my background.  The papers from Blushing Blooms  matched perfectly for the background pieces and the left flap as I put her together in a booklet style card.  I added the sentiment, which came from Winnie Celebration 3 digital Sentiments kit and then the white organza bow and card was ready to go!

This special card was made for one of my dear friends Cheryl's birthday!  Wishing you many more happy years!!!

Thank you for stopping by today to view my blog.  I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to “Follow” my blog and to visit my site ~ “Not Just Scraps” on Facebook ~ where you can purchase my cards.

 

I’ll be entering this card in the following challenges: 

C. R. A. F. T. ~ Challenge #67 Summer 

Cute Card Thursday #690

CD Sunday #65 

World Wide Open ~ July

 

 Pam's Pearls

 

Copics Used: Hair: E11, E23, E33, E57, hat: YG41, YG45, G12, Leaves: YG61, YG63, Shoes: G07, Scarf: R56, Cart: E19, N4, Y13, R85, R83, G82, G12, G14, W3

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Thursday, July 29, 2021

You Make the World a Better Place

Today I'd like to share a quick sketch card I did over the weekend for a challenge on one of the card sites I am a member of.  

Here's the completed card ~



And here's the sketch we were given to go by ~ 


This is where double sided paper comes in very handy and makes the card quick and easy.  I used papers from Echo Park Forward with Faith by Lori Witlock.

The two vertical 2" x 4" rectangles are cut from the same paper then flipped to the opposite sides.  The sentiment was stamped with Versafine ink on a scrap of white cardstock and die cut with a 2" circle die.

I used a standard A2 size card base for this card.  After securing each layer like the sketch, I added the green twine and copper open heart in the fold of the heart to complete my design.

Thank you for stopping by today to view my blog.  I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to “Follow” my blog and to visit my site ~ “Not Just Scraps” on Facebook ~ where you can purchase my cards.

 

I’ll be entering this card in the following challenges: 

Creative Moments ~ Challenge 219 

Crafting Happiness ~ Challenge 106 

Crafters Castle ~ July Challenge 43


Serving a Risen Savior,

Pam's Pearls 

 

 

 


 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

A Woman of Strength

Today I'm sharing a card of encouragement I made using this group of tall red poppies from the August 2017 KOM, Never Be Afraid by Unity Stamp Company and the sentiment from Hope Pray, Strength.  (Updated as I had the wrong reference here earlier this morning.)




I made this card for a friend who's husband is having surgery with the potential of treatments to follow.  Unity Stamp Company sentiments seem to always find the right words to add to our cards. 

Thank you for stopping by today to view my blog.  I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to “Follow” my blog and to visit my site ~ “Not Just Scraps” on Facebook ~ where you can purchase my cards.

 

I’ll be entering this card in the following challenges:

Unity {Show & Tell} All Things Floral Challenge 

Little Patch of Crafty Friends ~ Challenge 162 

Allsorts ~ Week 63/64 ~ for the Lady 

Sweet Stampers ~ Challenge 58 ~ Summer Fun 

Creative Crafters ~ Challenge 42

 

Serving a Risen Savior, 

Pam's Pearls

Copics Used: Poppies: R17, R29 R37, R45, Stems: YG63, YG93, G20, Centers: N5, Background: B0000, B000, B00

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

He Calms the Restless Sea

Do you feel like sometimes when you're struggling to design a card, the harder you try the harder it gets?  I often find I'm in that boat when it comes to Masculine cards, especially Masculine Get Well Cards.  No matter how many cards I have pre-made, my get well cards have to be made to the specific person to address their needs, even if it's in general.

I've found great comfort and direction may times when I go to my tray of Our Daily Bread stamps.  I might find an image and a sentiment, or a scripture or just one of these to lead me in the path that I need to be focused on for the card. 

Today's card was one of those, made for a friend at church who is going through cancer treatments.  The Our Daily Bread Anchor set spoke to my heart.  I knew this would lift his spirits. 



 I stamped the image and sentiment on Neenah 110# cardstock and then used Copic  markers for coloring. The delicate edging is done with the Penny Black Elegant Stitching.  I covered a standard A2 white card base with a navy nautical patterned paper, then added the completed colored image.  Then the important part - WRITE in it and Put it in the MAIL!  

Thank you for stopping by today to view my blog.  I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to “Follow” my blog and to visit my site ~ “Not Just Scraps” on Facebook ~ where you can purchase my cards.

 

I’ll be entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenge of Your Life ~ Challenge #137 ~ Beach Time 

Pinspirational ~ Challenge 279 ~ July 

Just Add Ink ~ Challenge 564 ~ Choose 2 -Sky/Water 

Simply Create Too ~ Challenge 172 ~ Sentiment is Main Focus 

Craft Rocket ~ Challenge 83 ~ Summer 

Word Art Wednesday ~ Week #501-502


Serving A Risen Savior

Pam's Pearls 


Copics Used: Cloud: BG000, B0000, R0000, Water: B60, B32, B93, B23, Post: E74, E77, Rock: W2, W3, N1, N3, Rope, Y28, Anchor: C2, C4, Sand: E41, E42, E43


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Monday, July 26, 2021

We're Still Hot

Today's card's was again made this weekend for a challenge, this time the challenge was 'use the colors of the rainbow'.  I selected Penny Black's Fab Friends  and pulled out the basic colors: Yellow, Orange Red, Blue, Green, and Purple in my Copic markers.

Here's my finished card:


 This was a fun image to color with all the bright colors and adding a little shading in the skirt on the left and blouse on the right.  When completed, I die cut the edge with the Gina Marie Designs Pierced Nested Label Die.  

The sentiment is from Cas-ual Friday, Frankly-ism stamps and is stamped using VersaFine ink. The card base is 4 x 6 and is covered with a embossed dotted patterned.   Then the girls and sentiment are added as layers on top to complete this card.

Thank you for stopping by today to view my blog.  I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to “Follow” my blog and to visit my site ~ “Not Just Scraps” on Facebook ~ where you can purchase my cards.

 

I’ll be entering this card in the following challenges: 

Stamping Sensations ~ July ~ For a Lady 

Allsorts ~ Feminine for the Lady 

Inkspirational ~ Challenge 244 ~ Spots/Dots 

Penny Black ~ Saturday Challenge ~ July 

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers ~ Challenge 190 ~ C is for Colorful 

Bastel Traum ~ Challenge 103 ~ Rainbow Colors 

Alphabet Challenge ~ H = Use your happy sentiment


Pam's Pearls

 

Copics Used:  Umbrella: Y15, R29, V17, G09, Right Gal: Purse: G23, Hair: N04, N06, Top B93, B95, Y17, Shoes: E97 Gal Left: Dress: Y17, B1, B3, B95, Hair: E23, E25, Belt E97, Purse: B97, Shoes: Y17

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Friday, July 23, 2021

Lamb of God

Today I'm sharing one of Polka Dot Orchard's images, Lamb of God by designer Jeanie Hays.  




This is such a sweet image and can be used for so many occasions.  I layered the image to the right of my card front and added the sentiment to the left then printed on 110# Neenah card stock.  I used Copic markers for coloring and then used the My Favorite Things Elegant Rectangular Stax dies for the edge and the burgundy matting also.  I covered the A2 card base with a patterned paper that coordinated with the burgundy and green in the image then added the matting and colored image to complete the card.  

Thank you for stopping by today to view my blog.  I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to “Follow” my blog and to visit my site ~ “Not Just Scraps” on Facebook ~ where you can purchase my cards.

 

I’ll be entering this card in the following challenges:

Watercooler Wednesday ~ Challenge 320  

Word Art Wednesday #501-502 

Craft Rocket ~ Challenge 83 ~ Summer 

Cute Card Thursday ~ Challenge 690 

Krafty Chicks ~ Challenge 569 

Crafty Sentiments ~ New

Crafting Happiness ~ Challenge 105

 Serving a Risen Savior, 

Pam's Pearls


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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Cast Your Cares

Today I'm sharing a couple of the encouragement cards I made for teen girls with cancer.  The image is from Unity Stamps Phyllis Harris' Quiet Mind set and the sentiment is from Unity's Graciellie's Design, He Will Sustain You.



I stamped each piece on Neenah 110# card stock.  For the sentiment, I simply cut in a rectangle then used a corner rounder on two of the corners.  I used my Copic markers for coloring the image and then used Gina Marie Designs Labels 3 for the decorative edge.  The same die is also used for the floral background matting.  The three layers are secured on an A2 white card base to complete the card. For most of the images in the project I did two of each design.  Here's the second one, basically the same just colored differently.



Thank you for stopping by today to view my blog.  I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to “Follow” my blog and to visit my site ~ “Not Just Scraps” on Facebook ~ where you can purchase my cards.

 

I’ll be entering this card in the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday, 501-502 

Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper ~ July 

The Crafting Challenge Blog ~ July

 

 Serving a Risen Savior, 

Pam's Pearls


Copics Used: Grass: YR23, YG63, YG67, V17 Blonde: Y06, Y21, E42, Dress: B02, B04, B05 

2nd card: Grass is the same.  Brown Hair: E21, E23, E25, Dress: R81, R83, R85

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Warm Beachy Hugs from Harley Claus!

 One of this past weekend challenges was Christmas in July but with the twist of Beachy, Palm Trees or even Flip Flops!  

So I pulled out a pretty palm tree from my Beach box of stamps and pulled up Dr. Digi's Harley Claus.   

Here's my finished card and then how I came up with this one.


  I did each of these images separately as far as stamping the palm tree, sizing and printing the Santa image but then I colored them both using my Copic markers.  I continued the sand from the palm tree over into the motorcycle image to bring them together.  Once I cut them to the same size then I added brown mats on each.  I also folded the same brown card stock to make the slimline card base, which measured 4" x 8 1/2".  I covered the base with the palm leaf paper then added the completed palm tree and Santa images and secured them to the base.  Lastly I added the Warm Hugs banner to complete the design.

Thank you for stopping by today to view my blog.  I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to “Follow” my blog and to visit my site ~ “Not Just Scraps” on Facebook ~ where you can purchase my cards.

 

I’ll be entering this card in the following challenges: 

Dragonfly Dreams ~ Christmas in July 

Challenge Up Your Life ~ Challenge 137 ~ Beach Time 

Creative Craft Cottage ~ Challenge 142 ~ Christmas in July  

Digi Doodle ~ Challenge 40 ~ Christmas in July 

{Pin}spirational Challenge 270 ~ July 

12 Months of Christmas Link Up  ~ Challenge 79 

Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers


Serving a Risen Savior

Pam's Pearls 

 

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Dr. Digi Harley Claus

Monday, July 19, 2021

Oh Come, Let us Adore Him

Today I'm sharing the card I made using July's FREE image from Imagine That Digital Stamps.  It's their 'We 3 Mice' Christmas image and it's super cute! 

Here's my completed card as I continue to Build my Christmas Stash ~


With this package you get 4 B/W images, 1 Colored image and 5 sentiments!  

For this card I selected the single mouse on the camel and layered in the sentiment just to the left of the animals.  I used Copic markers for coloring and used the Memory Box Matinee Rectangle Die for the fancy edges.  The star matting paper is mounted onto a craft A2 sized card base and then the colored image is added to the top of the star paper.  Once secured I then added the diamond stickles to the fur of the coat and to the jewels on the blanket to complete the design and add to my Christmas card stash.

Thank you for stopping by today to view my blog.  I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to “Follow” my blog and to visit my site ~ “Not Just Scraps” on Facebook ~ where you can purchase my cards.

 

I’ll be entering this card in the following challenges: 

Dragonfly Dreams ~ Christmas in July 

Di's Designs ~ Christmas in July 

Less is More ~ #447 Christmas in July 

Crafty Animals #52 

Digi Doodle ~ Challenge 40 ~ Christmas in July 

12 Months of Christmas ~ Challenge 79

Imagine That ~ Design Image of the Month

Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers


 Pam's Pearls

 Copics Used:  Camel Hair: Y21, Y23, E31, E33, R11, E35, Mouse: N1, N3, N5, E30, Crown: Y26, R26,  R46, B69, E39, Blanket: BG78, Y26, B69, V17, Rope: E09, E19, Ring: Y28, Saddle:E19


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Friday, July 16, 2021

You Are My Most Treasured Friend

 It's FriYAY and the Polkadoodles Design Team is rolling out a new week with a Magical Fantasy theme on our blogs!  Be sure to check out all of my team mates postings by clicking HERE to go to the Polkadoodles Challenge Blog.

For my project card today I've selected Polkadoodles digital image Serenity Fairy Resting ~ which also comes in the clear polymer stamp Serenity Magical.   How wonderful is that! You have a choice of which medium you'd like to use. 

Here's my completed card ~ 



I printed the fairy image about 4" tall and colored her using my Copic markers, then fussy cut around her. l used the papers from Polkadoodles The Colour of Spring for the blue card base cover and the pink background piece behind the mushroom and fairy.  The black mushrooms across the bottom border was done with the Polkadoodles Mushroom Border die.  I added the fabric flowers across the top for balance and the sentiment fishtail ('You Are My Most Treasured Friend ~ from the Honeypie Collection Just Lovely) on the right to complete the card design. 

Thank you for stopping by today to view my blog.  I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to 'Follow' my blog and to visit my site ~ Not Just Scraps' on Facebook ~ where you can purchase my cards.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

Pam's Pearls

Copics Used:
Hair: BV01, BV02, BV13, Stockings: RV52, RV55, Wrap: B05, B15, B04, Wings: BG11, BV000, Mushroom: BG09, BG49, BG57, BG72, Y21, Y23, YR26, Flowers: Y21, Y23 RV52, RV55, B04, B05

Products Used:






https://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/serenity-magical-clear-polymer-stamp/

https://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/serenity-fairy-resting-digital-craft-stamp-download/








Pam here ~  bringing you my Magical Fantasy card with the other members of the Design Team.  I've selected the digital image Serenity Fairy Resting ~ which also comes in the clear polymer stamp Serenity Magical.   The image is printed ~4" tall and colored using my Copic markers, then fussy cut around. l used the papers from Polkadoodles, The Colour of Spring, for the two background pieces.  The bottom border is Polkadoodles Mushroom Border die.  I added the fabric flowers across the top for balance and the sentiment fishtail ('You Are My Most Treasured Friend ~ from the Honeypie Collection Just Lovey) on the right to complete the card design.