Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Happy Birthday Little Dude

Today I'm sharing this cute little fellow named 'Dude'  from All Dressed Up Digital Stamps.  I've used him for a card swap challenge to 'Use a Button'.



 I sized the image for an A2 card front, printed and then colored him with Copic markers.   

I used a Double Notched Rectangle die for the image and the red mat. After die cutting, I used Copic B28 along the edges for better contrast.  I used a navy card base and secured the layers as shown.  Then I added the navy 'happy birthday' at the bottom and the white organza ribbon at the fold.  

Then the 'most important piece' ~ the little button.  I took a very thin strip of blue cardstock for the button 'thread'.  Then I added the button to the top of the boy's hat. 

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: 

Ave 613 ~ May Challenge ~ Kids

Crafty Catz ~ Challenge 672 ~ Dots/Strips   

Krafty Chicks ~ May ~ Challenge 717

Pam's Pearls

 

Copics 

Hat: R27, B24, B21, Shirt: R27, Overalls: B21, B24, B28, Dog: E13, E23,  E25, Hair: E23, E25

  

Products 



Double Notched Rectangle - unknown mfg

Monday, May 27, 2024

Disney Princess Tiana

Oh how fast little Olivia is growing and changing!  Today she is celebrating her 'Eight Month' Birthday! 

In continuing her special photo sessions with the Disney Princess themes ~ this month is Princess Tiana, the Frog Princess. 


You can image her surprise as she starts to 'kiss the frog' and the frog kisses her FIRST... turning Princess Tiana into a FROG!  So of course her princess card had to have the animated 'Frog Prince' grinning from below!

I used Copic markers for the coloring and then fussy cut around the pieces.  As a lot of the story is about making wishes and starry nights, I selected a black background with silver metallic stars.  Then I happened to find a strip of yellow star patterned paper that was perfect to mount the little princess on.  

I used a wavy double fish tail banner die for the name/date sentiment and backed it with black cardstock.  Then I secured each layer as shown on a standard A2 card base. 

And here is Miss Olivia sneak peak from her photo shoot, in her princess dress made by her great grandmother. ...  teething and not exactly happy about photo time. 




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: 

Ave 613 ~ May Challenge ~ For the Kids  

Heart Quest Fantasy ~ May Challenge #5  

My Time to Craft ~ Challenge #534 ~ Super Cute  

Just Add Ink ~ Challenge 703 ~ Choose Two ~ Bright & Birthday  

Seize the Birthday ~ Challenge 284 ~ Use Metallics (Background paper)  

 

Pam's Pearls

 

Copics 

Hair: C2, C3, C5, N5, N6, N7, Skin: R01, E34, E30, Lips: R22, Eyes: G28, G07, G03, Dress & Crown: YG01, YG03, YG17, YG21, YG23, YG25, R37  

Products

Disney Princess Tiana and frog are Google image  

 


 

Patriotic Sunflower

 Happy Memorial Day 2024!

I'm sharing a really cool image that was free from 'Monday Mandala' with several other Memorial Day images.




I sized the image to about 3 1/2" tall and used Copic markers for the coloring.  I trimmed the image close after I finished the coloring.  I added the red mat and cut a coordinating navy A2 size card base.  After all the layers were secured I added Stardust Stickles to the stars on the sunflower 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: 

Creative Inspiration ~ Challenge 14 ~ May  

Word Power Challenge ~ May ~ Challenge 5  

Word Art Wednesday ~ Week 649-650  

 

Pam's Pearls

 

Copics 

Blues: B28, B24, B23, B21, Reds: R29, R27, R05  

Products

https://mondaymandala.com/memorial-day-coloring-pages/

Sunday, May 26, 2024

Today A Bride

Last month I had the honor of making a very special Mother/Daughter card.  My customer's daughter was about to be married... 



 
I really wanted this to be a special card and it took quite a while for me to design. 

For the background I used 'The Folder'  ~ one of the first Embossing folders to become the rave and a must have  when it came out in a magazine publication.   

For the 'Bride' image, I used Unity Stamps', Good Be Wonderful image and Gina Marie Designs Pleated Circle.  Finding an image for the 'Mother' wasn't as easy.  I wanted it to be a view from the back, have shoulder length hair and the v-shaped neckline dress.  Eventually I found a google image that was close and was able to modify it to get to the image I used. I used the Art Impressions, Decorative Journal Page Set
die for this image.  After Copic coloring both images, I set them aside.  

I used a 6" card base and secured the pink embossed background on the card front.  I secured the white flatback pearls as shown on the center wave line. 

I think the sentiment says it all for this special card.  
'Today a Bride ~ Forever My Daughter'
 I printed the sentiment on the computer and secured it across the bottom, then secured the mother image on the left side.  I added a layer of foam behind the Bride image and secured her near the top on the right side. This completed the card design and my customer loved it! 


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: 

 Creative Knockout ~ Challenge 522 ~ Beccy's Place  

Krafty Chicks ~ Challenge 717  

Crafty Gals ~ Challenge 255  

Passion for Markers ~ Week 740  


Pam's Pearls

 

Copics 

Mother: B37, B39, B45, B93, B97, Hair: C4, N5, Bride: Hair: E43, E42, E41, Dress: RV00, RV0000, C00 

Products 

Unity Stamps, Good Be Wonderful





Friday, May 24, 2024

Perfect Harmony

Today I'd like to share this week's image from my Scripture Journal that I continue to work on each week.  We were given Colossians 3:14 this week to depict in some form of art into our journals.  

For mine, I selected the beautiful 'Sweet Pea' that was the May Freebie if you are a subscriber to Beccy's Place Challenge Blog.



I sized the flower to about 4' tall and layered a calligraphy image of the scripture next to it.  It's printed on 110# Neenah cardstock and then Copic colored. 

I used the Sizzix Framelits Hearts for the decorative edge.  With my journal only being just under 5" wide,  I turned the heart to get the entire image and leave enough space to add the heart patterned paper for the background.   

I trimmed the background paper to 4 3/4" square and secured the image close to the top, then added the cross washi tape across the bottom edge. Then of course I added the completed piece to my journal book and to the online album in our group.  

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: 

Creative Knockouts ~ Challenge 522  

Word Art Wednesday ~ Week 649-650  

I Love Promarkers ~ Week 720 ~ Special Anniversary  

Creations in Pink ~ Challenge 70  

Beccy's Place ~ May Challenge

 

Pam's Pearls

 

Copics 

Flowers: R56, R81, R83, R85, Leaves: G000, YG63, YG91, YG93

 

Products 








 

Thursday, May 23, 2024

A Sunflower Birthday!

Today I'm sharing the birthday card I recently made for my friend Joan's birthday.  I admire her card making daily as she posts her creations, which of course makes it even harder to decide on a card worthy of sending to her.  

I decided on using a new Embossing folder, knowing she loves Altenew and embossing folders.  I selected the Altenew, Sunflower Bundle Embossing Folder turning it 'sideways', putting the flowers across the bottom of the image.  



There are so many ways to proceed with this folder design.  I most comfortable Copic coloring, which is how I proceeded.  

I used the Pink & Main, Stitched Rectangle Dies once the coloring was completed.  I selected a green patterned paper for the background and the kraft 5" square top fold card base.   After securing the background paper, I added the sunflower image just slightly down from the top, leaving about 1" from the bottom.  Lastly I added the brown burlap trim across the bottom of the image and the Happy Birthday tag at the top. 

Happy Birthday Joan! 

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: 

Craft Rocket ~ Challenge 114 ~ Flowers  

Paper Funday ~ Challenge 65  

Moving Along with the Times ~ May Challenge 166 ~ Flowers  

Creative Fingers ~ Challenge 278  

Altenew May 2024 Inspirations Challenge

 

Pam's Pearls

 

Copics 

Leaves: G21, YG45, YG63, YG61, Petals: Y08, Y13, Y15, Y19, Center: E11, E13, Background: B000

 

Products 






 

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Friends Like You Make Life Better

This afternoon I'd like to share my latest Design Team card using All Dressed Up, Water Lily  .  She's such a cute little butterfly girl that could be used on just about any type card.




To make this card, I sized the image to about 3 1/2" tall and printed her on 110# Neenah cardstock.  I used Copic markers for all of the coloring and have referenced them below. 

I selected the solid aqua blue for the matting and the purple dotted swiss patterned paper for the background.  I used the Jillian Vance Stitch Dot Emerald Backdrop die for the image and the mat. 

I used a 5" square top fold card base and trimmed the purple paper 1/4" smaller to fit the card front.  Then I secured the background paper, matting and image as shown.  I added the sentiment strip 'Friends like you make life better' under the image and completed the design with the organza ribbon and bow at the fold. 

Be sure to visit the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog to see the other Design Team cards and enter your cards too!

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: 

Unicorn Challenge ~ Challenge 98 ~ For the Girls  

Mirtillamente ~ Challenge 31 ~ May  

Creative Crafter ~ Challenge 75  

Get Creative ~ Challenge 131 ~ Ladies Only

 

Pam's Pearls

 

Copics 

Hair: E39, YR27, YR24, YR21, Dress: B06, B04, B02, B01, Wings: V17, V15, V12, Y15, Y17, Y18, B06, Y28, Bee: N6, N2, Y18, Flower: V12, Lily Pad: G07, YG17, YG13, YG11, Cat Tails: E42, E43, G07, YG17, YG13, Water: B02, B00, BG11, Sky: YR00, YR000, Y00, Y000

 

 

Products 





Holy Smoke!!!

Today we're celebrating my son-in-law's 

Big 4-0!!!

Brandon is also a faithful volunteer fireman, so the  Stamping Bella, Gnome Firefighter was a great image for his card!



 I started by stamping the image and using Copic markers for the coloring.   Then I fussy cut around the top edge of the image.  For the background I used the Stampin' Up, Into the Clouds embossing folder and gray cardstock. 

I secured the cloud piece to the top fold A2 card base and then added the completed image .  Then I added the solid green strip across the bottom under the grass.  The "Holy Smoke!!!" sentiment was computer generated then die cut with a fish tail die.  I secured the tag across the bottom of the card to complete the design.

Inside his card ~ 



Happy Birthday Brandon!

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: 

Addicted to Stamps and More ~ Challenge 468 ~ Birthdays  

Passion for Promarkers ~ Challenge 740  

Halloween Crafts & Other Occasions ~ May  

Sheepski Designs ~ Challenge 86

 

Pam's Pearls

 

Copics 

 Helmet: R08, R17, R27, Y15, Y19, Coat: W4, W5, W6, Glove: Y19, Y27, E70, E71, E74, Hose: BV23, Y28,  Beard: C0, N4, N6, Water: B01, B04, Fire: Y15, Y18, R27, R17, Hydrant: Y15, Y18, R05, R17, R27, R37, Cat: N3, N4, N6, Grass: G24, G28, Around, BG000


Products 

Stamping Bella, Gnome Fireman







Monday, May 20, 2024

A Savior is Born

Today's Christmas card was made to meet two different challenges. 

First, for my entry in the monthly sketch challenge on the  Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmaker site.


This is the sketch (#45) we were given.


The supplies that I used came from an Envelope Challenge from the Addicted to Card Making 2.0 site.  Our hostess sent these supplies for each participant to make a card.  The challenge rules are you must use part of everything included and you may add one item - the image and card base are considered 'free adds'. 


For this entry I added the string ribbon on the card which completed using parts of all the supplies included.  (Red is on the other side of the beige paper.)


 I used Copics for coloring the image and used Gina Marie Designs Drop Pendant Stitched die for the image and red patterned paper.  The side fold card base is a standard A2 size. 

It was fun to take the supplies provided and try to come up with an image that would work for both challenges and still be a useful card.  If you're like me, no time for making cards that can't be used!

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: 

 Build Your Stash Holiday Card Sketch Challenge 

ABC Christmas ~ J is for Jesus 

Word Art Wednesday Week 647-649

Pam's Pearls

 

Copics 

Nativity Image ~ Baby's Hair: E25, Blanket: B32, B41, Manger: E70, E74, Hay: YR20, YR24, E35, Light: Y13, Y18, Y35, Lamb: C2, C3, W3, Stars: Star Dust Sticklers


Saturday, May 18, 2024

Flowers & Leaves

Today I'm sharing the results of my first attempt at Black Out Embossing Technique.  I seriously almost threw the panel in the trash thinking I had to have done something wrong. There is a lot of black on the flower petals!  

But as I looked at other examples, I realized that was the way this works.  The  pattern of the 3D folder makes a difference. Some will not have as much ink on the flower as others, but that doesn't make it wrong.  

For this project, I had used Altenew's Flowers and Leaves 3D 6" Embossing Folder. 

Here's the final two cards, as I cut the piece into two panels and each made a mini slimline card. 


As you can see I used various Distressed oxides on the flowers.  Then I used a very full and juicy Versa Fine Clair ink pad and keeping it flat, pulled over the entire image to fill in all the void spaces.  After it had dried, I cut the panels apart, added the coordinating matting, ribbon and sentiment and mounted on blue cardstock card bases.  I added the pearls to the flower cent on the left and then added the dragonflies to both cards. 

And also wishing my friend Janice a very Happy Birthday today with the card on the left. 

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: 

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Aloha Friday Challenge ~ Challenge 10

https://alohafridaychallenge.blogspot.com/2024/05/aloha-frida-challenge-10-reminder.html

Craft Rocket ~ Challenge 11 

https://craftrocketchallenges.blogspot.com/2024/05/challenge-114-flowers.html 

Moving Along with the Times ~ Challenge 116 ~ Flowers

https://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.com/2024/05/may-challenge-166-flowers.html

 Altenew ~ May 2024 Inspirational Challenge

https://blog.altenew.com/altenew-may-2024-inspiration-challenge/

Pam's Pearls

 

Products #Altenew


Altenew Flowers & Leaves 3D Embossing Folder

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