Friday, October 15, 2021

Delivering Joy

Today I'm sharing with the Design Team from the Colour Crazy Challenge Blog as we start a new week with our sponsor  ~ Angie Blom Digital Designs.  I have used her sweet kitty image from the  No Peeking Kitty package and adding to my Christmas Stash! 




 I colored with Copic markers and used an oval X-stitched die for the decorative edge when completed.  The base is a standard A2 size  with a variegated green mat added.  Next I secured the colored image to the card base.  I cut the  'Delivering Joy' sentiment tag from a scrap of paper and added it for the final touch.  I thought it was perfect - it's just what our cards do, right?   

Click HERE to hop over to the Colour Crazy challenge blog.  I hope you enjoy our DT cards and look forward to seeing yours!

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: 

Holly & Ivy Christmas ~ Challenge 103 

Through the Craftroom Door ~ Anything Goes 

Get Creative ~ Challenge 106 ~ Holiday 

Crafter's Castle ~ Challenge 46

Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers

 

 Pam's Pearls

Copics: Hat, Bow, Hearts: R14, R24, R27, Present: G29, Cat: YR20, YR23, YR21, C0, N0

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Room For You

Today I'm here to share with you this month's FREE image from 'Imagine That Digital Stamps'.  Wait! Did I just say FREE?  Yep ~ IF you are a blogger and you make a card with the monthly image and blog it - then the next month is FREE.  Just continue each month and wow!  You can sure rack up on these super cute images!!!

October's image is Lizzy's Umbrella and here's my card using part of the image and one of the sentiments. 




For my card, I wanted to focus on the cute girl and the sentiment about room for you under the umbrella.  With that in mind I decided to crop out the duck and just use her face with the umbrella background.  I placed the sentiment up close and centered under the image.  After printing on Neenah cardstock I used Copic markers for coloring.  I added a piece of black metallic micro washi tape just under the image for separation and to give a hint of sparkle when the card is turned in the light.

The card base is an A2 standard base.  I used Pink & Main's Cloudy Frame die and a light blue patterned paper to make a sky/cloud like frame and trimmed the colored image to fit inside the frame.  Once I'd secured the image to the back of the frame, then I secured them to the card front 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:

Imagine That Digital Stamps ~ October Challenge 

Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper ~ October 

Crafts Galore Encore ~ Challenge #92 

Crafting Happiness ~ Challenge #116 ~ October Color 

Avenue 613 ~ Challenge #11 ~ October 

CD Sunday ~ Challenge 71

 Pam's Pearls


Copics: Umbrella: R35, BG02, Y18, V25, YR04, BG49, RV93, YG06, E19, Hair, E19, E23, E15, Bow & Shirt: R46, R22, Jacket: B21, B23, B24, Background: B000

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The Magic of Christmas

As I flip through some of my Christmas digital images, there are so many that I haven't used yet...sometimes I just don't know where to start next.  It definitely is my favorite time of year for me as I shop for the Christmas images all year long!  

I've selected Jan'sDigital Stamps, Silent Night for today's card as I'm working back in some of her cards in preparation to begin posting for her Design Team again in November. 




Since I wanted the manger scene to be the center focus of this card, I sized the image to be about 3 3/4" tall and 5" wide.  Once printed on Neenah 110# cardstock, I used Copic markers for coloring. 

I used a 6" card base covered with a snowflake pattern.  I selected a burgundy 1/8" liner matting before adding the completed image to the card base.   I really like the way the snowflakes give the appearance of bright stars above the manger scene also. 

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: 

Get Creative ~ Challenge 106 ~ Holidays

Merry Little Christmas ~Challenge 39~ October

12 Months of Christmas Linkup ~ Challenge 52 

Build Your Christmas Stash



Pam's Pearls

 

Copics: Manger: E71, E74, Blanket: B12, Hair: E23, Glow: Y11, Straw: YR21, YR23, YR24, YR27

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Jan's Digital Stamp Shop, Silent Night



 

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

God Prepares Us ~ The Male Version

Several weeks ago, I made a special beach card using one of Angie Blom's Unity Stamp Company Patience Girl with a wonderful sentiment from Sweet 'n Sassy, The Future.  Everyone loved that card combination and immediately I got a request for a 'guy' version.  I'm even hoping that maybe Angie will come out with a great guy walking on the beach stamp or digi one day!  But until then...  I dug around my stash of Unity Stamps and came up with this combination - which I hope you will love as much as I did. Plus I wanted to enter Angie's Facebook Background challenge this month! 

I've combined Unity Stamps Sunset Promise with Angie Blom's Digital P. S. I Love You, Guy.



 This one was a little tricky to combine - and there are lots of ways to do this - so as you read, don't feel this is the only way.... it's just the way I selected.

I started by masking out the girl sitting on the beach of Sunset Promise, then stamped the sunset.  Then I scanned this part as a jpg so that I could place the digital of the guy in front of the sunset and size him appropriately.  

I printed this on Neenah 110# cardstock and used Copic markers which are listed below.  When completed, I stamped the sentiment with Versafine ink.  

I used a 6" denim colored card base for this card.  I die cut the image and a black mat using the Pink & Main Stitched Rounded Square Die and secured each layer to the card base.  To finish the card, I added black twine around the top fold and a cross charm. 

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: 

CD Sunday ~ Challenge #71 

International Art & Soul ~ Challenge 119 ~ Use mostly Yellow & Orange 

2 Sisters on the Blog ~ Challenge 55 ~ Men's cards 

A Bit More Time to Craft ~ Challenge 145 

CCC Digi Creations ~ Challenge 130 ~ Autumn 

Daisy Chain ~ Challenge 57 ~ Autumn

Angie Blom Digital Background Challenge 



Pam's Pearls 

 

Copics: 

Water: BG01, BG10, BG000, BG0000, BG11, B0000, B000, B41, B60, Sand: E57, E42, E41, Jeans: B93, B95, Jacket: W2, W3, W4, W5, Shirt: G43, G24, Sun: Y13, Y15, RV00 Sky: Y95, Y32, Y21


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Monday, October 11, 2021

When You Put a Girl In A Wagon

This weekend there were two card challenges that caught my eye ~ 'pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins' and 'Fall/Thanksgiving'. For this challenge I was able to use Stamping Bella's 'Girl in a Wagon' stamp.  



 I used Copic markers for coloring and stamped the sentiment from a Penny Black sentiment set. 

The die cut is from Gina Marie Designs X-Stitched Oval Die and is mounted on a solid orange mat.  I added a deep aqua organza ribbon and a tiny wooden heart 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: 

Creative Knockouts ~ #422 ~ Thankful 

Dare2bArtzy ~ Fall 3 

We Love Chocolate Baroque ~ October ~ Autumn 

Challenge Up Your Life ~ #140 ~ Pumpkins 

Daisy Chain ~ #57 ~ Autumn 

Digi Doodle Studio ~ #43  ~ Fall 


 

Pam's Pearls 

 

Copics: Card One:  Leaves & Vines: G24, G82, YG95, Girl in Wagon: E93, E95, Girl Standing BG75, BG72, BG57, BG53 Pumpkin: YR23, YR24, YR27, Wagon, E71, E74, N4, N8  

Card Two ~ Leaves & Vine:  G94, YG93, YG95, YG97, Girl in Wagon: V91, V93, V95, Girl Standing: R56, R85, Scarf: R81, R83, Pumpkin, YR12, YR18 Wagon, E33, E35, Shoes & Gloves: E37, Wheel N4, N8

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Stamping Bella, Girl in Wagon

Gina Marie Designs, X Stitch Oval


Sunday, October 10, 2021

Your Wish?

Here we are this afternoon - a little later than normal - with our monthly posting for The Corrosive Challenge Blog.  Our sponsor this month is an Italian digital stamp and paper company ~ Mirtillamente Craft Shop

I've selected So'Getta Princess Jasm-ine for my project card today.



 I sized the image to about 4" tall and printed it on Neenah 110# cardstock then colored with Copic markers.  I rough cut the black silhouette of the ancient Egyptian cityscape and added behind the girl, then cut away the right side of the printed card all the way around to the left top of the window shape.  The black cloudy frame is from Pink & Main and is secured on the dusky blue background mat on the A2 size card base.  Then I secured the colored image making sure it was snugly placed against the left side and bottom.  Lastly I die cut the sentiment that I made  ~ "Your Wish?" and tucked it securely under the Princess' arm.

I hope you will visit The Corrosive Challenge Blog to see the other Design Team Cards and enter your cards for the challenge. I'd love to see what you make!  

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 224 

The Funkie Junkie ~ Fall Gratitude

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends ~ Challenge 167


Pam's Pearls

Copics: Skin: E04, E21, E11, Outfit: R81, R83, R85, R56, Eyes: G09, Window: BG07, BG09, BG75, Ground: BG72, BG07, BG75

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Friday, October 8, 2021

You Rock-et My World

For our challenge this week at Polkadoodles Crafting ~ Something for the Boys ~ I've selected Rocket Car from the Little Dudes Collection




 I used  Copic markers to color the bright rocket and cute little pilot, then fussy cut around the image.  For the background on the card base, I used digital paper in this same set (bpap-19) for the road lanes.  The sentiment 'You Rock-et My World' is also included in the Rocket Car set along with several others and additional digital papers as well.  I used a die to cut out the entire card shape, just to make it look more like he was in motion. 

Check out this package here at Polkadoodles ~ it's a great one to have in your collection!

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: 


Pam's Pearls


 Copics: Star: Y17,  Rocket: R17, R27,  B32, B34, Flames: R05, Y13, Y19, Helmet: W2, W3, W4, Hair: N5, Scarf & Goggles: YG91, YG95, Shirt: B32, B34, Wheels N6, N8.

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A Cozy Kind of Love

 Today starts a new week for Colour Crazy Challenge Blog and our sponsor will be Rachel Vass Designs.  Click on her name to visit her Etsy shop to see all of her digital designs!

For today's project I've selected the Papa and Moma Bear from her Bumper Pack of Bear-illiant Digital Download and made a slimline card. 


I started by printing the bear couple on Neenah 110# cardstock and coloring with Copic markers, then fussy cut close to the images.  Next I used the Polkadoodles Christmas Trees Layering stencil and a couple of green shades of Distressed Oxides to make the background trees and burlap oxide to make the tiny bunny.  I secured the bear couple in the center leaving a little more than 1/8" at the bottom, then added the 'grass' below them.  I cut a chocolate brown matting about 1/8" larger than the scene and secured it to the card base, then added the scene on top.  The sentiment tag and heart die are also from the Rachel Vass package.  Lastly I added the red & black gingham bow to complete the card.

I hope you will check out the other Design Team cards on the Colour Crazy Challenge and enter your cards also. I 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. D. Sunday ~ Challenge 70

Addicted to Stamps ~ Challenge 415 ~ Die Cuts or Stencils 

Crafty Creations ~ Challenge 426 

Sisterhood of Crafters ~ 09/2021 ~ Stencils 

Crafty Sentiments ~ October


Serving a Risen Savior, 

Pam's Pearls

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https://pamspearls4u.blogspot.com/2021/10/a-cozy-kind-of-love.html



Thursday, October 7, 2021

Over Four Years ~

and 900+ cards later...

I usually post a throw back Thursday today - but when I went to pull that up today I found that in October, 2017, almost four years ago, I had made the exact same card as I made last night for the exact same annual challenge ~ the Whimsy Stamp Annual 30 Nights of Halloween Blog Challenge!  

So I decided to stop and blog my card entry today and share the two together.

The featured image is Whimsy Stamp's 'Hazel' by one of the original artist (and in my opinion simply amazing) Sylvia Zet.



For this (2021) card I covered the 5 1/2" card base with black spider web paper and added the 'Trick or Treat' ribbon to the left side.  After coloring the image with Copic markers, I used the Gina Marie Designs Label 3 die set for the decorative edge.  I also inked the edge after cutting, with black ink, then secured it to the card base.  Lastly I added the black organza looped bow at the top fold.

And here's my Throw Back Thursday Whimsy Hazel from October, 2017 ~ I was attending my FIRST Whimsy Retreat in FL.  My friend and I were like sponges trying to soak up every drop that was being taught.  I never dreamed that so many doors would be opened for me from that weekend forward.  I have truly been blessed! 



I always encourage others to keep photos of your card creations.  Start a page on Pinterest or even just on your computer.  You'll be amazed at your growth in different areas.  Don't compare yourself to someone who has been coloring for a long time or someone who is maybe truly an artist.  Do what you enjoy.  You are YOU and that is what makes you unique.

As always ~ Thank you for stopping by my blog today! 

I'll be entering the 2021 card in the following challenges:

Serving a Risen Savior,
 Pam's Pearls

Copics: Hat: V20, V22, V25, V17, Y25, N8, N6, Bat, N8, N6, Dress: Y20, V22, V25, V17, YR15, YR11, Feathers: YR02, V17, Shoes, E55, Y28, N8, Stockings, V17, Hair: N8, N6, N4, Broom: E18, E25, E27

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Finding Hope in the Lord

When the virus first hit the US to me it still seemed far away. It seemed so weird not to worship together.  "Yard Church" just wasn't the same and masks were a pain. The numbers were growing but they were in the big cities, not here where I live.  And as time passed, things got better and finally we could take the masks off.  But not for long before it came back.... stronger.

All the time we prayed.

We prayed for a cure, for safety, for those that were suffering and those that had lost loved ones.

And the virus kept getting closer to us.

We will not live in fear.  Our faith is stronger than our fear.

Our strength is in our Lord and in His mighty Word. 



 It breaks my heart to see my friends suffering with this virus and loosing loved ones.  We pray for you daily.  

May our Lord and Savior give you the strength you need to deal with this virus, to beat it and get well.   May you be comforted in your loss. 

Today's image is Graciellie Designs, Magnolia Dreams.

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: 

A Place to Start ~ Challenge #10 

Path of Positivity ~ Challenge #95 

A Bit More Time to Craft ~ Challenge #145 

Marianne Design ~ Challenge #278 

Word Art Wednesday ~ 511-512 

 

Serving a Risen Savior,

 Pam's Pearls


Copics: Flower: R000, R20, R21, R22, Center: YG00, YG01, Background: YG000

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