Monday, April 19, 2021

The Secret Ingredient

If you've been following the posts last week about my Spring Retreat, I'm taking a pause today to bring you my Mid-month Inspirational post for Jan's Digital Stamp Shop.  

Please pop back tomorrow to see the rest of the For Keeps Sake Spring Retreat!

For my project card this month I've selected Jan's Flour Child (Which by the way, is currently on sale!).  Oh how I wish I'd had this image at my Fall Retreat where the theme was Memories Are Homemade.  These adorable kids in the kitchen are just too sweet!

Here's my finished card, then a few things about how it's made.

 


After sizing for an A2 card front, I printed the image on Neenah 110# card stock,  I used my Copic markers for coloring and then die cut the edge with Pink & Main's Stitched Rounded Rectangle Die.  I selected the background mat (which says 'dairy' and 'milk') to match the little boys shirt and die cut it using the same set.

For this one, I used a side fold card base so that I could tie the brown twine around the left side fold.  For the finishing touch I added a hand mixer charm. 

I hope you'll visit Jan's store for other great digital images and also her Challenge Blog. There you can see the other Design Team members cards of inspiration and also add your own to the challenge!

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 Perfect Time to Craft ~ April 

Classic Design Challenge ~ 5th Birthday 

Creative Fingers Challenge #206 

Art Impressions ~ Challenge #304 Personality 

Craft Rocket Challenge #80 ~ Kids/Baby 

Cute Card Thursday ~ Challenge #682 ~ Twine

 

Serving a Risen Savior,

Pam's Pearls


Copics Used:  Boy: B00, B21, B23, BG13, Girl: R71, R83, R85, R56, Hats: C0, C2, Eggs: E42, E42, Bowl: YR01, Spoon & Whip: C0, C2


Products Used:

Jan's Digital Stamp Shop, Flour Child



Friday, April 16, 2021

FKS Retreat ~ Sketch Challenge

Long about Saturday afternoon after supper is the time where everyone starts slowing down a bit.  We know our time will be over before we're ready but lack of sleep is starting to set in. 

"Nurse Jennie" to the rescue!  

With Nautical page kits prepared for everyone, the challenge of creating a page or card from her sketch was laid out for us.  Here's her inspirational page


and the sketch drawing for everyone to go by. 



One of the best parts about a group activity like that is to see all the different ways of interpreting the task.  So sit back and enjoy all the creations! 














Afterwards, I finished mine up with a Copic colored image from Our Craft Lounge, Bubbles.


Still more to share ~ so I hope you'll come back tomorrow! 

Thank you for stopping by today to see what I've been working on.  I hope you will 'follow' my blog and visit my Facebook page, Not Just Scraps.  I sell my cards there and other crafting items. 

I'll be sharing the last photo for the following challenges.

Pam's Pearls
Copics Used:  Turtle: B60, BV02, BV13, BG45, Fish: Y18, RV02, BG45, BG11, Bottom: BG70, BG72, BG75, Shell: BV02, E04, Water: B00, B01, B12

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

FKS Retreat ~ Nauti Girls

 Saturday started early at the retreat as my crafting BFF Jennie and I placed another round of goodies at each ladies work place. For this day, the focus was From the Beach to the Pirates!  

They received Treasure 'bottles' with a torn paper message inside and an anchor tied with twine...

And a special purple bag filled with a Treasure map to use certain photos to win tickets and a few gold treasure coins.


Another one of the ladies did the card project on Saturday.  Lisa is a wonderful Mixed Media artist and showed everyone how do the ink swiping technique.  The color combinations for each person's card were so very unique.  
Here's mine, using Distressed Oxides.


As many of you know, I got married on Valentine's day this year.  Although we have a 'no guys allowed' rule for retreats, everyone wanted to meet Carl.  We were both totally taken by surprise when they presented us with this beautiful Lake themed wreath and matching designer card.    


We are so very blessed!

See you tomorrow with more! 

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:



Serving a Risen Savior!

Pam's Pearls

 

 

 

 




Wednesday, April 14, 2021

FKS Retreat ~ Friday ~ Mini Purse Project

 As I've mentioned before, I couldn't do this retreat without the help of others.  These ladies are just amazing and willing to help no matter what the need may be.  

Here's part two of day one ~ showing just how hard two of these special friends worked prior to and during the retreat. 

Two of my ladies from North Carolina led the group Friday afternoon through making mini paper pocketbooks.  For this project, they used Concord and 9th's Everyday Purse Builder Die set.  They had diligently prepared all the individual packages for all 21 ladies ahead of time and boy were they a hit!






Many thanks to Bette and Stacey for a great project! 

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 view and purchase my cards.

Serving a Risen Savior, 
Pam Pearls
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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

FKS Retreat ~ I've Got Your Back

The For Keeps Sake Spring Retreat started a day earlier this time.  This day was designed a 'relaxing day' as everyone took their time getting settled in. While there weren't any planned activities, projects, or challenges we enjoyed homemade BBQ sandwich together for lunch and went out to supper as a group.  This also allowed the ladies traveling to the retreat plenty of time to rest after the trip and be ready to start their marathon crafting early on Friday morning.

~ Day One for Seas the Day ~   

The focus for Friday was Animals of the Sea. Everyone received several DS 12 x 12 sheets of themed paper, stickers, die cuts and other goodies along these lines. 

The project card we did was a Turtle card with the choice of several different sentiments.  I  used the Turtle die from Elizabeth Crafts and Ring Frame Bubble die from Simon Says Stamps to make these card kits. 

Here's my example. 


And here's a freebie for you of the quotes we used. 

I'll be back tomorrow with more ~ 


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 ~ Feature a Creature 

CAS on Sunday ~ Challenge 202 ~ Happy Mail 

Crafty Catz ~ Challenge #546 ~ Anything Goes

 Serving a Risen Savior, 

Pam's Pearls

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Friday, April 9, 2021

Your Smile Makes Me Smile

 How can you do anything but smile when you see Polkadoodles Honeypie Collection of adorable images? 

This week the Design Team are all doing CAS style and I've selected Honeypie with Lambs for my project card.



I have used lots of bright shades of Copic markers for the image and used the background digi paper from 'Work & Play ~ Heaven 5 Collection'.  The sentiment sums up all the smiles in the sweet image and can be found in the 'Winnie Celebration Kit 1'.  I hope she brings a smile to you today! 

I made this card especially for my Granddaughter ~ Amelia Grace.  She turned five on March 23rd.  She loved the lambs and 'her' photo of the girl. 




Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team cards and post yours in the challenge 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’ll be entering this card in the following challenges:

Simon Says ~ Happy Birthday  

Unicorn Challenge ~ #64 Add an animal 

A Perfect Time to Craft ~ April 

Classic Design Challenge 5th birthday

Crafty Animals ~ Challenge #49 

CCC Digi Designs ~ Challenge #149 

Sheepski Designs ~ Challenge #49 


Pam's Pearls 

Copics Used: Flowers: V05, RV09, RV19, Butterfly: V05, BG02, BG07, Hat & Shoes: BG02, BG07, FBG2, Dress: BG07, Hair: Y06, Y21 E42, Lamb: R01, W1, N1, N5, Shadow: W3


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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Seas the Day!

 It's finally here!  The For Keeps Sake Spring Retreat!!! 

For 20 ladies the excitement of getting a weekend away, spending time with fellow Christian ladies, and getting to craft 24 hours a day for four days is just amazing!

Even though I've been doing these retreats for over 15 years now, each time at the end we always seems to say, "How can it get any better?"  And now ladies come from FL, VA, NC, GA and SC! 

One of the super exciting things for us this time is now that we are at a facility with handicap accessibility, one of my former ladies can return.  We have missed this sweet lady and her beautiful smile for the last couple of years.  It will be so good just to have her with us!

I always keep the theme and the shirts a secret... it's just part of the fun.  Now the plan is out - We are in for several days of Nautical themed fun, games and gifts. 



I can't wait to post later about the things we will be doing! I know you are wishing you were with us! 

Pam's Pearls


Wednesday, April 7, 2021

God Made Us Best Friend

Today I'm sharing another Polka Dot Orchard image on a card I made for my BFF.  I used the new release 'God Made Us Best Friends'.

The vintage look for these gals really reminds me of times with my friend. For the last 58+ years we've not been too far away from each other, at least not in our hearts.



I colored the girls with my Copic markers and die cut the coordinating heart to match their outfits.  The background paper was quite a 'find' as I was throwing away old papers and this was the 'BACK' of one of the paypal invoices.  You know I couldn't throw that away!  (Thank you Scrapsalot !) While I did you a die to make the color block layout, I snipped away some of the bounding boxes to make the layout work for my dies and sentiment. 

Be sure to flip over to Polka Dot Orchards website to see all the new releases! 

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.

Serving a Risen Savior,
Pam's Pearls 
Copics Used:
Left Girl: Hair: Y00, Y21, Coat: V20, V22, V25, Right Girl: Hair: E21, E23, E25, E27,Coat: BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, Shadow: W3, Background: BG10

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

A Creative Sketch Challenge ~ Sending Smiles

Today I'm sharing the card I made for a Sketch Challenge this past weekend.  For this card I selected Polka Dot Orchard's Everlasting Happiness.



The sketch came from Simply Simple Stamping.com and was certainly a lot of fun.

I think we all need a little jump start on our creativity and this shows even a simple sketch can still result in a beautiful 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: 

Sweet Stampers, Challenge #54 Spring 

The Paper Players, Challenge #55 

Crafty Calendar, April ~ Spring 

Crafts Galore ~ Challenge #86 

Crafty Friends ~ Challenge #151 


 Serving a Risen Savior, 

Pam's Pearls

Copics Used: Latte Cup: C2, Band: G43, YG61, Flowers: V05, RV09, RV19, Wink of Stella on Lid

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Monday, April 5, 2021

Floral Flourish for Your Special Day

Happy Monday! Today starts the new monthly challenge for Jan's Digi Stamps and I'm here with the rest of her Design Team to show you some of her images. 

For my project card this time, I selected the Floral Flourish, which was released in March.  This package consist of 2 images and 6 sentiments.


To make this card, I sized the image and sentiment to fit a standard A2 sized card base.  After Copic coloring, I used Gina Marie Designs, Fancy Pierced Nesting Die (discontinued) for the scalloped edges.  The card base is covered with a pink patterned design that is slightly darker on the bottom edge.  I completed the card by adding the white organza ribbon and the heart charm. 

I invite you to join us on Jan's Challenge Blog with your card entries. Be sure to check out the other Design Team cards for your inspiration!   There are also THREE new releases for April and all are on sale!

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 Bit More Time To Craft ~ Challenge #137 

Crafts Galore ~ April ~ Challenge #86 

Creatalicious ~ Challenge #208 ~ Anything Goes 

Creations in Pink ~ Challenge #32 

Cute Card Tuesday ~ Challenge 680

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge #82 


Serving a Risen Savior,

Pam's Pearls

 

Copics Used:

Yellow Carnation: Y15, Y18, Stems: YG61, YG63, Roses: V000, R83, R85, R56, RV32, Ribbon: G24, Around the edges: BG10


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Jan's Digi Stamp, Floral Flourish