Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Everlasting Love ~ WAW #288-289

It's time for my second posting as Guest Designer for Karen at Word Art Wednesday.  I am so excited to share the beautiful scripture from Jeremiah in challenge #288-289 and the card I designed using this selected scripture. 

My image is an Elisabeth Bell design Whimsy Stamp, Sunset Rose, which is printed on Bright White Neenah paper, and Copic colored.  The white matting on both pieces was done using the Gina Marie Pleated Lace die set.

Word Art Wednesday is a great Christian based site and Karen provides a free digital scripture every other week.  The new one today is from Jeremiah 31:3.    This scripture spoke to me of the Lord's everlasting love as depicted in the card's image.  Whether the sun is rising or setting, God's love is there for us. He always loves us more than we deserve.  I encourage you today to stop and watch the sun set and be simply amazed by all of God's continued miracles in your life. 

Here is today's free digital from Karen, but be sure to pop over to Word Art Wednesday to read Karen's devotional, see the other entries and then create your own card for entry.

Thank you for stopping by today to read and to follow my blog.  And thank you Karen, for allowing me the honor and opportunity to join your team for the month of June.

Serving a Risen God, Pam 

In addition to posting on Word Art Wednesday, this will also appear on Christian Card Maker, Stamp Junkies, WAW facebook page, Whimsy Stamps, LLC, Scrapbook OutletKarle's Passion and my personal page, Not Just Scraps.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

You Take the Cake!

Today's card was recently sent to one of the members of Christian Card Makers in celebration of her special day.  

This image is a Paper Pretties stamp that I Copic colored and then  carefully trimmed around her hair and the back of her dress to allow a spellbinder die to nest closely and make a Tulle shaker card.  

The Micro heart confetti is sandwiched between two layers of tulle which is attached to the card base and the top layer with double sided tape (not foam tape) as illustrated by one of Jennifer McQuire's youtube videos.   

This technique also allows you to stamp your sentiment inside {Happy Birthday} so that it will be seen through the shaker paper of the window.  Bright orange enamel dots were added at the bottom for the finishing touch after adding the stripped mat and attaching to the orange coordinating card base. 

I hope this cheerful card made her day even more special!  Thank you for stopping by today and for following my blog postings. Contact me time to order custom made cards.

Serving a Risen Savior, Pam

In addition to posting on Christian Card Maker, this will appear on Karle's Passion, Stamp Junkies, and Not Just Scraps.  

Monday, June 19, 2017

Happy Father's Day Tool You!

Nothing makes a my Dad happier than new Tools! 

So for Father's Day of course his card had to be a Tool Card ~ 

The card base is black, the next layer is the silver metallic tool box designed embossing folder, which made it very difficult to photograph.  For the top layer I used the dotted Swiss embossing folder  to give the effect of his peg board.  The tool are from a set by Ellentia Cutting Dies ( DCT001-005) and are attached with silver mini brads. 

Thanks for stopping by to enjoy my Dad's card today - 
Serving a Risen Savior, Pam

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

A Life Without Dreams

Would be Just a Life....

Paired up with the Whimsy Stamp 'Elania', designed by Sylvia Zet is today's featured card and was used for the June Girlfriend Swap card on Addicted to Card Making.  

The image is Copic colored and die cut using the Gina Marie Pleated Lace Rectangle Die set.  To get the bright orange/red shading for her hair, I used copics YR18, YR21 and Y18 on this card.  I also added Nuvo Bubblegum Blush Crystal Drops for the finishing touch. 

Thank you for stopping by today and reading my blog ~ I hope you enjoyed my card posting.
Serving a Risen Savior, Pam 

Friday, June 16, 2017

Get Well Souper Soon

Today's cards are part of a project we are doing on the 
Christian Card Maker site to support a member's church's 
ministry to those who are sick and in need of encouragement.

For the Get Well cards, I selected the Taylored Expressions Souper Soon stamp and Die Combo that I purchased from Bargain Outlet.  So many ways to use these cuties!  Here's just a few....

and this is the die set I used ~

I'm thrilled that our card group is sending cards to this community this month.  I encourage you to always look for places that need your extra cards - they can really make someone's day!

Thank you for stopping by today!
Serving a Risen Savior, Pam 

In addition to posting on Bargain Outlet, this will appear on Christian Card Maker, Karle's Passion, Stamp Junkies, and Not Just Scraps.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Dream Bold Dreams

Today's card was made for a card swap on 
Addicted to Card Making that had to have a tag on it.  
For mine, I selected the Unity stamp set,  Give Love ~ Laugh Lots

I love the Angie Girl's flowing hair and big hat in this image. Her posture reminds me of many friends that are soft spoken and yet as carefree as the butterfly on her wide hat.  

But the true feelings I had for this card are in the required element - The Tag -
Whether we are faced with circumstances in our lives that were inflicted by others, whether we are in constant pain,  maybe changing jobs, or making a life changing move...
It is so important to be inspired and each day to 
Many are just one step away.

Thank you for stopping by today and following my blog.
Serving a Risen Savior, Pam 

Monday, June 12, 2017

ATCM What's in the Envelope This Month

The June hostess, Cindy, gave 15 of the Addicted to Card Making ladies a great challenge this month with a few unique supplies and our normal list of instructions.  
We must use part of each piece and can add up to two additional items.  This is the card I designed from the supplies given.  

And this is what were were given to work with ~ 

I found myself pouring over the page from the novel searching for words to use on the card rather than use it as a mat or embellishment.  I used a rectangle stitched die and cut two pieces from the photo and then I used  the Craft Essentials Pointed Ovals die to cut the shaped mat under the words.  For my two additional parts, I added the button and the threaded ribbon.
Thanks Cindy for a great challenge this month!

And thank you for stopping by my blog and following my postings.  Serving a Risen Savior, Pam 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Wee Suzi Sending Birthday Greetings

Tonight's card features another one of my favorite Sylvia Zet designed Whimsy stamps, Wee Suzi.  What a cute little girl and a great stamp especially for birthday with her arms full of presents and flowers!

This was my first attempt at shading the waves of a solid dress with my Copic markers.  I also used Gina Marie Designs's new Stitched Tag nesting dies on my card and a Hampton Art Birthday stamp and fishtail die design for the tag. 

Thank you for stopping by and following my blog postings. 
Serving a Risen Savior, Pam

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Friday, June 9, 2017

18 Wheels of CHEER!

Although masculine cards tend to be our hardest to make
this great 18 wheeler truck die from
Amy Design Vintage Vehicles was perfect for a 
Land Transportation card swap on Addicted to Card Making.

I picked this one up from Bargain Outlet, be sure to pop over and check out all the goodies Michelle has to offer each week. 

The metallic gold paper gave the bright tool box background and good contrast while the sentiment block could easily be changed by the card receiver to meet another occasion.

Thanks for stopping by today ~ Hope you will enjoy shopping with Michelle on Bargain Outlet.
Serving a Risen Savior, Pam 

In addition to posting on Addicted to Card Making, this will also appear on Stamp Junkies, Karle's PassionTinker Dreams #53 Masculine and Not Just Scraps my personal selling site.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Here's the Scoop

June 7th ~ Oh Boy!  
It's a wonderful National Humorous Holiday today... National Chocolate Ice Cream Day!

This past weekend on Addicted to Card Making, this was one of our weekend challenge theme's.  
Here's my entry card. 

The triple scooped ice cream and the sentiment are Fiskar stamps that are stamped on Bright White Neenah card stock and Copic colored.  I then used the Gina Marie Fishtail die, ran it through once and then simply laid it on top of the cut piece, being sure the stitched sides were aligned and ran it through just enough to cut the top fishtail ~ making a double fishtail design. After applying to a scrap of Creative Memories multi colored paper and another mat of solid yellow, I then added the cherries using foam dots.  The completed topper was mounted on a solid pink card base.

Thank you for stopping by today - I hope you'll find a special ice cream treat along your day's journey.
Serving a Risen Lord, Pam 

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A Splashing Happy Birthday Wish For You!

It's summer time for sure here in South Carolina and it's only the first week of June! 
For one of my card swap challenges, I used the chubby little cutie for a Child's Birthday Card.

The image is a Paper Pretties design I picked up from one of the facebook selling sites and is Copic colored, then die cut with two stitched oval nesting dies.  The Splash sentiment was also part of the set and I used a spellbinder die for that double tag.  I also positioned the Happy Birthday sentiment so that another tag could be easily applied should the receiver want to use the tag for a different occasion. 

Thank you for stopping by today and following my blog.
Serving a Risen Savior, Pam

In addition to posting on Addicted to Card Making, this will also appear on Stamp Junkies, Karle's Passion, Always Fun Challenge #9 and Not Just Scraps

Feel free to contact me to order custom made cards also. 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Blessed are They Which Do Hunger ~ WAW #286-287

Good morning from Pam's Pearls and thank you Karen for inviting me to be the guest designer for the month of June on Word Art Wednesday.  This is a wonderful blog site that I follow with many of my friends at Christian Card Makers.  It is an honor for me to join your team today and again on June 21st. 

For today's card design, I selected Whimsy's Wee Stamp image 'Amy', designed by Sylvia Zet.  I think she has to be my favorite Whimsy designer because the facial expressions of her little girls capture love and caring. 

When I read today's scripture from Matthew 5:6, "Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness; for they shall be filled.", I thought of how we are eager to be filled with the knowledge of the scripture so we can be a loving and caring Christian each day.  

The key to this knowledge of course is God's word, the Bible, so full of blessings for each of us!  I challenge you (and myself) to find that 15-30 minutes every day to open His Word and to be filled.

Additional supplies used for my card included: 
6x6 Kraft card base, Copic markers,  aqua bias lace, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Fancy Tag Dies, Spellbinder Large Labels and Clear beaded flat backs.

You may also visit Word Art Wednesdays blog site to download the scripture reference to make your card and post back on the site. 

Thank you for stopping by today ~ May your day be blessed!
Serving a Risen Savior, Pam

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Party Pig Birthday Wishes

Today's card features the Crissy Armstrong designed Whimsy Stamp, Party Pig!  Isn't he just the cutest!!!

The image is stamped on bright white Neenah card stock and Copic colored, then die cut with a Stitched Oval die and coordinating lavender mat.  After covering a card base with a fun patterned paper, I tied a soft knotted ribbon, then added the double ovals.  The 'xoxoxo' piece is pop up down the side to give the card it's finishing touch. 

In addition to my normal site postings, this card is being entered into the Atlantic Hearts Sketch #215 Challenge.  Be sure to visit their site and join in. 

Thanks for stopping by today and following my blog postings.  
Serving a Risen Savior, Pam

Feel free to contact me for ordering custom made cards.

A Simple Angel of Prayer

Today's card is a very simple Angel card full of powerful prayer.

For my little angel I used a 3D bow maker die from Create & Crafts and the Pray die is by Maya Road. I wanted to keep the front of this card as simple, without bows, frills and flowers. This card is about PRAYER. 

Have you ever said to someone who is ill or sadden... "I'm praying for you" ?  Do you follow through with that?
When my mother was diagnosed with brain cancer, so many friends would tell me this, as I too have told many.  And while I always said it with meaning, I will be the first to admit it didn't always happen. But my Mom's short 10 month downhill turn from perfectly healthy to at heaven's gate, showed me among other things, how important it is to pray for others and to not forget.  That was 15 years ago - yet sometimes seems like yesterday.  
"I'm praying for you" are not words that I say lightly or forget any more.  Our Lord Jesus hears our prayers and wants us to communicate with him.  Who can you pray for today? 

Thank you for stopping by today and following my blog postings.
Serving a Risen Savior, Pam 

This posting will appear on Christian Card Makers, Karle's Passion, and Not Just Scraps

Monday, May 29, 2017

Honoring Memorial Day Hero's ~ He Loves What is Behind Him

For my weekend challenge on Addicted to Card Making and to also honor our Memorial Day Hero's, I wanted to design a card around my sentiment stamp.  

This sentiment says it all ~ the men and women that proudly serve are protecting what and who they are leaving behind.  This sweet Unity stamp... Always With You, also reminds us not only of the prayers we send with each soldier, but of the innocent children waiting for their parents to return.  Each piece surrounded with tiny heart background paper, for our hearts go with our soldiers.

If you or your family member is currently or has in the past served, I thank you today for your service and for caring what you are fighting for.  May the Lord Jesus Christ bless you!

Thank you for stopping by today and may your day be filled with God's rich blessings. 
Serving a Risen Savior,  Pam

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Friday, May 26, 2017

May Your Day Be a Ride In the Park

Although I made this card last weekend in celebration of National Ride Your Bike to Work Day ~ I truly made it for my friend Amy to celebrate her birthday, which is today, May 26., thus it couldn't be blogged until today!

Since Amy has been sick recently and in the hospital, I wanted a cheerful birthday card that also had some encouragement added even though I've never met Amy~ our friendship is virtual.

  This Stamps of Life set just seemed to fit perfectly.  After stamping and die cutting the bike, I added black shiny Wink of Stella to the wheels and petals and grey Wink of Stella to the frame.  Then used lots of pop up squares to raise the bike up and give it the moving effect with the addition of the black shadow lines.  The basket is filled with multi colored mini silk flowers and the centers are 3mm flat backs that can be purchased from Lori's Lovely Paper Crafts, linked here.  The sentiment is part of the Sweet and Sassy set but it is die cut using the Gina Marie Fish Tail Banner dies. 

Hope you will join me in wishing AMY a very Happy Birthday over in North Carolina and continue to make other fun Happy Birthday cards to send to those special friendships you have. 

Thank you for stopping by today and for following my blog postings.  I truly means a lot to me.
Serving a Risen Savior, Pam

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

After the Water Brooks ~ WAW 284-285

This week on Word Art Wednesday, Karen has selected a KJV of Psalm 42:1 for the challenge.   Although the 'hart panteth' certainly reminds me of a deer or other animal of nature, the calming 'after the water brooks' spoke to me for my card selection tonight.  

Using the Gina Marie Violet Pinwheel Die with shades of purple and metallic gold allowed me to give the card a stained glass affect for the flowers... like they were reflecting the water at the brook.  I really like reflecting thoughts as we study God's word and reflective photography seems to be dominant in my life as well. 

If you would like to use this scripture to make your card, visit WAW blog here to grab the free download.  

Thank you for stopping by today and may your day be blessed.
Serving a Risen Savior ~ Pam 

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

ATCM Weekend Challenge ~ Musical Instrument

This weekend's card challenge on Addicted to Card Making gave us two different challenges of 'National' ...not so well known.... holidays to use as themes for our card making.  
Monday, May 22 is National Purchase a Musical Instrument Day ~ Bet you didn't know that one?  

However, having watched Jennifer McQuire's YouTube video this week on a new twist on a shaker card using Tulle, this is the MUSIC card I submitted for my challenge card.

The video reference is here and this is what I found a bit different as I constructed my card. 
What a great idea! The tulle is easy to work with, using double sided tape is fast and the open mesh of the tulle allows the layers to stick together well.  
It is important to use FLAT shaker items.  Even the little pointed edges of my music notes want to catch on the netting if I shake the card too hard. 
I used an "off-brand" stitched oval nesting dies for my windows, and found that there was more difference in the sizes than appears to be in Jennifer's example.  Thus I ended up adding the additional black frame to cover up some of the opening, making it look more complete and balanced.  
I'm certainly going to use this technique again - I believe the next time it will go a little faster...although never as smooth and fast as Jennifer seems to make it look in her wonderful videos! 
Hope you'll try this Tulle Shaker card technique out also ~ and thank you for stopping by today!

Serving a Risen Savior  ~ Pam

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Double Dutch Door Specialty Fold

Last month I wrote about the Tech Challenge on ATCM and how intimidating they could be - but how good they are for our growth, in trying new techniques.  This month the Tech Challenge was to do a Specialty fold (more than one fold) ~ Our Choice.  And who do I get as my swap partner? My BFF who is the most awesome card maker and knows how to do ALL the fancy folds... again fear creeps in as I put off this card as long as I can.

But through a Pinterest posting by Angie Leach on Too Cool Stamping , I was inspired to put my twist on a Barn Shaped card using a Specialty Fold called the 
Double Dutch Door.

I combined two stamp sets for this project - the Hey Chick! banner and silly Aqua haired roof chicken are from the Stampin Up set Hey Chick!.  

The other animals are from the Cottage Cutz Farm Animals set (purchased from Bargain Outlet).

As you raise the roof and open the barn doors, inside you find more animals along with the area to write your note. 

I believe this is a 'fancy fold' I'd like to use again with a different stamp set. How about you?  I'd love to see your ideas!

Thank you for stopping by  ~ I hope you enjoyed my card posting.
Serving a Risen Savior, Pam 

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Monday, May 15, 2017

A Friend is like Sunshine

A Friend is One Who, Like Sunshine, Helps You Grow.

Today's card was especially made for one of my lifetime girlfriends
 who celebrated her birthday last week.  

Another Whimsy stamp by Sylvia Zet, Wee Florist from her Gardner Series is the perfect image for my friend who loves to be working in her beautiful yard as much as anything. 
Yet this girlfriend's 'SONshine' comes from the Lord and is always a strong shoulder or listening ear to those she meets each and every day.   
How blessed I am to have shared this friendship for over 20 years!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope my card has brightened your day.
Serving a Risen Savior ~ Pam

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Strawberry Day ~ May 20

With still a week to go till National Strawberry Day, today's card  depicts a sweet little girl  all dressed in her strawberry outfit and matching purse and ready to wish her little friend a very Happy Birthday!

The image I used is a Penny Black, Inc stamp that is stamped on Bright White Neenah Card Stock and Copic colored.  The red corner Happy Birthday die is by La-La Land Crafts.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope my card brought a smile to your day.  This card can be ordered custom ordered through my site, Not Just Scraps.
Serving a Risen Lord ~ Pam 

Friday, May 12, 2017

May Envelope Challenge ~ ATCM

This month's envelope challenge on Addicted to Card Making came with a diverse list of supplies for the fifteen participants to make our cards from.  Each of us were to use part of each piece and could add up to two additional pieces. 
For my card, I decided on a mason jar stamped image to hold my fussy cut, copic colored flowers.

  Here are the original items supplied by the hostess:

My mason jar is stamped on the green card stock provided.  Flowers and bee are copic colored and fussy cut from the image.  I inked the ribbon to match the copic RV55 flower and cut in a banner style.  The small stitched vellum heart is die cut from the center of the tag provided using a Gina Marie Stitched Heart Die, and the top heart is hand cut from the white card stock flower that was the last piece included.  No additional items were added to my card as I will add the sentiment prior to use.

What would you do with these supplies? The results are always amazing when 15 ladies are giving the same envelope of items.
Thank you for stopping by today and for following my blog postings.
Serving a Risen Savior ~ Pam

Sunday, May 7, 2017

I. C. U.

While I had my Art Impressions Get Well Now stamp set out for Nurse's Week, I decided to put together one of their funny antics for a get well card to have on hand.  

The expressions on the faces of the Art Impression characters are priceless as the artist who designs them which I had the honor of meeting last year. 

Guess this is one card I hope I keep on the shelf for quite a while!

Thanks for stopping by ~ 
Serving a Risen Savior, Pam 

This posting will appear on : Addicted to Card Making, Stamp Junkies, Karle's Passion and Not Just Scraps. 

Friday, May 5, 2017

National Nurse's Day ~ May 6

Today's card is in honor of National Nurse's Day - May 6th.  
We are also celebrating those special ladies over on Addicted to Card Making with our Weekend Challenge.
For my card I used the Nurse image from the Art Impressions Get Well Set and added two sentiments from my personal stash.  

Once copic colored and die cut with the stitched rectangle dies, a peach loopy bow was added for the finishing touch .  
My thank you card will be mail to a special nursing friend who is always willing to help me understand the medical terms and steer me in the right direction through some tough health decisions.  I am so grateful for her big blessings!

How about you?  Who is your favorite nurse?  And have you told her how much she (or he) is appreciated lately?  No time like the present!

Thank you for stopping by ~ Serving a Risen Savior, Pam

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Song In My Heart ~ CCM Sketch Challenge

One thing I particularly enjoy about being an early riser, 
is the early morning silence that is softly broken just before daylight by the robins and sparrows beginning their songs for the day.  For my submission to the Christian Card Maker's Sketch challenge this week, I wanted to capture that joy in my card.

How special it is to start the morning with the sweet song of Jesus in my heart.  The days that are begun with Him in a time of devotion and prayer always seem to be able to withstand the battles of the day as He carries me. Thank you Heavenly Father for the joy of the birds and their songs that fill the air. 

Here's the sketch we used this week ~ give it a try.  
I made mine a 3 1/2" x 9" to fit in a legal size envelope. 

Thank you for stopping by!
Serving a Risen Savior, Pam

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Christian Card Maker, Stamp Junkies, Karle's Passion and my on personal selling site, Not Just Scraps