Wednesday, October 31, 2018

May the God of Love Be the Heart of Your Marriage

Today I'd like to share with you a simple yet stunningly elegant Wedding Congratulations card I recently made. 

For the card I selected the Unity Stamp Co.,  Good Be Wonderful image by Angie Blom.  Here's the card and a bit about the sweet couple who recently wed.  The details of the card are also listed at the bottom of this posting  if you'd like to make this card yourself. 

Isn't that a beautiful image, especially for a bride?  I love making a card when the image reminds me of the recipient. The bride, Lisa, always wears her beautiful dark locks up in a bun like this image! As we have watched her relationship bloom with Rodney, it wasn't a huge surprise when they stopped in September 28th where we Shag with the announcement they had just gotten married! 

Everyone quickly cleared the floor as the DJ honored them with a special song, then we all joined them for the second round and surrounded them afterwards with congratulations and best wishes. 

Thank you for stopping by today to share this Wedding card and hopefully you will select this Unity image in your next order and try out this layout for a Wedding card. The supplies are listed below.  Your comments are always welcome as well as contacting me for orders or card purchases. 

Serving a Risen Savior, 

If you'd like to make this card, here is the supply list and links:

Unity Stamp, Good Be Wonderful: Image is stamped on #110 card stock and Copic colored using {Hair: N2,N4,N6,N8,N9, Leaves: YG63, Dress:G43, Skin: E000, YR30, RV000, E40, E50, Tattoo: E95}
Gina Marie Designs, Pleated Circle Die Set: White circle with image 
Misc: Stampin Up Tan Doily
Creative Memories light tan bottom mat.  
Stampabililities Sentiment discontinued
Unity Stamps Mini Washi Tape the tiny hearts on the sentiment tag, however that was a special purchase only available for a short time in early October

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Monday, October 29, 2018

Thankful, Grateful and Blessed

Good Monday Morning to you!  While many of you have been enjoying the cooler temperatures for a while, here in South Carolina our chilly mornings have finally arrived, the leaves are starting to turn and fall to the ground, and that extra blanket on the beds really feels good.  Along with many others in this area, I would say October is my favorite month of the year.  The time hasn't changed yet and the weather is so perfect to enjoy as much of the day as possible outside taking in all the beauty that our Master paints for us each day.

These early fall days were my inspiration for my Thankful card that I'd like to share with you today.  This was for a card swap so it was actually made earlier this month when the leaves had not started to change colors yet.

I selected the Whimsy Stamp, Oak Tree Boy by Sylvia Zet.

After stamping the image on #110 Card stock, I used Copic markers for coloring in shades of greens, browns, and deep orange. I then die cut the image using the Gina Marie Designs Double Stitched In and Out Cut Hexagon  Die Set.  The image is large, and required using the largest die in this set.  Since I still needed a dark matting paper, I glued the image onto the brown plaid then carefully trimmed the excess leaving approximately 1/4" matting around the image.   The boy has two small jingle bells on his hat and there is one on the bird's hat ~ which of course didn't work for a fall card.  However adding the itty-bitty tan buttons over the bells worked just fine and added a little dimension to the card too.  Next I mounted the bright green pre-embossed mat onto the Kraft card base, then added the completed image.  The sentiment is from Unity Stamps and I merged two tag dies to make the stitched lines around the sentiment.  I finished the image by adding a brown organza bow and a white liner to the inside for a nice writing area.    I was fortunate also to be able to send this Thankful card to one of my virtual friends that is on two card sites with me.  It is an additional joy to share cards with sisters in Christ. 

Thank you for stopping by today to see the card of the day. This card can be duplicated for purchase. Your comments are always welcome.

Serving a Risen Savior, 

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Saturday, October 27, 2018

A Day Filled With Your Favorite Things

For today's featured card I used one of Whimsy Stamps new September releases,   Ruby's Christmas Wishes, by designer Marina Fedotova. Although her title indicates for Christmas, I made my card for a birthday.  
The sweet friend that I made this card for is one I met at the place where we Shag.  I just love the pose on this image because it reminds me of how much fun we have together...trying to be graceful as we learn new dances.  We definitely wish we had that magic wand to help us!  I've again been blessed by so many new friends along this path also...Margie ~ You are such a sweet lady - may you dance every day, like no one is watching.  

The image is printed on 110# card stock, Copic colored and then fussy cut.  I used a coordinating aqua patterned with a Spellbinder die cut edge for the horizontal strip; solid brown for the vertical strip, and a solid deep orange for the background matting.  The sentiment is from Unity Stamps.   Both the sentiment and the image are raised with foam squares.  For the finishing touch I used Diamond Stickles by Ranger to accent all the snow flakes and Wink of Stella Clear to cover the fur on her outfit. 

Thank you for stopping by today.  Hope you will visit the Whimsy site to see all the new releases!

Serving a Risen Savior,

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Friday, October 26, 2018

The Cutest Little Trick or Treaters

Today's featured card is showing three of the cutest little Trick or Treaters you may see this season.
Using Whimsy Stamps, Penguin Trick or Treaters by Crissy Armstrong, they are coming to bring a smile to your home today.

After Copic coloring, which takes quite a bit of time, I used the Pink & Main Stitched Rectangle dies for the image and the two background pieces.  A bit of brown twine made the perfect Lasso and a few Gina Marie Designs glitter enamel dots finished up the card. 

Thanks for stopping by today, your comments are always welcome. Don't forget to check out Whimsy's website and also post your Whimsy card on the Facebook page to be included in the Whimsy Blog Challenge.  This card will be my second entry. 

Serving a Risen Savior, 

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Get Your Spooky On...

One of the great surprises in my Grab Bag from Unity Stamps last month was the Spooky Girl stamp by Angie Blom.  With the new Unity Challenge being PINK, PINK, and PINK, I decided to use my new Spooky Girl in 'non traditional' colors.

Here's the finished card, however look below the photo to see what else is there....

For the background I used Whimsy Stamps, Web Background stamp and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink.  The window is the Spellbinders Window Two (S2-016).  The sentiment is also part of the Spooky Girl set. 
After Copic coloring the image and adding a few Stickles drops around her, I use a leather strip of hot pink to make the tag bow and carefully slid the tag behind the window.  Once positioned with the bow just above the window, I took each tag tie, pulled them to the inside of the card and tacked down temporarily with Washi Tape.  The message in the card will tell the receiver to pull the tape off and enjoy the Book Marker after the Halloween events.

Thanks for stopping by today and viewing my Pink Spooky Girl!
Your comments are always welcome.

Serving a Risen Savior,

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

And Wonderfully Made

Today's featured card is one I made this morning for a sketch challenge on Christian Card Makers.   

I wanted to use the scripture from Psalms 139:14 ~
"You are Beautiful For you are fearfully and wonderfully made"

so I selected Unity's Jessica Girl ~ Stronger Than Anyone, by designer Angie Blom. 

The sketch was very basic so it didn't take long to put this together  It's a great design layout for you to try too! 
Here's my finished card and the sketch we were given afterwards.

There are a lot of the Unity Angie Girls that work great with this scripture verse.  In today's peer pressured world, I believe it is so very important that we as Mothers, Grandmothers or just friends reinforce with the young girls the strength they have comes from within and can be so well enhanced with a closer walk with our Savior. 

Thank you for stopping by today - Check out those Awesome Angie Girls on Unity Stamps!  

Serving a Risen Savior,

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Welcome to the 50's

Today's blog is another peak into the FKS Fall Retreat that was held in September.  With the theme  ~ Scrap, Rattle & Roll and our crafty friend Katie, the photo booth and props this time were definitely a huge hit with everyone.  
Today I'd like to share just a few of the captured moments. 

If you wonder how they build those balloon arches - here's ours in progress.  

Yep that's duct tape and tons of balloons! Of course - you must have the poodle on the skirt and a crate of Coke in a glass bottle.  

Our t-shirts were made locally here in Batesburg, SC by The SpecialTee Shop.  The sapphire blue with vinyl records, music notes and our theme coordinated perfectly with the photo booth. 

These are just a few of the 20 plus ladies who attended the retreat.  And yes, they did get their Crafting On also...but that's another day's sharing. 

Thanks for stopping by and enjoying a bit of the personal side of the wonderful ladies that set aside two weekend a year to devote not only to their crafting, but to time spent with girlfriends.  Those memories also last forever. 

Serving a Risen Savior, 

P.S. 2019 Retreat dates: 3/15-3/17 & 9/27-9/29

Friday, October 19, 2018

Where Do Your Train Dreams Take You?

The Whimsy Blog is open again and this is my first entry.  I hope you will upload your card creation to their Facebook page ~ Whimsy Stamps & Inspiration for your chance to win.

Each month on Addicted to Card Making 2.0, we are given a card challenge honoring the founder of the original ATCM site, Jennifer Raines.  For the month of October, Jennifer loved the movie Polar Express, so our challenge was to make a card with a train on it.

For my submission I used the new release of Whimsy's Penguin Elves at the Workshop Digital Version, by designer Crissy Armstrong.  By using the digital image I was able to crop only the part of the stamp that I wanted to use. 

Don't you just love the way this little fellow is so focused on the train - drawn deeply in his dreams.  No matter what our age - it seems a train and adventures go together.  As we enter the holiday season - whether you are watching the movie Polar Express and dreaming of going to the North Pole or watching another seasonal special, remember the true meaning of the season which we are celebrating.  

Thanks for stopping by today, your comments are always welcome.

Serving a Risen Savior,

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Feel Better Soon ~ Whimsy Designs

Today's I'd like to share two Get Well cards I'm sending as part of a donation package to a Pregnancy center that we are supporting this month on one of the card making sites that I'm a member of.  

For the first card, I used the Whimsy Penguin's Rainy Day image by Crissy Armstrong.

The image is Copic colored and I added several embossed clouds at the top before gluing the frame on top.  The yellow inter-cut die frame is by Quickutz and the larger background mats are dies by Spellbinders.  The Feel Better Soon die is by Stamps of Life.  

On the second card, I selected the Penguin Dr. Cute also by designer Crissy Armstrong. 

The image was also Copic colored and then I hand cut this one out.  I used a purple large raised dotted 4 x 6 card and applied several bright dotted and bandage stickers with a large OUCH! in the center, then added the feel better soon die (by Stamps of Life) and  added Dr Cute on raised foam dots.  After applying to the card base, I added the matching organza ribbon for the finishing touch.  

Thanks for stopping in today to see these two cards - I'll be sharing more of the donation in the coming days.  Be sure to check out the digital designs on the Whimsy site. I am really enjoying the new adventures of using digital images!

Serving a Risen Savior,


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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Look at the Birds of the Air

Today's card was created for a sketch challenge and also as part of a group donation to a Pregnancy Center in one of the card groups I'm a member of. 

The beautiful background paper and the small bird and flower photos used in my card are recycled from a Lang Calendar.  The scripture taken from the book of Matthew was typed to fit, then printed on beige card stock and matted on light green card stock.  All pieces were matted on a 4 1/2" x 5 1/2" top fold card base.

This is the original sketch:

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope that you will try this sketch drawing or even your last year's calendar for a cute card.

Serving a Risen Savior, 

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Precious Little Baby

No matter how much planning you put into having a baby shower,  sometimes the baby decides their arrival is more important!
This was the case several weeks ago as our church ladies prepared for a shower for a sweet baby girl's arrival... and those plans were put on hold as she made her healthy entrance into the world before the shower could be held. 

This past Sunday the beautiful new baby girl was the star of the shower held in her honor. 
Today I'd like to share the card I made for the ladies who hosted the shower for her.  

The image is a Whimsy Stamp, Wee One, by designer Sylvia Zet.  The circle die is the Whimsy Scalloped Doily Die and the brown die is the Gina Marie Designs Pleated Lace Rectangle die.  All the elements were layered on a pink woven textured 6 x 6 card stock piece then mounted on a white top fold card base.  

Inside the card was stamped with ~ 

A baby is ~
A gift of sunshine
A gift of love, 
But most important,
A gift from above!

Much love and prayers go out to this new little girl and her parents and family from the church family.

Thank you for stopping by today and sharing my card with me.  Your comments are always welcome. 

Serving a Risen Lord,

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Like it's a bad thing...

With the weekend challenge for Addicted to Card Making 2.0 being clouds - I decided to make mine PINK and for Halloween.

I used Unity StampsEsmerelda Girl by Angie Blom and the sentiment also "You say WITCH like it's a bad thing." For the clouds I made a cloud stencil with a die then used Stampin Up primrose pink ink and a dauber to fill in the clouds.  The image was then die cut with Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangle and mounted on a purple mat with black dots then added to a top fold black card base with a black organza bow.

Thanks for stopping by - and for breezing along if Halloween isn't your holiday of choice.

Serving a Risen Savior, 

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Whimsy's Scruffy Cat ~ Dreaming of a White Christmas

Posting my normal Thursday post tonight since no one knows exactly what Hurricane Michael's path will be tonight and tomorrow. 

I've been working on one of the new October Digital Releases from Whimsy Stamps - Crissy Armstrong's Collection, named Sruffy Cat Set which comes with the cat with or without the long flowing Santa hat. 

For my card, I elected to use the version with the hat and create the card in monotone shades of white, gray and black.  

The photo show off this cute card very well - Scuffy's Aleene's White Glitter Snow fur and the ball of his hat are bright white, and the frame around the chalkboard words is an embossed snowflake design with additional white snowflakes added.  

Be sure to follow this link to the Whimy Store to check out all their new products, especially the digital products and the three new CC Design products that have been added to the Whimsy Halloween digital section.  As always your comments are welcomed and appreciated. 

Serving a Risen Savior , 

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Monday, October 8, 2018

Always A Reason To Dance

Today's posting is another little peak at part of the Fall Retreat last month.  I'm trying to squeeze all the different events of the three days in between the new release stamps, dies, holiday events and of course National Card Making Day on Saturday. 

In this posting I'd like to show you the BEFORE and AFTER of one of the Goodie Bag items.  Remember the theme was Music of the 50's with a sock hop, Cafe' type set up.  The goodie 'bag' was actually a large plastic popcorn bucket filled with penny candy, an RC Cola with a moon pie tied to it, a fantastic sheet of stickers that depicted the 50s cartoon characters... and among other things... these large stitched tags (Gina Marie Designs) - Unity stamps Jukebox Jive and  How's it Rollin'.

With my passion for card making and needing a group card for this past Friday night - I took my Jukebox tag out and turned it into a fun card one of the guys surprise birthday party.  This design could easily be changed to a card for a gal buy just changing the papers.  

So when you are given a tag - don't trash it just because you may not collect tags - turn it into a card or embellishment for a scrapbook - or the other way around - need a tag?  Use that card you held on to last month and make that tag you need for the gift this weekend.  

Addition ~ Somehow this photo was omitted in the original posting this morning ~ One of the ladies took on the decorations for this retreat and did an awesome job with the photo booth.  I wanted to be sure to include it in today's blog!

Thanks for stopping by and allowing me to show you the before and after today.  Your comments are always welcome. 

Serving a Risen Savior, 

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Saturday, October 6, 2018

National Card Making Day ~ October 6, 2018

Welcome to National Card Making Day ~ 2018!

I hope you have set aside today or at least part of today to spend on card making or even your favorite craft as other crafters across the nation join together to do the same thing today.

First ~ Let's get your Free Image from Whimsy Stamps so you can get it colored and your card made.  To get the image click HERE.  Once you get your card made, you will want to post it on the Whimsy Stamps and Inspirational Facebook page, HERE.  Be sure to follow their activities today and the Blog Hop to win prizes!

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Here's the card I made from the Whimsy Free Image to celebrate today's event.   I can't wait to see yours.  I'd really like for you to also post it on my Facebook Page, Not Just Scraps.   Click HERE to get to the album for NCMD.

My image is Copic colored and hand cut out.  The yellow moon and aqua mat were die cut with stitched nesting dies.  I used Wild Honey Oxide Ink on the moon and Fossilized Amber around the edge of the card.  The black background is the Gina Marie Designs Falling Snow Background Plate Die with bright orange paper behind it. The sentiment stamp 'Is it Halloween yet' is from the Clearly Whimsy Stamps Collection Franken Bad Hair Day by designer Deb Davis.

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I also wanted you to have something special from Not Just Scraps and from me personally.  With the help of my dear friend on the Christian Card Maker site, I have a beautiful Flower and Scripture image to share with you today.  You can right click on the image below and save the image to your computer.  I

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Not Just Scraps - Please check out the Crafting Items for Sale Album.  For NCMD  - everything is 15% off  PLUS 15% off the shipping cost also.  My sale is good til 6 pm Sunday night. 

If you are just visiting my blog today for the first time - I would love to have you FOLLOW me (see that link on the right margin ~ follow by email?)  I'd love to make it too 100 Followers!   I am grateful to each of you for coming to see my blog each day and especially for commenting.  

Serving a Risen Savior, 

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Sweetness Craddled By The Moon

 Today's featured card is one that I had the honor of making for a personal friend of mine.  It is always a joy to make a Congratulations card for the birth of a new baby!

This card is also being used as the Marketing example for the new October Release of the Gina Marie Designs Ric Rac Nested Circle Die Set.

This adorable baby image is the Whimsy StampsCradled by the Moon, from the Crissy Armstrong Collection.  After stamping on 110# card stock,  I colored the image with Copic markers and die cut using the New Gina Marie Design Ric Rac Nesting Die Set. I then mounted the cut image on blue and yellow matting before applying to the white card base. 

Thank you for stopping by to allow me to share this snuggly little card with you today.  I invite you to visit both Whimsy Stamps and Gina Marie Designs ~ both have great October Releases that you are sure to want to add to your collections! 

Serving a Risen Savior, 

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Birthday Wishes ~ Old West Locomotive Style

For those who have a love for trains, it is a very deep and 
serious love.  All trains, whether new or vintage, running on the track or parked along side the road... the "train people" must stop and visit these trains.  

Anyone who loves trains in the least would really love the Whimsy Stamps DoveArt image, Old West Locomotive with it's exceptional details.  Today's featured card was created using this stamp for a birthday card. Details for making your own follow the photo. 

This stamp itself is quite larger measuring 5 1/4 wide and 3 1/2" tall.  After stamping on 110# card stock with Memento ink, I colored the image using Copic markers. Although you only see four basic colors ~ red, yellow, gray and black, I used 27 shades of Copic markers to color this image.  I wanted the overall card size to not be any larger than 6 x 6, so I made the strips of black 1" for around all of the sides and 3/4" for the papers on top of those strips.  That left the center block about 3 1/2" square and the image  about 3 1/4" square.  I stamped a generic "Happy Birthday to You" and used a fishtail tag also matted in black, then added three metal gears on the tag.  Once everything was glued into place, I added the red twine to completed the outside of the card.  Inside the card has a solid red mat with a white stitched edge mat writing area.

It was quite a project to color but the end result was worth the time spent. Thanks for stopping by and allowing me to share this with you today. I hope you will visit the Whimsy site for this stamp and others and also check out the Digital Products section.

Also be sure to watch on the Whimsy Stamps & Inspirational Facebook Page this Saturday (10/6/18) for National Card Making Day Fun and Prizes.  Who knows... there might just be something going on over here on Pam's Pearls too!  

Your comments are always welcome. 

Serving a Risen Savior, 

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Monday, October 1, 2018

Whimsy New Release ~ October 1st

Surely it's not October already?  But the leaves are starting to fall and we are grateful for the cooler temperatures for sure.
And it's New Stamps and Digital Images Release Day at Whimsy Stamps!
I going to share with you today "Penguin Coffee Break", one of the new Digital images designed by Crissy Armstrong and how I elected to use this image for my Christmas card scene.
Here is my completed card first with a few details following ~

If one is good, then two is better!  Right?

The digital image of Penguin Coffee Break is the image on the 'right'.  But like all our Whimsy digital images, the advantage of making them fit your card needs it why you are wanting this choice.  All I did was duplicate the image and flip it horizontally.  In this case I made the 'girl' image slightly smaller to make them look more like a couple.  Think of the endless possibilities!  

From there I added background papers for the wall, baseboard, and floor; then die cuts for the fireplace mantle, Christmas tree, wreath, and presents.  I cut a small piece of burlap for the rug and added a sentiment over the mantle.  The Copic colored couple are glued at the base and raised with a foam square under their heads for added depth. 

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this creation and that you will check out the Whimsy Stamps website, especially the digital products.  

Serving a Risen Savior,

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