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

Products:

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

Products Used:




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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Tuesday, October 5, 2021

A Little Bit of BOO!

Although this past weekend was very full of other life events, I did find a little time to enjoy the activities hosted by Whimsy Stamp Company for National Cardmaking Day.  I'll always consider that company as my starting point in my Copic coloring journey with their Silvia Zet images.  The instructions I have received over the years from their retreats have been priceless!  I can only hope that someday soon they will be able to start having those again.  

I did grab the limited time images and enjoyed watching artist Crissy Armstrong color her Halloween Cat.  Although nothing compared to her magical abilities, I've made today's card using that image. 



For my card, after completing the Copic coloring I used the Distressed Oxides and the Cracked Web stencil from Polka Dot Orchard for the background.  I printed the 'BOO!' on the same background paper as the mat behind the colored image.

I've used a top fold Kraft card base that measures 5 1/2" wide by 6" tall.  The bottom layer is covered with the large circle patterned paper, then the matted colored image is added and secured on top.  Lastly I added the black yarn type twine around the fold and made a single loop bow. 

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:

Whimsy Annual 31 Days of Halloween Event #whimsystampshalloween

The Paper Players, Spooky ~ #561 

Challenge Up Your Life, #140 Pumpkins 

Crafty Calendar ~ Oct ~ Halloween


 Serving a Risen Savior, 

Pam's Pearls


Copics Used: Hat: V20, V22, V24 Y28, N8, N6, N4, Cat: N8, N6, N4, N2, N0, W3, Pumpkin, YR12, YR20, YR21, YR23, YR27, YR15


 

Monday, October 4, 2021

Treats Along the Trail

I know we all love an after the holiday sale.  The stamps I used in today's featured card are ones that I picked up after Halloween last year from Stamping Bella's website.  There are four stamps, as you can see at the bottom of this posting.  I decided to make one card; which ended up being very large! But really cute...


 To make this card, I used Neenah 110# cardstock that measured 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". I started at the top and stamped the Haunted House, then worked down placing each stamp as close as I could without touching.  Each character is colored with Copic markers, also noted below.  

After I had completed coloring the Little Bits images, I sketched the road to connect the images along a pathway to the haunted house.  When the grassy area was completed, then I used a stencil and distressed oxides to make the clouds and the masked moon.  

The final element was adding the die cut trees ~ black silhouette trees.  Spooky and perfect for the haunted house card. 

I used a full 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of cardstock folded for the card base.  I trimmed about 1/2" off the completed image and added a deep purple matting.  Lastly I secured the matting and colored image to the card base 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: 

The Paper Players ~ PP561 ~ Spooky 

Crafty Calendar ~ October ~ Halloween  

Classic Design ~ October 

Country View ~ Autumn 

Digi Doodles ~ #43 ~ Fall / Halloween 

Pearly Sparkles ~ Challenge 67 ~ Autumn / Halloween 

Stamping Bella Sistahood ~ August / Halloween Challenge


 Pam's Pearls


Copics Used: 

Haunted House: B63, V20, V22, V25, FYG2, Y15, Y18, E35, E39, N3, RV25, N6, Mummy & Tombstone: B91, B93, N0, N3, Mummy, Witchy & Frankie: W3, W1, YR16, FYG2, N7, N5, YR02,V25, YG01, B91, B93, Path: E30, E31, Grass: G20, E24, E40, YG63, YG67

Products Used:

Stamping Bella, Haunted House


Stamping Bella, Mummy, Witchy & Frankie

Stamping Bella, Pumpkins with a Witchy on Top

Stamping Bella, The Mummy and the Tombstone





Sunday, October 3, 2021

The Little Girl with a Big Bow

I don't normally blog on Sunday's ~ But today is one of my online friend's birthday and for that event... an exception!

Join me in wishing Karle' 

a Very Happy Birthday!

I've written many times about the special virtual friendships I've made through my cardmaking, selling gently used craft supplies, and Design Team work.  It is amazing what relationships can be made with ladies that you know you will never meet face to face.

Karle' and I have been Facebook friends for over EIGHT years and she has got to be one of the most humorous ladies I know.   Over the years I've named her the Mini Stamp Queen as she collects the tiniest stamps and makes the cutest cards with them.  

Karle' has a private Facebook site for sharing crafting projects  and I share my work daily there also.  If I put a bow on a card, I know that I'll get several hearts and a great comment about her loving 'that Big A** bow!'  ...  and each time I just smile knowing once again we've connected our friendship again.

So of course for her special day today - only a card with a special bow for her would be appropriate. 

(Count those loops ~ What? It's a TRIPLE!!!) 

 She loves her Unity Angie girls as much as I do ~ I've selected a slender lady like my special friend (Unity Stamps, A Friend Like You by Angie Blom) ~ in an image of sending out good vibes to all she meets.  Her sentiment ~ You Are Remarkably Made ~ Yes, Our God made you one remarkable lady!



 Treasure the days you are given with your friends both near and far.  Each are numbered and special. 

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: 

Moving Along with the Times ~ Oct ~ #135 (Ribbon/Image/Embossed Paper) 

Snarky Stampers ~ #195 ~ B is for Birthday 

Crafter's Cafe ~ October 

Crazy Hazelnut's Patterned Paper ~ October 

Creative Fingers ~ Challenge 216 

Cute Card Thursday ~ 692 

 Serving a Risen Savior, 

Pam's Pearls


Copics Used: Hair: YR24, E15, Dress: BG23, BG49

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