Friday, January 22, 2021

Ahoy There!

Today's card is a cute digital image from Di's Digital stamps called Animals Ahoy!  I created it this past weekend for a challenge for Anything Transportation ~ a bit out of the box, right?  


  I think it's just as cute as it can possibly be and can be used for anything from baby to retirement and anything in between.

I used Copic markers to color the image and I used a cloud stencil and Quick Quote Chalking inks for the clouds. I used the Whimsy Stamps Zig Zag Border Die for the edge, and added a tiny salmon liner mat before adding it to a Kraft A2 size card base.  For the final touch I added an Aqua double organza bow and also a white mat inside for a nice writing area.

Thank you for stopping by today.  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 - Open Challenge 

Crafty Animals ~ Challenge #46 

Creative Cottage~ Challenge #136 ~ Use a Digi 

Digi Doodle ~ Challenge #34 ~ Anything Goes 

QKR Stampede ~ Challenge 412 ~ Anything Goes 

Simon Says ~ Make Your Own Background 

The Male Room ~ Challenge #146 ~ Animals

 

Pam's Pearls

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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Shelter From the Storm

 This past weekend several of my girlfriends enjoyed four days scrapbooking, making cards and relaxing away from all the troubles of everyday life.  

As I made the featured card, I thought about these ladies...

Sometimes, all we need is shelter from the storm....

There hiding under the protection of a colorful mushroom, we find another adorable gnome.  Unity Stamps, Jeanie Hayes has certainly given us a sweet image with Sunshine and Laughter Gnome.



After stamping the image and sentiment, I colored the gnome with Copic markers and used Gina Marie Designs Label 2 die for the edge.   I used a top fold Kraft card base, covered with a plaid mat.  After I secured the colored image to the card base, I added the brown twine and the coordinating emerald button.

Thank you for stopping by today.  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:

 Lost Cost Creativity ~ Challenge #114 Gnomes 

Stamp & Fun Equals Creativity ~ Challenge #381 

Crafty Sentiments ~ #19 Anything Goes 

Crafty Creations ~ Challenge #417


Pam's Pearls 

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Gnome Matter What ~ I Love You

If you haven't started your Valentine card making, now is the time to start! Today I have the cutest sets of Gnomes to show you from Polka Dot Orchard, made into shaker cards. 

Now these are the EASY shaker cards so keep reading, please.  

Here's the finished cards~

 


First, I used Gnome Matter What, I Love You from Polka Dot Orchard.    I also pulled some other images to color for future projects, so you'll see more than just gnomes on the next photo.  I sized the gnomes to about 2" tall and a little over 1" wide, filled up the sheet with images and began Copic coloring.


Next I carefully cut each of the images out and put the bunnies and penguins aside for another project.   I also used a curved hillside die and cut about a dozen 5" strips for snow mounds. 

After pairing the gnomes together I matched a piece of patterned cardstock to each set and cut it to 3 3/4" x 4 5/8".  I added two pieces of the curved snow hills to each card front and secured them down.  I tucked the gnomes feet under the snowy hill and glued the rest of the body to the card front. I had printed and die cut several of the sentiments from this package also, so I glued one of the cute sentiments to the side of each of the pairs of gnomes.  Once all the pieces were secured and dried, I slipped the card front into one of the cellophane envelopes from an embellishment package. (YES, from an embellishment package!).  If it doesn't fit perfectly, simply crease at the edge of your cardstock, fold back and use double sided tape to secure the part back, under the back. After three sides have been folded and secured, I carefully added my flat/small shaker mixture to the front of the card, then sealed the fourth side.  Next I added double sided tape around the edge of all four sides, then removed the protective covering and added the shaker to the card base.  Press down really good to be sure it's sealed.   To me this is the easiest shaker I've ever made. I hope you'll try one - and especially try one with something from Polka Dot Orchard

Also a special thanks to Debra, the owner of Scrapsalot, who shared this shaker technique and many others that I use.  Her online store also has some amazing craft products you need to see!








Thank you for stopping by today.  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:

 Cardz 4 Guyz ~#262 Let It Snow 

Dream Valley Challenge #239 ~ Winter & Snow 

Gem of a Challenge ~ Week 2 

Challenge Up Your Life #131 ~ Snowflakes 

Crafty Calendar ~ Make it Cute 

Di's Digi Design ~ Show Some Snow

Pam's Pearls 

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

You Are My Sweetheart

Today I'm here with the Design Team from Jan's Digi Stamp Shop for our mid month inspirational sharing.   For my project today, I've selected Valentine Wishes.    This is a large digital package containing 7 color drawings, 8 black and white drawings and 7 sentiments.  

Plus it's currently On Sale!


Here's my completed card and then a few things about how I made it.



I printed the Heart shaped box of candy on Neenah 110# cardstock and used Copic markers for coloring.  Then I fussy cut the image out and set it aside.  

Next I took an A2 top fold white card base and used a Darice embossing folder to get the raised 'Valentine' at the bottom of the top flap.  I triple wrapped a gold thread around the top flap and knotted about an inch from the left side.  Then I secured the colored heart over the gold string, ensuring it was glued well around all the edges.  For the finishing touch I used a corner rounder punch for the bottom two corners.

Thank you for stopping by today.  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:

Avenue 613 ~ January ~ Anything Goes 

Allsorts ~ Week 607 ~ Something New 

Crafty Calendar ~ January ~ Make It Cute 

Send a Smile 4 Kids ~ Valentines

 Creations In Pink ~ Challenge #30


Pam's Pearls

Copics Used:

  Box:Y28, Y26, R27, R29, RV24, Bow: R81, R83, R85, RV000


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Monday, January 18, 2021

Trust in Him

Happy Monday!  I'd love to start the week off by sharing an inspirational card that I made for a weekend challenge.  The challenge from the Christian Card Maker site was to use a scripture or quote about God's Peace for our card. The message we need to hear every day - 
Trust in Him. 

For my card, I selected one of the sentiments from Penny Black's Gifts from Above and the flower from Altenew's Floral Sprig.   Here's the finished card that I posted for their challenge. 



 The sentiment is quite large, so I stamped it first onto a standard A2 sized card front, then positioned and stamped the flower close to the words.  I used my Copic markers for coloring the flowers (referenced below).  Afterwards I used the Gina Marie Nested Scalloped Stitched Rectangle die for the edges.  I selected a dark purple cardstock that matched the purple in the flowers for the card base and cut it to a standard A2 card size.  I tied a gold thread around the colored image and added a cross charm.  Lastly I secured the image to the card base to complete the project. 

Thank you for stopping by today.  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:

Penny Black Saturday Challenge ~ January 

QKR Stampede ~ Challenge #412 

Art Impressions ~ Resolutions Challenge 

Creative Knockouts ~ #384 Something to Say 

Word Art Wednesday # 473-474

 

Pam's Pearls

Copics Used:

Flower: Y21, Y38, YR04, YR18, BV08, Leaves: YG61, YG63, YG67, YG91, YG93, YG95, Background: G20


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Friday, January 15, 2021

Ice Cream Solves Everything

Including Another Birthday!

Harper Goes Head First is one of my favorite Stamping Bella images.  Don't you know.... "There is always room for ice cream ~ It fills in all the gaps!"

With the sentiment that is included in the package, she is perfect for a card of encouragement or a get well card. But today's card was made for one of my life long girlfriend's birthday.




To make this card I started by stamping the images and sentiment on Neenah 110# cardstock. 

{NOTE: I will say, if you are stamping this set it's a good idea to place the spoon a bit closer to the cup than I did in this card.  The distance from her leg extending to the left and the spoon to the right made it a bit difficult to fit into most of the dies.} 

I used my Copic markers for coloring the image.  When completed, I die cut the edges with the Pink & Main Scalloped Square die.  I matched a piece of 12 x 12 pink cardstock to the pink in the ice cream, then cut the cardstock in half (6" x 12") and folded one piece in half to make the card base (6" x 6").  Next I found the fun multi-colored circle patterned paper  that coordinates well with the colored image. I die cut it using the largest die in the same Pink & Main Scalloped Square set (~6").   I secured the dotted patterned  mat onto the pink card base (with the fold at the top).  Then I added the colored image, slightly tilted and secured it.  I added three domed dots at the bottom corner next and finished the card with a lavender double bow.

Thank you for stopping by today.  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:

Daisy Chain ~ Challenge #48 ~ Happy Birthday 

Watercooler  ~ Challenge #304 ~ Occasions 

Try it on Tuesday ~ Uplifting Quote 

Avenue 613 ~ January Anything Goes 

We Love Chocolate Baroque ~ Feminine 

Stamping Bella ~ Facebook Challenge ~ Dec/Jan



Pam's Pearls 

Copics Used

Skin: E21, E04, E11,  E00, Dress: BV00, BV01, BV02, BV13, Bucket: B01, B02, B04 B05, Label: C1, E23, E25, RV10, C01, C03, Spoon: C01, C03, Shadow: W3



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Thursday, January 14, 2021

You Are One Classy Bird

Today I'd like to share a card I made for a birthday of one of my church ladies.  For her card, I've selected images and a sentiment from two packages from Polka Dot Orchard. 

Here's the completed card using the mug and sentiment from Swirly Bird Pumpkin by Artist Jessica Pickeral and then the additional hummingbird from her Spread Your Wings package. 



To make this card, I used Photoshop Elements and brought each element in as a layer, then combined and sized to fit an A2 card front.  I printed the image on Neenah 110# cardstock and used my Copic markers for coloring.  I used the Tattered Lace Beaded Chain Rectangle Nesting Die for the edge, then added the green patterned paper before adhering both to the deep salmon card base.  For the finishing touch I added the white double looped organza bow.

Thank you for stopping by today.  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:

Mod Squad Challenge ~ Fly Away 

CD Sunday ~ Challenge #51 

Through the Craftroom Door - AG Jan 12th 

Crafty Sentiments ~ Anything Goes

Crafty Challenges ~ #417 Anything Goes

 

Pam's Pearls


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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Celebrating Life After Retirement

Recently I needed to make a birthday card for one of my former co-workers.  With one of my cards winning several images from Bugaboo Stamps, I knew exactly what image would be the perfect fit for him. 

Gus Tidbits and the sentiment definition of a Flashlight made me giggle and I know most men can truly relate!


 I started with printing the image and sentiment on Neenah 110# cardstock and coloring with my Copic markers.  I used the My Favorite Things Stitched Scalloped Basic Edges die for the envelope like edge after completing the coloring.   I love the masculine look of the brown and blue plaid cardstock added to a chocolate brown card base.  I secured the image on the card base next, leaving about 3/4" on the left side.  Next I placed the 'celebrate' washi tape across the bottom and used a knife blade to trim the edges even with the plaid mat.  Last I added the blue twine and button to complete the card.

Thank you for stopping by today.  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.


Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Weekend Pretty Perch

Today I'd like to share the card I made to meet two different weekend challenges combined into one card.  One challenge was for a card with a bird as the focal point and the other was a get well card on a Christian Card making site.  

I selected Penny Black's Pretty Perch as my  image and used the scripture from Philippians 4:13  for the sentiment.  This sentiment is also a Penny Black stamp, from their set Gifts from Above

Here's the finished card that I submitted and then a little about making it. 



 

Both the image and the sentiment are quite large, so I took great caution in stamping them close together.  I used my Copic markers for coloring the image, then cut a straight line close to the image.  I added a solid gold mat behind the image before adding to the 4"  x  6 1/2" card base.            

Thank you for stopping by today.  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: 

Di's Digi Challenge ~ Show Some Snow 

Penny Black ~ January Anything Goes 

Day of the Month ~ National Bird Day 

Digidoodle Studio ~ Challenge #34 Anything Goes 

Sweet Stampers ~ Challenge 1/52 ~ Snow/Winter

 


                                               Pam's Pearls   


Copics Used: 

Bird: B28, B24, B21, B0000, Pot: YR21, YR23, YR27, Leaves: YG93, YG95, Stem: Copic Multi Pen~Sepia, Flowers: R17, R29, R39, Snow: B60, Outline: B0000.


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https://shop.pennyblackinc.com/p/gifts-from-above

 



Monday, January 11, 2021

Nothing Is Harder

 Today I'd like to share a  card I made with you using Penny Black's Calm Waters.  I've used this stamp a good bit - it's one of my 'go to' stamps, but this is the first time I've used it without using my Copic markers. For a gal that loves COLOR, this is definitely a NEW technique for me! 

This time I needed several sympathy cards, all needed to have a masculine touch to them...flowers just were appropriate.

Here's what I came up with, then a little about how I went about creating this design.


For these cards, I used Kraft cardstock for the image and the card base.  I added a deep chocolate 1/8" liner behind the stamped image, after using the Gina Marie Designs Big and Little Chain Slimline Die for the image's edge.  Then I mounted the liner and image onto the Kraft card base.

Inside the cards I stamped various sentiments depending on which family they were going to ~ but my favorite was this one...


Our times are so very troubled right now. All we want to do is just to be there with our family and our friends.  Our hearts break for those that are alone, especially during the difficult time of loss of a loved one.

Take time to remember those who are grieving and let them know you are thinking of them today. 

Thank you for stopping by today.  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:

Penny Black Saturday Challenge ~ January Anything Goes 

Sweet Stampin' ~ New 

Craft Rocket Challenge ~#77 For the Boys/Men

 

Pam's Pearls

 

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