Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Prayers


Recently I attended a crafting retreat where there was a swap table full of gently used and well loved crafting items.  While browsing through them, I found a large wooden stamp of these delicate flowers.  It was very 'inky' and looked like it had never been cleaned, but I decided to borrow it and see how it stamped.  I cleaned it up a bit and it stamped great!  

There wasn't a name or manufacture on the stamp, so this is just an 'image' of dainty flowers, colored with Copic markers.   


I used Gina Marie Designs Petite Looped Oval die and added an extra edge at the bottom with the word Prayers stamped in  plum colored ink.   The unknown stamp made such a simple and pretty card.  Then I returned the stamp to the swap table for the next crafter to find the treasure. 

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 will be entering this card in the following challenges: 

Word Art Wednesday Week 555-556 

Passion for Markers ~ Challenge 653 ~ Say it with Flowers  

Try It on Tuesday ~ Summer Blooms 

Bastel Traum ~ Challenge 115 ~ Everything is Possible 


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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Butterfly Birthday Wishes!

Today I'm sharing a card I made this weekend for one of my special girlfriends who loves to work in her flower garden.  Martha always has an amazing yard full of beautiful blooming flowers overflowing onto the paths throughout her yard. 

I decided Unity Stamp Co, 'Falling Into Place' Butterfly would be unique and perfect for her day of celebration. 



To make this card, I stamped the image on Neenah 110# card stock and used Copic markers for coloring.  I used the Tattered Lace Nested Beaded Chain Square Dies for the image and green patterned matting.  The 6" white card base was already designed with the scalloped edge.  After securing the two layers I added the small metal Happy Birthday tag at the top corner with a little piece of lavender netting to complete the card design.

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 will be entering this card in the following challenges: 

Christian Card Maker Weekend Challenge ~ Butterfly

AAA Birthday Challenge ~ August 

Artzu Diva ~ 3rd Birthday Challenge 

Country View Challenge ~ August ~ Happy Birthday 

Crafty Friends ~ Challenge 158 ~ August 

QKR Stampede ~ Challenge 449 

Sheepski Designs ~ Challenge 65 

CD Sunday ~ Challenge 91

Pam's Pearls

 

Copics

Leaves & Stems: YG61, YG63, YG67, Flowers: Y04/ Y15/ Y19,  R81/R83/R85, V17/ V15/ V12/, Body: BV17, Right side: BV17, V17, V15, V12, Outline: V002

 

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Monday, August 8, 2022

Love You So Hard

Happy Monday!  

I thought I'd start the week with this really cute Penny Black stamp called "Kisses" drawn by Mo Manning. 




After stamping her, I used Copic markers for coloring. I stayed with four shades of 'plum' for the entire girl's outfit , then added the colorful summer flowers.

I used the Nellie Snellen, Booklet Square frame die for the image edge and then matted with a coordinating plum plaid. I really like how she turned out - can't wait to mail her out.

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 will be entering this card in the following challenges: 

Penny Black Saturday Challenge ~ August 

Crafts Galore ~ August 

QKR Stampede ~ Challenge 49

Sheepski Designs ~ Challenge 65 

Love the Crafting Challenge ~ My Favorite Color 


Pam's Pearls

Copics 

Hair: E11, E23, E27, Dress & Socks: V91, V93, V95, RV95, Shoes: N5, N7, Leaves: YG63, YG93, Flowers: R32, Y18, Y38, B24


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Penny Black, 40-097, Kisses


Friday, August 5, 2022

Thinking of You Thursday

Today I'm sharing a card I made for 'Thinking of You Thursday'.  As a cardmaker who makes a lot of cards, I still try to concentrate each Thursday to make one card and mail it to someone who is under the weather or to who I know needs a little encouragement this week.

This little cutie has made my top list several times!  She's from Di's Digi Stamps and is called Hello Ladybird.




After stamping her on Neenah 110# cardstock, I colored her with my Copic markers and used the Gina Marie Designs Label Three for the decorative edges.  Then I added the white organza bow at the fold and she's ready to be mailed.

If you're reading this as a crafter, be sure to check Di's Digi Stamps page quickly as I see she's having a Summer Sale and there is a sale code on her home page!  We do love a sale don't we!!! 

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 will be entering this card in the following challenges: 

Krafty Chicks ~ Challenge 623 

Moving Along with the Times ~ Challenge 145 - August 

Paper Shelter ~ Summer Break Challenge 

 

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Get Some Rest Please!

Today I'm sharing one of the Stampendous House Mouse stamp images that is perfect for a get well card for either a male or female.  So many stamps and images are gender specific, it's nice to find one that you can use for both.

This one is named 'Get Well Wishes'.


 After stamping on Neenah 110# cardstock, I used my Copic markers for coloring.  The Gina Marie Designs Labels Six die set has that cloud like edge and was great for this image and for the two mats also. 

I secured the mats together and added the twine on the left side with the cross at the knot, and made a single bow.   Then I added this group to the card base, securing around all edges.  Now it's complete and ready for mailing to cheer up someone who's under the weather. 

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 will be entering this card in the following challenges: 

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends ~ Challenge 186 ~ Paper Shelter  

Corrosive Challenge ~ July 

Cards Galore ~ August  

Crafty Animals ~ Challenge #64 

House Mouse Challenge #371

 

Pam's Pearls

 

Copics 

Cup: RV11, BG11, Pills: RV11, Ground: G20, Card: E30, Pillow & Blanket: BG000, BG45, BG54, BG57, Mouse: E11, E21, E19, N8

 

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Monday, August 1, 2022

Sweet Little Angels

Here we are  ~ August 1st already!  Christmas will be here in no time!  Well Jan at Jan's Digital Stamp Shop is certainly doing her part as she continues to roll out the cutest new Christmas images. 

Today I'm showcasing Heard on High, a trio of these adorable little girls singing their hearts out. 


For this card I sized the angels to fit on the A2 card base going 'landscape' or sideways. Then I layered the sentiment 'Angels rejoice in the Season' to fit in the bottom cloud.  After printing on Neenah 110# cardstock, I colored the angels with Copic markers.  

I used Gina Marie Designs Labels Three for the decorative edges on the image and the polka-dotted matting.  Both layers are added to the solid green mat that is covering the A2 card base. I elected not to add a bow at this time since the card will go in storage till late November. 

Be sure to visit Jan's Challenge blog to see all the Design Team's card for your inspiration and post your card 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 will be entering this card in the following challenges: 

Word Art Wednesday ~ 553-554 

Crafty Gals Corner ~ Challenge 233 ~ Christmas in July 

My Time to Craft ~ Challenge #39 ~ Cutesy Christmas  

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #7 

Sweet Stampers ~ Challenge 70 ~ Christmas in July

Merry Little Christmas ~  Challenge #45

 

Pam's Pearls 


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Digi 3585J- Angels Heard on High

 








 

Baby Tiger Greetings

Greetings from the Crazy Critter Challenge Design Team as we roll out our August Blog Challenge. 

For my image this month, I've selected Lee Holland's Tiger with Butterfly and made this layered greeting card.




The Etsy site for Lee Holland's images is full of so many adorable images like this one.  I really had a hard time deciding which animal to share with you today.  

I sized the image for an A2 sized card and printed it on Neenah 110# cardstock.  I used Copic markers for the coloring and then used Gina Marie Designs Stitched Scallop Rectangle Dies for the decorative edge on the image and the green matting.  I added a deep red liner between those two layers as I secured each to the white card base. 

I added the 'Hey There' sentiment from my box of previously printed and die cut bits and pieces and secured it across the left corner of the card to complete my design.

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 will be entering this card in the following challenges: 

Penny Black ~ July Challenge ~ Spots/Stripes  

Simon Says ~ Wednesday Challenge #97 

Krafty Chicks ~ Challenge 662 

World Wide Open Design Team  ~ July 

Challenge of your life ~ #148

 

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Thankful Owl

I'm back again with another posting as the first of the month is a busy day for me being on multiple Design Teams.  

This afternoon I'm posting with Morgan's ArtWorld as she issues her August Blog Challenge.  For my project card using her art, I've selected her Owl 1 Digital stamp and made this fall thankful card.



I started by sizing the image to about 4 1/2" tall and printed it on Neenah 110# cardstock.  I used Copic markers for coloring and have referenced them below.  Even though it's just the first of August, I was glad to use the colors of fall in the leaves and select a pretty autumn leaf matting paper.  

I used Carnation Crafts Pretty Shabby Square Labels for the decorative edges on the image and the mat.  The card base is 6" square and is covered with the yellow gold patterned paper.  Then I secured the two other layers on top as shown in the photo.  I pulled out a small piece of burgundy cardstock that matched the leaves, and die cut the 'Thankful', then secured it across the bottom right corner to complete the card design.

I hope you will visit Morgan's Challenge Blog to see all my fellow Design Team members inspirational cards and enter your cards there 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 will be entering this card in the following challenges: 

Time Out Challenge 219 ~ Photo Prompt 

Krafty Chicks ~ Challenge 622 ~ All Occasions 

Thankful Thursday ~ Challenge 304 

Creative Knockouts ~ Challenge 463 

As You Like It Challenge ~ Fur, Feathers or Scales 

Creative Fingers ~ Challenge 236 

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge ~ July 

Creative Crafters ~ Challenge 54 


Pam's Pearls



Copics

Branch: E44, E43, E42, Leaves: G24, G21, G20, YR27, YR24, YR23, YR18, Y21, Y19, YG93, YG95, Owl: E50, E13, E17, E18, E19, Y19, BV02, BV13, Eye: Y19, Nose & Claws: YR24, Background: B000

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Sunday, July 31, 2022

Sending Sunny Wishes!

Welcome to the August Classic Design Challenge Blog and our sponsor for this month, Paper Nest Dolls.

I've selected Avery in Rain Poncho for my project card.


I've colored Avery with Copic markers, which I've listed below for your reference.  I used Gina Marie's Stitched Scalloped Rectangle die for the decorative edge then mounted the image on a yellow gingham 4 1/2 " x 5" card base.  I added a die cut sunshine and a couple of clouds in the top corner to complete the card design. 

Be sure to check out all the Design Team cards on the Classic Challenge Blog and add yours 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 will be entering this card in the following challenges: 

Bastel Traum ~ Challenge 115 

World Wide Open Design Team ~ July 

Krafty Chicks ~ Challenge 662  

CD Sunday ~ Challenge 90  

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends ~ Challenge 186 ~ The Paper Shelter


Pam's Pearls


Copics:

Duck: Y18, Y19, YR21, YR23, Girl:  Boots: V20, V22, V25, Dress & Hat: V20, V22, V25, V28, Hair: YR21, YR24, YR27, E39, Ground: YR61, YR63, YR67, Flowers: YR67, R46, Y19, RV09

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Saturday, July 30, 2022

Shop, Shop, Shop!

I hope you're having a fabulous weekend!  I'm here this morning with the Design Team from Polkadoodles UK as we roll out this weeks Challenge Blog. We're bringing you a bit of early Christmas inspiration today!

Winnie is starting her Christmas shopping early with her Frosty friend in this 'Snow Shopping' image. 




I've colored the image with Copic markers and the fur has additional 'Diamond' Stickles added. The background paper is from Polkadoodles Bright & Beautiful and the pink polka-dotted trees are die cut using the Polkadoodles Layering Trees Die. Lastly the sentiment was added from Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Sentiments/Quotes Bundle.

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 will be entering this card in the following challenges: 

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge ~ July 

ABC Christmas Challenge ~ N= New, O=Old 

Crafty Gals ~ Challenge 223 ~ Christmas in July 

Promarkers Challenge ~ Challenge 651 ~ Let's Have Some Pink 

Try it on Tuesday ~ July ~ Make it Feminine 

Christmas with the Cuties ~ Challenge #62 

Dream Valley ~ Challenge 274  Christmas in July

 

Pam's Pearls


Copics:

Snowman: Hat & Scarf: BG72, BG75, Nose: YR02, YR07, Arm & Buttons: N8, Boots: N6, N8
Tree: G40, G82, YG95, RV25, N6, Y18
Winnie: Hat: B60, RV66, RV55, RV63, BG75, Hair: N5, N4, Scarf & Glove: BG75, BG72, RV55, Coat: RV66, RV55, BG72, Boots: BG75, BG70,
Bags: B60, B63, Snow: B60
Diamond Stickles

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