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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Christmas Fun with Bugaboo Stamps!!


Gosh!  The year has gone so fast!! This weeks PIP Challenge is # 1848 ~ That means we're in week 48 of 52 for 2018!!  Perfect timing though for a fun & easy holiday diy :)  Bugaboo Digi Stamps is this weeks sponsor and the generous provider of this weeks images "Christmas Tags"!  You can enter to win by simply uploading up to 3 of your current creations at the Pammies Inky Pinkies Challenge Blog.  One lucky winner will receive a $12 shopping spree in the Bugaboo Digi Stamps store!!! 

This digi set is simply wonderful!  I love the cartoonish drawings because they look so good with simple and bright colors!!  They are adorable tags but I thought it would be fun to try something different. 

       Each digi was colored and then die cut with corresponding circle dies in 3 or 4 sizes!  I decided to use bakers twine to string them and added a second row with a drop for extra interest.  

To connect them to the twine I cut additional circles in various matching papers, glittered, gold, DSP and sandwiched the twine between 2 identical size disks.  

For decoration I used Nuvo Crystal Drops, water colors, & gel pens to keep the colors bright & basic.

My garland is 8 feet in length.  I thought it would be cute on an antique window I have.  I
also like the idea of draping it on a tree.  What are your ideas?  I would love to hear from you ;)  Send me a link of your project!!!!  I'll be watching for them on the PIP Challenge Blog too!!!

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Autumn Scrapbook/Journal Cover

                              Its been a lengthy & spectacular season of color!!
I am excited to share this Autumn 2018 inspired scrapbook/journal :)

What an adventur
e using this great digital image set "4 Season Wreath Bundle" from Sparkle and Sprinkle has been!  They are the sponsors of this weeks PIP Challenge #1846 and are providing a $15 prize to use in their gigantic store!!! 

My favorite thing about digital stamps is that you can manipulate them in countless ways!  Having 1 set like this one is like having hundreds of stamps --- really!! I fell in love with this wreath set. 
I messed around with digital layers and colors! Because they have so many leaf & berry options you can just drop in additional ones wherever you want.  The bow is also a drop in so you can color & position it any way you like!  I even messed with the "Spring Flowers" & made them red like poinsettia for another Christmas/Winter option :) (see fun ideas below!)

Ahhh! True love!  AND I didn't have to get out my chalks or pens to color it!!  

I also chose just a few berries to highlight with Glossy Accents.  

The inside of this little book is filled with colors and accents of the season. I hope you will come back to see them!!  I will link them HERE or you can click on the Autumn or Scrapbooking label below to see them as they get posted.  Thank you so much for following along ~ I really enjoy your company :)

***Don't forget, now that you're feeling all creative, to visit the PIP Challenge Blog for more inspiration and link up 3 of your current projects for 3 chances to win a $15 gift from Sparkle & Sprinkle!!!!!  


I love this great stamp set so much I wanted to share some of the options you have manipulating the images and colors to "stamp" just what your heart desires!!!  Most of this was done with simple layering on quarter turns and color changes using photo editing software.  The columns were made by first making 1 portion of greenery, welding it all together and then copy and pasting it a few times. Once I had several pasted I welded and then copy & pasted that larger section a few more times!  It was really quick as I was eventually doing a whole column at a time!  I used the same process with the wreaths! 
Doesn't this just open a new WORLD OF POSSIBILITIES!!!

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Wrapped up Warm... PiP Challenge 1844

WoW!!  It is already the 44th week of 2018!! How do the days slip by so quickly? It's nearly time for snow boots!!  No wonder this little gal looks so thoughtful; she's probably pondering that there are only 5 more months of Winter left!! (She must be a local)

"Wrapped up Warm" is the featured digi in this weeks PIP challenge. You can find her at the Polkadoodles website; sponsor for this weeks PIP Challenge - #1844.  Polkadodles is awarding the prize, 3 digis of choice to one lucky winner!!
How to win?  Download any current paper project at the Pammies Inky Pinkies Challenge Blogspot (up to 3!), anything goes!!  While you're there be sure to check out projects submitted by other PIP followers :)

This gift bag was fast, affordable & easy!  I picked up the mid size bag at the local Dollar Store.  Since there is no limit to how you can manipulate digital images I just printed it in the size I wanted and used coordinating blue & gray watercolors.  Then added lots of snowflake die-cuts covered in glitter!

All ready for a delivery of sweet treats!

Don't forget to visit the PIP Challenge blog and link up your projects! It's so fun & inspiring to see & share art.  I hope your Winter starts out beautiful, but in the mean time have a wonderful Autumn!!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The Eyes have it!!!

I need your help!!  I am in love with this fox die cut from Spellbinders!!

I used Nuvo crystal drops for his/her eyes.  What color do you like?  I think I like the black but my son likes the black LEAST!!  He thinks the gold is the best one (I think he might be distracted by the beautiful paper I used!!!!)

BE WATCHING FOR A GREAT PROJECT USING THIS LITTLE BEAUTY ~ which it just so happens looks good anywhere I put it!!  Makes it difficult to know where to use it as I can't have it on EVERY page of a scrapbook!! 
                                       …. Well, I guess I could!
 See!! It just looks amazing ANYWHERE!!!

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Autumn Color Inspiration

Yaaaaawwwwnnnn!!  Good morning everyone!!  Wow, does anyone else sleep especially well in the crisp, cool beauty of Autumn?   Everywhere I look are colors & combinations that resonate in my soul!! For me, it is so restful... even driving to work <3  One follower mentioned that she doesn't live where Autumn colors "happen", so I thought I would take a few minutes to share some of the hundreds (I can't help myself!) of photos I've taken. 
(after-all, what else will I ever do with them!!)
I hope you are able to take a few minutes to just enjoy the beauty!  Maybe even gain some crafty color inspiration :)   Click on one photo and you can scroll through them all in full size...

Prarie Fire Crab Apple
A layering of willow, rose bush, prarie fire &
 my kitty ~ October!



 I love the fuschia veins in the orange & gold leaves!!! (Yes!! I have books full of them!!)


Hope the rest of your day is wonderful!

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Halloween Greetings!!

The air is cold even in the full sun and all the trees are on fire with the colors of Fall.  In mere days children will be happily dressed as their favorite characters, animals or something ghoulish and scary!!  I love Autumn & I love Halloween :)  That's what makes this season of paper crafting so much fun!! Today I have a see through shaker card to share!  And the great digi collection that I used to make it was provided by this week's PIP CHALLENGE sponsor Digital Delights and you can win a gift certificate of $5 to use in their store!

"Boiling in the Pot" is the perfect set to use for a fun shaker card.  I put a branch through the crystal ball and added different stars, sequins and beads.  I also made the back of the shaker clear so that I could put the adorable witch peeking through it with her frog.  (I like to think she's giving him a bubble bath ~ the other possibilities are too gruesome!)
A small detail that made a BIG difference was the addition of Sharpie Black to the edge of the dimensional tape.  This helps the tape to disappear!  Next time I will color the back of the card stock with it too so the white edge doesn't show through the window on the inside of the card...

A little fussy cutting; some washi and I have a really cute card to share!  Now it's your turn!  Set free those creative juices and create something out of paper to enter in the PIP Challenge ~ Anything goes #1842 ~ You could win  a mini shopping spree & you'll have a lot of fun along the way. Stop by Digital Delights and check out some of their seasonal (& oh so affordable!) fun.                                            

I also considered using the Halloween Greetings" tag inside the crystal ball, but I couldn't pass up using the cute witch!!

Did I mention you can choose colored or plain? Super fast images for any project !!  Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a creative & wonderful day :)

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Wishing and Missing! PiP Challenge Inspiration # 1840

Ever missed someone special?  That little empty spot in our hearts as we go about our days, weeks, months.  We can still be happy & the missing doesn't ruin the beauty of what we have now but, still....  our heart aches for that little missing piece.                                                                                                                                                                     

That's what's inspired this weeks PIP Challenge card. Just the wish, wish, wishing for time with someone special.  Polkadoodles sponsored this cute, pre-colored image, Earlie Hedgehog Dandelion which I altered a little bit; making the colors more towards the hughes of Autumn.
In the background I stamped & embossed the Unity image "Wish" repeatedly in different colors. I used copper, cocoa, clear & clear metallic over Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink. I then stamped 2 puff seed heads and mimicked the colors in the digi image, adding dimensional dots from Nuvo. 
 I dimensionally layered the cute image on a shape that reminded me of a seed puff & added a banner with the words "wish you were here" also from Unity Stamp Co (Wish With Your Heart set)
Remember, PIP Challenges are always Anything Goes! and each week our sponsor awards the winner with a prize from their store!  Polkadoodles is offering up 3 digis of your choice!!  So don't delay!!  You can download up to 3 projects ~ no backlinking please!!

Monday, October 1, 2018

October is...

Just thought I would share a card for Pastors this month.  You know, the guys who tirelessly shepherd, minister and lead... the guys who celebrate a wedding, listen to the thoughts and concerns of a dying friend, comfort the widow & share punny jokes with youth group - sometimes all on the same day.   Theirs is often an "expected" job & though we love them, we can forget to appreciate them.  Hooray!! There is not only a day for this (October 1st) but a whole month!! So if it slipped your mind you still have time -- to bake some goodies, give a gift certificate for a favored pastime or..... send a card!!!!!

Hope this inspires you to reach out 
& show him & his family your gratitude


Card info: Stamps can be found at Unity Stamp Co
Images were layered on sparkle & mirror cardstock in gold
Inks are all from Tim Holtz Distress Ink line

Stay well friends and God Bless You Always :)