Sunday, September 13, 2009

My cards for Citrus Tree Studio Card Swap, and my Cuttlebug Challenge project

I have been busy as a bee canning salsa (canned over 90 pints so far this summer, after the big double batch yesterday, I may finally be done), but I have also managed to squeek in some time to create. First, here are my cards for the Autumn card swap at Citrus Tree Studio -

Here is a close up shot of one of the cards (of course there is some fabric on these cards he he)-

Next, my Cuttlebug Challenge gift bag and card (my invite is pictured as well)-

I love the color scheme for the birthday party things, it is very relaxing. It is for my dgs first birthday which will be November 1. He will have plenty of time for birthday themes like cars, sports, dinosaurs, etc... so this year I thought it would be nice to do something sweet. Cort likes the invites, so those are a go. YAY!


Bearly Sane said...

Hi Pam,
I love your cards they are really cool designs. Did you use buttons for the dragonfly? If you did, it's a great way for me to use up all those shirt buttons I have collected over the years. You are a clever girl!!!

Marif said...

Gorgeous Pam, I LOVE the birthday card/invite/bag's colours and that dragonfly is just perfect!

pamala said...

Hi ladies, thanks for your kind words. I did not use buttons, but that is a SUPER idea! I used a Cuttlebug petal die and embossing folder, and some of the Core'dinations cardstock and sanded away. I love love love that cardstock, it has two colors and is lovely to work with.

Cris Cunningham said...

Pam I love your cards...very, very pretty. I didn't know about the CT Card Swap - was that mentioned on the boards? I'll have to check the Cuttlebug Challenges. I love using my machine! xoxo

pamala said...

Hi Cris, thanks for your kind words. There was a signup on the mb for the card swap. I am pretty sure Cindy will be doing another one for Christmas. Hope you can join it! I love my Cuttlebug too. :)

triciapeever said...

Wow! Beautiful stuff! Love the colours!

Beth said...

Hi Pam I just love your gift bag and card that is the cutest dragonfly don't you just love that Core'dination paper for the cuttlebug folders love how it brings out the embossing
Thanks for joining us in our big celebration at CBC

Meda said...

Wow! The way you have kept the design unity throught the set is extraordinary! Thank you for joining us for this challenge.

BettyBee said...

I just love your design, and the colors are so fresh and fit the dragonfly perfectly! This is a terrific party theme. Thanks for sharing the info about Cuttlebug Challenge with your friends, too...the more the merrier!

How did I come up with Pam's Eclectic Stuff?

Pam- that is me. :)

eclectic --adj.- selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas
*Since I like a huge variety of arts and mediums, this seemed perfect, we will talk about the best of various styles or ideas.

stuff- The noun stuff has 7 senses -
1. material, stuff -- (the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread")2. whatchamacallit, stuff, whatsis, sundry, sundries -- (miscellaneous unspecified artifacts; "the trunk was full of stuff")3. stuff, clobber -- (informal terms for personal possessions; "did you take all your clobber?")4. stuff, stuff and nonsense, hooey, poppycock -- (senseless talk; "don't give me that stuff")5. stuff -- (unspecified qualities required to do or be something; "the stuff of heros"; "you don't have the stuff to be a United States Marine")6. stuff -- (information in some unspecified form; "it was stuff I had heard before"; "there's good stuff in that book")7. stuff -- (a critically important or characteristic component; "suspense is the very stuff of narrative")

*What more needs to be said? I really thought about using Pam's Eclectic Sundries, but I thought that might be tough to remember. :) Stuff is easy and conveys a variety of meanings. I like the definition- miscellaneous unspecified artifacts. I also liked whatchamacallit, but that is a lot of typing. :)

So there you have it!