Sunday, November 29, 2009

Some projects, including the Zutter's 12 Days of Christmas project

Hi there! How are you all doing today? Have you been scrapping or creating? I am happy to say that I have been scrapping, sewing, and crafting. :)
Here is my project I completed for the 12th day of the Zutter 12 Days of Christmas project -

Just grab some fabric, felt, and cardstock and go to town creating a banner for your fireplace mantle, or any other area of your home. Please join us at the Zutter site to see all the other fabulous projects for the 12 Days Of Christmas event, they were all faboo!

Here is a Thanksgiving project I recently did for a challenge, it took FOREVER to do, because first I had to make some pumpkin rolls as I had no pics since it wasn't quite Thanksgiving yet when I did the project, but they were delich!) -

Here is an altered wreath project I did for Challenge Masters -

Here is a layout I did with a sketch for Sketches - Creatively Yours about my granddaughter -

Here is the sketch if you would like to create a layout -

I am working on a rag quilt and crib bumper. Here are a few pics so far (before the quilt was washed and really ragged out).
Front -

Back -

Here is a sneaky peek of a project that will be posted over at the Zutter site soon -

I have a few more projects I have been working on, I'll share them next week. Hope you have a happy, scrappy, and creative week!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Check this place out! Plus a few cards I have created, and don't forget about the 12 days of Christmas Challenge at Zutter!

This fairly new site is absolutely awesome!!! Loads and loads of fun challenges and lots of inspiration!!! They are hosting a blog hop soon too! Check it out here - Challenge Masters You can join any or all of the challenge groups. I finished a card using the technique challenge, here it is -

Here is a card I did for a blog hop that Sketches Creatively Yours participated in -

This card has a little secret......

A recipe inside!!!

Here are a few cards I did for a card swap at Citrus Tree Studio (I have been in a pink and red mood, can you tell??? he he!) -

I have been busily working on a few projects for Zutter. The 12 days of Christmas Challenge is going really well too, wait till you see the awesome things the DT has cooked up! Check them out every day here.

I'll post some of my projects for Sketches Creatively Yours later this week. We have a fun surprise for you coming up soon too! Stay tuned for details. :)

Hope you all have a faboo week, I am off to work on a few more projects.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Blog hoppin' and inspiration galore!!!

Hello everybody!!! I know lots of you are currently hosting or participating in different blog hops, and I wanted to let you all know that you should head over to Sketches - Creatively Yours blog starting tomorrow for a fun blog hop (I have a card posted and a delich sugar cookie recipe). Ali is participating in a blog hop, can't tell you more, but head over and take a peek. You can also stop in to visit Ali's personal blog for a fun sketch. Check it out here.

Currently the new sketch is up on the Sketches - Creatively Yours site, done by Ann, and it is a lovely sketch.

Lots of gorgeous interpretations, and here's my take on the sketch -

I also wanted to let you know that starting November 19- November 30 the Zutter DT and OZZ DT will be hosting a 12 Days Of Christmas Project Inspiration. Check the Zutter Ning site for details soon. Each day there will be a new inspiration project posted, and there will be prizes at the end for some lucky participants!!! 12 to be exact, and the prizes are oh-so-fun! Check out the info here. My project will be posted November 30. Hope to see you there!

Well, I am off to work on a few projects now. Hope you all have a faboo scrappy night! ~ Pam

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Blog Candy Winner, and a tutorial!!!

I have done a draw for the follower blog candy, and it is Jamilie!!!! Woooo hooo congrats! Please send me your snail mail addie, and I will get your prize mailed out to you this week. I did a second draw for a second little prize (not shown) and the winner of that one is Bearly Sane! Please send me your snail mail addie and I will get your prize out to you as well. Thanks to all of you that played along! Watch for another blog candy contest coming some time after Thanksgiving.

Now on to the card making tutorial I promised you-

Love you Forever Card Tutorial by Pam Sandy

I love the variety of rich jewel toned colors in the grosgrain and organdy ribbon Alexx Kesh offers. For this card, I decided to use 5/8" turquoise and white dotted grosgrain and organdy ribbon, as well as lime green organdy striped ribbon, brown satin embossed leaf ribbon, turquoise satin flower shaped embossed ribbon, a baby blue felt embossed flower, a blue and white textured fabric flower, a blue gem flower, and a white button, all products that Alexx Kesh offers. Please feel free to substitute things from your stash if you wish.

First - cut your cardstock base, an eight and a half by five and a half piece of Cardstock Warehouse white cardstock. Fold the eight and a half inch side in half to measure four and a quarter inches. Cut a turquoise piece of cardstock with decorative edge scissors to measure approximately four inches by five and a quarter inches. Adhere turquoise cardstock on top of white cardstock base. Cut a one and a half inch wide piece of decorative paper to go across the bottom of your card and attach.

Cut a piece of white cardstock 3 3/4 inches long by approximately three inches wide. Cut this piece into 4 assorted widths, keeping them similar in size. Adhere them on the right side of your turquoise base, staggering the placement.

Cut 3 pieces of green organdy ribbon for flower stems. Cut and tie "leaves" to 2 strips of green ribbon.

To make the 3 petal flower, cut a 7" piece of turquoise organdy ribbon. Starting at one end, sew a running stitch along the bottom of the ribbon, making two evenly spaced running stitch areas up to the top of the ribbon. This will form your petals. Draw the thread up tight and stitch ends of ribbon together.

Using the same basic technique, cut one 5 inch piece of turquoise and white dotted ribbon. Sew a running stitch along the lower edge of the ribbon only. Pull thread tight to form yoyo or rosette and stitch ends together.

Cut one flower from the turquoise satin flower ribbon (or use a turquoise flower you already have).

Place green ribbons on card base, as well as stitched ribbon flowers, placing the 3 petal flower on the right, and the yoyo flower on the left.

Add blue textured flower and layer felt flower on top on center green ribbon stem. Add blue gem to 3 petal flower, button on center flower, and glitter to center of satin flower.
Layer brown leaf satin embossed ribbon along bottom third of flower stems. You can add some snippets of the green organdy ribbon to the center flower for leaves if you would like. Place letters for card saying on right side of card.

All finished! Enjoy your card.

I will have a layout to show you the middle of this week. I used one of the fun sketches on Sketches - Creatively Yours. Make sure you stop back later in the week to check it out!

Till then, have an awesome crafty week ~ Pam

Friday, November 6, 2009

Happy Friday!!!

I am so excited, I have a Friday off!!! I am busy cleaning and arranging things in my basement for a card making pah tee that will be at my house tomorrow. I love having parties, especially when I have time to prepare for them! ;)

I have been busy scrapping and sewing. I have a few creations that I created with my Bind It All that I want to share with you. Here is a full view of a Thanksgiving wall hanging (I will be posting directions on how to create this on the Bind It All blog later this month, don't forget to check for it here) -

Here is a sneaky peek of a To Do list I made using some fun fabric and scrapping materials -

Finally, I have a sneaky peek of a little web addies book I made using my fav colors of red, pink, and turquoise and lots of textures -

Here is a peek inside -

You can view more pics of the projects listed on the Zutter site. Also, if you leave me a comment on the Zutter site that you would like the template that I used for the web addies inside pages, I will be happy to email it to you. It works really well for the 4 x 6 size Zutter page protectors, but you could also create a mini book using the templates (print and cut them out and bind into a book). Please take a look here.

Don't forget to sign up to be a blog follower! I will do the drawing this weekend. When I post the winner, I will also post a tutorial on how to put together this card -

Have a faboo happy crafty weekend!!!

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!