Sunday, April 18, 2010

Butterfly Skies kit from Citrus Tree Studio is FABOO!!!

I really liked the April kit from Citrus Tree Studio ~Butterfly Skies. It is loaded with fun pp, embellies, and some of the faboo Smooch Spray. Trust me, I used to be a die hard Glimmer Mist gal, but after some bad Customer Service by Tattered Angels, and the chance to play with Smooch Spray, I have decided to switch loyalties. The Smooch Spray is so vivid! Go check out the Citrus Tree Studio April kits (2 for the month, hooray!), you will love them. Here are a few of my projects (the fun petal shaped envie and white cardstock card base are part of the kit) -

a few more cards -

I also used the kit to create my product spotlight (Canvas Home Basics 8 x 8 Stretched Canvas)-

I loved playing with that canvas!!! I used some gesso to paint a portion of the canvas. I wanted the fabulous Smooch Spray to really show up well, and be spatter-y looking and it worked out well. I also used some varigated floss I had in my stash to stitch out my title. Easy peasy to do on the natural canvas, it was like working on cross stitch fabric! So fun.

I have a few 12 x 12 layouts posted in the gallery too. This kit is loaded with fun stuff, you can create a lot of projects. I hope you check it out. As I mentioned, there is also an alternate kit for April, and it looks like it would be boatloads of fun to create with.

I am working on a few other projects this week for Zutter. One has taken me a long time to complete. It is a book for a friend's daughter, I hope she likes it. I tried some different things, and am pretty happy with it so far. Can't wait to show it to you all!

Well, that is about it for this week, I made a fun birthday badge last week, but didn't get pics, dang. I'll take some of the next one so I can share it with you though! I am playing some serious catch up from being gone all last week (a convention for work). I returned late last night, so it is time to get busy. :)

Wishing you a joyful and creative week ~ Pam

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter. We had a quiet family dinner on Friday, and the weather was beautiful. I took a lot of pics of my grandkids, and will be posting pics of projects soon. :) I have been playing with some kits for Citrus Tree Studio, and I have to tell you they are loaded with fun and fabulous scrappy goodness. Definitely feels like spring........... Can't share anything yet, but make sure you check out the mb tomorrow, as it is reveal day.

I do have two projects I can share that I did for the Zutter site for April. The first is a quote book -

I used journaling tags for the pages, and stamped on the flip side. There is a lot of room to write in favorite quotes now!

I also did another book for the Pediatric floor at work -

I also posted my project for the Altered Art Challenge on Challenge Masters, but I will share a picture with you here too-

I am using it to hold my copic markers -

It began life as this -

I definitely like it better in it's new life. :)

Well, I have a few other things to finish up this evening, so I better get to it. Hope you all have a creative and joyful week ~ Pam

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!