Friday, November 11, 2011

The Monster Bash Went Well!!!

 Our cutie little monsters had a ball at their monster themed birthday party last weekend!  The weather was gorgeous, there was lots of great food available, and we all enjoyed watching the kids play and have fun.  I made three little monster shirts for the grandbabies, and banners for the birthday boy and girl.  My son-in-law made a super cute little photo board for people to use to take pics, my daughter made a cute headband and skirt for Kaya, and my daughter and I made fun monster cupcakes.  Here are a few photos from that day.

FUN monster cupcakes for the party guests (we made over 70 cupcakes, WOOO) ~

Kaya is 4 monster banner ~

Cooper is 3 monster banner ~

The birthday boy and girl play with a few of the party favors before their guests arrive.  The are wearing their monster shirts and birthday apparel.  I stitched monster faces on the pillows on the rack in the back of this pic ~

 Kaya is modeling her fun sunglasses her mumma adorned ~

 Sweet little baby Hollyn is peeking through the fun monster photo prop ~

 Kaya and Cooper are now peeking through the monster photo prop their daddy made ~

Sweet little Hollyn wearing her H monster onsie, so she matches her birthday cousins (her mumma is sitting next to her) ~

Cooper was ready for the monster pinata~

colorful marshmellow monster suckers ~

Monster cookies ~

Some monster rice krispie treats and apple mouths ~

My beautiful daughter and my granddaughter Kaya and grandson Cooper blowing out candles (Coop couldn't WAIT to blow out candles!!!) ~

Cooper's monster cupcake and candles ~

Monster shirts in progress ~

I can't wait to scrap these pics!  I haven't scrapped in months, due to all the moves.  My scraproom is 98% unpacked, I am SOOOOO excited!  I promise to show pics next post.  For now though, I need to get busy with my to-do list, so it's time for me to say goodbye.  I wish you all a crafty and joyful day ~ Pam

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Moving is time consuming! :)

WOOOOOO, I hope this is our last move. Ever. Ever ever ever. It is NO fun, and takes boatloads of time. I am still trying to unpack in my lovely new space. My hubs calls it the "craft emporium" and I think it fits. It is a double size room with a small walk in closet, boatloads of space for all my creative stuff. Good thing I purged some of my stuff though, it is still going to be full in this space. I promise to post more regularly when I get completely unpacked and settled in. Here is a pic of a quick and easy wreath I made this month (I was going through severe crafty withdrawal, 2 months is waaaaaaaaaaaay too long not to make something, he he he) ~

Here is a pic of 4 deer (including a fawn) who were munching on some of the gazillion acorns, walnuts, beechnuts, and hickory nuts we now have at our new home ~

Here are pics of my "craft emporium" in partial unpacked status (standing at one end and shooting the length of the room) ~

 A pic of one shelving unit, which as been partially unpacked, walk in closet is to the left ~

One wall inside the closet ~

Standing at the other end of the room, shooting down the length ~

The table that will be my cutting and piecing table for now (once it is cleared off, yikes!) ~

Another view of the shelving unit with baskets of mainly fabric and sewing supplies  ~

Standing at the door of the walkin closet, looking toward my paper rack, which holds some of my punches, my FABOO pink Bind-It-All, and my DreamCuts ~

OK, enough of my mess for now, holy cow.   I only post these pics so you can see how much work it has been for me to pack, move, sort, and unpack my stuff.  WOOOO.  Don't want to do it again.  EVER.  :)

The latest thing I have picked up is decorating cupcakes.  I bought this DARLING book on creating fun cupcakes using candy and other supplies.  For Cara's birthday a few weeks ago I decided to make her the reindeer cupcakes.  She loves Christmas, so it seemed like a perfect fit.  They turned out pretty cute, and seemed to be enjoyed by everybody at the dinner.  I plan to make a different type cupcake next w/e, for a friend's dinner.  Here is a pic of the reindeer cupcakes ~

Well, I better get back to my unpacking.  It is going to be another busy week at work too, so I need to get as much done today as possible.  I'll catch up with you later!   Hope you all have a joyful and creative week  ~ Pam

Monday, August 8, 2011

Hop on over to the Zutter Zister's Blog for some Zummertime Fun!

Helllllllllllllooooooooooooooooo everybody!  How are you all doing today?  Fab?  Super fab?  I hope so!!!  I wanted to tell you about a fun little Zummertime thing we have going on over at the Bind-It-All Blog!  Lots of daily giveaways, and specials too!  Check it out when you get a minute.  The fun runs from Monday - Friday, and my project is featured on Monday.  Here is a sneaky peek of what I posted about ~

Please be sure to stop by the Bind-It-All Blog and leave a comment for your chance to win one of the Mini Scor-It-Alls, they are FAB!  I used one to create my folded pages in my mini.  Super easy peasy to use, and perfect scores.  Easy on your paper, and you too!  :)  (You can also purchase one right now if you wish since they are ON SALE.  WOOO, love that!) 

Remeber, there will be new projects posted all week, so be sure to stop in and say hello. 

Well, unfortunately I have to get my rear in gear and get back to sorting for our gigantic garage sale this weekend.  I would MUCH rather be scrapping, but I guess I better get to work.  Hope you stop in and leave a comment about my project, I love to hear from you. 
Have a great rest of the Zummer, ;) and hope you have a joyful and creative day ~ Pam

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Altered Planter, check it out!

Hello!  How are you all doing?  Hopefully great!  I have been busy as a bee with sorting for our garage sale, and packing for our move.  It has been a crazy crazy CRAZY summer for us here!  Woooo.  I did manage to squeeze in some time to play with Twinks, and create a tutorial on an altered art piece.  You can find it on the Luminarte Blog.  Please stop in and leave me a suggestion on the Luminarte Blog on what you think I should do with my new planter.  I am thinking of several different things, but I want to see if you have any brainstorms on uses that I did not think of.  Alrighty then?  Alrighty. 

(Here is a sneek peek of the planter in process.)

Well, I need to get my rear in gear and sort and pack again.  {big dramatic sigh} 

Don't forget, the Zutter Zisters have a fabulous Zummer Celebration starting August 8 on the Bind-It-All Blog!  My project will be featured on the 8th.  :)

Take care, and I hope you all have a joyful and creative week ~ Pam

Friday, July 22, 2011

Altered Clock!

Hellllloooooooooooo!  How are you all doing?  Fab?? Super fab?? I hope so!  Today's post is a quick little post to let you know about a few things.  First, I have a tutorial up on the Luminarte Blog on how I altered this fun little clock ~

Go check it out here.  Please leave me a comment on the Luminarte Blog to let me know what you think.

Next, I wanted to let you know about a fun Christmas in July Online Crop at Citrus Tree Studio.  It starts today and lasts through the weekend, so go check it out!  There are great challenges and fun prizes too.  Hope to see you there.

Last but not least, I am busy working on my project for Zutter Days of Zummer.  My post wil be going up August 8th, can't wait to show you what I have been working on!!!

Well, I am going to try to beat the heat and get out into the garden this morning.  It has been soooooooooo incredibly hot and humid we are all melting here.  Today is cooler, thank goodness, so I am off to weed for a bit and pick green beans, cucs, zucz, and basil.  Can't wait for the tomatoes to ripen!  Yummm, summer is certainly delich.  :)  Hope you have a fabulous week, stay cool, and happy creating!  ~ Pam

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Happy July!

Did you have a marvelous month of June?  It flew by too quickly, I think.  I did manage to get some sewing done though.I wanted to share a few pics of what I created ~

First, new curtains and valances for the camper (soooo dang cute irl)~

Next, cute little dresses and hairthings for the grandbabies ~

Hollyn was more cooperative about letting me take her pic than Kaya was ~

Hollyn liked the bright colors, can you tell? 

Lots of new headbands (Kaya likes the new headbands, they stay in her hair soooooooo nicely) ~

Also, June was a busssssssssy month at work, and with getting things sorted for a garage sale too.  I have two projects I just finished for the Luminarte blog, I will share more about them later this month.  Additionally, I did want to let you know that the Zutter Zisters are having two summer blog hops, one in July, and one in August.  I will be in the August hop, so stay tuned for deets.  In the meantime though, here is a little info on the July Hop that starts Monday July 11 ~
It's Zummer Time! Join the Zutter Zisters Design Team for some summer themed project ideas, shopping specials and a dose of hot weather inspiration.  The fun starts on the Bind-it-All blog on Monday, July 11, and runs daily through Friday, July 15.  There will be daily drawings for Zutter giveaways, and tips for staying cool.  It's Zummer Time, and the crafting is EASY

Please come hop with the Zutter Zisters, there will be prizes and fun every day! 

Well, I am off to paint a bit and work on a few fabric projects.  Hope you have a fabulously joyful and creative week ~ Pam

Friday, June 3, 2011

It is JUNE! WOOOOOO, how did that happen???

Hello everybody!  I can't believe we are already into June!  Wooo, the saying time flies when you get older must really be true, because I turned 50 on Sunday, and now it is JUNE!  :)  My word. My lovely and beautiful family and friends threw me a fabulous surprise party.  Look at my cake, isn't it lovely? You can see the garden in the back, the cake was in our little garden house out near the garden. I am so blessed.  Thank you  to everybody for the birthday wishes and their hard work.  It was greatly appreciated!

Next, my guest artist blog spot is up at Luminarte.  I would LOVE it if you stopped in and posted a hello!  Pam's Guest Artist Spot at Luminarte  keep checking back, I have a little tutorial on the project I posted a sneak peek for in the last post. 

Class in Chicago is finished now, and the garden is 85% planted.  Hopefully the rest will go in this weekend.  This crazy weather has been a hindrance to getting everything done.  We have a free weekend this weekend though (YAHOOOOOO!!!) so I have great plans on finishing things.  I have a mile long to do list, but I am actually happy to have time to work on it, even though many of the items are chore like items.  I do plan on sneaking some creative time in, not sure if it will be fabric related or scrappy or mixed media related. Any creating time is good time though, so I can't wait!  Here is a pic of a little layout I recently created (I used twinks, so there is a shimmer to things you can't really see in the pic)~

I have also started taking digital pics of some of the quilts I made years ago.  This is one I designed and made for my wonderful hubby.  I made it about 12 years ago.  I won a blue ribbon at the county fair with it too, I was pretty happy.  It featured machine piecing and quilting, and hand turned applique for the sports figures. It took me a while to figure out how to design the sports figures and make them as large as they are.  My hubs is a sports nut, can you tell?    

OK, I am off to the garden center now for a few flowers for my pots and hanging baskets.  Then it is on with the to-do list!  I wish you have a joyful and creative week ~ Pam

Monday, May 16, 2011

A Sneak Peek

Hellllllooooooooooooooo there!  How have you all been?  Super?  Super duper?  I hope so!  I have been running around like a wild person, woooooo! Between sewing a gazillion baby items for my daughter and my etsy shop (AlaPamala we have boatloads more to upload, it will be soon, PROMISE) , and tending to my seedlings, work, and my class, I finally had a little scrappy time ~ YAHOOO!!!  It was sooooooooooo enjoyable to play with scissors, paper, and glue and other scrappy goodness!  I can't show you my project yet, because I have a guest artist blog spot on a manufacturer's blog coming up.  But I can show you a sneak peek ~

I can also tell you that it is a sparklie item, in case you can't tell from the sneak peek. :)  I also have two more projects in the works, but no sneaks to show you yet.  Stay tuned though, they will be coming in the next few weeks.  The project above will have a free and full tutorial posted when it is ready.  I will hook you up with the link, so you can create away if you wish.  OK, I better scoot now, I have to get to work.  It is going to be a busy week!  I hope you have a great week, full of joy and time to create or just enjoy spring.  Take care! 
Happy crafting ~ Pam

Sunday, May 1, 2011

I am ready to scrapbook!

Hello there! So sorry for my tardiness. I have been sewing like a wildwoman, and catching up on all sorts of things here. Now I am ready to scrapbook! I have a guest artist spot coming up before long, I will share deets soon. I have been playing with some fun product though, and realllllllly enjoying it. In the meantime, I will share some pics of things I have made in the last month. You will notice they are all fabric related.  :)

Cutie Hollyn wearing her bright tutu...

Wearing a headband and bow (we made literally hundreds of bows, WOOOO)...

A bassinet cover for a new baby girl ...

The wedding dress used for the bassinet cover....

Sleepy little Coop (so cute!) in his bow tie and belt...

LOTS of bowties ...

Burp cloths, more pics coming soon, we have several new styles, made with flannel and micro terry .....

lots of belt and bow tie sets...

finished the samples for our custom belts....

I don't have pics of the bibs yet, but they are cute cute CUTE!  All items will be listed on etsy soon.  You can also check us out (Ala Pamala) on facebook if you want.

I hope you have a joyful and creative week.  I will catch up with you soon!  Take care and happy creating ~ 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!