Thursday, January 13, 2011

Time for some winnnnnnnerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrssssssss!!! :)

Hello everyone!  First I would like to say a great big THANK YOU to all of you who took the time to peek at my blog post, and to leave a comment.  It is sooooooooooooooo fun to read comments about projects!  Love it!  So thank you everybody! 

Next, a great big THANK YOU to those of you who signed up to be followers of my blog, or who already do follow my blog. I appreciate each of you!!! OK, on to the winners, I am sure you want to know who they are.

First, the winner of the Zutter Goodies Surprise Pack is ~


Barbara said...

Wow - this puts me to shame! My prescribed exercises are taped to my bathroom mirror which does NOTHING for the decor! You have inspired me to greater things, Pam! Thank you for sharing!

Barbara, please email Nan your shipping info at nan @ .  Please make sure you take out the extra spaces in the email addy, I didn't want any spambots to pick up Nan's email addy.  :)

Next, the winner of my blog candy for posting and being a follower on my blog is ~


iluvmybugs said...

Great workout the cover!! I'm a new follower and can't wait to see what you create next! TFS

Please email me your shipping addie pmooie at hotmail . com  (be sure to take out the extra spaces and change at to @).

Congrats to the winners, and thanks again to all of you!  I do have a little something for everyone that stopped in, scans of little heartfelt vintage valentines.  Just copy and save it to your computer (save the hula girl below, and the heart valentine above as well, aren't they cute????).  I am going to the antique shops again this w/e, and hope to find more cutie vintage valentines.  If I do, I will share them in the next blog post, so check back often! 

Thanks again for hopping this last week!  Take care and happy creating ~ Pam

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Time for the Zutter 11 for '11 Blog Hop! WOOO HOOOOO!!!

Hello there!  Are you all excited to hop along with us during the Zutter 11 for '11 Blog Hop?  We sure are excited to have you hopping with us!  Welcome!  You should have arrived here from Lynne's blog.  Here is a list of the 11 blogs in order of the hop ~

Annette West
Emeline Seet
Fleur Smith
Jennifer Priest
Lea Sanders
Lynne Forsythe<------ You should have arrived from here
Pam Sandy <----- You are HERE now :)
Nan Paturzo -----> Go HERE next
Shelley Haganman
Vicki Flinchum
Bind-it-All Blog

What is in store for you on this blog hop journey?  Well besides the fun projects posted, there is also the chance to win PRIZES!  YAHOO!!!  Gott a love that, doncha think?  What kind of prizes you ask?  Well, each blog post you comment on gives you a chance for one of the fun prize packs from Zutter ~
a Zutter supply pack of "Owire, covers, Cover-Alls and surprises"
That is right, there will be ELEVEN prize packs awarded!  One from each blog!  So make sure you visit each blog, and leave a comment to be entered in the drawings!  I also have a little blog candy for those of you who are either already followers and leave a comment, or who sign up to be a follower of my blog and leave a comment.  Details posted at the end of this blog post.  :)

One last and final goodie for EVERYBODY is that there is a bonus discount happening at the Bind-It-All site right now.  You get an extra 11% discount on all regularly priced items when you shop and use this code at the Bind-It-All site -

CODE: Zutter11 Valid through January 31 only  Got it?  Great!

Alrighty then. I am excited to share my project with you today.  I decided that since I will turn 50 this year (YIKES!) that it was time for me to get my rear in gear and get back in shape.  To help me stay focused, and on top of this, I decided to create a journal style book for myself so I could track my progress and stay encouraged along the way.  My project is an 8 x 8 Mini, using the oh-so-FABULOUS Cover-Alls. I LOVE those things!  They work perfectly with the 8 x 8 Page Protectors.  I can edit my book every time I work out, and keep my writings clean, and legible too!  WOOO, how perfect is that?  Pretty dang sweet I think!  Take a peek at my book, then I will tell you how I created it.

Front cover ~

Standing view ~

Back Cover ~

Inside ~

First, I used one of the 8 x 8 White Bamboo Spine Cover-Alls, and painted the cover with a Radiant Rain Paint Dauber by Luminarte.  I used the lovely green blue toned Guatamalan, it is very sparklie and lovely.  I just popped off the dauber tip, and used a paintbrush to paint deep rich color onto the cover. 
Next it was time to prepare some of the items I wanted to use on the cover.  First I grabbed my Distrezz-It-All, and distressed the edges of some paper from my stash, older Basic Grey and some pearly looking gold and white paper. I layered these on the front and back of the album.  I continued layering papers from my stash onto the album cover front and back.  Some of the paper was edged with Fiskars Scalloped Scissors (love those scissors, so quick and easy to create a bit of fun on paper edges). 
Next, I stamped one of my favorite stamps, Message and bottle onto white cardstock, then cut it out.  You can find this fun stamp at Red Lead Paperworks (GREAT store!), along with other fun vintage-y stamps.  I also used one of the Statement Stamps stamped on white cardstock(musical notes on the bird branch above) and painted it with a Radiant Rain Paint Dauber (Mallard).  I used the Hot Cinnamon Radiant Rain Paint Dauber on the body of the bird (posted about this in mid December, check it out).  I used Eygptian Gold on a few embellies I planned to use (some Jillibean Soup Journaling Sprouts, among other things.)
Time to start layering everything together!  I pulled some letter stickers out of my stash, including Thickers, and some My Little Shoebox  and other small letter stickers.  Everything was glued down, and lots of bling came next.  Gotta have some sparkle to get me through those workouts!  ;)  I also used rubons, several different journaling pens, ribbon, chpboard shapes, and puff and shiny fabric paint.  Lastly, after the Stickels had dried on my bottle, I used some Glossy Accents so the bottle looked like it was glass.  I wanted the glass bottle to look like it was holding sifting time. 

Here is a close up of the cover front, kind of on an angle so you can see the dimension a bit better ~

Now it was time to work on the inside of the album!  I took 2 packages of the 8 x 8 PrePunched Page Protectors, and sandwiched them between 2 sheets of the Movable 8 x 8 Page Protectors.  Next, I grabbed the insert from the Cover-All, and bound everything together using the 1 1/4" Antique Silver O'Wires.  I slipped them into the album. 
Time to add my calendar pages!  I printed each month (I used Outlook Calendars, feel free to use your favorite site) and cut it and folded it to fit into a Permanent Page Protector.  I want to be able to slip the calendar page out of the Page Protector and notate what I did for a workout each time I work out.  The hubs and I just joined the beautiful, beautiful new YMCA in Niles, so we are going to seriously work out.  Anyway, after I had the 12 Permanent Page Protectors filled with one month each of the calendar, I labeled them using bits of scrap paper that I edged with my scalloped scissors.  I then stapled them onto each page.  The first Moveable Page I labeled Goals, and the last Moveable Page I labeled Notes.  Almost ready!
Lastly I flipped my book over, and put some sparklie stickers on the back with the word Remember, then I wrote this -
If you think you can't, you are probably right.  Get rid of your stinkin' thinkin'!  That is going to be my mantra, and I am going to add different quotes that I find inspirational to this back cover.  It will be kind of my doodle word page, easily visible since it is the cover.  I also have a notes page inside in case there is something private I want to remember.  I know I will add bits and pieces of things that catch my interest, and write notes all over my workout book, that is the purpose of it.  Kind of like an art journal workout book.  I can easily add pages using the 8 x 8 Moveable Page Protectors, and put them anywhere within the book.  Love that!!!  All in all, I am very happy with my workout mini book, and can't wait to be inspired every time I use it! 

OK, thank you for patiently reading my post.  Here is a picture of a few of the goodies that will be sent to one lucky blog follower who leaves a comment on my blog during the Zutter 11 for '11 Blog Hop ~

There will be a few other items included as well.  Gret for Valentine's Day card, tag or scrappy projects!  All you have to do to be entered is sign up to be a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this thread.  If you are already a follower, then all you have to do is leave a comment on this thread.  Easy peasy, right?  Can't wait to hear from you!

Well, time to visit Nan, the next stop on the blog hop.  Happy Hopping!!!  Take care ~ Pam

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Zutter 11 for '11 Blog Hop starts JANUARY 5!!! YAHOOOOO!

Hellllloooooooooo everybody!  How was your new year?  Fabulous?  I hope so!  We had a lovely new year here.

Guess what starts JANUARY 5?  If you guessed the Zutter Zisters Blog Hop, you are CORRECT!  Yahoo!  Lots of chances to win prizes, and of course there will be fun projects posted as well.  I can't wait to show you what I made!  I am bound and determined to make 2011 a great year, and I will show you how I am starting it off.  Curious?  You will have to check it out on the 5th.  heh heh heh heh!

What kind of prizes will be offered during our Zutter 11 for '11 Blog Hop?  How about Zutter supply packs of "Owire, covers, Cover-Alls and surprises"?  Sounds great, right???

  Here is a peek of what I am offering for blog candy to one lucky follower of my blog in addition to the prizes offered during the blog hop ~

Lots of fun little things to add to a valentine card, book, or layout.  February will be here before you know it ya know!  I am also adding a few other vintage valentine scanned and printed images.  I found them last year while scouting out some antique shops, and they are absolutely darling!  You will love them.

PLUS, if you didn't get what you wanted for Christmas, or if you forget to order something before Christmas and now you are raring to create, check this out ~

Shopping discount code for 11% off everything that isn't already on sale at Bind-It-All!

Deets ~ Valid through January 31 on the Bind-It-All site only.  Code will be given during the blog hop, so make sure you pop back here on January 5th!

Alrighty then?  Can't WAIT to hop with you on the 5th!!!  Happy creating, and see ya soon ~ 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!