Sunday, April 29, 2012

Quick Yet Elegant Stamped Thank You Cards

Hello everybody!  Sorry I haven't posted in a few weeks, but I was in Chicago on the weekends for several weeks for a class, and running around like crazy at work during the week.  It was soooooo busy, wheeeew, glad I am finished with those projects.  I have also been working like a wild woman on my classes for The Art Studio, can't WAIT to tell you more about them.  Until then, I have a few pics of some simple stamped cards I made this week.  Hope you like them! I have been trying to build my stash of handmade cards back up, but for some reason it seems like as soon as I make a batch they are gone.  Hopefully I will have a chance to actually add some to my stash soon.  :)

I have been working on our garden too.  Here is a pic that is a few weeks old, you should see the plants now!  Oh my, they are growing like crazy.  I have split and repotted so many tomatoes, jalepenos, sweet peppers, some basil, cilantro and more, just waiting til we can plant things outside.  Hopefully we will have a great yield this year so we can share and can boatloads of pickles, pickled peppers, and salsa.  I just planted the cucs and pickling cucs in little cups, and some of the pickling cucs are already shooting up, YAY!  

I watched two of the grand kids last Friday before I drove to Chicago, and took some fun pics.  I can't believe how big they are getting.  

Kaya of course is usually running ~

Cooper usually has that mischievous little smirk going ~

But they are loads of fun and usually play pretty well together.

Well, I am off to work on my classes now.  I will share more deets as I am able to.  In the meantime, I hope you have a joyful and creative week ~ Pam

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!!!  I hope you enjoyed the day with family and friends.  I did not have much time to craft this week, but I did make some fun little "egg" cupcakes ~

They were pretty tasty too.  The cupcakes were white, frosting was cream cheese frosting, and the "yolk" was tinted lemon pie filling.  The broken shells were made with white chocolate.  I washed and dried the styrofoam egg carton before I used it too.  :)

Of course we had an egg hunt today, and the weather was beautiful.  We had a boatload of eggs, here is my handsome hubs hiding the eggs before the grandkiddies arrive ~

Cooper looks around, there are LOTS of eggs and boy they are everywhere!

Kaya loads up ~

Bitsy little Hollyn searches too, assisted by her parents ~

Come on Dad, let's get more eggs!~ 

 Kaya gives a "thumbs up" after dinner ~

Cooper is trying to figure these crazy glasses out!  He sure looks cute ~

Look at those cutie bunnies!  

Little Ms. Hollyn shows off those new teeth ~

Hollyn tells Auntie Cort Happy Easter!

That is it for me this week, but I will hopefully have a few sneaks to share with you next week.  That is, I hope to have some crafty time this week so I can share something next week (fingers crossed).

I wish you all a joyful and creative week ~ Pam

Sunday, April 1, 2012

A Winner, Blog Post Project Sneak Peek, Easter Egg Hunt Time, and News!

 Hello everyone!  First, let's pick the winner of last weeks drawing. Thanks for commenting! I put all three names in a hat, and the winner is ~ Melissa!  Melissa, please send me your snail mail addie and I will pick one card from those pictured below and send it out to you right away with the three little stamps and clear block.  You can email me at pmooie at (please take out the spaces, and put the @ in instead of the word at).

I have a pretty detailed blog post going up on the Bind-It-All Blog this month, not sure when it will be posted, but here is a wee little sneak peek of my project ~ 

Hope you all enjoyed a beautiful Spring week.  It was chilly off and on, but the weather held yesterday for an Easter Egg Hunt.  My hubs and I went to cheer on the oldest grandkiddies (4 year old Kaya and 3 year old Cooper).  It was so fun to watch the kids, little Kaya ran around looking only for pink eggs, while Cooper picked up an egg and thought that was enough.  He eventually picked up a few more eggs, but his favorite part was peeking inside the eggs and chowing down the candy.

Waiting to begin ~

skip those non pink eggs ~

peek inside Kaya's bag, we put the blue egg in there, and the yellow is a coupon ~

Little ones are so funny!  I love that I am fortunate enough to spend time with them.  We are having an egg hunt at our house next Sunday before Easter dinner, all three grandkiddies will be there, plus a few neighbor children.  Hope the weather cooperates!  

OK, remember when I said I had exciting news to share?  I can't give all the details yet, but the news is ~ I will be teaching some online classes soon.  I am so excited, it is going to be amazing!  The format is incredible, and I am fortunate enough to be working with some very talented peeps.  I will share more details as it gets closer. I can tell you though, I am playing with things like this getting ready for one class ~ 

Can't wait to share details, woo!  In the meantime, I better get back to my crafty space and start playing a bit more.  This is one of the fun things about teaching, playing with supplies and developing content.  :)

I wish you a joyful and creative 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!