Monday, May 31, 2010

Club Anya & Friends and The Greeting Farm CHALLENGE

Hello friends and welcome. The Greeting Farm and Club Anya are combining forces for our RELEASE PARTY that is starting RIGHT NOW on our page at PaperCraftPlanet. Make sure you tune in. We are issuing a challenge for this release and you will have until 2:00pm CST tomorrow, Tuesday, to get it done it be in the running for the fabby prize. You can find out all the details on how to enter and what’s up for grabs on the TGF blog and at our PCP page.

The challenge is to make a RETRO FAB or a SHAB FAB card. I chose to do the SHAB FAB card using the new Cheeky Sailor. What do you think?

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Ok, I hope you are on the chat right now. I’ll talk to you there.

Hugs,

Pam

Little Paper Shop – LPSC70

** Thank you for scrolling down to see my There She Goes post today.

Hello and happy Monday my friends. Our challenge today at the Little Paper Shop is a sketch by our sweet leader Julia. I LOVE Julia’s sketches. Here is a pic of my card using the NEW Jena Beach set and  a pic of the wonderful sketch.

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One random participant will win the Katie Swing digi. You have until Sunday night at 9:00pm EST to get your card loaded. Make sure when you play along that you upload your card to the InLinkz program on the LPS blog and when you upload to a public gallery please use the keyword LPSC70. Now check out what the rest of the team has done.

Today is the last DT post for two of our girls. Bonnie and Heather have been with LPS for a long time and we wish them well in their future endeavors. Good luck girls. I’m really going to miss you. Please make sure you go to their blogs and wish them well.

Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you tomorrow.

Hugs,

Pam

There She Goes - TSG57

TSG57 Color Challenge

This week’s challenge at There She Goes is brought to us by our Trendsetter of the Week, Jessie! She has challenged us to use this gorgeous and classy color combination in our creations, and we can’t wait to see what you come up with! Here is my card using the NEW set A Woman’s Place and the set Domestic Goddess. These sets work so well together.

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To be eligible for the giveaway, you are to create a card using the provided color combination, then go to the TSG Blog to add your name and a link to your project in the Mr. Linky that is located at the bottom of the challenge post. This challenge is open until the winner has been announced on the following Monday (June 7th). The winner will get a $5 gift certificate to use in the TSG Web store!

By participating in this challenge, you may also find yourself in the Trendsetting Spotlight that shines on the TSG Blog every Thursday. We will be on the look out to find challenge cards that stand out and show Trendsetting qualities. TSG stamps are not required to participate in the challenges but are appreciated :)

You do not need to have a blog to be able to participate in the TSG Challenges! You can simply add the URL link from your project after it has been uploaded to your online craft gallery. If you upload your card to an online craft gallery, please use the keyword TSG57 so we can check out your beautiful work!

Thanks for stopping by and I’ll be back shortly with another post.

Hugs,

Pam

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Club Anya & Friends Preview and Saturday’s Sketch

** Thanks for scrolling down to see my Oh, Alice! post for today.

Hi there and welcome back friends. It’s time to show you another preview from Club Anya & Friends. You are gonna squeal when you see the stamp I have to show you today.

I am combining my preview with today’s sketch from the CA&F blog. The image I am showing you today is from a new Oliver & Amelia set called My Favorite Thing. Wait until you see Amelia’s hair. I had soooooo much fun coloring it. Here is my card and the CA&F sketch.

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Isn’t she just a cutie pie? Make sure you head over to the CA&F blog to check out the other cards from the rest of the DT and don’t forget to make them feel loved. There are also a couple of announcements on the CA&F blog too that you won’t want to miss out on. Fun fun fun!!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful holiday weekend.

Hugs,

Pam

New ideas are SWIRLING...doors are opening...all in our little WONDERLAND...

"It's no use talking about it," Alice said, looking up at the house and pretending it was arguing with her. `I'm not going in again yet. I know I should have to get through the Looking-glass again -- back into the old room -- and there'd be an end of all my adventures!' 

So, resolutely turning back upon the house, she set out once more down the path, determined to keep straight on till she got to the hill. For a few minutes all went on well, and she was just saying, `I really shall do it this time -- ' when the path gave a sudden twist and shook itself (as she described it afterwards), and the next moment she found herself actually walking in at the door..."

Hello everyone!

There is a lot of excitement today as new doors open at the Oh, Alice! blog.  There are always twists and turns down Alice's path, and with that, we have some good news, even some sad news, but we are all looking forward to the next Chapter here in WONDERLAND!

Some of the sad news, FOR ME, is that this will be my last post as a DT member for Oh Alice :( I have enjoyed this ride so much and I want to thank Jess for allowing me to play along in her little wonderland. It has been a fun ride and I am going to miss everyone. What a wonderful group of ladies. You can find out the good news and a little more sad news by visiting the Oh Alice blog.

Now, back to business. Today we are excited to welcome LITTLE PAPER SHOP as our Sponsor!  The very generous Julia has not only let the DT play with this adorably cute ALICE digi stamp, but is offering a $15 Gift Certificate to the LPS shop to one lucky winner this week!  We can't thank Julia enough for this fabulous sponsorship and can't wait to see your creations this week.

Our Challenge this week is a fun one!  Since we have so many ideas "SWIRLING" around in our heads here and can't wait to bring you the next three months worth of challenges, we can't wait to see what YOU have swirling about! USE SWIRLS on your card/project this week.  You can use DP, stamps, bling, whatever swirls up your own creativity!

Here is my card using the Alice digi from Little Paper Shop. I have also used today’s sketch from the Card Patterns Sketch Blog, Sketch 65, because LPS is sponsoring this challenge too. LPS is offering a $20 Gift Certificate to the LPS shop to one lucky winner this week of the Card Patterns sketch too! THANK YOU JULIA. That’s two ways you can win today. Once for playing along with the Oh Alice challenge and once for playing along with the Card Patterns sketch challenge. Yay!!! Here’s my card and the sketch.

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You have until Friday, June 4th, at 8:00pm CST to upload your card/creation using the Linking system on the Oh Alice blog.   One random winner will be chosen to WIN the Little Paper Shop gift certificate and announced on the Oh Alice blog next week!

You have until 11:59pm EST next Friday, June 4th, to enter your card on the Card Patterns blog. One winner will be chosen there too to win another Little Paper Shop gift certificate.

Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you back here shortly.

Hugs,

Pam

Friday, May 28, 2010

June PREVIEWS – Club Anya & Friends

Hello Everyone!

What a VERY CHEEKY CHALLENGE we have for you for today's FFF...and even more?   We at Team Anya and our sister DT, the TGF Farmers have joined forces again to bring you a BRILLIANT 2nd installment of the Cheeky Cherry Line from The Greeting Farm!  We are also excited to welcome our JUNE Club Anya Guest Designer to previews today-many of you know and love her already-congrats to Tasha Beasley!  Tasha will be joining us for the month of June and is super excited, just like us, to be starting with these AMAZING new stamps!

That's right!  We are proud to unveil THREE new Cheeky Cherry stamps, all who will be available on June 1st:  Cheeky Nurse, Cheeky Sailor, and Cheeky Beauty Queen!   These three sassy new SPROUTS are ALL being previewed today by our awesome DT-and it just so happens that ALL THREE will be given away today on the Club Anya & Friends BLOG at the end of this HOP!

The FFF Challenge at The Greeting Farm today is an inspiration piece. My card also uses this week’s MOJO Monday sketch MOJO140. Here is my card using Cheeky Beauty Queen, our inspiration piece and the MOJO sketch.

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FFF THAT GAL (cheeky prev)

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Don’t you think she is just beautiful? Hope you like my card and this gorgeous image!  And now, what do you need to do?   Just come, hop with us!  It all starts on the TGF Blog and ends with you leaving a comment on the CA&F Blog.   THREE lucky winners will be announced tomorrow w/our Saturday sketch, another new preview by Team Anya, and the icing on the cake?

WE ARE BRINGING BACK our LIVE RELEASE party!!!   You guys have asked, and TGF loves to listen!   Please join us for our June Release Soiree:

What:  Our TGF June Release Party and Challenge VSN

Where:  PCP Page

When: Monday, May 31st at 7pm CST-10pm CST

Don't worry, if you can't participate in the release party, the CHALLENGES will remain open until Tuesday, June 1st at 11:59 CST.  Winner will be announced on the TGF Blog on Wednesday, June 2nd, so ALL will have time to play!

We really hope you'll come and join us, but for now, it's time to get a bit CHEEKY:

Thanks for joining us today and GOOD LUCK as you have a Cheeky ol' time hopping with TGF, Club Anya & Friends, and as you enter to WIN one of these cutie pies! We'll see you tomorrow on the CA&F Blog for the winner, and in the mean time, don't forget to mark your calendars for MONDAY!  SEE YOU THEN!

Hugs,

Pam

Thursday, May 27, 2010

There She Goes BLOG HOP – Day 3 Previews

Domestic Goddess Blog Hop Challenge

It’s time for our final day of previews for our next stamp set releases from There She Goes. If you arrived here from my sweet friend Mercy’s blog you are in the right place. If you didn’t please start back at the TSG blog so you won’t miss any blogs along the way.

Today we have a set called Dadisms to show you. This humorous set is perfect for making Father’s Day Cards that will make your dad smile. Dads have their own way of teaching their kids lessons on life and I’m sure that many of you have some fond memories of the quirky things your dad would say in certain situations. This stamp set not only includes images to create your own dad and living room scene, but there is also a background stamp that includes all of those great Dadisms that we grew up with! The images in this set were also designed to coordinate with your Domestic Goddess set for even more versatility!! Here is my card using this adorable set.

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Dadisms is a 6x8 stamp set that includes a total of 31 stamps and will sell for $24.

Would you like a chance to win the Dadisms stamp set? Here’s what you need to do- go to each of the Trendsetter’s Blogs and leave a comment on their Dadisms Blog Hop Challenge post. After you have finished checking out the eye candy and have left some love, return to the TSG Blog and add your name to the Mr. Linky at the bottom of this Blog Hop Challenge post. A winner will be chosen randomly using a random number generator to receive their very own Dadisms stamp set. The winner will be announced Saturday (May 29th) during the Release Party Chat.

Your next stop on the hop is the awesome Sandra’s blog. Thanks for joining me today and I’ll see you back here tomorrow with our last preview this week.

Hugs,

Pam

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

There She Goes BLOG HOP – Day 2 Previews

** Thanks for scrolling down to see my CLUB ANYA & FRIENDS post for today.

By The Sea Blog Hop Challenge

It’s time for our second day of previews for our next stamp set releases from There She Goes. If you arrived here from my sweet friend Mercy’s blog you are in the right place. If you didn’t please start back at the TSG blog so you won’t miss any blogs along the way.

This beautiful ocean/beach themed set was illustrated by the talented Chris Dark. By The Sea is a 6x8 stamp set that includes a total of 37 stamps and will sell for $24. Here is my card with this adorable set.

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Would you like a chance to win the By the Sea stamp set? Here’s what you need to do- go to each of the Trendsetter’s Blogs and leave a comment on their By The Sea Blog Hop Challenge post. After you have finished checking out the eye candy and have left some love, return to the TSG Blog and add your name to the Mr. Linky at the bottom of the Blog Hop Challenge post. A winner will be chosen randomly using a random number generator to receive their very own By The Sea stamp set. The winner will be announced Saturday (May 29th) during the Release Party Chat.

Your next stop on the hop is the awesome Sandra’s blog. Thanks for joining me today and I’ll see you back here tomorrow with our last preview this week.

Hugs,

Pam

Club Anya & Friends WCW

Hello and happy Wednesday. It’s time for our WCW challenge at Club Anya & Friends and our challenge today is called “Pink Chocolate Roses”. You are to use a pink, brown and rose color combo. I have used Jade from the Roll Call kit and combined it with Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge from last Friday, TESC114. Here is my card and  Taylor’s sketch.

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Thanks for checking me out today and make sure you head to the CA&F blog to check out the other DT members cards.

Hugs,

Pam

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

There She Goes BLOG HOP – Day 1 Previews and Mercy’s SKETCH

By The Sea Blog Hop Challenge

It’s time for our first day of previews for our next stamp set releases from There She Goes. If you arrived here from my sweet friend Mercy’s blog you are in the right place. If you didn’t please start back at the TSG blog so you won’t miss any blogs along the way.

Many of you loved the Domestic Goddess stamp set that was released this month and today’s sneak peek set works great along with this set or by itself! Even if you love to cook, I’m sure that you all have those days where you would rather walk on hot coals than to step foot into the kitchen LOL! The different elements in this kitchen themed stamp set are so much fun to use separately or combined to create your own custom kitchen scene! The humorous sentiments included in this set will leave you in stitches.

I have combined today’s preview with the sketch from Mercy’s Tuesday Sketch Challenge. Here is my card along with a pic of Mercy’s sketch.

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A Woman’s Place is a 4x8 stamp set that includes a total of 34 stamps and will sell for $18.

Would you like a chance to win the set A Woman’s Place? Here’s what you need to do- go to each of the Trendsetter’s Blogs and leave a comment on their A Woman’s Place Blog Hop Challenge post. After you have finished checking out the eye candy and have left some love, return to the TSG Blog and add your name to the Mr. Linky at the bottom of the Blog Hop Challenge post. A winner will be chosen randomly using a random number generator to receive their very own A Woman’s Place stamp set. The winner will be announced Saturday (May 29th) during the Release Party Chat.

Your next stop on the hop is the awesome Sandra’s blog.

Don’t forget to check out what the other Muses have done with Mercy’s sketch challenge today too.

  • Mercy Kerin (The Head Muse)
  • Pam Speidel
  • Cindy Haffner
  • Jackie Pedro
  • Julie Lacey
  • Crystal Birr
  • Jessica Diedrich
  • Torica (May Guest Designer)

    Thanks for joining me today. I’ll see you right back here tomorrow with another Blog Hop and preview.

    Hugs,

    Pam

  • Jacksonbelle Embellishments - JBE107

    Hello and happy Tuesday. It’s time for our Tuesday challenge from the Jacksonbelle Embellishments blog. Today our challenge is to add black accents, 1 neutral color, 1 other color and black to your card. I have used the Verve Stamps stamp set Feel the Sun and paired it with some October Afternoon Fly a Kite paper. Here is my card.

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    When you play along with the Jbelle challenge please add a link to your card in the comment section on the Jbelle blog. When you upload to a public gallery please use the keyword JBE107. Check out what the rest of the DT have for you today.

  • Amy Tsuruta
  • Dawn Lusk
  • Heather Lee-Reppen
  • Heather Pulvirenti
  • Jill Dunn
  • Julie Lacey
  • Lynda Benden
  • Pam Varnell (me)
  • Shemaine Smith
  • Stephanie Severin
  • Tobi Crawford
  • Windy Robinson

    Thanks so much for joining me today. I will see you back here tomorrow. Have a great day my friends.

    Hugs,

    Pam

  • Monday, May 24, 2010

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jessica BLOG HOP

    ** Thank you for scrolling down to see two more posts for today. One for CLUB ANYA & FRIENDS and one for the LITTLE PAPER SHOP.

    Hello and happy Monday my friends. Today we have something special for our sweet leader Jessica from There She Goes. TODAY is Jessica’s birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESSICA sweetie. The DT has gotten together and we are having a Blog Hop showing all the Birthday cards we have made for this sweet woman. You should be arriving here from my sweet friend Mercy’s blog. If not please start back at the beginning of the Hop at Chris Dark’s blog.

    For my card today I have used the set Flowers of Happiness. Our TSG Challenge today is called ON THE EDGE. It’s brought to us by Jessica! She is challenging us to create a card that includes these TWO features: altered corners (rounded, ticket, scallop, etc) and a border punch on one of the layers. You can have as many border punched layers as you want on your card but there has to be at least one to qualify for this challenge. Please see the TSG blog for more details on how to play along and win this week.

    Here are two pics of the front of my card and a pic of the inside. I hope you like it Jessica!!!!!

    Flowers-of-Happiness-4 Flowers-of-Happiness-4a

     Flowers-of-Happiness-4b

    Your next stop on the Hop is our sweet Jessie’s blog.

    Thanks for joining us today as we celebrate Jessica’s birthday. I’ll see you tomorrow for a couple more challenge posts.

    Hugs,

    Pam

    CA&F Monday Mania

    ** Thank you for scrolling down to see one more post for today for the LITTLE PAPER SHOP.

    Hello and happy Monday my friends. It’s time for our Monday Mania challenge from Club Anya & Friends. Issuing today’s challenge is Liloshaggymoto. She has challenged us to a color challenge of Pink, Orange and Blue, but no patterned paper is allowed. OMG, no patterned paper? What am I going to do? LOL. Well I decided I would play along and I’m really glad I did. Here is my card.

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    I used Summer from the Roll Call kit and I embossed the pink background paper with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder and then colored all the dots with a White Gel Pen. Instant patterned paper, but homemade so I’m safe. LOL.

    Make sure you check out the other samples from the DT on the CA&F blog and their own blogs.

    Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you back here with one more post for today.

    Hugs,

    Pam

    Little Paper Shop - LPSC69

    Hello my friends and happy Monday. Today our challenge at the Little Paper Shop is a color challenge of Blue, Pink and Kraft.

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    One random participant to today’s challenge will win the Jena Horse digi. Please load your card to the InLinkz program on the LPS blog and when you upload to a public gallery please use the keyword LPSC69. Here is my CAS card using two different stamp sets: Butterflies and Blossoms and Friends (sentiment).

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    Now check out what my sisters have for you to look at today with this color challenge.

    Thanks for stopping by today and I’ll see you back here shortly with another challenge post.

    Hugs,

    Pam

    Saturday, May 22, 2010

    CA&F Saturday Sketch

    Hello friends and happy Saturday. It’s rainy here today and a wonderful day to stay in and do one of my most favorite things in the world, STAMP!! Did you just hear me scream that? LOL.

    It’s time for our Saturday Sketch from Club Anya & Friends. Of course I used another image from the awesome Roll Call set. LOVING this set soooooo much. I have used Jade, wickedly cute. Here is a pic of my card and the sketch.

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    CA&F Sketch 19

    When you play along with our sketch this week make sure you upload your card to the Galleria at ClubAnyaandFriends>Contests/Challenges>SaturdaySketchs under the section Sketch 19.

    Thanks for stopping by for the visit today. Tune back in on Monday for an exciting Monday Mania challenge that Amy will be telling us about. I can’t wait!!!

    Hugs,

    Pam

    Gettin Sketchy in the Golden Afternoon…..

    "Little bread-and-butterflies kiss the tulips, 
    and the sun is like a toy balloon. 
    There are get up in the morning glories, 
    in the golden afternoon. 
    There are dizzy daffodils on the hillside, 
    strings of violets are all in tune, 
    Tiger lilies love the dandy lions, 
    in the golden afternoon, 
    the golden afternoon. 
    There are dog and caterpillars and a copper centipede, 
    where the lazy daisies love the very peaceful life they lead... "

    Hey everyone!

    We have a wonderful Sketch for you today at Oh Alice designed by our own Jen Shults!   Here is my card along with Jen’s awesome sketch design.

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    Our sketch comes w/ just a small twist this week....

    Ok, its HUGE!

    ONE PLAYER will be chosen this week based on all of the entries (and we know it's going to be TOUGH!!!) to be our JUNE GUEST TEA PARTY MEMBER for Oh, Alice!   That's right!   The DT will be feverishly going through your creations to choose next month's Guest DT, so if you've been wanting to come and be our Guest at our totally TWISTED Tea Party, now is your chance!

    Need some inspiration to get ya going?  Check out the samples from our TOTALLY TWISTED Tea Party. You can find their links on the Oh Alice blog.

    We will leave this contest open until THURSDAY May 26th at 11:59 PM CST (please notice the earlier time limit this week just so we can have time to go over entries, contact the winner, and announce them by our next Challenge on the 28th!) to enter your creation.    A preliminary note to all-since we know this is going to be a VERY hard decision, please do not be discouraged if your creation isn't chosen as we have plenty of opportunities coming up each month and have tons of fun up our sleeves!  We are so thrilled that the blog is going strong and cant wait to see what's next for Oh, Alice!

    Please don't forget to Upload your creation using the InLinkz program on the Oh Alice blog and use keyword OAC14 if you use a public gallery, thanks!

    GOOD LUCK everyone!

    Hugs,

    Pam

    There She Goes – Stampbook Saturday

    Hello my friends and happy Saturday. I have a post for you today for There She Goes and Stampbook Saturday. I love doing these because they make me scrapbook more of my family photos that are just lying here so unloved. LOL

    What is a Stampbook Page? A Stampbook Page is a scrapbook page created using stamps and inspired by a card. Each week we create a new Stampbook Page to give you ideas on how to use your stamps in a new way and hopefully inspire you to catch up on those family photos that you've been meaning to scrapbook ;)

    I was inspired by this gorgeous card from Sandra. She used the Poppies stamp set and some Basic Grey Kioshi paper.

    Sandra

    For my page I used a couple of photos of my parents taken at my son’s birthday party a couple of months ago. Can I just tell you how much I love and adore this page with my precious parents. I used the same paper and stamp set that Sandra used on her card.

    Mom-and-Dad-1

    That’s it for me today. Thanks for stopping by and joining me. I hope you are inspired to scrapbook more of your photos and use those stamps. So easy!!!!

    Hugs,

    Pam

    Friday, May 21, 2010

    LOVING My New Paper

    Hello and happy Friday. How are you my friends? I have a card for you today using Miko again from the Roll Call set from The Greeting Farm. I got the NEW Cosmo Cricket DeLovely paper this week and can I just tell you, I think they made this paper just for me. LOL. You will need your sunglasses when you look at it, it’s so bright. Here is my card using this week’s sketch from 2 Sketches 4 You.

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    sketch 52 laura 

    Thanks for stopping by today. Don’t forget to head over to the Little Paper Shop blog today to see this week’s Featured Stamp Set BLESSINGS. Lots of inspiration going on!!!

    Hugs,

    Pam

    Wednesday, May 19, 2010

    Club Anya & Friends is YELLOW

    Hello and happy Wednesday. Today our WCW challenge at Club Anya & Friends is called “Sunshine & Summertime”. You are to make a summertime project and you must use at least ONE shade of yellow to qualify for the free digi of your choice.

    For my card I have used Nahla from the Roll Call set. I paired her with some October Afternoon paper from the Fly a Kite paper pad.

    Pam---Nahla

    We hope you can play along with our challenge today. It sure has gotten me in summer mode, as if the 90 degree weather here in Sunny GA hasn’t already. LOL.

    Thanks for stopping by and I’ll talk to you tomorrow.

    Hugs,

    Pam

    Tuesday, May 18, 2010

    Mercy’s Tuesday Sketch Challenge – MTSC74

    ** Thanks for scrolling down to see my Jacksonbelle Embellishments post for today.

    Hello my friends and welcome to my blog. I hope this Tuesday finds you happy and well. Today for my sweet friend Mercy’s Sketch, MTSC74, I have used Odette from the Roll Call set from The Greeting Farm. Loving these cute Sprouts and Odette is no exception. Here is a pic of my card along with a pic of Mercy’s sketch.

    Pam---Odette

    MTSC74

    Now here are the names of all my Muse sisters that have cards to show you with Mercy’s sketch.

    When you play along with Mercy’s sketch please add your card to the InLinkz program on Mercy’s blog. If you upload to a public gallery please use the keyword MTSC74.

    Thanks for stopping by today and I’ll see you back here tomorrow for another challenge.

    Hugs,

    Pam

    Jacksonbelle Embellishments - JBE106

    Hello and happy Tuesday. It’s time for our Tuesday challenge from the Jacksonbelle Embellishments blog. Today we have a sketch challenge for you. I {heart} sketch challenges. I have used Fairy Sweet Jolinne by MFT Stamps sold at the Jbelle store. I paired the image with some October Afternoon Fly a Kite paper. Here is my card and the sketch.

    Fairy-Sweet-Jolinne1

    Jacksonbelle-May-2010-sketc

    When you play along with the Jbelle challenge please add a link to your card in the comment section on the Jbelle blog. When you upload to a public gallery please use the keyword JBE106. Check out what the rest of the DT have for you today.

  • Amy Tsuruta
  • Dawn Lusk
  • Heather Lee-Reppen
  • Heather Pulvirenti
  • Jill Dunn
  • Julie Lacey
  • Lynda Benden
  • Pam Varnell (me)
  • Shemaine Smith
  • Stephanie Severin
  • Tobi Crawford
  • Windy Robinson

    Thanks so much for joining me today. I will see you back here tomorrow. Have a great day my friends.

    Hugs,

    Pam

  • Monday, May 17, 2010

    There She Goes - TSG55

    ** Thanks for scrolling down to see my post today for the Little Paper Shop.

    Hello and happy Monday. This week’s challenge for There She Goes is brought to us by our Trendsetter of the Week, Jessica! She is challenging us to create a card using line art as your background. This is a fun technique to use when you might not feel like coloring or are short on time. Larger line art type images (like the cafĂ© from Daily Grind) work great! Simply stamp your image in a light colored ink for the background. You can then use dimensionals to add smaller images (that have been colored and cut out) on top of the background image. You can see Jessica’s amazing sample HERE. Here is what I came up with using the What’s Up Buttercup? set. The patterned paper is by Prima and you can find it here at the Jacksonbelle Embellishments store. I have also used Friday’s Sketch AMYRTFS8 from Amy Rysavy’s blog (which I have flipped on its side). Tammy Fielder drew this sketch for Amy.

    Whats-Up-Buttercup-3

    AMYRTFS8

    What do you think? It was so hard for me to not color in the flowers on the white panel. LOL.

    To be eligible for the giveaway, you are to create a card that utilizes line art as a background, then go to the TSG Blog to add your name and a link to your project in the Mr. Linky that is located at the bottom of the challenge post. This challenge is open until the winner has been announced on the following Monday (May 24th). The winner will get a $5 gift certificate to use in the TSG Web store!

    By participating in this challenge, you may also find yourself in the Trendsetting Spotlight that shines on the TSG Blog every Thursday. We will be on the look out to find challenge cards that stand out and show Trendsetting qualities. TSG stamps are not required to participate in the challenges but are appreciated :)

    You do not need to have a blog to be able to participate in the TSG Challenges! You can simply add the URL link from your project after it has been uploaded to your online craft gallery. If you upload your card to an online craft gallery, please use the keyword TSG55 so we can check out your beautiful work!

    Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you back here tomorrow for a couple more challenge posts.

    Hugs,

    Pam

    Little Paper Shop – LPSC68 Let’s Get Scrappy

    Hello my friends and happy Monday. Today our challenge at the Little Paper Shop is brought to us by our precious DT girlie Allison and her challenge is to create a scrapbook page. I don’t know about you but I need more challenges like this to get me to scrap more of those photos I have lying around. LOL. One random participant to today’s challenge will win the Jena and Hank digi. Please load your card to the InLinkz program on the LPS blog and when you upload to a public gallery please use the keyword LPSC68. Here is my page using 3 different stamp sets: Everyday, For You and Behind the Scenes.

    LPSC68

    Isn’t my baby a cutie pie? I can’t believe he starts Middle School this August. Where does the time go???

    Thanks for stopping by today and I’ll see you back here shortly with another challenge post.

    Hugs,

    Pam

    Saturday, May 15, 2010

    Saturday Sketch with CA&F

    ** Thanks for scrolling down to see my Oh Alice post for today.

    Hello and happy Saturday my friends. It’s time for our weekly sketch challenge over at Club Anya & Friends. TODAY is also release day for the ROLL CALL set. I’m telling you my friends, I just adore this set. 10 Sprouts along with 6 sentiments offered at the awesomely LOW PRICE that Marie is selling them for is just too good to be true. Each one of these Sprouts has found it’s way into my heart. I have shown you 3 cards already using these Sprouts so far with today’s being the 4th, but I have already colored all 10 and they just make me smile. Make sure you run over to the store now to get your set.

    Here is a pic of today’s sketch and my card using Dylan.

    CA&F Sketch 18

    Pam---Paul

    Isn’t he a cutie pie with those “I’m so precious” eyes? He looks like he has been up to mischief but who could be mad at someone with those sweet eyes.

    We would love you to play along with our sketch today. Add you card to the Galleria so we can see what you have done.

    Thanks for coming by today and I’ll see you back here Monday for more challenge cards.

    Hugs,

    Pam

    Oh Alice - Mushroom Inspiration

    "Oh dear! I'd nearly forgotten that I've got to grow up again! Let me see--how IS it to be managed? I suppose I ought to eat or drink something or other; but the great question is, what?''

    Alice looked all round her at the flowers and the blades of grass, but she did not see anything that looked like the right thing to eat or drink under the circumstances. There was a large mushroom growing near her, about the same height as herself; and when she had looked under it, and on both sides of it, and behind it, it occurred to her that she might as well look and see what was on the top of it..."

    Good day, everyone!

    Today we have a fabulous inspiration piece for you and are SO excited to get to this week's challenge.  Here is your inspiration photo for this week's challenge and the pic of my card using an adorable Alice image from our sponsor today Victoria Case Stamps:

    OAC13

    Alice-6

    We can't WAIT to see what you do with this week's challenge, and are even more excited to announce that this week, Oh, Alice is being sponsored by the wonderful Victoria Case Designs!!   How awesome is THAT?

    And just WAIT until you check out the Prize!  Victoria is SUPER generous and is offering 5 Rubber Stamps to one lucky winner!  Can you believe that?!?  Thanks so much, Victoria!

    We have a feeling the entries are going to be amazing this week, and to kick-start your mojo, just check out the rest of the DT's creations:

    You have until Friday, May 20th at 8pm CST to enter to qualify for this awesome prize!  Be sure to link your creation below using Mr. Linky and if you're uploading to a public gallery, please use OAC13 as your keyword.  Good luck, everyone and have a CURIOUS week!

    Hugs,

    Pam

    Friday, May 14, 2010

    There She Goes - TSG54

    Hello and how are you on this glorious Friday? Me, looking forward to a wonderful weekend.

    I have a card for you today using Monday’s Challenge TSG54 from There She Goes. This week’s challenge is brought to us by our Trendsetter of the Week, Holly! She is challenging us to create a scene of any kind using your stamps, and we can’t wait to see what you come up with! I used Domestic Goddess, love this set BTW, and created a scene with a sentiment that says exactly what I want to say. Have a look.

    Domestic-Goddess-2

    And here’s a close-up of the sentiment that I love so much.

    Domestic-Goddess-2a

    Don’t you love that sentiment? LOL. To be eligible for the giveaway, you are to create a card with a stamped scene, then go to the TSG Blog to add your name and a link to your project in the Mr. Linky that is located at the bottom of the challenge post. This challenge is open until the winner has been announced on the following Monday (May 17th). The winner will get a $5 gift certificate to use in the TSG Web store!

    By participating in this challenge, you may also find yourself in the Trendsetting Spotlight that shines on the TSG Blog every Thursday. We will be on the look out to find challenge cards that stand out and show Trendsetting qualities. TSG stamps are not required to participate in the challenges but are appreciated :)

    You do not need to have a blog to be able to participate in the TSG Challenges! You can simply add the URL link from your project after it has been uploaded to your online craft gallery. If you upload your card to an online craft gallery, please use the keyword TSG54 so we can check out your beautiful work!

    Thanks for stopping by today and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow with a couple more challenge posts.

    Hugs,

    Pam