Tuesday, May 27, 2008

32+ Americana Cards for Deployed Troops!!!

This afternoon me and my mom set out to make some cards for deployed troops to send to Keith who operates the Angel Stampers For Soldierswebsite. We was trying to hurry because we wanted to get them in the mail, so the cards weren't overally involved.. but turned out really nice and I hope that the troops enjoy them. The theme is "Americana" and they are all Red, White and Blue!!! We made 32+ we weren't sure of the number.. as soon as we took the picture, they went into envelopes and into the mail on their way to Florida... thanks for looking and reading, Pam

God Bless All Our Military

Monday, May 26, 2008

Super Busy Week ~ GRADUATION!!! Family visiting!!! Wahoo!!

What a week ~ my Mom & Dad arrived on Thursday afternoon and brought my nephew with them. Then on Friday night my oldest daughter Heather graduated High School ~ Way to go Heather!!!! it's been a whirlwind weekend to say the least.. plus everybody has such bad allergies right now ~ so we're dealing with that.

Me and my mom have been doing some stamping. I signed up for the free class planner that Andrea Walford is offering to Stampin' UP! Demos ~ wow! I will be back to purchase some other the other planners.. this one is awesome! If you are a demo, be sure to visit her site: CLASS PLANNER I was so tired last night, but I cut out all the cardstock ~ I have NEVER cut that much ever ~ I usually just cut for myself alone.. so that was a first. Then we went about making the cards.

My hubby, dad, son and nephew had planned a weekend full of camping at Stockton Lake, Missouri.. however a storm moved in yesterday afternoon and they came home.. so now they are trying to get everything put away and cleaned up and are going to try some fishing here locally at the Big Piney or Roubidoux Creek ~ I hope they catch some. They caught lots of Crappie and some Bass while at Stockton Lake (which is a beautiful lake).

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. A big thank you to those of you who have served and given the ultimate sacrifice for our country.. I have no way to repay you but to say thank you. May God Bless each and every one of you.


Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Thinking of You card for my husband's Aunt

In February we got some bad news ~ two days in a row. Two of my husband's Uncles had died. One had been battling cancer for quite a while and the other died of a heart attack. The Aunt that is married to the one that died of the heart attack is having such a hard time, they were driving home from the Sault (hope I spelled that right ~ it's in the U.P. of Michigan) maybe spelled Souix.. anyways.. they were driving home and he wasn't talking much and S. asked him if he was okay and he said that he wasn't feeling well and they went straight to the hospital. The doctor's told her to go on home to get a change of clothes, they were going to send him to another hospital, a bigger one ~ she wasn't home no time at all and someone came to tell her that he had died of a massive heart attack. Everytime I speak to my husband's grandma, she always says what a hard time S. is having ~ so I thought I would send her a card to let her know that I was thinking about her. I am going to call her tomorrow too. I can't imagine if something happened to my husband so I don't know how she is feeling, but it's something that must hurt to the core.

Thanks for looking and reading ~ Pam

God Bless All Our Military

Monday, May 19, 2008

2 hrs later and they are done ~ yeah!!!

I was done with this about a half an hour ago.. so it took me about 2 hours to get them all done.. and that was having to take some breaks in that time because my elbow was hurting and my fingers were numb. My husband put the pencils and candy in the bags and my two youngest helped me get the books into the bags.. they are ready to go! thanks for looking and reading ~ Pam

God Bless All Our Military

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Something I have been working on ~ Autograph Books for 4th and 5th graders

I bought a bunch of the 4 pack mini notebooks from the Dollar Tree and I wanted to cover them in cardstock and stamp on them ~ then bag them up with a pencil and some candy and give them out this week to all the 4th and 5th graders at my kiddos school.. however yesterday I found out that there are several kids that tomorrow is their last day, so instead of covering the whole book.. I am just stamping on a piece of cardsdtock ~ Thayer 07 * 08 with horses from Bareback stamped three times to look like running horses.. since the school mascot is the Mustangs. I stamped 70 of these things yesterday with the horses and the star.. and tonight (it's 9:04 pm CST right now!) I need to get them stamped, bagged and ready to go for in the morning ~ the managers at the golf course here on post donated the pencils for me to put in the baggies.. thank you! I hope the kids like them.. I'll post a picture when I get them all done.. I am going to go ask my husband if he'll put some candy and a pencil in some little ziploc baggies for me.. thanks for looking ~ wish me luck!!


God Bless All Our Military

Breast Cancer Awareness Card for a Special Person

Today I attended a Pampered Chef fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness. The lady who invited me has lost two family members to cancer (not breast cancer) and was donating all proceeds from today's event to the cause.. so I thought I would make her this card to tell her how wonderful it was that she did such a special thing to honor the memory of her loved ones. I was short on time, so this is what I made up for her.. All throughout the event, she kept looking at the card and kept telling me how beautiful it was and thank you ~ Me and my daughters had a great time and they each even won something!

thanks for looking and reading ~ Pam

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

I got all the Thank You cards done and handed out today

This week has been a flurry of activities trying to get paperwork for my daughter to keep her I.D. card. I was told this was all taken care of, but have recently found out that not to be the case.. anyways.. I have nearly all the paperwork that I need and will get it submitted.. it's just a time factor with moving, so hopefully it gets there and gets processed quickly.

I did finish all the birthday thank you cards for the kids that came to my son's birthday party.. there are four more not in the picture.. my desk is a mess (as you can see in the background!) and so I set them to the side.. some of the fish were colored in using markers, some using ink pads and aquapainters.. they all have clear glaze on some part of the fish.. they really turned out cute. Tomorrow is D.A.R.E and Friday I am getting together with a couple of ladies whose kiddos go to my kiddos school, to have coffee (they'll have coffee, I'll have my regular Coca-Cola) in the morning after we drop the kids off at school.

I hope that everyone is having a fun filled day ~ the weather here in Missouri is BEAUtiful today!

thanks for looking and reading ~ Pam

God Bless All Our Military

Monday, May 12, 2008

Thank You card for kids who came to Pool Party

Yesterday we had a pool party from 6-8 pm.. we had a BLAST!!! There was so many people that came.. we had the entire pool to our party!!! I sent out invitations to all the kids in both fourth grade classes, both fifth grade classes, and my oldest daughter's class.. I don't know how many people there were, but it was a great turnout. The party was a combination Jackson's birthday party and and End of School Year party.. Everyone had a great time. We had a big cake.

Big bowls of chips, chex mix and doritos (Jackson's fav!) a big tray of candy and a cooler full of Kool-Aid Koolers drinks. Many of the kids that came brought Jackson
a birthday gift so I am going to make thank you cards for him to give to them as a word of thanks ~ in each card I am going to include a picture of the group that I took near the end of the party ~ I had them all gather in the shallow end and took a group picture, then had them make funny faces and then they all wanted to go under water, so I got some of that too! they had so much fun, if they could've they would've swam for another two hours ~ for sure!

This is the first card I made.. on all the others I won't be putting glitter and I will be coloring in the fish with markers instead and using some crystal effects/clear glaze on some parts of the fish.

thanks for looking and reading ~ Pam

God Bless All Our Military

Sunday, May 11, 2008


Just wanted to wish all the mother's out there a Happy Mother's Day!!

~ Pam

Friday, May 9, 2008

SC175 Father's Day Puppy Dog Card

I started this card days ago when the challenge was first posted, but so many things came up and I couldn't get it finished.. tonight I finally did.. however after I had put the twill on the card.. I realized I had wanted to heat emboss some stamped images on the half circles.. oh well... next time

I colored the puppy dog in with Prismacolor Pencils and used the Prismacolor blender pencil to move the colors around. I stamped and colored the puppy twice and then cut one out to layer on top of the other.. and used some clear glaze on some parts. I kept the paper that came off the back of the stamp when I mounted it.. because the stamps were diecut.. so I stamped the image on it and then trimmed it so I would have a mask.. I then used a sponge to sponge in the background.

thanks for looking and reading, Pam

God Bless All Our Military

If you know someone that is deployed ~ I would love to send them a card

May 17th is Armed Forces Day. If you have a loved one or friend that is deployed, I would love to send them a card to show our appreciation for their service to our great country. Please let me know their name/address and I can get a card off in the mail to them. Thank you to all that serve in the military or in a civilan capacity as support~ thank you!!!

happy stamping~ Pam

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Any Takers? FREE Stamp Set (CLAIMED!)

FREE set has been claimed ~ thanks Jen! happy stamping ~ Pam

Sometime last year Close to My Heart had thirty days of tips and had a give away for a free My Acrylix stamp set called Beauty. This past weekend when I was going through some pieces of mail to shred, I found the envelope that was sent to me that had the stamp set in it. I am not a fan of unmounted stamps, so I thought I would post here to see if there is anybody that would like me to mail them the set. I don't think that I can take a picture of it and post it here because of the internet rules for CTMH ~ the set is flowers, the word Beauty and a leaf, there's a circle for the center of the flower as well. Let me know if you want it and I'll send it off to you ~ happy stamping! Pam

God Bless All Our Military

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Teacher Thank You Apple Card

This is a card that I will give to one of my youngest children's teachers ~ I was messing around this afternoon cleaning up from the stamping I did last night and came up with this card.

I used Real Red for the card base.. off setting the front of the card.. down the right side I used the empressor and mat pack template to emboss the cirles down the edge.. tag punches with apples stamped on the confetti white squares.. I used some chunky glitter attached with glue ~ ribbon and brads across the strips.. thank you on ovals.

I hope you have a wonderful week ahead.

Thanks for looking and reading, Pam

God Bless All Our Military

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Birthday Card for my 10 year old Son

On May the 5th my youngest son turns 10!!! Tonight I made this card for him ~ It's quite colorful~ I hope he likes it. I used Pun Fun (which I finally broke down and bought ~ hey, I got a free wheel with it, so it was a good deal!) ~ East Coast Prep paper, along with Real Red, More Mustard, Wild Wasabi and Tempting Turquoise cardstock.. I used watercolor paper for the main image and used a versamark marker to color in part of the space ship and put crystal embossing powder on it ~ I got my new Ribbon scissors and I LOVE them ~ they are worth every penny (they were a lot of pennies, but so worth it!)

It's been a long day and I am heading to bed, but wanted to finish this before heading that way.

thanks for reading and looking ~ Pam

God Bless All Our Military

Live Your Dreams Afternoon Tea Favorite Card

I spent hours one night making this card.. I used my versamarker pen and colored in the flowers and leaves on the DSP and embossed it with clear embossing powder.. I stamped and embossed the flowers and cut them out to layer on the card.. I used the new twill ribbon (with is SO nice) it's in the Occasions Mini Catalog that is extended til June 30th. When I went to the Stampin' UP! Tulsa Regionals.. the night before I went to a Spaghetti Dinner SCS gathering and I took Greetings Galore stamp set as a door prize.. and attached this card with it. I sponged everything too! it was a fun card to make.. I think it took me so long because I kept changing my mind as I was making it.

thanks for looking and reading ~ Pam

God Bless All Our Military!

Miscellaneous Cards using Touch of Nature and another

These are some cards that I had made up to take to a stamping gathering with some stamper friends of mine.. I had seen a card on Beate John's blog a while back and that morning I used the layout to make up the card ~ the others followed. I cut enough stuff for everybody to make two cards.. I used my Copic Markers on the flower/butterfly/bird.

thanks for looking and reading, Pam

God Bless All Our Military

Busy, Busy Week! Embrace Life Flowered Birthday Card

What a week.. I have been so busy.. I did get some stamping in, but it was for a Patriotic Card swap that I am in on SCS.. I finished them last night and have them ready to mail out this week. I needed a birthday card to send out today and found one of this card that I had made for a swap a few months ago.. I liked it so much that I made some extras to have on hand.. I used the last one I had so I need to make some more if I still have some of the flowered Designer Series Ginger Blossoms Paper ~ I might've used it all on the card swaps I made.

I used In Color Groovy Guava on this card along with Ruby Red.. there is Irridescent Ice Glitter on the flowers too.

thanks for looking and reading, Pam

God Bless All Our Military

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Stampin' UP! Specials this month

I just wanted to share the specials that Stampin' UP! is having this month.

Get On Board with Chipboard!

Promotion Dates: May 1-31, 2008

Promotion Details:

Spend $35 on Stampin' Up! products and get 25 percent off any On Board items from the Spring-Summer Collection.

Things to Remember

Orders may be placed on a customer, demonstrator, or workshop order.
All On Board products (pages 178-179) qualify for this promotion.
Item Number Description 25% off retail price
109181 On Board Blossoms & Basics $11.21
109179 On Board Ginormous Pieces $11.21
107925 On Board Bitty Book $7.46
108495 On Board 5" x 5" Art Journal $5.21
107065 On Board Art Journal (5-3/4" x 8-3/4") $7.13
107307 On Board Accents $9.71
109182 On Board Lots of Letters $9.71
109180 On Board Simon Upper $9.71
107306 On Board Simon Lower $9.71
109192 On Board Clipboard (13" x 7-1/2") $11.96
109190 On Board Clipboard (9" x 9") $5.96
109191 On Board Clipboard (4-1/2" x 9") $4.88
110713 On Board Book Basics Large $5.96
110712 On Board Book Basics Small $4.46

There is no limit to the number of discounted chipboard products a customer may purchase once the qualifying order of $35 has been reached.

Cutting Combo Pack Special Offer

Promotion Dates: May 1-31, 2008

Promotion Details:

During the month of May, buy a Cutting Mat and get a Hobby Blade for FREE!

Hodgepodge Recruiting Promotion

Dates: May 1-31, 2008

Promotion Details: For the month of May, Join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator and get 20 percent off the Starter Kit, PLUS a free tin of Hodgepodge Hardware (a $27.95 value).

Hodgepodge Hardware assortment choices include:

Item Description
105532 Aged Copper
105531 Antique Brass
105515 Pewter

Wow.. that's a lot! Remember that I always give a discount on all orders. I can only place orders for those that live in the USA.

have a great day ~ my kids have track meet all day, so that's where I'll be!!


God Bless All Our Military