Monday, November 29, 2010

Episode 16: Paper Playtime Challenge - Christmas Carol Inspired

This week at the Paper Playtime Challenge you need to make a project that is Christmas Carol Inspired.  You can interpret the theme anyway you like.  Make a project based of a Christmas song or make a project about singing.  Use your wonderful crafting imagination.  This week our sponsor is Me!  :)  So make sure you go participate to the Paper Playtime Challenge to be eligible for the giveaway.

My card is based off of the song 'Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree'.  I used an Action Wobble on the reindeer so she really is rockin'.  :)

This is what I will be giving away to the winner (chosen by  Remember, to be eligible you need to participate in the Paper Playtime challenge, the winner will be chosen from there.
Items included: SU! Felt Snowflakes, EK Success Chipboard Ornaments, Tattered Angles Caribbean Blue Glimmer Mist (1 oz), 15 Action Wobbles, My Pink Stampers Winter Punnies stamp set.

Card Recipe:
Christmas Cheer Cricut cartridge
Peachy Keen stamps: Christmas Character Face Assortment (for the eyes); Everday Character Face Assortment (for the mouth)
Pink By Design Christmas Wishes stamp set
Action Wobble
PTI - Simply Chartreuse & Pure Poppy cardstock

~ Thanks for Watching and Looking!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Snow! Snow! Snow!

I just felt the need to comment for some reason.  We've had SO much snow today.  It's on top of the snow that we received last week.  Kyla has such short stubby legs that she is getting lost in it.  But she loves it!  I'll try and take a pic of her out there.  The hard part is that she has hair, not fur, so the snow just sticks to it.  I practically have to give her a bath every time she comes in.  The snow covers her legs completely and then it covers her underbelly.  Then I have to wash off her face because she just dives in it.  Its fun to watch but not fun to clean up.  :)  Now Tavis is another story.  He tiptoes through it, does his business and gets back to the door as soon as possible.  The less time he is outside in weather other than sunshine the better.

Another funny thing that Kyla does is when I am trying to dry her off she just stands there.  I dry off the front two legs then start with the back legs.  She has gotten so use to this routine that when I move to her back legs she sticks her legs up one at a time in the air for me to clean them.  Cracks me up!  Ahhhh....  I love my kids.  ;)

On a crafting note, I have so much homework this week that I won't have as many posts as I thought I would have this week.  I should have at least 3: Mon, Wed, & Fri.

~ Have a great week!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Episode 15: Yummy Cocoa

Hi Crafters!  Here is another fun Christmas card that I came up with.  This cocoa cup just caught my attention when I was looking through all of the Christmas cuts.  I love these nontraditional Christmas colors.  They are sure fun!  :)

Card Recipe:
Winter Frolic Cricut cartridge
My Pink Stampers Christmas Wishes stamp set
PTI - Hawaiin Shore and Stampers White cardstock
PTI - Pure Poppy saddle stitched ribbon and cardstock
Liquid Applique by Marvy Uchida in White
Seeing Spots Cuttlebug Embossing folder
Diamond Stickles

~ Thanks for looking and watching!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

BTW, I saw the movie Tangled yesterday.  LOVED IT!  It's a definite buy movie in my opinion.  

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Oh Come Let Us Adore Him...

Here is a simple Christmas card I made.  I love the image and the sentiment.  I think I will be making these for the neighbors and the families my family visit each month.  It will be easy to duplicate in volume.

I made the bow with Wrinkled Vintage Hand-Dyed ribbon that I bought at My Craft Spot by Kimberly.  I used my Bow Easy and made a double bow.  This is my favorite color, it's SO gorgeous!!!  It's called Harvest Wine.  Thanks Kimberly!  :)

Card Recipe:
SU! Come to Bethlehem stamp set
PTI - Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream and Scarlet Jewel cardstock
Harvest Wine Vintage Wrinkle Ribbon

~ Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Episode 14: Christmas Bell

Hi Everyone!  This is the first of my Christmas cards.  I loved the way it turned out.  Make sure you watch the video, it's only about a minute long, so you get the full effect.

Make sure you check back often.  I'm going to be posting almost everyday but Sundays and then some Saturdays for the next few weeks.

Card Recipe:
Christmas Cricut Cartridge (Came w/ the Gypsy Download)
My Pink Stampers Christmas Wishes stamp set
Action Wobble
Jingle Bell (got at Joann's)
K&Co Christmas Cheer designer Paper (green paper)
EK Success Brocade Red
DCWV Metallic paper pack
PTI - Stampers White and Simply Chartreuse cardstock

~ Thanks for watching!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Episode 13: Paper Playtime Challenge - Thank You

This week over at Paper Playtime Challenge the theme is "Thank You".  You can interpret anyway you want.  The winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to Digital Delights by Louby Lou.  She has some fabulous digital stamps!!!  I made two cards for this challenge.  One using a digital stamp from Digital Delights and another using my Cricut.

Card Recipe for Digital Delights Card:
Card size: 5x5
Digital Delights digital image: Pickles the Penguin
My Pink Stampers 'Winter Punnies' stamp set
PTI - Enchanted Evening cardstock & ribbon & Stampers white cardstock
SU! Scallop circle punch & markers
DCWV 8x8 The Christmas Stack w/ Glitter

Card Recipe for Sew Thoughtful Card:
Cricut Nifty Fifties cartridge
Scrappy Mom's 'The Charmed Life' stamp set
Technique Tuesday 'Hanging by a Thread' stamp set
SU! 6x6 Patterns Pack III
PTI - Dark chocolate & Enchanted Evening cardstock
DCWV Metallic paper

~ Thanks for looking & watching!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Stylish Blogger Award!!!

Denise from awarded me this wonderful 
blog award.  Thanks Denise!!!  Make sure you go check her out.  She 
has some amazing cards and projects on her site. 

This award does come with some rules so please follow along :).

  • 1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this
  • 2. Share 8 things about yourself
  • 3. Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered
  • 4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards

 Here are 8 things about myself :
1.  My favorite color is a dark burgundy maroon color.
2.  I use to travel to India, UK & Malta to teach auditors how to audit airline tickets for one of my jobs. 
3.  I don't have any cavities.  (yet)  :)
4.  I'm single and have 2 puppies that I adore
5.  My current food addiction is Peanut Butter M&M's.  (Please someone come and take them away from me!!!)
6.  I love to read.  Fave book series right now is The Hunger Games
7.  I'm back in school to finish off my business degree (I definitely can testify to younger kids to get their degree when they are younger, it was so much easier than trying to complete in my 30's)
8.  Crafting is my peace time.  If I could live off of it I'd do it in a heartbeat.

I would like to pass this award on to the following 8 ladies.  Such a hard decision:

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Winner of 300 Followers Blog Candy

The winner of my 300 followers blog candy (chosen by is:

Craftymom205!  She said:  Congrats on 300 followers.  Thanks for the chance to win.

Congratulations!!!  I've sent you an email.   Thank you to everyone for participating in the contest and for visiting my blog.  I hope that I am showing you some techniques that interest you or providing you some inspiration in my cards.  Let me know if you would like to see something specific.

Thanks again!
~ Simply-Pam

Friday, November 19, 2010

Episode 12: Thanksgiving Football Card

Here is a football card I made for Thanksgiving.  It's my last for this season.  I decided to count how many Christmas cards I need to make for this year and it's about 30.  I also need to help my mom w/ her neighbor gifts.  So I need to get making some Christmas cards and projects.  :)

Here is the card I made:

And a little video on how I made it:

Card Recipe:
3 Birds on Parade Cricut Cartridge
Action Wobble
My Pink Stampers Happiest Moments stamp set
Pink by Design Bountiful Blessings stamp set
Tiny Bubbles Cuttlebug Embossing folder
PTI - Dark Chocolate, Stampers White, and Ripe Alvacado cardstock

~Thanks for watching!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Episode 11: Happy Thanksgiving

Here is a traditional Thanksgiving card I made.  Remember to enter my giveaway HERE.  The giveaway closes on Friday the 19th.

Card Recipe:
Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridge
My Pink Stamper's Happiest Moments stamp set
Action Wobbles
Seeing Spots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
PTI - Terracotta Tile cardstock and ribbon
PTI - Dark Chocolate
PTI - Vintage Cream

~ Thanks for Watching and Looking!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Episode 10: Thank you and a GIVEAWAY!!!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED....  Thank you to everyone who participated!

Hi Everyone!  The info is in the video but here are the basics.  I have more than 300 followers now on my blog.  THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!  That is just amazing!  So this is a THANK YOU for the followers on my blog.  Please leave only one comment on this post with a way to get a hold of you.  Since this is a thank you for my followers you do need to be a follower of my blog.  You have until Friday, November 19th, 10pm MST to leave your comment.  I'll use to choose the winner and announce it on Saturday the 20th.

Again, thank you for following my blog, watching my videos and leaving me comments.  I LOVE comments!!!

~ Simply-Pam

Episode 9: Paper Playtime Challenge - PS I Love You

This weeks Paper Playtime Challenge is to create some type of project, with paper, that deals with Love.  Our sponsor is Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps.  The image I used is from them.  I loved this snowman.  He is just adorable w/ his little heart buttons on his coat.  So participate in the challenge and you can interpret the theme anyway you like.  The winner will receive free digital images!

I added the stitching and stickles after I made the video.  I love how the baby blue stickles looks like snow falling.  On to the video...

Card Recipe:
Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps - Sammy Dah Snowman
My Pink Stampers Winter Punnies stamp set
SU! - Brocade Blue cardstock & marker
SU! - Bashful Blue cardstock, marker & 1" Stitched Ribbon
PTI - Stampers White cardstock
Baby Blue Stickles
Action Wobbles - Coming out in January 2011

~ Thanks for watching and looking!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Episode 8: Cameo Cookie Card

My cousin Georganne makes cookies and cakes and she is SO talented.  One day I saw this cookie and knew I had to make it into a card:

To see more of her creations click HERE to go to her blog.

So the card I made is pretty much the same, I just switched the color of the ribbon and the base color (accidentally mind you) but I think it turned out pretty good.  :)

**Disclaimer on the video:  I filmed it late at night and wasn't feeling well.  I repeated myself, often, and I couldn't think of the word cameo so I said broach**  :)  So w/ that, on to the video:

Card Recipe:
Cricut Cartridge - Gypsy Font
Cricut Cartridge - Sweethearts
Cricut Cartridge -
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - D'vine Swirls
E-Line Prime flowers - Brown
PTI - Vintage Cream cardstock & ribbon
PTI - Dark Chocolate
SU! - Pretty in Pink cardstock

~ Thanks for watching and looking!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Action Wobble Launch Contest!!!

I wanted to share some exciting news with you.  The makers of those So Fun Action Wobbles will be holding a contest soon!  It's going to be easy to enter and they are going to be giving away some HUGE prizes.  You won't want to miss it!  When I know more I will post it here.  For the latest on this contest and future news be sure to go to Facebook and click the "Like" button to follow them.  You can find their Facebook page HERE.  It is so exciting to be a part of this launch!  Don't you just love these Wobbles????

Episode 7: Peachy Keen Challenge #40 - Happy Thanksgiving

This card I made for the Peachy Keen Challenge.  We had to make a card off of this sketch:

Here is the video of the making of my card.  Sorry, it's longer than I meant it to be.  :)

Card Recipe:
Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge
Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut Cartridge
Peachy Keen Critter Faces size Medium
Basic Grey Max & Whiskers 6x6 Paper Pad
Martha Stewart grass border punch
EK Success Paw print border punch
PTI - Vintage Cream cardstock & ribbon
PTI - Dark Chocolate cardstock

~ Thanks for looking & watching!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Simple Monogram Card

This is a simple monogram card I made for a male friend.  

Card Recipe:
Plantin Schoolbook for the letter P & circle
PTI - Simply Chartreuse Cardstock & Ribbon
PTI - Vintage Cream Cardstock
PTI - Enchanted Evening Cardstock
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Pajama Stripe

~ Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Episode 6: Paper Playtime Challenge #24 - You Rock!

Here is a quick card I made for the Paper Playtime Challenge.  Create some paper craft project with the theme of You Rock.  You can interpret the theme anyway you like.  This week our sponsor is The Stamping Boutique.  The image I used was one of theirs.  Isn't it really fun?  :)  On to the video...

Here is a pic of the card:
Card Recipe:
The Stamping Boutique - Alexis image, can purchase HERE.
SU! Gable Green and Pink Passion paper and marker
SU! Orchid Opulence marker
Random purple ribbon and bling
Silver Stickles

~ Thanks for watching!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Episode 5: You Old Dinosaur!

Here is card for my boss/friend.  He is just turning 50 and he thinks he is old.  So I had to razz him.  :)  Also, don't forget about the Action Wobble giveaway.  It ends today at 5pm CST.  Go HERE to enter.  On to the video...

An upclose image of the card:

Card Recipe:
Create a Critter Cartridge - Dino and leaves
Action Wobbles - Coming out in January
Peachy Keen Everyday Character Face parts & More (PK-494)
Forest Branches Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Basic Grey Ambrosia 6x6 paper pad
Basic Grey Wisteria 6x6 paper pad
PTI - Smokey Shadow cardstock
PTI - Terracotta Tile cardstock
Sentiment printed from my computer
Random Ribbon

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Action Wobbles Giveaway - Respond FAST

**This offer is now closed.  Thank you for your interest in the Action Wobbles. **

Action Wobble has decided to send out FREE samples to all of the people that are followers of our blogs and are interested in the Action Wobbles (WHO ISN'T???).   :)

To receive the samples you need to leave me a comment and a way to get a hold of you.  I will then email you the contact information you need.  You also need to be a follower of my blog.  This offer closes at the end of tomorrow's business day.  Which is Friday, November 5th at 5pm CST.  You will need to provide them with the following information:

  1. Name
  2. Address
  3. Email
  4. Cell/Home phone (They use this for shipping)
To see what an Action Wobble is see my post below.  Let me know if you have any questions!  

**I had Stacy from Action Wobbles email address on my blog earlier, if you already emailed her your information you don't need to submit again.  She has your information.  Sorry for the confusion and change in communication.**


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Episode 4: Happy Birthday Savanna!

Here is a fun card I made w/ the Once Upon a Princess Cricut cartridge and the Action Wobbles.  As you can see from the picture, I have added some bling to the corners of my card since finishing the video.

Up close image of the card:

Card Recipe:
Once Upon a Princess Cricut Cartridge
Action Wobbles - Available in January
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Polka Dots
PTI - Raspberry Fizz cardstock
PTI - Simply Chartreuse cardstock & stitched ribbon
PTI - Stampers White cardstock
Cosmo Cricket Delovely 6x6 designer paper pad
Pink Bling

~ Thanks for watching and looking!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Episode 3: Paper Playtime Challenge #23: Use Clock, Ticket or Tag

This weeks Paper Playtime Challenge is using a Clock, Ticket or Tag.  It can be interpreted anyway you want.  Our sponsor is Doodle Pantry.  They are providing some free digi images as a prize and they have some adorable images.  So be sure to head on over to Paper Playtime Challenge to participate!  On to the video:

Here is an upclose pic of the card:

Card Recipe:
Designer Calendar Cricut Cartridge
My Pink Stamper Simply Sweet Occasions Stamp Set
Action Wobbles - Coming out in January!
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Seeing Spots
PTI - Simply Chartreuse, Stamping White, Enchanted Evening cardstock
PTI - Fresh Snow ribbon

~ Thanks for watching and looking!