Sunday, December 30, 2012


Hello Friends and Family!  I wanted to give you an update on what the heck is going on w/ my blog.  :)  Sorry, I've been so busy lately.  I've made some resolutions, that I plan to keep, but I also need to be realistic.  I have two jobs right now and don't have a ton of time.  So here is my goal: I plan to post at least 2 projects a week and one of those projects will have a video.  It's more than what I am doing right now but that is my goal.  Then hopefully once I get going I'll get back into the groove again.  :)

You all know that I am on a weight loss program.  Not sure if you know or not but I am a coach for that same program because I believe in it so much.  If it didn't work for me I wouldn't support it, believe me.  If you would like information on it please let me know.  Also, there is a weight loss challenge going on and if you'd like more information on that let me know as well.  :)

Have a safe and Happy New Year!
Simply Pam

Friday, December 7, 2012

I'm Dreaming of a Pink Christmas

Hi Crafters and Bakers! It's the first Friday of the month which means it's time for the Cookie and Card Challenge with Georganne and I.  I Love Love Love this one.  I make a paper project from the design of one of my cousins cookies and she makes a cookie off of one of my cards.  Fun!  Here is the cookies that I chose for my project:

Pink Christmas Trees!!!  They are so cute!  :)  Here is my take on them:

Here is how I made the sparkly snow on the first Trees:  I used White Liquid Applique by Marvy; it comes out as a white liquid.  Heat it up w/ a heat gun and it puffs up and looks like snow.  I then added Diamond Stickles on top of it to make it sparkly.

To make the circles on the light pink tree I used my 1/4" & 1/8" circle punches. 

Please go over and check out Georganne's blog, LilaLoa.  You'll be amazed by 2 things - 1) Her creative cookies and cakes.  They are AMAZING.  2) Her writing.  She is SO clever.  I love reading her posts.  They really make me laugh.  :)

Winter Frolic - Trees (1st & 3rd Tree) - 3.75"; (2nd & 4th Tree) - 4.15"
PTI - Raspberry Fizz and White Cardstock
SU! - Pretty in Pink cardstock
DCWV - Metallic Cardstock; silver
Stickles - Silver, Thistle, and Diamond
Marvey - White Liquid Applique
Michael's Celebrate It! Ribbon
Fiskars - 1/4" & 1/8" circle punches

Thanks for stopping by!

Simply Pam

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Simply Crafts Challenge - Reindeer Christmas

Hi Crafters! Today is the first Wednesday of the month so it is time for the Simply Crafts with Glora & Pam! I love this challenge because it gets me crafting. :) It seems lately I haven't had much time for it but this "forces" me in a great way to get the creative juices going. The cut for this challenge is the reindeer cut on the Doodlecharms cartridge. I LOVE this cartridge. It has some adorable, fun, and cute cuts! :) Here is my project:

The embossing folder I used is from Sizzix and it is an ornament design that was perfect for the background of this card.  The shiney ribbon I got from Michaels.  I love the silver web design ribbon, so fun!

Of course the PKS stamp is perfect for the face.  I used a stamp that just had eyes then hand drew the mouth.  After my pictures were taken I added red blingy stickles to the nose and glossy accents to the eyes.  It looks better but it's almost midnight and I didn't want to retake the pics so just take my word for it.  :)

To participate in the challenge head on over to our challenge blog - Simply Crafts.  Also head on over to Glora's blog to check out her project and other projects she has made, she seriously is amazing!

Doodlecharms - Reindeer - 4.4"
PTI - Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy, White cardstock
Tan and dark brown cardstock
PKS - Critter Faces Set A Size X-Large
Michaels Celebrate It Ribbon
Sizzix Ornaments Embossing Folder
White Gel Pen
Pebbles Chalk
(Not Pictured) - Red Stickles & Glossy Accents

Thanks for stopping by!
Simply Pam

Monday, December 3, 2012

Baptism Invitation

Hi Crafters! Today's project is something I made over a month ago. Yeah, it's taken me this long to post it. :)  My nephew was baptized in October and this was the invitation that I made for his friends, family, and Primary teachers.  It's a simple invitation but I like it.  It is for a boy after all.  :)

The reason the CTR shield looks crooked is because it is on an Action Wobble.  Needed to make it interactive.  :)  In case you are not aware of what CTR stands for, it means 'Choose the Right'.  It is a shield/design that reminds us to choose the right after we have been baptized.

This is the back of the card.  I made it like a postcard in that it didn't open up but just turned over.  It cut back on cardstock used and the weight of the card.

I have 2 more projects set for this week, one for the Simply-Crafts challenge and the other for the Cookie/Card challenge.  So a fun week!

CTR Shield - Silhouette cut file
Action Wobble
Checkerboard Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Black, Neon Green Silver, White Cardstock
Simply Pam

Monday, November 19, 2012

Music to My Ears

Hi Crafters! One of my neighbors sons was having his first piano recital and he invited my nephew to be there.  My nephew asked me to make him a congrats card for his friend.  So I wanted to make something simple and fun.  I searched on my Gypsy for musical notes and I found these on the Hannah Montana Cricut cartridge.  I cut them out at 3.6".  I then cut out 1/2" strips to make them my music sheet lines.  To make it more fun and kid like I embossed my white cardstock w/ the Cuttlebug Spots & Dots embossing folder.  I LOVE this embossing folder for kids, especially for boys.  Here's the project:

You can better see the embossing on the side view:

Hannah Montana Cricut Cartridge - Music Notes 3.6"
Spots & Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
PTI - Simply Chartreuse, True Black, White cardstock

Thanks for stopping by!
Simply Pam

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Simply Crafts Challenge - More Chicken Please

Hi Crafters! Today is the first Wednesday of the month which means that it is time for the Simply Crafts Challenge with Glora and I.  The cut that has been chosen for this challenge is the turkey cut from the Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge. Here is my project:

I was going to make a video for this one but I'm still sick and didn't want to have sneezing, coughing, stuffy sounding and blowing my nose on video.  ;)  Also, I feel like I've seen a few of this style of project but not sure where.  So if you have done this type of project and I've seen it, thanks for the inspiration.  Sorry I can't give kudos to you.  You can link your blog in the comments section if you have. 

There is a giveaway for this challenge.  Details are on the challenge blog HERE.  Also, make sure you stop by Glora's blog to see her project and how she made it. She seriously is the best crafter out there.  Makes projects so detailed and fun.  I don't know how she does it all w/ her busy life.  I'm jealous, as always.  ;)

Project Sizes: 
Tall Card: 9"x8"
1st layer - 8.75" x 3.75"
2nd layer - 8.5" x 3.5"
Turkey - 5.10"
Chicken - 3.5"
Sign - 2.7"

Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge - Turkey
Animal Kingdom Cricut Cartridge - Chicken
Walk in My Garden Cricut Cartridge - Sign
PKS - Critter Faces Medium & Animal Faces Small stamp sets
Polka Dot Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
SU! Markers
Bazzill Basics Cardstock (don't know the colors)

Simply Pam

Friday, November 2, 2012

Cookie & Card Challenge - Thanksgiving Place Cards

Hi Crafters & Bakers! Time for the Cookie & Card challenge with Georganne and I.   I decided to get ahead of the game, for me, and make our Thanksgiving place cards.  Georganne made these so cute cookie place cards and I decided to go off her design for them.  This is her project:

To see how she made her cookies go HERE.  Here is my project that I made off those cookies:

The place card size is 3.5" x 2.5".  The white cardstock is 3.25" x 2.25".  The pumpkins I cut with my Silhouette and they are about 2.25" tall.  To make it more designed for the person on the card I embossed the pumpkin with a folder that reminded me of them.  The fancy swirls for my mom, funky polka dots for my nephew, and the grid for my brother.

Here is a pic of the side of the place card:
Here is a pic of the back of the place card:
I glued down a strip of green paper that is 3.25" x 2.25" and folded it in half to create the ledge for it to lean on.

To see what Georganne made of one of my paper creations go to her blog: LilaLoa

PTI - Pine Feather and white cardstock
Bazzill Basics Paper - Saltillo cardstock
Brown Cardstock
Silhouette Pumpkin
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders - D'Vine Swirls, Checkerboard, Spots & Dots
Bic Mark it Permanent Marker - Meadow Green

Thanks for stopping by!  :)
Simply Pam

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Summer in the Fall

Hi Crafters! I'm posting a very summery card in the fall.  The reason for it?  It's my aunts birthday!  We have visited Hawaii together a couple of times and she is wanting to go back w/ her hubby soon.  So I made her a Hawaiian flower card to give her some sunshine until she can get there.  This was a super simple card but I love the colors.  :)  Here you go...

A2 Size Card
Life's a Beach - Flower: 4"

Cricut Cartridge - Life's a Beach
D'vine Swirls Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Polka Dot Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
PTI - Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst, Golden Harvest, Hawaiian Shore, White cardstock
Making Memories Teal & Lemon Stitches (floss)
Simply Pam

Monday, October 15, 2012

Episode 125: Basketball Spinner Card

Hi Crafters! It was my nephews birthday and he is an avid basketball player so the thought I had was to make a spinner card where the basketball was going into the basket.  I usually use a Stampin' Up label punch to make spinner cards but I wanted it to curve so I had to think how to do that.  I thought, what about a smile?  :)  So I used the smile off of the Snow Friends Cricut Cartridge to make my curved shot.

He Shoots!
 He Scores!

Basketball Cricut Cartridge
Snow Friends Cricut Cartridge
Stampin' Up! Dimensionals
PTI - White, True Black, Orange Zest cardstock

Thanks for stopping by!
Simply Pam

Friday, October 5, 2012

Episode 124: 6 Mini Halloween Cards

Hi Bakers & Crafters! It's the first Friday of the month which means it's Cookie & Card Challenge time w/ Georganne and I.  I've been in the mood to make Halloween cards, just for something different than birthdays.  :)  I was looking through Georganne's blog and I found THESE adorable little cookies and of course I decided to make ALL of them (well, not the vamp).  :)
 Here are my cards next to her cookies:

Sorry the video is so long, I was making 6 cards.  :)

Be sure to stop by Georganne's blog, LilaLoa, to see her amazing creations.  Seriously fantastical.  :)

Happy Haunting Cricut Cartridge
Smiley Cards Cricut Cartridge
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut Cartridge
Snow Friends Cricut Cartridge
Hello Kitty Cricut Cartridge
Peachy Keen Stamps - Snow Cutie Face Assortment, Everyday Character Face Parts & More
Wiggly Eyes
Pajama Stripes Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Stickes - Silver, Cotton Candy, Black Diamond, Lime Green
PTI - True Black, Orange Zest, White, Simply Chartreuse, Plum Pudding, Harvest Gold cardstock
SU! - 3/4" Circle Punch
Hero Arts - 1/4" Circle Punch
Simply Pam

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Episode 123: Halloween Evening Card

Hi Crafters! It's the first Wednesday of the month which means a new challenge is up on the Simply Crafts Challenge blog w/ Glora and I! :)  Woo Hoo!  Both of us got the new Create a Critter 2 cartridge so we just had to use one of their cute Halloween cuts.  I chose the vampire bat cut because it looked adorable.  So if you have this cartridge use this cut.  We are also opening it up to any Halloween project because it's our 1 year anniversary and wanted a lot of participation.  :)  Only thing you need to make sure on is that it is a NEW project, not a past one.  Here is my project:

To participate in the challenge head on over to the Simply Crafts Challenge blog.  You need to submit your project(s) before October 16th.  Also head on over to Glora's blog to check out her project and how she put it together by going to her blog HERE.  She really is one of the most amazing crafters out there and the nicest!  :)  Look through her projects, you'll be amazed.  :)

A new project will be up on Friday as well so be sure to stop by.  Thanks for stopping by!

Create a Critter 2
Martha Stewart Scoring Board
Diamond Stickles
White Gel Pen
Hero Arts Mild-Tone Butter Bar Shadow Ink
PTI - Plum Pudding, True Black, Enchanted Evening, White, and Orange Zest cardstock
Brown marker
Simply Pam

Monday, October 1, 2012


Hi Crafters! I was asked by my aunt to make a poster for a lesson she was doing in school. Of course I said yes! It got me crafting and I'd do anything for her. :) She was doing a lesson on 'Synthesizing'.  I was like, huh?  lol  She gave me the idea of putting a pie on there because it takes many ingredients to come together to make it.  So that gave me the idea of making a kitchen counter look and put ingredients on it and with the finished cooked pie. 

Something she also wanted me to do is to cut in into puzzle pieces.  So on the back of the poster I drew puzzle pieces and then just hand cut them out.  I forgot to take a pic of that so just use your imagination.  :)

I have two more projects for you this week.  I'm going to try and do videos for both of them.  This is for you Lane!  :)  (She kicked my rear end last week and told me to craft and video more)  lol

Poster Board - 14" x 22"
From My Kitchen: Hand Mixer 7"; Large Bowl 7"; Eggs 3.7"
Paper Doll Dress Up:  Pie 20";
Bowl of Cherries - Silhouette Store HERE
Sugar/Flour containers - Silhouette Store HERE

All my paper came from the k&i Memories Classic Prints paper pad.  LOVE the papers in this paper pad.  I got to figure out where I got it so I can get another one when I start running out of my fave sheets.

See you later in the week!
Simply Pam