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