Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Episode 126: Sympathy Card

Hi Crafters! One of the harder cards for me to make are sympathy cards. I never know what to put on the card. This one was actually easier for me to make because I knew an interest of the person that passed away.   She loved horses.  Her house was decorated with horse images, bridles, saddles, etc.  So what I did was look for free images of horses on Google and found this gorgeous image.  I thought it was perfect for a sympathy card.

Thanks for stopping by and watching!

PTI - Enchanted Evening, True Black, and White cardstock
PTI - Enchanted Evening satin ribbon
My Pink Stamper - Spectacular Sayings/Fancy Phrases stamp set
Bow Easy
Google Image
Simply Pam

Monday, January 14, 2013

Birthday Candles w/ Glora

Hi Crafters! Glora and I are still doing a cut challenge each month but just with each other right now. She chose the cut and it is the candles cut on the Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge.  This worked out perfectly because I needed to make a birthday card for my niece.  Found out that her favorite colors are pink, blue and purple.  So I tried to incorporate those colors and made my candles fun.  To make it even stand out even more I blinged up the flame.  I love how the flames turned out.  I did the silver layer first and left a hole in the center and then filled in the center w/ the pink Stickles.  Easy. 

 The pictures aren't the best, I took the pics late at night.
 This is what I did on the inside.  I added a strip of this super fun paper at the bottom to add more color to it.

Be sure to check out Glora's blog!  I can't wait to see how she used this cut.  Thanks for stopping by!  I have another card and video to be posted by Friday the latest.  :)

OH, I have a new before and current photo posted in the 'A New Me' tab above.  I'm having a Weight Loss Challenge going on where you have a chance to win up to $500!   If you want more info let me know.  :)

Birthday Bash Cricut Cartridge - Candles 3"
Recollections Bold Basics Paper pad
PTI - Golden Harvest & white cardstock
SU! - Totally Teal cardstock
Simply Pam

Friday, January 11, 2013

Another Boys Birthday Card

Hi Crafters! Here is a quickie card I made about a month ago for my nephews birthday. It was super easy and super fast. Like I said in my previous post to make a man/boy card easy use what they like. My nephew loves John Cena, a WWF wrestler.  I didn't have a ton of time to cut something out so I googled his name for images and found this one.  All you need to do is print it off the size you want, put it on some cardstock, add an embellishment and your done.

To get the size picture I want I create a label in Microsoft Word and make it the size I want my image then insert the picture and print.  Easy!  My nephew loved it. 

Have a great weekend!  :)
Simply Pam

Monday, January 7, 2013

A Boys Birthday Card

This is how I make man cards easily. Just stick with something they like. Very rarely do I do a generic birthday man card. I find those to be hard. So my bro-in-law likes the Chargers football team. I make a card on that. Easy! :) I don't even put Happy Birthday on it.  That's part of my message inside.  Just Keep it Simple!

One of the reasons I started doing guy cards this way is because of this Bro-in-law.  I made him a Nascar card quite a few years ago and just kept it simple, no verbiage on the front at all.  He loved it so much he framed it.  Biggest Compliment Ever!  So it kind of just hit me on the head.  Not that I expect them all to frame my cards but I bet they will like them simple and to the point.  :)

Boys Will Be Boys Cricut Cartridge - Football 3.5"
Disney Cars Cricut Cartridge - Lighting Bolt 1.2"
Polka Dot Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
PTI - White, Golden Harvest, Blueberry Sky, Dark Chocolate cardstock
Pop Dots
Simply Pam

Friday, January 4, 2013

Nice to SNOW Ya!

Hi Bakers and Crafters! Today is the first Friday of the month which means it's time for the Cookie Card Challenge w/ Georganne and I! If you are new to this challenge what we do is I make a card designed after one of her cookies and she makes a cookie designed after one of my cards. I just love Friday mornings when I see what she has made. Totally makes my month! :) The card I made is after a cookie that was featured by Martha Stewart's blog!!! You heard that right. What a HUGE compliment! She deserves it. Her cookies and the way she makes them are amazing! Here is the cookie that she made:

HERE is the link to her blog post for this cookie and HERE is the link to her featured on Martha Stewart.  I just think that is SO great!  :)

Here is my take on her cookie:

And the side view so you can see the dimension:

You can make this card very simply, cut out circles and layer them on a circle card base.  I got the card base from the Wild Card Cricut cartridge.  Be sure to head on over to Georganne's blog, LilaLoa, to see what she made of mine.  I can't wait to see myself!  :)

Wild Card Cricut cartridge - Circle card base 5"
Peachy Keen Stamps Winter Face Assorment PK-520
My Pink Stamper Winter Treat & Sayings stamp set
JoAnn Craft Essentials brown, orange & black markers
PTI - Dark Chocolate & White cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Pop Dots
Simply Pam

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Simple Smiley Card

Hi Crafters! Here is a quick card I made for my nieces birthday.  It's pretty simple but she liked it.  I also used her favorite colors of teal and purple to make it more personable.  The cut is from the Smiley Cards cartridge. 

Smiley Cards Cartridge
Silver ribbon from Michaels
Dots and Spots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
PTI - Hawaiian Shore, Royal Velvet, Golden Harvest, White, and True Black Cardsctock
SU! Pretty in Pink cardtock
Simply Pam