Thursday, December 10, 2015

Warm Winter Wishes Mittens - Cookie Card Challenge

Hi Crafters and Bakers! Today is the Cookie Card Challenge. This is where I got permission to steal a design from my cousins cookie blog, LilaLoa, to help me design a card and vice versa. :)

The cookies that I have based my card off of are these adorable mitten cookies.  You can find her blog post HERE on how she made them.

Here is my simple card based off those cookies:

Sorry the images are so dark.  I took them late last night w/ my phone.

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to stop over at Georgannes blog, LilaLoa, to see her cookies based off of one of my card designs.

Holiday Cakes Cricut Cartridge - Snowflake Mittens
PTI - Enchanted Evenings & Blueberry Sky Yardstick
Gina Marie Fluff 5x5 Embossing Folder
Stickles - Crystal

Simply Pam

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Special Happy Birthday Card

Hi Crafters and Bakers! Today I made a card off of some cookies my cousin made.

So what makes this a Special birthday card? The cookies I chose are from the COVER of her COOKIE BOOK!!! How AWESOME is that???? Here is the cover:

You can also buy her book, which is a Top 5 cookie book w/ Amazon by the way, on her blog:

Here is the card that I made off of those cookies:

It's a simple card but I thought turned out cute.  I still feel like there is still too much white space but I didn't know what else to add.  Maybe I should have chosen a designer paper for the background instead of all white.  Next time...  :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Once Upon A Princess Cricut Cartridge - Cupcake
Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge - Present
Stickles - XMas Red
Baby Steps Font - Happy & to you!
ZooBalloo Font - Birthday
PTI - White, Pure Poppy, Hawaiian Shore, and Lemon Tart Cardstock

Simply Pam

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Happy Fall, Pumpkin! - Cookie Card Challenge

Happy Fall Crafters & Bakers! Today is the cookie card challenge. It's the day that helps me craft each month. I've been in a bit of a crafting lull. I have done some cards but haven't posted them on my blog yet. Hopefully in the next couple of weeks. Anyway...

If you aren't familiar with this challenge I choose one of my cousins cookies, LilaLoa, to make a card off of and she chooses one of my paper craft projects to make a cookie. The following are the cookies I'm making my card off of. I just love the wavy lines, colors, and spaces in between everything. It's a classy looking pumpkin.  You can find more about her post HERE.

Here is the card that I made based on those cute pumpkins.  It's a simple card but it's perfect for a friend, neighbor, etc type of card.  I used a banner cut to slice the pumpkin in two so it would have the curve like her pumpkin cookies.

Be sure to stop by my cousins blog, LilaLoa, to see what she made!

Cricut Cartridge - Damask Decor (I only purchased the pumpkin image, not the whole cartridge)
Lettering - Don Juan
PTI - Orange Zest, Simply Chartreuse, Dark Chocolate, White Yardstick
PTI - White Satin Ribbon
D'Vine Swirls Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Simply Pam

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Daisies in a Jar - Cookie Card Challenge

Hi Crafters and Bakers!  Today is the Cookie Card Challenge!  My favorite crafting day of the month. I love it because it helps me to craft each month. :)  I saw some awesome Summer cookies that LilaLoa made and fell in love w/ the daisies in a mason jar cookie.  So cute!  I thought they would be perfect for a thank you, friend, thinking of you type of card.

Here is my interpretation of that cookie.  It was pretty simple but I love the simplicity of them because they are the perfect for the whatever occasion card.

My mom loved the card so much that she asked if I could make 3 more cards in different colors for the ladies she works with.  

Here are the summer cookies that LilaLoa made and you can see her post HERE.

Aren't those fun?  Make sure you head on over to Georganne's website, LilaLoa, to check out what cookies she made based off of one my card designs.

Thanks for stopping by!

Kate's ABC Cricut Cartridge - Daisy
From My Kitchen Cricut Cartridge - Mason Jar
Polka Dot Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (On the daisies)
Papaya Halves Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (On the background paper)
PTI Paper - Raspberry Fizz, Enchanted Evening, Hawaiian Shore, Simply Chartreuse, Limeade Ice, Plum Pudding, Royal Velvet, Orange Zest, and White yardstick
White Gel Pen
Versamarker to darken the highlight not he jar and darken the stems in the jar

Simply Pam

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Daffodil Thank You Card - Cookie Challenge!

Hello Crafters & Bakers! Today LilaLoa and I are doing our Cookie Card Challenge. I chose the following Daffodil cookies to make a paper project off of.  They are so pretty and I just love the dimension to them.  Isn't she just amazing???  You can see her post about these cookies HERE.

I found this really pretty Daffodil in my Cricut Library.  It was one flat flower w/ a shadow behind it so I cut out the main image in two different colors and paper pieced them together for my flower image.  I love how this turned out.

My Cricut also wrote out the Thank You for my message.  I love this pen option with the new Cricut Explore machine.  I hardly use my message stamps anymore because I have this feature.

I also bought a new Anna Griffith Cuttlebug Embossing Folder.  I usually tend for more simple designs but I wanted to try this one out and I just loved it.

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to drop by LilaLoa's blog to see what cookies she made off of one of my card designs!  :)

Easter 2010 Cricut Cartridge - Daffodil Image
Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge - Scallop Circle
Anna Griffin Embossing Folder - Regal Braid
PTI - White, Limeade Ice, Orange Zest, and Harvest Gold Cardstock
PTI - Limeade Ice Satin Ribbon
Black Pen, Font is from my computer

Simply Pam

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Eagle Scout Card

I can't remember if I shared this one yet or not. I couldn't find it so I'm guessing not. If I did, here it is again. :) I found the image by searching Eagle Scout Cartoon. I used the print and cut feature on my silhouette. For the background paper I searched for an image of boy scout patches.   It was originally a darker image but I faded the paper.  It turned out a lot better than I thought.  It's simple but works perfectly.

Don't you just love this Eagle?  I love his smile.  :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Simply Pam

Monday, June 1, 2015

Simple Grad Card

Hi Crafters! Today I wanted to share a simple graduation card I made for my sister to give her niece-in-law. What I tend to do is to use the schools colors and the mascot if I can. It makes it more personable.  So the colors were a deep purple, black & white.  I added the silver for a little more pizazz.  The mascot is a mountain lion.  I found the image I used just by Googling 'Mountain Lion Silhouette'.  I meant to emboss the purple paper for extra detail but forgot.  Now I feel like something is missing from it.  :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Don Juan Cricut Font Cartridge
Google: Mountain Lion Silhouette
Pajama Stripe Cuttlebug Embossing folder
PTI: Royal Velvet, True Black, White cardstock
PTI True Black Satin Ribbon
Silver button stickers.
Simply Pam

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Spring Scene Cookie Card

Hi Crafters and Bakers!  Welcome to the Cookie Card Challenge!  Today is my lucky day where I borrow one of my cousins cookie designs to make my card and she uses one of my cards to make a cookie design.  Today I'm basing my card off of some mushroom and flower cookies she made to go with a fairy cookie she made off of one of my card designs.  Confusing enough for us?  :)  Here are her cookies and you can see her post HERE.

Here is the card I made.  I feel like something is missing still, just not sure what.  :)

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to head on over to LilaLoa's blog to see what other amazing creations she's made.

Butterfly - Disney Pooh & Friends Cricut Cartridge
Mushroom - Cindy Loo Cricut Cartridge
Flower Petals - Mothers Day Bouquet Cricut Cartridge
Flower Stems - Gypsy Wanderings
Grass - Zooballoo
PTI Cardstock
Diamond Stickles
White Gel Pen
Simply Pam

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

A 'Sorry I Nipped You' Card

So my adorable little guy Tavis nipped the mailwoman. No joke. I'm sure I can enter some type of cliche here. Luckily she was wearing jeans. No skin was broken but he did leave a mark. A little side note on Tavis, I found out that he came from a puppy mill and has some health problems, as well as some mental issues. He is really neurotic and nervous. We don't let him near strangers because it makes him worse. Unfortunately we were caught off guard yesterday. After he nipped at the mailwoman he ran downstairs and hid. I felt so bad for her and for Tavis.  I made a card last night to plead apologies to her.  She has been our mailwoman since we lived there, 10+ years. So hopefully this will put us back in her good graces.   She was really nice about it yesterday and said she was alright.  Fingers crossed.

Here is the card I made her:

Here is a pic of Tavis.  He's not very big and weighs about 15 lbs.

Dog holding a Letter SVG - SVG Cutting Files found HERE
Peachy Keen Happy Go Lucky Dog Face Assortment stamps
Cricut Explore wrote message w/ basic font
PTI - Hawiaain Shore & Royal Velvet Cardstock
White Paper
Glossy Accents on Nose
White Gel Pen
Simply Pam

Thursday, March 19, 2015

So Many Eyes!

Hi Crafters and Bakers! Welcome to my tiny spot on the web. Today is the fun day where LilaLoa, aka Georganne, and I take inspiration off of each others work. I get to choose one of her adorable cookies and make a paper project off of that and she chooses one of my cards and makes a cookie off of that.  Have to say, one of my favorite days of the month to see what she has done.  :)  On to the show...

I have a ton of nieces and nephews so I always try and have multiple birthday cards on hand.  I saw these cookies of Georganne's and I had to recreate the one w/ the eyes.  Check out her blog post on these HERE.

I LOVE ALL of those EYES!!!  I knew I just had to do googlie eyes on my monster.  They jiggle and everything.  :)

Thanks for stopping by!  If you haven't yet be sure to stop by the LilaLoa website to see what Georganne made and to check out all her other yummy creations.  She's amazing.

B is for Boy Cricut Cartridge
My Pink Stampers Everyday Life Stamp Set
Lifestyle Crafts Embossing Folder - I-Jubilant
Googlie Eyes - bought a pack from JoAnnes
White Gel Pen
Pink Chalk
Black Embroider Thread
PTI - True Black, White, New Leaf, Limeade Ice, Sweet Blush card stock

Simply Pam

Thursday, February 12, 2015

You're Out of this World Awesome!

Hi Crafters & Bakers! Today is the Cookie Card Challenge.  Woo Hoo! This is the time that I get to make a card based off of one of LilaLoa's cookies.  I love finding inspiration in different places for my cards and her cookies are fabulous inspiration.  Try it sometime!

I didn't want to make a valentines day card but I saw these cute V-Day cookies and I needed to use it for my inspiration.  So I flipped it to a birthday card.  The following are her cookies and you can find her post about them HERE.

 The following is my card.  I have to say I love how it turned out. 

I used my Cricut Explore for this card and it cuts fabulously, love the writing pen option (used it on the message), and easy to use software.  

I added a bit of glitter.  lol  I also added a black gem for the eye.  Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to head on over to the LilaLoa blog to see her cookie that she made off of one of my paper projects.

Life's a Party Cricut cartridge - Alien & Spaceship, planet & stars
Slick Writers pen
Black gem
Silver, Xmas Red, Orange, Lagoon Stickles
PTI - Leaf Green, White, Blueberry cardstock
Simply Pam

Monday, February 2, 2015

Biking Along with a Birthday Theme

Hi Crafters! Today is a card I made my niece for her birthday. She loves this type of cruiser bike and got it for her birthday so I found it in the Silhouette store and had to make it. She is also on the swim team and they are The Penguins, hence the penguin in the basket. :)

This cut had a lot of pieces to it but it turned out so great!  She loved it.  :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Bike from the Silhouette Store found HERE
Penguin from Miss Kates Cuttables in the Silhouette store found HERE
Can't remember where I got the balloons.
Honeycomb Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Maraschino Twine from the Twinery
Diamond Stickles
Glossy Accents on the balloons
PIT - Pure Poppy, Hawaiian Shore, True Black, White cardstock
DCWV - Silver Metallic cardstock
Random brown & orange paper.

Simply Pam

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Cookie Card Challenge - Sleeping Baby in the Clouds

Hello Bakers & Crafters! Today is the Cookie Card Challenge!   Well almost.  Instead I'm making it the Cake Card Challenge.   :)  I was in the mood to make a baby card so while I was looking on Georganne's website, LilaLoa, I saw this cutie pie cake and it inspired me to make a cutie pie card.  :)  You can see her post on the cake HERE.

Before I get to my card let me share some exciting news.  Well, for me anyways.  I got the Cricut Explore for Christmas!  I'm so excited.  I haven't been able to access my Cricut cartridges for about a year now I think.  Now I have access to thousands of images that I purchased over years.  It's been great.  I've used it a couple of times now and it's really easy to use and just love the image search.

Anywho, here is my card... 

The stars are a light blue and I've put stickles on it.  So it's coming off as diamondy instead of blueish.  :)  Yeah, these are words.  I swear it.  lol

My cloud is made from vellum.  I love the way it turned out!

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to head on over to Georganne's blog, LilaLoa, to see what she made from one of my paper projects.  :)

Baby Steps - Cloud & Sleeping Baby
My Quiet Book - Stars & Moon (This is from my free 2 week subscription I think, I don't have the cartridge)
Peachy Keen Stamps - Just Baby Face Assortment
PTI & SU! Cardstock
White Gel pen
Versamarker Pen
Pink chalk on the cheeks
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Polka Dot (Background)
Lifestyle Embossing Folder - I-Twirl (On clouds)
Simply Pam