Sunday, June 27, 2010

Time to announce our Baby Blog Hop winners!!!!

Thank you to all of you who Baby Blog Hopped with the Zutter Zisters. We hope you found lots of inspiration and ideas for your own projects along the way. I pulled commenters names out of a hat and here is the winner of the pink and blue OWires and Cover-All Sample ~

Crazy About Cricut ~ CONGRATS!!!

Please pm me your name and addy and I will forward it on to the right person.

Next, instead of 2 names, I drew 3 names out of those who left comments on my baby blog hop thread for some flowers and tags made by me. Here they are ~

Allison Cope
Kelly Mausman

Congrats ladies! Please send your snail mail addies to me at In my email addie listed, you will have to sub the AT for @ by the way. :)
I'll get your packages postal next weekend, (as long as I have your addresses he he).

Thanks again for hopping with us everybody! Have a fabulous last week of June! ~ Pam

Monday, June 21, 2010

Zutter baby Blog Hop, WOOOOO HOOOO!!!

Thanks for joining us in celebrating the arrival of Zutter Zister DTer Sophie's new little bundle of joy ~ Sage! We are having a blog hop to show you some of the things we made for little Sage, the newest little Zutter Zister. Here is my project - a 6 x 6 mini using the oh-so-fabulous Zutter Cover-Alls and the Lovely PP by Lily Bee. LOVE that stuff! I was lucky enough to win some Patterned Paper from the Lovely Collection on the Lily Bee blog awhile back, and I used every single smidge on 4 different projects (more about that next month on the Bind-It-All Blog). It is perfect for so many projects, including a sweet little baby book. Here is my gift album ~

As I mentioned, I used one of the faboo Cover-Alls for the mini. I misted the cover with a glittery ink, and added some items from my stash (on cover or inside album ~ chipboard and felt by Fancy Pants, Maya Road, Creative Imaginations, and Stickles and lots of bling from various manufacturers) as well as some fabulous Lily Bee products. Of course, all the paper was run through the Distrezzer first, it makes quick and easy work of finishing the edges so very nicely. I love this handy little tool, it is SOOOO fun to play with! I also used my Pink Bind-It-All to bind the pages together, and the 1/2" Round-It-All Heavy Duty Corner Rounders for the misted green paper on the front of the album. You can actually do lots of pages at once with this tool, it cuts through pretty thick items (acrylic, chipboard, clipboard, etc...) super easily. Of course I always use my Zutter Wire Cutters to cut the OWires.

Want to see a few more pics of the inside of the album? I used lots of white CS misted with various glittery inks that coordinated with the oh-so-fun Lily Bee PP (Lovely Collection). Take a peek ~

I used some of my fav brown ink on all the edges of my PP and Misted CS before I Distrezzed the edges to tie everything together.

Good news ~ we have PRIZES for several lucky blog hoppers! Simply hop to each blog in the Baby Blog Hop and leave a little comment. We will pick one random lucky winner from each blog and the winner will receive one package EACH of baby blue and baby pink owire and a sample package of Cover-Alls. WAHOOO, how exciting! Winners will be drawn on June 25, so get hopping and posting!

PLUS I have an extra little prize I will be randomly drawing for. Each comment on this thread puts you in my bonus drawing, and if you post about our contest on your blog you will also go in the bonus drawing. You can also sign up to be a follower for an additional chance in the bonus drawing. I will send TWO lucky winners of the bonus drawing an envie of my home made flowers and tags. Alright then? Winners will be randomly selected on June 25 just before midnight, and the winners will be announced Sunday (I'll be gone Saturday).

Ready to blog hop to the next blog? Here is the list from the beginning (make sure you go to Sarah's oh-so-fab blog next! ~

Started HERE -------> Bind-It-All Blog
Fleur's Blog
Pam's Blog {you are here now} :)
Sarah's Blog
Lynne's Blog
Kamilla's Blog
Nan's Blog

Thanks for hopping with us! Have fun! ~ Pam

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Hi there!!! It is challenge time at CTS!!!

How are you all doing today? Fab? Super fab? I hope so! It is time for challenges at Citrus Tree Studio, so hop on over there and check them out. I had a card challenge this month, here are my cards -

You can check out the challenge here. I used the oh-so-fab June kit - Men's Department, it even included the card bases and envies! How great is that? Pretty great I think.

I have also been working on my Zutter projects for July, and I am so stinkin' excited to show them to you. We will actually have a fun little contest beginning June 21 on several of the DT member's blogs, and the Bind-It-All Blog, (I'll have a peek of one of my July projects posted on my blog) so stay tuned. You can check out the Bind-It-All Blog now for another fun little drawing, in celebration of a new product, Zutter D's!!! Check out the deets here.

I have been working in the garden most of the weekend, so I am looking forward to a little scrappy time next week. Hope you all have a scrappy and creative week! Take care ~ Pam

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Lots of stuff today, including a tutorial!!!!

Helllllllllllllllllooooooooooooooooooo everybody!!! How the heck are you all doing? Fab? Super fab? I hope so!!! I have several things to share with you today. First, some of my Zutter projects for June. I have been trying to use up some of my older favorite products to make room for new favorite products (can't wait til CHA!!!). :)

Here is an 8 x 8 Canvas Cover Mini using some colorful Sassafrass Lass stuff as well as other things from my stash ~

a peek inside ~

Next a summer wall hanging for a little girl ~

besides my fav beaded danglies, there is even room to put a few pics on the yellow spray misted areas ~

and last but not least is an itsy bitsy mini for wallet size pics ~

an inside peek ~

There will be directions on creating this super quick and easy little mini on the Zutter Bind-It-All blog in the next few weeks, so stay tuned.

Speaking of tutorials or directions, I have directions for the Altered Art Challenge I am posting to the Challenge Masters site today!!! Here is our project ~

It is an altered vase! Don't you love it? Just in time for all those lovely summer flowers! Well, let's get busy creating.

First, gather a few supplies. I chose to do a bud vase, but you can do any size vase. I also selected some of my fav Fancy Pants PP scraps, ribbon, a bit of burlap, fabric, and a bit of misted CS ~

Next I cut some PP and attached it to my vase. Before I attached it, I curved it on the edge of my work table so it would stick better. Just hold the paper on both ends, and run it ove rthe edge of your table. It will curve nicely. A little tip -make sure you use a strong adhesive for this project. I used this easy to apply super high tack double stick tape~

Next I added a little strip of fabric in the center of the PP (I used the same fabric that I used to create the ribbon rose) ~

next I added a skinny strip (a little wider than one inch) of burlap ~

then I cut a small rectangle of misted CS and attached it by tieing a coordinating ribbon around the center of the vase ~

Now I am ready for the ribbon rose. I posted about making these in a previous post a few months ago, but the easy way to make them is cut or tear a strip of fabric about 1 1/2" wide by about 20" long. Just twist the fabric tightly, and begin rolling it around itself and glue it. I use a low temp glue gun so I can quickly make these. You can alter the size of the rose by twisting more tightly, or by using either a skinnier or fatter piece of fabric. Experiment until you have one you like. After the rose is complete, you will need some leaves. Just glue on end of your ribbon to a spot on your ribbon, forming a leaf shape (back of ribbon pictured). Cut your leaf off and make a second leaf.

ready to glue leaves to the back of my ribbon rose ~

next glue your ribbon rose to the front of your vase. I used my low temp glue gun to do this ~

Since I am a bead lover, I decided my vase needed some bead danglies. I chose three (I have a huge stash of these made up at all times, so I can quickly put them on my projects)~

I tied them together with floss, then tied the floss around the back of the flower, between the flower and the ribbon where you can't see it, and put a drop of glue to hold it. Here is a side view~

a view from the back ~

and another side view ~

Here are a few pics of my vase in use ~

I used a flash in this pic so you can see the mixed yellow and orange colors of the flower a bit better, it has been dark and rainy here so it was hard to get a clear natural pic ~

I hope you will join us at Challenge Masters for this Altered Art Challenge, as well as BOATLOADS of other challenges. Grab your mojo, and come create with us! If your mojo is missing, come find it at Challenge Masters!

Lastly, I wanted to share the ATCs I made for a swap I am in over at Scrapbook News and Review ~

The theme was an inchie on top. We needed to include an inchie on the ATC, so I made the little Bliss inchie. Lots and lots of embossing powder used. :) Here is a close up view of the front and the back (of course I had to incorporate some fabric in mine) ~

OK, I will have more projects to share with you next weekend. In the meantime, I hope to see you over at Zutter Zisters, Challenge Masters, Citrus Tree Studio (new challenges go up on the 10th, and the fab June Sketch contest has already started, zip over and take a peek!), or Scrapbook News and Reveiw. They are all fab places to hang out!

How did I come up with Pam's Eclectic Stuff?

Pam- that is me. :)

eclectic --adj.- selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas
*Since I like a huge variety of arts and mediums, this seemed perfect, we will talk about the best of various styles or ideas.

stuff- The noun stuff has 7 senses -
1. material, stuff -- (the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread")2. whatchamacallit, stuff, whatsis, sundry, sundries -- (miscellaneous unspecified artifacts; "the trunk was full of stuff")3. stuff, clobber -- (informal terms for personal possessions; "did you take all your clobber?")4. stuff, stuff and nonsense, hooey, poppycock -- (senseless talk; "don't give me that stuff")5. stuff -- (unspecified qualities required to do or be something; "the stuff of heros"; "you don't have the stuff to be a United States Marine")6. stuff -- (information in some unspecified form; "it was stuff I had heard before"; "there's good stuff in that book")7. stuff -- (a critically important or characteristic component; "suspense is the very stuff of narrative")

*What more needs to be said? I really thought about using Pam's Eclectic Sundries, but I thought that might be tough to remember. :) Stuff is easy and conveys a variety of meanings. I like the definition- miscellaneous unspecified artifacts. I also liked whatchamacallit, but that is a lot of typing. :)

So there you have it!