Sunday, February 28, 2021

A Birthday Roo!

 This week has gone so fast! I had lots of time the first part of the week to create, before we started having the Grandchildren before and after school. I worked on cards for a class and "jumped" at the chance to take part in another blog hop with Crafty Collaborations. What a privilege  to join with Stampin' Up! demonstrators around the world!  No more delays...let's "hop" to it!

  We were given great leeway with this share a project, any project!  Believe it or not, that was a challenge in itself!  I needed some guidance. But it didn't take too much thinking to realize I wanted to use Kangaroo & Co from the Jan-June Mini Catalog! And  Oh So Ombre DSP that I got free from Sale-A-Bration makes this set hop off the card into your heart! 

     I began with a base card of Blackberry Bliss cut at 8 1/2" x 11". I scored it at 2 1/8" and at 4 1/4", on the long side. Be sure to burnish the folds very crisply. A piece of the DSP cut at 1 7/8" x 5 1/4" was glued to the front flap and the inside piece measures 4" x 5 1/4". 
   I stamped Momma & Baby Roo and colored them with Stampin' Blends. I fussy cut them both, even though I do have the dies that come with this set The white border was a little too distracting on the dark background.   The diamonds were cut 1 1/4" square. Stamping and coloring on the bottom and top blocks left nothing to do but glue it together.  Little Roo was pop upped using dimensionals. The Happy Birthday sentiment came from the A Grand Kid set also in the current mini catalog. 
    I love the way our many color products work together. And I love that Stampin' Up! has given us the opportunity to share it with you all.   Be sure to grab some free SAB is the last day!
 I hope you enjoyed my card and the rest of the projects these talented Demos have made for you. 


Monday, February 22, 2021

True Love in Watercolor

  Dreamer's KlubHouse would like to welcome our visitors to our Blog Room. Today I am joining Crafty Collaborations for their Crafty Challenge Blog Hop!  It is my 1st hop in many years. Almost 10!
This is a group of Stampers from around the world that join together to bring you fabulous cards and projects.  I am so happy to be joining them!

   Today's challenge is a sketch. I love the way sketches stretch my imagination. They make me grow as a card maker.  Here is the sketch we were given for this event. It gives us a great chance for interpretation. I stayed fairly close to the original idea, which is funny to me. . . I don't follow rules very closely!  Colors listed are the ones I chose, but be rebellious and use your own!                                                                                              

Here is my recipe:                                                                                                                                       8 1/2" x 5 1/2" ,  scored at 4 1/4"  Calypso Coral Cardstock                                                                        4 1/8" x 5 3/8"    Soft Suede Cardstock                                                                                                        4" x 5 1/4"  True Love Designer Series Paper                                                                                           5 1/4" x 4" Basic White Cardstock                                                                                                                  2" x3" Basic White Cardstock                                                                                                                      1"x1 1/2" Calypso Coral Cardstock

                                             Embellishments:                                         Inks:
                                              8" Faux Suede Trim                                      Calypso Coral
                                              Pearl Basic Jewels                                        Bumblebee
                                                                                                                    Pear Pizzazz

                                             Always In My Heart Stamp Set
                                             Layering Ovals Dies
                                             Ornate Frames
                                            Water Painters
                                            Paper Trimmer
                                            Bone Folder
                                            Paper Snips
                                            Take Your Pick Tool
                                            Mini Dimensionals
                                            Multipurpose Liquid Glue
                                            Tear & Tape Adhesive
                                            Clear Block "D"
  1. Tamp Bumblebee Ink onto Clear Block. Using Water Painter, paint onto inside of roses. I basically painting everything that had the shade marks. I follow with the Calypso Coral to fill in the tips of the roses. The leaves were filled in, then I went back with s dryer brush and deepened the center and the ridges. Set aside and let dry. Paint one small rosebud and fussy cut with your snips for embellishment. After drying, you may need to smooth out paper. The water will make it wrinkle as bit.

  2. Stamp Sentiment onto Basic White piece and Cut with Oval Die.
  3. Cut small tag from Calypso Coral using the Ornate Frames.
  4. Cut 1 1/4" piece of ribbon and set aside.
  5. Back the long piece of ribbon with Tear & Tape and adhere to lower piece of  DSP.  Adhere this piece to Soft Suede mat. Now adhere it to card base.
  6. Add Basic White cardstock to Inside and stamp sentiment of your choice.
  7. Embellish card front as shone in pictures. 

And there you have it!  I would say it took me about 20 minutes to paint the front, but the rest goes together in a flash!  I hope you enjoyed my card and tutorial. Please leave a comment. I will have a random drawing and the winner will receive one of my cards with the tutorial!

I am Dreamin' of a successful hop....You keep Dreamin' too!

Pammie Kay
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Friday, February 19, 2021

Paper Pumpkin Haul

 Article by Klub Member Patty Heckathorn

Use It Up!!


I am trying to stay creative during this pandemic, so I have been cooking (trying new things and new recipes), trying to make mini albums, and making cards.

 I try to craft with my friend, Pam Funk, 2-4 times a month (trying)!  Super Bowl Sunday we were on Facebook messenger and Zoom crafting.  I decided I wanted to try to use up my Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin Kits!

 So here is what I made on Super Bowl Sunday!  I will list everything I used below for you, but as you will see, I am using things from several Paper Pumpkin kits!  If you think you would like to subscribe, click  HERE and join!  We have a wonderful time with most of the kits and the alternatives Pam comes up with and shares with us.



Kit Names


Most Card Bases, bear, racoon, koala, present, cupcake, heart, bouquet, large circle punchout, striped, and Rich Razzleberry backgrounds

Beary Comforting

Dec 2020

Bakers’ twine – black & gold

Broadway Star

Jun 2018

Bakers’ twine - pink



Gold banner

Joy to the World

Oct 2020

Stampin’ Spot

Rich Razzleberry

Dec 2020

Bouquet stamp

Beary Comforting

Dec 2020

Stampin’ Spot

Poppy Parade

Jan 2021

Snail with heart stamp

Sending Hearts

Jan 2021

Pumpkin, lace, flowers, leaves, and stem punch outs

Hello Pumpkin

Sep 2020

Baker’s twine – white

Hello Pumpkin

Sep 2020

Sending Love stamp

Sending Hearts

Jan 2021


 As you can see, there are usually left-over items from each kit and every once in a while, I rummage through it and try to use it up!

 If you are not ready to commit to the Paper Pumpkin for a year, you can buy it each month!  There are different options, so check it out and join in on our fun!!

 Thanks for checking out my latest guest blog post,


Thanks Patty! I love how many cards you made that day. I think I made 3! Paper Pumpkin is a great kit for all skill levels. I host a monthly Party on Facebook for all to attend. Free. My customers receive a kit to make the 3 alternative cards. But I will list the extra products we are using so you can join in also! They are the 1st Thursday of every month. Here is the link to join us.           Pammie Kay's Paper Pumpkin Party

It is so hard not to get together with friends to create, but soon we will be sharing ideas and stamp sets in person!

I'm Dreamin' of makin keep Dreamin' too!

Pammie Kay

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

A Birthday Roo!

 This week has gone so fast! I had lots of time the first part of the week to create, before we started having the Grandchildren before and ...