Saturday, October 03, 2020

World Card Making Day!

Happy World Card Making Day!!

   For several years, World Card Making Day (WCMD) was known as national card making day. I couldn't find the history of when it changed. But I am glad that the entire world is involved now. What a great holiday!  We should have cake and presents and a card tree and parades and, and....

    So maybe, just maybe, everyone is not as excited as I am! So sad. But I know if you are reading this, you care. Some more than others.  This year, instead of holding a retreat, I am AT one. In Michigan, with Ronda Wade!  She an other demonstrators have got 2 days packed with training for demos, such as myself.  We will see demonstrations, play some games, learn tips from the top demos, do make-takes, tonight we will have a Pajama party! 

   I am hosted a virtual WCMD Event on my Facebook page.. I hope you have checked it out already. I am doing a crossover event with it and my blog. They both could use some traffic!  So here is a video of cards I made for a swap today. Spend some time looking around my page, share it, join my group.  

I hope you enjoy this as much as I did making it!





I have been Dreamin' of this day all year...you keep Dreamin' too!
Pammie Kay





Sunday, September 27, 2020

Simple Sunday on a Monday!

 Welcome Dreamers!  What a wonderful quiet Sunday we had. We started with church, still on video. Then I went out to a nearby lake to visit with a couple of cousins, who have cabins there. We had a relaxing visit, till the boys decided it was time to mow the yards! So a quick run through McDonald's to fill my tummy with n a Spicy McChicken. I may be addicted to that little sandwich?

     Then home to do my live on my Facebook page, The Dreamer's KlubHouse Retreats.  I get better with each one, it think. But I do feel that my mind gaps make it hard for even me to listen to. I keep playing mind games to make my memory better, but I still search for words.

   I love this simple card. I let the DSP do all the work on this one!  It is still enough summer sun with those first hints of fall color. I think we rush fall a little early in Oklahoma. I understand wanting the cooler nights, but I love my sunshine!  

    For this card, I used the stamp set, Happiest of Birthdays and the Stitched Nested Labels Die set. I also used:

  • Bumble Bee CS    5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4".                                           
  • Ornate Garden DSP          4" x 5 1/4"
  • Whisper White CS            4" x 5 1/4"
  • Whisper White scrap to fit stamp
  • Terracotta Tile CS  2 1/4 x 4
  • Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon


I really hope you enjoy my cards.  I am Dreamin' of summer days, you keep Dreamin' too!

Pammie Kay

Here are links to the products I used. I would love to be your demonstrator, if you do not already have one.  When ordering in September please use hostess code:  NY7AABZY

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

BEST DAY EVER!!!


 At the least the best day for serious stampers!  I may not be as serious a blogger as I would like, but when it comes to stamps....watch out!!

     Stampin' Up! has the best deals ever....TODAY ONLY!  a huge list of stamp sets for 15% off. 

Here is the list and prices, complete with the order number. The list is huge for us!  I have my order in already!  On my facebook page I have posted the pictures of every set. 




Okay, so you are getting 15% off these stamps. Great deal, right? Do you want more?  YES!
    How about stacking this special with the New Demonstrator special? When you sign up to be a demonstrator today, during this sale, You will not only get our Starter Kit for $99 plus shipping and tax, you will receive precut paper, stamps, and embellishments to use.  YES! 2 free stamp sets and enough paper to make 8 each of 2 designs!  Great for your first class or to just make and send to someone. 
And you know with your starter kit comes with your choice of $125 worth of products and no strings attached. If you want to be a demo...great!  If not, you can get 20% off your purchases for 1 quarter.  It is simple, easy, affordable and silly  not to do, since you can get more stamps.
     So, become part of my team today (recruitment special goes until Sept. 30).  You can go directly to my website    dreamersklub.stampinup.net  and sign up there.  

I'm Dreamin' of having you on my team....you keep Dreamin' too!

Pammie Kay!

Thursday, September 03, 2020

The September 100

 Card makers unite! There is a challenge going around centered around saving the United States Postal Service. Buy a roll of stamps, everyone, and mail out cards. So for September, get out your hoarded cards and mail them. To your Grandma, your pastor, that person you met on face book, your aunt, a teacher, your doctor's office and all your friends. The hardest part of this challenge is gathering addresses! I am putting on my Facebook page a request for them to PM their address to me. Get those cards going. 

If you would like a card from me, just email me your address at dreamersklub@gmail.com. I would love to send you a creation of mine! No one is holding you accountable. The most important part of this post is to buy the stamps, support them financially, and keep them in business. Can you imagine how much it will cost to send a card through Fed X or UPS?  

LET'S KEEP THE POST OFFICE IN BUSINESS!!!






Not a normal life...

 There is not a normal thing about my life right now! And I am ready to get control of it, 

I am a grown-up....right?

Let me go back just a little bit. I have a grandson who has depression issues. The last 3 weeks, I think the staying at home just became too much. That and being 16 on the Autism Spectrum. He had a spiral and was contemplating suicide. So he went to a facility for a week.  It has been so heart wrenching. He got a good blast of therapy in there, but then home and nothing. Again, life became too much and Sunday he walked away from the house about midnight. I received a call from my daughter, his Aunt, about 5 a.m. that he was missing. And the hunt began, for me. His parents and friends were up all night searching frantically. A police report was called in, my friend a county deputy called in late to join the search and all to no avail About 8 we received a call that a county sheriff had found him. He had walked over 15 miles total and rode out a thunderstorm under an awning of a nearby town's school. Oh, Dreamers, hold your babies tight. Love them while you can. It was more than I could imagine.

    And now, because there isn't enough on my plate,

I am "distance learning" my 2 young grandchildren!  We keep them every day and they are such good kids.  But at 63, I am ready to retire from "motherhood"! So we have their mom's Chromebook and my new computer. I have been careful to not let kids use it. You know they go to sights that are not secure and next thing you know some worm is trolling around inside it! But it is not going as bad as I had imagined! This too will pass. 

So, that is my excuse for not posting on Monday and totally ignoring you all. I have to make a card today, because it is my 43rd Anniversary. I need a card for the sometimes sweetest guy in the world. But that will be after I take the kids to riding lessons, stop and buy life jackets for our new boat (that happened this weekend!), finish giving Evelyn comprehensive tests to her, fix lunch, do laundry.....
I snapped this yesterday of brother reading to her. And it reminded me of the sweet moments, in the middle of chaos, that God sends. Little God Winks that tell me...it is going to be okay. I will help you in the times you need Me. 

   I am Dreamin' of peace for Logan....you keep Dreamin' too.

Pammie Kay


Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Figuring out Blogger~!

 I know that is a silly title. But I see so many people with fabulous blogs and want to make mine as aesthetically pleasing as possible. At least for myself, as it seems no one reads it but me. if you read with me, every once in a while, just drop me a note. 

     So I want to be able to post a picture and have my words surround it. Like I can with my newsletter. And I thought of just making an email and doing copy/paste into here. It may come down to that. When I get obsessed with something I won't quit till I figure it out. Google tells me that I can just type and then insert my picture into the words. So let't see...

   If you know me, you know that my passion when I am not stamping is gardening. I have a space to the south of our pool that years ago I had fenced off, so the dog wouldn't get in and dig my pretties. It was a short wood fence made from limbs of a maple tree. That tree had to go, as it was close to the pool decking. And maple roots are evil and invasive.


So, Steve, my hubby, dug up another space in my garden. In the fall I plan to transplant some lilies into it. But for now,

it is the home of beets, radishes, spinach and lettuce! You can't tell from picture, but everything has sprouted! 
   And my experiment with the pictures worked! Now to figure out how to make them small thumbnails. Or square.  Thanks for putting up with me. Now I am going to go make a card for my upcoming September on-line class.  Hope you join me.


I'm Dreamin' of a stamp filled fall....
you keep Dreamin' too!


Pammie Kay

Monday, August 24, 2020

Paper Pumpkin done Simple


 Well, that is really a silly title, Paper Pumpkin is simple already!  I remember when I got my first one, with my starter kit and said, 'This is crap!" It was an older one, and I just thought it was ridiculous. But you know what? If it would help my business, I would get it.  And the next was was good and I made the whole thing. Then I got 3 gals over and we had a class with the 3rd one. And now? I love the simplicity of them and the challenge of them!

     Challenge? Yes! The challenge to make something different from them.  I love to take the products and do something that has nothing to do with the paper. And die cuts galore. One kit I mad 18 cards with!  So I am hooked or addicted/ Who knows which/

   This was an unusually stressful week and my mojo was not working. So I went to pinterest to find some inspiration.  Instead, I found a card that I liked a lot and C.A.S.E.D it!  To CASE is to copy someone else's design.  This card was from the blog of  Melinda Anderson, a fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  So simple.


I used a standard card base in Blackberry Bliss. I think it was the first time I have ever used this paper!  I bought one of those sets with all colors in a color group, 2 pages each. I still had 2 left!  I am in love with this color!  So it was 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and I scored it at 4 1/2".
 I Stamped the sentiment, which was from the Happiest of Birthdays set, on a piece of scrap, with the Blackberry Bliss ink spot that came in the kit.  Using the largest of the Stitched Nested Labels die set, 
I positioned my sentiment where the word 'birthday' was almost at the bottom before the point. Cut it out and then evened off the top at the opposite point.  I wrapped the Night of Navy Baker's Twine (also in the kit) around the top and just tied it with an overhand knot.  I did secure it on the back with tape to prevent it from slipping off!
The beautiful night time sky DSP was already pre-sized to fit a card front. So, using my Multipurpose Liquid Glue I adhered it to the front of the card base (i always check, because several times I have put it on the back!)  Using Dimensionals  I popped the banner piece on the card front. Add a couple of Elegant Faceted Gems and I have mad a Simple Sunday card!!  Always finish your inside with some Whisper White card stock cut 4" x 5 1/4" when you use dark cardstock.  
Thanks for joining me today. Leave me a note, so I note you were here. It gets lonely out here in blog world!  Drop in and watch my live on my facebook page, if you wish. 

I'm Dreamin' of what I will make next...
You keep Dreamin' too!

Pammie Kay 



Monday, August 17, 2020

It's Simple Sunday on a Simply a Monday!

 What a great time Simple Sunday was. I had several ladies with me live. Always more fun to not do it on your own! I am feeling much more relaxed with each one I do. I still do not have all the proper equipment (lighting and a fancy tripod), but I am beginning to believe that all that "stuff" is just another obsession. Easily recognized by a very obsessive lady!

   Yesterday's card was quite fun to make. I had asked Patty, my team mate, which stamp set she wanted to see me use this week. Daisy Lane was the one she loves (I knew that). It is a carryover from last year's catalog. I also have used it quite often lately. 

   But always as a spring/summer card. So pulling in some fall color totally changed the feeling! I wish I had put a leaf or stem on it. But I still like it. 

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Please excuse the poor quality of that picture.  Just don't know! So here are the details.  
  •  Cajun Craze  5 1/2" x 8 1/2"  scored at 4 1/4".
  •   Very Vanilla  2" x 4 3/4" ;      3 12-/2" x 4 1/2" for inside;                                                               (2 small pieces to fit your sentiment)
  • Crumb Cake 21/4" x 5" 
  • So Saffron   2 pieces to mat your sentiment
  I started by stamping the small flower on a post it note and fussy cut it out.
After deciding where i wanted my first flower, I stamped it in Cajun Craze. Placing the cut post it flower, I proceeded to stamp the remaining flowers. I like to mask because I feel it gives my simple flat stamping some dimension. I glued this strip to the crumb cake strip and popped it with dimensionals on the upper section of the card. 
   Stamping the sentiments on strips of Very Vanilla was the next step. Mat it on So Saffron  and glued to the bottom right. I added a couple of enamel dots to give it a bit of bling.
    Whenever I use a dark card base, like I have on this one, I always finish off the inside with a lighter piece of paper, Makes it look a bit more professional, and gives me a place to write! So that is where I used the final piece of Very Vanilla.  Before adhering it down, I stamped a couple more flowers in the 2 corners. Adding the sentiment and gluing it inside the card were the last steps of this easy card!

Like I said, I really enjoyed making and sharing this with you all. If you would like to watch a re-play of this card, you can see it  on my Face Book page here . And join me next Sunday at 3:00 for another Simple Sunday Card. 
    I'm Dreamin' of a great week of creating....You keep Dreamin' too!

Pammie Kay

World Card Making Day!

Happy World Card Making Day!!    For several years, World Card Making Day (WCMD) was known as national card making day. I couldn't find ...