Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Not a Simple Monday . . Beautiful World

   My love of this stamp set will last forever!  It is full of sentiments that are uplifting, grateful, celebrating and inviting you to follow your dreams!  When I started my scrapbook store, years ago, I had a very small dream of having a great business. Well, success did not come in the form of money. But instead I was blessed with the greatest group of gals, my Dreamer's Klub, that I could ever imagine. While the store has closed, those friendships have never died.   That is how I feel about this set.  

   A little sappy, I know. But it is Holy Week, and after a year of having no physical church, I am waxing very poetic!  I miss church...but I have had a chance to meet with God in new places. I miss Friday night crops...but we have Zoom crops. I miss teaching classes....but I have a couple of lives every week.  I miss retreats...but they are coming in the future. But Dreamin' of creating beautiful paper projects has grown SOOO much. Grown into reality. 

    I wasn't much of a card maker before I closed the store. I loved scrapbooking. But I have grown so comfortable with making cards. So let me show you these. And quit talking!

I love using this Beautiful World stamp set!  It is so uplifting. It is one of the Retiring sets, which means it will not be in the catalog come May!  I am incredibly sad about that for you all that don't have it yet!
    The recipe for this one is easy. And if you need help putting it together, go grab the video In the Klubhouse. I am working on getting it loaded to my YouTube channel, but I have technical issues. Hopefully you can find it soon on  Stamping with Pammie Kay!                                                             As usual on Mondays (I know it is Tuesday before this got posted!) I am giving you the dimensions only for the Live card. I used I used Early Espresso cut 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4" for my base.  Soft Suede was cut at 31/4" x 5 1/2". My DSP was cut at 2 7/8" x 5 1/2".

   My Not So Simple Monday Card  is made for my daughter, who is thinking about going back to school to become a writer. It was a childhood passion. She even had a poem published in a book of poetry several years ago. I really wanted to encourage her to take that step. It was made with Beautiful World and Sailing Home stamp sets. 

     * Cut Very Vanilla Cardstock (CS) 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and score on long side at 4 1/2". Burnish with your Bone folder and set this base aside.

     *  I cut my DSP to follow the squares on it! It is roughly 3 3/4: x 5 1/". Glue to base.

     *Again, measuring the squares on the DSP, I cut Very Vanilla 1 1/2" x 3 5/16"  I stamped the ink well with Early Expresso and made a mask using a piece of sticky note. Then with Crumb Cake, I stamped the feather so it looks like it is inside the ink well. 
     * The sentiment was from the Sailing Home bundle, as was the die cut. Again I used the Early Espresso ink. I centered it and attached it with Stampin' Up! Dimensionals.  

    * The finishing piece, also popped up was wrapped with the Braided Linen Trim. The Very Vanilla piece was cut 1" x 2 13/16 to fit the grid blocks.  I stamped the sentiment "Adventure Awaits" on the inside. 

   I love this set! It would work for a new baby, an I love you card, graduation, and so many other things. It will be one retired set that I will hang on to!.  If you would like to grab it before it is gone forever, shop here. And be sure to join the Dreamer's Stamping Klub on Facebook. This is a private group, where we share events, have a challenge or 2 and as more people join, have some fun!
I have a plan for a place for us to gather online without Face Book, but I need to gather more Dreamer's First!  So watch for that announcement in the next few months. 

    Thanks for stopping by. Leave a comment and I will send you some Happy Mail!  

I am Dreamin' of the New Catalog....You keep Dreamin' too!

Pammie Kay
Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Throw Back Thursday - Parisian Beauty

 Life IS a Magnificent Adventure! Even when the adventure is just close to home.  I got so far behind this week, after going to a local lake to watch silly people do a Rock Crawl up some almost very steep rock formations!  It was some kind of crazy!  Only in Oklahoma!  No, I know other areas do it also!  We stood at the top of an old abandoned trail and watched from afar. Not too much adventure!  It rather reminded me of riding with my older brothers...just on the way to school!

   I wanted to hurry and attempt to get this card done and posted while it is still Thursday It counts if it is before midnight right?  Seeing the retiring list today made me remember why I wanted to start a TBT blog.  I have stamps that I love! And don't want to part with them. I know that the longer I stay a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, the more I will have to weed out some. That makes me sad just writing it down!

    Parisian Beauty is one of those sets that will live forever in my heart! It gives me an opportunity to be a little artsy fartsy!  I paired it here with the Bird Ballad DSP and the Basic Gray cardstock for the base.  I love to grunge and layer a bright white It looks like it has been cherished and lovingly touched for many decades! 

   I hope that as you look at the "Last Chance" list, that you don't overthink purchasing that set that has caught your eye and your heart.  Creativity is a work of heart and we need to nourish our souls with thing we love.  If you live in the U.S. and don't have an active  demonstrator, I would love to become yours. You can join my email list or just leave me a comment below.  I craft with my heart and would love to share it with you.

I'm Dreamin' of making new lifetime friends . . . You keep Dreamin' too!

Pammie Kay

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Monday, March 15, 2021

Not so Simple Monday

Monday is here again!  A beautiful day here in Oklahoma. And I have some beautiful cards to show you! 
It is "Bringing Home the Green" week in the KlubHouse! We are celebrating all things green! So stands to reason that these cards are. . . . GREEN!  Put away your pastels and come create and dream with us!

   The card I did on Simple Sunday Live! was definitely a #simplestamping card!  I used the Forever Greenery DSP on both cards. Just turned it to the other side! 
Now onward to the Not so Simple card.  But it isn't hard by any means!  It is a Triple Panel Stand Up card. I learned to make t in a Mystery Card event with my upline.

  • Cut Shaded Spruce 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". On the long side, score at 1 1/2", 2 3/4", 5 3/4", and 7". Fold and burnish with your Bone Folder.  The 2 end pieces fold toward the center and the 2 inside scores fold to the back of card. 
  • Cut two pieces of DSP 1 1/4" x 5 1/4'. Glue on either side of end flaps.  I used a coordinating piece from the Forever Greenery DSP and cut it 2 3/4" x 5 1/4'. Glue to center space.
  • With Garden Green Ink I stamped the sentiment on a label cut 1" x 2 3/4". 
  • I stamped and die cut Forever Fern leaf sprigs and arranged them to fit behind my label. I added a  couple of colors to add interest and texture. When I was happy with the arrangement, I glued it to the front with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. The label was glued over the stems.
  • I cut a piece of Basic White cardstock cut at 2 3/4" x 5 1/4" for the back piece. I stamped my sentiment there and added another of the sprigs. then I glued to back center of card.

I thank you for dropping by the KlubHouse today and I hope you have enjoyed my cards this week. Leave me a message if you did. And come join us in the KlubHouse for inspiration, challenges and games! Join this private group by clicking here.  And as always you can shop my store for the products I used by clicking on any of the blue links. 

I'm Dreamin' of the Luck of the Irish to shine on me this week.  . You keep Dreamin' too!

Creatively yours,
Pammie Kay
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Not a Simple Monday . . Beautiful World

   My love of this stamp set will last forever!  It is full of sentiments that are uplifting, grateful, celebrating and inviting you to foll...