Saturday, May 01, 2021

So cool by the Pool


Welcome Dreamer's and Blog Hop followers! Thanks for joining me today for the Crafty Collaborations Blog Hop! We are a group of ladies from all over the world, who come together to bring you inspiration to jump kick your stamping.

  And what a better way to do that, than with a Paper Pumpkin kit! I have to admit that I rarely do the kit as designed. How about you? This month's kit just spoke to me.  I have a set of twin boys that love Grandma's and Grandpa's pool.

And popsicles were always a hit. So since today is International Scrapbook Day, I created a double layout from the kit. 

I am not a sticker fan, but the sun was the perfect size for this layout. The sentiment was stamped in Bermuda Bay and then cut with the Curvy Dies. I continued the curves with the waves using Burmuda Bay and Pool Party. Stamping the popsicles on the base and coloring with Stamping Blends gave it a bit of whimsy!

I hope you enjoyed my layout  and try to create one yourself. Don't forget to Hop to the next blog. 
I am Dreamin' of summer keep dreamin' too!

Monday, April 26, 2021

Not so Simple Monday...Introducing Polished Pink

 I am so in love with the NEW 2021-2023 In-Colors.  Last week I focused on Pale Papaya, on my Simple Sunday Live and my Coffee & Cards. sorry I didn't get to the Blog again last week. So it is Saturday and I am typing this for Monday!  The only way to get things done. Don't you love to be able to schedule our social media?

    No need to put in the dimensions of yesterdays' card. I used a base of  Basic White cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" nd scored at 41/4".  The mask I used was 2" wide!

  I kept my design basically the same as the original. I just stepped it up. Quite a bit, as a matter of fact!  Let me tell you how.

  • I masked off a 2" strip at the bottom. of a card base of Thick Basic White,  (See video for a how to)
  • Using Polished Pink Stampin' Pad &  Blending Brush, I softly started added colors around the edges. I worked my way slowly to the middle, pulling the ink into the middle. I love the "glow" this technique made.

  • With Tuxedo Black Memento I stamped the flower stem from Color & Contour 3 times on Polished Pink Cardstock. I die cut them out using Scalloped Contours dies.
  • I glued these dies to the top section of the card, giving the illusion that they went under the white stripe!  The center die was popped up with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Also using Memento, I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of Basic White CS. The 2nd smallest rectangle die cut out a darling edge for the label.  I used the Mini Stampin' Dimensionals to give this a little punch and to create a bit of drama to the card! 

  • I felt the little "dots" on the the corners absolutely called for some bling, so I added an In-Color Jewel on each one.

    And here it is! My finished card!  See what I mean by the glow? It isn't a bright white any longer. These blender brushes may be my favorite new toy!!
Thanks for joining me!  There are several changes coming in the near future, so hang out and be a part of it!  I love Stampin' Up! so much! They always have the best products. 

so until we see each other again....
I'm Dreamin' of crops and retreats...You keep Dreamin' too!

Pammie Kay
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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

So cool by the Pool

  Welcome Dreamer's and Blog Hop followers! Thanks for joining me today for the Crafty Collaborations Blog Hop! We are a group of ladies...