Friday, May 16, 2008

This blog is done...

I've had a few folks email me and ask me if I'm alright, because I haven't posted anything on this blog in am indeed, I'm just no longer using this blog for anything...keeping up with the stamp biz, and the blog over there is more than enough for me...SO..if you want to keep tabs, drop me a line, say hello, etc....please refer to my blog at pamela's gallery

I promise to include a bit more personal info on there too, from time to time...heck I may even share a few pix now and again!! Please remove THIS blog from your bookmarks....see ya in the gallery!!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Tutorial Blog

Since I've started the tutorial blog,I think I will make this blog more of a personal if you are more interested in the stamping side of things, you may want to subscribe to the new blog.....just an fyi....the new blog will include things like tutorials, tips, my new art, and sale info....thanks for reading along!!!

Friday, November 23, 2007

A few pix of the house

Just a few pix of the house so far....haven't gotten them finished...not sure what I'll do yet either...but here it is so far...will put up pix of E's room as soon as the batteries recharge on my camera! LOL

Living Room as viewed from the hall

Living Room as viewed from Kitchen

Name collage we made for K's door: (stamps are Club Scrap and an unknown one, paper is ClubScrap)

K's Room as viewed from the doorway:

K's room as viewed from her

Master Bedroom as viewed from MBath door:

Master Bedroom as viewed from doorway:

A word about the window treatment behind my bed... We went into a store called Anne's Linens, and I saw this bed on display that had this great treatment behind it (in different colors) my heart actually started racing, I was so excited...I wanted to bring color into my room with out painting..and I thought this was such a great way to get it!! SO I hunted down a sale associate and exclaimed..."Oh, I WANT THAT!! But in gold and me!!!" LOL...I LOVE the way it turned out..but B did not enjoy standing on the bed adjusting the swag (cuz I sure couldn't reach it!) A little more to the left honey, no,now more to the

Friday, November 16, 2007

Treaure Hunt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’m so excited to finally get my gallery and tutorial blog up and running, I’m having a TREASURE HUNT!!!! (this weekend only)

Here’s how to play!!

Part 1:
Somewhere hiding in my gallery are 2 coupons!! Both are single use coupons (means each customer can only use the coupon one time), one expires at midnite on Sunday Nov. 18th. The other coupon doesn’t expire until Dec. 17th!!!!! That gives you an entire month to make up your wish list!! To use them, you have to first FIND them!!! When you want to use the coupon, just type in the code in the coupon box on the order page. (It’s on the left side of the screen)

I’ll give you a hint…..they are both located in the Stamp Sets album!! Grin…

Part 2:
I’ve hidden 3 images (they are marked “Surprise!” on the image). If you find them and email me, after you place your min 10$ order, which images they are, you will get a free stamp for each image you find correctly. Limit of 3 free images per customer. (Free images will be selected by me.)
HINT: All the hidden images are located somewhere in the gallery!
(Yes, you can combine Part 1, with Part 2!! and no, you can not combine the coupons lol) You have until Monday Nov 19th, 2007, at midnite (EST) to find the hidden images and place your 10$ min. order, to recieve your free stamps.
Happy Hunting!!!

BTW: You will find the gallery is sorted by stamp sets, new art, and customer art! The free fonts and sketches are back up too!! I am still uploading images, and tutorials too, so be sure to check back often!! AND, you can search by designer, and by customer name too! So if you want to submit art for the gallery, email it to me! Just be sure to include your name in the file name so I know who to give the art credit to!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Cutting Tips

Oh YES! We all have them! You know those wonderful plates of unmounted rubber you ordered with such
enthusiasm, but then when you got them you stared them in total fright! "HOW am I supposed to CUT those apart??"(Even I have a few plates that are closer than I intended them to be! lol)
Here is how I handle those images...first put on your "I can do ANYTHING!!" hat..then follow the images below.

Warning: Do not attempt before first infusion of caffeine (coffee, coke, hot chocolate,Dove...etc)

These paisleys are a bit closer than I'd like. You're going to need some sharp
scissors for this type of surgery. I recommend either KIA, or the ones
from SU (there is a rep on my links

Gently tug the rubber so it spreads apart a bit, giving you room to slide
those oh so sharp and pointy scissors in between the images.

Pull the lower edge down and sorta wrap it between your fingers. Slide the scissors underneath the rubber, be careful you don't poke your fingers..and carefully cut apart.
Remember this is surgery, go slowly,but dont' forget to BREATH!
We wouldn't want you to pass out from lack of oxygen! LOL
If you have a hard time keeping the rubber slightly pulled apart, ask
someone to hold it for you. Just be careful not to pull it too hard. Red
rubber is pretty tough, but you don't want to chance it tearing.

Reader Tips:-I use an Exacto knife -- especially if it's a new blade, those cut close images great!-Kim D. (DT)

-I couldn't do it without my Tonic Studios fine detail scissors! I do it much the same way you described! The worse ones I
ever had were the Club Scrap wedding font UM - Scriptina font - VERY close together! I was a nervous wreck, but didn't
damage a single letter, and cut them all out much as you described! ;o)-Ursula R. (DT)

Friday, October 19, 2007

Bday Card-Double Pocket

This card is for a dear friend of mine, who's b-day I completely forgot....
Technique is from the bonus online tutorial from Technique Junkies called Double Pocket Card. I made one of the tags into a bookmark, and the other I wrote my heart felt apology for missing her birthday.....

Papers are all Club Scrap
FireCrackerDesignsbyPamela (flower, leaves, happy, birthday, wheat)
CTMH (oval word charm)
EK Success (alpha stamps for word LATE)
Unknown (small alpha for word OOPS)
Inks: Adirondacks, and Distress Vintage Photo
Fibers: Fibers by the Yard, and Joann's Etc.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Princess Framed Art

We are doing my 13 yr old dd's room in a medieval theme (basically a grown up
She had won this Unicorn pic at the fair a couple of months ago, it was in one of those paper frames....(you know the kind) so I took it out, double matted it with Gold and Black (Club Scrap)
cut down a sheet of Disney paper (Cinderella's Castle-DCWV I think), gold embossed a yellow flower, added the Burgundy flower (her room is in Gold and Burgundy) made up the poem, printed it and the title using Boister Black font, cut out title, and embossed with thick Gold UTEE, stamped the swirls and fireworks (FireCrackerDesignsbyPamela) with VersaMark and embossed those with Clear Kaleidoscope powder.
Put it all behind a glass frame and she has this great piece of art for her walls....