Tuesday, December 22, 2009

.....and she's back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I guess everyone thinks that I left the country, but I've really just been so busy with family and preparing for the holidays that I've not had much time for crafting! One thing that my husband and I have been doing is spending lots of time with his siblings. He lost a brother and a sister during the past three years and as I posted here on my blog, we almost lost another sister who was in a horrible auto accident this past March (she lost her husband, our brother-in-law) in that same accident. We now get together (my husband, his oldest brother and two of his three younger sisters) at least once a week....we have dinner together and then play cards and we have a blast. I will always treasure these times!!! Hopefully, once the holiday season is over I will have a lot more time for my crafting!!!

I did make some luminaries to give as little Christmas gifts. I have photos of a couple of them...in all I have made five! If you would like a "recipe" for making them, you can find it here at the Splitcoast Stampers site, as well as a little video tutorial. Everyone I have given them to really like them!!! Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedules to stop by and "Happy Holidays"!!!
Supplies

Paper: Bazzill "French Vanilla" & "Capers" (bases), Bazzill "Blind Date" (blue), digitally designed patterned papers "Joyful Spirit" by Lisa Cohen (floral design) and "Misty Morning" by Joni Gray (ivy leaves), as well as some green wallpaper samples.
Stamps: Walmart, Studio G and In kadinkado
Ink: Tsukineko "VersaMark Watermark"
Embossing Powders: Ranger "Super Fine Detail Gold" & Stamp-n-Stuff "Detail White Opaque"
Tools: Pazzles "Inspiration Creative Cutter", QuicKutz "Revolution", Ranger Inkssentials "Heat-It" Craft Tool
Accessories: Martha Stewart "Arch Lattice" Border Punch, Spellbinders "Labels Four", Michael's "Gold" Rinestone Stickers, The Paper Studio "Pearls"

3 comments:

Claire's cards said...

Beautiful Pam, no wonder people were delighted with them. Another project for me to try????
Claire

Jennifer said...

Pam,

You illuminarios are beautiful!

I read on a thread at SCS that you own both the MS Scoring Tool and the Scor Pal. I was hoping you might be willing to share your thoughts on both (are there pros & cons for both?). If you could only own one, which would it be? Or do you use both?

Thank you so much,

Jennifer

Velta said...

Oh MY Pam ~ I have been through your blog and your talent is amazing. All of your creations are so elegant...just what I like! Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my blog! It is hard for me to understand (other than the holidays) with your talent how you could be in a slump...Get on out here girl and get to work...I want to see more of your art!!!