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Woodware: Feeling Distressed? Then this is the week for you!

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The Crafty Card Makers have challenged us once again...all of this week the Woodware team have been demonstrating how distressing can be a good thing! My post today features this cute decorative kitchen trivet. The base is a page from a chipboard book which I've ink-distressed with brown and black ink around the edges. A off-white square of cardstock has the Dreamweaver Plaid/Stripes stencil pattern ink-stenciled in red and a fine black line, with the corners rounded.The focal point is a panel of Copper metal, machine-embossed with the Dreamweaver Rooster, and ink-distressed with Black StazOn ink smooshed (technical term) with a sponge dauber into the crevices and around the edges. A soft towel and a bit of cleaner removed the excess. This was adhered along with some ivory lace, and a stamped twill ribbon (Dreamweaver's Fine Feathered Friends), and also distressed with ink. Holes were punched at the top, and hemp cord tied along with a ribbon bow and button to be hung in …

Dreamweaver: Happy Thanksgiving!

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As we officially head into the holiday season, the Dream Team are challenging all of our followers to be especially "Thankful and Thoughtful" during the month of November. We hope that you will link your creations with this theme in mind on the Dream It Up! blog using the Inlinkz tool. Our "thanks" to you is providing you with the opportunity to win the stencil of your choice, and a bonus stencil of our choosing could be yours for using Dreamweaver product(s) in your artwork. I'm posting this for you today:

I'm giving thanks this week that I happened to have this card from a couple years ago that I could use for this post. Lol. Life always gets sooo busy this time of the year. It features the Dreamweaver Cornucopia paste-embossed in Glossy Black on a circle of kraft cardstock. When dry, I ran the piece through my laminator with a sheet of orange-red foil which adhered nicely using this technique. Then I placed the stencil over the top and pasted the…

Stampendous and Tombow: A Colorful Holiday

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The Stampendous gals have really been hopping lately! Yesterday we hopped along with Spellbinders to create some wonderful holiday creations, and today through the 23rd (please ignore dates on banners) we are doing the same with Tombow markers. "Why so much hopping?", you might ask. Because Stampendous products are awesome with everything! Just see what I've created for today:


Those House Mouse Designs® critters are so darn cute, but with some simple coloring of the Rockin' Ride scene with Tombow's beautiful array of colors in wonderful Dual Tip Marker sets, along with their blender pen, you can only increase the fabulosity! And...just 'cuz I can't leave it without some sprinkles...I've added some Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Enamel. You just sprinkle it, and heat from underneath. The larger chunks make the perfect snowfall (even if technically you're not outside, and getting nowhere fast. You have to admit, though, that mouse is really roc…

Dreamweaver: Thoughtfully Thinking

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As we officially head into the holiday season, the Dream Team are challenging all of our followers to be especially "Thankful and Thoughtful" during the month of November. We hope that you will link your creations with this theme in mind on the Dream It Up! blog using the Inlinkz tool. Our "thanks" to you is providing you with the opportunity to win the stencil of your choice, and a bonus stencil of our choosing could be yours for using Dreamweaver product(s) in your artwork. I'm posting this for you today:

It's always fun to add your own personal touch to each holiday. November 27th is Thanksgiving in the USA, a great time for family to get together, eat too much food, tell too many stories, and be grateful to have each other. Since it is mostly a food-centric occasion, it is always a fun time to add your personal touches to the dining table.

I created personalized place cards and elegant napkin rings to my tablescape, featuring the Dreamweaver Leaf…

Stampendous and Spellbinders: A Huge Holiday Hop!

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Tuesday through Thursday of this week, Stampendous has been collaborating with Spellbinders and other product partners, to encourage everyone to make this a handmade holiday! Prize info and links are below my project for today:
It's always fun to play with new crafting toys, and let's face it Spellbinders has some of the best! Especially, if you are mixing them with all of the great products from Stampendous as well.

My project is an old-fashioned cone ornament, a perfect way to add some little treats on the tree. I've used the die from the Spellbinder's "Create a Cone" die and embossing plate set to cut the cone shape from a piece of kraft cardstock. The Stampendous Cardinal Elements was stamped once on the cone in Rich Cocoa Memento ink from Tsukineko, and twice on a separate piece of kraft cardstock using the Rhubarb Stalk Memento ink. All pieces were ink-distressed with Peanut Brittle Memento ink. The cone was formed and adhered using Beacon Zip Dry Adhes…

Woodware: A Fistful of Fabulous Quick as a Wink!

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If you are the type to start your Christmas cards in August, then you've have plenty of time to go all-out on your cards,  each one individual and special, with multiple layers, and oodles of embellishments. However, if you are like most paper-crafters, you will be past the first week of December, and in panic-mode...unless you've been smart enough to check out this week's Woodware team posts with the theme, "Speedy Cards for Christmas". I'm up first this week with four cards, all of which could be completed in five minutes each, and quick for multiplying.

Each uses a color card which you can purchase in packs along with envelopes from any of the shops listed on the Woodware site. Each uses one panel of ivory cardstock, which has been run through an embossing machine (Big Shot, Vagabond, Cuttlebug, etc.) held within one of six of the new embossing folder designs from Dreamweaver. Each folder provides perfect, crisp detail.

Now, simply grab a gold pigmen…

Dreamweaver: I'm Thinkin' That I'm Thankful

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As we officially head into the holiday season, the Dream Team are challenging all of our followers to be especially "Thankful and Thoughtful" during the month of November. We hope that you will link your creations with this theme in mind on the Dream It Up! blog using the Inlinkz tool. Our "thanks" to you is providing you with the opportunity to win the stencil of your choice, and a bonus stencil of our choosing could be yours for using Dreamweaver product(s) in your artwork. I'm posting this for you today:

Ssssh, don't tell, but I've posted this card before, about three years ago. Since it is appropriate for this month's Thankful and Thoughtful challenge, I thought I'd show it again. Men, too, appreciate receiving a handmade card once in a while, and a bit of thanks is always thoughtful.

The base of this card uses the Dreamweaver Stripes stencil machine embossed in both directions on Core'dination cardstock, and then sanded to revea…

Stampendous: Keeping it Quick for Christmas

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The Stampendous team are providing oodles of ideas this week for Cards in a Hurry. If you've missed any of them, head back to the Stampendous blog and check out all the links this week.

My card in a hurry, which I've duplicated...er, triplicated...features the Cling Tinsel Tangle sentiment, which always gives me a giggle. I wanted to go with a chalkboard look, so I've swiped white pigment ink over the black panel very lightly. Then I used baby powder as an anti-static medium rubbed lightly over the surface, before stamping and embossing the sentiment in white. Each panel was wrapped in crimped tinsel wire before being adhered over a strip of plaid paper, and onto a kraft card. The sentiment that I've stamped inside was created using the Stampendous Perfectly Clear Holiday Words, and says, "May your Christmas sparkle with laughter", which in my opinion, is one of the best memories of the holiday...laughter.


Stampendous has a new challenge for the month, So Th…

Woodware: A Cozy Kid's Christmas

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The Woodware theme this week is "Christmas for Kids". Personally, I think these cute treats are fun for kids of all ages. They are so simple. The images from Woodware's Clear Magic "Christmas Knits" were stamped in black ink on kraft, white, and/or green cardstock. Some parts were colored or shaded, some cut out and adhered on top, and both designs have cute pompom additions and tartan ribbon. I did back to back ones with the reindeer sweater, and adhered the sleeves so that it could slide over the candy cane...a quick treat for a party or dinner table favor, or even to hang on the tree. The sweater with one arm up was perfect as a tie on tag, with one of the cute sentiments from the stamp set...either "Have a Cozy Christmas" or "It's Chilly Outside". Both gifties could use some help from the little ones as well.

Remember to check the Woodware blog all week for more ideas for a handmade Christmas for kids!

Stampendous: We Really Leaf You!

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Love leaves? Then this week on the Stampendous blog is the week for you! All week long, the team have been creating with the many wonderful leaf images that Stampendous has to offer.

My cards feature the Cling Pen Pattern Leaves along with their partners, the Leaves Dies. So simple...stamp the image, place the die over the top, run through your cutting machine, and presto! A beautiful leaf! Since I love to work with the positive and the negative images in my creations, I used the negative portion from the leaf that I cut out of the golden patterned paper (Adhesive-backed Chevron Pack from the Paper Studio). I peeled the backing and adhered the panel to acetate, stamped the sentiment from the Perfectly Clear Happy Greetings set, and popped up the panel over a corresponding stamped leaf on my white card.

The die cut leaf that I'd stamped on the golden paper was adhered over the top of another panel of paper from the same pack, and then adhered to my white card. Another perfect senti…

Dreamweaver: Thankful and Thoughtful Challenge

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As we officially head into the holiday season, the Dream Team are challenging all of our followers to be especially "Thankful and Thoughtful" during the month of November. We hope that you will link your creations with this theme in mind on the Dream It Up! blog using the Inlinkz tool. Our "thanks" to you is providing you with the opportunity to win the stencil of your choice, and a bonus stencil of our choosing could be yours for using Dreamweaver product(s) in your artwork. I'm posting this for you today:

I created this card with the idea in mind of making several to send as part of Operation Write Home...a volunteer service that provides handmade cards and gifts for soldiers overseas, as a reminder of how greatly they are appreciated here. They have specific guidelines that should be read thoroughly before creating and sending, which you can find HERE.

Recreating this card is very simple. The base card was cut and folded using Bazzill Basics cardstock. The …

Woodware: A Collage of Christmas for Cardmaking

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This week's Woodware challenge is definitely not CAS (clean and simple), and yet it can be simple. Working with collage at Christmas is a fun way to use more of all the fun images and products available in your local stores, and at home in your crafting stash for this time of the year.

My card features the Stampendous Snowy Post image, stamped twice, with the second oval piece cut out and adhered over the first. This panel is ink-distressed and aged around the edges before being layered over a panel from the Cardworks Christmas Post 8 X 8 square pad of paper. The "25th" from the "Mixed Numbers" set was stamped in red ink, and again offset in light brown ink over the base and post card panel. The ornament from the Woodware's Clear Magic Little Christmas Bird was stamped on the light blue paper, along with the sentiment, and die cut with Dreamweaver's Nested Ornaments Die. A double-bow of striped twine on the topper, several stamped snowflakes from the W…

What About Me?

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I'm Pam Hornschu. For those of you who don't know me, or have read my blog for years, but wanted to know me a bit better, here's your opportunity!

My good friend and Dream-Teammate, Laura Drahozal, invited me to take part in an interesting Creative Blog Hop. Apparently, the premise is that I am to answer a few questions regarding my creative process. For those of you who do not know me, I'm posting the project below that I feel expresses my artistic soul the best:

I've been on several design teams over the years, including the three that I am on now...Dreamweaver Stencils, Stampendous,
and Woodware UK. Each has given me the opportunity to share with others my love of color, creativity, and crafting. This canvas was created for a collaboration between Stampendous and Dreamweaver. I love the challenge of working with various products...stamps, stencils, embossing pastes, paints, inks, papers. This one was definitely mixed media!
Now...on to the questions...

1. Wha…