Sunday, January 20, 2019

Owl Couple in Love -- CDD new January 2019 Release

Hello Again,

So excited to share my 2nd DT project for the new January release at Craftin' Desert Divas. 

I used the adorable new Owl Couple and the Valentine Cookies using a no-line coloring technique. I printed the image in light grey and used my Copic markers for the coloring (list below). Also, I highlighted the image with my prismacolor pencils to help give the look of feathers. I also manipulated the image to hold the cookie from the Valentine Cookies set, instead of the branch. I die cut the image from the Inside Scalloped Rectangle Dies and the Sweetness sequins for some added interest. 

Copic markers used: BV01, BV02, BV04, BV31, B60, RV21,
RV34, RV91, RV93, R81, R83, E71, E74, E77

I hope you enjoy the new digital images available now in the store at Craftin' Desert Divas. :)

Pam Pease
DT member for Craftin' Desert Divas

When you purchase a product on the Craftin' Desert Divas shop through the links provided, I receive a small commission at NO ADDITIONAL COST TO YOU. Thank you for your support!

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Pizza my heart! -- Card for CDD Challenge

Hi crafty friends,

Sharing my Design Team card for the Craftin' Desert Divas January challenge. This month the theme is "Love is in the Air".

I used the amazing digi stamp set Pizza Bistro. I was able to manipulate the image by placing the stacked pizza boxes in the chefs hand. I also broke the sentiment up and placed it along the side. I used my trusty Copics for the coloring. I really love how this turned out. Go check out this image and others at the Craftin Desert Divas Website.

This post contains affiliate links, which means if you purchase something through the link I will receive a small commission. This is at NO additional charge to you. Thank you so much for your support. 

Pam Pease
Design Team member for Craftin' Desert Divas

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

First post for Craftin Desert Divas

Hi there!

I hope everyone is doing well. I know its been a while, but I am excited to share my first post with Craftin' Desert Divas Digi Design Team!

This digital image is called Sloth Couple and is available at Craftin Desert Divas.

For this card I used Copic markers (colors listed below) and Prismacolor colored pencils. I first enlarged the digi stamp to fit the majority of the card front. One of the many perks of using digital stamps! I masked the sloths and stenciled the hearts in the background using Distress Oxide ink. I then removed the mask and colored the sloths with my copics and finished up with colored pencils to add the texture of the fur. The sentiment is also included with this. Again, because it is a digital stamp, I was able to change it to fit my card. I also used an awesome stencil called Hearts Galore and a couple sequins from the Sweetness pack.

Copic markers used: E13, E21, E23, E25, E27, E51, E31, E35, R27, R29
Distress Oxide Ink for background: Spun Sugar

I hope you enjoy the new digital images available now in the store. :)

Pam Pease
DT member for Craftin' Desert Divas

When you purchase a product on the Craftin' Desert Divas shop through the links provided, I receive a small commission at NO ADDITIONAL COST TO YOU. Thank you for your support!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Recent Swaps, Coloring Classes, etc.


Hope everyone is doing well and staying warm. It is a snowy day here in Frederick MD. I love a good snow day, but it's a little early this year?! I have been super busy creating, taking coloring classes and participating in swaps. I thought I would share a few of my creations and projects I am working on. 

First, I have had the honor of participating in several ATC swaps and I wanted to share a few. 

I participated in a metallic ATC Coin swap with 7 Kids College Fund and here was my contribution: 

I also participated in a POP ATC Coin swap with and Kindred Stamps:

I also created this cute card for a large card swap with friends. The theme was "get well". Love this stamp from Create A Smile

Finally, I started taking coloring classes with Kit and Clowder and here is my first class. It is a pencil class and I am excited to take others. 

Thanks for stopping in! 
:) Pam

Monday, October 22, 2018

First post for Jennifer Nilsson Art - Scarecrow Teddy Card

Hello, my crafty peeps!

So happy to be back on a Design Team. I highly encourage you to check out this amazingly talented artists designs. Just a click away here.

So for my first project, I choose the Scarecrow Teddy design. How adorable is this image? I have to say it was so fun to color! The fun part of working with digital images is your ability to customize them to your liking. I decided I wanted the image to be the main focal point of my card so I was able to enlarge it to fit as a card front for a 5x7 card. The other awesome part of digital images is you can include any saying you wish. I have a special love for the series Anne of Green Gables so I choose one of Anne's sayings for the front. I was able to choose my own fonts too!

I colored my image with Copic markers and just added a few details with my Prismacolor pencils. A tip for those new to the world of digital images...the printer you use isn't as important as the paper. Make sure you are using a paper that will handle the coloring medium you choose. For example, I knew I was going to be coloring with Copic markers so I used a Copic friendly paper to print (Neenah). I also let my image rest for about 20 min before I started to color. Just to be sure that the ink was good and dry.

If you haven't tried digital images I really do suggest Jennifer Nilssons designs. They are formatted perfect and very user-friendly. If you have any questions I would be happy to answer them. Just message me and I'll get back to you ASAP.

Also, we have an exclusive Facebook group just for Jennifer Nilsson Art fans. You definitely want to join us for inspiration, exclusive deals and free images only shared on the Facebook group. Click HERE to join us.

Happy crafting!

Pam Pease
DT member for Jennifer Nilsson Art

Monday, October 15, 2018

New Design Team!!

Hello my crafty peeps!

I know its been a while, but I am excited to announce that I have joined a new Design Team. Jennifer Nilsson is a very talented artist and I can't wait for you to see her amazing designs. I will be sharing my first project Monday, October 22. In the meantime, if you would like to check out her work please visit  Stay tuned....

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

When you are in a pinch try Paperless Post!

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Paperless Post. All opinions are 100% mine.

We all have those moments of "temporarily" forgetting a special event. Well, what do you do when it's your friends birthday and you know that sending a traditional card through the mail will take too long? Rendering it late, and then turning it from a Happy Birthday! to a Belated Happy Birthday! Well, how about an online service that will send a stylish, thoughtful, fun, personalized card right to that persons inbox immediately!? I KNOW!! SAVED! Another cool feature is you can even schedule them for later dates. How about never missing a persons birthday again? You can schedule as many as you like for as far out as you like. SCORE!

Now let me preface this by saying everyone and anyone who knows me knows I am an avid crafter and specifically a card maker. That being said, we all have those times in life when we just get crazy busy, etc. For instance, I am typing this today using one hand, My other hand, typing hand, is wrapped up in an ace bandage. I am having MAJOR crafting withdrawal, but it's just impossible for me to create my usual handmade card. Thank goodness for a company like Paperless Post I was able to send my beautiful friend Pam (AKA Sissy to me, because we are more like sisters), a hostess card right away. If I were to have waited until I was well enough to dive back into my craft room, she would have been waiting too long for a proper thank you. Below I will detail the very simple process of making a digital card using Paperless Posts service.

You can play around on the site and see what you can create. Anything from party invites, all occasion cards, and in my case, a hostess thank you card, and a get well card.

Your first step is to purchase coins. These coins are what you use to pay for the service.
Once you have the coins in your account you can begin creating. I will take you through my process for the hostess card I picked out.

First, I am I love the fact that I could pick the design of the card, paper, typeface, color, and even the inside envelope pattern.  It was a lot of fun and took no time at all. I worked on the draft and was able to save it to finalize later.

So I picked out this pretty pineapple pattern card and matching envelope liner. I love how bright and cheery it was. I decided on a yellow salutation and the note in green. I picked out the fonts, etc. There really is a bunch of customization you can do.

←Final Front of the card

I was able to see that she received and viewed the message. Through the app, I was also able to see a response message from her thanking me. So cute, Thank you for the thank you! :)

Below is an example of a get well card and I discovered I used Paperless Posts service in 2015 for my daughters' bday invites. I completely forgot but it was saved in my account!


←Great example of how you can set up an invite to receive responses. You can see who has viewed it and their responses. You can even add it to your calendar.

If you would like to check out this awesome and convenient service, check it out here. Also, don't forget about the handy mobile App.

Crafty hugs,
Pam Pease