Sunday, September 30, 2012

Halloween Costume

Halloween is approaching!  Do you have a costume idea?  I do and will be posting pics of the preparations promptly (okay, so it may not be promptly but I was carried away by the alliteration!).
Here is a hint as to my costume:
 The suit is actually more of a turquoise/teal.  The lighting in the Goodwill dressing room was not ideal.  I'm going to add flowers to the lapel and possible modify the sleeves into giant puffs.  Can you guess who I'm going to be?

Stay tuned for progress posts.

Stay classy,

Friday, March 9, 2012

Letter from Hogwarts

Do you wish you had received a letter from Hogwarts for your 11th birthday?  Yeah, me too!  A friend of mine asked me to make one for her son's 14th birthday.  Here's the result:

What do you think?  I did it on parchment-looking paper with a micron pen and walnut ink for the "H".  The envelope was addressed:  [Name], Second Bedroom on the Left, [street address], [city, state], [zip code].
It was a big hit!  The boy loved it & said it was his best birthday card ever.  I'm so glad he enjoyed it!  I had such fun creating it.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas Cardmaking

It's that time of year...time for Christmas cards!
Yesterday my 4-year-old niece and I watched the talented Kristina Werner's video on making a one-layer card using masking and stamping.  Check out her blog and video here.

We thought we'd try it, and these are our results:

I love the way they turned out!  And it wasn't too difficult.  Now to make more!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Do You Have a Superhero Power?

I do!  I'm "Proximity Pam"! My superhero power was discovered at work one day when I friend/coworker asked me to come help her with something.  I walked over to her cube, stood near her, and VOILA, problem solved.  So you were expecting telekinesis or the ability to generate magnetic fields?  Sorry.  My superpower mostly involves me standing near someone who has asked for my help with something - usually a computer problem - and within a minute or two, the solution is clear.  Kinda lame, I know, but it happens often enough that my friend/coworker dubbed me "Proximity Pam".

When I'm not using my powers to solve world problems, I'm an avid crafter, calligrapher and wanna-be artist.  I mainly do paper crafts, but dabble in all sorts of things. I have a YouTube channel where I've posted some crafting tutorials (

So I'll be blogging mostly about my crafting and calligraphy, with some miscellany thrown in (like superhero powers or favorite scents -mine are freshly made coffee and that lovely, slightly metallic, after-it-rains scent).

I'd love to hear about your superhero powers, favorite scents or what kind of artsy-craftsy things you like to do.  Please leave a comment!

Current Projects: Holiday (Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas) Cards and Wreaths
Cups of Coffee today: 2.5