Thursday, October 15, 2009

Well...Here Goes!

Today, I ventured out to my own crafting blog - "Pamie-K's Creative Korner". After months and months of looking at other blogs, I decided that today would be the day to post my first creation - good, bad, or ugly. I have to begin somewhere, right?

Painting was my first love, then came scrapbooking which included photography, now rubber stamping. The wonder of it all is that I can incorporate all of my interests into one. Creating something gives me such pleasure.

I was first introduced to Copic markers while we were living in Anchorage, Alaska, over the summer. I took a stamp class at The Stamp Attic and fell in love with the way the markers blended on the paper. I slowly began collecting the markers and will continue to collect them for a very long time, especially since there are so many colors! A Copic Certified Designer class will be offered in Miami in January which I am hoping to be able to attend.

Since we moved back to Florida in September, I have begun to create again (it has been a very long time since I have actually had the extra time to do this). It has been so much fun and I am learning something new every day. Of course, there are numerous items that I will add to my collection of tools, stamps, and Copics.

For my first post, I have designed a "goodie bag" for some friends that I will see tomorrow night at a scrapbooking crop. I watched a video on Jennifer McGuire's blog (called, "Stamped Candy Bag") that she created for Hero Arts. I have been a fan of Jennifer for years and hope to actually meet her in person one day - but until then...her blog is the closest I can get to learning from her. If you watch Jennifer's video, you will see how the candy bag will fit into the card.

I stamped the image on the white Bee Paper then added a bit of Tea Dye Distress Ink around the image. I then began to color in the image using my Copic Markers. After cropping the image to a square, I adhered it to the background paper.

Supplies Used:
Card Stock: Craft card stock; BoBunny - Kitchen Spice Sesame and Rust Dot; Bee Paper Aquabee (White - Specifically for Copic Markers)
Stamp: Great Impressions (I purchased this one from Michael's Arts and Crafts in Anchorage, Alaska)
Stamp Ink: Memento Black; Tim Holtz - Distress Ink - Tea Dye; Color Box - Chestnut Roan
Copic Markers: YR04, YR68, R08, E13, E37, YR14, YR21, BG000, B02, B04, YG23, G07; Colorless Blender; Spica-Gold
Colored Pencil:
Faber-Castell 130 (for inside of mouse ears and cheeks)
Misc. Materials: Glue Dots; Fall Leaf Buttons; DMC Floss; Crop-A-Dile; Snaps; Ribbon

Please post a comment and let me know what you think! Thank You! ~Pamela~


aldebaran said...

I like it! I'm going to bookmark your blog (and probably steal some of your ideas, too!)

I just watched the Jennifer McGuire video yesterday and once again was left wondering why I can't think of such cool and cute things on my own!! I like your autumnal version. It's lovely!

Have fun with your friends - I am sure they will like the goodie bags :-)

- Bridget

Jean Ann said...

I love it!!!! It's so cute you done an awesome job which I don't expect anything else from you. Your creativity has always been amazing. I'm very excited you! I know you will do great with your blog. I don't know anyone who wouldn't want to see and learn your creations! :o) Can't wait to see you! <3 ya bunches!!!!

Anonymous said...

OMG..that is great ..I love are so talented I wish I could do this good....

Schanna said...

It's so cute! I have bookmarked your blog and I can tell you know it will be a favorite. Can't wait to see more! You have a hit!

Maria said...

Wow! It's so beautiful! I love it! You are a very talented person. And thank you so much for sharing your blog.

Whatcha didnt know?? said...

Hi! Thanks for letting me know about your blog. Very cute idea, cant wait til the next post.

Cher~ said...

Your cards are so cute. Don't you love your Copics? Copic markers and my Cricut are my obsessions! Congrats on the new blog. Can't wait to see what you create; it will give me somewhere else to scraplift from!

Frozenstamper said...

LOOK AT YOU GIRL!!! Missing you up here in Anchorage! Keep in touch!!! Hugs to you!

Anonymous said...

I love it! You are amazing. Your bag looks professional. The ladies at your cropping are going to love it. I'll bookmark your blog to watch out for great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Not only is your blog full of insight, but it's very inspiring. Love that you decided to begin!

My faith will add to yours and pray that abundant prosperity, however you desire it to fit into your life, finds you and meets you in the heart of it all.

Love you,

PamJoudi said...

Too cute! Are we allowed to scraplift?? I would really love to learn more about these markers. I have never even heard of them. Believe it or not, this is the first blog I have ever read. I am going to try to figure out how to follow it??!!

Kristen Boucher said...

You have always amazed me. You have wonderful talent and enjoying sharing this with others. I LOVE your blog and look forward to learning new things from you. I am on a mission to learn about these new markers that you use that have created such beautiful cards. You are a very talented woman and it has been a pleasure getting to know you. I look forward to more fun times and a great growing friendship:)

Love ya - Kristen

Tina said...

Hello Mrs. Pamela! :D Thank you for sharing your blog! Cute, cute craft! You are soo talented :) <3 <3 <3

Anonymous said...

They are adorable, like the site! I hope to get some time to do some scrapbooking and card making. We just started a group at church maybe u can come to one of the meetings n teach us some stuff!! u r one of the greatest teachers ever :) Selina

Anonymous said...

Well you have done it again, wonder upon wonder what God will allow you to do next. So great to know you as a friend and not just from a blog. Thank you for telling me about the site and I am sure it will be a hit like whatever you put your hand to. I love you and you go girl!!!! Robin