Monday, September 29, 2008

Prints For Sell

Hi Everyone...I will be posting several prints of my Collage work in the next week. I just posted my first today. You can get the Red Dress print for only $3 in my etsy shop.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

DIY Paper Bag Note Cards

I mentioned this tutorial from the City Beautification Blog I also post on but I thought I would show you the steps on my blog as well.

What you will need:

A paper Bag from the grocery store
glue stick
white paper
decoration supplies (paint, glitter, etc.)

Step 1: Cut your paper bag into pieces measuring the size card you want to make. My pieces measured 9" x 6".
2.Next fold each piece in half creating a card.
3. You will then need to cut white paper (this can be used paper from the office, junk mail, etc) slightly smaller than the paper bag size and glue using a glue stick to the inside of your paper bag card. My white paper measures 8.75"x5.75"
Once Dry the next step is to decorate the outside any way you would like. Make it into a birthday card or personalized stationery by monogramming it with your initials.

A new Type of Notecard

I created these cards with a few pieces of left over invitation cardstock. I love pocket invitations so I thought what a good idea to have a pocket notecard.
Think about it...once you send it to someone they can cut new pieces of paper and send it to another person. It is like recycling stationery...I know for a fact that when I mess up on a notecard and have to throw it away it drives me nuts. So, all you would have to do it get a new piece of paper and you are all set. I am pretty proud of this innovative recycling matter.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


For some of you who unaware of what I do for 40hours a week out side of "Inspiration turn Design" here is an incite into my full time job. I work for a university UNCG on a research project called S.T.A.R. We are interested in finding connections between children's knowledge and understanding of emotion and how it will help them transition into Kindergarten. Our study is about to begin it's 3rd year and children will come into out lab and run through a series of tasks and games. One task is a mother/child book reading and we never seem to find the best book for the task so this year...I MADE ONE! The book was published by blurb books and I hope to find a cheaper production company that will print it for cheaper. If you are interested in one let me know.

All the illustrations were drawn by me and colored using colored pencil and digital color.

The END! If you LOVE the book you can buy it at the following website hopefully soon I can work on getting it published through another source at a cheaper rate... I will keep you posted.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Working on things to go in my Etsy Shop

I have temporarily closed down my etsy shop so I can revamp it and hopefully make some sales. I am working on a series of cards made from recycled paper bags and found paper. Making invitations seems to produce a lot of random paper just laying around and for some reason I have an obsession with paper bags. Here is a seek peak.

The cards above are made from paper bags. I cut them and lined the inside with left over card stock. The leaf is a stencil I made using a piece of transparency (you know the stuff teachers use to use before PowerPoint).

The one below is left over paper from my wedding invitations. I created a stencil from a piece of cardstock and then painted the black lines freehand.

Check out my tutorial on how to make the paper bag notecards on Thomasville's City Beautification blog:

Monday, September 15, 2008

I am back and offically a BALDWIN

Wow..these past two weeks flew by and now I am back in the real world again..haha.

I just LOVE this picture that my friend Kim snapped in the Bridal dressing room...Fabulous KIM Fabulous
I am officially Pam Baldwin, well after I go to the Social Security office today. I had a blast at my wedding and the honeymoon was fabulous. I have so many pictures to share so here are just a few to start you off. More to come and more new designs as well. Special Thanks to my Bridesmaids for all your help last weekend..Kim, Rachel, Casey, and Jennifer.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

A few Pictures to Leave you with

I had a Tea Party as one of my Bridal Showers so I thought I would leave you with a few pictures while I am away. The Tea Party was so great..we had a blast and the best part we all wore hats and gloves.

The Hostess

The FamilyMy Crazy mom, cousin and grandmaw...they are so much fun

This picture is of me and my sister along with a few girls Morgan and Jessica who we grew up with
My Sister in law, sporting the pink Jakie Kennedy Hat

I am working it in this hat...I love trying them all on
Me my sister and niece...I have to say we can pull the hat look off easily.

So I will not be posting until September 14th but when I return I will have a lot to share...somethings I could not post because they are gifts for the wedding party.

It's Finished...well almost

Here is the finished piece I hope to frame it in a box frame when I get back from Aruba. This is one of the pieces I hope to submit to a gallery. There are a few shows I am looking into.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

A few new Stationery Pieces

Here are a few of recently created Stationery. I should have a lot more to post very, very soon but it might have to wait until after my wedding...only 4 more days! then I am offically Mrs. Baldwin and then Aruba bound!