Coming soon…

time to start making your holiday wish box

Ho, ho, ho!  Once again the fabulous Eileen Hull and I are teaming up to teach a class using Eileen’s awesome dies for Sizzix.  This time we’ll be using her XL Square Box Scoreboard die to create a trio of holiday projects.   Starting with the box shape, we’ll make a glittery hanging ornament, a photo box for any season, and a fun chunky book for all your holiday lists.

By the way, check out Eileen’s blog to see her stop-animation video showing her 3-D Artist Trading Blocks, the new trend being introduced at CHA this January, using her new block dies!!

And then, come join Eileen and me at Angela’s Happy Stamper in Reston on Saturday, December 7th, from 1-4 pm!  We’ll be busy little elves all afternoon!

  • Lorine MasonNovember 13, 2013 - 3:20 pm

    Very nice project. Have fun teaching together, you make a great team.ReplyCancel

  • Eileen HullNovember 13, 2013 - 3:30 pm

    Love all of the glitter! Beautiful project Pam- I want to make that! Class will be fun as always… you add so much prettiness to it 🙂ReplyCancel

doodled song lyrics

Spent an afternoon warming up for a lettering project 
by listening to some favorite songs and doodling the lyrics.


  • CharleneJune 12, 2013 - 12:36 pm

    I just adore your lettering!!!! Your work is beautiful! HUGS!ReplyCancel

  • LindaJuly 2, 2013 - 6:19 pm

    That is awesome! You are really gifted at lettering!ReplyCancel

heartfelt box with eileen hull

 Just arriving in stores now is the new line of “From My Heart” dies by my creative designer friend Eileen Hull with Sizzix.

Eileen and I are super excited to be teaching another class together in April,
using this really cool heart box she designed.
Here’s a sample:
Eileen’s Scoreboard Dies are innovative designs for cutting thicker materials like matboard.  For my sweetly simple Valentine version, first I painted
a sheet of 140-pound Fabriano watercolor paper with a soft wash of
Golden’s Light Magenta acrylic paint.  Then I used Eileen’s heart-box die to cut two heart shapes for the top and bottom of the box, running the top heart through a texture plate.  Using another die from her new line, I also cut several sizes of flowers with heart-shaped petals from the same painted paper.
For a little glitz, I doodled on the flowers and outlined the heart-box top with Ranger’s Liquid Pearls in Platinum.  After the Liquid Pearls dried, I stacked my flower layers, cutting into some of the flowers to fluff the petals.
Next I die-cut a second set of two hearts and box sides from heavy Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper and assembled the box.  To make the white paper blend better with my painted paper, I dabbed the edges with Tim Holtz’s Distress Stain in Spun Sugar.  Then I adhered the textured heart to the top of the box and added the layered flower.
Thinking it would be fun to add a Valentine sentiment to the box, I die-cut a banner from Bristol paper using an old Sizzix banner die (which I couldn’t find online anymore).  With a Pitt black ink pen, I doodled the word “heartfelt” and filled it in with a Prismacolor watercolor pencil, also shading the tag ends.  Using adhesive only on the tag ends, I shaped the banner into a slight curve.
This heart box will be so easy to tailor to many occasions, including Mother’s Day.
I’ll definitely be making more boxes as Eileen and I prepare to teach our class together.
Our Sentiment Box class will be held at Angela’s Happy Stamper in Reston
on April 9th (6 pm) and April 13th (1 pm).  Come join us. 🙂




  • Eileen HullFebruary 18, 2013 - 9:34 pm

    Pam, this is so pretty and romantic! What a great tutorial- thanks so much for working with the heart box. Can’t wait for our class!ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly roseMay 17, 2013 - 8:15 pm

    I really love your treatment of Eileen’s beautiful die. Great ‘step-by-step’ instructions.

Doodle Amour class at French General

In a couple weeks, on Saturday, February 9th, in the afternoon,
I’ll be teaching a doodle lettering class
in the fabulous atmosphere that is French General in L.A.
My generous friend Kaari Meng  concocted this idea with me one lovely evening last summer in France.
To honor French General, I added a few French ribbon swirls to my doodle lettering and outlined a ribbon heart for Valentine’s Day and put them together for the February class which we’ve called “Doodle Amour“.
Photo by Debby Schuh at French General’s Sunday Soirée
The class will focus on how to turn your handwriting into doodle lettering similar to mine, with examples and demos and hands-on practice.  My class sample, including more doodled pages sewn together as a small booklet, is on view at the store.
If you’re in the L.A. area, it would be my pleasure
to share with you my new-found love of doodle lettering.





  • CharleneFebruary 3, 2013 - 7:00 pm

    What fun!!! I was just at the French General last week! Have FUN!

  • Cherie WilsonFebruary 8, 2013 - 9:55 pm

    All so sweet, mon ami!
    I know the class will be so fun. Hope to see more! xoReplyCancel