Pamela Jane's Studio » Hand over Heart Designs

Omigosh!  After two months of struggling with a crashed computer (new hard drive, new parts, restoring documents, photos, etc) while traveling, I’m finally able to blog again.  But after two months using only my iPad, I’m having trouble remembering where everything is. 🙂

And in just over a week, my friend Eileen Hull and I will be teaching a class combining her cleverly-designed Sizzix matboard dies with my techniques for doodling and writing on the die cuts.  In other words, she has the crafty design gene and I just doodle around for fun.   For the class, Eileen has chosen her large House die as the sample.  In addition to decorating the houses for the holidays, we’ll then personalize them with my version of doodle writing.

The two class samples

Sample with my doodling and handwriting

If you are close enough to attend, please join us
at Angela’s Happy Stamper on Saturday, December 1st, at 1 pm
Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving with all the people and blessings you are grateful for.

Are you, like me, sad to say goodbye to those warm, sunny, lazy summer days?  On my calendar, they definitely sped by too fast!!  I made this light-hearted art journal spread at the beginning of summer for a round robin book swap, adding some paint, collage (including anthropologie wrapping paper), tape, doodling and lettering.  Now I guess it’s already time for a new palette of colors. 🙂

  • hope ellington - I love the summer colors & the whasi tape how you used it all over the page. The colors remind me of my favorite summer fruits strawberries & watermelon.

  • Stine - Beautiful pages! Love the colors.

    I kinds like the change in seasons, the that the colors change througout the yeat- very inspiring!ReplyCancel

  • Charlene - Pamela,

    I saw your class at Handmade on Shelly’s blog & thought… OH there’s Pamela. HOW LONG has it been since we’ve been at an event together??? 4EVER! I love your journals! Your writing ROCKS! I have wanted to learn that & just can’t get myself to DO IT! I added you to my sidebar so I can see when you have a new post. So glad I found you again. HUGS!

  • Bookkeeping Services for Small Business - im impress.. love the color of the journal.. well..summer days is really over. till next year..ReplyCancel

  • Mali Gold - creative journal.. haissst. summer summer summer! i love summer..ReplyCancel

It’s been such a busy lovely summer!  A couple trips to Europe, a long weekend in CA, family visits, some house repairs, lots of fun and adventure.  So, in order to have any creating time, it’s pretty much been doodling-on-the-go.  And I learned how to use Instagram, with the help of some much younger friends (thanks, Molly of 8mm Ideas and Brea!)  Here are a few Instagram photos to share some of my recent doodle lettering.  Hope your summer has been a fun adventure, too!

  • hope ellington - Hello Pam~I love your journaling on the go. I have been practicing mine a bit…it does get easier with practice. I am excited to learn a knew journaling technique at Handmade U….only wish my ‘favorite’ doodler was going to be there!!! Miss you!

  • sue stokke - So thrilled for you {and your eventual students} that you will be teaching your doodling class at French General! Also, so fun to read the article you referenced/linked on Facebook! Well deserved applause for your happy talent:)ReplyCancel

  • promotional products - they’re beautiful..ReplyCancel

  • Painting Antique Furniture - i wish i know how to do it..:) they’re fabulous.ReplyCancel

Although I’ve enjoyed my stay in Brussels, this morning I happily left its cool, grey and often rainy days in June to fly to Toulouse and the sunny warmth of southern France.  This evening I’m cosseted in my hotel room after a wonderful dinner of duck breast in honey glaze, contemplating whether I have enough energy to work a little in my mostly-neglected journal.  Tomorrow is another day for adventure (maybe Carcasonne) before joining up with Kaari Meng’s 3rd week at Chateau Dumas on Saturday.  Besides all the wonderful day trips she has planned, we’ll be working on a new journal guided by Wendy Addison!  Can’t wait!

(pages still in progress)