Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Wish You Were Here...

Hope your Wednesday is off to a great start.

I have a project to share today, for the the Repeat Impressions Sketch Challenge.
Our fearless leader, Wendy Wyman, is the absolute queen of sketches!
She gave us this wonderful sketch, and challenged us to create with it.

Here's what I made:

I stenciled the background for the pumpkin and sentiment.  The pumpkin is colored with Copics and fussy cut. It was then popped up (as was the sentiment) with dimensional foam.  The piece of twine is just knotted at each end, and glued onto the back of the sentiment.  The patterned paper on the card front is from my stash.

The stamps I used can be found at the Repeat Impressions website.  
They are:

We'd love to see you use this sketch - please have some
fun with the sketch, and enter our challenge at the RI blog, The House That Stamps Built!

You might just be a lucky winner!

Please drop by my fellow Rock Star blogs, and see what they've created with this fun sketch!

Cheri     Deonna     Geri     Joy     Joyce     Karen     Melissa

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Patti J.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Little Fish...Big Wish!

Happy Monday!

Patti J. here with my first Repeat Impressions Project of the Week!

My project this week is a fun little slider card!
So...grab that cup of coffee or tea, and join me for a fun tutorial!

Warning: Photo heavy :)

The stamps I'm using for this project are all Repeat Impressions Stamps:

Cut a piece of cardstock that measures 4.25" x 11".  Score in half at 5.5".  Set aside.

Cut another piece of cardstock to 4" x 5.25".  Find two graduated circle dies, and line them up together as shown.

This is what you will have after die cutting your circles.

Using inks and stamps of your choice, decorate the outside piece as desired.

Flip over, and add dimensional foam.  I use lots - many folks use much less! Your choice :)

Again, using stamps and inks of your choice, decorate the smaller circle. Flip it over and add foam pieces, as shown in the next photo.

Remove the paper from foam pieces, and adhere larger piece to card front. Be sure to place on card front in the right position, and no...don't ask me how I know that!  lol...
Stamp image of choice, color, and fussy cut, as shown below...

Take a button, penny, dime, whatever works best, and add a couple of foam pieces to one side only.

Lay your button or coin with the sticky side up, inside the large circle, toward the left edge.  Adhere the smaller circle in the center of the larger circle.  Place your 'spinning' image on top of the dimensional foam pieces. 

Voila!  You have a fish that will spin all the way around your circle.  Mine will even swim upside down!

 I know that you all have lots of great ideas for this technique!
When it's my turn again, we may do a side to side slider!
I hope that you'll give this technique a try, and if you do...
be sure to come back to the Repeat Impressions Blog, and 
leave your blog link in a comment!
That way, we can all check out your fun creations!

Happy Stamping,
Patti J.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Blogaversary Coming Soon...!

Wishing you a Sunday full of blessings!

Just a heads-up for my faithful followers!  This has been a year of many
wonderful events!

Just to name a few - 

I turned 60 (and everything still works!)
We were blessed with our first grandbaby (and she is delightfully healthy!)
Our son married a wonderful woman (we are keeping her!)
We've made two trips to Germany, and one to California!
I've posted 1100 blog posts - yup, 1100!!!
 ...and many more amazing things!

On October 2nd, it will be SIX years since I posted my first papercrafting project!

I'm sure that I learned this fun fold from my friend (and then, teacher) Shirley!
This was actually my first published card as well...
Lol...not only has my cardmaking improved, but so has my photography!

You, my faithful friends, have been with me through good days and bad,
through weeks of many posts and weeks of none............
So!  I'm planning six days of Blogaversary celebrations!

Stay tuned for Day 1 - October 3rd - there will be candy!
Check back often, as there will be 5 more days of Blogaversary candy in October!

Have a great day,
Patti J.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

So Grateful...

Yippee Skippy, it's Saturday!

Good golly, Miss Molly, it's been fun having some crafty time this week!
Today, I'm sharing a card that I made for the Mod Squad Challenge - 'Any Holiday'.
Fall is my favorite season to create for, so I decided it has to be a
Thankful card.

I used two Gina K. Designs sets: 'Autumn Beauty', and 'So Grateful'.
Both are older sets, and might even be retired, but both have been inked
and inked and inked over the years, so what's one more inking!

I first stamped the pumpkins.  They were masked, and the mailbox and flowers were 
then stamped.  All coloring is with Copics, and the papers are from some
old scraps in my stash.

I'm also entering this card here:
Hiding in my Craft Room - create for any holiday

Hope it gives you some fall smiles!

Thanks for stopping by!
Patti J.

Friday, September 26, 2014


Howdy, folks!
Is it really Friday already?

I've actually had a bit of time this week to create for a challenge or two!
Love it when that happens!

Today's card was created in a matter of minutes. Don't you just
get all excited when a free digi sentiment, and some wonderful patterned
paper does all of the hard work for you?  I found this Kraft-type paper
pad last week at Hobby Lobby, and it's great for cards like this one!

I love this 'faithful" scripture!  This card will be entered into
the Word Art Wednesday challenge - anything goes.
If you are interested, you can grab the sentiment there - each week,
a new verse is provided.  You can create with it, or with any
'uplifting' type of sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by - have a great weekend!

Patti J.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Age and Wine...

Hello, and Happy Thursday!

I had a bit of time to play yesterday, and had purchased, but not yet used, this fun digi image from "From the Heart Stamps".  We have two friends that really enjoy visiting wineries,
and since it's not really our thing, we have a lot of fun razzing them about it.

This digi is called Birdbrain Wine.  It's colored with Copic Markers,
and I used up some patterned papers from my scrap piles.

I'm going to enter this in the "From the Heart Stamps" Challenge,
which is a sketch challenge...with a twist.  The twist is that you can either
follow this sketch... 

or used a handmade embellishment, OR you can do both!
My handmade embellies are the wee butterflies that I've punched and drawn on.

Thanks for stopping by!
Patti J.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Repeat Impressions - Geri's DCC Challenge!

Hello, and Happy Wednesday!
It's hard to believe our week is half over already.

Every other Wednesday, one of the Repeat Impressions Design Team members hosts a Designer's Choice Challenge.  This week, the uber-talented Geri Utterback chose a 'Fall' theme. This
can be as simple as fall colors, or as elaborate as you wish - think leaves, pumpkins,
Halloween, Thanksgiving....the possibilities are many :)

I decided to ink up this cute scarecrow, and surround him with beautiful fall colors, and a nice general fall sentiment.  Hope you like him as much as I do!

Repeat Impressions 3309-K, Scarecrow & Friend, Repeat Impressions 6103-J, Thinking Vertical, DCWV Patterned Paper, Tombow Adhesives, Silk Leaves from my stash, Copic Markers, Spellbinders Dies.
Thanks for stopping by!

Be sure to check out the other RI Rock Stars, to see what they created.

Cheri    Deonna     Geri     Joy     Joyce     Karen     Melissa

Once you are all 'Fall' inspired, head over to the RI Blog, and enter your own 'Fall' creation for a chance to win some Repeat Impressions yumminess of your own!

We can't wait to see what you enter!

Hugs, and fall blessings...
Patti J.