Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Best Gifts...

Good morning!
It's time for a new challenge at The House that Stamps Built.
It's sketch time! I love working with Wendy's sketches...

I used Repeat Impressions 111-O Wedding/Anniversary Border,
and Repeat Impressions 8615-E Best Gifts for today's card.

Here is today's sketch:

And, here is my card:


Hope you are having a great week!

Now, let's hop along and see what my DT sisters have created!

Cheri     Deonna     Joy     Karen     Kathy     Melissa

Have fun!
Hope you link up your card this week at The House that Stamps Built!

Hugs,
Patti

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Time to Celebrate!

Hi there!

So, have you been following the Great Impressions blog this week?
All week long, our DT has been showcasing fun things for kids - each day has
had new inspiration of the non-card variety!

My project today, is to celebrate school being out for the summer.
What kid doesn't get excited to see that last day of school roll around?

I thought that was cause for celebration, and used Great Impressions Stamps
E-759 Time to Celebrate to create this fun candy tin for a young lady we know.
She loved it - hope you will enjoy it, too!


Thanks for stopping by today!

Don't forget about the GI challenge!
The theme for May is 'Celebrate Spring'.
You don't have to use GI stamps, but we'd love it if you did!
If you use GI stamps be sure to link up to the customer gallery HERE. 

Be sure to stop by the Great Impressions store HERE and treat yourself to a few new stamps!

Did you know shipping is free over $25?! 

Have a great weekend,
Patti J.

Friday, May 22, 2015

A Tip for You

Hello, and Happy Friday!

It's my day to post on the CardMaker Magazine Blog, and my
assignment for today's post was to share a paper crafting tip.

I hope that you'll pop over and check out my post!

Thanks for stopping by today..

Hugs,
Patti J.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Victorian Kids

Hello out there!

I have a darling new release from Die-Versions to share with you today - you
are going to want this one!

My card today is created with Die-Versions "Victorian Kids" Whispers DV-463.

Don't you love it when a card comes together quickly, and
beautifully, with just a bit of fun patterned paper, a wonderful sentiment, 
and an AMAZING die?  Yep, love it when that happens!

Here's what I made:


Those dies are on your wish list, right? Oh my goodness, they cut like butter,
and just fall right out of the die.

Hope you will become a follower of the Die-Versions blog,
and do a bit of shopping at the Die-Versions store - they have some wonderful new releases!

Thanks for stopping by!
Patti J.

Other supplies used:
Unity Stamps
A Muse 'bling' (little girls hair bow)
Tombow Permanent Adhesive Runner
Authentique Card Stock
Bazzill Black Card Stock
Basic Grey Card Stock (base)
Perfect Paper Crafting Perfect Layers Ruler 1/16" and Cutting Mat
(see my sidebar to find out how you can save money on your
Perfect Paper Crafting orders!)

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Wish you were here...

Howdy, ya'll,
hope that you are having a great week - happy Wednesday!

It's time for a new Photo Inspiration Challenge at The House that Stamps Built.

Here's the sketch:


And here's my card, using Repeat Impressions' Stamps:


Wow, this one was tough for me, so I finally cheated. Yep, cheated!
I found a clip art online of a pretty sunset, and that's my
card base. For the wine glass, I inked up only one of the two wine
glasses, and used some Copics to color the glass a bit.
Then the sentiment was stamped. It was all matted, and adhered
to a gold card base. That's that!

The inspiration photo reminded me of the 'Calgon, take me away' commercial, so I went
for easy peasy!  In all fairness, I had some stamps ordered for this lovely
photo inspiration challenge, but the USPS is living up to the 'snail mail' title!

Now, let's do some hopping to see what my DT friends have created!

Cheri     Deonna     Joy     Karen     Kathy     Melissa

Happy Hopping!
Hope you link up your card this week!

Hugs,
Patti

Monday, May 18, 2015

CardMaker's 'Pretty Pink Posh' Blog Hop

Happy Monday - I'm so happy that you stopped by today!

 Pretty Pink Posh is partnering with CardMaker Magazine in a blog hop, and offering one lucky person a package of goodies.  You can find all of the details regarding the giveaway on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog! Today, the CardMaker Magazine Blog Team is excited to be showcasing some fun Pretty Pink Posh products, and hope that you will be inspired by what you see today!

Be sure to leave a comment as you hop...just look at what one lucky winner will be receiving!
What's in this winners package?  
Stitched Borders 1 dies cuts
Stitched Banner Duo 2 dies cuts
6mm Sparkling Clear Sequins
6mm Marigold Sequins
6mm Espresso Sequins
6mm Mossy Green Sequins
6mm Pink Peonies Sequins
Silver Confetti
Silver Star Confetti

Pretty exciting, right?

Hopefully, you have come to my blog from LISA'S BLOG!
When you leave here, you will go to AJ'S BLOG!
If you get lost along the way, you can find the entire hop list at the CardMaker Blog.

I was excited to recieve MY package of Pretty Pink Posh supplies.
Here's what I found in my mailbox to create with:

I'm sure ya'll heard me squealing with delight in the middle of our little Post Office!

Here's what I made:
(yes...I got carried away...!)
Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Banner DuoPretty Pink Posh Springtime Mix Sequins

Pretty Pink Posh Pocket Border, Pretty Pink Posh Sugar Plum Mix Sequins

Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Labels 1, Pretty Pink Posh Watermelon Sequins

This fun gift was created for my Chemo Buddy. I just embellished a cute scrap pad from Wal-Mart. Tada!
Pretty Pink Posh Springtime Mix Sequins

Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Banner Duo Die, Pretty Pink Posh Sugar Plum Mix Sequins,

Another fun gift for my Chemo buddy! Just took a wooden flower, colored it, and added some sequins and a magnet!
Pretty Pink Posh Springtime Mix Sequins

Thanks for stopping by!
Time to hop over to AJ'S BLOG, to see what amazing creations she has been working on!

Happy Hopping,
Patti J.




Other supplies used:

Other Supplies Used for Green Birthday Shaker Card:
, Twine from LSS, Heartfelt Creations Patterned Paper Arianna Blooms CollectionTombow Mono Adhesive RunnerTombow Foam Pads, White Hammermill 100# Card Stock from local print store, Scrap of clear plastic from packaging, Lawn Fawn Scripty SayingsTim Holtz Distress Ink, Peeled Paint, Perfect Papercrafting Perfect Layers Mini Rulers and Cutting Mat (see sidebar to save money on your PPC orders!)

Other Supplies Used for Elephant Card:


Other Supplies Used for Thinking about You Card:
American Crafts Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic Patterned Papers, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Tombow Mono Adhesive Runner, Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue, White Hammermill 100# Card Stock from local print store, Kraft Card stock from Wal-Mart, Black Card Stock scrap.

Other Supplies Used for Note Pad:
Note Pad - Wal-Mart, Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue

Other Supplies Used for Celebrate Card:

Other Supplies Used for Flower Magnet:
Wooden Flower and Magnet from Wal-Mart, Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid GlueBlack Copic MarkerSakura White Gel Pen

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Hello Friend!

Happy Saturday!

Sometimes, we just need a masculine card, and they are SO difficult!
Let me show you a fun and easy way to send those favorite guys a greeting
that will bring them lots of smiles.

This card is very easy to make - read on for dimensions and directions.



This shot shows the card closed.

And here's what it looks like closed.


1. Start with a card base fo 5.5" x 8.5".
2. Score on long side, as 2 1/8" and 4 1/4".
3. Stamp sentiment on card base, and image on scrap piece.
4. Trim and mat the focal panel with a coordinating color.
5. Cut a panel and coordinating mat that will fit directly behind the focal panel.
6. Adhere the panel to the card base first.
7. Next, apply adhesive to only the left half of focal panel. Adhere in place
on card front, aligning the image with your panel on the card base.
Done!

I just used a simple rectangle - you can use your favorite dies, or just use your paper cutter 
to cut simple rectangles or squares.

Wasn't that easy peasy?

Thanks for stopping by today!

Don't forget about the GI challenge!
The theme for May is 'Celebrate Spring'.
You don't have to use GI stamps, but we'd love it if you did!
If you use GI stamps be sure to link up to the customer gallery (HERE). 

Be sure to stop by the Great Impressions store (HERE) and treat yourself to a few new stamps!

Did you know shipping is free over $25?! 

Have a great weekend,
Patti J.