Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Die-Versions Think Pink Blog Hop

Welcome to the Think Pink Blog Hop!! 
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so the Die-Versions Design Team wanted to bring Breast Cancer Awareness to our crafty friends. We want to get the message out to all women about the importance of early detection with regular self-breast exams and mammograms. 

We want all of you to Hop with us!! Link up as many new projects (no back-linking) that fit the theme of Breast Cancer Awareness (no other restrictions) for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate generously provided by Die Versions. Die-Versions manufactures low profile dies made right here in the United States. You can see all of the dies Die-Versions has to offer and do some shopping at 
the Die-Versions store.

Many of the designers today will be using images generously provided byDoodle Pantry. Doodle Pantry provides a diverse selection of images. There is something for everyone, so be sure to stop by to see all they have to offer.


We have also joined with Fighting Pretty to donate cards to be delivered to breast cancer patients. If you would like to donate your cards we would love to pass them along to brighten the days of needed recipients. Please email Lori at mulchlady(at)aol(dot)com for the address to send your cards. 

Here is what I made, using the Die-Versions "Crochet Lace" Whispers DVW-322 die, and a sweet PRE-COLORED (!!!) digital set 'I Will Survive', from Doodle Pantryyou can find it HERE.  
If you look closely at the second photo, you will see that I actually printed the image twice, and cut the little birdie head out.  It was than mounted on a 'wobbly' spring, so when touched, it wobbles!

Your next stop on the Think Pink Blog Hop is Mary. So let’s get hopping, celebrate courage and strength, and most importantly spread some Pink Hope. 

Here's the entire line-up in case you get lost along the way: 

Die-Versions Blog
Patti - you are here!

Thanks for hopping with us!! 
Link up as many new projects (no back-linking) that fit the theme of Breast Cancer Awareness (Think Pink, Survivor, Be Brave…) in the linky on the Die-Versions blog.
You have until Tuesday, October 28. 

The winner will be announced on the Die-Versions blog on Wednesday, October 29.
Good luck, everyone, and Think Pink!

Thanks for stopping by!
Patti J.

Other supplies used:
A Muse pink gingham cardstock
Wobbly spring (from local LSS)
Perfect Papercrafting Perfect Layers Mini Rulers for perfect mats (see sidebar for details!)

Monday, October 20, 2014

Snowflake Corner...

Happy Monday!
It's my day to share on the Die-Versions Blog, and I thought that I would
showcase a couple of my favorite dies.  I'm amazed each time I create with these dies, at the easy removal of these delicate die cuts!

For this card, I used Die-Versions "Snowflake Corner" DVW-399, and Die-Versions "Peace on Earth" Sweet Wordlets DVSW-043.  Oops!  Looking at my photo, I just realized that I lost a bling on the right snowflake...better fix that before I mail this one!

Thanks for stopping by!

Be sure to follow the Die-Versions blog, for daily inspiration with these wonderful dies!

Patti J.

Other supplies used:
Perfect Paper Crafting Perfect Layers Mini Rulers (see my sidebar for details!)
White Hammermill 100# cardstock
Black cardstock (Hobby Lobby)
Blue Cardstock (scraps)
Bling (Hobby Lobby)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Just Me...

Happy Sunday!

Had a nice service at Church and a great Sunday School group today!
Hope your day was good, as well.

I found a few minutes this afternoon to play, and thought I'd enter a couple of challenges.

The first card was made for one of the Treasure Times Stamps Facebook Group Challenges. 

This particular challenge is for a guest designer spot.  You really should go HERE and join the FB group - they have lots of creative fun, and we all love that, right?  They also have a great website!  Jody, the owner, actually gave her group some digital images to enter the challenges with.  I chose this darling Halloween image.  Ugh...I tried three different times to color, and had one issue after the other, SO... I decided to color only the skin, and paper piece everything else. VOILA!
Wish me luck!!!

The next card was created for the October Challenge at the Great Impressions Stamps Blog.  

This was a pretty tough challenge for me, as I have ZERO fall or autumn related Great Impressions Stamps, and the challenge theme is:  Autumnal Elegance.  I ended up using some pretty patterned paper, a die, and this wonderful little sentiment, 'Just Me. Thinking of You. #9742 SKU #D405'.  This is an all-time favorite GI stamp - I reach for it often.  It can be made 'cutesy' or 'elegant'.
Hope you like it!!!

There's still time to enter each challenge, so get your craft on and go for it!!!

Thanks for stopping by,
Patti J.

Friday, October 17, 2014

What's new up on our hill?

Happy Friday, everyone!

So....what exactly IS new on Patti J's hillside?
Well, thanks for asking!

I'd been gone a while yesterday, running a multitude of errands, including Wal-Mart.
Sympathy accepted!  Ugh.....can't wait - we are to have a Schnuck's soon,
and I'm so excited that Wally World will have a bit of small town competition!

ANYhoo......as I was saying before I got off subject -

When I got home from running errands, this is what I found on the driveway:

Oh dear....I have not ridden a bike since 1980!

Eeks, they say that one never forgets how to ride a bike - I hope that's true, as it's a lot harder 
at age 60 to get up after a fall than it was at 26, and owies hurt a lot more!

My DH is a keeper - for real!  He is always surprising me with sweet presents!  
My last 'sweet ride' surprise from him was in 2003, when he brought me home a little black 
Z3 convertible for our 30th wedding anniversary.  
I've actually done very well with the Z3 - haven't fallen off of it yet :)

When we get a free weekend, and actually get ON these bikes, I'll be sure to let you know how it goes (or doesn't!!!).

Wish me luck!

Have a great weekend - thanks for stopping by!

Hugs & grins,
Patti J.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Happy Halloween!

Good morning!
Can't believe this week is nearly over!  Wowzers...where has it gone?

Today is Sketch Challenge Day at the Repeat Impressions blog, 'The House That Stamps Built'.
Here is Wendy's delightful sketch.  

You all know that I'm a rebel, so it's no surprise to you that I turned the sketch, right?

It probably doesn't surprise you that I took the Repeat Impressions beautiful Maple Leaf stamp, and turned it into a trio of spooky little ghosts, either!!!

Repeat Impressions 'Maple Leaf Silhouette' #5127-K, Repeat Impressions 'Happy Halloween' #1139-F, Repeat Impressions 'Bats'  #2308-B, DP from my stash, Black Ink, Kraft Cardstock, Black Enamel Accents (Ranger).

Hope you like this little card - it was fun to create, and I always love working with Wendy's wonderful sketches!

Check out what my fellow Rockstars have created with this sketch:

Cheri     Joy     Karen     Melissa     Deonna     Geri

Hope you'll do a bit of shopping at Repeat Impressions, and
Check out the RI blog, The House That Stamps Built! Lots of inspiration there :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Patti J.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Blogaversary Winners!

Hello friends!

Today is the day - please check below to see if you are a winner!

This was so much fun - thank you all!


If your name is listed below, please email me at: mamagilliam at gmail dot com

Thanks so much to all of you for hanging in here with me for SIX years!

Hugs to all...
Patti J.

Day 1
$20 Creations by AR Gift Card
Judy Woodland

Day 2
$20 Repeat Impressions Rubber Stamps Gift Card
Denise Bryant

Day 3
CardMaker Magazine - Interactive Cards
Lisa (A Mermaid's Crafts)

Day 3
CardMaker Magazine - Cross Stitch
Dawn LL

Day 3
CardMaker Magazine - Quilling
Helena (Gvendalen)

Day 4
Treasured Times Rubber Stamps Gift Card
Glittered Paws

Day 4
$10 Doodle Pantry Gift Card
Denise Goeldner

Day 5
$25 Great Impressions Rubber Stamps Gift Card
Lena's Creations

Day 6
Die-Versions 'Season's Greetings Die
Donna T.

There is a SURPRISE package that is going to one lucky person that was randomly drawn
from those of you who left a comment here on my blog each and every day!

SURPRISE Package - 6 day winner
Diana Auberle


Creations by AR
Repeat Impressions
CardMaker Magazine
Treasured Times Rubber Stamps
Doodle Pantry
Great Impressions Rubber Stamps
Die-Versions Dies

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Blogaversary Celebration - Day Six!

Hello, and Happy Weekend!
Today is the last day of Cherish Each Precious Day's Blogaversary Celebration!

It's not too late to comment on Days 1-5...just scroll down!

We have an awesome sponsor today!

Dani Daflin, of Die-Versions Dies, has graciously sent an absolutely
STUNNING die, for one of you to win!

Die-Versions Dies are amazing.  They truly do cut beautifully, slicing through cardstock like it's butter, and the die cuts are delicate and gorgeous!  I'm so blessed to be a part of the
Die-Versions Design Team (I'm a Dynamo!!!).  We work together like one big,
happy family, and we love working with these high quality dies that are

Here is one of my favorite projects using Die-Versions Dies:

These dog tags were cut from metal sheeting, using the Die-Versions "Military Tags" Whispers DVW-341

Here is the beautiful die that Dani has provided.
One of YOU will win this - talk about easily mass produced cards!

While I do not own this die, I do own the Merry Christmas die.
So that you can see the scale of this sentiment, here is a card that I made using the Merry Christmas die:

Beautiful, right?

So....how can you win?

1. Leave a comment on this post = 1 chance
2. Leave a comment on the Die-Versions blog = 1 chance
3. Become a Die-Versions blog follower = 1 chance
4. Leave some love (tell Dani I sent you) on the Die-Versions FB page = 1 chance

I hope that you've enjoyed my Blogaversary as much as I have!
Thank you SO much for stopping by!
Remember that you need only scroll down to comment on Days 1 through 5!

Winners will be posted here on Monday, October 13th, probably late morning.

I'll be away from my computer over the weekend, so if you leave a comment here, and it doesn't show up, be patient!  It will show up Sunday evening, I promise!

Hugs and GOOD LUCK to you all!

Patti J.