Friday, September 19, 2014

Warmest Holiday Wishes...

Happy Friday!
Thanks for stopping by today.
It's my day to post for the Die-Versions blog, and I've chosen, once
again, to work with the 'Deer Ornaments' Whispers DVW-388.
This is one of my favorite dies from our Christmas release.

I used a mirror finish gold cardstock for this, and it's beautiful in real life, but the photos don't take so well!  I hope you can imagine how it really looks!

Speaking of Warmest Holiday Wishes....we hope you will join in on the 'Tis the season' blog hop (where you will see lots of seasonal items for fall and winter!)
on Monday, Sept. 22nd.  The Die-Versions team and the Great Impressions Stamps team
will be hopping together!  We received stamps from Great Impressions to create with, and they received dies from Die-Versions to create with - should be an amazing hop!
Start at the Die-Versions Blog!!!

While you're out and about today, be sure to do some shopping at Die-Versions!
The best gifts are those 'to me, from me' gifts, right?
Hopefully, you are following the Die-Versions blog, for daily inspiration
from the DV Dynamo's!

Have a great weekend - see you Monday!!!

Other supplies used:
Repeat Impressions Sentiment Stamp '2208-G Warmest Holiday...'
Cuttlebug Snowflake Embossing Folder
Gold Mirror Finish Cardstock
Maroon Cardstock (Hobby Lobby)
White Cardstock - Hammermill 100# - local print store
Perfect Layers Mini Rulers from Perfect Papercrafting (to get my beautiful gold mat!)
(see my sidebar for details)

Patti J.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wishing you a day of happy moments!

Well, it's Wednesday, and that means a challenge at Repeat Impressions!

This week, we have another great sketch by Wendy.

And here's my card!

I used 'Wild Violets' #1706-I, and the Happy Moments sentiment #8618-E. The image was colored with copics. Hope it inspires you to join us in our challenge!  We can't wait to see your
beautiful creations!

(Used my Perfect Papercrafting Mini Rulers for the beautiful black mats - see sidebar for details!)

Thanks for stopping by,
Patti J.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

An Inspiration

Happy Wednesday!
Hope that your week has gone very well so far.

I'm here today with a post for Repeat Impressions.  Today, Cheri Weston is our challenge hostess for the DCC (Designer's Choice) Challenge.  Her challenge to all of us, is to use black, white, and grey on a project.  Here's what I did:

I used the Small Dragonfly #102, the Inspiration sentiment #8409-E and the Spring Blossoms #1320-M, along with some colored cardstock, ribbon, and some white embossing powder.  Voila - very quick, and very elegant!

Hope you'll join us for the DCC challenge at The House That Stamps Built!
You could be the winner!!!

I am also entering this in the Craft Hoarder's Anonymous Challenge - 'Flowers'!

Thanks for dropping by,
Patti J.

Other supplies used:
Stampin'Up! Decorative Label Punch, Marvy Heat Gun, Stampendous White Embossing Powder, Ribbon from my stash, cardstock.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

AR's Christmas in September Blog Hop

Welcome to the Creation by AR, Christmas in September Blog Hop!
Adela has been busy creating some beautiful templates!
We have three new releases to showcase today!

As always, with an AR hop, there's something to give away!
This month, there will be THREE random commenters chosen from the designers' blogs, 
and from the AR FB page.  How can you win?
Leave comments on each designers' blog and/or the AR FB page.  The more comments you leave, the better chance of being chosen.  Comments will be accepted until Friday, September 12th, at 12:00 noon Eastern time.  Random winners will be announced September 13th on the AR FB Page, and on the AR Website.  Good luck!!!

Let's get started!

First up is the Gingerbread Gift Bag.  Is this cute, or what?  
The possibilities are endless for filling this amazing bag!

Leave it to me to take a squirrely photo!  The wreath is not wonky - it's perfect!  The photograper has captured the back side of the house!  (It's two sided

Next, we have the Starry Tree.  Oh my goodness, this is delightful!
Each of these little trees lift up, and each tree 'base' can be filled with something fun.
I've filled mine with holiday candies.

Last, but certainly not least, is the new Stack a Snowman.
What fun!  Get out those pretty patterned holiday papers, and create some fun
snowman stacks for friends, family, and co-workers!
Again, each of the 'bases' holds something fun.
Completed Stack

This shot shows the hat off, and the little treat container!

This shows the lid off the pink box.  Just realized I left off a glue dot on the pink lid!  OOPS!

This shows the bottom two sections with lids off.

Yummy, right?

You can purchase each template individually, or....
You can purchase the 2014 Winter Bundle, which contains all three!

Thank you for stopping by today!
It's time to hop along to see what my talented teammates have created!
My time has been very limited this month, so if you like my projects, you will be
happy dancing when you see theirs!!!

Here's the hop order:

Lisa E.
Patti J. (that's me!)

Have fun, and good luck!
Patti J.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Wedding Place Cards

Happy Saturday to all...

I've been working on some wedding things for our son's wedding, and
thought I'd share just a bit of the creations.
Like a goofball, I shipped the entire box of pretties,
and did not photograph anything else!
More pics will come in a few weeks - I promise!

Sorry, had to crop off the bottom for privacy of the wedding guest.  Each place card was hand embossed with a Spellbinder die, one by one.  The bride and groom's are a bit larger, as they will be at a table by themselves.

This photo shows the menu's. looking forward to wedding DINNER!!!

And, here are the table numbers.  These will stand on the table in a silver card holder. Sorry about the white background!

We are so excited for these two!  Can't wait to see them speak their vows.
They are getting married at Bass Lake, near Yellowstone, and it should be beautiful
this time of year!

There were also programs, and a few other things - hopefully, I'll have photos soon!

Thanks for stopping by!
Patti J.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Sending Smiles

I'm here with my first post as a 'repeat' Repeat Impressions DT member!
I stepped down from the team a year or so ago, and have missed Wendy and my DT friends.
When Wendy asked me recently to come back for a term, I was excited to do so. is my card, using the Repeat Impressions Sketch #S314!

I've used the sweet 'Moon Angel' #716-G, 'Thinking of You' #1105-E, and 'Sending Smiles' #9106-G

And, here is Wendy's great sketch!

Be sure to give this sketch a try!  Enter your project in the sketch challenge, at the the RI Blog, The House That Stamps Built, for a chance to win some great RI stamps!

Other supplies used, were some Colorbok cardstock, some bling from my stash, Copic Markers, and, of course, my Perfect Papercrafting Mini Rulers for the beautiful borders!  See my sidebar for details.

Thanks for stopping by,

Patti J.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Pretty Wings...

Happy Tuesday, and Happy September!
Can you believe that August is gone?  

It's my day to post for Die-Versions, and I've chosen to once again showcase this beautiful die.
I love the delicate lines, and couldn't resist embellishing the body with a few pearls.
It's such an elegant die, that it needs an elegant embellishment, right?

Die-Versions "Pretty Wings" Whispers DVW-383

The butterfly is die cut from the same patterned paper as the border - doesn't it
look pretty, and vintage?

Hope your week is off to a great start!
Thanks for stopping by today.  We hope that you'll follow the Die-Versions Blog
for lots of daily inspiration from the talented design team.  Shopping at the
Die-Versions store is great fun, as well!

I'll leave you with a question...what is one word that you'd like to see in a die?
Something new, that's not been thought of yet?
Can't wait to hear your words!!!

Hugs and smiles,
Patti J.

Other supplies used:
Kraft Cardstock
Our Daily Bread Designs Patterned Paper 'Blushing Rose' Collection
Our Daily Bread Designs 'Flourished Verses' Stamps
Brown Versafine Ink
Kaiser Craft Pearls
Perfect Papercrafting Perfect Layers Mini Rulers (See my sidebar for details)