Wednesday, April 23, 2014

See you tomorrow???

Hope to see you tomorrow!

Die-Versions and Inspired by Stamping are teaming up to bring you inspiration in measures of oodles!
Hope you can stop by!
Here is a small portion of what will be posted tomorrow!

Have a great evening,
Patti J.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

So Thankful for You...

I sure hope it's as lovely where you live, as it is here today. The birds are singing their
spring songs, the sun is shining, and the temps are nice - in the 60's!  Life is good :)

I have another card that was published in an issue of CardMaker Magazine a while back, that never got posted here.  I thought I'd share it with you, as it's such an easy card to make!

I found a couple pieces of pretty patterned papers, and cut two panels.  My wonderful Amuse Studio Swallow Dies were used on the front panel, cutting through both the patterned paper and the green mat.
Adhere the large panel to card base. Adhere the small panel to card front with foam squares. Tada!!!

That's all there is to it!

Have a wonderful day - I'll be back in a day or so with some things I've been working on!

Hugs and smiles,
Patti J.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

Our day began with an amazing sunrise service. 

We all went back to the church for a nice continental breakfast.  

When our choir presented their Easter Cantata, it was difficult to keep a dry eye.

There were about a dozen or so of us that had no family plans, so we
went to a wonderful little winery for lunch.

Mother Nature blessed us with incredible weather for a ride home 
with the top down in our little car.

Ahhh.......Life is good, peeps, so good!

Thanks for stopping by today.
Easter blessings to each of you!

Patti J.

Friday, April 18, 2014


Thank you to everyone who 'Hopped for Lauryn'!

The winner of my blog candy is:


who said: 

So sweet of you to join this wonderful cause and make a lovely card for her. I will be making her a card this afternoon too. My prayers are with her and her family as well.

Congratulations, Verna!

Please email me at: mamagilliam at gmail dot com to find out how to claim your prize!

Have a great weekend, everyone, and...

Happy Easter!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A Warm Hello

A Warm Hello to you all!  Today, I'm happy to be posting for Die-Versions.  My cards today are featuring dies from the April release.  Both were fun to create, and I hope they give you a smile or two!

This card was my very first attempt using modeling creme.  

Supplies:  Die-Versions Whispers DVW-348 'Pebbles Background' Die, Tiddly Inks Image, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Perfect Papercrafting tools (see sidebar for details), Copic Markers.

To begin, I die cut the fabulous Pebbles Background to use as a stencil.  Seriously, love this die!
A piece of cardstock was cut to the same size.

The next step was to place the 'stencil' over the cardstock.

Then I quickly spread the modeling creme over the top of the stencil.
I immediately removed the 'stencil', and scraped the excess back into the jar.
Of course, since I am a hoarder, I saved the 'stencil' for another project!
The modeling creme takes only a short while to dry.  Once dry, I just sponged
some pretty ink colors on, and used the beautiful pebble background to create this happy card!

The white panel was cut to card front size, and I die cut the border on each side. This would
have been fun to just leave the white space in the center, but I couldn't resist using a fun digi image,
and doing an 'outside the box' type of center panel.  Don't you just LOVE these drops?
Here's a giggle for you - after the card was entirely finished, I realized that the teardrops were 
upside down!  Go ahead and laugh - I'm sure you've had days like that!

Supplies:  Die-Versions Whispers DVW-351 'Teardrop Punch Border', Bugaboo Image, Copic Markers, Perfect Papercrafting Rulers (see sidebar for details)

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope that you are all well, and enjoying your week.

Hugs and Blessings,
Patti J.

I'm entering the first card in the Tiddly Inks Challenge #131 - Celebrate (Easter Celebration!)

Monday, April 14, 2014

Lots of Love for Lauryn

Isn't this little girl just precious? 
Let me introduce you....

Lauryn was diagnosed with Leukemia on March 27, 2014. She is currently hospitalized in the DC area undergoing chemotherapy to fight this terrible disease.  

Lauryn is Linda Payne's granddaughter...
many of you in the stamping community probably know our sweet Linda!

As news of Lauryn's illness spread via social media, many of you have asked if there is anything you can do to help, so we have come up with a plan. We decided to have a Card Drive and would like to invite YOU to help by sending "happy mail" to Lauryn and her family.

Please create cards to share your love and encouragement for Lauryn and her family. Lauryn's parents are Josh and Elizabeth and she has two older siblings: Lily and Logan. We thank the Lord for this dear family and need to pray for them as they are seeking to glorify the Lord throughout this trial. 

Cards can be mailed to:

Children's National
Hematology/Oncology RM 437
Lauryn Newsome
111 Michigan Ave NW
Washington DC 20010

You can find updates on Lauryn via a Facebook page that has been set up by some family. It is Fight on Little Lauryn. They have shared how encouraging it is receive a simple "like" on a Facebook status or words of love and encouragement that is posted.

Here is the fabulous group of bloggers who have joined us in promoting this Card Drive. We would love for you to hop with us as numerous bloggers have blog candy and all you need to do is leave a comment... 

Olga Jewell Craftieodamae
Mary Anne Kelemen Lakeside Stamping
Lisa Haines The Purple Place
Colleen Holmes A Card’s Delight
Anita Autore Cards & Coffee 
Sandra Van Blaricum Cards and Creativity 
Nina Brackett Crafting in Croatia
Linda Coughlin The Funkie Junkie
Kathleen Curry Will Stamp for Wine
Melissa Czapor My Many Journeys
Vicki Dutcher All I Do is Stamp
Tera Fujan Stamp Queen 
Joy Hadden Pieces of Joy
Karen Knegten Studio at the Lake 
Lee Murphy My Reality
Betty Neville Betty Neville's Blog
Jackie Randolph Paper Moments 
Shirley Ross Card Art, Etc.
Melissa Shultz Buggin to Stamp
Brenda Turner Stamp It Up
Geri Utterback Geri’s Cards 
Cheri Weston Stamp’n Boomer 
Here is a card that I created using one of the digi images that I received after donating to Lauryn's family. I am planning to send cards to each family member.  What a terrible ordeal for each of them.
If you would like to donate, you can find the link HERE.

Blog Candy!!!
One lucky reader will receive a $10 gift card to
If you are a follower of my blog, you can leave two comments, for two chances!
I will post the winner for MY blog candy on Friday, April 18th.

Have a great day.
Thanks for stopping by!

Patti J.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Winner - Creations by AR Easel Top Box!!!!

Happy Saturday!

I'm SO excited - the winner of the Creations by AR Easel Top Box was chosen randomly from MY blog readers!  Woot Woot!

Without further ado, the winner is:


who said:

'This is so creative and fabulous!! 
I love the papers you used and the adorable owl!! 
And the picture is so sweet!! Have a great day'

Lisa, please email Adela to claim your template!  

Thanks to all who stopped by this week, 
and good luck with next month's 
Creations by AR New Release Blog Hop!

Have a nice weekend - Patti J.