Friday, August 21, 2009

Just Because...

Gosh, how do you folks routinely do multiple challenges with one card? Yikes! I'm still tired from my Skater Ian!!! lol!

I was too tired and too busy to post yesterday, so I have lots for you today! The first is a little card I'll call Just Because... this is for the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge, which was to use a bear on our cards! How much fun are bears??? No problem!

Stamp: TAC, Flowers: Martha Stewart Flower Punch, DP: Basic Grey June Bug, Kooh-I-Noor Pencils, CS: DCWV


Next up, "Dream", is a card that I made for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge 15. We had a sketch to follow. Below is the sketch, followed by my card! The main image was a $1 stamp from the bin at Joanne's this week when I took DH to the airport!

Stamps: Stamp Dimensions Crafts & Inkadinkado Inchies, Tim Holtz's Black Soot Distress Ink, Just a touch of Sakura's Starburst Pen on the stars, and that most fabulous soft and fuzzy trim, I found at For Keep's Sake this week!


This bright and cheerful card is one that I made for two challenges (hooray for two-fers!). Corrosive Challenges had a sketch this week, so I started by following it. 365 Cards had this incredibly difficult challenge (sorry Pam!), Mixed Message, of using 3 different ways to express your message. Folks, with 110 birth announcements in various states of creation, this one nearly put me in that white jacket that buckles in the back. Really....!

My recipe for this card is: DCWV CS & DP, Big pink tag from my stash, the Happy Birthday is a cloth tag, the #2 is an old (REALLY old) acrylic sticker, and the "YOU" is a rub-on. I sure hope this will qualify, as there are no do-overs! Stick a fork in it, because it's done!!! hee hee...


So Grateful is a set that Gina K. Designs sells, that is designed by Rupa Shevde. What a gorgeous set it is! This is another two-fer! The new challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ, had a theme of "FOOD", plain and simple!!! With Thanksgiving approaching, when I think of food, I think of plenty, and from there, this set came out... I followed Monday's Mojo Monday sketch for this card.

Stamps: Gina K. Designs, Kooh-I-Noor Pencils, Crystal Laquer, DCWV Indian Summer Fall Matstack.


The last card I have to post is for 365 Cards Challenge for today, which is simply (OMG Thank You Pam!!!!) to use peach on your card. I jumped up and down and whooped and hollered when I read today's directions!!! The dog thought I was ready for the white coat with the buckles...

I used the Mojo Maria sketch (Tuesday's) for the layout. As usual, I was the rebel that turned the sketch up on its end!!! lol...can't help myself.

Stamp: Shine Anya (from the Greeting Farm set of Rain, Snow, or Shine Anya), Kooh-I-Noor Pencils, Tombow Markers, and the DP is by Provo, found at Big Lots!!!

I quit! Back to birth announcements! I hope that you all have a blessed day, and if I have good luck, I will be back to do some blurfing later today! Caryl P., have you been watchin' those Cardinal's play ball???? muhahahaha......

Patti J.
~A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance.....Proverbs 15:13


  1. All your cards are wonderful! I love the horn of plenty for our Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge...great job! Hope to see you back for more challenges!

  2. Hi Patti! :) These are all fabulous! Thanks so much for playing in our SSC Challenge this week! I love your rich warm Fall colors on your entry card :) Great job!

  3. Super creations, I love your bear image and DP. Thanks for joining us at SSC.

    Liza x

  4. You've been very busy! They are all lovely. Your "Dream" card is stunning, I love the image and the colors & embellishments are perfect. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week. :)
    Michelle MMDT

  5. My goodness Patti you have been busy girl, these are all sooo fabulous!!! Great cards!

  6. OMG - I leave for a day and come back to how many cards posted??? With Stan the Man gone - you have LOTS of time to play!! They are all just beautiful. Don't know which one I love best.

  7. Oh my gosh, I love the pom poms on the bear cute is that? I'm so glad you could join us this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!



  8. You've been busy girl! Fantastic cards!

  9. fantastic card! thanks for playing along this week:)

  10. You've been busy! All your work looks great. Thanks for always posting to my cards. I know how hare that is to do! Have a good one.

  11. Wow, talk about being busy so many cards all at once. You did a great job on them and the teddy is cute.

  12. Hey Patti! It's hard to sleep with this J.O.B.! Anyway, I'm usually out by 9...Love the plaid card. I've bought plaid paper and have never used it. Joan and I are headed to Sue's by 9. Jim is scraping outside windows as we 'speak', with the cool weather I should help paint. Probably see you there.

  13. Wow!! Have you ever been busy Patti!! I am tired just looking at them all!!! They are all fabulous!! Awesome take on the MMSC this week too!! Love the colors and all the embellies you added!!

    I hope you have a great weekend!!!


  14. Wow that's a lot of challenges! Love your bear card! Thanks for playing SSC!

  15. omgosh, these are all wonderful!
    but all the cards went away when I pushed the comment button and it goes to a separate am I going to remember what I love about each of your fabulous cards! lol
    ok, let's see the bear one, totally cute little fellow and I love that red plaid paper!!!!
    Then there was the birdie, I really like this one! The silhouette is wonderful and those papers are gorgeous!
    Next, the one that gave you some difficulty...but wowza, it's beautiful and flowery and happy. I like that one too!
    Then the beautiful cornicopia, I love all things fall so I think this is fabulous too!
    Was that all of them???? lol
    yep, told ya, they're all wonderful!
    have a great weekend!
    Blessings, Maria

  16. Wow! What a lot of cards! Great colors and details!

  17. Wow Patti, these are all fantastic! I love each and every one of them!

    I can see how you've evolved as a paper crafting artist from when I first started visiting your blog up to now. I love being able to visit along the journey as people grow creatively.

    Thanks so much for being such an awesome blog friend and a super sweetheart of a person! *big hugs*

  18. These cards are fabulous! I really like your tiny bear "Just Because" card. It reminds me of Winnie-the-Pooh and his balloon tricks to get the honey. So cute with the pom-poms. Well done!

  19. My gosh Kiddo! What a great group of cards! Your post reminds me of mine! LOL So much to share. You knocked all of these challenges out of the ball park! They are all wonderful, however my fav is the one you did for the Midnight Madness challenge. That one has a great "feel" to it, and I LOVE that stamp. I wish I could find that in my local Joannes. . .Best, Curt

  20. Beautiful cards Patti, all of them!!

    Adorable bear image card and greatr papers and LO.

    Thanks fro joining us this week at SSC.

    Joanne x

  21. Patti, you sure have been a busy gal :-) Your creations are amazing! Have a great weekend.
    God Bless
    Mary Lou

  22. great job on all of your cards! I love your take on the 365 Cards Mixed Messages challenge! Thanks for joining me in the challenge!

  23. Just wanted to take a moment to let you know how much I appreciate you playing along with us at Stamptacular! I truly enjoy being able to see your wonderful creations when you get the chance to join our challenge fun!

    Thank you for taking the time to help make our challenge blog as successful as we can be! Without you it wouldn't be as much fun!


  24. Gosh, Patti, I just wanna know how you managed to squeeze all this loveliness in between making 110 birth announcements! Did you figure out how to make sleep optional? LOL

    What a wonderful feast for the eyes. And thank you so much for playing in our first challenge for Stampin' Sisters in Christ. You're the BEST!

    Love and hugs,

  25. Well you are one busy gal! Terrific cards! Good luck with this weeks contest! Hugz, Sunshine of Sunshine's Stamps:)

  26. Holy cow! Look at all of the creativity in one post :) LOVE the bear with the little pom pom trim and REALLY diggin' the raven card (go figure)... great work, Patti!

  27. These cards are awesome...
    I love your creative work..

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