Monday, November 12, 2018

Be Thankful

Hi everyone!

Hope you're all staying safe from fires, and in our case, warm from the cold. 

I thought I'd pop in today with a card I made for the 'Be Thankful' challenge at Power Poppy.

I used THIS free digital image for my card.

Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Take care, and be creative!!!
Patti J.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Freezin' Season


I'm so excited about this sweet digi image that I snagged from 7 Kids College Fund the other day. They had a 24 hour 'free image' giveaway on Facebook, and you all know that I cannot resist a cute snowman!

This sweetie was colored with Copic markers, and was truly a 1/2 hour card, start to finish!

Here it is:

How cute is this?

If you don't follow them already, be sure to do so! It's a fun group!

Thanks for stopping by today,

Patti J.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Special Birthday Challenge at Scor-Pal

Hi everyone!

Yikes! It's November! It was a rainy, nasty Halloween here. We were expecting about 400-600 trick or treaters, and probably had 100. They got lots of candy from us, as we didn't want it left over!

It's time for a new monthly challenge on the Scor-Pal blog - 'Special Birthday'. Creations need to include more than one score line, and a 'Special Birthday' theme.  

Here is my project for this month. I'm not sure who will get this, but I hope they like it!

Did you know that Scor-Pal has lots of fun things in their store? Yep! They have dies,
glitter markers, Pocket Pal pages, Aqua markers, watercolor just have to go look and see.

Here is a card I made using this die set:

The top piece is the cutest little envelope, but I didn't use it for this.
I used the little note card (the bottom) piece, and used it as the card part of my joy fold card.

Then I decided I needed a matching gift, so here's what I made:

And here is a photo of the set together:

So, what do you think?

Thanks for all of you who are emailing to inquire about my health. I had my follow-up doctor appointment on October 15th. I still have pneumonia (my hospitalization was June 24th!), but...I am better! So overall, it's good news. I'm just a very impatient patient - I want to be 100% right now!

For these project, I used my Scor-Pal Eighths, 1/2" Scor-Tape, & 1/4" Scor-Tape.

Thanks for looking! 

I hope to see your birthday creations in our 'Special Birthday' Scor-Pal challenge!

We also have a ton of inspiration on our Projects on the Scor-Pal website and also on our Pinterest Board to help you get creative!Challenge at Scor-Pal! 

Happy November, everyone!

Patti J.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Pinspired - Scor-Pal

Good morning!

I'm here today with a Pinspired project for the Scor-Pal blog. The Scor-Pal Design Team each take a month, and we find a project on Pinterest that inspires us to create!

This month, I'm your hostess, and I have been 'Pinspired' by this project by Sandra Ronald.

Gift Box for Speciality Teabags | Arty Paper Crafters

I made a whole lot of these for some special ladies at church!

Here are my boxes:

And here is how these were made!
(Be sure to check out Sandra's video tutorial!)

Cut your card stock to 9" x 6 1/4"

Score on the short side at 1/2", 1 3/4", 5"
I used my Scor-Pal Eighths (which I dearly love) to score my boxes.
(The dotted lines were drawn on, so you could see the scored lines)

Score the long side at 3", 4 1/4", 7 1/4" and 8 1/2"

Burnish all score lines

Cut as shown below.  The boxes with X's will be cut out entirely.
Round the corners on what will be your 'top flap'.

When it's cut out, it will look like this. Add some adhesive to your skinny tab on the side.
Of course, I used Scor-Tape 1/4" for this!

Flip your card stock over, and apply adhesive as shown.

Fold and create your box as shown.

OOPS! You should do this step BEFORE adhering box together!

Using a small circle punch, create a little half circle, to allow you to open
the box with your thumb or finger.  Mine was a wee bit tricky to do, as
I did it after the box was assembled... 

Finish your box, and decorate as desired!

Remember, your box won't have all of the creative pencil marks on it - I just used them so you could better see the scoring lines.

That's it!  I made all of these boxes in one evening, and you can too!
Thanks to Sandra for some great 'Pinspiration'!

I hope you'll give this box a try. Don't forget, you still have time to enter the October challenge at Scor-Pal - 'More than one fold, with a Fall/Halloween/Harvest Theme!

Thanks for stopping by,

Patti J.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Pretty in Pink...

Hi ya'll, and Happy Fall!

Brrr....a bit of chill to the air today, but I love it! Hope it's pretty where you are, too.
We're preparing for DH's 50th class reunion this weekend - fun, right?

My thoughts and prayers are with those dealing with the destruction with the hurricane.
I can't even imaging dealing with all of that mud, grime, etc.

Here's a card I made using some beautiful Stampin'Up! stamps.
Thanks, Sally for a fun morning of crafting in pink for Breast Cancer month!

This shows the pretty envelope we made to go with our cards.

Here's the card alone:

And here is what I used on the inside of the card.

I'm going to enter this in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week.
Here is their sketch:

Thanks for stopping by today!

Hugs and smiles,

Patti J.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Background Check at Power Poppy Stamps

Happy weekend, everyone!

I needed a 'just because' sort of card today, and decided to use this beautiful image 'Everything's Rosy' from Power Poppy, and play along with their 'Creative Confetti Background Check' challenge.

I don't have too much in the way of backgrounds, so I created my own, with Copic markers. I just used the colors in the card and lots of dots to make a fun background. Hope it works okay for the challenge!

Here's my card:

Have a wonderful weekend - the weather here is beautiful!

Hugs and blessings,
Patti J.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Fall/Harvest/Halloween at Scor-Pal!

Hi everyone!

I'm totally in shock.  It. Is. October. ???? How did that happen? It seems like I just drug my shorts out, and now I'm wondering where my boots might be packed! Lol...gotta love moving, right?

It's time for a new monthly challenge on the Scor-Pal blog - 'Fall/Harvest/Halloween'. Creations need to include more than one score line, and a 'Fall/Harvest/Halloween' theme.  

Here is my project for this month. As usual, this one goes to the wonderful Sunday School class at church that I love spoiling! One of the ladies had her 86th birthday last week!  Each little box is filled with chocolates.

View from the side

Thanks to all of you who have emailed, called, or sent cards while I've been under the weather. Each day brings improvement. Hopefully I'll be my old cantankerous self by the Christmas holidays!  I have follow-up appointment on October 15th. Curious to see what chest x-rays show.

For this project, I used my Scor-Pal Eighths, & 1/4" Scor-Tape.

Thanks for looking! 

I hope to see your summer creations in our Fall/Harvest/Halloween Scor-Pal challenge!

We also have a ton of inspiration on our Projects on the Scor-Pal website and also on our Pinterest Board to help you get creative!Challenge at Scor-Pal! 

Happy September everyone!

Patti J.