Thursday, August 13, 2009

Back to School....this post is for Lisa!

Well, it's back to school today in Farmington! Seems very strange to be sitting HERE while school buses are driving by! I am used to being AT school on the first day with kids in and out of my office all day! Sort of a sad day for me....

With 'back to school' in mind, I decided to play the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week!

My BBB (best blogging bud), Lisa, sent me a care package last week. It contained some new stamps and some Basic Grey papers. Teacher Anya was one of the new stamps. Isn't she the most darling thing you've ever seen? Of course, the DP that I used on the background and on Anya's vest are Basic Grey! Thanks Lisa, in measures of oodles!!! You are so sweet!

Supplies: Basic Grey June Bug Paper Pack, Crystal Laquer, Great Impressions Sentiment, Versafine Black Ink, DCWV CS, Kooh-I-Noor Woodless Pencils and Low-Odor Mineral Spirits, Tombow Markers.


This next card is for 365 Cards challenge for today. Today we were to use a Card Recipe! The recipe was:
4 x 7 card
5 blossoms
wet embossed sentiment
three different DP's!

It's been a while since I have wet embossed, so it was fun to drag out the old heat gun!
I am also going to post this at Flutter By Wednesday's challenge! Pay special attention to the teensy little butterfly up on the Hello sentiment. Shirley's granddaughter, Megan, came to visit her for a week. I got to meet her last week, and she was a total sweetie! She was creating with Shrinky Dink and Punches, and offered to make me some very fun embellishments! When I left that day, I had a butterfly (shown above!) some flowers, and some birds! I think she did a beautiful job, and it was so much fun to get to meet her! So, Megan, if you are reading this, THANK YOU, and many hugs for your kindness!!!
Supplies: Basic Grey June Bug Paper Pack, Versamark Dazzle Frost Ink, Judikins Egyptian Gold Embossing Powder, Glitter, Silk Flowers, Marvy Punches, Cuttlebug Paisley Folder, Core'dinations Black/Gold Cardstock, Shrinky Dink Butterfly.
That's all I have for today! It's been a busy day - I've been working on announcements, and finally got the new bedding on our bed! Hope that you have all had a wonderful day! Have a great evening, and think happy thoughts!!!
Patti J.
Try to learn something about everything, and everything about something. ~Thomas Henry Huxley


Kim said...

Hi Patti! I luv your back to school card! What a fun stamp to use with the polka dot paper... and your recipe card is fantastic! That butterfly embellishment is to cute! I always enjoy your creations!!!

Nilla said...

Lovely cards, they make me happy!! I just sent my son on the school bus, 2 more years then....Have a great weekend! Hugs Nilla

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Thanks Patti! I LOVE the Anya card. You did a marvelous job with her, paper piecing her vest and using that awesome paper. I'm SOOOOO glad you are enjoying the goodies. And your glitter card is cute, too. I love that little butterfly... that is really sweet.

Hugs my friend,

AmethystCat said...

darling! absolutely darling back to school card!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Patti!! These are both wonderful!! Your take and card using the MMSC sketch though is incredible. Love the colors and that adorable image!! Very beautifully done!! Love to see your creations but it is even more fun to see your takes on the sketches!! Glad you could play along with it this week. You aced it gf!!!

Priscilla said...

Hi Patti, I love the BBB thingy :) and your card is just too cute for words. That apple is just adorable too :) Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week.
MMSC Hostess

Unknown said...

Hi Patti,
I'm feeling a lot better today so did my card and now all caught up. Your card is fantabulous my friend. You put the challenge to good use. Don't you just love getting care packages in the mail? I am trying to get a RAK club going so if you are interested let me know okay. There is nothing nicer than sending someone something nice through the mail.
Take care

Maria Matter said...

oh, I love the polka dots on the Anya card! Sounds like a wonderful care package Patti!
Your hello card is gorgeous!! Well done! Love the little butterfly!
blessings, Maria

Danni said...

Both cards are wonderful! Thanks for playing along with my Flutter by Challenge!!

Carolyn said...

Your cards are lovely. I love the shiny apple. Great take on the MMSC sketch. Thank you so much for playing with us at the MMSC this week. We love having you and hope that you will join us in the fun again next week.

Carolyn, MMSC DT

Sue McMahon said...

Hi! What a fantastic take on this weeks sketch!

Not sure if you knew or not but if you post my store logo on your blog you get extra freebies if your name is drawn this week! Good Luck! Thank you for joining us this week! See you next week!

MMDT Member

TesaB said...

Gorgeous cards, both of them! LOVE the dry embossed coredinations - it's totally awesome effect! Great take on the 365 challenge - I thought it was difficult but wow, you rocked it!

Anonymous said...

Sorry Patti, i haven't been for a while. The days have been busy, moving the furnitures and changing rooms.
I love your cards! Always so inspiring.
Hugs xx

Glittered Paws said...

Well - the school card is so much more vibrant IRL and I can't wait to call Megan this am and tell her to have her mom get on your blog so she can see the butterfly. In her own words "just perfect"!!!

Suzanne said...

What a great back to school card!! I don't think I could have completed the first challenge. That's a lot of elements. Great job!

Barb said...

These are both fab, Patti!! That Anya is delightfully cute, and your challenge card came out great :)

~amy~ said...

super darling cards!!!

Carolyn V said...

Great cards, Patti!

I love the dotty dress on your student (and that apple)

Your 365 card is pretty great, too. Those flowers are gorgeous!

Crystal said...

Patti this is GREAT!!! I am wondering why in the world I have missed your uploads..I love this...your embossing is FABULOUS!! Awesome colors love the longer size card!

Crystal said...

omg I forgot to mention ANYA THIS IS SOOOOO CUTE!!! LOVE YOUR BACK to School card!!! ADORABLE

Cat said...

Your cards are gorgeous! Isn't retirement great!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Patti, great job with the MMSC, love this image and the color combo. You have colored her beautifully and the apple adds a touch of shine to it. Beautiful!
Thanks so much for playing with us.