Saturday, August 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Dear Friend!!!

Don't you just love a new challenge? Hannah told of an ABC challenge starting up for the third time, and it just happened to be at 'A' this week! So... I'm going to give it a try and see if I can keep up!

The challenge site is here, and the theme for this week is: A = Anything Goes (with the thought of keeping animals in mind)...

I had this adorable little retired/revived TAC stamp that has never been inked. I thought with holidays fast approaching, this would be a good one to bring out and ink up! I am so pleased with how much fun it was to color!

Supplies: Stamps are TAC, Stampin' Up, and Katie & Co., Versafine Black Ink, Kooh-I-Noor Pencils, Watercolor Paper, Provo CS, DCWV CS.


Friday's challenge at 365 Cards, was to make your card look like a "gift"! Well, as I was on my way out the door for a trip to Michael's and Hobby Lobby, actually MAKING a card took a back seat to shopping for more fun stuff to make cards with! Lol... So this one is "falling off a log easy"! DP and some ribbon and a touch of glitter! Period. 5 Minutes tops! Not totally happy with it, but my priorities were definitely gathering wool in a shopping cart in another city an hour from my work table!!!

Whew....sure wish I'd known today's theme prior to shopping yesterday! Oh well, perhaps there is a scrap of toille DP in my bin!

Supplies: DP (unknown), Ribbon (unknown), Inkadinkado, Color Box Chalk Ink, Burgandy.


I'm back! Rather than make an additional post, I'm posting today's 365 Cards challenge, which is to use toille on our cards! I did have a piece in my bin, so with a bit of ribbon, adhesive, and a Hero Arts sentiment, this card is finished! I thought I'd combine the Mojo Monday sketch with it, as I hadn't managed to make anything yet for it!'s a last minute two-fer! Cheers!!!

I wish you all a good day! I'm going to go immediately to Wal-Mart, and hopefully avoid at least some of the trauma involved in going there on a Saturday morning on the first week of school! Tee Hee!

Hope you all have a great weekend! Think positive, happy thoughts! If you get time, please drop by Shirley's blog and wish her a happy birthday! I'm sure she will shoot me when she finds out that I divulged this top secret info, but she is 19 today! Looks pretty darned good for her age, too!!!

Patti J.
Humility. A quiet conquest of selflessness over selfishness. ~Peter Reese


Barb said...

These are great, Patti!!! The first one is too terribly cute, and I'm really diggin' the present card. Good luck in finding your punches (evil grin).
BTW... retirement must REALLY agree with you... you are going like gang-busters on those challenges!

chatdumpgirl said...

I love, love, love, the little bear. It just couldn't possibly be cuter. You are a brave soul to go to Dead Sam's today! lol. Sorry I haven't called. crazy busy here. love you. kisses, hugs, and giggles!

Jenny S. (UK) said...

Fabulous cards. Love the present and the bear is a real fun card. I wish we celebrated this like you do. Autumn is such a wonderful season. I too am loving my card-making retirement. :)

Lynne in NI said...

All fabulous cards Patti! I especially love your little Fall one - the bear is super cute!

Hannah said...

Thanks for the link ;-) I love that red ribbon on the last card!

Vicky said...

oh my goodness - that toile card is just amazing - love it!!

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...


thanks for joining us this week on ABC :)

Hugs Jane x

Celeste said...

All your cards are beautiful. I especially like the toile card.

Ella said...

This is awesome! I love your take on the sketch. All the layers really work!

Anonymous said...

WOW such elegance. Love this card and the beautiful toile paper. The card is just fantastic. Love it!

Crystal said...

These are ALL GREAT Patti oh my goodness that fall card is such a sweetie...LOVE the black and white card...sooo classy...and your Christmas card is BEAUTIFUL!!! Trust me girly I will never forget you, you are one talented woman and I LOVE your style and your awesome blog...Thanks so much for your kind words always make me smile, thanks for the Hanna Support too, I need it, there is some really talented women in this competition and she is cutting 9 of us out of only 6 spots...YIKES! Hugs, have a wonderful Evening Patti!

Cat said...

Wow! You have been busy! Your coloring is great on your first card.
The little present card was a great idea. Your toile card is gorgeous! I was out of blogland for a while because I was determined to finish FIVE sketch cards for the Verve release. I felt like I was chained to my crafting table. My house was a wreck when I finally finished (I am not a neat while scrapping person) and I refused to do anything else until I did some serious housework. I am back today linking my five cards to other challenges. I'm glad you linked to the ABC Challenge. It was on my list to link to. I forgot about it because I think it got thrown away during my cleaning frenzy! lol! Glad you were able to get out today and avoid some of the back to school shopping crowd.

Brenda said...

Wonderful cards Patti. Thank you for the info on the ABC challenge, you know I love a challenge.

Georgia said...

I love the ABC Card. Fall is my favorite time of the year. Thanks for pointing me to the ABC Challenge. I'm actually caught up on my list of challenges!!

Cat said...

BTW (Re: That 70's card)
Don't feel bad! My daughters were born in the 70's, and my boys were born in the 80's.

Carolyn V said...

Great cards, Patti - all three of 'em! I especially love the combined Mojo/Toile card - and how you've highlighted the loveliest portions of the toile with the layout. Sweet!

Nilla said...

Patti, love them all! The Happy fall image is the cutest, ever! Love it! Hugs Nilla

Suzanne said...

Great cards! two-fers are the best!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

How cute is this! And I'm not just talking about your card... I love the picture of you and Stan! It's great!

Your pumpkin card IS adorable Patti. I LOVE that sweet image. And, yes, autumn will be here before we know it. Yay! It's my favorite time of year.

And wowser on the toile card... very classy. That red ribbon really makes it pop!

Love and hugs,

Maria Matter said...

oh, your little bear fall card is adorable! I love pumpkins!!!
Stunning Christmas card, Seriously!!!
Beautiful toille card too!
Wow Patti, these are all wonderful!
Isn't this cardmaking thing fun?!!!!
take care
Blessings, Maria

Helen said...

Gorgeous cards!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge this week!
Helen x

Lisadwb said...

Love your cards!! And thanks for reminding me I have the cute little pumpkin bear!!