Saturday, September 26, 2009

Fall Festival...

Today was the annual Farmington Fall Festival.

A couple of city blocks are closed to traffic each year for the Fall Festival. Businesses hold sidewalk sales, and crafters are invited to set up tables for a fee, and their items.


DD is working to get into freelance photography, and set up a table with her black and white cards and framed prints, AND with her whole grain chocolate chunk cookies. MMMmmmm...... She asked me to go along and help her take care of business. Well..... "business" was SO much fun! It ended up for me, being mostly a visit with friends! If you can believe it, I am very sunburned! Anyway, basically, business was the usual craft sale - most folks just wandering around, enjoying the day, but some were buying. She sold enough to be able to go into St. Louis tonight for a girl's night out, and has potential comissioning of several large orders for a few folks. She had her camera with her, and was asked to shoot some 'on the spot' photo's of one woman's granddaughter, as well.


The day was a lot of fun...saw many cute babies and lots of darling dogs, one of which even sported a pink satin, sequinned DRESS! lol Just about 2:15 p.m., a huge thundercloud shown overhead, and within about 5 minutes (just enough time to put things away!) we were pretty wet. The band that was playing included a young man we knew, so we jumped in to help put electrical type gadgets, etc., in their trailer, and within the next few minutes, we were soaked through to our under-roos! We laughed - neither of us have played in the rain in ages, and a good laugh was just what the doc ordered for DD...


I have a few things to show you today. These were all done yesterday, and I hope that I haven't missed any deadlines. I couldn't get them posted yesterday, and was busy all day today! Anyway, here goes!

This first card is an adorable image by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. It was a free digital image that I grabbed (yup Cat, another one!), and I used the S&S Sketch to create this card. The sketch had a spin...we had to use any shade of red, black, and tan. So, I jumped into my 'stash' of scraps, and found enough of all three colors to get this card made! I think this image is adorable, and I like the way the card turned out!

Recipe: Lots of scrap papers, a scrap of ribbon, Nesties, Stampin' Up Wild Wasabi and Bashful Blue, Kooh-I-Noor Colored Pencils, and Black Tombow Marker.


Moving right along, there was a sketch challenge at Inspirational Card Sketches this week. I followed the sketch and made the following card. I am also submitting my card to the following challenges:

Stamp Challenges: Use my favorite colors

The Secret Crafter: One for the girls (girly card) (I think I missed the deadline on this one :(

Recipe: Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay CS, Ribbon, and Ink, Misc. DP and lace from stash.


Last, I have another fabulous sketch from Cindy Hafner. This sketch was the challenge at Farm Fresh Friday. For this card, I chose to use some DP's by Best Creation, and the Snow Anya from the Rain, Snow, Shine set. A dear friend (you know who you are!) sent me this set as a gift, and I just love inking up these darling images! The black CS at the bottom of the card is two sided, and the cut out pieces around Anya are cut out of the front side of the card. The black that Anya is mounted on is actually a printed CS with the circles and stars on it. I just cut out some MORE circles and stars, and popped them up on the DP. They are all glittered! Anya was colored with my colored pencils also.

Recipe: DP by Best Creations, Anya Stamp from The Greeting Farm, White Fun Flock, Fabric trim by We R Memory Keepers.


Well, dear friends, it's been a long day, and I'm tired. Off to get a bit of rest! Hope that you all have a blessed weekend, and that our Redbirds win tonight!!! (Sorry Caryl!)

Patti J.

What lies at the bottom of the ocean and twitches?

A nervous wreck!


Cindy Haffner said...

Your cards are so pretty Patti, thanks for doing the FFF challenge.

Georgia said...

Your cards are great! It's amazing how many different challenges there are in cyberspace. You're doing some that are new to me! I'll have to check them out if I ever find the time! lol

Sharri said...

Patti, all of the cards are beautiful! I am glad you had a good time with your DD!

Nikki Schmaltz said...

You have been a busy girl. I think all your cards are great. I especially love the one with the lace trim. So heavenly. Glad you had such a special time with your daughter. We had a festival in our town today and it rained too. Hoping to go check it out tomorrow. What a nice treat for your daughter to have you help and make some money. Hope you have a restful night

Danni said...

You've been busy! Very nice cards!!


Sounds like it was fun downtown today! It didn't rain out here today, must have been a cloud over the city! I think I'm catching the kid's germs...and I just did a lesson on NOT spreading germs! Like your cards, we have lots of squirrels out here that could pose for you! LOL Till later, Sally

Barb said...

Sounds like you had a long, but good day! LOVE the cards... especially that 2nd one... the vintagey blue one. Beautiful!

Michele said...

Wonderful cards! Your ICS sketch card is so elegant, it's so lovely... I'm fond of lace and it's so perfect here.

Anonymous said...

Your cards are all `beautiful` I sooo love the lace:)TFS
Enjoy the rest of your weekend:)x

Cat said...

OMGosh Patti! You have been busy! Sounds like you had a really fun day with your daughter! You are so lucky to have her near. My daughters both live out of state :( It must be raining everywhere! Hubby is coming home today (earlier than expected)because rain has ruined his golfing vacation with his brother. Your cards are so cute! I actually gasped when I saw your lacy blue card! It is just gorgeous!

Caryl P said...

Beautiful cards and a lovely story about your day. I wish they did something like that here in NH! Let me know when DD posts a few pics of the festival.
As for those redbirds, we'll chat come postseason!

Brenda said...

Very pretty cards Patti!!

Maria Matter said...

these are all so pretty Patti!!! I especially like that light blue colored with lace....oo la la!

I'm glad you had a fun time with your daughter!!!...playing in the rain!

Great job with all those challenges too!
Blessings, Maria

Vicky said...

wonderful cards, your take on the ICS sketch is beautiful, so elegant, thanks for playing along :)x

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

Your cards are all just beautiful. I LOVE your ICS card. the lace and papers are so soft and vintage looking. Beautiful work.

Thanks for playing along with us over at ICS.

Mary Giles said...

All your cards are just lovely! I really like the vintage feel on the ICS card.

Fink said...

Pretty cards you did! I like the blue color choice for your ICS card!

Dawn♥ said...

Oh Patti your cards are all GORGEOUS. Love the ICS card and the vintage look is so pretty. Thanks for playing along! :)
Owner of ICS


Lisa Hjulberg said...

Yowser, Patti, you hit it out of the ballpark on all three cards!!! I love them all!

Great story about the fair. Sounds like you had a blast, which is what it's all about!

Hugs and smiles across the miles,