Sunday, November 29, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
I have a card to show today that I made just because I loved the image! It sort of encompasses all of the holiday decorations, boughs, ornaments, candy canes.... This image of total sweetness was created by our Stef, aka Glitterbabe! You can find it at The Stamping Boutique, along with many other adorable images by Stef and by Tracey Malnofski, owner of the Boutique. If you get a chance, drop by Stef's blog and tell her how wonderful she is!!! I hope to have some more of her images soon! The darling wee sentiment is The Angel Company's 'Tag Tidbits'!
Hope you enjoy my holiday card! I trimmed the small section of bough, and left it out of the Nestie when I punched, as it wouldn't all fit!!!
Images were colored with colored pencils and blended with mineral spirits.
Have a great Saturday!
Food for thought: I intend to live forever - so far, so good!
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
House Mouse Challenge
Happy Birthday Jesus...
Friday, November 20, 2009
Blog Candy Winner!
I'm so excited!!!
It's very difficult to see in the photo, but the 'white space' in the card below is full of beautiful Versamark Dazzle snowflakes...
The poinsettia's in the card below were bleached to give them this transparent look. This CS is actually a navy blue - I just couldn't make it LOOK navy in the photo! lol...
This green CS is from The Great Outdoors, free downloadable CS at Gina K. Designs.
Card box from the side showing edge.
Card box from the top. Used Crystal Laquer to make it pop a little... cut center out with my trusty exacto blade, put a sheet of acrylic on the back.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Digi's... who would have thought???
Well, that's all I have for you today! I hope that these brought a smile to your day.
~Food for thought...When you make a mistake, make amends immediately. It is easier to eat crow while it's still warm!
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Mr. Willy Melt and Ms. Betty Will...
The challenge at Stamptacular Sunday, is called "Turkey Time". We are to create a card or project for Thanksgiving time that includes a turkey! Having a turkey is not mandated, but a person gets credit for TWO entries if they include a turkey! It's hard to turn down a two-fer with one card, so here is what I came up with!
Since I still had some basic supplies from my masking workshop on Tuesday, I just used what I already had cut out. I found these great Inkadinkado stamps on my rack, and decided to ink them up with Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink. I added a few brads, a handful of pop-dots, and a ribbon from Hobby Lobby, and voila - a "Turkety Time" card!
Okay, off I go to other places early this a.m.! Have a very safe and blessed Sunday, and I hope that you all find a bit of stamping time today!
If you haven't yet signed up for blog candy, do so here!!! Drawing will be held November 20th!
Patti J.Food for thought: Middle age is when the broadness of the mind, and narrowness of the waist change places!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Celebrating with "Candy"...
BLOG CANDY IS FINALLY HERE!!!
Wow! A month or so ago, I realized a year of blogging & 10,000 hits to my blog. Can you believe it? Some of you have been with me from the very beginning. I went back, out of curiosity to see when, and who! My first comment on my first entry was from my BFF Tami. Lol...for a while, I had only two commenters, Tami, and my dear daughter! On 10-2-08, Theresa Momber, and BF Shirley Hotop both began commenting, and the rest is history! So....in celebration of one year of meeting some of the best friends a person could ever hope for, I am proud to FINALLY offer this blog candy! I have been ‘building’ it for a couple of months, and have meant to post it, but 'life' just kept happening!
How do you win???
3. If you like, pass the word onto your friends!
Thanks to all of you for being such blessings to me, and to each other, and good luck!!! Winner will be drawn next Friday, November 20th, and will be notified by email and on my blog.
What’s in it???
Stamps: From Archiver’s: Hero Arts Clear Mini Penguin Stamp w/10 gems, Dimensions Crafts Clear Mini Stamp (Thank You), Hampton Arts (set of 13) clear stamps, Scrappy Cat (set of 3) clear fall stamps, Scrappy Cat (set of 2) clear Christmas Stamps, Studio G (set of 5) clear mini Christmas Stamps, Stampology Clear Halloween Stamp (round Boo), Stampology Clear Halloween Stamp (rectangular Boo) From The Angel Company: One set of 4 scripted sentiments (friendship, celebrate, welcome, and laughter) Miscellaneous from Archiver’s: Fiskars Decorative Scissors “Majestic” pattern, Art Blanche Candy Box Tin, Fiskar’s Flower Punch, Making Memories 5th Avenue Spiral Journaling Book, Art Blanche round chipboard kit, Bazzill Mini Album, DCWV Mini Album, Art Blanche Gingerbread House Chipboard Book Kit, Bo Bunny Limited Edition Paper Pad, 24 pages. Miscellaneous from Michael’s: Studio 18 round notebook (for you to alter!). Colorbok Mini Scrap Album, Magnetic Shopping List “Believe”, 16 Fall Fun Brads, 12 Paper Company Autumn Harvest Pearlized Brads.
From JoAnn’s: Metal Photo Turns (set of 60). Office Max Click Eraser (Penguin)
From Dollar Tree, Big Lots, Etc.: Martha Stewart Ribbon 12 Rolls, Heidi Grace Glittered Flowers (12) and Brads (12), 24 Pack Paper Clips, Studio 18 M & M’s Photo Mouse Pad. Cardmaker Magazine November 2009 Crafts and Things Magazine December 2009
Food for thought: Coincidence is when God chooses to remain anonymous...
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Please keep watching for sneak peeks and links the next few days!
Dawn, Karen’s friend, has been asked to join Karen in this exciting new adventure, and you can read more on Dawn’s blog!
Bigsby the Mouse, is the first image that Karen passed on to Dawn to share with other crafters. I was so blessed to be one of those invited to participate with this first image!
This is the card that I created using Karen’s digi-image. Isn’t this the most adorable little guy? He was so much fun to color and create around! I can’t wait to see what’s next!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I'm a bit late with my mask....
Sunday, November 8, 2009
What a glorious day...
I only have one card to bring you today. I'm going to be pretty busy working up craft fair items for next Saturday, so I will probably be scarce this week. If I don't make it to your blogs, please forgive me, and I'll make up for it the following week!
This card features Nina's beautiful sketch for this week at There's Magic in The Air. I played a little with the bottom edge and the background to make it look like a wall and countertop. The 'shiny' is Glossy Accents. All coloring was done with my colored pencils and mineral spirits.
The challenge at Pile it On, was to make a Thank You card. The sentiment on this card is a TAC sentiment, and fulfills the Thank You requirement! OOPS! The challenge changed while I was looking the other way. It is now to use a leaf or leaves on our projects. I'm hoping this will still qualify!
Hope you like it, and that your Sunday is full of wonderful blessings.
Hugs! Patti J.
~Food for thought: Happiness comes through doors you didn't even know you left open...
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Inside of card:
What's in it: Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury Ivory CS, Martha Stewart Edge Punch, Versafine Brown Ink, Verve Plain Jane Sentiment Stamp, Inkadinkado Image, Ribbon from stash, Cuttlebug Argyle folder.
It's Saturday, and I hope you are all having a great day! I'm going to get busy with a bit of housework (ugh), bill paying (UGH), make a quick trip to town, and then I plan on parking it right back in my craft room to work on creations for the craft festival next Saturday!
Have a great day !
~Food for thought: What do you call a male ladybug???
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Glaze it Up!
I used Rupa Shvede's "So Grateful" set, found at Gina K. Designs and a Gelly Roll Glaze Pen. (My photo doesn't show the glazing very well - sad face)... I distressed with Tim Holtz Old Linen Ink, stamped with Versafine Brown Ink, and used Gina's Pure Luxury Ivory CS. The brown CS is from my stash.
We had another glorious day in Missouri. It warmed up enough that driving through town, I had my sunroof and window open. Not bad for November!
DD came in this evening and complained of a very sore throat. No fever, just generally puny. Turned in before 8:00! Not like her at all...hope she's not getting strep, or that awful piggy flu or something!
Well, have a great evening! I'm going to try to clean up my workspace so I can work tomorrow on planning my stamp club projects for next week. My BFF Shirley volunteered me to be the leader of the pack! We're going to be working on masking, as some of the ladies have never masked before. We'll do masking, reverse masking, and maybe some Retiform Grid stuff if there is time! Let me know ASAP if you have any super duper ideas!
Food for thought.....If you throw a cat out the car window, does it become Kitty Litter?
The sun is shining!
Now for the rules: I need to pass this award on to five people, post on their blog to let them know I left this award, and then I need to answer a list of questions in ONE word. If you know me then you know one word is TOUGH! I will do it though.
1.Where is your cell phone? Dunno?
32. Your best friend? Shirley
In my humble opinion, you are all “Over the Top”. Since I started blogging, I have met so many wonderful, talented friends. Your creativity, kindness, and generosity never cease to amaze me. There are so many of you that I feel like I’ve known forever! You all go above and beyond on a daily basis taking care of chemo patients through Angel programs, supporting our country’s soldiers, helping sick or grieving children or friends, or just sending up prayers when we need them!
So...when I grow up, I want to be just like all of you! You juggle families, jobs, financial burdens, illness, and more, and you still find time for each other. Each day, when I turn on my computer, I look forward to reading your notes of excitement when you get a spot on a DT, or your notes of exasperation and exhaustion when your home gets flooded, or pride when your son gets an A on an exam, or accepted into college.
Blessings to each and every one of you, my many “Over the Top” friends!!!
Feel free to grab this award and play along, and pay it forward!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
My one and only....
My Time to Craft challenge is to use scallops!