Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Breathing is Good!!!

Good morning! I haven't wanted to whine in public, so only a few of you know that I've had the creepin' crud this week! However, I woke up this a.m. able to breathe again through my nose!!! Amazing how little it takes to make me happy - breathing is good!

This card is one that I made for Selma's challenge at StampTV this week.
The challenge is "Blast from the Past".
Every Friday, Selma will focus on one of Gina's past video's and challenges.
This weeks challenge was 'partial embossing'.
I used Gina's Pure Luxury Ivory CS, the Cuttlebut Dotted Swiss Embossing Folder, my Scor-Pal, and Theresa Momber's set "Very Merry Christmas".

Hope you like it!

This next project is a gift bag that I made for a recent Gift Bag Swap. I cut down a lunch bag, and covered the front and back. The Ornamental Joy stamp is from The Angel Company. The slot-punch is from Stampin' Up.

I received some gorgeous bags in the swap - maybe I will showcase them tomorrow! It's so much fun to glitz up a plain bag!
Well, so far, we have been very lucky. It's been cold, wet, and windy here, but we've had no ice, and no snow. How about all of you?
Today's adventure will be to go to the store for 'necessities'. I haven't ventured out since the weekend, but today, I have no choice! There are things that I must have!
Hope that you have a wonderful day!
Patti J.
Food for thought: Slow down and enjoy the season! The Lord didn't do it all in one day - what makes you think you can???


Selma said...

Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well Patti. I love the card you made for my challenge on STV. Your layout is beautiful. Your partial embossing is so pretty with both ends of it completed in a different way. Your coloring on Theresa's image is beautiful. Great job on the challenge. Take care of yourself.

Nikki Schmaltz said...

I'm glad you can breathe today. It's such an important part of life:) I am in love with the embossing you did on that first card. Your bag is gorgeous too. I always love navy and silver at Christmas. Take care!

Dawnll said...

Glad to hear you are feeling a little better, take care of yourself. Your projects are wonderful to use decorated bags.

Maria Matter said...

So glad you're breathing today, that makes for a good day!!!
Beautiful card, Patti and your gift bags are gorgeous with the silver and blue!

We're having a sunny but cold, windy day here!
you take care
blessings, Maria

The Other Patti Sue said...

I'm so glad your feeling better! I saw your card on Stamp TV and love it! Your paper bag is over the top GF! I feel a case coming on! Have a great day GF!

Lynn Mercurio said...

What fantastic projects you have created. You should be really proud of your creativity. So sorry to hear you aren't feeling well...hope that turns around soon.

Georgia said...

I'm glad you're feeling better! Love the projects. I used to have a fireplace just like the image on card. I love a fireplace.

Crystal said...

AWWW Patti I hope you get better soon sweetie!!! Your projects as always look amazing.....!!!!! Have a wonderful day!!! HUGS!

redwasher1 said...

Wow! Fantastic job on the challenge and you know I love that set!! Thank you for the info on the glass block!

Georgia said...

Forgot to mention that I like your new background. I change mine often so I don't forget how to do it! Have a good one.

Brenda said...

I am glad to hear you are feeling better. OMGosh Patti your card is gorgeous!! I love everything about it. And your gift bag is fabulous, thank you for sharing your wonderful projects and take care of yourself, my friend.


Theresa Momber said...

Oh, so sorry you got that crud. Glad you are getting better now.

Your card is just gorgeous! Wonderful coloring. I love it! Love the bag, too. Sooo pretty!

Danni said...

Hope you're feeling 100% soon!!
Love your projects today, especially the bag..gorgeous!

Cat said...

Hope you're feeling much better soon! Such a gorgeous bag! It looks like it belongs in a gift shop! Great job!

Anonymous said...

Hi Patti,
Love your new background with the snow. Your projects are amazing as always, i love this card with the embossing and your bag is so fab!
I hope you go back to full health soon. Take care of yourself.
Hugs xx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I must say first... thanks for the foods for thought. I am so overwhelmed that I needed the reminder!!! Your creations are gorgeous. Love your layout and design on the card. Your embossing and colors on the bag are yummy!

Barb said...

These are so pretty, Patti! Glad to hear you are feeling better, too ;)

Amy Johnson said...

What a gorgeous card! I love all the white, and the partial embossing. I haven't done that in awhile. Love the gift bag pretty.

Pat Mayne said...

Love your bag creation. That stamp is the best! Glad to hear you are feeling better, not much worse than feeling terrible at this busy time of the year.