Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Time in my 'girl cave'...

I have actually had a little time in my 'girl cave' today! And I have loved every minute of it! Let me show you what I've accomplished!
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First, for Stamptacular Sunday Challenge, this cute little guy called to me! The challenge was to use SNOW someplace on our card for a "Snowtacular" challenge! The image & sentiment is TAC's "In the Snow" set. I used Tombow Markers, Sparkly Fluff, Stampin'Up's Bashful Blue (for the sky), and my Starburst Clear and Silver Glitter pens.

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Next, is a sympathy card. Sadly, DD's high school choir director lost her dad over the holidays. If that wasn't enough, their long time family dog also died a few days prior to her father's passing. Here is the card I made for Sue and her family...
I will sumit this to:
Flutterby Wednesday - (use butterfly, angel, or fairy on card)
Stamp Something - (Anything goes)
Creative Card Crew - (Anything Goes)
Charisma Cardz - (Anything but Christmas)
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Last, but absolutely NOT least, is this darling image from The Digi Kitty!
In celebration of reaching 75 followers, The Digi Kitty posted this free, (yup FREE) digital image! This was just too much fun to pass up!
If you haven't been to the Digi Kitty's site, you must make the trip - their images are just delightful!
I did some paper piecing, and used a bit of glitter here and there, and I like the way it looks!

The next view shows all of the layers that I used. I printed and cut out this image several times to make it really pop off the page!

Here's how the card turned out!

Used a Martha Stewart edge punch, scraps of DP, and the image/frame is from Inkadinkado.

I will submit this to:

The Digi Kitty - (Use this image!)

My Time to Craft - (Anything goes)

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So...I hope that you saw something here today that gave you a smile! I feel like it's been forever since I sat at my work table. I'm now getting ready to being the dreadful monthly reports for DH's business, so I may be scarce for the next few days. If I don't get to your blogs, trust me, it's not because I wouldn't rather be blurfing than doing monthly!!!

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Patti J.

Silly sign at a laundromat:

Automatic Washing Machines: Please remove all of your clothing when the light goes out. Thanks, Management


Caryl P said...

Oh such beautiful work Patti, you certainly were busy! I just love that snowman card, too cute and such a true sentiment.
I'm glad to be home and able to stop by to see what you've been up to. Thanks for the digi link too, something else for me to create with!

Stef H said...

oh that snowman is just adorable and that butterfly is gorgeous. of course all of them are stunning.

hate end of month paperwork, but sure hubby appreciates it. so a very happy new year, thank you for all your thoughts and prayers, i'm so glad we "met" and HURRY BACK!


The Other Patti Sue said...

OMGosh GF! You've been really,really busy! I love all three! The birdie is adorable but I think I'm in love with the snowman! LOL! Only cause I can relate! I will miss you so hurry with the reports K?

Anonymous said...

I love how you added so much dimension with your layering!
Thanks for playing along with us at Digi Kitty!!

Purrs & Kisses,
Kristal of Digi Kitty

Nina said...

oh.. I love "Girl cave"! teehee! that first card just makes me smile, the second one is soo beautiful and the third is perfect for a valentine card! All just beautifully done!

Brenda said...

Beautiful cards Patti! You are always so creative and make such wonderful cards, thank you for sharing.

Nikki Schmaltz said...

Wow! You have been so busy. I'm so glad you got to participate in the SSC! Your card is AMAZING. I love all the tiny sparkle and the sentiment cracks me up. I have no problem laughing at myself alone however. ALL your cards are beautiful. Your laundromat ending it THE BEST:)

Michelle said...

Oh Patti these are awesome! I'm a huge fan of snowmen so the first one is my fav. Love the embossing and edge on the second one - great use of the butterfly stamp. The third is super fun - great job and getting a Vday card done already. I'm working on a few and hope to finish them in the next day or so!

My Creative Time said...

What a CUTE card Patti! I love what you did w/the hearts! This card is making me MORE exciting to know that Valentine's day will be here before we know it! Thanks for joining us @ Digi Kitty!

Lesley said...

Lovely cards, thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Danni said...

What wonderful cards--all of them! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

redwasher1 said...

All of your cards are fantastic!! I love the laundry sign! Made me laugh!! Happy New Year!!

craftieodmae said...

Gorgeous, all 3 ! You have been busy, I love the snowman, but even if I fall and I'm alone, gotta laugh.........

Chelsea said...

love your cards ... love getting time in my "girl cave" too!!!

Glittered Paws said...

Well I LOVED all of them - but my fav was the snowman - what a great job coloring he looks like he is just going to pop off that cardstock. You got a lot accomplished today - hmmm while some of worked!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow!! Love each and every one of your creations Patti!! We are all so lucky when you have time to stamp in your girl cave!! LOL! That snowman is darling!! Sue, will love the colors and design of the butterfly card. you are so thoughtful!! The valentine's card with the sweet bird is gorgeous!! Love your colors and design!!

Happy New Year my friend!! Thanks for always blessing me with your inspiration here and your lovely comments. You make my day!!

hugs and blessings,

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Okay, WOW - your work is beautiful! It takes my breath away!! Thank you for sending my buddy, Terri, some good karma for her Fantasy Football league win - I know she'll appreciate it, and you KNOW I do, too!! Hugs!

kris said...

What a gorgeous butterfly card!! Love the color... clean and elegant! Thanks for playing with us at Flutter by! hugs, Kris

Crystal said...

Patti WOW three beautiful cards...I think everyone looks GREAT!!!! Don't you just love the girl cave...teehee...I spend hours in mine too!!!! i hope you have a wonderful evening and thanks for sharing your wonderful creations!

Kimberly S said...

Such beautiful cards, what a lovely job you've done on all of them! Thanks so much for sharing your butterfly with us for Flutter By Wednesday! :)

Line said...

Wow, all your cards are awesome! Great design on the SSC card, very cute image. Love the embossed backingpaper and that sentiment is so true!

Thanks for joining our challenge this week!
Have a Happy New Year!

Hugs, Line

Aud Kirsten said...

Oh, you´ve been really busy. Beautiful cards, my fav is the snowman, he´s too cute:) Thanks for joining us at SSC this week:)

Milnie said...

ohhh Gorgeous cards Patti! Your snowman is stunning!! I also wanted to wishing you and your lovely family a Happy New Year!



Pat said...

My word you are early for Valentines, but lovely card. Thanks for joining in the Challenge at MTTC this week. Happy New Year.

Pat xx

chatdumpgirl said...

poor sue!

Anonymous said...

wauw what a beautiful card.
Thank you for joining the challenge at Stamp Something.
Happy New year.
Dorte aka dot-scrap

Carolyn said...

What a gorgeous card. I love the snowflake brad. Where did you get it. The stamp is just darling. Thanks for joining in at SSC.
Hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Love that snowman! Great coloring. And the Sympathy card is so comforting just to look at. Great job on all of them. rita w

Sprytebyrd said...

Beautiful cards! LOVE the snowman image!
Thanks so much for joining us at SSC this week! Happy New Year!

Chrissie said...

What beautiful cards!
Thanks for participating in the MTTC Challenge this week!
Happy New Year!

Daniele said...

great cards you have been busy happy new year from MTTC hugs x

Georgia said...

Hey, Patti J.! I'm glad you joined us this week at the SSC. Your card is adorable!! Love the image. Good luck and Happy New Year!

Curt in Indy said...

Awesome cards kiddo! That sentiment on the first one made me laugh right out loud because I have fallen on ice before with not a soul around and laughed my butt off! So that one made me laugh. Very sweet cards! By the way, the comment ease is awesome! Thanks for sharing your great work! Best, Curt

Liza said...

Wonderful cards. Thanks for joining us at SSC.

Liza x

Audrey said...

i love that snowman card! he is adorable and the sentiment is perfect! it made me smile!

Paula said...

The snowman is just precious, the embossing gives that "snowtacular" feel...great colors, love the filigree! So glad you were able to join us this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

Maria Matter said...

oh, Patti, these all made me smile!
beautiful creations hun!!!

I'm so with you on those monthly reports! We have our own business and I do the paperwork! We use Quickbooks, but I still need to load all that info in so it can spit all those reports out! lol

Happy New Year
blessings, Maria

Becca said...

That snowman gave me a chuckle..thanks for the laugh..such a fun card

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