Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Ups and Downs

Hello friends!

I hope that you are all enjoying your evening. It's been a good day here. Had a workshop, and got to see some friends I had not seen in a while, Sally and Joan. We crafted, and then went to lunch, which is always fun! When we got to the LSS where the workshop was held, Sally brought me this stunning belated birthday card, and a plate of white chip cookies with Macadamia Nuts from Hawaii!!! Sally's daughter, Kim, lives in Hawaii, and I guess I reaped one of the fringe benefits - yummy!!! They are wonderful! I shared with the class, and I think it's unanimous that everyone wants Sally to know their birthdates!!! lol.... Seriously, if you have not been to Sally or Kim's blogs, you must go. These ladies are blessed with awesome talent!

This card was created for Create with TLC, using a sentiment by Paulette at Create with TLC, and the image is an Elizabeth Bell image. Coloring was done with colored pencils and Tombow markers. Background paper is from the new Basic Grey "Green at Heart" 6 x 6 paper pad. If you haven't checked out the Create with TLC blog, hurry over and do so - you will not be disappointed! Paulette's work is amazing!

I will enter this card in these challenges:

Practical Scrappers: Flowers

Going Grey with Scrap Creations: Open (Use Basic Grey Paper)

Have a great night! We've been up since before 3:30 a.m., and this girl is headed someplace to relax for a bit!


Patti J.

Food for thought:

Mouse Potato: The on-line, wired generation's answer to the couch potato!


Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh wow! that bird is gorgeous! wow! and i love your other card too. great colors and, of course, fabulous sentiment.

your food for thought is funny!

hugs :)

Barb said...

Truly lovely cards, Patti! Tone on tone is always a lovely choice, and the 2nd one is so sweet :)

redwasher1 said...

Both cards are just gorgeous but I really like the yellow one.

Rufus said...

Love both of the cards. Sounds like you had a marvelous day!

Brenda said...

Wonderful cards Patti!

Crystal said...

WOW Patti both of these creations are WONDERFUL!!! I LOVE your coloring on the second one!!! AWESOME work gf, have a great night!

Beth Norman said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Patti
Happy Birthday to you

Your cards are wonderful. The yellow one really pops. I love the monochromatic look, and that bird==wow!

Olga said...

the yellow is my fav, but both are gorgeous!!!

Theresa said...

Love the birthday card. Your creation is lovely...great paper. Glad your back is healing. Take care.

Patti said...

Beautiful BD card! Your card is just precious! Such a sweet image!

Beate said...

Happy belated birthday. The birthday card you got is gorgeous.

I love your coloring and sponging on your card. It's just darling!
Hugs and smiles

Melisa Waldorf said...

Hi Patti. Thanks for our prayers my dear. Sounds like you had a fabulous time with your friends. I will miss my friends soooo much. But I have already signed up to take a "Mini Collage" class in Houston and joined a Mixed Media group, so maybe God will bless me with new friends. I LOVE your monochromatic card. I'm always intimidated by trying one. I love how you added the texture and even though the elements are the same color, they just pop! Have a wonderful week girlfriend!

Nightowl said...

*Sings* Happy Birthday Dearrr Pattiii, Happy Birthday tooooo Yooouu!
Totally gorgeous yellow card, first one I've ever seen using just one colour. (opps my newbieness is showing through again)
Cozing with county charm is your sweet card with the little girl on it. Beautiful!!!!
Thanks for the link over to Practical Scrappers, I popped over there and entered my first card. How Cheeky am I. *Giggles*

Anonymous said...

oh cute cards....both of them!

and i do hope you've gotten your much needed, and oh so very important rest!!!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Amy Johnson said...

Beautiful cards! I love the monochromatic colors and the dimension of the first one, and I love the sentiment on the second one. So cute!

Robin (Tqmnurse) said...

gorgeous cards. I particularly love the monochromatic yellow one....thanks for playing at practical scrappers

Peggy said...

This is so pretty. I love the TLC sayings. You did a great job with this one. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Carolyn King said...

Beautiful creations and happy birthday!!! love the monochromatic bird...very nice!

Maria Matter said...

omgosh, I'm a mouse potato...or a finger pad potato! lol

Sounds like a great time and yummy cookies!

beautiful elizabeth bell card Patti, wonderful coloring!!!
hugs & blessings!

Lynn Mercurio said...

It sounds like you had a fantastic time with your friends...and your cards are just so adorable.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Such sweet and beautiful cards - love your style! Thanks so much for playing at Practical Scrappers.

Deanne :)

kssdesigns said...

Both cards are darling, but I REALLY love the yellow birdy card. WOW! Talk about inspiration. I just may have to case this one!


Thanks Patti for the wonderful day we spent together! I'm glad you liked your birthday card and the cookies too! Sure was fun breaking the diet game! Till next time - Sally

Suzanne said...

Fantastically Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Both cards are gorgeous but i love the first one, clean lines and chic.
I didn't know it was your birthday, so happy birthday, a bit late, sorry!
Thank you for leaving a lovely comment on my blog.
Hugs xx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are both gorgeous Patti!! Love your layouts and designs!! Especially love your monochromatic card!

Glad you had a great time with friends!!

Pias Scrap och Doodling said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for playing with us at PT! /Pia

Mary C said...

Very beautiful card. I love your choice of BG paper. Wonderful work!Thanks for playing with us this week at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations and good luck!