Thursday, July 8, 2010


(Before I get started, be sure to check back later tonight after my first weigh in!)
Edited: At the end of week one, I am only down .4 lbs. They assured me that at this point I am bloated with water weight, etc., and am beginning to work my muscles, etc., and that it WILL come off. It better! lol...thanks for your support!

Yep, you heard me right.

I can't believe it, but I've made a 3rd Christmas card -

and it's only July!!!

I've had this NOEL stamp (Great Impressions) since I began stamping. I actually think it was my first store purchase. When the ABC Christmas Challenge had a NOEL challenge, for the letter N, I jumped at the chance to ink this baby up! I used Judikins Egyptian Gold Embossing Powder, and colored the letters and holly leaves with Tombow Markers. Easy Peasy! Thanks for looking!
Next, I want to show you what I did for some family friends who just purchased a home.
I made the 'house', but I wanted to use the card as a Congrats for new home AND a thank you. So...I made the roof come off the house. That's where the congrats note is written. TAC's Happy Thoughts set is on the bottom of the 'tag'.
The photo above is the complete card.

The photo above shows that the red card is A-2 size, and opens normally for a thanks note to be written.

The photo above shows the roof being raised for the congrats tag.

This photo shows that the tag is actually folded, so that the writing is on the inside.
I hope the kids like this card. I thought it turned out cute.
Well, happy Thursday, one and all. I need to go take care of a few chores before heading into town to weigh in.
Thanks for stopping by, and I will leave you with a little food for thought:
Why are the buttons on a man's shirt different from the buttons on a woman's shirt?
Patti J.


Danni said...

Wonderful cards!

Dawnll said...

Both these cards are great, but I am not ready for Christmas yet!!! LOL
Such a fun house card I am sure they will love.
Not sure what your weigh in is but I will check back.

The Other Patti Sue said...

Oh I love this... super cute! Good luck with your weigh in!

Crystal said...

AWW Patti these are wonderful!!!! I LOVE the NOEL letters just beautiful, and your card design ont he second looks AWESOME!!!! Beautiful work dear!

Roberta said...

Great card! I wish I could get a jump on my Christmas cards. P.S. I changed my blog address to

Roberta Smith

Rufus said...

Great cards! Hey, 1/2 a lb is 1/2 a lb and it should start to come off more now. I'm rooting for ya!

Vicki said...

Hello Patti! Congrats on your weight loss! I too am working on loosing a few pounds so I am with you kiddo. Your cards are awesome and I simply love your house one! Great card.


chatdumpgirl said...

you lost almost the equivalent of two sticks of butter. imagine one on each thigh. not too shabby, right?

Amanda Mertz said...

Great card! I love how rich the gold EP looks.

Carolyn King said...

wow...that is soo cute! love your house design! and hang in there---you are doing good weather or not it reflects on the scale!

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous cards :-) I love the NOEL ,,so rich and gorgeous and the new home card is brilliant !! what a fab idea !! :-)

thanks for joining the ABC Christmas Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Milnie said...

you never can begin to early with christmas cards! they are gorgeous!


Heather T said...

Your Noel card is so rich and beautiful. The little house is really clever and cute; so well done.

Unknown said...

Wow - look at you go with your early-bird Christmas cards. I always find it difficult to put myself in a Christmas creating mood when it's nearly 100 outside.

I love your little housewarming's a true papercrafting work of art!

Lynne in NI said...

Wow Patti, your little house is fabulous, I love how it all fits together!
And the Christmas one is very classy, great colours.
Good luck with the weigh-in (...though I think the weight you've lost, I've found!)

Iris said...

Adorable cards! Never too early to get those Christmas cards ready! And that's a great start!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Lovely card Patti. Thank you for entering ABC Christmas challenge and hope to see you next time.
Cathy (Guest Designer)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What beautiful cards Patti!! I just love your last card with the pull out. Gorgeous Design my friend.

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards!! fab Noel and love the house card too!
Thanks for joining in with us on the ABC Christmas challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Maria Matter said...

oh my, this house card is so clever & cool!!!! Very creative!
Gorgeous Christmas card Patti, very elegant!!

Squirrel x said...

Great card hun, love it, and thanks for playing at ABC CC this time around. Hugs, Sxx

Kim said...

Your Christmas card is stunning Patti! and Luv the House with the removable roof.... Your so clever!!!!

Helen said...

Gorgeous card!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x