Friday, November 19, 2010

Happy Friday!

So, I tried to do a bit of grocery shopping yesterday around 11 a.m. YIKES! You would think that we were about to have a ginormous snowfall or something. People were EVERYwhere, and were not very cheerful! I picked up our turkey, and a few things on the ends of the aisles, and decided to go back tomorrow morning about 4:30 a.m. when DH leaves to drive to deer camp! Wish me luck...

I have a couple of cards for you today - gasp! Another post this week? lol...

This first card is a funny story. I saw this sketch by Mercy Kerin, and thought I'd give it a try. I've never had the courage to try one of Mercy's challenges before. She is a wonderfully talented gal, and to be quite honest, I've been a bit of a scaredy-cat! I go - I put my big girl panties on and decided to go for it! I turned the sketch on it's side... I found the ca-utest new TAC stamps that I hadn't inked up yet, so I got them out and inked them up. On ivory cardstock... :) Here's where I have to laugh at myself. ALL of the coloring was complete. The card was totally ready for the image to be placed. I picked up my sponge, inked it up with antique linen, and lightly sponged around the edges, and it looked perfect! I decided to try a tad bit of Tea Dye around the most outside edge. I picked up my Tea Dye distress pad, took the top off of it, and DROPPED the pad, ink side down, right smack in the middle of the 'kids'. If you look, you can see a pretty pronounced line of ink. So.....I could either start over, or I could REALLY distress the heck out of this card! I chose the latter. So, Mercy, if you look at this card, please don't judge my entire 'book' by this ugly!!! Oh...the sentiment is Hero Arts!

I will enter this card at:

Mercy's Tuesday Sketch - Sketch #100
CCEE Stampers: Use buttons

A Spoon Full of Sugar: #130, Distressing (tee hee!!!)

Frosted Designs: Distressing (tee hee tee hee!!!)

This next card is made with a beautiful stamp that I picked up on my trip to the craft store in Branson a few weeks ago. It's a Northwoods stamp - isn't it so beautiful?
I watercolored the image, used some glossy accents on the birds, bows, and red border (part of the stamp!). I used a 'snow pen' for the snow, sprinkled some diamond dust glitter, and heated it, and added dots of diamond dust around the outside. Someone can read the card, then hang it on their tree.
I am entering this card here:
If the Shoe Fits, Scrap It: Tickle me with Tinsel (Sparkle & Glitter!)
Christmas Card Challenges: Create a shaped card
One Stitch at a Time Challenge: Fave Colour (blue!)
Belli Challenge: Something Old, Something, New, Something Borrowed, or Blue (Blue!)
Paper Play Challenges: Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow
That's all I have for today.
I hope that you are enjoying your Friday,
and that you have a relaxing weekend ahead of you.
As always, I very much appreciate your stopping by!
Hugs and Smiles,
Patti J.


Cindi said...

fab cards! that first one is adorable. the second one is just beautiful. I hear ya about the shopping thing

Amanda Mertz said...

Beautiful cards Patti. If that Thanksgiving one is an oops...then all of my "good" cards need lots of help. Also love the snow on the ornament card!

Unknown said...

wow! lovin' all the snow ! it looks REAL!!! fabulous! The pilgrims are super cute too ;) Thanks for joining us at If the Shoe fits...SCRAP IT! this week!

Cat said...

GORGEOUS cards, GF! I can't even see any extra ink on your first card! We are our own worst critics. Most people don't even notice our mistakes. Love the puffy snow on your card! Just beautiful!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

They are both just perfect! I don't see a thing wrong, honest!

Iris said...

They are both great! I can't see a bit of the lines! Your tag looks 'very' snowy! I wish we have that much snow around here! Great projects!

StephC said...

My gosh, these are both fabulous! And you got to play along with us at the CCC finally! :) So glad you were able to join us Patti!

Angela said...

oooh sooo cute!! i just love the colouring too! thanks for joining in at Frosted Designs this week!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Both cards are amazing! I love your super distressed card... perfection!

Carol Ann said...

Very pretty tag I love all the gorgeous snow! Thanks for playing along at OSAAT this week.
Carol Ann xx

Agnieszka M said...

Beautiful, amazing and adorable!!!
Thanks for joining us at One Stitch At A Time this week! Good Luck.

Kim said...

Wow! you've been busy! I love your Thanksgiving card with the silk leaves and wonderful plaid paper.

And after getting your ATC and seeing this card... I need that nestie die!!! LOL! TFS

Kim said...

I forgot to comment on your GORGEOUS ornament too! I love all the details!!!!

What is a snow pen??

Sue from Oregon said...

Wonderful! Love all the 3D snow on the round one!

Liz said...

wow great snow thanks for joining us at............




stampingandstitching said...

These are both wonderful projects! Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love both of your great cards- cute image by RAC. The Northwoods image is so pretty and you have done a really nice job embellishing it- love the faux snow you created. Thanks for joining the Belli Challenge.

Joan Ervin said...

This is sooo pretty and what a great idea to add the loop so it can be used as an ornament...sooo clever!!! Thanks for joining us in the Belli challenge!!!

Гульнара said...

what lovely cards, thank you for participating in Frosted Designs challenge;)))

Curt in Indy said...

Laughing my ass off on your first story. OMG are you funny. I've done that, but usually mine is not fixable. You did a great recovery job. That second snow scene blows me away. Your detail is astounding. That scene looks so 3-D and colored so perfectly. Beautiful job! Best, Curt

Di said...

This is just beautiful you are sooo clever!
Thanks for joining SFTW
Hugs Di xxxx

Melisa Waldorf said...

I LOVE that snow!! Beautiful scene!

Unknown said...

Both cards are wonderful! I love the distressing on the first, sweet images too! the snow on the second is fab!!! Thanks for playing with us at Frosted Designs!
Kim xxx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards :-) reading about the first one really made me laugh ,, I think that has happened to most of us at some time or other :-) I think you did a wonderful recovery job :-)
The card/decoration is absolutely stunning !! I love that and NEED a snow pen !! :-)

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

Helen said...

Gorgeous tag - I love all the snow!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Heidi-Mari said...

What a great idea!
I love the 'snow pen,' it looks so 3 dimensional.
Thank you for joining us over at Stampin for the Weekend.