Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!!!
2011? Oh my goodness!
It's been a very busy 'week after Christmas' for me - how about all of you?

I'm not sure where the time goes!
We had the excitement of getting a new grand-dog on Thursday! DD has adopted a darling Jack Russell and Cairn Terrier Mix. I will try to post some pictures tomorrow. I know I am partial, but she is one smart little pup! Melissa already has her sitting, staying, and is working on her bringing her leash when she needs to go outside. She's been named Rosie, after the famous Riveter, since she's a tough little cookie. She was a 'dumped' dog, and nearly died. She is up to a whopping 10 lbs! Stay tuned for photos!

Okay, we interrupt the above commercial to bring you official business:

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I was very excited to be invited to be a Guest Designer

for One Crazy Stamper Challenge Blog, for the month of January!
What a fun bunch of DT gals, and they are SO amazingly talented! I'm still pinching myself for being invited to join them this month!

If you've never been shopping at the One Crazy Stamper store, you must!!! What fun!

Their challenge this week is an open theme challenge.

For my card today, I chose to use this darling Magnolia, Princess Tilda stamp. I wish you could see her sparkles! I went over her in many places with clear stickles, and she sparles beautifully! You might want to enlarge the picture so the glitteryness shows!

Oh, and I am proud to say that ALL coloring, even the hair (!!!) was done using copics!

The CS is Bazzill, and the dotted DP is The Angel Company. Butterflies are punched from a Martha Stewart punch. The sentiment is Hero Arts.

I'll be back with another project later in the week for One Crazy Stamper, so be sure to check back! I'd love to see YOUR projects, so head over and enter the challenge! I'll be by to check out your creations!!!


I am also very flattered and excited to be a Guest Designer this month for Craft Your Passion Challenges!!!
Craft your passion has digital images by Lauretta's Digital Stamps, and Cocodingo's Digital Stamps.
If you have never been over to visit at Craft Your Passion, that's another 'must go'!!! Their challenges are so creative, and their digi's are adorable!

The challenge this week at Craft Your Passion, is an open theme as well.
I was asked to use an image by Lauretta, and I chose to use her Scotty Dog. I thought that this Basic Grey DP would be a perfect background for her darling dog. I added a bit of glossy accents to Scotty's 'raincoat' (since we've had so much rain this winter), to give it a bit of shine! Again, the shine doesn't show, so feel free to enlarge the photo so you can see the shine!

Coloring is done with pencils and LOMS, and Sharpie's. Sentiment is from The Angel Company.

I'll be looking forward to seeing YOUR creations! Hop on over and link them up, and I'll be by to see you soon!!!

Well, dear friends - that's all I have for you today.

I wish you all a wonderful 2011, full of happiness and good health.

Hugs and blessings,

Patti J.


A Consuming Passion said...

Wow Patti you are one busy lady!!!!
How lucky for these Challenge blogs to have your inspirational cards in their mix!!! Love this little scottie dog and I have a friend who would love a card with this image on......I see some spending coming up !!!1
Happy New Year!!!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Wowzer! Lots of wonderful design spots! Congrats! Yep, it has been a crazy 15 days for me, but now I am hoping it will all calm down. Here is to a new year of creating and challenges! Oh, btw, I do love your cards. Hee, Hee.....

Glittered Paws said...

OMG girl - love them both but especially the Matilda - colored beautifully. And love the doily accent, I am seeing this a lot of different blogs. My Mo-Jo has justnot been there this last week.

craftieodmae said...

well congrats!!!! You will bring loads of talent and inspiration to both sites!!! Can't wait to see the doggy pictures!!!

Mau xx said...

Wow!You are going to be one busy girl, Congratulations!! You deserve the recognition.. you are such a talented Lady and I know you will bring great inspiration to the them.
Happy new year to you and yours and a Hug for Rosie xx


Congrats on the GD spots and a special congrats on the new Grand-Puppy! Our best dogs have been the ones that found us. Now Kim paid a price for her dog Malie, my Grand-puppy, but she is a darling dog with a personality to match. Loved spending time with her this past Christmas and she warmed up to us quickly this time, especially when we fed her on the sly...
enjoy Rosie and can't wait to see your GD cards! Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Wow congratulations to your designer spots, you are gonna be busy busy!
Your cards are gorgeous as always!
Hapy New Year to you and your family!
Hugs xx

Anonymous said...

The papers go perfectly with the image.Super colouring too.Great to have you as GDT at Craft Your Passion.
Lisa x

Jacilynn said...

Congrats on both Well deserved spots!
Love these fabulous cards.

Dana said...

Patti these are both precious!! Look at all those guest spots racking up!! I am proud to have you as part of my team any day of the week!! Can't wait to see the pics of the puppy!!

corinne said...

very nice card !!!! I love all of it. thank you for joining us .

The Other Patti Sue said...

You go girl.... they are lucky to have you! Your cards are adorable and I can't wait to see pictures of your grand puppy!

Brenda said...

Congratulations Patti on the two guest spots that is awesome!! You Rock! Congrats on the new granddog.
Hugs :-)

Brenda said...

Oh I forgot love the cards and way to go with the copics. awesome coloring!

Dawnll said...

Oh Congrats my friend! I am not surprised you were asked by so many, I know I am thrilled to have you join us at Craft Your Passion this month.
Both these cards are just so adorable.
Excited to see the grand dog pictures
Happy New year

Melisa Waldorf said...

Awesome cards Patti!! I love that little dog and the plaid paper is just perfect!!!!! And your coloring on the tilda is awesome girl. Aren't you so glad you started using them! I wanted to stop by and wish you a happy new year! I pray God bless you and your family!
big hugs,

Melisa Waldorf said...

And congrats on your guest dt gigs!!! They are blessed to have you and your wonderful projects my friend!

Judy said...

Great use of background paper with the Scottie dog, Patti. Awesome card!

Joyleen Dianne Co Lim said...

Welcome to the team. Hope to see you more often. Love your card.

Nikki Schmaltz said...

Congratulations! TWO GD's. You ROCK! Love your cards. Such beautiful coloring. How fun to have a new dog that you only see occasionally. Hee hee!
I think rescuing a dog is about the best way to get one. They are very loyal. Have missed you and your creations. Slowly, I'm surfacing again. Slowly. I'm even going to go craft today. Thinking of you and saying prayers of strength and goodness to you. Love ya!

Madge H. said...

Two wonderful cards Patti! Beautiful coloring with the copics. Congrats on the new grandpup....... they give such unconditional love. Glad you were asked to join us at One Crazy Stamper.
~ rubber hugs, inky wishes ~

Lisa said...

Adorable!!!! You are super talented and totally deserve the GD spot! So excited you could join us this month! Best wishes!

Beate said...

Beautiful cards, Patti! Congratulations on your Guest Design spot.
Hugs and smiles

Stephanie said...

Great easel card. Welcome to CYP as a guest designer.

Curt in Indy said...

Congrats on both Designer spots. They couldn't have a sweeter, more talented designer! Love that Scottie Dog card. You know me and how I feel about those scary Magnolia images (no mouths or noses just creeps me out), but I will say your coloring is fabulous! Best, Curt

sammi said...

Fantastic card, Patti! Thank you for joining us as GDT this month at Craft Your Passion!

Amanda Mertz said...

Congrats on the grandpuppy Patti!! And fabulous cards too! TFS!

Lauretta See said...

Patti, both cards are beautiful, but i got a crush for that scottie dog one hehehe :) love the papers and your coloring and i just love easels so.. everything about it is wow!!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you for being our GDT this month on craft your passion. Happy new year xxxx

Unknown said...

Welcome to the team! I look forward to seeing more of your gorgeous creations. I love the papers you've used with this image. They go so perfectly together. x x