Monday, April 18, 2011

Yawn....It'll be okay

Good morning! was another 4 a.m. day here. I have no idea why we cannot sleep all night - even spent a ginormous amount of money on a sleep number bed a while back.
Oh well, it'll be okay - sleep is over-rated anyway, right?

Speaking of "It'll be okay", I have a fun card for you today.
Last week, I had an afternoon at my friend Shirley's.
Shirley had purchased many of the cute little Pure Innocence stamps by My Favorite Things, and guess who inked up a few?
Yup, ME! (You really ARE the smartest readers in the world!)

Supplies Used: Nesties, Yellow Baker's Twine, Die-Namics Cloud Die, Pure Innocence "My Umbrella", Glossy Accents, Copic Markers, Dimensional Dots, Echo Park DP, Adhesive

This little gal is from the set, "My Umebrlla". She's colored with Copic markers, stitched with Copic Multiliner, and her rain gear is embellished with some Glossy Accents. Since the forecast calls for rain here AGAIN today, I thought the image only fitting! Since the Cardinal's let the Dodger's whip 'em last night 2-1, I think the sentiment is only fitting!

I haven't done a challenge in a while, so I think I will enter this card here:
Let's Ink it Up: Stitching
Papers Scissors Rocks: Inspired by the earth (rain)
The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: Stitching

I don't know about all of you, but I think it is time for an "Itty-Bitty Blog Candy"!!!!
Just leave me a comment, and tell me what you do with all of the cards you make!

You do NOT have to be a follower to comment, but if you are one of my followers, you'll be entered twice! I will draw a name tomorrow morning!
Good luck!

Have a great week!

Hugs and smiles,
Patti J.

Food for thought:
An optimist laughs to forget. A pessimist forgets to laugh.


Glenda J said...

The rain is perfect! This card is absolutely adorable! Great work. Thanks for playing along with my earth challenge.
I often give my cards away to friends/family so they can use them too!

Judy said...

I seem to be waking up early also, ever since we changed the clocks ahead. Love the card.
Have a wonderful day.

Theresa's Studio said...

Congrats on the win at Joan's Garden! Lovely card. I like this card today too....think I have this stamp. Should get it out. I give a lot of cards to family and friends and make sets as gifts. Also send to OWH.

Anonymous said...

AWW!! This is so precious!! Love the layout and colors...the rain effect is awesome!! :)

I do many things with my card hun! I give them to charities, someone who needs a smile..anyone in blogland...friends and family and the list goes on. I do have a collection and if I have any extras, I offer to sell them on my blog!

Janice said...

It's raining here too, so your card fits perfectly and I love the clouds.

I often give my cards to the nursing home where my Grandma resides. It's fun to see the little ladies ~ and some of the gentlemen too~ fighting over them.

Dawnll said...

The colors are perfect on this cutie- love the piecing.
Cards, cards, cards- I use them for gifts- I make groupings for people . I send to the soldiers and I give to the assisted living home for residents birthdays and hospital stays.

Sue D said...

Adorable card--I like the glossy accents.
My cards go to our church card ministry. I have also given them to the USO for the military.

Iris said...

The cute image and Glossy Accents really makes it look like a raincoat!

I give my cards away, since many of my parent's friends want them! But I still haven't found a way to organize the ones still here...

Mau xx said...

What a little cutie she is, and I love the shape of that Nestie.
I give some of mine to my local hospital.. Cardio out patients unit..they sell them on the reception Desk. Both Hubby and I owe them a lot xx and I always try to answer calls on the DC forum for cards for peoples charities,often Cyber friends ask for special Birthday requests too. xx

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Fabby card - love the colours

Thanks for joining us on our "Stitching" challenge this week at SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Maryann Laursen said...

What an adorable little girl here. I love the coloring a lot and wish I could make them look like this.
I never seems to be able to make enough cards, as all my kids always seems to be in a need for some cards, if I haven´t made them for a spwecial occation LOL. So there´s never any left, no matter how many I make ha ha ha.
have a great week ahead.

Anonymous said...

Hi there!!! SURPRISE!!!!! We have not mowed yet but I think by Friday we may need to so that the yard looks pretty for Easter. Thanks for being a loyal visitor to my blog(s) and wasn't vaseline great! LOL!!!! Have a Happy Easter and Congrats on your Win at Joan's Garden!!!!~Donna

Funny as I wrote that post I saw the picture of me at 7 1/2 and even though I was dressed pretty and should have been happy I rememeber I was a sullen little girl with no confidence...So happy to help her now in my writing! Hugs!

Auntie Em said...

Hi Patti! Sorry to hear you are having trouble sleeping...but a nap is good too! I had some problems like that last winter.
Love your sweet rainy day card. How adorable!!! I love the shiny rain coat and the pretty colours. The clouds and the twine are great embellies.
I send my cards to people I know will enjoy them....except for the mussy ones. Those I keep for examples and inspiration!(There are a few!)
Thanks for sharing your pretty cards. :)

Lisa Lara said...

I have nights like that too Patti. Feel for ya. I absolutely adore this card. Wow. Love the colors and the glaze on the image. Sooooooooo cute.

Glittered Paws said...

AWE - how cute she worked up - I am anxious to color her now!!! I have a few other projects waiting to be done so... A lot of my cards go to my Chemo Angels patients, of course dear granddaughters, my girls at work, and my little groups of teens that make cards for the local hospice patients. Still I have "lots" left!!!

Danni said...

Very cute! Love all the sparkle!

Amanda Mertz said...

The glossy accents work perfectly with this image. So cute!

Most of my projects are designed for my classes so I keep those as samples. The rest of what I make gets sent out to family and friends, mostly for birthdays.

Mary Dawn said...

mostly i do nothing -__- they are in totes and boxes and piles...sometimes my best friend comes over and takes a few off my hands

Becky said...

This is so cute!! Love it!!!:)

craftieodmae said...

First of all your card is pricelss........I take a bunch to the shop where I get my hair cut, some here at work, mail a bunch too. You know a bunch of cards would be a wonderful blog candy idea! Wait a minute, we all have a bunch uh? LOL

Claire said...

Wow beautiful card, i love the glossy accents! Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
Claire xx

Lynne in NI said...

Aww, she's such a sweetie with her shiney coat, wellies and brolley!
Hope you manage a proper night's sleep tonight .. I'm no good unless I get at least 6 hours!
Oh and my cards ... well I sell some to my workmates to help fund my crafty addiction and give the rest to our vets to sell for the local animal shelter.

Nicecrane Designs said...

Wowwww I lov e your umbrella,,,,so colorful, so vibrant colors, and the adorable picts,,,,,, applauses,,,,for you.
Thanks a million for your comments in my blog,,, i have just add a FREEBIE one of my Audubon Bookmarks,,,,,SHHHHHHHHHHHHh........

Bonnie Weiss said...

Well, isn't this a little sweetie?! Love the glossy accents and the clouds are nicely placed offset from the image.

Honestly, I used to keep most of my cards, but now I give them away, often for no particular reason (that's why I don't always put sentiments on the card fronts, so I can use them for whatever reason).

BTW Patti ... sleep IS over-rated (especially as we get older!).

Netty said...

Sorry you are not getting enough sleep, methinks I sleep too much.........yes I sleep for an hour in the afternoon as well....must be getting
Loving your card, so pretty. Terrific image and love those clouds.
You asked about what happened to the cards I make, they mainly go out to family and friends and any left over for the year go to the local hospice. Take care, Annette x

The Other Patti Sue said...

First, congrats on your win at Joans, second your card is absolutely adorable and third I sell my cards at my shop. I also send way more than I used too!

Sharon Peele said...

Wonderful card, I love the clouds and stitching!! I display all my cards in my work room!! Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You have been umping out some real beauties lately, PJ. Congrats on the win at Joan's and let me just say, the way you did the slick look on this card was pure genius!

Grace said...

Oh Patti... this is one adorable card!!! Love the glossy accents! Just adorable! I understand all about those sleepless nights! I feel for ya!!! Hope you get some good rest soon! This sure is purdy!!!

Rufus said...

What a cutie! I send a bunch of cards and give tons of them to OWH. Occasionally I sell a few of them. But the vast majority go to OWH.

Joan Ervin said...

This is just precious, Patti...the little PI girl is adorable and I love how you added the glossey accents!!!! We have a little craft shop at out church and I donate my cards there...I also send them to my kids and grandkids for all their special occasions.

Chelsea said...

Great card. Cute image.

Sue from Oregon said...

I love the bright and cheerful look of this card and absolutely love love the shiny jacket, boots and umbrella! So darned cute! Thanks for popping in today to say hello too!

Sue said...

Bright colorful card, very cute image. Don't you just love when a friend has stamps you love!
Get some sleep, the lack of it catches up with you.


Good question, I have so many cards, and they are too heavily embellished to be sent for a reasonalbe amount of money through the mail. Better hand delivered, but they are stacking up, will be interested to see what people say.

Beth Norman said...

Hi Patti,

Yes, sleep is over-rated--LOL.

Your card is so darn cute. I love your coloring. The blue around the image is perfect.

I send many of my "not so nice" cards to my sister to use. She's so impressed by them, but she doesn't see what I'm holding back. What I do hold back, I hoard and rarely use.

Crystal said...

AWWW Patti she is fabulous, oh my goodness love her umbrella, your coloring and layout is WONDERFUL and LOVE your color combo sweetie!!!! Thanks so much for the computer well wishes, I am crossing my fingers I get it back today all fixed up for me!!!! ITs so hard being out of rountine!!!! Biggest hugs and have a wonderful Tuesday!

Brenda said...

Patti this is adorable!!! I love the colors you used and that is one of my favorite MFT images.