Monday, June 20, 2011


Well, good morning! Hope that you all survived your weekend.

I have to begin by apologizing for not commenting on your blogs this weekend. Believe me, I was there! I saw, I squealed, and I loved your creations!

However, since Friday, I've been in a recliner with a propped up foot, ice bag, etc. Not sure what I did, but I couldn't bear any weight, walking was difficult, and the swelling was terrible. Even had to resort to crutches on Friday night! Long story short, I could use only the laptop, and that old thing will NOT let me leave comments! So, I'm going to try to be back on the desktop for at least a bit today!!!

Mmmmmm.....Chocolate! At least one has to assume that chocolate is what this darling Baking Bear Digi from Clear Dollar Stamps is whipping up for us this morning! Is this not the sweetest image? This cutie patootie is one of the new releases for June at CDS. If you haven't been over there yet, hop over and check out their store - the new and older releases are all so much fun! This set actually has the images, sentiments, and designer papers all in one very low price!

I'm going to enter this in the sketch challenge at Sketches by Carly. You still have three days to enter, so grab this fun sketch and get creative!!!

Now, I promised some "Itty Bitty Blog Candy" over the weekend, and that didn't happen either due to my gracefulness (or lack of)!'s what I'm going to do - TWO of you will win something! Remember this is "Itty Bitty Blog Candy", so don't quit your jobs or count on retiring on your

No rules - just leave a comment here on this post and tell me something fun about yourself! Example: Before I check out of this world, I want to zip line and sky dive!

OH! AND...I'm going to a U2 concert on July 17th!!!!! OMG!!! DS bought tickets for me and DD to go and I'm so excited!

As always, you certainly don't have to become a follower - if you're following, I want it to be because you want to be here! But if you ARE a follower, you will get two entries! Winner will be chosen via random DH drawing on Wednesday night, and will be posted on Thursday a.m.

Have a great Monday!
Hugs and blessings,
Patti J.

Food for thought: No matter how stressful, any day that you spend above ground is a good one!!!


Sally McD said...

Patti so sorry to hear about your foot, possible stress fracture? I hear they are very painful and not a lot you can do about it. Doing a lot of spring cleaning that is about 5 years over due during this summer break. Feels good to get it done though.

oh yeah! Love your card. I just ordered a 'few' copics that Kim helped me pick out. We'll have to have a coloring party one day and you can show me some coloring tricks! Feel better!

Lorie said...

Oh no Patti! You be sure to take it easy. I wish I was closer so I could help! Your card is usual!

Kristine said...

You crack me up Patti! Love your sense of humor. Although.... darn, I wish you could make me retire already! LOL. Hope your foot is much better today?! Your card is so ADORABLE!! Love the image and love your papers! I love CDS (of course!) and thanks for using Carly's awesome sketch *Ü*

Chelsea said...

I was wondering what happened to you. Take care!

Glittered Paws said...

Awe - how cute is this little fellow. I am going to have to slip over there and check him out - especially now that I have a file all set up and ready to go for Clear Dollar Stamps (LOL). Glad you are feeling better - now not to push things and continue to take it easy.

Sue D said...

Great card--I like the papers you chose.

Many people know I am in the building because of my laugh and I laugh a lot.

I am a follower.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

That cute little bear has the creamiest, most luscious icing in that bowl, and I bet I could beat you to licking the spoon (sorry about your footie)! LOL! Virtual icing does not have any calories, right? Opossums freak me out! Now ya know.

Auntie Em said...

Hope your foot heals up soon and you are able to get around again. Sounds very painful!

Love your sweet little card. Great image. I wish my teddy bear could cook supper for me once in a while.

Thanks for sharing and take care of yourself!!! :)

Dawnll said...

Oh Patti I hate to hear your not at full form. You need to quit kicking
Stay off and let it I hate those crutches. I only lasted 3 days and my arm pits were killing me.
You want to know something fun about me?
I use to work store security and I loved it, wonder if I gave that to my son becoming a police
Take care my friend.
blessings to you, Dawn ll

Iris said...

I hope your felling better today!
Yummy! Love the colors and stamp!
Have fun at your concert too!

ps. please don't enter me in your candy! You support me so much! :)

The Other Patti Sue said...

Mary Anne cracks me up! She is such a hoot! So sorry about your foot... Love your card so sweet! I hate moving... it's official!

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh My...this foot "thing" must be a real pain! so sorry to hear of your misfortune. Hope you heal quickly and can get back in to the swing of things! Darling card...Take Care!

Rufus said...

Ok, tell the truth, who'd you kick? lol! Sorry to hear about the foot, sounds painful! OUCH. Let's see, while I swear that I live in the spider capital of the world, I really don't like them!! They, however, are VERY fond of me and the darn things bite!

Brenda said...

Oh Patti I am so sorry to hear that you have hurt your foot. I can feel you pain with the crutches as I spent two and a half months on them. I hope that you are able to get around on your own very soon.

I love your card, great papers and such an adorable and wonderfully colored bear.

craftieodmae said...

love the card, such a cute image............sorry to hear you hurt your foot!!!! I can see you tip toeing around your yard looking at your beautiful flowers and falling face first in a big ole rabbit hole, I' know, I'm sick hehe..........take care and keep that foot up, I promise not to laugh anymore, I always laugh when I think of pople falling, why do I do that?????? I'm sick I tell ya hehe

LeAnne said...

Patti, I am so sorry to hear about your foot---take care & REST up! Your card is sweet, I am really lovin' the sketch---I will need to check out that challenge site!
Something interesting about myself? I could eat ice cream for breakfast, lunch AND dinner....thankfully I don't though!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh you poor thing. You can't keep a good woman down so I know you will be up and around soon. Hope it's nothing serious! Hugs and blessings on you and you bum foot!

Maria Matter said...

omgosh Patti, so sorry about your foot! Wish I could be there to help you! Hope you get it sorted out & it's nothing serious!!! Take care of yourself!
Adorable card, love how you used the sketch!
hugs & blessings

Becky said...

Oh Pattie, I am so sorry to hear about your foot. I will pray that it gets better.
Adorable card, he is a cutie.
Have a blessed week my sister. Hugs :)

Amy Johnson said...

Such a super cute card! Love the papers/colors. Sorry about your foot.

AmethystCat said...

I hope your foot is better. Poor thing. And, I'm with you on chocolate - YUMMMY!!! cute card!

Dana said...

Such a cute, cute card! I love the colors of your papers and your whole layout : )
Wow, your family has had the time of it this year with feet! Hope you recover quickly : )
Squealing along with you on the U2 tickets!! I am sure you will have a ball!

Sue said...

Yea, let's go with chocolate!! Sweet bear and love the chef hat!

Ouch, hope you're feeling better now sounds like a lot of pain involved.


Stef H said...

is my chocolate package in the mail yet????? just kidding. fun card!

hubby is doing well and so far his reports have improved. friday we find out if he can stop those $1,000 shots. if not, i'm gonna have to hurt him!!! lol.

hugs :)

Mau xx said...

Hope that foot is improving Patti, Sending you huge hugs xx Your card is so sweet, I think its Choccy cake cooking...yummy!

Funny thing Well!!! How about a secret... My hubby calls me "His Little Chilblain" Now Why I have no idea!
Hugs Mau xx

Kim said...

Oh Patti~ I'm Sooo sorry to hear about your poor foot! I hope it is feeling better...Make sure you continue to take it easy. Love your card,such a cute image!

Joan Ervin said...

I'm sorry about your foot, Patti...hope you are up and about soon!!! Your card is just tooo cute...what a darling little cooking bear!! He can come to my house and make some chocolate anything!!!! In fact, I could eat chocolate all day's my one vice...LOL!!! Have fun at the U2 awesome!!!!

Laurie Unger said...

Oh Patti, this is just darling! I can taste the chocolate already! Sorry to hear about the foot! Hope you up and about soon!

Shirley said...

He is just too much fun and so cute too! I love your colors and the design you used to make him pop!

Crystal said...

AWWW Patti girl you soooo rocked this sketch, another fantastic card!!!

Carly said...

Hi Patti!:)
I love the dp that you used!


Anonymous said...

You poor thing! Praying you are getting lots of rest and feeling up to your young self soon! Your card is super sweet -- I really like the way you laid it out, and yes, that bowl of icing looks terrifically yummy! :-)

Cat said...

Love your adorable card, Patti! so sorry you have not been feeling well! Wishing you a speedy recovery!

Lynne in NI said...

Hi Patti ... sorry to hear about your foot, sounds very painful. But lucky you getting to go to the U2 concert, my friend went to one last year and said they were AMAZING! Oh and I would say its definately melted chocolate in your Teddy's bowl, definately looks very yummy!