Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Lots to share today, and some Blog Candy!!!!

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

I don't even know where to begin!

Thanks to everyone who left such sweet comments on DD's blog.
She made it to her destination in 19 hours. There was to be a crew there today to help her unload the large and heavy things off the truck, after which she should be able to return it to U-Haul.

We are so thankful for a safe and uneventful trip, AND that she didn't have to climb through the trunk to get in and out of her car!

I made this card for her.
On the envelope, I wrote that 'even the Missouri bugs are missing her'.

The image and sentiment are from Clear Dollar Stamp's Newest Release. This set is called "Praying Eyes Mantis". My card is gatefold style, but I turned it on edge for a bit of a twist!

You can't see it, but there is a pretty good border of yellow on each flap. That's where the message is written, but I hid the mushy stuff so that none of us would be blushing!


I just saw that I have a blogaversary in about 30 days - now, how did that happen?
Seems like we just celebrated TWO years, and now it's soon going to be THREE years!
Time flies when you are having fun, meeting wonderful people, and drooling over beautiful creations during blurf sessions!

I'll have to give this some thought!
Last year I gave 2 prizes, so I need to plan on 3 this year!!!

Speaking of prizes........
Here is another magazine that is up for grabs!

Just leave a comment on today's post telling me what your favorite crafting magazine is!
If you are a follower, leave a second comment for two chances to win!!!

Last, but not least, take ten magazine has published two of my cards in this issue!

You can see a card on page 63 that features The Craft's Meow wonderful stamps, and on page 114 is a card using a beautiful sentiment from Our Daily Bread Designs, and a pretty butterfly from The Angel Company.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great evening,
Patti J.

Food for thought:
One learns more about a road by traveling it than by memorizing all the maps in the world!


Patti P. said...

Patti, so glad your daughter made the trip safely... I am sure you will miss her. Congratulations on your publication, will check this out. I am a big fan of Cards magazine and love the special editions from Papercrafts. Wishing you a great week.

Auntie Em said...

Glad to hear the traveler arrived safe and sound and didn't have to do any more acrobatics! Hahaha! The card you made for her is so cute! Great colouring!
Congrats on being published in the Stamper's Sampler magazine! I don't think we get that one up here in Eastern Canada :( It looks so interesting. I usually have to have Paper Crafts for their fun card ideas.
Congratulations as well on your three year blogaversary! As you say, time goes by so fast but look at all you have accomplished in that time! Wooo-hooo!!! :)
Thanks for sharing and hope you are having good week! :)

Brenda said...

I am so happy that you daughter made to her new home safely.

I love the card you made for her, super cute. I don't really have a favorite magazine, I like them all! I do subscribe to CardMaker.

Congrats on your upcoming blogaversary :)

richard said...

Hi Patti! Big whew! on your daughter's safe arrival!!
I get Cardmaker, and I was just signed up for papercrafter's as a birthday present! Good one, huh?
Of course, I am a follower!!!

Rufus said...

Thanks for letting us know that DD made it to her destination safe and sound. I'm sure that you are going to miss her like crazy. The card you made her is adorable! As for magazines, I like 'em all. At the moment I don't subscribe to any. Congrats on getting not 1 but 2 (!) cards published in the same issue. Oh yes, last but not least happy almost 3rd blogoversary!

Unknown said...

Glad your daughter is safe. I love Stampers' Sampler, use to buy it all the time, haven't been able to much lately. I have had cards published in the, have them put away safely:O)I have the issue and pages on my blog, I need to get them out and scan them and put the pics up. I used to send cards into them all the time, then I moved with my son, didn't have time, now I have time, but don't buy magazines very often...crazy :O) Have a great day! Hugs! Leah Ann

Dawnll said...

So glad beautiful Melissa made it safe and secure.
The card is adorable-love that image!
Magazines? I have let all my subscriptions expire...LOVE that you were published for not one but TWO cards! Congrats my friend-how darn exciting.
I am a big fan of Sommerset magazine...they are just so expensive now
I am so proud of you, not surprised at all you were published.

Lorie said...

What a perfect card for your daughter! I'm glad all went well! Congrats on getting your cards into print...how exciting!

Iris said...

Hey Patti, glad your daughter made it safely! And that card will definitely make her day! Happy Blogaversery too!

Becky said...

So glad she got there safe!! And what an adorable card, this sure will put a smile on her face :).

Babe O'Mara said...

Congrats on your publications and your almost blogaversary. Good for you!! I get Cardmaker. Yes, I'm a follower.


Jessie said...

Congratulations on your publication! That is so cool! My fave magazine is creating keepsakes, thanks for the chance to win :)

wendyp said...

adorable card! That praying mantis is too cute!!!

My favorite used to be the Rubber Stamp but since they're not around anymore I've had to move on. I really enjoy Paper Craft Mag. Glad to have found your blog. I'm now a follower!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Hiya, Patti! Take ten is my all time favorite magazine for cards. The price tag keeps me at bay most of the time. I always have it on my Christmas list, but noone wants to give me a magazine for Christmas.Congrats on being published there!

So glad your DD made it with out any setbacks. She will be fine and you will be so proud! Yesterday's earthquake was quite the eye opener here in PA. Each child called to say they were evacuated and standing in a street in their seperate states. Now a hurricane is churning toward us for the weekend. DD has a camping trip for her bachelorette party. DS is at a beach bachelor party. Mommas never stop worrying!

Love this buggy guy and your coloring is super duper! Hugs!

craftieodmae said...

glad prayers were answered for the safe trip!!!!

Beate said...

Patti, congratulations on your cards being published. That is wonderful and so deserved!!!

Your praying mantis card looks amazing. I LOVE the grass you added.

I think my favorite card magazine is Papercraft. Its the only one I have a subscription to. It's fun to see names of people I know in there.

Hugs and smiles

Beth Norman said...

Congratulations. So well deserved.

kssdesigns said...

Hey Patti! Super cute card and thanks for reminding me the new Take Ten is out! That is my most favorite mag!! Glad all is well with DD.

Sue D said...

Cute card! My favorite magazine is Stamp It.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Maria Matter said...

Hi Patti! you've been a busy girl!!!
So glad your DD is fine...love the card you made for her!
big CONGRATS on being published, that is so awesome! I really need to pick up that issue, Take Ten is one of my favs such a variety of styles! It will be fun to see your name in it!
big hugs & blessings

Netty said...

Loving your great fun card and design Patti.

Netty said...

Congratulations on getting published and of course I would love to win this magazine as have seen one of these before. Annette x

Netty said...

oops should have said NEVER seen one of these before, sorry about that.lol x

Anonymous said...

Glad to here that your DD made it OK!! Your card is so adorable and I've never seen an image like that before!! :) Great coloring!!

I think one of my fave mags has to be the Magnolia INK...gorgeously photographed!! :)

Glittered Paws said...

Love the GREEN BUG!!! It is sure an eye catcher - too cute. love the design too. My favorite magazine right now is CardMaker. My favorite "was" Rubberstamper - I really miss that publication a lot.

Glittered Paws said...

Love the GREEN BUG - and sometimes I think they get that big around here!!! Love the card. My current fav magazine is CardMaker - my fav magazine WAS Rubberstamper - I really miss that publication. But...all good things do come to an end.

Rita said...

Very cute card.

Lynn Mercurio said...

First off....congratulations on your recent publications. You are awesome.

Second...I'm not a big fan of bugs, but even this card makes me smile and saw, "awwww".

Have a wonderful day, my friend.

Stef H said...

i'm so glad DD arrived safe and sound.

i LOVE that praying mantis image! not one you see around! your card is stunning too.

deciding between these 2 mags is not an easy chore, but my fav out of the 2 is TAKE TEN!

nope. not having pets at my house. who can afford them today and i'm not a fan of picking up poop!!! i like the sound machine idea tho. may look into that one!

i'm doing fine and as i said before, my heart is a peace. yay me.

thank you so much for your strength and support. you know i love you!

hugs :)

Pam Sparks said...

congrats again Patti! I will have to try to find a Take Ten somewhere to see your work! This is crazy but with all the blogs and blogging I rarely purchase a magazine! OOPS...back up the bus...hehe... I guess I buy the Magnolia Ink one but I wouldn't say it's my favorite... oh this is hard! I love too many styles of cards! So I love them all!
What a delightful card you created for your DD! Clever folding too! Makes me think of that saying, "it ain't easy being green" but I can't remember where that came from! ugh! @@ at myself! Have a great day!

Lynne in NI said...

Glad to hear DD arrived safely! What a clever card and such a fabulous image and sentiment too. Oh and Huge Congratulations on being published, how exciting for you!

Kary said...

Hi Patti! Love your card. Really cute & beautifully coloured. I hope you get to chat with your daughter often, despite the distance. Congrats on being published too. Your work is awesome!
Thanks so much for leaving me such a dear comment, I sincerely appreciate it. {{Hugs}}

Joan Ervin said...

Your little green manthis is adorable, Patti, and I know your DD will love it!!!! Hugs to you, gf...I know how hard it will be for you to see you DD leave. You will just have to go for a visit real soon!!!
Congrats on being published....Whoohoo!!!!

Amanda Mertz said...

Love the praying mantis!! My boys would love this stamp! Glad your DD made it safely to her destination. Also, congrats on having your cards published! You certainly deserve this recognition!

AmethystCat said...

Congratulations on being published!!! That's just awesome!!!