Thursday, December 29, 2011

Hello out there!

Hello!  I'm back, and feel so rested and ready to get back to my desk!

Hopefully, your holidays were as full of blessings as ours were!  
I promised to tell you all about it when I got back, 
so here goes...

Wow...what an amazing Christmas week we had.  
Our DD and her fiance (and grandoggie Rosie), our DS and grandoggie Wimpy, were all home for a few days.  Our family celebration began in St. Louis. We went to a wonderful Scottish restaurant, and had traditional Scottish appetizers, food, and drink. Yum!  Wonderful food, indeed, and so much fun to try something we'd never had! Next, DD and her fiance had purchased tickets for us all to go to the Fabulous Fox Theater to see a live production of Beauty and the Beast.  Oh my goodness!  It was beautiful.  We hated to see it end.  DS had reserved amazing rooms for us at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, overlooking the Arch, downtown St. Louis, and the River.  We visited in one of the rooms that had a full living room and kitchen, and finally crashed for the night.  The next morning, we headed back down the highway for a couple of blissful, relaxing days with our loved ones.  Sadly, the holidays came to an end, and after a trip back to St. Louis to the airport yesterday, everyone is back home, either in Colorado, or California.  It is certainly quiet here!

I have been crafting today, but can't show you what I've been doing, as it's for some new release 
postings that will come in a few days!

However, I do have another publication reject, and I'd love to share with you.  
I had seen this drawer box tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers, and thought that it would be fun to add an easel card to the top of it.  Inside the drawer, is a full set of matching A-2 size note cards.  The background was created by laying a large piece of lace over the ivory cardstock, and spritzing with red Glimmer Mist.  The image was heat embossed, and the color was painted on using the Glimmer Mist.

Here is the box: 



And here are the cards:


Supplies used:  Glimmer Mist, Gina K. Designs Ivory Pure Luxury CS, Sentiment from Create with TLC, Image by Stampland Chicago, Spellbinder's Fancy Tags, Kaiser Craft Pearls, Spellbinder Oval and Scalloped Oval Dies, Offray Ribbon, Dimensional Squares, Martha Stewart Border Punch, Marvy Circle Punch, Ranger Black Embossing Powder Ultra Fine. Black Bazzill Basics CS.

So very sorry about the blurry photos.  I don't know what happened to make them so fuzzy.

Have a wonderful evening!

I'll be back very soon with something special.  I can't wait to spill the beans!

Hugs and blessings,
Patti J.

Food for thought: If someone gave you a nickname that was descriptive of your character, would you be proud of it?

30 comments:

CraftinGranny said...

So glad your holidays were filled with fun, love and family. Can't wait to see your new goodies. Happy New Year! "Hugs"

The Other Patti Sue said...

It's so nice to see you GF! This is totally awesome... Love it!

Betty Benton said...

Great little box of cards! Can't wait to find out what is so special -- hurry up and let us know!

Auntie Em said...

Sounds like a very exciting and fun Christmas with all your family! It is so quiet after they all go back home again. Just lots of fun memories left behind...and a few socks under the bed and a pile of laundry! :D
Love your beautiful card box and cards. They look so elegant! I can't believe they weren't accepted.
Thanks for sharing and A Very Happy New Year to you!!! :)

Audrey Frelx said...

Hello, my friend, welcome back!!! So glad to hear you're well-rested and enjoyed a wonderful holiday! I also came back rested and full. What a blessed holiday this was for me too!

Your box and cards are amazing!!! I absolutely love what you did with your project!

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh so gorgeous...love the whole box and cards! That black accent really makes everything pizazzy! A new word today LOL!

Chelsea said...

What a fun box and project. Sound like a fun time in StL. Glad you had a great holiday!

Laurie Unger said...

Great cards Patti! Was there Haggis on the menu at the Scottish restaurant? Just joking! Sounds like you had a wonderful Holiday! Hugs!

Rufus said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic Christmas! I really like the image and sentiment on this set, that's me! Super set. Hmmmm....wonder what you're up to now??? Guess we'll have to wait and see
R/

Lorie said...

Oh, Patti! I am so glad you had an amazing time! You all deserve it! Your box is amazing! I can't wait to see what else you are up too!

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

Oh my goodness this is so beautiful! love the design and colors.
So glad you got to spend so much fun time with your whole family-what a spectacular holiday.
So glad to see you sharing sweetie.
Happy New Year

Sue W said...

Hi Patti so glad you had a great Christmas! Fabulous to be able to spend it with the whole family too~ Love your gorgeous little project today and must go check out SCS for the tutorial! Happy New Year to you and yours~

Olga said...

You are so amazing!!!! This is fantastic, Happy New Year my friend!!!

Beate said...

Wow! Gorgeous box and easel card. Happy New Year to you and your family.
Hugs and smiles

Sandy Trefger said...

Glad you had a wonderful Christmas! And that card/box is beautiful! Have a wonderful and Happy New year as well!

Bonnie Weiss said...

OM, what a beautiful project, Patti ... so unique and so feminine.

Sounds like you had an amazing Christmas and spending it with loved ones is the best way to celebrate.

Cat said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas celebration, Patti! What fun! I LOVE your project! It is just stunning! Happy New Year and many Hugs to you!

Shirley Hotop said...

I've seen this in real life and it is AWESOME!!! Can't believe it is in the "reject" pile. See ya soon.

Pam Sparks said...

so pretty and creative Patti! What a fabulous, festive Christmas you had! So happy for you!

Amanda Mertz said...

Totally Cute Patti! Love the idea of making a drawer for some smaller cards! Glad you had a fun Christmas with your family! TFS!

Sue said...

Wow, sounds like you had wonderful holidays, and to have both your kids home........perfect! I have been doing a lot of geneology again lately, got away form it for some time, but my husband's family came from Prussia and lived in St. Louis, they actually had a bakery...small world!

Your box card and gift of note cards is lovely. The colors are wonderful, and these make such a nice gift. I was amazed when I made one that 10 cards and envies fit in the drawer. Sorry you were rejected, your porject is beautiful

Happy New Year and best wishes for a Happy, Healthy, filled with love 2012.

Hugs
Sue

Seleise said...

wow - can't believe anyone would reject this fabulous project. it's amazing! the cards - the box everything is fabulous! hmm - will have to think on the nickname, I have several already but that's fun to ponder. :)

Dawn Frost said...

Patti I can't believe they rejected it, totally gorgeous! I've wanted to try the drawer box what a great idea for a Christmas gift! Glad you had a great Christmas all the best in 2012.

Carole said...

So glad to see you back Patti, your Christmas sounded wonderful. All the very best in the coming year Patti, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Lynne in NI said...

Sounds like you had a really lovely time with your family! Hope DH is well on the mend and have a very Happy New Year!
PS your drawer box is sooo pretty, and I can't wait to hear what your big news is!

Becky said...

Girl, this is awesome..Love the image and the texture.

Shirley said...

TFS your trip, Patti! Sounded delightful and was drooling about you seeing the B and the B. I can't believe your project was rejected. Oh well, good for us!! We get to see it sooner and it is lovely!!! Oh, why I came by....Wishing you and yours a Very Happy Healthy New Year, Patti!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Beautiful work, Patti! Sounds like you and your family had a fantastic holiday. Wishing you all the best in the new year.

Theresa said...

Great project..what a beautiful job. Happy New Year, my friend.

Melisa Waldorf said...

Oh I'm so glad to hear you had such a special Christmas with your kids. Sounds like it was a Christmas to remember. That project is so wonderful! The background is awesome!! Perfect for the image and vintage style.