Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Dear Santa....

Welcome to a new Repeat Impressions Sketch Challenge!
Wendy, the owner and designer of Repeat Impressions is a fabulous sketch designer!  Even though today is Halloween, this sketch just called out for snowflakes!  So, snowflakes it is...

I had a blast with this one, and it was SO easy!

Repeat Impressions #4513 Rubber Stamp Small, Repeat Impressions #3210 More Stamps, Bazzill Basics "Believe" DP, Bazzill Basics Holiday Style CS, Perfect Layers Rulers for Perfect Mats (see sidebar for details)

Started with a red Bazzill Basics 'Holiday Style' card base.  Added a piece of Bazzill Basics 'Believe' DP, and some red photo corners (EK Success Punch).  Stamped the sentiment and ink pad on white CS. Colored and trimmed that piece to fit on a scrap of green, and then a scrap of red that I die cut with a Spellbinder's Fleur De Lis die. Popped it all up with a few dimensional squares.  Easy peasy, and how much fun is this sentiment? Gotta just love it!

All righty, I know you are all very eager to see what my fellow Rockstars have created with this sketch!

Christy     Cheri     Joy     Karen     Kecia     Geri     Joyce

Head on over to the Repeat Impressions Blog, The House That Stamps Built, nab the sketch, and link up your creation, for a chance to win some Repeat Impressions Product!

Thanks for stopping by,
Happy Halloween!
Patti J.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

New Blog in Town....

Hi there!

Just wanted to share that there is a fun, new blog in town!
It's called "Stamp Your Life".
Hop over and check it out - you can shop, get inspired, and enter challenges!

And for those of you who do Project Life, this will be perfect for you!

Drop by and say hello, and be sure to sign up to follow - there will be a giveaway at 100 followers!

Have a great day!

By the way, today is our DS's birthday - today at 1:31 p.m., he will be 37 years young!  
Now that I've shared that, I guess I can no longer profess to be 29....  
Oh well, the truth had to come out sometime!

Patti J.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Black Cat

Hope you have all had a wonderful weekend!

I'm here today to share the Repeat Impressions Stamp of the Week, 'Black Cat'.

You know how I love to mask, and to create scary skies, so this one was fun to make!

Repeat Impressions #2322-G Black Cat, Repeat Impressions #2308-E Bats, Repeat Impressions #1139-W Halloween, Memory Box "Blackbird" DP, Memory Box Die "Madison Window Small", Kraft Cardstock, Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Dusty Concord, Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink, Adhesive, Dimensional Squares.
The Black Cat image was stamped on white cardstock, and fussy cut.  I die cut a window, using the Memory Box Madison Window Small. Once I had it cut, I sponged it to look aged and eerie.  I trimmed a scrap of cardstock to fit behind the window, masked off a moon, and began sponging until I got the right shade of eeriness.  Stamped the bats, and put the panel and window together.  Adhered it to a scrap of DP, and popped the black cat up in front with dimensional squares.  Voila - pretty quick!

Now, I know my fellow Rockstars have some very fabulous Black Cat projects to share!
Check them out - you will love them!

Cheri     Geri     Karen

Thanks for stopping by today!

Patti J.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Card Drive for Addison

Happy Sunday dear friends,

I hope you will take a moment to read Addison's story, and perhaps create a card or three!

Thanks for stopping by,

Patti J.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Gotta love sparkles...

Hello, and brrr.....
Hope this finds you enjoying the weekend.  It's a gorgeous weekend here.  We had 82 degrees on Thursday and 41 degrees on  A bit warmer today!

 PaperCraftPlanet had a wonderful sketch challenge this week, and I used the sketch for creating my card.
They also have a simpler version of the sketch shown below, if you want to play along using it!

So, meet one of the new cuties from The Digi Garden.  This sweet image is simply called Elf with Object.  In this case, the object is a beautiful, sparkly, Christmas ornament, that Elf is on her way to hang on the town's ginormous tree.  That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it!

Image: Elf with Object, from The Digi Garden, Icicles: CC Cutter Die from All That Scraps, Snowflakes: DieNamic Dies from My Favorite Things, Tree: Marianne Die, Glitter, Torn Paper, Bazzill 'Believe' DP, World Win CS, Bling from my stash, Copic Markers, Perfect Layers Rulers
Hope you will head over to PaperCraftPlanet and join in the sketch challenge.  Also, hop over to The Digi Garden, and check out all of their darling digi images!

Thanks for stopping in today!

Patti J.

Friday, October 26, 2012

A very 'deer' card...

Mornin' all, and happy Friday!

Short post today - just want to share the card I made to accompany the set of Deer Coasters that I shared yesterday.  The baby deer is stamped a second time, cut out, and popped up with a dimensional square.

Our Daily Bread Designs Stamps "Quiet Waters", Authentique CS and misc. CS scraps, Fall leaves, button and brad from my stash, Copic Markers, Stampendous Happy Birthday Sentiment, Perfect Layers Rulers (see sidebar for details!)

Have a great weekend!

Patti J.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

What Have I Been Up To?

So, I'm back on my feet, but haven't been here much this week.  "What have I been up to?", you ask...
I've been busy, busy busy, watching videos from many of you fabulous crafters!
...Trying to get some ideas for creating a set of tile coasters.

No, I realize this is not tile coasters.  I've also been playing with Gelato's!
A few weeks ago, my wonderful friend, Dawn, knew I was looking for some to experiment with, and sent me a couple to try.  What fun!  I had seen a video by Penny Black & Jill Foster, (PBJ) where they used Gelato's on a gorgeous wooden bird, and when I saw this deer at Michael's this summer, I had to have it.
 Thanks, Dawn - you rock!

Used two shades of blue Gelato's and one silver.  Embossed with white Stampendous EP, using Gina K. Designs "The Magic of Christmas" snowflakes.  Rubbed Gelato's onto wooden deer (Michael's) using my fingers. What fun!!!

NOW.....on to the tiles!
I have this beautiful stamp set "Quiet Waters" from Our Daily Bread Designs, and thought that it would make a lovely set of tile coasters.  Again, watching a PBJ Video, I learned that I could stamp on them with my Staz-On, and color them with Copic Markers.  Yup, you heard that right!  After heat setting them with my heat gun for a good long while, I dunked them, soaked them, washed them, scrubbed them, wiped them with a towel, etc., and the color didn't even budge.  To be safe, I did put a coat of spray sealer on each tile.  Hopefully, it will be permanent.

My photos really have a red glow to them - so sorry!  They are a pretty rich brown in real life...

I made a set of four, glued on some felt pads, and was so lucky to have a wonderful friend, Shirley, whose wonderful DH is a master wood worker.  He just 'happened' to have a 'Coaster Holder' all made up that fit my coasters perfectly!  He makes racks for Stickles, holders for heat guns, coaster racks, bow-maker's, etc...

What a fun gift this will be.  They are going in the mail tomorrow morning to someone very very special!  Hope he likes them :)

Okay, dear friends - that's what I've been up to!  Now, I must go create for some DT deadlines - if I don't, I might just get fired...

Thanks for dropping by!

Hugs and blessings,
Patti J.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

DCC Challenge - Anything But a Card

Welcome to a new Repeat Impressions Designer Choice Challenge!  
Today, our hostes is Joyce, and she has challenged us to create 'anything but a card'.  

A short time ago, while I was lurking over at Dawn Olchefske's blog, she posted a wonderful video and tutorial on how to create a darling Mini Treat Tote Box.  

This box only uses 2 glue dots to hold it together! 

I knew that was what I wanted to create for today's challenge!
Here is my box:
Repeat Impressions #806-G Jacko'lantern Cat, Kraft Cardstock, DP Scrap (Memory Box, perhaps?), Ribbon & Twine Scraps, Oval Classics Spellbinder's Die, Dimensional Foam, Copics Markers, Glue Dots

Side view of box

I've used a piece of Kraft cardstock, with a scrap of Halloween DP (Memory Box maybe?), and this darling little Repeat Impressions Image "Jacko'lantern Cat" #806-G.

 Another great thing about this box, is that you can get two boxes from one 8.5" x 11" sheet of, right?
If you have never had the adventure of visiting Dawn's blog, you simply must do so.
Her ideas are endless, she has OODLES of tutorials, and when you watch her videos,
her voice is just so friendly that you feel you've known her forever.

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Check out what my fellow Rockstars have created for this challenge!

Cheri     Karen     Geri     Christy     Joy     Kecia     Joyce

Now that you are all inspired, go forth and create "anything but a card", and head over to the Repeat Impressions' blog "The House That Stamps Built", and link up your creation.  You might be the lucky winner of
some Repeat Impressions Yumminess!!!

Have a great day,

Patti J.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Bewitching Halloween Challenge...

Hello, my little pretties.....
(said in a very scary, witchy voice)
There's a challenge going on over at Impression-Obsession's Blog that sounded like fun.  The challenge is "Have a Bewitching Halloween", and we are to create something 'Halloweeny'.

I decided to make another Flat-Backed Treat Boxes.  In digging through Halloween stuff, I saw that I had just about enough to make one more box, so out came the stamps, and the Copics, 
and this is the end result:

Impression-Obsession 'Spa Day' #G2346, Impression-Obsession 'Witching You' #B-5523, Copic Markers, Amuse Cardstock, Amuse Blackberry Ink, Sakura Stardust Glitter Pen, Tiny Spider Punch (from $1 bin - no manufacturer), Tim Holtz Dusty Conchord Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Perfect Layers Tools for perfect matting (see sidebar for details)

Halloween is fun to create for, but with no small children home, there's not much need to do so.
Next best thing is creating for a challenge, which I don't get to do much of anymore!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day,
Back tomorrow with a Repeat Impressions Designer's Choice Project!

Patti J.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Fall fun....

Hello, and Happy Monday!
I have a bit of 'fall fun' to share with you today.

First up is a card that I made for a challenge at The Outlawz.  
The CAS Challenge this week is to use limited fall colors.  
We were to choose 3 colors to use, from Red, Brown, Yellow, Green, and Orange.

Hero Arts: #K5574 Big Eyes, Amuse Ink: French Roast, Kaliedacolor Ink: used only orange, sorta blended the brown and orange for the leaves.

I used Brown, Orange, and Yellow for my card.
I sponged on the yellow, orange, and finally brown inks, directly onto the stamp, then turned the stamp over and stamped directly onto patterned paper from last year's DCWV Autumn Mat Stack Pad.
Using a Spellbinder's die, I cut out and embossed the owl, adhered it to my card front, and used a brown Sharpie marker to 'stitch' around the edges.

Looking at this on the screen, I think I will 'stitch' around this too - looks a bit bare :)

For the inside, I used the piece of DP that the owl was cut from, and just put some white CS behind it.

Now, onto project(s) two through thirty!

A couple of years ago, I had seen a Frankenstien like this on-line someplace.  I don't know if it was someone's blog, SCS, or in a magazine, but I sketched out the basics and stuck it in my notebook. So, I sincerely apologize for not being able to give rightful credit!  If you are the original creator of this cutie patootie, let me know, and I will edit this post immediately!

Anyway, I created thirty of these to send to my DD's workplace. Hopefully, they will brighten up the office for a day or two.  What's fun is that their office is so cool - their color is this bright green!  So Frankie will fit in just perfectly.

Hope your week is a good one! It's a beautiful, fall day, here in Missouri!
Thanks for stopping by,
Patti J.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Creations by AR Surprise Hop!

Hello, and Welcome!
Today, we are showcasing a fun new release from Creations by AR.
This new release, Dessert Cage, is a Birthday Celebration in Honor of
SUSANNA BOYD, the Founder of Paper Craft Planet!

Dessert Cage - front view.  Holds three regular cupcakes on lower shelf, and 3 mini-cupcakes on upper shelf.

Dessert Cage - side view.


Thanks for joining us today, as we wish Susanna a wonderful birthday!

There are prizes available!
3 Prizes: One each of $20, $10, and $5 Gift Certificates to Creations by AR!

How to Win???

Visit each blog beginning today, Oct. 21st, and leave a comment at each blog.  I can't wait for you to see the fabulous projects my fellow DT members have created!

Patti J. Gilliam (you are here!)

After visiting each of the AR Girls' blogs listed above, head over to Papercraft Planet to the Creations by AR PCP Group and leave a comment with a BIRTHDAY WISH for SUSANNA!!!

Comments will also be accepted in the Creations by AR Page on Facebook, for an extra chance at the drawing for prizes!  "Like" us if you haven't already!

Comments will be taken between Sunday Oct. 21 (6:00 a.m. EST) until October 24th (midnight EST).

Winners will be announced on October 25th at:
Creations by AR PCP Group
Creations by AR FaceBook Page

Good luck, and thanks for hopping with us!
Patti J.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Hay Ride Kiddos

It's Friday!  Woo hoo!

I've got a fun new stamp to share with you today.  Having 'put up' hay for many years, I can certainly see our DD getting all grumpy at our DS, because he's throwing hay from the wagon in her hair :)  So, when I saw this great image at Scrapping Center, I knew that I had to have it!  Boy kiddo doesn't know it yet, but girl kiddo is just about to take that smug look off of his

Found this scrap of very, very old DP from The Paper Studio, and thought it would be perfect as a background for the hay wagon.  All coloring is with Copics.  It's dark and dreary here today, and I couldn't get a decent photo....bah.  I truly AM going to get my light box finished! 

Used my trusty Perfect Layers Tools for the nice even matting.  Button is from my stash.  Image is #CRR150 Hay Ride Kiddos, by Stampendous.  I ordered mine from Scrapping Center.  They have OODLES of fun things that are calling my name!

I'm entering this in the Outlawz Friday Copic/Promarker Challenge - it's to use fall colors or foliage, and color with alcohol markers.

Have a great weekend - Be sure to check in on Sunday - Creations by AR has a special release, and all I can tell you is that my version is YUMMY!

Patti J.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Repeat Impressions Sketch Challenge #O1712

Wow - can't believe it's already Wednesday!
Time for a new sketch challenge at Repeat Impressions!
Here is Wendy's wonderful sketch:

Here is my card:
Repeat Impressions #2708 Pine Branch, Repeat Impressions #403 Serenity, Bo Bunny Snowfall Collection DP, DCWV Holiday Collection DP, Memory Box & Die-Namics Dies, Frosted Lace Stickles,Copics Markers, Amuse Brown Cardstock

Since the stamp of the week this week was this Pine Branch, and as it was still on my stamping block (lol), I decided to use it once more.  This time, the sparkle is Frosted Lace Stickles. Hopefully, this looks more like a winter Pine Branch, and my Monday card looks like a fall Pine Branch!

Check out the beautiful creations that my fellow Rockstars have for you today:

Christy     Cheri     Joy     Karen     Kecia     Geri     Joyce

Now, we would love to see YOUR take on the sketch!
Link up your creation on the Repeat Impressions Blog, The House That Stamps Built, and you just might be the lucky winner!  Full details on the RI Blog!

Thanks for stopping by,
Hugs and blessings,
Patti J.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Grrrr.......Big Smile!

Happy Tuesday!

Meet one of the cutest lil monsters you will ever happen across!
This is Lil Monster's Balloon, from Annabelle Stamps.

Annabelle Stamps "Lil Monster's Balloon", Amuse Venetian CS., Kraft, Bazzill, Amuse Solid Cardstocks, Perfect Layers Tools (see sidebar for details!)

I've had this guy for a while, but have only stamped him up once before, for a publication call, which was rejected. He was so much fun, that I thought I'd color him again, while sitting here in my chair with my feet up!

Annabelle Stamps has a color challenge going on this week, and I thought I'd play along.

Here are their colors:
When I was using my Copics, the closest to mustard color was the color I used - hope it's good enough for the challenge!

Have a good week!
Thanks for stopping by,

Patti J.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Pine Branch

Good morning!

Today, I am sharing a card that I created with the Repeat Impressions' Stamp of the Week, 'Pine Branch'.  This is a very versatile stamp to work with. I'm looking forward to using it again, maybe with some birds or ornaments, and of course, some snow!

Repeat Impressions Pine Branch #2708, Repeat Impressions For the Beauty #3213, Kraft Cardstock, Colorbok Black Cardstock, Dimensional Squares, Ribbon from my stash, Copic Markers, Glossy Accents, Perfect Layers Rulers
Be sure to head over to the Repeat Impressions blog, The House That Stamps Built, to see how you can get this beautiful stamp for 50% off!

Now, some of my fellow Rockstars are eager to share their Pine Branch creations with you!

Cheri     Geri     Karen

Thanks for stopping by!  I apologize for being a bit idle on my blog.  I've been laid up again with a bad foot, and unable to get in and out of my craft room.  Hopefully, I'm on the mend!

Have a great week,
Patti J.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Repeat Impressions Designer Choice Challenge - Masking

It's Wednesday, and that means a new challenge is up at the Repeat Impressions blog, The House That Stamps Built.  Christy is our hostess this week, and she has challenged us to use the masking technique on our projects.  Here is my card:

Repeat Impressions Bats #2308W, Black Cat #2322W, Tombstone #2317W, Halloween #1139W, Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Dusty Concord, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Stormy Sky, Wild Honey, Copic Markers, C0, C1, YG95, Memento Tuxedo Black and Dandelion Dye Inks, amuse Pigment Ink, Blackberry, Perfect Layers Tools
There were several 'masks' on this card.

1. On focal panel, mask the top and bottom, using painter's tape, eclipse tape, post it notes, etc.
2. Punch 1" circle from your choice of masking material - place in sky where moon would go. Save the outer part for later.
3. Stamp black cat, as shown.
(When masking a scene, always stamp the image(s) that will be in the foreground, first).
4. Stamp black cat again on masking material, cut out, and place over cat on focal panel.
5. Stamp tombstone twice on focal panel, overlapping the cat on each side. 
6. Stamp tombstones again on masking material, cut out, and place on focal panel tombstones.
7. Sponge as desired.  
8. Remove all masks.
9. Using the outer part that you saved from the circle, place it over the 'moon', and sponge very lightly with the Dandelion Ink until your desired color is achieved.
10. Stamp bats over moon and on left side.
11. Sponge around the edge of focal panel with amuse ink. Mount to purple piece, then to white card front.

Hope this makes sense!

My Perfect Layers Tools were used to create my nice, even mat!

Hurry on over to see what my fellow Rockstars have created using the masking technique!

Christy     Cheri     Joy     Karen     Kecia     Geri     Joyce

After you check out their cards, be sure to create something using the masking technique, and link up over at The House That Stamps Built Blog!  You could be this week's big winner!

Have a great week - thanks for stopping by!

Patti J.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Winner, winner!

Woo hoo - Happy Monday!
Brrr.....a touch of winter in the air here in Missouri - something like 34 degrees early this morning.
I have a randomly chosen winner for my bloggie birthday itty bitty candy prize, but...
 I'm going to torture you all, and post a blog first!

The last Monday in September was a Girl's Day Out for me, and my friends, Shirley and Donna. It was a Girl's Day In for Donna's mom, Marion, who hosted us all for a day of fun, crafts, and lunch!
Here's what we made:

This was Marion's card.  What a beautiful technique!  I couldn't get the photo to clear up - so sorry!  Marion's project was fun, and very CAS.  The bling is there because my big fingers made some big splotchies!  lol.  We actually heat embossed the image in white, and colored the embossing with Copic Markers!  Cool, huh?
Shirley brought this fabulous idea!  I think we've all experimented with this a bit, but OMG, is it not so gorgeous with the leaves done in Autumn color Kaleidacolor pad?  Wowza!

This CAS project was what I contributed.  I'd seen this two-step stamping technique at Stamp, Embellish and Create, and had to give it a try.  Again, the photo doesn't show the true colors.  What you do, is stamp the first time with the BACK side of a clear stamp with a color.  We used pink, orange, and green.  After stamping all of the backs, we cleaned the stamp, turned it over, and used the FRONT side to stamp in black.  Way cool technique! 

Last, but absolutely not least, is Donna's project.  WOW!  This was such a fun card to make!  Those little flowers are on wires!  They just wiggle so sweetly!  You can't see it, but there is a wee easel on the back, to help this card stand up.  I think she said the template for this is on one of the Fancy Folds CD's from Technique Junkies.

Marion, thank you SO much for such a wonderful day. I enjoyed meeting your handsome man, and visiting with you both.  It's always fun to get together!  Thanks for your hospitality.

What else?
Hmmmm.....must torture you a bit more...

DD and her mom-in-law, dad-in-law, sis-in-law, and SIL's DH, all hiked the Grand Canyon, rim to rim on Saturday.  It was a bit over 26 miles, and they hiked it in ONE day!  Holy cow, I'm hurting just thinking about it!  This is one very healthy, and amazing family.  All of them, parents included, do at least some of the following:  half-marathons, full marathons, triathalons, Ironmen, century bike rides, etc.  Obviously, DD is in much better shape than is her momma!  lol...  Kudos to them all - what an accomplishment, and a pleasure to spend the day in all of God's splendor!!!

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Okay, NOW for the winner...

The CardMaker Magazine will be going to live with.......


Congratulations, Mary Anne, and thanks for visiting my blog!
Please e-mail me with your mailing info, and I'll get it in the mail tomorrow a.m.

Have a great week, everyone!

Patti J.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Operation Write Home World Card Making Day Blog Hop

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you enjoy the card I'm sharing with you today, and those of my fellow Operation Write Home bloggers.  When you are ready to go to the next blog, click on the banner above to return to the main page!

The theme for our hop is a wintry card, based on a sketch.  I chose to use Operation Write Home's Sketch #115 for my card.  Here is the sketch:


And here is my card...(inside sentiment is a Stampabilities Stamp that reads "you're a wonderfu friend".
Sketch: Operation Write Home, Stamps: Stampendous CRS2065 Angel Kisses, Express-It White Blending cardstock, Echo Park Very Merry Christmas DP, Deco Art Glamour Dust Glitter, Dimensional Foam, Stampabilities, Tombow Multi Glue, Perfect Layers Rulers

Operation Write Home is a way for you to help our service men & women connect with their loved ones at home with handmade cards.  Hopefully, we lift some spirits, of our heroes, & of their loved ones who miss them so much.  Having a twice deployed son, and a son-in-law that is currently serving his third deployment, this organization has a warm & fuzzy place in my heart!

Thanks for hopping with us today!
To the men and women who have sacrificed so much so that we might have freedom, I pray that God will bless you and protect you as you are serving your country, so far from your loved ones.

Happy World Card Making Day!
Patti J.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Happy Birthday, Dear Blog!

My blog had a birthday, and I forgot!  
It's hard to believe, but I've been posting here for FOUR years - almost 800 posts!  
I have a little blog candy to share today!  Who wants to win this?

I had a project published in this issue.  My copy came today, and I am so impressed - I can't stop reading!  There are so many talented artists, and talk about inspiration - wowza!  And the photography?
Each and every page is incredible!  
Oh....I am so ready to start on Christmas items now!'s what you have to do to win:

  • Leave me a comment, here on this post, telling me how many Christmas cards you send out each year, and if you make them, or buy them.  I think it will be fun to see what others do!  

Personally, I make some, and buy others.  We send out less and less each year, it seems, but I think we average about 50-60.

Can't WAIT to read all of your replies!

Happy 4th Birthday to my blog!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

What If? Wednesday Sketch Challenge

Welcome to another fun sketch challenge at the Repeat Impressions' blog, The House That Stamps Built!

Today, Wendy, the RI Owner, has provided us with this great sketch.

As most of you know, I can't resist a cute snowman, and this sketch just called out for a snowman!  Here is my card:
Repeat Impressions Stamps: Snowman & Friend #308, and Ornament Frame #3814, Cardstock: WorldWin, Designer Paper: Memory Box 'Yuletide', Spica Glitter Pens, Ribbon, Cording, Perfect Layers Tools, and black CS scraps from my 'stash'.
Wanting my snowman to be a snowgirl, I used a bit of bling and pink Spica glitter pen.  Don't you just love this ornament frame?  That's exactly what it is!  I stamped the snowgirl first, and then, using my Stamp-a-ma-jig, I positioned the 'ornament' over the snowgirl, exactly where I wanted it.  This stamp is so versatile! I can see it being used a lot in the next few months!

So, grab up whatever stamps are laying on your desk, and use this sketch to create a fun card!  After you're finished, hurry over to The House That Stamps Built, and link it up, for a chance to win some Repeat Impressions stamps!

Be sure, too, to see what my fellow Rockstars have to share with you today!

Christy     Cheri     Joy     Karen     Kecia     Geri     Joyce

Have a great day!
Patti J.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Stamp of the Week and A WINNER!!!!

Good morning!
Ugh...even as a retired person, I adamantly dislike Mondays.... hope your weekend was wonderful!

Today, I'm sharing the Repeat Impressions Stamp of the Week, Bear Banner, with you.
Repeat Impressions "Bear Banner" #2623, Repeat Impressions "Wishing You the Beary..." #1917, DP from an old DCWV Mat Stack, Kraft CS, Quick Kutz Embossing Folder, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Twine from Really Reasonable Ribbon, Martha Stewart Punch, Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury White CS, Perfect Layers Tools, Bear is Paper Pieced with a scrap of Prima DP.
This is one of 'those' cards!  You know the type.  You have a darling image, and a darling sentiment, and a great idea for your card design, but when it's all put together and you see it on the big screen, you go "ewwww".  Lol...  I'm pretty sure you know just what I'm talking about!  My Perfect Layers Tools were used to get my nice straight mats!

Be sure to head over to the RI Blog, The House That Stamps Built to check out details on how to get this Bear Banner stamp for 50% off!!!  

Now, it's time to check out what my fellow Rockstars have created with "Bear Banner".

Cheri     Geri     Karen

Now!  My winner for the Creations by AR Blog Hop is:

Amante del Papel

Amante, thank you so much for hopping with us, and Congratulations!
 Please email Adela, at

Thanks everyone for stopping by - have a great week!
Patti J.