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.


Lorie said...

Beautiful cards Patti! It was fun post to read!

Amanda Mertz said...

Sounds like a really fun day and productive! Love that you each designed a card to make! I'll have to give your technique a try too! TFS!

Betty Benton said...

Gorgeous cards!! Gotta say though, the autumn leaves with all the layers is my favorite! Congrats to Mary Anne!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

What a great assortment of projects! Wow.... I really love the coloring on the white embossing.

Eek, that is my name there! Thanks, PJ! Nice surprise!

Anonymous said...

oh what fun! It's always great to get together with friends and be creative! If you were only a couple hours away... I'd be visiting! hehe congrats to the winner!

Glittered Paws said...

Yes we did have a fun fun day and loved all the projects - in fact have used them all since. We need to do this more often.

Sandy Trefger said...

Ha, ha, you tortured us alright! Congrats to Mary Anne! And I love your cards!
visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

Donna said...

We had such a fun day and all the projects were awesome! Let's try to do this again soon!

Brenda said...

Beautiful cards Patti!!! And you had a fun day with friends to, it doesn't get much better than that (crafty wise that is).

(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Jamie*´¨) said...

Absolutely beautiful cards!! Love the diversity and the inspiration. Thank you! :o)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely set of cards. Each is unique and designed with love! Looks like you all had a great time making these pretty cards.

Sue said...

Hi Patti, love all the cards and techniques you did. What a fun day of stamping and visiting with friends. We started out with 8 of us stamping, and I am the only one left in that group. Wonderful cards, thanks for sharing.


A Consuming Passion said...

Gorgeous,gorgeous cards all Patti! It sounds as though you enjoyed a wonderful day too~ Thanks for sharing the fruits of your labour :)