Sunday, February 24, 2013

Hello Sunshine!

Hi there!
And hello sunshine!  After all of the dreary days we have had lately, the sun is a lovely change. The ice and snow are beginning to melt away, and I might even get the car down the driveway by mid week!

I have a card to share today that I created for my chemo lady.
Colorbok CS, Memory Box 'Meadow Birds' D1376, Hero Arts Sentiment, Satin Ribbon: Papermart, Embossing folder: Nellie's Choice HSF004 'Oval Frame 1' purchased from Joan's Gardens.
I liked the crispness of the black and white, with just the touch of blue.  Hope my lady likes it :)

Yesterday was the annual YMCA Women's Wellness Weekend.  Each year, I volunteer my time, and supplies, and teach lots of ladies to love what we all love!  We made some very cute things yesterday, and I hope it's okay that I share them here!

First is a card that totally CASED a layout by the uber-talented Monika Davis!  You can see her card HERE.  I didn't have the stamp that she used, so decided that the Memory Box stamp used above would work very well.  The ladies absolutely loved it, and were just beaming when they had created it all by themselves!  Here is the card:
Colorbok DP, Colorbok Black CS, Hammermill 110# white CS, Versafine Black Ink
 Next up on yesterday's agenda, was a corner bookmark.  This was easy peasy.  Followed a template that I purchased a LONG time ago from Donna at Butternut Sage Designs.  Just a basic triangle with a bit of funky trimming at the bottom, and the addition of a loop of ribbon, and a flower (theirs was much prettier, and about twice the size as mine) from Target's $1 bin.


Our next project was a post-it note holder.  I did not have a 'template' for this.  I just placed the post it on a rectangle of CS, and put score lines where score lines should go, decorated the panels, and added a velcro closure, and a computer generated initial.  Again, the ladies were very impressed with themselves!



Last, but certainly not least, was an Easter Basket, using an adorable pre-colored image from Doodle Pantry.  This was actually one of the very first projects that I ever made as a papercrafter.  I have no idea where the original template came from, but I found a pattern at Stamp TV in the Freebies section.  Theirs called for beginning with an 8" square, and 2.5" sides.  I adjusted this one to begin with a 7" square, with 2" sides, so that I wouldn't have to furnish quite as much chocolate :)
I think they were very pleased!

I had two workshops yesterday.  Each session created the same projects, so there were different ladies in each session.  The first session began at 2:00 p.m., and I was finished with first AND second sessions by 5:00 p.m.  Whew....I felt like I'd run a marathon!  The room was set up in a U shape, and the tables were about 10' apart, so if I helped on the left side of the room, and was needed on the right side of the room, I certainly got some much needed exercise!

Well, hope this wasn't too terribly boring!  Wanted to post before I got sidetracked and forgot!

Back to the drawing board.  Am working on some publication calls this afternoon...and then back to taxes tomorrow :(

Have a great evening,
Patti J.

27 comments:

Lorie said...

I so love coming to your blog Patti! Your projects are always so pretty and well thought out! Wish I lived closer so I could come to your classes!

Audrey Frelx said...

Patti, these are all so very pretty and I love the little basket!

Dropping by to say hi, missed you and your creative skills!!!

Be back soon.

Hugs!

Cheryl W said...

You have such a giving heart, Patti. Your cards and basket are lovely. Thank you for all you do for your readers and for the lucky people in your life.

Lynette said...

How sweet of you to volunteer your time and supplies - great cards! Very fun, Patti.

Cheri said...

Boring???? So far from boring I was thinking about getting a jet to bring me back to step one....when do you breath? These are all amazing projects and I'm sure your class participants were thrilled they had YOU for an instructor. Stunning work - each and every one. I came by to leave some hugs too....I MISS YOU.

Glittered Paws said...

Love love love all the projects - and I know the birds in the tree is going to have to visit Miss Shirley's craft room real soon. The Easter basket turned out darling especially with DP image. Love all of the projects and I am sure your ladies did too.

Olga said...

I love em all, that basket is awesome!!! Wish we had some sunshine, calling for freezing rain in the morning, I am so ready for Spring!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous projects Patti. Love the different things you did, not just cards, but a bookmark, a post-it note holder... very creative... thanks for the shout-out.

Monika/Buzsy said...

I forgot to tell you how much I love that Memory Box bird stamp. Looks fabulous on both cards.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) and FLD Creative Designer said...

these are all gorgeous. i just LOVE that 1st one.

hugs :)

Glenda Atkins said...

A fabulous array of creative talent. I can understand why the ladies loved it!

Donna said...

Wonderful projects Patti, I know those ladies were thrilled!

Julia Aston said...

what great projects Patti! sounds like you had a fun workshop!

Carole said...

Just so beautiful Patti, I love to visit and see what you are up to. I adore the embossing folder and each of the projects are beautiful especially the little basket. Big hugs my friend ... Carole

Jingle said...

These are very pretty!

Kris Breach said...

Great projects Patti!! Love that Easter basket, and your cards are lovely too *Ü* I especially liked your post title... made me smile today. I've been wishing for SPring weather soon so I can get out and walk again. :) Enjoy the sunshine while it's hee!
Hugs,
kris

Cibele Glazer said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I thought I would return the favor and OM Goodness I am so glad I did! You have the most adorable projects! I will definitely be making this regular stop. :)

*Vicki* said...

Wow Patti, these creations are all really gorgeous!! Love that sweet little basket you've made sweetie! :)

Laurie Unger said...

Great projects Patti! Your chemo lady is sure to love her card!

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, you've been a busy girl! These are all fabulous, I'd love to go to your craft classes! Maybe someday...!
Glad to hear your snow is melting, Spring is in full swing with us :)

Melisa Waldorf said...

Hello my friend! I'm so glad you are getting to soak up some sun! Your chemo friend will love that card. So pretty. The blue and the black look great together and that embossed frame is gorgeous. I know the ladies in your workshop enjoyed making that cute little basket! You go girl! I need to look at publication calls, but my heart just isn't in it this week. Things are not going well with my mother this week and she had a temper tantrum which is making a bad situation worse. Pray for us please. Specifically that we will not have to postpone her surgery next week because her SSI has been put on hold. We need favor in someone's eyes in that office. We need someone to just call us back. If she doesn't get SSI .... she doesn't get medicaid. Hope you have a fabulous week my friend! hugs!

Shannon White said...

Wowie!! What Fabulous projects Patti!! Love them all!! So Pretty and cheery & heartfelt all at the same time! Couldn't pick a favorite if I tried!! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Thanks so much for sharing your teaching talent with us. What a great thing to do for the community, PJ! I am sure they all had a wonderful time creating.

momto8blog said...

thank you so much for your example of helping others! You are sharing your creativity with others and everyone benefits!!!
I am your newest follower from the hop..pls follow back if you can.

momto8blog said...

thank you so much for your example of helping others! You are sharing your creativity with others and everyone benefits!!!
I am your newest follower from the hop..pls follow back if you can.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Oh Patti, what great projects you designed for the Wellness Group. Love them all!! And I bet the group were thrilled with them.
Your card is gorgeous! Love the black and white with the touch of blue.. It's such a striking look!!

Amy Johnson said...

Such sweet and pretty creations!