Sunday, June 30, 2013

You Perk Me Up!

Hello, Hello!
It feels SO delightful to actually have an internet connection again.  We were without for 7 full days!
We are going to give ATT Uverse a try.  They are to install it on the 5th of July. Sure hope it's good...

Stamps: Stamping Bella 'Perk Me Up Peeps', DP: Gina K. Designs (Blue) and Bazzill (Red), Copic Markers, Kraft CS, Hammermill 100# CS, Colorbok Black CS, E.K. Success Scallop Punch, Perfect Layers Tools for beautiful border (see sidebar for details).

I just have a Sunday creation to share with you.  This is what I did after church :)
It's going to someone very special, along with some Starbuck Via Packages.
Hope they like it!

Happy Monday, dear friends - will be around to see you very soon!

Hugs and smiles,
Patti J.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Here's to You...


Yesterday was my day to post at ScrapTownLady, and I thought I'd share a sweet little sunbathing beauty with you!  Hope she brings you a smile!  I decided to put her on an easel card, as she needs to be 'on display', lol... just realized the photos are terrible!  Ugh...

I am STILL without internet, so please forgive me for not stopping by your blogs.  Thank goodness for a library within driving distance!

ScrapTownLady Supplies:
Impression Obsession Stamps: Margie
Authentique 'Summer' 'Enhancements"
Authentique 'Seasons' 'Summer One'
Scor-Tape 1/4" and 1/2"
Tim Holtz 'Dusty Concord' Distress Ink
May Arts 2 1/2" Lavender Net
Snug Hug Seam Binding Zircon Green
Scrapbook Adhesive Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives E-Z Runner

Other Supplies:
Copic Markers, Memento Ink, Dimensional Foam Squares, Perfect Layers Tools

Thanks for stopping by - have a great day!

Patti J.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

One of those days...

First off, I need to let you all know that we've been without internet since the storms took out the closest tower last Friday night!  So....if I haven't dropped by to see you, that's why.  I'm at my friend Shirley's house right now, borrowing her computer so that I can get some posts going.

Today's card is for the challenge at Impression Obsession.  The challenge is: Colors of Summer.

Impression Obsession Decorate the Season Fence #G8614
Impression Obsession Solid Tree Stamps (sentiment) #3115-XL
Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Tumbled Glass
Impression Obsession Grass Border Die #DIE060-I
Flowers and sponge daubers from my stash
Authentique 'Renew' 6 x 6 Bundle (
Authentique 'Remembrance' 6 x 6 Bundle (
Perfect Layers Tools for perfect border (see sidebar for details)

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope to be up and running tomorrow or Thursday, but that's what I've said every day since Friday.  Sigh....

Patti J.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

I'm a Bloglovin' Convert!

Hi peeps!

 Follow my blog with Bloglovin

As you may or may not have heard, on July 1, your Google Reader will be gone!  If you are an existing follower, thank you so much for reading my blog!  I have signed up today to use Bloglovin', and have imported all of the blogs I follow - I don't want to lose any of you!!! 

If you use the 'Follwer' widged by Google Reader, your followers will soon be gone, as well as the blogs that you follow!

You can import your Google Reader into Bloglovin', so you won't lose any of your favorite blogs.  Just follow this link - it's SO easy! Hugs! Patti J.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Let Freedom Ring...

Recently, a box arrived from ScrapTownLady.  With the 4th of July right around the corner, Cheryl included red, white, and blue yumminess!  I realized, as I looked through my own papers, that I had absolutely NO patriotic colored papers.  That being said, you can imagine the fun I've been having!  Here is what I created Tuesday afternoon...

A card was needed for a young lady with cancer.  I thought it would be fun to use a Pearl image, along with popped up trellis, grass, and clouds!  Supply list below.

This flag stamp is the prettiest I've seen.  Loved popping it up off the page!  Supply list below.
This card let the papers and stickers speak for themselves!  Yumminess, right?
Totally clean and simple!  One card base, two panels, one ribbon, one sticker.  Voila! FIVE minute card!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to head over to the ScrapTownLady store, to look at all of the wonderful things!  While you are out and about, we'd love for you to become a follower of the blog, as well!

I'm entering my Pearl card in the Color Throwdown Challenge!  It's my first time to enter a Color Throwdown Challenge :)   Here are their colors for this challenge:

Hugs & Smiles,
Patti J.

ScrapTownLady Supplies:
Thinking of You:
Bazzill Red Devil Cardstock
Tim Holtz Tea Dye Ink
Authentique 'Pride' 6 x 6 Bundle
MFT Die-Namics Trellis & Vine Dies
Hampton Art Melissa Frances 'Pearl' stamp
Impression Obsession Grass Die
Impression Obsession Clouds Die
Impression Obsession Hydrangea Set (Sentiment)
Want 2 Scrap La Creame Pearls

Let Freedom Ring:
Bazzill Red Devil Cardstock
Deep Red Cling Stamp 'Old Glory'
Authentique 'Pride' Components (Sticker Sentiment)
Authentique 'Pride' 6 x 6 Bundle
Impression Obsession Square Shaker Die

Happy 4th of July:
Bazzill Red Devil Cardstock
Authentique 'Pride' 6 x 6 Bundle
Authentique 'Pride' Components (Sticker Star)

America the Beautiful:
Bazzill Red Devil Cardstock
Authentique 'Pride' 6 x 6 Bundle
Authentique 'Pride' Componenets (Sticker Sentiment)

Other supplies: Amuse Navy Pigment Ink, Scor-Pa, Perfect Layers Tools

Sunday, June 16, 2013

You are Cherished...

Good morning.
Hopefully, you are enjoying your weekend!

Today is an exciting day for ScrapTownLady!  We are sponoring our very first challenge - a sketch challenge at the Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps Blog!

Here is my card for the challenge:

Be sure to check out the ScrapTownLady Blog today, to see how you could win a $25 gift card!

Hugs & Smiles,
Patti J.

ScrapTownLady Supplies:

Other supplies: Copic Markers, Perfect Layers Rulers

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Paint Your Dreams

Hi ya, and Happy Saturday!

Today begins a new challenge at the Oozak Blog!  You have two weeks to play along, and there is always something awesome to win!  The challenge beginning today, is simply to use a sentiment! Anything goes, otherwise!  You can link up your card HERE.  We'd love to see your fabulous creations!

Here is my card:

Oozak Supplies:

Other supplies:
Sentiment from La La Land Digi Images
Perfect Layers Tools
Fluffy green feathery stuff (stole it off of a pencil top!)

Have a great weekend!
Patti J.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A Guiding Light...

Happy Wednesday!

It's my day to post for ScrapTownLady, and I thought I'd take a few minutes to honor the father's out there!  I never knew my 'real' father, but was blessed to have been raised by a wonderful 'dad', then welcomed and loved by an amazing father-in-law.  I married my best friend, over 40 years ago, and he has been the best father ever.  So, today's post is dedicated to father's everywhere!

The sentiment is computer generated, and reads "A father is neither an anchor to hold us back, nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way.  ~Author Unknown

This shows the lights out, and the little tea light all lit up!

Matching tag, made with "Hope" Elements, reads, "All of our blessings and love to you Dad".

This photo shows the set together.

Authentique's "Strong" Collection seemed so fitting for this project!

The ScrapTownLady store has the most beautiful selection of papers, ribbons, and embellishments!  Authentique is one of my favorite lines, and I hope you liked today's gift set! 

Designers Tip:  When creating a special hand made card, layout, or gift, consider a computer generated sentiment.  You can choose your font, the size, and make your sentiment as personalized as you like!

Thanks for stopping by!

ScrapTownLady Supplies:
Authentique 'Strong" 6 x 6 Bundle
Authentique 'Hope' Elements (Sticker Sheet)
Kaiser Craft Sparklets "Daffodil"
Impression Obsession Dies "Shaker Square"
Scor-Tape 1/4"
Petaloo Chantilly Velvet Hydrangeas Blue 

Other Supplies: Creations by AR Lighthouse Template, Twine, Scissors, Crystal Bead

Hugs & Blessings,
Patti J.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Beautiful Monday in Missouri

Well, hello!
It's a lovely day, here in Missouri.  Hope it's good where you are!

All stamps are from Impression-Obsession.  Coloring with Copic Markers.

I don't have anything new to share today, but hope you will understand, and enjoy what I've posted. It was one of the cards that was published in the Spring Edition "Quick & Easy Cards" of Cardmaker.

I worked Friday and Saturday, helping with a benefit sale for a sweet little 4 month old that we dearly loved. The little guy was born with SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy).  The sale went well, and we raised quite a bit to help offset medical bills (There was no health insurance). 
We were quite pleased about that.  Sadly, we got a call from the family yesterday afternoon, 
telling us that our little man had passed away.  
If you are the praying type, prayers for this family would be greatly appreciated.
They live about five hours from us.  We will be driving down to attend services, so my posts this week will be few and far between. 

Thanks for understanding why I haven't been dropping by your blogs.

Hugs and blessings,
Patti J.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Sometimes, Less is More!

Welcome to my Wednesday post for Scraptownlady!
My project today is a CAS creation.

When I began to work on this week's card, I realized that many of the patterned papers 
that Cheryl sent me are beautiful without a lot of embellishment.

Here is what I used to make this card!

and this...

Scraptownlady Supplies:

The card base is Kaiser Craft Powder Blue.

The next layer is a 3" strip of Kaiser Craft Sovereign Patterned Paper from the 75 Cents Collection.

The next layer is one of the 6 graphics in the above sheet of Kaiser Kraft Guinea from the 75 Cents Collection Paper.

Add a few Kaiser Craft Daffodil Sparklets and some Petaloo flowers, and voila!

Sometimes less, really IS more!

Designer's tip: Soften some of the sharp lines in your project, by simply rounding 2 opposite corners.

Thanks for dropping by!
Hope you will drop by the Scraptownlady blog, and become a follower, so you don't miss any of the fabulous creations that my fellow designers are posting. We each take a day of the week, so there is lots to see!

Patti J.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Only God...


Stamp: Gina K. Designs "Only God" Cardstock: Colorbok Black, & White, DP: from a DCWV Stack, Ink: Gina K. Designs (yummy, isn't it?) Perfect Layers Tools for perfect borders (see sidebar for details).

I don't often totally CASE (copy and steal everything) an entire project! Usually, I just CASE something about the project - the layout, or the colors, you know what I mean, because, we've all done it!
However, I needed a really quick and nice card for a gentleman at church, and the first
thing that came to mind was a card that Gina Krupsky had shown on StampTV
a couple of weeks ago.

Here is Gina's card!  When I look at them together, I realize I needed another layer between the DP and the card base, ribbon was too stinkin' skinny!  lol.....Funny what you see long after the card is
in the mail!

This stamp, Only God, is one of the new releases at Gina K. Designs. Beautiful, isn't it?

My nice straight layers were made using my Perfect Layers Rulers (see details on my sidebar).

 Thanks for stopping by!

Hope you are enjoying a nice weekend.

Off to church...

Patti J.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Stars, Stripes, and Blue!

Happy June 1st to you all....and Happy Weekend!

Today is my day to post for Oozak.  Be sure to check out the Oozak blog, as they have a brand new Design Team starting up tomorrow, with oodles of talent!

I've chosen to work with another La La Land Crafts image - this is Lil Rocker Luka.
The theme for the new challenge, beginning today, is to use blue, stars, and stripes on your project.
If you look closely, you will see that he even has blue streaks in his hair!

Supply List:
SRM Stickers #57001 Baby Boy
Silver & Black Stickles
Atyou Spica Glitter Pen - Silver
DP Scraps (from some TAC paper pads)
Bazzill White Cardstock
Copic Markers:
Shirt: FYG2
Eyes: B000
Guitar: E11, E15, E25
Hair: E51, E53, E31, E35, FBG2
Hat, Jeans, Jacket: B97, B95, B93
Black Colorbok CS
Spellbinder's Premium Craft Foil
Cuttlebug Stars Embossing Folder
Perfect Layers Rulers (see sidebar for details)

Be sure to link up YOUR blue, stars, and stripes project at the Oozak Blog!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a great weekend.

Patti J.