Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Dresser Card

Hello, hello!
Short post today - lots of honey-do's on my list!
I needed a baby card for a special couple this week, so decided to try to make a dresser card.
I think they are just too cute - what do you think?

For the lower section, I used a Spellbinder die, cutting out both the front and back. Used a C3 Copic to outline things, adding some depth, and the sweet images are all from the Doodle Pantry, the Oh, Baby set, and Baby Shoes set.  These images are pre-colored, so this card was easy-peasy!  The inside is a small Memory Box die, and I cut it three times, using the yellow as a base, and trimming the pink and blue onesies out.  They were then adhered over the yellow base.

Hope you are having a good week!

Hugs & Smiles,
Patti J.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Blog Candy Winners!

Hello, and welcome to a new week!

I have two winners for the CardMaker Magazines!

Winner #1 is.................Pam

Winner #2 is................. Holly in Tx.


Ladies, please drop me an email with your mailing info, and I'll get these out to you asap!

Thanks to all who dropped by and said hello!

Patti J.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Blog Candy!


What better way to ring in a weekend, than offering up some Blog Candy?
I was lucky enough to have had a couple of items in this fabulous fall issue of CardMaker magazine! 

As a bonus, I received two extra copies of the issue, and I'm passing them along to two lucky readers!

How can you win?

Easy, peasy!

Just leave me a comment, telling me you'd like to win!  No strings, just leave a comment!

For an second chance, become a follower of the ScrapTownLady blog. Come back here, and leave me a comment, saying you did so.

For a third chance, "Like" ScrapTownLady on Facebook. Again, be sure to come back,
and let me know you did so in a third comment!

That's it!

Have an awesome weekend, my friends...

Two names will be drawn, and winners will be posted here, on Monday morning! Good luck to all.

Patti J.

Thursday, July 25, 2013


Hello!  It's Thursday, and I'm here today with my weekly post for the ScrapTownLady blog.  I have a fun card to share with you today - let's 'roll' right along here...

The hills were just cut, freestyle.  No ryhme or reason.  The first layer was adhered directly to the card front. The next two layers were each adhered with foam, for added dimension.  Sadly, the bike is out of stock, but be sure to check out the store - there are lanterns, birdbaths & birds, etc.  Lots of other options!

One more share for the day - ScrapTownLady now carries the Kreate-a-Lope!  Talk about an easy, fun way to create your envelopes!  You can adjust the envelope opening exactly where you want it, so you have a fun and creative place to display your recipients address, too!  Check it out:

Start by aligning your template where you choose.  I wanted to end up with some lovely flowers on my envie front, so you can see that I placed the opening over the flowered area.

Holding the template firmly in place, begin tearing.

Continue tearing, all the way around each edge.

Now you will place the template on the back side, matching your torn edges.

Place the rectangle template in the center of your first template.

Begin by folding in your side edges.

Next fold up and adhere the bottom edge.

Last, you will apply the Lick and Stick Envelope Glue (sold at ScrapTownLady), let dry, and moisten when ready to seal envelope.

Voila!  Wouldn't this be pretty with one of your handmade cards tucked inside?

Hopefully, you are having a great week!  Mine's been good, so far... I may change my mind after my morning dental appointment today!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you will become a follower over at the ScrapTownLady blog - each day promises lots of inspiration, and we have guest designers every Sunday!

ScrapTownLady Supplies (Bike Card):
Impression Obsession Hydrangea Stamp Set (Flowers stamped onto tree)
Impression Obsession Hydrangea Dies (Flowers in basket of bike)
Impression Obsession Bare Tree Die
Impression Obsession Clouds Dies
Impression Obsession 'Summer' Stamp
Melissa Frances Shabby Chic Treasures "Bike"
KaiserCraft Lavender Pearls
Tattered Rose Distress Ink (Flowers)
Dusty Concord Distress Ink (Flowers)
KaiserCraft 'Powder Blue' Cardstock (card base)
Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares
KaiserCraft 75 cents 'Sovereign' Designer Paper
KaiserCraft Lavendar Haze 'Thistle' Designer Paper
KaiserCraft Lavendar Haze 'Mulberry' Designer Paper

Other Supplies:
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink (sentiment)
Dotted Swiss Embossing Folder (clouds)

Lick & Stick 

Patti J.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

I am SO smitten!

Okay, I admit it.
I'm a junkie.
A cutting, pasting, coloring, waste time in my girl cave, papercrafting junkie!
I also admit that I am completely smitten with these Prima Julie Nutting Mixed Media Doll Stamps.
So is my partner in crime, Shirley.  So....when we saw that a LSS about an hour away was having a 'make three tags' day, we raced up the highway to take part, and look at what we did!!!

As this was a workshop, all supplies were included, so if the embellies don't look quite like what I'd have chosen, that explains why!

These images are about 7-8" tall, and the tags are almost 9 x 4 inches.  Just imagine a scrapbook page for a loved one, or just sending a tag in the mail to someone special - they fit perfectly in a business size envelope!

I just happen to know that ScrapTownLady has eight or ten of these lovely ladies, and of course, the matching tags, for sale in her store, if you become smitten as well!

Hope you are having a great week - thanks for letting me show off these pretty ladies!  Aren't they just OODLES of fun?  For real, how can you not just love them???

Hugs & blessings,
Patti J.

Monday, July 22, 2013

A Quick Tutorial...

Good morning!

I had some folks comment, and emailme, asking how to create the butterfly card that I posted yesterday, so I decided to make another card, taking photos along the way. I apologize for the photos. Should have put something under the project pieces, so that the lights above wouldn't reflect.

1. Create a card base, 
a darker colored mat (a shade smaller than the card base), 
and a focal panel (a shade smaller than the mat).

2.  On separate scraps of white cardstock, stamp and color your image.  As you can see, I was very messy!  No worries about staying in the lines :)

3. Fussy cut your image.

4. Stamp sentiment, and adhere your stamped images, wherever you like.

5.  Trim the images, where they overhang the sides of your focal panel.

6. Place focal panel inside embossing folder.  I chose the Stampin' Up! Square Lattice, as it's a tight, woven pattern.  My goal was for the panel to look a bit like fabric.

7. Close folder, and run through your embossing machine.

8.  Open folder, and say "OOOOH.....AAAAAHHHHH...."!

9. Adhere panel to mat.  Voila!

Now, if you are not a coloring addict, like I am, you could do this very same technique, using ready made images, punched shapes, etc.!!!  Possibilities are endless.

Thanks for stopping by!  Again, I apologize for the yellow pics, but I think you get the idea!

Feel free to email me, or leave your email in a comment, if you have questions.  I'll get right back to you!

Patti J.

Butterfly image is Gina K. Designs, and sentiment is Hero Arts.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Our Day Out...

A few days ago, 5 Missouri stampers got together for a day of playing with ink!  In no particular order, here's what we made:

Donna's Card 'Masking Tape' Technique

Another card by Donna 'Spritzing the Acrylic Block' Technique

Marian's (Marian does not have a blog to link to) card 'Stamp background with Pigment Ink' Technique

My card 'Embedded Images' Technique

Regina's Card 'Shaving Cream' Technique

Shirley's Card 'Starburst' Technique

There is no way that I could choose a favorite!  The day was fun!  We created, we ate, and we created.  Donna, the hostess, lives on a beautiful lake, and the views from her amazing windows were so lovely! Thanks, Donna, for hosting!!!

Have a great Sunday, everyone!

Patti J.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Feeling Nautical

Happy, happy,'s Saturday!

Had a great time with friends last night.  Went to the Lemp Mansion in St. Louis for a Dinner Theater night. OMG, what fun.  It was interactive, and we all had parts to play.  My DH had one of the funniest parts of all, and we laughed and laughed.  I have to admit, the place really IS very spooky, and many ghosts are rumored. The ladies room made me think of the movie 'The Shining', and I decided I would never be in there alone!  lol...

I have a card for a challenge today.  This is a publication reject, and fits perfectly!  The Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge this week calls for a theme of 'Feeling Nautical'....  we actually just watched the tail end of Jaws 2, so not feeling very nautical right now :)  Those movies are so cheesy, but still on the creepy side!

All stamps, papers, and dies are from Amuse Studios.

Okay, ya'll have a great weekend!

Thanks for stoppping by,

Patti J.

Thursday, July 18, 2013


Good morning!

I'm the host for today's blog post at ScrapTownLady's blog, and I have a fun card to share.  No stamping.  Yep, none!  The ScrapTownLady store is sponsoring a challenge this week.  "Bird is the Word".  In this challenge, the layout sketch must be followed, and along with each sketch is a word that must be included in your creation.  The word for this challenge is "Celebrate".   To every mom or dad out there that has totally enjoyed summer vacation with their kids, but is also totally excited that school will soon be in session, this one's for you!

This card went together so quickly!  The sentiment is computer generated.

And here is the sketch:

If you participated in the fun at Bird is the Word - you could win a very nice gift card to the ScrapTownLady store.  Hopefully, while you are out and about, you canl stop by the ScrapTownLady blog, and become a follower!

Designer's Tip:  You can have a beautiful coordinating sentiment like the one on my card, anytime you like.  Just type and print what you want in your word program.  Adhere a piece of patterned paper directly over the word, and print again. Voila!  

ScrapTownLady Supplies:
Graphic 45 ABC Primer Collection Designer Papers
Graphic 45 ABC Primer Tags 1
Snug Hug Clipper Grey Ribbon
Glossy Accents
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
EZ Runner Adhesive
My Favorite Things DieNamics Fancy Flourish Die

Other Supplies:
Amuse Studios' Baker's Twine

Thanks for stopping by today,

Patti J.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Creations by AR - Something Old, Something New

Good morning!  

It's my day to post for the Creations by AR Something Old, Something New feature!  
This is a fun opportunity for the Design Team to take a previously released template, 
and revisit it in a new and different way.

I chose to use the Tea Cottage template.  
This sweet, template has become 'eerily' different today!  Hope you like it.  The top lifts right off for easy refilling with tea bags of your choice.  You can purchase this Tea Cottage template HERE.  Remember, all AR templates come in SVG, DXF, and PDF files.  I don't own a cutting machine, so all of my projects are completed by hand.

In this view, you can see how the teabags slide out the bottom. Pretty cool, don't you think?  And the fun fence is part of the set!  Just think how many things you could use it for!

Here is the cottage with the roof off.  SO easy to put in new teabags!

Hope that your week is going well.  We have had no internet since Friday night, due to electricity taking out the nearest tower - other than that, life is good!

Did anyone else watch that man cross over the Grand Canyon on the cable?  EEEEEKS!  Talk about scary. And maybe a bit crazy?  lol....To each his/her own!
Edit:  Oops, sorry!  This was pre-scheduled WEEKS ago!

Hopefully, I'll be up and running soon, and get by to see you!
Edit:  Another oops - have been back on line for a week or two!

Have a good week,
Patti J.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


Hope your week is going well.
I needed a sympathy card for a family of musicians who just lost a loved one.
This seemed fitting, and I can so see the lady directing a heavenly symphony or choir, as I type this!

This card was easy peasy.  I simply stamped it, and colored with barely there shades of Copic Markers.
Trimmed around the edges, and adhered with foam squares.  Ta da!  Wish you could see it in real
life.  So much prettier.

That's it for today!

The stamp is by Stampendous, and I bought it from ScrapTownLady! (Bought another that I'm so eager to create with too!  It's a Flourishes stamp, and oh my....what fun!

Thanks for stopping by,

Patti J.

Pray hard - Zumba class #2 tomorrow!
Every place hurts, and I've even discovered places that are sore that I didn't know I had!  lol...

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Thinking of you...

Good morning!  Today is my day to post for the ScrapTownLady Blog. I can't believe what a great variety of stamps she carries in the ScrapTownLady store!  I chose to work with this fun Stampendous image today. Just thought something a bit 'girly' seemed like a good plan.

This image was so much fun to create with. I wish you could see it in real life.  There's a touch of sparkle, lots of gloss, and a nice, rich color.  The color was painted on, using Tim Holtz Distress Inks, and a water brush.  Reminded me of being a kid, and playing with my watercolors!  Painting was great therapy, too, as it's been a week of sadness, having lost a friend to cancer. KaiserCraft makes such gorgeous papers, and it was fun searching for just the right combination - it needed to look elegant, a bit vintage, and even a little sassy!  Used my Perfect Layers Rulers for that beautiful 1/8" white border (see sidebar for details). Hope you will head over to the store, and purchase this stamp yourself.  Can't wait to see your creations!

ScrapTownLady Supplies:
KaiserCraft 6.5 x 6.5 'Lavendar Haze' Paper Pad
Impression Obsession Stamps (sentiment) 'Hydrangea Set'
Stampendous Stamps 'Cling Rose Corset'
Prima Flowers 'Pixie Vine Fairy Belle'
Tim Holtz Distress Ink 'Tattered Rose & 'Bundled Sage'
E-Z Runner Adhesive
Scrapbook Adhesive 3-D Foam Adhesive
Ranger Inkessentials Glossy Accents

Other Supplies:
Black & White Cardstock
Perfect Layers Rulers
Kuretake Wink of Stella 'clear'

Designer's Tip:  If you are using a stamp that is larger than any acrylic blocks that you have, grab one of your Cuttlebug Plates!  The stamp will stick to it perfectly, it will wipe clean, and you won't have to invest in a larger block!  

Thanks for stopping by today!

Have a great day,
Patti J.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Happy Anniversary


I hope that you all enjoyed a safe and happy 4th of July!  We had a house full, and it was so nice!
4 of the 8 visitors were age 10 and under, and we loved every minute of spoiling them!

I haven't done much creating this week, but I thought I would share a card that I recently created for a couple at our church.

The papers are from a Bazzill paper pad, and a Paper Studio paper pad.  The sentiment is from the dollar bin at Michael's (gotta love shopping in a dollar bin, right?) and I've had it for several years. Heart is drawn and cut out by hand, button from my stash, and Baker's Twine is from A muse Studios. My focal piece has a beautiful straight border, created with my Perfect Layers Rulers (see sidebar for details).

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a great weekend,

Patti J.

Food for thought: 

We often love things and use people, when we should be using things and loving people!

Thursday, July 4, 2013



Today is my day to post for ScrapTownLady's blog, and I have a couple of cards to share.  As today is Independence Day in the U.S.A., it felt right to use more of the beautiful red, white, and blue papers found in the ScrapTownLady Store.  This card is sort of a 'half' easel card.

To make this card, simply create your card - this is an A2 card, but any size works.  Score your card front at the halfway point, and fold downwards.  Ta Da!

This photo is looking down on the card, so that you can see the "Pride" sticker that holds the easel in place.
 It was fun to use the I-O grass die for the appearance of 'fireworks' in the background!
Here you can see that the entire top half is blank for your own personal message.

The next card was fun.  I've so badly wanted to create with some of the Graphic 45 papers that Cheryl sent me, but couldn't choose which piece to I used nearly all of them!
Hexagon dies are not something I own, so I dug around, and found this old plastic template.  As it has M's on it, it probably belonged to our daughter, when she was in grade school!  Guess it pays to be a hoarder (grin).

The next step was to cut the hexagons out, distress with some Pine Needles Ink on a sponge dauber, and make a fun layout with them.  Last, a scrap of ribbon for each fussy cut lady, a few pearls, and a stamped sentiment completed this quick and easy creation!

Hope that you've all had a great week, and have a wonderful, safe day today!

ScrapTownLady 'Sweet Land of Liberty' Supplies:
Authentique "Pride" DP Collection
Authentique "Pride" Components (Sticker)
Impression Obsession 'Circle Shaker' Die
Impressions Obsession 'Sweet Land of Liberty' Stamp
Impression Obsession 'Grass Border' Die
Impression Obsession 'Spiral Daisy' Die
Want2Scrap Red Pearls
E-Z Runner Adhesive
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive
May Arts Navy 5/8" Ribbon

Other supplies:  Amuse CS

ScrapTownLady "Hello" Supplies:
Kaiser Craft 'Frost' Cardstock
Kaiser Craft Pearls 'Bliss'
Impression Obsession Stamp 'Hydrangea' Set
Tim Holtz Distress Ink 'Pine Needles'
Graphic 45 'A Ladies Diary' Collection
Jumbo Dauber

C'est Jolie Ruban Variation Ribbon
Other supplies: Versafine Brown Ink

Happy 4th of July to you all!

Thanks for stopping by,

Patti J.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Creations by AR July Release - Fore the Golfer

Happy Tuesday, and welcome to Creations by AR's July Release!
Adela has done it again. This time she has created a fun little golf cart  
This template, 'Fore the Golfer' comes in SVG, DXF, and PDF files.  
As I don't own a cutting machine, I always use the PDF files,
which are incredibly user friendly.

Here is my cart:

Creations by AR 'Fore The Golfer' PDF Template, Amuse Cardstock, Lace & brads from my stash.

So, would YOU like to win this template?
Leave a comment on each blog:  

Adela    Julia     Lisa     Patti J. (that's me!)     Jak     Sue K.     Sue M.

Comments will be accepted until 12:00 noon EST, on Friday, July 5, 2013.

One random winner will be announced July 6th, here:

Thanks for stopping by today!

Have a great week,
Patti J.