Saturday, January 25, 2014

I'm back!

Thanks to all of you for your patience while we were without internet.  Whew...feels SO good to be back among the blogging and blurfing.  We found a wonderful new provider, and the installation process was easy and quick.

The third challenge at Stamp TV was to create a duo of tags.  I chose to use the same paper collection, different stamp sets, and sort of 'flip' the layouts.  These are two of my favorite Gina K. Designs sets, so it was fun to work them up.  Tags are a real challenge for me, so I thought they turned out well!

Gina K. Designs 'The Northwoods' by Theresa Momber, and 'Lighthearted Wishes' by Tami Mayberry

This stamp set is one of the duo's that Gina K. Designs carries.  You get the butterfly and sentiment, and the price is SO reasonable!  I colored the butterfly with Copics, and tried to keep the colors very muted, to work with the background papers (Authentique). Used my Perfect Papercrafting tools for the wonderful matting - see sidebar for details!

Gina K. Designs 'Hope Is'

That's all I have for today!  Hope that you have a nice weekend in store.  It should be quiet here, and I'm hoping for some craft time.

Keep smiling!!!

Thanks for stopping by today :)

Hugs,
Patti J.

26 comments:

Olga said...

Every thing is gorgeous, those 2 tags are fantastic!!

richardbreaks said...

Lovely! Such nice, warm colors! Love the way you colored the butterfly. Enjoy your crafting time!

Cheryl W said...

Your tags are amazing, Patti! Your card is beautiful, too. I have been wondering what image to use on a card I need to make and your butterfly inspired me to use one of the butterfly images I have on hand. Thanks! Glad your computer woes are over.

adele holcomb said...

Love those tags, and the blocks of patterned paper on the card too!

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Love your artwork! Gorgeous design and colors. hugs, Helena

Emily Thubbron said...

So glad you are back, Jackie. Love your projects are so beautiful. I love the Northwoods set. Your coloring on the butterfly is amazing. It looks like a real butterfly just landed on your card. Have a great weekend, my friend.
~Em~

Barbara said...

Love your tags Patti, they are gorgeous! So creative.

STAMPING SAM said...

Just saw these pinned on Pinterest! Gorgeous! Love how you layered them up and the sweet embellishments. Well done, my friend!

Carole said...

Hi Patti, so glad you are back online. I LOVE those wonderful tags, they are beautiful. Thanks for visiting, I always enjoy reading your comments. Hugs, Carole

Beth Norman said...

Welcome back. I hate when there are computer issues. Grrr. I love your tags and your card. Your colouring with Copics is very good. I'm just starting to use mine now.

Lynette said...

Love them all, Patti! So happy for you that you have internet back!

Lynne in NI said...

Awww these are all fab Patti!
Bet it's good to get your internet sorted, not sure how I filled my evenings before I started blogging ;)

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Patti, your tags are fabulous. Love the butterfly card too. Good luck on the Guest Designer Challenges.

lisa808 said...

Awesome tags! Lovely card--the butterfly is colored beautifully and coordinates nicely with the paper.

Amy Johnson said...

Welcome back! Gorgeous tags and cards!

Becky said...

What fabulous tags!

Laurie Unger said...

Welcome back - we missed you! Great tags with some gorgeous bling on them!

Monika/Buzsy said...

These are beautiful Patti. Especially love the butterfly card. Love how the butterfly hangs off the circle.

Pam Sparks said...

Welcome back Patti! You've been busy! Gorgeous tags and card!

MaryH said...

I love those tags - I'm always amazed at how other cardmakers do tags, as I seldom know what to do with them. Your Theresa Momber design is gorgeous, and love the setting on your die. Great tags! The beautiful was wonderful with your Authentique papers, marvelous coloring. I think this might be my fav paper company. Well, then there's G45 too! TFS & glad you are back online. We really miss it when it goes away, don't we? TFS & Hugs

Joan Ervin said...

What beautiful creations, Patti...I just love the tags with all the pearly goodness and your butterfly card is sooo gorgeous!!!

Stef H said...

I ALWAYS admire stunning tags and like vintage for me... I just can't seem to get the hang of it. must be the small space! but then, I don't scrapbook... must be the BIG space. now cardmaking... that's just right!

love, love, love the tags and the card is stunning.

yep. don't know what i'd do if they took blogging away. even if no one comments at least I journal and enjoy it.

hope you're staying warm. this so totally sucks!

hugs :)

Julia Aston said...

What lovely tags Patti! and the colors are so pretty on your card! Isn't it awful when you lose your computer connection! we get so used to being 'out there'!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

These are so pretty, Patti. Your designs and your coloring are marvelous! Enjoy the day! Hugs, Darnell

Shirley said...

The tags turned out beautiful, Patti. I have never done them and am envious. I really like the scenes you added to them and those pearls and lace are the perfect embellishments too. Your card is very warm and pretty! I really like how you mounted the butterfly and the sentiment is wonderful with it!

Pam said...

I just love your beautiful tags and the coloring on butterfly card is gorgeous!
Pam
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