Thursday, May 8, 2014

Took a deep breath...

Hello, friends! many of you long-time stampers remember what it was like to enter your very first challenge? I do! It was a challenging experience, for sure!  I remember my hand shaking when I finally
pushed the button to submit!  Took a deep breath...

Our Daily Bread Designs "Hydrangea" and "Happy Birthday". Perfect Layers Mini Rulers for black mat (see sidebar for details!)
Well.  In all these years of papercrafting, teaching my own workshops, submitting for publication, etc., I've been terrified to submit a card of mine to the Our Daily Bread Designs challenges.  Seriously terrified!
Friends, there is some phenomenal talent over there on that DT, and I almost (ALMOST!!!) had to take up drinking to make myself step up to the plate.  Anyhoo......took a deep breath!  Above is my card for the ODBD 'Wing It' challenge.  It's in the mail to a friend at church.

Next up, I have two ladies who have requested a photo tutorial on paper piecing.  Believe it or not, I had just stamped an image, and was getting ready to do a tutorial, when I saw that the challenge this week at Great Impressions Stamps Blog, was to use a Great Impressions tutorial.  I am using paper piecing!  Mynn has a wonderful tutorial on the GI blog, if you need to check out another one.

1. Stamp your image on cardstock panel.     2. Stamp image on fun papers.     3.  Cut out the section to be paper pieced.

Decorate your paper pieced panels if desired.  I colored mine a bit with some markers. I also colored my spools with markers.

Adhere the paper pieces to the stamped image.

Trim down your panel, and create your card!   VOILA!  I used the Great Impressions Spool Trio stamp #E835S. This can be ordered on line, or found in your brick and mortar stores. I found this stamp at The Stamp Pad in Kimmswick, Mo. And, of beautiful mats were created with my Perfect Paper Crafting Mini Rulers - see my sidebar for all the details!

This card needed a very special hand written note inside, so there is no sentiment stamped on the front. Love, love, LOVE Great Impression stamps!

Hope you all have a great day!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Patti J.


Shirley said...

You are definitely one of the most genuine people I know and what an inspiration to all of us. Love your experience on challenges. I have only ever done one I think. Need to change that!! Now about your beautiful Get Well card! The colors and design are outstanding and those butterflies and great dotted swiss tie are great embellishments!! Your paper piecing tutorial is wonderful and the results are terrific! Your card is so warm and feminine and beautiful! Love the doily and the pearl flourishes too!

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Patti both the creations so beautiful .Love how creatively you used the spools image
Dr Sonia

Dawnll said...

Hey dear friend, was so glad you popped over to visit.
I totally understand how you feel about submitting, but you really are so talented you don't need to worry.
I also have a feeling that no one would ever find anything wrong with one of your
Don't you love paper piecing? it is one of my favorite techniques.

Jeanie said...

Love the cards. Thanks for sharing the steps of the paper piecing.

Lisa said...

Both of your cards are absolutely gorgeous!! The first one is just stunning!! I love the details!! And the paper-piecing one looks so beautiful - and awesome tutorial as well!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, my, Shirley, you are so precious, and I am SO glad you finally joined us for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!! Your card is gorgeous with the beautiful shades of purple and lovely papers matted in black. And the butterflies (for the "wings") are perfect! Beautiful hydrangea in the frame! Once again, I'm so glad you joined us this week, and I hope we will see more of you again!! Hugs, sweet friend!

P. S. I LOVE your card with the spools! As you can see, I'm a quilter (well, since stamping, I've not quilted in a while...hehe!). But I just love your paper-piecing and the sweet card you made with the spools! Hugs!

Cheryl W said...

Both the cards you shared with us today are so beautiful, Patti. I am surprised that someone with your talent can still be nervous about submitting your gorgeous creations. I've never dared submit something for publication. I'd love to, but just don't feel that anything I make would be up to par. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial. So clear and easy to follow!

richardbreaks said...

Well, you should be proud of yourself. LOVE that card you submitted. Great job on the spools, too. I like paper piecing so much!

Glittered Paws said...

Love the Get Well card very pretty - and your tutorial on paper piecing is very nice. Love to paper piece. This is a great image to use for paper piecing as well as several of other GI stamps.

Sparkly Engineer said...

I'm so glad you shared your ODB card. It's lovely. That ladies at ODB are very sweet and don't bite. lol

As for the tutorial card. It's fab. I am a big fan of the spool stamp and love your shabby paper piecing - just gorgeous

Sue said...

Patti, this beautiful purple creation will stand up against any other, it is gorgeous! Beautiful colors and design, no worries on this one absolutely stunning.

The spools are so cute done in paper piecing, would not have thought to do that, but turned out so darling.


Taunya Butler said...

Wow what a super cute card with the three spools!! Love what you did with the fussy cutting and think it just looks so good!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Patti. Wouldn't be surprised if you card won the challenge.

Love the paper piecing and all the neat detailing of the second card. It's a beauty.

Mynn xx said...

This is SO CUTE!!!! LOVE the fun papers you used and I adore the beautiful accents, too! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! :) HUGS and have a wonderful weekend! Mynn xx

Pam said...

Both cards are lovely! I just love the one with the spools of thread! Thank you you for your great tutorial! I will certainly have to try that one!

Gail said...

Good luck in the challenge, I've seen the DT's work!
Your card is wonderful!
TFS the paper piecing!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow! Patti, this is gorgeous!!! I just love every detail from your beautifully colored hydrangea to the added butterflies and colors!!

You are so talented!! I am so sorry you felt intimidated by the dt's work at ODBD but your creations are gorgeous and I so wish you could have joined us earlier. I am always inspired by your creations!!!! Thanks for the compliment on the dt's work, however, you made me smile. You have such a big heart and such talent. Thanks so much for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge!!

Oh, your tutorial and second card is beautiful as well. Great paper piecing!!


jonim52 said...

Fabulous paper piecing, I love that technique myself. thanks for joining us at Great Impressions.

Lynne in NI said...

Heee, I think you can safely step away from the Gin .... its a stunner!!
Hope you're having a fun weekend :)

Anonymous said...

FAB card, those colors are STUNNING. Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions.