Sunday, December 7, 2014

MIA...that's me!

Happy Sunday!

I've been MIA - seems the last week and this next week are filling up so quickly.

I took a bit of time last week to create.  There were two card swaps (which you will see next week!), 100+ cards for our church congregation, and some cute little treat boxes, which I'm 
still working on.  Will share those too, when finished.

I went to Pam Sparks' blog one day, and saw THESE cards, and decided I simply HAD to follow her link, and shop HERE, at StarLit Studio, for the Memory Box Horse Country Die.  I had never shopped at this site before, but I will be back very soon to shop some more. The prices are very reasonable, and the item was here in my hand so quickly that I was amazed!  I think you'll like it too, so check it out!
(No, I have not been paid or compensated for this shout-out - just loved the site, price, and service)

I don't often completely 'case' a card, but I'm thinking this is pretty close to a total case job!
Pam's card was perfect for what I needed.  A young pre-teen girl we know has taken up equestrian training, and is doing such a wonderful job.  She has two instructors, so I made these cards for K to give her teachers for Christmas.  Hope they like them!



The cards I created for our congregation began with a digi image set from Fred, She Said Designs.
The image and sentiment were set up, and printed.  They were cut to size, and matted with black cardstock, using my Perfect PaperCrafting Mini Rulers and cutting mat.  (Check out my sidebar to find out how you can get a FREE cutting mat!)

That panel was attached to an A2 card.  Then...out came my clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen.  All of the leaves and flowers had a touch of glitter on them, as well as the little lantern designs, and the entire candle was 'glittered'. 

The last step was adding Glossy Accents to the candle flame, and the three flower centers.  It was done assembly line style on the kitchen table/counter/stove...you get the idea!  Anyhoo, did the same step on all of the cards, and they were finished in two days.  Gotta love a beautiful pre-colored digital image for mass producing, right?  Here's the finished product...

These are the finished products.  The border on all of these were wider than the 1/8" border that I worked up on the first card (see photo below).  I love the way the black 'pops' against the white card base.


That is all I have to share today!

It's been a productive day.  We had church, then Sunday School, followed by an hour of ringing the bell for the Salvation Army with another couple from church.  At 4 p.m., we will shop for a needy family, with the Sunday School 'dues' we've collected in our class, each Sunday this year.  We will all go out and eat way too much after that.

Tomorrow is one of those days, as well!
Gotta love this time of the year.  Does my heart good to see so many people doing good deeds for those less fortunate.

Hope you've had a good day, as well!

See you soon (I hope!)

Thanks for stopping by,
Patti J.

21 comments:

Amy Johnson said...

What fabulous holiday cards.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow!! These are gorgeous! LOVING the horse!!!!!

Lisa said...

All of your cards are so gorgeous!! I love the designs of each one!! Wow - 100+ cards!! That's amazing!! Have a great week :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Donna said...

Beautiful cards, I esp. Like the one you designed, very striking.

Diana Auberle said...

Wonderful cards. The lantern one is actually my fav.
Have a wonderful week
Diana

Stef H said...

wow! both are gorgeous and i'm definitely gonna check out that site. i'm always looking for new dies!

stay warm!

hugs :)

Cheryl W said...

You're amazing to have gotten so much done in such a short time. And all your cards are stunning!

Beth Norman said...

Your cards are gorgeous. I love the blue bg with the horse. You amaze me with how many cards you can make.

Lori Kobular said...

Wow! YOu have been busy and I love both or your cards. The horse scene is so sweet and I love the lantern image!!

Lori Kobular said...

Wow!! You have been busy! I love both of your cards! The horse scene is so sweet and I love the lantern one too!

*Vicki* said...

These are all really gorgeous Patti! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
My Blog: Stamp Smiles

Mynn xx said...

Super gorgeous, Patti! LOVE the glittery sky and the fabulous digi on your light of the world cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Cheri said...

These are absolutely fantastic. I love, love, love, the light....perfect Christmas card. (you have verification too)

Sue said...

Wow, love the horse, she is going to love giving this beautiful card to her instructors. And your lantern card is stunning with the poinsettias. Busy lady, enjoy...

Hugs
Sue

Glittered Paws said...

Very pretty - love the horse - I'm thinking I may need one to make a card for Elle's mom. Would be perfect for her.

Dawn LL said...

both of these designs are wonderful. love the lantern, and addition of wink of stella.
glad your so busy sweetie

Laurie Unger said...

WooHoo on the assembly line and use of pre-colored image! they're gorgeous!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card. Love the soft glow around the light... and the poinsettias are gorgeous. Sounds like you are having a wonderful holidays season with the true spirit of Christmas.

MaryH said...

Hi Patti, you've been awesomely busy. I love Pam's blog too, but have never shopped at Starlight..looked around some though. I love your equestrian card, and how kind of you to make them for the teachers. The cards are just perfect for a horse lover...Love what you did with the candle too. It's a very impressive look with the additions that you added to make the image all your very own. That's a LOT of cards to do- Good for you! TFS & Hugs. Glad if you enjoyed the lights tour.

Pam Sparks said...

LOVE your horse country cards Patti! yay! You've gotten so much done! Gorgeous lantern cards! They will LOVE them!

Cindy Lyles said...

Patti your card is fabulous!! Thank you very much for the shout-out - I will be sure to thank my mail carrier for the speedy service to you too!! and Oh my goodness - the lantern cards - so beautiful!!! I love how you used the Glossy Accents - such beautiful cards. Pam Sparks sent me a link to your blog and I will thank her - thank you again and such beautiful work!! Happy New Year and sincerely, Cindy