Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

To those of you who celebrate the day...Happy Halloween!
To those of you who don't...Happy Friday!

Repeat Impressions Stamps, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Perfect Papercrafting Rulers (see sidebar for details)

Hope that you all have a wonderful weekend!

Patti J.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Want to Swap?

Hello out there!

Well, here we are at the end of October already.  
My goodness, time certainly flies...
my mom always said that the older I got, the faster the days would go by.
I must say that mom was right!

It's been a LONG time since I took part in a card swap.  With the Christmas holidays quickly approaching, I thought it would be fun to organize a holiday swap.

Please email me if you are interested in swapping!

I don't have details worked out yet, as I don't know if there's any interest, but
here are the 'rules' so far!

1.  Have fun creating winter/Christmas/snowman type cards.  Once I have an idea of interest, I will let you know how many to make.  Usually, I keep groups at 10 or less.

2.  Cards will need to reach me no later than November 24th to ensure delivery to everyone in time for holiday use.

3. Each card will need to include an envelope.

That's all for now!

If you are interested, please email me at:

mamagilliam at gmail dot com

Have a good day,
Patti J.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wondering Eyes...

It's time for a new sketch challenge at The House That Stamps Built!
Wendy, the owner of Repeat Impressions Stamps, designs the best sketches!

Here's today's sketch:

And here is my card:

Here's the card front.  My moon disappoints me.  I had to stamp it again, as it was only half showing under the circle cut out. When I adhered it, it looked too pale, so I added some glossy accents.  OOPS!  Shouldn't have done that - now it looks like a brad or button!  Oh well, next time I will know better!   I used Repeat Impressions "8308-U Wondering Eyes"

Here is the inside of the card, Santa and all! See how nice and 'moonish' this moon  looks?  Lol...  I used Repeat Impressions "8308-U Wondering Eyes"

Aren't these images just too cute?  I'm going to work on a flip card with them next, I think. These little critters just make me smile!

Hope you'll check out my fellow Rock Stars, to see their interpretation of Wendy's awesome sketch!

Cheri     Deonna     Geri     Joy     Melissa     Karen

Hope to see you enter your creation in our challenge at The House That Stamps Built!

While you're out and about, have a bit of fun shopping at Repeat Impressions!

Thanks for stopping by - Happy Wednesday!

Patti J.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Hello, and happy Wednesday.

I'm always at a loss for titles, so this one made me giggle.  Bet you giggled a bit,
as well!

Today, a new challenge is up at the Repeat Impressions Blog, The House that Stamps Built.
It's a Designer's Choice Challenge - our talented designer, Joy, challenged
us to use our leftovers!

I used leftovers from the Halloween card I posted a day or so ago,
simply because I had not put them away yet!  Nope, you don't want to know what's on
my workspace!  It would take me all day to tell you...

Here's what I created with my leftovers:

Repeat Impressions 7122-G, Yikes Cat, Repeat Impressions 7066-F, Insanity

I kept with the Halloween theme paper-wise, but decided to change up the image and sentiment a bit.  Love this crazy cat, with his googly eyes, and that sentiment makes me smile, 
because I have days just like this!  Hits home, dear friends, really it does!

Well, thanks for stopping by today!

I hope that you'll go check out what my fellow Rock Stars have used
their leftovers for...I can't wait to see them!

Cheri     Deonna     Geri     Joy     Melissa     Karen

After you hop about for oodles of inspiration, grab your leftovers, and
get creative!  Link up your project at The House That Stamps Built,
for a chance to win some Repeat Impressions yumminess!

Patti J.

Other supplies used:
Cardstock from my stash
EK Success Zig Zag Punch
Copic Markers
Googly eyes
Baker's Twine
Perfect Papercrafting Perfect Layers Mini Rulers (see my sidebar for details!)
Dimensional Foam
Black Sequins (a strip that fell off of a summer blouse!)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Die-Versions Think Pink Blog Hop

Welcome to the Think Pink Blog Hop!! 
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so the Die-Versions Design Team wanted to bring Breast Cancer Awareness to our crafty friends. We want to get the message out to all women about the importance of early detection with regular self-breast exams and mammograms. 

We want all of you to Hop with us!! Link up as many new projects (no back-linking) that fit the theme of Breast Cancer Awareness (no other restrictions) for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate generously provided by Die Versions. Die-Versions manufactures low profile dies made right here in the United States. You can see all of the dies Die-Versions has to offer and do some shopping at 
the Die-Versions store.
Many of the designers today will be using images generously provided byDoodle Pantry. Doodle Pantry provides a diverse selection of images. There is something for everyone, so be sure to stop by to see all they have to offer.

We have also joined with Fighting Pretty to donate cards to be delivered to breast cancer patients. If you would like to donate your cards we would love to pass them along to brighten the days of needed recipients. Please email Lori at mulchlady(at)aol(dot)com for the address to send your cards. 

Here is what I made, using the Die-Versions "Crochet Lace" Whispers DVW-322 die, and a sweet PRE-COLORED (!!!) digital set 'I Will Survive', from Doodle Pantryyou can find it HERE.  
If you look closely at the second photo, you will see that I actually printed the image twice, and cut the little birdie head out.  It was than mounted on a 'wobbly' spring, so when touched, it wobbles!

Your next stop on the Think Pink Blog Hop is Mary. So let’s get hopping, celebrate courage and strength, and most importantly spread some Pink Hope. 

Here's the entire line-up in case you get lost along the way: 

Die-Versions Blog
Patti - you are here!

Thanks for hopping with us!! 
Link up as many new projects (no back-linking) that fit the theme of Breast Cancer Awareness (Think Pink, Survivor, Be Brave…) in the linky on the Die-Versions blog.
You have until Tuesday, October 28. 

The winner will be announced on the Die-Versions blog on Wednesday, October 29.
Good luck, everyone, and Think Pink!

Thanks for stopping by!
Patti J.

Other supplies used:
A Muse pink gingham cardstock
Wobbly spring (from local LSS)
Perfect Papercrafting Perfect Layers Mini Rulers for perfect mats (see sidebar for details!)

Monday, October 20, 2014

Snowflake Corner...

Happy Monday!
It's my day to share on the Die-Versions Blog, and I thought that I would
showcase a couple of my favorite dies.  I'm amazed each time I create with these dies, at the easy removal of these delicate die cuts!

For this card, I used Die-Versions "Snowflake Corner" DVW-399, and Die-Versions "Peace on Earth" Sweet Wordlets DVSW-043.  Oops!  Looking at my photo, I just realized that I lost a bling on the right snowflake...better fix that before I mail this one!

Thanks for stopping by!

Be sure to follow the Die-Versions blog, for daily inspiration with these wonderful dies!

Patti J.

Other supplies used:
Perfect Paper Crafting Perfect Layers Mini Rulers (see my sidebar for details!)
White Hammermill 100# cardstock
Black cardstock (Hobby Lobby)
Blue Cardstock (scraps)
Bling (Hobby Lobby)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Just Me...

Happy Sunday!

Had a nice service at Church and a great Sunday School group today!
Hope your day was good, as well.

I found a few minutes this afternoon to play, and thought I'd enter a couple of challenges.

The first card was made for one of the Treasure Times Stamps Facebook Group Challenges. 

This particular challenge is for a guest designer spot.  You really should go HERE and join the FB group - they have lots of creative fun, and we all love that, right?  They also have a great website!  Jody, the owner, actually gave her group some digital images to enter the challenges with.  I chose this darling Halloween image.  Ugh...I tried three different times to color, and had one issue after the other, SO... I decided to color only the skin, and paper piece everything else. VOILA!
Wish me luck!!!  I used my Perfect Layers Mini Rulers and mat for the wonderful black layer. See my sidebar for details!

The next card was created for the October Challenge at the Great Impressions Stamps Blog.  

This was a pretty tough challenge for me, as I have ZERO fall or autumn related Great Impressions Stamps, and the challenge theme is:  Autumnal Elegance.  I ended up using some pretty patterned paper, a die, and this wonderful little sentiment, 'Just Me. Thinking of You. #9742 SKU #D405'.  This is an all-time favorite GI stamp - I reach for it often.  It can be made 'cutesy' or 'elegant'.
Hope you like it!!!

There's still time to enter each challenge, so get your craft on and go for it!!!

Thanks for stopping by,
Patti J.

Friday, October 17, 2014

What's new up on our hill?

Happy Friday, everyone!

So....what exactly IS new on Patti J's hillside?
Well, thanks for asking!

I'd been gone a while yesterday, running a multitude of errands, including Wal-Mart.
Sympathy accepted!  Ugh.....can't wait - we are to have a Schnuck's soon,
and I'm so excited that Wally World will have a bit of small town competition! I was saying before I got off subject -

When I got home from running errands, this is what I found on the driveway:

Oh dear....I have not ridden a bike since 1980!

Eeks, they say that one never forgets how to ride a bike - I hope that's true, as it's a lot harder 
at age 60 to get up after a fall than it was at 26, and owies hurt a lot more!

My DH is a keeper - for real!  He is always surprising me with sweet presents!  
My last 'sweet ride' surprise from him was in 2003, when he brought me home a little black 
Z3 convertible for our 30th wedding anniversary.  
I've actually done very well with the Z3 - haven't fallen off of it yet :)

When we get a free weekend, and actually get ON these bikes, I'll be sure to let you know how it goes (or doesn't!!!).

Wish me luck!

Have a great weekend - thanks for stopping by!

Hugs & grins,
Patti J.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Happy Halloween!

Good morning!
Can't believe this week is nearly over!  Wowzers...where has it gone?

Today is Sketch Challenge Day at the Repeat Impressions blog, 'The House That Stamps Built'.
Here is Wendy's delightful sketch.  

You all know that I'm a rebel, so it's no surprise to you that I turned the sketch, right?

It probably doesn't surprise you that I took the Repeat Impressions beautiful Maple Leaf stamp, and turned it into a trio of spooky little ghosts, either!!!

Repeat Impressions 'Maple Leaf Silhouette' #5127-K, Repeat Impressions 'Happy Halloween' #1139-F, Repeat Impressions 'Bats'  #2308-B, DP from my stash, Black Ink, Kraft Cardstock, Black Enamel Accents (Ranger).

Hope you like this little card - it was fun to create, and I always love working with Wendy's wonderful sketches!

Check out what my fellow Rockstars have created with this sketch:

Cheri     Joy     Karen     Melissa     Deonna     Geri

Hope you'll do a bit of shopping at Repeat Impressions, and
Check out the RI blog, The House That Stamps Built! Lots of inspiration there :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Patti J.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Blogaversary Winners!

Hello friends!

Today is the day - please check below to see if you are a winner!

This was so much fun - thank you all!


If your name is listed below, please email me at: mamagilliam at gmail dot com

Thanks so much to all of you for hanging in here with me for SIX years!

Hugs to all...
Patti J.

Day 1
$20 Creations by AR Gift Card
Judy Woodland

Day 2
$20 Repeat Impressions Rubber Stamps Gift Card
Denise Bryant

Day 3
CardMaker Magazine - Interactive Cards
Lisa (A Mermaid's Crafts)

Day 3
CardMaker Magazine - Cross Stitch
Dawn LL

Day 3
CardMaker Magazine - Quilling
Helena (Gvendalen)

Day 4
Treasured Times Rubber Stamps Gift Card
Glittered Paws

Day 4
$10 Doodle Pantry Gift Card
Denise Goeldner

Day 5
$25 Great Impressions Rubber Stamps Gift Card
Lena's Creations

Day 6
Die-Versions 'Season's Greetings Die
Donna T.

There is a SURPRISE package that is going to one lucky person that was randomly drawn
from those of you who left a comment here on my blog each and every day!

SURPRISE Package - 6 day winner
Diana Auberle


Creations by AR
Repeat Impressions
CardMaker Magazine
Treasured Times Rubber Stamps
Doodle Pantry
Great Impressions Rubber Stamps
Die-Versions Dies

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Blogaversary Celebration - Day Six!

Hello, and Happy Weekend!
Today is the last day of Cherish Each Precious Day's Blogaversary Celebration!

It's not too late to comment on Days 1-5...just scroll down!

We have an awesome sponsor today!

Dani Daflin, of Die-Versions Dies, has graciously sent an absolutely
STUNNING die, for one of you to win!

Die-Versions Dies are amazing.  They truly do cut beautifully, slicing through cardstock like it's butter, and the die cuts are delicate and gorgeous!  I'm so blessed to be a part of the
Die-Versions Design Team (I'm a Dynamo!!!).  We work together like one big,
happy family, and we love working with these high quality dies that are

Here is one of my favorite projects using Die-Versions Dies:

These dog tags were cut from metal sheeting, using the Die-Versions "Military Tags" Whispers DVW-341

Here is the beautiful die that Dani has provided.
One of YOU will win this - talk about easily mass produced cards!

While I do not own this die, I do own the Merry Christmas die.
So that you can see the scale of this sentiment, here is a card that I made using the Merry Christmas die:

Beautiful, right? can you win?

1. Leave a comment on this post = 1 chance
2. Leave a comment on the Die-Versions blog = 1 chance
3. Become a Die-Versions blog follower = 1 chance
4. Leave some love (tell Dani I sent you) on the Die-Versions FB page = 1 chance

I hope that you've enjoyed my Blogaversary as much as I have!
Thank you SO much for stopping by!
Remember that you need only scroll down to comment on Days 1 through 5!

Winners will be posted here on Monday, October 13th, probably late morning.

I'll be away from my computer over the weekend, so if you leave a comment here, and it doesn't show up, be patient!  It will show up Sunday evening, I promise!

Hugs and GOOD LUCK to you all!

Patti J.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Blogaversary Celebration - Day Five!

Oh my goodness - today is Day FIVE! One more to go!

Thanks for stopping by today - you're going to love the prize!!!

It's not too late to enter for Day One, Two, Three, or Four - just scroll down!
Lots of nice prizes - you could be a winner!

Our sponsor today is pretty special.  When I began stamping several years ago,
this was one of the first stamp lines that I worked with that was not a
catalog company.  I'm so pleased to tell you that our prize
today is a $25 gift card to:

I've had the pleasure of working with the Great Impressions team members for three months of Guest DT work over the last couple of years.  Each time I 'guested', was an amazing time.
The DT is always so friendly, and Deone, the owner is amazing, and so genuine and generous!
Great Impressions Stamps is one of my favorite stamp lines. They ink up and stamp
beautifully, and the images are perfect for everyday projects.

Thank you to Deone at Great Impressions Stamps, for helping to make this
Blogaversary Celebration special!

Here are some of my favorite Great Impressions projects!
These three cards use one of the new release stamps 'Someone Like You'.  You can see just how versatile this stamp is!

This fun little card uses Great Impressions 'Udderly', and 'Party Cow'.  What a fun creation this was. It actually was made for our new daughter in law's birthday!

How can you win?

1. Leave a comment here = 1 chance!
2. Leave a comment (tell them I sent you!) on the Great Impressions FB Page = 1 chance

Good Luck!

Patti J.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Blogaversary Celebration - Day Four!

I'm back today with another Blogaversary Giveaway!
This is SO much fun, but....


Remind all of your friends to drop by and leave a comment!
It's not to late to comment on 
Day One, or...
Day Two, or...

I love giving stuff away! And remember, you don't have to do any of the extra steps - 
those are just an opportunity for you to have another chance to win!

Now, on to today's wonderful Prizes!
There will be TWO winners today!  Yep, TWO winners!

First, we have a very special lady, Laurie Wilson, of Doodle Pantry,
sponsoring me with a $10 gift card to the Doodle Pantry store!  If you enjoy digi images, 
you will LOVE this gift card - and $10 will buy a lot of digi goodness!  
Seriously, Laurie is so talented, and so kind. Having been both a Doodle Pantry DT member, 
and a Guest DT member (a few times over!), I can vouch for both the ease of downloading and using the images and the illustrator!
Thank you so much, Laurie, for your generosity!

Here is one of my favorite Doodle Pantry Images (and this one is pre-colored!).
The pre-colored digi's make a card SO quickly, and what fun cards!!!

This image is Pumpkin Birdie -it comes in both black and white, and pre-colored!

You can find this set HERE
And you can find this set HERE!


NEXT up....we have a gift card from a new-to-me stamp company!
I discovered this company, Treasured Times Stamps, when they posted a Design
Team Call.  I didn't make the team, but I am enjoying the DT's creations,
and am loving the products that I've purchased!

Jody Stacy is the owner of Treasured Times Stamps.  She's loved art since she was very little. Jody has actually been painting for 26 years!  In 2011, she started up Treasured Times Stamps, and not only does she work with some pretty great illustrators, but she's started her own Stamp Line, called the Lilly Mae Collection. This collection features little girls in Prairie Dresses, Pantaloons, and Sunbonnets.  How cute they are! You can see them HERE.
Jody is another sweet lady. I'm so happy to call her a blogging friend, and look forward
to using more of her products - I have my 'Dear Santa, I want it all' list ready to go!
Thank you Jody, for your generosity!

Here is what I made, using the Treasured Times Rubber Stamps #845-S Peaceful Thoughts, and a template that I found at Splitcoast Stampers...

Here is the card/box opened up.  I'm not sure yet who is getting this, or for what occasion, so I've left the sentiment off for now.  Isn't this image darling???  So sweet!

To win one of these prizes:

1. Leave a comment here = 1 chance
2. Leave a comment on the Doodle Pantry FB Page - tell Laurie I sent you = 1 chance
3. Leave a comment on the Treasured Times Stamps FB page - tell Jody I sent you = 1 chance

Isn't this just too much fun?
Day 5 will be on Friday, October 10th, and
Day 6 will be on Saturday, October 11th.

All winners will be announced on Monday, October 13th - good luck to all!!!

Patti J.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Designer Choice Challenge - Winter


It's time for another great Designer Choice Challenge (DCC) for Repeat Impressions Stamps!

We are thrilled to have an amazing Guest Designer here with us today at
The House that Stamps Built!  Robin Clendenning, is helping us out today, 
and has chosen 'Winter' as her DCC theme.

I'm not quite ready for the snow to fly yet, but I do love creating for winter, so
this was a fun challenge.  I decided to keep it clean and simple.
Here is my card:

I used 2006-H Let it Snow, and 8805-K Snowflakes for this card. I actually cut the flakes apart, making 5 individual stamps - love it!

A bit of the card was masked off on the left, and a lot on the right.  The first batch of flakes were stamped with Versamark, and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Next, I sponged on some distress inks until I had a color I was happy with.  Then I came back in with some navy pigment ink, stamped the sentiment, and filled in the open spaces with more snowflakes.  The final step was adding a wee half-snowball to the sentiment.  Very quick card!

We hope you will join us by creating a winter project, and entering it in Robin's DCC Challenge, at The House that Stamps Built!

Now it's time to check out the inspiration that my talented Rock Star teammates have created for you!

Robin     Cheri     Deonna     Geri     Joy     Karen     Melissa

Thanks for stopping by today!
Patti J.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Blogaversary Celebration - Day Three!

Welcome to Day Three of Blogaversary

Today, I am so excited to be sponsored by CardMaker Magazine!
They have generously offered up three beautiful pattern books to be given away,
so today, there will be THREE winners!

Before I show you the prizes, let me first encourage you to submit your beautiful work for publication to CardMaker Magazine!  It takes time, but it's so rewarding to see a project of your own in a real life glossy publication!  And, don't give up, if you try, and are not accepted - I've had far more submissions turned down, than I have accepted.  Hang in there and keep trying.
Keep in mind that just because you're turned down, it doesn't mean that your work is not good enough.  Often, they are trying to complete a page with certain color schemes, or textures, and are looking for just the right project.

Here is one of my favorite items that I had published in an issue of CardMaker:

This card was created with Our Daily Bread Designs stamps.  It actually shared a corner of the cover with several other   cards - so, I am 'almost' a Cover Girl!  When that happens for reals, you will hear me celebrating, and I will probably be asked to leave the post office, as I'll be happy dancing, and that will not be a pretty sight!

On to today's giveaway!
Here's what's up for grabs:

So....did I peek?  OMG - YES I did!  What a wonderful resource, if you like cards that move, pop, and create smiles!

Squeeee!  I had to look at this one too!  I used to Cross-Stitch some pretty amazing pieces. I haven't done so in a while, but this fun project book got my wheels turning, and who knows?  I may pick up that Aida cloth again soon!  Look at the beautiful Autumn pattern - too gorgeous, right?

Although, I am not a quiller, this book has some stunning patterns for those of you who might be!  I've actually tried quilling, and I have the utmost respect for those of you who do it - what a beautiful art! can you win one of these beautiful magazines? have three chances again!

1.  Leave a comment here giving me a bit of 'bl'irthday love = 1 chance to win!
2.  Become a follower of the CardMaker blog, and leave a comment telling them that I sent you = 1 chance to win!
3. Go to the CardMaker Facebook Page, hit the 'LIKE' button, and leave a bit of love, telling them that I sent you = 1 chance to win!

That's it - easy peasy, right?

Thanks for stopping by today - BLirthdays are so much fun!
We're only halfway through our celebration, so be sure to tell all your friends to stop by!

See you Thursday for Day Four!

Hugs and blessings,
Patti J.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Blogaversary Celebration - Day Two!

Good morning!
Happy Sunday, and welcome back to another day of celebrating my six years in Blogland (among other happy things!)  It's not too late to comment on Day One for a chance to win!

So, for Day Two, we have a very generous sponsor!
Wendy Wyman, of Repeat Impressions Stamps, is giving away some
Repeat Impressions Yuminess!  One lucky winner
will receive a gift code to spend $20 at Repeat Impressions!
Thank you SO much, Wendy!

Here's one of my favorite Repeat Impressions projects...
and just in time for Halloween!

Repeat Impressions 2322-G, Black Cat can be found HERE!

Thanks so much for dropping by today to celebrate with me!
It's a very nippy, wet, and windy day here in Missouri, and your visits bring some 'warm 
and fuzzy' into my day! can you win a $20 gift card to Repeat Impressions?

1. Leave a comment here = 1 chance
2. Leave a comment on the Repeat Impressions FB page, thanking Wendy for her sponsorship & click 'LIKE' = 1 chance
3. Head over to the Repeat Impressions Blog and become a follower = 1 chance

You have THREE chances to win today!

Enjoy your day!

See you tomorrow for Day 3!

Hugs and blessings,
Patti J.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Blogaversary Celebration - Day One!

Oh, happy day!
It’s time for Cherish Each Precious Day’s Blogaversary celebration!
My beautiful blog badges are created from digitally modified Doodle Pantry files!
Be sure to check out their new release....this gorgeous pumpkin is in one of the new releases!

Here’s what’s being celebrated…

~I posted my first papercrafting item SIX years ago!
~It’s crazy to imagine, but the blog will also reach 1100 posts next week!
~It’s also been a great year –
~Our daughter and her husband blessed us with a first grandchild
~Our son married an amazing woman,
~I turned the big 6-0 in April, and everything still works!

I have met many wonderful people through this incredible love of all things paper. 
When we travel, I always try to meet one of my crafty long-distance friends. 
What fun it is to meet and create, or shop with someone that has previously been only an on-line face. It is incredible to me that each of you I come to know, are so genuine, generous, and full of love for fellow crafters.  I’ve seen card drives for illnesses or deaths, requests for prayers, financial requests, and I’ve been on the receiving end of many kindnesses, from prayers to birthday cards and RAK gifts coming in the mail.  And…I’m still in awe of the number of you that befriended our daughter during her husbands’ deployment. They still covet the many cards, gifts, and kindnesses that you showed, and I'll never forget you!

My friend Shirley is like a sister to me, and she's where 'it' all began for me!  Shirley was a demo for TAC, and had a local card class. I attended, and was hooked.  TAC closed its’ doors, but Shirley is now a demo for A Muse Studio, and the rest is history! 
Thank you Shirley, for all I learned from you, but most important, for your friendship.


Some of you have been here since the very beginning.  Others have only been here a day or two.  I’m so humbled and amazed that I am so lucky. You are all wonderful, so this celebration is for you!

There will be SIX days in October, where we will celebrate with a giveaway.

What fun!  I love giveaways, especially when I’m the giver!!!

Just keep checking back – when we have a celebration day, leave a comment!
Each day, there will be a chance to enter twice, as on!

At the end, there will be one post, listing all winners.

Creations by AR is sponsoring today’s giveaway! 
Thank you to Creations by AR!
Adela, the owner and the brain behind the most incredible 3-D templates! Whether you have the best cutting machine available, or just a pair of trusty scissors, you can create beautiful 3-D items with her magical templates!  Here’s one of my favorite Creations by AR templates:

Creations by AR is generously giving a $20.00 gift card to one winner – it could be you, and just in time for the holidays!  How can you win?

1. leave a comment here on today’s blog post = 1 chance to win.
2. 'LIKE' the Creations by AR FB page, and leave a comment there, thanking Adela for offering up such a nice gift = 2 chances to win!

Easy peasy!

Good luck to all!

Happy Celebrations – eat cake for me!!!

Hugs and blessings galore,

Patti J.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Shine on little die...shine on!

Hi there, crafty peeps!
I'm here today with my post for Die-Versions Dies.
I may possibly have a new favorite DV die!
If you recall, I made some little table favors for Thanksging/Fall, using the Die-Version Whispers "Chrysanthemum" DVW-4 x 4-121 Die.  
As I looked at my blog post a few days later, a light went on - pun intended!
Why not replace the candY with a candLE?  Whoop whoop!

Candles unlit

Candles lit - lights on

Candles lit - lights off

Candles lit - lights on - view from the top!

There are two for fall/Thanksgiving, and two for Christmas/winter.
Which are your favorites?

Now, I'm thinking Birthdays, Baby Showers, Wedding Showers....oh my, the possibilities are endless!  Little die, let your light shine!!!

In case you didn't get here for the Die-Versions, Great Impressions Blog Hop, here is what this die looks like as a candy favor:

Thanks for stopping by today!
Hope you get your own Chrysanthemum Die - would love to see your creations!

Be sure to stop in and check out the daily inspiration on the Die-Versions Blog!

Hugs and grins,
Patti J.