Friday, May 8, 2015

Boom Shakalaka!

Hello there, and...
Boom Shakalaka - it's Friday!

Before I get started - don't forget there is a Mother's Day Card Challenge going on until the 11th at the Die-Versions blog!!!  Dani, the owner, is generously giving FIVE $20 gift cards to the Die-Versions store to 5 lucky participants.  So far, there are ONLY 5 participants! Get that Mother's Day Card created, and hurry over to Die-Versions to link it up!!!

I have a few things to share today, so I'd better stop jabbering and get started!

First, here is the silly card I made the Mr. for his birthday earlier this week. Those of you the know us, know that I'm a bit on the 'fluffy' side, and that he's getting a little 'thinner' on top, so when I saw this 'Main Squeeze' image at Eat Cake Graphics, I knew I had to order it!

The sentiment is computer generated, and perfect for the image!
He liked it, so that made me uber-happy.

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Next up, I made a card for this week's Friends with Flair Challenge at Unity Stamps.
I love this saying - it's sort of written just for me as this is my outlook most days!

I had a customer place a card order this week, and I think she'll like this one.

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Last, but certainly not least, I'd like to share my newest crafty tool. 
Perfect Papercrafting has a new item out, called The Perfect Portfolio. I saw it last week, and thought I might like it, so I ordered it. They shipped it out right away, and I've had a few evenings to use it.
Little did I know that it would become one of my favorite tools!

This photo shows the Portfolio completely closed.
In this photo, I've just flipped the front back to the first 'fold'.

Here, I have begun to fold the front to the back.

And, here it is folded completely flat.

Finally, here is the portfolio folded completely flat.
The strip that you can see at the top is magnetic, and holds your work in place while you write, draw, or color.
The front panel (which is folded completely to the back) and the back panel both have magnets inside, which eliminate any flopping of the covers.
Also, when the portfolio is closed, magnets hold it tightly closed, securing whatever you have placed inside.
This way, you can take several images at a time to work on as you have time. 
I used to carry an old wooden clipboard into the family room, and use it for my coloring time. It seemed I would always end up with a mark on my image from the clipboard clip. As a side note, the clipboards were never comfortable to hold in my lap and work with.  This portfolio is a soft material, and is a comfortable work surface for me.

If you go to the Perfect Papercrafting Website, you can find a video showing how this works, much better than I can explain it. Be sure to use my code (Pgilliam) on any order for a discount!

Thanks for stopping by today - I know it was a photo heavy post, and appreciate your hanging in with me to the end!

Have a wonderful day!

Hugs and blessings,
Patti J.


Lisa said...

Both of your cards are fabulous!! The image on your hubby's card is so cute!! Happy birthday to him!! And the flower is so pretty on the second one!! I love the sentiment!! Have a great weekend :)

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Pam Sparks said...

awwww... what a great card for your hub! I am so bad about not making mine a card. bad Pam. I love it! I love ECG too. So cute!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Oh, I just love your card to your hubby - so very adorable!!! And of course your FWF card is so pretty; love that sentiment!

Brandi R said...

GREAT cards! Absolutely LOVE the first one. What a hoot!!! The second....just beautiful. Love that flower and sentiment. ♥

Doudou said...

Love love. Beautiful and sweet

Lori Kobular said...

Patti ~ you crack me up with that Birthday card for your husband!! It is so cute and funny! Love the sentiment on the second card! Thanks for sharing the information about the Perfect Portfolio, it looks great!

Monika Reeck said...

Your First card is the image and love the callendar idea behind the main image
and the second card is the black white and pink combo
and your new TOYS is cool
I wish I can have it too in Germany
You are on some of DT member Patti
I will try to join the mother day challenge its a great challenge :)
hugs, Monika

Ruby said...

So cute. Very nicely done.

Linda said...

what a lovely roes card!

Beth Norman said...

Oh, Patti, your cards are so adorable. I love that birthday card.

Teresa Doyle said...

Both of your cards are great! I love the Ann. card for your Mr. Super CUTE! And I LOVE the sentiment on the 2nd one too!
The portfolio is AWESOME. I might order one for my daughters birthday. (She is a jewellery designer and is constantly sketching and designing her pieces, where ever she goes and gets an idea!) TFS!

DIANA L. said...

Both cards are beautiful I sure like the main squeeze one. The coloring on the rose and the added gingham on the second is so pretty, I really like them both
I saw this on Unity FWF. Have a blessed day

Cheryl W said...

I LOVE your cards, Patti! They are both so great. The first one made me smile and the second one made me appreciate the good in every day. You rocked it this week, my dear!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love these!! LOVING that image on the first one!!!!!!!!!

Gaylynn said...

Awesome projects. Fun designs.

D- said...

Your cards are terrific. Great FWF project. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,

Lena's Creations said...

Oh Patti, that first card definitely put a smile on my face. It's adorable, and cute and super fun! The second card is beautiful and very elegant.
Have a wonderful day.
♥ Lena
Lena’s Creations

Lagene said...

Lovely cards!

Lynne in NI said...

Heee such a fab fun card for your hubby, great idea to include the calendar in the BG too!

Doreen said...

Two fantastic

Glittered Paws said...

What fun cards - love the BD card for DH - I bet he got a laugh out of it.

Life of a Caffeinated Mom said...

Both cards are so nice. I love the sentiment of the second card and such sweet colors.

Rhea Skomorowski said...

Great cards, that portfolio looks like a great purchase.

ionabunny said...

Lovely cards. I like the black frame around the rose. Very striking. Hugz

Shirley said...

Wow, so your first card is just too cute for words, Pattie!! I know it brought a smile! The second card is lovely and I agree with the sentiment too! TFS about the Portfolio too!

*Vicki* said...

LOL!! What a super sweet card for hubby!!! That image is adorable Patti!! Really love the gorgeous flowers on your second one as well!! Thanks for sharing these wonderful designs!! :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Wonderful cards Lady! The first one is hilarious! Love the sentiment. The pink rose is so pretty on the second. What an interesting 'tool'. Will have to read more about it. Thanks for the pictures and review.