Saturday, October 14, 2017

Happy Fall Y'all!

Hi everyone!  I'm so happy to be guest designing for Strawberry Jude Stamps this month.  I was really excited to get this set of stamps - it's my first set of animal stamps!

I had purchased a set of stamps from Strawberry Jude about a month ago, and was very impressed with their stamping.  The image was crisp and clear, and I was eager to try another set. Again, the ink coverage was perfect!  

Here's what I made: 

This card was made using the new release set 'Falling with Fox & Racoon'. 

To begin, I colored the sweet fox and racoon images with alcohol markers, and fussy cut them.  A drop of Glossy Accents was added to their eyes, and they were set aside to dry.  Then, using some distress inks and a handmade cloud stencil, some clouds were added to the upper part of the card base. The sentiment was stamped with Versafine Black Ink.  I took a piece of woodgrain cardstock, and added some snips at the top, to create a cute fence, which was adhered to the card base with dimensional foam.  The last step was to add the leaves by adhering them directly to the fence, and the critters, which were popped up with some dimensional foam.

What a fun card this is - I can't make up my mind who to mail it to!  

Thanks to everyone at Strawberry Jude Stamps for the warm welcome this month!  If you haven't checked out their adorable stamps, please do so!!  I'll be back in a week or so with a fun 'spicy' creation!

Patti J.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge at The House that Stamps Built

Hi everyone - Happy Wednesday!

I'm here today with a new Tic-Tac-Toe challenge for Repeat Impressions.
Here is the inspiration that Wendy gave us to work with:

  
I used: Off the Edge, Black & White, Spooky.

These Repeat Impressions Stamps were used for today's card:


Here's what I made:




Now it’s your turn!

Create a card using the Tic-Tac-Toe board above, and link it up at The House that Stamps Built. 

Your creation does not have to be made with Repeat Impressions stamps, but if you would like to include our designs we would love to see them! 

Plus, there’s an added bonus… you will get an additional entry in our random.org drawing for using our stamps in your submissions!

Check out my sidebar to see how you can save money on your RI orders!

Now, it's time to see what my fellow Rock Stars have created!

Cheri    Deonna    Joy     Laurie    Donna     Heather   Shirley

Happy Hopping!
Hope you link up a card this week!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Can't Afford the Cat...

Howdy, ya'll!

Thought I'd pop in today with a card that I made for the monthly challenge

The challenge this month is to use the 'Transitional Ombre' technique on your project.
You can see the original tutorial for this technique HERE.

Here's what I made:


As soon as I saw this stamp, I knew that I 'needed' it! Anyone that has met our Sophie dog can relate!  She's a pound puppy, and is as roly poly as they come, and she looks just like this dog!
And...I can only imagine the fur that would fly, should we happen to bring home a cat!

Anyhow,I hope this is okay - I've never used this technique!

I used this Technique Junkie product:


I had fun today creating 'just because'!

Hope you're having a good week. I've had the 'creepin' crud', but I think I'm about
to turn a good corner.

Have a great evening,

Patti J.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

It's all about the candy....corn!

Good morning!

Today, I'm sharing a cute card made with one of the wonderful files at The Cutting Cafe.
This card actually has a little window that can be filled with candy, coins, confetti, you name it!
When you open the card, there's a little flap that you pull up to open up the window.

Today, I'm using a fun file, the 'Candy Corn Treat Box Card'.  I've used the PDF version. All pieces were cut out by hand.  No cutting machine? No worries!  Just grab your scissors, print your pieces and have fun cutting!

The Cutting Cafe has a LOT of fun files and inspiration, and don't forget that the holidays are just around the corner!  Regina has projects for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas that are sure to bring smiles to recipients!

Here's what I made using the Candy Corn Treat Box Card:



Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Be sure to visit The Cutting Cafe often to see what new and fun items Regina is adding!

And be sure to check out the Cutting Cafe blog - there's always lots of inspiration there.

Happy Monday, ya'll...have a wonderful week!

Patti J.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Designer Choice Challenge at The House That Stamps Built

Hello, and happy Wednesday!

It’s challenge day at The House that Stamps Built, and we have a new Designer’s Choice Challenge for you. I'm the hostess today, and I'm challenging you to 'Count Your Blessings'.  This can be a thank you, thankful, Thanksgiving, or a plain old 'blessings' card!  Please join us in our challenge, and create something using the theme:
"Count Your Blessings". 

Here's what I made using these Repeat Impressions Stamps:



 And now it’s your turn!
We hope you will create a card that has a focus on today’s DCC theme, and enter it in our challenge at The House that Stamps Built!  Remember, your creation does not have to be made with Repeat Impressions stamps, but if you would like to include our designs we would love to see them!  Plus, there’s an added bonus… you will get an additional entry in our random.org drawing for using our stamps in your submissions!
One lucky person this month will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate!

Check out my sidebar to see how you can save money on your RI orders!

Now, it's time to see what my DT friends have created!

Cheri    Deonna    Joy     Laurie     Heather   Shirley     Donna

Happy Hopping!
Hope you link up a card this week!

Thanks for stopping by,

Patti J.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Uh Oh....

Well, hello!

So...it just dawned on me that a winner was never chosen for the Cutting Cafe Blog Hop
from my blog!

So, random dot 'My Mister' chose a number, and that number belongs to: Leanna Angi-White!
Leanna, please contact me - you win the Handle Box with Divider file that I used on
my project!!!

Thanks for stopping by today, ya'll!

Patti J.



Here is the winning comment.....

 Leanna Angi-White said...
I love this divider box! I would fill it with crafty supplies and gift it to a crafty friend. Hmmm...I'm thinking I better get started on those Christmas gifts. Thanks for sharing!
September 7, 2017 at 6:48 PM
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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Scor-Pal Treat Holder

It's time for a new monthly challenge at Scor-Pal!

This month, the challenge was to create a Treat Holder.

With Halloween in a few weeks, I thought it would be fun to make a box to hold a yummy treat...Russell Stover, my favorite!

Here's what I made, using my Scor-Pal Eighths1/2" Scor-Tape, and 1/4" Scor-Tape:


This photo shows the closed box, all tied up and ready for 'gifting'.


Here, you can see the box untied, and opened, with a cute window to let the treat peek through.

Now, the treat slides out the side...what fun!

Finally, here's a shot of the 'drawer'.


Thanks for stopping by today!

I hope that you'll make a Treat Holder to share with us this month, and enter it in the 'More than one fold' 'Treat Holder' challenge at Scor-Pal

If we have 10 or more entries, a winner is chosen randomly, and that winner gets to shop in the Scor-Pal online store!  It could be YOU!!!

Have a great September!!!

Patti J.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Let Us Give Thanks...

Hello!
So glad you stopped by today!

It's time for a new challenge at The House that Stamps Built! Today, our challenge is 'Anything Goes'!

Fall is in the air, so...
here is what I made today, using these Repeat Impressions Stamps:
  

  
Now, it's your turn!
Come on over and join us in our Anything Goes Challenge!

Remember, you don't HAVE to use Repeat Impressions Stamps
but if you do, you have double the chance of winning!
I can't wait to see your beautiful cards using this photo!!!

Check out my sidebar to see how you can save money on your RI orders!

Now, it's time to see what my DT friends have created!

Cheri    Deonna    Joy     Laurie    Heather    Shirley

Happy Hopping!

Hope you link up a card this week!

Monday, September 25, 2017

The Coolest Christmas Ever...!

Good morning!

I'm the Monday morning hostess at The House that Stamps Built. It's my turn to share a 'Project of the Week' with all of you.  Today, I chose to share a tutorial for an easy treat holder for my tutorial.



For this tutorial, I'm using these Repeat Impressions stamps:



Cut a strip of cardstock to 1 15/16" x 10".


Score at 4", 6", 7", and 9"
Burnish your score lines. Now your strip looks like this.


Before I went any further, I took a decorative punch to the top of my strip. This step is optional.
Add Scor-Tape, or adhesive of choice to the small tab, but do not remove the liner yet!


 Punch a hole between the two score lines opposite the top of your strip.
I used a 1 1/4" punch for this project.


Begin decorating your strip.  I stamped on what will be the 'front' side of my treat
holder.  


If you wish to decorate the 'holder', you will need to flip your strip over, and stamp on the opposite side.  Be sure that you are stamping on the side with the adhesive, with that end at the top.
If you look closely, you can see where the penguin was stamped - the Copics bled through a bit.



 Now, just remove the adhesive liner, and attach the flap to the front of your treat holder.
All that's left to do is add candy and decorate!


Here is the finished product.
You can change the dimensions of this holder, and add a votive candle, if you'd like!

Here is your finished treat box - coolest 'easy box' ever, right?

We hope that you will give this a try! 
Come back and let us know if you do - we'd love to see your finished projects!!!

Thanks for stopping by,
Patti J.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Let Us Be Thankful

Hello!

I hope you are enjoying a beautiful day!

It's time for a new Inspiration Palette challenge at The House that Stamps Built!
Wendy has given us this beautiful photo as inspiration:


I love creating for fall. The colors are so beautiful and rich!
For my card today, I used these Repeat Impressions Stamps:


Here's what I made:


Now, come on over and join us in our Challenge!  
Remember, you don't HAVE to use Repeat Impressions Stamps
but if you do, you have double the chance of winning!

Check out my sidebar to see how you can save money on your RI orders!

Now, it's time to see what my DT friends have created!

Cheri    Deonna    Joy   Laurie     Heather   Shirley     Donna

Happy Hopping!
Hope you link up a card this week!

Patti J.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Best Witches...

Hi everyone!

There's a chill in the air!  I thought I'd share another fun Halloween card with you today, using products from Crafter's Companion.

Here's my card - wouldn't this be a fun invitation to a day of 'creepy creating' with friends, 
or a night sharing some witches brew?



Here are the products that I used:



I need to add that Crafter's Companion Kraft Cardstock is the very best Kraft that I've ever used. I cannot believe the beautiful, crisp fold lines, the way the cardstock accepts all coloring mediums...it's amazing!

Have a great week, and thanks for stopping by today!

Patti J.