Monday, December 31, 2018

Seasons Giving Blog Hop

Happy New Year, dear friends!
Can you believe another year has flown by?

I'm excited to again be part of the Seasons Giving Blog Hop, hosted by Latisha Yost. The hop started when Latisha was talking with a friend about all of the product that we have that goes unused....doubles or triples of something, ribbon you don't like, a kit you received that's not your style, etc. As designers, we all have something that is just sitting here unused, or maybe we just love our blog readers, and want to go out and buy something new to give away!

This hop is my opportunity to thank you so much for your support, especially this year. It's been a bit of a tough year, and I appreciate those of you who are still dropping by. If you are a new subscriber, welcome! I love making new online friends, and will follow your blog as well!!!

Every single one of us on the hop will have some type of giveaway on our blogs. Be sure to hop, and enter to be eligible to win. There are lots of free crafty goodies to help start this year out right!

I will be giving two prizes today - these stamps and dies will be divided into two packages:

To enter, just leave a comment on this post. PLEASE include an email address, so I can contact you. I will announce my winner on Saturday, January 5th.

This quick card to wish you all well, features some Repeat Impressions stamps - I hope that 2019 is very good to you!

Thanks for stopping by!
Patti J.

Here is the list of uber-awesome blogs in today's hop. If I am your first stop, curl up with a cup of something delicious, and get ready to hop! Thank you so much, Latisha, for taking the time to organize this hop each year!



I'm so excited that I was able to sit down today and create a card with this sweet digi image that I snagged from 7 Kids College Fund earlier in December. You all know that I cannot resist a cute image!

This was colored with Copic markers, fussy cut, and added to a background of snow, snowflakes, and a bit of a sponged night sky.

Here it is:

How cute is this?

If you don't follow them already, be sure to do so! It's a fun group!

Thanks for stopping by today,

Patti J.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Anything Goes Christmas Challenge at Scor-Pal

Hi everyone!

Brrr....Welcome to December!  It's my turn to be challenge hostess on the Scor-Pal blog, so I'm here today to share my project. The new challenge for December is 'Anything Goes Christmas', and must include more than one fold.

I was shopping last week and found these Lindt candies for $1 each.
I decided our senior group at church 'needed' one, so today's project was to create a box to hold them. These candies measure about 7" x 3/4", so it took a bit of measuring, and the box and lid are pretty snug!

Here's what I made:

Here's how I did it...

Gather your supplies. You'll need your Scor-Pal Eighths1/4" Scor-Tape, and 1/2" Scor-Tape.
You will also need need cardstock for your box, scissors, a circle or half circle punch, and a centering ruler is optional.

Cut your base 9" x 2.5"
Score all four sides at 3/4"

Cut your lid 8.5" x 2"
Score all four sides at 1/2"

Burnish all of your score lines. I find the key to a good box is nicely burnished fold lines!

Using your scissors, snip in to the fold line on all four tabs.
Do this step for both box base, and lid
Angle cut your tabs just a wee bit for a nice, neat fit.
Using your punch, find your lid center, and punch a 'finger' opening.

Flip your pieces over and apply your tape.
I used 1/4" on the lid, and 1/2" on the box.

Assemble box and lid.

Insert candy in box and add lid.

Decorate as desired - you're done!
On my little tab, the coloring is done with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens - did you know that you can find these beautiful glittery pens at Scor-Pal? And for a while, if you buy 2 or more packs of Spectrum Noir items, you'll get a free package of cardstock!!!  Check out the Accessory tab and see what's available - you will be so happy you did!

If you'll check my blog on Dec. 15th, you will get to see all 12 boxes finished!

Thanks for looking! 

We hope to see your Christmas creations in our More Than One Fold, 'Anything Goes ChristmasScor-Pal challenge!

We also have a ton of inspiration in the Projects section of the Scor-Pal website and also on our Pinterest Board to help you get creative! 

Happy December everyone!

Patti J.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Power Poppy Challenge and some Treats for Friends

Hi there!

Gosh, can't believe I haven't posted in a few weeks!

I'm going to stop jabbering and share what I worked on last week and last night!

Last night, I colored this image, and made this card today, for the challenge at Power Poppy. The  'You Say It's Your Birthday' challenge, just requires a birthday card! I used the 'Layer Cake' digital stamp set for the card. If you've never shopped there, you really should! Marcella is a St. Louis girl, and so very talented! Her images are just gorgeous, and such fun to create with.

So...last week, I made these for some friends at church:

You know how sometimes you get a $1 stamp someplace and use it until you wear it out? Yep, that's this one! Found it at Michael's I think, about 5-6 years ago, and reach for it a lot. Then, while shopping at Schnuck's, I saw these Lindt Truffle packages, and thought, AHA! Hope they liked them!

Thanks for stopping by today,

Hugs and smiles!
Patti J.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Be Thankful

Hi everyone!

Hope you're all staying safe from fires, and in our case, warm from the cold. 

I thought I'd pop in today with a card I made for the 'Be Thankful' challenge at Power Poppy.

I used THIS free digital image for my card.

Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Take care, and be creative!!!
Patti J.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Freezin' Season


I'm so excited about this sweet digi image that I snagged from 7 Kids College Fund the other day. They had a 24 hour 'free image' giveaway on Facebook, and you all know that I cannot resist a cute snowman!

This sweetie was colored with Copic markers, and was truly a 1/2 hour card, start to finish!

Here it is:

How cute is this?

If you don't follow them already, be sure to do so! It's a fun group!

Thanks for stopping by today,

Patti J.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Special Birthday Challenge at Scor-Pal

Hi everyone!

Yikes! It's November! It was a rainy, nasty Halloween here. We were expecting about 400-600 trick or treaters, and probably had 100. They got lots of candy from us, as we didn't want it left over!

It's time for a new monthly challenge on the Scor-Pal blog - 'Special Birthday'. Creations need to include more than one score line, and a 'Special Birthday' theme.  

Here is my project for this month. I'm not sure who will get this, but I hope they like it!

Did you know that Scor-Pal has lots of fun things in their store? Yep! They have dies,
glitter markers, Pocket Pal pages, Aqua markers, watercolor just have to go look and see.

Here is a card I made using this die set:

The top piece is the cutest little envelope, but I didn't use it for this.
I used the little note card (the bottom) piece, and used it as the card part of my joy fold card.

Then I decided I needed a matching gift, so here's what I made:

And here is a photo of the set together:

So, what do you think?

Thanks for all of you who are emailing to inquire about my health. I had my follow-up doctor appointment on October 15th. I still have pneumonia (my hospitalization was June 24th!), but...I am better! So overall, it's good news. I'm just a very impatient patient - I want to be 100% right now!

For these project, I used my Scor-Pal Eighths, 1/2" Scor-Tape, & 1/4" Scor-Tape.

Thanks for looking! 

I hope to see your birthday creations in our 'Special Birthday' Scor-Pal challenge!

We also have a ton of inspiration on our Projects on the Scor-Pal website and also on our Pinterest Board to help you get creative!Challenge at Scor-Pal! 

Happy November, everyone!

Patti J.