Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Exciting News!

Hello everyone,

If you are looking for my Repeat Impressions post, please scroll down!

Are you ready for some very exciting news? It's been hard to keep this secret!
 There's a new stamp store making its' debut today! 

A long time creative friend, Chelsea Comer, (some of you know her as Inky Stamper) has begun designing her own line of stamps and dies. At 8:00 a.m. today, Chelsea's new stamp store, the Inky Stamper Arts & Crafts Store opened for business!

Chelsea asked me to design a sample for her store opening today. Of course I said yes, and it's a good thing ya'll couldn't see this old woman happy dancin' and squealing, here in my girl cave! 

When my Inky Stamper package arrived, the first thing that I noticed was the unique packaging. These stamps are packaged in resealable high quality bags!!! Look at this package - pretty impressive, right?  It's sad to pay a lot of money for a set of stamps, and the first time you use it, the package has to be taped together. This package is going to last a long, long time! 


The next thing that impressed me, was that every single set will have sentiment(s) included. Yep...Every. Single. Set!

So, do you want to see my sample? Lol...I couldn't stop with one, so without further ado (as Chelsea would say), here is what I created using using one of her new sets, 'Sandbox'.

For this card, I stamped and colored the image, matted and mounted it onto some cute designer paper. The sentiment was stamped on black with Versamark, and heat embossed. Sentiment was popped up with some tiny dimensional dots.


 I was hoping this paper would look a bit like sand, but I think it was a fail.... This image was very quickly stamped, colored, matted, and added to a treat box filled with candies.


Again, this was just some creative card folding, and a bit of coloring, matting, and assembilng.


For the last card, I stamped the image on white cardstock. I then created a 'mask', by stamping the image again on some masking paper.

I placed the mask over the stamped image, and began to draw some clouds, water, sun, etc.

The mask was removed, and I colored the card with Copic markers, and used a fine liner to outline. The final touch was a white gel pen to add a few fun accents. I was trying to make the sun shining off of the body of water, but not sure it works!!! What do you think?
 

Hope you will check back here next Wednesday - I will have another fun item(s) to debut for the Inky Stamper Arts & Crafts Store!

Thanks for stopping by today - hugs and smiles to all, and remember - a little sand between your toes...always takes away your woes!

Patti J.

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

Hi everyone - Happy Wednesday!

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

  
I used the middle row: Blue and Green, Frame, and Embossing.

Today, I used these Repeat Impressions Stamps:

Here's what I made:


This view shows the embossing a bit better.

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. 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!

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!

Joy     Laurie     Heather   Shirley     Donna     Esther

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

Patti J. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Things with Wings!

Hello, and happy Wednesday!

In January, 2018, I stepped down from all but one design team, thinking that I'd be out a few months, and jump right back in. Well, here we are a year and a half later, and after a lengthy illness, I'm ready to design again!  I'm proud to be back with Wendy and her talented design team at Repeat Impressions Stamps!

It’s challenge day at the Repeat Impressions blog,  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 create 'Things with Wings'.  Planes, Angels, Birds, use your winged things!  Please join us in our challenge, and create something using the theme: "Things with Wings". 

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

716 G - Moon Angel
1105 E - Thinking of You



Here is a side view, showing the dimension of the vellum clouds, image, and sentiment.


 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 - grab the code to save money on your RI orders!

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

Joy     Laurie     Heather   Shirley     Donna     Esther

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

Thanks for stopping by,

Patti J.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Warmer Days and More than one fold with Scor-Pal

Happy June, everyone!

I've just returned from a cruise to Alaska and Canada. If this post doesn't make sense, it's because my brain is tired!  This is my second post today. If you are looking for my 2 Crafty Critter Crazies post, just scroll up!

The monthly challenge at Scor-Pal, is Warmer Days (think summer, warm colors, etc), and of course, more than one fold.

I'm getting quite a collection of 6 x 6 papers, and thought I'd experiment on trying to organize them a bit. I found several instructions on Pinterest, and sort of combined them to come up with one that I liked.

For my project, I used: Scor-Pal Eighths, and Scor-Tape 1/4".

Here is the box...







We hope to see your creations with texture in our 'More Than One Fold', Scor-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 Scoring!
Patti J.

Exciting 'Crazie' News!

Good morning everyone!
I'm super excited today to be sharing my first creation as a Design Team Member with the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies!  This sounded like a fun group - each creation must include a critter, and you all know how much I love critters!

Since it's the first of June, there is a brand new challenge at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge Blog!

The sponsor for June is Rick St. DennisRick St. Dennis, MFA has been an artist, designer, stage designer, and instructor for over 45 years.  His digital stamp images can be found on Zibbet or Etsy.   On Facebook, there is the Rick St.Dennis Digi fans and friends group, where you can showcase your cards and other projects using RSD images.Rick is a very talented artist, and it was a real treat to use his fun digital image called 'Singin' in the Rain'. Here are my cards:



I printed the image twice on white cardstock, then used Copic markers and a paper towel to color the bear. I printed the image twice more on both the blue and yellow printed paper, which was paper pieced and adhered over top of the image. Fun and colorful, right? I decided to make one umbrella look more shadowed on the bottom side, and leave one all gingham. Which do you like the best? To finish things off, I sponged and splattered a background, die cut frames and sentiments, used Glossy Accents to shiny the rain gear, and assembled the cards.

Please check out the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies blog to see some fun and fabulous inspiration that the design team is sharing with you. We hope that you will all play along this month - can't wait to see your critter creations!

One additional thing, we are partnering with the Double Trouble Challenge between June 3 and June 16.  If you've done a project with a "Critter" for our challenge, and your project includes a stencil or embossing folder you can enter it over in their challenge also!  They have a couple of additional options you'll want to check out so be sure to visit them between the 3rd and the 16th.

Thanks for dropping in today!

Hugs and blessings,
Patti J.

Monday, May 13, 2019

To Have Faith...

Hi there!

I had a bit of time to play this week, and thought I'd work on a challenge card.

The challenge at the Impression Obsession Blog is Yellow and Blue. I made this card, using the Impression Obsession StampsFaith Wings and Swallowtail.


Thanks for stopping by today - hope you are all doing well!
It's a beautiful day in Missouri!

Hugs,
Patti J.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Sketch it out!

Howdy!
Hope this finds you all well and happy!

I saw a great sketch challenge at Power Poppy this month, and decided to play along!
As always, I'm a rebel when it comes to sketches, so I had to flip it...
Here is the sketch:


And here is my card:


I used the digital images and sentiment from the Power Poppy Everything's Rosy set. I use this set often for get well, and thinking of you cards. Love that I can resize the images to suit my needs. The image is colored with Copic Markers, and the mug is beautifully shiny, courtesy of Glossy Accents!

Enjoy your weekend, and thanks for stopping by today!

Hugs and blessings,
Patti J.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Challenges!

Hi all,
It's been a very long time since I entered any challenges. Thought I'd throw a couple of entries out there this week!

I saw a fun challenge at Double D Challenges, 'Kentucky Derby Hat Inspiration'.  Here is the inspirational photo they offered:


I had this older stamp set from Flourishes that immediately came to mind. Here is what I made:


Then, there was a challenge at The House that Stamps Built. The Designer Choice Challenge was hostessed by Shirley Hotop, and was to create a one layer card. Well....I did. However, while coloring the image, there was an OOPS, which I covered up by paper piecing the pot and leaves. Hope it still counts, as I sure didn't mean to! I don't know about you, but I'm finding it tough to find good quality white cardstock that alcohol markers do not bleed on! Anyway, here is what I made for the one layer challenge using all Repeat Impressions stamps:


Hope you are having a good evening. I'm having a bit of a pity party. I was supposed to fly to California today to visit grandson and his parents. Unfortunately, I took a tumble down a flight of stairs last week, and am pretty stoved up. Not fit for flying today, for sure. So, I'm quite sad tonight.

Take care, and stay dry!
Hugs and smiles - Patti J.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Floral Fantasy at Scor-Pal

Happy May, everyone!

It's been a nice week in Missouri - hope it's nice where you are. 

The monthly challenge at Scor-Pal, is Floral Fantasy, and of course, more than one fold.

I chose to make a W Card. I found several on Pinterest, and sort of combined them to come up with one that I liked. It's super simple! Basically it's just your A2 card with a 'W' mechanism for the inside. It measures 1" x 11" and is scored at 2.75", 5.5", and 8.25". I just used some scraps of patterned paper, and a flower stamp from Repeat Impressions Stamps, called 'Patti's Flower' Outline (it's fun to use a stamp that I drew the design for!)
Hope you like it!!!

For my project, I used: Scor-Pal Eighths, and Scor-Tape 3/8".

Here is the card...


This photo shows the inside of the card.

This photo shows the 'W' mechanism.

We hope to see your creations with texture in our 'More Than One Fold', Scor-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 April!
Patti J.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Whew....getting back to 'normal' ???

Howdy!
How are you? It's rainy, and oh, so dreary here in Mo. It's been a perfect day to be in my girl cave, playing with paper. I'm actually working on some things to share with you in June!!!

Things are slowly getting back into a normal routine here, but I still have SO many things to share that I created but never posted. I'm going to attempt to clear out that file in the next week or so. You can consider this your warning - I am going to flood the blog with photos and very little talk.

Enjoy!!! Ask questions if something jumps out at you :)

















Thanks for popping in!
See you soon,

Patti J.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

April Workshop


Hi there!
April was a pretty busy month! I made 20 of these for the grandkids teachers...

They were filled with cute 'shreds' of pink and green, and goodies! I designed the box to the size I wanted. The sweet die set was purchased from Taylored Expressions. It's one of their 'sack-it' sets. Love how easy it was! There was a cute little sentiment box added at the bottom of the box, between the bunny feet.

Shirley and I had an April workshop, as well. The first one filled up right away, so we scheduled one a few days later, which also filled up. We had a great time with some very fun creative ladies! Some were brand new paper crafters, and we loved seeing their smiles after they made cool stuff!

Here's what they made:

This card uses stamps and dies from an older Die-Versions set. It was one of my designs.

Cuteness....! This was Shirley's 3-D design. It's a popcorn sleeve. I think her stamps were from Crackerjack Palace.

This was one of my designs - it is a W card.



Here's another adorable card design by Shirley. This uses stamps from Repeat Impressions.

Here is Shirley's last design. It's such a pretty card, and the flap is held closed with a tiny magnet.

This project uses Stampin'Up supplies.




That's all I have for today!
Thanks for stopping by on this glorious Saturday!
If I don't see you tomorrow, Happy Easter!!!

Hugs and blessings,
Patti J.