Saturday, February 15, 2020

Turner Syndrome Blog Hop Winners!

Good morning friends!

Today is the day that we say THANK you to all who supported the Turner Syndrome blog hop! We appreciated all of the wonderful support for Lori and Julie, and the warm comments left on all of our blogs!

You can find ALL of the winners HERE. Be sure to go look, as there are LOTS of winners!

The winner from my blog was:

Christine of With a Grateful Heart!

Congratulations, Christine! You have won a $20 gift card to Technique Junkies Stamps or Repeat Impressions Stamps!

You can email me at: mamagilliam at gmail dot com with your info!

Have a wonderful Saturday, folks! I'm off to set up tables for a church dinner...

Hugs and blessings,
Patti J.

Friday, February 14, 2020

You've Got This!

Hello out there!

Hope you are all staying warm. We have nice weather one day, snow and ice the next.

I have a Technique Junkies card to share with you today...let's take a look!

For this card, I used a new February release stamp, 'You've Got This'. I used an Outside the Box technique, trimming away part of her hair, then inserting the image with that part above the die, before die cutting with a stitched rectangle die.

The image was colored with Copic Markers, and the doodling was done with a black Micron Pen.
I felt like she needed a bit of pizazz, so she's wearing a skirt made from a lace scrap. There are also a few white highliting lines and dots here and there from a white gel pen.


This view shows her cute skirt...

One more shot from a different angle...

Hope you like it!
She was so much fun to work with - can't wait to use this set of two again!

Be sure to check out the Technique Junkies store to see all of the latest releases, and if you shop, be sure to use my discount code (TJ10Patti) to get 10% off of your purchase!


Thanks for stopping by!
Patti J.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

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

Hi everyone - Happy Wednesday!

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


  
I chose to work with: Use Dimension, Shimmer, and Hearts. Since it's so close to Valentine's Day, I wanted to create something that could be sent as a general greeting.

Today, I used these Repeat Impressions Stamps:


Here's my creation:



Good golly, it sure is hard to show shimmer and shine on a photo! Lol... I shared two pictures, hoping that one would show the shimmer a bit more. The topmost hot air balloon is adhered using dimensional foam for the dimension. 

Now it’s your turn! Create something 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. 

Thursday, February 6, 2020

The Best Things in Life...

Hello!

I have a super easy card to share with you today. It's my day to post on the Technique Junkies Design blog, and wanted to feature a beautiful stamp, Best Things in Life, from the February new releases. Through February 8th, you can receive 15% off the newly released stamps, so this might be a great time to get your order in! The 15% will be automatically applied. You can also save an extra 10% (on anything!) by entering TJ10Patti at checkout.



Sometimes, we just need the right sentiment, and not a lot of distraction. This stamp gave me just what I needed to send to someone special!  This was so easy to create - I simply stamped on a scrap of patterned paper, die cut the whole thing, using an 'Outside the Box' technique on the greenery. After that, it was just a matter of some creative matting. Ta-da! 

Hope you like it! Be sure to head over to the Technique Junkies store and check out the incredible new stamps this month! 

Thanks for stopping by,

Patti J.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Designer's Choice Challenge - Donna chose Hearts!

Happy New Year, everyone!

February brings a new challenge at 'The House'!

It's time for another Repeat Impressions Stamps challenge at The House that Stamps Built, and we have a new Designer’s Choice Challenge for you. Donna is our hostess for the month, and has challenged us all to use HEARTS in our projects using our RI stamps. Please join us in our challenge, and create something using the theme: "Hearts".  

There is a lady at church that has been battling Stage 3 breast cancer. She's been fighting this for months and months, and I have yet to hear one tiny complaint come from her. So, this card is for her! She is a daily inspiration for all of us.

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


I did a bit of coloring with Spectrum Noir markers, did a little heat embossing and sponging with Distress Oxide Ink, added some ribbon and a sentiment. Voila!

 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, February 1, 2020

Technique Junkies Blog Hop...A Lot More Fabulous

Hello everyone!
I'm sharing 3 posts today, so if you are looking for the Turner Syndrome Post, or the 2 Crafty Creitter Crazies post, do some scrolling until you find them!!!


Today, Technique Junkies is showcasing their February new release with a blog hop, and I'm excited to share that I'm a new member of their Design Team!

There are new stamps in the Technique Junkies line!
Be sure to check out the list below to find some sweet inspiration from our Design Team!!!

All of the February 2020 New Release stamps are 15% off through February 8th! We can all use a little bargain, right? No codes needed, just put them in your shopping cart and the discount will be applied at checkout.

You can also use the code on the badge below to save 10% on your orders with Technique Junkies, including the new release items!  So....you get 15% off, and then another 10% if you enter my code!


I was quite smitten with two of the new release items, Particle Flow, and More Fabulous. I decided to combine them on one card. More Fabulous is such a classy image, that I had to use some soft, girly colors, and heat emboss for some shimmer and shine!

Here's my card:

Don't you just love the Particle Flow stamp in the background? I stamped it repeatedly, and used a 2 color heat embossing technique, embossing half of the image in blue, and half in pink, alternating on each image. You will be seeing a lot of Particle Flow

The white was just too stark on the focal panel, so I used an older, retired Technique Junkies stencil, (Diamond Fade by A Colorful Life Designs) and some Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.

The entire card was inked using Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink. I wiped off the excess off of the embossed images, and spritzed some water on, giving some great little splotches.

I hadn't intended to add the heat embossed strip down the left side, but needed to cover up a huge OOPS, where I smeared some RED ink! Lol....how in the world did that happen? 

Anyway, hope you liked the card!  

Hop on, my friends to see what this talented Technique Junkies Design Team has to share with you!

Technique Junkies Blog
Beth Norman-Roberts
Ceal Pritchett  
Giovana Smith
Holly Brown
Jeanne Streiff
Judy Jackson
Ro Donner
Lynda Pleckan
Carmen Garcia
Patti Gilliam (you are here!)

Thanks for stopping by,
Patti J.

It's A Girl Thing!


Hello Blogging Friends!!


Turner Syndrome is a genetic disorder where a female is born with only one X chromosome, instead of two, leaving her with life-long medical issues and learning disabilities. This condition occurs one in 2,500 female births worldwide, but is more common among pregnancies that do not survive to full term. That is why Turner Syndrome Females are considered MIRACLES!
Prize Winners will be announced on February 15, 2020.

Thirty-six caring Sponsors and eight DT Members have partnered with us to bring Turner Syndrome Awareness to the Public. For details on how you might win any of these fabulous prizes, please see Lori's TS home page. Thanks for learning About Turner Syndrome



Eight talented and caring designers (including me!) are offering prizes on their personal blogs as well:

My prize will be a $20 gift card! I'll announce my winner on February 15th - good luck!  To be eligible, just leave a comment below, telling me something you've learned about TSA during this hop!

My TS related project is inspired by the TSA official color board:


Jan Mahew from Jan's Digi's has made a beautiful stamp set for the Turner Syndrome Foundation and for the Blog Hop. You can purchase it HERE in her store for only $2 and all the money from the sales of this stamp set is going to be donated to the Turner Syndrome Foundation!! Isn't that AWESOME!!! Thank you so much Jan Mahew!!

Here is my card:


I wish that you could see the pretty shiny dimension! Each of the butterflies, and the flowers/ribbon, were fussy cut, and popped up with dimensional foam. Each was then highlighted with Glossy Accents. I love the feminine softness of these images, AND they were pre-colored!!! Bonus!!!

I have learned a lot about a syndrome I wasn't aware of until Lori's hop last year. I feel blessed to be a part of this awareness blog hop! 

Be sure to visit the "It's A Girl Thing" Turner Syndrome Awareness Blog Hop 2020  page to become eligible for prizes.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Hugs and smiles,
Patti J.

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - New Challenge!

Good morning everyone!

Today, I am sharing another fun creation for 2 Crafty Critter Crazies!  
As you know, each creation must include a critter, and you all know how much I love critters!

I have three posts today, so if you are looking for my post for The Turner Syndrome Blog Hop, or the Technique Junkies Blog Hop, please scroll until you find it!!!

Since it's the first of February, there is a brand new challenge at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge Blog!  The sponsor for January is Jan's Digi Stamps.

Jan's images are fun!  If you are looking for something a bit special, please take time to check them out!  I couldn't wait to create with a fun image: Knight Owl.

This was a pre-colored image, so all I did was add a few whispy clouds, some glitter pens, and glossy accents, and frame it up on a card base. WAY too easy!

Here's my card:


Hope you like it!

Please check out the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies blog to see some great 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!


Thanks for stopping by today!

Hugs and blessings,
Patti J.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Sketch Challenge at The House that Stamps Built

Hi there crafty friends - Happy Wednesday!

I'm back with a new Sketch challenge for Repeat Impressions.
Here is the sketch that Wendy gave us to work with:


Today, I used these Repeat Impressions Stamps:


Here's what I made:


Now it’s your turn! Create a card using the sketch 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. 

Monday, January 27, 2020

Pick of the Week

Hi everyone!
It's my turn to share a Pick of the Week at The House that Stamps Built. The Repeat Impressions Stamps that I picked to showcase are:


It's that time of year, right?....the time when you scramble for a Valentine, or Anniversary/Wedding card...  I thought it would be fun to share a way to create several cards from on small square sheet!  Grab a cup of coffee, and we'll make some stuff!

Here's what I made from one 6" x 6" sheet of stamped & embossed cardstock:


Let's get started!

First you need a 6" x 6" square of patterned paper or cardstock (I chose cardstock!)


Next, choose your stamps. I wanted to make this an all over design, creating my own patterned paper, so I chose the heart from the Love Stencil set.

Stamp the image randomly all over your sheet, using Versamark Ink. I stamped about 1/4 of the sheet at a time, and sprinkled on my embossing powder as I went. Once all your images are stamped, and powder sprinkled on, heat emboss your sheet. It will look like this:


Isn't this pretty???

Next, cut your sheet as follows. I first cut a 4" strip, all the way down. 
Then I cut that into a 4" x 4" piece, which left a 4" x 2" section.
I neglected to photograph that I also cut the 4" x 4" square diagonally, forming two triangle shaped pieces.
Now, you are left with a 2" strip. 
Lay that on your trimmer with the long edge at the top. Cut at 3", 4", and 5".


Your sheet will now look like this:


You're ready to create!
Here are the 5 cards that I was able to create using these bits and pieces, and some fun and amazing Repeat Impressions stamps:







Ta-da, - Ta-done!

Wouldn't this make a nice gift set for someone?

Hope you will give this a try - it really is easy and fast, makes such a fun project! It's also a great way to use those scraps of cardstock that we tend to save ration hoard!!!

For this week only (Jan. 27-Feb.1, 2020), get 20% Off the stamps used in Patti's creation above when you use the coupon code POTW12720.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Hugs and blessings,
Patti J.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Anything Goes at The House that Stamps Built

Merry Christmas!!!

Today is a new challenge for Repeat Impressions Stamps.
It’s an 'Anything Goes' challenge at the RI blog, The House that Stamps Built, we hope you will join us!

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



The cold weather is upon us, so I thought I'd create with something a bit cheerful today!

I personally, don't drink anymore. Not a prude, but some surgery I had has made alcohol a risk for me, so I choose to stay safe.  But....that said, I just can't resist playing with stamps this cute now and then!  Aren't they fun???  

The images were all stamped with Memento Ink and colored with Copic markers. I used the Repeat Impressions Flip Fancy Dies to cut out the white pieces and the black mat on the center piece. Hope you enjoy it!

Now it’s your turn!
We hope you will create a card that has a focus on today’s challenge, 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.