Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Back again!

Hello again, fellow crafters!
I'm back with a few more of the last week creations that I finished but didn't remember to post!

A friend from church asked for 6 'cute' anniversary cards. She didn't want nasty, snarky, or profane, just cute. 

Here's what I came up with:

This one uses Stampin Up's Counting Sheep.
The sentiment on card and inside were computer generated.

Inside of card:

This card uses the old owl punch from Stampin' Up and a heart punch from Martha Stewart. The fence die is from Our Daily Bread Designs, and the envelope art is from a set I bought at Dollar Tree!

Sentiment is computer generated - pears are free clip art from the web, and the hearts on card and envelope are from the Dollar Tree set used in the owl card.

The beautiful adult beverages are from Stampin Up's 'Nothing's Better Than' set. The birds and waves are from Stampin Up's 'High Tide' set.

This one just used some pretty cardstock from my stash, and a piece of glittery paper from Hobby Lobby that I've had for a few years. The die cut frame is My Favorite Things, and the sentiment is from Stampin' Up, but I don't remember what set! I think it's an older Christmas set, but I'm old and forgetful, so who knows???

Last is this one using stamps from Ink Blot Shop and Our Daily Bread Designs. I did actually post this one last week!

Thanks for putting up with my hit or miss posts! I really am trying!

Next on my agenda is to purge! I have WAY too much stuff!

Thanks for popping in!

Hugs and blessings galore,
Patti J.

Monday, October 24, 2022

Behind once again!

Hi friends!

So, here I am, behind in posting again! How can I get so busy that I forget to post what I've been creating? Does that happen to any of you, or am I just an utter fail? Lol...

Anyway - here are some things I've been doing in the past couple of weeks:

This is a pretty card that we made at Card and a Cuppa with our good friend, Sally. She's a Stampin' Up demonstrator, and several of us meet with her at Panera's twice a month, hang out, have yummies, and make a card. I love this one! You all know me and plaid, right? Thanks, Sally!

My bestie, Shirley, found this die, and grabbed one for each of us. It makes some beautiful backgrounds! Easy mass produced cards! Thanks, Shirley!

So, a while back I purched some UBER-fun dies and stamps from My Favorite Things. I joined a 'verseless' swap, and thought these dies would make fun cards! So I made one to keep and send, and six to swap. Gotta love dies that create such beautiful scenes!

Last for today, I needed a fun quick gift box to send to a lady in Michigan. I am a 'Senior Angel', and the lady is my senior. I write to her every week, and try once a month or more, to send a small gift. I created this matchbox type box with ready made boxes from Stampin' Up that I got last year. The rest was easy! The ghosts and white boo shadow, from Memory Box, were cut from some glitter paper that I find at Wal-Mart. It cuts beautifully! I just cut a black panel, die cut all the goodies, and attached them. Filled the box with Hershey and Twix mini candy bars. Thanks, Pam, for the adorable Boo sentiment!

What fun it is to have made such good friends doing what I love to do! Thanks to all of you!!!

Hugs and grins,
Patti J.

Back soon with another LATE post! lol...

Monday, October 17, 2022

New stamps!!!

Hi all!
SO......I found a 'new to me' place to shop!  I happened to see a friend's post, where she used this uber-fun Scribble Rectangles stamp from The Ink Blot Shop, and had to have them!!!

Here's what I made using the smallest of the 2 scribbles in the Scribble Rectangles set:

And here are the other sets I purchased. I absolutely LOVE the larger 'sentence strips' in this Simple Sayings set. This set has 33 stamps! These sentiments will heat emboss SO nicely, and the Greetings to You set with the large YOU just rocked my world. Cannot wait to get that set inky!!!  

Ya'll just gotta go check out the cute stuff in this shop!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Hugs and smiles,
Patti J.

Friday, October 14, 2022


                                                                        Hi friends!

I was recently asked to do a program for a nearby church's Women's Group. When asked to do a program, (not a class), I try to think of a project that can all be set up in advance, and one that will teach a few basics to potential new paper crafters. 

I decided on this card. This is a beautiful hybrid set from Stampin UP. There are stamps, dies, and an embossing folder in this set, 'Merriest Moments'. I knew this set lives at my besties house, so I called Shirley and said, "I'll do all of the cutting and prep work, if you'll loan me the set, and help me day of program". Whew....she said yes! 

Inside of card:

This project allowed the ladies to: 
~Stamp with Misti, Stamparatus, and Tonic stamp positioners
~Heat emboss (sentiment on front of card)
~2nd generation stamping (Poinsettia on envelope and card insert)
~Die Cut
~Dry Emboss
~Use liquid glue and tape runners
~Use dimensional foam for card front panel.

They all seemed pleased. Each step was pre-set on one of the stamp positioners. We had a cuttlebug set up for die cutting the beautiful background, and a Big Shot set up for embossing the die cut. Everything went very smoothly, and the ladies were happy...Win-Win!

Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow with some more paper fun!

Patti J.

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Fun in my girl-cave (CR-office)

Hello out there!

I'm sure you've been wondering where in the world I've been! 

Well, September was a fun and busy month. We met both of our grown kids, and our 4 beautiful, wonderful grandkids at the YMCA of the Rockies, in Estes Park, CO, for several days of family activities.

 We created beautiful art projects together, made balloon rockets, learned about bears, had campfires (with s'mores!), hayrides, rode horses, hiked a bit, shot with a bow and arrow (my first time!), had way too much food, and simply visited. We were ALL together for the first time in over 2 years.

 It was amazing. Our cell phones didn't work, so we were truly off the grid as a family.

Here we are together in nature:

And here are our silly, beloved 'grands':

I will be back tomorrow with some crafty items since we returned!

Have a blessed day - thanks for stopping by!
Patti J.