Thursday, September 21, 2023

September 21, 2023

Hello friends!
Well, another month is about to end - the months seem to fly by! I realized this a.m. that I hadn't posted a blog since August 1st! sorry!

In all fairness, I haven't created too much - made some fun little boxes for our church women's group, and some trick or treat things for the grandkids that I forgot to take photos of!  Our doc appointments seem to be over until mid October, so that helps!

Today will be another photo heavy, catch-up post. If you have questions, ask, but I'll try to keep my words short and sweet!  Basically, these are ALL from some Paper Pumpkin kits from Stampin'Up. They've been accumulating, and were something I could work on while hubby recuperated.  They're easy to work on, as everything is included in the kit, and I can make cards from my recliner!

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Thanks for stopping by today,
hugs and smiles!

Patti J.

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

I'm back!

Hello there!

It's August already, how did that happen so quickly?
Today, I am sharing two brand new stamps from Technique Junkies
I so love their release this month, and can't wait to share some cards with you!
Remember that there is 15% off of all new release items until August 8th - no code needed, they will be discounted at checkout!

Here are all of the new stamps - check out the bundle!

Things are still very hectic here, but I really wanted to share the new sentiment, Look Beside You, and a great new background stamp, Painted Background, so here we go!

The first four cards were made using the Painted Background stamp, and an older sentiment set, Love, Faith, and Peace. The background was first stamped, then ink blended using the same ink color. The sentiment was also stamped with the same ink color on each card. These were easy, and could definitely be mass produced!

For this card, I used the new sentiment, Look Beside You, simply stamping in black ink onto a blank card base that was already prepped and ready to go. I think it was from a prior kit and didn't get used - easy peasy!

Here's a view of the card opened.

Sometimes, I find that patterned paper saves my bacon! When I'm in a huge rush, I almost always look for a pretty piece of patterned paper. The paper was adhered to a card base, and the sentiment was stamped and layered over top of card base, with a thin gold strip on the side. Ta-da!

I used some watercolor paper and watercolor markers for this base. I scribbled the markers over top of the stamp, and spritzed with water. It's always fun to see what the colors will look like. In this case, I tried for a rainbow look.

Black on Kraft is always a good look, so that's what happened here. The sentiment was heat embossed, but the background was simply stamped in black ink. I like the simplicity of this one.

Thanks for stopping by today!
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Thursday, June 22, 2023

June 22, 2023 I am again, finally!

Seems I can't get to my room, photos, and computer, to create posts. Life has been on the wild side since dear hubby retired Feb. 28th. Hopefully in a month or so, things will quiet down for a while, at least until August 1st!

Anyway, I have some photos to share today. I'm going to begin with a coloring page that our granddaughter did last week when she was here. I showed her a bit about blending her inks as she colored, and I am in awe of her detailed coloring! She is NINE years old, folks! I was still using crayons at 9, I'm pretty sure!  Here is her beautiful work - if you get a chance, leave her a bit of love here, and I'll see that she gets it!

On to some things I've made, but not yet posted:

This is bits and pieces from a Stampin' Up! kit, and an older Stampin' Up! stamp set with the          cutest panda's.

There are several photos of the next card. This first photo is the cover, or card base, and belly band. This was a card that we made at our Card and a Cuppa that we have on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday mornings at Panera's. My friend, Ruth Petsel, led the group that day, and we made this amazing
Stadium Wave card!

I've included lots of photos, so you can see the different waving panels.

If you look closely at this one, you will see that my white bird is upside down. Oops! I have
taken it off, and have put a Happy Birthday sentiment where the bird was. Silly me!

All of the Ephemera that I used for this card is a set from Ranger that I bought at the stamp store in Kimmswick, Mo.

The next 3 cards are from a Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin kit. My bestie, Shirley and I have
decided to share a kit, as neither of us need 8, 10, or 12 of anything in the kit. These are my
share of the kit!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm missing everyone, and hope to sit down and leave some love on your blogs tonight!

Take care, and God bless!
Patti J.

Food for thought:  Much of our unhappiness in life is the result of comparing
ourselves to others...

Thursday, June 1, 2023

June 1, 2023

 Just an update:

Gail asked how I knew about my posts being unpublished. Blogger emailed me and told me each time they took one down. 

I changed the titles to just a date, and sent to the appeals link, and received emails that the posts were accepted.

Thanks for checking in on me, my friends. 2023 has been tough, so far, beginning on Jan. 1, when our fur baby crossed that rainbow bridge. It continues to be a challenge, but so far, we are hanging in there!

Hugs to all, I’ll be back as soon as I can get here again!


Thursday, May 25, 2023

May 25, 2023


It's been a long time since I've posted anything, and I have a HUGE amount of things to share!

Things have been a bit hectic here - I won't bore you with all the details, but WILL ask for you to be patient with me for the next 5 or 6 months.

So, here are some of the things that I sure thought I had posted!

If you have questions, please ask. Otherwise, I'll just do a few 'show and tell very little' posts!

These wee Easter favors were for the kids at church this year:

I made this one with various 'kit' pieces from Stampin' Up!

This was made with the Rainy Days Paper Pumpkin kit from Stampin' Up!

This was in one of my friend, Ruth Petzel's card kits - love it!

My friend, Cheryl Gammon, had a class, and this was one of her cards:

We had a 'Girl's Day In' a month or so ago to celebrate a couple of birthdays. We will do the next group of birthdays later this month.  We all brought a CAS (clean and simple) project to create, and this was my kit for the ladies:

This pic just shows all the unassembled kits...

Here's one more of Cheryl's pretty cards from her class:

Thanks for stopping by! I have about 5 more posts to make and will be caught up...ha ha!

So glad you're my crafty friends!
Patti J.

Food for thought: No one is guaranteed happiness. Life just gives each person time and space. It's up to us to fill that time and space with joy!