Monday, February 27, 2023

Curly Tailed Cats

Hope your week is off to a good start!

I have two fun Technique Junkies cards to share today on the Technique Junkies blog. 

Here is my first card. This was created using the Better with a Dog stamp from the February Technique Junkies release. This was one of my favorite stamps from the release! The photo doesn't show true colors. Believe it or not, the card base behind the white strips is EXACTLY the same color as the cardstock matting the image. I cut lots of white strips, and mounted them over top of the card base with dimensional foam, then stamped and matted the image, which was adhered directly to the card front.

Next up is another easy, fun card! All These Cats, was stamped in black ink onto a white card panel. I stamped a 'mask', fussy cut it, and laid the mask over top of the black stamping. I then stamped the background, using Curly Tailed Cats, and a pretty blue ink.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Food for thought: Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.
~Booker T. Washington

Hugs and grins,
Patti J.

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Catching up again!

 Happy Thursday!

Once again, I'm behind in sharing some things. I'll try harder to keep up in the future! Maybe I should have given up procrastination (or pro-craft-ination) for lent!

I made a couple of cards for a lady that has 2 new great-grandsons, and thought I'd share them. This was a card style that was popular MANY years ago, and every now and then, I feel the need to create one. Here's what I made: 

As you know, we had to let our little Sophie cross that dreaded Rainbow Bridge on New Year's Day. Her groomer was as devastated as we were, so I made this card to share with her:

Some cute treat boxes I made at Christmas for the ladies at Card & a Cuppa.

Made this one at Card and a Cuppa this winter - thanks Sally McDonald!!!

Also made these at Card and a Cuppa - Thanks Shirley Hotop!!!

That's all for today, hope this finds you all well, and looking forward to spring! It's been busy here - one doctor appointment after another! Heck to get old, right?

Patti J.

Food for thought: 

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
~Eleanor Roosevelt

(I used to change this up a bit when the kids were in school. I'd tell them 'No can can ruin your day today, without your permission'.

Monday, February 20, 2023

Life is better...

Hi friends!

I'm sharing a really cute card that I created with s stamp from the February release at Technique Junkies.

Life really, truly IS much better with a dog. We are still having trouble getting used to the quietness here, but are confident that we will settle into a new 'normal'! I used the stencil 'Paws', for the background, and the 'Better with a Dog' stamp for the focal panel.

I don't know why the photo turned out so dark - used my light box, and everything! The hearts are actually stenciled on with some Fuschia colored Stencil Butter. Sigh.... The blue was an accident, but I like the finished outcome, so I left it. A baby wipe with blue ink happened to fall onto the image, and of course, left a big blue smudge, so what's a girl to do, but smudge the whole project? Lol...creative opportunities, right?

Thanks for dropping by to visit today!

Hugs, Patti J.

Monday, February 13, 2023

My Emotional Support Beverage...

Happy 'almost' Valentine's Day, my friends!
Hope your week is off to a good start, and that it only gets better and better each day.

I have some fun Technique Junkies cards to share today on the Technique Junkies blog
Grab YOUR beverage of choice, and check out these fun cards!

I started out by stamping the image, Morning Joe, onto a white cardstock panel with black ink, then coloring with Copic Markers. It was stamped again onto a post it note, which I used as a mask while stamping the background, 'Coffee Stain' with a tan ink. The panel was matted onto Kraft cardstock, and voila! A quick and colorful, easy card! 

I wish the shine was visible...
The coffee mug and inside of the curlers are all embellished with 
Glossy Accents.

Next up is another easy, fun card:

I started with a gray card base, and used gray ink and the Damask stencil on the entire base, adding 2 different sized strips of silver glittery Washi Tape at top and bottom of card base.
The focal panel, Sisters We Choose, was stamped in black ink onto white cardstock. I stamped it a second time, and colored the hearts and banner with red marker, covered them with glossy accents, and fussy cut each. The focal panel was matted with black cardstock, adhered to the card base, and the fussy cut banner and hearts were popped up with foam dots over top of the stamped image. Very quick card!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Hugs and grins,
Patti J.

Monday, February 6, 2023

Yes, I need these cats!

Hi friends!

I'm sharing two fun cards that I created with stamps from the February release at Technique Junkies.

First up is this fun cat card - everyone that I know that has A cat, has CATS, so this was a fun card to make. I have several folks that this one can go to.  I used the stencil 'Paws', for the background, and 'All These Cats' stamp for the focal panel.

Next up was a quick and easy card.  The focal panel, Nothing But Happiness, was stamped onto white cardstock, and matted onto a green circle the same color as the card base. A fun piece of patterned paper was adhered onto the base, followed by the sentiment circle. Very quick - would work for someone with a new home, or a St. Pat's card!

Remember that until Feburay 8th, you will receive 15% off of any new release items! These will automatically be discounted at check-out - no code needed!

Thanks for dropping by to visit today!

Hugs, Patti J.

Food for thought:  Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, not matter how slow.

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Exciting News, AND a blog hop!!!

Hello there!
I have some exciting news to share with you - for the month of February, I will be guest designing for Technique Junkies! I love working with this team, and their quality products, and can't wait to show you the fun new releases for February 2023!

You can purchase the 'Gotta Have it All! deal for just $76.02. You can also take 15% off of any February stamps through February 8th. No coupon or code needed - discount will automatically be applied. 

Here is the entire new release:

I have two fun cards to share today - here is the first card:

As you all know, we lost our beautiful little fur baby on New Year's Day, so I can say with all my heart that "Life is better with a dog"!!! Catherine Pooler's Midnight Ink was used to stamp this great stamp, Better with a Dog.  I had some absolutely perfect designer paper, so it was adhered to the card base, with a strip of red glitter Washi Tape between the two patterns. Last, a red glittery heart was added to the focal pane. (shhh.....this was to cover an ink spot that my clumsy fingers left on the panel!!!)

and here is card number two:

To create this card, the background, Shamrocks, was stamped in green ink onto white cardstock. The sentiment stamp, Pot of Gold, was stamped onto white cardstock with Memento Black Ink. The image was colored with Copic markers. Using some gold Stickles, I made every other coin or so sparkle. The pot was colored entirely with Glossy Accents for some gloss and shine. While this dried, I cut scraps of rainbow colored cardstock, and adhered them together. Once the focal panel was dry, the scraps were mounted behind the panel, and the entire piece was popped up with dimensional foam.

Thanks for stopping by today! Hop on with the incredible Technique Junkies team, for tons of wonderful inspiration! Here's the hop list: