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Friday, July 29, 2011

Blog Candy Giveaway

Blog Candy Giveaway

Well, I've been promising Blog Candy for this week and finally got a chance to sit down and get it posted.  Been a really busy but fun week.

What I am giving away are:

Two sets of CTMH  My Stickease™Assortments and who knows, there may be some other goodies in the package :-).

All you have to do to win the Blog Candy is leave a comment on THIS post telling me what you would buy for your craft room if money were no object! Share a photo or link to the item if you can so we can all dream along with you.  The winner will be drawn and posted on August 4th. using

Feel free to come back every day and leave a comment (on this post only) until the winner is drawn and announced. Make sure you check for the winning post so you can leave me your mailing address if you are the lucky winner.  Thanks for joining in the fun and have a super weekend.

 Blog Candy Winner

There were only 6 comments for the Blog Candy and chose number 5:
5. Anonymous said...
Hello again, I guess today I would pick all the Spellbinder Dies, wouldn't that be a blast, lol, Lynn H.
August 2, 2011 3:26 PM

Hi Lynn, since you are local I will take the Blog Candy to School Adventures and you can pick it up the next time you come in.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

I'm excited to announce that I've been invited to become a guest designer for Classy Cards N Such from August - November 2011! The announcement was made today on the Classy Cards N Such Blog.
I'll be posting my first card for this wonderful company sometime next week.  Be sure to check out this online store. You'll find many of the things I use here on my blog and more available in this store and from now until October 31st. you can save 10% off your total purchase by using the discount code: Pati-10

Tulips Candles and Wishes Easel Card

This card was photographed before I had set up my tent so the quality is not as good!

I have a sister-in-law that has always been an inspiration to me. She is one of those people that you admire for her honesty, integrity, humor, kindness and overall pleasing personality. My kids have always called her Saint Jean!  I made this card for her two months ago when I came across this tulip paper by Reminisce. She has always loved tulips. Her birthday was this week and the card sent off so I can post it now.

I love the easel cards and they are so simple to make.  I hope she enjoys it and you are inspired to make one yourself.

Spellbinders Motifs
EK Success Border Punch
Stampin' Up Whimsical Words and Heard From the Heart
Reminisce In Bloom Paper

Later this week I will be posting some Blog Candy!  Stop in and leave a comment on that post to be included in the random drawing for a little treat!

Thanks for stopping by;

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Oh Boy !

I thought today I would move a little out of my comfort zone and make a boys card using an unusual embellishment, (at least for me), cardboard!  Now I'm sure most of you have done this many times but I have never attempted it before.  So off to the garage I went and ripped off one of the flaps from a box and then peeled one layer off.  I used my Spellbinders star Nestibilities to cut it out and a smaller size of the same die to cut out the center. Then instead of throwing the cut out away I just attached a button and used it too. I painted them both with an Adirondack Metalic paint Dabber in Pearl to give it some color. Not usually my cup of tea but I was happy with it.

Tools:    Spellbinders Star Nestibilities
Paper:  Graphic45 Playtimes Past Collection, Mary Mary Quite Contrary   and K&Co Tommy's Toys Blue Plaid (an old collection).
Sentiment:  Verve, To The Moon

Card entered in:

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Saturday, July 16, 2011


Been a busy week but I finally had a chance to think about a card.  Our local grocery had a new supply of cherries this week. They were so good and I remembered this piece of Webster's papers that was hiding in my stash. Perfect! Cherries it was. I decided to simply to go with the sentiment that was printed on the paper so I just added some scalloped trim, a bow, a crepe paper flower and a little cut out behind the bow for added dimension.

In all it was pretty simple and just what I needed for a quick card.

Lace border:    Martha Stewart
Ribbon:            Rayon Seam binding
Flower:            Crepe Paper
Doily:              Spellbinders

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Christmas In July #Two

This year seems to be going extra fast! It's almost the middle of July already. I've been looking around the net and I'm not the only one thinking about Christmas. It's kind of fun to work on Christmas cards this early. I hope you all feel the same. Just think if you start now you won't have to be in such a rush come December. I had this Bo Bunny paper stuck in a drawer and it was just calling out to be combined together. I usually stick with the standard red and green but wanted something different and this is what I came up with.
Paper:    Bo Bunny a Gift of Love
Tools:    Spellbinders 2010 Heritage Ornament, Scalloped Ovals, Regular
              Ovals and Labels 4.  MFT Die-Namics Dizzy Border.
Ribbon: Hand dyed seam binding.
Sentiment:  An old one that no longer has it package, sorry.

I wanted a smaller ornament for the backing than the next size up in the set so I just hand cut with an exacto knife around the outside of the ornament I used for the ornament itself. Hope that makes sense to you, it's kind of hard to explain.

Card entered in: MFT WSC Getting Sketchy #27
                           Christmas Challenges #4
                           Sparkles Forum Christmas Challenge 
                           Moving Along With The Times Christmas Challenge #106 
                           Bling It On Challenge #5
                           Craft Us Crazy  Christmas in July

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Peaches and Cream

Peaches and Cream

Summertime and the livin' is easy.......Peaches and cream, oh how good that was when I was growing up. My dad grew the best peaches and he always shared his coffee cream with me to pour over them. Somehow, this card reminds me of of that. Just a simple card, nothing really fancy, just like my dad was.

Supplies: Spellbinders scalloped squares. On hand ribbon and some paper from my stash.

Enjoy your wonderful summertime week-end and thanks for stopping by.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Best Friends

Best Friends

I hope you are all having a great 4th of July.  Nice to have a holiday and celebrate our wonderful Free nation. Sometimes we take for granted the privileges of our freedom. We are surely blessed in the USA.

 Friends sharing lunch, secrets, laughs, ideas, that's what friendship is all about. Sometimes we forget to take time to enjoy friends and family. Today is one of those days when we all get together and celebrate what is important to us all, our freedom.  Lets all remember the men and women who have sacrificed to protect that freedom.

Bazzill cardstock
Punches: Martha Stewart Border and Lattice 
Copic Sketch Markers R 29 35 39 59, E 00 37, C3 5, Black 100, Colorless Blender 0.
Want 2 Scrap Nestabling
Stamps: HOTP Fancy a Cuppa, CTMH Buttoned Together. MFT Meet Me at the Cafe.

This card entered in MFT Guest Designer 0711 on Splitcoast Stampers.

Thanks for stopping by. If you are enjoying the cards please leave a comment with any suggestions for cards that you would like to see.

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