Friday, April 30, 2010

TGIF Sister Swap

Good Morning!
It's time for another sister swap! Terri got to pick the challenge for May! 
Since Carol was here we decided to get our cards done! Terri gave us a
color challenge with a twist! We were to use lavender, green ,blue
all pastel with a neutral .... the twist you ask? Add an animal!

My card base is bashful blue layered with sage shadow
and Debi Mumm dp. I added a sentiment from Artful
INKables  "Newborn Blessings" That was all the stamping
done on this card! Carol needed a baby girl card so I cheated
a little and did it in pink!
I am entering these in a few challenges.
Practical Scrappers ( use buttons)
That's it for today! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Think Ink #19

Good Morning!
Today I have my Think Ink challenge card!

 Alicia is our hostess for this challenge!


Fun, fun challenge. I have a card I made for 
Artful INKables that I just didn't like from the

I think the thing I really don't like about this card
is the pink sponging! It totally ruined the card! So
This is my remake!

I changed the layout and the colors! I colored my little girl 
from "In My Garden" with copics. Be sure and pop over
to Artful INKables and play along!

* You are not required to use AI stamps, but if you have them, we'd love to see you use them! **IF YOU USE AI STAMPS, YOU GET 2 ENTRIES FOR YOUR CREATION! JUST ENTER YOUR NAME/LINK TWICE ON MR. LINKY!!!

* You have until Monday, May 10, 2010, midnight Pacific Standard Time to link your creation to this post. A winner will be chosen Tuesday, May 11, 2010 to win a GRAB BAG of AI STAMPS!
Carol and Bill leave today.... huge bummer!
See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Color Dare 66

Good Morning!
It's Wednesday and time for another Color Dare!
Colors this week are:
Kiwi Kiss
Ruby Red
Pumpkin Pie
Baja Breeze
This is our inspiration piece:
Super fun combo!

 My focal image is from Retro Boutique. I paper pieced the
purses... so much fun! Pop on over to Color Dare and
play along! Can't wait to see what you come up with!
See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Artful INKables Tuesday!

Good Morning to You!
It's Tuesday and yes I have an Artful INKables post to share!
Carol told me about a slider card she had seen, but can't remember
where she saw it! (the memory is the 1st to go!) Anyhoo it took us
several tries to figure it out.... but I think we got it!

This is going to be like a magic trick! It's way fun!
Are you ready to see it opened?

Ok... watch really,really close, I'm going to
close it up again!
Cool trick huh? It's amazing what goes on in my
little sisters head! I used "Any Birdie Home" from
Artful INKables as my focal image. My card base is
ruby red and basic gray dp. It's Think Ink challenge
time! Be sure and pop over to Artful INKables and
play along!
That's it for today! See you tomorrow!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Mojo 136

It's Mojo time! Today I did a really fast and simple card!
We can call it a FAS card! I used my "Any Birdie Home" set
from Artful INKables. This set is so much fun LOVE IT!

I simply stamped the flowers from "Any Birdie Home" on
basic gray dp to make my focal image. The rest was just as
simple as that! All in all the card took about 15min! Great 
if you need a quick card! You should check out Artful INKables
store for more great set! That's it for today... Carol will only be here
for a few more days and I want to spend all the time I can with her!
Have a good one!

Magical Monday

Good Magical Monday!
I hope everyone had a great weekend! I know I did!
Carol and I spent most of the day playing with paper...
I know your surprised! We had a blast!
Today Sue is our hostess. She is giving us free
creative license, yes anything goes! Nina gave us
one gorgeous image to work with this week! My 
favorite flower is the lily so I immediately fell in love 
with this image!
My card base is certainly celery layered with whisper
white and summer sun! I colored my lilies with copics.
Be sure and pop over to TMITA/PCC and play along!
That's it for now! See you in a bit with my Mojo card!
~Hugs~ Patti

Friday, April 23, 2010

Copic Storage!

Good Morning!
So everybody knows my little sis Carol is here... right?
We've been very,very busy playing with paper! We needed
nourishment while we were stampin, sooooooo we ate these!

They made Carol's creative juices flow and she had
a great idea! Copic storage! Sooooo we had to eat
more and more.....
They are really,really yummy!
I covered the tins with delicate dots dp. Used my scalloped
nesties for the lid and punched a label! I then stuck the tins
together with left over rubber from my wood mounted stamps.
Pretty cool ... huh? So the more copics I get , the more I will
have to eat! Lucky they have them at the $ store! That's it
for today! I have to work again :0(
(We really haven't eaten them all .... yet!)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Tri-Shutter Thursday!

Good Morning!
We made this tri-shutter for club this month! It was
great fun! You can get the tutorial here.  I am entering
it in these challenges :
I have to go back to work today :(
See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Think Ink #18

Good Morning Again!

Artful INKables Think Ink Challenge

I'm a little late getting my challenge card done... but
I did it before the challenge is over! LOL! You can
still play along, there's still time! Jackie Rakoski is our
hostess for this challenge and she wants us to use 
paint swatches. Here is my creation!
My focal image is from "Plant Prints and the sentiment
is from "In My Garden"! Carol gave me dp.... wasn't
that just so nice of her? Well that's it for today!

Color Dare 64

                                                                                            Good Morning!
    It's Color Dare time! This week Riley has come up with a really cool color combo! It took me awhile to come up with a card.... Carol wouldn't help at all! She just stood there and went a-huh, a-huh! I don't think she was pay attention at all! Ok back to my card, the colors are....
               Very Vanilla
                Old Olive
             Certainly Celery
              Summer Sun  
My card base is summer sun layered with very vanilla. My dp has both greens in it and is from a mat stack! I used the upsy daisy set for my focal image and sentiment. My flower is a paper flower from my stash. The flower when it was in the package looked really really does look better IRL!  Pop over to the Color Dare blog and play along!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

April Flowers Blog Hop

Welcome to Artful INKables blog hop! We are celebrating the fabulous month of April with some amazing flowers the Artful INKables way!
If you didn't get here from Ann's blog, be sure and hop over to the Artful INKables blog, you don't want to miss anything for today's hop!
Make sure you comment on everyone's blog because one lucky commenter will win a $10.00 gift certificate to spend at the Artful INKables store! Please leave your comments by Friday, April 23rd, 12 midnight, Eastern Standard time.One luck winner will be chosen Saturday, April 24th.
Thank you for participating in today's blog hop. Now hop over to Marti's blog... you will enjoy everything you see today!
Sorry this is set up so wonky... but blogger will only let me do it this way! 
I created 3 items with the wonderful sets " In My Garden" and "Fanciful Flowers" Both sets are great to work with!

Monday, April 19, 2010

MOJO 135

I'm back with my MOJO card! Carol's still sleeping.... can you believe it? This will be quick I need to jump in the shower! I used essence of love for my focal image... colored with SU markers. All in all it was a quickie! Have yourself a great day and be sure to come back tomorrow for the Artful INKables blog hop! Lot's of fun and inspiration from the awesome AI DT!

Good Magical Morning!

It's a very Magical Monday! My little sis is here.... YEA! I don't have to go back to work until Thursday, I see lot's of stamping in my future! It's so much fun to share a hobby with someone you really enjoy spending time with! The only way it could be better is if Terri was here too!

Even better it's time for another challenge at TMITA/PCC! Kim is our hostess this week and she has a fun challenge for us:
any PCC image(s)
- a 4x4 size card base
- 1 ribbon
- 1 single type of embellishment (e.g., brads, buttons, clips, etc.) in ANY quantity (but only 1 type!)
- 1 stamped/printed sentiment
- NO pattern papers

My card base is old olive layered with a sponged background. My focal image is moss covered bird house and was colored with prisma pencils and OMS. I used old olive buttons and ribbon to meet Kim's challenge. It just occurred to me I don't have a stamped sentiment :( My bad! Thanks for such a great challenge Kim... Make sure you pop over to TMITA/PCC and play along! I hope to be back today with a majo card!

Friday, April 16, 2010

All Boxed IN!

Good Morning!
    Remember this card? See the big flower?
How in the world can I give this to anyone?
It won't fit into an envelope! Not even if Olga
makes it for me!
I know... how about a box!

I used the same paper as the card and it fits perfectly!
This is actually my sister swap card! Both of my sisters
have gdaughters who love to read... this would be a fun
gift! That's it for today! 
Carol... 2 more sleeps :0)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Mercy it's Thursday!

Good Morning to You!
   It's Thursday and I finished Mercy's Tuesday sketch!
I enjoyed making this card, I just kinda took my time and
let it come together! No plan other than the sketch and the
colors and the sentiment... well you get the idea! Yes I had
challenges in mind, but I did take my time! LOL! My card
base is chocolate chip layered with cameo coral and sending
love dp. My focal image and sentiment is from lovely labels.

I am entering in these challenges:
Mercy's Tuesday Sketch
Diva Coffee Break Design
For Fun Challenges
3 more sleeps till Carol gets here!
Have a super great day!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Color Dare 63

Good Morning!
 Color Dare is off of spring break! Today Riley wants us
to use: lovely lilac, pale plum and tempting turquoise!
Beautiful color combo! Isn't the inspiration piece just
plain gorgeous?

This is what I came up with!

My card base is lovely lilac layered with whisper white
and sweet pea dp. I used Flight of the Butterfly for my
focal image and sentiment.
I am entering in these challenges!
Papertake Weekly
Quixotic Challenges
Raise the Bar
Pals Paper Art
Our Creative Corner
Crafty Creations
That's it for today! Thanks for dropping by!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Artful INKables Tuesday!

       Good Morning!
    It's Tuesday and you know what that means! Yep my day to post for Artful INKables! I have made several posts with the set
"Game On". Each project I did I had men in mind... you know the guys playing poker! Well I decided the it was time the girls got to play! LOL! So I combined 2 sets on this card. Game On and Sexy and Sweet! Both sets are great fun and have endless possibilities! This card was way to much fun to create! My card base is basic black layered with rich razzelberry,whisper white and dp from a mat stack. My focal image is from Sexy and Sweet colored with copics. My sentiment is from... you guessed it Game On! There is a new "Think INK challenge" starting today, pop over and join in the fun! That's it for today! See you tomorrow!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Mojo 134

   My Mojo is a workin this morning! I love how this
card turned out! My card base is whisper white
layered with vellum from taste of textiles. I love
the color combo! The whole card started with the
little flower I made with the vellum. Anyhoo the
sentiment is from a new SU set called favorite
thoughts. This will be available with the summer
mini! That's it for today! See you tomorrow with
my Artful INKables post!

Good Magical Monday!

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Mine was great....
however my carpet shampooer died with one room left to do!
It's about 7yrs old, I guess they don't last forever! 
This week Nilla is our hostess for Magical Monday! She wants :
Use any shades of Blue/green/white. Make these colors 
the main theme for your project.

This is "Merry Wishes" Fun,fun image! You can get this image 
at Paper Cupcakes! My card base is whisper white layered with
glittery dp. The focal image was colored with SU markers and glitter.
My flowers were made with a couple of punches. I'll be back with a Mojo card!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Half Cut Easel

Good Morning!
This will be quick.... I want to get my carpets done early!
After they are done ALL of my spring cleaning is done and
I'm a free woman! I used the same half cut die technique
I used yesterday only I made an easel card! This took about
an hour to figure out! Now I can tweek it up a bit with my
next one!

My card base is 41/4 X 12 and scored at 4' and 8'. I extended my 
half cut die from the first panel to the middle panel. It worked out
pretty well I think. I then cut my thoroughly modern dp with the
same nestie and used the negative . This is the first time I have
actually used the bird punch from SU to make a bird ! LOL!
This is the card flat. It will fit a regular business envelope!

Well that's it for today... see you in the morn with Magical Monday!
Carol.... one week from today :)
~Hugs~ PaTTI