Thursday, September 30, 2010

Think INK #30

Good Morning!
Did you miss me yesterday? I've been busy, busy,
busy! Like craZy busy! My post today is for the
Think INK #30 challenge over at Artful INKables!
This is a fun one! The challenge is to create a ATC. 
I didn't even know what an ATC was! I called on my
go ole buddy Olga.... I knew she would know what it
was! Artist Trading Card duh! I used the Top Dog set
for my cards! This is a great set of 12 fun stamps... and it's
on clearance. How can you beat it? I love the different dog
images ( I'm a dog lover).

Aren't they just the cutest? Super fun to color! Be sure
and pop over to Artful INKables and play along. We are
also having a blog hop tomorrow. You'll want to be there...
all kinds of fun surprises ! On another note , my blog has
been chosen as the blog of the month at Art Crafting Making 
Supplies. What a huge honor! Thanks ladies! Ok back to work
for me! You have a great day!
~Hugs~
Patti

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Peaceful Wishes

Good Tuesday Mornin !
I hope this post finds everyone out there in cyber
space well today! Looks like we are going to have
a beautiful fall day here in our neck of the woods!
Yesterday was like the perfect day... sunny, mid
70`s,just perfect! Today is my day to post for 

I love how this card turned out! I used Peaceful Wishes
for this card. It was quick and simple to put together! I
made this card for the HEART to HEART card drive.
I have a friend who is the sole care giver for her mom who
   is stricken with Alzheimer's disease.  This card drive is an 
effort to thank the silent victims---those who work every day
so that someone they love (and sometimes someone they 
don’t even know well) can survive another day.One lucky
person will win $1000 in prizes ! Pass it along and give the
heroes who are caregivers a big Thank You!
Be sure and keep an eye on Artful INKables... there will
be a blog hop on October 1st...it should prove to be full
of fun and surprises! Hope to see you there! That's it for
me today! See you tomorrow!
~Hugs~
Patti

Monday, September 27, 2010

Magical Monday!

Good Morning!
Today is my last post for Magical Monday! My time as
as designer for Paper Cupcakes has come to an end! It
has been great fun working with Nina and her cute images!
Today Patty P brings us the challenge. We are to be inspired:

Awww the beautiful colors of fall!

This cute image from Paper Cupcakes is called Autumn Solitude.
I colored her with copics and added some glitter to her wings. The
pumpkins were made 3 dimensional with crystal effects. All paper is
SU. I am entering in these challenges:
Pile it On cute and charming
A Spoon Full of Sugar anything goes
AI Factory anything goes
Stamp Something fall colors
Other Lovelies D is for digis
Delightful Challenges make it sparkle
Well that's it for today! Again I want to THANK Nina for
the opportunity to work with her!
Have yourself a great day!
~Hugs~
Patti


Thursday, September 23, 2010

One Layer Wednesday !

Good Morning!
I have 2 cards to share with you today!
My gdaughter Taeler spent the evening with
me and we created cards for the OLW21
challenge. We are to be inspired by nature!
First Taeler's card

Taeler used the classic lovely as a tree for her focal image.
I think she did a great job!

My card is pretty simple too! We had lot's of
fun creating these. Taeler is joining our craft
club and think she will be a huge asset!
Thanks for stopping by!
~Hugs~
Taeler & Patti

All Boxed Up!

Good Morning to You!
I have another boxed set to share with you today!
I got the tutorial at the same place: Stamping Pro.
This gal has a host of wonderful tutorials! I can see
me using several of them! This next set uses the level
1 hostess set Because I Care.

This set was much quicker to assemble! It's also a set of 
6 cards w/envelopes! That's it for today!
Have a good one!
~Hugs~
Patti

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

All Patched Up!

Good Morning!
I have a gift set to share with you today! I'm making up
a few sets for friends for Christmas. I found the tutorial
for this set here.  

My set includes 6 cards w/envelopes. I think this will make
a nice gift for one of my co-workers. I've made patchwork
projects before and really enjoy putting them together.
Well that's it for today! 
~Hugs~
Patti

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Peaceful Wishes

Good Morning!
Well it's back to work for me today!
I didn't get anything done really on my
time off... just celebrated with my sisters!
Usually I have chores to do on days off but
this time I just simply enjoyed doing nothing!
It's Tuesday and that means it's time for my

This card was pretty simple! I dug out my brayer
and a few sponges to create the scene! My focal
image and sentiment are from Peaceful Wishes. This
could be mass produced fairly quickly! That's it for me
today! See you tomorrow!
~Hugs~
Patti

Monday, September 20, 2010

Mojo 157

Here I am again! Mojo time....
This was a pretty simple card
to create! My card base is soft
suede layered with very vanilla
and dp from a mat stack.
That's it for today! See you
tomorrow!
~Hugs~
Patti

There's Magic in the Air!

Good Morning!
It's time for another challenge at Paper Cupcakes!
This week I am hosting the challenge! I want you to 
bling it on! This week we are using the image "Easy
Does it"
My cute little aunt has glitter on his glove and shoes... I added
cupcake stickers where the printed ones were! He really is cute
as a bug! Pop over to Paper Cupcakes and play along! I am also
entering in these challenges:
Stamp Something use something digital
ABC Challenge U is for unused stash
Secret Crafter anything goes
That's it for now... be sure to pop over to Paper Cupcakes
and play along! Hope to see you late with a Mojo card!
~Hugs~
Patti

Sunday, September 19, 2010

MIA

Did anybody miss me? I lied when I said we weren't doing anything
for vacation! Remember when my little sis had her BD in July?
Well she and her DH were working out of town at the time. Since
the BD was a mile stone her daughter had a surprise BD party for
her when she got home to southern Idaho!

Her we are at the party! Carol (the BD girl) is on your
far left, Terri is in the middle and I am in the red! We were
having way to much fun! Well we got home this morning
about 10 AM and I'm beat! See you tomorrow with TMITA!
~Hugs~
Patti

Friday, September 17, 2010

Day 2 of Vacation!

Good Morning!
Well it's day 2, I was going to wash windows....
but it's raining :0) Guess I'll stamp! I had a totally
lazy day yesterday... I am so NOT ready for retirement!
My card today is made with another Bugaboo image.

This little guy is called Christmas Scamp. Is he not the cutest?
I colored him with copics and added stickles to make him sparkle!
My dp is from a mat stack. This will be one of my gkids Christmas
card. Well I have the rest of the day what to do... what to do!
Have a great day!
~Hugs~
Patti

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Day 1 of Vacation!

Well Good Morning!
Do you think I would be able to sleep in just
a little.... HECK NO! Hot flash's do not go on
vacation... Yep right on time at 4:00 AM :(
I have been working on this card for about a 
week. I used one of the Bugaboo images I won.
Shelby Cobra is this images given name!

This is for my gson who turns 9 tomorrow! That is sooooo
hard to believe! It took a week to create because I used 
crystal effects on Shelby to make him shine!  I used dazzling
diamonds on the stripe and around the sentiment. I wanted the
sentiment to look like it is in lights!
I am entering in these challenges:
Stamp Something spots & stripes
Scrap Creation gotta go digi
Well that's it for today!
See you tomorrow!
~Hugs~
Patti


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Artful INKables Think INK 29

Good Evening!
It's official.... I am on VACATION, YAY!
I am off work until next Tuesday. We aren't
going anywhere, which is OK I don't have to 
work anywhere for 6 days! It's time for another
challenge at Artful INKables. This week Jackie
sets the challenge, she has given us 3 color choices
Red & Green ~ Yellow & Purple ~ Blue & Orange
I chose Blue and Orange and the Spot on Summer
stamp set. 

This CAS card took all of about 8 mins. to create!
The Spot on Summer is a super fun set... great images!
I am also entering in these challenges:
Stamp Insanity Rubber elements in 3's
Be sure and pop over to the Artful INKables blog and play
along. We would love to see your beautiful creations!
Have a great evening!
~Hugs~
Patti


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Bugaboo...

Good Morning!
Awhile back I won a Bugaboo challenge.... Yay me!
I got to pick out 6 images! It was like Christmas! So 
many cute images... so hard to decide! Today's card
features Froggin Fredrick.

Isn't Fredrik one cute frog? He looks so content
sitting there on his lily pad! I am entering these challenges:
Fab 'n' Funky anything goes
Cute Card Thursday play on words
Well that's it for today! Back to work :(
~Hugs~
Patti

Monday, September 13, 2010

Magical Monday

Good Magical Morning!
It's Monday and that means another challenge at
Paper Cupcakes. This week Melanie sets the challenge.
She has given us an awesome sketch to use with any
acquired image from Paper Cupcakes.

I used partly sunny as my focal image ... the picture isn't
showing the colors properly, really they do match! This is
a fun image, it can be used for any occasion!I am entering
in these challenges:
Stampinsanity Rubber Stamp use something in 3's (layers)
Fab 'n' Funky anything goes
Charisma Cardz Challenge try something new (hand written sentiment)
That's it for today! Off to town with my DD! Should be fun!
~Hugs!
Patti

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sweet Sunday Morning!

Well good morning to all my wonderful cyber friends! 
Can you believe I'm here on a weekend? I know what
a  surprise! I only have a few chores and get to play ALL
day! I'm not even getting dressed ^/^ LoL! My card today

As usual I didn't follow the sketch completely! My card base
is very vanilla layered with dp from the mat stack the other
Patty S. sent me.... Thanks GF! I used punched posies and 
heard from the heart for my stamped images.I love the freshness
 of this card. Hope the rest of my stampin day goes as well as
this card did!
Have a great day!
~Hugs~
Patti

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

One - Layer Wednesday on Thursday Again!

Good Morning!
It's time for another challenge at Simplicity~
I love these one-layer challenges ! They really
are a challenge for me!This week Susan wants
black and white with a spot of color!
I used live like you mean it for my entire card. It's
pretty plain but I like how it turned out!
Have a great day... Be sure and keep Olga and Bill
in your prayers.
~Hugs~
Patti

Running LATE!

Good Morning!
This will be a quick post... running late today.I used cherry cobbler
as my card base layered with very vanilla and early espresso. I then
pulled out the love letters dp. The only stamping done is the sentiment
from well scripted. Pretty quick and simple, Love how it turned out though!
Have yourself a super great day!
~Hugs~
Patti

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Think Ink 28

Good Morning!
Well the weekend is over. I didn't get any extra time off but I did enjoy the weekend. My DD turned 30 on Sunday... OMGosh how did that happen. Crazy for sure! We had a fun birthday party and enjoyed spending the day with her and her family! My card is for the Think Ink challenge at Artful INKables. Our challenge is hosted by Alison Heikkila one of the Friday featured stampers. She wants us to get distressed out! My focal image is from "South of the Border". This is one fun set... so many possibilities! Pop over to Artful INKables and play along... it's way fun I promise!
I am also entering these challenges:
Pile it on pile on the layers
Simon Says Stamp layers
Stamp Something something cute
CES Challenge floral frenzy
Oh Alice sparkle
Wild Orchid let it sparkle
Have a great day, back to work for me!
~Hugs~
Patti

Monday, September 6, 2010

Mojo 155

Can you believe this 2 post 2 days in a row! Crazy I tell ya!
I haven't played the Mojo challenge in weeks! It's so nice to
be home on a Monday and have nothing else to do but stamp... it's a sad state of affairs but somebody has to do it!
Ok onto my card... the base is whisper white layered with holiday lounge dp.. My snowflake is from serene snowflakes and is embossed with iridescent ice EP. It's a little non-traditional for Christmas... but it works for me!
Enjoy the rest of your holiday! See you tomorrow.
~Hugs~
Patti

Good Magical Monday!

Happy Labor Day!
Does anyone ever wonder why we don't have
to labor on Labor Day? It should be called no
Labor Day! Hee Hee! I don't have any chores
at all to do today YAY! It's Monday and that
means it's Magical Monday time! Nilla brings us
the challenge this week and she has a recipe. 
You will need to use any Paper Cupcakes image
and use the following recipe to make your project
  Recipe:
   1 ribbon
                        2 embellishments (rhinestones, pearls, brads...)
 3 DPs
       4 flowers


My card base is bashful blue layered with delicate dots DP.
My focal image is dog gone it from Paper Cupcakes. My 1
ribbon is folded in half. I have 4 flowers layered and 2 brads
to finish them off. My 3 DP's are obvious! This  cute little image
is colored with copics . Pop over the TMITA and
play along... we would love to see what you come up with!
I am entering these challenges:
Bee Crafty anything goes
ODB use buttons,brads or eyelets
Pile it On layers
Simon Says Stamp and Show layers
There you have it! Have a great day... I may be back
with a Mojo card!
~Hugs~
Patti

Sunday, September 5, 2010

I'm BAAAAAck!

Well Hi again!
Can you believe I have 2 posts in 1 day? I know
I'm totally surprised too! Actually I wanted to play
the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge... I've not played
this one for a very lonnnnng time! 

My card base is bashful blue layered with crumb cake
and dp from a mat stack a dear friend sent me! Patty Sue
 at Ink it Up  and I met on Stamp TV. We clicked I think
because my name is Patti Sue too! Besides the other Patty
Sue is just cool! Ha I made a rhyme! Anyhoo this card was
purely so I could cut into the beautiful paper  the other Patty S sent me!
I am also entering in these challenges:
The Shabby Tea Room something old, something new (old image,new paper)
A Crafty Little Place anything goes
Mark's Finest Papers 5 of something (pearls)
ABC challenge S is for scallops
Stamp Something something cute ( my new paper)
Ok that's it for today! I'm still gong to play... but will save for later
posts!
~Hugs~
Patti

Merry Christmas,,, I mean Labor Day!

Good Morning!
I get to play with paper today :))))) My house work is done,
banana bread is baking and the laundry is goin! YAY!
I did a quick card of OLW 18 just to get my juices flowin!

My focal image is from patterned pines and the sentiment
is from heard from the heart. I stamped my image in early
espresso. I then stamped is in marina mist, and embossed
with iridescent ice EP. Popped up the middle tree and there
you have it! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
~Hugs~
Patti

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Sue's got AMAZING Candy!

Sue has some awesome candy~

Pop over to A Consuming Passion and check it out!
Have a great evening!
~Hugs~
Patti

Thursday, September 2, 2010

It's FINALLY Thursday!

Good Morning To YOU!
I hope all is well with my friends out there in cyber
space! Life here is pretty busy! Both of my kids have
been moving and guess who gets to help! Yep Mom aka
moving company! Fortunately with my work schedule I didn't
have to do any heavy stuff.. just lot's of small trips :0) My card 
today is another Artful INKables creation.  This is another CAS
card created by the technique Heather used. Such a great technique!

So guess what happens when you don't get you post done
at home and plan to do it while working. Your image is on
the computer at home! Soooo I am posting this evening! My
card base is Gina K pl white. I used really rust, so saffron and
ruby red to sponge my background. The images are from Plant
Prints... love this set!
Have yourself a great evening!
~Hugs ~
Patti

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

What CAS AGAIN????

Good Morning!
I had a strange awaking this morning. First I have to 
tell you I made a card last night for what I thought was
OLW. I had seen a card of Susan's and thought it was
her challenge. I awoke thinking today was Thursday :0)
So running thorough my head was WOW this week is going
really fast.... then I realized TODAY is Wednesday.... OH MY!
So here is my card for the CAS82 challenge, LOL! Today is only
Wednesday......... Man this week is dragging!

I used Tart and Tangy for my focal image. My limes were
heat embossed with iridescent ice EP.
I am entering these challenges:
A Crafty Little Place anything goes
Cute Card Thursday NO punches or die cuts
That's it for today! 
~Hugs~
Patti