Monday, January 31, 2011

MOJO 176

Good Mojo Monday!
This will be short and sweet... have to go to town for supplies and groceries! The only advise I have for you today is DON'T try to put a hand written sentiment on your card when it is all done....

I literally tore the entire front panel off after my fo-pa  )0;
My card base is whisper white layered with basic gray and love impressions dp. My sentiment (not hand written) is from well scripted! That's it for today.. hope to get to play this afternoon!

Bit By the Bug!

My name twin the other Patty Sue has bestowed this blog award on me. She is such a sweetie... if you haven't visited her blog you need to. The lady can color like no other! Thanks Patty Sue 2!
Here are the conditions that you need to meet to participate.
You have been TAGGED and want to participate? Then create a post where you post the 'LOVE BLOG' image. You should also blog the persons link that gave you the award and inform her/him that you accept the award. You can then choose 3 - 5 favorite blogs which you also link in your post, then each blogger will inform you that they have been tagged. I was tagged by: Done!

The aim of this action is that we bring unknown, good blogs to light,so I would ask you not to blog fellow bloggers that already have 3,000 followers. This is the hard part passing it on as ALL you fellow crafting bloggers but I have chosen the following people:Please pop over an show these ladies and show them some love!

Laurel's Crafty Retreat
Stamps and Paper
WeeBee Stampin

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Rose Challenge!!!!!

Good Sunday Morning!
I actually posted yesterday and today.... and it's the weekend! That doesn't happen very often! It's time for the Rose challenge! Betty- Rose set the challenge this month. She would like us to use a picture of ourselves as a child on a card. I don't have a single picture of myself as a child! I am one of ten kids and my folks just didn't take pictures... I don't even have school pictures to share! I do have a couple of group pictures from family gatherings when we were older. So I cheated a little on this one... I needed a card for my daughter to let her know how much I love her and how proud I am of her. So my picture is my daughter... we look a lot alike if that counts LOL! The only difference is she is 23yrs younger and way prettier! She loves bright colors and flowers so this should work perfectly! The border was done with the picture editing program I use! I used more of the lovely flowers dp with melon mambo and old olive. The sentiment was computer generated! Be sure to bounce over and check out the rest of the Rose Bouquet to see what they have come up with! You can find their links on my side bar! Have yourself a great day!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

AnnaBelle Sketch Challenge

Good Afternoon!
I saw the Annabelle Stamps sketch challenge and just had to play along! Another melon mambo and old olive color combo. I really thought I could use up the rest of the lovely flowers dp.... but I need to move on LOL! I have a few more cards with this paper so you will have to bare with me! I used flowers with love from Annabelle Stamps and the gypsy sprinkles for my bling! That's it for today... come back tomorrow for my Rose challenge card!

Friday, January 28, 2011

With Sympathy...

Good Morning!
I hope all is well with you today! I had a friend over last night to play with paper. We had a great time... I actually made 2 cards I was happy with! I will share them in the next few days! Unfortunately I needed a sympathy card. One of my elderly clients went to be with the Lord last weekend. Her daughter is a dear friend of mine, so I made her a card. It's a pretty simple design. I used marina mist as my base layered with basic gray and a scrap of dp. My focal image is from upsy daisy ... perfect for almost any kind of card! That's it for today... see you soon!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Valerie's Gift Blog Hop!

Good Morning!
 If you came here from Betty's then your on the right track! If not you need to pop over to Mary Anne's and start at the beginning! This hop is purely done out of kindness for a dear friend. Colleen Dickinson lost her daughter in a tragic car accident 10 yrs ago. She entered a contest at Whimsy Stamps to "name that stamp" Hence Valerie's Gift was born! Isn't she just the cutest little thing? 
I actually made 2 cards with this cute image! I didn't like the 1st (pink) so much, so I created a 2nd (red)! Both will be mailed to you Colleen! I hope this was as much of a blessing to you as it was for me to be a part of this hop! Now you need to pop over to Theresa's ! May the good Lord bless your socks right off!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Good Morning!
I'm using up more of the lovely flowers dp. I'm really enjoying all the bright and cheerful colors in this paper! Just makes me smile.... and long for spring! Hey Mary Anne did you notice the frame around my card? I figured it out ! YAY! Short and sweet today! Have a good one!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Bloomin Awesome!

Good Morning!
I LOVE how this card turned out! It's kinda CAS... sorta! I love the WHITE with the BRIGHT ! My card base is whisper white layered with old olive, melon mombo and lovely flowers dp. The flower was made using the build a blossom stamp set with matching punch. LOVE IT!
Now let's see if I can fit into some challenges!
Crafty Cardmakers floral
Creative Belli Blog the letter P (pink)
Do You Stack Up pink
Simply Create punches
Tellen's Place dots
Have a super great day!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Mojo 175

Good Morning!
I hope you had a great weekend!  My mojo took a hike over the last few days... I couldn't create a card if my life depended on it! So I cleaned out every closet, cupboard and drawer in the house. Still no mojo so I cleaned out the garden shed. They look really, really nice! My mojo still isn't the best but this card is a start! My card base is rich razzelberry layered with so saffron and lovely flowers dp. My sentiment is from after thoughts. I only have a little of this dp left so my goal is to use it all up with the next few cards... hope you don't get tired of it!
Now for a couple challenges:
Mojo 175
Penny's anything goes
Paper Cutz anything goes
Wee Memories anything goes
Res Q dry embossing
Have a great day! I hope to play with paper most of the day!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Yummy Cupcakes......

Good Morning!
I can see you better... took some windex to my computer screen (0; What a difference! I had a friend come by last night to play with paper! She got a lot accomplished (she had a plan) , I finished just this one card! My card base is whisper white layered with dp from an old SU mat stack. My cupcakes are from the new set create a cupcake. Love this set with the matching punch! It's another simple card... seems I'm in a simple mood! Have a great day!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Welcome Baby!

Good Morning!
I hope all is well with you today! I have a CAS card for you today! This literally only took a few minutes to create! I stamped my sentiment on very vanilla, layered with spring vintage dp, added a scalloped edge, ribbon and popped on the flower. I created this for the SUO challenge... but with the flower it won't qualify :(

I will enter in these challenges though!
TTT Challenge lace
Wee Memories use ribbon
Simply Create use punches
2 Sisters Challenge flowers
Pattie's Creations anything goes
Stamp Something anything goes
That's it for today! May the good Lord bless your socks off!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Love Blooms!

Good Morning!
I hope your having great weather where you are! We have had warm temps, rain and wind.... makes snow melt really,really fast! Now we are under flood warnings! Pretty normal for January!

Ok onto my card!
I received new stamps from Annabelle Stamps and had to play :0) My card base is very vanilla, riding hood red and love letters dp! My focal image and sentiment is from flowers with love. Now for some challenges!
Annabelle Stamps say it in red & white
Pile it on anything goes
Aud Sentiments 2 word sentiment
OLLCB bling it on
Stamp,Scrap & Doodle anything goes
Gotta go get ready for work :0(  Have a great day!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Mojo 174

Good Mojo Monday!
I did a quick Mojo card this morning! Not sure I'm all that happy with it.... a little out of my comfort zone! Card base is whisper white layered with melon mombo ,so saffron and unknown dp from SU. My stamped images are from punched poises! That's it for today... have to take DH to his cardiologist for his 6wk check up! Have a great day!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

My Twin!

Good Sunday Morning!
I just want you to know I CAN"T color worth beans! My name twin "the other Patty Sue" sent me some totally awesome images... I will learn to color I tell ya! If you have never been to the other Patty Sue's you should check her out... this lady can color! The image is a Sugar Nellie.... I think we can all relate with her LOL!  I colored her with my prisma colored pencils and OMS. My paper is whisper white layered with bermuda bay, melon mambo and kaleidoscope dp. The ribbon and flowers are from my stash! I have to admit I love how this turned out! Now lets see if I can fit it into a couple of challenges!
Stamptacular Sunday anything but square
I Did it Creations Challenge use blue
One Stitch At a Time something new (image)
Well that's all I can come up with :0)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Joan's Garden Challenge #2

Good Morning!
I joined Joans Gardens challenge again this week. This time I took my computer in with me to make sure I got all the elements! Amazing how well that works LOL! My card base is whisper white layered with early espresso and bella birds dp. My hearts were punched out of the same dp and I ran the blue one through the crimper and popped it up. My clear button has some of the striped paper behind it and my ribbon is from the scrap bin! My sentiment is from well scripted.
Now for a few challenges!
365 cards in stitches
Scrap Creations love is in the air
Phindy's Place valentine
That's it for me today! Have a great weekend!

PS: I'm sure you've heard about Katie and her plight. You can help her and her family here. Please keep Katie and her family in your prayers.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

It's Pouring RAIN!

Good Morning!
It's pouring rain... YAY it's not white! Don't get me wrong white is a great color as long as it not falling from the sky! Thank the good Lord I got all the plowing done last night!

I have another set to share with you today! I found the so saffron card bases in my stash. They were already cut and scored :0)
I paired my so saffron with the last piece of boarding blue I owned! Love this color combo! I used essence of love as my focal image.
My dp is bella bleu. Each card is different in design and the inside says " thinking of you".  I used All SU products on these... right down to the pearls!
Again I used almost everything from left overs.... using up stuff! At this rate I will run out of "stuff" in 2015 LOL!
Have yourself a great day and stay dry!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

Good Morning,
I have another Valentine for you! I used the Mojo sketch again... great sketch! My card base is whisper white layered with basic gray and love impressions dp.Sentiment is from all year cheer. I'll have you know I've used up a ton of ribbon ends out of my drawer. New rule... don't cut into ribbon until I check my drawer! I need to enter some challenges don't you think?

Crafty Cardmakers red and a die cut
Cupcake Craft something new (paper)
Incy Wincy Design go dotty
Lexi's Creations say it with Love
Mojo Monday sketch
OLLCB bling it on (my glitter hearts)
Pollycraft Monday something new (paper)
Ok that's it for today! See you tomorrow and may the good Lord knock your socks of with blessings today!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Spellbinders "To Die For " Winter Release

You really need to check this out! It's amazing! You can start here.

The picture for my card is really,really bad... sorry Steph! It's really a very pretty pink IRL! I let the paper do all the work on this one. The paper is from love impressions and is card stock weight. LOVE it! I simply added a little ribbon, pearls & a sentiment WHA-LA! I am posting this tonight so you can go check out the spellbinders release!

Mojo 173

Good Mojo Monday!
YaY I got to play first thing... Mojo Monday one of my favs! My mojo was working for me, to bad I have responsibilities and can't play again until this afternoon! My card base is whisper white layered with basic gray and love impressions dp from the new mini! My sentiment is from well scripted and the hearts are from I heart hearts.

Now some challenges!
Rainbow Lady's it's new (paper)
Cute Card Thursday out with the old (ribbon)
Stampin' B's something old,something new (paper,ribbon)
Tellen's Place punches
Papertake anything goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon something new +ribbon(paper)
Ok... that's it for today... have a good one!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

It's ALL Joan's Fault !!!!

What's Joan's fault you ask? Well she wanted us to do something out of our comfort zone on her 1st challenge of the year. In my quest to use up my stash I found this dp in a mat stack that matched certainly celery perfectly. So to go out of my comfort zone I pulled out the certainly celery and poured it on! I LOVE it..... used to be just OK with it now I LOVE it! See Joan's fault!
Love the color combo so much I decided to make a set. I wanted to use up the paper I cut into! I made 4 cards using 2 6x6 pieces of dp plus a few scraps of another!

 I used all the same stamp sets I used on the
1st card. Flight of the butterfly and punched poises. Card bases are all whisper white layered with certainly celery (my new love) and dp from an old mat stack. 
 Now that I have a whole set I think I should enter some challenges don't you think? Here it goes!

Joans Gardens recipe
Catch the Bug embossing
2Sisters Challenge get girly
Aly's Sunday Challenge things with wings
CES all creatures great and small
Charisma Cardz Challenge birthday
Craft Your Days Away anything goes
Craft Your Passion anything goes
Fab 'N' Funky anything goes
Mark's Finest Papers embossing
Stampin' Sisters in Christ things with wings!
Ok that's enough.... Have a great weekend!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Goin Green !

Good Afternoon!
I worked 5hrs today and then went grocery shopping. When I finally got home I needed a power nap! An hour later I was ready to tackle Joan's challenge again and added a little twist! I've been wanting to play at Annabelle Stamps.... so I actually combined the challenges!

Joan's requirements:

1. Use some kind of animal, bird or whatever
2. Use a floral background paper
3. Do something that takes you out of your comfort zone
4. Use some kind of Die

Annabelle's requirements:
 1, 2, 3 Recipe!  1 Border Stamp, 2 Petals and 3 Sprinkles! My sister Sue Rose is the challenge hostess... great challenge Sue!
My card base is whisper white layered with certainly celery and dp from a mat stack. I used punched posies and flight of the butterfly for my stamped images.
I hope to play with paper most of the weekend so you may see me again! Have a great weekend!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Joan's Garden Challenge NOT!

Hi All!
Soooo I decided to play Joan's Gardens first challenge of the year.... these are the requirements: 
1. Use some kind of animal, bird or whatever
I have cute insects
2. Use a floral background paper
NO floral background paper
3. Do something that takes you out of your comfort zone
I hate to color ( out  of my comfort zone)
4. Use some kind of Die 
Can you see where I messed up? NO floral paper! Guess I'll make another one tomorrow.... Any hoo my card base is whisper white layered with certainly celery and dp from a mat stack. My focal image is from a really old set called ladybug picnic. All in all it's fun and springy, but does NOT qualify for Joan's challenge :( So I guess I will be back with another card for Joan's challenge! Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Just for You!

Hi All!
Is it spring yet? If I can't have it in the weather I'll take it in my cards! This card SCREAMS spring! My card base is very vanilla layered with baja breeze and windsor knot dp. My sentiment is from after thoughts and the the punched images are from punch potpourri! This card is all SU... right down to the pearls. It took me longer to decide what to use than it did to actually make the card... gotta love that! Have a great evening!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Big Bro's BD!

Good Evening!
   I have a "man" card to share with you this evening! My bro's BD is coming up so I thought I should get his card done. This is all stash stuff on this card! Card base is kraft layered with always artichoke and winchester dp. The sentiment is from engraved greetings. It had never seen ink.... ribbon is from loose ends laying around.

I am entering in these challenges:
Pile it on brand new (stamp)
Catch the Bug anything goes
Aud Sentiments anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges anything goes
Creative Inspirations something new (stamp)
Mark's Finest Papers something new (stamp)
Awww that felt good! I haven't entered a list of challenges for awhile! Have a great day!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Mojo 172

Good Morning!
It's Monday and that means a new Mojo sketch! When I first saw the sketch I was a bit skeptical! Wasn't sure I could make it work..... guess that's why it's called a challenge! I love the fresh spring feel to this card! My card base is very vanilla layered with regal rose, very vanilla and springtime vintage dp. My sentiment is from well scripted. This is for my little sis Pam for her BD. Hope she likes it! Have tons to do today, I will be back later to visit you all!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Recycle.... Like the other Patty Sue!

What do you get when you take this:

Combine it with this:

You get this:

I have a couple of New Years resoultions... I don't usually
make resoulitions, because I never keep them. Well this year
I am making it my goal to have our newly aquired medical bills
payed off in 10 months. That means very little new stamping stuff!
Thus my 2nd resoultion.... use up some of my stash! I have soooo
much! Ok onto my card. DH recieved this musical get well card. I 
couldn't toss it so I recyled it! My name twin Patty Sue did some
recycling so I thought I would follow suit! My whole card is SU, 
except for the flower and pearls. The inside mimicks the sketch! 
Well that's it for today... I have club tomorrow and I'm NOT ready!