Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas



Merry Christmas and a Blessed 2011
 to all of my blog readers. 

I am taking a little break, but will be back soon.  I appreciate all of your wonderful comments!

~pat~
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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Morning



I couldn't resist this digital stamp...PJ Leah from Whimsie Doodles.  She reminds me of my Granddaughter, Amelia.  I colored her up with my Copic markers and this was such a fun image to color.  It's a real soft, girly looking card with a big white bow.

The posts will be random this next couple of weeks with the holidays and not a lot of time to sit down and create.  Just so you know I haven't forgotten about you.


Challenges: Anything Goes - Colors of the rainbow
Craft Your Days Away - Punches/die cuts


Recipe:
Cardstock:  White, pink, Blue embossed circles (Bazzil Basics)
Patterned Paper: KI Memories
Misc: crocheted flower, felt button, button, white grograin ribbon and floss.
Tools:  Long Rectangle Nestabilities

Thanks for stopping by!
~pat~
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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Valentine Snowman

It's not Christmas related!  I am moving on, but won't guarantee that I won't post any more Christmas projects before Christmas.  I still have lots of ideas running through my head and I may have to make some of them before the holiday. 

Here is my card from the Designed to Delight image for this week that I promised you on Friday, Valentine Snowman.  It's also posted over at the Designed 2 Delight's Card Ideas Blog along with a card using the same image from Kendra.


Soooo absolutely adorable!  I am loving this image so much.  It's really quick to color up.  I used my heart nesties to cut out the image and layered on a scalloped heart nestie.  The patterned paper is The Way Love Goes by Daisy Bucket and I used the Heart embossing folder for the top.  The black striped ribbon came from Hobby Lobby.  The hearts on the snowflake, the snowman's nose and the hanging hearts are all glossy from Crystal Effects. 

Happy Sunday!
~pat~
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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Fairy Merry Christmas

2 Sisters Challenge #18

For this week's challenge we have kept it fairly simple... we would like to see anything CHRISTMAS. For this challenge we are being sponsored by Tracey Malnofeski of the Stamping Boutique.
Tracey provided our DT with an image called The Fairies Frolic and this is what I came up with to inspire you...



After coloring up the image with my Copic markers, I used my Spellbinders, Nestabilities to die cut the image and then the card base.  There is a lot going on in this sweet image and I kept the card fairly simple.  I added some brads to the center of the Poinsettia flowers and a little glitter to the fairie's wings and just a little more glitter here and there.  Some pearls around the scallops finished off this card.
 
Stop on over to the 2 Sisters Challenge Blog and check out all the other wonderful creations by the DT and all the details for entering this challenge.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
~pat~
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Friday, December 17, 2010

Designed2Delight Friday Freebie

It's Friday and that mean a new image over at Delightful Inspirations.  Wait until you see the newest creation from Faith.  Eeekkk...he is absolutely adorable and look at those cute mittens. 




Valentine Love and Snowman Mittens




If you played along last week then you will be receiving him in you inbox, if not...you can go here and buy him.  I do apologize for not having a card made yet, but I will guarantee you that you will be seeing one here very soon.  He is way too cute to ignore!!


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Merry Christmas
and a Blessed 2011 to You
I want to thank you for supporting my Tastefully Simple business in 2010. My gift to you is free shipping on any size order from now (December 17th) through the end of the year (December 31st).


Check out the current products here:

Just email ordered promptly and sent directly to your home.

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Thanks for stopping by!
~pat~




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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tiffany Style Tree

A Tiffany's Style Christmas Tree.  It's one more day closer to Christmas.  Are you ready or do you still have a million things to get done?  I am liking the clean and simple look of this card.

Recipe:
Cardstock: white, black and turquoise
Stamp: Stampabilities (Merry Christmas Always)
Misc: Apron Lace punch (Fiskars), Polka Dots embossing folder (Provo Craft), Ribbon (Michaels), Felt snowflake (WalMart), silver brad and silver pearls

Thanks for stopping by!
~pat~
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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Faith!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FAITH!
Birthday blessings to you!

Today is Faith's Birthday.  In case you didn't know, she is the wonderfully talented Illustrator behind all the Designed2Delight images.  Each design team member made a birthday card using one of her images and they are all posted over at the Card Ideas Blog.  Be sure and go check them all out and feel free to leave a birthday message for Faith. 

On to my card...


I started with the image, Beary Big Gift (D2D) and a piece of My Mind's Eye patterned paper (perfect circles).  I colored the gift to kind of match the patterned paper.  I don't know if you can tell but the bear's nose and some of the circles on the gift have Crystal Effects added for some shine.  Sticking with the circle theme that I have going here, I used the Spots and Dots embossing folder on the purple strip.  The circle punch is by EK Success and I don't remember it's name.  Something like circle chain?  The sentiment is a stamp by Sea D's.  This is a fun image and I am planning to use it many times. 

I am hoping my card made it to Faith in time.

Thanks for stopping by!
~pat~ 

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Ho Ho Ho...Merry Christmas!

Just a fun little card I made.


The inspiration all started with the belt buckle that I came across looking for something else.  It was a pretty quick and easy card to make.  I hope it puts you in the Christmas Spirit!

Thanks for stopping by!
~pat~ 

Recipe:
Cardstock:  black, red and white.
Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye (Love Me Do Collection)
Sentiment:  Computer generated (Calibri)
Misc:  Belt buckle, buttons, silver pearls and ribbon
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Friday, December 10, 2010

Winter Wonderland

It's Friday and that mean a new free image over at Delightful Inspirations if you played along last week and I do hope you did!! If not you can purchase him right here. You should have already received this image in you inbox today.  It's Winter Bear and he is having so much fun playing in the snow.

Here is the card that I made using this week's image.

I started with the sketch I found over at Crafty Little Place.  It looked like a doable sketch for the Winter Bear image.  After printing my image, the coloring was a breeze since everything is pretty much white.  Just a little color to his scarf , a little grey here and there and some glittery goodness.  The patterned paper is Classic Snowflakes Red by The Paper Company.  I embossed the 4 squares with the Swiss Dots and Snowflakes embossing folders by Provo Craft.  The sentiment is computer generated and the snowflake punch is by Martha Stewart and it has just a little bling added to the center.  

Play along this week with the Winter Bear image and you will automatically receive next week's image.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!
~pat~ 
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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Holiday Joy Gift Tag

Just playing around making some holiday tags and came up with this one...

  This tag uses the Poinsettia image from Designed2Delight.  I really like that image and will be using it often throughout the holiday season.  I cut the tag with my Cricut and Kraft paper.  The sentiment was generated on my computer.  I used some sparkly trims from Michaels and the DP is from the Amber Autumn Collection by DCWV.  Some ribbon, a red bow, the Apron Lace punch (Fiskars) and some yellow & red pearls complete this gift tag.

Thanks for stopping by!
~pat~
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Saturday, December 4, 2010

2 Sisters Challenge 16

2 Sisters Challenge Blog
Sponsor: Robyn's Fettish
Theme: Sparkly Christmas

I think I did better this week on the theme than last week.  I chose the Bella da Snowlady image to create with.  I am really happy with the way the whole card turned out. 


The image is all colored up with Copic markers and then cut out with the Labels 10 die cut (Spellbinders) and leaving the die in place, I inked the edges.  Since the theme for this week is Sparkly Christmas, I added lots of glittery goodness to the hearts, pocket, mittens and snowman.  The patterned paper is Green Gingham (The Paper Studio) and the green panel is embossed with the Polka Dot folder (Provo Craft).  The blue strip were punched with the Apron Lace punch (Fiskars)...love that punch!!  I used the Slot Punch (SU!) to punch the top and bottom of the image and ran some green polka dot ribbon through the slots and added a bow to the bottom.  I added a felt snowflake and a punched one (Martha Stewart) with a crystal added to the middle.  I used the Calibri font the create the sentiment, cut out and layered them with green cardstock. 

Hop on over to the 2 Sisters Challenge Blog and check out the other Design Team's creations.  It's a sparkly goodness going on!!  Play along and you just may win a prize from Robyn's Fettish.

Thanks for Stopping by!
~pat~
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Friday, December 3, 2010

Happy Holidays

Poinsettia = Christmas
It's  Delightful Inspirations first challenge of the month, and this is the freebie!





I used the Poinsettia image from Designed2Delight that is being released today.  It was a fun image to color.  I actually colored it 3 times, as the poinsettia is 3 layers.  I added each layer with foam dots.  The DP is Pajama Plaid from The Merry Days of Christmas Collection by My Mind's Eye.  Something about plaid and Christmas...and new pajamas.  The scallop trim is the Apron Lace edge punch from Fiskars.  I stamped some snowflakes with Versa Mark ink on the green layer and he sentiment is a stamp from Hampton Arts.  I added some Crystal Effects to the center of the poinsettia and a couple of red pearls on either side of the sentiment.  A red bow finishes off this card.

Head on over to Delightful Inspirations and download the Poinsettia image and get creating.  Link up your creation and show us what you made.    Play along this week and you will get a new freebie next week via email.

Thanks for stopping by!
~pat~
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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Recycled Cereal Box

Who says you can't make a gift box/bag out of things you have in your home?  I found this great idea right here and this is my take on it...

I am loving this idea!  How many cereal boxes and other boxes go into my recycling box on a weekly basis?  Not any more!!  I started with a cereal box and carefully took it apart and cut it down to about 5" tall.  I covered it with DP (Ornaments on Black by The Paper Company) and then glued the box back together with Scor Tape.  I used a Martha Stewart punch to make a border around the top with red cardstock.  I used my Crop-a-dile and some black eyelets (WOW...how long has it been since I have used eyelets?) to make holes in the front and back for the ribbon. 

Of course, no gift bag is complete without a tag.  Using the same materials I made a gift tag and added some silver pearls and a sentiment (Stampabilities, Merry Christmas Always) on a banner flag.  A big black button finished off the top of the ribbon on the tag.  I can't believe how sturdy this gift bag/box is.  I just need to get some black tissue paper and I am ready to use it for a Christmas gift.  I will definitely be making more of these.

Thanks for stopping by!
~pat~ 
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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

CCARY December

How can it possibly be December 1st?  Well, it is and that means a new challenge over at Christmas Cards All Year Round.  This month's challenge is to make a card with a Santa image or the word Santa on it.  Easy, peasy right?  Ummm....yes, once I chose the right image to work with.  Here is my card...

This is a digital freebie that I pick up over at Paper Threads by Shirley Clark.  He is just a really cute Santa image.  I think this will make a great card for one of my granddaughters.  I might have to make another one.  I started by printing and coloring the image, adding lots of glitter to his beard and mustache and lots of flocking to his hat trim.  I used my Big Rectangular Scallop die cut to layer the image.  I found some sparkly red ribbon in my stash and used that to make a bow and added a jingle bell to Santa's hat.  I generated the sentiment on the computer and cut it into a banner flag and added a black button.  The DP is Candy Cane Stripe by The Paper Studio. 

Go check out all the other designs by the CCAYR Design Team and hopefully you will be inspired to make a Santa card or 5 to be entered into a RAK for a stamp set. 

Thanks for stopping by!
~pat~

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Mitten Gift Bag and Tag Set

I used the much loved, Dollar Delights Mitten image from Designed2Delight to embellish a little gift bag that I picked up at Hobby Lobby for 40 cents (Yes...if you have a HL near you they have all their gift wrap, bags, tag, etc...50% off this week).  I liked the fact that it didn't have any design on the front and was just begging to be embellished.  I printed, colored and cut out the mittens and attached on directly on the bag and added the second one with foam dots.  I used a snowflake punch by Martha Stewart for the top and added silver pearls to the snowflakes and the mittens.  I could stop there and made a matching tag.
I printed the mitten just a little smaller and colored and added them the same way as I did on the bag.  I cut a piece of green cardstock 2 1/4" x 3 1/2", rounded the corners and embossed with the Spots & Dots embossing folder (Provo Craft).   I add a strip of Apron Lace (Fiskars) punched red cardstock, a snowflake, silver pearl and a 1" circle for the to and from sentiment.  I added a Round Tab punch (SU!) to the top of the tag and used the Slot punch (SU!) to make a hole for the ribbon.  Quick and easy way to embellish a store bought gift bag.

Thanks for stopping by!
~pat~ 
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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Gifts From the Heart Blog Hop

Gifts From the Heart Blog Hop

Welcome to the Gifts from the Heart Blog Hop by the Designed2Delight design team.  Also, a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO Designed2Delight.  I hope you will be inspired by our cost efficient ideas to make a few little gifts yourself. 

Here is my idea for a gift to say "Thank You from the heart" to someone on your gift list.  It could be neighbors,  co-workers, the mail person, the UPS person (that delivers our crafting supplies throughout the year), your friends and the list goes on...

I made a box using my largest square die cuts.  It was really quite easy and fun to do.  The instructions can be found here.  The original instruction have a handle attached, but it make it look like an Easter basket and that was not the look I was after.  So...I followed the directions for the box and just left the handle off.  One less step and less supplies.  I used one of the Dollar Delight images, the Mitten by Designed2Delight.  I have to admit...it's my favorite and it's only $1. 

1.  Make the box according to the directions.
2.  Print image and sentiment, color and cut out.
3.  Adhere mitten to oval with glue for the lower one and foam dots for the upper one.
4.  Punch and die cut snowflakes.
5.  Fill bag with Chocolate Covered Pretzels and tie closed with ribbon.
6.  Attached the bell brad to the snowflakes and to the ribbon with glue dots.

Here is a run down of what it cost me to make this cute little gift.

Supplies:
Lt Blue and White Cardstock
Patterned Paper: Country Snowflakes (The Paper Company)
Digital Image: Mitten (Designed2Delight)
Sentiment: Computer generated (Lucinda Handwriting)
Snowflake Die: Spellbinders
Oval Dies: Spellbinders
Snowflake Punch: Martha Stewart
Bell Brads: Spare Parts
White ribbon, white felt, plastic bag, Copic Markers and foam & glue dots 

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Chocolate Covered Pretzels Recipe:
Bag of Pretzels
Bag of Chocolate or Vanilla Chips

Melt the chocolate over a low heat or in the microwave 15 seconds at a time until the chocolate is melted.
Dip the pretzels in the chocolate and lay on wax paper to dry.
*OPTIONAL:  While the pretzels are wet, you can sprinkle them with...
crushed candy canes
toffee bits
candy sprinkles

You can go here to see all the other Delight2Design Design Team ideas.  Don't forget to leave me a little love and you might just win a great prize from Delight2Design.

Thanks for stopping by today!
~pat~

**Yes, I have 2 posts today...my regular 2 Sisters Challenge and this the D2D Gifts From the Heart Blog Hop.  Scroll on down to see my first post for today.
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2 Sisters Challenge 15

2 Sisters Challenge 15
Sponsor: Glitterbabe

Welcome to 2 Sisters Challenge Blog Challenge 15.  Glitterbabe is today's sponsor and she allowed each design team member to choose the image of their choice to work with.  I chose the Hanging Ornaments because I love it and I don't have any images like this.  On to my card...

I started with the Hanging Ornaments image, printed and colored it with OMS and pencils.  I rounded the bottom corners and attached a strip of green cardstock that was punched with the Apron Lace punch by Fiskars.  I added lots :) of silver pearls and adhered the whole image to a piece of red cardstock that was embossed with the Spots & Dots embossing folder.  I added a strip of DP (Holiday Stripe by The Paper Company) that was layered with green cardstock, again using the Apron Lace border punch.  The sentiment is a stamp by Stampabilities (Christmas Always) and I only used part of the sentiment.  The whole sentiment reads: Merry Christmas, Love, Hope & Joy Always.  I punched the sentiment with my Word Window punch by SU!...and more silver pearls!

Thanks for stopping by and feel free to join in the fun and make your own card, post it over at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog and maybe you just might win some prizes from Glitterbabe.

ETA:  OOPS...I was suppose to use non-Christmas colors, but ya know...I am feeling like red and green are not as popular as they used to be.  Look around the next time you are in a store.  There are so many Christmas themes with pinks, purples, lime green, aqua blue even black...anything goes in today's world!

~pat~
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Friday, November 26, 2010

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

I hope all my U.S. friends enjoyed their Thanksgiving Day and now we are officially into the Christmas Season.  I don't like to rush into Christmas until Thanksgiving is over. 

There going to be a lot of things going on and some changes that I want you to know about.

1.  Tomorrow is the Designed2Delight Design Team Blog Hop...Gifts From The Heart.  We will be showing you some really great Christmas gift ideas that you can make yourself and not spend lots of $$.  There will be some digi prizes, so you will want to check it out.

2.  The Designed2Delight Design Team has a new blog, Card Ideas that will showcase our work.  It's here...go check it out.  Some great ideas and that is where our entire design team work will be posted from now on.

3.  Don't forget the first Friday of the month (next Friday 12/3) is when a new FREE digi image is posted on the Delightful Inspirations Blog and when you play and post your design each week you will automatically receive the image for next week in you email box through the month.

I will leave you with a little Christmas card...




Thanks for stopping by and have a great Black Friday!
~pat~
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Thursday, November 25, 2010

A Blessed Thanksgiving

A blessed Thanksgiving to all of blog visitors. 



This is a card I made a while back and thought I would share it with you today.  I know that stamped image is from SU and the sentiment stamp is from Amuse.  The patterned paper is from DCWV.

I hope you are enjoying your Thanksgiving Day and it is full of love and laughter.
Thanks for stopping by!
~Pat~
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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Snowflake Peace

I started with a white card base that was embossed with the Polka Dots embossing folder by Provo Craft.  I cut a piece of cranberry colored cardstock and rounded the corners and punched a snowflake out of the upper right corner.  A strip of My Mind's Eye DP and a piece of green cardstock punched out with the Zig Zag punch by EK Success and some snowflakes were added.  The sentiment is by Hampton Arts and I stamped it with white ink and embossed it.  A few pearls under the sentiment finished off this card.  This was a fairly quick card to make and could easily be mass produced.  I haven't quite decided on which design I will use for my Christmas cards yet.  Time is ticking, so I better get busy!

Thanks for stopping by!
~pat~
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Birthday Frogs

Just a real simple card that I made for a little girl  that is going through Chemo and struggling with Cancer everyday.  The DP is from K & Company.  The sentiment is from Heidi Grace.  I, also made a matching notebook...

Just a little notebook that I picked up on sale dirt cheap and embellished with the same DP as the card above.  I, also purchased the stickers to match the DP and used the frog one layered with various colored and sized circles.  I sure hope this makes Sara smile!

Thanks for stopping by!
~pat~
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Friday, November 19, 2010

World Card Making Day Winner!


One of my Designed2Delight image cards won in the 2nd round of the WCMD Gallery Stroll contest over at PaperCrafts magazine blog.  Here is the card that was chosen....


1. sunshinestgurl – Happy Thoughts Card

2. scrappyjennybean – Birthday Wishes Card

3. just4fun2 – Warm Winter Wishes Card (THAT'S ME :)

4. alwaysctr – Welcome Christmas Card

5. monik1973 – Friends Forever Card

6. thepapersalon – Be Well Card

7. wirianta – Just Wavin’ Hello Card

8. cardsbymichelle – With Sympathy Card

9. wendyjo1972 – Friendly Thank You Card

10. 4kids4u2009 – Thinking of You Card
 
I am looking forward to my Bo Bunny prize package!
 
Thanks for stopping by today!
~pat~
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Skating Penguin

This is the FREE image that is being released today at Delightful Inspirations.  If you have played all month it is in your inbox, if not...you can purchase it here and still play along.  Make sure you start on the first Friday of the month to receive the FREE image.

After printing and coloring the Skating Penguin image, I cut it out with a square die cut and a matching scalloped square.  With the die in place, I sponged ink around the edges of the image. The Patterned Paper I used is from the Love Me Do collection by My Mind's Eye.  I love the combo of the red and aqua blue.  The big snowflake is 2 die cuts and one snowflake brad from Spare Parts.  I added some glitter to the blue snowflake and also, to the image.  Some Crystal Effects make Mr. Penguin's nose shine.  Just some ribbon and a bow to finish off this card.  

Thanks for stopping by!
~pat~ 
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thanksgiving Blessings


One more shot at the Harvest Basket image from Designed2Delight.  I printed, colored with markers, cut out with a square die cut and mounted the image on a layer of orange card stock with the lower edge punched with a Martha Stewart punch and the whole piece was layer with  brown card stock.  The DP is something I pick up last year and can't remember who makes it.  The sentiment stamp is Thanksgiving Blessings by Print Works Collection.  I used my circle punches for the sentiment and a few silver pearls.  I am not real sure that I like this card as it didn't quite turn out the way I had envisioned it in my mind, but then again that is a very common occurrence for me. 

Thanksgiving Blessings to You!
~pat~
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Just Because

UGH...I love to make cards with lots of  little embellishments, but lately it is costing me around 84 cents and more to mail a card.  I belong to a special group through Chemo Angels and I send out lots of encouragement cards to those struggling with cancer and going through Chemotherapy.  I decided that I needed to come up with some simple, mailable cards.  You know...the ones that fit into the envelope without any bulges.  Those bulges add up in the postal world.  So here is the first design I came up with and I made 16 of them in four different colors, pink, purple, yellow and blue.  I am only showing you the purple and yellow one.  The other ones have gone postal....literally. 


I used the Whimsy Flowers image from the Willow Whimsy Digital set by Designed2Delight.  I am loving this image and the versatility of it.  I cut out the images after printing and coloring them with my rectangle die cuts and made a matching scalloped layer.  The little round vases are an oval die cut that was cut in half and ran through the Bubbles embossing folder by Provo Craft.  If you look closely to the photos, I have the bumps on the outside of the brown vase and on the inside of the purple vase.  The sentiment is from the Round and Round stamp set by PaperTrey Ink.  I just attached the whole piece to a white card base.  I am not sure you can tell in the photos, but I put some Crystal Effects in the centers of each flower.  It gave the card just that little bit of bling without adding an extra weight. 


Thanks for stopping by!
~pat~
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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Fishin'...

Here is another cute image from Bugaboo.  I couldn't resist this one and have had it colored up for some time now.  After coloring, I cut it out with my circle die cut with a matching orange scallop layer.  I am keep it on the masculine side so....no flowers and no bows, etc...  The DP is Bloom & Grown Collection by My Mind's Eye.  I used the Polka Dot embossing folder to emboss the top green layer.  A strip of yellow and orange bring the two layer together on the card base.   I generated the sentiment on my computer.  See those orange brads?   Well, they are faux brads.  I used a regular paper hole punch and punched out 3 circles, glued them down and added Crystal Effects.  It give you the brad look without the bulk. 

I even finished the inside of the card...


I kinda had to since it has the rest of the sentiment.  Quick and easy and why don't I finish more of my card insides?? 

Thanks for stopping by!
~pat~
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Saturday, November 13, 2010

2 Sisters Challenge 13

2 Sisters Challenge 13
Theme:  Christmas

The challenge this week over at 2 Sisters Challenge blog is pretty easy.  You just have to make and post a card with a Christmas theme.  Easy, peasy this time of year.  I am sure you have been working on or need to get a start on your Christmas cards, so why not enter the 2 Sisters Challenge and win a great prize.

This card was posted yesterday, as I thought I would kill two birds with one stone and use the Kaela Angel image from Designed2Delight for my 2 Sisters Challenge card and my Designed2Delight card.  Well...that and I just love this image! It worked out great that Kaela Angel is this weeks free image over at Designed Inspirations.  I hope you don't get mad at me for posting the same card two days in a row, but...it's already a hectic time of the year.



Go check out all the other design team members cards and get some great inspiration to start on your Christmas cards.

Thanks for stopping by!
~pat~
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Friday, November 12, 2010

Kaela Angel



It's Friday and you know what that means!  Another FREE image is being released over at Delightful Inspirations.  Kaela Angel is the free image this week.  You must start at the beginning of the month and play along each week to receive the image for the next week.  I hope you started this month with the Harvest Basket and played along this week.  You can always go here and purchase Kaela Angel and still play along with us. On to my card...


 I am loving this image and she was so much fun to color.  I used a mixture of markers and pencils to get the right look.  The DP is from the Love Me Do Collection by My Mind's Eye.  The strip of red card stock was embossed with the Snowflake embossing folder by Provo Craft.  The big snowflake is a mixture of die cuts, stickers and punches with an added button.  I added glitter to Kaela's wings and some flocking to her fur trim.  I generated the sentiment on my computer and made the ticket flag.  I can't wait to see all the project this week over at Designed Inspirations using Kaela Angel.  She is just in time to use on your Christmas projects.

Thanks for stopping by!
~pat~
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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Give Thanks

First and foremost, I want to say...Happy Veteran's Day and a big THANK YOU for those that have fought for our freedom here in the United States and those that are currently defending our country and will someday be our future veteran's.

Here is my card using the new image, Harvest Basket from Designed2Delight.  Since Fall is my most favorite season, I am loving this image.  I printed the image and colored it up with my markers and cut it out with the Labels Four die cuts by Spellbinders.  I used the Houndstooth embossing folder on a piece of brown card stock  as my base for the image.  I added some orange ribbon and two yellow buttons threaded with orange floss.  The whole image was added to the card base with foam dots.  The Harvest Basket set comes with 3 different sentiment and this is the one I chose to use.  I kept my card on the clean and simple side, but not really postal friendly with the two yellow buttons.

Challenges:
Scrappy Frogs - Give Thanks
Crafty Emma - Autumn 
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - Fall Cards 
Sew Many Cards - Digi Stamp and Fall
Meljen's - Food


Thanks for stopping by today!
~pat~ 
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Sunday, November 7, 2010

CCAYR November

ETA: OOPS...this post was preposted for last Monday and I don't know why it didn't post like it was supposed to? 

Christmas Cards All Year Round November Challenge:

Theme:Trees and Ribbon

This months theme at CCARY was trees and ribbon.  Easy peasy...I started with a digital image, Christmas
Tree by Designed2Delight.  I colored it up with pencils and OMS, added some sparkle with my Spica glitter pen and some silver pearls.  The whole image was cut out with an oval die cut.  The DP is Green Gingham by The Paper Studio and the sentiment is by Klear4Stamp (found at Hobby Lobby in the Christmas aisle).  I finished the card with a sheer white ribbon/bow.  Another Christmas card down and ??? to go! 

Play along with the challenge this month at Christmas Cards All Year Round and you may win a great prize.  Go check out all the other design team's great cards for November and make some of you own and share them with us.

Thanks for stopping by!
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Saturday, November 6, 2010

2 Sisters Challenge 12

2 Sisters Challenge Blog Challenge 12
Sponsor: Digi Doodles Shop 
Theme: Birthday


Our sponsor for this challenge is the very talented Judy of Digi Doodles Shop. Judy and her mom make some amazing images.  A special thank you to Judy and her mom for giving the design team some images to play with this week.  I chose the Coneflowers image to work with and I absolutely love how it turned out.

 I started by printing out the image and coloring it in with my Copic markers.  I added some glitter to the center of the coneflowers and a sheer bow to the vase.  The DP is from the Good Morning Sunshine collection by SU! and the sentiment is from the Round and Round stamp set by PaperTrey Ink.  I used some gold and brown card stock to layer the image using the Loopy Scallop punch by Fiskars on the brown layer.  Some pearl brads were the finishing touch.

Go on over to the 2 Sisters Challenge blog and check out all the wonderful designs.  We all chose a different design to work with.   Play along and win an awesome prize from Digi Doodles.

Thanks for stopping by!
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Saturday, October 30, 2010

2 Sisters Challenge 11

2 Sisters Challenge Blog Challenge 11
Sponsor:  Cowgirl Up
Theme:  No DP (you can make your own)
Jar of Bugs...
is the image that I chose to work with from Cowgirl Up for this week's challenge.  Not just any bugs though, Ladybugs!  Sticking with a lady bug theme, I went red and black.  I printed the image twice, colored both images and cut out the jar lid and the lady bug wings and added them to the main image with foam tape.  Before I added the wings, I embossed them with my Swiss Dots embossing folder and colored in the raised dots with a black marker.  I added faux stitching lines and buttons to the corners of the main image.  Since we were not allowed to use any DP, I ran a piece of red card stock through my Polka Dots embossing folder and instead of having the raised dots up, I used the back side and the dots are valleys instead of hills.  The sentiment is a stamp from the Round and Round set by PaperTrey Ink. 

Go check out all the other designs by the 2 Sisters Challenge Blog Design Team.  We all chose different images to work with.  A big THANK YOU to Cowgirl Up for Sponsoring this challenge.  Play along for a chance to win a great prize from Cowgirl Up!

Thanks for stopping by!
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Friday, October 29, 2010

Harvest Blessings

Harvest Blessings to YOU

I am loving the Scarecrow Teddy set by Designed2Delight.  I used the image of the cornstalks and pumpkins and added in the crow.  I started with a white card base and added a piece of DP (Good Morning Sunshine by SU!).  I really like how the DP looks like it has texture to it.  The  main image was printed, colored and cut out with a rectangle die cut by Spellbinders.  I chose an orange and brown theme for this card.  The crow was colored, cut out and added to the pumpkin with foam tape.  The sentiment is part of the set and was layered with a piece of scalloped orange card stock.  3 jumbo brads finish off this card.  Adding to my Thanksgiving cards that will go out next month.

Harvest Blessings to You!
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Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Christmas Tag

Here is a Christmas Tag I made is a fairly short amount of time.  The most time consuming part was deciding on which DP, edge punches and embellishments to use.  I plan to make all of my tags for Christmas this year, so it's never too early to get started. 

The DP is from The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby) and I cut the tag out with my Cricut.  The felt Christmas tree is from Jolee's, but you could make your own :)....or maybe not when you can use your Michael's coupon and get them real cheap.  I used the loopy scallop punch by Fiskars and the zig zag punch by EK Success.  The sentiment is by Klear Stamps (I found it as a set in the Christmas isle at Hobby Lobby).  Let's see...1 tag down...how many  more to go?  I guess that depends on whose been naughty and whose been nice this year!

Challenges:
Allsorts - spots and stripes
Sweet Stampin - anything but a card

Thanks for stopping by!
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Happy Fall Tag

I was playing around with my cricut and cut out some tags some time ago and now is the time to start creating with them.  I came up with this cute little tag using the Scarecrow Teddy and Leaves images from Designed2Delight.  I feel like a broken record, but I love Fall and all the colors of Fall.

I started with a blank  tag and started adding strips of various DP to the background.  I colored up the Scarecrow Teddy and leaves images and cut them out.  I added the Scarecrow Teddy to the tag with foam tape and just adhered the Leaves.  I added the sentiment from the Scarecrow Teddy set and a ribbon to the top with some jute and a little yellow button.  I am thinking of attaching these to some sort of food gift...may a fall snack mix, some white chocolate popcorn or some pumpkin cookies???  Hmmm....not really sure yet, but all these yummy visual images in my mind are making me hungry!

Challenges:
The Pink Elephant - Orange & Brown
Sweet Stampin - Anything but a card
Baby Bud Designs - Fall or Halloween
Fairy Knoll - Happy Fall
Stamp Something - Something Digi
Meljens - 2-fer


Happy Fall to You!
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

CardMaker Magazine November 2010

CardMaker is a great magazine and I am so happy to have a card published in the November/December issue.



This is the card I created with the Fall/Thanksgiving theme.

It's published on page 36 and all the detailed are there. 

Thanks for stopping by!
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Monday, October 25, 2010

Happy Anniversary

I made this card for a special lady who is celebrating her 50th Wedding Anniversary.  I am a member of a group called, Special Assignment Angels and we send cards and little gifts to members who are fighting some sort of cancer and going through chemotherapy.  I used the rose image from the Beautiful Life set by Designed2Delight.  I colored 2 of the images and cut out the rose and rose bud and added them directly about the original image with foam dots.  The frame was made with the Labels Four die cut by Spellbinders and embossed with the  Textile Texture embossing folder by Provo Craft.  I added a bow to the rose stem and stamped the sentiment (Everyday Expressions by TPS) in black ink.  Since the color for a 50th anniversary is gold, I added 7 little gold pearls.  A great card for a great couple!


Blessing to You!
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Saturday, October 23, 2010

2 Sisters Challenge 10

2 Sisters Challenge #10

Today's Challenge is sponsored by Purple Panda.  They gave the Design Team 3 images to choose from and I chose this cute little "Bearey".  Perfect for a baby card!

The image was very quick to color with my markers.  I went with a blue/brown them and added a bow and a threaded button to my "Bearey".  I used my circle die cuts to layer the main image.  The background consists of some blue cardstock that was embossed with the Polka Dots (Provo Craft) embossing folder and a piece of DP from the Delicate Dots Collection (SU!).  The sentiment is from Round and Round by Paper Trey Ink and stamped with brown ink.  I am not usually an enabler, but I have to say that this is the first stamp set I have owned by Paper Trey Ink and their clear stamp set quality is top of the line!!  And to add...I didn't buy this one, I won it from someone's blog candy giveaway.  3 blue pearls bring this card to a finish.

Hop on over to the 2 Sisters Challenge Blog and check out all the other Design Team's wonderful creations. 

Blessings to You!
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Friday, October 22, 2010

Happy Fall Leaves

This was a fun card to make...


I absolutely love the colors on this card.  Fall...ahhh...my favorite colored season of all.  I used the Leaves image from Designed2Delight and colored them in with my Copic markers.  It was fun to blend all those wonderful colors together.  2 of the top leaves are actually popped up with foam tape to give the card lots of dimension in real life.  I used the circle die cuts (Spellbinders) to make the card base.  The tag is a die cut (Provo Craft), also.  The sentiment is from Amuse and stamped with green ink with 3 brads added below the sentiment.  I used some black embroidery floss for a raffia like bow.  The DP is from  DCWV (Amber Autumn).

Challenges:
Daring Cardmakers: Autumn Leaves
Stampin' For The Weekend: Fall or Halloween
Paper Romance: Round Card


Autumn Blessings to you!
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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Beautiful Blessing

I made this card in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  It is in memory of all those that have lost their fight against breast cancer and in honor of all of those that are continuing to fight or have won this fight against this devastating disease.

 I used the Beautiful Blessing digital image from Designed2Delight.  It was a freebie last week over at Delightful Inspirations.  I went with a pink theme, as that is the color for Breast Cancer.  I used a combination of markers and pencils to color my image.  I cut it out and layered it with a piece of black card stock and then a pink scalloped die cut.  The DP is Baby Girl Gingham (The Paper Company) and the white piece is embossed with Polka Dots embossing folder (Provo Craft).  The sentiment, Believe, it from the Beautiful Life set by Designed2Delight.  A few pink pearls finish off this card. 

Challenges:
Designed2Delight - Provided image 


Blessings to you, today!
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