Monday, December 11, 2017

Let Heaven and Nature Sing

 I can picture these birds with their tongues out catching snow flakes heeheehee... do birds have tongues?

I hope you are having a wonderful week.  We have been busy in our neckStyles™ scarf shop on Etsy.  It is another great year for scarves all over the world!!  It is such a blessing to be able to work from home in this little business.

If this card were a scarf I picture it would look like this one : ) what do you think?

I am offering an exclusive sale on all of our scarves.  60% off! for a limited time.  Contact me for a coupon code!

That is it for me today.  I hope you are enjoying the warmth of the season both inside and out!

BIG (((Hugs)))

All supplies by Serendipity Stamps:
Birds Looking Up dies
Branch die
Let Heaven and Nature
Snow reverse die

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Serendipity Stamps December Blog Hop #1

The very best time of the month - is time for Serendipity Stamp's Blog Hop.  As a design team member I get to showcase some of the amazing product available at the Serendipity Stamps store.

When you hop with us you increase your chances of winning the $20.00 gift certificate to the Serendipity Stamps Store that one randomly selected commenter will win!!   You may leave your comments through Sunday.  Mary will announce the name of the winner on the SS blog on Monday December 18th.

I have two cards to share with you today.  My first card uses this month's Stamp of The Month, "Steeple" image.   I began by sponging some pink dye ink directly to my card base in an ombre - dark to light pattern.  Next I stamped the Steeple image in the same pink dye ink in the center.  Then I cut a panel for the top and stamped my sentiment.  I cut the panel in three sections, discarding the center section.  All that was left to do was pop the panel pieces up with foam tape and attach them, and my clear sequins, to the card.  Fast and easy and oh so dreamy : )

My next card features a Trio of Penguins floating on a block of ice : )  

These are just two cards created for this hop so please make your way to the rest of the team's blogs and get ready to be inspired! because Serendipity Stamps has some pretty COOL! products to offer! : ) 

For your convenience I have supplied a list of the Serendipity Stamps Design Team with links to their blogs.

Patti Kehl (that's me)

Please visit the Serendiptiy Stamps Store where you will find these and other great products including the Stamp Of The Month "Steeple".  As always the Stamp Of The Month is 50% off.  

Thank you so much for stopping by!!


Monday, December 4, 2017

You're so Tweet

Happy December! and Baby it is cold outside : )  

But it is warm inside and I have been playing with paper!! 

Here is another easy peasy CAS card I created using this a delightful Serendipity Stamp set. I stamped my sentiment directly on to my A2 card base.  Next I cut a top panel to 4.25 x 5".   I cut this panel into three sections - discarding the center piece. I popped the two top panel sections up using foam tape. I stamped the bird on a scrap piece of cs and fussy cut it out then glued it down over the panel piece.  Gee! it took me longer to write out my process than it took to make the whole card! LOL

That is all for me today : )  thank you for stopping by - I love seeing you here!


Embroidered Bird Cling by Serendipity Stamps

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Christmas Cactus

 I love this striking image from Serendipity Stamps.  Because it has such stunning detail I like leaving it uncolored or only minimally colored so the fine details show through.   If you look closely you will see that I embossed the card face with a falling snow folder from Stampin Up. So even though you can't feel the prickles on this cactus hope your eyes feel the dimensions I created! : )

I stamped my sentiment on Vellum and secured it on the inside : )

Now that I see the card against my red backdrop I feel like I might need to add a touch of red because I kind of like how the pop of red looks with the white, black and gray in the card. : )

That's it for me today.  I can't believe tomorrow is December 1st! where did 2017 go?  : )

Thank you for stopping by I hope you have a great day.


Cactus Flower
Thinking of You

Monday, November 27, 2017

Masculine Birthday

Hello friends!  I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration!  We sure did : )

November is a busy birthday month in our family.  This one is for our son-in-law.  Not all men enjoy had crafted cards but this one does : )  I like creating cards for him because he always appreciates them.

We are enjoying very good scarf sales this season and we are offering some super deals!! If you have some ladies on your gift giving list that enjoy scarves have a look at my Etsy shop to see my line of "neckStyles™ scarves" : )

neckStyles™ on Etsy

Thanks a bunch for stopping by - stay warm! and have a great week!!


Mill Cling stamp set by Serendipity Stamps
Happy Birthday by Serendipity Stamps 

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Monochromatic Toppings at Seize The Birthday and a sad goodbye

Yippee Skippee a new challenge kicks off today at Seize The Birthday challenge blog where you will find a new challenge every two weeks.

The "Toppings" this time: 

I hope you will consider joining us for this fun challenge.  Please remember that if you are not a "toppings" kind of gal anything always goes! at STB just so long as it is a Birthday Card : )

This marks my last posting as a Design Team member for Seize The Birthday.  I have not only loved creating cards for this challenge but I have really really enjoyed the pleasure of visiting so many of you in the STB gallery.  Thank you for your - always warm - welcome!!

A special thanks to a gal who I now call friend, Nancy Leppek, owner of Scrapper@heART blog and administrator of STB.  Nancy, as many of you know, is kind and supportive and... well one of the sweetest gals in blogland!!  Thank you, Nancy for the opportunity to work with you and the rest of the TALENTED! gals on the team.  It was on my "Bucket List" to be on a team and it has definitely been one of the highlights of my love for this hobby!!

Stepping down doesn't mean I won't be creating cards or visiting with my friends in blogland or even joining the challenges at STB.  You will be seeing me around plenty! : )

Thank you again.


Bow and String by Poppy Stamps
Happy Birthday by Close To My Heart

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Simplicity Sister peek today : )

It is my turn as Penny Black's Simplicity Sister hostess.  Each month you will find some delightful CAS cards from my fellow DT members!  I am honored to be a part of this talented team.

Here is a peek at my card.  I hope you will be tempted to hop over to see the whole card on Penny Black's Simplicity Sisters blog.

Winter Cheer! to you my friends : )