Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Serendipity Stamps September Blog Hop #2






Its time again for Serendipity Stamp's second Blog Hop of the month.  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 September 25th.

As well as saying goodbye to summer we know it's nearly time again to set our clocks to "FALL BACK"!!  If you are like me you could use a reminder : )   I will be sending this to my 88 year old Dad because he sometimes forgets too! : ) 

My next card features another card I made using the complimentary "Remember to Spring Forward" image in the set.  I will have to wait to send this one but while I have it I will enjoy knowing that no matter how cold it gets - Spring WILL come again! : ) 



Here is a list of the Serendipity Stamps Design Team with links to their blogs.  I hope that you will visit each blog and leave them some love.  We love your comments!

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 "Rake #298".  As always the Stamp Of The Month is 50% off.  



Before I go I can't resist sharing a fun card I created with the STOM and a paint chip from the hardware store : )   I love this Rake stamp as much as I love the memories of my grand children running and leaping into piles of freshly raked leaves : ) 



Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you are having a fantastic week!

Patti

Supplies:


Monday, September 18, 2017

Simply a peek!!



I am so happy and blessed to be a "Simplicity Sister" for Penny Black's Simplicity blog.  I not only love creating with Penny Black products - I truly love the inspiration I get from my fellow DT members.  Please take a minute to visit, some of my "sisters", Therese Schaffer, Marion Vagg and Mayline Jung's blogs. These girls have style!!   : ) 





Today I am hoping to tempt you to visit the Simplicity blog with a Sneak Peek at a card I created to highlight some terrific Penny Black product.  Why not head on over and see my whole card : )  I'd love it if you could leave a comment too! it blesses my socks off when you do.  Oh how poetic! giggles

Thank you so much for stopping by.

BIG (((Hugs)))
Patti

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Seize the Birthday - Balloons



Hello crafty friends and thank you for stopping by today! I am here to introduce a new challenge at the Seize The Birthday challenge blog where we bring you a new challenge every two weeks.

The "Toppings" this time: 
"Balloons


Isn't this reverse cut balloon die sweet!? I not only love the cut it leaves but also the delicate little balloons it cuts! : )


For the next two months we have the pleasure of Becca Cruger owner of "Damsel of Distressed" blog as our Surprise Party Guest.  I am a fan of yours Becca! and can't wait to see all your wonderful creations!! Thank you for joining us at STB.  



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 : )

Thank you again for stopping by!

Patti
Supplies:
Party Balloons Reverse Die by Serendipity Stamps
Wish die by Serendipity Stamps

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Serendipity Stamps September Blog Hop #1







Its time again for Serendipity Stamp's first Blog Hop of the month.  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 September 11th.

Summer is flying by so what a better way to see it go than with some kites! I cut my top panel using the "Kites Reverse Die".  The reverse dies are nifty because they cut out some detail leaving open space but they also leave a lot of cut detail for fine definition. I layered a piece of patterned paper behind the openings.  I cut my Dream die from the same paper, cut two more Dream die cuts from white cardstock before gluing the patterned paper on to it for both strength and dimension and attached it to my card front using foam tape.

My next card features a cool Tree Frame stamp.  I love this image because it makes a sweet frame for a funny sentiment like this or can be used to create a scene.  You could string a banner between the trees too! Lots of possibilities : ) 



Ok enough from me - here is a list of the Serendipity Stamps Design Team with links to their blogs.  I hope that you will visit each blog and leave them some love.  We love your comments!

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 "Rake #298".  As always the Stamp Of The Month is 50% off.  




Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you are having a fantastic week!

Patti

Supplies:
Kites Reverse Die
$1.00 Paper Mini Mashup
Dream Die
Tree Frame
The Hardest Years

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Friends are Wonderful!!






Hello to all my wonderful friends!! : )

Do you notice anything different about me? .... nope I didn't get a new haircut... ok, yes, well... I have put on a few pounds! : ( LOL  but that isn't it... Give up?

My photo "studio" has gotten a face lift! : )  I have been agonizing lately over the poor quality of my images! I have wonderful equipment and fantastic lighting but nothing has helped me capture the "real life" way my cards look.  I love to create cards using lots of white space which I've come to HATE to photograph!  At a recent "stamping play day" with my friend Jill Foster of Penny Black stamps I was lamenting about my problem.  Jill offered to lend me SEVEN brightly painted wooden panels that her Dad had made for her.  She told me she has the same problem with photographing white cards on a white backdrop and suggested the colored backdrop might help.

Well as you can see it works like a charm!!  And get this... when I tried to return the panels to her she would not take them!! that's right - she has gifted them to me and wont take a cent :  )

Jill is one of the many blessings I've received from this wonderful community we belong to.  She "found" me from one of my blog posts and invited me to be a part of the Penny Black family and she invited me to her home and now calls me friend. My cup runneth over!

If you admire clean and simple I recommend adding the Penny Black Simplicity blog to your blogroll where the uber talented design team will inspire you! If you struggle to photograph your CAS cards add a little color to your background and watch your images come to life : )

Thank you so much for stopping by.

BIG (((Hugs)))
Patti

Supplies:

30-418 Stitched Flowers by Penny Black

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Seas the Birthday!



Hello crafty friends and thank you for stopping by today! I am here to introduce a new challenge at the Seize The Birthday challenge blog where we bring you a new challenge every two weeks.

The "Toppings" this time: 
"Ocean Colors - Blue, Green Aqua





We have enjoyed having Lindsey owner of Bashful Blogging blog as our Surprise Party Guest for July and August. Many thanks, Lindsey for joining us at STB.  



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 : )

Thank you again for stopping by!

Patti
Supplies:
All supplies from Papertrey Ink

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Wishing Miss Mary a WILD Birthday



Hello friends and thank you for stopping by today! I am here to introduce a new challenge at the Seize The Birthday challenge blog where we bring you a new challenge every two weeks.

The "Toppings" this time: 
No Toppings! 


I created this card for the sweetest little girl you could ever hope to meet.... Miss Mary, the daughter of our talented friend Jill Foster from Penny Black Company, who just turned TWO!

Thank you for stopping by.  Please consider entering your birthday card creations in the STB gallery.  We love seeing you there!

Thank you again for stopping by!

Patti

Supplies:
All supplies from Papertrey Ink