Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Oldies but goodies : )

Here are a couple of pictures of cards I made last year. Most of my papercraft friends have probably seen them as I posted them to my Papercrafts gallery last year but I wanted to share these with some new friends and posting on the blog is just easier : )

So! here again is my sassy little friend, "Ginger Bite", from Peach Keen Stamps.

The first is a 6x6 recipe card I created for a swap and the second one is a standard 4.5 x 5.5" card is just an adaptation of the recipe card for fun!

Thankyou for looking!

Friday, December 26, 2008

...count Blessings not Calories this time of year!

Here are a few special holiday cards I created for a few special folks : ) The inside sentiment on this card reads: "Be of good spice be of good cheer - count blessings not calories this time of year! I though it was appropriate for this master baker... or is it Mister Baker? heeheehee

Monday, December 15, 2008

And more Holiday Cards

I'm having a little trouble getting my pictures to post today. Here is another try to get some of my recent cards posted. These are also from my same new Peachy Keen stamp set, "Snowmen, Greetings & Globe". Thanks for stopping by! : )


Holiday Cards

This is the time of year when we get to bust out those snowmen and fun holiday images. It isn't like I had a shortage of snowmen stamps but when I saw this new set from Peachy Keen Stamps I just couldn't resist. Here are a few fun cards I've made with my new "Snowmen, Greetings & Globe" stamp set.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Snow (((Hugs)))

This card was created using a slightly different "spotlight technique" . I used the D'Vine Swirl Cuttlebug embossing folder to give the impression of wind blowing and added some pearls to the swirls : ) I love how this card turned out. The scans or pictures never show off the glitter very well but the snowflakes and this guy's hat and scarf have plenty of bling!

Thanks for looking : ) and have a great day!

Oh the weather outside is frightful!

and I'm not kidding about that! LOL we've been experiencing temperatures dipping in the teens brrrr! These snowguys from Peachy Keen Stamps don't seem to mind the cold!

Here are two very different ways to use the same stamp. Let me know if you need any help creating these.

Have a great day!! (((Hugs)))

Saturday, November 29, 2008

I've been tagged!

I guess I'm neither interesting or weird because it has been almost impossible for me to come up with anything "interesting" to say LOL! but here goes this is as weird and as interesting as I get : )
1. I have aided in the capture and arrest to two bank robbers (in two different hold ups).
2. I can't stand taking a shower until I brush my teeth.
3. I can make the call of a Common Loon, an Owl and an Orangutan so convincing that I can get the creature to "answer" me when I do it outside : ) ....ok, I've never really made the Orangutan call outside in the jungle or even in a zoo but all my friends and family do believe it is a real Orangutan when they hear me make the call. Loons and owls will answer me when I make their call : ) ... it's a gift heeheehee
4. I can tie a cherry stem in a knot with my tounge (completely without the use of my hands). I do have a "how-to" video for sale if anyone is interested.
OK, I guess I'm on a roll because this is getting sort of wierd! LOL
5. I have won awards for both my photography and my cardmaking. blush
6. My Mom ALWAYS liked ME best - no matter what my kid brother, thinks.
7. I have more "virtual" friends than I do "real" friends LOL eeek!!!

Ok, I'm off to tag:

Suzanne because she started this! : )

I hope some of my "new" freinds will play along and meet some of my "old" friends and visit their blog too.

Have a great day! Patti

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I've been busy!

Here are a couple more fun snow guys I hope enjoy.


My favorite

card for Sue's Challenge is this one. I used a "Spotlight" technique. The Rubber stamp is by Northwoods Rubber Stamps.

I hope you are enjoying my cards : )


The "Challenge" this week

hosted by "WeedsGalore" Sue, was for a traditional holiday card in all blues and white with either a snowman or a penguin on it - and naturally! some "bling" <---- translation, Dad, something sparkly : )

Being that the Challenge Hostess lives in Tampa Florida I figure she is longing for some winter white stuff! Sue is a fantastic papercrafter, here are a few cards I made for the challenge.

By the way the participants names go in a "hat" and the winner is drawn. This week
ScrappyYankee" my former Secret Sister in Bronx, NY won!! go Mickey!!

Thanks for looking : ) Patti

Weekly Challenge

At the Papercrafts website a few of my friends play weekly challenges. Here is a tri-fold card I created for the weekly challenge last week hosted by Heather. She gave us a link to create this tri-fold card and I just loved it! here is my version. I used a fun little stamp by Penny Black.

I created a few cards for some friends

They own a great scrapbooking store: Organized Chaos. I used their supplies to create these cards and hopefully when they display the cards it will help their customer realize they NEED! these stamps! LOL It worked for me I bought almost all of them myself hee hee hee

Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

You are like a snowflake...

one of a kind!

Gift Tags

Here is a sweet little gift tag I created using some of my all time favorite papercrafting tools and products.

The snowflake image is by Peachy Keen Stamps. The set comes with two snowflakes and four different faces you can stamp inside the flake. I love it! I created this tag using Marvy Punches. I then I punched out a piece of clear acetate using the same punches. I ran the acetate through my old Sizzix with the Snowflake Cuttlebug embossing folder. I was so excited how it turned out. I tried it with some thin acetate and, though it turned out ok - I really preferred using a thicker acetate as the embossing was deeper and more detailed.

Try it! it is a fun and easy gift tag.

Sigh! I miss you.

This may be how some people feel about winter but not me! I love winter. For me winter ushers in the time of year when I would most enjoy being with people who live far from me. This card is perfect for them. The inside sentiment says why:

Sigh! I miss you. Sigh! I really miss you. Sigh! I really really miss you. Well - that's about the sighs of it.

I created this card for my friend LucyG's humorous card swap. Meet "Madge" from Art Impressions Rubber Stamps. The snowflake stamps are by Touché, the cardstock is from Stampin' Up, the photo corner is from Heidi Swapp and the die cut is from Accent Essentials cut on my Cricut. The inside sentiment is from The Angel Company.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

It's November!!

Everyday I look for the coming of the Lord. I hope it will be very soon : ) I can't wait to get to heaven where I can spend eternity with Jesus enjoying all that He has prepared for me. I remember, as a child, that time seemed to crawl like a snail - especially when I was anticipating a holiday. Now days it seems the Wiley Coyote would have trouble keeping up with the hectic pace my day sometimes brings. I'm 51 years old. Does that mean I'm in my "autumn years"? Mmmmm : ) being that autumn is my favorite time of the year I get kind of excited thinking about that. I wonder what this chapter of my life will bring??? I still have a lot to learn but I have learned that I need to completely trust Jesus, love people more (even the crabby ones), resist being fearful, appreciate the little things as well as the big things, laugh more, don't be so afraid to be myself, rest where I am at right now and never give up hope for the needs I pray for. When things don't seem to go right or when they just completely fall apart I stop - close my eyes - and remember that I need to trust Jesus, love people more (especially the crabby ones), resist being fearful, appreciate the little things.............. :) you get the idea.

What is the most important thing you've learned in this season of your life : ) I'd love to hear from you.


Thursday, October 30, 2008

Giving Thanks

For as long as I can remember I have loved paper dolls. When I first saw the Paper Doll cartridge by Cricut I knew I "HAD" to have it! I found the face stamps from Peachy Keen Stamps and instantly fell in love with them.

Here is a 12x12 Scrapbook page I designed for my friends Barb and Lisa at Organized Chaos, my LSS (local Scrapbook store).

I'm bummed at how poor my pictures are turning out these last few posts but it is because I have been shooting the pictures after dark! No matter how much artificial light I use it never seems to be as good as when it is sunny outside. I hope you can enjoy them in spite of that.

: ) Patti

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Wisconsin has it's first hard frost!

How strange that it has come so late in the year. Last night I saw the prediction on that we would get our frost so I made this card for my dear ol' Dad who is enjoying a frost free life in Florida.

Here is a little fall for you Dad. : )

With love, Pppppppatti

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Something for your funny bone

Goodbye Summer

I can't believe it is already the second week of October and we have not yet gotten our first frost. My flowers are looking wonderful and strong. Any night now the temperature will dip to 32 and then they'll be gone for the year. So before the frost ushers in the winter here are a few cards to remind us that spring will come again. : )

Thursday, October 2, 2008

What is your favorite food this time of year?

Living in northern Wisconsin is so much fun. Fall is in the air and there are signs all around that winter is coming soon. I was sitting in the living room the other day and spotted this Pileated Woodpecker. We see many different varieties of woodpeckers daily and they tend to be camera shy so I grabbed the closest camera (a little 2 megapixel point and shoot) and shot this picture of the woodpecker through the window. I wanted to try to get a little closer so I quietly stepped out the back door and there was this deer just inside the woods staring at me. I shot a few pictures of her then carefully walked to the side of the house to get more pictures of the bird. As it turns out "Woody" flew off before I could take more pictures but the deer stayed frozen in the same spot until some time after I went back in the house.

Fall is my favorite time of year! The maple leaves are turning right now - changing to bight colors of red, orange and yellow mmmmmmm : ) it makes the trees look like they are on fire. The air is crisp and it just feels like warm bread and homemade soup.

Tell me, what is your favorite fall weather food?


It's a Wonderful Life!

Welcome "followers" : )

Thank you Dad for signing up as a follower I always KNEW! I was your favorite : ) But an ostrich? as an icon??? I've seen you run and... well Dad.... maybe you should put a picture of George the bear in as your icon instead LOL!

Hi Janice and Theresa : ) I'm happy you joined us too - get ready for some fun. We gotta get our pictures on this bog girls!... you first. : )

Those of you who don't know her, meet Cheryl, she is by far one of the kindest - most generous people I have ever known. Even though we have never met face to face she is a real sister to me! Love your hair! by the way : )

(((Hugs)) to you all - have a fantastic day today!!


Monday, September 29, 2008

One Cheesy Gift!

Isn't this cute!? Susan created this card using:
a House Mouse image
"Spots & Dots" and "Happy Birthday" Cuttlebug embossing folders
Stampin' Up papers and
decorating Chalks

Summer Fun

Here is a picture of my sister, Susan and I ALSO doing what we both love. I am holding a card that Susan made. I will scan a better picture of it so you can see how really cute it is. Susan came for a visit this summer and we just played with paper for a week. It was so much fun!

Say Cheese

Are you alright? I repeat are - you- alright?? (inside joke)

This is the introduction of my new blog. I hope you will stop by often and see what I am "up to". I plan to share pictures and cards and thoughts and.... stuff. I hope you will take time to leave share your comments or just say "hi".
(((hugs))) Patti

p.s. This is a picture of my dear ol' Dad and I doing what we both love.