Thursday, December 29, 2011

A New Stamp Company!

Come see the newest stamp company!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Open House at the Crafter's Cafe!

It's open house at the Crafter's Cafe and Jellypark has invited us to do a Thank You Challenge. Even providing us with this sweet little image!! I just LOVE her! Couldn't wait to make a card. Also used a dog from Penny Black. The fence stamp is one I have had for many years. And the "thank u" is a sticker set I have in my stash! Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

CDAC Progressive Challenge 8

This was a really fun challenge and I was hoping to do a lot more with all the cute images that were provided! I had some big plans, but time got away from me this month for some reason! So, here I am scrambling to get this done on time..ugh! But I do love the image I was able to use. It is from McMahon Five Designs. Thought it would make a cute anniversary card - so I flipped the image and made two! I colored it with glitter gel pens. Love the glow it gave! Used Glaze Pens for a little dimension on the bubbles. And a bit of glam in the corner. What fun! Come join us at Crafter's Digital Art Center and play along!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Yah! It continues!! CDAC #7

The challenge goes on. I am so glad! It has been fun and some months TRULY a challenge. I was SO pleased with all of the images for this round. Come on over and check them out at the Crafters Digital Art Center!!
The image I chose for this round was from Tiffany Doodles.
She has some really great images and I was so glad that she gave us this little crab to work with. I was totally unsure about what direction I was going until I remembered the image a purchased from Mo Manning recently. I love this little beach gal and she really needed a pal! The crab worked perfectly. I put REAL sand in her bucket and by her feet. She is mostly colored in with chalks and some markers from the Martha Stewart collection. I want to give a BIG shout out to all those who chose and contributed the images for this round. I know most people DO celebrate the holidays. However, there are some of us who do not and I was thrilled to have images to choose from that were NOT holiday themed. I hope this continues to be the case for the rest of the challenges. What fun!!

Monday, November 14, 2011

The Final CDAC Challenge.. #6

Wow..its so sad. It's over! But it has been a lot of fun. A challenge getting projects done.. but I did it! It was a good challenge for me though. I loved it. I hope you were able to play along! I loved this bear image! It is from Designed2Delight. I thought he had the sweetest look. I made the background image from chalks and a rubber stamp with pine trees on it. I then used spray glue and attached a dryer sheet to the background and added InkXpressions pastel blue stamping glitter and rubbed it into the dryer sheet. If you have never done this I HIGHLY recommend trying it. It gives a WONDERFUL snowy effect. You will have to use really good adhesive to get the image to stick on top of the dryer sheet. I used sticky dots - but will need to reinforce with Glossy accents. My snowflakes are actually a dollar punch from Michaels that is a flower. I just glittered them and hoped for the best!! This was great fun and although everything around my house is glittery right now (including my husband..hehe).. It was worth it!! Enjoy and come visit the CDAC Progressive Challenge site to see some more wonderful creations!!

Monday, October 31, 2011

CDAC Progressive Challenge 5!

Wow! Can you believe we are already into and pretty much done with challenge 5 at Crafters Digital Art Center? You still have time to come join in for the final challenge! Don't miss out on the great images! This has been a tough one since I have been pretty sick for the last 2 weeks. UGH... viruses are no fun. But making this card sure was! I just LOVE the cookie image by DigiDrawn. Isn't it adorable? I decided to make the background using the image so my little gal was surrounded by cookies! And who doesn't love a Coffee Break?? I thought this was a real neat image too! It is by Beyond The Fringe. Enjoy the card!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Progressive Challenge 4!

This challenge image is from Jamie Moore. It is the little brown cat behind the pumpkin on the left side. I love his little face and how he is peeking from behind the pumpkin. I thought he really needed a bunch of kitty friends to keep him company. This is for the 4th Progressive Challenge at Crafter's Digital Art Center. It's great fun and a chance to win Copic Markers if you play along!! Come join us! You also get free images! Come by and find out how. We'd love to have you!!!

Friday, October 7, 2011

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

It is so important to have regular mammograms and do your own personal self exam on a regular basis. It is the best way to prevent Breast Cancer. To remind all of my friends and followers I made a card for Breast Cancer Awareness. I used an image from GuyLou. This is her "Leah" image. I made the background from a freebie from Beccy's Place. The hope, love and support words also come from her. The trees with the breast cancer pink ribbons come from A Day For Daisies (also freebies on their site). Most of the coloring is done with chalks or Glaze Pens. The other embellishments are from my personal stash. I hope you enjoy the card!

I am entering this card into the "Link up for Pink" challenge! Please join me and play along. You can even send your card to a hospital to be included in someone's care package that has just been diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Click the link below to find out more details at JustYolie's blog.

I also got invited to be a Guest Designer on Guylou's blog this month. I would love for you to come play along with us. Here is the information for that and a message from Guylou:

Breast Cancer Awareness Challenge

October is Breast Cancer Awareness. Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women and the second leading cause of death. Your best weapon against breast cancer is EARLY DETECTION through two common methods of breast screening: breast examination (self and clinical) and screening mammography. Your health is important; you are important. Take good care of yourself.

Guylou designed a new image in honor of the Breast Cancer Awareness program and for reaching over 250 followers on this blog. Gabrielle and ribbon is available for free between October 7th and 14th at Guylou's Online Store. Please use the code BCA-GABRIELLE at check out to get her free.

And now to the details of our challenge:


This week, Sara is challenging us to make a project which must be mostly in pink and must have a pink ribbon visible on it.


You have until 10:00pm on October 20th to link your project to the InLinkz on Guylou's blog. Please make sure your project matches the requirements before you link it. One entry per participant.


Guylou is offering a $5.00 gift certificate from her online store. You can enter only one project, but if you use a Guylou's Inimitability digistamp, your project will count for two entries. If you don't have one of her digistamps and your budget is tight; please check her online store where several freebies are available or you can use the digistamp offered above.

You will have until October 20th, 10:00 pm EST to enter your cards or projects here. One entry per participant, please. Be sure to add the link to your entry and not your whole blog as this makes it much easier on the team to find your creations. Thanks for participating!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

It's CDAC Progressive Challenge #3!!

This was great fun. I loved the images and had a really hard time deciding which one to use. I really fell in love with the sunflower image from JustInklined. I made two copies and double layered the sunflower, the leaves and the butterfly. Used Chalk on most of it, also some Glaze Pens and of course, its not complete without glitter. Also added some daisy punches in different shades of yellow and "A happy Hello" stamp. I thoroughly enjoyed this challenge and hope you come play along. You can join us here! We'd love to have you. Enjoy the cards and let me know you stopped by!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Guylou's Inimitability Challenge STARS!!!

Hi everyone. Here is my entry for Guylou's challenge. The rules are it must be a thank you card and one with stars! It was a fun challenge and so many cute images to choose from at Guylou's store! Take a hop over and check them out. I loved this little gal with her dog. So sweet. You've got until September 29th to join us. Come play along. You can find out more details here and here. I promise you its a ton of fun!!
For my image I used Guylou's Olivia digistamp (she's free!!). I used paper from my stash with a turquoise background and purple stars and swirls. I also used a metal embellishment that says "fun". I cut the star out of dark purple paper and popped up Olivia to make her look like she is sitting on the star. Sorry my picture taking is horrible. They saying is from some clear stamps I have from Michael's craft store. It was a bit plain until I jazzed it up with Stardust Stickles. FUN FUN FUN!! Enjoy...

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Part Two of the CDAC Progressive Challenge

This is the second challenge. I used the image from Jensdigistamps. Isn't he just adorable. I made him into a female version for the second bookmark. I just kept seeing a big ole bow on his/her head..hehe...If you can't see the sayings very well (sorry about the quality) it says: "A book is like a garden carried in the pocket" and "outside of a dog a book is mans best friend. Inside of a dog, its too dark to read." I added embroidery floss with beads to the ends. What fun!! Come and join us for some more fun times!!! Just click on the link below to see what others have done


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

My card for the CDAC Progressive Challenge

This was a lot of fun do!! Crafters Digital Art Center is having a Progressive Challenge that continues for a few months. This image was from Jenlee (digistamps4joy). I thought it was adorable and loved making a card for it. Check out the challenge at the link below and come play along!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Come Join this Fun Group and win!!

Check this out and enter to win!! Sounds like a good deal all around!! Hugs..Patti

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Monday, July 11, 2011

June Card!

This is my latest creation for me and my sister's card swap. She picked the subject of a scripture. Our cards could be based on any scripture in the Bible. I went with an ocean themed one. The picture came from a brochure that we got last year at our District Convention all about creation. It is a beautiful and informative brochure and has inspired a lot of creative ideas too!! Enjoy!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Making an image into a card..

Just quickly posting how I made this image of my niece, Hayley, into a card. I first changed the image into black and white. Then I used a program I have to change it to a coloring book image. Sometimes you have to manipulate it a bit to get it to work right (mostly lighten it). I then cropped and added some wild animal images to it in place of her dog, Miley. (Trust me.. she was NOT happy about that!!). I wanted to "place" her in the new world that Jehovah God promises us. I added the scripture and printed it out. Here is the resulting image and the card I made for my family with it. It was a really fun process and I have learned much more about doing it since then. I hope to make many more in the future. Enjoy!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Pollycraft's Design Team?

So, Pollycraft is looking for some new members for their DT. I have never done anything like this before...but I would LOVE to! Especially after seeing this absolutely adorable little bird! I am quite proud of my card. I know it is probably not up to level with some of the other entries. However, what I like about it is that I made it look special EVEN without Copic Markers! ( I would LOVE some copics..but could never afford them!) I think it is important to show cards NOT made with Copics but made with things that are readily available to all. I love my little birdie!! I hope she can brighten someone's day! And I hope Pollycraft will take a second look!!
Image is from
Flowers are from Spare Parts (by Paper Studio purchased at Hobby Lobby)
Colors are Martha Stewart Markers and Glaze Pens (which I adore!!)
Of course I included some Star Dust Stickles (on the sentiment edges), Snow crystal glitter on the flower petals and on the center of the flower (sorry its not easier to see) some Recollections microbeads held on with the awesome Glossy Accents (if you have NOT tried this..please do.. you won't be sorry!!)
The rest is just stuff I have randomly collected here and there!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


These are some recent cards I have been working on. Which one is YOUR favorite? Enjoy!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Today's card... Morels!!

So today I worked on a card for some friends that went mushroom picking and decided to share a bit of their stash with us! It was my first experience with Morel mushrooms. When I got them out of their paper wrapping, my first thought was.. WOW.. these things are UGLY!! I sure hope they taste better than they look. THEY DO!! They were delicious! As instructed, I washed them, dried them, cut them in half, dipped in egg and then in Bisquick then fried them in butter and canola oil. MMMMMM... really good. I would love to have more to experiment with. Now I know why they are called MOREls.. Cause they leave you wanting MORE!! lol.. My card is made using Bugaboo digital stamps (see page for link). They are my new favorite thing. I found the Morel image somewhere online (google images..morel mushrooms). Used mostly chalks and some gel pens and markers to color in. When we scanned this it lost a bit of the color. The little snail on the front is more of a pink than a red and his shell is a sparkly purple (lavender stickles!). Enjoy! Leave me a note to let me know you were here!!

Bugaboo Digistamps

I LOVE these stamps. They are so cute, and they are cut out (with not background). This makes them super easy to work with!! PLEASE check them out!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A card I made for my sis..

Me and my sister have card swaps each month. I keep forgetting to take a picture of mine. I hope someday she will have pity on me and send me pics. Anyway... here is one I did take a picture of. The theme was winter. It was my first time making this type of card.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Time to post a few more cards...

This was an anniversary card for a friend's parents. Sorry about the picture quality. Working on it!! (Any ideas.. please post me a comment!). I know its hard to see, but the inside quote says "love is friendship set to music". The love bird image I found for free online (not sure where at the moment! sorry). The feathers on the front are real. The sheet music is from Sing Praises to Jehovah (now out of print) song: Marriage - God's arrangement. I crinkled it and aged it with distress ink. I used heart shaped brads inside and out. It was great fun!!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Starting Today..

Hi there! Well, I have been working on changing a few things on my blog so I can begin sharing some of my cards that I make. Now I need to figure out how to take good pictures of my cards. They seem to come out a bit blurry. Any suggestions? Well, here is one to share. Enjoy! Please let me know you were here! Check back for more to come! Have a super duper sunshiny day!