Friday, December 19, 2014

Incredibly blessed!

Hi ya'll...

So, have you ever just felt incredibly blessed by this hobby papercrafting fun addiction of ours?
Well Tuesday was one of those blessings days for me - let me tell you about it!

We pick up our mail at the Post Office in town.  Every. Day. Every. Day. Ho hum,
especially this time of year, when the lines are out the door, and down the steps!
It's about a five mile drive, and by the time I get there, I'm usually thinking of the 1001 things 
I need to be doing!  So....by the time I actually get my mail, I'm working on a tiny bit of grumpy.

Well........Tuesday was so NOT a grumpy mailbox day!  

Let me show you what was in there!

First, a padded envelope.  Nope - not showing you that....lol.

When I opened the envelope, this absolutely adorable tag was inside...


Those of you that know me, know how much I love me a cute snowman, and this
sweet feller even has googly eyes!  Be still my heart!

The note on the back of the tag was so very sweet.  I actually teared up.

Under the tag (which was gift enough!) was this sweet envelope (and just look at the
teensy tiny Patti tag!!!!!):


Inside the pretty black envelope were these beautiful doilies - look at the colors...OH MY GOODNESS!  I cannot wait to glue them to something :)


To my online friend, Taunya, a huge thank you!  You are one of the sweetest
bloggers that I've every had the pleasure to visit with, and I'm so grateful
that our paths have crossed!  To all of you out there in Blogland, if you have
never checked out Taunya's blog, you should!  She is so generous, and has such a 
creative mind - I'm inspired each time I go.  

Thanks for letting me share my happy mail with you!

Hugs to all,
Patti J.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Think Snow...

Happy Wednesday!

Today is a Repeat Impressions' Designer's Choice Challenge, at The House that Stamps Built.
Melissa Cash is our talented challenge hostess.
Melissa chose the theme 'Think Snow' for her DCC challenge.
While I'm totally NOT ready to think about snow yet, I do have a lot of fun
creating with it!  Here is what I created:

This card uses Repeat Impressions 'Let it Snow #2006-H', and Repeat Impressions 'Holiday Preparations #2004-L'
To create this card, I made my white A2 card base, and stamped the sentiment.  I then took a Copic BG10 marker and made snow dots everywhere!  The little snowflake in the sentiment was highlighted with the marker as well.  The incredibly fun image was stamped on another piece of white cardstock.  I took a black marker, and brought all of the snowdrift 'lines' all the way out to the edges of the cardstock, colored the image, and yep, more dots!  Then, some glitter was added to the snowflake, some of the dots, and the snowdrift lines.  Fun flock was added to the hat for some additional dimension. After it was finished, I fussy cut around it all, and popped it up on the card base.  Oh, what fun this was to create!  Someone VERY special will be getting this in the mail!

Now, it's time to see what my fellow Rock Stars have been up to, while they've been thinking 'snow'!

Cheri     Deonna     Geri     Joy     Melissa     Karen

While you are checking out their blogs, stop by The House that Stamps Built, and sign up to follow! We have some fun new things in store for 2015 - you won't want to miss a thing!

You can always save money on your purchases at Repeat Impressions - check out my sidebar for details!!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Patti J.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Winner!!!

The Coffee Lovers Blog Hop was so much fu, don't you think?  There were nearly 300 entries!  I'm not the only one that loves my coffee...tee hee!

Okay, drum roll please.........it's time for a winner!

The winner of my coffee project is:

Judy 1223!

Congratulations, Judy!  please email me with your mailing information so I can get this out to you. Thanks for your comment!

Hugs to all and Happy Monday! I'm off to Zumba...

Patti J.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Miss You...

Good morning!

I'm here today with a project for the Die-Versions blog.
Since it's the holiday season, and we are missing our family, this die called out to me.
These word dies are so cool - they nearly fill an A2 card front, lengthwise, 
and look at how much fun you can have with the die, along with mixing and matching patterned papers on a 6 x 6 card!

Die-Versions "Miss You" CutOut Die DV-421

Hope you will stop by the Die-Versions store and do a bit of Christmas shopping (for yourself, of course!  To me...from me is always the best gift, right?)

While you are out and about, be sure to sign up to follow the Die-Versions blog.
Each day, one of the DT members posts an inspirational project to help inspire you to use your dies!

Thanks for stopping by,
Patti J.

Other products used:
Green glitter cardstock
The Paper Studio 'Christmas Basics' Patterned Paper Pad
Perfect Papercrafting Perfect Layers Mini Rulers and Cutting Pad
(see my sidebar to find out how to get a free cutting pad!)

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Fun with Friends Swap Hop

Good morning!

I'm here today with a bit of fun!

A few weeks ago, seven of us decided we would do a Christmas/Winter card swap.
It was so much fun to see the different cards come in, that we decided to take it one step
further, and do a blog hop with our swap cards!

This is just for fun...no prizes, but we hope that you are inspired by something
that you see today!

Here is my (first) swap card:


Once my mailbox began filling with swap cards, I panicked!

This card, which looked so pretty initially, now looked pretty drab and plain, so...............

here is card number two:



I actually used this card for two swaps.

The first attempt was the card with the larger flakes.

I simply could NOT get the ink to dry, so I added some Liquid Pearls to the top of the stamped snowflakes.

Since I was still feeling a bit inadequate (lol...) I tucked a little tag into each envelope.

Anyway, we had a great time!  Hope you will swap cards with us sometime!

Now, you can hop along with us, to see what the other uber-talented folks created!




Thanks for stopping by - have a great day!

Patti J.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hi everyone! 
This is my second post for today.  
Scroll down or click HERE to see my card for Repeat Impressions', The House That Stamps Built.


I am participating in the Coffee Lovers blog hop hosted by the uber-talented Amy Tsuruta!
You will want to check out all the details on Amy's blog.
Lots of fun prizes from 27 Super Sponsors.
Here is my project:

This is the gift tag that will hang on the gift bag below...
The gift bag, for my Coffee Lovers Project!
A gift is not complete without a greeting card, right?  I totally love this sweet image and sentiment from Great Impressions.  It's fun on a card, tag, or gift box, and can be used for coffee, tea, or cocoa gifts. This card is 6" x 6", and so bright and colorful in real life :)
Now.....

what exactly is IN this gift bag?
?
?
?
?
Christmas Morning Latte Scented Wax cubes.....of course!  Yum!
!
!
!
!
A fun Coffee Lovers canvas for your wall...
...
...
...
...


And...last, but not least, COFFEE (Caramel Cream Coffee!!!) and two coffee mugs!

This hop has been a lot of fun to do.
I can't wait until this evening when I can sit down and  hop from blog to blog, to see everyone's wonderful creations!

Now....be sure to
You will find the link-up there, to visit all of the hop participants, and check out the great prizes!

Speaking of prizes......one lucky person to leave a comment on this blog post will receive today's project!
When you comment, please be sure to leave me a way to contact you - email would be great!

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!
Patti J.


Stamps:  Great Impressions #F537S and Great Impressions E777S  (also used some old TAC sentiments on tag.
Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa, Tuxedo Black
Cardstock & Paper:  The Paper Studio Christmas Basics, White CS, Green CS, Red CS, Kraft CS, Black CS
Accessories:  Gold curly ribbon from my stash, Gift Bag, Gifts, Copic Markers


I am entering the card and tag in the challenge at Great Impressions - just use a Great Impressions Stamp!

Repeat Impressions Sketch Challenge

Good morning!

In case I haven't mentioned it before....I love a great sketch challenge!  Today is Sketch Challenge day at The House that Stamps Built.  Here is Wendy Wyman's fun sketch:


Now, being the rebel that I am, I flipped the sketch up on its end!
And...here is what I created using the sketch:

Repeat Impressions 307-D Holly Sprig, Repeat Impressions 2105-I Merry...Happy..., White cardstock, green cardstock, Perfect Papercrafting Perfect Layers Mini Rulers, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Copic Markers, The Paper Studio Christmas Basics DP, Hobby Lobby Corner Rounder Punch.

I hope that you will check out my fellow Rock Stars' blogs, to see what they have made with this great sketch!  Happy hopping!

Cheri     Deonna     Geri     Joy     Melissa     Karen

Check out my sidebar to find out how you can save money on your Repeat Impressions Order!
Happy shopping!

You can also get a free cutting mat from Perfect Papercrafting - check out my sidebar!


Thanks for stopping by,
Patti J.