Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wishing you a day of happy moments!

Well, it's Wednesday, and that means a challenge at Repeat Impressions!

This week, we have another great sketch by Wendy.

And here's my card!

I used 'Wild Violets' #1706-I, and the Happy Moments sentiment #8618-E. The image was colored with copics. Hope it inspires you to join us in our challenge!  We can't wait to see your
beautiful creations!

(Used my Perfect Papercrafting Mini Rulers for the beautiful black mats - see sidebar for details!)

Thanks for stopping by,
Patti J.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

An Inspiration

Happy Wednesday!
Hope that your week has gone very well so far.

I'm here today with a post for Repeat Impressions.  Today, Cheri Weston is our challenge hostess for the DCC (Designer's Choice) Challenge.  Her challenge to all of us, is to use black, white, and grey on a project.  Here's what I did:

I used the Small Dragonfly #102, the Inspiration sentiment #8409-E and the Spring Blossoms #1320-M, along with some colored cardstock, ribbon, and some white embossing powder.  Voila - very quick, and very elegant!

Hope you'll join us for the DCC challenge at The House That Stamps Built!
You could be the winner!!!

I am also entering this in the Craft Hoarder's Anonymous Challenge - 'Flowers'!

Thanks for dropping by,
Patti J.

Other supplies used:
Stampin'Up! Decorative Label Punch, Marvy Heat Gun, Stampendous White Embossing Powder, Ribbon from my stash, cardstock.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

AR's Christmas in September Blog Hop

Welcome to the Creation by AR, Christmas in September Blog Hop!
Adela has been busy creating some beautiful templates!
We have three new releases to showcase today!

As always, with an AR hop, there's something to give away!
This month, there will be THREE random commenters chosen from the designers' blogs, 
and from the AR FB page.  How can you win?
Leave comments on each designers' blog and/or the AR FB page.  The more comments you leave, the better chance of being chosen.  Comments will be accepted until Friday, September 12th, at 12:00 noon Eastern time.  Random winners will be announced September 13th on the AR FB Page, and on the AR Website.  Good luck!!!

Let's get started!

First up is the Gingerbread Gift Bag.  Is this cute, or what?  
The possibilities are endless for filling this amazing bag!

Leave it to me to take a squirrely photo!  The wreath is not wonky - it's perfect!  The photograper has captured the back side of the house!  (It's two sided

Next, we have the Starry Tree.  Oh my goodness, this is delightful!
Each of these little trees lift up, and each tree 'base' can be filled with something fun.
I've filled mine with holiday candies.

Last, but certainly not least, is the new Stack a Snowman.
What fun!  Get out those pretty patterned holiday papers, and create some fun
snowman stacks for friends, family, and co-workers!
Again, each of the 'bases' holds something fun.
Completed Stack

This shot shows the hat off, and the little treat container!

This shows the lid off the pink box.  Just realized I left off a glue dot on the pink lid!  OOPS!

This shows the bottom two sections with lids off.

Yummy, right?

You can purchase each template individually, or....
You can purchase the 2014 Winter Bundle, which contains all three!

Thank you for stopping by today!
It's time to hop along to see what my talented teammates have created!
My time has been very limited this month, so if you like my projects, you will be
happy dancing when you see theirs!!!

Here's the hop order:

Lisa E.
Patti J. (that's me!)

Have fun, and good luck!
Patti J.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Wedding Place Cards

Happy Saturday to all...

I've been working on some wedding things for our son's wedding, and
thought I'd share just a bit of the creations.
Like a goofball, I shipped the entire box of pretties,
and did not photograph anything else!
More pics will come in a few weeks - I promise!

Sorry, had to crop off the bottom for privacy of the wedding guest.  Each place card was hand embossed with a Spellbinder die, one by one.  The bride and groom's are a bit larger, as they will be at a table by themselves.

This photo shows the menu's. looking forward to wedding DINNER!!!

And, here are the table numbers.  These will stand on the table in a silver card holder. Sorry about the white background!

We are so excited for these two!  Can't wait to see them speak their vows.
They are getting married at Bass Lake, near Yellowstone, and it should be beautiful
this time of year!

There were also programs, and a few other things - hopefully, I'll have photos soon!

Thanks for stopping by!
Patti J.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Sending Smiles

I'm here with my first post as a 'repeat' Repeat Impressions DT member!
I stepped down from the team a year or so ago, and have missed Wendy and my DT friends.
When Wendy asked me recently to come back for a term, I was excited to do so. is my card, using the Repeat Impressions Sketch #S314!

I've used the sweet 'Moon Angel' #716-G, 'Thinking of You' #1105-E, and 'Sending Smiles' #9106-G

And, here is Wendy's great sketch!

Be sure to give this sketch a try!  Enter your project in the sketch challenge, at the the RI Blog, The House That Stamps Built, for a chance to win some great RI stamps!

Other supplies used, were some Colorbok cardstock, some bling from my stash, Copic Markers, and, of course, my Perfect Papercrafting Mini Rulers for the beautiful borders!  See my sidebar for details.

Thanks for stopping by,

Patti J.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Pretty Wings...

Happy Tuesday, and Happy September!
Can you believe that August is gone?  

It's my day to post for Die-Versions, and I've chosen to once again showcase this beautiful die.
I love the delicate lines, and couldn't resist embellishing the body with a few pearls.
It's such an elegant die, that it needs an elegant embellishment, right?

Die-Versions "Pretty Wings" Whispers DVW-383

The butterfly is die cut from the same patterned paper as the border - doesn't it
look pretty, and vintage?

Hope your week is off to a great start!
Thanks for stopping by today.  We hope that you'll follow the Die-Versions Blog
for lots of daily inspiration from the talented design team.  Shopping at the
Die-Versions store is great fun, as well!

I'll leave you with a question...what is one word that you'd like to see in a die?
Something new, that's not been thought of yet?
Can't wait to hear your words!!!

Hugs and smiles,
Patti J.

Other supplies used:
Kraft Cardstock
Our Daily Bread Designs Patterned Paper 'Blushing Rose' Collection
Our Daily Bread Designs 'Flourished Verses' Stamps
Brown Versafine Ink
Kaiser Craft Pearls
Perfect Papercrafting Perfect Layers Mini Rulers (See my sidebar for details)

Monday, September 1, 2014

A Unique Blog Hop

Good morning!
Happy Monday.  Happy September (yikes!). Happy Labor Day!

Today's post is a bit different.  I was recently asked to join in 'A Unique Blog Hop', by my uber-talented friend, Shirley Hotop.  I thought it sounded like fun - I get to share a bit about me, and introduce you to a few creative friends (keep reading)!

1. What am I working on?
I'm not sure where to even begin!  I just finished a set of Baby Shower favors that you can see here. As soon as the sea of PINK left for the shower, I began working on place cards, menus, programs, and much more, for our son's upcoming wedding.  I neglected to take photos of all the wedding items, so be sure to check back later in the month if you'd like to take a peek!  Here is a photo of a 'Card Box' that we made them.  

The lumber is from a barn that's been in my husband's family since 1958. The barn wood actually dates back to the 1800's, so it's quite a sentimental piece of wood.  DH and I designed it, a friend of ours built it, and I wrapped it in miles of burlap - thanks to my friend,, Cheryl Gammon - she is a 'rolled rose' expert, and so very generous!  Not only did she share actual finished products, but she shared her 'rosy' secrets! I'm learning!  Other than that, I worked fast and furious to get some DT project finished this past month.

2. My Style? What inspires me?
I'm not sure I have a 'style'.  While I am drawn to images that I can color, I also enjoy working with silhouettes, and one color stamping.  I absolutely LOVE trying out a new technique! On any given day, you might find cut, elegant, CAS, or multiple layers. I like both stamps and digi images. My inspiration comes from many sources - I love a good sketch!  What a great starting point for a card.  Pinterest is inspiration heaven, and I can spend endless hours there. I am always surprised, how I can choose something that inspires me, and set out to CASE it, but my projects look totally different!
Other bloggers are another place I go for inspiration. The ideas, techniques, and styles are endless!  I've been known to purchase something while shopping, simply because the packaging inspires me!

3. Where did it all start?
In 2001, I took a workshop locally, from a very nice lady, who was a TAC Angel, and had OODLES of fun supplies, inks, and ideas.  A few months later, I had a nice box of my own supplies. It seemed that I'd barely blinked, and I suddenly went from a plastic tub, to a desk, to an entire crafty area! Not only was a wonderful hobby born, but a wonderful friendship, as well. You see, my workshop instructor was my friend, Shirley!  13 years later, we are besties, and continually teach each other new things!

4. How does your creative process work?
Yikes!  Am I supposed to have a creative process? Seriously?  
First, I find some great music to creat by. Sometimes it's a rocking choice, with a fun and fast beat, other times I enjoy Christian contemporary, and sometimes I like soft instrumental - depends on what mood I wake up in!  Then....I choose a purpose.  What do I need a card for?  Then I check my DT calendars to see if I can 'kill two birds with one stone'.  If I need a thinking of you card, and one of my DT projects calls for certain stamps/colors/sketch, that's my jump-off point.  I'm a Chemo Card Angel, so you will see a lot of generic card sentiments on my posts. Things like, hello, thinking of you, have a good day, etc.  I guess I really don't have a creative process.  At my age, I can sit down to create, see a squirrel in the yard, and become so distracted that I don't create at all...tee hee!

Are you snoring yet?

I'd love for you to drop by and leave Shirley a bit of love.

Now, as part of this Unique Blog Hop, I'd like to introduce you to two fellow stampers that I've asked to join in on this fun-ness! 

Cheri Weston is one of the sweetest, and most talented ladies you will ever run across in this blogland that we live in!  Her blog is always a fun and inspirational place to visit.  She will be posting her Unique Post on Monday, September 15th - be sure to check it out!

Regina Cooper is another oh, so talented (and super sweet) blogging friend!  When Regina was living in St. Louis, we actually got to meet and create together!  Due to family commitments, Regina can't post until Monday, September 21st.  Please be sure to drop by her blog and leave some hugs!

I want to thank Shirley for thinking of me, and including me in this hop!

Thanks for dropping by today,
Patti J.