Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Howdy...

Well, howdy folks!

It is raining and pretty chilly in Missouri.  Guess I can't complain, since I complained about the dry hot days this summer!  Hope it's nice where you are.

I have a meeting to get to, and dinner to cook, so this will be a short post.  I have a couple of very quick and fun cards to show.  A few days ago, I wrote that I was going to Shirley's to stamp (and drink oh, so yummy coffee).  We got out her Amuse stamps, (she's a demo for Amuse) and pretty much exactly cased this card right out of the catalog.  We each made some changes, but the card in the catty was our model.

I'm sorry, I can't recall which color ink we used, but it was brown.  All of the stamps, inks, and cardstock are Amuse products.  We each scored the lower section of our cards (but in different directions!).  There's not much to color on the Amuse images, so I'm thinking they would work well for a mass produced card.

Here is how mine turned out:



Next up is a fun card using the Doodle Pantry Cowboy Birdie.  This is a pre-colored image, and the DP is also pre-colored and from Doodle Pantry.  I think I got the twine at For Keeps Sake in St. Louis last winter - not sure.  If you need cards that are both fun and a fast creation, you should check out the Doodle Pantry Store!


Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Hugs and blessings...
Patti J.

Food for thought: Sometimes life gives us the test before we have time to study the lesson!

35 comments:

Donna said...

Love the manger card, birdie card is adorable!

Mau xx said...

Hi Patti thanks for calling by my lovely friend. I have missed all the action for the past few weeks, but hopefully will get to blog more now.
The weather is so cold here, today has a real winter feel to it.Your cards are beautiful, I love the Manger one, it is so elegant. The birdie one brings my daughter to mind she does Line Dancing big time and this image would really make her smile... xx Take care. Hugs Mau xx

Sue said...

One elegant and one so cute, love them both, Patti.

Hugs
Sue

Audrey Frelx said...

Ditto Sue!!! The first one is very elegant, and the other is just too darn cute! Great coloring on it too!

Lorie said...

Love them both Patti! That Christmas card is great! Your food for thought is SO true, isn't it? *sigh*

Iris said...

It's pretty cold around here, all we need now is snow! Love your first card, simple and amazing!, and the second one is super fun especially with it's lasso pullin' on the sentiment! Great job Patti!

STAMPING SAM said...

Love the first card, so simple and so elegant! And the little Cowboy Birdie is so bright and cute. Each perfect in their own right. BTW, so down...you are retired you know!

Amanda Mertz said...

Great cards Patti! I think your Christmas card might have inspired me to get back to work on my Christmas cards! Great job! TFS!

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

Well I am so impressed sweetie. Both of these are wonderful.Love the elegance of the first, and the cuteness of the second.
Hugs my friend

Betty Benton said...

Your brown and white card with the manager scene is gorgeous -- and the cowboy birdie is adorable! Great cards.

Glenda Atkins said...

Patie the first card is so elegant and it is so perfect for a card celebrating the true meaning of Ghristmas, just love it. The cowboy birdie is just wonderful, a happy and fun card, ever so nice!!

Pat said...

I love the first card, so elegant and the second one is too cute!
Have a lovely day.
Hugs xx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

How could I have possibly been gone long enough to miss all of these creations! I skimmed back a it and all I can say is "WOW"! Hugs......

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Patti!! Both of these creations are awesome!! :) Love the top card with the elegance!! And the second card with the stitching around the tag is just adorable!!! Beautifully done my dear!! Thanks for sharing!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Again I love your food for thought... so true! Love your cards too,the Christmas one is simple elegance! Your howdy card is just as cute as can be!

Kristine said...

aw, very cute! Love the Nestie you used for him and your tag is just awesome!! *Ü*

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Beautiful cards Patti! The Cowboy Birdie is so cute and I love your Christmas card!

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Patti, great cards. Hope you had fun with your friend and that yummy coffee! =) Love that Christmas card - really draws your attention to what Christmas is about! Great job. Love the stitching on the tag with the cowboy birdie. Great creativity girl! Keep it up!
Hugs, Sarah

Lynne in NI said...

Oh these are fab Patti ... I love the simplicity of your gorgeous Christmas card! Glad you had a fun stamping day with your friend. Its brrrr chilly here too, think were due a bit of a freeze tonight - feels like no time since last winter.

Gail said...

beautiful both patti..but my fave is the cas manger one..so elegant..tfs..loves ya

Dawn Frost said...

I LOVE the bright yellow birdie! The blue frame just pops him so nicely!

Joan Ervin said...

Both cards are fabulous, Patti...I love the simple elegance of the Christmas card (love Amuse stamps) and how cute is that sweet little bird!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Both cards are fab! Loving the little birdie. I'm having issues leaving a comment so just going to do it this way - Laurie U

CraftinGranny said...

Great CAS card Patti. Isn't it fun to play with new toys!! The yellow cowboy chick dude is just the cutest image ever and colored so beautifully. How I keep missing your posts is beyond me cause I got you on my side bar. Are you coming to KC for the craftshow this weekend! If so I'll be there Friday from about 10:30 to 4:00. The 2 HFC classes are from 12:30 -3:00. Look me up if you make it. "Hugs"

Bonnie Weiss said...

Love the clean, pure Christmas card, Patti...very simple and very striking. And the little Cowboy Birdie ... well he just makes me smile!

Amy Johnson said...

Your Xmas card is beautiful, and I love your cowboy birdie card! The lasso is such a cute idea

Pat (mspfd) said...

Both cards are fantastic! Love the elegant simplicity of the first and your Cowboy Birdie card rocks -- awesome design!

Carolyn King said...

Beauiful cards!!! Love your coloring on that chick :)

Patti P. said...

Wow, what great cards. Love the simplicity of the Christmas card, I just love that image.
Your blanket stitch and lasso are fabulous. Great work on both of these. Now off to check out Shirley's card.

Angelica said...

Beautiful cards, elegance on the first one and a very adorable image on the second one.

Karen Howard said...

Both your cards are gorgeous! I love the cowboy birdie colored yellow! Hugs, Karen
P.S. I've Christmas Candy on my blog.

Sue from Oregon said...

Your cards are so very different, and very cool too!

Susan Raihala said...

Ohmygosh, that Christmas card is so beautifully elegant! The satin and sheer ribbon works perfectly! The ducky card is just too, too cute!!!!

Kathy W. said...

Great card..love the papers. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon Basel said...

Gosh Patti, I love this adorable card. Especially love that lasso in the birdie's hand - so clever of you! Great card.