Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Creations by AR Blog Hop!

Good morning everyone!

So happy that you stopped by today.  You are in for a real treat!  Today is my first post as member of the Creations by AR Design Team, and we are having a Valentine's 3-D Hop! The AR girls all have wonderful projects for you to see.  Each designer will be giving away BOTH of the new release templates, so be sure to leave a comment on each post, for a better chance to win!

Winners will be announced on each designer's blog on Thursday, January 19th, so be sure to check back then!

....good luck!

I have creations to share today, using both of the new release templates.  First up is the Shadowbox Frame Set.  Oh my goodness - what fun this was!  I used Kraft CS, and some fun DP from My Minds Eye, a few embellishments, and a photo of DD and her fiance.  This darling little frame came together so quickly!

Can't you imagine this frame with balloons and a birthday photo, or seashells, or Christmas pretties???

If you have questions, feel free to ask away - I'm going to try to keep this post short!


 Next up is the Surprise Purse.  This template made me smile out loud when I finished it.  All of the DP is from Amuse.  We've all seen these darling little purse patterns.  But have you seen one that does this:




I chose to fill my little purse with a fancy candy for Valentine's Day.  However, can't you just imagine putting a note inside, or a gift card?  This would make the ca-utest shower favors!!!

Guess what - I have NO cutting machine!  It's me and my sharp scissors.  If you have a cutting machine, I can't even imagine how quickly you could work with Adela's fabulous templates!

Here are the blogs to visit:


Adela Rossol:   http://cbyar.blogspot.com/
Lisa Somerville:   http://www.lisasomerville.com/

If you create with these templates, please let us know - we'd love to see YOUR beautiful projects!!!

Have fun hopping!

Thanks for stopping by,

Patti J.

99 comments:

viki said...

Xcelent,I could not do that without my cutter.(all thumbs)....Luv the pearl flourish.

The Other Patti Sue said...

OMGosh! Love the frame... wonderful gift! Your little purse is to die for!

Olga said...

no cutting machine????? How in the world do you live? I have 2 LOL, I love both of these but the first is my favorite. It's priceless!!!!

G-ma said...

Looking at the Shadow Frame ....possibilities for displaying my granddaughter's family or other family memebers...in other words make several up for gifts for birthdays, weddings, or Christmas. Endless possibilities....thank you for the inspiration.

Heather said...

What a beautiful and romantic looking shadow box. LOVE the flowers.
Your chocolate filled purse is ADORABLE!!! and I too cut all of my things by hand... so I know all the extra time and work you put into these gorgeous projects. Thanks for the inspiration.

Betty Benton said...

Terrific projects! No cutting machine here either! Maybe Olga should get new ones and send her first two to us!

Beate said...

Patti, your projects are wonderful! Your frame is just precious and that purse with chocolate inside super sweet.
Hugs and smiles

MarianneT said...

Love the heart photo inside the heart frame. You did a nice job with the love and the oxoxos.
Good idea to put in a chocolate square. Everyone should have one of those in their purse.
I'm thinking teabags too.
What fun!

Carmen said...

Patty great job on your first project as the design team! Love to know that you are using scissors... I just got my ecraft but nice to know it is possible.
Beautiful

Vidette said...

The papers you used are really pretty. You did a fantastic job with just scissors.

csparky61 said...

I love the red, white and black on the purse...and every little girl would love to receive this with a Valentin treat.

Else49 said...

Wow Patti J. you did all this by cutting it out by hand. Fantastic. Again I love your take on the templates.

Gloria Sauve said...

Both of your projects are really lovely! I love the combination of modern and vintage. Well done!! :o)

Jess said...

Patty your projects are fantastic! absolutelly beautiful

Ellis said...

Beautiful frame and lovely papers! The purse is gorgeous and I haven't eaten that kind of chocolate in over 10 year, yummy! =)
Hugs, Elenor

LORRAINE p said...

Thanks for pointing out that these can be created with scissors.

Karla HdezA said...

Me encantan los colores y todos los detalles!!!

Elaine said...

Fabulous projects, love all the details on the shadow box frame, that is a fabulous template. The purse, chocolate is the next best thing!

Marionment said...

I love your frame and purse. The colors are a perfect combination.

Lorie said...

wow, girlfriend...you are amazing! I love both of your projects! Does AR have a sucker template?

Loopylou. said...

Patti these are just fabulous and all done by hand makes them even more special hun, I love the dp's on the heart frame box, they are gorgeous
hugs Lou xxx

Cyndie said...

Wonderful work! Love the purse, reminds me of those Brighton handbags! LOL!
Cyndie

Iris said...

Love the dimension on the frame and the fun colors on the purse! Amazing!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Oh I am in love! you know how I love cutting and folds and making boxes.
Both of your projects are wonderful, and love the chocolate surprise-my kind of purse!
Hugs my friend

Karlene Hansen said...

Super cute, love the purse.........

lisa808 said...

Your shadow box is so beautifully embellished. Great idea to put a chocolate in the surprise purse.

Mandy said...

hi Patti, it's so lovely to have you join us on the team. Both your creations are adorable.

xx

Jill said...

Oh how very pretty love the flowers and stick pins used on your shadow box---the purse very nice!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Love how you embellished the Shadow Box frame!

La Miscelanea said...

Great projects !!! I love the purse.

Cardcrafter said...

Lovely surprise purse! I can't believe you did all this with scissors! Thanks for your beautiful creations!

Lynn Mercurio said...

WOW, Patti these projects are FABULOUS! Sometimes working with scissors is so much quicker than a machine.

Thanks for your comments on my project today...and NO - my dining room does NOT look like my inspiration picture. LOL - you're too funny!

Have a great day!

Kim160 said...

These are just beautiful. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

Teresa said...

Love your shadow frame...the paper you used are perfect! Hugs, Teresa

richardbreaks said...

These are great projects, Patti! I wish I had the ability to do what you do with scissors!

Kelly said...

I really like your frame project, the x's & o's paper is perfect! Thanks so much for the awesome chance to win these templates!!!

Denise Bryant said...

Great job on the templates! I love the shadow box frame and the purse! Great presentation for the chocolate candy in the purse!
DeniseB

Rosemary said...

they both look great!!

Marlou McAlees said...

Stunning work!!! thank you for sharing your projects :) x

Hushgirl said...

What a great idea to put a candy in the purse!

Jamie said...

wow super cute projects, great job

Hushgirl said...

(I don't think my comment published, sorry if this is a duplicate)
I really like how you put a candy in the purse, great idea!

Vee said...

Oh Hi Patti, Glad to see your comments are back up and running now. As I said before these are just stunning. Am loving the rose you used, Hugs Vee xx

Lynn said...

The surprise purse looks like a really fun gift and love the decorations on the shadow box :)

Susie said...

Both of these are wonderful. I'd love to win the templates!

Amanda Mertz said...

Totally cute Patti! Love the little purse. The possibilities are endless what you could tuck in there! TFS! Hope you are well!

Cheryl Bux said...

More great ideas - Tfs!

Rush'd Lady said...

The little purse would be so cute for a teaparty favor! :)

karen said...

The chocolate in the purse is just adorable! So very cute.

Karen

Tarnished Rose said...

I love the paper you chose for the frame and the beautiful roses in the corner. The purse is just wonderful!

Smiles~
Marilyn

Axes DesigNs said...

Hi Patty.. Welcome to the AR Team!!! your projects are so pretty!!!!

Jacqui (JayP) said...

Great projects! I don't have a cutting machine either, wish my cutting was as good as yours, mine all come out wonky. :)
Love the little purse, especially with the chocolate. :)

Orlie said...

This will work great for Valentines day. All one had to do is change out the color and off you go again.

MARISELA said...

Es estupendo lo que ud logra con sólo sus tijeras!!! Me encanta su cuadro y la dulce sorpresa de la cartera.
Es ud una artista

Diana said...

Your projects are wonderful. Love that idea to put chocolate into that purse for a surprise.

Glittered Paws said...

Love your projects - especially the cute purse and the AMuse papers worked up very nicely. I can't wait to see it IRL.

Lizet Luna said...

Wow, me gusta mucho el cuadrito la decoración con las florecitas esta maravilloso!

Theresa said...

I love the colors you used for the suprise purse!

Theresa said...

I love the colors you picked for the suprise purse!

Lizet Luna said...

Precioso proyecto, me encantaron las flores que usaste para decorar el cuadro!!!!

Tami Black said...

Beautiful frame for an engagement picture and I love the papers you used for the purse template. I cannot believe you don't have a cutting tool -- GET ONE! If your stuff looks this fabulous without it, can you even imagine how much more you will be able to create with the tools that make papercrafting easier? You rock!

Donna Huisinga said...

Love the purse and the colors especially. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle VanWiggeren said...

Such wonderful projects! TFS!!

cjgusloff57 said...

Sweet frame and the purse is very cute also! Lots of possibilities! Thanks for sharing.

Yvonne said...

Love the frame, and who doesn't like getting chocolate.

Lisa R. said...

Wow, love the frame! Great job with these templates. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Love both of your projects. The purse is my favorite. Thanks for sharing with us.
Donna B

Kelly said...

Cute! Cute! Cute! So many possibilities for both templates!

Sue from Oregon said...

Great projects Patti! You rocked the release girl!!! I am tickled to have you on the team...now I am not the newbie member on the team LOL!

Sue D said...

Great projects--I like the paper you used for the purse.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Juliana T said...

gorgeous projects! and really good cutting by hand!

Mary Roberson said...

Very creative use of these templates. I enjoyed looking at your projects for inspiration.

Terri said...

Great job on both of them. Way to go for cutting them by hand.

hwscutie said...

You are awesome! I think the chocolate inside the purse is a great idea!

Glenda Atkins said...

Two very impressive projects, don't know which I like better:0) Wow!

Bandon, Oregon said...

I want to find Chocolate in my Purse!!!! Very sweet way to display a beautiful picture....

Thanks for sharing and letting us know... you sure don't need a cutting machine to make these projects....

Faith

luvthatstampin said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one without a cutting machine, haha. Love your ideas!

Adela said...

Oh Patti! I'm so happy you've joined AR! Both projects are lovely -- your DDs picture is perfect for the frame and I love how you used the purse. Thanks for sharing and big hugs to you!

Amydeanne said...

wow! how cool, i love the shadow box especially and that purse is so pretty!

theCraftyDiva Qadirah Gomez said...

You did a phenomenal job with just scissors. You are amazing and your talent shows through in your creations.. Thanks so much.

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh my! these couldn't be sweeter! LOVE them BOTH! xxD

g said...

Fabulous ideas! Like you,I don't own a cutting machine and do all cutting by hand!

Nikki Schmaltz said...

I just had to pop in and say CONGRATS on being on the team! Miss checking your blog and miss stamping. Maybe in the near future I will be "back." Beautiful stuff. I love AR creations. Take care sweet friend!

Melanie said...

Fabulous, Patti! The frame is gorgeous and that black and red purse is stinkin' adorable!

Audrey Frelx said...

OMG, I love-love the frame -- but I really, really love that purse!!! I was not expecting to see it open that way!!! Fab!!!

Congrats on your first and "special" day!!!

Sherri said...

I like how you stamped on the inside of your "purse"!

Kathy said...

I love the little purse, What a great way to give a treat and say thank you. Congrats on the new team. Love your blog.

Mary Roberson said...

Perfect projects for Valentine's Day!
Thanks for sharing them with us, I need all the inspiration I can get...

Nana said...

Gracias por compartir tus proyectos, son hermosos y muy sobrios.

pam dement said...

so thrilled to be able to say that this wonderful beautiful talented and gifted woman is my sister whom I love with all my heart.

Susan Joyce said...

Fantastic! Love your Valentine version and your teabag holder.

Brenda Lee said...

Such sweet projects.

ddlady said...

Love the heart within a heart on your shadow box. Also the papers you chose and the embellishments. The chocolate goodie for the purse is a nice present and I love the color combination you chose for the purse. Beautiful job on both!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow pattie! these are absolutely gorgeous! that heart is stunning and that purse is totally awesome.

yep. you need a haircut - LOL. but you're still BEEEEEEEEEE UTIFUL!!!!
that's about how long mine in now - ugh!

hugs :)

Sheila said...

Love both projects.

Auntie Em said...

Both of your projects are gorgeous! The shadow box frame is so romantic but you are so right it could easily be adapted to suit any occasion.
The little purse is just adorable. I love that you did both with out a die cut. That is awesome!
Thanks for sharing! :)

LeAnne said...

This is aDORable! What great paper for such a pretty little treat! Thanks for stopping by my blog, too!

Pam Sparks said...

Awesome creating Patti! Beautiful design work!

Mau xx said...

Beautiful, I especially love the frame Patti, You have been busy and lots of work to do by hand xxxxx