Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Simplicity Sister Time!





Hello friends it is my turn to share a CAS design on Penny Black's Simplicity at it's best blog!!


I hope you will have some time to pop in see my whole card.

Have a great day!


BIG (((HUGS)))








Friday, January 11, 2019

It is a Fun Friday with PB for J!

PB and J stands for Penny Black and Jill Foster!! the cute title for Jill's card classes.  See her latest one HERE on YouTube.

Jill has the sweetest voice that goes perfectly with her sweet personality! I have the honor of calling her friend.  Please join me in wishing the happiest of birthdays to the most amazing - hard working - friendliest card maker I know!!



Jill's birthday was actually yesterday but I wanted to be sure she received her card before seeing it here on my blog. : )







You may recognize this card from my November 6th Simplicity Sister post HERE.  In keeping with the theme for the Inkspirational Challenge I have CASED myself!



There is still time to join the challenge at Inkspirational! I hope to see you in the gallery : )

Happy Birthday Jillybean! I love you!!



BIG (((HUGS)))








Wednesday, January 9, 2019

CAS Stencil Challenge

Hello friends : )

I am here with a card for Loll's first ever CAS Stencil Challenge!! Check out all the details of this fun new challenge HERE



I created a rectangle stencil from velum paper and sponged turquoise ink before adding some stenciled snowflakes.  Then, using some 1/6 " Post It tape (correction tape) I masked off a little border around the original rectangle.  Finally I stamped my sentiment! : ) Easy Peasy and ready to pop in the mail!!




Please join me in the gallery at the new CAS Stencil Challenge as well as at the, always fun, CASology challenge blog where the theme is "Frozen"!!



BIG (((HUGS)))








Friday, January 4, 2019

Sorry this is so late!

Happy New Year friends!! : )  I have been seriously MIA lately and have not gotten around to your blogs in a long time! I plan to rectify that today but before I go here are a few cards that I made for Mary at Serendipity Stamps.



Mary challenged me to come up with a few designs new moms or newlyweds might use for belated "Thank You" cards.











OH baby!! I thought this turned out cute : )  and could be used for any "Sorry this is late" kind of card...










Here is a card I colored with Copic markers.  I know Copic markers have been around from a long time but this is old dog has tried them for the first time!!


I have even taken Sandy Allnock's Copic Jumpstart class (which I recommend ).  You'll be seeing a lot more cards using Copic markers from me as I am LOVING!! the incredible bold bright colors I'm achieving when I use them : )

It might be a sweet touch for a new bride to make a card like this using colored card stock and markers in her wedding colors.














Thanks a bunch for stopping by today! I hope this new year is off to a wonderful start for you and your family.

Please visit Mary's all new Etsy shop HERE and her on-line store HERE : ) and when you visit tell her I said hello!! : )

BIG (((HUGS)))






Supplies by Serendipity Stamps:
Sorry this is so late! stamp
Butterfly Garden stamp
Baby Bootie and Bow dies
Baby Bootie solid die
Baby die
Tulip Vase


Other supplies:
Polka Dot stencil for the first card by Penny Black
"o" for the Oh baby card was cut using Spellbinders Nestabilities
Frames for the last two cards cut using Spellbinders Nestabilities

Friday, December 28, 2018

Waddle in and join me for Fun Friday with Patti & Penny

Keeping it Simple! today both here and at the Penny Black Primary Blog.



How ya feeling? have you had enough fudge?! (like there could ever be enough fudge!) Well fudge or no fudge I'm happy and blessed that you are here because YOU make MY heart happy!! : )

I'm sure by now you have seen the "Happy Heart Day" collection by Penny Black but just in case you missed it you can see the entire collection HERE.

On this Fun, after Christmas, Friday I wanna share three super simple cards that are sure to make happy hearts of those who receive them : )


I think you will agree that this card is pretty straight forward and needs no explanation but allow me to point out that the train is attached using foam tape for some sweet dimension.  Easy peasy to create using the following supplies: Love Train #51-487, Stitched XOXO #51-486 and Happy Hugs #30-524.


My next card was fun for me as it was inspired by a memory of a heart shaped box of candy. When I was in the second grade my father came home with a very large heart shaped box of candy for my mother and taped to the top of the box were five little boxes of "Conversation Hearts" candy for each of his five daughters.  : )





I masked off a rectangle in the center of the red card stock and sponged some red ink on to it.  I stamped my sentiment from "Kisses & Wishes" #30-528 in black ink and attached it to my white card base. Then I cut the largest heart shaped balloon from "Heart Balloons" #51-493 and glued down a portion of the die cut from "Floral Half" #51-445 over the balloon.  My string was created from the "Love and Miss You" #51-494 die.

I will be sending this card to my Dad for Valentines Day.  I doubt he'll remember that day but I know I will never forget it. : )




Speaking of inspiration... look at this adorable little Havanese puppy my sister just got.  Her name is Sophie, she weighs just 4.3 pounds and she has stolen our hearts!!





I'm pretty sure Sophie was not the model for Penny Black's newest little puppy but they are equally as cute and capable of stealing my heart!

"Key To My Heart" #30-523, "Stitched XOXO" #51-486, "Happy Hugs" #30-524 and "Key Cut out" #51-495 were all used to create this happy card.  These and the entire happy Heart Day product release can be purchased at the Penny Black Store HERE.

I hope you had a wonderful celebration with your friends and family.  Thanks a bunch for stopping by and enjoy your weekend my friends!


BIG (((HUGS)))








Friday, December 21, 2018

Fun Friday with Patti & Penny

I'm excited today because it is not only a Fun Friday here at stationery Styles... 
but I  am being featured on Penny Black's primary blog today as well : )  (Insert busting buttons here)


I am back again with a Fun Friday post but this time I will showcase a few cards I created using products from the all new Happy Heart Day collection!!

You can see the entire new release in the Penny Black catalog HERE.



The amazing thing about CAS cards is that they are often quick and easy. For this 5" square card I started out with the snowflakes die - cut from red cs - topped with a white panel.  I  stamped the Love stamp : ) colored it with my pencils and highlighted the sweet bear using a gray marker.  Doesn't get much easier than that : )



Isn't this bear cute? I'm guessing Blogland is going to see this darling little fur baby perched on all sorts of places.  For my part I sat him on one of the dies from "Which Way to Love" #51-490 but let me start at the beginning:  Hot pink card A2 base, white panel cut to 5.25" x 4", masked off about half way down and sponged with pink dye ink.  Next I cut some white card stock approximately 2.5" x 2.25" then sponged hearts on to three sides of this piece using the negative of the 4th largest die in the "Lovely Border" # 51-484 die.  All that remained was to cut and color the sweet bear from Key to My Heart using #30-523 and "Key... Cut out" #51-495.  The sentiment is from "Words Sweet" #30-525.



Another quick and easy one....  Hot pink A2 card base, white panel cut to 5.5" x 3.75".  Die cut from "Key... Cut out #51-495 cut from light pink, hot pink and black card stock.  Valentine sentiment from "So Much Love" #30-526.

Wanna shop? here is a link to the Penny Black store.

It is hard to believe that by this time next week Christmas will be over... we'll all be on diets! and we will be counting the days to a bran new year!! I hope your last minute activities are filled with happiness and fudge fun - but most of all I hope they are filled with love and joy.

BIG (((HUGS)))








Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Simplicity Sister Time!




It is my turn to share a CAS card on Penny Black's "Simplicity at it's best" blog.



I have been sharing so many "Sneak peeks" lately I feel almost guilty to bring you here for yet another one but if you would pretty please indulge me once again and head over to the Simplicity blog I don't think you will be disappointed and here is why....  naturally, as card makers we like the cards we create but once in a while we LOVE a card we've made.... this is one of those cards for me.




I hope you have been having fun at the Blog Hop. If you missed the announcement in...
 ...don't worry because there is still time to join the hop for inspiration and a chance to win prizes!!

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a heart happy day!! : )

BIG (((HUGS)))