Friday, October 21, 2016

Penny Black feature - Fun Fridays with Patti Kehl

Today I am being featured on the Penny Black Blog.  As you read this post you will find that you can win $25.00 in Penny Black product that I am personally giving away - so please be sure to read the entire post to find out how!!.  Today I get to share three "Golden Touches" cards I created for Penny Black's marketing department.  

I started with and A2 card base and then cut a top layer approximately  5 x 4".  I inked my sentiment from 30-383 "Holy Night" in a dark red ink directly to the top panel. Before adding my 51-273 Tall Trees die cut I painted just the tips of the trees with Liquid Leaf paint.  Once it was dry I glued one tree directly to the top panel and popped up the remaining two trees for added dimension.  Finally I popped up the top layer with foam tape and attached it to my card base.  It took longer to explain this process than to actually create this card!  That is one of the things I truly love about Clean and simple cards! they are just so SIMPLE! and... clean : ) 

I have always love the the look of cream and gold together for my holiday decorating. And for a holiday greeting card this combo is beautiful and elegant as well : )  I started with a Cream square card base and then cut a square top panel from the same Cream card stock.  I cut my 51-259 "Oh Holy Night" sentiment and 51-254 "Manger" from the same Cream cs as well. Before gluing these elements directly to the top panel I painted Gold Liquid Leaf to the rim of the Manger die cut. Finally I carefully "dotted" the top panel with some Liquid Leaf paint using the end of a small paint brush.

This is an A2 card base with a top panel cut slightly smaller.  I ran the top portion only of the top panel through my Big Shot using the 51-250 "No Two are Alike" Snowflake cover plate - however I didn't cut the die this time I embossed with it. I love doing this technique because it really expands the uses of your dies. Next I cut 51-021 "Love & Joy" and 51-253 "Happy Holly Days" border.  I embossed the garland border using Versamark and Gold embossing Powder.  I cut this border from water color paper so that I could add a light wash of green on the holly using Zig  Clean color real Brush Pens.  I stamped the "To the World" sentiment from 30-307 Holiday Snippets and added some red rhinestones for the berries.

Thank you for hanging in there with me for this long post. Now let's talk BLOG CANDY!! : ) 

Next week, on Friday October 28th I will be flying to Miami!! woo hoo - but not before posting my final Fun Fridays with Patti Kehl in this series : ) It has really been a pleasure bringing these cards to you!!

Next week I will post a link to each feature post - both my my blog and on Penny Black so that you can be sure you have not missed any opportunity to win my blog candy.

 I am personally giving away a $25.00 in free product from Penny Black - Your choice! !! See all the Details HERE

You have until November 14th, 2016 to make your comments.  This will give everyone plenty of time to make their comments : ) and I will announce the winner here on my blog on Friday November 18th.  

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. But don't forget to leave a comment here on this post as well as on the PB blog today in THIS POST.

Thank you so much for stopping by to share my fun news but mostly, friends! thank you for the kindness and encouragement you ALWAYS show!! It means the world to me - it really does! : )

BIG (((Hugs)))

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Seize The Birthday - Lots of Leaves

Hello Crafty friends! today at Seize The Birthday the Toppings are Lots of Leaves!! As you can see I have lots of leaves on my card and you might have guessed... they are stickers from my stash!! : )

But the best thing about the the challenge at Seize The Birthday this time are the THREE new Design Team members we are honored to have joining our team!! Please be sure to visit STB for a proper introduction!!

We hope you will join in on this festive challenge.  You have two weeks to enter your card in the gallery.  If you like you can use our Toppings Theme "Lot's of Leaves" or, as always, you can do a "Anything Goes ".  Just be sure to keep it a birthday theme!

So many of you are faithfully still commenting on my posts even though I've been seriously MIA!! Thank you so much for hanging in there with me.  I'm finding I have NOT had any time to PLAY!! since arriving home from WI/Minnesota and now getting ready for our trip.  I've been busy helping my husband who is working very hard to be able to get away for our anniversary cruise - not to mention our scarf business and the normal every day stuff PLUS shopping and finding just the right hat! and a slip for that tropical dress my friend found at a garage sale for me and then the packing plans and... giggles! Thank you, as I said, for hanging in there with me I will be back in full swing! even if it is not until after we return mid November.

GREAT BIG INKY (((((Hugs)))))


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Serendipity Stamps October Blog Hop!

The Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop theme this month is Celebrate!! I love to celebrate Thanksgiving more than any of the other holidays so I chose this incredibly pretty wreath to feature my favorite holiday : ) 

I started with a water color paper base and brushed just the faintest color blue on the main card base using my Ziggys.  Next I cut a top panel 4.25 x 4" and stamped "Winter Wear Background" in a light green ink.  I stamped "Autumn Wreath" and embossed it with gold EP - then colored it with my Zigs.  Using the same blue Ziggy wash that I did on my card base I carefully inked around the wreath. I then added a stripe of Gold Washi tape to the right side of the card.  For my sentiment I wanted two different fonts so I used a portion of "Happy Birthday Verticle" and "Thanksgiving 1$ Sale" for the rest of the sentiment.  I mounted the sentiment on a little banner and added two gold nail heads. I popped the top panel up with foam tape : )

Our regular monthly challenge is still going on and there is plenty of time for you to join the fun where the theme is Anything Goes!! Just be sure that you include at least one Serendipity Stamps image (stamp or die) on your design! You have until October 29 to join us at the challenge - you can find it HERE at Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog.

This sweet Pumpkin Border is the Stamp of the Month this month and that means you can get it for 50% off!! So be sure to stop in at the Serendipity Stamp store and start off your shopping spree right! : )

I'll let you get on with the HOP!! Your next stop is the UBER talented and sweeter than pie, Carol Mayne's blog!! but before you go... PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT. One random comment will be selected from the blogs on the hop as winner of a $20 gift certificate for Serendipity Stamps! Who knows it might just be YOU! But you have to leave a comment to enter! You have until midnight US EST on Sunday, October 23 to leave a comment. Mary will announce the winner on her blog on Monday October 24.

Here's the complete blog hop list for your convenience.

Thank you so much for HOPPING by!! : )

Have a wonderful day!


Monday, October 17, 2016

Fun Friday with Patti Kehl...on Monday!?

Hello friends : ) We are back from our loooooong business trip/vacation! and I realize I forgot to schedule my "Fun Friday with Patti Kehl" post! I am so very sorry!! but there is still plenty of time to comment and WIN the $25.00 in your choice of FREE Penny Black product I am offering just for commenting on both my featured post on the Penny Black blog and here on my blog.  See THIS POST for all the details! : ) And thank you for your patience with me : )

40-490 Pine Burst is the image I used for this card.  I started with a Kraft card base that I scored around all sides.  I stamped the Pine Burst directly to my Kraft cs.  Next I took a piece of cut white cs and stamped Pine Burst.  Before attaching it to my card base I cut out the square in the center.  I glued the white cs to the Kraft and  "popped up" the center section with foam tape.   I carefully colored the berries to match my 51-251 Rejoice die.  : )

51-265 Woodland Scene is the die cut for this easy card.  30-384 Rejoice with Joy is the sentiment and Kraft on white makes it so clean and warm doesn't it?  I love the Woodland scene die because it is a two part die.  I chose to cut one layer in white and one in Kraft and without any effort on my part this is a super easy card : )

Click HERE to find the PB post from October 14th where two of my "Getting Krafty"cards were featured. Be sure to leave a comment on that post as well as this post to increase your chances of winning : )

We are so tired! from our WONDERFUL trip we are finding it hard to turn our efforts to the cruise! so much to do before we go but luckily we have about 2 weeks before we fly to Miani : ).  I have several cards to share this week including another "Fun Friday with Patti Kehl" again this coming Friday, 10/21 where Penny Black will be featuring three cards with Golden Touches!! : )

Have a wonderful Monday friends!! I hope to get out visiting and catching up today!!

BIG (((Hugs)))

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Seize The Stickers!

Hello friends!! I'm waving from Wisconsin : ) and I'm having we are wonderful time on our business trip/vacation : )  I have a rare opportunity to be on my husband's computer but I don't have long so I will make this short!

It's a "no topping" challenge at Seize The Birthday for the next two weeks!! Anything Goes - but be sure to keep it a Birthday theme!

I am "sticking" with my stickers : ) and enjoying using up as much of my sticker stash as possible!!

Please join us by entering your "Anything Goes" birthday cards in our gallery and be sure to check out what the rest of the design team has created for this challenge!! : )

I am very sorry to say that I forgot to bring my notes regarding the product I used for this challenge.  I will edit my post to add the products I used when I return home next week. I will tell you that all the owls are "puffy" stickers as is the flower on the last card.  Thank you for your patience : )

Have a wonderful day!


Friday, September 30, 2016

Serendipity Stamps - Anything Goes

Hello crafty friends :) It is October 1st and time for the Serendipity Stamps Challenge!!

With the many fall festivities coming up you won't want to miss out on the 50% off sale on this month's Stamp of The Month!

50% off Stamp Of The Month

For my "Anything Goes" take on this challenge I have chosen to highlight an amazing new die called Snowflake Reverse die!  I just can't wait to share all the ways I have been able to use this beautiful and versatile die!!

Joy die, Reverse Snowflake Reverse die, Jolee's stickers

Snowflake Reeverse die, Jolee's stickers, Chin Up sentiment

You are not going to be able to resist this amazing new Snowflake Reverse die are you!?! : )

Retro Starburst, From me to you sentiment, Jolee's skate sticker

Snowflake Reverse die, Jolee's stickers

Snowflake Reverse die, Jolee's stickers, Thank you sentiment

As you know I have been working hard on my personal challenge to use up my sticker stash!  As I have been using them I have been realizing why I love stickers so much and I won't be a bit surprised if after I use up what I have I begin to buy more again! LOL  The stickers I have used on all of my cards are from a single pack of Jolee's and cost less than $4.00.

That is all for me today.  I hope that you will come join the fun with our "Anything Goes" challenge.  The only rule is that you must use at least one Serendipity Stamps stamp or die on your card : )

This is a scheduled post as my hubbers and I are out of town on a business/vacation visiting family while he makes the big bucks LOL  I hope you are all having a wonderful time!! playing with paper and getting inky! : )

BIG (((Hugs)))

Thursday, September 29, 2016

To Infinity and Beyond or Wisconsin

We are hitting the road at the crack of dawn tomorrow morning! but I wanted to apologize for forgetting to let you know that I am not scheduled on the Penny Black Blog again until Friday, October 14th!

I created this card for my great Nephew, Korbyn,  one of the sweetest little boys you could ever want to meet.  His face lights up a room! and I'm so excited we are going to get to see him when we are "home" visiting Wisconsin!!

I am entering this one in the CASology Challenge where the buzzzzz word (get it?) is CUTE!

I hope you all have a wonderful week! and if I can get access to a computer I will be out and about visiting you as often as I can : )

Have a wonderful day!


MORE stickers from my stash!!