Monday, November 19, 2018

On the Move and a CAS Birthday

Today is my BIL, John's birthday : ) and I created this card for him.  It is kind of hard to make masculine cards... at least it is for me.  I'm good with pink and flowery but when it comes time to "guy cards" I go blank.  When I saw this image in  Penny Black's new Welcome Winter release I thought it would be a perfect image for a birthday card or even a Sympathy card.... not that John's birthday is synonymous with sorrow! giggles!

I want to enter my card in the AAA Cards challenge where the challenge is "On the Move"  I also want to join my old friends and team mates at Seize The Birthday for the CAS birthday card challenge going on over there right now.  I hope you'll join me in the gallery at these two great challenge blogs!!

In honor of my BIL I invite you to eat some cake! and do something you LOVE today!! Happy Birthday John and please give my kid sister a BIG hug : )

All the supplies for my card today are by Penny Black:
Winter Days #30-517
Gratitude #30-105

BIG (((HUGS)))

Friday, November 16, 2018

Fun Friday with Patti & Penny

Hello friends : )

Who could dread winter when it is associated with little darlings like these? : )

I did some masking and polka dotting for my cards today.  On the first card I stamped my sweet polar bear and then covered him up with a mask.  Next I masked off a center section with some Post It™ tape (love that stuff!) then I sponged some blue dye ink around the perimeter of the opening before sponging over my stencil to make polka dots appear.   I pulled off all the masks and stamped my sentiment in the same ink I used to sponge with.  I did some real pale highlights on the bear and then wrapped him in a robe of Wink of Stella from head to toe!

For my second card I masked off a section on the left side of the card and lightly sponged some pink and LIME green (not yellow like it looks in the picture).  Then I stamped my fun scene and colored it ever so lightly.  Wink of Stella made it's way to this card as well. *wink* Then as if to wrap up my card like a present I glued on two narrow strips of card stock, added a bow and a snowflake and put it in the Christmas card pile! : )

I am making good progress on my cards this year but still have oh so many more to make! How is your Christmas card making task coming along?

Both of these cards were created with an adorable stamp set called "Christmas Bunch" from Penny Black's new Welcome Winter 2018 release.  Check out the entire new release HERE.

That is it for me today.  I am going to set my card making aside for a few days and focus on a watercolor painting I've been working on for a couple of weeks.  I am painting a sprig of Cherry Blossoms for a friend's December wedding gift.  It is coming along nicely but I'm struggling with finding the right mix of color for the leaves.  They are a reddish orange color and I can't seem to find it in my pallet no matter what combination of colors I mix.  I will share a picture of it when I finish it. : )

Have a great weekend!

BIG (((HUGS)))

All supplies by Penny Black:
Christmas Bunch #30-520
A Blizzard #51-268
Dotlets Stencil #25-007

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Time Out has never looked so good!

Have you seen the new look Time Out Challenges is sporting? Check them out they are even more FABULOUS! than ever!!

I hope you are doing well and enjoying lots of time in your crafty space.  I have been making cards like a madwoman! LOL if you saw my crafty space you would think a bomb went off!  Hopefully today I will get everything tucked back in it's place and then begin again.

Whatever you are doing I hope you are warm and happy! : ) and I hope you will take time out to join me in the gallery at Time Out Challenges.

BIG (((HUGS)))

Sizzix Embossing Folder from Stampin' Up
Inspired: Jesus die by Papertrey Ink
Inspired: Jesus stamp set by Papertrey Ink
Holly by Quickutz (retired)

Monday, November 12, 2018

Inspired by Michele!

Hello friends : ) I am popping in tonight to share a card I created for the Inspired by.... challenge.  I have to admit it though... it was really Michele's amazing card that you can see HERE that was the clincher!! : )  Please join me in the gallery at "Inspired By...."

All the supplies I used are by Penny Black and most of them are from PB's newest release, "Welcome Winter 2018".  You can check out the entire new release HERE : )

Elegant Stitching #51-440
Winter Roof #51-475
Holiday Hello #51-460
Smile All Season #30-516

BIG (((HUGS)))

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Freshly Ironed Shirt

Hello friends : ) Today I want to share a card I created inspired by the  Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I needed a thank you card for my BFF's Mom who recently sent me some new shirts!! This mom is so sweet.  She often sends a little gift assortment to my BFF and almost always includes something for me.  It is cool stuff like multi colored shower caps or little jackets for your lemon wedges or my favorite toothpaste! It's wild!! I guess she just shops for bargains and then passes them along.  Well, when my friend returned from spending several weeks with her Mom she brought me several bran new shirts that her Mom had been collecting for me!!  : )

Here is the Thank You card I will be sending her : ) and the card I will be entering in the FMS challenge. Perhaps you will join me in the gallery too!

Thanks a bunch for stopping by!! Have a wonderful day.

BIG (((HUGS)))

Stitched Mats: Circles by Lil' Inker Designs
Shirt die by Quickutz - retired
Petite Places:School by Papertrey Ink

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Fun Friday with Patti and Penny Black

Fun Friday with Patti and Penny

Welcome to my weekly post where I get to share some beautiful new products from Penny Black's newest release "Welcome Winter 2018

This week I wanted to showcase the versatility of the snowy scene in the "Winter Days" stamp set.  Each year I make between 35 and 55 Christmas cards so I try to design cards that are not terribly time consuming.  The cards I will share with you today were incredibly fast and easy to make.

For my first card I began by masking the card face with 1" Post It Tape™.  I sponged a light dusting of pink ink on the upper portion and the same light dusting in blue on the lower portion of the opening.
Next I expanded my mask a little on three sides but left the 1" mask on the lower portion in tact before I stamped the snowy scene in black ink.  I removed all the masking and added my sentiment and beautiful die cut deer.  It might have taken me me longer to write up how I created the card than it took to make it! : )

My second card was even easier to make.  I stamped the entire snowy scene using Versafine, Smokey Gray, ink.  Then I stamped my sentiment in a dark red.  Done!! : )

Another perfect fit for this image is for a Sympathy Card.  Unfortunately winter time is a time we seem to need more of these kinds of cards.  I love how this card turned out.  I added a shimmer to the falling snow and the snow on the ground using Wink of Stella. It is elegant while being respectful.

With only a few minor adjustments this card would also work as a Christmas card or a masculine winter birthday card.

That is it for another Fun Friday post : ) I hope you enjoy your weekend.  Any fun plans?? I'm planning some time in my craft room.  I have agreed to make 20 Christmas Cards for my step Mother for a gift my sisters and I are cooking up.  Penny Black's  "Welcome Winter" release. couldn't have come out at a better time for me!    

Whatever it is you get to do this weekend I hope you will be smiling as you do it!!

BIG (((HUGS)))

All supplies by Penny Black:

Card #1
Winter Days #30-517
Smile all Season #30-516
Hello Holiday #51-460

Card #2
Winter Days #30-517
Smile All Season #30-516

Winter Days #30-517
Snippets #30-283
Ribbon Stackers #51-409

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Simplicity Sister Time!

Hello Friends : ) I'm here with a snippet of a card to tease you with because it is my turn to share a card on Penny Black's SIMPLICITY at it's best blog.

You'll be twice as inspired when you visit the SIMPLICITY blog because this month I am joined by my "sister" Marion Vaag who will wow you with her beautiful!! layered card.

We hope you'll join us! : )

BIG (((HUGS)))