Thursday, June 23, 2016

Take a TIME OUT! and meet Leigh Penner : )



Hello friends : ) I am here today with a card to encourage you to play along with us at TIME OUT Challenges where there is still plenty of time to join the fabulous cards already filling the gallery. The challenge:


Masculine with an optional twist of Mixed Media



STAMPplorations is our sponsor offering a $10.00 prize!! I have been honored to be a guest with this terrific challenge blog along side some of the most amazing talent in Blogland!! I hope you will join the fun.

Mixed Media is defined as Stamps and ink plus 2 other elements that add texture and/or dimension. 

While I would not really categorize my card as mixed media it technically has all the elements of this description.  I really love this pretty deer in the winter woods die.  I hate to say it but I have no idea who made this die.  I wish the companies would etch their name and model number into the die somehow because once the packaging is gone..... For some time now I have been cataloging my purchases but this was "pre-brilliant idea".  If anyone knows where this die is from please leave me a note in the comment and I will edit my post : ) 

Now are you ready!?! to hear what I got to do yesterday!? I got to meet Leigh Penner of To the Full blog and her three remarkable children!!  They were passing through South Dakota on their amazing vacation and took some time to meet me!  We enjoyed lunch together and a hike around Sylvan Lake!






Leigh and her children got to climb all over the largest rock here to see if they could find "The Eagle" from National Treasure.  The TREASURE was found under the large rock formation in the foreground in the movie.  I sat on the bench and watched LOL



There were lots of pictures taken but I regretted to find when I got home none of Leigh with her children made it to my camera! : ( Still, here is a tiny glimpse of the very lovely Sage getting a picture of her Mom and I.  Many of you will remember Leigh has posted some pretty spectacular cards that Sage has made in the past!! I sure hope Sage will get back to posting her card creations soon : ) 

Thank you for stopping by.  Please don't forget to join the fun at TIME OUT challenges.  And in the UNLIKELY event that you have never seen Leigh's beautiful blog check out To The Full soon.  Hopefully Leigh will share some of the adventure she and her family had on their vacation.

BIG (((Hugs)))
Patti



27 comments:

Marybeth said...

What a stunning card, Patti! How wonderful that you and Leigh got to meet! Im sure it was a joy to meet her and her beautiful family! The photos look awesome! Don’t you just love this crafting community!

sandie said...

Fabulous card, love the grey base with the white die. Looks like you had a fabulous time yesterday. We have loved having you as GD, thank you for joining us x

*Vicki* said...

That die cut is really stunning wherever it's from! Wonderful design and great for a masculine card too! :) How awesome you got to spend time with a fellow blog friend!! Always nice to see someone in person!! Thanks for sharing! HUGS

cm said...

A stunning card, Patti...classy and chic! How awesome that you and Leigh had opportunity to meet! I absolutely adore Leigh (she's just a couple provinces down the road from me *grin*) Soooo cool (and I adore you, as well, just for the record)! The photos are fantastic, especially those with you two belles gracing the scenery! One of these days, Patti, I'm heading your way and I'll pick up Leigh to come along for the drive! Need to find some bike races for my husband as added incentive to travel east. (BTW: We have a Sylvan Lake in Alberta, too).
Hugs~c

Colleen said...

Your part of the country looks absolutely stunning!! And what an extra blessing to meet with Leigh and her kiddos! I am heading to Indianapolis next Wednesday and will meet up with Sharyn from our STB team and Brenda...so excited to meet these ladies!! Your card is awesome...a perfect masculine card...love all the die cuts!

Marianne said...

Love the grey and white combo. So pretty! It must be so great to be able to meet up with any blogging friends. Chances are small I will meet up with anyone here in Crete, Greece, but you never know...
Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. The You die is part of a set of 2 by CAS-ual Fridays but has not been released to the public yet. It was included in Catherine Pooler's Stamp of Approval Beautiful World collection. You can see both dies in Catherine's video at http://catherinepooler.com/2016/04/17/beautiful-world-collection-geobuilders-and-two-yous/.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful card, Patti! Beautiful dies! How nice to meet one of your crafty friends! I enjoyed your photos!

Nora N. said...

What a lovely card Patti!! You used those dies so beautifully. Hoe fun that you got to meet Leigh. LOVELY photos. Would love to visit SD sometime. Looks like such a lovely place!

Linda said...

Great masculine card, Patti. And isn't it so fun to meet with our blogger friends? It's so amazing that you have so much in common with someone you have never met. Looks beautiful where you are.

Lisa said...

Amazing masculine card Patti, great die cuts!! And how FUN that you got to meet Leigh and her kiddos!! What cute photos of the two of you. I think I told you once before that I would like to find Nicolas Cage on that rock LOL!! What a place to take the kids. I'll bet they had fun!!

Birgit said...

What a beautiful card Patti! Even more fun to see the pictures of you and Leigh. What a wonderful day that must have been. Isn't it amazing how the blogging and the crafting world brings people together? Such fun!!

Jeanne said...

How fun that you got to meet this lovely gal and her kids. And you got to play in your beautiful country. That photo with the rock is gorgeous!! So excited for you! Your card is gorgeous. What a lovely die. And it's shown off so prettily. Thanks for sharing and have a fabulous weekend!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love your card and that beautiful die too. I can see that as a lovely Christmas or winter card. And how fun it is to meet with another blogging friend. I never have myself in person but I did meet with a stamping friend from another state once and we had a meal together in town. That was fun.

Nancy said...

Well, if your new DT news wasn't exciting enough!! You are so lucky to meet up with the talented Leigh Penner! How fun! I think if others don't know Leigh the must live under a rock. LOL So again I am saying I am so happy for you! This blogging and stamping community is the best isn't it? BIG HUGS!

Jeanne J. said...

Great post! How nice to meet a friend and go on an adventure! You both look lovely an I know you had a great day!

Taunya Butler said...

Your masculine card - is every single inch of awesome!! Love the die you used and I just think your card is incredibly perfect for a guy!! And, WOW , you two are so lucky that you met each other!! One of these days I would SO LOVE to meet you!! You are such a delight to me and I appreciate you for all YOU ARE and DO!! Have a fantastic day!!

LauraJane:) said...

How FABULOUS that you got to meet Leigh Penner and children!!

Jen Mitchell said...

What a beautiful card. I don't know what the die is called but I do know that I love it! And I love that you chose these monochromatic colors. How sweet that you got to meet Leigh and her kids. Blogland seems so big sometimes it's nice to see that it is actually small enough that we can meet some of our online friends!

Lynne in NI said...

What a fab CAS card Patti, I'm lovin that snowflake die!
And great photos too, your lake is soooo pretty. How fab to meet a crafty buddy :)

Joyce said...

Your card for TO is so wonderful. Love the simplicity of the color scheme, and that die is amazing. Really does a lot of the work for you (LOL). You are so lucky to have met Leigh and her family. I feel like I know them because of her posts, but there is no substitute for the real thing. Fun photos. Thanks so much for being our guest designer at Time Out this week.

Leigh Penner said...

It was so fabulous to meet you, Patti and get to spend time with you! Thanks for your generosity and the tours you gave us -- it was a wonderful day!

Mac Mable said...

Patti it was so kind to stop by my blog and leave all those very kind and generous comments. It must have taken you ages? You are one talented lady and I do so enjoy your blog and gain an enormous amount of inspiration from it. You are always so thoughtful and I look forward to 'speaking' again soon x There doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day sometimes. Crafty Hugs x

Anita in France said...

Stylish, cool, and so gorgeous, Patti ... love all that delicious crisp white with the chic grey background! How fabulous that you and Leigh got to meet up and enjoy time together ... and in such a spectacular setting! So delighted to have had you Guest Designing with us at Time Out! Anita :)

Michele Kovack said...

Such a great card! Love the white silhouette! Bloggy friends are the best!

Marlena M. said...

Such a handsome card Patti! How fun for you two beautiful ladies to meet in real time~and with that backdrop~WOW!! As for the die~I've used sharpies to mark my dies (but don't put it on the side you cut with because I've left "tats" on die cuts with that mistake)

Asha said...

Gorgeous card. Patti ... very elegant. The landscape is stunning. Looks like you gals had tons of fun!
hugs Asha

Kathy Mc said...

I, too, wish you knew who made that die, even though it's probably not available any longer. Being my family lives in Northern MN, it would be so appropriate. Love your card and thrilled you, Leigh and her family had an awesome day together. Thanks for sharing the pictures! Hope you are OK and just busy, busy. Enjoy summer!