Thursday, July 21, 2016

Special Thanks!

Today is my final day as a Guest Designer for Penny Black.  I have been overwhelmed by the wonderfully kind and supportive feedback I have received.  Thank you so much for taking the time to stop and leave me so much love! : ) My cup runneth over!



As promised I want to share with you how I came to be a Guest at Penny Black and the amazing friendship that has developed.

Back in May Jill Foster, the Social Media Director of Penny Black Stamps, contacted me through THIS POST telling me she had an "opportunity" and asked me to contact her.  Naturally I was thrilled!! Someone of Jill's artistic ability taking notice of my work was astounding to me!

Penny Black sent me a VERY generous amount of product to use for the cards I created for my four days in the spotlight.  Jill assigned this week to me and the rest is history : )

Much to my surprise, and Jill's, we learned that we live only about 50 miles from each other.  We quickly set up a "Crafty Saturday" along with a good friend of Jill's and a good friend of mine at we all met in Jill's home studio for a crazy fun day of crafting and laughing - some wild ink splattering! and getting to know one another.  We all had so much fun that we plan to make it a monthly "Crafty Saturday" date whenever possible!!

Do you know Jill?  Check out this UTube of a recent PB post where Jill talks about Art Journaling. You'll only have to watch a few minutes to see her sweet and playful personality coming out!!  Friends, this talented lady is as kind and sweet inside as she is outside!  I have had the opportunity to work with Jill several times now in her home studio ooooing and awwwwing over work and her beautiful baby girl and a beautiful friendship has formed.  : )  I am definitely old enough to be Jill's mom but she doesn't seem to mind having an "old friend" and meeting Jill for me has been like finding a treasure!



A Treasure! which leads me to the sneak peek of my card for today.  Please take a minute to stop in at Penny Black HERE and see what I've done with some awesome product from Penny Black today.

Thank you as always for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day!!

BIG (((Hugs)))
Patti

p.s. If you ever do get the chance to meet Jill and she invites you into her home and while you are crafting together Jill decides to do something creative like ink splattering.... TAKE COVER! heeheeheehee

18 comments:

Lyn said...

Such a lovely story, I am delighted for you, I have so enjoyed your creations over the last few days and hope PB decide to get you back for more sometime :)

Marcia HIll said...

Loved reading your story and the wonderful relationship that has bloomed because of your shared love of stamping...makes my heart smile! And your card today is just as lovely as they all have been this week Patti...you too have an incredible talent, and it has been wonderful to see it showcased this week over at PB! :0)

Ruth said...

I love your style, and your cards are bright and refreshing. I looking forward to following your work.

Birgit said...

Hi Patti, I enjoyed your story about how you came to be a guest designer for PB. Your inspiration this week has been amazing! Isn't it wonderful how this little craft of ours makes the world just a little bit smaller and brings us friends we might not have otherwise ever met? What a blessing for you, PB and Jill. I hope they take you on permanently.

Jeanne said...

Thank you so much for sharing how your guest designer position came to be and the wonderful friendship that has blossomed from it! It's inspirational and heartwarming. And it looks like maybe a match made in stampy heaven. :) I have so enjoyed your projects both for PB and well, just in general. I really appreciate your warm and open and happy personality. Thanks for sharing all that you share. Wouldn't it be a kick of they asked you to join them permanently? Wouldn't surprise me a bit! :)

cm said...

What a fabulous background story, Patti...and how cool that you and Jill live so close! Those monthly crafting gigs will be a blast! Hope you'll show us what you create when you and the gals get together! I can only imagine the buzz of creative electricity in the air...As for your card: A charming, sweet, delightful showcase of this little girl, all pretty in soft pink and surrounding by eye-catching polka-dots! Nothing short of inspired and inspiring! Your creativity and inspiration this week: STELLAR! I'm hoping you'll become a regular on the PB blog (translation: DT position offered! You are sooooo deserving!!)
Hugs~carol

Joyce said...

What a fantastic story. So happy to read about it. Love the peek of your card, and will be heading over to the PB blog to see all of it.

Mac Mable said...

The cutest of card with beautiful colouring and the adorable little girl stampis delightful. You look like you've had a blast as the guest designer and I have loved your inspirational projects this week...Thank you x What a lovely story about you and Jill and your friends...and taking cover when Jill does her splattering x

LauraJane:) said...

Oh Patti! I LOVED reading about how you got this opportunity!! Funny, I thought Jill lived in the UK. HA!! Your play days together sound Fantastic:))) Splatters and all!

KT Fit Kitty said...

That's wonderful, Patti! I enjoyed reading how this all came about and it looks like you ended up with a new friend too! I love happy stories like this! Your cards for PB have been very impressive!

Lisa said...

Oooooh what a GREAT story!! You are a very talented card maker Patti and would make a perfect permanent member to the PB team...just sayin'. Love that you two have had the opportunity to craft together. Giggling over the splatters heehee!! On my way to check out you card!

Leigh Penner said...

You've done such a fabulous job guest designing for Penny Black, Patti! I'm sure they were thrilled to have you! Super sweet card!

Nancy said...

This was such a nice read this morning while sipping my coffee! I am beyond happy for you and the new friendships that have blossomed! You did an incredible job guesting with them! Love the peek of your card, and I am heading there now! BIG hugs and thanks for putting the smile on my face this morning!

Verna Angerhofer said...

How fun that through this wonderful hobby of stamping that you met some new people who share your passion and who are now your friends. It sounds like you all had a wonderful time together. I am so happy for you.

Kim Heggins said...

What a sweet story and how fun for both of you to live close enough for craft days, so exciting. Your card is as sweet as can be!

Asha said...

So inspiring... and could not have happened to a nicer person. So happy for you, my friend!
hugs Asha

Martha said...

Patti, what a fun post! I loved reading your sweet story. Darling card!

Lynne in NI said...

What a fab story about making and meeting a new crafty buddy! Enjoy your Stampy Saturdays :)