Friday, August 19, 2016

Special Announcement and Blog Candy!!


Imagine my excitement when this beautiful banner showed up in my e-mail in box with an invitation to be featured on the Penny Black Blog for a Seven Week series called "Fun Fridays with Patti Kehl".  

What I have been busting to share! but was not at liberty to breathe a word of, is that some months ago I was honored to create cards for Penny Black's marketing department to be used at a trade show they attended in July.  The show, for retailers only, introduced PB's two newest collections "Autumn Wishes" and Magic of the Season".  These two collections have just been released to the public this week.  You can see the entire release in the Penny Black On-line Store HERE.

Using only prototypes of the new upcoming Fall and Winter release I created almost two dozen cards. For seven (non-consecutive) Fridays I will be featured on the Penny Black blog as they showcase the cards I created for them. 

I'm not sure the best way to write this up because I know it could be a long post so just in case you get weary reading all of this please feel free to ignore my babbling and scroll down to the BLOG CANDY part so that you don't miss the chance to WIN! the prize I'm giving away! : )


This is one of my favorite cards I made for Penny Black. I love how it turned out.  I stamped the image from "Autumn Splendor #30-372" on water color paper and colored just the pumpkins with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens.  After cutting the word "Thankful "from the Words of Gratitude # 51-071 Creative Dies trio from  water color paper I Zig colored it to match my pumpkins and attached it to my card.  At the bottom edge of the water color panel I pierced some holes just for the fun of it!  I attached this top panel to an off white card base and slipped in a little strip of polka dot paper from my stash at the bottom.  Finally I added a partial sentiment from the Treasured Sentiments # 30-356 stamp set - made easy peasy because I used my Misti : ) 


This was one of the easiest cards I made! I simply stamped my wheat image from the Grateful #30-373 stamp set and colored it with my trusty Ziggys again!  Coloring this image was made easier because when I made this particular card I was in Jill Foster's home studio! crafting side by side this incredibly talented gal! 
All I had to ask was: 

"what the heck color is wheat anyway?!"

and naturally she knew the answer : )   Next I said to her.... ""I think I would like to use the Thankful die again" so she pulled one out already cut AND colored in a rich dark brown! perfect for my card. : ) What a team!! heeheehee  So again, the Thankful die is from  the Words of Gratitude # 51-071 Creative Dies trio.  When I was done with the art I popped my top panel up with foam and then  last but not least I added some soft soft splatters - SCAREY! but whew! it turned out great!

If you aren't familiar with Jill Foster - please introduce yourself at the Penny Black blog! Jill is PB's Social Media Director and incredibly talented - not to mention kind and sweet! : ) You won't want to leave the PB blog once you start looking at all of the outstanding creations pictured there! most? I think most - created by Jill - check out Jill's work HERE.


My favorite thing about this card is the fun sentiment.  I used a partial die and a partial stamp from these two sets:  Stylish Gratitude die #51-122 and Words of Kindness #30-353.  The pretty sunflower is from the set called Grateful # 30-373. This card was so fun to do.  I was in Ziggy heaven!




This is my last card for this week's Fun Friday! You can see it was a pretty easy one. I started with water color paper and inked up the bottom portion. Next I colored my pumpkins with... yep! Zigs. Finally with the help of my Misti I Ombre inked up my sentiment.

There it was a pretty water colored perfectly good panel and I sliced it in two and splattered a bunch of ink on it before mounting it to my black card base with foam tape! LOL talk about nerve wracking! I sometimes have nightmares of perfect cards being ruined by ink splatters! : p

Both the pumpkin image and the sentiment for this card are from Autumn Splendor #30-372.

Hey! good job you made it to the end of this post!! Thank you for hanging in there with me : ) Now for the really good stuff! : )


BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY

EDITED TO ADD: Originally I indicated that my features at PB would last until October 14th. However, Penny Black has had to make a few changes to the schedule.  My last feature will be on October 28th therefore the date for the winner to be selected has been changed as well. The winner will now be announced on November 14, 2016


From now until October 14th October 28th - for seven (non -consecutive ) Fridays Penny Black, Inc. will be featuring my cards on their blog.  In honor of this exciting opportunity I am personally giving away a $25.00 in free product from Penny Black - Your choice! !! 

To be eligible to win all you need to do is post a comment BOTH here on my blog AND on the Penny Black blog HERE during my "Fun Fridays with Patti Kehl" featured posts.  When you comment here and on the Penny Black blog your name will be entered in for the chance to win.  There are seven Fridays when I will be featured so that means you have seven chances to win.  That's it! : ) easy peasy!! 

This is my way of saying a great big THANK YOU!!  to my wonderful friends and family who support my hobby and encourage me with every card I make!  

Only one comment per day on each blog will be counted in the drawing (ya gotta post to BOTH blogs to be eligible for that day).  I will select the winner with a Random Generator.  Friends and family are all eligible LOL otherwise there wouldn't be anyone to choose from giggles!!

The winner will be selected October 21  November 14th, 2016 to give everyone plenty of time to make their comments : ) 

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

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)))
Patti



56 comments:

Hannelie said...

Wow, so well deserved Patti! Your cards are always beautiful!
Congratulations!

sandie said...

Wow congrats and you deserve it! You cards are adorable. I love how you add a subtle wash around the images x

Lynne in NI said...

Oh wow, congratulations Patti, I'm so pleased for you! The sunflower is my fave, but they're all fabulous!

Marcia HIll said...

Oh Patti...what an exciting time for you! I can totally see why Jill asked you to work with Penny Black...your cards are absolutely FABULOUS!! (I especially like the scarecrow and pumpkins....SO beautifully colored!!) I am definitely going to be looking forward to Fridays now for sure, although I have a feeling it's going to be an expensive couple of months!! I just placed an order yesterday, and now it looks like I need to order again! Anyway, congratulations my friend...I am just beyond excited for you!! :0)

Jeanne said...

Oh goodness, Patti, what an exciting opporunity for you! I'm so happy for you. And you've risen to the occasion in fine style. These cards you shared are gorgeous!! Wow! Definitely feel like fall is in the air. Love them all. Congrats again and have a fantastic weekend. Hugs!

Lyn said...

I am so truly delighted for you, what an opportunity and I know that us out in blog land are in for a treat, with more of your beautiful PB cards popping up on our feeds. Such awesome news Patti and well deserved.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Patti. Love your cards. Great coloring on the sunflower.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Congratulations, Patti! What a treat to see your cards over at Penny Black this morning! I love your designs! I really like your selective colouring on the first card - the pumpkins really pop! I'm going for the candy so I've left some love in both places! Oh heck, I would have done it anyway hehehe! Enjoy your weekend!

Mac Mable said...

Patti....Many congratulations you must be thrilled to bits? You have show cased these stamps beautifully. CAS perfection with glorious colouring. So excited for you x

Leanne said...

Beautiful cards! Congratulations to you. I'm sure you deserved to be featured.

Kathy H said...

Congratulations Patti! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your cards!

*Vicki* said...

WOW WOW WOW! Patti, I am so over the top excited for you!! Congrats on your new special DT gig!! So well deserved indeed with your stunning designs!! I just love Fall and you've really done such an amazing job bringing it to life in your creations here!! I'm looking forward to seeing what you have in store for us my friend!! Thanks for sharing!! BIGGEST HUGS

Linda said...

Congrats Patti. These cards are simply amazing. So gorgeous.

Marybeth said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!! I'm sure all companies would love to have you on their DT you make some of the most beautiful clean and elegant cards! All of the cards today are gorgeous,love the fall theme ! Congrats!!!!!!!!

designbydonna said...

Your card are all beautiful showcases for Penny Black. I love the pumpkin and yellow colors. That scarecrow is just too adorable.

Jill said...

LOVED seeing these amazing cards by you come together! You bring Penny Black products to LIFE! Such an honor to call you friend and crafty colleague. BIG hugs!

Nancy said...

I had a sneaky suspicion you had some more fabulous news for us! I am beyond excited for you and WOW what an honor! Just remember when you become rich and famous I get the first autograph! Your cards are amazing too, but aren't they always!! BIG CYBER HUGS!

Jerrie said...

OMG Patti, what exciting news! I am SO happy and excited for you! Your cards are ALL beautiful! Each desing is unique and amazing! Looking forware to the next seven fridays!

Tracey McNeely said...

Patti congratulations, this is big! Your cards are always so beautiful and I am looking forward to this feature! You are off to a great start!

Lisa said...

YIPPEE!!! I am over the moon HAPPY for you my sweet sweet friend!!! This is WELL DESERVED. And those cards...GASP!!! Gorgeousness Patti, absolute GORGEOUSNESS!!!

Helen F. said...

Oh Patti, such an exciting announcement! Congrats, dear friend.
I always look forward to visiting you and ogling you wonderful creations. Really like the scarecrow and pumpkins card, what a cute design idea and beautifully colored!
Here's to another fun reason to look forward to Fridays ;-)

clavell said...

Love the new releases for PB and your cards are lovely!

Karren said...

Congratulations! What an achievement! Your cards are beautiful and your coloring is superb.

Asha said...

WOW! You so deserve it, my friend. Your cards are über elegant ... LOVE your stye and you are wicked awesome with those Ziggies. Can't wait to see what else you have in store for us!
x Asha

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, what fabulous news, Patti! Congratulations! I love your beautiful new banner and your wonderful cards!

Desire Fourie said...

Patti these are gorgeous autumn creations. Such a lovely variety.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful card and I love the refreshing autumn colors. I hope my appetite for food and card making come back soon. I think once I don't take the pain pills things will turn around. But I do enjoy seeing what others do. So keep inspiring me and I love the card you sent me.

Verna Angerhofer said...

I forgot to say congratulations on the new gig too! I love Penny Black.

Jan Castle said...

Well deserved to be sure!!! Congrats - I look forward to seeing more of your work - it is definitely inspiring!!!!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Yay! for Patti, one of the best colorists and fantastic designer! So loving these pretty new cards and will enjoy a visit to Penny Black!

Colleen said...

Patti, you are moving up in the world and so well deserved!! I think you have mastered the Ziggy's!! Every single card here is amazing and wonderful!! Congrats on this big honor! Heart Hugs, Colleen

LauraJane:) said...

Oh Patti!! I've been away on holiday with the family and could NOT wait to see your news, "Fun Fridays with Patti Kehl"..EEEK!!! seven wonderful weeks:))) Congratulations Dear! Your cards today not only highlight the PB stamps but your growing skill with those ZIGGYS! I ADORE the simple POPS of color on each, holding to your signature elegant CAS style. OH HAPPY DAY!!

Carole Z said...

Hi Patti, I finally get around to venturing back to blogland (you are my only visit by the way my friend) and I see this announcement..well done you and many many congrats, so well deserved. You wonderful cards always cheer me and inspire. I'm not back blogging myself yet, to be honest we are having such great weather that I've not been in the craft room or at the keyboard to iPad much! I've looked back with great pleasure at all the posts I've missed since your return, hugs Carole X

Birgit said...

Congratulations Patti, I can't think of anyone more deserving of this bright spotlight than you! You are such a gifted card maker, among many other impressive talents. I'm so happy for you and look forward to seeing all your amazing creations using PB's awesome products!! (hugs)

lynda said...

Congratulations, Patti! Thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog. I am now a follower. I love every one of your stunning cards....most especially the sunflower! Be blessed. Your new friend in Rochester NY.

Monika Reeck said...

so well Deserve Patti
and all Autumn color are beautiful on your stunning cards
they are all adorable
you always made beautiful card Patti
hugs
Monika

Sue Rose said...

What an honor and so well deserved. Love these cards and can't wait to see your cards for the next 7 weeks

I Card Everyone said...

You deserve this honor, Patti, and I am so very proud of you!!!! LOOK at all the gorgeousness happening here [always]. Penny Black has beautiful products, but you make them even more beautiful with each stamping! Yay YOU!!! xxxx
=]

clavell said...

Congratulations! Loved all the cards you designed, also!!

Kelly Flaherty said...

I love your scarecrow so much that I'm making this card for my annual Halloween card mailing. It's just PERFECT.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely fall images... amazing coloring Patti.

cm said...

First: I've left comments on all your posts and nary a one appears to have stuck! Makes me crazy, because I'm creating the impression that I'm an errant visitor when exactly the opposite is the case! Boo Blogger!! I'm on webmail now, so fingers crossed the "re-visits" will stick (and yes, doing this at work...tee hee). Let's go: exponentially (again) wildly cheering and thunderously happy dancing at this awesome opportunity you've received! Great to know that the PB gals have recognized your abundant creativity and have given you free reign to express your 'eloquence' as part of a series! Your array here: oh my stars! Stellar in every way! You and PB = magic (guaranteed you'll hear me say that often...and I mean it sincerely!
Hugs~c

Kelly Flaherty said...

Your scarecrow card is THE reason I bought the stamp! I am so excited to sit down and try to paint mine as nicely as yours. I know you probably don't have the time to read all of these comments, but if you do, do you remember which Zigs you used on your card?

Patti said...

You are so sweet Kelly : ) I read every single comment! LOL sometimes twice!! I love getting and giving comments : )

I can't find a way to reach you. Please e-mail me and I will do my best to answer your questions.

And THANK YOU! so much for your kind and sweet comments!

Patti

Patti (at) neckStyles (dot) com

Jeanne H said...

What a great collection of fallish cards. Thanks for sharing. Congrats on the Friday gig!

Mary said...

Beautiful cards! Love all the bright cheery shades of yellow and orange....and you're right, Jill is very talented (but so are you!)

Robiw said...

Your cards are so beautiful! Can't wait to see more!

Marilyn Jensen said...

Yummy cards- each and every one! Beautiful fall colors- love, love the Scarecrow!

Kimberly S. said...

Beautiful cards!!!

Nora N. said...

Okay, how did I MISS THIS!! This is so cool!! congratulations!! I LOVE your cards. That wheat one is my favorite!! And what color is death anyway? I wouldn't have a clue what to color it!!

Maura R said...

Love the scarecrow and the one with the pp especially - love the layout and the warm images!!

Theresa Krout said...

Wow Patti. You made me FALL in love with the scarecrow. Love your coloring. You do amazing work especially the coloring.

Craftychris said...

Fabulous Autumn cards. I love the scarecrow! xxx

Jeanne H said...

Hi Patti. What wonderful cards you made with great images and coloring. I especially love the scarecrow, like so many other visitors.

Jean said...

Your cards are just amazing! I love how elegant each one is!

cghundley said...

Beautifully made
cards and I love
the first one!
Carla from Utah