Friday, October 20, 2017

Butterfly Kisses





Here is a little card I created for my grand daughter.  She is all grown up now but when she was little I would tickle her cheek with my eye lashes and tell her it was Butterfly Kisses.  She would try to imitate it by laying her face on my cheek.  The results were sweet and funny but she recently told me that she still remembers our Butterfly kisses : ) I love that girl!


Thanks a bunch for stopping by!

BIG (((Hugs)))
Patti

Supplies:
I Will Write Peace Cling Set by Serendipity Stamps
Butterfly Kisses

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Serendipity Stamp's October Blog Hop #2

Serendipity Stamps October Blog Hop #2






Hello friends : ) Welcome to Serendipity Stamp's October Blog Hop # 2

I'm here with a post to announce the second October Blog Hop for Serendipity Stamps. When you hop with us you have a chance to win a $20.00 gift certificate to the Serendipity Stamps Store simply  by leaving a comment here.  To increase your chances please leave comments with my SS team mates too. Eight comments! eight chances to win : ) Just by visiting and commenting you will be entered in a random drawng chosen by Mary, the owner of Serendipity Stamps. You may leave your comments through Sunday. Mary will announce the name of the winner on the SS blog on Monday October 23rd.

Here is a list of the Serendipity Stamps Design Team with links to their blogs. I hope that you will visit each blog and leave them some love. We can ALL use more love! : )

Patti Kehl (that's me)
Julie Warner (on vacation)
My sister is going to get a big kick out of this card.  She is going through some particularly difficult trials at work and worrying a little about how things are going to turn out.  Luckily she shares my goofy sense of humor : ) so I know this little giggle will lift her spirits.



I invite you to visit the Serendiptiy Stamps Store where Mary is having a FLASH SALE!! from now through Sunday - when you buy three items you get the FOURTH FREE!  There are oodles of great products at SS including including the Stamp Of The Month "Autumn Chair".  As always the Stamp Of The Month is 50% off.  


Thank you for stopping by.  Have a fantastic day!!
Patti

Supplies:
Turkey Small
Never Never

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Hello! from a Simplicity Sister!



It is time again to tease you with a peek! 



I hope you will be tempted to hop over to see the whole card on Penny Black's Simplicity Sisters blog.

Have a wonderful day!

Patti

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Pretty Toppings for this party!

Hello crafty friends and thank you for stopping by today! I am here to introduce a new challenge at the Seize The Birthday challenge blog where we bring you a new challenge every two weeks.  Some weeks Nancy suggests a "topping" for us to follow but this challenge is an "Anything Goes" challenge! : ) where as long as it is a birthday theme you can dazzle us with anything you make!






I used a delicate die from Serendipity Stamps for this fast and simple "no toppings" card .  I cut several cupcakes from white cs and one from pink cs.  I glued two directly to my card front but for the center cupcake I glued three cuts together for some dimension - and sandwiching a pink one between the whites for a hint of color.   Sweet! : ) 



Please join me at the Seize The Birthday challenge blog where you will be inspired by our talented DT.  We all hope you will consider joining us for this fun challenge.

Thank you again for stopping by!

Patti
Supplies:
Cupcake and Candle die set
Happy Birthday

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Simple is good

Today I want to share a card I created as a Simplicity Sister for Penny Black.



Not to get too deep - but I wanted to share a quick thought I had while making my card : ).

Life sometimes gets a little crazy and this year I feel like I have lived 20 lifetimes.  When things have gotten hard I have tried to remember back to when times were easier and more carefree and to remember that those days will come again. : )

This simple little card kind of speaks to me of the hope of brighter days with the shadow of hard times growing dimmer.  I was going to make this a Sympathy card but I realized it isn't with Sympathy that I look back on this year.  Actually many blessings have come to me as a result of my trials and growing stronger and closer to Jesus and the Hope He offers is, by far, worth it all!!

I hope you will look beyond the clouds that may be covering your happiness and find rest and peace in Jesus too : )

BIG (((Hugs)))
Patti

Supplies by Penny Black:
Winged Beauty #40-376
Words of Kindness #30-353


Friday, October 6, 2017

Sisters

Just a quick post from me to show you this funny card I made for my sister.









Luckily for me she "gets" me heeheehee  And lucky for me she lives in Seattle so she can't pound me! LOL

You know what I think is really funny? That there are so many people out there that would send a card like this that they actually made a rubber stamp for it!


Have a fun day : )

Patti

Supplies:
You and I are Sisters
Sisters Die
Stitched Banner Duo 1 Dies


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Serendipity Stamps October Blog Hop #1

Serendipity Stamps October Blog Hop #1






Mmmmm! can't you just smell those freshly raked leaves! I love fall! and I love the Serendipity Stamps blog hop : )  you will too, if you don't already, after today because when you hop with us you get to see lots and lots of fantastic cards created with some of the great product available at Serendipity Stamps.

Please hop with us and increase your chances of winning a $20.00 gift certificate to the Serendipity Stamps Store just by visiting and commenting! You may leave your comments through Sunday.  Mary will announce the name of the winner on the SS blog on Monday October 9th.

Here is a list of the Serendipity Stamps Design Team with links to their blogs.  I hope that you will visit each blog and leave them some love.  We love your comments!

Patti Kehl (that's me)
One more card I was inspired to make because I have been tremendously blessed and blessings always inspire thanks!!  I pray you have reason to give thanks today too friends!



Please visit the Serendiptiy Stamps Store where you will find these and other great products including the Stamp Of The Month "Autumn Chair".  As always the Stamp Of The Month is 50% off


Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Patti

Supplies:
Rake
Leaf Word Background
Autumn Chair
Take Time To Give Thanks

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Text or Script NBUS



Happy Thursday friends and thank you for stopping by today! It's time for a new challenge at the Seize The Birthday challenge blog where we bring you a new challenge every two weeks.


The "Toppings" this time: 
"Script or Text



This was one of the fastest cards I have made for a while!  This sentiment is so beautiful it holds it's own as a main focal point : ) 



I was so excited to learn Darnnell is hosting her FOURTH! NBUS challenge!! because I have a LOT of Never Before Used Schtuff! screaming for attention!!  Please see all the details for this challenge HERE.  You just GOTTA have some NBUS that need love love! there is still lots of time to join Darnell's challenge.

Thanks a bunch, Darnell for always making Blogland a happier place!! : ) 

I hope you will consider joining us for the Seize The Birthday challenge too.  We love seeing you in our gallery.

Please remember that anything always goes!  
as long as it is a birthday theme!





Thanks a bunch for stopping by!

Patti
Supplies:
To The World sentiment by Serendipity Stamps
Polka Dot Embossing Folder by Stampin Up

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Hey Chickie! Shaker

I created this card for my 8 year old Pen Pal who lives in South Carolina.  I only got to meet her one time two summers ago and this adorable little friend still diligently sends me letters and her art work. She is quick to remind me if I delay in returning her letters LOL I know it is hard to wait for snail mail when you are eight!  She is going to like this card. : )


I have not gotten to play with a lot of challenges lately so I am kind of excited to get to enter this card in THREE! : ) I hope you will have some time to visit the link of each challenge and enjoy the eye candy in each gallery!  Hey Chickie! come to think of it maybe you will even find the time to join some or all of these challenges too : ) I hope you do.



Anything Goes with Simon Says


Pastel Party at The Card Concept



Shaker Cards at CAS-ual Fridays




Have a great day!

(((Hugs)))
Patti

Supplies:
Chick with Butterfly cling set by Serendipity Stamps

Monday, September 25, 2017

Simple Gift card set by Serendipity Stamps



Before you could sing:

It's raining, it's pouring - the old man is snoring!

I created this bright spunky gift set for a dear woman who is moving away and who will be missed by many many people.  She was one of the very first people who welcomed us when we moved here nearly 3 years ago.  Ilene was a checker in our local grocery store.  She was a very hard worker and always had a smile!!



I knew she would have lots of people to write to from her new home so I made this little collection of one-layer cards.



Each of the five cards started with polka dots from a stencil sponged over the negative of a circle I cut from vellum.  



Once the background was done I selected a series of simple little images from among my collection of great images by Serendipity Stamps.



Finally I selected some sentiments being careful to choose a variety of different ones and stamped them in black on each card face.



Easy Peasy and Ilene was thrilled!! I hope one day one of these little cards will show up in MY mailbox! as I would love to hear how she is adjusting to her new life and her new home : )

I know lots of people are having a "heat wave" right now but here in the Black Hills we are under cold and rainy skies!! brrrrr  I guess it could be worse.... it could be SNOW!  : )  ewww! bite my tongue!

That is all for me today.  I hope whatever you are doing you are getting inky!! : )

(((Hugs)))
Patti

Supplies:
Simple Flower Cling Stamp Set
I'd Never Forget You
Mailbox with Hearts
Hi There
Embroidered Bird Cling Stamp Set
Oops A Daisy Cling Stamp Set
It's a Special Day

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Serendipity Stamps September Blog Hop #2






Its time again for Serendipity Stamp's second Blog Hop of the month.  As a design team member I get to showcase some of the amazing product available at the Serendipity Stamps store.

When you hop with us you increase your chances of winning the $20.00 gift certificate to the Serendipity Stamps Store that one randomly selected commenter will win!!   You may leave your comments through Sunday.  Mary will announce the name of the winner on the SS blog on Monday September 25th.

As well as saying goodbye to summer we know it's nearly time again to set our clocks to "FALL BACK"!!  If you are like me you could use a reminder : )   I will be sending this to my 88 year old Dad because he sometimes forgets too! : ) 

My next card features another card I made using the complimentary "Remember to Spring Forward" image in the set.  I will have to wait to send this one but while I have it I will enjoy knowing that no matter how cold it gets - Spring WILL come again! : ) 



Here is a list of the Serendipity Stamps Design Team with links to their blogs.  I hope that you will visit each blog and leave them some love.  We love your comments!

Patti Kehl (that's me)

Please visit the Serendiptiy Stamps Store where you will find these and other great products including the Stamp Of The Month "Rake #298".  As always the Stamp Of The Month is 50% off.  



Before I go I can't resist sharing a fun card I created with the STOM and a paint chip from the hardware store : )   I love this Rake stamp as much as I love the memories of my grand children running and leaping into piles of freshly raked leaves : ) 



Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you are having a fantastic week!

Patti

Supplies:


Monday, September 18, 2017

Simply a peek!!



I am so happy and blessed to be a "Simplicity Sister" for Penny Black's Simplicity blog.  I not only love creating with Penny Black products - I truly love the inspiration I get from my fellow DT members.  Please take a minute to visit, some of my "sisters", Therese Schaffer, Marion Vagg and Mayline Jung's blogs. These girls have style!!   : ) 





Today I am hoping to tempt you to visit the Simplicity blog with a Sneak Peek at a card I created to highlight some terrific Penny Black product.  Why not head on over and see my whole card : )  I'd love it if you could leave a comment too! it blesses my socks off when you do.  Oh how poetic! giggles

Thank you so much for stopping by.

BIG (((Hugs)))
Patti

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Seize the Birthday - Balloons



Hello crafty friends and thank you for stopping by today! I am here to introduce a new challenge at the Seize The Birthday challenge blog where we bring you a new challenge every two weeks.

The "Toppings" this time: 
"Balloons


Isn't this reverse cut balloon die sweet!? I not only love the cut it leaves but also the delicate little balloons it cuts! : )


For the next two months we have the pleasure of Becca Cruger owner of "Damsel of Distressed" blog as our Surprise Party Guest.  I am a fan of yours Becca! and can't wait to see all your wonderful creations!! Thank you for joining us at STB.  



I hope you will consider joining us for this fun challenge.  Please remember that if you are not a "toppings" kind of gal anything always goes! at STB just so long as it is a Birthday Card : )

Thank you again for stopping by!

Patti
Supplies:
Party Balloons Reverse Die by Serendipity Stamps
Wish die by Serendipity Stamps

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Serendipity Stamps September Blog Hop #1







Its time again for Serendipity Stamp's first Blog Hop of the month.  As a design team member I get to showcase some of the amazing product available at the Serendipity Stamps store.

When you hop with us you increase your chances of winning the $20.00 gift certificate to the Serendipity Stamps Store that one randomly selected commenter will win!!   You may leave your comments through Sunday.  Mary will announce the name of the winner on the SS blog on Monday September 11th.

Summer is flying by so what a better way to see it go than with some kites! I cut my top panel using the "Kites Reverse Die".  The reverse dies are nifty because they cut out some detail leaving open space but they also leave a lot of cut detail for fine definition. I layered a piece of patterned paper behind the openings.  I cut my Dream die from the same paper, cut two more Dream die cuts from white cardstock before gluing the patterned paper on to it for both strength and dimension and attached it to my card front using foam tape.

My next card features a cool Tree Frame stamp.  I love this image because it makes a sweet frame for a funny sentiment like this or can be used to create a scene.  You could string a banner between the trees too! Lots of possibilities : ) 



Ok enough from me - here is a list of the Serendipity Stamps Design Team with links to their blogs.  I hope that you will visit each blog and leave them some love.  We love your comments!

Patti Kehl (that's me)

Please visit the Serendiptiy Stamps Store where you will find these and other great products including the Stamp Of The Month "Rake #298".  As always the Stamp Of The Month is 50% off.  




Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you are having a fantastic week!

Patti

Supplies:
Kites Reverse Die
$1.00 Paper Mini Mashup
Dream Die
Tree Frame
The Hardest Years

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Friends are Wonderful!!






Hello to all my wonderful friends!! : )

Do you notice anything different about me? .... nope I didn't get a new haircut... ok, yes, well... I have put on a few pounds! : ( LOL  but that isn't it... Give up?

My photo "studio" has gotten a face lift! : )  I have been agonizing lately over the poor quality of my images! I have wonderful equipment and fantastic lighting but nothing has helped me capture the "real life" way my cards look.  I love to create cards using lots of white space which I've come to HATE to photograph!  At a recent "stamping play day" with my friend Jill Foster of Penny Black stamps I was lamenting about my problem.  Jill offered to lend me SEVEN brightly painted wooden panels that her Dad had made for her.  She told me she has the same problem with photographing white cards on a white backdrop and suggested the colored backdrop might help.

Well as you can see it works like a charm!!  And get this... when I tried to return the panels to her she would not take them!! that's right - she has gifted them to me and wont take a cent :  )

Jill is one of the many blessings I've received from this wonderful community we belong to.  She "found" me from one of my blog posts and invited me to be a part of the Penny Black family and she invited me to her home and now calls me friend. My cup runneth over!

If you admire clean and simple I recommend adding the Penny Black Simplicity blog to your blogroll where the uber talented design team will inspire you! If you struggle to photograph your CAS cards add a little color to your background and watch your images come to life : )

Thank you so much for stopping by.

BIG (((Hugs)))
Patti

Supplies:

30-418 Stitched Flowers by Penny Black

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Seas the Birthday!



Hello crafty friends and thank you for stopping by today! I am here to introduce a new challenge at the Seize The Birthday challenge blog where we bring you a new challenge every two weeks.

The "Toppings" this time: 
"Ocean Colors - Blue, Green Aqua





We have enjoyed having Lindsey owner of Bashful Blogging blog as our Surprise Party Guest for July and August. Many thanks, Lindsey for joining us at STB.  



I hope you will consider joining us for this fun challenge.  Please remember that if you are not a "toppings" kind of gal anything always goes! at STB just so long as it is a Birthday Card : )

Thank you again for stopping by!

Patti
Supplies:
All supplies from Papertrey Ink