Monday, July 9, 2018

Have a Great Day Sisters!




Hello friends I hope you are having a great day! As a Penny Black "Simplicity Sister" I am honored to share a card today using products exclusively from Penny Black.

Last month I received a beautiful birthday card in my mailbox from a sweet friend, Birgit, of Crafting While I Wait blog.  I love it and decided to CASE it  : ) Here is Birgit's card:


Here is my take on her beautiful card:





I drew inspiration from the blue sky day outside the window on Birgit's card.  It was easy peasy with Penny Black's new Window die.  Thank you so much Birgit for the inspiration!

Supplies by Penny Black:
51-443 Art Deco Window
51-428 Floral Arrangement
30-283 Snippets

Ok, Vikki..... So why don’t they play poker in the jungle?.........  Too many cheetahs! giggles

I am excited to share that we have found a home in New Mexico! : ) All my careful planning is paying off as we approach our moving day.  We are seriously torn between wanting to be settled in our new home and not wanting to leave our Mexican friends who have become family! but there is no turning back now : )

Before I go I wanted to FINALLY share pictures of my picture taking set up that blogland's friend Jeanne of Creative Bliss asked me about way back in April. As you can see it is nothing fancy at all! but the success I have with my images has a lot to do with the lights we use.  I tried to get a good shot of the company name in case anyone wants to look into getting something like this.



I punched the holes in this shade myself because without them we were afraid the lights would get too hot and shorten the life of the bulbs.  It worked great!



I hope these images help you in some way.  Please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions.

I still have lots to do to get ready but I want to say - thank you for visiting me : ) I have been blessed by so many people who have kept in touch with me even though I have been gone from blogland so much!! A couple more months and I will be settled in my new crafty space!! I can hardly wait!  Don't give up on me I'll be back!

Last but certainly NOT least please please please consider a visit to Penny Black's Simplicity Blog for oodles of CAS inspiration!

BIG (((HUGS)))








17 comments:

Patti said...

Thank you and have a wonderful day! : )

Loll said...

Such a gorgeous birthday card from Birgit, Patti!! No wonder you were inspired to CASE it! And gorgeous work too ... love that window and the partial flower wreath die-cut in white. Beautifully CAS!

That is quite the set up for your pictures. Those lights are awesome. Thanks for sharing.

All the best with your move. It will be great to be settled into your new place. Take care. Loll xx

Birgit said...

Your card is beautiful Patti! I'm so glad you were inspired by your birthday greetings. I'm so happy for you that you found a new place to call home. I'm sure you'll settle in and make wonderful new friends again and will still keep the old friends, near and dear to your heart. Your photo booth set up is wonderful! You'd laugh if you saw mine (an ott light on my craft table with stamp blocks to hold up my card.) ;0) It's all good! Have a happy day my friend!

Mac Mable said...

What a fabulous card from Birgit and you've CASed it and made it your own. Yours is so delicate and love the white die cut flower against the pretty background and what a great window die too.

Fun joke thank you x Thank you too for sharing how you take your photos.
So glad you've found your new home...this will spur you on for the final push. So sad to be moving and leaving friends but new memories await you x

Thank you for kindly stopping by my blog, especially as you are so very busy...And I gave myself a large hug....Thank you Patti and good luck with the move x

Jeanne said...

Okay, first, how did I not know it was your birthday recently?! Happy belated birthday(please remind me of the date)! Second, the card you received is beautiful. Love those flowers and the elegant feel. Your CASE is equally beautiful. So elegant and lovely! Congratulations on finding your new home! What an exciting time for you. I know how much you love your current home, but new adventures await. Thank goodness for all the modern technology that keeps people closer than ever before. Best of luck on the move. And finally, thank you SO much for sharing your picture taking set up! Lighting, lighting, lighting! Big hugs to you! :)

Marcia HIll said...

Both your card and Birgit's are equally BEAUTIFUL...just LOVE the soft blue and white in both of them!! And yay for finding your new home...how exciting!! You are such a friendly spirit that I can't imagine you not making friends anywhere you go Patti, and when you top it off with your willingness to help and serve, well gosh girl, you'll have friends everywhere!! And as far as blogland goes, no fears as we'll hunt you down!! You're stuck with all of us!! :0)

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hi, Patti! Your card is absolutely gorgeous and your friend's is too! You did an awesome job with your CASE! Thanks for sharing your lighting set-up - your photos are always A+. Congrats on your new home and best wishes with your move!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

"Marriage is like a deck of cards. In the beginning all you need is two hearts and a diamond. By the end, you wish you had a club and a spade!" LOL

Your case of Birgit's card is lovely. I covet both of those PB dies. I now don't feel so badly about my photos after seeing your pro set-up - yay, for Patti!!

You must feel so much better knowing you have a definite destination now in NM. The time will speed by and you'll be back to regular blogging and of course, the groaner jokes!

Colleen said...

Oh Patti, this is such good news...we will follow you any where, friend! And I can hardly wait to see your new crafting space and lots of inspiration from you! Your card is equally as beautiful as Birgit's is...awesome window die and flowers! Heart Hugs, let us know when you will be leaving and heading to your new home!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I am so glad you found a home. Another step to a new phase in life.

Your CASE of the card is beautiful. And thanks for sharing your lighting system for getting great photos. I am not so lucky that way but do have windows which bring in lots of light.

Thanks again for the humor. It made me smile.

Carole Z said...

Hi Patti, both your card and Birgit's are beautiful! I'm so please you have found a new home...lots of love and hugs, Carole Z x

Lyn said...

Happy of Happiest Birthdays Patti, I so hope your move goes smoothly and you settle well. Oh my what a beautiful case of a beautiful card <3. I have not been blogging much of late as so busy with work and home but was delighted to find your post tonight. God bless You.

I Card Everyone said...

LOve the window die, Patti! and why didn't I deliver a birthday card last week? This one from Birgit tops them all, and your rendition is gorgeous - blue skies, nothin' but blue skies, from now on!
Can't wait for our next visit!
=]

Linda said...

Lovely card Patti. So glad you have found a home in New Mexico. I don't know if I ever told you, my dad was born in Las Vegas, NM. Good luck in your new venture. Hugs to you.

Lisa Elton said...

I sure hope your birthday was filled with happiness and blessings!! Brigit's card is beautiful and your CASE of it amazing! Love the crips white with the pretty sky blue!

Lynne in NI said...

Awww your card is absolutely gorgeous Patti, that window die is so pretty. So pleased that you've found your new home - you'll have to share a pic of your new craft room once you get sorted!

*Vicki* said...

Hello Patti! Both of these cards look really beautiful and also so soft and delicate! You have quite the lighting set up for your photo taking! Congrats on your new home and best wishes!! HUGS