Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Simplicity Sister Sneak Peek

Hello friends! I hope you have all been well and are feeling the warmth of spring in your hearts!!  I have not meant to drop off the face of the earth!! But alas... life happens.  I'm fine and I miss you!! I hope to be back in the saddle again very soon.

Speaking of spring I would like to tease you with a glimpse of a card I created for my Simplicity Sister spot.  Please follow THIS link to see my whole card!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day!! ☺

BIG (((HUGS)))

Monday, March 4, 2019

It's a TEA party with Penny Black!

It’s a “Party with Penny!”  You’re invited to join in the fun as Penny Black celebrates the release of their newest collection of stamps and dies, Timeless
And what better way to party than a blog hop!

You should have arrived here from Sherry Hester.   If you want to start the hop from the beginning, you can go to the Penny Black blog for a complete list of all of the blog hop participants.  

This stamp set is my cup of tea!! I would just love to see a hedgehog small enough to fit inside a teacup!! If I did I know he would have this exact same - adorable! expression on his face right!?. Giggles! 

There are a lot of possibilities in this sweet 4" x 3" stamp set.  It is already one of my favorite sets.

It wouldn’t be a party without a giveaway; right?  Penny Black is giving away a $50 shopping spree to the Penny Black online store to FIVE lucky winners.  To enter, leave a comment on any blog hop post (this one included). The giveaway closes on Sunday, March 10 at 11:59 PM PST and winners will be announced on the Penny Black blog on March 18.

And now... keep hopping! Your next visit is Mayline Jung

Thanks a bunch for stopping by!
BIG (((HUGS)))

Card #1 supplies:
30-539 Tea Time
51-521 Tea Time cut out
25-007 Dotlets stencil

Sunday, March 3, 2019

South of the Border Birthday celebration!

There is a fun party going on at the Card Concept.  Check out this adorable inspiration photo.

My card was created for my sweet little granddaughter who lives south of the border in Cancun Mexico.

There is still time to join the fun at the Card Concept!  I hope I will see you there.... and I hope that tomorrow I will see YOU here!! because I am excited to announce a Penny Black Blog Hop! in honor of their newest release: Timeless 2019.  you won't wanna miss this one!!

BIG (((HUGS)))

MFT PI Birthday Pinata
SU Textured embossing folder

Friday, March 1, 2019

Fun Friday with Patti & Penny

There are lots of fun things about Fridays but for me the best part about this Friday is promoting the new Timeless 2019 release from Penny Black.  

Cards don't get much easier to create than this one.  I cut an A2 card base, top panel and butterfly from the same card stock.  I stamped and embossed the butterfly with detail white embossing powder, added the sentiment - popped up the butterfly then attached the top panel with foam tape.

Here is another easy one in the same basic color combo.  I started off stenciling polka the dots and sentiment on a card front that had the corners trimmed on two sides.   This sweet little critter was stamped on a panel cut from Snowflake stitches and colored with Copic markers.  The top panel is popped up using foam tape.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend!! and that you get to spend it doing something you love.

BIG (((HUGS)))


Butterfly Garden #30-558
Butterfly Garden cut out #51-528
Snowflake Stitched Frames #51-375
Cheering Critters #30-549
Dotlets Stencil #25-007

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Inspired: Prayer

Hello friends : ) I hope you are having a happy Thursday!

Today I have the first in a series of cards I am creating for my sister and her DIL who are both pastor's wives.  These girls give of themselves in ways that make me proud to know them - always encouraging and supportive and ready with a meal, a smile, a kind word or a shoulder to cry on.  Each card in my collection will feature the "Inspired" series by Papertrey Ink.  I will be posting the cards I'm making for them randomly over the the next few weeks : )

I will be entering this card in the Just Us Girls challenge.

Woo Hoo!! tomorrow is Friday and I will be back with another Fun Friday with Patti & Penny post for your viewing pleasure! heehee

BIG (((HUGS)))

Inspired: Prayer mini stamp set by PTI
Inspired: Prayer die
Hydrangea Lacecap by Stampendous! - retired

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Timeless - XOXOXO

The XOXO of love and kisses truly is timeless!

I created this card for my granddaughter who used to LOVE to play tic tac toe as a child.  It's a little difficult to see in the photo but I created a grid for the tic tac toe board using the stitched hearts die from Penny Black's newest release, Timeless 2019.

Once the top panel was created I simply positioned the letters to simulate a winning game - added a portion of the You Enjoy die, popped the panel up with foam tape and attached it to my 5" square card base.  Easy Peasy!!

The products I used are among the fantabulous!! products on sale on-line in the Penny Black store.

I will be entering this card in the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.

All supplies by Penny Black:

Stitched XOXO #51-486
You Enjoy #51-339
I love you - Snippets #30-283

Saturday, February 23, 2019

FURbaby birthday

It's Saturday!?! wow where did that week go?!  : )

I have been making more cards than I have been posting these days so I thought I would try to catch up and post some cards as well as play along with some of my favorite challenges.

I began to replenish my card stash in January.  I have lots and lots of cards to make for the year so I usually duplicate designs that  I really like to save time.  All of my cards today use the exact same design and sentiment : )  and all were colored with Copic markers.

It is funny because when I first started coloring with Copic markers I was pretty happy with the results but after looking at a lot of different YouTube tutorials I realize my coloring is painfully amateur! and I feel a little embarrassed to post them.  The only reason I am is because I think I will like looking back over time to see my progress!

My first card is a fun furbaby to enter in the CASology challenge.

My next card is a fun furbaby to enter in the Watercooler Wednesday challenge where they are looking for: anything goes with a masculine twist.

I am wild about this funny dog! I do not have any furbabies but if I did I would love one just like this!!

All of my cards have an embossed number panel under the circular window so I will include these cards in the Just Add Ink challenge too : )

That is is for me today.  Have a wonderful rest of your weekend! and I hope to see you again very soon.

BIG (((HUGS)))

Lil' Inker Designs Stitched mats - Circles
Cuttlebug A2 Embossing Folder - Number Collage
Ellen Hutson Leading Ladies - Dog Lady stamps set
Ellen Hutson Leading Ladies - Dog Lady dies
Sentiment by Penny Black - Sprinkles and Smiles #30-297
Doggie Treat by Penny Black #30-412
Cocktail from MFT BB Penguins in Paradise