Saturday, November 29, 2008

I've been tagged!

I guess I'm neither interesting or weird because it has been almost impossible for me to come up with anything "interesting" to say LOL! but here goes this is as weird and as interesting as I get : )
1. I have aided in the capture and arrest to two bank robbers (in two different hold ups).
2. I can't stand taking a shower until I brush my teeth.
3. I can make the call of a Common Loon, an Owl and an Orangutan so convincing that I can get the creature to "answer" me when I do it outside : ) ....ok, I've never really made the Orangutan call outside in the jungle or even in a zoo but all my friends and family do believe it is a real Orangutan when they hear me make the call. Loons and owls will answer me when I make their call : ) ... it's a gift heeheehee
4. I can tie a cherry stem in a knot with my tounge (completely without the use of my hands). I do have a "how-to" video for sale if anyone is interested.
OK, I guess I'm on a roll because this is getting sort of wierd! LOL
5. I have won awards for both my photography and my cardmaking. blush
6. My Mom ALWAYS liked ME best - no matter what my kid brother, thinks.
7. I have more "virtual" friends than I do "real" friends LOL eeek!!!

Ok, I'm off to tag:

Suzanne because she started this! : )

I hope some of my "new" freinds will play along and meet some of my "old" friends and visit their blog too.

Have a great day! Patti

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I've been busy!

Here are a couple more fun snow guys I hope enjoy.


My favorite

card for Sue's Challenge is this one. I used a "Spotlight" technique. The Rubber stamp is by Northwoods Rubber Stamps.

I hope you are enjoying my cards : )


The "Challenge" this week

hosted by "WeedsGalore" Sue, was for a traditional holiday card in all blues and white with either a snowman or a penguin on it - and naturally! some "bling" <---- translation, Dad, something sparkly : )

Being that the Challenge Hostess lives in Tampa Florida I figure she is longing for some winter white stuff! Sue is a fantastic papercrafter, here are a few cards I made for the challenge.

By the way the participants names go in a "hat" and the winner is drawn. This week
ScrappyYankee" my former Secret Sister in Bronx, NY won!! go Mickey!!

Thanks for looking : ) Patti

Weekly Challenge

At the Papercrafts website a few of my friends play weekly challenges. Here is a tri-fold card I created for the weekly challenge last week hosted by Heather. She gave us a link to create this tri-fold card and I just loved it! here is my version. I used a fun little stamp by Penny Black.

I created a few cards for some friends

They own a great scrapbooking store: Organized Chaos. I used their supplies to create these cards and hopefully when they display the cards it will help their customer realize they NEED! these stamps! LOL It worked for me I bought almost all of them myself hee hee hee

Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

You are like a snowflake...

one of a kind!

Gift Tags

Here is a sweet little gift tag I created using some of my all time favorite papercrafting tools and products.

The snowflake image is by Peachy Keen Stamps. The set comes with two snowflakes and four different faces you can stamp inside the flake. I love it! I created this tag using Marvy Punches. I then I punched out a piece of clear acetate using the same punches. I ran the acetate through my old Sizzix with the Snowflake Cuttlebug embossing folder. I was so excited how it turned out. I tried it with some thin acetate and, though it turned out ok - I really preferred using a thicker acetate as the embossing was deeper and more detailed.

Try it! it is a fun and easy gift tag.

Sigh! I miss you.

This may be how some people feel about winter but not me! I love winter. For me winter ushers in the time of year when I would most enjoy being with people who live far from me. This card is perfect for them. The inside sentiment says why:

Sigh! I miss you. Sigh! I really miss you. Sigh! I really really miss you. Well - that's about the sighs of it.

I created this card for my friend LucyG's humorous card swap. Meet "Madge" from Art Impressions Rubber Stamps. The snowflake stamps are by Touché, the cardstock is from Stampin' Up, the photo corner is from Heidi Swapp and the die cut is from Accent Essentials cut on my Cricut. The inside sentiment is from The Angel Company.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

It's November!!

Everyday I look for the coming of the Lord. I hope it will be very soon : ) I can't wait to get to heaven where I can spend eternity with Jesus enjoying all that He has prepared for me. I remember, as a child, that time seemed to crawl like a snail - especially when I was anticipating a holiday. Now days it seems the Wiley Coyote would have trouble keeping up with the hectic pace my day sometimes brings. I'm 51 years old. Does that mean I'm in my "autumn years"? Mmmmm : ) being that autumn is my favorite time of the year I get kind of excited thinking about that. I wonder what this chapter of my life will bring??? I still have a lot to learn but I have learned that I need to completely trust Jesus, love people more (even the crabby ones), resist being fearful, appreciate the little things as well as the big things, laugh more, don't be so afraid to be myself, rest where I am at right now and never give up hope for the needs I pray for. When things don't seem to go right or when they just completely fall apart I stop - close my eyes - and remember that I need to trust Jesus, love people more (especially the crabby ones), resist being fearful, appreciate the little things.............. :) you get the idea.

What is the most important thing you've learned in this season of your life : ) I'd love to hear from you.