Saturday, April 3, 2010

Surfs Up!

Here is another digi image! (these things are contagious!!)
I'm sitting here at my computer tonight "wasting time" while I wait for my darling hubs to go to bed. I thought I would post a card I created a few weeks ago but have not yet had a chance to post. Because I'm not prepared please forgive my lack of acknowledgment for the digi and papers I used. But please let me know if you have any questions about the supplies and I'll gladly share as soon as I can!! : )

BIG (((Hugs))) Patti

p.s. poor little gal didn't have a smile so I added one! heeheehee now we're both! happy

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Almost April!

I decided to create a CD calendar for my daughter, Sarah. I just decided - LOL so this will be the first page she gets but I will continue it each month until ... whenever! I really love doing calendar pages. You may have noticed that I never posted my March 12x12 calendar page. It is because I never made it! I have been so busy lately I've fallen behind. I will be sure to post it soon.
This little cutie was created using a Stampin' Up image that I borrowed from a friend. I also used a pretty daisy sticker border by Martha Stewart. I wish the pictured showed it better but the yellow patterned paper by Heidi Grace highlights the centers of many of the flowers with a little dot of what looks like epoxy to make the flower centers "pop"!
And!! welcome my sweet little ant. Isn't this ant just huggable!? I found her in a wonderful little store not far from my ant hill : ) I just had to have her!!
Thanks for looking!! Patti

Monday, March 22, 2010

Shaped Cards

Thanks to my friend Lisa (click here to see Lisa's Car card) I have been a shaped card making fool! I created these cards for a class I'll be teaching at Organized Chaos, my LSS. I cut the Tea Pot and Party Hat cards from "A Child's Year" Cricut cartridge and the Oven card from "My Kitchen" Cricut cartridge. I love the shaped cards!! it really gets me thinking outside the box when I look at the die cuts available.

I hope you enjoy them too! thank you for looking : )


Friday, March 19, 2010

My first Digi : )

It took me a while to figure out what a "digi" was but thanks to a little help from my friends I have officially entered the world of Digi! Please check out the wonderful creative images Heidi from 2Cute Rubber Stamps has to offer.

I love this old layout from "Mojo Monday", LOVE this paper from Kaiserscrapbook and adore! this new image!!

Thank you for looking : )

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sassy Purse Album

My friend Susan has inspired me many times! in the few years I have "known" her. I appreciate you Susan!! The most recent way in which she inspired me was to post pictures of a great project she created! Check out Susan's take on this fun purse. Be sure to follow her link to the site she found her purse on! It is a funny small world this crafting place we love : )

Several years ago I was introduced to this purse at a Stampin' Up workshop. I fell in love with it!!

Coincidentally to Susan's post I had just finished creating this "sassy purse" for my sweet great niece, Emma. Emma loves pink and orange. I had already photographed my purse before I saw Susan's purse so I didn't get a picture of some of the differences but I will describe them:

My purse is really a mini album which you begin to create using two 6x6 envelopes - these envelopes then create a sleeve for the extra photos sheet. The back of my purse doesn't have an extra piece of paper concealing the ribbon handles because on mine you use SU grommets to thread your ribbon through. The grommets look... sassy! : ) I think the only other difference is that I created the scallops for the purse flap and cut them with my "Storybook" Cricut cartridge.

I chose a variety of fun and "sassy" papers.

All punches used: corner punch and scallop punch, circle punch, ticket punch and tab punch are all SU products.

And my giggling little miniature
Emma is an oldie but a goodie from Stampin Up as well.

I hope you will enjoy seeing this great project and you'll try one yourself they are easy peasy!!
Let me know if I can help.

BIG (((Hugs))) Susan!


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

one UGLY card!

March has definitely come in like a lamb in northwestern Wisconsin. The temperature has been hanging around the 40s under bright blue sunny days! I love it. We may have a lion in our future but for today we feel blessed. : )
I've been busy creating cards!! I will be teaching some classes in March and April at my good friend's Scrapbook Store. I've created two sets of 5 cards for her Five for $8.00 classes. I posted 9 of these cards below but just realized I forgot to photograph one! LOL I guess I'll have to add that one later so in it's place I'll add this UGLY card LOL that "didn't make the cut" heeheehee I created this card in hopes to promote her Velum sales and show off this cute Cuttlebug butterfly but I just didn't like how it turned out. This ugly card is lucky to have made it to the blog! LOL (now you know not all my card creations are good ones heeheehee)
Thanks for looking and have a great day! : )


Cute as a button Easter Card

5 for $8 card class #2
Solid Cardstock by Core'dinations
glittered paper by Best Creations
"Swiss Dots" by Cuttlebug and
strip embossed by Cuttlebug
Circle and scallop Nestibilities by Spellbinders used
misc ribbon

Sea Shell Card

5 for $8 card class #2

Solid Cardstock by Core'dinations
Sea Shells from patterned paper by Creative Imaginations
Circle and scallop Nestibilities by Spellbinders used
green brads from All My Memories

6x6" Black & Blue

5 for $8 card class #2
Solid Cardstock by Core'dinations
patterned paper by Creative Imaginations
buttons by Creative Imaginations
misc. ribbon
"Thanks" Cuttlebug embossing folder used

I'm crazy about this Creative Imaginations paper : ) hope you like it too

Perk Up Card

5 for $8 card class #2
Solid Cardstock by Core'dinations
patterned papers by American Crafts
oval plain and scallop Nestibilities by Spellbinders used
Sentiment and Coffee Pot image by Crafty Secrets from the "Coffee & Tea" clear stamp set
ribbon by American Crafts

You make my Heart Smile

5 for $8 card class #1
Solid cardstock by Core'dinations
"Light Orchard Blossom" patterned paper by Scrapbook Walls
Sentiment by Crafty Secrets from the"Glamour Girls" clear stamp set
thin ribbon misc.
peach ribbon by American Crafts
Pearl embellishment by Queen & Company
Cuttlebug embossing folder used
Thank you for looking : )


5 for $8 card class #1
Solid cardstock by Core'dinations
"Beauty Words" patterned paper by EK Success
oval plain and scallop Nestibilities by Spellbinders used
pearl strip by Kaiser Craft used
I wrote the word "Congratulations" as opposed to altering my oval to accommodate a stamped sentiment. I can't decide if it makes the card look too "hand made" or if it enhances it's "value" to the recipient. What would you do??

Layered Flower

5 for $8 card class #1
patterned paper "Pollyanna" by EK success
squares cut with Basic George on the Cricut
rectangle Nestabilities by Spellbinders used
Layered flower cut from Sizzix die cut 654980
flower embossed with "Swiss Dots" by Cuttlebug
Doesn't it just make you want to pack for Hawaii??

Happy Easter Chick!

5 for $8 card class #1
Solid cardstock by Core'dinations
patterned "Chick" paper by The Paper Patch
scallop cut using "Storybook" Cricut Cartridge
"Swirls" Cuttlebug embossing folder used
Yellow velvet ribbon by Creative Imaginations
orange polka dot ribbon by American Crafts
Scallop and Circle Nestabilities by Spellbinders used
Chirp Chirp!! : )

Happy Birthday

5 for $8 card class #1
Solid cardstock by Core'dinations
"Sky Polka Dots" by Scrapbook Walls
Bold flower print by American Crafts
Scallop and Circle Nestabilities by Spellbinders used
"Bling" by Queen & Company
Ribbon by American Crafts
"Happy Birthday" Cuttlebug embossing folder used
Thanks for looking!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Here are some sucker holders I made for my grand daughter's pre-school class. They were really fun and easy. I kind of measured my sucker and folded and snipped until I got the holder the way I wanted it. I punched out the square piece in the front and did the same inside my CTMH "friends forever"sentiment. I glued a piece of acetate inside the treat holder, added my sucker and glued it all together. I had found these little heart rings a few months ago at a local thrift shop - so I slid a ring on each child's treat. The face of the ring comes off and exposes a little heart stamp : ). At the last minute I added the ribbon across the face of the window - up til that addition it was just "ok" once the "Be my Valentine"ribbon was attached I decided I was done! : )

Thank you for looking and Happy Valentines Day!


Saturday, February 13, 2010

CPS 153 by Papertrey Ink

My absolute favorite papercraft supply company is Papertrey Ink. I really love their products, their incredible ideas and their entire design team. If you have never spent time hanging out at the Papertrey Ink blog and the designer's individual Blogs I recommend you take the time to go and get your fill of EYE CANDY!! : ) This week at CPS the sketch is sweet! The sponsor for the challenge is Papertrey Ink!! so it is a winning combination!! Here is my "take" on this weeks challenge. A card that was inspired (lifted) from the archives of Papertrey Inks : )
I created this card using papers by Bo Bunny for my daughter, Sarah, who I truly love deerly!!
Thank you for looking!!

Friday, February 12, 2010

February Calendar Page

I just love my February calendar page! (can I say that?) I used a black & white patterned paper by Scrapbook Walls and over laid it with a 12 x 12 cut out paper by Li'l Davis. The cut out paper is delicious! with a variegated color going from a lighter shade to a darker shade at as you go to the bottom of the page. I really like the cut out papers and have recently begun to experiment with creating my own 12 x 12 cut out using the Cricut Expression! If I have good success I will post some of my papers here later.
I used "A Child's Year" for the sweet little cut out. I used the "Paper Doll Dress Up" cartridge and the "Designer's Calendar" cartridges all by Provo Craft. I love all of these cartridges!! some I own and some I've borrowed from my friend. The ones I don't have I hope to own soon : ) For the three hearts I used an Embosslit die by Sizzix. These little hearts were easy peasy because they cut and emboss at the same time!
After my photos were taken I added my pictures - I also added some soft subtle accents to the actual calendar page and some hearts to accent the date of the birthday dates of my friends and family.
February celebrates our son, Jeremy, grand daughter, Melanie, nephew, Patrick, great nephews, Bo & Zane and friends Missy, and Janice. A great big Happy Birthday to everyone who celebrates in February!!

Friday, February 5, 2010

New Home

Here are some cards I have made but not previously posted to my blog. Perhaps I posted them to my favorite chat site ISC 's gallery but here they - are new to my blog.

I have my February Calendar page all done (I love it!) but I haven't had the time to get a picture of it. Until I can coordinate my time with the sun : ) (I prefer natural lighting when shooting pictures of my cards) I will take some time to post a few "oldies but goodies" before I post my February calendar page. I hope you will enjoy the cards. I will not take time to post the supplies I used for each card - but if you have any questions about any of the cards please just jot me a comment and I will answer any questions you might have : )

Thanks a bunch and thank you for your comments!


Bon Voyage'

House Mouse in action

Sweet as Pie

April Showers

Hang in there!

Green Dress

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Birthday Countdown Calendar

A VIP (Very Important Princess) turned 4 years old yesterday. My granddaughter, Katelyn anticipated her big day with a little help from Grandma and Grandpa : ) I created this little "countdown" calendar for her and filled it with some gifts & treats. Some of the gifts were too large to fit into the (about 3" diameter) tin. Those I wrapped and numbered and suggested that my daughter tuck them away until the appropriate day arrived. Starting 10 days before her big day Katelyn opened her tin and found a message from us and her gift. My daughter, Sarah, was really wild about Advent Calendars when she was a little girl so I hoped her little girl would get a kick out of this variation of the countdown calendars her Mom enjoyed : )
I covered a cookie sheet with wrapping paper. I created a sign using my Paper Doll Cricut Cartridge. Notice the little birthday princess' dress was cut from the same wrapping paper : ) Each tin was decorated with ribbon around the sides of the tin. Each little tin has a removable cover that is glass so I concealed the contents of the tin by putting colored paper inside. It was really colorful and fun. I created each tin topper and added plenty of glitter! I placed a magnetic strip on the bottom of the tin so that it would cling to the cookie sheet. The calendar can be hung up on the wall by the hole on the cookie sheet handle : )
After seeing this countdown calendar I made for Katelyn, my friend, Diane said SHE wants one! for her birthday heeheehee Some "kids" never grow up!
Thank you for looking : )

Friday, January 15, 2010

My Cookbook

This and the following 6 pictures are the cover and index cards for a 6x6" recipe book I created for my good friend Barb. She celebrated her 4oth birthday today. Barb is one of the hardest working people I know. I thought a long time about a gift that she could really use. I decided to make a 6x6" recipe book and fill it with my favorite recipes. In addition I gave her coupons for 6 meals that I'll make and deliver to her and her family throughout the year. She really loved the gift and loved the first dinner I delivered to her today "Beef Stroganoff". yummmm!

Friends, I can tell you there is nothing more rewarding than blessing well deserving people!!

Happy Birthday Barb!

Papers are from "Bo Bunny"
"From My Kitchen" Cricut cartridge by Provo Craft
Lettering is the "Newsprint" font by Quick Kutz


Can you tell the blender is meant to be the "k" in Drinks? : ) heehee I hope I was able to pull that off. I wanted to integrate the vintage appliances as much as I could in these cards.


I love this apron : ) my sister gave me a couple of patterns to sew vintage (reproduction) aprons. I'm anxious to get my sewing machine out now. : )


I attempted to lighten the "Pepper Shaker" in my picture with Photoshop but I think I over did it. I wanted the picture to clearly show it was a salt and pepper shaker LOL!

Side Dishes

Oh oopie! the word "dishes" didn't make it to the picture. Hanging from the little cutting board that the "d" sits on it supposed to be the word dishes. Technical difficulties or blond moment? heehee you get the idea

Main Dishes


Monday, January 4, 2010

January 2010

I have decided to post my 12x12 calendar pages this year. I love Stampin' Up products and the calendars are no exception. I don't do much "scrapbooking" these days so working on a 12x12 calendar is especially fun! Go see my friend Lisa she will set you up with a calendar : ) you'll be glad you did!!

January is a really busy month in our family. We have several VIPs with special days:

My Dad and his wife will celebrate their 34th wedding anniversary tomorrow, I have one niece, one nephew, two sister-in-laws, six! good friends with birthdays in January, one great niece, Macie Ann, and two very very special kids who both share birthdays on the 16th, Levi who will turn one year old and Katelyn Christine my youngest granddaughter who will turn four.

This year I will put the pictures of only a few special birthday "kids" whose birthday falls within the month so on this page goes, Macie, Levi and Katelyn. : )

Supplies used:

Winter Words and Winter Stripe patterned paper both by EK Success
Purple swirled paper is by Chatterbox
I used some YUMMY! Rub-ons by Heidi Grace (love rub-ons!) and embellished some of them with pearls from Kaiser Kraft

My Cricut got a work out with this "layout". I used "George" for the January font. "A Child's Year" for the skating kids sillouhette, and "Ever After" for the princess crowns.

My ribbon is by American Crafts
Snowflake Cuttlebug embossing folder

Happy Birthday!!!!!

Laura Beth
Chris P.
Barb H.
Anne B.
Cheryl H.