Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Let's Make Lemonade!

My younger sister went through surgery this past week.  She is doing remarkably well!! thank you Jesus!!

My sister is kind and gentle and has a warm and comforting way about her.  I have prepared a few little treats to mail her during her 4 to 6 week recovery.  These three cards are going out this week.  I wont sign them but rather give them to her in a gift pack so that she can send them out as needed to people she might choose to bless.

The stamp set I used for these little cuties is called "Homemade" by Penny Black.

The sentiment on this one was computer generated.  It was inspired by one of those inside family jokes.  Inside it reads:

It's nice to have a friend.

Last but not least... Life is just a bowl of cherries : )

These adorable mice crack me up.  I have actually seen a few mice in my day giggles! and not one of them looked this cute!  They sure make me smile! I hope they have the same effect on my kid sister.

I will be entering my trio in the gallery at AAA Cards challenge blog where the prompt is "Kindness".

Have a wonderful day! and thanks a bunch for stopping by : )

BIG (((HUGS)))

Friday, October 26, 2018

Fun Friday with Patti and Penny

I love the sound of that! I am so happy and blessed that Penny Black wasn't called Patti Black because "Fun Friday with Patti and Patti" sounds weird. heeheehee ....... do you think that  maybe I am getting too much rest!?! LOL

Well Friday it is and I want to share three different cards I made with the cutest little snowman in Blogland from Penny Black's newest release, Welcome Winter.

Lets Be Merry

Warmest Wishes for a Wonderful Christmas

Holiday Hello

Snowman cards are my favorite holiday cards. Thankfully I won't have too many snowmen in my life this winter.  That is OK with me : ) snowmen on cards are warmer!!   I hope you like these as much as I liked making them : )

Have a wonderful weekend friends : )

BIG (((HUGS)))

All supplies used are from Penny Black:

Card #1
Happy Snowman #30-503
Antique Frame #51-397
Winter Roof #51-475
Season's Gifts #30-316

Card #2
Happy Snowman #30-503
Script #40-470
Joy & Merriment #30-501
A Blizzard #51-268

Card #3
Happy Snowman #30-503
Holiday Hello #51-460

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Bird under the wire

Edited to add:

I was so surprised and blessed to see that I was selected as a winner at The Card Concept!! Thank you thank you!!

Hello friends.  I have been trying to perfect a card for Loll's CAS Christmas card challenge all week! With just 2 hours left until the challenge closes I guess I need to settle on this card : )

My card design was CASED by a card I created in December of 2014.  I am entering Papertrey Ink's Transformation Tuesday for the very first time : ).  I used to do lots of challenges with PTI but when Nichole sold the company (mean almost the very next day!)  I could no longer access either the PTI blog or the PTI store! gasp!! I contacted them but they said they had not done anything that would explain the problem.   : ( I assumed my dinosaur computer was the culprit when Walla! just last week I tried again and it all worked just fine.  Hmmmmm strange! But no matter why it didn't work but now it does work... it works! so I can play with PTI and their fun challenges! : )

The colors for my card were inspired by this beautiful inspiration photo at The Card Concept challenge blog.

Thank you so much for stopping by! See you on Friday : )

BIG (((HUGS)))

Monday, October 22, 2018

It's not goodbye..... it's see you later.

My card today is for the family of Melissa Lane.  Melissa, owner of Honey Bee blog was one of Blogland's sweetest members.  She passed away suddenly at the age of 47.  I never got the opportunity to meet Melissa but she touched my life in the correspondence we enjoyed and especially by her love for Jesus.   My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.

The team at STAMPlorations is hosting a special tribute to Melissa.  I hope you will visit and enjoy seeing some of her beautiful creations.  Perhaps you would like to send a Butterfly to her family as well.

See you later, Melissa.

BIG (((HUGS)))

All supplies by Penny Black
Eloquence #30-162
Flowing Butterflies -51-444

Friday, October 19, 2018

Which is better?

Which is better... Friday or a new release from Penny Black?  I say... why choose!?

Every Friday from now until mid December I will be posting cards I have made with some really terrific product from Penny Black's newest release "Welcome Winter".  It will be like...

  "Fun Fridays with Patti and Penny" heeheehee

Here are two different ways I used the new Tweet Wreath stamp.

For my first card I used three different metallic embossing powders to create a kind of elegant effect.

My second card also uses embossing powders but this time I used Detail White.  I really love the effect of using white EP on white paper especially when you introduce some color like I did here by sponging a green circle for the wreath to lay on.

I really love the sentiment on this card too.  Nothing could be truer : )

All supplies by Penny Black:
Both cards used Tweet Wreath #40-630
Card #1 Rejoice die cut  #51-251
Card #2 sentiment from Smile All Season # 30-516

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I have been enjoying lots of time in my new craft room this week.  I can't wait to show you all the cards I have been creating.  I also can't wait to get back to a regular schedule of visiting your blogs too!!  I'm so excited to say that my life is finally back to normal!!

Have a wonderful weekend!
BIG (((HUGS)))

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Oh my goodness! I'm late!!

Hello friends! I am rushing in to quickly make this post because I totally forgot today was Tuesday!! We have been super busy with trying to get settled and then having some out of town company eeeek!!!

Here is s sneak peek of a DARLING! little Penny Black image that I used on a card for the Simplicity at it's best blog.  I hope you will pop over to see the whole card - it's a cutie.

I have been playing with some GREAT! new product from Penny Black's newest release, Welcome Winter, that I am busting to share with you later this week! So have a great week and come back to see me on Friday! wanna?!!

BIG (((HUGS)))

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Sugar n Spice

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice! describes a darling little girl that is about to turn one year old.  She was born three months early and never expected to survive but survive and thrive she did PERFECTLY! Thank you Lord!! for hearing our prayers!

I originally found the template to create this card in a Papercrafting magazing in 2009.  I cut it out by hand and printed the "Sugar n Spice" on the computer : )  I hope the birthday girl likes it!!

BIG (((HUGS)))