Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Altering state of mind

What do you think of my altered Ceramic Tile? I used SU! rub on's and printed the recipe! I'm thinking a display on my counter with a candle, some silk leaves, and some gourds woutd be pretty!

Thursday, September 18, 2008


I received these beautiful images from One Happy Stamper on SCS.

The whole thing is watercolored, everything is SU! except the flower, I was happy with my coloring so I crumpled the whole thing up then when I looked at it again, I said to myself "Self we can do something with this" so this is what I came up with:

So whadda think?

So Shelli....

The founder and all around great lady of Stampin' Up - Shelli Gardner is now blogging!!! How cool is that? You can find Shelli's blog here > http://www.soshelli.com/blog/
This month Shelli challenged us to make something for Halloween - I actually made this to send in for the SU! monthly contest and then chickened out at the last moment - I know, I know, I can hear you all now "Patty you're too hard on yourself" but you're my friends and you have to be nice to me or I won't send you anymore cards Just Teasing Anyway here's my Halloween Creative Challenge - it's an altered Lia Sophia Jewerly box! I painted the bottom black, wrapped the outside with the Summer Picnic DS paper, which I'd wheeled the Batty Jumbo Wheel on with Basic Black, then I wheeled it again on Whisper White, punched out just a few of the images, added some sponging, a Build a Brad and some frayed Always Artichoke ribbon, and some Certainly Celery ribbon!
This is the outside of the box

This is the inside, it fits some orange tissue paper and three York Peppermint Patties nicely!

You likey? I think I'll try one for Christmas too - I have lot's of these boxes!!!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Online Ordering Is HERE!!!

Stampin' Up! is now offering online ordering - woo hoo!

Anytime you want to place an order now - day or night - heck shop nekked if you want! - you can now do so!!!!

You can find the link to my Stampin' Up! website directly above the catalog photo - check it out, let me know what you think!!!

Just be gentle, I'm still trying to figure out how to customize the website!

Kinda Bummed

Well I thought I did SU! proud, I mean I was very upbeat and excited about the "Night To Indulge" vendors fair that I did last night, only it ended up being somewhat of a bust!

Now that isn't to say I didn't have fun, cuz I did! I had a ball! What's not to love when you've got good looking young men in tux's at your beck and call with delightful chocolates of every variety?!!!! Never thought I'd see the day that I didn't want "more" chocolate, but it actually happened to me last night! Then there was the flirting DJ with his hugs, his tunes, his dancing, and his all around nice comments Flirting I mean c'mon a girl's gotta take it where she can get it!

Would I go back? As a customer is a heartbeat! As a vendor, I'm just not sure!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

The mess, the frenzy and the nap

This is my craft desk after my creative frenzy making cards for the troops, making craft fair projects, and in general making a mess!

I went to take a nap - all this creating to tiresome - look who else decided to take a nap:

Jacob's cat decided that all that ribbon, paper, and stuff makes a delightful nest!!!!

For my Sweets

They know who they are!

Karen inspired us to use this photo to create something: Carefree Creations

My muse is still working on Craft Fair projects, so this is what I came up with! I know, it looks nothing like the photo, but hey, I got circles and stripes!!!!

I also have to share this little book of lessons with my sweetheart friends
It only has three chapters, The Dark, Chocolate Wittisms, and The Milk - What more do we need?

A Night To Indulge

I've been asked to represent Stampin' Up! at a local Vendor's fair to help raise money for Foster Grandparents, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, The Kids Connection, and the local domestic violence shelter. Each vendor rents a table to cover the cost of the hall, we have donate a door prize of at least a $30.00 value (I'm donating the large Long Stem Silhouettes Wall Decor piece) and we can sell items to help promote our business. As an SU! Demo I'm not allowed to do cash and carry, but I can use my supplies to make inexpensive trinkets and gifts to help attendee's jump start their Christmas shopping! Anyone that knows me well, knows I'm very hard on myself when it comes to my art, I've never attempted to sell any of it!!!
Here's some of the things I've made, what to you think? Will it sell? If so, how much should I charge? Remember I live in the back woods of Michigan!!!
This is a PMS Kit (Pamper me silly) with a close of the poem I used - I got this idea from the SCS Dirty Dozen Fan Club page.
Coneflower Framed art in Plum and Summer Sun - I plan to make a few more of these!
An altered wooden frame - the daisies could be left in or removed for their own photo.
Homemade Christmas Fudge candy bar sliders (There should be 6 but DH found the Hershey w/almonds bars)
Here's a close of the poem I used, I believe it's from Paper crafts magazine - if you're familiar with "Da Yoopers" it's to the tune of Rusty Cheverolet.

(this is a crappy photo, contact me if you want to use it)