Wednesday, November 26, 2008

More News!

I was also nominated at SCS this week for the "Featured Project" of the week!

It's the first time that's ever happened as well! Look what I did that earned me that:

You can see all of the inside pages in my gallery at SCS here: Patty's SU! Only Christmas Organizer

I'm So Very Flattered!

One of my SCS "Sweetheart" friends just nominated me for my very first Blogger award!

How stinkin' Cool is that?!? Joyclynn has a fun and funky Blog of her own here > paper...scissors...ROCK

The rules to earn this award are:

1. put the logo on your blog (if you choose)

2. put a link to the person that sent you the award

3. nominate 5 blogs

4. put links to their blogs

5. leave messages for your nominees
So now I'd like to nominate:
Crystal at Stampin and More with Crystal (Crystal was one of my very first SCS Secret Sisters!)
Linda at The Stamper's Touch (Linda is one of my VSN and WishRak friends and I love her stuff)
Lorien at Stamps N More (Lorien is one of my partners in crime for the Michigan Mingle)
Kelly at Crafty Inklings (I work with Kelly behind the scenes for WishRak, plus I'm following her babies!)
Kristin at Sunshine, Smiles & Stamps= Lovin' Life (Kristin is a fellow SU! Demo that I stalk ;) )

Friday, November 21, 2008

Christmas Roses

I love the new Bella Toile Background stamp! This first card was done with all background stamps! I stamped the new En Francios B/G with Creamy Caramel onto White, then stamped the Bella Toile on Vellum with Handsome Hunter and color the vellum on the backside with Rose Red and Regal Rose markers. I also embossed on the clear button, we'll be doing that at an upcoming stamp camp ;)

This second card is with some "oldies but goodies!" I love my Stipple rose, I'll give it up when they pry it from my cold, dead fingers!!! I paired this with the greens from Peaceful Wishes, added a Cuttlebugged background and some Stickles, but other than that it's all SU! Some of the roses and some of the leaves are popped up on dimensionals and it's so much prettier in real life!!!

My little Turkey

I had to make a "Turkey" card for my Michigan Mingle "Goofy Gobblers" secret exchange. Since I'm not really a "cutesy" kinda stamper this is what I came up with using all Stampin' Up! punches!!!

First I started with Scallops and circles.
Added some paperclips and Dimensionals.
Layered it altogether.
Used the Scallop Edge for the "beard" did some more circles and one square for the "beak"

Put that together.
He started to look like this.
I dyed some taffeta ribbon Apricot appeal and frayed it, then added some Always Artichoke Grosgrain ribbon. (Called him a turkey with having a bad hair day)

Put him together with some retired background stamps and came up with the card you see!

Friday, November 14, 2008

psssttt..Guess what I did?

I ordered the Big Shot tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I've been on the fence about this for MONTHS! I happened to have a little extra money {yes I made sure all of the bills got made first ;)} but I finally decided to jump off the fence!!!

Now I'll have a Cuttlebug to sell, but I haven't told DH yet.....

So....How do I hide a Big Shot??? :~)

Sunday, November 9, 2008

I've kept this a secret!

My challenge for the WishRak For the girls challenge weekend was a sketch. I created this sketch and I must say I'm pretty happy with it! However, I couldn't share it with anyone else until those ladies had the first shot at it. So now that the weekend is wrapped up, I can also share it with all of you!

If you decide to use it, please send me a link to it as that I can see what you came up with!

Here's the sketch:

This card is all SU! except the vintage button and the strip of velvet ribbon, I used Tres Chic, Canvas, and Abundant Joy which was Rakked to me through WishRak, with Basic Gray, Brocade Blue, Certainly Celery, and Pretty in Pink.

This card is mostly SU! {the daisy ribbon, Primas, and Bella Bauble being the exception and those items were all Raks} I used the "A Little Birdie Told Me" image which was received through WishRak.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

It's WishRak's For the Girls Weekend

Here's a few of the cards I made for the weekend - All of the main images are "wishes" that I received from the wonderful ladies in that group!