Thursday, December 30, 2010

Some Christmasy Love

I thought I'd share some homemade goodness :)

An altered Christmas mailbox, A treat of tea and cookies, and some butterfly "ornaments"

I hope you likey!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wanna Know What I've Been Doing?

Well besides the holiday madness like everyone else! For the last month or so over on Splitcoast > < I've been working on a new project for the largest online public gallery for Stampin'Up! products.

Basically a group of demo's will be bringing the SCS general public a monthly showcase of Stampin' Up! works of art! There is a team of 7 demo's, plus 3 coordinators involved in bringing this all new showcase to you. This new showcase is called the "Creative Crew." The 7 demo's will have four themes or focus areas each month to work with. I can't tell you everything but I can say that everyone should pop into the SCS gallery on Saturday 1/1/2011 at 1:00 (est) When you get there simple type "creativecrew" into the gallery search bar and a world of wonderful SU should appear to you!

The great thing about this is not only will EVERYONE get to see these projects, but demonstrators are encouraged to share these "themes/focus" areas with you and you to can play along!

I cannot share any complete projects with you because I do not want to steal the Crew's thunder, however I can give you a sneak peek and you can try to figure out what our four themes/focus areas are for this month. Don't worry if you can't figure it out, I'll be sharing them with you on Saturday.

But for now, here's a peek for you:

Monday, December 13, 2010

Pink Angels

I have no idea who makes this stamp, it was another that my friend Kim let me use, but she's very sweet for the holiday!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Symphony in White

What do you think? Conjur up all kinds of wintery thoughts doesn't it!!! Vellum, Mulberry paper, Silver, and embossing, they all go together so well!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Bell or Skirt?

I freehanded what I thought was a Christmas bell, my daughter says it's a Christmas skirt - oh well, I think it's okay. Not sure where the paper is from, it's another RAK, but everything else is SU!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Classic Icon

They don't get better than the "Lovely As A tree" set! I paired the image with a piece of wallpaper sample for a very rich look.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Shrinky Dinky Ornaments

Hello I'm Patty and I'm a hoarder ;) Yes I've been hoarding the SU poly shrink for years! But this ornament punch is made for shrinky dinks!!!!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Simply Scandinavian

This card is kind of plain, I wanted the tree to stand out. However, I still think it needs something....

Friday, December 3, 2010

Embedded Ornaments

I'm not sure who the paper is for the ornaments is from (they were a RAK for SCS) but everything else in this card is SU!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Stencils

I wanted to try a Christmas card with stencils, I needed a larger palette, this card is 5 x 7, to do it, but I love the stencil, the button, and fabric altogether!!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Time to get Christmasy!

I honestly do not know who makes this bird, but I think it's a retired SU stamp. My friend Kim was kind enough to let me stamp some images for myself, and while there is a lot of cutting involved, he sure is regal looking!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Retired Goodness

I'm on a mission to use up some of my stash without purchasing more (a mission I'm failing dreadfully) but this sweet and simple goodie is brought to you via retire SU merchandise ;)

Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday!

If you're headed out there have fun, but be careful! Those crowds scare me!!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

No this isn't traditional is Thanksgiving/fall colors, but I love the essense of family at Thanksgiving and I'm glad we're all there for one another - blessings everyone!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Vintage & Stencils!

We were challenged to make something in a vintage venue, I think SU! stencils are a great way to do that! Lovely isn't it?

Friday, November 19, 2010

Pink Witch for Breast Cancer

This image and saying just make me smile! I participated in a whole slew of challenges to raise awareness of breast cancer, and I got to use some of my non-SU! items to play along ;)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

More Butterflies!

Can you tell that cupcakes and butterflies are some of my favorite thing? LOL maybe I need to make a cupcake with a butterfly on it! This technique is called "embedded embossing" and it is wonderfully easy to do!!!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Butterflies for Breast Cancer

I used my SU! butterfly die and Manhattan flower folder to make this quick and simple card!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Old Time Christmas

I love this stamp, but find I'm having a hard time using it! This is all colored with SU markers and the white gel pen, kind of labor intensive!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

More Cupcakes

Again the embossing folder is not SU! but everything else is. My family got me this embossing folder for Christmas a couple of years ago, I don't use it much but again it was a gift!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Keep Calm

Cupcakes fix everything! I colored the cupcake with alcohol makers and I computer generated the saying, but everything else is SU!

Friday, November 5, 2010

This Makes Me Peaceful

I won this StampScapes set at the Michigan Mingle last year! I normally only buy Stampin' Up! and I will continue to do that, but I also won't look a gift horse in the month ;) I can honestly say that everything but the stamp is SU! LOL

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Snowflake in Reverse

This is the reverse image left when cutting out the snowflakes in the Northern Frost strip die, I simply sponged color around it and layered it over white.

MonoChromatic Friends

I'm trying to get myself to love Poppy Parade, it's slowly growning on me, but it's still not my first to reach for ;) However, I do think the SB page turned into a card came out quite nicely!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

It's a Witchy Kind Of Day


The image is from my WishRak friends, but everything else is SU! Sometimes I just get in a witchy mood and I need to express my inner witch!!!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Kinda Rustic?

I was inspired by a competitors advertisment for this card, I love the wavy element and the flower die adds a simple touch to it.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Simply Lovely

Sometimes the urge grabs me to make something simple and easy, what do you think of this one?

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Operation Write Home Act 2

This is another lovely for the Operation Write Home campaign.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Fall Ride

Stampin' Up's ditigal software program "My Ditigal Studio" makes scrapbooking a breeze! Now that they've cut the cost of professional development of those pages it also makes it cheap and space friendly! (Not that I tend to hoard my crafting stash or anything, I would never do that - bahahahaha!)

This page is done of my daughter enjoying one of our excellent fall days doing her favorite activity - riding Red Cheroke Sunset, aka Cherry ;-) I love the photo of him in the lower right corner, doesn't he look so proud!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Something For The Guys

This is one of the cards that I made to be sent to Operation Write Home, everything is SU except the embossing folder in the background.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sweety Box Of Goodies

I altered a box for my hubster and filled it with goodies for Sweetest day...Even though he hates Sweetest day ;)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Back To Spookiness

I did Faux Suede by running the black c/s through the crimper a bajillion times then separating it to get to the soft, fuzzy insides :)

The ingredients are:
Dark & Dreary set
Black, Vanilla, Concord Crush, More Mustard, T. Tango Cardstock
Black Ink
Button, Thread, Crimper, Spritzer

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Simply Snowflakes

I wasn't sure I was going like this new snowflake die - I'm happy to report.... I WAS WRONG!

Cast of Characters:
Rich Razzleberry C/S
Old Olive C/S
Shimmer White C/S
Rich Razzleberry ink
Sincere Salutations stamp set
White Taffeta ribbon
Razzleberry Satin ribbon
North Frost decorative strip die
Square Lattice embossing folder

Are you ready for snow? Did I just hear you scream when I asked that? HE, HE, HE

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Cajun Crazy For Fall

This is one of my favorite current sets, I was attempting VersaMark resist here but I don't think I let my VersaMark dry long enough.

Anyway, here's the cast of Characters:
More Mustard C/S
Glossy White C/S
Concord Crush C/S
VersaMark ink
Cajun Craze ink
Concord Crush ink
Concord Crush Ribbon
En Francis background stamp
Just Believe stamp set

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Wicked Riboon

This is another happy mail card made for a nine year old girl that has just underwent brain surgery in an attempt to stop some severe siezures.

Now before you beat me up this card is MOSTLY Stampin' Up! I did find a lot of the supplies on this card in my stash box which I've had since long before I became a demo so I'm honestly not sure where some of it came from.

See that pink rufflely ribbon? No SU! doesn't sell that, I found it in one of those big name craft/hobby stores that shall remain nameless, but I want you to know it's very wicked ribbon! I truly tried to pass it up, I walked away from it TWICE! But the third time...I caved, I'll admit it. No I didn't need more ribbon, but it wickedly called my name clear across the store and it wouldn't leave me alone! But I'm telling you, IF SU! sold ribbon like this my customers and I could single handedly make sure this was always out of stock!

So here's my MOSTLY SUO cast of characters:
Tart and Tangy stamp set
Rose Red ink
Almost Artichoke ink
Pink Pirouette C/S
Almost Artichoke C/S
The checked D/S paper - I have no idea where from
Crystal Effects
a lone strawberry expoxy sticker - don't know where from..

Hope you like it anyway!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Bright and Groovy Birdies

Have I ever told you I love this set?
I actually made this card for a nine year old girl that has just underwent brain surgery in an attempt to stop some severe siezures - I'm told she loved these birdies too!

Cast of Characters:
Happy Together stamp set
Basic Black ink
In Color Hostess assortment paper pad
Pear Pizzazz C/S
Concord Crush C/S
A paint chip from the hardware store
Several punches
Concord Crush Ribbon

Saturday, October 2, 2010

It's A Spooky Thought

I'm making a series of these cards for my kids Halloween packages - can you feel the spooky love?

The players are:
Dark and Dreary set
Nite Owl D/S paper
Peach Parfait C/S
Black c/s
Vanilla c/s
Black ink
Wood sheets

Thursday, September 30, 2010

I'm Not A Material Girl

Now my dear hubby might disagree with that statement when he looks at my craft area - bahahaha! But in this case I'm talking material such as fabric, give me my rubber, ink, and paper anyday, but SU! came up with fabric so you know I just had to give it a try :)

Yesterday I showed you a Top Note box done with wood sheets, well take a look at it done with fabric!!!! Yummy!!!

Now if SU! brings out a mini craft style sewing machine, you better know, I'll have to have that too!

The first photo is of the box kinda standing up so you can see the top best, the second photo shows more of the box itself, and the third photo shows the inside.

My tag is made with Many Merry Messages and some left over scraps of the new vintage DS paper - see I do use my scraps, I knew there was a reason I kept them, he,he,he!

Yep, it holds chocolates very well!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Big Shot Class Act 4

This was the largest and most complex of the Big Shot projects we did. It is a Top Note box using the Top Note die and the SU! wood sheets - I love how this one turned out, hope you do too!

The Players are:
Notably Ornate Set
Wood Sheets
Marina Mist C/S
Ivory Naturals C/S
Not quite navy ink
Early Espresso ink
Marnia Mist Ribbon
Vintage Brads
Crop a dile

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Big Shot Class Act 3

For one of the 3-D projects I knew I wanted to use the Milk Carton Die. I had fell in love with the bat house idea using the milk carton die and played around with a simple party favor idea for my annual Halloween dinner party.

The Cast of Characters are:
Milk Carton Die
Bitty Bat Punch
Concord Crush C/S
Concord Crush Ink
Peach Parfait Ribbon
Dark and Dreary DS paper
Mini Library clips
3/4" circle punch
From the Crypt stamp set

Monday, September 27, 2010

Big Class Act 2

This is the second card we did for the big shot class:

We embossed the snowflake background, the cut out some more flakes, added some pearls, and punched out the sentiment.

Players are:
Baja Breeze c/s
Night of navy c/s
Silver c/s
Shimmer white c/s
Navy ink
Northern Frost embossing folder
Northern Flurries strip die

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Big Shot Class Act 1

How's fall treating everyone? My entire house has been down with colds this past week, plus we've had two weekends of kids ranging from 17 to 27 hanging out with us! Who would think they'd wanna hang with a couple of old foggies!

Anyway I thought I'd spend the next couple of days sharing what we did in my Big Shot class last week, this is the first card:
We embossed the entire folded card with the vintage wallpaper folder, then turned it "inside out" folded down the front and formed the pocket.

The Players are:
Cherry Cobbler c/s
Early Espresso c/s
Ivory Naturals c/s
Kraft c/s
Friends 24-7 set
Kraft ink
Early Espresso ink
Lace ribbon

Monday, September 13, 2010

It's all about Dreams

I love how this card turned out!

I stamped the En Francis background stamp onto the Newsprint DSP, stamped my image from Dreams Du Jour onto vanilla and Pink Pirouette, then cut it out and layered it, used the eyelet punch to give some more detail and added some vanilla ribbon - TA DA! Done!