Wednesday, December 30, 2009

This is such a hoot

I just think this stamp is such a hoot!!!! It makes me laugh every time I see it. It's from House Mouse and is called "you snooze you loose". I love bunnies, and these "happy hoppers" are the cutest! The card is made for the color challenge over on SCS to use barely banana, dusty durango & grey.

Stamps: HM You Snooze You Loose
Paper: Whisper White, Barely Banana, Dusty Durango, Basic Grey
Ink: Basic Grey & Dusty Durango
Misc: Prismas & baby oil, SU label punch

Allanna (aka Bean Unit) & Justin are on their way up here tonight. I can't wait to see them & my granddog, Tilley. I'll post some pics of our adventures this weekend.

Yeah, I'm taking tomorrow off, so I have a 4 day weekend. It's going to be great. My DH leaves for Alaska on Sat morning, and Bean & Justin have to head back on Sat too. So I'll have 2 days to just play in my craft & sewing rooms. It's going to be great. A friend my come over to crop on Sun which will be fun too.

I got recruited to help with the next VSN over on SCS for Jan & Feb. That should be a lot of fun. There will be 4 of us "coordinators" and this will be my first time. I hope I can get it all figured out. The theme is the Olympics, and I can just think of so many different things that we can use for the challenges. Make sure you check it out here: (my link isn't working so you'll have to copy & paste the link....sorry)

Going to head upstairs to work on some cards. I need to make a special sympathy card.

Happy Stamping
Patty & Winnie

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Pretty in Pink Birthday

Here's a pink birthday card that I created over the weekend. I just love pink ANYTHING!!! It's my very favorite color. And I like it with the Kiwi Kiss too.

Stamps: Birthday Whimsy, Petite Patterns
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Pixie Pink
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, pink pirouette, Pixie Pink
Misc: MS punch, nesties, pearls

I think I'm going to head upstairs for a little while & see what I can create before DH comes home from work.

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Monday, December 28, 2009

Owl Birthday

Isn't this owl the cutest little thing? It's from the stamping cartridge for the Cricut machine. I made 4 of them yesterday, and have already used 2 of them. However, the colors didn't come out in this picture. The brown is close to cocoa, but it came out a little grey.

Stamps: Boho Backgrounds, clear acrylic stamp (sentiment)
Ink: So Saffron, Kiwi Kiss
Paper: So Saffron, Kiwi Kiss, Close to Cocoa
Misc: EK Success corner punch, SU Scallop border punch, Cricut Stamping cartridge

Allanna & her husband Justin are coming up for New Year's. They'll be here Wed night & I can hardly wait. We haven't seen them in 6 mos and she's the closest thing we have to a child. And they're bringing our grand dog, Tilley. Can't wait. I'm taking Thurs off, and we'll go downtown to do the tourist thing in DC. Or maybe we'll go up to Baltimore to the aquarium, not sure yet.

Not much else going on tonight.

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Garden Hat, SCDU11

This is my take on Diane's Wednesday "hump day" challenge #11 found here
I check out Diane's blog almost daily. She is really talented, and is the person who taught me how to color with prismas & baby oils. She has a great tutorial on it.
Stamps: Garden From the Heart
Paper: Cottage Wall DSP, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Ink: Black Staz-On
Misc: Rich Razzleberry, So Saffron & Rich Razzleberry SU Markers, brads, nesties, pop dots
I hope everyone had as great a Christmas as I did. My DH simply out did himself this year!!!! I got a Cricut expressions machine, a juke box to go with it, loads of cartridges, extra cutting mats, 12x24 cutting mats, & stencil material! Plus I got a Droid smart phone that I can't figure out how to use yet!!! The damn phone is smarter than I am! LOL Additionally, DH gave me a photo light box to help me photograph my pics that I post, plus he MADE me a wall organizer with lots of cubby holes and places for my ribbon too!!!! Am I spoiled or what???????????
We took down the tree yesterday and finished taking down the rest of the decorations today. Boy, what a chore! However, we had to because DH is going to Alaska & leaves next Saturday. If we didn't do it this weekend, it would be mid Jan, and our tree was starting to see it's best days.
Guess that's about it for now. More later.
Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A Christmas Thank You

This is the card I'm using for my Christmas thank you notes. It uses the SU Patterened Pines stamp, along with MS snow flake corner punch, and a snow flake punch from a company that is now out of business called emaginations.
I hope everyone is ready for Christmas as tomorrow is the last shopping day!
Merry Christmas everyone.
Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Happy Birthday

This card was so much fun to create. I think I'm going to do a few more to have on hand for Jan & Feb. I think one of the stamp sets is called So Many Scallops, but I'm not sure. The other stamp set (cake) may be Bitty Birthday. The colors are old olive, night of navy & so saffron. I think these colors are so pretty together!!!

Winnie is feeling so much better, but still is having issues with all the snow. She doesn't understand why there isn't any grass for her to "go" on.

I am so ready for Christmas. All my gifts are wrapped & waiting to be placed under the tree. Our tradition is to place the gifts under the tree on Chrristmas Eve before I go to bed. It is really neat to wake up the next morning & find all the gifts just begging to be opened.

Hope ya'll are having a great week, and getting ready for ole St Nick to come to visit.

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Sunday, December 20, 2009


I just love this new stamp set from SU! It's available 5 January in the new Occasions Mini catalog.

This is the butterfly stamp from the Dreams du Jour stamp set that's been around for a while.

Winnie on the porch this morning, watching her daddy shovel the 20+ inches of snow that we got yesterday. YIKES!

Our house in all the snow. It's very pretty, but you can't do anything with 20" of snow! We're still amazed at the amount we got.
Winnie has been sick, and I had to take her to the doctor on Friday. She got special food, and medicine She is doing much much better now. Poor little thing.
I picked up her pictures with Santa, so I'll have to try to post on of the pictures.
Hope everyone is warm and snuggly on this cold Sunday afternoon.
Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Get Well Wild Rose

The wild rose stamp set is one of my favorites from SU!, but I haven't used it as much as I should. On the inside of the card it says "Wishing you a speedy recovery".

Stamps: Wild Rose
Ink: Pixie Pink, Pretty in Pink, Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss
Paper: Raspberry Tart DSP, Kiwi Kiss, Pretty in Pink
Misc: SU ticket corner punch; MS scallop punch

The open house was a lot of fun, and we had almost 50 people show up! Everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves. The last person left at 11:15, and we finished cleaning up around 1am. Boy, was I tired!!!!

Winnie was a complete angel last night. I was very worried with all those people in the house how she was going to react. But other than barking every time the door bell rang, she really was good. She knew some of the people that came and got excited when they arrived. It was really cute!

I hope everyone had a relaxing and/or productive weekend. I finished wrapping all of DHs gifts. And I got some others wrapped also. Still have a few to go.

Hoping everyone has a fantastic week.

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Friday, December 11, 2009

Another Dasher

These colors were from a color challenge over on SCS to use Very Vanilla, Basic Black & Soft Suede. This is what I came up with.

Stamps: Dasher
Ink: Soft Suede
Paper: Cocoa Specialty DSP, basic black, soft suede
Misc: Top Note die, nesties, dazzling diamonds

You can't tell it in the photo, but Dashers antlers are really sparkly IRL.

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Invite 4

Here's the last invitation for our open house. I really liked this hostess stamp set, it's called Patterned Pines. The DSP is Merry Moments, and I used real red & garden green card stock. The ink is garden green.
Hope everyone has a happy Friday!
Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


This is a Christmas card I made over the weekend. It's an old stamp that I've had for a very long time. I don't even know who made it or anything. You can't tell in the photo, but I put gold stickles in the middle of the poinsettias, and frosty stickles on the mistletoe. The crocheted flower is from my good stamping buddy, Carol in GA. She sent me a whole bag of them!!!! And told me when I run out to tell her & she'll send me more!!!! What a GREAT FRIEND! I put a poinsettia button in the middle of the flower. The red snowflakes are "leftovers" from my MS snowflake border punch. However, I just realized that one of them feel off (oh well, what can I say???? LOL)

Happy Stamping
Patty & Winnie

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Invite #3

Here's the 3rd invitation I came up with for the open house. Everyone has commented on the invitations, and it really makes me feel good.
I've been working on the grocery list tonight. Wow, I'm getting excited.
My dear MIL commented today that she needed to check out my blog to see if I had posted any of her Christmas presents. (Inside joke, I made all of her Mother's Day gifts last year and posted them on my blog before Mother's Day. I forgot that she was a regular follower!!!) Yeah, jokes on me.......
Anyway, hope everyone is having a great week.
Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Monday, December 7, 2009


This is my entry for MMSC30 over at Priscilla's website here:

Stamp: Dasher
Paper: Merry Moments DSP, Garden Green, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red
Misc: nesties, eyelets, brads, dazzling diamonds, pop dots

Happy Stamping

Sunday, December 6, 2009

2nd Invitation

This is the 2nd invitation I came up with. Don't you just love the Dasher stamp? It's one of my favorites.
The DSP is the Christmas Cocoa specialty paper. I just love that DSP pack. I ordered 3 packs so that I won't run out for a while. I used Real Red & Soft Suede inks.
We ended up getting an inch or so of snow. It didn't stick on the streets, so it really wasn't a big deal, but it was very pretty. Winnie wasn't real sure about it all however,
Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Saturday, December 5, 2009

1st Invitation

Here is the first invitation I came up with for our Holiday Open House. It's next Saturday night, and I'm getting a little nervous. We could have 50+ people, and that's a lot of people to take care of! My good friend Olga is coming to spend the weekend with me to help out. I'm taking Friday off, and we're going to go buy the food and start the preparations.
The second picture is Winnie & her brother, Geordi. He's in the dog bed, and she's laying on top of the cat bed. They are so funny. She was harrassing him this morining, so he jumped up on the ottoman and slapped her. It didn't even phase her!
It's snowing here, and it's really very pretty. It wasn't suppose to start snowing til later this evening, but it's been snowing since mid-morning. Damon took some pictures of the house, so I'll post a couple of them tomorrow.
Sorry it's been so long since I posted, but this week and last week were really really busy for me.
Hope everyone is having a great weekend.
Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie