Thursday, December 23, 2010

Camillia Sympathy

Today's Ways to Use it challenge was to "make it pop", so I stamped the white camillia 3 times, cut them apart and then layered them with pop dots.  I outlined it with black glitter writer from Martha Stewart.  The other camillias were stamped in Versa Mark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I put stickles on the ferns and leaf punch outs. 

The camillia is from the stamp set called Apples and Camillia and the sentiment is from A Walk in the Woods, both from Mark's Finest Papers

Stamps:  Apples and Camilla, A Walk in the Woods
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, Black
Ink: Palette Noir, Versa Mark
Misc:  Martha Stewart fern & leaf punches, MS black glitter writer, stickles, white EP, pop dots

I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!!!  And I hope Santa is very good to you and brings lots and lots of paper crafting items!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Pretty Butterfly and Flower

I had been wanting to use these pearl sprays and I thought this was the perfect card.  I used the newly released set Nature's Postage from Mark's Finest Papers.  I got the sprays from the bridal section at Michael's.  I can't want to use them again.

I have some very sad news to report tonight.  Faith's mother passed away today.  Please keep her & her family in your thoughts and prayers. 

Stamps:  Nature's Postage
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, lavendar
Ink:  Palette Noir
Misc:  Prismas, baby oil, ribbon, charm, embossing folder

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Spring Blooms Eternal

I haven't used my Daffodil and Anise stamp in quite some time so I had to pull it out and use it again!  LOL  So this is what I came up with.  What do you think?

Stamps:  Daffodil and Anise by Mark's Finest Papers
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, daffodil delight, old olive
Ink:  Grey, old olive
Misc:  embossing folders, MS border punch, prismas, baby oil

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Monday, December 13, 2010

2nd Post Today! I am honored to get a blog award!

Nicky who is one of my sister DT member over on Mark's Finest Papers nominated my blog for the Stylish Blog Award.  I am so honored, humbled and flattered!!!  Not to mention surprised.

I am suppose to tell 8 things about myself and then nominate 8 others.

1.  I've been married to my very best friend for almost 29 years.  I think he's the greatest husband on earth.
2.  We have 2 fur children, Winnie our 10lb Shih Tzu and Geordi, our 22 lb DSH cat.. 
3.  I love being on Faith's (Mark's Finest Papers) design team, and am very honored to be one of the members.
4.  I work full time as a Certified Financial Planner.
5.  Both of my parents are deceased.
6.  I am very close to my mother-in-law
7.  My favorite time of year is fall, then winter
8.  Christmas is my favorite season.  I decorate my entire house.

I nominte the following

Carol Hurlock   http://chocolatecraftsandbearsohmy.blogspot.com/
Diane  http://uselesscrafts.blogspot.com/
Elizabeth  http://elizabethscardsncreations.blogspot.com/
Carolina  http://www.creativepad.typepad.com/
Dawn Lusk  http://dawnanewday.blogspot.com/2009/09/cheerful-heart.html
Angie Kennedy Juda  http://www.chicnscratch.typepad.com/
Dawn Griffith  http://www.dawnsstampingthoughts.typepad.com/


Thanks again Nicky.  I am very humbled!

Happy Stamping
Patty & Winnie

Christmas Take a Peek

I just love this cute little raccoon from the newly released set called Take a Peek from Mark's Finest Papers.  I made this card for the CAS (clean & simple) challenge over on SCS today. 

Stamps:  Take a Peek, Bells on Bobtail (sentiment)
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, Cherry Slush
Ink:  Palette Noir
Misc:  prismas, baby oil, glitter, nesties, embossing folder

I hope you had a great Monday!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Sunday, December 12, 2010

2 cards for today's featured stamper on SCS


Both of these cards use newly released stamp sets from Mark's Finest Papers http://www.marksfinestpapers.com/
I really enjoyed looking at the gallery of today's featured stamper, Lisa over on SCS.  I really like her CAS style!  And both of these cards are CAS.  They were quick to make and I had a lot of fun making them.

Top Card:

Stamps:  Hearts Hearts Hearts
Ink:  Vintage Violet
Paper:  Groovin' Grape by MFP
Misc:  Ribbon, marker

Bottom Card:

Stamps:  Hello Sunshine
Ink:  Palette Noir, daffodil delight
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth by MFP
Misc:  None

We had our annual Chirstmas open house last night.  It was a lot of fun.  Everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves.  I am so lucky to have a friend who comes and spends the weekend with me to help me with everything.  We even made homemade cookies and cheeseballs for the party!  (For those of you who know me understand that is a big deal since I don't cook!)  LOL.  And my housekeeper came and kept everything refreshed and refilled, so that I could enjoy my guests. 

I hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend and will have a great week!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Friday, December 10, 2010

Mark's Finest Papers December Blog Hop Day 4

Welcome to our final day of this month's blog hop.  Don't forget if you haven't commented on all the cards that you can go back and comment for your chance to win a set to be released next month!    This set is called Take a Peek and it's just adorable.

Welcome to the MFP December Blog Hop! This month, we are releaseing 4 NEW SETS!
And…LOOK for a NEW LINK LIST TOMORROW!!!
We have 4 New Stamp Sets Released: Hearts, Hearts, Hearts, Nature's Postage Due; Hello Sunshine and Take a Peek. For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!
For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, (a set that will be released NEXT month), visit and comment on each of the following design team members' blogs TODAY. On Saturday, (December 11, 2010), a winner will be chosen from those participants who visited all the blogs listed for today. (There will be four different winners, one winner for each day of the blog hop. You DO NOT have to comment every day. However, the more days you comment, the more chances you have to win!)
If you miss a day,
you can go back and comment on each day's blogs, as the winners will be chosen Saturday morning.

Friday, December 10: Take a Peek:
Mark’s Finest Papers - http://marksfinestpapers.blogspot.com

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Mark's Finest Papers December Blog Hop Day 3

Welcome to day 3 of our blog hop.  Today's set is called Hello Sunshine!  Isn't it cute?

Welcome to the MFP December Blog Hop! This month, we are releaseing 4 NEW SETS!
And…LOOK for a NEW LINK LIST TOMORROW!!!
We have 4 New Stamp Sets Released: Hearts, Hearts, Hearts, Nature's Postage Due; Hello Sunshine and Take a Peek. For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!
For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, (a set that will be released NEXT month), visit and comment on each of the following design team members' blogs TODAY. On Saturday, (December 11, 2010), a winner will be chosen from those participants who visited all the blogs listed for today. (There will be four different winners, one winner for each day of the blog hop. You DO NOT have to comment every day. However, the more days you comment, the more chances you have to win!)
If you miss a day,
you can go back and comment on each day's blogs, as the winners will be chosen Saturday morning.
Stamps:  Hello Sunshine
Paper:  Aged Marigold, Corn Husk, always artichoke, close to cocoa
Ink:  Tim Holtz Distressed Ink Dried Marigold, Palette Noir
Misc:  Embossing folder


Lynn- http://confessionsofaleft-brainedstamper.blogspot.com/
Mark’s Finest Papers - http://marksfinestpapers.blogspot.com


 
Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Mark's Finest Papers December Blog Hop Day 2


Welcome to day 2 of our Blog Hop.  I hope you're having as much fun as we are.  Today's stamp set is called Nature's Postage and I think this set is beautiful!!!!  You'll see me use this set a lot more!

Welcome to the MFP December Blog Hop! This month, we are releaseing 4 NEW SETS!
And…LOOK for a NEW LINK LIST TOMORROW!!!
We have 4 New Stamp Sets Released: Hearts, Hearts, Hearts, Nature's Postage Due; Hello Sunshine and Take a Peek. For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!
For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, (a set that will be released NEXT month), visit and comment on each of the following design team members' blogs TODAY. On Saturday, (December 11, 2010), a winner will be chosen from those participants who visited all the blogs listed for today. (There will be four different winners, one winner for each day of the blog hop. You DO NOT have to comment every day. However, the more days you comment, the more chances you have to win!)
If you miss a day,
you can go back and comment on each day's blogs, as the winners will be chosen Saturday morning.
Lynn- http://confessionsofaleft-brainedstamper.blogspot.com/
Mark’s Finest Papers - http://marksfinestpapers.blogspot.com

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Mark's Finest Papers December Blog Hop Day 1



Welcome to the MFP December Blog Hop! This month, we are releaseing 4 NEW SETS!
And…LOOK for a NEW LINK LIST TOMORROW!!!
We have 4 New Stamp Sets Released: Hearts, Hearts, Hearts, Nature's Postage Due; Hello Sunshine and Take a Peek. For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!
For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, (a set that will be released NEXT month), visit and comment on each of the following design team members' blogs TODAY. On Saturday, (December 11, 2010), a winner will be chosen from those participants who visited all the blogs listed for today. (There will be four different winners, one winner for each day of the blog hop. You DO NOT have to comment every day. However, the more days you comment, the more chances you have to win!)
If you miss a day,
you can go back and comment on each day's blogs, as the winners will be chosen Saturday morning.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Nature's Postage

Here's a sneak peak of a new set that will be released tomorrow by Mark's Finest Papers   It's called Nature's Postage and I just love this set.  There's so many things that you can do with it!

This card is for the CAS challenge over on SCS today.  I got home late and am really really tired, but decided to see what I could come up with anyway.  I hope you like it.

Stamps:  Natures's Postage
Ink:  Palette Noir, grey
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, So Saffron, blushing bride, lavendar
Misc:  ribbon, charm, prismas, baby oil

Have a wonderful evening.  Don't forget that our blog hop starts tomorrow!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Sunday, December 5, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS STACIE (CRAFT PRINCESS)

Stacie was the winner of the blog candy!  Congratulations.  I sent you an email requesting your snail mail address. 

Again Congratulations!  I hope you enjoy your goodies.

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Country Porch Inspired Cards


These cards were inspired by paper napkins that I saw over at The Country Porch  The site was for the Inspiration Challenge over on SCS today.  I had a lot of fun looking over all the country items they have. 

Here's the deets on the cards:

Top Card
Stamps:  Apples and Camellia by Mark's Finest Papers
Ink:  Palette Noir
Paper:  riding hood red, Bella Rose DSP
Misc:  ribbon, charm

Bottom Card
Stamps:  Snowman Country by Mark's Finest Papers
Ink:  Palette Noir
Paper:  Cherry Slush, Snow Storm Smooth, imaginisce "Cottage Christmas" paper pad, old olive
Misc:  red marker

I have to tell you a quick funny story on myself.  I went to Cosco this morning to get garland for my bannisters.  I bought six of them.  I have a very small 2 seater car, and didn't think about drving my husbands SUV.  Well, I checked out and got to the car and guess what...........only 2 of the boxes would fit in the car!!!!  One in the trunk and one in the front seat.  I stood there for a couple of minutes contemplating my dilema.  Finally it dawned on me to take it out of the boxes!!!!  Yeah, finally got them all in the car, but did I feel dumb!!!!  Oh well, at least I didn't have to call DH to come and rescue me! LOL

Have a great day!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Christmas French Horn

Here's another card I made using the Musical Holiday stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers  I just can't get enough of this stamp set!

Stamps:  Musical Holiday
Ink:  gold, Palette Noir
Paper:  Cherry Slush, dark green, Basic Grey "Jovial" paper pad
Misc:  Ribbon, Charm

Have a wonderful weekend! 

Happy Stamping
Patty & Winnie

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Pilgrim Girl Gift Bag


I made this cute little gift bag to put a small hostess gift in for a friend.  I think this little thing is adorable.  I used the stamp set Thankful for You from Mark's Finest Papers for the image. 

Stamps:  Thankful for You
Paper:  Corn Husk, Dark Night Navy, Atlantic Ocean Spray
Ink:  grey
Misc:  Prismas, baby oil, paper bag, ribbon

Happy Stamping!
Patty  & Winnie

Monday, November 22, 2010

Musical Holiday in Red

I just love the CAS layout of this card.  I think I'll make a few more of these to use as Christmas cards.  I used the set Musical Holiday from Mark's Finest Papers  I have been using this set so much, obviously I LOVE this stamp set!!!!

Stamps:  Musical Holiday
Ink:  Versa Mark, cherry cobbler
Paper:  Cherry Slush, Snow Storm Smooth
Misc:  Gold embossing powder

Don't forget about my blog candy that I'm offering!!!!!  You can go back and comment on all the previous cards back to when the blog candy was announced for more chances to win.  Make sure you're a follower and that you announce it on your blog too.

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Christmas Music

I just love the Musical Holiday stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers   I made this card for the Featured Stamper challenge over on SCS today.  All the supplies for the card can be purchased at Mark's Finest Papers.

Stamps:  Musical Holiday
Ink:  Versa Mark
Paper:  Cherry Slush, "Good Cheer" paper pad by October Afternoon, black
Misc:  Gold embossing powder, ribbon, charm

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Friday, November 19, 2010

Brick Wall Emboss Resist

This is my first try at emboss resist, and I really like the way the image "magically" appears!!!  I used the new set from Mark's Finest Papers (http://www.marksfinestpapers.com/) call Brick Wall.  I stamped the butterfly and then cut it out and popped it up on a pop dot for some dimension.

Stamps:  Brick Wall
Ink:  Adirondack Mountain Rose & Pebble; Versa Mark
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, cameo coral, Basic Grey Indian Summer paper pad
Misc:  clear embossing powder

Winnie is sick again.  Had to take her to the doctor and they did x-rays.  On my way out to pick her up from the vets now.  Poor little baby girl.  She is back down to 9.8 lbs from 10.3.  That doesn't sound like a lot, but for such a little dog it's a lot!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Rose Sympathy

Unfortunately I need a sympathy card and this was what I created tonight.  I hope it brings them comfort.  All of the  supplies can be purchased from Mark's Finest Papers.  I embossed the black but you can't tell it in the photo.

Stamps:  Summertime Roses, A Walk in the Woods (sentiment)
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, Black
Ink:  Palette Noir, Versa Mark
Misc:  Embossing Folder, Black Embossing Powder, ribbon, charm, nesties

Don't forget to comment every day that I post a card for your chance to win my blog candy.  The more times you comment the more chances you have to win!  Good luck!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

2nd Post Today!!!! Blog Candy & 2 more cards!!!!!



OK, as promised, here's some blog candy.  The winner will be drawn via random generator on 3 Dec.  All you have to do to win is 1) be a follower of my blog, 2) for every day you comment you get your name in the hat & 3) announce my blog candy on your blog.  I will announce the winner on 4 December!  Good luck to everyone!

Both of these additional cards are made from the Greetings of the Season set from Mark's Finest Papers

The middle photo is for a CAS challenge and here's the deets:

Stamps:  Greetings of the Season
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, olive
Ink:  Soft Suede
Misc:  prismas, baby oil, nesties, ribbon, charm, stickles

The bottom photo deets:

Stamps:  Greetings of the Season
Paper:  Cherry Sluch, DSP, Snow Storm Smooth
Ink:  Soft Suede
Misc:  flower soft, stickles, prismas, baby oil

Good luck on the blog candy!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Santa Hat Invitation

I made 8 of these cards to use for some of our holdiday open house invitations.  I love the clean and simpleness of this card.  The sentiment is from Mark's Finest Papers set called Musical Holiday.  I may make more of these to use for some of my Christmas cards too.  I cute the Santa hat with my Cricut and the Joys of the Season cartridge.  I'm trying real hard to learn how to do more things with my Cricut. 

Here's the deets on the card:

Stamps:  Musical Holiday
Ink:  Gold
Paper:  Cherry Slush, Snow Storm Smooth, Handsome Hunter
Misc:  MS glitter, Cricut, Joys of the Season cartridge

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Bison Run Free



The clean and simple (CAS) challenge on SCS yesterday was a sketch challenge.  This is what I came up with.  I think I'm going to make a few more to use as masculine birthday cards.  This card went together fairly quickly, and I need about 12 of them for December!  This is from the newly released set by Mark's Finest Papers called Bold and Free. 

Stamps:  Bold and Free
Ink:  Palette Noir, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, green
Misc:  ribbon

Have a wonderful evening!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Friday, November 12, 2010

Day 4 of Mark's Finest Papers November Blog Hop

Welcome to the final day of the November Blog Hop!  I really hope you have had as much fun viewing all the cards and projects as we have enjoyed bringing them to you! 

Welcome to the MFP November Blog Hop! This month, we are releaseing 6 NEW SETS!
And…LOOK for a NEW LINK LIST TOMORROW!!!
We have 6 New Stamp Sets Released: Brick Wall, Bells on Bobtail, Christmas Postage Due, Bold & Free, Muscial Holiday and Welcome Home. For your convenience, all 6 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!
For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, (a set that will be released NEXT month), visit and comment on each of the following design team members' blogs TODAY. On Saturday, (November 13, 2010), a winner will be chosen from those participants who visited all the blogs listed for today. (There will be four different winners, one winner for each day of the blog hop. You DO NOT have to comment every day. However, the more days you comment, the more chances you have to win!)
If you miss a day,
you can go back and comment on each day's blogs, as the winners will be chosen Saturday morning.