Wednesday, June 30, 2010

2nd post today, I am MOST HUMBLED!!

I have been asked to be on Mark's Finest Papers design team!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG, what an HONOR!!!!!!!!!! I'm sooooooo excited. Check out the web site HERE

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Last Day before I draw for BLOG CANDY!!

Isn't this set the cutest? It's from Mark's Finest Papers It's called Take the Time & Father's Day. I love it for masculine cards.

This is the last day to enter for my blog candy giveaway. I will have my assistant draw a name from the "hat" tomorrow. So check back to see if you're a winner!

Stamps: Take the Time & Father's Day by Mark's Finest Papers
Ink: creamy caramel, close to cocoa
Paper: creamy caramel, MFP Corn Husk (love it!)
Misc: ribbon, clock charm from MFP, SU sm & lg tag punches, twine, eyelet

Good luck tomorrow!!!!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Bashful Sunflower

This is a card I made last night for the CAS (clean & simple) challenge #73 over on SCS. The challenge was to use bashful blue, certainly celery & pumpkin pie. At first I didn't think I would like it, but once I started working with the colors I decided they looked very nice together.

The stamp is from Mark's Finest Papers
called Blackberries, Sunflowers and Bees. I really like this set. I just got it on Monday and had to ink it up right away!!! You'll be seeing more cards with this set I'm sure. Also the card is 5x5
Stamps: Blackberries, Sunflowers and Bees by MFP
Ink: Chocolate Chip & Pumpkin Pie (sentiment)
Paper: Snow Storm Smooth by MFP, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery & Pumpkin Pie
Misc: Prismas, baby oil, blending stumps & ribbon
Happy Stamping. And remember, tomorrow is the last day of my blog candy contest.
Patty & Winnie

Monday, June 28, 2010

Speedy's Challenge #9

This week's challenge was to use 3 flowers on your card. I immediately knew that I wanted to use the hollyhock flower from Pears and Hollyhocks. If you want to play along click HERE
to go to Speedy's challenge page.

I colored the hummingbird then cut him out and popped him up on pop dots to give a little dimension. I glittered the ruby throat of the hummingbird, but it doesn't show up in the photo. Flower soft was used for the center of the flowers.

Stamps: MFS Pears & Hollyhocks
Ink: Basic Grey, Rose Red
Paper: Rose Red, Pink Pirouette, Petals & Paisley DSP (retired), MFP Snow Storm smooth
Misc: Cricut, 1 3/4" circle punch, flower soft, glitter, pop dots, prismas, baby oil, blending stumps

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Pears and a new Background stamp

I made this card to enter this week's Featured Stamper Challenge over on SCS. Debbie has a beautiful gallery over there, and I had so much fun looking at all her wonderful cards. She used a really nice pear designer paper, but I didn't have anything like it, so I used a new stamp from the upcoming set called Background Fun from Mark's Finest Papers

The stamp wasn't large enough to cover the entire front of the card, but since the stamps are clear, I could just keep lining it up and stamping over & over to make the background. Easy peasy! And fun too!

Here's the deets on the card:

Stamps: Background Fun and Pears and Hollyhock from MFP
Ink: Wild Wasabi
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Riding Hood Red, Snow Storm from MFP
Misc: Prismas, baby oil, ribbon, charm from MFP

Boy the weekend really went by very quickly. Hopefully the week will go as fast since next weekend is a 3 day weekend! Yippie!!!!!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Flower Soft Garden Sillouettes

I can't decide if I like this card or not. The flower soft colors don't match the background DSP, but it's all I had. What do you think?

I was at the Great American Scarpbook show all day today. It was a lot of fun. I took 3 classes and really learned a lot, especially from the Cricut out of the box class. What a fun day!!!

Here's the deets on the card:

Stamps: Garden Silouettes
Ink: Wild Wasabi
Paper: Brenda Walton DSP, Certainly Celery
Misc: ribbons, labels 8 nesties, scallop nesties, dew drops, flower soft

Have a great rest of the weekend.

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Friday, June 25, 2010

My Little Chickadee

Yes, here's another chickadee card from Mark's Finest Papers
I love how you can make this little guy look so different depending on how you color him.

Stamps: Ferns and Chickadee
Paper: Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Corn Husk from MFP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Always Artichoke & Range Ink Pebble
Misc: eyelet, sm oval & scallop oval punches, 1 3/8 & 1 3/4" circle punches, twine

Don't forget to comment on my card for you chance to win my blog candy next week!!!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Butterfly in Purple on Dianthus

I just love the clean lines of this dianthus flower! It's a soon to be released set from Mark's Finest Papers

And although I've never seen a purple or lavendar carnation, I just had to do it in purple. I was just in a purple mood! LOL

Stamps: MPF Butterflies, Dianthus & Florishes
Paper: Lovely Lilac, Lovely Lilac DSP, Lavendar Lace, MFP Snow Storm
Ink: Basic Grey
Misc: Prismas, baby oil, beautiful wings embosslit, ribbon, MS scallop border punch, charm from Mark's Finest Papers

Happy Thursday everyone! Don't forget to comment on the card for your chance to win blog candy!!!!

Happy Stamping!
Patty &Winnie

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Roses for You with Charm

I've been playing with the Roses for You stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers I really love this stamp set too. Here's the deets:

Stamps: MFP Roses for You
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Basic Back, unknown DSP, MFP Corn Husk
Ink: Pretty in Pink
Misc: Fiskars Border Punch, Ribbon, Rose charm from MFP

I just love using charms on my cards now. Faith uses them regulary & that's where I got the idea.

Remember my blog candy giveaway is running through 30 June. I'll draw a name one the morning of 1 July!!!! Make sure you announce it on your blog and leave a comment for your chance to win!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Please note--Your chance for 2 entries today for Blog Candy


Please, in addition to commenting each day I post a card, please advertise my blog candy on your blog also. I would sincerely appreciate it!!!!

Today will count for a post even though there is no card. Just let me know that you posted the blog candy notice on your blog and you will get your name entered twice today!!!!


Happy Stamping
Patty & Winnie

Monday, June 21, 2010

Speedy's Challenge #8 and BLOG CANDY!!!!!!!!

The top picture is for Speedy's Challenge #8 HERE
Faith has a random drawing every Friday night for a stamp set for every 40 players, so make sure you pop over and upload a card. The challenge this week was to use embossing on a card.
The bottom picture is of the BLOG CANDY I'm giving away on 1 July!!!!! In addition to what you see, the little match box is full of little embellishments! To be eligible to win, you need to be a follower, and every day that you leave a comment when a new card is posted, you will be entered into the drawing. For example, if I post 5 cards between now and 30 June, and you leave a comment each of the 5 days, your name will be entered into the drawing 5 times. I hope you like the blog candy!
Stamps: MFP Regal & Proud
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper: Early Espresso, Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery & MFP Corn Husk
Misc: Embossing Folder, MS branch punch, ribbon & fern charm from MFP
Good luck on the blog candy, and make sure you let all your blogging friends know about it! My goal is 200 followers by the end of the drawing!
Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Hummingbird in Pink

Happy Sunday everyone. I hope you are having a very relaxed and peaceful weekend.

As some of you may know, I live right outside of Washington DC right in the middle of town in Alexandria. Last night, 2 deer (2 bucks actually) showed up in my back yard eating from my bird feeders!!!! It was incredible. I have no idea where they live, as there is no real woods in our neighborhood. Anyway, it was quite a sight and we really enjoyed watching them!

I know the card is a little difficult to see because Pink Pirouette is so light, but I was surprised at how well the glitter showed up. I hope you like the card.

Stamps: MFP Daffodils and Anise
Ink: Pink Pirouette
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery DSP, MFP Snow Storm
Misc: glitter, ribbon

I hope everyone has a great rest of the weekend. Be on the look out for a blog candy alert later in the week!!!!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Friday, June 18, 2010

Pink Pirouette Birthday Rose

I have been playing around with Mark's Finest Paper Roses for You set again. The roses in the set are just beautiful! Maybe I'll do some more this weekend.
Stamps: MFP Roses for You
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery
Paper: Pink Pirouette, MFP Snow Storm
Misc: Fiskars border punch, 1/2 back pearls
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Mark's Finest Paper Take Time & Father's Day

This is a soon to be released set from Mark's Finest Paper. I really like this set and can't wait to play with it more this weekend!
Sorry I haven't posted in a few days. My computer has been acting wonky & DH has been working on it. It wouldn't let me upload cards here or to SCS! I was pulling my hair out! But it seems to be functioning much better today, so hopefully DH got it fixed!
Stamps: MFP Take Time & Father's Day
Paper: Buckaroo Blue & True Thyme
Ink: Buckaroo Blue & True Thyme
Misc: circle cutter, clock charm from MFP
Happy Thursday!
Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Monday, June 14, 2010

Daffodil on Lime

This is another card I made using the Daffodil stamp from Daffodils & Anise from Mark's Finest Paper. I love daffodils, and this one is so easy to color with prismas. Later in the week you'll send one of the cards I made with the anise stamp, however, that may be the only card that you will ever see with the anise stamp because I HAVE LOST THE STAMP SOMEWHERE IN MY STAMP ROOM!!!!! I have torn the room apart trying to find it, and I cannot locate it anywhere. I am a little frustrated (can you tell? LOL)

Stamps: Daffodils and Anise from MFP
Paper: Snow Storm & Lime Squeeze from MFP, Barely Banana from SU
Ink: Basic Grey, Color Box fluid chalks (direct to paper on the Lime Squeeze)
Misc: Ribbon, prismas, baby oil, blending stump, charm from MFP

I love using charms on my cards lately. (Maybe you've noticed). Faith over at Mark's Finest Paper has a great selection and wonderful prices. Be sure to go over and check out the entire site!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Dotted Swiss Pear

This is another card I made with Mark's Finest Paper new release Pears and Hollyhocks. I pulled out some old SU In Colors paper and ink.
Stamps: MFP Pears and Hollyhocks
Paper: Marigold Morning, Riding Hood Red, MFP Snow Storm Smooth
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Marigold Morning
Misc: dotted swiss embossing folder, ribbon, Yo Yo Yellow Marker
Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Friday, June 11, 2010

Cupcake Birthday

This is one of the newest releases from Mark's Finest Papers called Cupcake Birthday. I had a lot of fun using the stamps. I can't wait to play with this set some more!!! I don't use glitter a lot, but this card just seemed to scream for some glitter. What do you think?
Stamps: Mark's Finest Paper Cupcake Birthday
Ink: Riding Hood Red & Basic Grey
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Riding Hood Red, Certainly Celery DSP & MSP Snow Storm Smooth
Misc: glitter, build a brad, 1 3/8" & 1 3/4" circle punches, corner punch & chalks
Happy Friday everyone. Have a wonderful weekend.
Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Butterfly in Green

As I've said before I just love the Ferns and Chickadee stamp set from Mark's Finest Paper
The butterfly was stamped from the Daffodils and Anise set, colored with chalks, cut out then popped up with pop dots, I think this could be used for either a male or female birthday.
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers Ferns and Chickadee, Daffodils and Anise
Paper: Mark's Finest Paper Snow Storm Smooth, SU Always Artichoke
Ink: Always Artichoke
Misc: chalks, ribbon, MS lable punch, SU chocolate chip epoxy brads
Tomorrow is Friday, YEAH!!!! Pizza night at the Penn house. (Our favorite night of the week!) And little Winnie goes to the groomer to get beautiful. She even gets a hot oil treatment! Someone at work today said they wanted to be my dog for a day! LOL
Have a wonderful Friday everyone.
Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Butterfly Birthday in Rich Razzleberry

I am trying to use Rich Razzleberry more, so this is what I came up with.
Stamps: Anna Griffin Fresh & Floral
Ink: Orchid Opulence
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulence, Old Olive, Snow Storm Smooth (MFP)
Misc: Nesties Labels 8, MS butterfly punch, embossing folder
Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Monday, June 7, 2010

Soon to be released from Mark's Finest Papers

This is one of the new stamps sets that will be released tomorrow by Mark's Finest Papers
I just love this stamp set! And I just love these colors too!

Stamps: MFP Pears & Hollyhocks
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Ranger Pebber (available from MFP)
Paper: Pink Pirouette, River Rock, Snow Storm Smooth (available from MFP)
Misc: ribbone, flower eyelet, SU sm & lg tag punches

I hope you all have a wonderful Monday, and that you have a great week!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Friday, June 4, 2010

Vroom Birthday

Hello everyone. Here's another one of the masculine cards I made to use for clients in June. I signed up for the Annie's Attic KOTM (kit of the month) but I'm thinking about canceling. I've had problems with some of the items in every kit (3 thus far) that they have sent! How very disappointing!

Stamps: Annie's Attic Stamping KOTM
Ink: Real Red & Night of navy
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Night of Navy
Misc: ribbon, SU sm & oval punches, SU corner ticket punch

I hope everyone had a wonderful week! Yeah, it's Friday which means it's pizza night at our house. Life is good! :-)

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

How's it going Chickadee

I just love this chickadee stamp from Mark's Finest Paper! I can see so many different ways to use it and make it look totally different (see 2 posts below for chickadee in blue). I can just see him as a blue bird too. Maybe that's what I'll do with him this weekend. I made this card a tri-fold card.
Stamps: Ferns & Chickadee by MFP
Ink: Basic Grey
Paper: Basic Grey, Whisper White & Debbie Mumm DSP
Misc: Prisma colored pencils, baby oil, blending stumps, lables 2 nesties
Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Patriotic Hero

The CAS (clean & simple) challenge this week over on SCS was a card for our HEROES. This is what I came up with.
Stamps: The Free & The Brave
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Pacific Point
Ink: Real Red & Pacific Point
Misc: ribbon, nesties Lables 2
I hope everyone had a wonderful Tuesday!
Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie