Sunday, February 28, 2010

DH Birthday Card

This is the card I gave my DH for his birthday earlier this month.

Stamps: Office Ephemera
Paper: Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery
Ink: Always Artichoke
Misc: Zyron hand held printerk ribbon

I have eveyone has a wonderful and blessed Sunday.

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Friday, February 26, 2010

Sea Shell Birthday

I made a couple of these cards to use for some of my client's birthdays in March. I really like tri-fold cards, and the Stipple Shells stamp set is one of my favorites from SU. Here's the deets:

Stamps: Stipple Shells
Ink: Night of Navy
Paper: Brocade Blue, Night of Navy
Misc: none

Tonight & tomorrow is VSN (Virtual Stamp Night) over on SCS, so if you have some free time and want to have some fun challenges, stop on over. We have prizes for each challenge from Spellbinders, so maybe you could even win!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Thursday, February 25, 2010

HM Under Flowers Tri-Fold card in 2 color ways

I just love House Mouse stamps, and this one is so cute. I did it in 2 different color ways, and like each of them equally. Which one is your favorite?
Stamps: Florishes sweet violets, House Mouse Sleeping Under Flowers
Paper: Lovely Lilac, (Old Olive), whisper white, & basic black
Ink: Staz-On Black
Misc: Prismas, baby oil, blending stumps & scallop border & corner punch
It didn't snow last night!!!! YEAH!!!!! They're still calling for snow tonight, but I refuse to believe it. It worked last night, so why not temp fate???? LOL
Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Pretty Asian Birthday & today is Winnie's 3rd birthday

I just love these colors together! Don't you? I haven't used the In Colors from SU very much this year, they haven't been my favorite like last year, however, I do like Melon Mambo & Bermuda Bay together. And they just seem to scream Asian to me for some reason. Here's the deets:

Paper: Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay & Whisper White
Ink: SU Markers Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Soft Suede & Bermuda Bay
Stamps: Asian Artistry
Misc: 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" circle punch, scallop circle punch, pearls

They are calling for more snow for us tonight, tomorrow and tomorrow night. However, I have made up my mind that it will not snow at my house, so even if it does, I'm going to pretend that it didn't snow. That's it. No more snow for Patty for the rest of the season. LOL

Also, today is Winnie's birthday. She is 3 today. However, she didn't get a party or a cake since it was the middle of the week. :-)

Hope everyone is having a great week.

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Monday, February 22, 2010

I'm back, finally

Hello again. I almost feel like I need to introduce mayself as I have been away for so long! So, sometimes life just gets in the way! LOL

Hopefully everyone is doing well and loving life!

It rained instead of snowed today. YEAH!!!! I think I would have gone into hibernation if it had snowed again. We still have over a foot of snow in our front yard!!!!! It's not going away til July 4th, I'm positive of that! LOL

My card today is one that's been sitting here for over a week just waiting to be loaded to my blog. I even have lost the deets on it since it has been here so long, but I'll do my best:

Stamps: unknown acrylic, Office Ephemra
Paper: More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel
Ink" Chocolate Chip, More Mustard
Misc: gold cord, brass brads, distressing tool

I'll try to post every day this week, so check back regularly.

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

This is the card that I made but didn't get in the mail for Valentine's Day for a friend of mine.

Stamps: Love you Much
Paper: Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Candy Lane DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Misc: Blender pen & Pretty in Pink in to color the birds, SU Triple Heart punch, Sizzix elegnat mini envie diek Cricut "Love Struck" cartridge, red 1/8" grossgrain ribbon

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Asian Lady Birthday

I'm really enjoying these easle cards, and they seem to go so well with the Asian motifs. I like both of these color ways also. The orange (dusty durango) one was made for the Color Challenge over on SCS this week. I didn't think I'd like these colors together, yet they do work well together. Here's the deets:
Stamps: unknown acryllic
Paper: Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip, Dusty Durango, Whisper White
Ink: Dusty Durango (used w/blender pen to color kimono), Chocolate Chip & Sage Shadow
Misc: 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" circle punches, scallop corner & border punches
Stamps: unknown acryllic
Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay
Ink Basic Grey, Certainly Celery, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo (used with blender pen to color in kimono)
Misc: 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" circle punches, scallop corner & border punches)
They are calling for more snow on Mon & Tues!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't believe it, although they are saying it won't be measured in feet this time, just inches. However, we have enough snow to last til at least Easter if not the 4th of July! LOL
Have a great weekend!
Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


It's still snowing. I know everyone is tired of hearing me say that, but imagine what it's like here. Today we are having a blizzard, and as soon as you shovel the snow, it's blown back to where it was! Incredible. They even closed my office today, and I never remember that happening in the past 10+ years! We are always open!

My card today was a color challenge from a few weeks ago over on SCS. I'm just now getting it loaded! You were suppose to use bashful blue, soft suede and ruby red. Here's the deets:

Stamps: Send a celebration
Ink: bashful blue, soft suede
Paper: bashful blue, soft suede, ruby red
Misc: Nesties Labels 4, water color crayons, aqua painter, soft suede polka dot grossgrain ribbon, pop dots

Hope everyone is safe & warm.

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Kissing Technique

Here's another technique that I tried from the mini VSN. I really don't like this card, as I didn't really have a good stamp to try the kissing technique on. I used the Big Blossom stamp from SU for my base. I stamped it in Pretty in Pink, then "kissed" the stamped image with Rose Red Classic Ink and the I Heart Heart stamp set. I then cut out the big blossom and placed it on top of whisper white that I had run through the Big Shot using a Sizzix embossing plate. I put all that on top of a real red piece that I punched with the zig zag hearts corner & border punches. I put a pretty in pink epoxy brad in the middle of the flower. I also punched out a heart using the SU heart punch and another stamp from the I Heart Hearts set in Rose Red ink.
There is a tutorial over on SCS that you can view HERE
It's snowing again. There's already another inch on the ground, and it just started a couple of hours ago. Another 8-12" is what is predicted. I've already decided I'm working from home tomorrow. I'll just dial in and take care of whatever comes up. What a winter we've had!!!
Stay warm.
Happy Stamping
Patty & Winnie

Monday, February 8, 2010

Spotlight Technique

This is called the spotlight technique. I had never tried it, but another one of the challenges from the mini VSN was to use it, so this is what I created. I really like it, so I made 5 more cards just like it except that they were birthday cards. Here's the deets:

Stamps: SU Natural Beauty, Technique Tuesday sentiment
Paper: Rose Red, Barely Banana, Certainly Celery, Garden Green, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Misc: Blending Pen used with Regal Rose & Certainly Celery reinkers; MS butterfly punches, 1 1/4 & 1 3/8" circle punches, pop dots

This is my second post today. The first one is for blog candy over on Diane's musings blog, so make sure to scroll down for the link.

They are calling for 10-20 MORE INCHES OF SNOW TOMORROW!!!!! We're not going to see our lawn til the 4th of July!!!! LOL

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie


Check out the blog candy over on Diane's musings HERE

Sunday, February 7, 2010

SCDU14 Sketch Challenge

This is the card I came up with for the SCDU14 challenge over on Diane's blog. Click HERE to see the challenge. I've had this stamp set for years and had never used it before. I love the little kitty.
Stamps: Fabric of Friendship
Paper: Pale Plum and Bravo Burgandy
Ink: Basic Grey
Misc: buttons, scallop corner punch, prismas, blending stumps and baby oil
We have over 2 feet of snow here. It snowed for 31 hours straight. It will be the 4th of July before all this snow is gone! AND, they're calling for more snow on Tuesday! I thought I lived in the DC area, not Alaksa! LOL
Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Friday, February 5, 2010

Chalkborad Technique

They are measuring our expected snow fall in FEET, not inches! YIKES!!! We're suppose to get 2 feet of snow before it stops tomorrow night! This is the 2nd major snowfall of the year! They are saying it could be the biggest in the DC area ever! (Biggest recorded was 28") WOW. It started snowing at 10:15 this morning. And they are saying we could have near blizzard conditions later on tonight & early tomorrow with winds of 25 mph and gusts to 35 mph! So, I'm staying in and making cards and hopefully getting some scrapbooking done! Yeah!
My card tonight was another one for the mini VSN last weekend. The blackboard technique is one of my favorites. You stamp your image in white on a dark background, and then pounce patels on the image with a dauber. Here's the deets
Stamps: Wings of Friendship
Paper: Almost Amethyst, Elegant Eggplant
Ink: White
Misc: Stampin' Pastels, 1 1/4 & 1 3/8" punches, scallop corner & border punches
Have a great weekend, and stay warm & safe!
Happy Stamping.
Patty & Winifred

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

My birthday, Winnie's new sweater & a card

Isn't Winnie cute in her pink sweater. Her Grandma Blanche made it for her for Christmas!!! I think she is just adorable in it. And so does she! She just loves it! Thank you Grandma Blanche~
It's my birthday today, and I had a wonderful day! Calls, cards, gifts, giggles, hugs, well wishes. WOW! One of the best birthdays I've had in a long time.
My card toninght is one that I did for the mini VSN last weekend. I love all the sparkle on it!
Stamps: Seasonal Birds, Season by Season (sentiment)
Paper: Ski Slope DSP, Real Red, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Grey
Misc: SU markers, Nesties Lables 4, red ribbon, glitter & stickles
Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie