Sunday, July 28, 2013

Swap Cards for September Fall Themed Swap


We're having another swap over on Speedy TV and if you play along you get a FREE mini stamp set!  The image on my card is the free mini stamp set we got last year.  I hope the recipients like them. 

Stamps:  Autumn Friendship, Autumn Glory
Paper:  Corn Husk, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Misc:  Spectrum Noir pens, ribbon, charm, pearls

I hope you'll go over to Speedy TV and join in the swap with us!  It's a lot of fun! 

Also, don't forget to sign up for my blog candy.  I will be drawing the name on 10 Aug.  Just go up to the top of my blog and click on the picture of the blog candy and it will take you straight to the post!
Good luck!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Video Tutorial on how to make a Gift Card Holder




Here's a gift card holder I made using the "Holly Jolly Greetings" from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.  I think this turned out so stinking cute!!!  Here's the details on the card

Stamps:  Holly Jolly Greetings
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, Garden Green, DP
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black
Misc:  Spectrum Noir Pens, stickles, word window punch

Here's the tutorial

 
 
Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you liked the video and will give this quick and easy gift card a try.
 
Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie
 
PS  Don't forget about my blog candy.  Click on the picture at the top of my blog and it will take you straight to the post!

Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge~~Tie it Up


Our challenge for Speedy Fox & Friends is to "tie it up".  I tied some blue gingham ribbon around the dog bone clip.  I think this card turned out pretty cute.  I used 3 different stamp sets from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co:  "Kilt Fun", "Fantastic Dogs", and "Presents" (sentiment).   I hope you'll play along with us this week.  You might win the following stamp set




Here's the details on my card:

Stamps:  Kilt Fun, Fantastic Dogs, Presents (sentiment)
Paper:  from my stash, DP
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Brocade Blue
Misc:  ribbon, dog bone paper clip, woof button

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Be Virtuous Birthday


Today's Ways to use it challenge on SCS is to use layers, and boy did I add layers to this card!  LOL  The stamp set is from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co called "Be Virtuous".  The background paper is some Origami paper I got at Michaels. 

Don't forget to sign up for my blog candy giveaway!  Just click on the picture at the top of my blog and it will take you straight to the post where you can leave a message.  You need to be a follower to be able to win.

Stamps:  Be Virtuous
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, Blushing Bride, Origami paper, gold paper
Ink:  Blushing Bride
Misc:  none

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Monday, July 22, 2013

Oriental Birthday



I love the Lotus Blossoms set by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co!  I used some DP from DCWV Far East paper stack to coordinate my other papers around.  The picture didn't turn out too well, but it's much more pink IRL.

Stamps:  Lotus Blossoms
Paper:  Wild Wasabi, Raspberry Ripple, DCWV Far East paper stack, gold paper
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple
Misc:  Gold cord, Chinese coin

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you like my card.  And don't forget about my blog candy.  Just click on the picture at the top of my blog for rules and to enter.

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie


Sunday, July 21, 2013

BLOG CANDY!!!!


It's been a long time since I've had any blog candy, so here it is!  Here are the rules for entering the contest:

1.  Be a Follower of my Blog
2.  Put my blog candy announcement on your blog
3.  Leave me a comment with how to get in touch with you

I will draw the winner on Saturday 10 August.

The blog candy contains:

2 mini stamp sets by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co
1 6x6 paper stack
1 package of 24 pack ribbon
1 matchbox of brads

I will keep this post at the top of my blog until the 10th of August when the winner is announced. 

Good luck!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie


Featured Stamper Cards


Today's Featured Stamper on SCS is Heather & I decided to CASE her card twice.  Once using the stamp set "Oopsy Daisy" by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co and coloring the image with my Spectrum Noir Pens.  The 2nd card I made using my Cricut and the Walk in My Garden cartridge.


Card 1
Stamps:  Oopsy Daisy
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, DP
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Rich Razzleberry
Misc:  Washi Tape, bling, Spectrum Noir Pens

Card2
Stamps:  Silly Shells (sentiment)
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, Honeydew
Ink:  Lucky Limeaid
Misc:  Cricut, Walk in My Garden Cartridge, Washi Tape, bling

I hope you have a wonderful week!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie


Saturday, July 20, 2013

Goldfish~~Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge is one post down


Today's Inspiration Challenge over on SCS is a site called Persona Jewelry.  It has beautiful beads for jewelry making.  The image is the free stamp set I got for participating in the July swap over on Speedy TV.  The stamp set is called "Wealth in Friendship" by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co. 

Stamps:  Wealth in Friendship
Paper:  Only Orange, DP
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black
Misc:  Baker's Twine

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you're having a great Saturday!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Speedy Fox & Friends Blog Challenge~~Weaving


This weeks Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge is to use weaving.  I chose to use a MS border punch and weave ribbon into it.  The image is from the stamp set "Lotus Blossoms" by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.  I don't think lotus's come in blue, but I really wanted to do a blue card.  I hope you like it!

Stamps:  Lotus Blossoms
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, blue from my stash, DP
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black
Misc:  ribbon, MS border punch, Spectrum Noir Pens

I hope you'll play along with us this week.  You could be the lucky winner of this cute set


Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Friday, July 19, 2013

Small Envelope Cards


I made these small envelope cards to put money or a gift card in.  I have attached the video tutorial on how I made them.

Stamps:  I need a Vacation
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, hot pink from my stash, DP
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black
Misc:  ribbon, Spectrum Noir pens

Here's the video

 
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Enjoy your weekend!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Dragonfly Birthday


This card is made from the fifth mini set by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co called "Dragonflies".  You can't really see my dragonflies on the yellow, they are more of a watermark.  The big blue & brown butterfly is cut from the Cricut Artiste Cartridge.  I can't remember the size I cut the dragonfly at, I think it was 3".

Stamps:  Dragonflies, Presents (sentiment)
Paper:  YoYo Yellow, Tempting Turquoise, DP
Ink:  YoYo Yellow, Momento Tuxedo Black
Misc:  Bakers Twine, charm, Artiste Cricut Cartridge

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great Wednesday!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Lotus Sympathy

I needed some sympathy cards to have on hand in case I need one.  So I made two of these.  The image is from the stamp set "Lotus Blossoms" by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.  The sentiment is from the stamp set "Marsh Silhouettes".  Both of these sets are some of my favorite ones.  I cut a hole in the front of the card with my circle nesties, and stamped the small locus on the inside of the card.  I decided it needed something else, so I tied a ribbon and charm to the side.

Stamps: Lotus Blossoms, Marsh Silhouettes (sentiment)
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, Lovely Lilac
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Lovely Lilac
Misc:  ribbon, charm, Spectrum Noir pens

Thanks for stopping by today.  Try to stay cool.  It's suppose to be in the upper 90's here with lots of humidity.  Great hair day!  LOL

Happy Stamping!
Patty

Monday, July 15, 2013

Fisherman Birthday


I made 8 of these yesterday to use for some of my masculine birthday cards in August.  They're very very CAS, but I do like the way they turned out.  I also made one that says "eat, sleep, fish" that I'm going to use for a thank you card for a client who fishes all the time.  For the birthday cards I used 2 different stamp sets by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Stamps:  Get Reel, Fabulous Dogs (sentiment)
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Bo Bunny DP
Ink: Early Espresso
Misc: None

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you have a wonderful week!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Hibiscus Birthday


I love hibiscus and pink, so this just seemed to go together for me.  I think I'm going to make more of these and use them for my female clients birthday cards in Aug. 

Stamps:  I Need a Vacation, Glad Glads (sentiment)
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, Strawberry Milk by MFP, green from my stash
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black
Misc:  MS Border punch, Spectrum Noir Pens

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend! 

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge~~Your Favorite Technique

 


This week's Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge is to use your favorite technique.  Well, I had a tie, so I used them both:  center step cards and coloring.  The stamp set is the new set just released by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co called "Presents".  The designer paper is some I got at Tuesday Morning last weekend for $1.99 for 25 sheets.  It's even 2 sided.  I needed more paper like I need another hole in my head, but I couldn't resist for the price!  LOL

Stamps:  Presents
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, Garden Green, DP
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black
Misc:  nesties, brads

I hope you'll play along with us this week and show us your favorite technique!!!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie 
 

Friday, July 12, 2013


July Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured July 9th
Lotus Blossoms

Featured July 10th
Shello
 
Featured July 11th 
Be Virtuous
 
Featured July 12th

Presents

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on July 13, 2013 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday July 12, 2013.





 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:

"Dino News"



 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is



"Dragonflies"
                                                      







 
I decided to decorate the inside of my card as well as the front.  For the front I colored my present with Spectrum Noir pens and used some ribbon brads to run some celery green ribbon through across the top of the card.  I used my nestabilities to cut of the image.  The inside has some of the same DP and red CS that I punch with a MS border punch.  I then added the sentiment and a Christmas tree brad, and voila', done.  

 
Here's the Design Team:

Patty--you're here
Lois--go here next


Thanks for joining us this week!  I hope you had fun!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie



Thursday, July 11, 2013


July Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured July 9th
Lotus Blossoms

Featured July 10th
Shello
 
Featured July 11th 
Be Virtuous
 
Featured July 12th

Presents

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on July 13, 2013 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday July 12, 2013.





 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:

"Dino News"



 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is



"Dragonflies"
                                                      








I love this stamp set!  I'm going to make some more of these cards and use them as birthday cards. 

Stamps:  Be Virtuous
Paper:  Corn Husk, Speedy Cat Black Linen by MFP, Calypso Coral
Ink:  Calypso Coral
Misc:  MS border punch, Chinese coin charm, ribbon, bakers twine




Here's the Design Team:

Patty --you're here
Lois--go here next
Jane C
Pat G
Debbie
Kathy
Angela
Thrfity Stamper
Toni
Janine
Sue W
Marilynn
Karen K
Bonnie
Cathy C
Pam
Kate Z
Shirley Q
An'Jenic
Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

 
Thanks for stopping by & hopping with us again today.  I hope you'll come back again tomorrow!
 
Don't forget about my blog candy giveaway!!!
 
Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie


Wednesday, July 10, 2013


July Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured July 9th
Lotus Blossoms

Featured July 10th
Shello
 
Featured July 11th 
Be Virtuous
 
Featured July 12th

Presents

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on July 13, 2013 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday July 12, 2013.





 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:

"Dino News"



 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is



"Dragonflies"
                                                      




 
 
I made this a center step card today.  I didn't have any designer paper to go on the sides and across the bottom so I made my own.  I used the sea weed  and stamped it, then cut the strips for the sides and bottom of my center step card. 
 
Now, hop over to Lois's blog and see what she has created for you today!
 
 
Here's the Design Team:

Patty  you're here
Lois  go here next
Jane C
Pat G
Debbie
Kathy
Angela
Thrfity Stamper
Toni
Janine
Sue W
Marilynn
Karen K
Bonnie
Cathy C
Pam
Kate Z
Shirley Q
An'Jenic
Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

 
Thanks for hopping with us again today!  Good luck on being the winner of one of the new sets!
 
Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie


Tuesday, July 9, 2013


July Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured July 9th
Lotus Blossoms

Featured July 10th
Shello
 
Featured July 11th 
Be Virtuous
 
Featured July 12th

Presents

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on July 13, 2013 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday July 12, 2013.





 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:

"Dino News"



 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is



"Dragonflies"
                                                      




 
 


  I think this is one of this month's prettiest sets!  I love flowers, and this one is just gorgeous in my opinion.  I used my Spectrum Noir pens to color the image.
 
Stamps:  Lotus Blossoms
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, lavender from my stash, DCWV Far East Stack
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Concord Crush, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Crushed Velvet (stippling)
Misc:  Nesties
 
 


Here's the Design Team:
 
 
 


Thanks for stopping by today and hopping with us!  Have fun!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie




Monday, July 8, 2013

Dino News July 5th Set Video Tutorial

 



I couldn't get the photo of the card I'm showing you how to make in the video to load to the blog!!!!  Some days I hate computers!  I don't know why it wouldn't load.  But I also showed this card in the video, so it will do.

Here's the video:

 

I hope you enjoyed all my DT sisters cards!  Here's a link to each of their blogs:

Bonnie
Sue
Pat
Lois
Pam
Kathy

Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie





Sunday, July 7, 2013

No Stamping Butterfly Card

 


This is a card I made today for the Featured Stamper challenge over on SCS.  I'm not sure I've ever made a card that I haven't stamped on!  But I really love how this turned out.

Stamps:  None
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, Speedy Cat Black Linen, Brocade Blue
Ink:  None
Misc:  MS wide butterfly punch, SU sm butterfly punch, flowers, pearls

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card today! 

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Speedy Fox Blog Challenge~~Side Step Card


Our challenge for this weeks Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge is to do a side step card.  I enjoy making side step cards, so this wasn't a hard challenge for me.  Yeah!!!  I used the 5th stamp set from this month called "Dino News" by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.  I colored in all the dinosaurs with Spectrum Noir pens.  I fussy cut each one out.  The grass is cut using my Cricut and the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge.  The cloud is a die.

Stamps:  Dino News
Paper:  from my stash
Ink:  Deep Purple
Misc:  Cricut, cloud die, Plantin Schoolbook cart, Spectrum Noir pens

I hope you'll play along with us this week.  You could win the following stamp set:

 
 
Have a wonderful week!
 
Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Friday, July 5, 2013

Free 4 All Challenge on SCS~~Summer Tropical Birthday


I've been scrapbooking our Hawaii cruise all day, and decided to take a break.  I looked at the Free 4 All challenge and it was to choose a previous challenge for today.  I chose F4A174 which was a summer theme.  I knew exactly what I wanted to do for my card today!  I used the stamp set "I Need a Vacation" by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.  I stamped the sea gulls with the stamp set "Scenic Selections".  I stippled the sky with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Broken China.  I used some nesties to cut out the banner and stamped Happy Birthday on it.  Doesn't this just remind you of Hawaii?  :-)

Stamps:  I Need a Vacation, Scenic Selections, Firefighter (sentiment)
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, Orangerie, DP
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black
Misc:  nesties, button, stipple brush, Spectrum Noir Pens

Thanks for stopping by today!  Don't forget tomorrow is the Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge, so make sure to stop back by.  Plus, on Monday we have our 5th set preview video, and then Tuesday starts our July blog hop!  So we have a lot going on at Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co for the next week.

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie


Note Pad Cover


This is a covered note pad that I got at Michael's for $1.50.  I used the stamp set "USA Heroes" by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co. and colored the image and sentiment with my Spectrum Noir pens.  I am pleased the way this turned out. 

Stamps:  USA Heroes
Paper:  Snow Strom Smooth, Cherry Slush, DP3-
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black
Misc:  Spectrum Noir Pens

I hope everyone had a fabulous 4th, and have a wonderful weekend!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie


Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Birthday Hibiscus


Today's Ways to Use it challenge on SCS was to make a card using one of the state flowers of the US.  I chose Hawaii's hibiscus.  The image is from the stamp set "Hum Along" by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co  The mats are cut using my Cricut and the "Elegant Edges" cartridge.

Stamps:  Hum Along
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, Yo Yo Yellow, Only Orange
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black
Misc:  ribbon, embossing folder, Cricut, Elegant Edges cartridge

I hope you have a fabulous and safe 4th of July!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Happy Birthday America!!!


I thought this was a great card to post the day before the 4th of July.  I used two different stamp sets from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co called "USA Heroes" and "Be Proud" for the sentiment.  I used my nesties star circle die to cut out the image, and then backed it with Dark Night Navy CS.  I colored the star with my Spectrum Noir pens.

Stamps:  USA Heroes, Be Proud
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, Cherry Slush, Dark Night Navy by MFP, DP
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Night of Navy, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Barn Door
Misc:  Nesties

I hope everyone has a very happy and safe 4th of July!  God Bless America!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Featured Designer and a Video Tutorial


I'm today's Featured Designer for Speedy TV.  I decided to do a Post-It Note Matchbook cover.  Since it's almost the 4th of July, I decided to go with an Americana theme.  The stamp set I chose is from "Liberty Lady" mini stamp set by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.  I used a Martha Stewart star punch for the background.  All of the papers can be purchased at Mark's Finest Papers as well as the stamp set.

Here's the tutorial:

  
 
I hope you'll give this a try. 
 
Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie 

Monday, July 1, 2013

Speedy TV Christmas Card Challenge~~July cards

Aren't these cards just adorable?  My friend Shirley Quarry taught me how to make these.  They are so easy and fun!!!!  I used the stamp set "Holly Jolly" by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co. I did a quick video tutorial on how to make them. 


These cards are so quick & easy I'm thinking about using them for our Christmas open house invitations. 

Stamps:  Holly Jolly
Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, Cherry Slush by MFP, Garden Green
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Garden Green
Misc:  Cricut, Plantin Schoolbook cartridge

Thanks for stopping by today.  I'll have another card and video tutorial for you tomorrow!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie