Friday, July 31, 2009

Post-It Note Covers

I found the directions for this over on Angie Juda's site here Scroll about half way down & you'll see the link for her video. I just think these ar adorable.
Sorry I haven't posted in a few days, but DH & I decided we wanted to buy a house so we have been out house hunting!!!! We found one and put a bid in for it at 10 PM last night!!!! UGH. We won't know until tomorrow afternoon if we got it or not, but it is beautiful. Please keep your fingers crossed for us!
Happy Stamping
Patty & Winnie

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Dreams du Jour Friendship Card

This was a fun little card to do! I just love the Tea Party DSP! The colors are just dreamy! I left the inside of the card blank, so it can be used for just about anything. I cut the butterflies out & popped them up with pop dots.
Stamps: Dreams du Jour
Paper: Lovely Lilac, Tea Party DSP, white, So Saffron
Ink: Lovely Lilac
Misc: blender pens, pretty in pink, always artichoke, SU scallop border punch
Have a wonderful evening!
Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Monday, July 27, 2009

Digi Challenge over at Fred She Said + Winifred!

This is the card I came up with from the challenge over at Fred She Said here They gave you the free digi stamp and you were to design a card for it. This was a really fun challenge, plus I LOVE the stamp!
The 2 pics of Winnie were taken Friday night after she got home from the spa. As I posted earlier, she was exhausted. I think these pictures are just too cute!
Here's the deets on the card:
Stamps: Digi stamp from Fred She Said, Bitty Birthday (sentiment)
Paper: Soft Sky, Purely Pomegranite, Wild Wasabi & Candy Lane DSP
Ink: Blue Bayou
Misc: Big Shot, Fiskars texture plates
I choose the colors because the Wild Wasabi matched the green in the image very well.
Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Sunday, July 26, 2009

MMSC11--2nd post today

This is my entry for this week's MMSC11 challenge. Check it out I'm using it as a birtday card for my dear MIL. Hopefully she won't check out my blog until after her birthday. She knew everything that she was getting for mother's day because I posted it on my blog without thinking about her being a follower. Oh well.

Here's the details:

Stamps: House Mouse Bird Watching, Bitty Birthday

Paper: Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Perfect Plum, Lovely Lilac DSPwhite

Ink: Staz-On black, Always Artichoke

Misc: Prismas, baby oil, MS butterfly punch, gold cord, pink glitter for the hummingbirds throat, buttos from Buttons Galore & More

This was a really fun challenge. Can't wait to see what's next.

Happy Stamping!

Patty & Winnie

Friendship Card

This card came out so soothing to me. The colors just blended so well. I may make a few more of these today, IF I get through playing all the challenges that I want to! This may have been a MOJO Monday sketch, I just can't remember. I have got to make/keep better notes! LOL
Here's the details:
Stamps: Friendship Journey
Paper: Baja Breeze, Walk in the Park DSP, white
Ink: Baja Breeze
Misc: Baja Breeze reinker (to dye the flower), brad
DH & I are watching some nature show and a gigantic octopus just ate a shark. YIKES!!!! That will make you think twice before going into the water! LOL
I may post again later today, if I get everything done.
Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Get Well

I saw a card very similar to this on SCS and fell in love with it. Unfortunately, I forgot to copy the designer, so if anyone knows who did the original, please let me know so that I can give them proper credit. However, this is probably the only one of these I will make because it took forever to cut out the intricate design! UGH......
Stamps: Kind & Caring Thoughts
Paper: River Rock, Rich Razzleberry & Beige
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Misc: glitter, 2 way glue pen, prearls, MS tri butterfly punch, SU tag punches
Winnie is still very tired from her day at the spa yesterday! She slept in this morning, and then has been asleep all day. She won't even come upstairs with me to my craft room!
Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Friday, July 24, 2009

MMSC10 challenge but I missed the deadline!

I loved last weeks MMSC10 challenge! I just thought the layout was so versatile. I made all of these cards last weekend, but then didn't get them uploaded before the deadline on Tues night! YIKES. Two of the cards, the top & bottom are 5"x7". The middle one is the standard A2 size (5 1/2" x 4 1/4"). They were so much fun to do! I made an additional 8 of the middle size ones to use for the masculine birthday cards for my clients in August.
Winnie went to the groomer today. She goes to Olde Towne School for Dogs, and is so pampered there!!! While I was waiting for them to bring her down, a lady came in with 2 Portugese Water Dogs. Right inside the door is a display of bulk dog treats. (The plastic bin kind like they have in the grocery store.) One of the dogs walked up to the display, took his nose & pushed up the lid and helped himself to a treat. It was so funny!!!! Of course the lady was upset with the dog, but I thought it was adorable!
Here's the details on the cards:
Middle & Bottom Card
Stamps: Stipple Shells, Beautiful Beach, Bity Birthday (sentiment)
Paper: Night of Navy, Brocade Blue & White
Ink: Night of Navy, Brocade Blue, Bashful Blue
Misc: MS Sea Horse punch, dew drops, buttons, SU ticket corner punch, pop dots
Top Card
Stamps: Nostalgia
Paper: Mellow Moss, River Rock, Perfect Plum
Ink: Perfect Plum, Mellow Moss, Versa Mark
Misc: MS Butterfly trio punch, grapes & leaves dew drops, Elegant Eggplant ribbon
I have more cards to post tomorrow, so check back.
Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Ugly card, pretty flower basket

Sorry that I've been "hiding" for the past few nights. I was sick AGAIN yesterday!!! I just can't seem to get healthy & well. I haven't been sleeping and I know that's adding to the issues. Anyway, today was MUCH better!

This is a card I did last Friday night for the VSN (Virtual Stamp Night) challenges over on SCS. They had 4 challenges, and this was the first one--doing something using the old round hole punch. This is all I could come up with, a round hole embellishment. The color is Elegant Eggplant, but it look almost black in the picture. I'll post the other 2 challenges that I participated in later in the week. However, I don't have any of the details for this card, because other than the elegant eggplant, the rest of the cardstock was scraps. And the stamp is one I've had for years. However, the ink is Elegant Eggplant, and the sentiment is punched using the SU lg oval and the scallop oval punch.

Have a great evening. Tomorrow is pizza night here at our house. (We have pizza EVERY Friday night.) Until then........

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Another Birdie Thank You

Here's another square card that I did right after we got home from Alaska. This was for the dog walker who walked Winifred each day while she was visiting Maisie. Again, I used some of the new In Colors which are really really pretty.
Stamps: Wings of Friendship, Fancy Flexible Phrases
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, White
Ink: Bermuda Bay & Melon Mambo
Markers: Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry & Certainly Celery
Misc: Lg oval punch, scallop oval punch, pop dots
I stamped the bird twice, cut him out & popped him up. You can't really tell from the photo, but in real life it made it very dimensional.
Got a lot to do today, so more tomorrow!
Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Butterfly Friend

I wanted to try more of the new In Colors and my new stamp set, so this is what I came up with. A quick & simple card with clean lines. I guess I like it OK.

Stamps: Simple Friendship
Paper: Dusty Durango, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP, White
Ink: Dusty Durango
Misc: Soft Suade ribbon, pop dots

Last night SCS had a VSN (Virtual Stamp Night) and I played along for the first time. Wow! What fun. There were 4 challenges, and I did the first 3. I'll be posting the cards thoughout the coming week. What a blast!

Have a wonderful Saturday. I hope your weather is as pleasant as ours is here in Norther Virginia. Low humidity, slight breeze, 70 something temp. Very pleasant. Going to the deck to drink my coffee.

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Birthday Daisy Picnic

This is going to be one of my favorite stamps sets! It has so many options, and is just such fun to color! This is the first stamp set I've bought from Papertrey Ink, but it certainly will not be my last! They also had very speedy service. I appreciate that!

Stamps: Vintage Picnic by Papertrey Ink
Paper: White, Cranberry Crisp, True Thyme, Marigold Morning
Ink: True Thyme, Close to Cocoa, Marigold Morning
Misc: Sizzix Bigshot, Sizzix texture plate, fiskars texture plate, brad, flower, Marigold Morning reinker to dye the large flower

I hope you like this as much as I have. You'll be seeing more of this stamp set in the near future! So stay tuned.....

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Good afternoon everyone. Finally I'm feeling a little better. Got up a little while ago & ate some toast & an ice pop. So far so good!

Today's card is another Martha Stewart bird. I don't like it very much because I didn't get any shading in the bird. I need to try another one.

Stamps: MS birds, unknown sentiment
Paper: white, Regal Rose, Petals & Paisley DSP, Old Olive
Misc: prisma colored pencils, baby oil, blending stumps, brads, kiwi kiss ribbon

Have a fantastic rest of the day!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sick Riley Get Well Card

Isn't this the cutest Riley? I really love coloring the Riley stamps! Here's all the details:

Stamps: Sick Riley, Designer Lable (SU) & Sentiment from Technique Tuesday
Paper: Good Morning Sunshine DSP, Pacific Point, Summer Sun & white
Ink: Summer Sun & Pacific Point
Misc: Pacific Point ribbon, Designer Lable punch

I was very sick & had to stay home from work. I've had some kind of gastro intestinal bug, and it has been terrible. I still don't feel well at all.

Winnie got to see her "boyfriend" twice today. His name is Mr Bug, and he's a black & white Japanese Chin. He is absolutely the cutest thing. They just adore each other, and as soon as they see each other they go running to meet each other. When they play you can't tell where one dog starts and the other stops!

Going to close for tonight.
Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Monday, July 13, 2009

Blog Candy Alert

This is my second post tonight, so make sure you scroll down and look at the card I posted. But there is GREAT BLOG CANDY over on Priscilla's blog aka MMSC They are giving away a BIG SHOT & BAG!!!!!!!!

This is one of the sketch challenges that I've been playing along with for a month or so. They have GREAT ideas, so make sure you add yourself as a follower or bookmark them, or better yet do both.

I hope I win!


Purple Bird Card

I'm going to have 2 posts tonight, so make sure you check them both out. This card is for the MMSC (Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge) that I've been playing on & off for a month or so. I really really liked this sketch, and as soon as I saw it last night I ran upstairs to make a card. I didn't photograph it until after work tonight and almost missed the cut off! (8pm ET). I got home & got it photographed, but then made another card, and then unmounted some more stamps. I just totally lost track of time I was having so much fun!!!! Anyway, I seem to be making a lot of purple cards, and a lot of bird cards. I wonder what that means????? If there's any phyciatrists out there, don't let me know. :0

Winnie is having so much fun with her daddy at home with her all day. She watches him work out, and then waits for him to clean up. Then they have their coffee and start their day.

Here's the details for the card tonight:

Stamps: MS Birds
Paper: Lovely Lilac, Lovely Lilac DSP, Almost Amethyst & White
Ink: Lovely Lilac
Misc: Fiskars border punch, prisma colored pencils, baby oil, blending stumps, lovely lilac ribbon, brads

Guess that's all for now. More tomorrowl

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Sorry it's been so long!

Well, it took me a week to recover from vacation!!!! We had so much fun, but didn't stop the entire time. We had so many wonderful adventures, so I can't say which was my favorite. But some of my favorite memories was eating king crab on the side of the road in Juneau on the spur of the moment, the butterfly garden in Victoria, BC, Canada, the mother & calf hump back whale that we got to watch for over 1/2 an hour, all the Bald Eagles, and shopping for Russian eggs.

It really was a fabulous trip, and my dear MIL seemed to really enjoy herself also. We all had so much fun together. And it was nice having the butler so that we didn't have to go to the dinning room on the nights that we were too tired. He would go and bring us the menu for the evening, and that way we didn't have to use room service. That is the main reason we always sail Celebrity, because if you get a suite, you get a butler. Boy was I spoiled. He brought cappuccinos 30 minutes before he brought breakfast every monring. And every morning I had Eggs Benedict! Yummy!

I'll post some pictures later in the week. I have to get them off the other computer, so it will be a few days.

My card today was a lot of fun. I had colored it some time ago, but never made it into a card. Here's the details:

Stamps: Serene Spring, small butterfly above the sentiment is from Inkadinkado, and the sentiment (outside & inside ) is unknown acrylic stamps
Paper: Tea Party DSP, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Certainly Celery & White
Misc: SU Pretties 1/2 back pearls, Pretty in Pink ribbon, prismacolor pencils, baby oil, blending stumps, pop dots, stickles on butterfly wings

I will post again tomorrow, and try to get back into my routine. I hope eveyone has a wonderful week!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie