Sunday, August 30, 2009

3x3 Pizza Box

This is another VSN challenge that I didn't get loaded. We were to make a pizza box in red. I decided to make some cards to go in it. Some are any occasion, and some are birthday. I used a lot of different border punches to make the medallions, and Candy Lane DSP along with Riding Hood Red & Pink Pirouette paper. Any stamping was done in Riding Hood red.
Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. It's sunny todayk and very nice out.
Happy Stamping
Patty & Winnie

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Yet another VSN just getting uploaded!!

This VSN challenge was called "ham & cheese" and we had to put a whole in our card to represent the swiss cheese. This is what I came up with.

I have some exciting news. My good friend Gingerbeary8 (aka Carol) is going to be the guest designer for MMSC for September!!!! So make sure you play along (click here to go over to Priscilla blog)

Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly
Paper: Barely Banana, Pixie Pink
Ink: Staz-On black, barely banana, pixie pink
Misc: acetate

I'm also playing the VSBN (virtual scrapbooking night) weekend over on SCS, so stay tuned for some of those pages to come!!!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Friday, August 28, 2009

Elegant Thank You

This is a really pretty card in my opinion

Stamps: Elegant Thank You
Paper: Bella Rose DSP, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss
Misc: Pink Pirouette ribbone, soft subtle brad

Happy Friday


Thursday, August 27, 2009

Another VSN card that didn't get uploaded!

Here's another card that I did VSN weekend that I didn't get loaded before the deadline! UGH.
Stamps: Window on the World, Bitty Backgrond
Ink: Soft Suede, Crushed Curry
Paper: Soft Suede, Crushed Curry
Misc: Prismas, baby oil
I wadded up the crushed curry, then smoothed it out before using the crushed curry stamp pad to do the direct to paper technique.
Thanks for looking!
Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Get Well for MMSC 16 challenge

Here is my card for MMSC 16. It was a lot of fun to do this card.

Stamps: Touch of Nature, Kind & Caring Thoughts (sentiment)
Paper: Ballet Blue, Ballet Blue DSP, Kiwi Kiss, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry
Ink: Basic Greym,
Misc: MS Fern punch, flowers, brad, prismas, baby oil, blending stumps, dew drops, Fiskars & Sizzix texture plates, Sizzix Big Shot, MS Butterfly punch

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week.

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Colorful Flutter Bys

This is another card I did for the last VSN over on SCS but didn't get loaded. The challenge was to create a delicious dish to show off your knife skills. We could use any/all cutting tools available we had. This is what I came up with.
Stamps: Window on the World
Paper: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Always Artichoke, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo
Misc: Sizzix Big Shot, Sizzix Beautiful Butterfly die, Fiskars Border punch/emboss
Guess that's about it for today.
Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Monday, August 24, 2009

Natural Beauty All Occasion Card

This is one of my cards from the last VSN that I didn't get uploaded. The colors didn't come out very well, but in real life it is very pretty. I liked it so much I made 3 of them to have on hand. And again, this is one that I didn't use prismas and baby oil on to color. The world may stop revolving if I don't get my pencils out soon LOL.

Stamps: Natural Beauty
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Always Artichoke
Ink: Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Perfect Plum
Misc: Aqua Painter, SU scallop border punch, crimper

I hope everyone had a wonderful Monday. Only 4 days to VSBN weekend! Yeah, I can't wait. Hope everyone will be playing along!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Sunday, August 23, 2009

2 more tri-shutter cards

2 more shutter cards that I made. These are so cool IMO.
Stamps: A Wish for You, Bitty Birthday
Paper: Candy Lane DSP, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Certainly Celery
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Misc: Nesties butterflies, SU/Sizzix butterfly, MS butterfly punch, MS fern punch, McGill small flowers punch, brads, stickles
I hope everyone has a wonderful week next week!
Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Saturday, August 22, 2009

American Hero MMSC15 **2nd post today**


This is my entry for the MMSC 15 challenge. I had a hard time visualizing what I wanted to do, and then it hit me, a tribute to our American Military, and this is what I came up with. Check out the challenge over on Priscilla's blog here

Stamps: Godspeed
Paper: Various unknown DSP, Real Red, Not Quite Navy, beige, Brocade Blue
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Brocade Blue
Misc: star nail heads, ribbon, pop dots

The 4 corners are suppose to be "service stars" which is a red rectangle with a blue star in the middle representing that a loved one is deployed to a combat zone. However, I took artistic license and used gold nail heads, and stamped the rectangle in not quite navy. I distressed the main image and sponged brocade blue ink around the outside before mounting it on brocade blue and then night of navy.

Let me know what you think.

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere

This is one of my challenge cards from last weekend over on SCS VSN (virtual stamping night). We were to make our favorite martini, and then make a card using specific colors to that martini, And of course I had to make a cosmopolitan!!! So we had to use Green Galore, Pumpkin Pie & Regal Rose colors. I used it in paper & ink, The martini glasses on the background are stamped in all 3 colors. And it was hard, but I didn't color with my prismas and baby oil. Instead I used an aqua painter & stamp pads! That was a real challenge for me!!!! LOL.

Stamps: HM Olive a Party, Ms $1 acrylic stamps
Paper: Whisper white, Green Galore, Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose
Ink: Basic Grey, Going Grey, Bahful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose, Green Galore
Misc: Aqua painter, melon mmabo ribbon, crystal effects (bottom of the glass below the olive

3 different couples have looked at our townhouse this weekend., Hopefully one of them will want ot rent it. Keep your fingers crossed for us.

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Red Birthday

I just love the Candy Lane DSP & have been using it a lot it lately.
Stamps: acrylic unknown
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Candy Lane DSP
Misc: Pink Pirouette reinker to dye the flower, pink pirouette ribbon, brad
Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Blog Candy Alert

2nd Post for Tuesday, 18 August. Please scroll down for my card post for the day. However, Priscilla Styles is offering more blog candy.

Make sure you pop over & check out her wonderful blog!!


MMSC14, Christmas in August

This is my entry for MMSC 14, which I try to play along with every week. Please check out Priscilla's website

Stamps: Fiskars Christmas Time
Ink: Bashful Blue
Paper: Bashful Blue, Whisper White, unknown DSP
Misc: stickles, SU oval & oval scallop punches, SU scallop border punch, ribbon

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Monday, August 17, 2009

Altered File Folders

These are some file folders that I altered over the weekend. They are very easy. If anyone is interested, I'll try to do a tutorial (picture), but I didn't want to go to the trouble if no one was intertested.
Top Folder:
Stamps: Wild Rose
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery
Misc: file folder, stickles
Bottom Folder:
Stamps: Time Well Spent
Ink: Melon Mambo
Paper: Dusty Durango, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo
Misc: manila folder
I hope everyone will have a wonderful week.
Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Toile Beauties

Toile Bloosoms is one of my favorite stamp sets, and I hadn't used it in quite a while. I love yellow & blue for toile, so this is what I came up with.
Stamps: Toile Blossoms, For A Friend (sentiment)
Paper: Brilliant Blue, Yo Yo Yellow
Ink: Brilliant Blue
Misc: linen thread, pop dots
I played the VSN all weekend, so I have a lot of things to post next week. Plus, I made an altered file folder that I designed, so I'll be posting that also.
Have a wonderful Sunday.
Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Friday, August 14, 2009

Dusty Bermuda Birthday

I really really don't like this card. I just think in is too plain, and down right ugly. However, since I made it & photographed it, I thought I'd might as well post it. I do think I like these 2 papers together though. It's a little "different".

Stamps: Big Birthday Candle, Bitty Birthday
Paper: Dusty Durango Bermuda Bay
Ink: Dusty Durango, Bermuda Bay
Misc: Brads

I hope everyone had a wonderful week! TGIF

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Purple & Blue Birthday

I was just playing around with some of my old designer paper and this is one of the cards I came up with. It was kind of fun.

Stamps: Simple Delights, Big Birthday Candle
Ink: Orchid Opulence
Paper: unknown DSP, Orchid Opulence, Not Quite Navy
Misc: Silver Pearls, Pop Dots

Not much else to report tonight. The cat is driving Winnie crazy because he's sleeping in her basket. It's so cute!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Lavendar Sachets

These were quick & easy to make. I used 3x3 envelopes & filled them with lavendar that I bought on line from Sav-on crafts. They smell wonderful!!!!!
Stamps: Blossoms Abound
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Mellow Moss, Certainly Celery
However, the best news of the day is that we got the house that we really really wanted!!!! I still don't think I realize it yet. I am very excited! Hopefully we'll move at the beginning of October. And someone is coming by the townhouse tonight to look at renting it.
Hope everyone else is having a fantastic day also!!!
Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Violets Violets everywhere

These were so much fun to do. I know I say that about almost every card that I do, but these really were. I guess I'm still on my purple kick.
Stamps: Violets by Flourishes, sentiments unknown
Paper: Lovely Lilac, Lavendar Lace, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke
Misc: prismas, baby oil, buttons, dew drops, EK success corner punch, pop dots, SU Label punch
Well, hopefully we'll know something on the house by lunch tomorrow. I can't believe how long this is taking. However, I'm not very hopeful that we'll have a definite answer, even though we're suppose to. Keep your fingers crossed for us.
I'll have another post tomorrow.
Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Monday, August 10, 2009

MMSC13 challenge

The top card is the card I'm entering in the MMSC 13 challenge I made it first & it's 6x6. Then I decided to try again and the bottom one is 5 1/4 x 5 1/4. I don't really like either one, but it was still a fun challenge.
Stamps: Birthday Whimsey
Paper: White, Not Quite Navy & unknown DSP
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Misc: Stickles
Hope all is well with all of you.
Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Yellow Blossom

This card is one of my new "favorites", so I may make a few more of them. It just really appealed to me when I saw it on SCS! Unfortunately, as usual, I don't know who to give credit to, so if anyone recognizes it, please leave me a message & I'll give proper credit!

Stamps: Bloomin' Beautiful
Paper: white, black, Yo Yo Yellow
Ink: Staz-On black, whisper white
Misc: prismas, baby oil, blending stumps, MS 1/2 back pearls in black & white, ribbon, SU corner punch

I made lots of cards today, so I'll have plenty to post all week. Hopefully this week will not be as disjointed as last week was. We're still waiting on the contingency to be removed from the sell agreement on the house that we want to buy. He's asked for a few more days, so keep your fingers crossed that by noon Wed, we'll have an unemcumbered sells agreement on my dream house!!!!!!

Have a wonderful week!
Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Blog Candy Alert

Carolina is offering blog candy if you will complete a survey of what you want to see her post in the coming months. It was really fun to get to say what you want!!! Hop on over & click on the link to her blog candy here

Sorry, but you may have to cut & past the link.

I'll try to post some cards later today, so check back tonight!

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Thursday, August 6, 2009

My First Shutter Card

This is a really fun card to do. And it's so easy. There are several patterns out there, but this one is:
Cut paper 12" x 5 1/2"
Score @ 2", 4," 8", 10"
Turn paper on long side @ 1 1/2" and cut from the 2" score to the 10" score. Flip paper & repeat on the other long side.
I used a lot of different stamp sets, etc, so if anyone wants to exact stamp sets, leave me a message & I'll post them.
No news on the house yet. Of course I'm on pins & needles.
Have a wonderful evening.
Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Riley Moose Birthday

This was a really fun card to color & make. The sentiment on the outside says "hope your day is blooming with love". I just thought that was so appropriate for Riley!

Stamps: Riley
Paper: Bella Rosa DSP, Kiwi Kiss, Close to Cocoa, white
Ink: Close to Cocoa
Misc: Prismas, baby oil, kiwi kiss reinker to dye the flower, brad

We're in a holding pattern on the house. We have a contingent sells agreement. We'll know by Friday at 6pm if the seller can make everything work. At least he's accepted our offer with the contingency! Keep your fingers crossed for us.

I hope everyone is having a great week.

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie

Monday, August 3, 2009

Hummingbird Birthday

Sorry it's been a couple of days since I posted. It's going to be like this for a few more days as we continue to work on finding a house to buy. At least we got our townhouse on the rental market today. We have a bid in on a house that I LOVE, and have countered the counter offer, so we'll see. It will be tomorrow before we know anything. We withdrew the offer on the first house we wanted because the realtor was playing games with us.

I'm really on a roll with birds/hummingbirds and purple. Oh, well.

Stamps: Spring Song
Paper: Lovely Lilac DSP, Certainly Celery, white
Ink: Staz-on black, Lovely Lilac
Misc: Prismas, blending stumps, baby oil, ribbon, stickles (on the birdies tummy), although you really can't tell it in the picture

I'll try to post again tomorrow or Wed at the latest, but no promises.

Happy Stamping!
Patty & Winnie