Sunday, March 29, 2009

everyday.....this dog makes us smile.

Seriously. Every single day. He is so funny & smart!
The painted chipboard has brown color box chalked edges, applied w/a cotton swab.

Zip dry makes making small jute flowers easy.
Happy scrappin' ~

Friday, March 27, 2009

{a card for carrie}

I share my office with Carrie. She is, without a doubt, the world's best listener.

I *heart* and appreciate her. This card is going on her desk this morning. I'll let ya know if she likes it. ;)
Happy Friday, all!
hugs, Patti

Monday, March 23, 2009

Use It! challenge #3

Heidi Van Laar (a favorite card maker of mine) has posted a challenge at the new Use It! challenge blog. She is challenging everyone to use 1) eyelets, 2) something at least one year old, and 3) something w/polka dots on it...just for fun.

Tonight I painted some eyelets. These were originally orange. Bright orange. Once they were dry, I added them to the Scenic Route chipboard. Then I covered them w/glossy accents by Ranger and immediately added the gems to the centers. The cardstock is Kraft & s*e*i, the patterned paper & die cut are also SR. American Crafts makes the thickers & ribbon. There is also a rub on by Autumn Leaves.

{click image if you would like a nicer view}

Eyelets - check.
Polka dots - check.
Something a year old - check, check, check. LOL!!

Thank you, Use It! girls for this fun challenge.


Saturday, March 21, 2009

2 new babies!

Within ten days, my sister Karin became a grandmother twice!

She already had one grandson, now she has three. I had this Mrs. Grossman's album on hand and thought a "grandson album" would be the perfect thing for her.

I made 2 cards and the album w/this one sheet of Prima pp. Love that!

thanks for coming by,

Saturday, March 14, 2009

{tags are sweet}

I don't care who you are. When you receive a gift w/a handmade tag, you're gonna smile & it will make you feel happy.

I made these two cute little tags, just for fun. Ran some acrylic through the cuttlebug for the overlays. Sweet, huh?


Friday, March 13, 2009

using the stash...

Over at the site they're having a challenge to use eyelets on a lay-out. My father-in-law (one of my very favorite people in the whole entire world) had his 77th birthday celebration this past week-end. I had to tell him 3 times to shut his mouth before I could get a good shot of him. {He is a riot!!} Anyway, this is the lo I came up with while using my stash.

{As always, click any image for a larger view.}

I pop dotted the scalloped edge cardstock w/the eyelets and also used my Heidi Swapp distress tool on the edges of cs & pp. (Love that look!) Then, just for a little bit of manly sparkle, I added golden rod stickles on top of the Scenic Route stickers.

thanks for stoppin' by,

Tuesday, March 10, 2009's groovy, baby.

That's how this card makes me feel. LOL!

My mom and I checked out our new Hobby Lobby last Friday and I spied this trim and had to have it! It reminds me of something you would've seen in the 70's....and those were some fun years! {wink, laugh}
I used some new and some old Basic Gray paper and the rubs are from Creative Imaginations little Sonnet booklet.
thanks for comin' by and stay cool.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

a pretty lay-out to share...

This lay-out reminds me of how wonderful it is to be away on vacation w/the hubs.
We were at dinner @a restaurant called "Marandi's". The evening was perfect in every way. We sat at a corner table w/a gorgeous view. The music was soft and the candles provided our light once the sun set. The service was impeccable and the food delicious. Now I have this lay-out to help me always remember this special night.
thanks for stopping by,

Me, the model. In the apron.

LOL!! I made this apron at Marti's crop yesterday. While everyone else was scrapping, I was sewing. A special "thank you" to Marti for settin' me up good.

Just for fun, here is a close-up of the button embellished apron pocket.

...and just for the record, I see myself and I see my mother. When did I become an old lady? OMG!!

Friday, March 6, 2009

sprinkle the sparkles ~

I sprinkled the sparkles, alright. You should see my scrap table. There is glitter everywhere. LOL! This was a wicked cool challenge, given by Spike, over at the Cuttlebug challenge blogspot.

I used a Zig 2 way glue stick & some Doodlebug glitter on the wrong side of my embossed cardstock to make the front of this card sparklyicious.

That's a Traditions natural gallery bead, on a Heidi Grace stick pin. No sentiment...I just couldn't bring myself to cover up any of this pretty glitter pattern.

So, a big shout-out thank you to Spike for teaching me something new. If you're interested, here is her tutorial.

thanks for comin' by,

Sunday, March 1, 2009

a cards storage box ~

This new blog, 365 cards, started their site w/a challenge to make a card storage box. I thought "why not?" While at Walmart this morning, I picked up this shoe storage box for $1.74, thinking it was the perfect size for a card box. I wanted a box w/a lid to keep the dust off of the cards. Really glad I took the time to make this box because...while inserting the dividers w/my cards, I found some I had forgotten I had made. LOL! And, I have realized that I do not need to make any birthday cards for a while!

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