Monday, May 30, 2011

{cardabilities DT reveal sketch #32!}

Hi everyone! It's the 30th! That means it's time for a new sketch at cardabilities!

When I see circles, I think happy and fun. :)

I used Little Yellow Bicycle's "Elizabeth Park" line. This pp is one of my all time favorites!

{thank you} For my three circle flowers, I started with these self-adhesive circle canvas pieces by Technique Tuesday.

I applied a light coating of glue to the top of the circle and working quickly, added my twine, beginning in the center of the circle. (I needed to trim a bit of canvas around the edges once I was done with the twine.) To finish the circle flowers, I added sculptured flowers by Prima. The bling is cut apart leaves also by Prima. Loopy punch by MS and the Stampin' Up! sentiment stamp was stamped w/London fog Momento ink.

Did you know if you play at cardabilities you could gain a chance at being a Guest Designer?

Just upload your card into the cardabilities gallery!! You have two weeks to participate in the cardabilities challenges.

Thanks for coming by my blog and I hope you have a creative day!!

hugs, patti

Saturday, May 28, 2011

{counterfeit kit blog hop!!}

First of all, I think the Counterfeit Kit challenge blog and their concept of copying kits is the greatest idea!! :) :)

They're having a blog hop, so this morning I made a quick card to join in the fun.

I went to the manufacturer jillibean soup - love their stuff!!

I admired these cut-out cards by Wendy McKee and thought I'd give the cut-out technique a try.

Here is what I came up with.

The first thing I did was cut some strips from jillibean pp. Then I zig zag stitched them onto a piece of white cs. Next I cut out a house shape from Kraft cs. I inked the inside edges of the house w/brown ink and then adhered the jillibean pp to the inside front of the card. Using brown DMC, I hand stitched the outside of the house. The crocheted flower is Offray and the tiny "love" tag is jillibean. The heart stamp in the corner is Technique Tuesday (stamped twice) and the edge punch is EK.

I also finished the inside of the card. I love how this card turned out and encourage you to give a cut-out card a go.

Thanks to the Counterfeit team of awesome girls (my friend Julie Ann is one of them!!!) for their very fun blog hop and inspiration!! :) :)

Have a great day!! hugs, patti

p.s. please note - blogger won't allow me to leave blog comments {still!}. Still hoppin' through the Counterfeit May blog hop and enjoying everyone's work so much!! :)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

{'s casual Thursday.}

Casual, as in denim. :) The create blog has a challenge this week to create a card that includes denim.

I cut a piece of denim from the hub's old work jeans and frayed the edges. Then I tied some of my hoarded Strano ribbon around the denim. Some AC thickers spell out the sentiment, jillibean layered corrugated flowers are topped off with a prima sculpted flower, a bit of machine zig zag and two misc. buttons finish this fun card for today.

Thanks for stopping by and happy almost long week-end! :)

hugs, patti

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

{sketchy thursdays!}

I was so glad to have the time to play at Sketchy Thursdays this week! :)

I chose to use a pouty picture of my great niece, Kimberly -- who is is total pip! Kimberly is my only brother's only grandchild. She just might be a tiny bit spoiled -- but what do I know. ;) ;) LOL!!! :)

{the birthday girl pout} Kimberly is wearing an Easter bonnet that she received as a birthday gift. Too funny, right?

I started with AC white cs and added a piece of golden yellow Bazzill. I then went outside with some dilluted pink paint, a brush and some newspaper. After spreading the newspaper out on the picnic table, I placed the lo down and dipped my brush into the paint. I then just spattered the paint all over the cs.

Once the paint was dry, I added some Echo Park pp and handstitched w/yellow DMC. The photo was matted on white. The "POUT" letters were stamped using the same all-purpose acrylic pink paint and MM foam stamps. "birthday girl" letter stickers are by Doodlebug and the remaining letter stickers are by Echo Park. I stitched down a piece of white eyelet, added a bit of twine and finally two tiny primas w/MM heart brads.

Thanks to the Sketchy Thursdays crew for always providing the scrapbooking world with so much inspiration and very fun sketches!!

Have a great day!!

hugs, patti

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

{almost ready.}

Berta, at Citrus Tree Studio, has a lo challenge this week to use a mirror image.

I had the best time working with these photos of my son, Matthew. He needed me to take a couple of photos of him so that he could change his Facebook profile picture to something a little more respectable. You never know when a prospective employer might be lookin'. :)

{almost ready}

I started with golden yellow and chocolate brown Bazzill. The yellow shaped background piece is by Little Yellow Bicycle and I also included some Jillibean mustard soup pps. Title is AC thickers. Jillibean stickers and corrugated flower for embellies. I also added some brown twine from the Twinery to make a frame.

A special thanks to Berta for this fun challenge to get me back to scrappin' a lo. It's been a few weeks!

Thanks for coming by my blog and have a great day! :)

hugs, patti

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I'm seeing stars at the Paper Variety!!!

Hi everyone! Time for a new challenge at the Paper Variety...and it's all about stars! Incorporate a star or a whole bunch of stars onto your paper project, upload to the PV gallery...and you will be entered into a drawing for an incredible star studded prize from Technique Tuesday!!! :) :)
I used some beautiful Webster's "let's celebrate" pp for my card - which I will send to my nephew Timmy who left for Air Force training last month. {My brother reports that Timmy wants mail.} I used a cotton swab to apply embossing ink to the "family" part of the star. Then I sprinkled on the embossing powder, ran my cotton swab along the edges, and heat embossed. The star was pop dotted to the top of the card. I also added 3 MM star brads and some pretty red Offray ribbon.

This is Timmy, at a party in his honor, the day before he left for his Air Force training in Texas.

Hope you get the chance to play this week at the Paper Variety!
Please upload your project by next Tuesday, May 24, 2011, 12:00 noon, EST.
I know you've got a shining star just waiting to be scrapped. ;)

Thanks so much for coming by my blog!!
hugs, patti

Sunday, May 15, 2011

hi everyone!!

Today is cardabilities reveal day!

The sketch~
My interpretation ~
I used a jillibean fabric flower and topped it with some Webster's trim and a Prima crystal. I love this pretty flower. :) The pps are by Webster's - their trendsetter line. I painted the chip scalloped piece black and then added silver paint and Delta crackle paint. The sentiment is an SRM sticker.

Hope you get the chance to play at cardabilities!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. :)

hugs, patti

Thursday, May 5, 2011

A new challenge at the Paper Variety - get messy with it!!!

Is this a fun challenge, or what?! :)

I used red mist and white & black paint for my "HOCKEY TOWN" lo. My family went to our first NHL game to see the Red Wings vs. the Blackhawks. If you look at the center ice at the Detroit arena, you will see a "wing" with "HOCKEY TOWN" layered on top. I copied that image onto my lo. I had a brochure from the game. From the back cover, I fussy cut out a "wing", making a stencil. I placed the stencil on top of a piece of canvas and sprayed w/red mist. I also painted the title letters w/black paint. I love how it turned out!

The prize this week from the Paper Variety is the May 2011 Artful Delight Kit!!!

Saweeet!!! :) :) You have until Tuesday, May 10, 2011, noon EST, to upload your paper project using mist, paints or inks to the Paper Variety gallery. Hope to see your creative genius there!!!

Thanks for coming by my blog!!! The Red Wings are now down by 3 games after last night, in the Stanley Cup play-offs. Oh, well...I'm still a fan!!! :) :)

hugs, patti