Saturday, October 21, 2017

Pumpkin Spice...Nice!

Hello!  

Here I am today, with another creation made using the adorable new release Strawberry Jude Stamps set 'Falling with Fox & Raccoon'.  What fun these little critters are, and oh my goodness, these stamps created such great, crisp images!

Here's the center step card that I made:

First, the images were all stamped and colored with alcohol markers. The sentiment and mugs were stamped on a scrap of white card stock, and trimmed for a cute banner.  After coloring everything, I fussy cut them, and added a bit of Glossy Accents to the mugs, eyes, and feet, and set aside to dry. 

I created the step card from white cardstock, and added some designer paper panels from some scraps.  Added a couple of little hills along the bottom edge, again using some scraps.  

A tree die that I had in my stash seemed perfect for a background, and perfect for all of the falling leaves.  Last, everything was adhered to the card using some glue dots and liquid glue.

Thanks again to the crew at Strawberry Jude Stamps for having me as a guest designer this month.  They were all warm, welcoming, and helpful, and I've so enjoyed working with this product! If you haven't gone to see their darling stamps, you should!

Have a great day!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Peppermint Candy Treat Box

Good morning!

Today, I'm sharing a cute candy box made with one of the fun files at The Cutting Cafe.
This box can be filled with all sorts of little mints. I didn't have any peppermints, so I used some life saver mints.

I'm using the 'Peppermint Candy Treat Box'.  I've used the PDF version. All pieces were cut out by hand.  No cutting machine? No worries!  Just grab your scissors, print your pieces and have fun cutting!

The Cutting Cafe has a LOT of fun files and inspiration, and the holidays are just around the corner!  Regina has projects for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas that are sure to bring smiles to recipients!

Here's what I made using the 'Peppermint Candy Treat Box':




Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Be sure to visit The Cutting Cafe often to see what new and fun items Regina is adding!

And be sure to check out the Cutting Cafe blog - there's always lots of inspiration there.

Happy Monday, ya'll...have a wonderful week!

Patti J.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Inspiration Palette Challenge at The House that Stamps Built

Hello!
So glad you stopped by today!

It's time for a new Inspiration Palette challenge at The House that Stamps Built!

Here is the photo that we were given for inspiration:


When I looked at this photo, I was drawn to the colors... So here is what I made today, using these Repeat Impressions Stamps:
3214-G Thanksgiving Blessings






Now, it's your turn!
Come on over and join us in our Inspiration Palette Challenge!  If I
can do it, you can do it!!!

You don't HAVE to use Repeat Impressions Stamps
but if you do, you have double the chance of winning!
I can't wait to see your beautiful cards using this photo!!!

Check out my sidebar to see how you can save money on your RI orders!

Now, it's time to see what my DT friends have created!

Laurie     Cheri    Deonna    Joy     Heather    Shirley   Donna

Happy Hopping!
Hope you link up a card this week!

Thanks for stopping by,

Patti J.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Happy Fall Y'all!

Hi everyone!  I'm so happy to be guest designing for Strawberry Jude Stamps this month.  I was really excited to get this set of stamps - it's my first set of animal stamps!

I had purchased a set of stamps from Strawberry Jude about a month ago, and was very impressed with their stamping.  The image was crisp and clear, and I was eager to try another set. Again, the ink coverage was perfect!  

Here's what I made: 

This card was made using the new release set 'Falling with Fox & Racoon'. 

To begin, I colored the sweet fox and racoon images with alcohol markers, and fussy cut them.  A drop of Glossy Accents was added to their eyes, and they were set aside to dry.  Then, using some distress inks and a handmade cloud stencil, some clouds were added to the upper part of the card base. The sentiment was stamped with Versafine Black Ink.  I took a piece of woodgrain cardstock, and added some snips at the top, to create a cute fence, which was adhered to the card base with dimensional foam.  The last step was to add the leaves by adhering them directly to the fence, and the critters, which were popped up with some dimensional foam.

What a fun card this is - I can't make up my mind who to mail it to!  

Thanks to everyone at Strawberry Jude Stamps for the warm welcome this month!  If you haven't checked out their adorable stamps, please do so!!  I'll be back in a week or so with a fun 'spicy' creation!

Patti J.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge at The House that Stamps Built

Hi everyone - Happy Wednesday!

I'm here today with a new Tic-Tac-Toe challenge for Repeat Impressions.
Here is the inspiration that Wendy gave us to work with:

  
I used: Off the Edge, Black & White, Spooky.

These Repeat Impressions Stamps were used for today's card:


Here's what I made:




Now it’s your turn!

Create a card using the Tic-Tac-Toe board above, and link it up at The House that Stamps Built. 

Your creation does not have to be made with Repeat Impressions stamps, but if you would like to include our designs we would love to see them! 

Plus, there’s an added bonus… you will get an additional entry in our random.org drawing for using our stamps in your submissions!

Check out my sidebar to see how you can save money on your RI orders!

Now, it's time to see what my fellow Rock Stars have created!

Cheri    Deonna    Joy     Laurie    Donna     Heather   Shirley

Happy Hopping!
Hope you link up a card this week!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Can't Afford the Cat...

Howdy, ya'll!

Thought I'd pop in today with a card that I made for the monthly challenge

The challenge this month is to use the 'Transitional Ombre' technique on your project.
You can see the original tutorial for this technique HERE.

Here's what I made:


As soon as I saw this stamp, I knew that I 'needed' it! Anyone that has met our Sophie dog can relate!  She's a pound puppy, and is as roly poly as they come, and she looks just like this dog!
And...I can only imagine the fur that would fly, should we happen to bring home a cat!

Anyhow,I hope this is okay - I've never used this technique!

I used this Technique Junkie product:


I had fun today creating 'just because'!

Hope you're having a good week. I've had the 'creepin' crud', but I think I'm about
to turn a good corner.

Have a great evening,

Patti J.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

It's all about the candy....corn!

Good morning!

Today, I'm sharing a cute card made with one of the wonderful files at The Cutting Cafe.
This card actually has a little window that can be filled with candy, coins, confetti, you name it!
When you open the card, there's a little flap that you pull up to open up the window.

Today, I'm using a fun file, the 'Candy Corn Treat Box Card'.  I've used the PDF version. All pieces were cut out by hand.  No cutting machine? No worries!  Just grab your scissors, print your pieces and have fun cutting!

The Cutting Cafe has a LOT of fun files and inspiration, and don't forget that the holidays are just around the corner!  Regina has projects for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas that are sure to bring smiles to recipients!

Here's what I made using the Candy Corn Treat Box Card:



Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Be sure to visit The Cutting Cafe often to see what new and fun items Regina is adding!

And be sure to check out the Cutting Cafe blog - there's always lots of inspiration there.

Happy Monday, ya'll...have a wonderful week!

Patti J.