Sunday, January 21, 2018

One sheet wonder gift set

Hi all,

Hope you have had a good weekend. It's been a good one here - the temps have risen quite a bit. Today has been dreary and rainy, but the upside???  We looked out the window earlier and there were 12 deer in our yard, just nibbling away!

I thought I'd share a pretty set that I made one day several months ago. A friend, Sally McDonald is our local Stampin'Up gal, and she had us all out for a one sheet wonder day. She just brought out OODLES of stamps, inks, cardstock and embellishments, and let us create.  

I had been wanting to make a nice set to send our daughter-in-law, who sends quite a few cards, so here's what I made for Alicia:

Thanks for stopping by!  Hopefully, I'll soon be done with taxes, remodeling, and road trips, and be able to stalk ya'll a bit more often!

Hugs and smiles,

Patti J.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Finally created something...

Hey there!

Can't believe I am finally back with a quick project. I began the intensive jobs of remodeling our fireplace, preparing 1099's, and getting tax info together.  Whew....busy here!

Thought I'd play along with a fun sketch challenge at Power Poppy. The challenge was to go to PageMaps and grab a sketch, and create something using their beautiful products.  Here's what I made:

I used this sketch (map):

Cute, right???

I used the Power Poppy digital set 'Get Wool Soon' for my card. Since my recipient is not sick, just someone that knits A LOT, I used a die cut instead of a get well sentiment.

All coloring is done with Copics, the designer paper is some Stampin'Up scraps, not sure who made the die cut, and some Glossy Accents were added to the mug for a bit of dimension.

Hope you're having a good January. I'll try to pop in and out of here once in a while!
For now, it's back to my ladder!!!

Hugs and grins,

Patti J.

Monday, January 8, 2018


Thanks to all of you who left comments on my blog for the Seasons Giving Blog Hop.
I'll be announcing winners later in this post.

But first...
A very belated Happy New Year to each of you. It's been a busy
January already for us.

I borrowed these fun dies from my bestie, Shirley, found some sparkly papers at Hobby Lobby, and here are the NewYear cards that were created for our kids and their beautiful families.

As always, we are eager to see them all again!  Those babies have all stolen our hearts,
and just think...we are getting another one mid March!

On to the winners - (thanks for hanging in here and reading about our 'grands'!)

I used an online random drawing program, and my winners are:

Rebecca Yahrling
Beverly S.

CONTRATULATIONS Rebecca and Beverly!

I will contact both ladies, and hopefully, have their packages on the way pronto!

Thanks again for being such wonderful cyber friends!!!

Hugs to you all,

Patti J.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Seasons Giving Blog Hop

Happy New Year, and welcome to the 6th Seasons Giving Blog Hop!

I am SO excited to be a part of this special hop!  Latisha Yoast started this hop 5 years ago, to celebrate the spirit of giving, and it's become an annual holiday event. Thank you, Latisha!

Here's how the hop works:  
Each company or designer on the list below has a giveaway!  
This is our way of thanking you for your friendship, for visiting our blogs, supporting our creative endeavors and  being a part of our creative family.  It's an opportunity for us to give back!  
All you need to do is visit each blog and leave a comment.  

Grab a cup of something yummy, and start hopping!

 * * * Giveaways * * *

Here are my two giveaway packages:

Package one:

Package two: 

There are some pretty awesome items here from Crafter's Companion!

You have until 5:00 p.m. CST, Sunday, January 7th, to leave a comment for your chance to win one of these two prize packages.  I will announce the two winners on my blog shortly thereafter.

I would LOVE to have some new on-line friends - please feel free to follow my blog!  If you sign up to follow, please leave a second comment telling me that you are a new follower, and you will have two chances to win!

PLEASE be sure to leave an email address in your comment, so I can contact you if you are the winner!

Wishing each of you a wonderful New Year, filled with happiness, love, and lots of crafty goodness!

Here's one of my favorite cards from 2017...

Thanks for stopping by,
Patti J.

Here is the full list of participants:

Girl's Day In...

Howdy folks!

Friday was a fun day.  I hosted a crafty day for three of us paper crafters.

We ate.

We created.

We ate.

We created.

We ate.

We.... ahhh you get the picture!!!

Here's what we made.

Shirley Hotop's creations:

Sally McDonald's creations:

My creations:

We had a wonderful day, and I'm looking forward to the next one!

Happy New Year, ya'll - be sure to drop back by here tomorrow for a FANTABULOUS blog hop with a FANTABULOUS prize giveaway!

Patti J.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Pie Slice Box - The Cutting Cafe

Good morning!

Today, I'm sharing a cute project that was made with one of the fun files at The Cutting Cafe.
This little pie slice box can be filled with pie, to other small treats!

Sadly, this is my last post for this wonderful company. I'm trying to empty my overflowing 'plate' a bit, with some spring travels in the future. I'll be traveling to DC to help with a new grandbaby in the spring!  I will miss the team - Regina Easter is a talented, amazing, kind, and wise person, and I'll miss working for her.

On to business at hand...

I'm using the Pie Slice Box. Being the rebel that I am, I used the template in a non-traditional way - rather than having it open flat to hold a slice of pie, I punched some holes, added some pretty lights to the inside, and made a pretty home decor piece.

Once again, I have used the PDF version. All pieces were easily cut out by hand.  No cutting machine? No worries!  Just grab your scissors, print your pieces and have fun cutting!  I do have a Silhouette machine, but for some reason, it's not cutting correctly, so until I get things figured out, I'll be using my little scissors!

The Cutting Cafe has a LOT of fun files and inspiration, and the holidays are just around the corner!  Regina has projects for every holiday, sports, etc., that are sure to bring smiles to recipients!

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.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Scor-Pal Challenge - Anything Goes - Holiday!

Hi there!

Just a reminder, that you still have a couple of weeks to join in on the 'More than one fold' challenge at Scor-Pal!  The theme this month is 'holiday'.

Who knows? You could be our next winner!

Hope to see your beautiful creations!

Patti J.