Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Cards for Kate

I made this card for a special little girl named Kate. Kate was diagnosed with an agressive form of brain cancer about 6 weeks ago. I found out about this through one of my friend's on her blogspot, Artfully Ila. There is a website that you can go to to find out about sending a card to Kate called Jennifer McGuire Ink. There is also a site to read Kates Story.

I am having a hard time typing this because the tears are coming down my face. I used my stacks and a Tilda image called Sweetheart Tilda. I drew the suitcases and colored these images with my Copic Markers. I cut out two butterflies and used glue lines to adhere them to the card. A sentiment by Inkadinkado and some glitter and my card was done. I now have to add something to the inside of my card and then send it to Kate.

Tilda Friends

Hi everyone... Today I made a card that I am submitting to The Color Dare Challenge. The challenge is to use these colors below.

For my stacks I used K&Company "Wild Saffron". I used my Tilda Ice Ballet stamp and I drew the mushroom. The challenge called for you to use Stampin Up markers but since I don't have any right now I used my Copic Markers. For the scallop edge I used my trusty Nestabilities Lace Die. I used one of my sentiment stamps and some color box chalks for highlights. Two paper flowers and a glitter brad was the finishing touch...

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Hi Cupcake

Hello everyone! I made another card and this one is for The Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge. I am having so much fun creating these cards... We had to use the colors green, blue and brown. I love that combination of colors. How about you? I used my Magnolia stamp called Tilda Ice Ballet which I just purchased. A combination of stacks from different books were used to get the colors I wanted. I cutout Tild'a bow and socks from one stamp and glued it to the other stamp to give it a little dimension. I used my nestabilities lace border die. I love that die! I drew my own bench because I didn't have a stamp for it. I placed Tilda up higher on the bench to make it look like she is sitting on the back of the bench. To color my images I used copic markers. I also used one of my Cuttlebug embossers to give it more dimension. A little cupcake and sentiment and it was done!

Monday, September 28, 2009

The Pink Elephant Challenge

Here is my entry for The Pink Elephant Challenge. I used my Garden Party Stacks paper for this card. The artwork of the rocking horse was found on I absolutely think Tim's artwork is adorable! His images are available for use as long as you do not sell them... I didn't have any stamps that said baby boy so I used Microsoft word and printed them out. A little ribbon, glitter and brads completed this card. I always remember baby cards being so pale in color so I wanted bright colors and these are sure bright!


Ok, I had to create a card to go along with my Cattitude Box below so here it is. I am entering this card to the Sketch Saturday Challenge. I have added the sketch that I followed to make this card. I used my stacks from My Mind's Eye called Out & About. The image is a stamp from Inkadinkado. I used a piece of green glitter lace paisley made by We R Memory Keepers. A few brads for my flowers and some pearls and rhinestones gave it the finishing touches!!!

Cattitude Gift Box

Hi everyone. Here is my entry for this weeks Winter Wonderland Challenge and Diecut Dreams Challenge. It is a gift box along with a box to keep treasures in. It is perfect for giving as a gift with a special surprise inside. Perhaps a few note cards or a piece of jewelry! I made this box out of chipboard and then covered it with stacks from My Mind's Eye called Out & About. The image is a stamp from Inkadinkado. I used my Nestabilities lace border die to create the lace and then added silk flowers and pearls to enhance it. For the closure I used my mini envelope punch and added a Velcro dot to keep it closed. I just love this cat image!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Thank You

Hi everyone. I just finished another card and this one is for Friday Sketchers Week #71. I have the sketch here also that I followed. I used my cardstock and also an image of Oak Leaves with acorns from a kit that I purchased from Martha Stewart. The image was white so I used my copic markers to color it. I put it on a piece of white glitter cardstock so it would pop. A couple of leaves that I made and colored with my copic markers and some ribbon created a cute little embellishment. I also added a small chipboard tag that I sanded, used pearlized paint and added a thank you stamp. A little raffia and it was done. What do you think?

Friday, September 25, 2009

Smile It's Fall

Hello, I had a lot of fun making this card and I am entering it in to the Paper Craft Fall Color Challenge, Stamp Something Challenge and All Sorts Challenge. I used my card stacks and also some scrapbooking paper that I found in my stash. The image is called Cinderella by Mo's Digital Images. I used my new copic markers to color her. I am so glad they came today!!! I used a leaf punch for my leaves and colored them with my new copic markers. I then used one of my cuttlebug embossers to give the leaves some texture. I added a little glitter to them for sparkle. I Love Sparkle!!! I found a piece of chipboard in my stuff and created the slide at the top of my card. It was the wrong color so I used sandpaper and then my color box chalks. I added Making Memories Pearl Glaze and then my smile stamp. A little green ribbon and it was done...

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Just A Note

Hello everyone. I just completed another challenge. This one is for Cute Card Thursday. Our challenge was to make a card using the colors black and yellow. Funny thing is I don't have too many supplies in these colors but I managed to come up with something. I tried to think of what stamp to use that I would color it yellow and of course! A duck... I got this image from and as long as I don't sell it I am allowed to use it. This duck is playing a banjo and I thought if I used my Just a Note stamp that would be perfect for my theme. Since he is so musical I decided to use a music sheet for the background. I used MS Word and found a stationary template. I think it looks good, what do you think? I used watercolor pencils to color my image. I made some paper flowers for contrast using a paper punch and a few brads and eyelets.

Sweet Magnolia Sketch Challenge!!

Here is my entry for the Sweet Magnolia Sketch Challenge. This is my first one for this challenge and I had a lot of fun making this card. Here is the sketch that we were given:

I used my own image of Pattieboop dressed in her winter outfit. I created her a few weeks ago. I basically used plain cardstock for all sections of my card. I stamped on pale blue paper for the section behind Pattieboop using two snowflake stamps. I then embossed it with my cuttlebug snowflake folder. I used MS Word and typed out Season's Greetings and just kept pasting it over and over. I used flocked lace from We R Memory Keepers called Christmas snowflakes and colored it blue with my Color Box Chalks. I added a few silk flowers and attached them with glitter snowflakes and brads. I added a little glitter to give it sparkle and it was done! What do you think?

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge 70

Ok, I found another challenge to keep me busy... Here is a card using the layout that "A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge 70" posted for this week. This is the first time I am submitting to this blogspot. I followed the layout and used my K&Company stacks called Wild Saffron. These stacks are double sided and I love using them. My image is from Mo's Digital Pencil. This is the first time I used this image, so what do you think? I used my copic markers and I just love them! I also used my Nestabilities lace scalloped die cut. I bought some gemstone flower brads and added them where the layout described. A little sandpaper for the edges and two color box chalks to highlight my edges and the card was done. Oh, I forgot the glitter to give it some sparkle...

Monday, September 21, 2009

Friday Sketchers Challenge #70

This is my first time entering the friday Sketchers Challenge. The sketch that we were given is here along with my entry. This is a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" card and I chose this happy lazy frog as my image. I found him on and as long as I do not sell this card I am allowed to use it.
I chose some stacks that I picked up at Big Lots. The colors are so cheery and bright! I used my Nestabilities lace border die and cut out some paper flowers and attached them with some shiny brads. To color my image I used copic markers and to give my ovals a hint of shading I used color box chalks. So what do you think?

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Celebrate the Spirit of Christmas

Ok, I was not going to create another card until tomorrow but I said, Why Not? For this card I used one of my favorite stacks called Garden Party. I am running out of this one and I have to purchase more. When I first started this card I had no layout and just followed my instincts. I took striped card stock and added some snowflakes with a few of my stamps. To give it depth I took 2 pieces of watercolor paper and tore them to create the snow. A little Color Box Chalks to add that soft blue color and some glitter gave it that sparkle that I love...

I added a snowflake to a die cut made with my Cuttlebug and used blue and glitter embossing powder to enhance it. An image by Mo's Digital Pencil, called Rafe made this card. This cute little angel is so precious and this is the first time that I am using it. I used my limited copic markers and watercolor pencils to color the image. A little ribbon, pearls, glitter and gems completed the card.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Stamp Something Challenge

Here is my entry in to this weeks Stamp Something Challenge. My favorite colors are blue, green and purple. I think the combination of all three are so soothing. Since Summer is officially over I just wanted to share a card that I made using one of Mo's Digital Images called "End of Summer".
I really enjoyed doing this card because the little girl in the image reminds me of one of my granddaughters, Maddy.
I used my card stacks for the cardstock and added a little glitter and ribbon. I just purchased a new Spellbinders die and created the frame around the image. I added a stamped image of some butterflies by Inkadinkado. I also used my Watercolor Pencils to color in the image. Finally I added a few paper flowers and a piece of green flower ribbon and it was done.

Sketch Saturday #69

Here is a card that I did for this weeks Sketch Saturday challenge. We were given a sketch of the layout of a card and were challenged to come up with a card. I call this one Prima Ballerina. The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil called Two Tutus and I used copic markers to color it. I had some bronze metallic cardstock that I used for the card and the oval. The scalloped oval was done using a glitter stack from Mind's Eye that I just purchsed this week. I cut out some flowers using a punch and blue glitter cardstock. To give a little bit of depth to the card I used my Cuttlebug swiss dot embossing folder on the rectangles. The stamp is made by Stampabilities.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Cute Card Thursday Hidden Treasure Challenge #78

Ok, I found this mini accordian folder on one of my friends blogspots and just had to try it myself! This project was so much fun to do and I just wanted to share my creation with everyone. I used Designer Paper from K&Company that was double sided. The image is one that I did months ago and used water colors. I added a little more color to my image using my limited collection of Copic Markers. I made a few paper flowers and this is my creation. I followed the directions that you will find a link to if you go to Danielle's site. First check out Danielle's site at and check out her creations. She has such talent and I just love the way she colors her images with Copic Markers.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Cupcake Craft Challenge "My Vintage Christmas"

I am submitting this card to "Winter Wonderland" and "Cupcake Craft Challenge".
I chose a photo of my Dad and granddaughter Maddy that was taken at his 80th birthday a year before he passed away. Maddy referred to my Dad as "The Grandfather" and I thought this would be an appropriate Christmas card for this project. I took my photo and using Adobe Photoshop CS4, performed some magic by transforming a color photo in to a Sepia tone photo. I also changed the color of Maddy's dress and headband to match the original photo color, red...

I used one of my Spellbinders Nestabilities dies to cut out the photo and also a piece of metallic card stock. I used sandpaper on the edges to give it an antique look and also some of my Color Box Chalks for highlights. Two silk flowers and a brad finish off the card. I had a hard time taking a photo of a photo so I scanned my card and a holly background.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Winter Wonderland # 17 and Mo's Freebie Challenge

Here is a note card that I made for Mo's Freebie Challenge and now Winter Wonderland #17. Mo gave us a drawing of a cup of latte with a scone and I decided to do a note card. I used my watercolors to color this image. For some depth I used a Spellbinders Borderabilities die for my lace border and a Nestabilities scalloped oval for my shape. A brown satin ribbon and a little glitter to give it sparkle and it was done!

It looks like Hot Chocolate so I decided to enter it in to this weeks Winter Wonderland Challenge. Since the inside of my card was blank, I decided to add a hot chocolate recipie inside. What do you think?

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Here is my creation for Mo's Freebie Challenge. I used some of my Stacks for the card stock along with my watercolors for the image with a little white pearl paint in certain areas. My Cuttlebug embossing folder was used to give the card some depth. I cut out the leaves using one of my Spellbinders dies and embossed them. I used MS Word for my wording and printed it on light pink Velum Paper. I hope I captured the light coming through the window! I had to pull out one of my many art books to help me. I found a book by artist Cecile Baird called "Painting Light with Colored Pencil" and used this for inspiration. If you have never seen her work, you need to go online and find one of her books. She is phenomenal!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Pattieboop and Allie Winter

Ok, I told you I was going to do it and I did. Here is my first card using my very own characters. Pattieboop and Allie are my creations and I intend on using them on more of my cards. I know they are not as detailed as Mo's but I love them just the same.

I used my own drawings and of course some of my paper stacks. I got a little daring and used a glitter card stock but for some reason it is not shiny on my photo. I used a new Spellbinders die for the frame and you guessed it, I used my watercolor pencils and Color Box Chalks. A few silk flowers attached with a glitter brad gave it an extra punch! Let me know what you think?

Noelle Bearing Gifts

Ok, here is my first card using Mo's Digital Pencil site. I found this image at and was able to purchase it for a small fee. I am so excited to find this site. Check it out!

This image is called Noelle Bearing Gifts. I love her beautiful coat. It reminds me of when I was young and my Grandmother would make a coat for every grandchild every Spring and Winter. I used the downloaded image and colored it in with my Watercolor Pencils. I also used my paper stacks along with my favorite Color Box Chalks. My snowflakes were made using a winter stamp and embossing powder. I added a few pearls to give it that special look.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Frosty the Snowman Challenge

Here is my card that I made for week #15 Frosty the Snowman Challenge. This is my first time posting to the Winter Wonderland blogsite. I used my Garden Party Stacks for the cardstock. The snowman is my own drawing and I used Copic Markers along with Watercolor Pencils. I used coordinating Color Box Chalks for shading and some silk and paper flowers. A little glitter and rhinestones gave it that extra sparkle.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Pattieboop Is Born

Hello everyone... I am so delighted to introduce my new creation. Pattie's Creations is working on a very special character. Her name is PattieBoop... I, Patricia Gomez, am the artist and I am so excited with her. I am going to use PattieBoop on some of my new cards soon. I have always wanted to be a cartoon artist and I think I have come up with my very own creation that will be just perfect. Please check back with me to see how she evolves...

PattieBoop was designed by me and I am going to give her a different character with every card that I create. She is my copyright and can not be duplicated. Please respect my artistic values on this issue.
I added a new picture of Pattieboop. Here she is in her Winter outfit. Who is with her? It is Allie... Allie is Pattieboops cat and loves to go everywhere with her.



Sunday, September 6, 2009

Baby Girl

Since I made a Baby Boy card, I wanted to also make a Baby Girl card. I love the colors pink and purple so I used them here. I used my specialty paper called Smitten by K&Company for the card stock. The stamp is from Stamping Bella. I also used my watercolor pencils to color in the image. A little glitter and silk flowers and here you have it!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Baby Boy

Here is my newest card that I made today. We don't have any baby on the way but I wanted to make a card for a baby boy. Maybe my daughter might have some good news soon. Anyway, I used my Garden Party Stacks paper for this card. The artwork of the rocking horse was found on I absolutly think Tim's artwork is adorable! His images are available for use as long as you do not sell them... I didn't have any stamps that said baby boy so I used Miscrosoft word and printed them out. A little ribbon, glitter and brads completed this card. I always remember baby cards being so pale in color so I wanted bright colors and these are sure bright!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Thinking of You

Here is a card that I just made. I used specialty paper made by K&Company called Smitten. This paper has glitter already on it. I used Spellbinders Nestabilities for my cutout shapes. My cupcake is a clear stamp by Inkadinkado. I added photo corners to two of the corners made by Heidi Swapp called Beyond Cute! To finish it I used coordinating colored silk flowers.