Friday, February 26, 2010

Birthday Gift Card Holder

Well, here is my last creation for today... This gift card holder is for Bec's Creatalicious Challenge. The theme for Creatalicious is to "Create a Little Something". I used double sided papers from K&Company by Amy Butler. I used a tutorial for the gift card holder that I found here but changed a few things. For the flap on my purse I used my Nestabilities Scallop Circle die. I used two eyelets for my ribbon/handle to attach to and added two Prima flowers with a cabachon gem along with velcro dots to close my purse. On the inside I cut out another scallop circle and folded it to use for my gift card. I also added a sentiment from Michelle Perkett's Studio.


Here is another creation for today and this one is for The Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge, Just Us Girls Challenge and Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge. Sweet Sketch Wednesday provided the sketch, Just Us Girls theme is to use a template and Peachy Keen's theme is to use the colors green & yellow somewhere, use a 3D element and a stamped image. I got really creative with this one and made my own template for this cute little dress. I also made a matching purse to go along with the dress. My papers are from The Paper Studio called So-So Sweet. I drew my mannequin and created my own digital stamp. I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with one of my punches. I added a lace scalloped border with some ribbon behind the dress image as part of the sketch. A few Prima flowers and a some cabachon gems/pearls completed my creation.

Flying Birthday Girl

Hello everyone... Today I have a few creations and this one is for The Crafty Catz Challenge. Crafty Catz theme is to use a fancy edge and a ribbon. My images are from Michelle Perkett's Digital Stamps and I colored them using Adobe Fireworks CS4. My papers are from my stash. I added a scallop edge using my Fiskars punch, 4 photo corners using my corner punch, 3D daisies. a ribbon, a sentiment and some glitter glue.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Peace & Love

Hello everyone... today I have a creation to add to my gallery. This one is for Michelle Perkett's Studio ChallengeCrafty Creations Challenge, Diecut Dreams Challenge and The Sophisti-cat Challenge. Michelle's challenge is to make a side stair step card and use colors from Spring. Crafty Creations theme is "Cut it out & Pop it up". Diecut Dreams theme is Easter. Sophisti-cat Challenge theme is embossing. Well here is my entry... The Easter Bunny image and sentiment are from Michelle and the large flower is one of my stamps. I used a combination of Adobe Fireworks CS4 and copic markers to colors all images. I used my Cuttlebug embossing folder with swirls behind the large flower and tipped the edges using color box chalks. I found the butterflies online and added some green grass using Photoshop. To complete my creation I hadded some Stickles glitter glue, 2 small Prima flowers and 2 pearls.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Happy Birthday Birdie!!!

Hello and welcome to my blogspot... Today I have a creation that I am entering in the following challenges.
For this creation I used papers from my stash including paper from The Paper Studio called So-So-Sweet. My image is one of Nina's from Paper Cupcake Stamps. I colored my image and added some stickles glitter glue and then cut it out using my Nestabilities Scallop Circle. I used pale blue gingham cardstock for two of the corners that I cut out with my photo corner punch. I also used my Martha Stewart Lace Scallop die. I added a piece of contrasting lace, a Prima Flower, a sentiment and two feathers to complete my creation.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Shop Till We Drop!!!

Hello everyone... Today I have a really cute card and I had so much fun making it. I am entering it in the following challenges:
I used papers from my stash and my image is from CC Designs called Gretel. I colored my image using Adobe Fireworks CS4 and added a little Stickles glitter to her wings and hair. Just trying to keep it simple! I used a digital image called Birthday Girl that I colored and added a little stickles. I created a template to make these cute little shopping/gift bags. I would like to create a tutorial for the bags some time soon. I added ribbon and a bow and a few gems and my creation was complete. I made this card for my granddaughter's Birthday coming up in April. I always take her shopping for clothes for her Birthday...

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Happy St Patty's Day!!!

Well, I have another creation for today and this one is for The Diecut Dreams Challenge , Crafty Creations Challenge and The Sophisti-cat Challenge. Diecut Dreams theme is a recipie to use 3 patterned papers, 2 different ribbons, 2 flowers and optional gems. Crafty Creations theme is to use stitching. Sophisti-cat's theme is to use stitching somewhere. I chose three different patterned papers from my stash and I stitched around the back paper by hand with turquois nylon cord. I created my shamrock image in Photoshop and used a layering technique to give it depth. I added two different ribbons, 2 Prima flowers and some cabachon pearls. A sentiment and some glitter completed my creation.

Just Breathe Journal

Color Combination
Hello everyone... Well I have another entry and this one is my DT creation for Michelle Perkett's Studio Challenge #17. It is my teams week to post the challenge and we have a theme of a Color Combination. This color combo is very interesting and what a challenge this was! You should go over to Michelle's Blogspot and join in the fun... I bought a jounal from Michaels and used papers from my stash. The hot pink paper was embossed using my Cuttlebug scroll folder. My image is from Michelle's Etsy Shop called "Just Breathe Mermaid". I found this cute little Seahorse and Starfish online. All of my images were colored using Adobe Fireworks CS4. I added four photo corners that I cut out with one of my punches, a couple of branches that resemble coral that I cut out with my branches punch, pearls, gems and glitter glue completed my creation. Ok, what do you think?

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Get Well Butterfly...

Happy Valentine's Day everyone... I have a creation today and this one is for the following challenges:
I enjoyed making this card because I never used the split negative technique before. My papers are from my stash and I stamped my image from Inkadinkado. I stamped my image with pink ink on one piece of white cardstock and then I stamped the same image on pink cardstock using white embossing ink & powder and heated it. I cut the embossed image in half and pasted it to the other image. What a great technique! I then cut out my images using my scallop circle Nestie. I added photo corners that I punched out, ribbon,a bow & two buttons. So what do you think?

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Snow In Texas

Hello everyone... Well we are in the middle of a snow storm here in Texas. This is something we don't see that often. It is so pretty outside so I wanted to share some photos that I took today.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Fuschia Dove

I have one more creation for today and this one is for There's Magic In The Air Challenge and La La Land Challenge. There's Magic in the Air provided the image called The Flight of The Fuschia and their theme is to make something comforting and use flourishes and/or pearls. La La Land Challenge theme is to use plain cardstock and no designer papers. I used pink cardstock, glitter paper and vellumn. I colored my image using Adobe Fireworks CS4 and then using Adobe Photoshop CS4 I added a comforting sentiment. I used one of my Color Box Chalks around the edges of the vellumn. I added ribbon to two of the corners, a pink pearl flourish, Prima Flowers and some cabachon pink gems. What do you think?

Kissing Friends...

Hello again... I have another creation and this one is for Michelle Perkett Studio Challenge , Cute Card Thursday and Crafty Creations Challenge. Michelle Perkett Studio's theme is a color combo of blues and greens. Cute Card Thursday's theme is "In the name of Love". Crafty Creations theme is called friends. I decided to make a window card and get a little creative. On the front of the card I cut out my window using my round scallop Nestabilities dies. I used a piece of dotted swiss glitter card stock for the background. I added some prima flowers and branches that I cut out using one of my punches. A ribbon, and a few gems completed the front. On the inside I drew a fish bowl and colored the water using Adobe Fireworks CS4. My kissing fish image is from Michelle Perkett and I colored them the same way. I cut out my fish and hearts and added them to the fish bowl. I thought these branches looked like coral so I added them to the fish bowl as well. I used my Cuttlebug embossing folder with circles for my background using turquois card stock. My sentiment is also from Michelle. A couple of pices of ribbon and glitter completed my creation.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Scottie Love!!!

Hello everyone... I managed to get another creation done last night and I am posting it now. The light is always better in the daytime to take my digital photo of my creation. This creation is for the following challenges:
Sophisti-cat Challenge...Theme is to use a tartan pattern somewhere.
The Pink Elephant Challenge...Theme is mushy gushy Valentine.
The Cupcake Craft Challenge...Theme is red and white all over.
A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge...Theme is a recipie: 1 pattern paper, 1 embossing, 1 button and 1 bow.
The Papertake Weekly Challenge...A sketch.
Digital Tuesday Challenge ( this is my first entry for this challenge...I am keeping my fingers crossed...Their theme is "It's All About The Animals"

Well, I think I covered all the specifications from these challenges. My papers are from my stash and since I didn't have any Tartan pattern paper I had to make it. Actually I found this pattern on the Internet and printed it out. My image is this cute little Scottie from I colored him using Adobe Fireworks CS4. I used my Cuttlebug embossing folder called Swiss Dots for the background paper and I cut out my tartan pattern using my Spellbinders Lace Border Die. A few punched out hearts, a bow, a charm, some glitter, a button and some red pearls completed my creation. So, what do you think?

Monday, February 8, 2010

Follow Me!!!

Hello everyone... It is Monday and the start of a new week. I have another creation and this one is for a few challenges. Friday Sketchers Challenge provided the sketch, Crafty Catz Challenge theme is use the color combo lilac and lemon, and Cute Card Thursday Challenge theme is spots and dots. I am also entering this card in a special challenge by Michelle Perkett and her theme is Inspiration. She wants us to make something that inspires us and Sprintime always inspires me! I had so much fun with this card because the colors are so Springy! I used papers from my stash and two embossing folders in my Cuttlebug machine to create dots and spots on my papers. My image is a freebie from Pollycraft  and I colored it using Adobe Fireworks and copic markers. I added lilac plaid ribbon, lilac felt butterfly & flower border, 3 rhinestones and a sentiment. So what do you think?

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Michelle Perkett's Love Letter Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to Michelle Perkett's LOVE LETTER BLOG HOP! We are celebrating Valentines day by writing a special love letter to the love of our lives! It can be your husband, boyfriend, mother, sister, daughter or son, or a loved one who is no longer with us. I chose my Mother who is no longer with us, she is now an Angel in heaven and watches over me from up above. I am sending her my love and my poem so she knows I am thinking of her today and everyday! If you got here from Jenn Dove's site then you are in the right place. If not then start at the beginning here at Michelle's Blogspot. I hope you enjoy all of the entries and leave a comment so that we know you were there. Here are my creations for this Blog Hop Challenge. I am also entering this creation to The Diecut Dreams Challenge because their theme this week is "Have a Heart"...

I made a mailbox and a card and put my own poem inside my card. The image is from Michelle Perkett called "Love Letter Fairy" who is flying all around the world delivering love letters. Isn't she adorable? I created my own template for my mailbox and used double sided papers from K & Company called Smitten. I used my Martha Stewart lace border punch to decorate the end of my mailbox that opens. The heart flag on my mailbox actually goes up or down depending on if there is mail. Here you see it up because my poem to my Mother is inside. I used similar papers for my card. The base of my card is red and I added some gold mesh fabric to give the background some sparkle. I colored my image using Adobe Fireworks CS4. I added some hearts, glitter, gems, pink organza ribbon and a red heart hat pin with a Swarovski crystal on it. I created my poem using Microsoft Word and found a photo that I took of a red rose. Using Adobe Photoshop I inserted my poem in to the red rose. Please leave me a comment and let me know how I did and you can vote for me at the end of the blog. Now on to the next blogspot which is Marias's. If you loose your way here is the complete list. I know it is a long one but it will be worth the trip on the Love Boat!!!
Pattie (that's Me!)
Michelle Perkett Studio (You made it to the end!)

Well, I hope you have fun and enjoy all the wonderful creations!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

You're Purrfect!!!

Hello again everyone... I have another creation for today and this one is for the following challenges:
  1. A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge...provided the sketch
  2. Diecut Dreams Challenge...Theme is to use red & black with love
  3. Papertake Weekly Challenge...Theme is love
  4. La La Land Challenge...Theme is to use hearts
  5. Allsorts Challenge...Theme is Get distressed with buttons and a bow
My papers are from my stash and my image is mine and her name is PattieBoop and she is here with her cat named Allie. I had a lot of fun with this creation because the images are my own drawings and they are copyrighted. One of these days I will get to working on more. I used my Cuttlebug machine to emboss several of my papers and I used sandpaper to distress the black cardstock. I added buttons, a bow, a double silver heart charm, some red fringe ribbon, glitter and a few silver cabachon gems. So how did I do?

Thinking of You

Hello everyone... I have a new creation for you today and this one is for The Friday Sketchers Challenge, Crafty Creations Challenge & The Color Dare Challenge. Friday Sketchers provided the sketch. Color Dare provided the color theme and Crafty Creations theme is WINGS. I just love the color combination on this one! My image is from and I colored it using Adobe Fireworks CS4. I used different papers from my stash and used my Nestabilities scallop border die, glitter glue, ribbon, a sentiment, feathers, Prima flowers, brads and 3 grey buttons fpr my embellishments.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Happy Birthday Love!

Hello everyone. I have a creation for today and this one is for Michelle's Perkett's Studio Challenge, The Sophisti-cat Challenge and The Papertake Weekly Challenge. The theme for Michelle's Challenge is to make a treat box and a tag. The Sophisti-cat Challenge and Papertake Weekly have the theme of LOVE. I used Michelle Perkett's image called Queen of Hearts and I colored her using Adobe Fireworks CS4. I created my own template for my gift bag and used my Martha Stewart flower lace border for the front flap. I added four holes and placed an organza ribbon through them to close my bag. A couple of Prima flowers, glitter glue and these cute little cupcakes completed my gift bag. This bag is perfect to give a loved one some sweet treats for a special occaision or just because! For my tag I cut out a pink heart with one of my Fiskars templates and added a smaller heart in the center of it. My image is another one from Michelle and I added two more Prima flowers, another piece of pink organza ribbon, a heart gem and some glitter. So what do you think?

Monday, February 1, 2010

Hello Bear Gift Tag

Hello everyone. Today is Monday and I have another creation for you and this one is for There's Magic In The Air Challenge and The Pink Elephant Challenge. There's Magic in the Air provided the image and they would like to see gift tags and also stitching somewhere. The Pink Elephant theme is "All About Pink". I used papers from my stash, some Prima flowers, brads, ribbon and my branch punch. Instead of using my sewing machine I decided to add the stiches using a pen. Behind my image I used one of my Cuttlebug embossing folders and cut it out with my Nestabilities scallop oval die.