Christmas card challenge #3

Happy Sunday!
Another fun Christmas card challenge this week.

This week our challenge is to make a holiday or
winter card using Non Traditional colors.
You can go here to play along.

For this weeks challenge I used some scraps
from a couple of years ago.
I am so loving the brightness of these
colors together.
And of course the darling stamp is from
Sparkle Creations rubber stamps.
Sentiment is from A Muse.

Hope you all have a fabulous Sunday!

Happy crafting~

~Hugs Pat

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Holiday Cheer...

Good Morning!!
Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend.

This weeks Christmas card challenge is...
You can go here to play along.

Here is my card.

The stamped image is CTMH Ms. Holiday
Cheer, used my copics to color, added some
stickles, paper is DCWV paper stack, button is
CTMH and used ribbon from my stash.

Hope you join us in this weeks challenge!

~Hugs Pat

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Another Christmas card...

Happy Friday!!
I am so looking forward to a GREAT weekend
of good friends, golf and relaxation...

I made this card as one of my options for
last weeks Christmas card challenge.
(single layer card)
I am so loving this image from
Sparkle Creations rubber stamps.
I want to use her for all my cards!

I used my copics to color, some twine from
the twinery and a button from CTMH.

Hope you all have a crafty and enjoyable weekend.
Don't forget to join us this Sunday for an all new
Christmas card challenge.

~Hugs, Pat

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Christmas card challenge #1

Hello and welcome to my first challenge as
part of the design team.

This weeks challenge is a single layer card...
WOW!! that was a challenge for me.
You can go here to play along.

Here is my card for this weeks challenge...
I embossed the front layer and used my
spellbinders to cut out the circle, cut
off the lower edge and tied some twine.

My image and sentiment are from
Sparkle Creations rubber stamps
I colored with copics, used some liquid applique,
stickles and some chalk.

Hope you all play along this week!!
look forward to seeing what you create.

Have a crafty day!

Hugs, Pat

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I'm one of Sparkle's Elves!!!

Hello and thanks for stopping by!
I'm SO excited! Today we're announcing the new Design Team for the first 2012 term at the Christmas Card Challenge blog. I am thrilled to announce I will be joining the Christmas Card Challenge for the next term and I couldn't be more honored and excited. I will begin my term on the 4th of December.

Now, we're doing this DT announcement a bit different. We have never had a blog hop at the CCC, and decided that we're going to announce everyone via blog hop. Almost like a scavenger hunt to find out who the new designers are. Fun, huh? What does that mean exactly? Well, it starts at the CCC blog, and then you're directed to the next blog, which happens to be all of the new, and some returning, designers blogs. Along the way, you'll get to know each of the new designers, as they share a project and tell you a bit about themselves. We have a few returning designers, and six new designers, along with 6 new guest designers.
Don't forget to leave some blog love for each of them, as there will be one lucky winner of some cool Christmas goodies. I mean, what's a blog hop without some candy, right? :)
So, if you've arrived here at my blog from Margo's Blog, you're on the right path. If not, you can start HERE, at the CCC blog. Please make sure to check back every Sunday, that's when the new challenges are posted.

This weeks challenge is a color combo...

Black and white.

This was a hard one for me...I so wanted to add

another color. I do like the way it came out (a must

see in person).

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Let the Holiday magic (or madness) begin.

~Hugs Pat

Christmas Card Challenge 49

Good Morning all!!
I am getting back on track with my Christmas card Challenges.
I have to say Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love the
reason for the season, the baking, the holiday music, spending time with
my family and most of all the joy of giving.
Here is my card for this weeks challenge.
you can go here to play along.
This weeks challenge is a sketch (see below)
(I actually CASED Peggy's was too cute not too!)

The paper is a Recollections paper stack from
Michaels, sentiment is from the little paper shop
and button is CTMH.
Here is the sketch...

I will be paper crafting today (after I play golf this
morning) I have a
few things to catch up on and lots
of Christmas goodies to get busy on.

~hugs Pat

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Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween!
Here are a few cards I made for Halloween this year.
(of course they never made it in the mail)
This is the first time I've used rub ons for cards
and the first time I didn't do much coloring on
my was fast and easy.

All stamps and images are from CTMH
twine is from the twinery.
Hope you all have a safe Halloween.
See you tomorrow.

~hugs Pat

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Christmas card challenge #47

Happy Friday!!
I am finally playing along in my favorite
Christmas card's been a while
and I really need to finish up my Christmas
cards! So, I will be playing catch up. Isn't this
the reason we do a card or two a week so we don't have
to scramble when it gets close to the holidays?!
(I made four of these cards)
This weeks challenge was to use
two designer papers, ribbon and a bird.
You can play along here.

I am loving the brightness of this paper.
(I think I may have to order more)
All paper is from CTMH, sentiment is from A Muse
and the image is a digi (don't remember from where. Sorry)
I will be finishing up my Halloween cards today
and few layouts.
Have a crafty weekend!

~Hugs Pat
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Finally back to blogging...

Happy Hump day!!
I am finally back to blogging...I don't know how some of
you (my crafty friends) out there do it...
have a full time job, family and still find time to create
beautiful cards and layouts and still have time to update
your blog every day!!!
PLEASE share your secrets!!
Anyway, I am still playing catch up with this years
photos (and last year and the year before...)
This year I have to say one of my favorite subjects to
scrap is my newest niece Franchesca...

She is just adorable... Here is a close up of the first page

page two

I love scraping girly girl pages...
The paper is from MME and I love it!!
Well, I hope to be back tomorrow with another layout or
maybe some halloween cards I've made and have
not yet take photos of.
Have a crafty day!!

~hugs Pat
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Kohler Village

Happy hump day!!
It's rainy and cold here (love the rain...don't like to drive in it)
Here is a layout that took me a LONG time to complete.
The paper is from MME I cut each flower out from the a sheet
of paper. Love the look but, it took FOREVER!!!
I am loving how it turned out.

We were in Kohler, Id a couple of months ago...I went for a
run and took a few pictures. The scenery was beautiful
lots of beautiful wild flowers.

Running thru this tree lined trail was AWESOME!!

I used Martha Stewart punche for the boarder and for
the butterfly.
This layout is really beautiful in person and I am so
glad I took the time to work on this and all the small
Have a crafty day and stay dry!

~hugs Pat

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Bridal Shower for Sophie

Happy Tuesday!
I have lots to post this week...I have been busy
scrapping with my friends. But, I have been a bad blogger!
Thanks for all the emails and phone calls
insisting I update my blog.
These pictures are from Sophia's Bridal Shower back
in August. I have had this layout done for a few weeks.
I think this paper is MME (sorry not sure).
Her wedding colors are black and white with a hint of pink
so, I thought this paper was perfect.

I used lots of tools on this layout. I used my cricut, ek punches
and Tim Holtz die to make the flowers.

I am so addicted to these flowers...I think I've used them
a lot this month...trying to move on and use other flowers.
(do you ever get hooked on something and use it over
and over and over?)

It is supposed to rain here for the next two days...
I love when it rains! that means comfy clothes, hot chocolate
and the fireplace!!
Have a scrappy day!

~hugs Pat

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Family Fun

It's Thirsty Thursday and my Birthday!!!
Time to get out and celebrate!!
I am looking forward to lunch with a few
of my girlfriends...
Here is another layout I did using CTMH Dreamin paper pack.
I wasn't sure I really liked this I am loving it!
I think I will have to order another pack!
I don't know if I will ever be done with my Hawaii
vacation pictures...(I took over 1000 pictures that week)
Anyway, I love how this paper compliments my pictures.

I used the new cork letters from ctmh and colored them with
cocoa ink.

The little pocket with "memories" stamped on it
has a journaling card inside...

Have a great day!!
Happy Crafting!

~hugs Pat
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Beautiful Bride

Happy Hump Day!!
I know, I know...I've been MIA for a couple
of weeks!!! I have been busy crafting and
not enough time taking pictures or updating my blog.
I am trying to catch up...lots to post.
Here is a card I made for my
sweet friend Sophia's Bridal Shower.
I used a pretty basic sketch and of course
I used the colors of her wedding...
black and white with a hint of pink.

I added some pearls and stickles to complete
the card.

Have a crafty day!!!
See you all tomorrow.

~hugs Pat

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you and me...

I am looking forward to the weekend...
Here is another layout from our mini vacation to Wisconsin.
If I was caught up on my scrapping I would be so happy!!
I guess I am working backwards and everything in between.
I don't think I have ever been done with a whole year!!
Have you? I still have unscrapped photos from 2007!!
This paper is from My Minds Eye. I've had it for a few
months...I purchased it when it first came out.
I think it is perfect for these photos.

I used my cricut to cut out the big shape and the border,
Tim Holtz rosette die, the stars and arrow are from CTMH.

I used notice the details stamp from CTMH for the date.
I am loving that stamp set!! It has so many great
date stamps (you will be seeing that stamp a lot)

The little bit of journaling was done on my computer.
As you can see I got my husband to take a picture
with me of our feet only! He gave me a hard time
about it...but in the end I won!!

Have a crafty day!
~hugs Pat

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Sweet Franchesca...

Almost the weekend!!!
I have been scrapping a little every day!!
I am using up lots of old paper, ribbon and lots
of embellishments.
I took these pictures of my BEAUTIFUL niece in
July at my grandmothers birthday party.
I have been wanting to scrap these just didn't have
the mojo...when my friend Monique was over the other
day she did a beautiful layout of her granddaughter using this
sketch...I loved it!! so, I used the same sketch.
I love the ribbon threaded thru the pictures!!! I would have
never thought to do that.

This paper is from My Minds Eye (love love love it)
I used some misc. ribbon, pearl swirls and of course had
to use some CTMH stamps.

The sentiment/title is from Heidi Swapp. I printed it
on transparency paper. The flowers are from Michael's
wedding department.

I just love her beautiful smile!!
Hope you have a great day!!
I am looking forward to the weekend...

Happy Crafting!
~hugs Pat

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Happy Hump Day!!
I have been on a roll with my scrapping...
Thanks to Monique and Sylvia!
We have been scrapping like crazy!
This layout uses no dp only cardstock!!
WHAT?? I would never have scrapped that
way before! I am trying to get out of my box, trying
different things and I love it!
This layout is right out of an old CTMH idea book.
I think it's perfect and I love the color combo!

I used my cricut (art philosophy) to cut out the letters

I didn't journal...I think the title, calendar and
misc. word stamps say it all.

I am off to finish up another layout I started yesterday...
Yes, we had a last minute spur of the moment scrapfest
Have a crafty day!

~hugs Pat

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