Thursday, December 31, 2009

FCTSC card challenge catch up and puppy pics!

Ok, so I had to play catch up with all the card challenges I missed while making Christmas gifts. So here are all the cards I have done so far and I only have a few more to go :)

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This one is my favorite!!!


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The last  two are my attempt to think ahead for Valentine’s Day.

Now on to my new Puppy!

She is such a good puppy! We all just love her dearly including my 3yr. old weim. Remmi.

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So this is a Ithaca update! Today she had no accidents in the house :) I think we are on the way to being housebroken!!! Hooray!!!


Happy New Year! Hope 2010 will be an awesome year for all of you!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

All Done with gifts and a very special Christmas present!

I am finally done with the wall hangings for my parents and brother. They are as we speak in the mail off to their destinations. So I thought I would share with you what they look like. So Mom if you are reading this STOP! or you will ruin your Christmas gift…

So before I share the picture, I want to give the details. The pictures are old family pictures given to me by one of my Grandmothers and my mother. I have the only copies ( I am pretty sure, but not totally sure). So this is what I did. I first ripped up an vintage book that was lying around. I inked and distressed them all. Then I applied them to a piece of heavy cardstock with Modge Podge. When they dried I then dry brushed over the whole cardstock with vintage white paint. After that dried I inked it with distressing ink. I then took dimensional pearl paint and just went around the edges.  I then distressed the edges and inked them with an ink pad. I will after the holidays do a step by step tutorial on the paper roses. the letters and swirls where cut with Storybook cartridge and the leaves where cut with Plantin School Book Cartridge. OK, so after my long rambling here is the final project……


Ok, now for the very special present I received from my daughter Shelby. When you see what it is you will know why  I haven’t posted in a while. I will give you a hint….. It is furry and cute… Ooooppppps I think I gave it away :0  Ok, ok  I will show you! But I have to warn you these pictures are full of total cuteness, and will just melt your heart.



I warned you! This is Ithaca's Royal Beauty or Ithy for short. She is a weimeraner puppy. I have a 3year old male named Remmington. I have been wanting to have a female for a long time to breed, and my daughter knew this. So she was looking all over to find me a female pup. I was totally surprised when she and my Hubby told me last Friday that we were going to pick this cutie up. When I saw her for the first time my heart just melted and I was instantly in love! She is doing really good with the house training, and she already knows the command sit! She is just a fantastic puppy:)!

Well that is it for my news for now…

I want to wish everyone a Joyous Christmas and my God bless you and your Family!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Paper Roses

So you may be wondering what Miss Patti has been working on?? Or maybe not because you have your own Christmas gifts to work on. LOL! Well I have been making roses for a very special wall hanging for my Parents and Brother. You see, before my Grandma passed away she gave me some very old pictures of her and her parents. Well, I thought I would share them with my family. So I busted out the trusty ole scanner and scanned them for reproduction. Anyway, back to the roses. Here they are…..

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This is the big one


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This is the rosebud. ( sorry about the dark picture, but I was having a hard time with getting a close-up of the bugger)

I will post the whole wall hanging when I am all finished. Right now it is in the drying process and then I have to put a title on it and few other minor details. I should be done by the end of the week so check back! :)

Well off to watch Polymark dry……..

Thursday, December 3, 2009

A New Find to use with cards and scrapbooking


I know I promised to post this last night, but my Hubby and I were called to the duty of helping a friend of ours move to their new house. So without further ado…

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This is Polymark dimensional fabric paint that I found at Walmart for $1.14 a bottle. There are many different colors and it comes in pearl or glitter finish. This is white pearl iridescent and I have a gold pearl iridescent too! I can’t wait to go back to Walmart to get other colors and try the glitter ones. Now I found these in the craft section by the Tulip fabric paint.

So here is a few things a did with the Polymark.

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This is the vintage paper that I made. I squirted the Polymark  around the edge of the paper, then I took a paint brush and in circular motion spread it around the edges. It kinda made a dimensional and really cool look around the edges. When I am done with the page I am making I will post it. :)

So while I was swirling the Polymark around I thought that it would be cool for flower centers, and fake pearls or brads on cards and LO’s. ( I will try that next)

So then I was making paper roses for a LO and I wanted them to have a vintage look to them. I used my tattered rose distressing ink to vintage up my roses, then I dry brushed the Polymark on the edges. It really made the rose look vintage..

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It almost looks like the old fashioned satin roses, Don’t ya think?? I am just lovin the Polymark! I am off now to see what else I can do with it!!:)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Decking the halls!

So I thought I would share with you a decorating project I have been working on. I saw this idea on the Magic Brush Inc. blog. You need to visit Jen at Magic Brush she has an awesome blog with lots of do it yourself projects. Anyway, this Christmas decorating project did not take very long at all. I did the 2 displays in one evening. What you need is some branches and some greenery and white and silver metallic spray paint. Easy Peasy!!!!

The first 2 pics are of the cornice above my big window in my kitchen.

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This is one of the displays above my kitchen cupboards.

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Hubby loved the idea because I didn’t spend a lot of money on Christmas decorations!! He was so impressed with the idea that he is in the process of making a wreath for my door out of my leftovers. I know that the pics don’t really give the displays any justice, but trust me it does look beautiful! Soooooo, go and try it for yourself! :)

Have a great week!


P.s. Later tonight I will be posting on a new fun product for cards and scrapbooking that I have discovered!!!