Thursday, December 29, 2011

New Colors for COPIC, Have you seen the New Colors?

Copic Sketch 2012 Colors EX-6

I’m so happy about the new colors. I love the Violets and Greens. I think I’m really happy about all the colors. Just thought I would share them with everyone.

G43 Pistachio, G46 Mistletoe, BG57 Jasper, BG90 Gray Sky, E84 Khaki, E89 Pecan,
Bluebell, V22 Ash Lavender, V28 Eggplant, RV52 Cotton Candy, R56 Currant, YR27 Tuscan Orange

In February 2012 these carefully chosen colors will be available in the Sketch Marker style, as well as Various Ink, bringing us to 358 total Copic colors.

Winter Wishes

Winter Wishes 2011
Hello to all my friends. I hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas and received all kinds of goodies from Santa. I hope everyone is looking forward to a brand New Year in 2012. Have you made your New Year resolutions yet? Starting next year what I want to do is enter my cards in more challenges. That is something I really do not like to do because to me it takes to much time and I never win anything anyways.
We have a new challenge going on at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday and it is starting today it is ANYTHING GOES OR MY FAVORITE THING AND STRIPES. The challenge ends on January 3, 2012. We would love to see what you come up with. You should stop by and see what the design team has made, everyone has out done themselves again.
Winter Wishes side This is a stamp from Heartfelt Creations it is called Cardinal Pine Cone Border stamp. I also have the die cut set of the birds but I love how the birds turned out so I did not use it. I took out my Birds and Blooms Magazine and tried to copy the coloring from that but I do say the female cardinal was the hardest to color. I did use some copic marker and prisma colored pencils. Brilliance sky blue ink I sponged around the birds and over the large snowflakes that is a Martha Steward punch called sky land snowflake. The snowflakes I have on top is a punch from Punch a Bunch. Not sure if you can tell I used Smooch Illuminate color to give the sky land snowflake some shimmer. Added some Pearl Pen color light green around the half circles.
Winter Wishes close up Here is a closer look. I applied diamond glaze by Judi Kin’s, Aleene’s snow and some stickles glitter glue by Ranger color star dust to the needles. Added some stickles glitter glue color cinnamon on the pine cones. Used my Epiphany Craft and the bubble caps size #25 and #14 to add embellishments with some of the strip paper  and finished it off with some ribbon.
Thanks so much for stopping by. This is going to be the last card for 2011 so I will be back for 2012 looking forward in sharing my creations with everyone. I want to thank all my wonderful followers for taking the time to leave a comment for me. Those comments mean so much to me and I love all of you. So God Bless Everyone in the coming New Year.

Love to all, Patricia


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Snowmen fall from Heaven

Snowmen fall from Heaven 2011

Happy First day of winter.. to all my friends. This card is just perfect to post on that day. Do you think??? The Outlawz Twisted Thursday has a challenge going on right now and it is to make a card with a snowmen and have lots of glitter. I made a side step card and here are the directions. I colored my snowmen with Prisma Color Pencils. I also did some paper piecing on him. My paper is from DCWV Winter Collection. The images I used are all from Digital Delight called, Flurry the pattern snowman, North Pole sign, Postcard and Stamp1. The sentiments used are all from The Angel Company. Burnish everything and stamped with Brilliance ink Jade color. I found some snowmen ribbon I had.


I had several of you ask me about the white stuff I used on another card and I used it on this one so I wanted to share it with you. I really like it, you need to use a paint brush to put it on and it does wash out with water and it dries real fast. I did find it on line so here is the link if you are wanting to buy it. You do not need to just use it on Christmas cards you can use it on your winter cards and I could see it being used for a bubble bath. I also put my own sparkles on top if the snow before it dries.

Thanks for stopping. Have a great week.

Merry Christmas Everyone, Patricia

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Merry Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Suzanne 2011
I made this card for someone that came into my life sometime around August of 2010. Her name is Suzanne Dean, she is a special lady. I remember when I first met her. I was so excited, I found someone that new about copic markers. I was one of those people that went out and picked out the colors because I liked the color. I new nothing about the letters and the numbers or anything else about copic.

She had talked about starting her classes and at Color Me Creative she started talking about having challenges. The first challenge Suzanne had was “grass”. Now Color Me Creative we are on Challenge #33. To me Suzanne is very special person. All of us girls that are on the DT wanted to something special for Suzanne. Just because she is so special to us and sometimes it is hard to tell someone, so we wanted to show her. So we (all 17 of us) worked together and set up a blog roll starting on the 15th of December and the last posting will be on December 23rd. Each of us then mails our card to her so she should receive something from us each day almost up to Christmas. For all the people that do not know Suzanne is a very loving, kind, caring, way too much fun to be with. I’m so happy to have you as my friend. I know… STOP IT…… Love you my friend.

I wanted to share this video with you. It is by Sandi Patty the song she sings is called Love in Any Language. Here are the words for the song.



I do hope you enjoyed the song. It means a lot to me because it say so much. There is so much knowledge and so many things to do over at Color Me Creative Classroom. I meet Suzanne this summer and she is a special lady. I took two of her On The Road Classes and I’m so glad I did because I got to meet Suzanne.  Now for tomorrow you need to go by Jenn and Dana.

Merry Christmas Suzanne, Hugs, Patricia

Saturday, December 17, 2011


Santa 2011 
This is the last week end before Christmas. We got a little dusting of snow this morning when we got out of bed and it did stay on the grass but by the afternoon it was all ready melting. So not sure if we will have any snow for Christmas. I finished this card the other day and I wrote everything down and now I can’t fine my paper I wrote with on. So I will try my best. The card size is 5 by 5 and used Martha Steward snowflake punch around punches. This is a Prairie Fairy image and is called Santa and the deer. The sentiment is from MMD circle plate digi stamp. I cut out my image using the spellbinder rectangle and them I cut out two more times using the rectangle to make the frame.
Santa close up Here is a close up of Santa. I did use my copic markers. I also added some of my Styrofoam fluff in white with some glitter in it for Santa’s sleeves, hat and jacket. I also added some crystal snow to the branches and the ground.

Thanks for stopping. Hope you are having a wonderful week end.

Merry Christmas to all my Wonderful Followers,

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Joy

Christmas Joy open 2011
Hope everyone has had a great week and is almost finish with their Christmas shopping. This is the time of year I like to stay out of the stores. It is really crazy out their. So I lit my fingers do the walking. Time this year has gone by so fast and I say that every year. Remember when you where a child, waiting on a Saturday for something you have planned with your friends and if seam like time took forever. So many things we did not know then. Even waiting for Santa and you thought he was never coming and that was for just one day and now we are talking about years!!!
We are starting a new challenge at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday, I do have to say the DT’s have more then out done themselves for this challenge you need to stop by and see all the wonderful cards and if you do please leave some love for all the girls. The challenge is GATEFOLD/HOLIDAY THEME. Their are all kinds of Gatefold cards here is one from Splitcoast stampers so if you would like to join us we would love to see your card. The challenge ends December 21, 2011.
Christmas Joy front 2011 This is the front of my card. Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Accents, I used two of the dies from that set. I also used Aleene glitter snow. I’m sorry it looks a little messy but some how when I was gluing the medallion in the middle the glue smeared on the left side and it did not look so good and that was the last thing to do. So what can I do??? But cover it up, so that is why the glitter snow is their. The sentiment stamp is from The Angel Company. The tag is punched out with Stampin’up Large and Extra Large tag punches. Used 1/16” hand punch from McGill’s to make a hold for the thread on the tag.

Christmas Joy close up snow 
Christmas Joy cover 2011 
Here is a picture of it opening. I rounded all the edges wit the Zutter 1/2 inch corner rounder. I really like the Zutter because it will round pretty much any thickness. My paper is from Holiday Collection from DCWV. I used a sticker for the Merry Christmas and that is from Stampendous.
Christmas Joy 2011 close up
Here is the close up of an image from Mo Manning called Christmas Fairy Holly. I colored her with Prisma Colored Pencils. Burnish around the edges with Brilliance Pearlescent ink color Line. Spellbinder die is Fleurde Lis Rectangles. Add some Pearl Pen in Pearl White and Red.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I love all your comments and really appreciate it when you take the time to leave one. Merry Christmas everyone.

Merry Christmas Everyone, Hugs, Patricia

Monday, December 12, 2011

Golden Christmas brings Holiday Joy

Golden Christmas 2011 
Hello to all my blogging friends out their. I do wish you had a nice warm and cozy week end. We have a New Challenge #33 going on at Color Me Creative and it is called “Holiday Joy- in Gold's, Creams, and White”. You can use any image. This has to be a NEW CARD, you can not back link. When you tag your card you need to tag it “SPARKLE”.  Ends on January 5th 2012 at 8:00pm EST.You can upload your card to INLINKZ over at Color Me Creative.
-1 person will win a NEW Provocraft CRICUT MINI machine
-1 person will win a NEW KINDLE E-READER
-1 person will win a $50 Gift Cert. to SCACD
-1 person will win a $25 Gift Cert. to the Paper Temptress
-1 person will win 5 digis from Tiffany Doodles 
and a $15 Gift Cert to 7 Kids College Fund 
and a Gilli Gift Bag 


4 different ways to enter
-Enter up to (2) TWO projects into the link system below by Jan. 5th
-Enter (1) one project into the BookEndz Challenge
-Donate a $3-5 donation to the Charity below for 1 entry
-Donate anything over $10 to the Charity and get 2 entries


Reading is Fundamental is the charity Suzanne have chosen to sponsor this season.  As you all know Suzanne is an avid reader and it amongst my very favorite things to do in my spare time.  I truly believe that literacy and reading opens up many doors in life for everyone.  Not only can you find joy in books but it opens your eyes to other cultures, places and people that is so worthwhile.  And just the fact that a huge part of life involves being able to read--to get through school, get a great job and navigate through life.  For me teaching children to read early on in life is a MUST yet so many children are not provided with the basic materials to learn to read.  So this charity is a non-profit that provides books to children and opportunities to bring literacy into areas that need it! Their is a place on Color Me Creative where you can donate some money if you would like too.

Golden Christmas 2011 side My image is from Leaves of time.  It is one of their Vintage images. I cut it out with my spellbinders grand labels #23. I rounded all the corners with Fiskars corner rounder. Ribbon is cream and has gold writing. Distressed the edges with distress ink antique linen. My card stock I used is a Pearl cream. The next two layered are from DWCV Holiday paper Package. I used for the corner the punch from Punch a Bunch called corner star and added the stars to look like they are falling down. What she is standing on is Stampin”up Champagne glass glitter. For the flowers I used the mini and small flower punch and the Branch punch from Martha Steward. Pearl Pen color ice white, spica color gold, gold glitter, beedz glass embellishment gold, ice stickles glitter glue.

Golden Christmas close up These are the copic colors I used. E43, E42, E41, E40, YR24, YR23, AND YR21. I do hope you join us. Those are some wonderful prizes. Have a wonderful week. Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Patricia

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Season’s Greeting

Seasons Greeting 2011
I have a few more Christmas cards I made for this year. I want to share with you and about done for the year making my cards. It’s kind of sad because because it sure went by fast and I guess I’m not tired of making my cards yet. This one was a little work but I just love how it turned out. I thought I would use the tree with a image but by the time I was done it fit on a standard card and I didn't want anything to take away from the tree. The paper is from DCWV 12 x 12 pack. I put in the background 1 1/2 inch snowflake ribbon over the paper and I had some more ribbon in my never-ending Christmas stash. I used all kinds of gems and a few glitter snowflakes.
Seasons greeting 2011 side  
Here is a side view. I used three sizes of punches mini, medium and large. The punch I used is the Sunflower from Punch a Bunch. I a lot of times get my punches from Scrappily Ever After, because she has a lot of punches. I can’t tell you how many times I punched each flower out but it was a lot and I folded them in half and glued the to a triangle I made.
Seasons greeting close up  
I did add some crystal snow to the front to give it some more sparkle.  Yes I would make another one. I do hope you like my tree. Have great week end. Emma is helping me so I can get this done real fast so we can go and make some snowman ornaments. So bye for now.

Hugs, Patricia

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Make an Ornament Challenge

ornaments bags 2011
Over at The Outlawz Thursday Twisted Challenge is “TO MAKE AN ORNAMENT”. These were kind of last minute ones. I found these tiny bags in with some of Christmas stuff. They are only 2.50” by 1.50” of course I thought how cute these would be as an ornament. The stamps are all from Great impressions. Punched out with the pink leaver Marvy Uchida. I found some Christmas tissue paper. Used some Christmas Tree ribbon and some 1/8” red ribbon to hang from the tree. I had some red Merry Christmas sentiments. That is all it took.

Angel 2011

This is the one I had planned to make. Angel for this year. I made some last year and my granddaughter loved them so much I was going to make her another one for this year.

Carol who is the creator of these lovely Angels has a video on Youtube on How to make these lovely Angels. If you would like to stop at her blog I’m sure she would love to hear from you on how much you like her beautiful Angel. If you would like to see some of Carol’s creations you can click here and it will take you to see what she has done.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great week end.

Hugs, Patricia

Monday, December 5, 2011

Old Time Christmas/ Blog Hop 2011, Cards for Men

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Greeting everyone and welcome to Cards for Men 2011 blog hop. This is our Anniversary #2, and time keeps going on. Believing that two years have gone by Donna the creator of Cards for Men with Shirley and myself  have been here from the start and we have had a lot of fun and it has been wonderful getting to make great new friends so we are looking forward to another years of making great card for Cards for Men Challenges. I do hope you join us just like last year we have all kinds of fantastic prizes from 12 of our wonderful sponsors for you to win at every blog you stop at you can win a prize so leave some love and all prizes will be chosen at
You can find all the details out about the blog hop over at Cards for Men Challenge #25,our challenge ends on December 18th and the theme for the challenge is “2” or “TWO” interpret it how you will. (two cards, two images, pairs,twin set, gift set whatever). We also have a WORD you need to FIND SO HERE IS MINE “NEW” I do not want to make it hard for you to find it.
If you came from Jen’s blog you are in the right spot but if you just happen to stop by Jen’s blog is the first blog, I’m going to put all the blogs here so if you get lost just come right back and you can get started again.
 So you will need to go to Shirley's blog.
Patricia (that’s ME)
My sponsor for my blog is “Fresh Brewed Designs” and Heather has so kindly donated 3 images for you to win.
Fresh  Brewed Designs 

The winner will be random drawn on December 19.
 Old Time second stocking green bow Old Time first stocking red bow
I did color my images with copic markers. The first picture is for the stocking with the green bow and the second one is for the stocking with the red bow. I also used Spica Pens colors red, olive, gold, baby blue and melon.
Old Time Christmas red close up Old Time Christmas green close up
My images are from Leaves of Time, these are free images calls the image Dec98c. I love their images because they have a vintage look and I think they are stunning. I distress the edges with Vintage Photo ink. I also tried to make the background look like a quilt so I sewed around all the blocks. I cut the stocking out with Spellbinders labels #10. Red gems and green gems. My flowers I made with a loom I made for myself.
I do hope you like my cards. Thanks for stopping by and I hope your week end was wonderful. Now with Cards for Men our challenges do not start again until January 2012. So all my Cards for Men follower and everyone else Have a wonderful Merry Christmas and A Healthy, Wealthy, and Joyous New Year for 2012!!!!

Love to all, Patricia

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Sleigh Ornament

Sleigh Front
I hope everyone is having a great week end. We have another challenge going on at The Outlaws, Paper a la Mode Challenge. So you need to create a Holiday Tree Ornament Project and the challenge ends Dec. 9th. My sleigh is a Sizzix die so all I do is cut it out first with cereal boxes and them I cut it out with Christmas paper and glue them together and assemble. You can fill the sleigh with what ever you would like and they make great ornaments.

Hugs, Patricia

Friday, December 2, 2011

Rock and Roll and more

I have created some cards for Stamper Quest and I would like to share them with you. This is one for a challenge we had to do with the theme “The Serenades”. So of course it had to do with something to do with music. This is what I came up with. If you would like to see how I made the card just go to Stamper Quest and their is article on how I made my card.

light my way

Then I did another card for a challenge called “Favorite to go Stamp” at Stamper Quest. I picked this stamp. All the information about my card is over at Stamper Quest

Embrace Life 2011 .

This card was a sketch we need to make. Again if you would like to see it you would like to go over to Stamper Quest.

I do hope you enjoy my cards. If you can stop by Stamper Quest Magazine and see what some of the other artists have done. They have great ideas and wonderful cards to see.

Hugs, Patricia

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Warm and Cozy

Warm and Cozy 2011

Over at The Outlawz for Twisted Thursday we have a new Challenge going on called “All Wrapped Up”, this is a recipe card you need to have bright Christmas paper, a Tag, Ribbon or Bow. Ends December 7th. You need to color you image with mixed medium. I colored my image with Prisma Color Pencils. My image is from Sugar Nellie called “Warm Winter Wishes”. For my shopping bag with the tag that is a die cut from Taylors Expressions, most of their dies you can get stamp set to match their die cuts. Behind the shopping bag I cut out Bangle Chain Trim from Martha Steward. The flowers on the bag I used a petal mini punch and mini snowflake from Bunch a Bunch. The Spellbinders Labels 1 to cut out my image. The tiny Merry Christmas stamp is from The Angel Company. The Christmas trees is ribbon that my wonderful sister in law Georgianna from Texas sent me and I just love them.

Warm and Cozy side

Just a side view. I added some snow flakes from tim a tree sections of Hobby Lobby. I almost forgot added some Styrofoam Fluff that I made to the Penguin hat.

Warm and Cozy bag Warm and Cozy close up

Here is a close up of the Shopping bag and of the image.
I do hope you join us. Have a great day and sending warm wishes to everyone.


Though The Craftroom Door-Challenge #15 Happy Holidays

Hugs, Patricia