Sunday, December 22, 2013

It is all about Friends and Family

its all about friends and family 2013
Welcome everyone!! This time of year is a magical time and it is all about friend and family and it's almost Christmas and we all have family and friends we enjoy spending time with at this time of the year, we also have family and friends that we don't see or visit with often enough but still mean just as much to us! That is where my fellow design team member from all the teams I’m on mean so much to me and all the fearless leaders like at Color Me Creative challenge site each year we do a little something just to tell Suzanne how much we appreciate everything she does for us. This is my Christmas card to Suzanne this year. She is a fantastic lady and I wish her and the family A Merry Christmas and the best New Year. Have you ever been to Suzanne’s  blog she has the best stories ever and as the years have gone by we have watched her children grow up, daughter going off to collage, kids being sick all the things family do as years go by.  So we would love for you to join in on our blog hop. So if you are doing the blog hop that means you came from Linda Payne blog and the next place you need to go is Christine Riley’s blog. Have fun and I hope this gives you some inspiration.
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Blog Hop order: 
The dies I used are spellbinder corner sprigs, sizzix medium branch, memory box winterland tree. Stampin up scalloped 1.75” punch.  6 petal punch for the flowers. Both sentiments are from stampabilities D1146 glory to God and ER1106 Christmas and New Year 02.
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The papers are from my scraps. I did real sewing on my mini sewing machine. Used some pearl pen color gold. Distress ink around the edges color vintage photo.
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I also want to wish everyone at I Brake For Stamps Blog design team and Della a Wonderful Christmas and a Special New Year, I really enjoy all of the fantastic ideas and inspiration and look forward in creating all kinds of new projects in the new year. If you would like to check out the store.
How I did the angel, I colored her with copic markers and added score tape over the image and added diamond dust glitter and rubbed it in real hard and then went very lightly with the same colors of copic markers over but just in some area’s. The glitter takes real good to the copic colors so you want to make sure you do not add to much color.
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You know I can’t forget all the friends at The Outlawz design team and besides that all the fantastic girls that work so hard for me at Twisted Thursday challenge, they are the best designers ever. From all of the design teams, I have made friends all over the world and I do not say that lightly. Daily I talk to people from Australia, Norway, England, Canada, Africa, India, Ireland and there are so much more. We learn so much from each other. It does not matter where you live it is all about friends, family, the joy of life and crafting. The surprising thing is that I have had the opportunity to meet some of these people because of the crafting world is so wide spread. I can’t forget about all my followers (friends) that stop by and leave me a comment, that’s what makes this all worth while because if it was not for you, why would I do this?  Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a VERY Merry Christmas and that you make all the memories and treasured times you can with your family and friends.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

It’s getting to look a lot like Christmas

Getting to look a lot like Christmas 2013
I’m feeling so wonderful today and I have some fantastic new to share. Georgianne has feeling in her feet and she has moved her left toe. This is the best Christmas ever, things are still going to be slow but finally she has feeling. For the ones that do not know my sister in law had a large tumor removed from her brain in September and has not had any feeling from her neck down since. I love good new!!! So the Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge has started and for this week the twisted is ANYTHING GOES WITH ANYTHING GOES now how easy is that. The image I used from Stitchy Bear is called snow mail box. OMG I was just over at Stitchy Bear and looking for the link for the snow mail box and if you like scenery images there are some winter, spring, fall and summer  scenes that are breath taking.
Our Sponsor for the month of December is STITCHY BEAR
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Card stock is from my stash. The flower is from prisma.
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Side view.
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For the inside spellbinders label 8, Sizzix branch with leaves and Impression Obsession die097-M. Let open for a sentiment or a written message.
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Copic markers used to color the image. Here is the close up of the image. I used what I call Styrofoam fluff. I take a Styrofoam block and rub it together and it brakes apart and it looks like snow. The Merry Christmas is a sticker.
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Two surprises for you this week! Our Designer Anne done a wonderful card using coffee filters so stop by her blog and see how to make this darling card.
Remember you can click on the pictures and make them bigger

snowman Janet 1      snowman Janet 2
These snowman our designer Janet made and here is the video using We R Memory Envelope Maker.
These darling snowman wrappers can be used for so many things.
You tube video done by Jackie Topa
I hope you enjoyed all the goodies today, thanks for stopping by. Come by and join us we would love to see your creation.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Fast enough?

Fast enough 2013

I’m so glad you stopped by today, I wanted to share with you these stamps from I Brake for Stamps, I think they are so much fun, you can find them in the humorous seniors stamps . There are a lot of really funny stamps in that area. The stamp is called kitting hats Hazel and the sentiment is so perfect for this stamp and it is called kitting and aerobics. Stampin up punch artisan label was used to punch out the sentiment.

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The paper came from my stash as we all get so many left over papers and I do not think I will ever use up all my papers. I cut one tooth pick in half to try and make it look like a knitting needles and colored it with a copic marker. Tim Holtz alteration sewing edge die cut. Added 6 eyelets.

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Buttons, I have had and added scrapers floss color orange. Stampin up pom pom trim color tangerine tango.

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For the inside I add a few stickers I had. Left open for a stamped sentiment or a written message. These are the copic markers and the copic multiliner sp I used to color the image.

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I cut in half 3 pom poms and added them to Hazel’s basket for the look of fuzzy yarn. For the background I have these tiny stamps, no idea what they are called. Used distress ink colors dried marigold and scattered straw to have a look of may be wall paper. Added diamond glaze to her glasses from judi kinz.

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Have a great week end. We are going to get snow, several inches tonight and more on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. So this is a good week end to say home and get some crafting done. SO HAPPY CRAFTING EVERYONE! But stay safe.


Thursday, December 12, 2013

My Soul Sings

My soul sing 2013
Welcome to The Outlawz Twisted Thursdays Challenge and the twist for this week is all about ADDING SNOWFLAKES to your card.
Our Sponsor for the month of December is STITCHY BEAR
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The paper used is from DCWV the natural mat stack. Some of Aleene’s true snow to give a look of snow fall, then sprinkled some deco arts glamour dust over the snow to give some sparkle to the snow.
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Added some krylon red shimmer leafing pen around the edges. Added 2 bubble caps from epiphany craft, one to the front of the card and one on the inside.
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The tag I punched out from marvy uchida tag punch and the sentiment is from I Brake for Stamps, they have so many wonderful nature sentiment.
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These are the copic markers used to color the image. Added some liquid pearls to give a look like it is snowing and a few punched tiny snowflakes.
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Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope everyone is doing fine with the crazy weather and staying warm.
Create a Scene- winter theme

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

All good thing must come to an end


You may have noticed, things have been a little slow at Cards for Men, it has been a wonderful 4 years, I can remember when we first started in January 2010 I was so excited. I love making masculine cards as I have so many men in my family, how perfect is this design team and I get to meet people from all over the world and that is what happen. If I remember right I think all 4 years I was the only person from the US but that was fine. From the beginning Our faithful leader Donna from Donna Den of crafts  (who is the best & good friend), Shirley a lot of you might know her as nannieflash (her blog & good friend) and myself have always been their. So this is sad for us and to see the other designers leave, it has been fun seeing all the fantastic creations everyone has done. I do look forward in seeing them on other design teams or in cyber land. Things have change for Donna and life just happens so the challenges and winners for Cards for Men. At the time when Donna started this challenge  blog she highlight the need to make more of Male cards and now their has huge change in the availability of images and accessories specifically aimed at Men's Cards.  There's also a lot more dedicated challenge blogs around.  Hopefully, she had something to do with that.
Donna would like to thank all the Design Team members (past and present) but particularly, Shirley and Patricia who have been around since challenge 1.  Thank you everyone xx
So now the final list of winners:
Challenge 18
The prize of a $10 Gift Certificate from Fresh Brewed Designs is won by #7 - Fabiola.  Congratulations, Fabiola, email me on and I'll pass your details on to the sponsor.
Challenge 19
The prize of a $5 Gift Certificate from Digital Delights is won by #56 - Turid.  Congratulations, Turid, email me on and I'll pass your details on to the sponsor.
Challenge 20
The prize of 7 digis from Bugaboo Stamps is won by #12 - Fabiola.  Congratulations, Fabiola (again), email me on and I'll sort out your prize.
Challenge 21
The prize of a $20 Gift Certificate from The Paper Shelter is won by #46 - Sarah T.  Congratulations, Sarah, email me on and I'll pass your details on to the sponsor.
Challenge 22
The prize if 6 images from Paper Pretties is won by #1 - Rita V.  Congratulations, Rita, email me on with your choices and I'll pass your details on to the sponsor.
Challenge 23
The prize of 3 images from Scribbled Kidz is won by #51 - kbrandy4.  Congratulations, Hazel, email me on with your choices and I'll get them sent out.
Challenge 24
The prize of 2 images from Dr Digi's House of Stamps is won by #43 - coops.  Congratulations, coops, email me on with your choices and I'll pass your details on to the sponsor.

Thank you Donna for everything you have done.

Hugs, Patricia

Monday, December 9, 2013

Cardinal Branch

Cardinal Branch 2013

 Color Me Creative is an ALL MONTH CHALLENGE! This is a different shape card for me, the size is 3.5” by 8.5” and it fits in a stand business envelop. It was fun doing one this size. The stamp I used is from Heartfelt creations and it is called cardinal pine stamp set HCPC 3348 and the sentiment I used inside is part of the set.

NEW CHALLENGE #83 will run thru Jan 2nd 8pm EST
Your challenge this time is all about
CMC Holiday Bash!

Lots of ways to win for each challenge completed during the month of December! We have many sponsors!

***Check out the prizes & sponsors HERE!***

Challenge #1 - Word Scramble (click here)

3 winners

Challenge #2 - Holiday Trivia (click here)

3 winners

Challenge #3 - Project Challenge/ Holiday Themed

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The spellbinder used to cut the stamp out is mega classic scalloped ovals large.

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I started to make a swig on the side but I think it looks like a mini Christmas tree. Sponged the edges with brilliance ink color beige. Viva pearl pen color gold.

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Cut out spellbinder mega scalloped oval die and sponged the edges and added the sentiment. Memory box pine needles die and used the pine cones from impression obsession die097-M.

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Here is a closer look of the swig, used the needles from the impression obsession die097-M. 6 petal punch, very tiny flower and a star punch. Added a tiny bow.

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These are the copic markers used to color the image. Here is the close up.

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I wanted to share with you an quilted ornament I made for my niece for her Christmas tree. They are not that hard to make.

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I added crystals and decorated mine different from the ones I seen on you tube.

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What do you give a girl that has EVERYTHING??? So I made her wine glass crystal rings.


Don’t forget to stop by and check out the designers cards, everyone one did a fantastic job. Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you did not get much snow this week end, we did get about 4 inches but it was fluffy and sure was pretty out side, very thing sparkled.


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Oh Deer!

Oh Deer 2013
For this week at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday our TWIST FOR THIS WEEK IS BINGO. We would love for you to join us. Stop by and see all the designers cards, everyone did a fantastic job. From the Bingo chart I used on my card was twine, digital image and different layers.
Look at the bingo board, choose three in a row, vertically, horizontally or diagonally, and create  a card with those elements.  You could choose the top row, for instance, and so you use a die cut or a punch - a sentiment - and make it a card with more than one fold.  Or you could choose three in a row going from top too bottom, or three in a row from one of the top corners diagonally down to the bottom opposite corner.  The choice is yours.
Our Sponsor for the month of December is STITCHY BEAR
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Starting with my background. I used several sponges (one for each color), a template and brilliance inks, colors are sky blue, mediterranean blue, orange, yellow, coral, beige, olive and gamma green. Stamped the edges with some branch stamps I have had. Punched out a 1” circle to use for the sun. Them cut my card stock down to 4” x 5.25”. The black frame I made using black glossy paper, cutting the paper 4”x 5.25” and using my marking on my cutter, going in 1/4” all around and cutting out the center. Them going around the inside and out with a black marker. Also used foam dots around to raise the frame and for the baby deer.
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The dies used are Impression Obession die079-U, die097-M and die080-N. Aleene’s True snow to the bottom area.
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Left the inside open for a written message or a stamped message.
The close up of the image. I love the baby deer, he is so beautiful. I can see him standing in the woods.
He was colored with copic markers. Colors C01, E21 and E23. Added some stickles color star dust to the birch trees.
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This week I want to share with you.. How to make an Origami Christmas Card, All you need to do is click on the link.
You need to cut 6 pieces of paper 3.5" x 3.5", 3"x3", 2.5"x 2.5", 2"x2", 1.5" x 1.5" and 1"x1".
Here are a couple of cards, wanted to share them for the new crafters, that might have never seen them.
Sorry I sound so tried on the video.
Origami Christmas tree in red 2013
Origami Christmas tree in Blue 2013
We hope that you are enjoying our TUTORIALS, TIPS, TEMPLATES OR TECHNIQUES? We would like to hear from you about this idea and we hope this is something you are interested in. WE ALSO WANT TO ADD A GUEST DESIGNER ONCE AND A WHILE IF THIS IS SOMETHING YOU WOULD BE INTERESTED IN ADD A GD AFTER YOUR PROJECT ENTRY! Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope things have been good in your area.
Simon says challenge-Make your own Background  ends Dec 11