Monday, September 10, 2012

We are Back!!!! Cards for Men Challenges

Back to School 2012

After having a couple of months off we are ready to back to creating and designing cards. So we would like to have you join us for our challenge so stop by Cards for Men. We also have a couple of NEW girls, Lisa and Carol on the design team so I want to give them a great big welcome and let them know how happy we are to have them. This is a bag that I made and it is called Bag-a-Lope Treat Bag and these are made out of envelopes any size and are  so easy to make. A cyber friend of mind did a video on her blog on how to make The Bag-a-Lope Treat Bags and I wanted to try them. So I want to share them with you.  I want to still make some more. I think these are perfect for any holiday. Start Date:  10 September 2012
End Date:  23 September 2012
Theme:  Going Digital
Sponsor:  The Stamping Boutique
Prize: 3 digis
Blurb: I'm Tracey Malnofski, the artist and owner of
The Stamping Boutique. My team and I are very happy to sponsor 2 Sketches 4 You. My store has been open since September 2009.I am currently a stamp artist for UnityStampCo. and I've worked for InStyleStamps, Squigglefly, and TheDigiShack in the past. I'm a professional artist and an active member of the Artist' Guild in my community. I have quite a busy household with a husband, 3 teenagers, 5 mini-dachshunds and an Appaloosa mare. It's noisy, but I love them all. I'm truly blessed.

"The Stamping Boutique" is dedicated to quality products and original artwork. We not only provide wonderful digital images in our store, but also several lines of red rubber images. Our designers are chosen for their character and personality,as well as, their beautiful designs. We work hard to give you our very best. Thank you so much for having us as your sponsor this week.
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Back to School side 2012


This is a little side view. The image I used is from The stamping Boutique and it is called Desk and here is a close up. The 1,2,3 are brads. I’m sorry I do not have a picture of the copic markers I used. Thought I uploaded the picture and deleted it.

Back to School close up

I did make another Bag-a-Lope Treat Bag but I have a little story about that one. I found two Whipper Snapper stamps that I have had and I though these would be fun to color thinking they both where ladybugs and not thinking anything about it and I’m coloring away and I get all done and I’m  looking at them and start to think (I should never do that) their faces are the same but the Schell is so much different and I start to laugh it is because one of them is a turtle. Oh well Happy Halloween!

Oh Lady bug 2012 

I think they still look cute! What do you think? I thought of this saying I’m going to put on the back and this is what it will say: One ladybug said to the turtle, why do you look like a ladybug? And the turtle will reply the artist did not realize I was not a ladybug until after she colored me. Happy Halloween!

Oh Lady bug side 2012 

Here is the side. I add some glossy accents, ribbon is from Hobby Lobby, ladybugs had in my stash and the punch is from Martha Steward called ladybug border.

lady bug


Here are the copic markers I used to color the images.

Oh Lady Bugs close up


Close up of the images.

I hope everyone has had a wonderful week end. The grand kids started soccer so got to watch them run after the soccer ball, just to funny. We sure have cooled down as far as the weather. Have a good week and until next time be safe.



Carla S. said...

Wonderful cards, Pat! I love the vibrant colors and great designs of both! Fantastic coloring!

Penny said...

Gosh, Patricia, you created TWO wonderful items! (I'm jealous!) The bags are a great idea, and your designs and coloring are just fantastic on both! Love them!!! :^)

Anonymous said...

OH MY WORD GIRL!!! These bags are just the cutest little things!!! I love the top one with the school theme and the measure tape ribbon, what a wonderful touch and who in the world doesn't love those darling Whipper Snapper stamps?!! To stinkin' cute on both and I'm so SO glad you tried out these fun bag-a-lopes!! I thank you SO MUCH for mentioning my are a true sweetheart!! HUGS :)

Anonymous said...

P.S. I also wanted to say that I am SO GLAD that you are back for the Cards for Men challenges!! I can't wait to play along! HUGS

Alyce said...

Love these pat! Great bags...those turtles are super cute too :)

Marie Gamber said...

Love the bright and cherry card. Love those colors. Your Bag is out of this world! Your coloring continues to be amazing Pat!
Take care, my friend!

Linda Palmer said...

Both bags are fabulous! I have and love both of those WS images. Your coloring is awesome as always. Your first treat bag is just as cute as the ladybug and turtle. Woonderful job and thanks for sharing.

Shelby said...

These bags are a really adorable idea...TFS. Your coloring in both of these is fantastic and really love the use of the bold colors and your shading and highlighting is perfect.


Donnas Den said...

Great project Pat, love the colouring.

Donna xx

Marie-Louise said...

The bags are gorgeous Patricia and the little turtles are adorable.

Cathy Lee said...

OMGoodness, Patricia, you've been busy. I just love these bags. I love the old time desk image. So darling. And those turtles are fabulous and beautifully colored. Stunning projects, Hun.
Cathy Lee

Michelle B. said...

Great bags! Love the ruler handle too!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Patricia wow two fabulous projects I love them both as always youve colouring is just gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxx

Anonymous said...

Your lady bugs are just gorgeous, very nicely done
hugs Julie P

Nicecrane Designs said...

I adore these turtles,,,,OMG so vibrant, so adorable.....