Thursday, September 30, 2010

My Super Hero!!!

My super hero 1

To my Surprise I received an email from Tami from Gingerloft challenge. I had entered a card in her challenge #1 and she said I was chosen to be part of there next challenge GDT. TO ME THIS IS A SUPER BIG WOW!!!!, HOT ZIGGETY!!!!! OMGOSH I have never been the GDT before. I was so excited and I get to go and pick a FREE image. Let me tell you it was hard to pick and she has some wonderful FREE images on her site also so that was an extra HOLLY MOLEY!!! Now the theme for the next challenge is GLITTER…. Do you think that is going to be hard for ME? haha!!! So if you would like to join in on the challenge you can click here and go right to Gingerloft Challenge blog. Now if you would like to go to Gingerloft store you can click here. My digi is called “Hero Man”. Challenge starts October 2. So you have a little heads up. I sure hope you enjoy my card. Stop by Gingerloft and check everything out. How I found out about her challenge blog was Stef had her on her blog and said she was a NEW challenge blog starting out, so we need to help those new ones get off the ground.

my super hero class

I just wanted you to see a close up of the image. He is a pretty good looking Super Hero, I made him for my grandsons birthday. Oh, Tami asked me to write a couple sentences about myself….. Oh boy, I’m in trouble now!! I can not only write a couple sentences about myself, so what am I going to do???? I thought maybe not write anything but that would not be nice. So I really tried to keep it short, ha ha… It will be interesting to see what see picks. I told her about myself and and said you pick.

I do have to apologize for my blog… I’m sorry it really does not look really nice right now. I have been making some changes and a few things I tried to do did not work so I’m in a little mess. ^..^ SORRY!!! But I will get thing back together again.

Happy designing and crafting everyone and have a wonderful week end.


Copic Challenge #36- Orange /October 14 midnight

Hugs, Patricia x x x That one for each of my grandkids…

Monday, September 27, 2010

AUTUMN is the most colorful time of year.

helloween tri card front

Is that not true? We at Cards for Men think it is and it is time for Challenge #20. Starting Sept. 27 and ends Oct. 10, 2010. The theme for this challenge is “AUTUMN”. Our Sponsor is Crafts and Me. Here is there email so you can stop by and see the wonderful things they have.

This is the wonderful prize you can win. This is a really cool image. Crafts and Me has everything for the card maker, with a wide range of rubber stamps from around the world. Teresa has just introduced her own range of rubber stamps from three international artists Hannah Lynn, Molly Harrison and Sara Burrier.

I think everyone knows how to make the Tri Shutter card. This card has been around for awhile now, you know I should not take that for granted because we always have new people. This is called a Tri Shutter Card and if you have never made one here are the directions to make one, it has a video with the directions. I’m not going to say they are really easy but they are…Got ya!!!! So if you click here you will find the directions. This was so much fun to make. I made it for my grandson that lives in South Dakota. I used a lot of buttons, stickers, a couple of stamps from PSX. Remember you have to up load your card to helloween_tri_card end

Are these buttons fun? It is just calling you to make something with me…., Check out those trees and the pumpkins….. cute!helloween_tri_card start

How fun is the scarecrow and it is a sticker, check out the hay stack with the pitch fork and the corn in the upper left corner. All stickers. This is just to easy to be real.


Look at those dancing skeletons. I think my grandson Isaiah is going to be real happy to get this. He is 12 years old so he gets all the silliness his grandma does and he has fun with it also. I hope you like my silly card? I do not do many of these kinds of cards but it was fun for a change. Have a wonderful week.


Gingerlof Challenge- Happy haunting

Happy crafting everyone…

Hugs, Patricia x x x

Saturday, September 25, 2010

I Love scenery cards, stop by and take a look.

As Fall draws near

I call this card “As Fall draws near”.

I do not know about you but I do love to do scenery cards. If you have seen my sponge card I did (March 2010 on my blog) these cards are not in any way like them. I will explain to you how I did the cards, as I show you the cards. First of all most of the stamps I used are from stampscapes, that is a name of a stamp company. Stampscapes email is you will spend hours looking at what they have to offer.  I do use other stamps but I do not remember what company they are from. The ink I used is Marvy Matchables dye ink. This is also done on glossy paper only.

A walk in the woods

I call this card “A walk in the woods”.

After you have stamped your scene with StaZon Permanent Black ink. You need to find a focal point on your card, something you want to draw your eye to or you want to high light. Stampscapes has what is called a Tonal Applicator. It is an extension on sponging. Helps control light though the use of shadows, blends colors, and glazes your scene.Cabin in the woods

This one I call “ A cabin in the woods”.

Can pick out were I have pick my focal points?  The Tonal Applicator is a stamp that is pear shaped so it gives you some control in were you want to put the colors. Tap the Tonal Applicator LIGHTLY and in a condensed manner to achieve a spectrum of blended colors. ALWAYS start with your lightest colors and most of the time you will want that to be your focal point and you can have more than one focal point and by using your Applicator by tapping LIGHTLY the color in a condensed manner to achieve a spectrum of blender colors.As the sun goes down This card I call “ As the sun goes down”.

One things that is nice look at the shy’s, I mean really look at the sky! They are so many different colors. I live in Wisconsin. I have been to Arizona, Texas, Michigan, will I think you get the point the sky so stunning and so many colors no matter were you are. Keep your eyes open and remember. Then also the sky’s are different in the summer, winter, fall, spring, when it rains, any kind of change in weather. 

The sun raise is so beautiful

I call “The Sun raise is so beautiful”.

You always have to use glossy paper. This will not work on matt paper and you need to use dye inks. DO NOT USE PIGMENT INKS.

As the storm leaves 

This one I call “AS the storm leaves”.Those sun sets  

This one I call “The Sun Sets are always different”.

It take a little practice but work with your colors and the Applicator. What is nice about the Applicator is you can get into places you never thought you could get into and it really blends the colors wonderfully. One of the key things is tap lightly because if you tap to hard you will make marks in your paper. Thought I would share this with you as it is another way of designing and creating cards. If some day you would like to try something like this, it is different and the cards can be stunning. They are wonderful for a manly card. I hope you have enjoyed this. Have a wonderful week end.

Happy Creating and Designing.

Hugs, Patricia x x x

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Lolli Pop Sally

Lolli Pop Sally

This is one of Squigglefly’s new image that was released on Saturday. The artist is Cherly Alger as she always does wonderful images. My image is called “Lolli Pop Sally”.  If you would like to see the other images stop by squigglefly and see them. This is Challenge # 67 and you need to up load your card to squigglefly blog.Lolli Pop Sally flowers

Lolli pop Sally flowers and bottom

The challenge this week is to use FELT flowers. I had some felt that had sparkles on it, in several different colors. I used my Nestabilities set called “Daisy Heads” to cut out my felt flowers. I placed bottoms on then for the middle of the flower. I also found a bottom that was felt, you can see it in the upper right corner, I added lavender ribbon and tied a bow.lolli pap sally markers

These are the copic markers I used to color  my image.Lolli Pop Sally left I used The nestabilities set called “Mega Classic Scalloped Oval Large” to cut out Sally and I used the nest size up to cut out another size for the background. DCWV and the set was called “The Sweet”

lolli pop sally copic class

Here is what Sally looks like up close. She is a real cutie. I hope you liked my card. Have a wonderful week. Today in Wisconsin it was 89 degrees, I wonder if we broke a record. It sure was Hot… But did feel nice. I hope your day was good!

Happy Creating Everyone!!

Hugs, Patricia

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Vroom, Here I go……..

Voom here I go Vroom, here I go…. This one Mo Manning images and this little guy is so cute, you just have to just fall in love with him. This time for Cards for Men Challenge #19 out theme is Transportation. The challenge starts September 13 and ends on September 26, so lot of time to make a card and get it in to win some wonderful things from our sponsor who is.

Peachy Keen Stamps

Peachy Keen Stamps is a family owned and operated leading clear stamp manufacturer based out of Northeast Wisconsin. Our stamps are made with the highest quality polymer on the market today, giving them their unique peach tint. The whimsical images designed by Kathy Jakopovich coupled with their durability make them a favorite amongst scrapbookers, card makers, and artists alike. These stamps are sold exclusively online at and at independent stamp and scrapbook stores worldwide. Please visit our website for a complete list of retail locations.

You have a chance to win these wonderful sets of stamps.

pk-242 Train set and silo barn and cloud set pk-203 barn set peachy keen stamps

Pretty cool right!! I would sure like to win these. So do not forget to do your card and enter it in Voom copic These are the copic marker I used to color my image. I wanted to let you know if you like to check out some of Mo Manning images all you have to do is click here and it will take you to her store.

voom car brads

These are some brads I had and I thought they look so cute with the little car. I know he will enjoy them.

Voom ribbon

When I was at Hobby Lobby they had all there ribbon on sale, half off and I found this ribbon and I could not resist from getting it. After all it would work perfect for Aiden’s car. Of Course I do not have enough ribbon… (Boy am I going to here from my friends)Voom close up I also wanted to tell you I cut the image out with one of the Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large. Added a few more embellishments. This is the close up view of the image all done. The happy birthday is a stickers from Stampendous and they are made in the USA. I hope every one had a great week end. Weather here in Wisconsin was beautiful to day it was in the upper 70’s just wonderful. This time of year here by us, it is still a little early but give us several more weeks and the trees will be turning colors and the beauty of nature will be just shinning. The smell in the air is indescribable fresh.

One particular four-year old prayed,
"And forgive us our trash baskets
as we forgive those who put trash in our baskets."

A little boy was overheard praying:
"Lord, if you can't make me a better boy, don't worry about it.
I'm having a real good time like I am."

A Sunday School teacher asked her little children, as they were on the way to church service,
"And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?"
One bright little girl replied, "Because people are sleeping."

My grandson was visiting one day when he asked ,
"Grandma, do you know how you and God are alike?"
I mentally polished my halo, while I asked,
"No, how are we alike?"
"You're both old," he replied.

These children are so innocent and you never know what is going to come out of the mouths of children.

Have a wonderful week. Be safe!!


Cup Cake Craft Chellenge- Transpot

Hugs, Patricia x x x

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Top note card

This card is made with the top note sizzix cartridge from stampin’ up. It really is not that hard to make. (don’t you hate that when someone says that). Most of this was removed by Picasa. So I removed the directions.