Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's Eve Punky Party!!

Happy New Years!!!  I hope that 2012 has treated you well and I know that 2013 will be even better!!  If you have arrived here from Noel's blog, you are right on track!!  Isn't her mini album amazing!!
 I have a New Year's decoration to share with you featuring some Punky Sprouts embellishments.
 Supplies used: Punky Sprouts: Lil' Blossoms-Lacey, Lil's Blossoms- Parchment, Lil' Petals: Canvas (get them Here)
 I used 5 Lil' Petals Canvas and glued them together to make this star for the topper.  I love how you can used these petals as is or to create your own embellishments.
 Here is a close-up of the bottom of the centerpiece. 
And a close-up of the centerpiece.
I hope you enjoyed this as much as I do!

Hop on over to Shelly's blog to view her scrappy goodness.   

Make sure you leave a comment on each designer’s blog and then here on the Punky blog once you’re done partying with the Punksters!

Punky Party Rules-Leave a comment on each designer’s blog and then on the Punky Sprouts blog to be entered to win the Punky Prize Pack. Comments must be posted by midnight, Friday, January 4th PST to be eligible for the random drawing.
Good luck and Happy New Year!!!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Punky Sprouts and My Little Shoebox

Hi everyone!  Here at Punky Sprouts, we had the pleasure of partnering up with My Little Shoebox for some Holiday fun!  I played with the super cute TuTu Punk mini album and the Vintage Shop collection from MLS.  I think I've told you how much I like to use product in a different way, right.  So I figured, Punky Sprouts mini album+ owls/pink paper = Christmas mini album, right? 
Here is my take on it:
 I used the Lil' Parchment Blossoms to create this fun tree!  Just fold each circle in half, then half again and stack the wedges together to form a tree.
 I thought this way a fun way to create a wintery snowman.  The ever fabulous Lil' Blossoms in Parchment!
Supplies used:
Punky Sprouts: Tutu Punk mini album, Lil' Lacey Blossoms, Lil' Twiney, Lil' Parchment Blossoms
My Little Shoebox Vintage Shop: Rose Ribbon, French Lace, Heirloom, Attic Treasures, 3D Roll Up Flowers & Accents, Muse Cardstock Alphabet Stickers in Newsprint, Mini Alphabet Stickers in Cream, Kiss & Apple
Now that Christmas is all done and over, I have my album all ready for photos and precious memories! 
Have a safe and Happy New Year!!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

a little gift holder featuring Bella! paper

Hi everyone!  Hope you all had a beautiful Christmas!!  I surely did!  Nothing beats spending time with my family and just taking the time to enjoy one another! 
I wanted to share a little gift holder that I created using Ruby Rock-It Bella! Fundamentals  Bella! Wedding range.  The paper is beautiful and perfect for more than just weddings!
Here's a close-up.
Do you want to know how I made this?  Hop on over to the Ruby Rock-It blog and I have a tutorial up.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Punky Sprouts sneak peek

I have a quick sneak peek of my upcoming Punky Sprouts mini alnum!
More to come on the 28th!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Ruby Rock-It Countdown to Christmas

Hi everyone.  Hope you are all doing well.  Well, the holidays are just around the corner and what better way to prep than to create projects and gifts for the holidays.  Christmas is just 10 days away!  Can you believe it?
 I'm super excited to share my first projects for Ruby Rock-It Bella! Fundamentals.  One of my family's traditions is celebrating Saint Nicolas on December 6th.  My parents brought this tradition with them when they moved to the U.S. many years ago and I love that I am able to share it with my children as well.  So, I made these paper cones to fill with candy, nuts and mandarin oranges- yum!
I made this using the beautiful Eklectique range.  Such pretty paper!!
 Here's a close up of the tag I created.  When I opened the package of Bella Bling, I fell in love with the chipboard packaging that was in the package.  I am a nut for text, vintage sheet  music and books, so I just had to use it for the base of this tag!
 This is the front of the cone.  I love vintage photos and images and was in heaven when I looked at this paper range.  Vintage photos right there for me to use as I wish- awesome!
Products used: Eklectique range
 Here is the cone that I made for my son.  I love  that I was able to create not just feminine, girly projects with this range, but I was able to create a very masculine project as well.
I used the 3D Decoupage to decorate the front of this cone.  Oh my gosh, what a great product!  It makes it look as if I spent hours fussy cutting, when all I had to do was pop the images from the sheet and use some foam squares- genius!!
Here's a close-up of the tag.
Product used: Eklectique range
Please stop by the Ruby Rock-It blog for more inspiration every day through Christmas!  We are giving away prizes and I would love for one of you to win it!
All you have to do is 'like' our Facebook
page (Ruby Rock-It), then 'share' it with a friend and have them 'like' it too . Ask them to comment that you sent them ( i.e. Pattie sent me ).
Good luck!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

More Cherry Delight cards

Hi everyone!  With the holiday season in full swing, I thought I'd take a quick minute to share a couple of cards that I created using My Little Shoebox's Cherry Delight.  I know that we are all super busy at this time of year, but I still need to take the time (or squeeze some time in is more like it) to  get a bit crafty.  This is a stress reliever to me and I most definitely need some stress relief this time of year.  Here they are:
 A sweet Thank You card- something I truly need this time of year!
 Supplies used: My Little Shoebox Cherry Delight: Charming, Happy Times, Cardstock Stickers, Kiss Mini Alphabet Sticker, Raspberry & Aqua Double Sided Cardstock Paper
And a nice little Hi card.  It's always nice to reach out to someone during the holidays to let them know that you are thinking about them and that you care!
Supplies Used: My little Shoebox Cherry Delight: Bliss, Cardstock Stickers, Firecracker Muse Alphabet Sticker, Chocolate & Chiffon Double Sided Cardstock Paper
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Cherry Delight and Christmas cards?

Hi everyone!  Hope you are having a happy and safe December!  I have some MLS cards to share with you today.  I had the uber cute Cherry Delight paper line to work with this month and was really excited about that, but then I got to thinking. Scary right, lol.  I love using non traditional papers to create things with and thought, why not use Cherry Delight to create some Christmas cards.  Here is what I came up with.
This is my first card.

Supplies used: My Little Shoebox Cherry Delight: Bliss, Happy Times, Morning Mist trim pack, Chocolate & Chiffon Double sided Cardstock Paper
I made this fun card using the My Little Shoebox/Unity Stamp Co. snowflake stamp set.  I love this stamp- so cute, versatile and perfect all winter!
 Supplies used: My Little Shoebox Cherry Delight: Charming Serenade, Happy Times
This last card is just a sweet simple card wishing you all Joy this holiday season!
Supplies used: My Little Shoebox Cherry Delight: Charming, Happy Days, 3D Roll Up Flowers & Accents, Firecracker Muse Cardstock Alphabet Sticker
Hope you are inspired to create some cards as well!  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Exciting News!!!

Hi Everyone.  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I know that I did.  I love any opportunity to hang out with my family and have a great time. 
I have had some exciting news that I've had to keep under wraps, but now it's time to share with you all. 
I have the honor and pleasure of joining the
 design team!! 
I can't wait to share all of the beautiful projects that I get to create with all of the lovely product from this awesome company!!  If you haven't checked them out before, they have a massive array of papers, embellishments, trims, card making product and so much more- you can find all of their products  here !!

Thanks for letting me share my good news with you all!  Have a great weekend :D

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Hi everyone.  Hope you are all having a beautiful with your friends and family as we celebrate the most American of traditions- Thanksgiving!  There is so much to be thankful for and I know that we all feel the same about our loved ones, so I'll spare you my list of things to be thankful for.  But I do have a Thanksgiving card to share with you all.  I used the Oh Deer! collection from My Little Shoebox to create this card.
 I always like to find different ways to use the 3D Roll up Flowers and Accents dies, so I used a roll up flowers to create the turkey's feathers- super quick and easy!  Check out the My Little Shoebox blog for more cards and inspiration.
One of my holiday traditions is creating place cards for my family every year.  This is what I created this year- Pumpkins!  They are just a series of medallions stacked upon each other with a cinnamon stick as a stem.  Pretty cool and they smell wonderful.
 Here's a close-up
Happy Thanksgiving once again and be safe if you plan to shop the Black Friday sales- people can get crazy for a discount, lol!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Hi friends.  I wanted to share with you the projects that I made for My Little Shoebox.  I used the uber-cute Coming Home paper line. 
This is my mom's newest pup, Sweetpea.  She is cute, fluffy and full of trouble!

Supplies used: My Little Shoebox Coming Home: Town Square, Park Avenue, Urban Green, Cardstock Stickers, 3D Roll Up Flowers, Muse Cardstock Alphabet Stickers in Honeydew, Blue Jeans Mini Alphabet Stickers (get it here)
Other supplies:  Pearls: Want 2 Scrap, Ink: Ranger, lace: vintage, doily: other, border punch: Tonic, Adhesive: Therm o Web

Here is a card that I made.  It's such a quick, simple card that can be whipped up for any occasion really.
Supplies used: My Little Shoebox Coming Home: Soaring Above, Park Avenue,  Urban Green, 3D Roll up Flowers & Accents, Blue Jeans Mini Alphabet Stickers, Morning Mist Trim Pack (get it here)
Other: Cardstock: craft store, Die: Sizzix, Punch: EK Success doily: Wilton, Ink: Ranger, Adhesive: Therm o Web

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Getting in the holiday spirit with Punky Sprouts

Hi everyone!  Hope you are all doing well and getting ready for for the upcoming holidays.  We are baking and eating all things pumpkin of late- YUM!
Here are the other two ornament/ tags that I created for Punky Sprouts.  These two are very traditional in color (no pink- what was I thinking!) and great for your tree, gift tags or just a sweet gift (they make great wall hangings as well!).

Here is my first one with Jolly old St. Nick.

Here is a close- up of the ornament.

 Supplies used: Rebel Sprout, Lil' Canvas Petals, Lil' Twiney, Lil' Seeds, Lindy's Stamp Gang mist ( get it here)
Other Supplies: Stamp: Stamper's Anonymous, Ink and markers: Ranger, Cardstock: Bazzill, Ribbon: May Arts and Hug Snug, ribbon and sheet music: vintage, flower: My Little Shoebox, pearl: Darice, sheer: Maya Road, Glitter: Martha Stewart, Adhesive: Therm o Web

This is my next ornament.  I stamped and used an iridescent embossing powder to create a resist on my vintage sheet music.  i really enjoy creating a resist on basic papers or cardstock so that I can go back in and crate my own paper using inks and stains.  So fun!! I also used the Lil' Canvas Petals to build this poinsettia.  i misted each petal and built this poinsettia onto a cardstock circle.  When I was making my flower, I realized that I didn't have any gold pearls and it was late at night.  So what's a girl to do? Well, make them of course!  I used some of my ivory pearls, threaded them onto a piece of wire, rolled the pearl in Versamark, sprinkled some gold embossing powder and heated them up ( the wire was a great holder that prevented my pearls from flying all over the place as I used my heat gun and saved me from burning my fingers). The result- gold pearls.
 Here is a close-up.  I needed some leaves and decided to use the Lil' Parchment Blossoms.  I cut them up and inked them.  They take ink wonderfully!
Supplies used: Rebel Sprouts, Lil' Canvas Petals, Lil Parchment Blossoms, Lindy's Stamp Gang Mist and Embossing powder ( get it here)
Other supplies: Trim: Making Memories and vintage, sheet music: Vintage, pearls: Darice, stamp: Inkadinkadoo, Ink: Ranger and Versamark, Viva Pearls in white, Adhesive: Therm O Web and Beacons

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you enjoyed these ornaments and take the time to create your own!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Epiphany Crafts and My Little Shoebox

Hi everyone.  I'm so thrilled to be sharing with you a card that I made using My Little Shoebox and Epiphany Crafts products.  I love be able to show you all how nicely different product work together.

Here is my card:
I used the Vintage Shop line to create this card.  I love the pinks and blues from this line.  It makes me think of all things vintage, especially cameos.  I love the oval shape Bubbles, especially when paired with the Metal Settings from Epiphany.  I was able to create my own cameo to add onto this card!

Here is a close-up of this card as well
Supplies Used: My Little Shoebox: Vintage Shop: Rose Ribbon, French Lace, Heirloom, Attic Treasures, Blush Mini Alphabets, Cricket & Lagoon Double Sided Color Cardstock
Epiphany Crafts: Oval 25 Shape Studio Tool, Shape Studio Bubble caps- Oval 25, Metal Settings Oval 25 Silver
Other: Cardstock: Bazzill: Seam binding: Hug Snug, Doily: Punky Sprouts, Twine: Darice, Ink: Ranger, Adhesive: Therm O Web

Please make sure to check out the My Little Shoebox blog and Epiphany Crafts blog all week for a chance to win some fabulous prizes!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Punky Sprouts Ornaments

Hi everyone!  I can't believe that we are already one week into November.  I'm still stuck in September to be honest with you, lol.  I wanted to share with you some of my ornaments that I created for Punky Sprouts. 

This is my favorite tag/ornament!  Vintage + Pink = a very happy Pattie!
I always like to find new ways to use product and I really wanted to use a canvas base for these ornaments that could very easily be used as gift tags as well.  So, I used the canvas sheets from a Punky Sprouts mini album and cute them into an appropriate size.  After stitching and pinking around each canvas piece, I decided to stamp and emboss onto the canvas to create some resist for my Lindy's Stamp Gang mist.
 Here is a close-up of my ornament.  Oh, how I love Christmas!!
 Supplies used: Punky Sprouts: Rebel Sprout, Lil' Canvas Petals, Lil' Lacey Blossoms (get it here)
Lindy's Stamp Gang Mist
Other Supplies: Paper: Prima, Crate Paper, Stamp: My Mind's Eye, Punches: EK Success, lace and sheet music: Vintage, seambinding: Hug Snug, Stamp: Inkadinkadoo, Pearls: Darice, wire: craft store, Ink: Momento, Versamark, Ranger, Adhesive: Therm o Web

My next ornament is a fun Christmas tree that is quick and easy to make.  You could whip out a bunch of these in a short period of time. 
The tree is really easy to create.  I used the Lil' Parchment blossoms.  I used different sizes of the parchment circles, folded them in half and then in half again.  I stamped and heat embossed a pattern onto the tree.  Next I sprayed mist onto the blossoms to color the parchment pieces.  Lastly, I glued the parchment pieces together to form a tree.  Cute and easy, right!
Supplies used: Punky Sprouts: Rebel Sprouts, Lil' Parchment Blossoms, Lil' Parchment blossoms, Lindy's Stamp gang Mist and embossing powder (get it here)
other supplies: border and label punch: EK Success, Paper: Sassafras and Girls Paperie, trim and tinsel: craft store, Ink: Ranger and Versamark, Adhesive: Therm o Web

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my ornaments!  I'll be posting the other two later in the month, so keep an eye out for those as well!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

My Little Shoebox and Want 2 Scrap Tutorial

Hi everyone.  I wanted to share a tutorial that I created for My Little Shoebox using the Coming Home line and some Want 2 Scrap products as well.  

I made this cute little card and am showing you how to create a piece of box pleated trim.  I love this technique and have been doing it since 2008.  It's always nice when you can incorporate other hobbies (sewing and embroidery) into your scrapping.

Here is the card that I created.
And I'm going to show you the grass at the bottom.  I would usually have the border strip flipped 180 degrees and have the edged bottom facing down, but in this case, it works great "upside down". 

Here is the video:

Let me give you the measurements for the pleat.  The first score is at 1/2" , from there on, you will score every 1/4", then 3/4", 1/4", 3/4" until you have scored the entire piece of paper.  Please remember that your paper will shrink in length by about a half.  So if you pleat a 1x12" of paper, it will be about 6" when you are finished.  If you need a longer piece of pleated paper, you can always adhere multiple strips of paper together.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

My Little Shoebox + Want 2 Scrap = Love

We’ve teamed up with Want 2 Scrap to bring you some inspiration all this week  with the collaboration of My Little Shoebox collections and products from Want 2 Scrap.
I'm so excited to share with you the layout that I created using My little Sheobox and Want 2 Scrap products.   This is a favorite photo of my dear friend, EY, and I having loads of fun at CHA.
 Here is a close up of the beautiful embellishments from Want 2 Scrap that I paired up with My Little Shoebox's Coming Home paper line.
 You just have to love MLS's flowers paired with Want 2 Scrap's corrugated cardboard swirls.
Supplies used: My Little Shoebox Coming Home line: Coming Home, Soaring Above, Park Avenue, 3D Roll Up Flowers & Accents, Cardstock Stickers, Muse Cardstock Alphabet Sticker (Honey Dew)
Want 2 Scrap:  Designer embellies Hand drawn Swirls- Corrugated, Frilly Flourish Swirl: White Pearl
Other: Trim: Maya Road, Pen: American Crafts, Ink: Ranger, Scalloped scissors: other, Adhesive: Therm O Web.

My Little Shoebox is giving out prizes all week.  Make sure to leave a comment on my blog, as well as the other fabulous designers that you visited today ( don't forget My Little Shoebox's blog as well) to be entered for a chance to win. 

The Prize:

My Little Shoebox is giving away a complete two collection kits each day!

To win:

Leave a unique comment on each blog featured today. The winners will be chosen randomly from all comments on the My Little Shoebox blog AND the designer blogs. Make sure you also stop by the Want 2 Scrap Facebook Page and tell them My Little Shoebox sent you.

Here is a list of today’s My Little Shoebox designers that are featured:
and me, Pattie

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you were inspired to create something fun :D

Friday, September 21, 2012

Punky Sprouts & Lily Bee

I am so excited to be able to share some really fun news with you all- I am now a member of the Punky Sprouts design team!!!!!   I am so thrilled and honored to be joining this group of phenomenal crafty women!
The next great thing is that Punky Sprouts had the honors of creating with the beautiful new paper lines from Lily Bee!!  Oh my goodness- have you sen them yet?  I received Autumn Spice and was completely blown away.  Autumn is my absolute favorite season and brings to mind so many wonderful memories.  Autumn Spice had me in my happy place in no time.
This month I created a cute fall wreath for my home.  I love how Punky Sprouts embellishments worked in perfect harmony with Lily Bee's papers. 
Here are a few close-ups of my project.  I created this owl using Punky Sprouts Lil Petals- Canvas and the Funky Punky Fiber pack.  How cute is he?
Supplies used: Punky Sprouts: Lil' Blossoms- parchment, Lil Petals- Canvas, Funky Punky Fiber Pack, buttons
Lily Bee: Autumn Spice line: ginger, pumpkin spice, nutmeg, all spice, cream, brown sugar, cinnamon, Mixed stickers, Index journaling cards
Other: die:Spellbinders, letters:My Little Shoebox, adhesive: Therm o Web, glue gun,felt and wreath: Michaels,  

 I just love rolled up flowers and Punky Sprouts Lil' Blossoms parchment are perfect for this.  You can ink them, spray them, distress them and my favorite- glitter them!
The Lil' Petals- Canvas worked perfectly for my fall banner.  Combined with Lily Bee's Autumn Spice Mixed Stickers, My Little Shoebox's Glitter stickers, and Punky's buttons, I have the perfect accent to balance my Owl.

Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure to visit Punky Sprouts and Lily Bee for even more inspiration!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

MLS/ Unity Stamp Blog Hop

Hello and thanks for hopping with us today. We are so pleased to share our new Co-Branded stamps with Unity Stamp Co. Make sure you leave a comment on each blog to win one of the fabulous prizes from Unity Stamp Co and My Little Shoebox. Winners will be chosen at random from the participating blogs.
I used Unity's Deer to Me stamp and the Crunch time stamps.  Oh my gosh!  They are so cute!!

I love how the "crunch time" stamp makes the most adorable background.  This stamp is perfect for all of my Fall projects.  The  "deer to me" stamp sets is loaded with lots of sentiments and the most precious deer stamps.

Here is a close-up of my card.

So now it's time to hop on over to Karen Maldonado's blog.  You will love what she's created for you!
Don't forget to leave a comment on each of the blogs.  We have lots of fun prizes (Unity Stamps and My Little Shoebox goodies) to share with you! 
Make sure to check out My Little Shoebox for the blog hop list- you don't want to miss out on this Blog hop :D