Wednesday, February 19, 2020

One For The Boys

I love this cute digi from The Paper Shelter  he is called "So Classy" He truly is a cool dude! LOL! This week for the challenge at The Paper Shelter we want to see something "For the Boys". I can't wait to see what you come up with. If you are lacking 'guy' stamps head on over to The Paper Shelter  there you will find so many  wonderful guy images to choose from!  
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

For the One You Love

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Good Morning fellow crafters. Today is a special day, it would have been my dad's birthday. I always miss him so much on these days. He was the one who taught me to love and care for animals. He would always say you could tell the heart of a man by the way he treated his animals. 
Today is also the start of a new challenge for The Paper Shelter. This week we want to see your creation "For The One You Love"! To honor my dad I chose "My Favorite Vet/Pet". I think it takes a special love for animals to be able to help them when they are hurt. Don't you? I hope you will join the fun at our challenge and show us your love! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Shades of Blue!

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The Paper Shelter is having another fun challenge and I hope you will join us. This week we want to see "Shades of Blue" on your entries! My  card features the "Ballerina" stamp. I used shades of teal blue for this card. I am sending this card to a young lady at my church who is leaving this month for basic training in the Air Force. She is a beautiful dancer and I know she will be a success what ever the challenge is! My thoughts and prayers are with you Rachel!  Please join us and maybe you will be our next big winner!
I am entering this card at the following challenges!

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

New Beginnings!


Before I get into the details of my card I want to invite everyone to join our challenge at The Paper Shelter! Our theme this week is "New Beginnings"! I know some may be asking how this is new beginnings! But, I  passed some girls at a bus stop the other day and I had to smile at how different they were dressed but all were laughing and talking so it was nice to see. I am sure most had on "new" Christmas presents and were decked out to start a new semester at school, so this is why I merged three stamps for one card. I also drew in the brick wall and wood flooring to try and create a scene that you might  find in the hallway at school.  I used the following stamps going  from left to right: "Rosie", "Cool Student",  and"Megan"! You can click on each of the links to be taken to each of these cute digi stamps!  
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

A Cheerful Christmas Ornament!

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Merry Christmas to all! I hope everyone is ready for the big day and that you have the true spirit of Christmas! This is the last challenge for the year for The Paper Shelter! Be sure and join in as there is truly a fabulous prize to be had. I have chosen the oh so cute "A Cheerful Snowman" to make a Christmas ornament with! You can find him by clicking on the link! I had some metal discs and wanted to use them for Christmas ornaments. I printed my digi and then cut it out with a stitched circle. After coloring with copics, I added pearl drops for the snow falling, liquid glass to the nose and coal, a Christmas bow and finally some glitter to add a little sparkle! Which the lights on my tree pick up so it looks so pretty! Don't you love that you can use these digi's for so many things? I do and will be making more ornaments in the future with digi stamps from The Paper Shelter!  May each of you have a "Christ" mas filled with our greatest gift, Jesus!  Merry Christmas to all and see you next year! 
I am entering this Ornament at the following challenges:

Friday, December 13, 2019

A "Wee" bit of Christmas!


 It seems every year I get behind on my Christmas cards and I need to keep working on them! This is one of my favorite "Wee" Stamps. I love this artist's work and always look forward to the new stamps when they come out. I added some wooden snowflakes and topped those with a little red rhinestone. My camera (or perhaps the photographer) can't seem to capture the sparkle on my cards. It is there and you just have to look a bit closer. I also used a bit of puffy paint for the snow falling. Another card to add to my Christmas Stash!  
I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The Paper Shelter Birthday/Celebrations!

Good Morning fellow crafters and welcome to The Paper Shelter Blog Hop 


The Hop is our way of inviting you to join in with us and this one is a  "BIRTHDAY/ CELEBRATIONS" theme, which I know is extremely popular!!!! If you have landed here from Sammy Jean   then you're heading in the right direction - if not then you'll want to head on back to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog to start again, as you'll not want to miss out on this one! Our Design Teams have worked very hard and are showcasing the gorgeous images available from The Paper Shelter Website and each blog on the hop is offering one lucky commenter a digi of their choice as well as the main prize, details of which are on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot.

I have chosen the lovely "Heart of Christmas" for my card! This is such a versatile image and can be used for many occasions. I colored my image with Copics and fussy cut it out. My paper came from the neverending scrap box. I used a sparkle pen for the little snowflakes and Liquid Glass for the ice cycles hanging on the branches. and the pretty heart she is holding. My photography skills do not show how the heart is popping  and is so shiny! I added a pre-made flower and glittered letters for the Happy Birthday Sentiment! I am entering this card in the following challenges:


  1. http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com/2019/11/qkr-stampede-challenge-374.html
  2. https://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/2019/11/good-morning-challenge-485.html
  3. http://pammiesinkypinkieschallenges.blogspot.com/2019/12/pip-challenge-1948.html
  4. https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/2019/11/wk-48-anything-goes-card-making-craft.html
  5. https://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com/2019/11/challenge-176-anything-goes-with.html
  6. http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2019/12/c-119.html
  7. http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/2019/11/challenge-403-anything-goes.html
  8. http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/2019/12/new-challenge-anything-goes.html
  9. https://jansdigistampschallenges.blogspot.com/2019/12/challenge-3-anything-goes-jans-digi_2.html
  10. https://www.scrappersdelights.co.uk/challenge-blog/challenge-for-november#/
  11. http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/2019/12/anything-goes-challenge-our-last-for.html
  12. http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/12/challenge-108-anything-goes.html

From here you will need to hop on over to Lilibet   Don't forget to leave your comment for a chance of winning your choice of one of the fab digi's available in store.
Hop! Hop! Hop!
Good luck and I hope you're enjoying it so far.
Patty Sue 2


Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Tis The Season!

Good Morning Everyone! Are you all busy getting those Christmas cards made to send out. It seems like I always need just one more! It is also time for another fun challenge at The Paper Shelter. Our theme this time is . . . . "A Christmas Card"! So no excuses for not adding to your Christmas card stash!

I chose the darling image "Full of Hope" for my Christmas Card. I drew in the wood floor to create more of a scene. I added a few stickles to the fire to make it look as if the  wood was popping. I cut my sentiment out and attached it to a stitched circle. A tiny bow and some rhinestones finished off my card. Now to get a letter written and post this in the mail. I hope you will join the fun and maybe you will be the next winner of a great prize! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Punches and Dies

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Is everyone ready for fall? I have to admit it is my favorite time of year. 
 So, as we want and need rain in my neck of the woods I chose this lovely stamp from The Paper Shelter! She is called "The Sun Is In My Heart"! Isn't she adorable? You can find her here. Also, some of you may recognize her from a coloring class at Kit and Clowder. I loved this class and I just need to get the time to take more of the classes. If you have never taken a class from Kit and Clowder you are really missing out! The Paper Shelter is one of the great companies that support these classes with their beautiful stamps!  The time has come for another great challenge at The Paper Shelter. This should be an easy one for you, it is "Punches and Dies". I have to admit I love using both but often lean to the dies. I have a very small craft room and it helps me with storage to be able to use dies. I am excited to see your lovely punches and dies. (Just in case I am missing some!) LOL! So get busy  and join the fun
I am entering this card at the following challenges:


Saturday, July 27, 2019

Creative Crafter's Challenge


I decided to have me a fun day of coloring and I had to color this cutie. I am blessed to have three adorable grandsons that I love with all my heart but, I would always welcome a little girl in the batch (hint, hint)! LOL...Anyway, this is my inspiration card for The Creative Crafters Challenge! I hope you will join the fun and remember anything goes is always our challenge
I love the cute bows and the embellishments are actually cute buttons that a dear friend gave me. Thanks Diane I love them!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:


Wednesday, July 24, 2019

My Little Dragon!


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The Inside of My Card!

Good morning peeps! I hope everyone is having a great summer. Our summer has been a bit hectic and filled with Dr. appointments.This card was such a fun make. The adorable stamp is from The Paper Shelter  and she is called My Little Dragon! I colored the stamp with Copics and added some Liquid Glass to her shield, the handle of her sword, the rubies on her helmet, wrist band, and shoes and to the Dragons fire! I then used "Wink of Stella" to add some sparkle to the helmet. I also used some Stickles to make the fire look 'hot'! Some pretties from Queen and Co. and a gold string finished off this card. I thought the sentiment was perfect for this, but I am afraid I don't remember where I purchased it.   I wanted to invite all of you to join the fun at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog. This is a fun and easy one, "Anything Goes"! It just doesn't get easier than that! This is a three week challenge and a wonderful prize for the winner! So grab your entry and join the fun! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Ribbons and Buttons

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I had this darling digi colored for ages and I finally got her made into a card! This cute dig is from The Paper Shelter and she is called Magical Light! It is also once again time for another fun challenge at The Paper Shelter! This challenge is Ribbons and Buttons! That is what we need to see on your entries. If you check out my light you will see it has almost a marble effect! Truly a magical light, right? I had covered the light fixture with liquid glass and was busily working along. I had carefully laid this card aside for the liquid glass to dry and after a few more cards were added to my pile I realized I was stacking them on top of the tacky liquid glass. So, that pretty swirl of brown is actually fibers from the card that was on top of it. No great trick of swirling paint or fantastic coloring technique I just added more liquid glass! LOL! It turned out better than I thought it would! 
I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Flower Power at The Paper Shelter!



Good morning everyone! I hope you are enjoying a beautiful spring almost summer day! It is time for another fun challenge at The Paper Shelter. This time we want to see your flower power! Any and all flowers welcome. Remember if you grab one of the lovely images from The Paper Shelter and win the challenge you will win an amazing prize! I chose Si Belle for this challenge. I think she is so cute! I had these cute little crochet flowers and wanted to use them on this card. I think they look charming! LOL! Anyway, grab your flowers and join the fun! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Creative Crafters Challenge-May

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I don't know about you but, I am definitely thinking spring! It seems as if this has been a long, dreary, winter and even though spring means my work load gets heavier with the increase of yard work, I am ready for it. How about you? Are you happy to see winter come to an end? Meanwhile, we can all play along with the Creative Crafters Challenge for May! As you all know by now we are always "Anything Goes Challenge"! So, if you are still into Christmas cards, winter, Halloween,  or any other holiday just enter that card or a project in our fun challenge. I can't wait to see what you are doing! 
I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Lace And Pearls

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Have you ever thought how much work a spa day is? LOL! Well, it seems like work to me. I guess I am not a spa type girl. LOL! Anyway, it is time for a new challenge at "The Paper Shelter". This time we want to see your lace and pearls! (I will let you in on a little secret, I am not a lace and pearl type girl either!) It's true jeans, t-shirts, and just a touch of make-up is more my style! LOL! I am glad my husband is happy with me just the way I am! I chose "Spa Day" for my card and added my lace and pearls on each side of this fun stamp.  I hope you will grab your favorite digi and join our fun challenge!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Love Is In The Air



Good-morning everyone! Are you ready for some love to be in the air? In case you haven't guessed our challenge at "The Paper Shelter" is "Love Is In The Air". How fun is that? I chose "Sweetheart" for my card. She looks as if she might be bashful about letting everyone know who her sweetheart is! I hope you will join our fun challenge and show us your "Love Is In The Air"! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

A Birthday Card!


This little cutie is not bothered by April Showers! She has a birthday party to get to and she is ready for fun! Our challenge this time at The Paper Shelter is a "Birthday Card"! I chose "Happy"! She is so cute and such a fun color! I hope you will join our fun challenge and make a birthday card. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

Monday, April 15, 2019

Creative Crafters-April Challenge

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I thought that this card would be appropriate for our April challenge at The Creative Crafters! If you haven't made the connection it is "April showers bring May flowers"! Since we didn't get the snow pack we need for water I am hoping the rain will add to our water level. How about you? Are you getting rain? I hope you will consider joining our challenge which is always "Anything Goes"!
I am entering  this card at the following challenges:


Wednesday, April 3, 2019

A Charmy Bunny!

Well, I do not know what happened but for some reason my card did not post. I am going to try this again and see if it works. It is time for a new challenge at The Paper Shelter! This time we want to see your Easter cards! Don't be like me and post a blank. I am sure I had a 'charmy write up but I lost everything but my title! So here is my card using The Paper Shelters Charmy Bunny! Please hop on over to the store and look at all the great digis to choose from! Grab a few and join our fun challenge! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Girl Power



Good morning everyone! I hope you are having a grand day and that the March  winds are not blowing you away! It is time for a new challenge at The Paper Shelter! This time our challenge is "Girl Power"!  Now you may wonder why I have chose the lovely "Josephine"! She makes me think of an independent woman who even in restrictive times was traveling on her own! I hope you will join our challenge and show us Girl Power from your perspective. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

Friday, March 15, 2019

Creative Crafters March Challenge!


I must admit I am more of a dog lover than a kitty lover. But, I have a good friend who loves her kitties and I just had to make this card for her. This is also my Design Team inspiration for The Creative Crafters challenge for March! I hope you like it. Please consider joining the fun at The Creative Crafters Challenge! As always, it is "Anything Goes"! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Let It Be Spring!

 A Closer Look!
 The inside of the card!
I hope you are like me and ready for the dreary days of winter to be over. When I saw our challenge at The Paper Shelter, I knew this digi "Tulips" was perfect for "Let It Be Spring"! I love these pretty papers and tulips are my favorite flowers. They always seem to herald the coming of spring. I hope you will join in the fun at The Paper Shelter
I am entering this card at the following challenges:


Sunday, March 3, 2019

Croquet ?

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I had a fun time playing with this cute digi stamp from Cute As A Button! "! Isn't this an adorable image she is called "Croquet Chloe"! Makes me long for summer days as this has been a long dreary winter. If you look real close you can find a lucky shamrock! A fun card to make and hopefully it will brighten someone's day! I hope you will join our challenge at Cute As A Button Challenge Blog!  It is a great way to have fun and win some fabulous stamps!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
https://joyofsetstictactoe.blogspot.com/  (green, embellishments, rectangle)

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Darn I Missed This!


I and Blogger have not had some happy days as of late. Also, I have had a hectic few weeks and it will be even worse the next two weeks as I will work a temporary job in special elections. I do this to earn money for my trip to Puyallup each year to the Scrapbook Show there. But, it means six days a week with my work day starting at 4:30AM and ending at 6:30PM. I know I will totally exhausted at the end of the two weeks but it pays the piper! LOL! Somehow my card for The Creative Crafters never posted! It is a card that I was pleased with the end results and now it is to late to enter in challenges! Arrrrrrr!  Anyway, it is NOT to late for you to enter The Creative Crafters Challenge! So, click the link and enter!