Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy Birthday to Me With A Gift for You

Well here comes 2014 whether we're ready or not.  It's amazing how after you hit fourty the years fly by.  I can still remember when I couldnt wait to be 13, then 21, and then oh my where did the time go.
January 6th is my day, I have a request to make... I have only received one card since I started making cards a few years back and it was from a Canadian friend Judy Curtis.  Thanks Judy. This is the lovely card she made for me.
So now I have a request, since my birthday is coming up...Could I have my friends who craft and make cards to send me a card or tag, your choice and I will hang or tack them up in my craft room as inspiration, please... At the end of January, I will then draw from the names a prize winner for a package that I will be putting together through the month. Stamps, embellishments, who knows what will be included.  So here is my name and address, surprise me...Tag or card
BIRTHDAY is January 6th...
Good Luck in the drawing
I have received a card, YAY...Thank you so much Karen, not only a card but has a handmade tag as well, so lovely...Sharing the card and tag Karen made.
Remember you have til the end of January to send me a card.  Thanks Bunches and Hugs
I received two more cards, yay...The card on the left is from Sammy and the right is from Carole. Thank you so very much, I love them... 
I have been feeling so unproductive here lately, I cant get in the mood to sit down and create at all...Just feeling blah all I want to do is sleep.  I feel so far behind in everything but just cant get in the mood.  What an awful feeling...

Monday, December 2, 2013

Its That Time of Year

I started to make a matchbook card and changed my mind mid stream. So this is what I came up with. A little bit of lace's, gauze, a few sparkles and this is what the results we're.

Just sharing...Hugs..Patti

Pile It On 

Friday, November 29, 2013

Happy Holidays

First I want to say I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving.  We are so blessed with a wonderful family, and not having to go hungry and be without. I Thank God for his bountifulness and all he does for us everyday.

 I do a lot of ordering online for my crafting supplies.  My back and legs don't do too well these days, and even using my walker wears me out.  I hate being pushed in a wheel chair because its just not fun. So I am constantly ordering online so it seems.  One of my favorite crafting goodies is my dies, oh I think I love them all, and of course I love glitter and my inks, flowers, papers.  Oh I could go on and on...
 I recently was online and got a message where something had been shipped, well now, I couldn't remember ordering, so I got checking it out.  An order from two months ago had shipped, and I wont say where from, but I can GUARANTEE I wont be ordering from the company again. It was the 2nd order with them that I had placed, I recall the first order took like two weeks.  When it comes to my toys, I don't like to wait, like the commercial says, its my money and I want it now. If they had only told me that there would be a delay, I could have been prepared.. Sorry, its just the way I am, impatient.. And they are having a black Friday sale, I wouldn't order if it was 80 % off, no I wont order...

I wanted to share with you a company I recently found by accident. They are out of Lakewood, New Jersey and new to Facebook.  I have ordered from them and they ship FAST, their prices are low, and shipping fee's LOW, and they carry MANY brand's of dies. And its VERY easy to navigate their online store.  If you go to their FB page, please tell the I (Patti Doss) sent you. Sign up for their mailing sub and they will send you a percentage off in your email. Like their page and start saving...Till next time..Hugs..Patti


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Christmas Tag

Below is my tag I made for my special friend Becky.  I hope she enjoys it as much as I did making it.
I used We R Memory Keepers Chalkboard paper. Its a rosy pink color, I used paper roses that I had in my stash, as well as half pearls, a metal thing from Yvette, snow marker, and odds and end's from JoAnn Fabrics as well as cheese cloth.
The video I made is my first, please dont be too rough on me, lol.
                                         Thanks for taking the time to take a peek.  Hugs Patti
Challenge: Word Art Wednesday, Anything Goes #106
                 Craft-Dee BowZ Anything Goes and include a HANDMADE BOW

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Let's Play Along

Playing along with Case Study #164 this week and over at 613 Avenue Create and their Challenge # 4-Anything Goes/No Optional Twist, Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes and  Craftin Desert Diva's Anything Goes Linky Party!!
My recipe for the card I made:

  1. We R Memory Keeper's Paper
  2. 5th Avenue Paper
  3. Copic Marker's for distressing and coloring roses, Pale Yellow and Cashmere
  4. Doily I cut from:  Sophia's Heart Doily from Cheery Lynn
  5. Verve vs 09 pj013 sentiment
  6. Ranger Airondack pitch black ink
  7. Prima Fairytale Roses..
  8. Half flat pearls
  9. Pale yellow ribbon Thanks for stopping by, please come back again.  xoxo-Patti

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Shabby and Vintage

I must admit I believe shabby and vintage is my favorite type of cards and tags to make.  Why?  I don't really know except I like the look and feel...
This card I made this evening I will be putting in two challenges, Word Art Wednesday  Challenge #104 Anything Goes. And also over at House of Cards Month Four: Shabby and Vintage. 
I began by folding a 11 1/2 x 8 1/2 sheet of pale yellow card stock. I then layered a green piece of card stock, and  topped that with white card stock. My top layers are from The Paper Studio from the paper stack called Mirabelle.. 

I cut and distressed the edges with my scissors, the color was like a pale rust.  The next layer,  I layered horizontal was a deeper rust,  I would call a rust red. Again distressing with scissors.I kept layering, finishing off with a flag cut freehand with the deeper red rust color.

I had a lace flower I had made and distressed with Tim Holtz distress ink Vintage Photo, I added a onyx type button from LeBouton, and a stick pin I made of different gem beads. Used the hot glue gun to add on.
To add a little extra bling I added some half pearls in white.

Thanks for looking.. xoxo Patti

Monday, October 28, 2013

Black and White Cards

My card today is Black and White. I believe this is my first black and white ever. Ingredients I used we're my Cuttlebug Folder from Anna Griffin called Christmas Holly Damask. I used white card stock as my base, topped with a heavy black card stock and topped that with my embossed folder. The snowflakes we're cut from Paper Studio Vellum using the Kate Snowflake die from Simon Says Stamps.I also used double sided tape and Kay Kraft PVA glue. I am entering this in challenges at Pile It ON pile it on#43 Embellishment Crazy, and over at Cuttlebug Mania Black and White.
Please enjoy.  Hugs..Patti

Monday, September 30, 2013


Winner of the Blog Candy goes to Lyne Blodgett. Please send your mauling address to me at PattiDee@columbus.rr.com and we will get your gift out..Hugs...Patti

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Two more days for Blog Candy

Well there is only two days left to add me become a follower..Pass me around and share with your friends.
Two days..Drawing will be Monday, don't miss out... Hugs...Patti

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Current Challenges

Well after my card fairies got done playing tricks on me, I finally found my bird. So now I can get on with my challenge's.  I think the Hummingbird is one of God's most beautiful creation's.  I look forward to the spring when they arrive and love to watch them as they feed and play...Of course here in Ohio this is the time of year we see them leaving for warmer climate.  The wing I added as a reminder of the Angels who watch over us, they as well intrigue me so!

The items I used for my project was, Unknown paper's, Lace Hummingbird B194 from Cheery Lynn Designs, Mesh Hearts die B319 also from Cheery Lynn Designs. I love their dies because of the clean cuts. I also used my Butterfly Circle die from Spellbinders, the angel wing was a cut from an embossing folder from Tim Holtz Alterations. And I used watercolor pencils... I am entering my current card in challenges at:
  1. Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges... Anything Goes
  2. House of Cards...Classic and Elegant
  3. Cheery Lynn Designs...Things With Wings
  4. The MoJo Monday ...Sketch Design 311
  5. 613 Avenue Create....#37 Anything Goes w/Optional Twist "Happy Fall Y'All"
  6. Word Art Wednesday Challenge #98 Anything Goes

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Here We Go Again

Here I go again. Those durn fairies are at it again!  I worked so hard to color this bird for a challenge, and somehow the bird flew away.  I know it's the fairies playing their little tricks on me, but I was really making progress and went for my bird to apply it, and it just disappeared. I told the fairies I was tired, sang to them and told them "I give" but it didn't do the trick this time. I searched everywhere I thought possible, so I told them I will be back tomorrow, I sure don't want to have to redo the bird.  Hopefully if the fairies return her tonight I will have a new challenge in tomorrow.  Hugs...Patti

Saturday, September 14, 2013


This card I am entering in the challenge the week #183 "Time Flies" at the

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


This card I am entering in a challenge at:

Hiding In My Craft Room HIMCR#114 A color challenge

Paper Playtime Challenge Use 3 different papers

Mojo Monday Challenge 310

Friday, September 6, 2013

Cute and Fun

This card I made today I am entering it at House Of Cards for their Month 3 Cute and Fun using their color inspiration using 3 of their colors.
Thanks for stopping by...Hugs Patti


                                        Challenge card:        


      I SCRaplifted

Parade Your Crafts

  Thanks for stopping by.

Challenge #47 Layout Chocolate Coffee & Cards

This is my challenge card for Chocolate Coffee & Cards Challenge #47
And this is my recipe:
I used DCWV papers from Le Tres Chic stack
  1. Inky Impression rubber stamp
  2. Inks from Tim Holtz
  3. Gems by Ki
  4. EK Punch
  5. Glue glider
  6. Stickles in Thistle
  7. Pink Organdy ribbon
  8. And a angel pin I made

Card Fairies?

Ok, I seriously think there just may be card fairies, you think so?  I so love to go to my card nook and play but, I think these little fairies play games on me. Take for instance, today I used some Tim Holtz distressed ink pad, and after I was done, I went to put the lid back on. Do you think I could find that lid?  I wasted 20 minutes LOOKING for the lid.  Yes, I got fed up and I said "I dont think this is funny anymore, I need the LID, I give up." I was ready to put it in a baggy...
 So I then looked under my chair, THERE was the lid. After 20 minutes, yes 20 minutes, they finally gave in. I bet those ornery card fairies have been to see YOU too, and you never realized it was them. So NEXT time, just tell then you give up, and you too will find what your looking for...Those silly guys... I believe, I really BELIEVE...

Monday, September 2, 2013

Weekly Challenges

This card for Cheery Lynn designs. I used their Mesh Hearts Border. I love how this die cuts so clean and smooth! Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #96 Hearts A Glow
This card is also being entered in: Eureka Weekly Challenge #55 Tender Thoughts
As well as:    Parade Your Crafts  PYC#3 Anything Goes



Saturday, August 31, 2013

Challenge Cards

This is my entry for Word Art Wednesday. Ingredients used we're my Cuttlebug Butterfly die, Cheery Lynn diecuts as well as Paper Artist dies, and Sizzix, along with a embossing folder, embossing tools and odds and ends of paper, and my stamp is from the craft's meow.

I am using the Tilda card as an entry challenge at Creative Craft Cottage, Buttons and Bows was the theme.

Here is my card for Challenge #5 Buttons and Bows

Friday, August 30, 2013

Followers Cards Errands

If you haven't added yourself as a follower please do so, share me pass me around. That blog candy I am giving away will be nice... Busy day today, got to get out and run some errands, which I'm not looking forward to (because of my back pain). When I get home I want to make a few cards. As I mentioned, please pass me around. Have a great day everyone and hope to add a few cards on the blog this evening. Hugs

Monday, August 26, 2013

August Challenge Month Two Shabby and Vintage

This card is my entry for House of Cards for their August Challenge, Month Two Shabby & Vintage.
Using a embossing folder of a brick wall, I embossed on white card stock. Using my Spellbinder's dies I cut three snowflakes. Used a velvet like ribbon of green and a burgundy red for the center. I then used a fine embossing powder of white on the card and snowflakes.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Lets Do something Different

I am going to have a little drawing. Starting now til 9/25/13 I need some follower's and comments. I will be having a drawing on 9/25 and the person drawn will win a small gift, a token of appreciation. It will be a, well I am going to keep you in suspense. But the more follower's and the comments the bigger the prize. So come on and leave comments, and follow me... Mark your calendar 9/25..Hugs to All...

Friday, August 16, 2013

Day 5 itty bitty

Unity itty bitty Day 5, mine is a coneflower, one of my favorite flowers. I believe it is called Look to the sun. I recieved this as a gift when ordering and was unmarked with a title. I will be using it a lot I'm sure. I used yellow and orange paper, heat embossing in black, and a yellow ribbon. Glue and tape as well. Hope you enjoy...Hugs

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Day 4 Beautiful

This is my Unity Day 4 itty bitty, there are so many BEAUTIFUL reasons to be happy.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Itty Bitty day 3 Wednesday

Day 3 entry for itty bitty was made fast and in itty bitty time. But I love butterflies. Its called Happiness is only real when shared.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

why Me???

You can tell when your getting old by...Entering a contest and use the wrong photo :( Why me? I get so discouraged. Well here is the card I just made for the Unity Day 2 challenge, lol.  Tell me what's wrong. Maybe I got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning...Feeling sooo discouraged now. And now excuse me while I go stand in a corner...

So I go back to the nook and make a itty bitty, yes I redone it... So NOW I can share the correct one. What a day! At least I got it done

Monday, August 12, 2013

Unity Show & Tell

This is my card I am entering for the Unity Show & Tell. It is a itty bitty, jillibean soup "If the shoe fits. I used copic markers, heat embossing on heels and dots. Added some pink ribbon a few pink flowers, and some paper. Hope you enjoy my entry... Thanks for looking...

Friday, August 9, 2013


I am sharing my first Show n Tell at Unity. A little scary, but here goes... I have used my Unity Stamp "Angie Girl" Dream with your heart. Spellbinders Butterflies die, embossing powder black, Flora Studios flower and a little bling. Hope you enjoy...

Just finished a quilt card for a friend using a Unity sentiment stamp. I love dark purples, well any purple. Added a little tag from Spellbinders and the sentiment. Easy to make, hope you enjoy. Please follow my blog.  Hugs

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Pins and Shabby Flower

I just wanted to share one of my favorite things as an add on to my cards. I make these type of pins to add to the flowers I put on my cards. After watching youtube I had to attempt to try to make this flower, this is my first attempt, I sure hope I get better.

Thursday, August 1, 2013


                                                            Just a few I've made...

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Cards II

Made this evening, 2 special cards for 2 special people.


Just a few of the cards I have done in the past, hope when I learn some more about how do this blogging stuff I can get more pictures up. This particular card I made for my mother in law for her Birthday. She saved it, so that says something, right?
Then the Elvis card is an earlier card I made for hubby on Valentine's Day

Thursday, July 4, 2013

The Card Nook

I guess this lady is behind the times of today.  So I thought it best to create my own blog where I could share the cards I make and some techniques I have learned along the way. All of this blogging stuff is new to me so bare with me as I learn to blog and post along the way.
 The cowgirl card was made for a friend who is accident prone.  And the baby card was made for my daughter in laws baby shower.