Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Last week for Creative Sisters Monday Challenge "Punches"

Hi Everyone!!! 

Just a quick post to remind everyone that this is the last week to enter our Creative Sisters Monday Challenge!  My sister Linda is sponsoring the challenge and it's to use your punches!  If you've entered my challenge and hers this month - you are automatically entered into the monthly drawng which is an amazing prize package from our sponsor Paper Wishes.

The rules are simple - you need to be followers of both our blogs, need to have entered both  challenges this month - and you need to leave us a way to get in touch with you.  Simple!

Here's our prize package for the month - be sure to stop at both our blogs to see our blog candy for this challenge, also!

I'd like to thank Paper Wishes, who has been amazingly generous in supporting our blogs this month.  Make sure you check out their website http://www.paperwishes.com/ and request a free catalog.  You will be amazed at the products they offer, as well as support, tutorials, monthly shopper packages!  You'll be glad you stopped in!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Spring Blog Hop Winner!

Thank you to all who visited my blog this weekend on the Spring Blog Hop!!!  Thank you to all of you who chose to become a friend follower.  Random.org chose a winner for me and it was #3.

Dorcas T-deecanta said...

How cute! I have been thinking about this cart. I think I might just get it soon. Thanks for sharing. The giveaway is a great idea! I'm a new follower. Keep the good ideas coming!

Congratulations Dorcas!!!  Please send me your snail mail address, and I will get this right out to you!!!


Saturday, March 26, 2011

Spring Blog Hop

Welcome!  If you arrived here from Julie's site then you are in the right place!  If you want to start at the beginning, hop over to Jenn's blog.  If you get lost along the way, just follow the links on the bottom of this post to get back on track!

One sure sign of spring, here in Maine, are the puddles!  We all know how children are drawn to puddles!
This is a layout I did with my Grandest Daughter and her friend, puddle jumping, while we were boiling maple syrup!  I used the Nate's ABC cartridge for the puddle boots and sentinment. As you can see in the pictures, our snow piles are still here!

I'm offering a little blog candy today.  Since Paper Wishes has been sponsoring my blog and our Creative Sisters Monday Challenges this month, I am offering one of the following books.  "JOURNEY GIRL"  will go to one lucky winner who is #1 a follower and #2 leaves a comment under this post!  I will draw the winner randomly next week.

As you can see they offer quite a few books of paper and ideas...the one I am offering for this hop is the cream colored book - "Journey Girl".  These papers are amazing and so much fun to work with.

Now, here is the hop line-up!  Make sure you hop to everyone's blog and show them some love!!


Monday, March 21, 2011

Creative Sisters Monday Challenge #4 and Winners!!!

The Creative Sisters Monday Challenge is being hosted by my sister, Linda, these next two weeks.  The challenge is to use a punch.  So, dust off those punches, and get creative. You can use what ever else you want, but you must include a punch! 

This is my entry to Linda's challenge:

I used the Paper Wishes border punch system for my butterfly border.  They have a wide selection of punches available that when used with the border system, creates perfectly placed borders.  The stamp is one from my own collection, that I stamped in brown ink and matted with brown.  I added just a touch of stickles to the center of the flower and also to the center of the butterflies.   Then added the sentiment and one simple pearl.  You can see another version of this card below.

I used a scissor border and the butterfly punch border, then some stickles and a simple pearl.  I really liked how both of these came out - very simple and elegant.  Paper Wishes makes some Dazzle Stickers that are stackable...and I wish I had some of the butterflies to add to the center of the flower.  I think it would have set it off perfectly.  I will have to place an order and try this card again!

I think that is what makes all of us "papercrafters" so unique.  We always strive to do it a bit different - a bit better...and reach out to new ideas and products!!

I want to thank Paper Wishes again, for sponsoring Creative Sisters Monday Challenges this month.  I've had so much fun with both these challenges! Now for my blog candy!

Paper Wishes has four of these fantastic books of papers and tags - and pages of ideas and inspiration.  I will be sending the winner, Journal Kit for the Earthy Girl,  This collection is perfect for the spring - and I think who ever receives it will be filled with inspiration.

To win my blog candy - you must be a follower of my blog and leave a comment.  That's it.  Super simple.

The winner will be picked at the end of the challenge (April 4th).  Now, hop over to my sisters blog for her challenge and to see her amazing blog candy.  She's got an amazing project for you and  a super Guest Designer and I'm looking forward to meeting her!

I want to thank everyone who entered my challenge this month and my wonderful Guest Designer, Corylyn Dimmer for all her wonderful inspiration!  Corylyn please watch your mail for a thank you package coming your way!  Everyone outdid themselves and I'm just so inspired by each of you.  Now, to announce the winner of my challenge "Think Spring".  The winner was chosen at random and is.....Linda Dale
Linda Dale said...

Love your creations, you are such a great inspiration. My favorite thing about Spring is...everything, especially the Humming birds return in May. They are so awesome to watch.


Congratulations Linda ,  I will be mailing you out your awesome prize package as soon as I get your mailing address from you - I will be emailing you shortly!

Linda will be receiving all of the following!
from our March sponsor

Thank you all for entering my challenge and for choosing to be a follower of mine!!!  Please enter my sisters "Punch" challenge for a chance at some really amazing prizes!!

I have one more winner to announce!  The winner for the Bunny Hop Blog Hop is: Jenn

Jenn said...
Awe, Thumper! Adorable card, TFS!

Congratulations Jenn, I will mail the card set out to you as soon as I get your mailing address...I will email you shortly!

Saturday, March 19, 2011


If you are here to enter my mega "Think Spring" challenge, please click here to enter your entry!  Check my other posts to see the AWESOME blog candy our sponsor, Paper Wishes, gave us!!!

Welcome, if you've come from my sister Linda's site, you've come from the right place. To start at the beginning, please go to the Queen's site.  Here is the lineup, just in case you get lost along the way!

Michelle - http://queenofmycraftroom.blogspot.com/

Susan - http://itsmesusanp.blogspot.com/
Carol - http://cardstockscissorsandglue.blogspot.com/
Mary - http://cardztv.blogspot.com/
Kimberly - http://hellocutiecrafts.blogspot.com/
Sheryl - http://igottacraft.blogspot.com/
Deborah - http://www.scrappingmamma.net/
Bonnie - http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com/
Dianne - http://diannesscrappycreations.blogspot.com/
Cheryl - http://cardsbycg.blogspot.com/
Lisa - http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
Misty - http://abusyplace.blogspot.com/
Debbie - http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/
Linda - http://lindascreativity.blogspot.com
Patti - http://www.pattilynncreations.blogspot.com/  U R HERE
Nicolette - http://beyondscrapin.blogspot.com/
Creative Patti - http://pattisscrapingtime.blogspot.com/
Rhonda - http://craftingwithblue.blogspot.com/
When you are done with the hop, please head on back to the Queen's site and let her know what your thoughts are!
Well, this is my first hop and I am so excited to share my project with you!

Disney Cartridge
   Who says "Spring or Easter" better than Thumper!  I cut him out at 3"...and boy were some of those pieces small.  Then I decorated him with stickles and some diamond eyes.  I used some silk flowers and put some stickles on them to add a bit more dazzle to my card.  Soft pastel ribbon and "spring" sentiment completes my easel card.  Check back tomorrow for another Bunny Hop - Blog Hop creation!!!
For blog candy - all of those who have made it all through our hop - and have become inspired, you only need to do two things.  First, become a follower (I will check) and second, leave me a comment!  Simple!!!
The winner will be chosen by random on Tuesday!  Here's what I am offering:
A set of 10 pre-printed card and envelopes.  Just the blanks, ready for your decorations!  These are from my March sponsor Paper Wishes.  By the way...they are having an awesome sale on their Mom's Warehouse Sale..many items just $1.  I just received a HUGE order this week and I can't believe all I got for my money!!!

Thank you for hopping by - if you want me to visit you, please leave you blog address and I will be happy to hop over!  Next stop on the hop is Nicolette  Before you leave, make sure you check out my Creative Sisters Monday Challenge, which ends on Monday.  It's a "Think Spring" challenge!
Hugs,   Patti

Friday, March 18, 2011

Creative Sisters Monday Challenge - Super Tremendous Grand Prize!!!

WOW! That was all I could say when I saw what our March sponsor sent us for the GRAND PRIZE in the Creative Sisters Monday Challenge. Now remember, if you enter my challenge (ends on Monday) and Linda's (starts on Monday) you will have two chances to win this FANTASTIC Grand Prize.

Grand Prize for March
Can you believe it?  Thank you Paper Wishes for this fantastic prize package.  This is what you will get:

"Color Me" Sampler 6 Pack
"Color Me" Gold Sampler 6 Pack
"Dazzles" Enchanted Moment Stickers
"Soft Nostalgia" Paper Pack 12 papers ( 2 of each)
"Sarah Surfaces" 8 x 8 album
1 Pkg. 8 x 8 sheet protectors
"A Cuppa" 3-D Papier Tole Die Cuts
"Playful Flowers" 3-D Papier Tole Die Cuts
Giant Flower Card Template
Fold Back Swirls Template
Berry Box Template
15 Lovely Labels Template
Sara's Surfaces Pinwheel Pockets - set of two
Sara's Surfaces Little Purses - set of two
Small Stamps - Love with a tree...
Sweet Tweets set of stamps
6 Pkgs of Dazzles stickers!!!
Teresa's Card Classes #1 - DVD showing 132 cards.
Teresa's Card Classes #2 - DVD showing 131 cards and 10 envelopes.

All you have to do to be eligible for the grand prize is to enter my challenge which ends this Monday.  Enter Linda's challenge which begins this Monday.  Be a follower of both our blogs (we will check) and that will give you TWO chances to win this amazing prize. 

In additions, both March challenges have blog candy from both of us.  Be sure to leave a comment on both our blogs and become a follower for a grand total of 5 different prizes this month!!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

WOW - Challenge Prizes arrived yesterday from our sponsor!!!

WOW - just about says it all!  Our sponsor for March, PaperWishes just sent all our prizes for the month.  They were amazingly generous!  I am definitely going to be placing a big order after seeing some of these things up close!  Here is the prize package for my challenge "Think Spring" .  We have one week left for this challenge, so make sure your get your entry in!  And, visit my sister site, as she is offering blog candy too!


The lucky winner will receive a package of 6 - gold sampler "Color Me" papers
Nonna's Garden Paper pack (12 papers, 2 of each design)
Rustic clocks and Victorian Roses - 3-D Papier Tole Die-cuts
4 packages of Dazzle stickers
1 pkg. butterfly stamps


Monday, March 7, 2011


Welcome to our 3rd challenge! 

Here in the backwoods of Maine we've had lots of snow this winter. As I write this, they are talking of another storm coming through.  All I can think of is SPRING!  The warmth of the sun, the smell of the earth and seedlings springing forth from the ground. So, that is our challenge.  Anything and everything you can think of that says  "Spring".

Our sponsor for this month's challenges is PaperWishes ! 

 If you don't know who they are - please follow the link and check them out.  They not only have a wide variety of paper crafting materials - but they are full of ideas and inspiration.  The Mom's Warehouse Sale is something I look forward to - as you can pick up some amazing deals and also build your stash of products!

For my project this month, I used "Womens Collage - Artsy Collage" from Hot Off the Press that I got at Paper Wishes.  I used the papers to decorate a ceramic frame that I had painted a lavendar.  I added some Dazzles, also from Paper Wishes and some fiber and charms that I had gotten in one of their Card Making Kits of the Month. 

The booklet above is what I used for my frame and card - the ones below show some other choices offered at Paper Wishes.  They have some really great papers and kits for altered art projects.

Now, on to my project!
I tore the papers and applied them to the ceramic frame base with mod-podge.  When dry, I added some Dazzle Celestial Design Stickers, some fibers and a charm. 

I love these "Dazzle" stickers, because they are so thick and heavy - they stick really well to the frame and add a lot of sparkle. 

For the matching gift card, I used some of the coordinating papers.  I cut the pot of flowers from the Freshly Picked Cartridge at 2 1/2" and used a Hampton Art Stamp "Spring".  Of course, it wouldn't be finished without some stickles and pop-dots to set it all off.

I even have enough paper left to make a matching gift bag!!!!  YAY!

NOW, it's your turn!

1. Leave a comment telling me what your favorite thing about spring is!  (Mine is making maple syrup with my family and getting the greenhouse started with seedlings)

2.  Become a follower if you aren't already.

3.  Link up your SPRING project!

4.  Make sure to visit the other 'Creative Sister', for another chance to win some blog candy.

What's the blog candy on this challenge???  Well, we don't know yet - but we can tell you it will be a "sweet collection" from Paper Wishes.  We will post it right here, as soon as it arrives.  There will be blog candy here and at Linda's site - so be sure to leave a comment for both of us.

PRIZE PACKAGES HAVE JUST ARRIVED!!!   Thank you Paperwishes for your generous sponsorship!
This is what one lucky winner will receive!


First, my sister Linda and I would like to thank EVERYONE who participated in our first month of challenges - and who also became followers, friends.  Your comments and sharing have meant so very much to both of us!  Thank you.

Now for some winners!  We picked these winners at random and they are as follows:

Creative Sisters Monday Challenge #2 - Embossing at Linda's blog and the winner of the cuttlebug folders and dies is:   

Glenda Boyd
Glenda's Cards

Creative Sisters Monday Challenge #2 - Embossing at Patti's blog and the winner of the set of cards is:

Paper Maniac

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS - We will be contacting you for your addresses and shipping out your prizes asap! 

NOW FOR THIS MONTHS FIRST CHALLENGE...............stay tuned...........

Our March Guest Designer Is.....

We are so very pleased to announce our March Guest Designer!
Please stop in and visit Corylyn and show her some love!

Corylyn Dimmer
Hi everyone! My name is Corylyn Dimmer and I live in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. I’m 25 years old and I’m a Primary/Elementary teacher!

The women in our family have always been the crafty-type and about 6 years ago my mom, my sister and I decided to start Scrapbooking.. we haven’t stopped since! I purchased my Cricut Expression a year and half ago and I started doing a lot more card-making.. it’s my favorite thing to make because you can do them as simple or as fancy as you like and they always turn out great!

Drop by my blog sweetlilscrapper.blogspot.com to check out my other projects.. I’d love for you to become a follower!

Spring Project Details:

For this challenge I decided to make a set of spring cards to give away to a friend. I used my two favorite cartridges, Create-a-Critter and Paisley, as well as various My Pink Stamper Stamps. I’m a huge Pink Stamper fan and I get a lot of my inspiration from her projects! I love the way these cards turned out and I hope you like them too! Happy Spring!

We are just loving Corylyn's designs for our Challenge!  Now, the challenge won't be announced "officially" til tomorrow - but if  you want to get started on your entry - please do!!!  Mr. Linky will be up and running tomorrow (Monday). 

Saturday, March 5, 2011


...IS ALMOST HERE!!!  On Monday, March 7th, we begin a new Creative Sisters Monday Challenge AND we will be announcing the winner from Linda's Challenge and my challenge.  ALSO, we will be announcing the winner of the February GRAND PRIZE - ROBOTZ Cricut Cartridge!!!  WOOHOO!!

We are so very thankful for all our new followers FRIENDS.  Thanks you for joining in on our first month of challenges! 

Now - For a little "peek" into the March challenge.  Our friends from Paper Wishes have graciously offered to sponsor our challenges for the month of March.  Now, the prize packages haven't arrived yet - and we are holding our breath to see what they are sending!  As soon as we know, we will be posting the prizes!
If you aren't familiar with Paper Wishes, please hop over and visit them.  They have tutorials, card making kits,  scrapbook kits - papers, punches, stamps, etc.  You won't be disappointed.  Don't leave without checking out the "Mom's Warehouse Sale".  You'll find lots and lots of fun things at give-away prices!

We will be announcing our next challenge on Monday - and I will also be featuring a very talented lady who has agreed to be our Guest Designer.  I'm so excited!   A hint about our next challenge - it's what is on everyone's mind these days....it's  "S__________________."

Hope you'll all check in on Monday and join in on the fun!  Prizes and Inspiration will be flowing this March!!!

HUGS - Patti

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