Friday, June 23, 2017

Sympathy Card

Well, it has been a rough week, but everyone got through it.  I thought I would show you the sympathy card I made for Pat's family.  I was all over the place and couldn't make my mind up, so I decided to take a break and unpack my last box for the craft room and came across the So Detailed Thinlets die set and knew this was what I had been looking for.  I made the base card in Sweet Sugarplum with a layer of Very Vanilla and Falling In Love DSP.


I really liked how this card ended up.  I used the Better Together stamp set for my sentiment along with my matching Sweet Sugarplum ribbon.


I had some adhesive paper from when SU used to sell it and adhered my Very Vanilla paper to it and then used my die cut.  It made it so easy to adhere the die cut to the DSP.  For the inside sentiment, I used a stamp from SU's Rose Wonder.


It is now raining like cats and dogs outside.  Hopefully, the sun will come out this weekend and we can get some yard work done.

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy


Friday, June 16, 2017

Jennifer and Angel Pat

When Jennifer was born, my friend Pat gave her an angel to watch over her.  Pat loved angels and had a large collection of them.  Every now and then Pat would add to Jennifer's collection and when she started to talk she called her Angel Pat!  One of the last pictures I have of Jennifer and her Angel Pat is one I took at Christmas of the two of them after they had spent some time on the "Magic Carpet" that was one of Pat's gifts to her.  They traveled to a lot of places that day and had a great time!  This was one of Pat's favorite picture.


Last night Pat lost her battle with cancer and is now truly Jennifer's Angel Pat.  Pat was a wonderful wife, Mother and Grandmother.  She was also a great friend and will truly be missed.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy




Sunday, June 11, 2017

Tulip Embossing Card

Well, I wanted summer and I think it here!!  It has been in the 90's the past few days, so I am finally getting some things done in my craft room.  A few months ago, a blogger friend of mine - PJ's Projects - sent me this adorable tulip embossing folder.  I put it away as I was starting to move my boxes back in my craft room.  I got it out the other day as I have been making some cards to send to a dear friend of ours who is in the last stages of cancer.  She has come home from the hospital with Hospice and besides going to visit, I have been sending her cards to let her know she is in our thoughts even though we are not with her physically.  This has been an extremely upsetting time for everyone.  She has been in the girls lives since they were babies, and they are so upset with her situation.

I must admit it was harder than I thought it would be to color in the cute little tulips!!  My eyes are definitely not as good as they used to be.  At first I was going to us my Gamsol and pencils but that was a disaster, so I eventually ended up using my SU markers.



I embossed the image in Whisper White and then layered it on Pink Pirouette.  I tied my ribbon around those two layers and adhered them onto a layer of Soft Sky.


My sentiment on the front is just a $1 stamp from Michael's and the inside sentiment is from SU's Whimsical Words stamp set.


I was really happy how the cards turned out and I hope she likes it.  She has always been so appreciative of my cards and craft items that I send her.  It will be a difficult time for her and her family, and any prayers would be appreciated.

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy




Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Butterfly Basics Birthday Card

As I mentioned the other day, I needed some birthday cards and decided to use this very pretty stamp set from SU.  I like to visit Brenda Quintana's blog.  She does a facebook live and a CASE-ing Tuesday from the SU Catalog.  I thought this card was so pretty and would be perfect for my daughter's birthday coming up.  Check out this VIDEO for all the details.



I can imagine this card done in many different colors, but I knew she would like the Sugarplum CS.  For the fold over flaps, I ended up using up some DSP scraps, which is always a good thing.  I also used my Black ink for the sentiments as I didn't have the green she used, which I thought made the images stand out better.


I had only used the butterfly before in this stamp set, so it was nice to use the rest of the stamps.


This card could be used for other occasions as well.  I was really pleased how the cards turned out - so soft and pretty.

Our Memorial Day was rained out but it was kinda of nice to just relax.  I have to go back to the foot Dr. this week, so hope to get rid of this boot I have been dragging around.  I'm sure then there will be PT on the horizon.  UGH!!  Have a great week!

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Happy Memoral Day!!

I was viewing some blogs today and came across Michelle Wright's blog - The Cow Whisperer's Creative Card that was mentioned in Frenchie's Blog.  I was so touched by her card she created, as well as her story, that I wanted to share it with my viewers.  Please visit her blog and let her know her son did not die in vain!

Everyone in the Pansy Patch would like to wish you and your Family a wonderful Memorial Day!!  Please say a prayer for all our brave service men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice.

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

Friday, May 26, 2017

Just for You Card

Well, the holiday weekend is here!!  We had a busy day today watching Jennifer, or should I say she was watching me.  She is fascinated with the boot I have to wear.  Good thing she is so good as my energy level is not what it should be.  She loves to paint, so my refrigerator is full of wonderful pictures!  Then she went riding on her ATV with Poppy and she had a great nap after lunch.

So while I had time, I finished up some cards I started the other day.  I had not used the Botanicals For You stamp set from SU much and made these cards with it.  They came together really quick.


I used Crumb Cake for the base card and used a layer of Watermelon Wonder next.  I love that color.  My next layer was from the Birthday Bouquet DSP.  I stamped my Just For You on some Whisper White and glued it on a layer of Garden Green.


My bow is made from Watermelon Wonder ribbon and I punched a flower out of the Watermelon CS and decorated it with a pearl.


I used one of the sentiments from the stamp set for the inside.  I decided this card can be used for a lot occasions - birthday, engagement, retirement, etc.  I hated cutting into my DSP, but.......I told myself I will not buy anymore until I use some up.

We are suppose to have some rain off and on for the weekend.  I hope we will at least get to barbecue some.  Hope everyone enjoys their Holiday!

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Graduation Card

We hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  We didn't do much.  Joe planted some flowers and worked in his garden.  I had some more x-rays last week and everything is healing.  Unfortunately, no lighter boot, so I will have to drag it around for another 2 1/2 weeks until the next visit.  I managed to get back into the craft room today and made this Graduation Card I needed.


I saw this on Pinterest made by Stamping to Share and thought how unique it was.  You could make this in the different colors of the High School, College, etc. of the recipient.  I was looking for a card that stated the year, but then thought this could also be used for other occasions such as retirement.


Recipe:

Ink:  Pacific Blue
Paper:  Pacific Blue, Lost Lagoon, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Accessories - SU Sunshine Wishes Thinlets
Embellishments:  Rhinestones

I cut my CS 4 1/4 x 11" and scored it at 5 1/2".  I cut two pieces 2 x 5 1/8".  I glued down the Daffodil pieces to each of the Pacific Point CS which were cut at 3 7/8 x 5 1/8".  I then glued one panel on the inside and one on the outside making sure to alternate the position of the Daffodil Delight.  Then I glued down the Whisper White panel which I cut at 3 1/2 x 4 3/4".  I die cut my pieces and glued them down and added the sentiment to the front and the inside.


The inside sentiment is an old SU stamp that I found when I was unpacking my boxes.  It is nice to be able to see everything before I decide which greeting I want to use.  I'm a happy camper!!

School is almost over for the girls.  Hard to believe that another year is coming to an end,  Hope everyone has a great week!  I have a lot of birthdays coming up, so I think I'm going to make some of them next.  It would be next to be ahead of time for a change.

Thanks for stopping by,

Nancy