Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Wishing all my crafting friends and family a wonderful day.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Link Up for Pink Giveaway

Check out this great giveaway at Link Up for Pink.  Be sure to go to the blog and enter to win.

Hope that I am the lucky winner.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Looking for!!!!!

I am looking for the stamps for snowman poop, snowman soup. etc poems.  If you know who it is that sell these or where I can find them please let me know.  I had it written down but I can not find where I wrote it down at.  Go figure.  LOL now that I want to order them.  If you can help please let me know.

Thanks in advance for your help.


Thursday, July 26, 2012

MIA / Join the Just a Scrappin' Challenge

Sorry that I have been MIA lately but between work hours, the twins, and my new grand baby in the hospital, (being diagnosed with meningitis) Thanks to the good Lord and the talent he gave the doctors is being treated and getting better.  Crafting has been non existing the last few weeks.  Hope with in the next few weeks to get some things going on my blog.  Like trying my hand at videos. 

But please be sure to join the DT over at Just A Scrappin' this week for the Glitter & Shine challenge and a chance to win the blog candy at the end of the month.

Your Crafty Friend


Friday, July 20, 2012

Look Here!! Great giveaway

Friends go to the Paper Craft Island and tell them Patti's Paper Fun sent you.  To get a chance  to win

this great giveaway.

Then get your follower to go and tell them you sent them.   Help get this going.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Blog Hop

Hey Scrappers.

You still have all day today to do the DT Just A Scrappin'  blog hop it is open all day today.
If you miss it you are missing some incredible talent.  Hope to see you all there today.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Just A Scrappin' Summer Fun Blog Hop

Happy Summer!!!!!!!!

During the hop the DT members are celebrating the things we love about summer. 
All the team has made projects to show what we like about summer.

The hop begins at Just A Scrappin".  You should of arrived here from Nicole D at Think/Create/$ave, If you just happen by please start at the beginning of the hop at Just A Scrappin".

We have some fun blog candy for you from Just a Scrappin'.  Plus many of the DT have their own candy to give away also.
All you have to do to be eligible for the candy you need to leave a comment on each DT members blog including Just a Scrappin.  Also please leave you contact information in case you are the lucky winner.

Here is the layout I made for the hop.

It is about my love of softball.  I played for 28 years and watch my girls for 16 years and coached for all those 16 years.  I love the game.  It is so fun.  Now that I am quite a bit older and my knees will not allow me to play or coach;  I love to craft about it.

I use some items I had on hand.  I added the wooden balls on each corner.  Added sticker in the middle of each one.  The mats for the photos are 4x6 with the corners rounded.  The back round printed paper was cut off 1/2 inch all the way around.  Added some cute softball buttons.
Used a bit of doodling on the photo mats.  Distressed the edges with Stampin' Up Close to Coco ink.

I am the last stop on the hop and the DT Coordinator.  This the first hop for many of us and we all hope that you liked our projects and the you will come back to join our DT challenges each week and try out to win a chance to win some great candy given away at each month. 

Here is the list of the DT members in the hop in case you missed any:

Bridget -

Nicole M -

Melitta -

Keia -

Liz -

Bree -

Joann -

Belinda -

Annmarie -

Michelle -

Sherry -

Barbara -

Cindy -

Marye -

Kim D -

Carol -

Nicole D. -

Patti B -

Friday, July 13, 2012

Summer Fun Blog Hop



Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July

I hope you all have a Happy 4th.  From me and the Just A Scrappin' DT.


Friday, June 22, 2012

Just A Scrappin DT challenge # 9

Hello Crafter,
This weeks challenge is so exciting we have a new DT members.  Not just one team but two teams.  We had so many enter I had a difficult time choosing but I hope many who didn't make it this time will try out for the team.    We have a great set of  designers.  So be sure to check out all of there projects this week at Just A Scrappin'.

The challenge for this week is "Anything Goes"  make a card, LO, or 3D project.  Use the color green and any other colors you choose.

Here is my card for this week:

I cut the cake for the Cricut cartridge "Stretch Your Imagination"  I cut it at 3.5 inches.
Add a stamp from Stampin' Up on the plate to give it a bit of design. 
I had some puffy letters I got from a bottle swap.  That I added to make a co-workers name.
Added some green ribbon and buttons with some green floss.

I hope that you like project.  And I get to see your project in our challenge at Just A Scrappin'


Friday, June 8, 2012


Can anyone tell me how to get Mr. Linky to work.  My hubby can get the link but have not figured out how to have Mr. Linky box instead of link.  If anyone can help I would greatly appreciate it. 

Thanks in advance. 


Thursday, June 7, 2012

Challenge #8 Just A Scrappin'


This weeks challenge is "Let's Make it Move"  Make a card, layout or project that moves.

I made a Forever Card this week.  It is a card that changes every time you open each panel.

Hope that you like my forever card and hope that you go to Just A Scrappin' and enter you fantastic project to our challenge.  At the end of the month we will have a drawing for some blog candy. 

Get to scrappin' and let us see you work.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Just a scrappin challenge #7

The challenge for the next two weeks is "A Time to Reflect," is to create a graduation card, project, or cardholder using any cartridge or color.

Here is my card:

I used the Wild Card cartridge to make this card.  Also for the graduate is on the cart.  I used maroon paper for the card and gold for the tassel and added stickles to it.  Added some foe stitching and some rhinestones. 

Hope to see lots of your projects this week at Just A Scrappin'.

Also don't forget that we are having a DT call from June 1st to the 10.
Just send me 3 projects to my email.  lebpab21408atyahoodotcom.

Hope to see your work.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Look for some stamps to purchase

Hi All,

I have been working tons of overtime lately and now have some extra cash to buy some stamps.  I would love for you all to send me some ideas of some great stamps that you have purchased and love them.  And recommend them to me.  Now sure what I want.  Have seen many that I would love but was wanting some input from all of you of likes.



DT Call coming soon

Hi Crafters,

If you are looking to join a DT and would like to join one Just A Scrappin' is going to have an open call from June 1st until June 10th. 

As as June the 1st I will be the DT coordinator so I would love to see many of you to send in entries in;  and become a part of our team..   I hope to have a lot of fun. 

You will be asked to send in cards, layouts or project 2 or 3 times a month.
Participate in team blog hops, and events.
Give your ideas and input in the team.

To qualify send an email to

Send in three of your newly created cards, layouts, or project.

Hope to see lots of entries.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Come on and join the challenge

The challenge this week is an  "Oldie, but Goodie." Create a masculine/little boy birthday card using an older Cricut cartridge.

For the challenge at Just A Scrappin' I made this birthday card.

Isn't the dog so cute.  He is cut from the Cricut cartridge Block Party
Then added some ribbon I got in a swap.
Happy Birthday is from some of my stash.
Added some brads to the birthday tag that is cut around with the mini scalloped.

I hope to see some of your wonderful cards at the Just A Scrappin',


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Just a Scrappin' Challenge #5

Here is my card for the Just a Scrappin' challenge this week.


The challenge is    "Chevrons, Anyone?" This week's challenge is to create a layout or card for any occasion using chevrons. You can use any cartridge or colors.

Hope to see many of your projects this week.  Let's get to Chevrons.  Head over to Just A Scrappin'
 and join the fun.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Just A Scrappin Challenge #4

"Step into Spring." Using the colors green, honey yellow and pink along with a tag from any of the cartridges, create a spring time card to celebrate the new season.

Here is my card.  The tag is from the cartridge Damask Decor' .  It is cut at 2 inches
Added some pearls and made a stick pin.  Put three flowers together with a brad.
Added some string to tag and used marker to add green stripes and a mulberry flower.
Used a punch to make the decor on the side of the card. Then topped it off with some green ribbon.

I hope to see some of your great work in the Just A Scrappin' challenge this week. 

All we ask is to please have fun and create.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Blessings

Happy Easter to all my blog friends.

Hope that you had a wonderful and blessed day.

Planning on getting back to blogging more just life has been keeping me busier than I like but hoping it slows back down soon.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Just A Scrappin' Challenge # 3

Hi Crafters:

This week at Just A Scrappin' the challenge is "Hop into Easter" Please create an Easter themed project (home decor, tags, albums, baskets, etc.) using any colors or cartridges of your choice. 

For this weeks Challenge I made these:

I use a couple of cartridges.  I use the Celebrate with Florish for the top bunny and Create a Critter for the other bunny and the sheep.  They are each cut at 2 1/2 inches.
I added the Happy Easter by printing them on the computer then inking around them.
The happy easter to you is from stamp that I have.
The bags are filled with candy and some small treats.

Hope to see your projects this week over at Just A Scrappin'

Friday, March 16, 2012

Free wiggle wires.

Hey Crafters,
I am offering free wiggle wires to anyone entering a project in the Just A Scrappin'  challenge this week.  So jump on over there and enter you St. Patrick Day project.  Leave an comment with you email and that you seen the challenge on my blog and I will contact you and get them out to you.  Thanks to Amy for the tutorial of how to make these..


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Challenge #2 Just A Scrappin'

Hi Scrappers,

Here is my card for the Just A Scrappin' blog challenge.  The challenge this week is "The Luck of the Irish" in honor of St. Patrick's Day (March 17).  Create a card or layout using a banner element and the color green. You may use any additional colors or cartridge of your choice.

I made my banner with three different stamps.  One is a shamrock, the other says Happy St. Patricks Day and the third has Mar. 17th on it.  They are strung on a piece of wire that I curled and flatten on the page.  I use gold embossing powder for all the stamped images.  Added a ribbon and a button.  The shamrock paper is from recollection and the others are from my stash.  My card is a 4 5/8 x 6 3/4 card. 

Hey crafters let get some great cards in our challenge this time.  Anyone who adds a project to Mr. Linky and leaves a comment tell us that you seen about the challenge on my blog I will send you some homemade wiggle wires.  I hope that you all have me busy making wiggle wires.

So head on over to Just A Scrappin" and get your cards entered.

Monday, March 5, 2012

New Challenge blog

Come and join us over at Just A Scrappin' for our 1st DT Challenge.  I would love to see one of your wonderful cards.  Hope to see your creation there soon.


Thursday, March 1, 2012

100 follower winners

The winner of my 100 followers contest is Cheryl at Cher-ing Paper Memories.  My hubby picked the number 69.

So Cheryl if you would sent me you email I will get you blog candy out to you. 

Thanks to all of my followers and hope that you will get your friends to follow.


First DT Post for Just a Scrappin

Hi All,

This is the first challenge for the Just a Scrappin DT.  I hope that you all join us for this challenge. 

The challenge is to make a card using a cut out or frame.                Here is an example:

For my card I made a card with a frame.

 I cut the frame out with a 1 inch border around it.  I used paper from DCWV.  The butterfly is from some stickers that was in my stash.  Then added some foe stitching in black around the outside, white around the middle and to show the butterfly flying.  The flowers on the corners are beads with pearls glued in the centers.  There is black pearls on each corner.  Then I sprayed with purple glimmer mist and with some glitter mist that I made.  The thank you is some bubble letter stickers from my stash.
This is the inside of the card that is glimmer misted also.  Then added another sticker.

Keep an eye out I will be doing a HOW TO section every couple of weeks for the DT.  Next week I will be sharing how I make my own Pop dots so be sure to check it out.

So jump on over to Just a Scrappin"  and link your challenge card up to Mr. Linky.  I can not wait to see what you create.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Mini Album Winner

Winner winner chicken winner.  The winner is Tami from Tambo's Creations.

She said:  Patti, Your mini is so adorable! I love how you hooked it together. I am going to do a round one and was trying to figure out how to do it and I think I will try this way. I love all your little spots to hold the tags. The owl page is my favorite. tfs Tami.

Tami if you could send me your email so I can get your addy I will get your blog candy in the mail.

I want to thank all that visited the hop.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Over 100 followers

Not only was the Mini Album hop a success but I also went over 100 followers so you have until Saturday to become a follower and I will be two drawings one for the hop and one for `100 followers so if you have not had a chance to see and comment on my mini you might want to get it done so you have a chance to win some blog candy.  It will be worth it.  I promise.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Cally Ann Mini Album Blog Hop/Swap

Happy Valentines Day to you and your loved ones. Thank you so much for joining us today in this Valentine Mini Album Hop/Swap! You are gonna love all the beautiful mini albums that have been created! We all made a mini and then sent it to another person in the hop!
Please sit back and enjoy!
If you came from Colleen's then you are in the right spot.  If you are just visiting and would love to join the hop jump over to CallyAnn's  to start the hop.

Her is the Mini Album that I made for the hop.

Your next stop on the hop is Lluvia, which is who I sent my mini album to.

I have some blog candy so be sure to leave a comment below.

Oh I almost forgot! CallyAnn has Blog Candy! All you have to do is comment on all the blogs. She has a Stampin Up! Stamp Set and 4 yards of Twine.

Here is the line up in case you get lost!

Lisa -
Beckie -
Tami -
Colleen -
Patti -
Lluvia -
Jearise -
Barbara B.-
Trish Hall
Carolyn Mc
Jearise -
Barbara B.-
Trish Hall
Carolyn Mc

Monday, February 13, 2012

Mini Album Blog Hop/Swap tomorrow.

The mini album blog hop will be tomorrow starting at 6 in the morning so be sure to stop by and see some talented ladies and wonderful albums.  Hope to see you there.

Monday, February 6, 2012

DT Introduction

Over at Just a Scrappin' I am being introduced today as one of there DT members.  This is going to be such a fun journey for my scrapping and card making.  I am one of the first members to be introduced.  So be sure to visit often to see what the other talented designers have in store for you.  Here are the two projects I sent in for my introduction.

I made these cards with Create a Critter;  one of my favorite cartridges;  they are an A6 card.
The monkeys are cut at 3.5 inches, the vine is 5.5 inches the "let's hang out" is cut at   1.25 inches
Added some ribbon, bling on the girl card and sentiment.  The paper is DCWV  one of the very first paper pads I got when I began paper crafting in 2004. 

I am so happy to be a part of the team and hope to bring you lots of projects, hops and creativity.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Made some stick pins.

I have been making stick pins to add to my cards.  I made 36 of them to send to a swap I was in with CDAC.  So I made a card using one of the other pins that I made.  So here it is.
This is an A2 card that I rounded off the corners.  The envelope is from Doodlecharm cartridge and cut at 2.80 inches.  I added the lips instead of a heart it is on a wiggle wire. The lips were cut at 1.75 inches from the India Art cartridge.  The tag for my sentiment is from the Essential Accent cartridge and cut at 1.75 inches.  I added a knot of tulle with a button and added a pin with a heart and some crystals.  My card has two sentiments on it.  One is Happy Valentine's Day and on the envelope and it says Sealed with a Kiss.  Both are from Pink Designs. For a bit of bling I added three rhinestones on the top.

I'm going to enter this card in

Carson's Creations.-- Stick pin
Love to Crop  --  Wiggle wire.
The Glamorous Side of Scrapping -- Valentine's Day
Paper Playtime -- Anything goes
Hope you like it.

Card for Love To Crop Challenge

Good Evening Crafters,

I have been busy yesterday and today working on cards.  I got 14 cards done.  I made this card to use in the Love To Crop challenge.  The challenge is to make a project using a wiggle wire.  What is a wiggle wire?  Amy did a great tutorial on how to made and use a wiggle wire.  I choice not to rob my ink pens but I made my own.  A few years ago my hubby both me a thing called a wild wire it roll your wire into springs.  It make all different types and sizes.  It work great for this. 

Here is my card:

It is an A2 card.  I took a piece of red card stock and cut it 3x5 and took several scraps and tore them and inked them and adhere to the red card stock.    I cut the heart from Doodlecharm Cartridge at 2.50 inches and layered it.  Added it on a  purple wiggle wire and stamped it with a stamp from Pink Designs.  Added some twine and a sticker that is a shaker.

Hope that you like it.  Still looking for 6 more followers.  I have some blog candy to give to one of my lucky followers when I hit 100 followers.  So send a buddy over.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Birthday Card and Announcement

Good Morning ladies,

What a great and beautiful morning.  The sun is shining outside and not to cold.

I wanted to announce that I was selected to be a member of  Just a Scrappin' DT.  I cannot wait to begin creating for them.

Now on to my card:
This is a an A2 card.  I cut the scissors and sewing body from Wall Decor and More. 
Sentiment was generated on the computer and sew was also cut from Wall Decor and More.
The scallop design for the sentiment is from  Accent Essential.  Added some bling at the top and some on the sentiment.
But together some flowers, ribbon  and added foe stitching around the card.

Check back will and send your friends will be having a giveaway to all my followers when I reach 100 followers.  

Saturday, January 28, 2012

CallyAnn Mini Album Hop

Come and join us on Valentine's Day for a mini album blog hop.  Will be some great designers and wonderful projects.  So be sure to join us for some fun.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Puddin' n Pie Giveaway

What a Great giveaway.  Check it out and go sign up.

I hope that my lucky charm is working for this.

Made a Birthday cards today

I made a Birthday cards for a lady today.
I got this digi from Ho-Ch Kreative  I colored her with gel pens and coloring pencils.  I use a blender pen on the pens and it makes the lines disappear and look like markers.  I added some gold ribbon and  pearls. I use my bigshot to emboss the paper with flowers.  The sentiment is a digi I got from Paper Dreams of Mine.  Thanks to these ladies for the digis.  You make my love of crafts that much better.
I have more things tomorrow.  Need to get pics taken.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Valentine's Sour Cream Containers

Hi all My Crafty Friends,
As you will see I have been busy lately.  I made these for a friend of mine who owes a Balloon and Flower Shop.  I made a total of 60 of them to hand out to her costumers and friends.

I started out with a 4x6 piece of paper and put them together. Crimped the top and bottoms, then added candy treats to the inside.
I stamped and colored images from stamps in mine and my nieces collection made heart on the gypsy from the Doodle Charm Cartridge at 1 1/2inches and Scalloped ones at 2inches.
I added ribbon to the sides, underneath, and around the containers.  Each one is different.
Here is a pic of several of them and one up close.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

PinkBlingCrafter is having a great giveaway of Stampin' Up products go to her blog and check it out.

Here is a pic of what she is giving away.  I would love to win it.  Good Luck to all that enter.


I am getting close to 100 follower so I think it is time for a blog candy giveaway.  When I reach 100 I will be giving away some blog candy.  I will be getting the things together and get a pic  on here in a couple of days.  So all I need is 7 more followers.  So let your friends know and leave a comment on this post and you will be eligible for a chance at the candy.  Hope I hit it some.  Thanks to all my friends and followers.


Saturday, January 14, 2012

Father's Day Cards

I know that I'm way ahead but my card stash is getting low and we have a craft show in March so I I am getting busy.  I was down to 1 so here are a couple more to add to it.

I used the same bird from 3 Birds on Parade.  I cut him at 3 1/2 inches.  Added some blue ribbon across. Then made the sentiment.  The first I took and stamp each word one at a time added some brown pearl that I just got from Pizzazz Aplenty.  Added some doodling on my bird and sentiment.  On the second card I stamped the sentiment as it came in the package and added a baseball sticker.

I am going to enter it in some challenges:

Anything Goes challenge Blog--Anything goes

Fantabulous Cricut--Man time

Crafty Creations--Use something new

Pile- It-On--Manly card

Card Makin' Mamas--Use something new

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Projects for Pink Cricuit DT

I am trying to become a member for the Pink Cricut DT.  I have been working on a few items and want to share them with you.

To start with is this scrapbook page.
I used the cricuit to make the two fishing poles the one on the right I added a string and made a hook out of wire.  Then all so cut out the gone fishing at the top.
The rest were some stickers that I got at Walmart.
I inked all the edges of the pages with SU night of navy.

This is a card that I made using the Cricuit to cut the lips.  Add a ribbon and a bow some pearls at the top.
I used Pink by Design stamps to stamp the sentiment.  I Love U  sealed with a kiss.

I made these two different style of Valentine's treat boxes.  They are both made with the 6x6 pieces of cardstock. Folded them added brads to hold the handles and keep the boxes together.  Then added some ribbon and cut the tag with the Slice and stamped with the Pink by Design stamp " a sweet something".  The smaller box I cut the scallop heart and heart with the Slice and added a stamp sentiment...  Took and cut up some paper and ran through the crimper placed in box and added some candy.

I made the flower on this card using my Martha Stewart scoreboard.  I took a piece of paper 1 1/2 inch x 12 inch.  Then scored every 1/4 in.  Folded and put together added a button and string.  Set off the side with 3 pearls and the sentiment.  All the edges are inked with SU chocolate chip ink.  I added a orange piece of cotton ribbon under the flower.

Hope you all enjoy my projects and wish me luck.  Even if I don't get picked I had a great time making these.