Friday, December 31, 2010

Robot Valentine

I saw a card with a robot on it in February's Scrapbooks Ect. and decided to give it a try.  The hardest part was gluing on his eyes.  I tend to get glue everywhere.


His head was made from a 3/4" square punch (non-stampin' up!) His hands were made by punching a  circle with a regular hole punch and then punching around that with a 1/2" circle punch.  I then cut those circles in half to make his hands.  His legs was made by cutting a 3/4 inch circle in half.  The robot's arms and legs were crimped in the crimper and his body is a Hershey's nugget that I wrapped in designer paper. 
The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Vintage Valentine

This card was quick and easy to make and can be made almost entirely from scraps.  I call it a vintage Valentine because the designer paper that I used (Love Letter117162)  is of the vintage style.  To add to that I used the tea stain distress ink on the edges of the card itself and the scallop circle.
To cut a slit for the ribbon to slide through, I used the cutting tool from the cutter kit ( 106958) on page 199 of the main catalog. It was easy peasy.
The heart was easily punched from the new glimmer paper that is in the Occasions Mini catalog that goes live January 4th.


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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Scrapbook Challenge

The yahoo group Stamping Scrapbookers has a challenge going on right now until the 1st.  The challenge is to make a layout of any size with a santa on it so here is my sample.  For the santa I followed the directions of Heather Hampton Freeman.  She first created this santa in 2008 I believe, and  has since then made a tutorial with a template to follow.


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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Masculine Birthday Card

The card below looks like a clean and simple card, and in a way it is.  But it is so much more than that also.
I cased the design from Dawn Block (as best as I could figure out) on Stampin' Connection.
The cover is clean and simple, but the opening is not.

The white strip on the front is a piece of velcro I used to keep the card closed.  With the double fold it doesn't want to lie flat without something to keep it closed.


Inside of the card:


The colors in my photos did not turn out consistent for some reason, but they are night of navy, soft suede, and river rock.
I made this card with the intention of using it in an up-coming Birthday Card Stamp-A-Stack, but am not sure if I will use it or not.  I have time to decide still.
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Sunday, December 26, 2010

3-D Snowman card

Just because Christmas is over doesn't mean we can't still have snowmen.  In fact according to the news the east coast area is getting a lot of snow right now.
I mostly cased this card from Terri Tosh on Stampin' Connection with a few twists of my own of course.
It is hard to tell in the picture, but the snow on the bottom of the card has glitter on it, and I am thinking maybe I should put some on the snowman himself.

To make the 3D portion of the card I punched 5 circles with the 1 1/2" punch.  I then folded them in half and glued them together, back to back.
I used the stamp set, Teeny Tiny Wishes, for the sentiment.

It sure is good to be back to creating again.  With the difficult time I was going through during November and then the business of Christmas, I haven't had much time to create.
I really like snowmen so expect to see more of them.
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Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

I just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  I have only posted once this week because I have been so busy, but hope to get back to it in a few days.
Take time to relax and enjoy the holidays!!!
Patty Mickle
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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Gifts

Here are some Christmas gifts I made this year.   I made sets of four coasters and a trivet and tied them up with retired riding hood red striped ribbon.

I forgot to take a picture of the coasters in the above picture, but I used the same stamp that I used on the trivet below.

Here you can see the 3/4" self-stick felt pads that I put on the bottom of the trivets.  I bought them in a pack of 20 in the hardware department at Walmart. 
On the bottom of the coasters I put square pieces of felt that I cut from a full sheet on all four corners.

Here are the other three designs that I used on other coaster sets.  Two of them are stamps and one is a stencil.  One of the stamp sets is from Baroque Motifs (113490) and the other is from Elements of Style (1186111).  The stencil is from Elegant Trio D├ęcor Stencils (118262).

The tiles are tumbled tiles that I got at Lowes.  I already had the stamps and stencils, so each gift set cost less than $3 each.
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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Mr. Penguin

I don't think I have ever made a penguin card with a penguin of this size so I made one for my son who likes penguins. I forgot to take a picture of the inside, but this card is actually a gift card holder. My oldest just wants gift cards for Christmas this year. That's a teenager for you.  He would croak if he knew I was telling that he likes cute little penguins. LOL!


I cased this card from Lynn Pratt.  It is something she made last year.  I love her blog!!
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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Tree Mini Album

I was browsing through the gallery at Splitcoast Stampers when I ran across this mini album.  Through her link I found out how to make this Christmas tree album.  It is made with one piece of cardstock cut into a circle.

It is pretty small so I didn't put a lot of embelleshments on the pages.  Just a few at the bottom of the pages.
I used a retired Stampin' Up! Christmas designer paper because like I said before I don't have any current  Christmas dsp.



These are the two inserts I made in the shape of Christmas trees.  I didn't add any embellishments to them so they wouldn't be too bulky .

If you want to know how to make this album, just follow the link I gave you above.
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Monday, December 13, 2010

An Angel

This is not the best picture of this angel.  It does look better in real life.  It is hard to see the glitter on the wings in the picture.  I found how to make this angel from Valita's Designs and Fresh Folds .  She has a great video tutorial.
I should have run the background through the big shot in a texture folder, but I was too lazy.  I just wanted to get the angel made.  I messed up a bunch and had to start over, but I think next time I make her, it will be a lot easier.

She is supposed to be on clouds but you really can't see the sponging I did on them.  Like I said I was in a hurry.  I'll have to make another angel card.  She is just perfect for Christmas.

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

More Addi

Yes, I have more scrapbook pages of Addi, but like I said earlier I am scrapping pictures of her for other people besides myself.


If you notice on the bottom of the first page I used some of Stampin' Up!'s fabric in place of ribbon. Too get it in strips make a small cut with scissors and then pull. Pulling it apart gives the fabric nice rough edges.




 On the next page I used the Autumn Spice designer paper and some of Stampin' Up!s big designer buttons.
The designer paper is thick, similiar to cardstock and the buttons are HUGE!  They come in three designs and I believe I use the some of the largest ones.
 
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Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Notebook

I finally created something besides a scrapbook page of my niece! (Don't worry there are more of those to come.)  I have seen these dollar store notebooks all over the place, but I got my final inspiration from Kerry at Kerry's Paper Crafts
I used retired dsp because "gasp" I don't have any current Christmas  designer paper!  I know, I know!  What is wrong with me?!  The Rudolph is from the stamp set Sparkly and Bright.  I am not sure which set the sentiment is from because it wasn't put back into the right case. The ribbon I used isVictoria 5/8 crochet trim. I love it!



Since I made a cute little notebook, of course I had to make a matching pen!  It is super easy to do.

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Saturday, December 4, 2010

100% Cute

I hope you are not getting tired of looking at pictures of Addi because I just spent the day in Alma at an all day crop and have several pages to show you.  On the page below I used the designer paper, Play Date.  The only thing not Stampin' Up! on this page are the crystal-like gems in the center of the flowers.

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Baby Girl

Yes, I am still scrapping pictures of Addi.  I am making some for myself to keep, some for her mother to keep, and some for her mother to give as Christmas presents to her in-laws.  So expect to see a lot of Addi.  These pictures were taken earlier this year when she was only 5 months old.  She is now 1 year old with blonde hair!  Isn't funny how much babies change in a years time?
For this page I again used real red cardstock.  I used the designer paper, Celebrations and the quick Accents, also named Celebrations.

Here is a close-up of the fan fold flower that I made.  The rhinestone thingy in the middle is not Stampin' Up!, but everything els is.

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Angel Face

I am still at the scrapbooking and so thankful that I feel like it.  This time I scrapped pictures of Addi when she was only 5 months old.  I love how her eyes shine when she smiles.  I used real red cardstock and the Love Letter designer paper.

Everything on this page is from Stampin' Up! except for the flower.  If you look closely however,  you'll see that I put the flower together with an antique brad.  If you haven't gotten any of the antique brads yet,  you really need to (#117273).  They are awesome.

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I want to say thank you for all of the well wishes and prayers on my behalf while I was going through a very difficult time.  I am doing much better now.
I also want to say if you suffer from depression and/or anxiety and feel that it will never go away rest assured that it will.  There is treatment that can help you, so go see your doctor, and remember Isaiah 41:10,13:

10 So do not fear, for I am with you;


do not be dismayed, for I am your God.

I will strengthen you and help you;

I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

13 For I am the LORD your God


who takes hold of your right hand

and says to you, Do not fear;

I will help you.



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