Thursday, October 20, 2011

Witch's Boot

Have I got some projects for you!  I have been busy making fall and Halloween projects and I can't wait to show them to you. 
I'll start with the following witch's boot.  My friend, Angela, found this boot and pattern online, but I forgot to ask her where.  I used the pattern provided, Stampin' Up paper and ribbon and came up with the below framed Halloween decoration.  I don't usually do Halloween decorations, but this was too cute a project to pass up!
I apologize for the quality of the photo.  I waited until nighttime to take the picture.

I used the designer paper Frightful Sight.

The statement was computer generated.

Paper: Frightful Night dsp, Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black,  and Whisper White

Ribbon: Whisper White 5/8 satin, and Old Olive 1-1/4 striped grosgrain (retired)

Picture Frame

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Patty Mickle
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Sunday, October 2, 2011

JUGS Challenge

Well it is about time I managed to post again.  I am going through some really difficult trials in my personal life and because of it my blogging has taken a back seat.  I do believe I have walked through the fire and fnally come out on the other side.  My desire to create is returning and with that desire I created the following card. 

 I LOVE the products that I used on this card. 
I used the stamp sets Gently Falling (123804), which can be found in the Holiday Mini Catalog, and Thank You Kindly (111700), which is in the main Idea Book and Catalog.
Gently Falling Clear-Mount Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!
I love autumn and Gently Falling is the perfect stamp set for it.  Each leaf in the set has two stamps, an outline and the inside.  This time I used only the outline of the stamp.  I stamped it on a piece of very vanilla that on which I had applied three different colors of ink, pool party, soft suede, and more mustard, using sponges.
The designer paper I used is also in the Holiday Mini catalog and is called Spice Cake (124003).  The colors in it are soft suede, pool party, more mustard, pear pizazz, river rock, and very vanilla.  You have to see it in real life to see how beautiful it is.
Spice Cake Designer Series Paper - by Stampin' Up!

I got the sketch for this card from the this weeks challenge at JUGS.

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Patty Mickle
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Love, love, love

I love, love, love this project for many different reasons.  First of all, daffodils are my very favorite flowers, and look how easy they are to make using the fun flowers bigz die and some buttons.  I am going to have to make some of these very soon.
The other thing I love about this project is the hello, doily background stamp embossed in white.  It looks so elegant!  I can't wait to get this stamp! 
To see a complete list of supplies used in making this project click here.

Don't forget about the buy 3, get 1 free designer series paper promotion going on right now.  Click here to see more info and to order from my online store.

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Patty Mickle
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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Hello Doily!

     What do you do when you are away from home and your stampin' supplies but you really want to create a blog post anyway?  Why you feature a project from the Stampin' Up! website.  Did you know that the SU! website has some really cute projects and that it lists all of the supplies used?  The card below is just one example:
Don't you just love that background stamp?!  It's is called Hello Doily, and I just love it.  I also don't have it yet, but really wanted to go ahead and show it to you. To see a list of all the supplies used in making this card click here.

Don't forget Stampin' Up! is having a buy 3 get one 1 designer series paper ($10.95) promotion going on for the month of August. Click here to shop now!

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Patty Mickle
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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Inspiration Journal

     If you saw my previous blog post, then you know that Stampin' Up! is having a special on their designer series paper (dsp) for the entire month of August.  Whoohoo!  For every 3 packs of dsp you buy, you get a pack for free.  I love free!
     SO, I thought I ought to show you a project that uses some beautiful designer series paper.
     This is an inspiration journal, or whatever kind of journal you want it to be, and it is just one of many  project examples you can find in my online store.  This journal is made by covering a composition notebook (which are on sale this time of year) with dsp.  This particular notebook is covered with paper from the Paisley Prints Designer Series Paper pack.  To see a list of all the supplies used to make this project please visit my online store where you can conveniently order everything you need to complete this journal.
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Monday, August 1, 2011

Buy 3, Get One Free!!

   Don't you love getting things for FREE?! I know I do. That is why I am so excited about the promotion Stampin' Up! has going on for the entire month of August. This is the time to stock up on Stampin' Up's designer series paper because for every 3 packages of dsp ($10.95) you buy during August, you get a free package of your choice. Choose from any of the $10.95 packs of designer series paper that are in the Idea Book and Catalog or in the Summer Mini Catalog.

With so many packages to choose from, you are sure to find a designer series paper for every crafting occasion and project. Click HERE to see all the different papers and to start shopping now.

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Patty Mickle
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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Shabby Chic and Last Day Of Promotion

Don't you love the shabby "chic-ness" of the card below.  It is CASED from a couple of different cards that I saw on Stampin' Connection (demo online website). I combined two or more ideas I saw on other cards and came up with this one.  Of course, though when I went back to see who I had CASED, I couldn't find the cards anymore.  I usually save the ones I CASE in my favorites, but they weren't there.  I do always like to give credit when I borrow someone else's design and/or idea.

I have really got to take a photography class, because this card really does look better in real life.
This one of the cards that my stamp club made this month.  Later this week, I'll show you the other card that we made.  It is a completely different style from this one.

I would list the stamps, accessories and etc. that I used on this card, but I am out of town for the next several days and apparently left home without my Idea Book and Catalog!!  Can you believe I did that?!  I did remember to bring the supplies to work on a card swap that I am participating in though.

Oh, and I wanted to remind you that today (7/31) is the last day to join SU! as a demonstrator for the low, low price of $99.  You really don't want to miss this opportunity so contact me ASAP!

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Patty Mickle
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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Ever thought about being a demonstrator?

If you have ever thought about becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, now is the time to take the plunge and do it!  You have until Sunday the 31st to sign up for only $99!!! Yes only $99!!  You get over $185 worth of product for only $99!!  You don't get a partial kit.  You get the entire regular size kit.
But that is not all. In addition to the really incredible discount that you get on the starter kit,  join now and you will also get a Christmas Keepsake project kit.

So don't delay.  You only have until Sunday evening to take advantage of this awesome deal.  You can go straight to my website to sign up. My password is jointhefun2.  If you have any questions call or email me so we can chat. ( or 479-719-1986)

Thanks for stopping by,
Patty Mickle
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Saturday, July 23, 2011

A Few Challenges

What better way to update your blog than by participating in a few challenges.  I used the color challenge at Friday Mashup for my colors, and I got my sketch from Pals Paper Arts.  I just turned it on it's side.  Using challenges is a fun way to jumpstart your creativity.

stamp sets: Create a Cupcake and Teeny Tiny Wishes
cardstock: always artichoke, cherry cobbler, not quite navy, and river rock
ink: always artichoke
accessories: 1 1/4 circle punch, 3/4 circle punch, 2 3/8 scallop circle punch, 2 1/2 circle punch, and jewelry tag punch

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Patty Mickle
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Friday, July 8, 2011

Ribbon Share!

Rose Red 1/2 Inch Seam Binding Ribbon - by Stampin' Up!
Have you ever wanted a lot of the Stampin' Up! ribbon, but knew you didn't need 10-15 yards of each color?   Or maybe you fell in love with one particular style of ribbon, but couldn't afford to buy it in all the available colors?  Well, me too, for both of the above, therefore, I have decided to do a ribbon share.  What is a ribbon share?  It is where you buy a share of a roll of ribbon.  For example,  this month I am going to offer a ribbon share for the seam binding ribbon.  Since, I have never done this before, I am starting small and only offering the seam binding.  If this goes well, I will be offering more shares in the future for some of the other ribbon.
So for the seam binding the cost is $17 for  a total of 19 1/4 yards of seam binding ribbon, which includes taxes and shipping to me. 
The colors you will be receiving are always artichoke, baja breeze, cherry cobbler, crumb cake, pear pizazz, rose red (pictured above), and very vanilla.  You will receive 2 3/4 yards of each color.
If you would like to participate in this share you need to email me your:
email address
mailing address
and phone number
I will then send you an invoice from paypal to your email address for $17.  When I receive the ribbon, I will divide it all up, package it,  and send you an invoice for the cost of mailing it to you.
I need at least 7 people to participate in this share. 
So don't delay!  Here is a way to get the ribbon you want in all the colors in all the styles over the next few months starting with the seam binding ribbon.
Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to hearing from you,
Patty Mickle
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Monday, July 4, 2011

$99 Starter Kit + Free Project Kit!

During July, you can join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator for only $99! This limited time Starter Kit—valued at $185—comes with the following high-quality products:
  • Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*
  • Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set*
  • Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Brights 8-1/2" x 11" Assorted Card Stock
  • Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*
  • Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon*
  • Note Cards (20)
  • Clear-Mount Block C
  • Blender Pen (1)
  • SNAIL Adhesive
  • Business supplies
*Brand new to the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog!

Plus, join in July and get a FREE Christmas Keepsake project kit—a $40 value! Imagine an afternoon spent chatting with friends while creating something beautiful—isn't that what Stampin' Up! is all about? But act now because this special kit is only available as part of this limited-time offer.

Join Stampin' Up! in July and get brand-new products, including an exclusive project kit—all for just $99! Contact me to get started today.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A Daddy's Love

Below is a picture of my great-niece not long after she was born.  She is now 18 months or so.  Anyway, I have been meaning to scrap this picture and few others for awhile now and am finally getting them done.
I tried something different this time by placing my title down the side of my page.  I got this idea from a book titled, Embellished Emotions for Scrapbookers.

For this page I used one strip of retired dsp on the title and the soon to be retired photo corners punch.  If you want this punch be sure and order it by the 30th or it will be too late.

I used real red, basic gray, basic black, and whisper white card stock. I used the heart to heart, full heart extra large, and the eyelet border punches.
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Patty Mickle
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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Flower Notepads

Aren't these notepads cute!?! When I saw one on LAStamper, I knew I had to make one or two.(I think it was LAStamper.  I can't find the post now.)  They are cute little note pads made with the fun flower bigz die and the blossom party die.
They are super simple to make.  I just cut out the chipboard(the backing), filler sheets and cover using the die.  I then used the crop a dile to punch a hole and strung everything on the black 1/8" taffeta ribbon.  The cover is made from the bold brights patterns dsp stack.

Easy peasy and super cute too!
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Patty Mickle
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Scrapbook Page Case

I am back for the third time this week with another club project.  My stamp club made this page this week, and let me tell you it has a lot of stamping on it.  This is a partial CASE from a fellow demonstrator, Sheena Ledbetter.  I found her sample on a wonderful demo only site called Stampin' Connection.
At first I thought the map across the top of the page was a piece of patterned paper that I had missed somehow, but no, it is an image that is stamped about 5 times across the page.  It was actually pretty easy to do. 
I guess I should mention that the stamp set used on this page is Travel Log. Every image on it is stamped from this set.  I can't wait to use it to make a mini album/journal to take on vacation with me this summer. 

The ink colors used in this set are cherry cobbler and soft suede.  The card stock colors are whisper white, soft suede, baja breeze, and cherry cobbler.

Thank you for stopping by my blog, and I would love for you to leave me a comment.
Patty Mickle
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Monday, June 20, 2011

Woodland Walk Notepad Holder

Tonight at my stamp club we made this post it note holder for one of our projects.  I got the inspiration for this particular project from many different sources online.
Yes, I know the pen isn't decorated, but I didn't decide to make these until the last minute and these were the only pens that I had on hand.  I tried to decorated the inside with matching paper, but these are not the pens for that job.  So instead we just tied ribbon around them..

The best thing about this note pad holder is that it has magnets on the back so you can put it on the fridge!  I am always looking for a notepad, and now I'll know where one is at all times.

I use the Woodland Walk designer paper and early espresso cardstock and ribbon with very vanilla ribbon on the pen.
Don't forget if you want something off of the retired list to get it now.  You only have until June 30th and some of the accessories are selling out now.

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Patty Mickle
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Friday, June 17, 2011

Scripture Challlenge- Easy

I finally completed another page of my abc scripture challenge.  This time the word is Easy, and I used the verses, Matthew 11: 29-30.

If you like my photo corners, and don't have the photo corners extra-large punch, you had better get it while you can.  It is retiring and will no longer be available after June 30th, if they don't run out of them before then. 
I love the punch. After completing this page I felt like something was missing and the photo corners are just what the it needed.
The flowers in the bottom left corner are just rolled flowers.  Cut your paper into a square and then spiral cut to the center.  Next, you roll the paper starting on the outside and rolling to the center, where you glue it down.  Let me know if you have no idea what I am talking about and I will find you a tutorial.

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Patty Mickle
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Sunday, June 12, 2011

A Few Challenges

Well another week has gone by without me blogging but I vow to do better.  I was fussed at today for not posting as often as I used to, and that made me feel good that someone noticed and missed  my posting.
So I thought I would start off with a card I created by using a three different challenges.
First of all I used the sketch from Inspirational Card Sketches:

and came up with the clean and simple card below.
I used the medallion like stamp from the set, Day of Gratitude.

Another challenge that I used in making this card was the challenge at Just Add Ink to use the colors black and white only.
Finally the last challenge that I participated in was to make a masculine card for Crazy 4 Challenges.  I suppose this could be considered a masculine card.  It isn't covered with bling or flowers and like I said before it is clean and simple.

I really like this card even if it is made from only two colors.  Black and white always make such a striking combo.
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Patty Mickle
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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Just Us Girls Challenge

It's about time I got back to posting.  I have just been out of it lately if you know what I mean.  I did enjoy making this card though, for the Just Us Girls Challenge for this week.

 I like how different the sketch is, and I really like the colors I used if I do say so myself.  The colors are not quite navy, always artichoke, and chocolate chip, with sahara sand as the card base.

Obviously, I am still on my masculine card kick.  They are rather easy for me and fit my minimalistic style

Don't forget that you only have until the end of June to get items that are on the last chance list.  Go to my website to see what all is on th list and to place an order before it is too late.  Some of the accessories have already sold out so don't delay.
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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Operation Write Home Blog Hop.  If you are just joining us and would like to start at the beginning, please click on the link below.

Our blog hog theme is "missing you."  I don't have a stamp that says that exactly but I think "thinking of you" means the same thing so that is what I used.
I also decided to make a masculine themed card because you don't seem to see them quite as often and because I seem to be stuck on that theme lately.
I used the colors always artichoke, not quite navy and black.  I use the stamp sets, Teeny Tiny Wishes and Lovely as a Tree.  Lovely as a Tree is my favorite go-to stamp set for masculine cards.
I didn't include a picture of the inside, but I lined it with a piece of very vanilla cardstock that I stamped with another stamp from the Lovely as a Tree stamp set.


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Mom's Been Scrappin'

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