Card Making…and ticking things off my list

“There is too much time in the day” said no one…ever! After ticking things off my To Do list all summer, I finally got down to something I’ve been pining to do for a very long time, making cards, and boy was it fun!

I guess you could say it started here. These cards were cut from some extremely bright cardstock from Michael’s several years ago. As you can see, they have seen better days. I used these for a different project that I changed my mind about, but let’s move on…

Here is a smattering of what I used to decorate the cards, doilies (6 inch! thank goodness I found a use for these monsters!), paper pieces, flower embellishments, heart stickers, a sharpie pen…

…and these sweet quote cards! I love these things!

I’ve become slightly addicted to buying paper pads with lots of fun stuff to cut apart. It used to bother me when pads had those pages, because I wanted the pages for my journals, and it seemed a waste. But, the wide world of paper crafting showed me the error of my ways, and now all is right with the world…my world…the paper crafting world…well, you know what I mean!

Ah, but let’s not forget the cards. Notice how I used the big fat doilies, clever right (there’s 100 in the pack I bought, daunting!)

I thought the journaling cards would be a nice touch for writing on the inside. I’ve already sent some of these out, and it was definitly a good idea. My writing is never streight, and I just love how they look! And now I have a new use for my huge collection of journaling cards!Here is a close up of the pen markings, the cards just don’t feel “finished” with out them.

So, there you have it, another project revved up and running. I’d like to do either a tutorial or a video on the steps and process. If your interested in one or the other, or both, just let me know in the comments. Also, your opinion of my little blog and posts would be much appreciated. It’s always more gratifying to write when you know someone is out there!

Until next time,

Thank you so much for stopping by,

Enjoy the rest of your week,

~Patty

 

Shoppe Newness!

 

As per usual, I’ve been keeping myself pretty busy. Luckily I have been able to spend a little time making for my shoppe. I will be the first to admit that my shoppe isn’t setting the world on fire, but I’ve managed to sell enough that some replenishment was due.

Here’s a new ephemera pack theme, “Down on the Farm”, full of mid-century children’s books images! (and all ephemera pack international shipping prices are now drastically lowered! Yay!)

You know, I love almost every aspect of running my little shoppe. Putting together themed ephemera packs…

New “Garden” themed Junk Journal Inserts.

…choosing pages and themes for my journals…

Junk Journal insert ephemera pack.

…organizing my shoppe supplies…

Junkity Junk Journals.

…and especially hearing back from folks that love what they have purchased. That totally warms my heart!

I’m happy, off in my little world making away, filling my shoppe with goodies.

 My biggest struggle is talking about it!  After days of planning, making, photographing, and listing in my shoppe…I’m kinda over it and ready to  move on! Not a great sales strategy I know, but there you have it!

Let me know if you have any questions about international mailing prices on ephemera packs. Here is a link to my shoppe: PattysArtJournals

So, there you have it, the latest and the greatest.

As always,

Thank You so much for stopping by!

Talk to you soon,

~Patty

 

 

Card Making With TheResetGirl’s Latest Mini Collections!

This may take a while, so you may want to grab a beverage, or a snack…or a nap…

It all started with a trip to the Puppy Parlor. I had two hours to kill and was 30 minutes from home, so time for a little shopping!

Lately, I don’t buy things unless I need them, downsizing into a house half the size of our current one will be daunting enough as it is! But when I saw this mini photo box at Hobby Lobby for 50% off $2.99…

…ya, just sayin’!

So, while I was killing time wandering around, it occurred to me that this little box would make a perfect greeting card holder. I have plastic ones, but they are less than inspiring to look at. And look how cute this is, pink polka dots, need I say more!

The little, metal label holder was on the side, so I moved it to the front, then decorated the lid and the label with Mandy Ford‘s, T.R.G. mini collection, “Happy At Home”.

I made these little dividers from a recipe box I also purchased that day. They may or may not work as true blue organizers, but who cares, they’re cute.

I used a mash-up of “Treasured“, “Adored“, “Stamp Lovin‘”, “Vintage Ledger Paper“, and of course “Happy At Home“. Use the links to get a closer look at these collections.

I had so much fun mixing and matching the phrases to make my own sayings. These will be perfect to send to someone that needs a little pick-me-up.

Truth be told, I had to do some pretty strategic decor placement on these. My printer decided to be a brat, and my prints all came out with streaks. But, I actually enjoyed the challenge, it’s fun to mix things up a bit, and I learned some new tricks.

This is the Birthday Card group. I wasn’t sure how I was going to pull off making Birthday cards, but then I remembered all these little cupcakes and that cake, so cute!

Seriously, I didn’t want to stop making these! They were so much fun! It will be so nice to just grab a card when I want to say “Thank You” or just “Hello” without having to drop everything to make a card. This is one of those things I always say I’m going to do, but never get around to it.

Sometime soon, I’ll write a post about my card layering process, let me know if that sounds like fun.


Until then, here’s an awesome coupon for TheResetGirl.com/shop

And as always,

Thank you for dropping in,

Have a great weekend,

~Patty