Monday, August 13, 2012

New Goodies....

Hello my friends, Happy Monday!

Let me tell you how great our trip to Charlotte for the CK Convention was, it was so wonderful spending the day with my friends, shopping, laughing and having lunch. And did we laugh!!!
Just sorry that we can only get together once a year, too bad we don't all live as close as Olga and I do. We have made a promise to try and get together soon to craft.

I made a couple of things yesterday afternoon and wanted to share.
 This first card uses another of my old Stampin' Up sets, "Nature's Wonders" from 2002 and I loved the shadows already in this beautiful stamp which I used to help with my coloring. I recently bought some of the Spectrum Noir pens and I picked up the reds and pinks on Saturday and wanted to give them a go.
We were able to watch Janelle Marshall give a coloring demo and if you would like to take a look, her videos can be seen here and if you are interested in her product line there is a link on the videos.   I love these shades of pink in the set.

I am entering this card into a few challenges: 
  Robyn's Fetish where Challene #120 is Monochromatic 

  Creative Inspirations Paint which is also Monochromatic ( they use a lot of paints and that is this month's prize, would love to try those)

  Sentimental Sundays Challenge 115 CAS with the option of a sketch.

Now to my second card, this was made in honor of the wonderful store Stampers Alley located in Mooresville, NC...if you are ever in the area be sure and look them up. We were 30 minutes past closing time getting by there after stopping for a late lunch and so disappointed, I know you feel sorry for all of us, after all we had only had a full day of shopping at the convention but you should have seen our long faces, lol. We got out of our cars planning on saying our goodbyes as we headed on home when the door was opened and the owner who was finishing up some things before heading home welcomed us in to look around. That is where the pictures you saw on Olga's blog were taken. How sweet was that? We all found more goodies we couldn't go home without and that is where my card comes in. 

Don't you love that balloon? It is from the new Hero Arts set "Flying Air Ships" and the paper is from a clearance pack of glitter paper that I purchased there "Best Creation-Travel Forever" and that check bg is actually from the bag she put our goodies in.

I am entering this card into the challenge at Stampalot where the theme is "Take Flight". I would love to take a ride in a hot air balloon someday! Speaking of which, I can't wait to show you something using the new balloon themed papers, etc that I got, but that will have to wait until another day.

The only thing that could have made this trip any better was if you had been with us.
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pinky said...

Two very beautiful cards. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month with this beautiful creation.

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous cards, Patti! I'm so glad you all had a great time on Saturday! Sure wish I could have been there, too! Stamper's Alley is a great place! So nice of them to open back up for you!

Meggymay said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic day out.
Love both your cards.
Yvonne x

Sally H said...

two fabulous cards! Thanks for sharing with us for our take Flight theme at Stampalot this month and good luck!

CraftinGranny said...

So glad to see you getting around and really love your visits. Glad to hear you girls had a great time and so wish I could have joined you. There is a workshop here in October and can't wait to attend.

Gorgeous CAS card and beautiful choice of colors. Glad you got some new goodies to play with. Anxiously awaiting your balloon project. "Hugs"

Jennie said...

Beautiful cards Patti and such a special day we had!!! Sure wish we could get together more often... Would love to see you all in the fall/winter...maybe meet for lunch and some retail crafty therapy. Thinking Betty's in Greensboro might be too far...will see. :) Love how you did the Flying Air Ships design with the distressing..

Holly Young said...

GORGEOUS cards,,,,,I especially love the stunning simplicity of the red one!!!! gorgeous!

brenda said...

To totally stunning cards Patti.

I know the second one is your entry for our challenge, but being such a fan of poppies I totally love the first one.

It's great to see you at Stampalot challenge this month, thanks so much joining in.

B x

Olga said...

LOL, I first saw this and thought Patti just got that set, then it dawn on me, this is your blog LOL,this is gorgoeus!!! YOur did an awesome job!

Kathy and Lucky said...

Love them, that inchie is so pretty and love the CAS look. The second with that vintage balloon is amazing with that vintage feel, something you do so well. Sounds like you all had so much fun together.

Laurence said...

Stunning ! Can't say anything else.... Thanks for sharing it with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge

Laurence DT

Betty Benton said...

Fabulous CAS card -- love the color!! Sounds like you all had a terrific time. Do they have the dates set for next year?

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Two super cards! Thank you for your entry into our challenge at Sir Stampalot this month.
Clare x

Colleen said...

Great cards and it sounds like you ladies had a wonderful time! Love that hot air balloon stamp. I can't wait to see more.

Pat said...

Two gorgeous cards Patti, love the image on the first one and coloured so beautifully. The second one is just a gorgeous vintage card, love it! Glad you enjoyed yourself on your get together, and how lovely of the shop owner to let you in after closing time and glad you still had some money left to spend!!!

Pat xx

Ruth said...

Two beautiful cards. Thanks for joining our August challenge at Sir Stampalot, Ruth :)

Francesca said...

What a very beautiful creation, thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!


marsha said...

Both cards are beautiful Patti! I sure wish I could have joined you and Olga on Saturday. Maybe one day we can actually meet! Take care and enjoy the rest of your summer!

BarbaraW said...

CAS, bright and beautiful. Thanks for sharing your art in the Creative Inspirations Paint blog challenge.

jessica said...

What a beautiful monochromatic card! love the CAS look!!
Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Creative Inspirations Paint~ Inspired By: Monochromatic Challenge. Hope you see you join in for our next challenge!