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Monday, February 28, 2011

Create a Critter Cartridge Winner!!!

First, I just want to say THANK YOU to all of you for helping my blog to grow so much!  I have loved reading all your sweet comments and all the wonderful blogs I have been introduced to!  You all have just been so great and I love it that you love my stuff!  

So with that said...

The winner of the Create a Critter cartridge is...

Dandylicious Creates said...
Posting on FB and my fave critter is the skunk! Thanks again!

Keep an eye out everyone! There are more giveaway to come in the upcoming months and year!!

What might they be you ask?

Hmm....Should I tell you?

Maybe...just maybe...

Might be another Cricut cartridge?...or maybe it would be a Pink Stamper stamp set?...or maybe some craft supplies?...I'll just keep you guessing until the next giveaway!! :-)

Monday Menu

Monday: Shake n bake chicken, veggie, and potatoes
Tuesday: BBQ chicken sandwiches, veggie, and fruit
Wednesday: Hamburgers and fries
Thursday: Homemade pizza and salad
Friday: Leave for Florida!!
Saturday: Vacation!!!!

Don't worry...I'll be posting the winner of the Critter cartridge soon!!!!  :)

Friday, February 25, 2011

Birthday Cupcake Card and Link-Up Party

So, I am so sorry I didn't get my Thursday Link-up Party up yesterday.  I guess I just lost track of what day it was.  I'm posting it today and it will end on Monday night instead of Sunday.  

Here is what I'm linking up this week...

This is a cute little birthday card I made for my mother-in-law to give to someone.
I think it turned out pretty good!

Card: 4.25 x 5.5
Glitter paper: The Sweet Stack paper pack cut at 4 x 5.25
Cupcake: 3 inches (about) from Once Upon a Princess Cartridge
Stickles on the yellow parts of the cupcake

I'm not requiring it, but I would love it if you grabbed my Link-up button below and placed it in your post that you linked up. This helps others to see it and come participate in the link-up party! Thanks!

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

300 Followers and Snail Easel Card

OH MY GOSH!!!  I have 300 followers!!!  I can't believe it!!!  I never thought I would ever get so many so quick!!  You all are so wonderful and supportive!!!  Thank you!!  Thank you!!! Thank you!!!  You all truly make me so happy!!!

So, now that I'm calmed down a bit, let's talk about this cute snail card!  This card turned out much better than I thought it would. I just love how the colors go so well together.  Before I put the snail on it, I was looking at it and thought it would also make a cute baby card.  Maybe I'll have to make one soon!

The snail was cut from Create a Critter at 2.5 inches (I think).  The little cloud thingy (for lack of a better term) was cut from the same cartridge at 1.5 inches (I think).  The stamp came from My Pink Stampers More Punnylicious stamp set.  All the measurements are the same as my previous skunk easel card.

I hope you like it!  My hubby says it's his new favorite card of mine.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tuesday Spotlights: Cute Cards and T-Shirt

This week is a combination of my favorites from my Valentine's Day link-up and my Thursday link-up party. (Sorry it is a bit late, but my baby and I are both pretty sick still). 

I hope you all will link up every Thursday through Sunday right here on Patches of Pink!!

Click on the links underneath each image to go check out their tutorials and blogs.

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Monday Menu and Measurements for Easel Card


Monday: Fish and fries
Tuesday: Sloppy joe's, mac and cheese, and veggie
Wednesday: Baked potatoes with chili and cheese and rolls
Thursday: Shake n bake chicken, potatoes, veggie, salad
Friday: Breakfast for dinner
Saturday: BBQ chicken sandwhiches, fries,
Sunday: Pizza and a salad

Also, here are the measurements for the easel card video I posted a few days ago.
Main card~ 8x4 inches
First layer~ 4x4 inches
Second layer (the brown cardstock)~ 3.75x3.75 inches
Third layer (the pink flower cardstock)~ 3.5x3.5 inches
First small layer (the brown)~ 1.5x3.75 inches
Second small layer (the pink flower cardstock)~ 1.25x3.5 inches
Score at 4 inches and 6 inches

I hope this helps.  Let me know if you have any questions!

Have a great day!

Friday, February 18, 2011

How To Make An Easel Card Tutorial - Video 4

Hello readers!

Just as I promised in a prior post (and thanks to my hubby!), here is a video tutorial on how to make an easel card. I hope you enjoy the video. Leave me a comment!

If you can't see the video, you can go to the Patches of Pink YouTube Channel to watch it.

Main card~ 8x4 inches
First layer~ 4x4 inches
Second layer (the brown cardstock)~ 3.75x3.75 inches
Third layer (the pink flower cardstock)~ 3.5x3.5 inches
First small layer (the brown)~ 1.5x3.75 inches
Second small layer (the pink flower cardstock)~ 1.25x3.5 inches
Score at 4 inches and 6 inches

Also, if this inspires you go out and make an easel card (which I hope it does!!), please link it to Patches of Pink and leave me a comment with a link to your finished project! Thanks!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Thursday Link-Up Party - Ends Sunday Feb. 20

Hey everyone!  Here are rest of the pics from our Valentine's Day weekend.  Enjoy!!!  
Oh, and don't forget to link-up your projects at the bottom of this post (by clicking on Add Link).  It could a craft, home decor, recipe, etc.  I can't wait to see what you have created!!!!

A couple great friends from church made the cookies on a stick and the cupcakes for us!

Me and my future crafter (my daughter) made this together.  She had a lot of fun with the glitter!

My little crafter enjoyed one of the cupcakes too!  YUM YUM!!!

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Free Digital Stamp - Cute Dino with Heart

In celebration of Valentine's Week (yes Valentine's Day continues to live on throughout the week in my home!), my husband drew me (and you!!!) another digital stamp. This time it's a dinosaur (one of his favorite things as a kid). I think it's pretty cute. What do you think?

To download the digital stamp, first click on the image below. Then, right click on the image and click "Save Picture." Enjoy!! :-)

If you use this digital stamp on any of your projects or blog posts, please include a link to this blog post and Patches of Pink. Thank you!

Remember to read my Angel Policy and Terms of Use.

Please leave me a comment!

Also, I would be oh so honored if you made a project using my digital stamp and then left me a comment so I could come see what you did with it, how you used it, how you colored it, etc. I'm so excited!!

Valentine's Day Easel Card for Hubby

Hello everyone!  I hope you all are having a great day!  Mine is going pretty well, except for being super tired.  My hubby and I really need to start going to bed earlier.  Maybe we can get to bed before midnight tonight. 

I know its a couple days after Valentine's Day, but I still have a few things I want to post that I will spread out between today and tomorrow.  My hubby hijacked my blog the other day to post his Valentine's Day he made for me.  Well here is the Valentine's Day card I made for him.  He really likes easel cards, so I decided to make him one.  I think it turned out very cute!  Since it's a little difficult to describe how to make it, I'll make a video soon and post it for you (Click Here to go to the video).

What do you think??

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

My Photo Shoot and New About Me Page

Hey readers!

So my hubby just surprised me again by creating a new About Me page for me (with the polaroid images below)! On Valentine's Day we played around with his Canon camera, took some couple shots using the tripod, but then he also did a mini-shoot of me in our living room! haha! It was hard in such a cramped space, but they turned out cute. Don't you think? I guess you get a little glimpse into my personality now huh (and into my hubby's...lol).

Oh, by the way, the "M" stands for McDaniel....

Here are some of our fun couple shots!!

What do you think?????

What did you do for Valentine's Day?

Tuesday Spotlight: Blue Pysanky Egg by Deanna

Thanks so much to everyone who linked up last Tuesday's link-up party.  All your entries were great and we had a few more entries than the week before.  So, keep up the awesome work!

This week I decided I would feature Deanna from Deanna's Creations.  Her entry was a beautiful pysanky egg.  I had never heard of them before, so I did a little hunting around and found that there are a ton of beautiful pysanky eggs out there made by some very talented people.  Deanna is one of them.  These eggs take such patience and skill.  I love how detailed Deanna's eggs are and all the beautiful colors she makes them.  It's amazing how she can make each egg so different.  No too eggs have the same design or colors.  I think its great!

A little about Deanna:

I am married, mother of 4 great kids, and a high school art teacher.  I have been creating pysanky eggs for approximately 10 years.  I started out creating pysanky using very crude materials to create the eggs, which included a pencil with a needle stuck in the eraser.  Later, as I became more intrigued with this process, I purchased my first manual kistkas, later I upgraded for the electric kistkas. 

Now let's hear from Deanna about her beautiful eggs!

The materials needed for pysank eggs include:  Kistka, bees wax, blasfix, clear varnish, aniline dyes, and candle. 

Traditional pysanky eggs use a variety of colors, with the last color applied being black.  Traditional pysanky eggs have certain images used that represent different areas of life.  However, the eggs I create lean more towards non-traditional designs.

I begin creating the eggs by drawing my design, with my kistka which holds the bees wax.  The wax acts as a resists to the dye.  Once my basic design is drawn with the kistka/wax, I soak the egg in the first color.  The process continues by drawing more designs, with wax, over the colors I want to remain and then redipping the egg in the next color.  Again, traditional eggs have multiple colors with the last dye bath being black.  Once all of the designs are complete, I use a candle to melt the wax which allows for the brillance of all of the colors to show through.  I then use a tool, called a blasfix, to remove the yolk which is then followed by several thin layers of clear varnish.  The varnish acts as a protectant for the shell, making it stronger, as well as giving a glossy finish to the egg.  Once the egg is dryed, I top the egg with some sort of finding that covers the small hole created by the blasfix.  Each egg takes approximately 1-3 hours to complete, depending on the complexity of designs and the number of dye colors used.

For the egg featured here, I used only one color.  I drew my lines and then dipped the egg in blue dye, followed by the removal of the wax and varnishing.

I find the creating of pysanky eggs very relaxing, and a way for me to meditate in my own little world.  And, I am thrilled to be spotlighted for something that I enjoy creating, it is a great honor.

Thanks again for linking up, ladies.  Keep the inspirations coming!!
There will be another link-up party on Thursday, so I hope to see you 
and your wonderful creations then!!

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day Card and Link-Up Party - Ends Saturday 2/19

Hello readers!

Can you believe it's already Valentine's Day?! I can't!

I can't wait to see what awesome creations you made for Valentine's Day! This link party will be open until Saturday night (2/19), and I'll spotlight my favorites.

Now for my (well, my husband's) submission to the Vday Link-Up Party:
Sunday night, my husband and I celebrated our Valentine's Day by crafting together. Isn't he so cute?! LOL. I had a few cards to make for a customer, so I wasn't able to make a Valentine's Day card, but my sweet hubby decided he wanted to make a card for me where he used a free digital stamp from StampFairy.com, colored it himself, and then made a special card to go with it. I think it turned out very adorable. I love how he thought to step outside of the box and make the card round instead of my traditional square or rectangular. What do you think of the card? Feel free to leave him comments.

Monday Menu


Monday: Lasagna, garlic bread, and salad
Tuesday: Sweet and sour chicken, rice, and veggie
Wednesday: Burritos
Chicken salad and garlic bread
Friday: Company over
Saturday: Fish and fries
Sunday: Homemade pizza with salad

Have a great day!!!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Free Digital Stamp in Celebration of My Blog Makeover

Hello readers!

Noticed anything new on my blog?? Of course you have!! It's all NEW thanks to The Fairy Blogmother!

What do you think of everything now?? Let me know.

In celebration, my oh so sweet hubby drew me a new digital stamp, and I'm sharing it with you! I've never really done digital stamps on my cards, but apparently it's all the 'rave' now. If any of you have used digital stamps on a project, please leave me a comment on this post with a link to your project. Also, I would love to hear about all of your techniques for coloring in your stamps. I'm brand new to this so I'm kinda scared I would just mess it up!!

To download the digital stamp, first click on the image to enlarge it. Then, right click on it and click "Save Picture." Enjoy!! :-)

If you use this digital stamp on any of your projects or blog posts, please include a link to this blog post and Patches of Pink. Thank you!

[This Free Digi Stamp is no longer available. Sorry!]

Remember to read my Angel Policy and Terms of Use.

Please leave me a comment!

Also, I would be oh so honored if you made a project using my digital stamp and then left me a comment so I could come see what you did with it, how you used it, how you colored it, etc. I'm so excited!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Cupcake Picture Frame: What to do with all that scrap paper?

Ever wonder what to do with all of those scraps of paper you have left lying around after you make all of those pretty little cards?? 

Well, I have one possible solution!

By the way, this is another blog hijacking by Jalisa's hubby. You all asked for more when I hijacked this blog last time and posted the Valentine's Day Card (Click Here to see), so I decided I'd let you see more...

First off, don't forget to participate in the weeklyLINK-UP PARTIES here on Patches of Pink! It goes every Thursday through Sunday. Even I like to see what everyone is creating!

I saw an idea like this over on The Idea Room. I decided that butterflies weren't my thing, but I was sure I could find some really cool punch that Jalisa and I both liked. So off to Walmart we went to pick up a white frame, and then off to Joann's to find a punch. Jalisa even trusted me to go in alone and pick out the punch! Can you believe it? To surprise her I came out with 2 instead of 1!! haha. I got Jalisa a butterfly punch since I knew she would really like that, but I liked the cupcake punch, not to mention that I was feeling creative and I was like, "I could make the cupcake tops be different colors and all of the bottoms the same!"

  1. Place your white or cream cardstock behind your frame matting. Tape it there.
  2. Measure your punch that you are going to use and then measure and mark where you are going to place each punch in each row, etc.
  3. Pick your scraps and start punching!! Watch the paper fly everywhere!
  4. Attach your cute little punch outs to the cardstock with pop dots.
  5. You're done!!
I forgot to take pictures of the process of making the home decor item, so instead I took a picture of the pop dot mess...

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