Monday, December 11, 2017

Let Heaven and Nature Sing

 I can picture these birds with their tongues out catching snow flakes heeheehee... do birds have tongues?






I hope you are having a wonderful week.  We have been busy in our neckStyles™ scarf shop on Etsy.  It is another great year for scarves all over the world!!  It is such a blessing to be able to work from home in this little business.

If this card were a scarf I picture it would look like this one : ) what do you think?

I am offering an exclusive sale on all of our scarves.  60% off! for a limited time.  Contact me for a coupon code!


That is it for me today.  I hope you are enjoying the warmth of the season both inside and out!

BIG (((Hugs)))
Patti

All supplies by Serendipity Stamps:
Birds Looking Up dies
Branch die
Let Heaven and Nature
Snow reverse die


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Serendipity Stamps December Blog Hop #1





The very best time of the month - is time for Serendipity Stamp's Blog Hop.  As a design team member I get to showcase some of the amazing product available at the Serendipity Stamps store.

When you hop with us you increase your chances of winning the $20.00 gift certificate to the Serendipity Stamps Store that one randomly selected commenter will win!!   You may leave your comments through Sunday.  Mary will announce the name of the winner on the SS blog on Monday December 18th.

I have two cards to share with you today.  My first card uses this month's Stamp of The Month, "Steeple" image.   I began by sponging some pink dye ink directly to my card base in an ombre - dark to light pattern.  Next I stamped the Steeple image in the same pink dye ink in the center.  Then I cut a panel for the top and stamped my sentiment.  I cut the panel in three sections, discarding the center section.  All that was left to do was pop the panel pieces up with foam tape and attach them, and my clear sequins, to the card.  Fast and easy and oh so dreamy : )



My next card features a Trio of Penguins floating on a block of ice : )  

These are just two cards created for this hop so please make your way to the rest of the team's blogs and get ready to be inspired! because Serendipity Stamps has some pretty COOL! products to offer! : ) 



For your convenience I have supplied a list of the Serendipity Stamps Design Team with links to their blogs.

Patti Kehl (that's me)

Please visit the Serendiptiy Stamps Store where you will find these and other great products including the Stamp Of The Month "Steeple".  As always the Stamp Of The Month is 50% off.  





Thank you so much for stopping by!!
Patti

Supplies:

Monday, December 4, 2017

You're so Tweet

Happy December! and Baby it is cold outside : )  

But it is warm inside and I have been playing with paper!! 


Here is another easy peasy CAS card I created using this a delightful Serendipity Stamp set. I stamped my sentiment directly on to my A2 card base.  Next I cut a top panel to 4.25 x 5".   I cut this panel into three sections - discarding the center piece. I popped the two top panel sections up using foam tape. I stamped the bird on a scrap piece of cs and fussy cut it out then glued it down over the panel piece.  Gee! it took me longer to write out my process than it took to make the whole card! LOL

That is all for me today : )  thank you for stopping by - I love seeing you here!

Patti

Supplies:
Embroidered Bird Cling by Serendipity Stamps

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Christmas Cactus

 I love this striking image from Serendipity Stamps.  Because it has such stunning detail I like leaving it uncolored or only minimally colored so the fine details show through.   If you look closely you will see that I embossed the card face with a falling snow folder from Stampin Up. So even though you can't feel the prickles on this cactus hope your eyes feel the dimensions I created! : )




I stamped my sentiment on Vellum and secured it on the inside : )



Now that I see the card against my red backdrop I feel like I might need to add a touch of red because I kind of like how the pop of red looks with the white, black and gray in the card. : )

That's it for me today.  I can't believe tomorrow is December 1st! where did 2017 go?  : )

Thank you for stopping by I hope you have a great day.

Patti

Supplies:
Cactus Flower
Thinking of You


Monday, November 27, 2017

Masculine Birthday

Hello friends!  I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration!  We sure did : )

November is a busy birthday month in our family.  This one is for our son-in-law.  Not all men enjoy had crafted cards but this one does : )  I like creating cards for him because he always appreciates them.




We are enjoying very good scarf sales this season and we are offering some super deals!! If you have some ladies on your gift giving list that enjoy scarves have a look at my Etsy shop to see my line of "neckStyles™ scarves" : )

neckStyles™ on Etsy


Thanks a bunch for stopping by - stay warm! and have a great week!!

(((Hugs)))
Patti

Supplies:
Mill Cling stamp set by Serendipity Stamps
Happy Birthday by Serendipity Stamps 

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Monochromatic Toppings at Seize The Birthday and a sad goodbye



Yippee Skippee a new challenge kicks off today at Seize The Birthday challenge blog where you will find a new challenge every two weeks.


The "Toppings" this time: 
"Monochromatic





I hope you will consider joining us for this fun challenge.  Please remember that if you are not a "toppings" kind of gal anything always goes! at STB just so long as it is a Birthday Card : )



This marks my last posting as a Design Team member for Seize The Birthday.  I have not only loved creating cards for this challenge but I have really really enjoyed the pleasure of visiting so many of you in the STB gallery.  Thank you for your - always warm - welcome!!

A special thanks to a gal who I now call friend, Nancy Leppek, owner of Scrapper@heART blog and administrator of STB.  Nancy, as many of you know, is kind and supportive and... well one of the sweetest gals in blogland!!  Thank you, Nancy for the opportunity to work with you and the rest of the TALENTED! gals on the team.  It was on my "Bucket List" to be on a team and it has definitely been one of the highlights of my love for this hobby!!

Stepping down doesn't mean I won't be creating cards or visiting with my friends in blogland or even joining the challenges at STB.  You will be seeing me around plenty! : )

Thank you again.

Love,
Patti

Supplies:
Bow and String by Poppy Stamps
Happy Birthday by Close To My Heart

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Simplicity Sister peek today : )



It is my turn as Penny Black's Simplicity Sister hostess.  Each month you will find some delightful CAS cards from my fellow DT members!  I am honored to be a part of this talented team.



Here is a peek at my card.  I hope you will be tempted to hop over to see the whole card on Penny Black's Simplicity Sisters blog.

Winter Cheer! to you my friends : )

Patti

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Textured Snow

Hello ladies : ) I have a card I created that reminds me of something you would see on a vintage post card.  I started with a red card base and then layered the "Swirl Cuts Background" cut from white cs on top because I thought it would be a good representation of the smoke and snow sure to be swirling when this train whizzes by!  I colored the train with my Prisma pencils and shaded with Gamsol.  Next I decided to add some texture with Snow-Tex and I really like how it turned out.   Have you ever used this product? It is water soluble and dries hard and gives a really nice texture to snow! 


I finished it off with a snippet of Holly from another stamped image and tied it in with some Baker's Twine.  So pretty and festive and yet masculine I think : )

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you are having a great weekend!

(((Hugs)))
Patti

Supplies:
Swirl Cuts Background Die
Snow-Tex by DecoArt

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Serendipity Stamp's November Blog Hop #2




Where does the time go?! It is already time to hop for Serendipity Stamp's second Blog Hop of the month.  As a design team member I get to showcase some of the amazing product available at the Serendipity Stamps store.  



When you hop with us you increase your chances of winning the $20.00 gift certificate to the Serendipity Stamps Store that one randomly selected commenter will win!!   You may leave your comments through Sunday.  Mary will announce the name of the winner on the SS blog on Monday November 20th.

Please visit the Serendiptiy Stamps Store where you will find some great products including November's Stamp Of The Month "Sled".  As always the 
Stamp Of The Month is 50% off.  In addition Wed 11/15 – Sun 11/19 all items (stamps and dies!)  in the Autumn, Halloween, and Thanksgiving categories will be 20% off.  





I hope you will hop with the rest of the Serendipity Stamps Design Team.  Here are easy links to the wonderful creations you will find on their blogs.  

Patti Kehl (that's me)
Julie Warner (off this Hop)

Thank you for stopping by friends.  I hope you are enjoying the warmth of the season.

Patti

Supplies:
Sled
Season's Dies


Thursday, November 9, 2017

What goes around comes around at STB!



Happy Thursday friends and thank you for stopping by today! It's time for a new challenge at the Seize The Birthday challenge blog where we bring you a new challenge every two weeks.

The "Toppings" this time: 
"Circles




I was able to incorporate lots of circles in my shaker card!  I wanted to use a soft yellow that is one of my good friend's favorite colors but even with my new improved background the camera struggled to capture all that white and light yellow ink.  

The sentiment says:  "Everything's Better with Sprinkles" and what could be more true!! : )  

I hope you will consider joining us for this fun challenge.  We love seeing you in our gallery.

Please remember that anything always goes!  
as long as it is a birthday theme!





Thanks a bunch for stopping by!

Patti
Supplies:
Stitched Square dies by MFT
Stitched Circle dies by MFT
Tag Sale: Quilted Die by PTI
Just Desserts Mini by PTI

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Love is Patient


Hello friends I hope you are having a wonderful day : ) I am happy to say I have had some time in my crafty space to work on replenishing my stash of wedding cards.

This sentiment by Serendipity Stamps holds it's own as a focal point so I simply added a little sponged ink for shading and some pearls to embellish.  This is a wedding card but it is a scripture applicable for EVERY! day : )

Have a day filled with LOVE my friends : )

Patti

Supplies:
Love is Patient

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Serendipity Stamps November Blog Hop #1




 Its time again for Serendipity Stamp's first Blog Hop of the month.  As a design team member I get to showcase some of the amazing product available at the Serendipity Stamps store.



When you hop with us you increase your chances of winning the $20.00 gift certificate to the Serendipity Stamps Store that one randomly selected commenter will win!!   You may leave your comments through Sunday.  Mary will announce the name of the winner on the SS blog on Monday November 6th.

It is getting to be that time of year again when we grab those hats and gloves, mittens and scarves!! I love scarves! In the year 2010 my good friend, Diane and I opened an Etsy shop called, neckStyles™, to sell our scarves.  We have loved selling scarves for all seasons but as I write this post I think some of the snugly warm scarves I especially love, like these: 


This is not a sales pitch I promise LOL I just wanted to share : ) 

But here is a pitch! giggles Please visit the Serendiptiy Stamps Store where you will find some great products including November's Stamp Of The Month "Sled".  As always the Stamp Of The Month is 50% off. 





Here is another  card I made in keeping with my theme and color combo : )  An easy peasy little shaker card that will be almost as good as chicken soup! for someone suffering with sniffles because they left their scarf and hat at home LOL!

Here is a list of the Serendipity Stamps Design Team with links to their blogs.  I hope that you will visit each blog and leave them some love.  We love your comments!

Patti Kehl (that's me)

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you are having a fantastic week!

Patti

Supplies:
Snowman on Skis
Winter Wear Background
Winter Hat
Sick Puppy Cling Stamp Set

Monday, October 30, 2017

Happy Fall Ya'll

Hello friends : )  Thank you for stopping by today!


I wanted to share my love of fall with all of you : ) I hope you see some beautiful fall colors in your neck of the woods.

Happy Fall Ya'll!

Patti

Supplies by Serendipity Stamps:
Happy
Seasons Dies
1$ Designer Paper Mini Mashup
Dandelion Background



Thursday, October 26, 2017

A Krafty challenge



Krafty challenge... get it? heehee Well it is time to introduce the second October challenge at the Seize The Birthday challenge blog where we bring you a new challenge every two weeks.

The "Toppings" this time: 
"Kraft Card Base



I love kids!! I mean I LOVE kids : ) your kids, my kids, young kids and old kids LOL so when I saw this adorable stamp set from Penny Black I had to have it!  


I know we aren't "supposed" to have favorites but I can't help myself - I especially "cherish" this amazing young man!.  This card is for our great nephew, Korbyn.  This Penny Black image reminds me of his adorable face! and personality.  I would venture a guess that if you knew Korbyn he would secretly be your favorite too.  



I hope you will consider joining us for this fun challenge.  Please remember that if you are not a "toppings" kind of gal anything always goes! at STB just so long as it is a Birthday Card : )

In addition I would like to enter this card in a few great challenges in blogland! I hope you will consider joining them too : )

CASology 

Simon Says - Anything Goes challenge

Send a Smile 4 Kids - Celebration cards 4 kids challenge




Thank you again for stopping by!

Patti
Supplies:
Way Cool by Penny Black

Friday, October 20, 2017

Butterfly Kisses





Here is a little card I created for my grand daughter.  She is all grown up now but when she was little I would tickle her cheek with my eye lashes and tell her it was Butterfly Kisses.  She would try to imitate it by laying her face on my cheek.  The results were sweet and funny but she recently told me that she still remembers our Butterfly kisses : ) I love that girl!


Thanks a bunch for stopping by!

BIG (((Hugs)))
Patti

Supplies:
I Will Write Peace Cling Set by Serendipity Stamps
Butterfly Kisses

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Serendipity Stamp's October Blog Hop #2

Serendipity Stamps October Blog Hop #2






Hello friends : ) Welcome to Serendipity Stamp's October Blog Hop # 2

I'm here with a post to announce the second October Blog Hop for Serendipity Stamps. When you hop with us you have a chance to win a $20.00 gift certificate to the Serendipity Stamps Store simply  by leaving a comment here.  To increase your chances please leave comments with my SS team mates too. Eight comments! eight chances to win : ) Just by visiting and commenting you will be entered in a random drawng chosen by Mary, the owner of Serendipity Stamps. You may leave your comments through Sunday. Mary will announce the name of the winner on the SS blog on Monday October 23rd.

Here is a list of the Serendipity Stamps Design Team with links to their blogs. I hope that you will visit each blog and leave them some love. We can ALL use more love! : )

Patti Kehl (that's me)
Julie Warner (on vacation)
My sister is going to get a big kick out of this card.  She is going through some particularly difficult trials at work and worrying a little about how things are going to turn out.  Luckily she shares my goofy sense of humor : ) so I know this little giggle will lift her spirits.



I invite you to visit the Serendiptiy Stamps Store where Mary is having a FLASH SALE!! from now through Sunday - when you buy three items you get the FOURTH FREE!  There are oodles of great products at SS including including the Stamp Of The Month "Autumn Chair".  As always the Stamp Of The Month is 50% off.  


Thank you for stopping by.  Have a fantastic day!!
Patti

Supplies:
Turkey Small
Never Never

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Hello! from a Simplicity Sister!



It is time again to tease you with a peek! 



I hope you will be tempted to hop over to see the whole card on Penny Black's Simplicity Sisters blog.

Have a wonderful day!

Patti