Monday, January 27

Kitty Friend Card

Hi, everyone!  Thought I'd share with you a quick 3x3 card that I made using Joy's Life's Lot's Of Pun, Paper Smooches' Nine Lives stamp set, and washi tape.  I sent one to Joy to show my appreciation for letting me be part of her wonderful design team. 


I had fun coloring these images and the 3x3 format seems to work well for me.  I'll be making more of these in the future.

Hope you have a good week! 

Patty 

Monday, January 20

A Very Belated Blog Hop Winner!!


Wow!  How can it be that my last post was in August?   Time sure does fly!  Well to give you a update as to what I've been up to, I decided to take time off from blogging and focus a little more on work and other hobbies.

 In September, our house was one of many that experienced flooding during the heavy rains in Colorado.  While we were VERY fortunate to still have a roof over our heads, there was a lot of work to be done since our basement was now a wall to wall carpet soaked mess.  We decided that we could handle doing all the flooring and painting ourselves....so that's what became my next project!  

Here are shots of the hallway and family room after we finished it.



We also did two more bedrooms and the storage room for a total of 1000 sq ft.  It was lots of work but it was really gratifying!  So gratifying that we started work in the living room painting the second fireplace and having a wood stove installed.   (Isn't that how things go?)


You guys have waited so long so without further ado, the winner of this blog hop with her choice of any Joy's Life stamp is:



Claire, please email me your mailing address to Crafty_kitten@mac.com and choice of Joy's Life stamp and I'll get it out to you ASAP! 

Thanks to everyone who dropped by.  I hope the past few months have been kind to you!  

I have been working on some paper crafts and hope to get some posted on my blog soon! 

Take care,

Patty

Saturday, August 24

Joy's Life Fun Card Folds Birthday Blog Hop!




 I'm so glad you could stop by the Crafty Kitten for Joy's Life's Fun Card Folds Birthday Blog Hop

  This will be my last Blog Hop post for awhile as a member of Joy's team so it's a little bittersweet.  Everything's going ok...I'm just taking a little time off to craft for the holidays and do some traveling.  :)

If you came here from Lori's blog, then you're in the right place.   If you stumbled on this post, and want experience all the fun from the beginning, you can start here.
 

For this hop, I decided to do what I call a Modified Gate Fold Card.  Here's a pic of it closed.


Here's what it looks like when you swing the gates open. 


The stamp I used is from Joy's Yummy Puns set.  You can grab your own set here.


To create this card, start with a white base. Cut the pink paper at 11.5" x 4" and score it at 2 7/8 x 8 5/8.


Tape a scalloped Nestability to the paper and run that side through your CuttleBug.  Tape it to the other side of the gate and run it again. (You can't tell from my pics but I managed to emboss each side with a polka dot folder.)


For the frame on the front, use two of the scallops at the same timeAfter adhering it to the front of the card, carefully cut the frame in half.  Embellish the inside to your taste. (I cut the inside scallop slightly larger than the window.)



*** Now how about a chance for some GREAT Blog Candy as a reward for staying with me through this long post?? ***

I'm going to give away your choice of ANY Joy's Life stamp set!

You have up to four chances to enter the drawing.
It's up to you how many comments you'd like to leave for your chance to WIN!


1st Comment/entry: Leave me a comment
2nd comment/entry: Leave a 2nd comment if you are following me through Blog Lovin'  (There's a link a the top of my Blog)
3rd comment: Leave a 3rd comment if you like or have liked my Facebook page
4th comment: Leave a 4th comment if you are a follower of Joy's Design Team Blog

You'll have until Sunday, September 1st to leave your comments. It's that easy to win!  

*** Be sure to head over to Dawn's blog.  She's got another great card fold waiting for you.  ***

Here's the blog hop order in case you get lost along the way.

Wednesday, August 21

Down By The Creek Bank Frog Card

Hi, all!  This week, I've got a post for you as part of Joy's Life's Design Team.

 Joy came up with the super cute theme this week....Down By The Creek Bank.  I remember as a kid catching night crawlers with my dad and finding salamanders in the window wells.  Yes, I was a tomboy.  

Growing up, I didn't see many frogs around but I wanted to use one for my project. This one is from Cricut's Create A Critter cartridge.


Lot's Of Pun was the first stamp set that I bought from Joy! You can get yours here.

 
For this weeks card, I used DoodleBug's Flower Box paper set.  The card is 4.25 x 5.5 in size.  I cut the frog at 3.5" and then played around with the paper strips to figure out what size I wanted.  I stamped the saying on a strip of white paper and then cut the tab by hand.  After adding stitching, ribbon, and a plastic flower, the card was done! 

Thanks for coming along with me on a trip down memory lane!  I hope you'll leave a comment and share one of your favorite memories with me.

Saturday, August 10

Joy's Life 3D Summer Blog Hop Winner!

I'd like to thank everyone who was able to hop with us and leave comments!  I sure do appreciate it especially knowing how busy we all are nowadays. 

The winner of her choice of any Joy's Life stamp set is Roseanna C! She wrote:

 
Roseanna, please email your choice of stamp set and mailing address to Crafty_kitten@mac.com

I'll have Joy send your set ASAP!  

Thanks to all for hopping!  We've got another great blog hop planned for August 24th.  Hope you can join us! 

 

Thursday, August 1

Cupcake Cat Card

Hi, everyone!  Thanks for stopping by!  Today I have a Friend Shaped Card for you on behalf of JoysLife's Design Team.

You can tell by the name of my blog that I LOVE cats!  They've been cherished family members to my hubby and I over the years. 

When I saw this file, I thought this would be a sweet card to make for a friend.   

 

Slip off the cupcake liner to reveal
 this sweet saying from Joy's Yummy Puns stamp set.  


Here's a closeup of that great stamp!

Packed with fun sentiments, you can grab your own set of Yummy Puns here

To recreate this card using your cutting machine, resize the SVG file so it will fit in a 4.25x5.5 envelope. Add some dry embossing and crystals to make your project sparkle.  I cut the cat out of black paper since it reminds me of my cat, Moonlight.  


Maybe he approves.

Well, that's all I have for you today.  I hope you have a great one!  Thank you for taking the time to leave comments.  They mean a lot to me. :)



Saturday, July 27

Joy's Life 3D Summer Blog Hop


 Glad you could stop by the Crafty Kitten and join Joy's Life's Design Team for our 3D Summer Blog Hop!   We thought we'd have some Summer fun before it's over! 

If you came here from Jennifer's blog, you're in the right place. If you stumbled on this post, and want to start at the beginning do so at Joy's blog here.
 
When I found out what the subject of the hop was going to be, I immediately knew what I wanted to create. 


The stamp I used comes from one of my favorite of Joy's stamp sets, Pun In The Sun! 


I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut this SVG cuts file  from DCWV's Green Stack paper pack.




Don't you just love the details, such as the curtains?  I may give this to my sister who just got an Airstream or I may be selfish and keep it for myself!  ;)

*** Now how about some GREAT Blog Candy?? ***

I'm going to give away your choice of ANY Joy's Life stamp set!

You have up to four chances to enter the drawing.
It's up to you how many comments you'd like to leave for your chance to WIN!


1st Comment/entry: Leave me a comment
2nd comment/entry: Leave a 2nd comment if you are following me through Blog Lovin'  (There's a link a the top of my Blog)
3rd comment: Leave a 3rd comment if you like or have liked my Facebook page
4th comment: Leave a 4th comment if you are a follower of Joy's Design Team Blog

You'll have until Sunday, August 4th to leave your comments. It's that easy to win!

*** Now head over to my Design Team sister, Cyndy's blog.  She's got a great project waiting for you.  ***

Here's the blog hop order in case you get lost along the way.

I'm glad you could stop by!  Have a great time hopping.