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From December 2008 through December 2011- our group of ladies have sent 6,117 cards to the troops.


Thursday, February 26, 2009

Dollar finds....

more note cards from the dollar bins at Michael's that I altered. There was 8 note cards with envelopes in each package.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Easter cards made by Paper piecing patty

These were some note cards that I picked up in the Michael's dollar bin. Plain note cards with a word embossed on the front of the cards.

On the card with all the bunny's I used chalks to color the image. The other images I used my LePlume markers.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

aunt Laura made these cute little purse as ......

give away for her Nail Station that was at Sara's 11th birthday party spa.

special Delivery

Monday, February 23, 2009

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Friday, February 20, 2009

cute little rabbits

Love these little girl rabbits. They would be so cute on a little girl's easter layout.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

another clip art turned into a paper piecing

love searching the internet for new clip arts to turn into paper piecings. So if you should happen upon a clipart that would make a paper piecing please send it my way.
Each of my 3 sisters, received one of these paper piecings in their valentine card from me.
I would have to say my favorite easter candy is Elmer's pecan eggs, the the second would have to be gold brick egg.
some more easter facts:
* Tradition of burning an Easter-eve fire? This tradition of Easter eve fire is mostly celebrated in Texas. It originated from a German tradition. For this custom children are told that the Easter Bunny is burning wild flowers to make his dyes.
* Each day, five million marshmallow chicks and bunnies are produced in preparation for Easter.

* 16 billion jelly beans are made for Easter (that's enough to completely fill an 89 feet high and 60 feet wide plastic Easter egg -about the height of a nine-story office building!)
* the ever popular Easter eggs are an ancient symbol of new life, entirely appropriate for a springtime holiday like Easter. Easter is all about renewal and new life, so the egg is not that out of place after all.

* Like the egg, the rabbit is a symbol of new life and rebirth, and it is probably this association that gave rise to the famous Easter Bunny. Rabbits have long been associated with fertility and birth. The actual Easter Bunny legend is rooted in German tradition. The legend holds that a poor woman living in Germany decorated colorful eggs for her children to find. As soon as the hidden eggs were found by the children, a large bunny was seen hopping away. This ancient legend is thought to be the root of the Easter Bunny we know and love today.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

paper piecing for Easter layouts

More rabbits - these are so cute.

Some Easter facts:

Easter always falls between March 22 and April 25.

The reason for painting easter eggs in bright color’s is they represent the bright sunlight of spring time.

The most famously known easter event took place in the year 1878. This year president Hayes and his wife Lucy officially opened the White House grounds to the children for egg rolling on Easter Monday. Since then this event is held each year.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Isabel D from the crop Room Easter Cards for the troops

When I got home today (2/3/09) there was a package waiting for me it was Isabel's card. She made 21 beautiful easter cards.

Ilove the pink card with the window cut out with the little rabbit.

On her Happy Easter cards she has quilled flower and leaves, and the Happy Easter is lifted off the card with pop dots.

I love the cards with the huge image of the eggs with the ribbon, and yes the card does fit into the envelope.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Rabbits and Carrots

Rabbits eating their carrots.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Easter Eggs with a surpise

here is another clip art from the internet that I was challenged to make a paper piecing. Isn't that little chick so cute.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Easter Eggs and a chick

These paper piecing was inspired by a rubber stamp image that I found on the net. I used my deckle scissors to cut out the chicks, and used a pop dot to lift the head.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Easter chicks

I have been busy making Easter Paper piecing for my FOR SALE Box. The next function I will be attending is Lisa All Day Crop on February 28. So for all that will be there here is a sneek peek.

This paper piecing I broke down the clip art that inspired this paper piecing into 4 pieces. If you notice each piece is different. The chicken in each egg is seating at a different height.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Easter cards from Patty P

A special mail delivery - 20 Easter cards made by Patty P from the Sweet & Sassy, they arrived from Katy, Texas. Patty thanks for taking time out of your business schedule to make these beautiful cards for the troops.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Easter Cards

I started another challenge for the troops this one is for Easter card, and all occassion cards. I have challenged myself to make 50 cards, I have completed 22 cards, and have another 15 that is halfway done. I hope to collect more than 200 easter cards from the group of ladies that have been participating in my challenges.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Fish bowl birthday card for my son, Matthew

My oldest son, will be 24 in March and he has several large fishtanks full of beatiful fish, so I went surfing the net and found 2 clip art one of a fish bowl and the other was of a pair of gold fish. I started with a 4-1/2 x 5-1/2 white card base, glued the fishbowl onto the card and then cut the card into the shape of the fish bowl, then I cut out the two goldfish and used pop dots to attached the fish to the fish bowl. Still have to complete the inside of the card.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Purse birthday card for my friend, Laura

Laura celebrated her birthday on February 1, and this is the little purse card that I made for her with a matching envelope.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

A cindrealla birthday card

This special Cindrella card is for a very special little girl who will be turning 4 very soon. My little art buddy, Bailey. Found a Cindrella clip art on the internet, cut it out and attached to the front of a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2. I knew it needed a little bling, so of course I used the frost lace stickle for sparkles for the stars.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

So what is happening with you this weekend? I will be going to work for 1/2 day, yes work, trying to meet a dead line. Then leaving work at 1:00 p.m. to go the the movie theater to pick up some movie passes for birthday gifts. Pick up Bailey, then to a birthday party for Peyton and Sam. I have heard through the grapevine that there is a space walk.

Then later tonight I have to complete some valentine cards, a birthday card, finsih up some paper piecing, and if I am still awake some easter cards for the troops.

Everyone have a wonderful weekend

Valentine cards for my nieces and nephews

The puppy heart is for Sara. That is an actual picture of her dog Emma Rose. I embossed some paws onto the card, and took some red ink and rubbed on the embossing paws to highlight them more. The front of the card says "Guess Who Loves U". on the inside it says "Aunt Patty.

The 3 cindrella hearts are for 3 little girls that love their princesses, Bailey, Trinity and Courtney. The Babe Ruth heart is for for Dalton, our red glove baseball player. The Cars heart is for my little nephew, Peyton, that loves cars and trucks. The Bratz heart is for my niece, Alexis. Each heart has candy attached on the inside of the card.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Egg Shaped Easter Cards

One version of my egg shaped cards. I started with a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2. I also used some of my wooden stamps from michael's. The dragon fly is a stamp that I colored and cut out. Then I went surfing the net for some sentiments, which I found some really nice ones. I also was creative on the inside of my cards.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Rabbit shaped cards for the troops

Well I am off to my newest challenge which is making Easter Cards for the the two troops that I have adopted. BJ's army troop, and TJ's marine troop. I wanted to make rabbit shaped cards so I went to the internet and did a search on Google. Well I found a card similar to the one I made, but could not found a pattern, so I decided to make one for myself. First I started with a sheet of 8-1/2 x 11 white cardstock, cut into 2 equal parts, which left me with 2 card bases (4-1/4 x 5-1/2) then I took one of my oval stencils and draw the outline of the face and then I used my index finger and traced around it twice to make the ears. Then I cut the base out with my deckle scisssors. Punch out small circles for my blue eyes, free handed the pink for the ears, and nose. then with a shade of a blue gray marker I drew the mouth and teeth , and took a .01 zig marker for the whiskers, a little chalk to yellow the teeth and pink chalk for the cheeks.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Great buys at Michael's

Well since I was across the river for Lisa's crop and near the Michael's I just had to stop in to see what goodies I could buy. I was looking for some of the wooden rubber stamps that they have in the $1.00 bins for Easter, but found some for Valentine, there were several but I only picked a few and will pick them up for valentine cards for the troops in 2010. The package with the 4 small stamps cost me only 50 cent.
Also, I found in the clearance bins some square embossed christmas cards that they were selling for 25 cents a pack. Each pack had 8 cards and 8 envelopes. I am going to try and alter them into other cards other than Chrismtas. Might be albe to cut windows in the, which was suggested by Clarence K. My sister, Lizzy said that maybe a window with a color piece of cardstock in the window for more support on the card. If I cut it into a window there is not much support on the edges of the card, that is where Lizzy's idea comes into play. We will see, for they are just tucked away. To many other projects going on here, Sara photo folders for her Feb 14 birthday party, finish up my personal valentine cards and working on my February birthday cards for family and friends. Lisa had taken the yellow and pink eyelet cards an altered them into Easter cards. They are really pretty cards they are tri fold. The Hot pink cards were a $1.00 a package. These cards are blank on the inside, and can easily be altered to whatever theme you may need.

I also found a new series of Studio G $1.00 stamps I did not purchase everyone that was in the series but did purchase most of them. I think my favorite is the one with the bbq pit. Also, the one with all the borders, and the set with the pregant mom.
I just love these little clear stamps set.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Lisa's crop

On Saturday, January 24, Lisa held another one of her monthly crops. There was about 16 ladies in attendance. I did not attend for the day, but did show up to teach a paper piecing class and to visit and of course to sell my paper pieces. Thanks to everyone that made a purchase.

I had 11 ladies that particpated in my paper piecing class, there was a few new ladies to the class. We worked on a cute little teddy bear that had a red heart stamped on it's belly, a piece that could be used on a valentine page.

While there one of the ladies that maintain the Harahan Senior Citzen garage sale, gave me 71 store bought cards that they had in the garage sale for the soldiers. All of them were All Occassion cards. Thanks for the cards and I am sure the soldiers will be appreciative .

Monday, February 2, 2009

Treat pouches

The little treat pouches that I made went to the troops. They were made with a 6 x6 piece of paper and just a few folds.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

the last of the valentine cards

the last of the 50 cards that I made for the valentine card challenge.