Sunday, October 25, 2015


Good Morning!! It's been one soggy weekend here. A great time to watch scary movies and do some crafting. Everyone here had their own things they wanted to do so I stayed home and did my usual. No one likes the movies I watch so this was a perfect time to catch up on some I haven't seen. Everyone is use to me doing some of my crafting in the evenings while I try and watch TV at the same time with them. Plus, my cat has a cold so she has been sitting beside me the whole weekend. She is getting a little better today. I'm glad, she was scaring me there for a minute.

I love this week's challenge and we have a great sponsor for it. Limited Runs Digi Stamps has the cutest images for Halloween projects. These images are not ones that would scare the kids. They have also released some new digis and have many many categories of the images they have. I used the image "Witch and Sign." She is the cutest little girl that has fallen with her sign in her hands but she is still smiling. I made my card with her and spiders since there is a spider on the image. So, let's get to the prize so you can see my card.

3 Digital Stamps
Limited Runs Store

Now I want to show you the card I made with the "Witch and Sign."

The sign was blank so I added the Happy Halloween on it. The font that I used looks a little scary. It's called, "Chiller." This is one of my favorite fonts to use. This was a very easy card to make and very little items that I used. Here is my items.

Cardstock -- The Paper Studio
Paper -- DCWV
Little Witch Sign -- EK Success (Inspirables)
Font -- Chiller
Embellishments -- Dress It Up
Colored Markers
Colored Pencils 

See, it was a little simple. Just coming up with the idea was the hardest part, So I hope to see your Halloween projects over at Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog. Good Luck to you all!!

Sunday, October 18, 2015


Good Morning Everyone!! Hope you had a nice weekend. Mine was great for once. My little bother married the love of his life. The ceremony was very beautiful and so was the bride. Yes, my brother was very handsome. The two of them are very blessed to have each other. They are an amazing couple. They had a ceremony with their closest family and friends. Then on Saturday they had a second reception for everyone they knew and more of the family that didn't come Friday night. They were married at a place called the Kelton House Museum. In the basement was a display of the old under ground railroad that people had been through. They had a lot of information on people that had been through there. This place was so beautiful. Perfect place for this perfect couple.

Sorry so long but I am still excited. DeeDee's Digis is our sponsor for this week's challenge. They offer many things in their store. There are digital images, digital papers, digi of the month and that's just a little of what is there. I would really love for you take a little bit of your time to visit their store. This store does offer a lot for your digital needs. The digital image I used was from a set called "Autumn Blessings." Since we had to use more that 2 pumpkins, I used one of the images three times and used their sentiment of "Happy Thanksgiving." They are offering a great prize.

$15.00 Gift Coupon
DeeDee's Digis Store

That's something you would want to enter for. Especially using pumpkins for the holidays coming up. So, lets show you two of the images I used to make my Thanksgiving Card.

I hope you like it. The row of three pumpkins is one of the images I used and the Happy Thanksgiving is the second. I wanted the candles to look like they were a cream color so they would be noticeable. I have pumpkin paper, two more 3D pumpkins and the strip of pumpkins above the image. I wanted to put as many pumpkins as I could for this card. So here is the items used and who made them.

Cardstock -- The Paper Studio
Paper -- DCWV
3D Pumpkins -- The Paper Studio
Row Of Little Pumpkins -- K&Company
Colored Markers
Colored Pencils

Another posts that I'm done with this month. It's going so fast that November will be here before long. The counting down for Christmas just makes me feel a little rushed already to get it done. How crazy is that. Just remember that Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog if where you need to be to see the challenge and the Design Teams Work.

Saturday, October 17, 2015


Hello Again!! Seems like it's been a long time since I made a project for you here at Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends. Is everyone loving the fall weather. I love Autumn with changing of the leaves and the much cooler weather. Now with our new house, we will have to start raking leaves that I didn't miss at the last place I lived. It will be nice to have them in a pile and let the grand kids play in them. These are the times you get some of your greatest pictures when they are young. I still remember when my kids did it. Very happy days to remember since one of your children has kids to enjoy it just like he did.

Well, for this challenge, "Anything Goes," we have a total of three sponsors giving out prizes to some lucky winners. Everyone loves to get free images to use on new cards that you want to make. Some for the images has been great with some of the Scrapbook Page Layouts. Well I'm excited to get started meeting our three sponsors for this challenge. 

Sponsor 1

Karleigh Sue Digi's is our first sponsor for this second challenge of the month. They will be giving someone 3 images from their store.

Sponsor 2 is our next sponsor that will be giving a prize of 3 images from their store. This store carries Sweet & Spooky Creepy designs and they also carry merchandise for you to purchase. This is the first time that I have heard of this etsy store and their a lot of images that are cute compared to how many that are spooky. It's a nice store that you should go and see for yourself.

Sponsor 3

Lemon Shortbread is the last of our sponsors and the store that I have received my image from.
They will be giving another one of our winners 3 images from their store. I love the images there and this would be the prize I would like to go with. The image that I used is called "Christmas Ornament." She is a beautiful girl holding one ornament. Looks like she maybe hanging it on a tree. With this Christmas ornament I actually added another card to my Christmas Cards this year. Here is how I used this image to make my card.

I really do hope you like it. I used poinsettia background paper and then added all the other poinsettia's around her. I focused more on the flowers than I did the ornament. You can always add ornaments to a page but when I saw this paper I knew what I wanted to do. 

I do hope you go and visit all our sponsors and what the great design team made. Just go to Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends to see all the great work from the Design Team and also add you project for us to see. Love seeing the things that you come up with.

Sunday, October 11, 2015


Good Sunday Morning!! I'm hoping everyone is at least. I'm just glad that my Saturday is over. My little brother is getting married Friday evening and I had to go and find a dress to wear. I don't mind shopping for others or with others but not for myself. All it does is depress me and I end up crying. I'm not lucky like some of those women that put on a great dress and walk out looking perfect. I am what America calls the average size woman that industries don't make pretty or cute clothes for. If you do find something that you like, it never looks the same on as it did off. So after a day of shopping, I ended up with a nice shirt and dress pants. The usual for me because nothing else works. I would like to wear a dress just one time.

Oak Pond Creations is our sponsor of this week's challenge. This is an etsy store that has very cute images. They have sponsored some of our challenges before and we are grateful that they are sponsoring us again this week. I choose the digital image "Halloween Friends." There is a owl, cat, and bat. I added some ghosts to be friends right along with them. This card is a new fold that I have never tried before. But, before I tell you about the card, I want to let you know about the prize for this week.

3 Digital Images
Oak Pond Creations Store

With the card that I made, I used a Double Gated Fold. I wanted to try something different and I think I did pretty good. The only thing that I think is wrong is the very first fold. I think it's suppose to turn the opposite way but I didn't figure is out until the whole thing was done. It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. The only thing I would want to change is the size of the card. I would have wanted to make it a little bigger. So here is the card with "Halloween Friends."

I hope you like it. You may be able to see that first fold and judge for yourself if it's turned the right or wrong way. I have had that little sign that says boo since I started scrapbooking. I just found it in the move. I have more with different sayings that are going to become useful in the future. I tried to get the picture to show up brighter but I think the orange I used was just to bright. I used a little bit of the patterned paper behind the image and on the outside of the card. Here is where everything came from

Cardstock -- The Paper Studio & My Stash
Paper -- DCWV
Boo Sign -- EK Success
Embellishments -- Dress It Up
1 1/4" Circle -- Close To My Heart
Colored Markers
Colored Pencils

I don't know if you will find any of the boo signs but you can use anything in that spot. If you have a time making a card, I would suggest trying to make one of these. I found the directions on the Internet. Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog is where you will see it all. The challenge for this week, the place where you add your project, tutorials, and we also have a newsletter for you to sign up for. Lots of information and the design teams cards are there also. So, have a look and I will see you next week.

Sunday, October 4, 2015


Wow!! I can officially say that we are in the first week into October. My favorite time of year and one of my favorite month's because of it being a Halloween month. With all the kids being older, they don't get into it that much but I still do. I do it for me, the grand kids and for other's to see what I did with my house for the holiday. I also have to do the dreaded cleaning of the register's. Since I just moved in here, I looked in one and I don't know what year they were last done. Wish I had the money to call one of those company's that clean all the ducts and everything to do with the register's. 

We have the greatest Robyn's Fetish to sponsor us for this week's challenge. Did you see all the new images last week that she revealed? I love everyone of them. I had fun using the ones that I was able to. The ghosts I made on the lights are so adorable. I added another thing to my Halloween decorations for the house. Just think you could get one if you are this week's winner. Samantha the Witch is another adorable one that I can't wait to use on one of my projects. Let me tell you about the image I used this week for add leaves. I added a bunch of them. Real in the photo's and fake on the page. That's right, I made a Scrapbook Layout. My image is called Fall Fun. She's a little girl playing outside with the leaves. Very adorable and fun to color the leaves with many colors. I'm excited to show you my project but I need to tell you what you can win this week. 

3 Images Of Your Choice

So, this layout is of my three children when they were little. I found these pictures as I was putting things away. Joshua was 11 years old, Jordan was 8 years old, and Jelissa was 14 months. Thank goodness I wrote their ages on the back of the pictures. Here's my layout.

I hope you enjoy the layout. The pictures were taken back when I didn't know how to crop and didn't have the greatest camera. So you may have to click on the photo is you want to see them. The rest is very bright and beautiful and you can see the image. Plus, she also is surrounded by the ribbon frame. Here is where the items came from.

Cardstock -- The Paper Studio & My Paper Stash
Paper -- The Paper Studio
Orange & Brown Dotted Ribbon -- The Ribbon Boutique
Font -- Elephant
Paper Embellishments -- K & Company
Colored Markers
Colored Pencils 

It's time to go. I have many things on my list today to do while the husband is home. He has the "Honey Do List." LOL Not often he's here for a whole day. I have to take advantage of this. See you next week and enjoy.