Saturday, September 28, 2013


I got my cards done!  Yes, I did!  Sure wish you could see me doin' my little happy dance!  They turned out much better than I had even hoped for.  Thank You God!  Even my mistakes were salvageable.  To me, that is terrific success!  And I do give praise to God for that.

I had posted pics earlier of the first three cards and their envelopes.  Well, my cards were pretty thick, pair that with an easel, and it was almost impossible to get everything in the envelope.  So, Gayle, at Ligaya's Creativity Zone had put up a new design file and she had the most perfect box for my card.  Another praise to God for that.  I got her blog addy in my list of blogs that I follow.  Her box had a window in it.  I did not have acetate to put in for a window.  But, I did have some gloss laminating sheets.  Yep, it worked!!  I just laminated the sheet together without anything in it and it made a clear window, perfect for my needs.  Another great big "wooopppeeee"!!!  I did make pics.  Here they are:

 I know I got carried away with all the decorations on this card, but it sure was fun.

The above pic is the inside of the card.  I liked that a whole lot.

 This is the whole thing put together in the box.
This is a pic of all three of the other cards in their new boxes.  I really like how they turned out.

I hope you like what you have seen.  More than that, I hope you have been inspired to just try to have fun with what you're doing.  I had told some friends this week that I always put too much pressure on myself when I'm crafting.  I finally just let go and had fun.  It's not rocket science or brain surgery, but it is something I "do" try to do with thoughtfulness and love, which makes it a part of me.  Having fun is something I do well! ggg

As the day starts winding down heading into a night of rest, I hope that you find time to spend with Jesus.  If you have problems, give them to Him.  If you have a word of praise, give that to Him.  Whatever you have on your heart, give it to Jesus.  Jesus is the One who calmed the storm.  Do you have a storm you are going through?  Call on Jesus, He'll see you through it. comes in the morning!!  Praise the Lord!!

hugs, Patty


  1. Wow. I really like your cards. Micki

    1. Thank you so much Micki! I really appreciate your comment and taking the time to look at my cards. hugs, Patty

  2. These are all so gorgeous! You are truly a gifted artisan and an inspiration with all you do! God Bless and Keep you always!

  3. Thank you so much, Maraline!!! You made my day!! hugs, Patty

  4. Hi Patty. I'm always happy to see my designs being used and enjoyed by my followers. That's very creative of you to come up with an alternative to the acetate. The band around the box with the flowers and rosettes is a very nice touch. Great job!


    1. Thank you so much for the positive critique, that means an awful lot from you. I am so appreciative to you for all the great designing you do, Thanks for looking. Hugs, Patty