Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Woopppeeee...I can now reveal...

...what I could not reveal on Friday, the 11th. of October.   It seems like a whole life time ago that I posted about three swaps I am in this month.  I have certainly not been up to"snuff", as my late grandmother would say, when she wasn't feeling really good.  gggg   But, I praise the Lord for people in my life that are willing, at the drop of a hat, to lift me in prayer to the Lord.  I love you, ladies, and need for you to know that!!

So, I have been working on these projects like a busy little "worn out" bee! hahaha  I am quite pleased with the way they turned out.  I do give all the credit and praise to the Lord for blessing my efforts.

So, here they are:  The first two pics are of the mini hanging quilt, but I set mine on an easel, instead of making it a hanging.  If Ms. S. wants to hang it, she will be able to do so.  If you look closely, you can see that it is actually four layers of card stock.  Then I done the marker "stitching", and it kinda does look like hand stitching.  Then I lightly inked most if not all of the cut edges.  Then of course, what is a project without bling!!

The next pic is of an ATC swap.  We were to make artist trading cards depicting something we are thankful for.  I am thankful for the Fall season.  So, that is what my card is depicting.  Pumpkin, leaves and an acorn, all three yell Fall to me.  I took a piece of cereal box and and covered both sides with decorative paper and cut out the cards.  I inked the edges and then done some stamping on them. I marker stitched around the card.  Then I colored and inked the pumpkin, leaves and acorn.  When they were dry, I commenced to blinging them up with faux stickles (glitter glue).  The back is also decorated and stamped and written on about the info for the particular swap.
The next photos are of the Altered Item Swap.  Guess what I altered, go ahead, wrong!!!!  hahahaha  These are tags to go in what I actually altered.

 This is a Mini Tag Book, made from toilet paper rolls.  I flattened them with my cuttlebug, then covered them with Patterned paper.  Inked all edges, then used my crop-a-dile to put in some eyelets to use seam binding as the book binding.  Lots of stamped images, stickers and bling later, and this is what it looks like.

Anyway, this is what my swaps turned out looking like.  I do hope and pray that the recipients of all of the items I made are happy with what I done for them.  I did pray for each one of them as I was making their swap items.

I do hope that y'all enjoyed what you have seen here today.  If you did, tell someone.  Send them here to my little fun place for a little inspiration.

As I leave you this afternoon, I pray that your day has been filled with peace, love and joy.  I pray that you will share that peace, love and joy with all the people in your life.  Tell someone you love them, not because you have to tell them, but because you really do love them, and want them to know it.  My hearts desire is that each of you that visit this little place will leave knowing that you are precious in the eyes of God, after all, you are created by Him, and created in His image!!!  Have you ever made something that you were really proud of?  Do you know that feeling of accomplishment?   Well, that's how God feels, multiplied by millions!  God Loves You!!!

Be Blessed Y'all, and Hugs, Patty


  1. Wow!!! Your quilt is gorgeous...Love the pumpkins with the bling, too..Everything is wonderful..

    1. Kathy, Thank you sooooo much for your words of encouragement. It really means a lot. It was fun. hugs, Patty

  2. Patty, They are all so wonderful and I love love love the mini tag book that I am so lucky to be the one the receive it!

    1. Maraline, Thanks a lot!!! I do hope you enjoy it. It was fun to make. You can add what ever you like to it. It was special for me to make it for you. hugs, Patty