Thursday, August 6, 2009

That's What Friends Are For....

Well I know you won't believe this because I can't even believe it BUT...I was asked to be the guest designer for August at Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply challenge, which is a Friday event that I love to join in on!! Guess poor Sharon finally gave in and said " this old lady is not going away." Can you hear the silent scream???EEEEH!!! So here I am and my smile is glued on from ear to ear all teeth showing even though it may be a bit scary for some of you to see. My cup is running over right now...to heck with the half full stuff, I'm going for full and then some!

Today's challenge is That's What Friends are For (ssnotime99), so make a card for a friend. I love that song "Keep smiling, keep shining la la la la..."quit singing and look at my entry.My card is done with a phrase from Stampendous that I love because friends are a special gift from God. I used two of my Nesties to set off my phrase and my Flourishes stamp from the Sweet Peas set. If you're wondering how I got such a beautiful bow...well first of all I used some wonderful May Arts ribbon (won it in Shipshewana) and the great little gadget called Bow Easy. These can be bought from Sharon on her site by clicking here, I won mine as I already said. I colored my flowers with colored pencils and added a couple matching small pearls. Done! It was a simple card once I got started.

To see what the super talented Stamp Simply ladies created, just click on the links!

Janine
Jennifer
Julie (my DD)
AJ
Tammy
Deb
Barbara
Jenny

Weekend time once again and it's my church picnic so I'll be on the prowl for a cute old man who needs to share his table & perhaps a beer with some sweet old lady like myself. Happy weekend to all and thanks for stopping by!

31 comments:

Jenny Gropp said...

I don't think I have ever read one of your posts and not laughed out loud! You are fabulous! Your card is beautiful, and that bow is perfect! Isn't the Bow Easy the best!!! Thrilled that you are the August Guest!!!

AJ said...

nice to have you Pat- very cute card!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is so sweet, I love the flowers along the side and great ribbon bow.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oops... Forgot to mention Congrats on the Guest spot for SS!

Julie Koerber said...

Isn't this fun mom??? I am so jazzed you are here with us "officially!" Lord knows you've been the team cheerleader for a long time! Your card is so classy and clean! That sentiment has and is one of my favorites. Well done! :-)

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Great card, Pat! Don't you just LOVE that ribbon and the Bow Easy? And Congratulations on the guest designer spot! How fun is that?? Enjoy your weekend, friend!!

Deborah Saaranen said...

What a fresh and pretty design! I love the crisp green with your floral image and sentiment!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

LOVE your card Pat, absolutely love it! Wonderful friend sentiment and great use of one of my FAV ribbons -- gee, I need to use those stripes -- it's been a while!!!! Hope you have a great picnic and get to enjoy the company of friends -- LOL!!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

What a beautiful card, Pat! Elegant, simple and wonderful! The flowers are gorgeous, and the bow is yummy, too! Can't go wrong with that fabulous May Arts ribbon!

Have fun at the church picnic! I hope there's an Abner there for you!

denise g. said...

Congratulations!! And I love your first card. It's so pretty and that ribbon is luscious! Looking forward to your month as guest designer AND to seeing some crocheted flowers. I always wanted to know how to crochet. My precious Grandma tried to teach me once, but I could never get around the corner. However, my chains were long and lovely. And we sure did laugh about my failure. Hoping to hear you found a good one to suck down beers with in the hot summer sun.

Janine said...

Hi Pat!!! This is just amazing... and I am so happy to have you with us for the month!! Love you tons..

Janine

Barbara said...

Pat, I love this card!!! Especially how you did the sweet peas around that circle--fun idea!! So glad to have you join us this month!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Three Cheers for Pat!!!! Congrats on being August Guest Designer!! You are off to a running start! This card is simply awesome!! LOVE the green and that ribbon ... uugh ... what can I say? GORGEOUS!!
And of course, you had me rolling on the floor with your commentary! You always make me smile ... thanks my friend!!!

Joan Fricker said...

Hi Pat,
First of all a big congratulations along with a "hug" on being a guest designer on the Stamp Simply Team!

Your card is adorable! Everything about it is just perfect!

Maybe "Abner" will be at the picnic. I am rooting for you!!

Joan

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Pat.
Love the layout and that bow is perfect, love the sentiment too.
Congrats on your DT spot...you so deserve it!!
I look forward to stopping by here on Fridays...you always make me laugh!!

Have a great weekend...
Karen x

Anonymous said...

Patti Luchin says
Great card. Yes friends are a gift from God agreed! Very nice use of colors, the bow is great! You are so funny! Congratulations on being the August guest!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Congrats are in order, but your guest hostess honor is well deserved! Your cards are not only beautiful, but your sense of humor is what this world needs each and every day! I always enjoy the chuckles whenever I visit here:)
Beautiful card today, that ribbon is a real show-stealer for SURE!! WTG!

Little GTO said...

I can see why Sharon wants you as guest designer. Lovely, lovely card.
Sharon L

Anonymous said...

This is a very nice card, and I cannot wait to see what you come up with in the near future. I am sure it will be fun and inventive, and I am definitely looking forward to it.

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

wow, this is gorgeous, luv the wide ribbon and your fabulous bow!

enjoy *~*

Crystal said...

Congrats Pat on your guest designer spot! You are most deserving ! Love your post as always . Beautiful card. That ribbon / bow is a stunner !

ChristineCreations said...

Love the sweet peas off to the side and the great font on the sentiment.

I'm not surprised at all that Sharon asked you! What a fun mother daughter pair you are!

Have fun *fellowshiping* at the church picnic. LOL!

Glenn said...

The card is beautiful. I would expect that from Pat. She is my friend and cousin and so very special to me.
We talk often and she is like mentor to me. Keep up the beautiful designs.
Leah

Curt in Carmel said...

Super gorgesou card Pat and your bow is wonderful. Love everything about the card! Congrats on the guest designer spot. You so deserve it, and I think she'd be nuts not to keep you on. I love your blog and laugh everytime I come see you. You card is wonderful! Best, Curt

Lauri said...

Congratulations!!! She should keep you!! This is a gorgeous card and I love that ribbon and bow!

Diane said...

You are so funny!!! While I was singing Dionne's song...I cracked up! I can just see your smiling face,sure am glad I came to visit your blog tonight,I needed the laugh!!! The card is gorgeous Pat!!!

mochamama said...

That is just awesome you old lady you!!!! hehehehe, darlin, you kill me with your posts!! You deserve this so much and I think that is just great news.Love this card and the colors, oh yea! Hugs!

LaY hOoN said...

This card is awesome !
Congrats on the Guest spot !
You are well deserve it.

pollie said...

Hey Pat:
I love that card...it's so pretty and congratulations on the guest designer spot. I'll be watching for your cards! Great job.
Pauline in Ontario

Anonymous said...

Love your card! The ribbon is fabulous here!

Silke said...

Oh my - this is just gorgeous Patti!!! Congrats on being Sharon's Guest Designer!!! It pays off to be consistent - LOL!!!

Have fun and I'm looking forward seeing more beautiful cards :)!!! Hugs ~S~