Friday, October 29, 2010

Silent but not Quiet!

I've been pretty silent on my blog but I certainly haven't been quiet at home!  I've been frantically working on items for my once a year card sale that I have in my home.  I just finished these fun little gift card holders.  Each one has a decorated paper on the inside as well that is a different pattern.  So easy to make and great for those smaller scraps of paper that you accumulate.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Marvelous Marque from the new CD!

Here is a card I made from one of the technqiue from the new Motion CD mentioned below.  The technique is called Marvelous Marque.  It is really fun to make and the results are surprising!  The "joy" on the first photo is pulled apart when you open the card to reveal the image below.  So fun!! 

Have you ordered your CD yet?  The price is wonderful for the number of techniques you get!!

I know that at least one of you have ordered it!  Give a comment if you did!

Monday, October 18, 2010

THIS is an awesome box........

I just got an e-mail from my friend, Pat Huntoon, showing another cool example of what is in the new Motion CD (you can click on the PayPal button to the right to pre-order).  I loved the box shown so much and want you to see is really awesome!!  Sounds like she will be an an upcoming show with a class on this box as the NY area!  Wish I was closer!!



I love this Stationery Box. It is remarkable easy to make -- a few pieces of paper, a few cuts, a few folds...and viola! When closed the box is pretty enough, but when fits cards, envelopes, tags, a little notebook, a pen, stamps, and little note cards, too. It is a gorgeous little package of delight! This box is found on the Fancy Folds and Motion CD, which is available for pre-order now though the link at the end of this post. The CD has step-by-step directions to make the box, with pictures for each step -- all in a printable pdf format, making it simple for you to follow the directions. There are 60 projects on the CD in the same format!

But wait -- there's more!

I am exhibiting and demoing at the Greater New York Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Show in Smithtown Long Island on November 6th. As part of that, I am teaching a class on how to make this exact box! If you are interested in attending the show and/or signing up for the class, I encourage you to visit for full details. I would love to have you join me!

I am fortunate to have Donna Duquette joining me at the show. She and I will be demoing several of the new Fold/Motion cards that are on the CD. Come by and meet us!

If you would like to pre-order the Fancy Folds and Motion CD, which ships in November, simply click the link on the side bar:

I will be posting new artwork from the CD all month long...make sure to order yours!

Friday, October 15, 2010


THIS sounds like the coolest CD!!  See the ad below!!  I'm getting one.......;-)  I can't think of a better gift for a crafting friend or relative than this.  Wouldn't it make an awesome, wonderful gift or even a stocking stuffer!


I (Pat Huntoon) am thrilled to announce a brand new product from the Technique Junkie Newsletter:

The Fancy Folds and Motion Paper Crafts CD! This CD contains 60 Tutorials for all things folded and motion-related. There are 30 Brand new tutorials on this CD, and 30 from the TJ archives. All of the tutorials are in step-by-step pictorial format, and are printable to 8-1/2" x 11" paper. Everything on this CD folds or moves! Of course, there are explicit directions for each tutorial...and fabulous examples from the TJ Design Team. This new CD will ship in November.

Here is a preview of one of the cards -- a Tall Graduated Accordion Card -- on the CD:

The CD is $17.95 for US and Canadian Residents (Overseas, $19.95US). Pre-orders start TODAY!

Email me for an invoice or send a check to me at::

Pat Huntoon
Technique Junkie Newsletter
PO Box 16547
Stamford CT 06905
Let's get FANCY!

I have included the PayPal link for this CD on my right hand column!! 

Thursday, October 7, 2010

So excited!!

THIS is the cover of the magazine that I have some art published in!!  I was very excited when they contacted me to do a journal and card set early this summer.  Onyx Expressions provided the stamp for us and we were to create!  I used the Faux Designer Paper technique from the Technique Junkies newsletter for the background of the journal and the card.  There are a lot of great card pieces in this issue and Lisa Sommerville from our Technique Junkie group is in there as well.  You might consider grabbing a copy.  It will be on the shelves around the 12th of October.

Below is a picture of the journal that I submitted.  The card used the same image and background.  It is hard to see on this small picture but I cut out and bumped up the socks, chair and Santa to give it more interest.  I used a punch for the snowflakes.  The base is one of those inexpensive journals from the school supply section of most stores.

Here is a little blurb from Crafts N Things to give you a teaser of what is in this issue:

Let Crafts 'n things® show you how to make the 2010 holiday season your creative best! Hand-crafted holiday cards and gifts, quick-and-clever ornaments and dazzling décor ideas abound in the December issue. Check out the Budget-Savvy Gifts section for a dozen handmade gift ideas that fit your budget and don't scrimp on style. You don't need to spend a fortune to make your loved ones feel treasured! Be sure to say "hello" to some of our cutest Christmas friends ever, including a houndstooth holiday bear, recycled sock penguins, festive snowmen to sculpt, stitch or sew, and, of course, a jolly St. Nick or two. Go directly to the top of Santa's "Nice List" when you give homemade decadent treats -- from heavenly cappuccino truffles to beautifully packaged chocolate chip banana bread, every morsel packs a dollop of holiday happiness. Love decorating for the holidays? Discover the secrets to creating sophisticated holiday décor on a shoestring, then invite the girls over for a special night of Christmas cookie painting in our Girls' Night In spectacular. Creativity and food -- who can beat that?! New this year, don't miss our special 30-Minute Ornaments showcase. Whatever your style, you're sure to find at least one special addition for your tree. Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

AND THE WINNER IS............

Sorry to be late........I was called away unexpectedly by my DH to help haul a club trailer back to our house.

I must say that I have really enjoyed see where you are all from.  For those of you who lived in Ohio.....I used to live in Carey!  The small metropolis of about 2700 people, just 20 miles east of Findlay.    For those of you who lived in Colorado.....I used to live in Aspen for my 8th grade through High School years.  For those of you who live in Oregon......I'm in Oregon City!!

Now on to the winner........
I punched in the numbers online and the winner was......

That lucky number belongs to:  Diana Becker!!  Congrats to you!!!!  Please e-mail me through this blog to give me your address!
Diana Becker said...
What a great blog give away - I live in Florida - in the USA - Didia B

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Tomorrow is the big day!!

If you haven't made a comment on last Thursday's post NOW is the time to do it.  I'll be closing the voting at noon Pacific Time and announcing the winner.  Remember to make your comment on that post NOT this one!!  ;-)