Wednesday, November 28, 2012


You read right, Pattie's Creations is having a sale...and just in time for Christmas! From Friday Nov. 30 until Saturday December 8th, Pattie is offering 20% off of all of her fabulous images! To take advantage of this great deal, just head on over to her shop and pick your favorites out of all of her fab images. At checkout, use the code ALLIE2 to receive your 20 % off. Now isn't that easy?

Friday, November 23, 2012

It's Havest Time

It’s Friday again and that means another challenge at Pattie’s Creations…yippee!! This time our challenge is Harvest Time or Thanksgiving Holiday. We are being sponsored by Dude Time Doodles for this challenge and we were given some wonderful images to choose from. I chose the image Pumpkin + Field as I just loved the look of it so much.
The brown cs is by Bazzil and the yellow/orange cs, green cs and dp is from SU. The ribbon is some that I got at a garage sale and the swirls are by Deco. I coloured the image with my SU felts and Staedtler pencil crayons.
Our challenge is for 2 weeks and will end on Thursday December 6. We can’t wait to see what you create. For all of the challenge rules and a list of prizes, please head on over to our challenge blog. While you’re there check out all of the incredible creations by my team mates.
Thanks for visiting ~ Charlene

Challenges Entered:

Lady Anne's Challenges: Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Digistamps4Joy Thankful Challenge Reminder

It’s time for the reminder post for Digistamps4Joy’s current challenge. The theme of the challenge is “Giving Thanks” so we want to see your creations on what you are thankful for. You can be thankful for someone, for something someone has done, for you animals, family, the weather…whatever it is that you want.  

The image that I chose to use for this challenge is Wisteria Splendor as I am thankful for the home that I have. With the economy the way that it is and many people not having a place to call home, I am thankful that my family and I have a home to live in.
I coloured the image with my Su felts and added some stickles to the Whisteria. I made my snowflake flowers out of some confetti that I had in my stash and added the ornaments on that I picked up at my local dollar store. I got the wonderful ribbon from my wonderful friend Kim…it was part of her blogversary stash that I won. The cs is from SU and the dp is stuff I had in my stash. The little red flat backed pearls in my flowers are by Recollections. The medallion behind my image is Whimsy Circle by Memory box. And the sentiment was done by me on my computer.
As this is a 3 week challenge this time, our challenge will continue until Dec. 3, which gives you lots of time to join in. To see the challenge rules and list of prizes head on over to our challenge blog. While you’re there check out what my teammates have come up with and maybe leave them some love.
Thanks for visiting ~ Charlene

Challenges Entered:


Outlaws: Twisted Thursday – Punches and Dies
Lady Anne's Challenges: Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes

Thursday, November 15, 2012

It's Movember!!

Hi all, this posting is going to be a bit different than most of my other postings. For those of you that don’t know, November is Men’s Health Awareness month. As such, it has been renamed Movember and there are thousands of Movember campaigns being done around the world. The idea of Movember is not only to raise awareness of the health issues men face, but to also raise funds to help with research for such serious and often deadly diseases such as prostate cancer. I have 2 uncles that passed away from prostate cancer and I have to wonder if they had been more aware of the medical issues men can have with their prostates, if they would have been checked sooner.

Here are some facts that have been posted on the National Movember web site:

  • The average life expectancy for men is four to five years less than women.
  • 1 in 4 Canadians are expected to die from cancer.
  • 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
  • In 2012, 26,500 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in men and 4,000 will lose their battle.
  • 1 in 4 cancer patients experience clinical depression
  • Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in Canadian males between the ages of 15 and 29.
  • Tobacco is the single most preventable cause of cancer in Canada, responsible for over 37,000 deaths annually.
  • 1 in every 11 men will develop lung cancer.
  • While not as common, men can get breast cancer. About 200 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed among men and about 55 men will die from the disease.
  • More than 75,000 cases of non-melanoma skin cancer are diagnosed each year in Canada.
  • An estimated 6.6% of the population over the age of 20 has diabetes in Canada.
  • Approximately 6 million Canadian adults have high blood pressure, representing 19% of the adult population; 17% are unaware of their condition. Even 30 year olds can have high blood pressure!
  • 1 in 5 of Canadians will personally experience a mental illness each year
  • Four times as many men commit suicide compared with women

Now I don’t know about you, but these stats are just mind blowing! And scary…these are our husbands, father’s, brothers and sons we are talking about. And they are dieing for reasons that can be avoided. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. To read up on what Movember is and the work that they are trying to accomplish click here and it will take you directly to their National page.

The reason that I am writing about this is because my nephew, Chris, is part of the Movember movement and is trying to raise funds. If you are able to, please check out his blog and if you are able to, please make a donation to the cause. It doesn't matter how big or small your donation is, every little bit helps. If you are not comfortable making a donation to his site, please consider the national site or look for a Movember fundraiser near you. 

We all rally around the fundraisers for Breast Cancer and for cancer as a whole, let’s rally around our men and let them know that their health is just as important to us as ours is to them.
Thanks for visiting….Charlene

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Digistamps4Joy New Release for Sunday November 11

Hi all, I hope that you have all been having a wonderful weekend. Things have been really up in the air in my household…my parents came for a visit, which was wonderful, but then our van died and we have been spending the last while trying to find a new set of wheels for the hubby on little money. Ah well…what do you do? Enough about the drama in my life…I know that you are here for something totally different.

Now today is Sunday and you all know what that means…yup, Digistamps4Joy is having a new release and what a bunch of incredible images they are releasing. Margy, our ever generous owner, gave us 2 different images to choose from this time…one for today’s release and one to blow you away with later. The one that I decided to use for today’s posting is called Beatrix the Bead Fairy. I combined her with our Freebie, Joy and Peace Sentiment by Margy,  from the beginning of the month.

The green cs is by Bassil and the dp was from my stash. I coloured Beatrix and the Joy and Peace Sentiment with my SU felts and my gold and red glitter pens and my green metallic pen. I also used my Staedtler pencil crayons and oms for her skin. I went over the wording of the sentiment with my gold felt. I got to use my new die from Memory box (my dh was such a sweetie and knew that I was in need of a pick me up recently so he bought me 2 new dies). I can’t remember the name off the top of my head and but will come back and let you all know tomorrow or later today. I also added some gold flecked Stickles to the die and the holly berries. I cut in around the holly in my dp with my exacto knife so that I could slip the sentiment in and have the holly leaves “cradle” it.
To see this new image and all of the rest of the releases, just go to our Challenge Blog and check them out and all of the fabulous creations my teammates have made.
Thanks for visiting ~ Charlene

Challenges Entered:

Corrosive Challenge: Challenge # 162 - Flutter by (Wings)
Dream Valley Challenges: Challenge #45 - Anything Goes



Thursday, November 1, 2012

Digistamps4Joy November Freebie Friday

Hi all, tomorrow is the first Friday of the month and you know what that means….yup….it’s the day for Digistamps4Joy’s Friday Freebie!! And boy oh boy, you do not want to miss out on this one…it is just too sweet! 

Now I can’t get into specifics…buuuuut.....Margy has come up with such a wonderfully versatile image. And if you want to see some great inspiration using it, well you will just have to stop by the online shop and check it out.  

Now things have changed a bit for our Freebie Friday’s. You can now find the images in our store under “Freebies”. It means that you will have to have an account with Digistamps4Joy, but don’t worry you can sign up for free :) 

Remember that this sweet image is only going to be available for 2 days…on Sunday it will go out of the Freebies area and be put into the store where you can buy it.


Thanks for visiting….


Hugs ~ Charlene