Saturday, July 7, 2012

Celebrating Patti!

Today is my best blogging buddy's birthday...and what better way to celebrate than to showcase a few of the treasures I've recently received from her. Many of you probably already frequent her blog, Creations By Patti...and know what an awesome and multi-talented crafter she is! Patti is full of life, effervescent, and one of the sweetest, most fun-to-be-with persons I have ever met.  In my eyes, she's of celebrity-status, and I feel humbled and fortunate beyond words to have her as a friend.

First, take a closer look at this very special notepad holder that I received during Patti's recent trip to the islands...this is truly a work of art and nothing short of amazing!
The large red adornment and coin on the front...almost looks like carved gemstone. Love how it sits on the red border strip, constrasting so beautifully with the black and gold  background. Notice how everything is edged in gold for a wonderful finished look. And on the inside, a repeat of the red border with more coins...
Details, details,'s all about the attention to little details, like these neat metal charms hanging from the spine of the note holder, that always make Patti's creations so unique and special!
Next, the cards...I fell in love with this particular card when I first saw it posted on Patti's blog. So you can imagine how excited I was to be the recipient of this! Stamped image is Lady in Aviary from Stamp Out Cute. Patti's coloring skills on this is fabulous and I love all the gold accents!
This second card in my favorite color features a cutie little Japanese girl stamped image from MFT. Patti gave her a folded crane, paper pieced kimono and even a new clever!

 Awww...isn't this little panda just adorable?
Open her up and see that she is actually a post it note holder...CUTE! Love it!!!

Thank you so much, Patti, for always generously sharing your fabulous and fun creations. I hope all the happiness you always bring to others comes back to you today! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GURL!!!


Jan Castle said...

Oh my! What beautiful projects...Patti is truly a treasure of a friend!! I did not know it is her birthday today.....thank you for this info!!!!
Patti is the person that turned me on to your blog...I can thank her for that too!!!!
So happy you shared some of her work!!
Paper Hugs,

Creations by Patti said...

OMG - I have forgotten I made those projects already...........glad they are well treasured! Hugs, Patti

Jenny said...

Love all of them but my fave is the panda! Off to wish Patti a Happy Birthday too!

Kelly said...

What a collection of pure talent and such a nice tribute to a blogging buddy. I'd say she is pretty lucky to have you as a friend too!