My Crafty New Years Resolutions for 2018

Hello Gals and Pals,

I am always excited when a new year starts. Beginnings can be a great way to feel refresh and conquer things you may have been putting off for one reason or another.

I always make New’s Year’s resolutions, and sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail miserably, but the point is to try and improve the things I need to work on.

Although 2017 was a big year creatively I do feel like I need to push myself further in a few different area’s and here is what I am going to focus on this year:

1. ) Improve my grammar/ spelling– If you have been reading my blog (including this post) you probably aware that grammar is not my forte. Even as I wrote this sentence I spelled Grammar wrong twice.  In order to improve on this, I will be spending some time with a book we have at work that can make grammar and spelling easier. I hope this helps! Another thing that will help me improve is my 2nd challenge of the year.

2.) Become more consistent with my online content:  I do want to blog more, share more works in progress photos, and even eventually do some colour along with the Facebook community. A key thing that consistency needs though is my 3rd challenge.

3.) Become more organized:  I have a bad habit of not hitting deadlines on time, and spending way too much time trying to find ways to procrastinate cleaning my craft room. This year I want to make sure to clean my crafty area after each project is done, and destash some of the crafty goods I am hoarding, this will make it easier to achieve challenge number 4.

4.) Colour Daily:  I want to create a daily habit where I spend at least 15 minutes colouring something…. Even if it is as simple as adding colour combos to my copic colour combo journal. This has been something I wanted to achieve for over 2 years and it isn’t that I don’t have time, it’s that I procrastinate too much, or I get sucked into watching stuff online. Accountability will play a key role in this, so I am planning on taking a photo each day of what I coloured and post to Instagram. That way I can improve my skills and practice new ones. Speaking of which…

5.) Experiment with different mediums:  I really want to try colouring with pencils, watercolours, and even play with some different colour combo’s that I don’t normally use. Sometimes I feel stuck using my copics all the time, or I find I play it safe too often. By starting to play with new mediums I will be able to “exercise my creative brain”

6.) Lastly I want to still work on my project 52 notebook, but instead, I decided I will stop pressuring myself to complete detailed layouts and just add a bit of what I have been doing each week to it. This way If I am just colouring an image without any intention of using it on something I can glue it in the book and see the progress I have made throughout the year. I want to put them in the journal so I can do a flip through at the end of the year!

Phew that is a lot of challenges this year! but I am excited to see my creative dreams take hold!

For one can only soar in her dreams and ambitions! (or something similarly cheesy!)

Lots of hugs,



Project 52 Introduction: Soar!

Hello gals and pals,

I am starting a new adventure! and it is both thrilling and also intimidating…. It is called Project 52!

Each week I will attempt to put some art down in this art journal that my lovely, wonderfully talented Cousin made for me!

Front Cover

I even have a theme for this journal: I am calling it Soar! That’s why I thought the cute little airplanes would be perfect for the front cover. I will be adding the title in big block letters once I have a better picture of what I want on the front cover.

I like using the word soar to imagine my creative journey taking new heights! (cheesy I know) I want to use this journal to challenge myself with new art mediums, new techniques, and to journal my thoughts and feelings. I am hoping to look back and see how much I improve/ change my art with the ideas that pour out of here.

I hope you will join me on exploring this creative journey!

Lots of hugs,




Card Wrap Up Intro (It’s been a while)

Hi Gals and Pals,

I realized that my little lovely blog has been super neglected! Facebook and Instagram get updated everytime I have a project because it is easy… But both Social Media’s I only write a short blurb, I made this blog so I can share my love of cardmaking.

That being said, where do I start? do I just post the next project and ignore the many wonderful projects I have made? or do I do a wrap up giving a little bit of love to each project, then the next new project give more details…. I decided on the latter. Each day this week I will be writing up a blog post for a wrap up of each month.



Playful Unicorns




Stamp by: Kraftin Kimmie Stamps- Unicorn and Rainbows 



Hello Gals and Pals,

I have had the idea for this card running through my mind since I received my latest Krafty haul. I knew I wanted the unicorns bouncing on some fluffy white clouds, also Kraftin Kimmie challenge this week is to make a White card!

I knew that the card had to contain a little bit of rainbow colour, because of the lovely sentiment I wanted to use on the front…

I coloured the unicorns white by adding gray’s and blue-gray shadows to make them appear more white. I then coloured their manes to match the pattern paper. Lastly, I added gold gel pen to the hooves, the crown, and the horn.

My Niece is turning 4 this week and I hope the whimsy of this card will make her look at it for at least a minute while she is opening all her pretty packages.

Lots of Hugs!


The question of the week: What is your favorite mythical creature? Mine will always be dragons but a close second would be a phoenix.


Ice, Ice, Bunny!



Stamp Credit: Ice, Ice, Baby by Kraftin Kimmie Stamps



Hello, Gals and Pals!

Starting off the new year with a card made for my little nephew’s second birthday.
I had decided to try my hand at Watercolouring the cute little skating bunny from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps- Ice, Ice, Baby stamp set.

Using Zig real brush markers I watercoloured the bunny and his little outfit, I then sponged Tumbled Glass, and Mermaid lagoon distress inks to the background to give it a dusky glow. The bunny and ice rink were cut out and popped up with some foam tape to give the scene a little bit of dimension. I added a pop of colour by embossing trees onto scrap pieces of paper and gave it a less uniform look by cutting a thin border around the trees. Finally, I added a few sequin snowflakes, and a sentiment to the bottom of the card.

Gotta say I am not in love with the card, but one of the goals for me this year is to accept the flaws and move on. That is after I tried making the card 4 times on Friday… My mojo just wasn’t wanting to come out and play.

Little Tidbit: I am actually terrified of ice and in general I am not a fan of Winter period. I do like how pretty snow is on everything though so I accept it and wait out the winter for my favorite season Spring! what is your favorite season?

Please don’t mind my blogs pixie dust! I am working on my branding, and hope to have a blog that feels more like how I envision Patti Made a Thing.

Lots of hugs!


Here Comes The Bella Bride!


Hello Everyone,

One of the most requested themes last year while I was doing the St. Albert Farmers Market was for wedding cards…

Moment of truth time, I really struggle with the concept, probably because;

A.) I have never been in love (in infatuation yes, but never actually been in love)


B.) I find my cute and colourful style doesn’t always fit into the classic white, neutral, with a pop of colour colour pallets that are the norm.

So this was a real challenge, until I stumbled across this pattern paper pack and focused on the style of papers I am usually drawn to, (cute dainty patterns with a mix of polka dots and stripes) and made it work with the theme.

Therefore resulting in Wedding Day Bella!

After that this card came together much like how I imagined, and to top it all off I was very happy with the final product.
I hope if you, or someone you know is getting married soon that they enjoy their wedding day as much as this happy couple!

Stamp image © Brett and Brenda Getting Married

Question Time! If you have been married/ or hope to some day what would your Wedding song be?

My Answer: I joke with my cousin that when I eventually do get married I should pick a anti love song (just for the shock factor and to have a good laugh) but in my heart it most likely will be something from the 50’s-60’s era.


Lots of Love,




Oh My Gosh, I started a blog!!!

Hello World!!!

I really don’t know how to start an intro about me blog post, so I thought I would skip that for today and think of some interesting factoids about myself for the next post.

Last month I created a project inspired by my darling niece Sofia’s love for all things elephants. Of course as soon as I started working on her card she quickly changed her mind, and decided she loves puppies. I guess at 3 attention spans are limited.

I knew I wanted to make something special for her… a bit more “artsy” than my traditional style, so I turned to the ever distracting Youtube for inspiration. This led me to Laura Bassen ( She used a fun technique called Watercolour Smooshing.  I wanted to try this technique by adding white embossed hearts onto watercoulour paper, then I smooshed Tim Holtz Distress Inks onto a transparency and added water for an easy whimsical watercolour background. I added this too cute stamp from Kraftin Kimmie’s called “Dream Big”, which I coloured with copic markers.

I finished the card up with some homemade epoxy dots to add some matching embellishments, and then added it to my grey cardstock.

I decided to name the card set “Safari Sofia” after my niece.


Thanks for ogling!

Safari Sofia as seen on my buisness facebook page

Random Question of the day! what is your favorite animal? Mine is a toss up between Red Pandas, or a Havanese (dog)