Today I am back to shine the Sugary Spotlight down on another of our new DT members and one of my Sweetie sisters from the Sugar Bowl challenge blog. This lady is very talented and she's a really lovely and totally funny gal who always makes me giggle.
It gives me great pleasure to introduce...
Hi...my name is Pat Frank and I am thrilled to be showcased at Sugar Nellie this week!! Hmmmm...where to start? Well...let's see...I'm proud to be "Gramma Pat" to five gorgeous grandkiddos ranging in age from "almost" 5 to "not quite" 13! I've made it my mission in life to help my grandkids remember always how to LAUGH and PLAY!!! I'm mom to three grown children...all happy and well on their way into middle age! hehehe!! And, last but absolutely not least, I am married to Gil...who is my best friend and the most incredible man I've ever met! He totally "gets" my crafting, cardmaking, and online shopping obsession! I tell ya...am I lucky or what?
I recently retired from a successful near 30-year career as a Registered Nurse...specializing in Neonatal Nursing. My recent retirement has given me lots of time to really focus on crafting! And let me just say, I am in heaven!! I began making cards many, many, many years ago when I was invited to a friend's Stampin' Up party (I went for the yummy desserts! hehe!)...but didn't get really serious until early last year when I discovered this whole huge and fabulous and magical world of stamps and stampers, far exceeding the world of Stampin' Up!
I've never had any formal art training...and am looking forward to taking some drawing classes soon! In the meantime, I am perfectly content coloring with my Copic Sketch Markers...and have recently added Prismacolor pencils to my "tools of the trade". I LOVE making vintage-style cards...and am particularly drawn to stamps and images of children! I have recently discovered something interesting about myself and my crafting style...I don't know how to do "clean and simple"! It's true!! Embellishments are my life! LOL!!
I'm thrilled to be a Sugar Bowl DT "Sweetie," and am honored to also design for Sugar Nellie's Design Team! Whoohoo! It just doesn't get better than that!! In addition to cardmaking and papercrafting, I love traveling with my handsome husband...and one of our favorite places to hang out is Barnes & Noble drinking lattes and reading!
OK...that's it for me...I have a new Sugar Nellie stamp just begging to be colored! Hugs..........Pat
Now Pat is the embellishment Queen but she kindly made a gorgeous CAS card to show here today, using the stamp Raven. I adore these colours and those divine papers.
This beautiful festive card is made with one of my most favourite Christmas stamps, Crystal Flakes.
I love this Baby Boy birth card, using the image Cute and Cuddly ...the use of these pretty pastel papers for the background really makes the image pop.
A Sassy girl for this card - Winking Student. I love this colour combo and that big, squishy bow.
Another fabulous festive card this time with the image Snow Buddies. Embellished perfectly with snowflakes and flowers.
And lastly, I have to show you just one more Christmas card...
Isn't this absolutely gorgeous? The image - Hello Little Robin - is so sweet, and expertly coloured by Pat and her buddies the Copics. Pretty papers and perfect embellishments make this card a real stunner. I was wowed the first time I saw it and I'm still wowed....Pat had better have my name written inside it!
There are so many beautiful cards to view over on Pat's blog that you may need to make yourself a snack to go with that cuppa! Please bob over and say hi :)
Thanks for looking.
Love Elaine xx