Monday, January 22, 2007


This morning was terrific with LeAnne Taylor. She is so much fun, and we laughed our way through the decoupage mannequin and clip boards. The mannequin is a sneaky peak at a project I did for a book for Sterling Publishing, named "Glue It! & Use It!" with over 100 projects. That book is due out in the Fall'07 and I can hardly wait. The 1st draft came today, and now I am proofing it. I'm SO excited! I'll let you know when it is published, as it will be available at Barnes & Noble.

The gang at the Six in the Morning show here in Tulsa, are great peeps to work with, and we have a lot of fun, but when they count us down, it gets to be serious business. LeAnne keeps it light and humorous, and she gets a kick out of all the projects I bring, like mannequins!

I enjoy doing live TV, as this is something I've been doing for at least a dozen years. The CBS Channel Six Tulsa staff is a tremendous team, and we have a HUGE audience here in the tri-state area. I simply love it, and will keep doing it as long as they keep inviting me to be on.

CBS Six In The Morning Clips

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Bible School Memories

People ask me all the time, "When did you become a crafter?" and I tell them that I can't remember, because I've been crafting all my life. I ran across this pic while searching for something else, and just about fell in the floor laughing! It's from WAY back when my daddy was a pentecostal preacher in Dewey, Oklahoma. This is a bible school picture of all of us holding up our bean pictures. We thought they were absolute masterpieces. Yep, that's me with the scary hair in the highlight circle. Don't laugh, or I'll find a picture of YOU and put in on my blog! *giggle*

Friday, January 19, 2007

Bigger Than Life

Isn't this fun? The life-size stand ups have been freaking out everybody at Duncan Crafts offices. They printed and cut out Joan Fee and me for the trade show booth, plus the other designers like Kathy Cano Murillo (the Crafty Chica) and more. The stand-ups are bigger than life, and so real that it's freakie-deakie. Joan sent this pic to me today. It cracks me up!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Altered Clip Boards

My altered clip boards turned out preeeeety cute, I think. These are the make-it-take-it projects that I will be designing at the CHA trade show coming up in Anaheim, California. Buyers from all over the world will be there, purchasing and checking out new arts and crafts and scrapbooking products.

They started out as smoky see-thru clip boards. First I added iron-on rhinestones to the ribbons and tied tons of them to the top. Next I cut out paisley and damask scrapbook papers and decoupaged them onto the clipboards. Then I put iron-ons onto cute fabric and decoupaged it over the paper. Last, I ironed more rhinestones to ribbons and glued them over the designs. Whaddayathink?

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

My Stand-Up

As I promised, here is one of the poses they took of me for the stand-up at the trade show. I am really excited to be a designer in the Duncan Enterprises booth. We are going to be making altered clipboards with all of their neat new products. I like the "attitude" iron-ons and rhinestones and other fun things that I can use to jazz up dull clipboards. I'll post a pic as soon as I get a couple of them done.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Beaded Bowling Pin

It's sleeting here in Tulsa, as we are caught in the middle of a huge winter storm. Yikes! I've got a pot of chili on the stove, and we are hunkering down in the house for a quiet weekend. We have no fireplace, so Scott and I are hoping that we are in a happy place on Tulsa's electric grid. We have a gas stove, so if worse comes to worse, we can stand around it to get warm. But so far, so good. It's a perfect time for Scott to bury himself on the computer, and for me to CRAFT!

As you can see, I've spread my crafting out on the dining room table. (It's too cold in my basement studio.) I am working on the craft segment for Monday morning on Channel Six. LeAnne Taylor and Carina Sonn asked me to help them decorate a bowling pin! It is for a charity bowling tournament for the Tulsa Big Sisters organization to raffle off. We decided that since it's a bowling "pin" ... that it needs a "pin-up" girl. So, I surfed the web for a cute pin-up girl to print out. I had to add a flippy little skirt, so that she was cute, but covered. I like how it turned out. I also printed out the Six In The Morning logo to put on the pin.

First, I painted the bowling pin with Krylon's plastic paint. It took 3 coats to cover up all the bowling alley marks and the stripe. The next thing I did was decoupage the pin-up girl and the logo to the pin. Then I applied double-adhesive sheets to the entire pin. Whew! What a job. That's as far as I've gotten in this picture. I'll post again when I get further along.

Here is a better look at the bowling pin after I covered it with the adhesive sheets. I used a craft knife to cut all the way around the pin-up girl, so that I can cover her with clear beads as the last step. In this pic, you can see where I've cut angles and peeled the pink sheet away from the bottom of the pin. Then I stuck pre-cut star adhesives on that area so that I can bead them separately.

Oh man! I've started beading as you can see. I decided to do the whole bowling pin in red, white and blue beads. The red beads are at the bottom of the pin, with white in the middle, and blue above the white. I'm putting different sizes of beads on each section for more texture. The little bitty beads don't have holes in them, so they are absolutely beautiful.

I love it! I accidentally got a few stray beads in the wrong sections, so I'm having to flick them out with a craft knife. Scott walked by and laughed at the beads flying around the room. I guess I'll have to get the vacuum out and de-bead the house when I'm finished. Yes, the electric is still on. I have my flashlight nearby in case the ice storm knocks out the electricity.

I really was worried about LeAnne and Carina's autographs showing up after I applied the clear beads over them. But, it looks great. As you can see, I am leaving the beading on the pin-up girl for the last step. When I do the PattieWack-n-Craft segment on Monday, I am going to let LeAnne and Carina peel off the pink sheet that's covering the adhesive and dip it into clear beads for the viewers to see.
I can't wait!

Tada! It's as done as it's gonna get until Monday morning. I am dying to finish beading the girl, but it will just have to wait. This pic is so bad, with the glare. You can barely make out the Channel Six logo. It looks much better in person. I'll have a better photo for you after it is finished. Now I think I'll go have some chili and then watch a movie while the sleet keeps coming down.

Monday, January 8, 2007

Pump It Up

I had a blast with Carina this morning!
On my segment for the "Six In The Morning" show I demonstrated how to craft and work out at the same time. We painted dumbells and wrote motivational words on them like ... Go Girl ... Fun! ... Pump it ... Healthy ... and Vitality. I put grommets on one end of a yoga mat and tied a ribbon onto it to tie it into a roll and to make a shoulder strap. Loved it. I got so inspired that I jumped on my treadmill after I got back home. Maybe I can tighten up that holiday pudding on my belly!
You can check out the project sheet at: Pump It Up

Saturday, January 6, 2007


Holy Cow! I'm getting ready to go to CHA, a huge trade show, and one of the companies that I will be designing for, has asked me for a full-size body shot so that they can use it in the booth! Scary! So, we took a test shot to see what I look like. This was on my front porch, and I was acting silly... Gotta do a serious one tomorrow on a green screen. Today, I've gotta go shopping for the perfect outfit! Yippeeeee! I'll let ya know how it turns out.....

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Desk Organizers

As I turned my calendar over to the New Year, I realized I have a completely blank canvas of 365 days to craft my crazy brains out! I want to decoupage soaps, shrinky dink some earrings, make fancy boxes, and create a purse with an 33LP record, just to name a FEW.

Whew! Must craft, must craft, must craft.

But, for now I must concentrate on thinking of my next Channel Six project. After all, the first one for this year is MONDAY!

Meanwhile, Scott and I reorganized our office yesterday. He took all of my wood shelves outside and painted them black, to match my desk. Yes! He built a new shelf above my desk, and now I have a place for these cool striped boxes I made. One is for receipts. (It stays full.) The other is for cards that people send to me. (It stays happily full, too.)

Monday, January 1, 2007

Ice Candles

These are the Ice Candles I made on Channel Six last week. I brought them home after the show and arranged them on my piano with bows, lights, and ornaments that I made with old family photos. My family loved looking at the photos and remembering my mom & dad, gramma & grandpa, and laughing at some of the crazy poses. I will hate to take it down this week, but it will be fun to bring it all out again next year.

CBS Six In The Morning Clips

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!