Friday, June 26, 2015

OWH Sketch #256 and ODBD Challenge - Miss You card

Good Friday Morning,

This is a great sketch -- this will be one that I will use often.  This card will be for both this sketch and this months ODBD Challenge.   I have a busy day ahead so this will be short ... I want to get this card posted before this month is totally gone.  Hard to believe July is just next week.  Where has these past 6 months gone?  Only one more month left for OWH :-(

Wishing everyone a wonderful crafting weekend.

Blessing to all,


This little puppy says it all in his expression.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

OWH Sketch Challenge #255

Good afternoon......

Wanted to get my challenge card posted before the next sketch.  I am going to use this sketch for a few more cards....  I used my new die from Spellbinders.  A friend and I were out on a craft shopping day and we stopped in Blue Moon Scrapbooking (check out their website) - it is actually an online store but they do let crafters like us stop in and by at the brick and mortar site.  It is set up like a warehouse so you really need to look at everything.  Well my friend found this die for me and I couldn't resist.  We have a yellow lab and I love making doggie cards.  My little Sadie was helping me today too -- sleeping at my feet in my tiny craft room while making some cards.

Hope everyone has a good rest of the week.

Blessings and hugs to all,


Sketch 255 

Sadie - busy sleeping while I make cards.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

OWH Mid-month throwdown - His & Hers

Good Afternoon,

Hope all is well with all of you -- all is well here in the desert -- beautiful weather -- warm and not too hot (yet).   The theme is to make a Masculine and a Feminine card using the same card layout/design. I used OWH sketch #197, the same DS paper pack and I decided to use the same stamp as well. (I really like challenges LOL)

I used some retired SU from their Print Poetry DS paper for Mid-month Throwdown Challenge.   I am doing my best to use up some of my old stock of paper so I can justify buying some of the new wonderful paper this spring.  Are any of you like me.... save my paper cause I might want to use it on something special later.

I also am posting a couple of cards that I made for two challenges for a local paper crafters group.   The first challenge is for an exchange card is Polka Dots Galore and the second one is a Mystery Item Challenge.  We were given 4 black photo corners to create a card.   I thought you might enjoy seeing these two cards too.

Thanks for stopping by -- blessings to all.

Remember:  OWH final cards are due August 1st and no later...... and don't forget OWH's Blog Hop this Saturday, May 23rd.  I am looking forward to visiting everyone's blog - I have a class on Saturday so it won't be until late Sat or early Sunday -- I know there will be lots and lots of wonderful cards and inspiration.

OWH Mid-Month Throwdown - His & Her

Mystery Item Challenge for Salsa Group
The mystery item 4 photo corners (hint - I made the bat wings with them)

Card Exchange Challenge - Polka Dots Galore for Salsa
I also used OWH sketch 197 for this card too.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

OWH Sketch Challenge 254

Good Afternoon ..... Sort of

I just finished reading Sandy's Situation Report and I am filled with mixed emotions.  I am happy that our many of our deployed heros are soon to be home but I am going to miss the fellow OWHers and all that we have learned together and of course I will miss our fearless leader Sandy -- who I have admired for all that she has done and continues to do.  I really appreciate the opportunity she shared with all of us -- to touch the lives of those who have served this great country -- keeping us safe and out of harms way.

It is bitter sweet - but we must carry on and help Sandy and OWH -- "Finish Strong" -- from now until August 1st, 2015.

So -- here are my cards for this challenge.

Thanks for checking in -- blessing to all,


Sunday, April 19, 2015

April Mid-Month Throwdown - Stitching Challenge

Good Sunday afternoon....

It is a beautiful day here in the Southwest -- cactus are all beginning to bloom - I really love to see the Saguaro in bloom - their blooms remind me of daisies.

I used the sketch 252 to make my card today with a little variation ... using a single ribbon instead of two strips under the circle.  The patchwork sunshine and the little corner patches are from Copper Leaf stamps and the sentiment is from Stampin' Up - "You Brighten My Day"

Hope you all have a wonderful week.

Hugs and blessings,