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,


Saturday, April 18, 2015

I'm Back with OWH Sketch Challenge 252

Well it has been a long, long, long time since my last post.  Lots of things have gone on in our lives, moves, surgeries and traveling.  You all know -- that's what they call life.  I have really missed participating with the challenges and sending in my cards and seeing everyone's beautiful creations.

So without any further mumblings ...... I prepared two cards using this sketch.  Let me know what you think --

Thanks for checking in and God Bless to all.


Sunday, May 12, 2013

OWH - Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge


Hope everyone had a good day and Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms too.  I enjoyed my day -- did a little card making, little bit of laundry and most important spending time with hubby and talking with my two grown kids and my sister on the telephone.  All-in-all it was a great day.

Thanks for stopping in to say hello.  I really appreciate your comments and enjoy hearing from you.

Hugs and blessings,


OWH Sketch #172

I made two cards using this sketch.  I changed it a bit -  I off set the
stamped image just for something different.  For both of these cards
I used SU stamps - Feeling Sentimental for both images and the
sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  The DSP is This & That Epic Day
The button was punched from MS button punch.  

I was casing one of Jane's cards from Friday's OWH Featured Cardmaker post.
In honor of her and all she accomplished for our heroes we were asked to
case one of her cards.  I varied it a little and hope I captured a little of
her spirit and talent in my rendition.

I embossed SU soft suede card stock with one of Tim Holtz Allerations
embossing folder.  The watch stamp is from Stampers Best and I believe
the sentiment is too.  I heat embossed the watch with gold embossing
then stamped the face with black ink and fussy cut the watch face out.
The metal gear I had in my supplies - not sure where purchased.
I used SU oval framelit dies to cut the ovals.