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,

Sharon


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.

Sharon






Sunday, May 12, 2013

OWH - Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge

Hello,

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,

Sharon


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.

Friday, May 10, 2013

OWH Midweek Throwdown Challenge His & Hers

Good Friday Evening,

Just a taking a few minutes to get two cards posted for this challenge.  Our challenge is to make two cards this week, one for a man and one for a woman using the same layout.  I picked OWH sketch #32 to make these two cards.

Been busy making cards I promised for a local organization's raffle/door prize -- so as I make one for them I make a duplicate for OWH.  So you guessed it -- I made these two for OWH and then made two more for the local organization.  Hope to have a nice batch ready to send off to OWH too.

Tomorrow I am going to case one of Jane's card in honor of Jane for our heroes.  Jane was a cardmaker for OWH who sent cards since January 2010.  Sadly she lost her battle with cancer.  Jane's cards are featured on the Stars and Stamps blog today with a little bit about Jane   Please take a minute to go visit and see her beautiful work.

Thanks for checking in --  I so appreciate your visit and comments.

Hugs and blessings,

Sharon
All supplies are Stampin' Up with the exception of the small strip of background
DP - it is from my scrap stash.  The sentiment - Teeny Tiny Wishes - using the Itty
Bitty Banner dies to cut out.  The flower image is from Best of Flowers.  I used
Egglplant and Wisteria Wonder card stock.  The embossing folder is Vine Street.

All supplies are Stampin' Up -- Image - Lovely as a Tree.  Background DSP
is First Edition (retiring), Sentiment - Teeny Tiny Wishes and the Banner
and Itty Bitty Banner dies to cut out the sentiment.  The embossing
folder is Woodgrain and card stock - Early Espresso, Crumb Cake and
Very Vanilla


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

OWH Challenges

Good Wednesday Morning

Just doing a little catching up on some of the past challenges.  Hopefully I can find a little more time in the next few days to do today's challenge.  Sure don't know where all my time goes -- anyone else feel that way sometimes?  -- Just doing a quick post  -- I'll come back this afternoon and post the supplies used on each of the cards.  Being pressed for time I tried to combine a few of the challenges.

Thanks for stoppin' in.  It really means a lot to me to have your feedback.

Hugs,

Sharon




OWH Sketch Challenge 171, VCMP Challenge #5 and Sandy's challenge - Romantic card



OWH Sketch #171




OWH Sketch #170

OWH Sketch Challenge card for Sketch 170 and ODBD - challenge - Miss you



VCMP Challenge #2 - Paula's Challenge - Kids card


Midweek Throwdown - Thank You challenge


VCMP #4 - Nancy's Blog --Cards from scrapbooking sketches and
VCMP #6 - use a photo and make a Any Hero Card