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.

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,

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.



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

Sunday, April 21, 2013

OWH Sketch Challenge #169

Good Sunday Afternoon,

Well I managed to get one card completed today.  Been busy in the kitchen and catching up on filing.  I made some wonderful Granola - my sis sent me a sample and it was so yummy -- hubby and I just love it so I had to get the recipe.  Now about every ten days it is granola making day.  It isn't hard -- just have to remember to stir it every 15 minutes so I can't get involved in my cards -- the granola would burn up -- I get so intense and block out everything else -- LOL  Anybody else like that?

Anyway - on to the challenge for today -- as I said I completed one card and have a couple more in the works - I found I had purchased some digis from Doodle Pantry some time ago and now I want to make a card or two using those digis.  I'll post those tomorrow or the next day.  It is very nice of them to sponsor this week's sketch challenge.  They made some fun sample cards too.

Today's card was made using all Stampin' Up products.  I list the supplies under the card.

Thanks for stopping in and sharing your thoughts.  It really means a bunch hearing from you.

Hugs & Blessings,


OWH Sketch Challenge #169

Supplies:  Stampin' Up, Stamp - Just Thinking,   crumb Cake,  Expresso and
Midnight Muse card stock, DP - Print Poetry, Buttons Sizzlits for the buttons,
Window Frames Collection - Framelits Dies,  Stitched Satin Ribbon,
Scallop Trim Border,  Square Lattice Folder, Ink - Midnight Muse

Saturday, April 20, 2013

OWH Challenges

Hello --

I can't believe how time flies by so fast.  I've been busy creating cards and a new wreath for the front door and just don't get to my blog.  I did manage to do a few of OWH challenges -- Last Sunday's Sketch Challenge 168, Bootcamp - Using Odd Numbers in Design, Tuesday Tutorial:  Mirror Image Stamping, Midweek Throwdown - A Bugs Life and ODBD - April's Challenge - Things That Fly

OWH Sketch Challenge 168 - I used all Stampin' Up products unless noted DP for the two background
pieces from their Print Poetry 6 x 6 pad, SU card stock - Wild Wasabi and Midnight Muse, and Very
Vanilla.  I used Vintage Wallpaper EF and the image and Sentiment is from Clearly for You (retired)
The ribbon is a scrap from my stash.

This card I made for the Tuesday Tutorial - Mirror Image. The image is from Hero Arts --
For some reason I had a hard time finding something in my collection that would do the job.
I colored these two (not my specialty) - the polka dot DP is from Stampin' Up Sunshine & Sprinkles,
I used Pacific Point and So Saffron card stock.  The Pacific Point and Polka Dots are
brighter colors than what I usually work with -- so this is a big change.  I also used -- three
strands of Tim Holtz striped cord.  (This goes with our Bootcamp lesson - odd numbers in our design).
The sentiment is from SU - Short & Sweet and used SU punches.

This card and the one below are for the Bootcamp lesson - I put three items for
a focal point to the right of the sentiment -- thread spool,  pin with 3 pearls and the scissors.
I used Stampin' Up card stock - real red, black; oval & Labels  Collection framelits.
All images and sentiment are from Clearstamps - 2010 Material Girl.  The wood look
DP is Bramble Rose by My Mind's Eye -- the red DP I don't remember the manufacturer.
I added some bling to the neckline with pearls and black gems at the waistline with
some red Offray Tulle for the skirt.

This card is for three challenges (hmmm odd number) - ODBD Challenge - Things that Fly,
the Midweek Throwdown Challenge - Its a Bugs Life and our Bootcamp Lesson - Using
Odd Numbers in the Design.  
I had different visions for this card -- I wanted to use the
sentiment -- I've had it for a long time and wanted to finally ink it up.  When I first started with my
idea - I thought I wanted to make the dragonfly and butterfly images lifelike - well guess what,
in my stash of stamps -- I have plenty of lifelike looking butterfly stamps -- but no life like
dragonfly. So I opted to use a flowery butterfly stamp from Stampin' Ups Papillon Potpourri set and
the dragon fly -- unknown.  The sentiment and the itty bitty dragon fly stamp is from Stampers Best.
The other itty bitty butterfly stamp is from SU  - The DP is from my scrap pile and the card stock
is from Stampin' Up - Wild Wasabi and the one blue square is Baja Breeze.  

Here is my Spring door wreath.  I used the Swallowtail stamp from
Stampin' Up to make the butterfly. I borrowed it from one of my fellow card makers --
I heat embossed the image on vellum then water colored on the back of each of the butterflies.  I used various colors on each of them.  The list of colors - not in any order on the Swallowtail, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Midnight Muse and Cajun Craze.  I fussy cut one of them out -- it wanted to curl up so I glued them on some white card stock and then finished cutting them out.   I think they add a nice touch to my wreath.

Thanks for stopping in and sharing your thoughts.

Hugs & blessings,