Sunday, May 29, 2011

OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge 71

My oh my -- I am still going through the bloghop -- so many wonderful cards to see.  Thank you to all that stopped by and left me such kind words.  I took a bit of break today to do a card for sketch 71 and it took me more time than I wanted to come up with color scheme, stamps, etc.  Some days it just happens fast and easy -- today wasn't one of those days.  My husband reminded me that's part of the fun of being creative, right?   The sample card maker, Carolynn, did a wonderful job -- she made it look soooo easy.  Anyway, on to my card.

The skectch is easy enough -- I just had a hard time picking papers and colors today.  The black patterned paper is from Jenni Bowlin's ClassicRed/Black Paper Pad, the rest of the papers were all generic papers that I have in my stash of papers.  The sentiment is from Stampendous and I don't know where I got the little bee stamp.  The ribbon is from some scraps I have and the daisy flower is from Jolee's Boutique.

Please take a moment silence tomorrow (Monday, 5/30/11) at 3 pm and think about our fallen soldiers.

Have a good week and thanks for stopping in.



Saturday, May 28, 2011

OWH Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop

Thanks for stopping in today for the bloghop -- this being Memorial Day weekend I wanted to start off my blog with a Memorial Day quote to provide inspiration and help honor this annual holiday.

                               And I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.
                              And I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.
                               ---Lee Greenwo

My Memorial Day Weekend Bloghop "Miss You" card ....
 If you would like to go to the beginning of the bloghop you may click the OWH Memorial Day Weekend Bloghop here........                                                                        
I used the OWH Sketch 26 (see below) for the design.  I made a couple of adjustments to the layout to accommodate this card but overall it is the same sketch.  I used plain cardstock for the blue and the red paper is from Scrapworks. The patterned designer paper is from Jenni Bowlin Classic Red.  The Bassett Hound stamp is from the Stampin' Place.  I just think his or her expression says it all.  The sentiment stamp is from Creative Stamping.  I added three buttons and tied them on with some embroidery thread and there you have it.

If you have a minute before you leave I have listed below some ways to Observe Memorial Day --
  • Adorning the graves of the soldiers with flags or flowers.  
  • Visiting cemeteries and memorials.
  • Furling the American Flag at half-mast until noon.   
  • Fuling the 'POW/MIA Flag'.
  • Keep silence for a minute at 3 p.m., 'National Moment of Remembrance' and listen to Taps being played.      
  • Take a pledge to aid the disabled veterans, widows, widowers and orphans of the dead and keep it.
  • You may support the effors to restore the traditional day of observance of Memorial Day back to May 30th.
  • Offering thanks to the veterans and appreciating the ultimate sacrifices of the soldiers to the bereaved families personally may help too.
Thanks for stopping in.

 Sketch 26

Sunday, May 22, 2011

OWH Stars & Stamps - Sketch Challenge 70


Hello -- hope you are all having a good Sunday.  I have had a nice day - I got a few cards completed.  I used today's challenge to make a "Thank you" card to give to the Entertainment/Variety/Editoral Editor of our local newspaper for publishing the article about OWH in Friday's paper. 

I will experiment with this sketch this week to see what cards I can create for the upcoming bloghop on Saturday.  Cheers to Penny, she did a wonderful job on the samples for us today.

The materials used on my card:   the sentiment - Hero Arts stamp, I am not sure where the cherry blossom branch stamp is from and the designer paper is from K&Company.

Thanks for stopping in -- have a wonderful week!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Stars & Stamps OWH Sketch Challenge #69

Good Sunday Evening.  I have been busy working on another project today but I stopped  for a while to make at least one card for today's challenge.  This is a fun sketch and Brenda, this week's samplemaker, did a fantastic job with her sample cards.  Let's see how quickly we can get to our second million!!!!


Thanks for stopping in today -- have a wonderful week and Happy Card Making!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Necktie Challenge

Good Morning (Friday the 13th) -- that has always been a good day for me- I hope it is for you too.  Say what do you think about that millionth card???? Yippee!!!!   It was fun watching Sandy count them out last night on OWHtv. 

Below are my 5 necktie cards -- shipped off to Sandy on Thursday.   These were fun to do -- it took me my first couple of neckties to get the hang of it.  I sewed on the collar buttons on the shirts and added a tie tack on 4 of my ties.  The tutorial was great.  Thanks for stopping in and may you all have a wonderful day. 

Sunday, May 8, 2011

OWH Stars and Stamps - Sketch Challenge #68

Happy Mother's Day -- I hope everyone had a wonderful day.  My day was quiet but nice -- my husband is recovering from major surgery so we didn't go out today which allowed me to work on some cards.  I received some phone calls from family too.  The biggest surprise (and most pleasant) was a Mother's Day card from my husband -- he had surgery over a week ago and hasn't been out of the house -- so he was really thinking ahead.  No -- he didn't sneak in my craft room and make it :-)

Thanks for stopping in and on to today's challenge: