Wednesday, June 29, 2011

OWH Stars and Stamps Wednesday Challenge and Sketch #75

Good Wednesday afternoon -- I decided to combine Sunday's Sketch #75 Challenge with today's challenge.   I didn't get a chance until today to do the Sunday Challenge - I was busy making cards for a local dog shelter  -- another cause that is near and dear to my heart.  I made the Fall card -- without the bow and replacing it with a leaf embellishment.  The 2nd card follows the sketch with the ribbon and bow but is isn't really  fall -- not sure where it is in the spectrum of the seasons, more summer?


I like this sketch -- easy to do although I ended up making more scraps because I didn't have the colors in my scrap bin that I wanted to work with, so I'll just have to make more of these cards using these paper scraps.  (smile)

The leaf paper for the Fall card is from The Paper Loft - Autumn Blaze, the orange and green are from cardstock scraps.  The sentiment is from Impression Obsession, Shara Phelps Collection.  The leaf sticker is from EKSuccess.

The 2nd cards I used paper from K&Company, Tim Coffey.  The sentiment is from Clearartstamps.

Thanks for stopping in and taking a peek.   This weekend's Independence Day Virtual Pary sounds like a lot of fun.  Hope your planning to join the fun!?!  Wishing you a good rest of the week.

Warm regards,


Monday, June 20, 2011

OWH Stars and Stamps Sketch #74

Hello and hope everyone had a good Father's Day. I worked on a few cards using this new sketch.  I did a western theme on my cards -- I'll post three of my cards.  I had just gotten some new stamps and wanted to try them with this sketch.   I think this sketch worked out well for these stamps.  Let me know what think.  Have a wonderful rest of the week and thanks for stoppin' in.


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

OWH Stars and Stamps Back To School Challenge & Starburst Tutorial

 Good Wednesday evening.  I thought I would do both the challenge and the tutorial all in one card -- so I did a starburst for my Back To School card.  See what you think?  Enjoy the rest of your week.

The paper with the "First Day of School" is from Sugar Tree - Steve's Pages.  I used scraps for the starburst and the rest of the card.  The apple sticker is from the Carol Wilson collection.

Thanks for stopping in.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

OWH Stars and Stamps Sketch Challenge #73

Good Sunday afternoon.  It is getting warmer here in the desert and we are lovin' it.  I worked on a couple of cards today.  The angle on this sketch was interesting - I think tomorrow I am going to do some more cards and try to use up the scraps I created today making these two cards :-)

The red, black and white card I used Jenni Bowlin Red /Black paper.  The sentiment is a sticker from 7 Gypsies and I am unsure of the manufacturer of the bird image. The black cardstock was enhanced with a Martha Stewart lace punch.   I added a button and a black feather for fun. 

The fishin' card I used Karen Foster plaid paper for the bottom and  the top I used paper from American Traditional Designs, Great Outdoors.  The sentiment is a stamp from Impression Obsession, Inc.  For fun on this card I added a real "fly hook" for the embellishment.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and have a fun crafting week.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch #72 Challenge

Good Sunday evening.  Hope you are having a good day.  I enjoyed doing the sketch today, Paula made a very color and cute card for our sample today.  You can see it over at OWH Stars and Stamps Blog.

 I was working with Jenni Bowlin's Classic Red/Black paper pad for another card I made so I decided to use some of the design papers in that collection for this challenge.  The sentiment is from Clear At stamps.  

I hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday and this coming week.  Thanks for stoppin' in.  Now for my card.........