Sunday, July 10, 2011

OWH Stars and Stamps Sketch Challenge #77

Good Sunday afternoon.   This scketch was easy but again I struggle with what colors and what stamp.  I  dont' have many stamps that fit  in a 1 1/2" circle.  I also wanted to stay with the Fall theme to try and balance out my cards to send in for the OWH "Beat the Heat" Challenge.   Once I figured out all of that -- it went together very fast.  And for those of you participating in the "Beat the Heat" challenge--remember your cards need to be to your shippers on or before July 31st.

Here's my attempt at this weeks challenge.  Thanks for stopping in and have a wonderful week.

I used Paperloft: Autum Blaze for the background - the circles I used generic cardstock except for the copper circle - I used Recollections.
The sentiment:  Impression Obsession - Bountiful Harvest
The leaf stamp:  Inkadinkado
Leaft Brads are by Impressions

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

OWH Stars & Stamps Midweek Christmas in July Challenge

Good Evening -- Hope everyone is having a good week.  I decided to make the pinwheel that was part of this past weekend's challenge and Tuesday's Tutorial.  I guess I am kinda fudging -- putting all three in one but I wanted to try my hand at the pinwheel and also participate in today's challenge. The weather was very hot and humid today so getting into the Christmas mood was not an easy task -- So here are my two attempts at Christmas in July using the pinwheel.  Thanks for stopping in -- have a wonderful week.

Card 1:  Background paper - Cosmo Cricket Oh Joy: Frosty; the pinwheel K&Company: Yuletide
              Sentiment from Hot Off the Press stamps

Card 2: Background paper - Wassail - Failing snow; the pinwheel is K&Company: Yuletide
            Sentiment from Hot Off the Press stamps

Monday, July 4, 2011

OWH Stars and Stamps 4th of July Party Challenges and Challenge #76

Happy 4th of July  and God Bless America!   I hope everyone has had a safe and happy 4th.  I am posting most of the challenge cards -- I still have some to make.  I didn't start until yesterday (Sunday July 3rd) -- we were enjoying some of the 4th festivities on Saturday.  This 4th Party Challenge was a challenge for me.  Some of the items that were requested to be part or in the cards had me on a scavenger hunt in my craft room.  I have a few stamps -- but it always seems the one you need is the one you don't have.  Many of the items on the cards I made with the help of designer papers, pre-colored digis and stickers.  It seemed it took me more time looking for the theme thinga-ma-bob than putting the card together -- but I enjoyed every minute.  Thanks for those of you putting this challenge together.

Challenge #1 - Camouflage at Brenda's Stamping Cornder

Challenge #2 - There's Something fishy Going On - a card with a Fish Bowl - (my card is the fishbowl of the sea - you can see through to the inside where I stamped "Happy Birthday) at Two Paw Prints
Challenge #3 - Tie a Yellow Ribbon at Tinkerin in Ink

Challenge # 4 - What Does Freedom Mean to You at Our Little Inspirations

Challenge #5 Vintage at Holley's Hobbies

Challenge #6 - Howl at the Moon at Petunia's Paper Passion

Challenge # 7 Subway Art Summer Memories at essence of Paper

Challenge 8 -- I haven't finished (Photo Inspiration at Scrappily Every After)
Challenge 9 -- I haven't finished

Challenge 10 -  Two cards at A Colorful World and OHW Stars and Stamps Challenge 76

Challenge 11 - I didn't complete (Another pinwheel style at Hello From Kate!)

Challenge 12 - Foody or Fruity Card (I could only find a food label on a Designer Paper) at Sarah's Stamping and Stuff!)

Challenge 13 - Bears and Hearts at Scrappin Bears

Challenge 14 - Color Me Crazy at My Craft Central

Challenge 15 - Play on Words at Stamping with a Mission

Challenge 16 - I didn't finish -- maybe tomorrow (