Thursday, June 28, 2012

OWH Stars & Stamps Midweek Throwdown - Monkey Challenge

Good Thursday Afternoon --

Over at OWH they are having their midweek Throwdown Challenge  making a card using stamps or digital images that are monkeys.  Well I looked and looked and I don't have either - even though the challenged called for stamps or digital images I went ahead and made a couple of cards using some stickers from K & Company that I found in my stash of goodies.  I'll have to look for some monkey stamps and/or digital images for next time.

Wishing you all a great rest of the week.

Thanks for stopping in and I really appreciate your taking the time to leave me your comments.


Here are my two little monkey cards - I used last Sunday's sketch #127 for the cards.

The monkey is a sticker from K&Company - DP is from Bo Bunny Zoology Collection
The sentiment is from SU.

The monkey sticker is from K& Company and both the sentiment
and DP are from SU

Sunday, June 24, 2012

OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge 126 & 127


I've been away with my husband in our motorhome for a couple of weeks.    I was going to post to my blog while we were traveling but I couldn't get any of my pictures to post.  If anyone is out their that may be able to give me some pointers -- I have both an iPad and an iPhone.  I tried doing it with my iPad -- but couldn't get pictures to go to my blog.   I am thinking I will have to use the iPhone???  Maybe it is just not possible with an iPad.

It is sure summer back here in the desert.  We've had temps well over 100.  We were visiting in the San Diego area -- such a difference in the temps.  It is nice to see family but it is also great to be back home with all of my crafty "stuff" at my fingertips.  When I got back my order from Stampin' Up had come in too so I enjoyed getting to use some of new goodies.  Speaking of that -- I want to say "thank you" to Airborne's wife (Pam) -- I was one of her lucky winners on her blog for some blog goodies.   Wow she out did herself - in her packet was several mini stamp sets and lots of neat ribbon.   I used some of the ribbon she sent me on today's challenge card.  I told her I hoped to make her proud with all the great supplies she sent.

Anyway, I have a few cards to post -- not sure if I like some of the color combos but for the most part I think they turned out okay.   Doodle Pantry is sponsoring this week's challenge and lucky me I had purchased one of their colored digital doodles some time ago (I just have to figure out how to get more printed)  In case you all haven't picked up -- I am technically challenged using my Apple i-things.   lol

Thanks for taking the time to stop in and say hello.

Wishing you all a great week,


This is Doodle Pantry pre-colored digital.  The ribbon is from Airborne's wife
The DP is from Flair and I embossed SU card stock with Houndstooth embossing folder.
I printed out the sentiment on my computer -- I don't have a stamp small enough for the
SU tag punch.

On this card I used SU new incolor colors card stock and the mustard and white DP.   The tea cup stamp and sentiment
are from Fiskars.  The DP with the tea cups is from Raspberry Road Designs that I received with my Cardmaking &
Papercrafting magazine.  I really like that magazine - each month you get a little goodie along with
the magazine.

This card is for this Wednesday Midweek Throwdown Challenge -- we were to make
a card using yellow and blue.  The DP is from Raspberry Road Designs and this was a gift
from Cardmaking & Papercrafting magazine.  The polka dots DP is from scrap and the 
sentiment is from Hero Arts.  The punch is from SU and the yellow ribbon is from my
thrift shop find.

The feather stamp is from SU along with the sentiment and card stock.
I used the houndstooth embossing folder and SU card stock.

I used the new stamp set from SU - Serene Silhouetes and Argyle embossing folder.
The sentiment is also from SU.  On this card I used the polka dot embossing folder
on the three strips of paper and below I used the basket weave embossing folder
on the strips.   Which do you like?

Sunday, June 3, 2012

OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge 124

Good Sunday Afternoon,

Well it has been a few weeks since my last post.  I've been sort of playing along with the challenges but never seem to get them posted.  I really admire all those that make and post cards daily.   I was busy making my sister some cards for her birthday -- but since then it has just been hit and miss, maybe it is the warmer weather.  I have been spending more time outside by the pool too.  Hmmm just can't come up with any more excuses -- I'll have to work on getting things posted more often.  :-)

Today's sketch was a bit of a challenge finding something big enough to fill that area.  I used the blocking inking technique to help fill in the big area with some color.  I like using this technique -- keeps me from feeling like I have to color the images.  I really like how others color their images -- but that is not my favorite thing to do so I avoid it as much as possible.

I've posted a few of the challenges that did do.

I hope you enjoy the rest of your day -- thanks for stopping by.

I used SU card stock, stamp for background, small sentiment and DP.  The  Cow Stamp is from
Close to my Heart along with the sentiment Live Simply Love generously.

These two cards are for the "Thank You" Card Challenge.  I liked doing the latte card -- I love to recycle my
coffee cuffs when the opportunity presents itself.