Wednesday, February 20, 2013

OWH VCMP - Random Drawing from Comments for Blog Candy

I went to Random.Org and ran the True Random Number Generator and it came up with the number 24.

And the winner is number 24:    Sybrina K. over at Scrapping with Purpose.

Congratulations!  I hope you enjoy your Blog Candy -- maybe craft another white card  -- LOL.

Thanks to all for your wonderful comments!

Hugs and Blessings,


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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Final Cards for VCMP

Good Evening --

Well I managed to finish my remaining two challenges and OWH Design Bootcamp creating Focal Points.

Challenge #5 - Disappearing Act with Sketch 63 -- I had to finish the five cards from the sheet of 12 x 12 paper.  Well -- I didn't cut things out of the 12 x 12 for all of the background DP to be the same size -- so a couple of my cards vary a bit.  I also added another later of dark brown and I think I like it looks better than my first one I did.  I also removed the recycled strip of cup holder - as the browns would have clashed.  If you look close at the picture you can see some of the differences.

Sentiment: Fiskars Latte Love
Coffee cup from SU Framelits Holiday Collection
Card Stock:  SU Cajun Craze,  DP:  SU Comfort Cafe
Challenge #10 - Glitz and Glam (without Glitter).   I am also going to using this one for the OWH Design Bootcamp.  Let me know what you think -- my intended focal point is the dress form with the dress.

When putting this card together, it took me back to a time when I was a youngster (that was many years ago LOL) when paper dolls were popular -- making the little black dress was fun.

Dress Form & Dress from Framelits SU : Dress Up
Sentiment:  SU - You're a Gem
Ranger Foil Tape used on dress form
Accessorie:  Stash of bling, black tulle and
flower made from crepe paper with red bling

Thanks for stopping in -- I will be doing the random draw for those that commented on my blog for the President's Day VCMP and will post the winner tomorrow evening.  The random drawing for posting a card will be on February 26th.  Good luck to all.



Sunday, February 17, 2013

OWH President's Day Virtual Card Making Party

Welcome to Operation Write Homes (OWH) President's Day Virtual Card Making Party (VCMP)!   If you like challenges and like to create this is the party for you.  The challenges have really been fun.  My challenge is the Ninth Challenge -- your are just about to the finish line -- keep up the great work!

My theme for today is All White/Cream with 3 Layers.

The challenge:   Create a card using white and/or cream card stock with the exception of the sentiment.  The sentiment (if you choose to have one) may be any color.  Also there should be layers -- at least three (3) layers of something, i.e. any combo of card stock, lace, ribbon, fabric, or some sort of fiber for texture and interest.  Any embellishment must be white or cream.

I made four samples - have fun and go create.  I am looking forward to seeing all your wonderful creations.    If you get lost, here is the start of the party - OWH VCMP.

List of supplies:  SU Card stock - Whisper White,  Stamps: Serene Silhouettes (heat emobossed, Vintage Verses in Baja Breeze Bird Builder Punch, Oval Framelits,  EF - SU Lacy Brocade, Woodgrain, by Sizzix - Damask
Accessories: Feather, venice lace, seam binding, SU Pearls

SU - Vellum and Card stock - all Very Vanilla,  Framelit Dress Up, the EF used - Square Lattice, Perfect Polka Dots and Chevron.  (On the dress form I put glue on very vanilla card stock - and placed wrinkled up tissue paper - let it dry overnight then cut out the dress form with the framlit).  The sentiment is from Cardmaking magazine (I heat embossed with clear over brown ink)  Accessories:  Cream tulle, SU pearls

I used both SU Whisper White and Very Vanilla card stock and vellum.  Embossing Folders (EF) used were Perfect polka Dots and Lacy Brocade.  The heart was make from Heart Framlits and outlining with SU pearls.  The sentiment - SU Short & Sweet with Gold heat embossing. Other accessories - Offray small trend flowers.

This is my attempt to make a masculine all white card:  I used SU Very Vanilla card stock and vellum.  I heat embossed  the image from Open Sea on vellum.  I used SU Framlit Window Frames. The EF - SU Square Lattice and SU Woodgrain.  The sentiment is stamped on a piece of California North Coast Sea Glass using Versa Mark ink and the sentiment is from SU Fabulous Phrases.  Accessories:  torn piece of cardboard painted with antique white acrylic paint, cheese cloth and string.
This is a close up of the stamped Sea Glass.

Blog Candy Alert:   Two will be random drawings.   One for taking the challenge and one for leaving a comment here on my blog.  The random drawing for the comment will be Tuesday, February 19th and  the random drawing for the posting your challenge card will be February 26th.   U. S. only please.

Small trend flowers in cream and white - venice lace and CA Sea Glass

Food for Thought:

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
        ~Abraham Lincoln~

(This quote reminds me of all of us sharpening our skills doing the sketches and preparing to make our wonderful creative cards)

Thanks for stopping and playing along with all of us today.



Challenge Cards for VCMP

Good Sunday Afternoon,

I have been working on keeping up with the challenges.  How about you?  I am going to post just the pictures and what challenges they are for and as I get more time -- I will come back and add the information about what supplies where used on each card.  I sure hope everyone is enjoying all of these challenges.  I am also going to do the OWH sketch challenge sometime today too.  This one way to get my box filled up for OWH.  Well enjoy the party and I'll be back later update and to post some more card challenges.

First Challenge - Zig Zag your cards
Second Challenge - All Creatures Great and Small
Third Challenge - Texture Omit/Selective Embossing

Fourth Challenge - Wings

Fifth  Challenge - disappearing act with sketch 63
Seventh Challenge  - Caffeine
Sixth Challenge - Things with Wheels
Both of these cards I CASEd from Stampin Pretty by Mary Fish
They are so simple and uses up those little bits of paper

Sixth Challenge - Things with Wheels

Eighth Challenge - Washi Tape (note sure if this is
Washi Tape - but it is decorative tape that I had -- I stained
the white flowers with ink to match the tape colors.

Monday, February 11, 2013

OWH Sketch Challenge #159

Good Monday afternoon,

Hope everyone had a good weekend.  I made a couple of cards one for OWH Sketch Challenge #159 and then I decided to try another for paper players - color challenge using Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit and Primrose Petals.  I had the colored card stock and one ink pad - Midnight Muse - so my challenge was on.  I really like Midnight Muse and Primrose Petals and Summer Starfruit is my least favorite color --(all three colors are on the bold side and demand their attention) so I tried to work into the card -- not sure of the outcome (let me know what you think).

I used the OWH sketch for both but turned the sketch for the paper players card and moved the sentiment a bit.  Enjoy the rest of the week and get ready for this weekends VCMP with OWH.



Operation Write Home Challenge - I used  SU Sentiment Vintage Verses and
By the Tide for the image. 

paper players color challenge - SU sentiment - Short & Sweet, the butterfly
Papillion Potpourri and the image is Serene Silhouettes

Thursday, February 7, 2013

OWH Midweek Throwdown Challenge - Kids 4 Cards

Good Thursday afternoon,

I made a card for Wednesday's  Midweek Throwdown Challenge at OWH.  The challenge is to make cards that our heroes can write home to their children.  One thing I discovered -- I don't really have much in the way of kiddy type stamps -- I did find this one and hopefully it will do.  I guess I will have to be on the look out for some stamps that may be better suited for a kids card.  (I love when I find a reason to do some stamp shopping -- tee hee).

Have a good rest-of-the week and hope you get to do some crafting

Hugs and blessing,


The stamp is from Inkadinkado from their Summer Assortment

Food for thought:

Happy times and bygone 
days are never lost....In truth, 
they grow more wonderful 
within the heart that keeps them.
~Kay Andrew~

Sunday, February 3, 2013

OWH Sketch Challenge #158 & ODBD - Fruit

Good Sunday Evening --

Well as I write my blog -- it is a close Superbowl game with 5 minutes to go -- so I need to hurry so I can either console my husband or help him celebrate.  So without any further delay - I made two cards today using today's sketch 158 - I hope you all have had a great weekend.  I guess you know that I didn't spend much time watching the game today - played in the craft room.   LOL

Thanks for taking a minute to stop in and visit.



SU Card stock, sentiment from Feels Good, Chevron embossing folder

SU image from Countryside, sentiment is SU - Friendship preserves I used Window Frames
Framelits to cut it out.  The DSP is from MS crafts 6 x6 pad.  I fussy cut two little
apples from the Countryside stamp set.

OWH - Sketch Challenge #158