Saturday, December 22, 2012


This card is made for OWH.  This month's ODBD's challenge is to use floral.  They are gracious enough to pay for shipping of a box overseas to our troops for every 25 cards posted and will pay for up two boxes.  They do this every month. 

This card is letting the designer paper be the card.  This is paper is from Colorbok.  The scalloped edge is cardstock from Bazzill and punched using Martha Stewart's punch.  The sentiment is from word program.  All the edges have been inked with Tim Holtz's walnut.  
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Sunday, November 4, 2012

November Love

This is for the Sunday Sketch Challenge at OWH.  The cardstock is from Paper Studio. The strip of paper was cut using Martha Stewart Scallop on both edges.  The design paper is DCW.  The image is from Inger Harding. She was colored with copics which I then printed out a few copies of the colored image.

This little girl just caught my eye.  I do not rember where the image came from.  I think she makes enough of  a focal point and impact to be the card and sentiment.  I was not going to use an embellishment of any kind.  Then I changed my mind.  Wish I had realized that before taping.  I like  the one with the image centered after adding the ribbon better.  The paper is some I received from the facebook group scrap to treasure.  She is colored with Copic.  I colored one larger image and then printed copies.  I also added a touch of glossy accent to the heart in front. 
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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Just sitting here

This is a Hambo Stamp that I colored with Copics.  The technique I used that I had not have used in a while is torn paper.  When scrabooking first became the rage there was a lot of torn paper on layouts.  The image turned out smaller than I thought it would and made it harder to color.  I am having printer issues and was lucky to even get it to print.  I had a hard time imagining this image on a card for some reason.  It at first looked like it would easy to use and for some reason never looked right to me on my cards although I always loved it on other people's cards.  I also always regret when I do not ink the edges of my papers.  It does make it look more finished to me. 
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Friday, November 2, 2012

Thinking of you-Makes Me Happy

This card will be for OWH.  Hope this little fellow will make a hero's loved one happy.  The sentiment was made in word.  The edges are inked in Tim Holtz distressed ink-Walnut. The card stock is Bazzill.  The design paper is unknown.  It uses the Doodle Pantry Pantry Image Happy Bird.  I am linking this to Doodle Pantry Challenge DPDC29
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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Tonic Challenge

This card is for the OWH Star and Stamp Challenge from Tonic.
I was out of black card stock so I colored white with Copic markers.  The sentiment was printed from Word document.  The lace was attached to black paper.  The design paper is some I forgot to mark with the maker.  It is pretty design paper.  The idea for the touch of red was from a earlier challenge.  Thank you for taking the time to come to my blog.
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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Love is always in Season

Love as a challenge for MWT at Star and Stripes blog.  I am so glad I am able to craft again.  I love making cards and feeling like I am able to do something for someone else.
I had to use this paper that I only had a small piece of it goes so well with the paper snowflakes I was playing with.  My sweet mom got me some cardstock as I was running low on certain colors.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Circle ODBD Challenge

Our Daily Bread Designs will pay to ship our boxes of cards overseas. They will sponsor up to two boxes.  The challenge was to use circles. 

Also I have challenged my self to pick a paper at random and make a card.  I can spend days planning a card and then get started and not like it.   By doing this I have been able to get some cards made with much less planning time.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Part of My Stash

I posted the wrong URL on the Stars and Stamps- my Thinking of You are here.  These are pictures of the stash I am trying to use up and how I have prepared myself to be able to make cards.

Cardstock cut to the size of base 4.25 x 5.5 inches.

Design paper cut to be the background 3.75 x 5 inches

110 cards completed.   All fit on one shelf
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The Paper is the Card

Just letting the paper do the work of design.  Makes for a pretty card.
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Birthday Fishes!

Trying to come up some children's birthday cards using my stash.  I think this works.
Using Scraps!
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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Thinking of You Extreme!


Thinking of You happened to be the challenge for today at OWH. I have been trying to use what I have ready so I can get cards made and have room to work as everything that is ready is on my desk. Here is some Thinking of you that are extreme in seasons but simple. Winter and Spring. Although I love butterflies year round. The last one is a Missing you but was the same style card using more scraps. This blog serves as a record for my card making as I began making cards after finding OWH. The paper cut outs were bought off ebay as a way of seeing if I would use them. I bought a flower punch and do not like it as much as I thought I would. I use the premade flowers more. The cards that follow were made from my box of paper that is too small to be background after cutting all my paper up to be card backgrounds. 
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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Pretty in Green

More using scraps to make cards.  I have a hard time mixing patterns.  The good thing is this appealed to me.  I think I got my groove back in the last few weeks I have been able to get about 80 cards ready for OWH!!  I have several more layed out on the work table waiting to be taped up.  Have a great day!
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Scrapping with Scraps!


I have seen lots of cards where people were using small scraps and liked the results.  I had at one point cut up all my 12x12 into the size needed for card fronts. I tried leaving the pieces that were left over all large as possible.  My patterened papers were cut to fit inside a cardstock base with 1/4 edge left.  That cutting left me strips that were 5.5 long and 1 inch wide.  I used those strips for these cards.  I have enough to makes hundreds I am sure.  :)  Of course they would be different colors.  I guess I always drawn to Autumn colors first.
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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Lots of Color!


These are images I already colored.  Taking them one by one and making a card.  The background paper on the bottom one is paper that looked like water.  I did not think I would ever find a use for it.  I tried 3 other papers with this image first and liked this one the best. 
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Monday, September 24, 2012

Ready, Set, Go


The Bear is from Beccy's Place I had printed off four when I needed a birthday card for a friend.   The bikes and typewriters had been printed off and I was not sure how to use.  They both seemed to big for cards before I cut them out.  I like the old time feel. 
The crabs are some punch outs I bought when I thought I would be making lots of cards over the summer.  That did not happen.  But I can start making summer cards here and there for next year. 
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