Wednesday, February 29, 2012
OWH blog Midweek Throwdown. This week it is sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps! I am so enjoying making cards for our heros.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
I couldn't sleep so I had to make a card that had been on my mind all day. My mom cut the boot and "Mother" on her circut. The flower paper is Tim Holtz seasonal. The background dp is Mind's Eye Totally Girl. The card stock is Colorbok. I think I like the effect. I can't believe the colors worked out so well. I cut the green without picking the dp. Then the purple dp has the same green and matches with the ribbon. A fun simple card.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Stars&Stamp blog. The tulips are colored with copics. The design paper and cardstock is Colorbok. The sentiment is made in a Word document. The bling is studio g. A simple card that works for me.
Friday, February 24, 2012
The first card is especially for Jan Hunnicutt of Operation Write Home. It is a snowflake for mom. Hope this makes her smile. I made this card just for her. See snowflakes work for Mom cards.
The other two are for my box of Mother's Day/Mother cards for Operation Write Home.
The first is a sentiment made in word. The paper is Colorbok.
The third is a use of my scraps. The papers are Colorbok as well. The sentiment is made in word. I can not stamp without making a mess so I opt to print my sentiments as much as possible
Monday, February 20, 2012
I am trying to use my papers that have images already printed as the focal point of my cards. I thought this would be a neat use of the image. A partial of the same image popped on a layer of cardstock. The pink cardstock is Colorbok. The dp is Colorbok Rosewood Collection. The sentiment was stamped. The pink bling is g studio.
I was trying to make this a no sentiment card but it looked like it needed a sentiment and this one was in my stash.
What a fun image from Hambo! I love this cool cat. I could also here him saying Joey's line "How you doin'?" I think this would be a fun card to send to almost anyone from a child to adult.
He is entered in the Hambo Challenge What's In Your Future?
He is colored with copics. The card stock is Colorbok. The sentiment is word document. The orange dotted paper is Slab 6. He has glossy accents on the eyeglasses and glass.
Makes we want to go tubing! Have fun chilling today.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
I spent most of this week cutting paper during my free time. I got all my paper cut with the exception of two packs that are more specialty and will be used differently. I have no excuse to buy more paper. My goal is to only buy needed cardstock as I need it until my design paper is gone.
The top card is based on the Midweek challenge at Operation Write Home. I tried something new for me. Inking the background paper. The challenge was to use Kraft/tan-blue-green on a card. So I inked some craft paper with blue and green using a stamp I got from Donna H at Designing Keepsakes. I kept it simple with a ribbon, charm and bling.
The second card is for the Sunday Sketch 109. This challenge is sponsored by Doodle Pantry. They have the cutest images. The cardstock and dp is from Colorbok. The flowers are from Stamping Up. I also got these from Donna H. I used the transfer in white on blackcard stock and trimmed to make a matching embellishment. I added red bling for a touch of color. I was thinking the You're the best would be for some Mother's Day cards. I have paper that Mom printed in the design area. This could work for Mother's day or a friend. I really like the black and white card. I will have to find a similar image to use to make more cards like this for OWH and myself.
I can already see how the paper cut and organized makes it so much easier to find a design paper to use. Also makes it easier to focus on the card elements. Also I don't have to clean up after cutting the paper constantly.
Monday, February 13, 2012
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Friday, February 10, 2012
I married my husband prepared for him to be away as a Marine. He decided to take a leave from the service when our first child was born and was going to reenlist later. He was unable to do so because of changes in the Marine Corp. I never experienced him being gone and worrying for his safety in that manner. However, his job now means I see very little of him. He is in town only a few days a month. The miss yous really touch my heart. I think of families who do worry daily for their heroes and miss them.
I think the praying child is so perfect for miss you. Sometimes all you can do is pray. The design is from http://sliekje.blogspot.com/ colored with copics and on craft paper. The sentiment is from word document. The edges are inked with Tim Holtz in blue jean distressed ink. The paper is kraft paper.
I love the expression of the giraffee. Also I love that he works for the Jungle Challenge for Operation Write Home's Virtual Card Making Party challenge 8. I love the sunshine charm over him. The polka dot paper is Slab 6. The card stock is Colorbok. The fiber is tied into a bow. Hopefully, this will make someone who is missing a loved one smile.
Thursday, February 9, 2012