Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Let's Get Busy!

I am having too much fun making cards! Just wanted to have a picture of some of the one's I did tonight.
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Digital Image

I did a card similar to this using Beccy's Place digital stamp colored with copics. This is one she offers that is already colored. The design paper is from Mind's Eye Totally Girl. The charm is from Oriental Trading. It matches the image. I added the wording in Inkscape. These are are the 1/2 and 1/2 Operation Write Home Challenge. I will also be using them for the OWH blog Midweek Throwdown. This week it is sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps! I am so enjoying making cards for our heros.
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Who needs Sleep

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.
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Sunday, February 26, 2012

OWH Sketch 110

This is my take on the sketch #110 at 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.
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Friday, February 24, 2012

Snowflake for Mom

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
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Monday, February 20, 2012

The experiment??

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.
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Whatz Up?

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.

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sketch 109 OWH

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.
Happy Crafting!
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Monday, February 13, 2012

Flower of Thanks

This card is for OWH Stars and Stamp Sunday Sketch #108. The cardstock is Bazill. The floral dp is My Mind's Eye Totally Girl. The brads were blog candy from Donna H at Designing Keepsakes.
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Flowers for Easter

With any luck these are on their way to Caro for the troops! More Easter. These were made with precolored images I had and I love the matching charms!
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Sunday, February 12, 2012

All Partied Out~

I challenged myself to make one card for each challenge at Operation Write Home Stars and Stamp Blog VCMP.

The first card answers the boat challenge. I used the only boat image I had on another challenge. Thought this would make a cute children's card. The cardstock is Colorbok. The dp is from my stash. The waves were cut with scissors. I had no pattern and just cut it out.

The purple one is for the cut it out challenge. I used the Martha Stewart scallop edge for the purple Colorbok cardstock. The flower is cut from Mind's Eye Totally Girl as is the background dp paper.

The green is for the Rainforest-mostly green with splash of color. The cardstock is Bazzil the dp is My Mind's Eye Lost and Found.

The red is the funky fold. I had to do mine with an exacto knife. It took a few tries to get it right. This card will probably get sent to my daughter this week. I do not think the ribbon or popped sentiment will make it there and back for OWH. Also I used dark cardstock. The paper is Tim Holtz for the dp and Bazzill cardstock. The Martha Stewart punch was used again.

The little bear is one I had colored with watercolor pencils. This is one of a few embossed papers I have that my mom made for me. It has an argyle pattern that matches the ribbon.

Hope you have had fun making the cards for all the challenges. I found this very challenging. I will probably not push myself to answer this many challenges again. It is all a learning process for me.
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Friday, February 10, 2012


This is my entry for the Operation Write Home Virtual Card Making Party Challenge 10. The theme is Vintage. I was excited when I saw the challenge. I love vintage.

The cardstock is Bazzill. The pink dp is Colorbok Rosewood Collection. The image is cut from Tim Holtz Seasonal. The buttons are from Oriental Trading. The ribbon is some I had. I layered a beige ribbon with one in burgundy. The MOM looks like Scrabble Tiles from Oriental Trading. The gems are g studio.

I got the idea to use the paper like this from . She posted on the OWH virtual card making party.

I decided to stay up late and get this card made since I couldn't sleep.
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I Miss you!

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 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.

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

VCMP Challenge 7&8

The week long virtual card making party is going strong! I made this card last night as I had the paper out and was wanting to use this image. I had not posted it and I think it works for the CAS challenge. The challenges are two nightly from the Operation Write Home blog Stars and Stamps. The challenge link will take you there.

This is about the most simple a card gets for me. I always think it needs more.

The cardstock is Colorbok. The dp was given to me. The image is by Lindsay's Stamp Stuff at My Graphico. The bling is g studio. The sentiment made in word. Because I make a mess with stamping with ink.
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Easter Tweets

These cards will linked to the Doodle Pantry blog challenge # 20. The cards will be sent to Operation Write Home.

These cards all use the same doodle pantry image they are the colored tweet house. They are so cute. I think they work as Easter images as well. I used Bazill cardstock for all. The same dp was from my stock. The punch is by Martha Stewart. On the green I left the outside on for the middle card. I liked the effect.

I like the sunshine charm that matched these colors in the first and second card. The fibers were balls of yarn in a clearance bin years ago. The edges were all inked with Tim Holtz old paper. The flower on the last card are dyed with Tim Holtz blue jean. The bling is by studio g.
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