Monday, February 28, 2011

OWH Sketch #58

My son moved back home temporarily so my craft room is in upheaval, halfway moved upstairs. I am having trouble functioning in the disorder! The measurements on this card (and the cutting) aren't exact and straight, but I remembered I've always wanted to try the open border line that I first saw on Jan Hunnicutt's cards! I just used a black pen. I think it enhances the focal point and adds a touch of elegance; I'll definitely do it again. I colored the tiny grape stamps with Prismacolor pencils; I realized the stamp is probably too small to try to color!
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Big OWH Bloghop this Saturday, March 5th!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Hambo Hoedown #4: Bird Hero

For Hambo Hoedown #4 we had both a new image (Bird Hero) and a sketch. I had to interpret it a bit differently because I'm moving my craft area and all my stuff is in disarray! :(

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tutorial: Embossed Flower technique

A very talented OWH card maker, Pam, recently posted a beautiful card in which paper flowers were embossed with the cardstock. I loved it; it reminded me of an old-fashioned bedspread. So, I was delighted to see a tutorial today at OWH!
My first attempt ended in File 13, lol. I don't have a flourish stamp (shopping trip!!) so I drew a few stems and leaves. I also colored them with Marvy markers. When I get a flourish stamp, I'll try the black & white technique Pam used for the flourish because I love that style. This is a REALLY fun technique with lots of possibilities! Thanks, Pam!

Monday, February 21, 2011

OWH Sketch #57

One more Easter card for the Spring Thaw Challenge at Operation Write Home.

Little doll card for Cora

This sweet little vintage doll image is from Digital Two for Tuesday a little while back. I hope this card brings a bit of sunshine to Cora, who brings these wonderful images to us.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

This week's Hambo Hoedown: Pelican - digi!

This fun Pelican-digi is from This week's challenge is to use blue, brown and tan and a beach theme. I colored the pelican with Prismacolor pencils and picked up this cute little set of beachy stickers at JoAnn's to help set the beach mood.
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Masculine card: Midweek Throwdown at OWH

Welcome! Our Midweek Throwdown Challenge at OWH is to make a masculine card. This one should be fun for a little boy. The image is from Hambo Stamps, colored with Prismacolor pencils and a bit of Glossy Accents. "Ready Set Go" is from the bin at Michael's. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 14, 2011

OWH Sketch #56

I made this Easter card with my little digi (still available if you'd like it). I turned the sketch upside down and I was going to make a nice bow at the top, but the ribbon gave me fits. I don't know if was me or the ribbon, but I finally gave up on a bow. At the rate this ribbon unravels, it might be gone by the time Dixie receives it, argh! Then, to top it off, I got inky fingers on the white card. One of those days!
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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Hambo Hoedown Challenge 2: Eye Monster

What fun to join in the Hambo Hoedown Challenge #2! The challenge was to use their lovable Eye Monster and add a heart to the design. Happy Valentine's Day!! Thanks for stopping by and I love reading your comments!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

OWH Sketch #55

I got this image from Digital Two for Tuesday awhile ago. Love those vintage images! The brad is from SU. Martha Stewart border punch. Flowers from Michael's.
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Monday, February 7, 2011

Hambo football challenge!

Hambo Stamps posted this adorable digi and has a football challenge going on this week ! As I was born and raised in the city of Washington, DC (3rd or 4th generation), I just have to support my home team -- the Redskins, the burgundy & gold! They had another tough year, but there's always next year! Hope springs eternal among 'Skins fans!
I colored the digi with Prismacolor pencils. This is the first time I've used Glossy Accents (on the helmets). I may have overdone it, haha.
Go over to Hambo and check out the challenges and prizes, as well as their very funny and cute digis.
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Thursday, February 3, 2011

OWH Midweek throwdown: On the Farm!

I used Hambo Stamps' bear farmer digi and colored it with Prismacolor pencils. I used Bo Bunny (sky) and Cosmo Cricket patterned papers, made the sentiment in Word, and on the inside of the card I stamped Happy Father's Day. "On the Farm" is a really fun challenge!
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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Sketch #54

I love this little free digi from Sliekje and had fun coloring it with my Prismacolor pencils. I thought it would be cute with the ladybug paper as bg, but I think they look kind of big and scary compared to the tiny ones on the digi, lol! This was a challenging sketch, but I got some great perspective and ideas from looking at everyone else's posts that will help me next time!!