Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Welcome! This is the cute Mo Manning digi that Sandy demonstrated in her coloring show on StageIt last Saturday. Keep your eye out for Sandy's next show; you will have fun and pick up a lot of Copic techniques. I still need more colors, but I tried to make do with what I have. The DP is My Mind's Eye Lost & Found "Sunshine". I used this week's OWH Sketch #161: When I saw the yellow rose on a scrap of the Sunshine dp, I couldn't resist using it for a "photo corner". I think it adds a pretty touch that even a tomboy will like! Those are Candi paper "brads". Thanks for stopping by.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Hi! The folks at Hambo released this fun new Frog Boy digi/sentiment set, free to all who danced in the Hoedown challenge last week! This week's challenge is to use "warts" or bumps in a card (you can use any Hambo digi or stamp). I embossed the green strip for the warts on my card:
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
I made this card with an image from Free Vintage Digi Stamps called "1922 Hat Lady." I designed it with several challenges in mind--the Glitz & Glam VCMP Challenge at OWH, the Stripes or Dots theme at Cards In Envy, and the vintage card challenge at A Blog Named Hero. I think the touches of pearls, the Glitz epoxy sticker and sheer ribbon definitely add glitz & glam. DPs are from "Love Me", a 6x6 My Mind's Eye pad. The image was pre-colored and I was drawn to its soft colors. Thanks for stopping by!
Hello! I'm still catching up with the OWH Virtual Cardmaking Party challenges; glad they are active for the rest of the week! It's a chilly, rainy day here in No. VA and a good day to stay in, so I finished 3 cards. The first is for Challenge #6, Things With Wheels. I used a cute Sliekje digi: DP: "Wayfarer" 6x6 miniprints by Bazzill Basics Paper; Copics; Glossy Accents. Thanks to Linda, the challenge host! My next card is for Challenge #7, Caffeine related cards! Whimsie Doodle's "Cafe Lizzie" digi is just great for this challenge: DP: Paris & Co. 6x6 pad My Mind's Eye; Copics; turquoise Pearl Pen. Thanks to challenge host, Jen! Challenge #9 is to make an All White or Cream card with 3 Layers. Here's my attempt: Ranger Antique Linen distress ink; Martha Stewart butterfly punch; SU textured lattice embossing folder. Thanks for coming by. See you soon.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Hi! This little owl qualifies for two challenges at the OWH VCMP--critters and things with wings. So I will post him at both! I have a soft spot in my heart for the DCWV Green Stack; it's one of the first DP pads I bought when I started cardmaking in 2010.
Hi! The Hoedown challenge at Hambo Stamps this week is clean & simple. I was wide awake in the middle of the night, so of course I started thinking about my current card projects and the idea hit me of how how funny it would be if the teacher had to write on the blackboard after school! (I was taught by nuns, so I think that entitles me to poke fun.) I couldn't figure out how to get white text on a black background, but I think this turned out pretty cute and blackboard-ish. On the inside it says "Happy Belated Birthday". Not sure if this is CAS enough, I sure had fun making it!
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Hi! The Midweek Throwdown Challenge at OWH Stars and Stamps Blog is to use the colors of your state flag. Here is the Virginia flag: The Virginia flag is actually the state seal, placed on a deep blue background. The seal was designed in 1776 by George Wythe, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. It depicts Virtue conquering Tyranny. There are quite a few colors in the flag--blues, purple, red-orange, green...so it was a challenge but I tried to bring in all the colors onto my card. I went with this gentle Whimsie Doodles image of a little guy holding a screwdriver and a toolbox! He's colored with Copics: Seems like something's up with Blogger tonight re posting photos. Not good! Hope you have a good night and come back soon!
Monday, February 11, 2013
Hi. I love it when I hear about a blog or stamp company for the first time; recently I learned about "A Blog Named Hero". Their current challenge is paper piecing, so I decided to use the Hero Arts OWH "Right At Home" set to paper-piece a little landscape.
Welcome! Here's this week's sketch at Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps blog:
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Isn't it fun when you look over your digi files and realize you have one (or more) that you've never used? This "68 Camaro" digi is from Stamper's Best.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Welcome! I made this using the Cards In Envy blog sketch, below; it's a new blog and this is their first challenge! I also will post this at the Our Daily Bread Designs February challenge at OWH ; the challenge is to use fruit. I colored with Copics and the rubber stamp is from Lockhart Stamps; the white background paper is pre-embossed purchased at Michael's.
Here is my card for the Hambo Hoedown challenge, using their new Bailey Rocks digi. Bailey is the family pet and Hambo Stamps mascot. If you play in the Hoedown challenge, you can earn a freebie like this. The challenge was to use metal on the card. I added little metal hearts (Bailey is obviously playing a love song), paper clip, and my favorite, the tiny silver brad "earring": Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown (cards for kids); I think a tween or teen would like this Bailey card! Thanks for stopping by and to Hambo for another fun challenge.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Hello and welcome! Here is this week's OWH Sketch #158: Birdie Brown. It's a freebie at her blog's monthly freebie challenge. I had fun paper piecing this cute pin cushion!
Friday, February 1, 2013
Hi! I made a birthday card for a little boy using Whimsie Doodles "Blogger Boy" digi. I colored him with Copics (I had fun coloring his hair).
Welcome! Hambo posted a sketch challenge this week: "Snow Heart" digi and sentiment, a freebie to all who joined in the Hoedown last week! Authentique DP and Darice embossing folder; Copics.