Wednesday, October 27, 2010

OWH Midweek throwdown: Almost anything goes!

I've been admiring the Pure Innocence stamps for quite a while and finally ordered two! They are so sweet. I used one of my new stamps for these 3 cards today, before I hurried up to the post office to ship a box to Dixie before the holiday card deadline! This stamp is handy for holiday, Valentine's Day, love and miss you cards!
Sorry I don't have the identities of the PPs. The scalloped oval is a Spellbinders die. I embossed with ProvoCraft's Snowflakes and Stampin Up's Square Lattice folders. I used my Prismacolor pencils, except on the monochromatic "white" card. I really like that snowy white look! The heart button might be too thick to "pass muster" but I thought it was perfect for this all-white them. I bought the white buttons at JoAnns. Other "ingredients": tiny snowflake punch, half pearls, ribbons from stash.
Hope you enjoy! Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

OWH Sketch Challenge #40

Watching football today (Redskins won!!) and working on cards, planning to send in a few more holiday cards to OWH before the deadline. This cute double-sided PP is "Figgy Pudding" by Basic Grey; the stamp is Recollections. I added a few little punched snowflakes, a punch button, and ricrac. Have a good week!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

OWH Midweek Throwdown: cards for guys

The PPs for this card are from a Me & My Big Ideas mat pad. I just couldn't resist the blue flower and hope the black brad and rhinestone make it masculine! I also wasn't sure whether a guy would like the checked ribbon, but at least I didn't make a bow, lol!

Keyhole Cropping

For the keyhole cropping technique, I used this beautiful stamp that is part of the Stampin' Up Bells & Boughs set I just received from Holly. I don't seem to have a lot of stamps that work with the technique...guess I'll be goin' shopping! I used cranberry ink with the stamp and a swatch of SU PP also from Holly. Cranberry ribbon and green "rhinestones" from my stash.

Monday, October 18, 2010

S&S Sketch Challenge #39

I don't have any "storebought" note cards on which to write some AnyHero notes so I raided my box of scraps to put together some cards for the AnyHero shortage! This is one I made based on this week's awesome sketch! Bright and cheery but a tad crookedy.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

October Surprise Challenge

These are a few of the cards I'm mailing to Dixie today for the October Surprise challenge, which is to send Christmas cards to our OWH shipper by 10/16!

Monday, October 11, 2010

OWH Sketch Challenge

Here's my take on this week's great sketch. Made a holiday card to put in my October Surprise Challenge box which I plan to mail to Dixie tomorrow.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

OWH Midweek throwdown challenge: Christmas cards!

I've been wanting to use Yolanda's cute digi and finally did today. I moved all my card making stuff downstairs and it took awhile to get back in business, so to speak.
Following Yolanda's technique, I CB'd the girl's jacket, hat & the snowman's scarf with the Provo Argyle folder, then cut them out and pieced them onto another copy of the image (Yolanda used the Herringbone folder, which I don't have...yet). I punched a few extra snowflakes for the sky and next to the sentiment. Thanks again for the freebie, Yolanda!
Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

October Surprise Challenge (OWH Homefront Blog)

Here's a Christmas card I made for the October Surprise Challenge at Operation Write Home! The challenge is to have Christmas cards in the shippers' hands by October 15. My Santa stamp is from A Muse Artstamps; the sentiment is from Recollections. I used my new D'vine Swirl folder to emboss the background. I made the scalloped square with a Paper Shapers punch from EK Success.
The card on my next post below was also made for this challenge, but since I posted it on the weekly sketch challenge at OWH, I wasn't sure if I could post it in two places, lol.
Be sure to visit, click on Blogs, then on Homefront Blog to learn more and join in the October Surprise Challenge!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

OWH Sketch #37

I'm making Christmas cards for the Homefront Blog challenge so that's how I used this week's sketch.
Background: CB D'vine Swirl ef
Christmas lights paper from stash; lost name but from Michael's or AC Moore
Stamps: A Muse Artstamps (tree); Studio 18 International Greetings (sentiment)
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

World Card Making Day

Well I just made it before the stroke of midnight! Couldn't let the day end without making a card. This cute little doggie w/ his bone is a Jolee's sticker from JoAnn's.
I realized I shouldn't have put him on a white background, but couldn't remove him, so I lightly outlined the white parts of the sticker. I also posted this card at The Stamping Bazaar for its OWH challenge (although I did something wrong and you can't see the thumbnail).
Hope you had a great day!

Friday, October 1, 2010

AnyHero cards

Three quick & easy AnyHero cards inspired by Sandy's great new digi. I used papers in my stash that are blog candy from the Independence Day bloghop.