Wednesday, July 31, 2013

OWH Midweek Throwdown: Use Punches

Hello again! I colored up this image recently with watercolor pencils and decided to use it for the Midweek Throwdown Challenge to use punches. My card is loosely based on this week's OWH sketch!

Image: Inkadinkado rubber stamp
Reeves Water Colour Pencils
Stampin' Up oval, Moden Label andWord Window Punches
Tonic corner punch
Fiskars banner punch
DP: "Quilting Bee" MME/"Dots& Stripes" American Crafts 6x6 pad
Thanks for stopping by!

OWH Weekly Sketch Challenge

Welcome! Here is this week's sketch at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps blog, followed by my card:

Sentiment: Studio G
DPs: "Dots & Sripes"  American Crafts/"Quilting Bee" My Mind's Eye 6x6 paper pads
Candi paper dots
Memento Ink

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Hambo Stripes Challenge

For this week's Hambo challenge -- use stripes -- I made this card with one of the digis I won at the recent Hambo Battle of the Bands bloghop. Thanks, Hambo! I like how the vintage Crate Paper DP pairs with the old-fashioned look of the Ice Cream Man:
Hambo Stamps digital image: Ice Cream Man
DP: "The Pier" 6x6 pad by Crate Paper
Sentiment: Stamps by Judith
Paper Piecing
EK border punch
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Come back soon. 

Sugar Creek Hollow DT reveal: Water, Water Everywhere!

Welcome! Here is my card for the new challenge starting today at Sugar Creek Hollow: Water, Water Everywhere! Check out the challenge rules at Sugar Creek Hollow; I look forward to see your vintage or shabby chic creations there! Have fun!
I just love this sweet digital image from the shop at TLC Creations. As you can see, I paper pieced her little outfit. I had fun coloring her hair!
Image: "At the Beach" vintage set at TLC Creations
DP: Crate Paper 6x6 pad "The Pier"
Copic sketch markers
Sentiment: A clear stamp in my stash; do not have maker.
Ranger Distress Inks: Broken China, Marmalade

Thanks for stopping by; I hope this inspires you to get your craft on for this challenge!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Christmas in July

Welcome! We definitely need a little Christmas on this hot, hot, hot day in July!
Challenge: OWH Midweek Throwdown (Christmas in July)
    Challenge: 52 (Christmas) Card Color Challenge (use Deep Red, Dark Green, Dark Brown, Vanilla/ivory)
Image: Whimsie Doodles "Stocking Goodies" digital stamp
Paper piecing
DP: My Mind's Eye "The Merry Days of Christmas" & "Sweater Weather" (both 6x6)
Martha Stewart snowflake punch
Candi dots
Thanks for stopping by today! Stay cool.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

OWH Sketch 181

Welcome! Here is this week's sketch at Operation Write Home:
This one is definitely a challenge! Using plaid paper on a sketch like this helps me line up the little pieces of paper and strips better. The image is a Lockhart stamp I colored and painted with watercolor pencils.  Here's my card:
Apples: Wood mounted rubber stamp by Lockhart Stamp Company
DP: Prima "Divine" 6x6 pad (plaid scrap from Echo Park "This & That"
Watercolor pencils, water, brush
Adhesive pearls
Faux photo corners

Saturday, July 13, 2013

DT Reveal: Thing With Wheels challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow!

Welcome! Doodle Pantry is the sponsor of the new challenge starting at Sugar Creek Hollow today! They provided the Design Team with this great vintage bicycle digital stamp set. Here's my card for "Things With Wheels":
Image and Sentiment: Doodle Pantry
DP: Seven Gypsies "Venice"
Copic sketch markers
My Mind's Eye adhesive dots
Ranger Distress Inks
Vintage ad scrap: Digital Two for Tuesday

I think this vintage bike makes a great masculine card! You have two weeks to create for the Things With Wheels challenge! Can't wait to see what you post at Sugar Creek Hollow.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Coffee card for a guy

The Midweek Throwdown Challenge at OWH Stars & Stamps blog is masculine cards. I will also post this at the ODBD monthly challenge, which is to use real or faux stitching.
Image: Inkadinkado wood-mounted stamp
Sentiment: Wood-mounted stamp by Judith
DP: Oxford Collection 6x6 pad
Cuttlebug Argyle embossing folder
Ranger Distress Ink
"Newspaper" scrap: stash

I had a little "oops" moment when I was doing the faux stitching, so I put a button there. I decided to repeat it with another button by the banner. Thanks for stopping by!

Hambo challenge: use office supplies

Welcome! I used this fun Hambo digital stamp called "Bad Connection" for this week's Hoedown challenge to use office supplies. It's a great image for "Missing You" cards for Operation Write Home to send to the troops. I love this vintage electric fan DP from Echo Park and the brown stripe reminds me of a few laminate desk tops I saw during my working years! I punched a big circle and then the little circles and put the Echo Park number paper behind it just to give an impression of an old-fashioned rotary dial. I popped the "dial" up with foam mounting tape.
Image and Sentiments: Hambo Stamps digital stamp "Bad Connection"
DP's: Echo Park "This & That" 6x6 pad (fan, numbers and brown striped paper--that reminded me of a laminate desktop and I love that old fan paper!!) and Prima "Divine" (ledger type page made into a tag)
Tim Holtz Reinforcements
Staples, paper clips, binder clip (I will take off the binder clip before shipping to OWH--too thick)
Shipping tag string

I really enjoy this kind of challenge; thanks, Hambo! And thanks for stopping by Bits of Cheer.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Sketch #180 at Operation Write Home

My wonderful son was able to remove the virus from my laptop--bless him! I was afraid to link anything to my blog. Hope it doesn't happen again :(  . Here's my card for OWH Sketch #180; I thought this sentiment was perfect for the popsicle paper:
Sentiment: Wood-mounted rubber stamp by Hampton Art (one of the first stamps I bought)
DP: "The Pier" 6x6 pad by Crate Paper
My Mind's Eye adhesive dots
Ranger Distress Ink: Broken China

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Red, White & Blue (& Kraft)

 This card is for both this week's Hambo challenge (red, white and blue) and the recent Midweek Throwdown at OWH (red, white and blue and kraft). I had a little difficulty posting & sizing this one because I had to scan it instead of photographing it. I'm having blog trouble on my laptop so I had to use our other computer! Only know how to download my photos on my laptop :(   !!!
The digi is Racecar by Hambo Stamps. I love that they've added several little add-on images to the digi version that you can decorate the racecar with!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a good week. Sherry

Monday, July 1, 2013

Hambo Challenge: use a map

For my card, I used this week's sketch #179 at Operation Write Home:
The challenge at Hambo this week is to incorporate a map into your project and Hambo's new Pirate digi (free to all who danced in the Hambo Hoedown last week) or another stamp or image of your choice. (It has to be a Hambo product to win a prize.).  Pirate digi comes with 3 sentiments and I thought this would be funny for a hero to send home to a guy for his birthday:

Map: from a 12x12" sheet called "Out of Print"
BG dp: My Mind's Eye "Floral Bleu" 6x6" pad
Candi adhesive dots (center one colored with Copics)
Thanks so much for stopping by!