Saturday, August 31, 2013

OWH VCMP Challenge #1 with an Oops

My oops is that I didn't see Nancy's challenge requirement that we make a winter or Christmas card. I was so excited to use her neat inchie sketch and embossing that my eyes missed that part and I made an autumn card. First, here's Nancy's great sketch, followed by my card.

The DP is Authentique's "Thankful" 6x6 pad. I love love how the design looks run through the Cuttlebug in Stampin' Up's "Textured Lattice" folder. That yummy mesh ribbon is some I recently ordered from Really Reasonable Ribbon. I love this neat idea for using inchies and embossing; thanks, Nancy! And thanks, Allison, for organizing the VCMP!!

Thank You card

My card is for the OWH Midweek Throwdown theme (thank you cards) and follows this week's OWH sketch as well:

This cute little Pure Innocence stamp by My Favorite Things is paper pieced and colored with Copics. Shiny shoes by Glossy Accents.
Time to join in on the Virtual Cardmaking Party at OWH for the Labor Day Weekend! See you there!

Monday, August 26, 2013

A little autumn paper piecin'

You know I love paper piecing! I used this week's OWH Sketch:

Not the best photo, sorry! Card deets:
Image: My Favorite Things Pure Innocence
Sentiment: Hampton Arts
DP: Authentique 6x6 Bundle - Collection: Thankful (yummy autumn patterns)
Glossy Accents
Flowers: Stash
Candi dot: colored with Copic

Thanks for stopping by! Have a good week.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Hambo's School Dog

Here's my card for the current Hambo Hoedown challenge (make a school-themed project), featuring their new School Dog digi. If you didn't get it free in last week's Hoedown, you can purchase it here.

I colored School Dog with Copics and I printed the sentiment in Word in white on black to give a chalkboard appearance. The DP is from the Oxford 6x6 pad by Basic Grey. I based my card on this week's sketch at OWH Stars & Stamps blog:

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a  good week.
p.s. Did anybody notice that School Dog is dressed in the U.Va. colors! Go Cavaliers!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

SCH New Challenge: Back to School!

Hello! Sugar Creek Hollow's new challenge starts today! The theme is "Back to School" and you have two weeks to post your vintage or shabby chic creation! Thanks for stopping by to take a closer look at my card:

Focal point image:  Digital Two for Tuesday.
DP's: "Oxford" collection by Basic Grey; 6x6 pad
          "An ABC Primer Collection" by Graphic 45
Twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Ranger Distress Ink: Old Paper

We welcome a guest designer for this challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow: the talented Mynette Kitchen! Click on her name to visit her blog and enjoy her wonderful work!
So glad you stopped by; I can't wait to see your Back To School creation posted at Sugar Creek Hollow!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

OWH Weekly Sketch #186 challenge

Hi! Here is this week's sketch at the OWH Stars & Stamps blog:
And here's a card I made. It was a rainy day, good for making cards, but nothing seemed to go right today--one of those days. So I decided to try a monochromatic card and got out the Stampin' Up bird punch and matching stamp that I haven't used in awhile. The black & ivory DP are from a pack I got at Michael's some time ago. I decided to add just a pop of cranberry red, so I got out the dreaded cranberry pigment ink, which is one of my favorites but takes forever to dry. You may think it's dry, but it usually isn't, lol. It's such a pretty color, tho! Then I added two nice flat buttons from JoAnn's.
The sentiment is a wood-mounted stamp I've had forever.
So, after a bit of crooked cutting and almost train wrecks, I think this turned out pretty! I also posted my card at Cards in Envy's "For the Birds" challenge. Thanks for stopping by.

Another Stampers Best image

Hello! This was my day to use Stampers Best images--first the Camaro and now this great Soldier digi. I printed it on a sheet of baseball-themed scrapbook paper from A.C. Moore that has a chain link fence pattern on it. The DP is made by Trinity Crafts. I used this paper partly because I couldn't find any good camo-print DP at A.C. Moore and I thought it gave the soldier's uniform some texture and pattern, or looks like the shadow of a fence is cast on him. I fussy cut it out and adhered to a sandy color background. I haven't decided if this will be an AnyHero note or if I should use it as a regular thank you card for a hero to send home. What do you think?
Thanks for stopping by; come back soon.

Cards In Envy: Rev It Up challenge

I am just making it under the wire for the Rev It Up challenge at Cards In Envy that closes tonight! Here's my card, which features a Stampers Best digital stamp. The sentiment is part of a Hampton Art Studio G rubber stamp that says "Dear Friend" but I just cut out the word "Friend" to probably make it better for a guy to send/receive:

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

If I were a carpenter...

The current challenge at Hambo Stamps weekly Hoedown is to include items a carpenter would use. This fun digi was given to everybody who danced in the Hoedown but it can be purchased at Hambo Stamps' online store!

Here's my Hoedown card:
Image: Hambo Stamps digi stamp
"Nails": Candi dots colored silver
Scraps from EP "This & That" collection 6x6 pad
Denim scrap: stash
Thanks for stopping by my blog to visit today. Come back soon! Have a good week.

Monday, August 12, 2013

OWH Sketch in autumn colors

Welcome! Here is this week's Operation Write Home sketch challenge #185:
Here's a card I made, using pretty autumn DPs by Authentique. I thought the little SRM sticker was perfect for the sketch. After I attached the border punched strip, I decided it would look better flipped.

DP: Authentique 6x6 pad "Thankful" collection
SRM Sticker
Marvy Button Punch and EK Success border punch

Trying to get that autumn mojo going! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

New Sponsored Challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow: "A Child's Life"

Welcome to the kick-off of the new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow!  The new challenge theme is "A Child's Life" and it is being sponsored by A Day for Daisies, which provided the SCH Design Team the beautiful images we used in our sample cards! You may win a prize according to the challenge rules explained at SCH! Here's a link to all the yummy images at A Day for Daisies! Have fun with your vintage or shabby chic creation!
Here's my card; hope you enjoy it!:
Image: "Girl Horse Ride" digital stamp by A Day for Daisies; available for purchase here.
DP and Tag:  "C'est La Vie" 6x6 Paper Pad and matching tags by Melissa Frances
Stickles, rhinestones
Copic sketch markers

I also posted my card at these challenges:
Don't forget to post your "A Child's Life" creation at Sugar Creek Hollow-- you have two weeks starting last Saturday, August 10th!


Thursday, August 8, 2013

A sketch in pink, green and brown

Here is this week's sketch #184 at the OWH Stars & Stamps blog:
And here is the card I made:
Image: Hambo Stamps digi
DP:      Prima "Divine" 6x6
Letter stickers: Melissa Frances 5th Avenue sticker book (colored with Copic)

I am posting my card at these challenges:
  • OWH Sketch Challenge
  • Our Daily Bread Designs August challenge at OWH (use pink, green and brown)
  • Hambo Hoedown (use 3 patterned papers)
Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit!
Go Redskins! (1st pre-season game tonight)