Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A Scrap Success

I had to cut up a bunch of pad sheets for a paper swap and ended up with a pile a scraps. I cannot bear to throw them away and putting them in the scrap box is the kiss of death. I worked on making card mats out of them. This is one I was able to finish and it works for the Mother's Day Challenge! I think a key element is the matting of the scraps. What do you think?

Sunday, February 26, 2012

OWH Sketch #110

I used my computer to create the sentiment for this challenge. I thought it looked to plain so I stamped the pink image on and added the liquid pearls. I do love this sketch! Enjoy the rest of the day!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

OWH MWT Mother's Day

A quick card that I made earlier in the week using a computer generated sentiment. I am still working on a envelope of Mother's Day cards for the challenge.

Between work and caregiving I have been barely keeping up on the card making challenges and have not had much time to provide support to other OWH card makers. I know that I appreciate your comments on my blog so I have always felt strongly that I need to visit all posting and leave some love. I may be absent for awhile but hopefully my time will free up in the next month...keep your fingers crossed for me.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

OWH Sketch #109

I took some creative license with this sketch because I wanted to use this teapot sticker. I always try to use the image to direct your eye to the sentiment rather than off the card. I have been working on a few Mother's Day cards, so I decided to go that route. You gotta work with your mojo!

Saturday, February 18, 2012


I recently went to Michaels and purchased this fish stamp. I used OWH Sketch #33. Not sure why I am so enthralled with fish cards...I haven't gone fishing since I was a kid. I think it has to do with the colors.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

OWH Sketch #108

I still have my box of chipboard animals that I promised myself I would use all to make OWH cards. So I grabbed this cutie and dug through my scrap box. Easy peasy!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

OWH VCMP #11, 12, and 13

Card #11 Rainforest Color Challenge using OWH Sketch #31. Card #12 Boats & Ships using OWH

#21 mistakenly reported to have been used on the Jungle Animal card (that was #25...oops!). Card #13...no sketch used.

OWH VCMP #8, 9, and 10

Card #8 Jungle Animals using OWH Sketch #21. Card #9 Cut It Out... and Card #10 Vintage...no sketch used.

OWH VCMP #5, 6, and 7

Card #5 It's a Party based upon OWH Sketch #28. Card #6 Sand & Sea based upon OWH Sketch #24. Card #7 CAS was loosely based upon a previous card in which I cased a card designed by Dixie Cochran.

OWH VCMP 1, 2, and 4

Things have been super crazy, but I managed to carve out a little card time. #1 is Hot Tropics based upon OWH Sketch #22. Card #2 is Masculine Nautical. Card #3 I skipped for now. Card #4 is Beachy Thinking of You based upon OWH Sketch #27 flipped.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Mom Card

This card was made following OWH Sketch #30 (yes I know I jumped from 20 to 30), but I really wanted to use this digi. I will need to go back. The digi can be found at http://digitaltuesday.blogspot.com/2011/08/here-are-some-more-images-from.html

I am linking up to the OWH ODBD challenge Use Yummy Ribbon found here: http://www.owhstarsandstamps.org/2012/02/february-odbd-challenge.html

The bonus is that this card can count for the Mother's Day Challenge as well.

OWH Sketch #107 and CAS Skip Cards

Good Morning! I do not have too much to say about my sketch card...it was a fun sketch...uber easy. I do like making general cards that can be used for special holidays. I like the idea of a longer shelf life...sometimes though, based upon comments I read I think they just fly off the shelf.

I loved all the inspiration at the skip! What a great idea when the rest of us just really want to be on the ship! I was enamoured with Dixie's card because I am really into zigzags right now. I did use actual rickrack that was in a packet together (made thing alot easier). The rickrack did not match the best (so there are white spots showing through) but I think the texture adds a little something. I would like to try this again in patriotic colors and wider rickrack.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

OWH MWT Die Cuts & Punches

Things are a little crazy for me this week. My mother had hip replacement surgery Tuesday to replace work performed in June that did not heal right after a fall. My sister and I are her (and father's) primary caregivers and I am thankful for the power of two! This has been a long haul and OWH is my stress reliever! Thank You!

I am also thankful that I had this card started and the MWT gave me the motivation to finish it. The kraft is stamped with a little $1.00 zigzag stamp...I am so in love with the Hero Arts one...