Friday, September 28, 2012

OWH MWT: Stickers

I love stickers!  So I was super enthused about this weeks theme of OWH's MWT.  All these stickers are by We R Memory Keepers.  I want to use them all up while the mojo is hot!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

OWH Sketch #139 & Stampers Best Giveaway Card

This morning, I saw Barb H's card and was inspired to think outside the box for today's card.  Image is by Yolanda D who is now at  The coloring was hard as the image was small(so it is not perfect)...but I love the road sign shape.  At the last minute, the perfect sentiment popped in my head and I used the Ford font to complete it.

This card is for the Stamper's Best Giveaway.  I had the base already made from scraps...gotta get that table cleaned off.  The fur on the suit is created by little dots of fabric paint that seems to work like Liquid Pearls.  The refection from the flash shows how shiny it is.  Sentiment made on computer as I really wanted a round one.  Image is by Tiddly Inks...a freebie from awhile back.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

OWH MWT Red & Green and an Extra

Sunday I worked on my WCMD cards (and they are done, yeah)...then started working my scraps laying on the table.  Use them or lose them!  This card uses some of those scraps.  I did a little freakout because in the photo there is a "berry" that shows up that is part of the paper but looks like some long lost Liquid Pearl.  I noticed that my brads also did a little moving around on me.  I had punched holes...I should have pierced...another lesson learned!  Quick card...image by Melonheadz already colored.  Having the image and sentiment together can really make it easier.
This card was made using an image we were given to  practice on in my Copics class so I am not sure who it is by.  Really sweet image!  I am giving it today to a coworker who is fighting breast cancer.  Appropriate for this time of the year. 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

OWH Sketch #138 & SSC

My mojo is running low today...I think I am just tired from everything I have done already this weekend.  I should just go put up my feet and watch football for awhile!

I did make two cards for this sketch as I was not satisfied with the first one.  As I am typing this, I realize that I might need to go back and move the sentiment to the other side for a better balance.  Sometimes looking at a picture of a "finished" card can really help you evaluate how it turned out.

The second card has more umph.  I even heat embossed the sentiment with clear powder after stamping the sentiment in red.  It qualifies for the Sweet Stampin' Challenge:  Simply Sentimental.  To play along go here:

1st Attempt

2nd Attempt

Thursday, September 13, 2012

SSC: White on White

White on white (WoW) scares me. .there I said it.  I decided to play in this week's Sweet Stampin' challenge to meet my fear head on.

I used a free digi from Carmen at  Thanks Carmen!

Christmas cards are due to OWH by 10/31/2012.  This card will have a longer shelf life.  To play along with the WoW challenge, please go here:

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

OWH MWT: Any Hero Card

I had this star digi saved from last year.  I do not know who it is from...if you do, please let me know...I would love to give credit!  It was saved last year, before I figured out that I needed to save all digis with the creator's name for my own sanity.

It was time to use it using paper piecing.  The background was made on my computer as was the little round accent.  I am not convinced that I like the brightness of the yellow, but it does add visual pop.  I have enough to make five more cards.  On the next one I am going to try a circle shape and see if that works better for the yellow.  I tried to balance it out with the embroidery floss.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

OWH Sketch #137

While I do have the OWH Paper Smooches stamp set, I decided that I wanted to make a winter themed card.  I went to the Paper Smooches blog and downloaded the images and sentiment.  I did use one of the stamps from the set to add more "snowflakes" to the diamond shape.  Fun sketch as always...

Thursday, September 6, 2012

OWH MWT: Kids & Scallops

Just a quick post to share my card for this week's challenge.  I have had this cutie for while now from Spyder's Corner.  The denim paper was a recent purchase and works perfect for this challenge theme. 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

VCMP Winners!

WOO HOO!  And congrats goes to: Marilyn Young and Barb Housner.  I will be sending you an email to collect your addresses.  I loved everyone's comments about their brain blocks (we all have them).  They have such an impact on our mojo.  Thanks for sharing!!!

Monday, September 3, 2012

OWH Lawn Fawn Bonus Sketch...

I have no Lawn Fawn Stamps although I often wish I did...and should remedy that soon!  So many little time!  I decided to go without an "image" and use my paper.  I had my card done, but after looking at the photo I decided some pearl pen was in order to bling it up...I love that stuff.  The sample cards all rock, so go check them out at:

SSC: Inspired by a Song/Film

"Crying" by Roy Orbinson is one of my many favorite songs and provided the inspiration for this card.  What a sweet image by Papelitos Stamps.  I am linking this card to this week's Sweet Stampin' Challenge.  Here is the link if you want to join:

Sunday, September 2, 2012


Challenge #6: Sketch #136
 #6:  This card is a case of a card by Pam at  I just had to try the sketch one more time and decided that a sketch flip and a little ribbon would make this work! 

#7:  I have always wanted to make a snowman card using my punches...Sybrina provided the right push.  The sentiments on both these cards is from one of the (new& never used) sets I will be giving away.

#8:  Actually football is my favorite sport, but I had these two images I had never used.  They were free from, I am not sure if they are still available.  I wanted to "ground" the player image so I freehand colored some grass in as well as the swoosh to link the two images.  Sentiment is by me.

#9:  Everything about this card is neglected...the stamps, papers, images and even (gasp) my Cricut!  My Cricut is my most neglected tool I own  just because I have to get it out and set it up.  I printed out a bunch of shapes all at one time just to play with it!  Thanks for making me do it, Shannon!

#10:  I am from Iowa which is usually where the tall corn grows.  This wonderful image is from

Wowsers! What a weekend! Now I get to go back and check all the great cards others have made!
Challenge #7: Christmas is for kids (Child)

Challenge #7 Christmas is for Kids (Any Hero)

Challenge #8: Sports

Challenge #9:
Challenge #10: State Inspired

OWH VCMP Sketch #136

When I heard that OWH was planning a Virtual Card Making Party for Labor Day Weekend I was super excited.  It is my favorite get-your-mojo-rolling venue because it is so interactive.  Whoever came up with this idea, you deserve big KUDOS! 

One of the ideas I submitted was to "Use Your Punches" which the team thought would work very well with the sketch of the week.  I have to admit that it took awhile for my brain to warm up to it...I had to throw out some of my own "brain blocks".  Ideas like the embellishments have to line up exactly like the sketch or have to be the same size can block my creativity.

I cannot take total credit for the bow idea on the last card.  I had seen something similar with a different punch that I do not own; the snowflake seemed like the perfect substitute.

I do have some blog candy (1 Christmas clear stamp set) for 2 commenter's picked at random.   Please tell me what brain block have you had to throw out along with your email address written out using "at & dot" no later than 12:01 am EDT.  Now go and use those punches!

Saturday, September 1, 2012


Challenge #1: ODBD
 What an awesome set of challenges!   Want to join the fun?  Go here:

Card 2 uses a digi by Michelle and can be found here:  I added the sentiment above using my software.  Card 3 would  be great for a card making party and I will be making some more of these.  Card 4 was fun to try and love the effect even if I could not follow the sizes (lol).  Card 5 uses an image by Dearie Dolls...most come colored and uncolored  The cowboy can be found here:  Cannot wait for Day 2!

Challenge #2: A Recipe

Challenge #3: Snowflakes

Challenge #4: Triple Layer Stamping

Challenge #5: Cowboy