Sunday, December 30, 2012

OWH Sketch 153 & SSC: Seeing Double

Julie is leaving as the OWH sketch queen and this is her final hooray.  Thank you Julie for working up some awesome sketches that got our mojo flowing!  Cannot wait to see what inspiration you will be working on next!

Card One:  First Attempt
Card One: Was not feeling the love for this card so I popped the turquoise square off , threw the rest out and came up with the redone version...

Card One:  Redone

So much better.

Card Two

Card Two I will be linking up to the Sweet Stampin' Challenge  "Seeing Double" this week.  Two bunnies, two purple strips, and two round brads meets the seeing double requirement.

Image is by Whoopsi Daisy and was free at one time.  It may be available in her shop.  Sentiment is by me using "When I Was Taller" font.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

OWH Sketch #152

Love the sketch as always...but 3.5 scallops are out of my range unless I use the paper I improvised.

I started making the airplane card first with a plan to make a robot card until I ran across the colored digi on my desk and I went with it.  Since I made a "boy" card I made a "girl" card while following the sketch more closely.  I used a MME journaling tag flipped to the back side to get the unique scallops on the second card. I ended up cutting the circle bigger so I did not have to deal with the hole.

Friday, December 21, 2012

ATCAS: Sweet

Addicted to CAS (if ya want to join in) is already on Challenge #3 with the code word being "Sweet".  Today I am home for a snow day so I took it as an great opportunity to play along.

Stickers are from "Farm Girl" by October Afternoon.  Papers by Cosmo Cricket, Stampin' Up, and the Paper Studio.  I am not sure about the kraft paper.

I have a thing for mason jars and nothing says love and sweetness like homemade jam.  Easy peasy.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

OWH MWT: Red, White & Blue

This was another card I had in my OWH box that I pulled to share for this week's MWT color challenge.  The box need to be mailed out soon.  This paper is from a We R Memory Keepers 4x6 Yankee Doodles pad.  I adore the fun. 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

OWH Sketch #151

Fun sketch equals fun card. 

DPs are from a pad made by Deja Views "Soda Pop".  Rub Ons by Basic Grey.  I am so happy that I remembered to add a punched border between the base pieces like some other card makers have for other sketches.  I even matted it to give it a little pop.  You cannot really see the border, but it does add a little something...

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


This was one of the cards I had already packed in my OWH box.  I decided I really wanted to share it so I pulled it out for this challenge.  Three punches were used; two on the flower and the other on the banner tails.  I just love my punches!!!  I even used some ribbon which is one of the most unloved supplies I own.  Hope your day is good!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

OWH Sketch #150

Yippee! I am done with the American Craft 6x6 paper pad...I ended up with 43 total cards.  I finished the last ones late yesterday so I could move on to other paper today.  It was a good self-imposed challenge, that I will not be repeating, but glad for the experience.

Ovals are challenging for I was looking around for some inspiration I went to Bird's Cards Blog and found this wonderful free oval sentiment.  Perfect!  I decided to make a masculine love card using stripes and metal squares.  Paper by MME.  I definitely need to make more of these.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

OWH MWT: Love & Hugs

This is another Stamp Fairy digi.  I omitted a sentiment because I thought the hearts said it all.  Papers by American Crafts...the saga continues.

ATCAS: Bauble

Hello!  ATCAS Challenge #2 is Bauble.  Lucky for me that this digi stamp was just posted by Birds Cards.  Thank you Bird! Sentiment by CTMH.

I have to be honest that I cannot remember the last time I did not use any pattern paper on a card so this may be a first for me.  I think I will save this one for my dear Mom...purple is her favorite color.

Monday, December 3, 2012

OWH ODBD & Sketch #149

ODBD Challenge: Flowers
 For those of you who are not regular followers you might have missed that I have a goal to use up one entire 6x6 paper pad (an OWH tutorial) before I can call it good.  My pad is by American Crafts and I am so ready to be done with it.  I did learn some things about my creative process as I went along.

ODBD Challenge: Sweet image by Dilly Beans and paper is AC.  Colored with Copics. 

Sketch #149:  I started with a little piece of that AC pad. I added in some chevron that I made using some diagonal stripes cut into 1" strips and pieced together as well as Making Memories Wedding paper. Sentiment from Stampin' Up and image...well...I am not sure what clear stamp company made this one...  I did have a gray brad in the middle but it did not work for me so I colored it with Copics and thought it improved the card.  I wish I would have taken a photo before to compare.  Oh well....