Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Midweek Throwdown Sticker Challenge

This week's challenge from Operation Write Home is to use stickers on your card.  As my youngest graduated college this past spring and my oldest about to graduate medical school, I get a bit melancholy, missing buying school supplies.  Yikes say the younger parents!  I still love to look at all the cool back to school stuff, including these teacher stickers.  I thought these would make great cards for deployed parents to send congrats to their kids for jobs well done.  

Sticker from ArtMinds (Michaels)
Recollections Star brads
Spellbinders Lacey Circles

Sunday, September 23, 2012

OWH Sketch #139

The Air Force's Blue Angels are in town, providing a spectacular show!  The mojo they inspire is incredible.  This Sunday's sketch was a destined to use another Dearie Dolls Digis.  I love the crisp contrast of red, white and blue!  

Creative Imaginations DP (older)
Embossing Tiny Stars by Paper Studio
Spellbinders Labels Eight
Recollections Star Brads
Thank You, computer generated

OWH Sketch #138

Good morning!  I hope it's as nice where you live as it is here in Western Colorado.  Fall is in the air, leaves are turning, and the weather is cooler.  Last Sunday's sketch beckoned to use a digi I found at Dearie Dolls Digis.  She has shared numerous sketches used in the creation of children's dolls, so many to choose from!  Best wishes for a grand Sunday.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

OWH Midweek Throwdown: Red and Green

Christmas is almost here... at least for Operation Write Home.  Today's challenge is to make a card using red and green.  I used one of the Birthday Bash Bonus Sketches as inspiration.   I can almost hear Santa Claus now!

Friday, September 14, 2012

OWH MWTD Any Hero Challenge

This week's Midweek Throwdown challenge is to make Any Hero cards.  The use of Red, White and Blue is optional, but I'm sort of partial to those colors.  I got a bit of inspiration for circles with the stars in the middle from the OWH card gallery, unfortunately, there wasn't a signature to give credit to.  Thank you!  As our country continues to experience turmoil at home and abroad, I give thanks to our military for their continued service keeping us safe and protecting the American dream.

OWH Sketch Challenge #137

The summer is ending, and I can't seem to catch up!  Once again, I'm trying to gain card making ground by combing two challenges into one, OWH #137 and last week's MWTD kid cards using scallops.  I'm not naturally adept at making kid cards, but I like my end result!  Happy Birthday OWH.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

OWH Virtual Card Making Party  VCMP 

Labor Day Weekend 2012

Operation Write Home doesn’t need much of an excuse to throw a party – - a Virtual Cardmaking Party, that is!  To celebrate the 3-day weekend, they planned 10 fun card challenges for us to participate in. Links appeared on OWH Stars and Stamps every few hours, with challenges hosted by various OWH bloggers.  Wow!  So in between GJ Rockies baseball games, yard and house work and "babysitting" my daughter's precocious boxer, I managed to get a few cards in.

OWH VCMP #1 Our Daily Bread Designs Inspiring Sentiment

To kick off this great party Our Daily Bread Designs challenged us to make a card with a scripture or inspirational sentiment.  ODBD a great supporter of OWH, donating every month, the shipping costs toward two boxes of our special, handmade cards to our deployed heroes .  I used Carla's card over at Gina K Designs Stamp TV for my inspiration, CASE-ing her beautiful design elements. 

OWH VCMP #2 Recipe Challenge

Oh, I love recipes, especially one with only 3 ingredients!  Cherie's Corner of the World gave us the recipe:  1 image, 2 patterned papers and 3 words.  I counted the two puzzle pieces as one image, 'cause two halves make a whole, don't you agree?

OWH VCMP #3 Snowflakes But Not Christmas with VCMP #9 Forgotten Tool

Winter is fast upon us with the next challenge, creating a card with snowflakes on it without using a Christmas theme.  Cindy over at Cindy Card Co gave us the inspiration.  I realized all too soon that I probably wasn't going to get all 10 VCMP cards made during the Labor Day holiday, so I combined a couple into one.   Shannon  shared VCMP #9, challenging us to create a card with a long neglected tool.  Mine is my Spellbinder dies, especially the Label ones.  The dies always seem to slow me down!

OWH VCMP #4 Triple Time Stamping Technique

The next challenge offered up a new technique (at least to me), Triple Time Stamping.  I'd seen this around Pinterest and OWH and was eager to try.  I had just one problem, I don't own any large stamps that are used in this technique.  I did however have plenty of those larger print DSP that come with the big packs of seasonal paper.  Using Donna's great tutorial, I used 3 sheets of the same paper overlapping to make my first cuts, then downsized from there.

OWH VCMP #6 and Sketch #136

This challenge incorporated the weekly sketch #136 into the weekend fun.  Although the deadline for OWH Halloween cards have come and gone, it's never too late to create one more for personal use!  I love to mat all my DSP papers, so I ran out of room at the bottom for the sentiment, so I went to plan B.  I think I like it better!

The weekend came to an end faster than I could create, so alas, I'll probably never make it through the rest of the VCMP challenges.  Thanks OWH, it was fun!