Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Operation Write Home Sketch #169

Welcome back!  For those who've seen my bio before, you know that I'm a proud Army mom.  In just 4 weeks, my son will graduate from the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  He has been such a driven "super kid".  I make this week's card in tribute to attaining his lifelong goal.  May we all be "super" in what we strive to do.  

DP:  Scraps (Recollections, Paper Studio, MME)
Digi: Dearie Dolls Digis  (She is such a great supporter of OWH)

Sunday, April 21, 2013

OWH Boot Camp "Now That's Odd" & Sketch #166

Whew, caught up, at least until I start today's sketch!  I've really been trying to make more masculine cards.  It's amazing how once  you get started in different color palates, it grows on you, sort of like eating your veggies!!  In addition, I played with Paula's Boot Camp Design Challenge, adding elements in odd numbers.  I love the results.  Hope  you have a great Sunday.

DP:  MME Lost & Found Two
Die:  Spellbinders Label Eighteen

OWH Sketch Challenge #167

I'm working my way backwards today, sort of fun to see where one has been!  Hope you enjoy!

DP:  7 gypsies Venice 6x6
Twine:  Memory Keepers
Die:  Spellbinders Postage Stamps (lengthened)
Sentiment:  lifesip.com

OWH Sketch Challenge #168

Good morning fellow OWHrs.  Wow, where does time go?  It's time to catch up, no extra time for talking!!!  Let the fun begin.

DP:  Echo Park "Scoot"
Friend Digi:  TLC

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

OWH Midweek Throwdown - Tags n' Twine

I am so excited and honored to be chosen as inspiration for this week's Midweek Throwdown Challenge Tags n' Twine!   I am so proud to create cards for our deserving heroes and their families.

As I thought about what I would blog about, I was caught by the Featured Friday Question "Do you have buyer's remorse"?  As a long time quilter, knitter, crafter... (you get the idea), I have lots of tools, supplies and lots of buyer's remorse!  When I got into card making, I vowed to be conservative, and not get carried away buying that "great deal".  It's worked for the most part!

At any rate, I love matting in my cards, especially with die cuts.  Unfortunately, alot of the single dies do not lend themselves well to matting, at least not readily.  Case in point is this week's card, the die is not a nestie.  So I improvise, die-cutting the middle layer, then using the die, I trace an outer mat and then trace/fussy cut the inner sentiment.  I get more bang for my crafting dollar, more use of a single die and less buyers remorse!

I hope this card inspires you to use your dies more often and think outside the box!  Happy scrapping!

DP and Embossing Folder:  Paper Studio
Die:  Spellbinders Grommet Tags
Twine:  Recollections
Sentiment:  Computer generated