Tuesday, July 29, 2014

It's Santa: OWH Sketch #235

Happy Tuesday everyone.  Another great sketch over at Operation Write Home, a very quick, easy and versatile sketch, courtesy of Danni at Danni's Dream.  I've decided to make Christmas cards with at least every other sketch,  hoping to have a fair showing with my next box to Sandy.  Sandy is encouraging us all to have our Christmas cards to her by October 10th deadline, she's promising "extra bonus points"  LOL!  Here's a quick link to the deadlines, hoping everyone will get the nudge to be early!.  Psst… spread the word.  Well, here's to a great week ahead, as for me I'm Gone Scrappin!

DP:  scraps from the stash (they matched a bit better under the scrapping room, not so much with my "kitchen photo lab"!
Die Cut:  My Mind's Eye "Found Christmas"
Brads:  Paper Studio

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hero Mail: Midweek Color Challenge

Happy hump day everyone!  It's that time again, another great midweek challenge from Operation Write Home.  This month, we're making Hero cards and today, we're to use red/white or kraft/blue.

I'm a relatively new card maker, only two years in earnest.  Well… when I started, I collected tons of ribbon, only to find I didn't really like working with ribbon!  So… I been trying out ideas to use up a portion of my huge stash!  I love the simplicity of this design, and it's great for a Hero card.  Well, off to make more cards and use up some ribbon!  Thanks for stopping by.

I don't know about you, but I have lots of patriotic ribbon!

As you can see, I bought lots of ribbon, in just about every color way!

Ribbon:  dollar bin from Michaels!
Dies : All from Spellbinders
Sentiments:  Computer generated

Sunday, July 20, 2014

OWH Sketch Challenges: #233 & 234

Hi all, wow, where does the time fly?  The dh and I have been doing a little state vacationing, so I've gotten just a bit behind on challenges.  I need to catch up on chickens and the garden too, but… cards first!  Priorities, right?  :-)

Here's #234.  I took a little creative license, as I didn't want the sentiment to cover up those wonderful anchors.

Now to #233, I just love those little cute guys!

DP:  Paper Studio and American Crafts
Sentiment:  Create with TLC digi
Star brads:  Recollections

Trick Treat
DP:  Brother and Sister Crafts, Paper Studio and Studio G
Sentiment:  K & Company 

Monday, July 7, 2014

Thankful: Operation Write Home Sketch #232

Happy Monday everyone, I hope you had a memorable 4th of July.  It's Monday, never too late to participate in this week's sketch over at Operation Write Home.  The dh and I went camping in the high country of Western Colorado.  We capped our weekend with a 7 mile hike to 11,000 feet elevation absolutely gorgeous mountain lake!  As I sat by the lake, I pondered on how truly grateful we are to live in such a beautiful country, protected by those who serve.  A big thank you to our heroes.

Today's posting on OWH reminded us of the card theme deadlines, which if you're like me, seem to loom so quickly.  So… being in the thankful mindset, I decided to make a Thankful card.  I also think it passes for OWH Virtual Card Making Party Texture Challenge.  Hope you enjoy.

Blue Lake #1, above Ridgeway. CO, Dallas Creek

11,000 feet in elevation, right at timberline!

DP:  "Four Seasons" Paper Studio and "The Everyday Essentials" stack DCWV
Twine:  Moda home
Ribbon:  American Crafts
Sentiment:  Create With TLC