Sunday, January 25, 2015

OWH #247

Happy Sunday everyone, I can't believe I actually created a challenge card and posted in the same weekend!  I sort of lost my posting mojo, back in the swing of it again!  This week's sketch courtesy of Operation Write Home, uses an oval shape, which I don't use very often.  Since OWH works at least two months ahead of the need, I thought this sketch would be perfect for Mothers Day cards.  I turned the sketch to accommodate the digi sentiment better.  Hope you have a great week, it was a bit warmer here in Western CO, 39 in the sun!

DP:  Paper Studio scraps
Sentiment:  Handmade by Paula freebie digi
Flowers:  Recollections
Die:  Spellbinders Scalloped Ovals and Ovals

Operation Write Home Sketch 246

Too many ideas and not enough time, do you feel that way too?  Well, definitely not enough time to post the great sketches and cards from the latest OWH Sketch challenges.  So … without further delay! I really love the simplicity of this sketch;  really works well with those diagonal stripes that are so funky to work with.  Also such a nice masculine CAS card too.

Sketch: OWH 246
Paper:  Recollections Basics
Circles:  Spellbinders Circles 

Monday, January 5, 2015

Thank You Hero: Our Daily Bread Design Challenge

Hello everyone, another weekend gone and another chance to make a few cards.  I've been really engaged in cleaning my craft room, so I definitely felt I deserved some crafty time as a reward!  This month's Our Daily Bread Design Challenge is to make a thank you card for our service heroes.  ODBD donates shipping dollars for up to two flat rate shipping boxes if 50 of us card makers participate in the monthly challenge.  What an easy fun way to earn shipping and have a good excuse to make cards!

Well, on to the fun part.  I combined the challenge with a recent Operation Write Home sketch, and I also got a little CASE inspiration from a fellow card maker, Sabrina.  Her card was just perfect to get my mojo going! I know our Heroes will love it!

DP:  Authentique "Pride" 6x6
        MME "Lost & Found"
Sentiment:  Computer generated with Paper Studio 2
Punches:  Circles - Fiskars and Recollections; Star- Ki
Sentiment banner:  I don't have a true banner die, but I used a hexagon die to cut the banner tails, makes  a wider, shorter angle than a right angle/square die on point.

Miss You: OWH Sketch 245

Happy Monday everyone, hope you had a great weekend! I'm catching up organizing my craft room and my computer desk.  Am I the only one who makes a bigger mess when organizing?  The end result was great, but now I have "leftovers" thrown in the spare bedroom!  LOL!  Well, I've managed a few minutes for cards, trying to catch up on OWH sketches.  Well, off to another project, take care!

DP: My Minds Eye "Quite Contrary - Jack & Jill"  6x6
       BoBunny "Back to Basics"
Sentiment:  computer generated
Die:  Spellbinders Scalloped Circles and Large Circles
Brads:  Recollections