Sunday, February 22, 2015

February Mid-Month Throwdown OWH - Cards for Kids

Happy Sunday everyone, is it snowing in your neck of the woods?  It is here in Western Colorado, although very mild compared to the East.  Our prayers go out to everyone buried in snow.  What a better way to wait out the snow than to make cards.  It's time for the Mid-Month Throwdown Challenge over at Operation Write Home.  Kristie challenges us to make cards for kids.  I was so excited, because I had two really cute digis from Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps sitting on my craft table waiting to be used!.  If you haven't discovered Mary Ellen's talent, you're in for a treat.  Such great talent and so many wonderful digis to chose from.  So… onto my cards, stay warm everyone, have fun!

DP:  Scrap bin
Brads:  Recollections
Twine:  We R Memory Keepers

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Our Daily Bread Designs February OWH Challenge

Hi everyone, happy February!  Another month, and another challenge from Operation Write Home, this time it's the monthly Our Daily Bread Design Challenge.  ODBD offers up shipping costs for two boxes of cards sent to our Heroes.  All we have to do is make and link up 50 different cards from 50 different card makers, like me!  Easy Peasy!

This month's challenge is to make a card using animals.  Quite a while ago I had bought some really cute digis from Doodle Pantry.  I love digis, easy to use and so easy to size to your project.  Here's my entry, last I looked we were more than half way to the 50 card challenge, and it's only February 11th!  Any day making a card is a good day!  Take care y'all!

DP:  "Argyle" by Ki Memories (Hampton Arts) 6x6
Cat Digi: Doodle Pantry "With Heart"
Sentiment:  Computer generated with Paper Studio2
Tiny Brads:  Recollections

Monday, February 2, 2015

CASE Challenge #1

Happy Monday everyone!  As a card maker, I'm always looking for inspiration, and believe me, I "pin" a lot.  I've been thinking, why pin if I never use?  So I thought, let's start a mini-series of CASE (copy and share/steal everything), create one card like the CASE card and then change the papers up for a different look.  I find that even though it's a CASE, it's still a challenge to find the right papers!  LOL!  Well, at any rate, onto my first CASE challenge of 2015.

I'm a big fan of the work of Paula over at Handmade by Paula.  She is a graphic designer who shares her color talents and also gives us some digi art to use in our cards.  I love to use her Miss You digis, bold, pleasing, and easy to use.

My Version

CASE from Paula

Thank You
DP:  Paper Studio "Tiny Polka" single sheet
        Paper Studio "Ninth Street" 4.5x6.5 pack
Tiny Brads:  Recollections
Sentiment: Computer generated

Love You Miss You
DP:  Black: My Minds Eye "Everyday Basics" 6x6
        Red: American Crafts "Studio Calico-Darling Dear" collection 
Brads:  Paper Studio
Sentiment: Handmade by Paula