Thursday, April 30, 2015

Happy Birthday: OWH Sketch 253

Happy birthday everyone!  Well, happy birthday to my dad, who's birthday is this week.  My latest Operation Write Home card box is need of some birthday cards before it's full, so this week's sketch is just the perfect fit.   I've been trying to challenge myself to make masculine and feminine version of sketches, so here's my take!  Hope all is well, happy spring everyone!

DP:  My Mind's Eye "Hootenanny"
Border Punch:  ek
Spellbinders Scalloped Circles

Saturday, April 11, 2015

World's Greatest Dad: OWH Sketch 252

Happy Saturday everyone!  It's sunny and calm here in Western Colorado, one cannot beat our little valley.  A quick card before going out to enjoy.  This week's sketch over at Operation Write Home is just perfect for a Dad card.  At OWH, we work 8-12 weeks in advance of a holiday, just so our leader Sandy can get the cards to our deployed Heroes and then they can send back in time to their loved ones.  Check OWH out if you've haven't done so, great work.  Well, onto the card and some sunshine!

Sketch: OWH 252
Sentiment: Handmade By Paula (Just love her stuff!)
DP:  Paper Studio "Ninth Street" 
Dies:  QuicKutz "Nesting Pinking Circles",  Spellbinders Large Circles - used the 2 3/8" circle,  and  ek 2 1/4" punch
Mini Brads:  Recollections

Friday, April 10, 2015

Like You A Lottle: OWH Sketch 251 & ODBD Challenge

Happy Friday everyone! Well I'm all caught up (at least where I want to be) with the latest of Operation Write Home's Sketches.  I just love this sketch, simple, straightforward and a great for guy papers.  I'm also counting it for the latest Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge 

I'm also excited to showcase a blogger who shares her talents, designing freebie sentiments.  Check out Ginger's House Blog.  She has some really fun sayings, Like U A Lottle is so darn cute!

Another fun paper design I've become so "into" is graph paper or ledger type designs for background prints.  I'm finding it popping up more and more in dp, so easy to cut and especially easy to line up vertical and horizontal mattings.  Easy Peasy!

Well, off to do a little more garden clean up.  Have a great weekend everyone.

DP:  Paper Studio "Murphy's Square" 4.5" x 6.5"
        Pebbles "Basics" 6x6, perfect small scale backgrounds
Brads:  Recollections

RED Friday: Remember Everyone Deployed

Hi all, it's RED Friday, Remember Everyone Deployed.  Each and every day I'm so honored to make cards for Heroes.  If you haven't checked out Operation Write Home, it's so uplifting, join us.  Here's a another card to share, thanking our Heroes.  Hope you enjoy!

Operation Write Home Challenges:  Our Daily Bread Designs: Sentiments
                                                          Mid-Month Throwdown: Red, White and Blue

DP:  Authentique "Pride" 6x6
         DCWV "Everyday Essentials"  (great backgrounds-love the ledger look)
Die:  Spellbinders "Grommet Tags" - one of each color, then split the red and blue in half lengthwise to    mat. I then punched a small blue circle to add matting the ends.
Sentiment:  computer generated

Mom: OWH Sketch Challenge 250

Happy Friday everyone! It's been so long since I've blogged, I've almost been in withdrawals.  The warmer weather has everything growing crazy and I still haven't cleaned the gardens from the fall!  Yikes!  Well, I've kept up with the latest from Operation Write Home just haven't posted.  The background is actually a very pretty light green that coordinates well with the mats, but sure didn't photo well, oh well.!

Sketch:  OWH 250