Monday, November 26, 2012

OWH Challenge #148

Today I'm playing along with "The Operation Write Home Challenge #148".

Using sketch # 148 as inspiration I created this card  . 

The papers are quite old and I don't  remember the brand. I used one of the stamps from TPC Studios "Playful Expressions" clear stamp set. I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in 3 colors: Broken China, Wild Honey and Barn Door. The strings on the tag are 3 colors of scrappers floss. 

Saturday, November 24, 2012

OWH Challenge #147

Today I am sharing a card that I made for Operation Write Home.  I'm using sketch #147 

 It seems strange to be working on a Valentines card when Thanksgiving was two days ago and I haven't even started my Christmas shopping but the deadline for those cards was weeks ago. Hope to get a full box off cards sent off to the shippers soon. 

I really do love my Cuttlebug and I'm trying to use more embossing on my cards.


Friday, November 16, 2012

A New Paper Bag Album

I'm always amazed at how fast I can make these paper bag albums and then be stuck for (12) months trying to decide how to embellish the cover. The fan folded flowers were made using my Scor-Pal. I used a twelve inch strip of paper in widths of 2 inches, 1 1/2 inches and 1 inch. I scored them at 1/4 inch for each flower.

The leaves and flourishes were made using the Cricut. I am just learning how to use this fantastic cutting machine and everything I do is an experiment. I am learning to keep notes so I don't make the same mistakes over and over again.

The pages of this album are made using  small brown paper bags.  I used card stock to cover the pages. The photo mats were made  from gold and black  textured card stock. The fancy edge was made using a border punch.
The flower shaped photo mats and journal pages were made using the Cricut .

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Hambo Hoedown "Tall Card" Challenge

I'm participating in the Hambo Hoedown "Tall Card" Challenge. I'm using the cute "Stilts" digital stamp that was sent out to each person who participated in the previous weeks challenge. I could use any Hambo stamp, rubber or digital but "Stilts" will work great for me. We are required to make a tall card.

This is a birthday card for a young boy. The base of the card is embossed with numbers. I'm trying to emphasize that he's really "getting on up there" in age. Hope he likes it.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

My Card For Today

A good friends  mom passed away this week and I needed a sympathy card to send to her. I liked this sketch on Mojo Monday.

This is my card using that sketch for inspiration. I didn't put the sentiment on the front of the card but did stamp a sentiment on the inside of the card.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Hambo Hoedown 72 Pocket Challenge

It's been months since I've made a card to enter in a challenge but the Hambo Hoedown  72 Pocket Challenge looked like fun. 

We had to make a card using an image from Hambo Hoedown and the card had to have a pocket.  I used the  Hambo Hoedown Kangaroo image. I added a couple of balloons to the image. 

I put the sentiment on a ribbon decorated tag and slipped it into the pocket at the top of the card. 
The paper used is from "The Linen Closet Stack"  I colored the digi with colored pencils and used gamsol to blend.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Hambo Hoedown #56 Challenge Entry

   Requirements for this weeks Hambo Hoedown #56 Tic Tac Toe Challenge : Use three of the design elements, in a row  on their tic tac toe board. I'm using  dots - green - button. I'm using  the digital image from Hambo Stamps named    Wee Henry Gnome 

I hope you like my "St Patrick's Day" Gnome.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

A Sweet Little Bear and Ladybug Card

This card was made using a  Bugaboo Stamp Digital Image  "Theodore".  I'm entering this card in the Operation Write Home's Midweek Throwdown Challenge sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps. For this challenge we were required to use a digital stamp on our card.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Good News

Notice, I have a new badge on this blogs side bar. The "Cool Cat" card that I entered in the Hambo Hoedown Challenge was selected (random) to win the "Queen Of The Hambo Hoedown". I will post the card that I made using  my prize, a free digital image .

Monday, February 27, 2012

Challenge Entry For Hambo Hoedown

This is the card that I designed for Hambo Stamp's current challenge. I used their free digital image "Cool Cat" which can be found in the Digital Image Store under "freebies"

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Greetings To Mom From All Of Us


Today I am entering Operation Write Home's Sketch #109 Challenge
This challenge is sponsored by Doodle Pantry . I'm using their free digital image "Tweet House".
I did edit the digital image a bit by moving one of the little birds so the image would fit the measurements suggested in the sketch.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Dragon Card

This is my entry in the Hambo Hoedown Challenge  I purchased the "Dragon" digital image from the Hambo Store  and colored it with colored pencils and used Gamsol to blend the colors..