Wednesday, February 27, 2013

OWH Midweek Throwdown & Hambo Hoedown #104

I made one card that will fill the requirements for both the Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown
 The Hambo Hoedown Challenge #104.

 The OWH Midweek Throwdown requires that we follow this recipe:
Mix: 1 Embossing Folder
        1 Die or Border Punch
        2 Patterned Papers
        1 ribbon or twine
View the Midweek Throwdown entries here

In order to qualify for the Hambo Hoedown Challenge #104
 I'm using the Hambo Wee Henry Cuppie digital print.

The digital image was colored with colored pencils and gamsol was used to blend the colors.
I used "Stripes" which is my new embossing folder by The Paper Studio.
 I also used my all time favorite embossing folder "D'vine Swirls" by Cuttlebug.
Twine and a Sizzix Labels die were also used.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Going Through The Paper Stash

I loved the "Disappearing Act" challenge from last week. I think this sketch is going to help me use lots and lots of paper from my stash.

This is what I made yesterday

One 12x12 inch piece of paper and I have 6 cards.

I used a new embossing folder from The Paper Studio "Curl Ribbon"
The sentiment stamp is from Stampabilities.
 The digital stamp came from Michelle Perkett Studio and can be purchased here. This is the first time I've used it and I just love it.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

OWH VCMP Caffeine Challenge

This is the card I made for the OWH   VCMP Caffeine Challenge

I used a digi stamp and used my favorite colored pencil technique but this time I used baby oil to blend the colors.
 My favorite cup in this stack is the Southwest Cactus and Sunshine.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Virtual Card Making Party Challenge #1 & #3

Today I'm showing a card I made for the VCMP challenge which fills the requirements for 2 different challenges:

 Challenge #1, Zig Zag Your Card- use a zig zag element on your card

I used my new and  I've never used this before " Chevron " embossing folder.
I used chalks to color the background. I tried to use colors I see in the Arizona sunsets. The stamp I used is a desert scene.  A piece of twine for accent and a black base card was used.

This card is also my entry for:

 Challenge # 3 Texture Omit/Selective Embossing Challenge

I followed the directions for making a diffuser out of cardboard (cereal boxes). I cut the oval shape out using my Sizzix die. The card was placed in the embossing folder and the cardboard diffuser was placed over the folder. When I ran it through the Cuttlebug the chevron pattern appeared in the area covered by the cardboard  and the oval space didn't have any texture.  I'm making more diffusers today using my other Sizzix dies. I love this technique!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Challenge #5 VCMP Disappearing Act

The requirements for this challenge:
 Use an entire 12x12" sheet of designer paper.
Use this OWH Sketch #63
Make six cards 

I used some designer paper from my stash. I would tell you more about this paper but I cut my sheets of paper down to  card size so I can transport a large variety of paper  from Minnesota to Arizona and back again.

I was pleased with the six cards. I will definitely use this sketch again. Next time I'll try to use some of my really ugly paper.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Challenge #4 Something With Wings

This is the card I made for the OWH President's Day VCMP. 

This card is for Challenge # 4 "Something With Wings"

I love digital images and this is a free image that I down loaded from Hero Arts.  


Challenge #6 Things With Wheels

I love using Kraft paper and twine. 

This is one of the first times I've used my crimper and I've had it for a long, long time.

 The bicycle stamp is by Hero Arts and the sentiment is also by Hero Arts.


OWH President's Day VCMP  

Challenge #6  "Things With Wheels"


Sunday, February 17, 2013

Sketch #110 and VCMP Card

I'm taking part in the OWH President's Day Weekend  "Virtual Card Making Party" or VCMP for short.
This card is for Challenge # 2 which  is the All Creatures Great & Small  challenge.

This little critter card also uses OWH sketch #110


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

OWH Sketch #152

 I just love all the "Penny Black" stamps.   
This  little Hedgie is one of  my favorites.
I colored the image with colored pencils. The image needed to stand out a little so I used foam strips behind it. I used a Spellbinder Lacey Circle as a frame for the image. Some scraps of designer papers from my stash and an embossed base card and I  now have another card for Operation Write Home.

I made this card using OWH Sketch #152


Saturday, February 9, 2013

A Green Card

This card is going into the "cards for kids" category of my Operation Write Home box.
Digi print is from Dustin Pike
OWH Sketch #52

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Someone Is Having A Birthday

My youngest grandson has a birthday next week.I made this card just for him. The image I used is a digi print. I used colored pencils and  blended the colors with gamsol.  The papers are scraps from my stash.
 I've gone through my digi files and can't find what company I purchased this print from. If you recognize it, leave me a comment and  let me know the  company and I will give credit to the designer.

157 Katie

 I used the Operation Write Home sketch #157.  I was a little concerned about all the layers used in this sketch but it wasn't a problem at all.