Monday, December 30, 2013

OWH Sketch Challenge #205

This is the card I made for the OWH Sketch Challenge #205.  Click on the highlighted  text which will take you to the Operation Write Home blog  so you can view all the cards made for this challenge. 

 Below is the sketch that we used for this challenge:


Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. I hope you will check back on New Years Day as I will be taking part in the OWH Top 13 Of 2013 Blog Hop.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

How Did I Forget This Guy?

Today I'm going through my picture files, getting ready to do a review of my favorite cards for 2013 and realized that I forgot to do a blog post on one of my favorite cards. I made about six duplicates of this card and included them with the last box that I mailed out to Operation Write Home in September.

A few weeks ago, I logged on to the Operation Write Home Facebook Page and the card being featured that day was my "Moose You" card. I guess he deserves to have his very own blog post even though I forgot him.
This card was made using  a  retired "Stampin Up" stamp.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas

I would like to wish my family and friends a very  "Merry Christmas".

This year for Christmas we gave packages  of our favorite snack mix to our neighbors and friends.

 The recipe was given to me by my sister-in-law and today I'll share it with you.


Friday, December 20, 2013

Midweek Throwdown Love Cards For Kids

This is the card I made for the Operation Write Home "Midweek Throwdown Challenge" The theme this week is to make love cards that servicemen can send home for their kids.

I've had this digital image in my files for quite a while. I think it is from Dustin Pike's Doodle Dragon Studios.
As usual I used colored pencils and gamsol to color the image. Scraps of paper and Bakers Twine was from my stash.  The Chevron Stripe embossing folder was used for the background.

I hope this cute little monkey will make some little kid smile. He sure makes me smile!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

OWH Sketch Challenge #203

Today I'm sharing two cards. This first card is my entry in the Operation Write Home Sketch Challenge #203.

This darling little puppy is a digi image. I used colored pencils and gamsol to blend the colors.
 I colored two images and then fussy cut one. I layered it using foam squares.
 The Spellbinder circle die was used to cut both circles.
 The sentiment is from Paper Smooches.
The papers are all from my scraps so I can't identify them.

This card used the same little puppy digi and the Operation Write Home Sketch #201.  An argyle embossing folder was used for the base of the card and a digital printed sentiment was used.
The puppy image is a digital freebie from Alley Way Stamps.

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit my blog today.

Friday, December 13, 2013

A New Christmas Card

A couple of weeks ago I posted a "Butterfly Card" that was a favorite of mine. Using that card as inspiration I made a few Christmas Cards for family. 

This is my "Cardinal Card."

I sponged the cloud background with distress ink. The white layer is a birch tree embossing folder by Darice. The oval was cut with a Spellbinder die and sponged with more clouds. The cardinal is a Stampin Up stamp that I colored with colored pencils and blended with baby oil.

This is a tri-fold card

The background was sponged with even more clouds. The birch trees are a Impression Obsession die and the red cardinals were also from that die. The  "Memory Box, Deer Trio Die" was also used.

This card will be entered in the
Simon Says Challenge - Let It Snow 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

This Weeks Midweek Challenge for OWH

The midweek challenge over on the  OWH's "Stars and Stamps Blog" is to make  " General Love -Themed Cards". Cards that could be sent to family and friends all year long.

I just finished making this card and I think it will work for this challenge.
Papers are from Hampton Arts Bright Geo 6"x6" paper pad
digi print, colored pencils,gamsol for blending
Bakers Twine
Stampin Up sentiment stamp

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. Have a great day!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Could Have Been, Should Have Been, Would Have Been

The title of this post pretty much sums up my attempt at making a card for the Operation Write Home, Sketch Challenge #202.

My card could have been just like the sketch, but the image that I used  for the focal point should have been smaller and then I would have been able to place the sentiment  just like in the sketch. 

Those are my excuses and I'm sticking to them.


Saturday, December 7, 2013

Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge - December

Our Daily Bread Designs sponsors this monthly challenge for Operation Write Home. ODBD will pay the shipping costs for one box of cards to be sent to our deployed heroes if 25 cards are entered in the challenge and will pay the cost of two boxes of cards to be sent if 50 cards are entered.

The challenge  for December is to create  "It's All About Him" - Masculine Themed cards

 This is the card I made for the challenge and these are the supplies that I used to make the card.

The stamp is from Lizzie Anne Designs- American Art Stamp LAD-441
B&J's Inkredible Pigment Ink - Terra Cotta
Zing Clear Embossing Powder
Kraft and Hunter Green card stock
The designer paper used  to make this card was a gift from a friend and  she said it had been hiding in a box under her bed for a long long time.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog.  Comments are always welcome.

Friday, December 6, 2013

One More Heart Card

I had time to make one more Valentine/Love card this morning.

 Papers were from my stash and I picked up the Bakers Twine when I was shopping at Walmart last week.
The digital print was done using colored pencils and blended with baby oil. I used foam to pop the heart and the sentiment.

I would  like to give credit to the digi designer but I didn't keep that in my files. If it's you please let me know. 

Thanks for stopping by today. Love to get comments and new followers.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Midweek Challenge - Valentine or Love Cards

This week the  Operation Write Home "Midweek Challenge" on the Stars & Stamps Blog is:
Make a Valentine.
 These are two of the cards I made:

 The Spellbinders die is a new one in my collection  and I love the name, "Vines Of Passion".
The background for this card  is a combination of two embossing folders.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. I hope you like the cards and I do hope you'll stop back again soon.