Sunday, November 2, 2014

Our Daily Bread Designs/OWH November Challenge- Hearts


Hello everyone! This month's Our Daily Bread Designs challenge with Operation Write Home is to make a card with hearts on it. You can find details about the challenge here:


I made this card by using my Cricut to cut a heart in white card stock and then filling the space with thread scraps. 

After cutting the heart, I selected a smaller piece of card stock that when covered would fill in the heart space.   I covered that small piece of card stock with ATG adhesive, and then laid each piece of thread onto the adhesive. I chose several different types of thread to get a little texture to the heart (DMC thread, Omega thread, and "craft thread" from Michaels.) I cut out two more hearts and stamped the sentiment on one and covered it with Glossy Accents to give it a little shine. 

I used Memento Inks to color the edges of the hearts and the frame and layered it on deep red card stock. 


Thank you for stopping by!
:)


Sunday, September 14, 2014

September ODBD/OWH Challenge


Hello everyone!

Each month Our Daily Bread Designs sponsors a challenge for card makers to create a card with a specific requirement. If 50 card makers participate then Our Daily Bread Designs will pay for the shipping on two boxes of cards to our deployed Heros (up to two boxes.)

You can find details about the challenge here:

This month's requirement is to create your own background paper with either stamps or embossing.  I decided to use Darice's Basket Weave Embossing folder on white card stock.  I created the coral red layering papers with Spectrum Noir markers (CR6, CR11, DR1) on white card stock as well, though the colors do not show up well in the photo. 

I used one of my favorite rubber stamps, Popcorn the Bear "Thanks a Bunch", and colored him and the flowers up with Spectrum Noir. The sentiment stamp is from Mama Elephant's "In My Heart" stamp set. 

The scalloped ovals were cut using Cricut's Elegant Edges cartridge and the ribbon was found in the clearance bin at Michael's. 

After cutting out my bear/flowers I popped him using some Tombow Power Tabs  to add a little dimension without getting to thick. 

Thank you for stopping by!
:)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

August ODBD/OWH Challenge-Stars


Hello everyone! 
Each month Our Daily Bread Designs sponsors a challenge with Operation Write Home. If 50 card-makers participate then ODBD will pay the shipping for two boxes of cards to our deployed heros. 

This month's challenge is to use stars. You can find details about the challenge here:

For this card I used papers from The Paper Studio's "Cape Cod" 4.5" x 6.5" paper pad (found at Hobby Lobby.)

The stars were cut using a Cricut and the sentiment is from Hero Art's Operation Write Home fundraiser stamp set "Year Round sentiments". You can find it here:

I added a couple silver brads and a little stitching around the corners. 
Thank you for stopping by!
:)


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Inkadinkado Barn Stamp- Masculine Cards

Hello everyone!

Today's card was made using the Inkadinkado Barn Rubber stamp (mounted on wood), sentiment from Hero Arts "Operation Write Home Miss You" set, and papers from my stash.  

The image was colored with Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers.

I layered the barn on dark chocolate card stock and then added dimensional adhesive under it so I could add a little twine where the papers meet. 

The star is from Hot Off The Press's Dazzles "Home Grown Stickers" set.
Thank you for stopping by!
:)


Saturday, August 16, 2014

OWH Mid-Month Throw-down "Thanks a Latte"


Hello everyone! 

The OWH Mid-Month Throw-down is focusing on gratitude or "thank you" cards. I have been playing with this "Latte Love" stamp set from Fiskars lately so this challenge fit right in.  
You can find details about the challenge here:

After stamping and coloring the cup and steam, I cut them out and popped them on a wee bit of dimensional (using power tabs by Tombo which are thinner than the usual dimensional adhesive by Scotch.) 

The ovals were cut using Cricut's Elegant Edges cartridge and I used Martha Stewart's Arch Lattice border punch on some brown card stock to place under the coffee beans. The coffee beans come in the stamp set as a three inch border, so I just stamped a bit more to fill the space I needed. The sentiment is part of the stamp set as well. 

The cup and beans were colored using Spectrum Noir and to get the lines on the cup I used the blender pen to "remove" a bit of color. 

The red plaid paper was from my stash and the ribbon is gold satin. I used a gold pen to add a little faux stitching on the corner pieces. 


Thank you for stopping by!
:)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sketch #234




Happy Sketch Sunday everyone! 

Today's sketch details can be found on Operation Write Home's Stars & Stamps blog, just click here:

So sorry for the picture quality (or lack of it). I am learning how to use a new camera and for some reason it just is not as clear as it should be.

I created this card using papers from a DCWV stack called "All About Boys" and a piece of Bazzil Swiss Dot. The sentiment is from Sandy Allnock's set "Ciara & Sandy", the stars are from Recollections, and the scalloped circles were cut using Cricut's Elegant Edges cartridge. 

Thank you for stopping by! 
:)

Monday, July 14, 2014

OWH Sketch #233 & Saturated Canary "Sweet Cottage"



Happy Sketch Sunday everyone! Here is today's sketch from Operation Write Home:

You can find details about the sketch challenge here:

I created this card using a digital image from Saturated Canary called "Sweet Cottage" and you can find it here to purchase:

I colored it up with Spectrum Noir markers, used papers from My Mind's Eye (Wood grain and peach floral papers from "Tangerine" and the green oval one from "Lost & Found Breeze".)  The olive green card stock everything is mounted on is actually Bazzill "Dots" (can't see any of those dots, but it was the only thing I had that would match...felt like I was wasting my favorite Bazzill.)

I distressed the edges of everything with a scissor edge and then inked them slightly with "Kiwi Slice" from Fun Stampers Journey ink. 

The sentiment is from Impression Obsession and the little hearts were punched with a $1 heart punch from Michael's. At first I punched them in a light peach floral to match the other paper, but they did not show up at all, want to see?

I had all ready glued them down so I pulled out my Spectrum Noir and colored them with DR1, DR4,  and a little DR7 for a shadow. I think that works much better, do you?

Here is a close up of the cottage because I just love coloring this thing.

Thank you for stopping by! 
:)


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Sketch Challenge #232 OWH


Happy Sketch Sunday everyone! Today's OWH sketch challenge details can be found here:

The sketch looks like this:



I created this card using a Saturated Canary digital image called "Books & Bedhead" and you can find it here:
                                                                 Saturated Canary 

The patterned papers are from My Mind's Eye "Tangerine" 6x6 paper pad and I layered on orange and cream card stock. The sentiment is from the Hero Arts OWH set called "Year Round Sentiments" and you can find it here:   Hero Arts

I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers, stamped the sentiment in "Orange Slice" colored  ink from Fun Stampers Journey and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I distressed all the edges in this same ink, added a little satin ribbon and three little brads (the last three flower brads in my stash that have matched nothing else I have worked on and I was thinking they would be sitting in my stash forever....I feel like they have finally been liberated, lol.)

Thank you for stopping by! 

Monday, June 30, 2014

Jean Ness Crochet Trim on Cards


Hello everyone! Today I wanted to share a card I made using some hand-crocheted trim my mother made for me. My mom, Jean Ness, has been an avid crocheter for most of her life and comes up with fabulous projects using the smallest of threads and needles.  She made about a yard of this trim for me to use for my card-making projects.  In order to use just a small bit of it without the rest unraveling, I apply some Alene's Tacky Glue to about a half inch of the thread right where I want to cut it. Once it dries I am able to cut it without risking unraveling.   

This card was made using little one inch squares of designer papers and the sentiment is from a Mama Elephant set called "In My Heart."
Thank you for stopping by! 
:)

Sunday, June 29, 2014

OWH Sketch Challenge #231


Happy Sketch Sunday everyone! Today's Operation Write Home sketch is #231 and looks like this:

Details about the challenge can be found here:

I created this card using black/cream colored papers from Recollections (Elegance Paper Pack), a sentiment from rubbernecker.com called "Smiles and Thinks of You", a border using Martha Stewarts's Arch Lattice punch, and a little black satin ribbon. 

Thank you for stopping by!
:)


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Midweek Throwdown OWH- Mama Elephant Kid Cards


Happy Midweek Throwdown Wednesday everyone! 

Today's Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown challenge is to use the new Mama Elephant "In   My Heart" stamp set to make a missing you kid's card.  I am loving this little set of rubber stamps because there are 5 cute little kid images and a bunch of sentiments and little extras to go with them. 

I colored this little guy up with Spectrum Noir markers, layered everything on navy blue card stock, and used DCWV's "All About Boys Stack" designer paper. The background paper and the star paper have a nice glossy finish in this stack (half the papers in this stack are glossy...love it!)

I used Cricut's Elegant Edges cartridge to cut the scalloped circle and border, added little orange brads, and then a little orange grosgrain ribbon.  It is hard to see but I added dimensional adhesive under the scalloped circle. 

Thank you for stopping by!
:)

Monday, June 23, 2014

OWH Sketch # 230

Hello everyone! Each week Operation Write Home posts a sketch challenge for us all to play along with. You can find details about the challenge here:
                                                                   Sketch #230

My card today was created using things from my stash.....birthday paper that I have been hoarding....I mean saving... from Karen Foster, my favorite red card stock from Michael's, and a rubber stamp sentiment from Penny Black I found on ebay a year ago.   I used Martha Stewart's Arch Lattice border punch and cut a scalloped circle with Cricut's Elegant Edges cartridge.  The honeycomb paper is from Recollections (found at Michael's.) I added three little red brads and little red card stock flags as well. 

Thank you for stopping by!
:)




Tuesday, June 17, 2014

June 2014 Our Daily Bread Designs/OWH Challenge


Hello everyone! Each month Our Daily Bread Designs sponsors a challenge to card makers. If 50 card makers participate then ODBD will pay the shipping on two boxes of cards for Operation Write Home.  This month's challenge is to use dies or punches. 

I created this card using Spellbinders Window Die.  The colored scene in the window and the background "wall" were created using Spectrum Noir markers. 

The sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Designs "Missing You" set and you can find it here:

It is at a special price right now of $10 and I am wondering if it is one of the discontinued sets. 

Thank you for stopping by!
:)



Sunday, June 8, 2014

OWH Sketch #228- Mickey Mouse


Happy Sketch Sunday everyone! 

Operation Write Home offers a sketch each week for everyone to try. You can find details about the sketch here:

I created this card using Mickey Mouse paper from Sandy Lion (found at Michael's), black and yellow card stock, and some Bazzill Dotted Swiss in a deep red color called Phoenix.  

The border punch is Martha Stewart's Arch Lattice and the Mickey Mouse punch is from All Night Media purchased years ago (possibly at Disneyland?) After punching the Mickey out I lined him with white card stock, added a little red polka dot ribbon, and set him on dimensional adhesive. I added two little yellow brads in the upper corners as well. 

The sentiment stamp is an oldie found on Ebay from Alias Smith & Rowe called  "Happy Day".  I stamped it with Tim Holtz Fired Brick ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

Thank you for stopping by! 
:)

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Sketch Challenge # 226/Operation Write Home


Happy Sketch Sunday everyone! 

Every Sunday Operation Write Home posts a sketch challenge for everyone to play along with. Here is today's sketch:

You can find details about the sketch here:

I created today's card using papers from two My Minds Eye 6x6 paper pads (The Sweetest Thing Tangerine & On The Bright Side-Two).  

The hearts were cut with Cricut's "Doodlecharms" cartridge, I distressed the edges using Fun Stampers Journey ink in "Harvest Delight",  added some brass look brads in the corners, and added a couple cross stitches. 

The sentiment is from Stampabilities. 

This card came together easily because I had just used some of the same elements to create this card (the Cricut, the stamp):

The lighting was a little off because it was photographed on a white background (too early in the morning perhaps??).  Lindsay, The Frugal Crafter, recently posted a video on using up thread scraps and I had to try it.  Here is a link to the video:


I used several different kinds of thread (DMC, Omega, "craft floss") and this gave it some really cool texture, and it used up some little bits.  

Thank you for stopping by! 
:)








Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Midweek Throwdown: Miss You/Operation Write Home


This week Operation Write Home's Midweek Throwdown is for Miss You cards. Here is a link to the challenge:


I created this card using papers from The Paper Studio's Cape Cod stack (using the 4.5" x 6.5" size) and the compass stamp is from Stampers Best. The Missing You sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Designs "Missing You" set. 

I added a scalloped edge circle under the compass using the Elegant Edges Cricut Cartrdige, popped the compass on some dimensional adhesive, and added some brads in the corner.

Thank you for stopping by!


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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Patchwork Cards for Operation Write Home


My scrap box was over-flowing so it was time to create a bunch of patchwork cards. This batch has just been sent to Operation Write Home.

All cards were created by cutting scraps into 1 1/16 inch squares and using tacky glue to adhere them to A2 size card stock. Using ATG adhesive when making these cards means the needle will constantly pick up the adhesive when doing the stitching, slowing down the process. So tacky glue works best.   I always need to press the cards flat while drying in order to keep them from being bumpy (I have a giant cookbook that I use for this….who has time to cook?)

After using a piercing tool to poke holes all around the edges of each square and the border, I use assorted thread types for the stitching (some DMC, some Omega, sometimes tatting threads made by  Lizbeth.)  Each card also gets a sentiment and some extra embellishing with either ribbons, brads, bling or paper buttons. 


Now that my scrap pile is more manageable again, I can cut into some brand new 6x6 paper pads (and start creating more scraps again…)

Thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Sketch Challenge #217

Happy Sketch Sunday everyone! 

Operation Write Home's sketch #217 looks like this:


You can find details about the sketch challenge here:

Here is my card:


The background papers are from The Paper Studio's "Cape Cod" 4.5"x6.5" paper pack purchased at Hobby Lobby, I layered everything on black and red card stock, and used an "I Love You" sentiment from Stampabilities (#C1102).

I used a piece of twine to make the knot and colored it blue and red with my Spectrum Noir markers. The boat was cut using the Cricut "Going Places" cartridge.  And last, I added three silver brads in the top right corner. 

Here is another card I worked on this week using a John Wayne stamp from Stampers Best.


I stamped the image in Memento "Rich Cocoa" and used Recollections Clear Embossing Powder on it to give it a little more texture.   The denim background paper is from Karen Foster and is called "Denim Pockets", the gold stars on navy is called "Freedom" from Reminisce, and I added a little bit of red bandana paper from my stash (unknown company.)  I layered everything on dark brown card stock and distressed all edges using the Memento Rich Cocoa.  The sentiment is from Sandy's Allnock's new "Trigger & Skyler" Ciara's Friends line and seemed perfect for John Wayne. 

So sorry, the John Wayne stamp has been discontinued. 


I coiled up a bit of twine, wrapped it with a little DMC thread to secure it in the middle, and used Alene's Tacky Glue to adhere it to the card.  I also stamped and embossed a couple of stars in the corners and added brads on the sentiment tag. 

Thank you for stopping by!
:)


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sketch Challenge # 216 & Stampabilities Sock Monkey


Hello everyone!
Today's sketch over on Operation Write Home's Stars & Stamps 
blog is # 216 and looks like this:

You can find details about the challenge here:

For this card I used Stampabilities "Sock Monkey" rubber stamp (mounted on wood and found at Hobby Lobby) and I paired it with The Paper Studio's "Sock Monkey" paper.  I layered everything on black card stock, found the red & cream polka dot paper from my scrap stash (from an Oriental Trading Company paper pack a couple years ago), and cut the scalloped oval using Cricut's Elegant Edges cartridge.  

I cut out the little monkey and mounted him on the ovals, added some hand stitching using Omega Thread in red, and added a couple of buttons cut using an EK Success button punch. I was trying to edge the buttons in red ink and had an oops, so ended up adding more red ink to the buttons and then softened it with a Spectrum Noir marker in EB1. 
I also put a little dimensional adhesive under the buttons.

The sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Designs "Missing You" set. 

Thank you for stopping by!
:)


Sunday, March 9, 2014

Our Daily Bread Designs March Challenge-Thank You cards

Hello everyone! Each month Our Daily Bread Designs will pay the shipping on two boxes of cards for our deployed heros if 50 card makers participate in the challenge. You can find details about the challenge here:    ODBD March Challenge


This card design was part of a Papertrey Ink challenge some time ago and is called "Flagged Borders." You can find details and a video tutorial here:     Flagged Borders

I used a bunch of papers from my scrap box to make the little banners and a honeycomb print background paper. Then I used a White Signo pen to add faux stitching around the banners. The sentiment is from Hero Arts "Find Joy" clear stamp sentiment set and I added a little black satin ribbon.

Thank you Our Daily Bread Designs for supporting OWH! :)

Stampers Best Heartland & Sketch Challenge #215 OWH


Happy Sketch Sunday everyone! Details for today's Operation Write Home Sketch Challenge 
can be found here:

For this card I used Stampers Best "Heartland" rubber stamp and you can find it here:

Stampers Best is one of my favorite companies, not only because they support Operation Write Home, but also because they make great deep red rubber stamps. 

I layered the image on paper from my stash, added some hand stitching with Omega Thread in red, added some brads in the corners, and a sentiment from the Missing You set from Our Daily Bread that you can find here:

I colored the image with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers I purchased from my favorite on-line store: 

Karen at Bee Creative is the one who made the travel bags for the marker racks (from Spectrum Noir)  so all the markers stay divided and sorted the way I like them. 
Just click on this link to find 
them at Bee Creative:



Thank you for stopping by! 
:)


Friday, February 14, 2014

Sketch #212 Operation Write Home & a Fishing Vest Card

Happy Sketch Sunday everyone!
Each week Operation Write Home hosts a sketch challenge for card makers. You can details about the challenge here:
Sketch #212
Here is this week's sketch:

I created my card using the music note paper from a Farm House Paper Company's "Fair Skies" 6x6 paper pad. I layered it on red and then navy card stock, added the banners,  and a ribbon.   I added some faux stitching using a white UniBall Signo pen and the sentiment is from Hero Arts set CL497 "Find Joy"clear stamp set. 




Here is another card I worked on this week.

I have made this Fishing Vest card several times before, but this one was more fun to accessorize. I used khaki colored Bazzill for the vest and pockets, added an orange/tan plaid from my paper stash for the pocket flaps and collar, and then a solid tan linen card stock for the lining. The card is A2 size with the large pockets being 1 1/4 inch squares with their corners and flaps rounded.  

Sandy Allnoch did a great Father's Day vest tutorial  a couple years ago on Operation Write Home's YouTube Channel if you want to try it. You can find it here:

For the fishing lures, I cut white card stock into little ovals and colored them with Spectrum Noir. Then I made a bunch of little cuts all along the edges hoping to get a feather look. I used brads for the bobbers, is that what they are called?

The mesh covered pockets were created by re-purposing the net bag that came with some avocados. I covered the back of the pocket with double stick tape and then wrapped the mesh netting around it. The netting does want to pop all over the place, but I secure the pockets quickly on the vest with tacky glue (the double stick tape helps but is not enough when applying to the vest) and apply pressure until they dry (using a really big cookbook that is seldom used…..)

In the lower left pocket I have extra fishing line, well in this case it is actually Stretch Magic Bead & Jewelry Cord (clear elastic cording). I looped it up a couple times, secured it with a little double stick tape, and then covered the double stick tape with black thread (just by winding it around and around over the tape.) Then I just slipped it into the pocket before adding the pocket flap. 

The lower right pocket has the required "Fishing License", just hand-printed on a tiny rectangle.  I used a Black Pearl Pen for the pocket buttons, brads for the vest buttons, and I stamped the USA label with one of those $1 alphabet sets from Michael's. 

All of the other pockets have Tombow Power Tabs under them for added dimension. I am loving these things! They are kind of like glue dots in appearance, but not as thick (nor are they completely flat like some glue dots.)  You can find these things here:

And last, I used an oval punch to create the arm holes. Before applying it to the card front I punched those little half ovals in the card base to maintain the vest shape. 

Thank you for stopping by! 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Sketch Challenge #211 Operation Write Home


Hello everyone! 
Today's card was made using Sketch #211 for Operation Write Home. You can find details about the challenge here:

Here is the sketch:

I created this card using paper from DCWV "All About Boys Stack" that was on clearance last week  at Michael's. I am loving this paper because half of them have gloss on them giving the paper that added bit of interest…and it was only $6.99 for 48 sheets …..I should go get more because these papers are great for little boy cards.

 
                            The trucks paper and the navy blue dot paper were from this 12x12 stack, and I added a little dark red card stock for the layers.  

Once everyone was awake I was able to use my noisy Cricut to cut out the "window" circle (I have been informed my crafting machines "wake people up if used at 5:30am"….oopsies.) 

I used a sentiment from Hero Arts set LP279 (one of the Operation Write Home Fundraiser sets) and a little faux stitching using a gold Gelly Roll Metallic pen. I felt like it needed a bit more so I cut out one of the little cars from the same paper and used a little dimensional adhesive under it. 

You can find the Hero Arts stamp set here:

Thank you for stopping by! 
:)

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Sketch Challenge #210- Operation Write Home



Happy Sketch Sunday everyone! 
You can find details about the Operation Write Home challenge here:

Today's sketch challenge has an extra twist being that the card should be masculine to be entered into the "Card Bowl 2014".  I often wonder exactly what makes something masculine besides sports, outdoor things, tools, and business stuff.  

I often reach for the vintage papers that look more like stuff that might be stuffed in a guy's desk drawer….spread sheets, postcards, the loose button that "just fell off", and yes things that are usually boring (brown)  colors.

Today I used scraps from my stash (all are from My Minds Eye, several 6x6 paper pads) and layered everything on brown card stock. The sentiment is from Hero Arts set #LP279 and was a fundraiser set for OWH.  I do not do very many "See You Soon" cards because it just seems like it might not be needed very often, but I thought I would use it here. 

I used an EK Success button punch and created these buttons on white Bazzill "dots" paper.  I then used Spectrum Noir markers to color them the shade I wanted (using EB3 & EB1). 

I used Martha Stewart's Arch Lattice border punch and again I started with white paper and used Spectrum Noir DR7 & DR6 to make it the color I wanted.

I hand-stitched the buttons on with a DMC thread and even used a paper crimper on the long vertical piece to add more depth to these subdued papers. 

Thank you for stopping by!
:)


Saturday, February 1, 2014

Our Daily Bread Designs February Challenge


Welcome everyone!
Each month Our Daily Bread Designs sponsors a challenge for Operation Write Home. If 50 card makers participate, ODBD will pay for the shipping of two boxes of cards to our deployed heros. You can find details about the challenge here:

This month's challenge is to make a card using brown as the main color and for it to be masculine. I created this card using brown card stock, brown basket-weave designer paper (sorry, I cut off the identification and do not know who makes it), some red bandana paper, Spellbinders "Decorative Labels Eight" for the frame, and the sentiment is from the "Missing You" stamp set from Our Daily Bread Designs. You can find the sentiment stamp set here:

After die-cutting the decorative frame out of white card stock, I used Copic markers (E40, E43, E44) to color it, hoping to create an antique look.  There are actually six layers of paper on top of this decorative frame, yet I wanted more dimension so used dimensional adhesive to raise it up off the basket-weave paper. 

I used Prism thread in a variegated brown to hand-stitch around the border and added some cross stitches here and there to add interest (at least I hope it adds a little interest…..) To do this, I poked holes using a piercing tool first, and then used a needle and the embroidery thread to do the stitching. I also added a brown nylon ribbon across the middle and bronze colored brads on each side.

Thank you for stopping by!
:)

OWH "Card Bowl" Challenge Team Colors


Happy "Card Bowl" Weekend everyone!
 Operation Write Home challenged us to participate in three separate card challenges this weekend in celebration of the Super Bowl. The first part of the challenge is to make a card that reflects something about the teams. You can find details about the challenge here:

I decided to just focus on team colors and am going with my favorite standby card idea….the patchwork quilt. This first patchwork style card celebrates the Bronco's orange and blue colors. I cut the squares 1 1/16" using paper from my scrap bin and then added faux stitching using a white Uniball Signo pen. Usually I hand-stitch these cards, however poking this many holes in such a small project would have weakened the paper too much.

The "Cheers" sentiment stamp is an oldie from Wordsworth, #S308-E, dated 2004 that I found on Ebay as part of a huge lot of stamps someone was parting with. 

I wanted to give each team equal time (I am not really a football fan so I am happy for both teams to be in the Super Bowl…) so here is a card celebrating the Seahawks' green and blue.

Thank you for stopping by! 
:)

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

OWH Midweek Throwdown: Cards 4 Kids

Hello everyone! This week's OWH Midweek Throwdown challenge is to make cards for kids.  You can find details about the challenge here:


I have been wanting to make a card using this cute little kitty stamp from Recollections (called Meow, Meow, purchased at Michael's.) I colored him up with Spectrum Noir's TN colors, (TN1, TN2, TN4, TN6, & TN7.) The paper is from my stash and I used a Martha Stewart Arch lattice punch for the border.  The yarn and paw print stamps were part of the Meow set and I cut out the yarn balls after coloring them. 

The sentiment is from Hero Arts "Find Joy" stamp set and I stitched around the edge with a variegated Omega thread in Coral. 

Here are two more kids-friendly cards I worked on this week.


The birthday fish card was made using stamps from rubbernecker.com and I colored it using Spectrum Noir. I layered him up on several colors of card stock and using an embossing folder from Cuttlebug called Swiss Dots. 


This second card was made using an image from Saturated Canary called "Sweetshack".   I again used Spectrum Noir to color it up and used Spellbinders "Decorative Labels Eight" for the frame. I did cut out the Sweetshack image before mounting it on card stock and the frame. 

Thank you for stopping by! 
:)