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."
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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 called "Smiles and Thinks of You", a border using Martha Stewarts's Arch Lattice punch, and a little black satin ribbon. 

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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 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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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