Saturday, January 24, 2015

OWH January ODBD card challenge

I used the newest OWH sketch to make my card for the January Our Daily Bread Designs card challenge. The challenge is to make an AnyHero card with a written message of gratitude inside. I made this card to give to my local police station. I believe they are often overlooked for their service to the community everyday.


sketch - OWH sketch #247
paper - Doodlebug's - Patriotic Parade
stamp - Reverse Confetti
star die cuts - Lil Inker Designs
oval die cuts - Spellbinders
brads - from stash
ink - Versafine

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Cards in Envy - Going Gray Challenge

There's a new card challenge over on the Cards in Envy blog. It's Going GRAY. The challenge is to primarily use the color gray on a card. I will admit, this was quite the challenge for me. Mostly because I don't have very much gray paper in my stash. I did lots and lots of digging to create this card. I used many different paper lines, including some Project Life cards.


paper - Bella Blvd, Teresa Collins, Project Life
sentiment - Project Life
embossing folder - Cuttlebug
border die cut - Verve
twine - The Twinery
camera sticker - Bella Blvd.

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

OWH Sketch #246 card challenge

I had some crafty time yesterday and today and made a few cards for some card challenges. The first one is for Operation Write Home's Mid-Month Throwdown. The theme is to make thank you cards for our heroes to write in to send home.

paper - Echo Park - A Perfect Summer
star die cuts - Lil Inker Designs
stamp - Alley Way
bling - EK Success
ink - Versafine

The second card is for OWH's sketch #246 card challenge. 

sketch - OWH sketch #246
paper - Echo Park - A Perfect Summer
banner stamp and die cut - Reverse Confetti
stamp - Reverse Confetti
twine - The Twinery
bling - from stash
ink - Memento

My final card is for the current Cards in Envy challenge to use banner on a card. Although all three of my cards actually qualify. I've had a few sheets of this 12x12 paper for several years and thought it worked perfectly with the fun puzzle piece die/stamp set.


card layout inspiration - from Jen del Muro
paper - American Crafts
stamps - Lil Inker Designs
puzzle piece die cuts - Lil Inker Designs
stitched rectangle die cut - Lil Inker Designs
stitched circle die cut - Lil Inker Designs
circle die cut - Spellbinders
stitched banner die cut - Lil Inker Designs
border die cut - Lawn Fawn
ink - Versafine

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Echo Park's - We Are Family 6x6 cards

I finished the Echo Park - We Are Family 6x6 paper pad almost a week ago, but just recently had time to photograph all the cards. I made a total of 23 cards this time. (If you're new to my blog, click HERE to see my 6x6 tutorial.) I tried to do a good variety of different themes with lots of Miss You cards since most of them will be donated to Operation Write Home.




















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Monday, January 5, 2015

Cards in Envy - Banners

It's been awhile, but I wanted to make a card for the new Cards in Envy banner challenge. I love using banners on my cards. The first card I made started to get a bit thicker than I had originally intended since it has lots of layers. It still isn't any thicker than 1/4", but I wanted to make sure to still follow the Cards in Envy guidelines.


paper - Echo Park - We are Family
stamps - Lawn Fawn and Lil Inker Designs
embossing folder - Darice
border die cut - Verve
twine - Darice
flower die cut - The Stamps of Life
stitched circle die cut - Lil Inker Designs
circle die cuts - Spellbinders
ink - Memento

This is the second card I made using banners and it is nice and flat with no extra dimension. Perfect for mailing.


paper - Echo Park - We are Family
stamp - Paper Smooches
embossing folder - Darice
flower die cuts - The Stamps of Life
circle die cuts - Spellbinders
pearl pen - Viva Decor
ink - Versafine

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Top 14 of 2014 Bloghop


Happy New Year! I'm joining Operation Write Home's Top 14 of 2014 Bloghop and sharing my favorite 14 cards of 2014. Although I decided to change it up a bit. I'm sharing my favorite 9 cards, and since I'm kinda known for my 6x6 paper pad tutorial, my favorite 5 - 6x6's and the cards I made with them.

Click on the picture to go to each blog post.









Here are my favorite five 6x6 paper pads I used. Can you tell I'm a huge fan of Doodlebug paper?

 Doodlebug's Day to Day

Doodlebug's Friendly Forest

Authentique's Remembrance

Doodlebug's Frosty Friends

Doodlebug's Lovebirds
 

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Happy Birthday to my Girl!

Happy Birthday to my sweet girl. I can't believe she's 5 years old already. This is the card I made for her. Since it's not going to Operation Write Home, I added some pretty sparkly glitter and thicker dimension.



Here's a closeup of the glitter on the flower.



paper - American Crafts - Little Princess
stamp - My Favorite Things
die cuts - Lil Inker Designs
glitter pen - Wink of Stella
pearls - Kaisercraft
ink - Versafine

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