Wednesday, October 30, 2013

OWH - Midweek Throwdown - Seeing Stars

This week's Operation Write Home MWT is to make a card with stars on it. I decided to make mine an Any Hero card, so I will be adding a message inside.


stitched die cuts - Lil Inker Designs
stamp - Lawn Fawn
twine - Divine Twine
Versafine ink

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Flutter By Wednesday #259

Happy Wednesday and welcome to another challenge at Flutter By Wednesday. This week it's an open challenge of Any Winged Creature.
paper - Doodlebug - Flower box
embossing folder - Sizzix
butterfly and oval die cuts - Spellbinders
banner die cut - Verve
ribbon - from stash
flowers and buttons - from stash
Pearl Pen - Viva Decor

Thanks for visiting my blog today! I would love to have you come and play with us over at Flutter By Wednesday. And if we get 50 entries this week, there will be a fun prize!



Sunday, October 27, 2013

OWH sketch #196 card challenge

I've been working on lots of Love and Miss You cards for Operation Write Home lately. So for this week's sketch, I decided to continue with another Love card.

paper - Doodlebug - lovebirds
stamp - Webster's Pages
border die cut - My Favorite Things
stitched square die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Versafine ink

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

OWH MWT - Pink & Green

This week's Midweek Throwdown is a color challenge using pink and green, with the added challenge of making it a love card. And how perfect that the current 6x6 paper pad I'm working with has both those colors in it.


paper - Doodlebug - Flower box
stamp - Our Daily Bread Designs
banner die cut - Verve
stitched die cuts - Lil Inker Designs
ribbon - May Arts
Versafine ink

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Flutter By Wednesday card challenge #258

Welcome to another fun challenge over at Flutter By Wednesday. This week's challenge is to make a card excluding the colors orange and black. And, of course, to include either a butterfly or fairy on the card. Since I'm currently working on some love cards for Operation Write Home, it was pretty easy to avoid the traditional Halloween colors.


papr - Doodlebug - Lovebirds
stamp - My Favorite Things
stitched die cuts - Lil Inker Designs
butterfly punch - Stampin Up
ink - Close to My Heart
Pearl Pen - Viva Decor

Thanks for visiting my blog today. I'd love to have you join in the fun over at Flutter By Wednesday. And if we get 100 entries, there will be a fun prize.



Monday, October 21, 2013

Cards in Envy - In the Spotlight card challenge

Hello and welcome to the second card challenge of October for Cards in Envy. The challenge is to make a spotlight card. This is a technique that is new to me, but very easy. Here's the card that I created.


paper - Pink Paislee - Secret Crush
stamps - Rubber Stampede and Stampendous
border die cut - My Favorite Things
Pearl Pen - Viva Decor
circle die cuts - Spellbinders
colored pencils - Crayola
bling - Kaisercraft
Versafine and Memento ink

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

OWH sketch #195 card challenge

Here's my take on this week's OWH sketch. Now that I look at it on the computer, I'm thinking I should have had the little owl perched on the top of the sentiment banner. But I still think it works for a nice love card.

paper - Doodlebug - Flower Box
stamps - The Stamps of Life
heart die cut - Lil Inker Designs
Versafine and Memento ink

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

OWH - MWT - Snow Much Fun!

This week's OWH Midweek Throwdown is to make a winter-themed card with snow. That sounded like the perfect challenge to use this adorable snowman from Hero Arts.


paper - Carta Bella - Winter Fun
stitched diecut - Lil Inker Designs
stamps - Hero Arts and Lil Inker Designs
Copic and Zig markers
Memento and Versafine ink

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Flutter By Wednesday card challenge #257

Happy Wednesday to everyone! I am SUPER excited to share that I have been chosen to be on the Flutter By Wednesday design team. YAY! There are always fun challenges with lots of wonderful inspiration over there. This week's challenge is a fabulous sketch.


Here's my take on the sketch.

paper - Doodlebug - Flower Box
stamp - Verve stamps
stiched die cuts - Lil Inker Designs
embossing folder - Sizzix
butterfly punch - Martha Stewart
Pearl pen - Viva Decor
Versafine ink

I would love for you to join the fun over at Flutter By Wednesday. Just remember to include either a fairy or a butterfly on your card, And if we reach 100 entries, there will be a prize!

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

OWH sketch #194 and October's ODBD

Here's my card for OWH sketch #194.

paper - My Mind's Eye - Be Amazing
stamp - The Stamps of Life
twine - Divine Twine
Pearl pen - Viva Decor
Versafine ink

The Our Daily Bread Design's October challenge is to use a sentiment as the main focus on a card.

paper - Doodlebug - Flower Box
stamp - My Favorite Things
die cuts - My Favorite Things Die-namics
Pearl pen - Viva Decor
Versafine ink




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Friday, October 11, 2013

Flutter By Wednesday card challenge #256

I found some time to get crafty this morning, so it's a good day today! I managed to finish 4 birthday cards for family and friends. And then I finished this card for the current Flutter By Wednesday challenge. It's a recipe challenge requiring 3 patterned papers, 3 embellishments, sparkle and either a butterfly or fairy on the card. Since this card has both too much dimension and glitter, it will not be going in my Operation Write Home box. But it was fun to create something a little different than my normal cards.


paper - Doodlebug - Flowerbox
stamp - Paper Smooches
twine - Divine Twine
butterfly - K&Company
die cuts - Spellbinders and Verve
embossing folder - Sizzix
brads - from stash
Stickles
Versafine and Stampin Up ink

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Monday, October 7, 2013

Cards in Envy - Now that's SCARY!

Welcome to the first card challenge of October for Cards in Envy. Since Halloween is just around the corner, the challenge is to make a Halloween card. I really prefer the fun costumes for kids, rather than the dark and scary side of Halloween. But for my card, I did include something that's scary to me. Spiders.

paper - Authentique - Enchanted
stamps - Craft Smart
faux stitching stickers - SRM
die cuts - Spellbinders
Pearl pen - Viva Decor
Versafine ink

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Saturday, October 5, 2013

OWH's World Card Making Day Bloghop


Happy World Card Making Day to everyone! I am so excited to be a part of the OWH WCMD blog hop. There are so many talented card-makers participating, you are sure to find some inspiration along the way. Just click HERE to go to start of the blog hop.

The theme this year is to use an OWH card sketch and make a thank you card. Here's the card I created using sketch #179.




paper - My Mind's Eye - Be Amazing
sentiment stamp - AMuse
silhouette stamp - Sweet n Sassy Stamps
ribbon - May Arts
border die cut - My Favorite Things
brads - Recollections
Memento ink

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Friday, October 4, 2013

OWH Midweek Throwdown - Multiples

This week's MWT was making multiples of the same card. Before being introduced to 6x6 paper pads, I only used 12x12 paper for making cards. And since I don't like to have any leftover scraps, I would always make as many of the same card as I could get out of the paper. This works very well when putting together card kits. This particular kit consists of 24 cards.



paper - Heidi Kress - Out of this world
stamp - The Stamps of Life
circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Pearl Pen - Viva Decor
Versafine ink

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Flutterby Wednesday DT call card entry

There is a current design team call over at Flutter By Wednesday, and I've decided to apply. I just love playing along with their weekly challenges. Participating in card challenges really helps me get out of my comfort zone and try something new. My cards have improved so much since entering challenges; first on the Operation Write Home blog, and then on other blogs. I think being on this DT will continue to provide more inspiration. (And it sounds like lots of fun!)


paper - Doodlebug - Flower Box
stamps - Reverse Confetti
stitched circle die cuts - Lil Inker Designs
butterfly diecut - My Favorite Things Die-namics
Memento ink

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