Thursday, May 29, 2014

Birch tree bears

There are 2 pieces of this birch tree paper in the Lawn Fawn 6x6 I'm using. I kept setting it aside since I wasn't sure what to do with it. Then today, I remembered my grass die cut. I think the paper worked perfectly to create a little scene for these sweet paper pieced bears.


paper - Lawn Fawn - Into the Woods
bear stamp - Hero Arts
sentiment stamp - Lil Inker Designs
grass die cut - Lawn Fawn
cloud punch - Fiskars
Crayola colored pencil and Copic marker
Memento ink

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

OWH - MWT - Pink and gray color challenge

It's a color challenge for the OWH Midweek Throwdown this week. Pink and gray or black. Since there is absolutely no pink in the current 6x6 paper pad I'm working on, I had to choose some different papers. But, I always have some pink paper in my stash. Although, I try not to make too many pink cards since Operation Write Home really needs a wider variety of colors.


paper - Carta Bella - Paris Girl
stamp - Hero Arts
circle die cuts - Spellbinders
heart die cuts - Lil Inker Designs
Versafine ink

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Sketch Saturday #311

Here's another fun card I made using the super cute Lawn Fawn 6x6 paper. I used the newest sketch from Sketch Saturday. Love this sketch and I know I will be using it again and again. I've been really focusing on Miss You, Thank You, and Love cards for my Operation Write Home box since those are the most needed themes right now.


paper - Lawn Fawn - Into the Woods
stamps - Paper Smooches
border die cut - Lil Inker Designs
leaf die cut - Lawn Fawn
Versafine ink

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

OWH sketch #226 card challenge

I've been super busy with this 6x6 paper pad by Lawn Fawn. I really, really, really like it. I know I haven't posted many cards I've made from it yet, but I will try to get a few more up on my blog this week. Today's card is based on the most recent OWH sketch. I know the papers are autumnish, so I will hold onto to them until it's time to send in fall cards to Operation Write Home.


paper - Lawn Fawn - Into the Woods
stamp - Lawn Fawn
brads - Recollections
Versafine ink

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Saturday, May 24, 2014

OWH Memorial Day BlogHop


Welcome to my stop in the Operation Write Home Memorial Day Weekend BlogHop.  I hope you are all getting some great inspiration today. For my card, I used OWH sketch #169 and some cute patriotic Doodlebug paper.




paper - Doodlebug - Stars & Stripes
stamp - Paper Smooches
border die cut - Lil Inker Designs
heart die cuts - American Crafts
circle die cuts - Spellbinders
embossing folder - Cuttlebug
brads - Recollections
Versafine ink

And since it is Memorial Day weekend, I decided to also make an AnyHero card which I have already written my note of gratitude and encouragement in it.


paper = Doodlebug - Stars & Stripes
embossing folder - Cuttlebug
stitched star die cuts - Lil Inker Designs
tiny star punch - Fiskars
circle die cuts - Spellbinders

And what a perfect weekend to involve the kids in making and writing their own AnyHero letters. My son and daughter are always eager to share their artwork and give thanks to our Heroes.




I have a challenge for you this weekend. Have every member from your family do an AnyHero card. It's a wonderful way to thank our service members for all that they do for us everyday.

Click HERE to go back to the Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop.
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

OWH - Midweek Throwdown - Masculine/Feminine Birthday

This week's Midweek Throwdown on the OWH Stars & Stamps blog is to make both a masculine and a feminine birthday card. I love this idea and really should do it more often. Especially since OWH is usually short on masculine cards. I pulled out some papers from an old Becky Higgins Sweet baby kit. One side of each paper is boy, while the opposite side is girl. Perfect for this challenge. The sketch is by Retro Sketches, but I actually CASEd Thanh Vo's take on the sketch.


paper - Becky Higgins Sweet Baby
stamp - Hero Arts
brads - Recollections
bling - from stash
star die cuts - Spellbinders and Lil Inker Designs
butterfly punch - Martha Stewart
Versafine ink

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Cards in Envy - Winged Things

It's time to see cards featuring Things with Wings over at Cards in Envy. I absolutely love these fairy silhouette stamps I found at Lavinia Stamps, so I just had to use one for the second CIE challenge of May.


paper - Echo Park - Love Story
fairy stamp - Lavinia Stamps by Tracey Dutton
sentiment stamp - Technique Tuesday
circle die cuts - Spellbinders
embossing folder - Sizzix
Versafine ink

I hope you can play along with us over at Cards in Envy. Just remember to make an A2 size card and no thicker than 1/4".
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Sunday, May 18, 2014

OWH sketch #225

I am so happy to be able to play with the new OWH sketch today. I even started a new 6x6 paper pad, so that's super fun as well.


paper - Lawn Fawn - Into the Woods
stamp - Paper Smooches
large cloud punch - Fiskars
leaf die cuts - Lawn Fawn
small cloud die cut - My Favorite Things Die-Namics
brads - Recollections
Memento ink

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Friday, May 16, 2014

3-in-1 Card Challenge

It's been over a month since I have been able to make a card. First, the water pipes over my craft room started leaking. So most of my craft stuff was either covered or removed from the room while my husband began replacing all of our pipes. (A few other tiny leaks were discovered once the ceiling was ripped apart.) And then I was out of town for 2 weeks helping out my sister and her family while she went through another chemo treatment. I'm home now. And although my husband hasn't finished all of the pipes yet, he made sure to get my craft room done before I got home. Yay! Crafty time for me today!

Since I'm so behind on card challenges, I combined 3 OWH challenges into this one card. The current sketch, the Midweek Throwdown, and the May ODBD challenge.


paper - Doodlebug - Stars & Stripes
stamp - Paper Smooches
embossing folder - The Paper Studio
brads - Recollections
Versafine ink

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Monday, May 5, 2014

Cards in Envy - May Flowers

Hello and welcome to the first challenge of the month for Cards in Envy. With May upon us now, it's the perfect time to have a May Flowers challenge. I chose to use some bright and cheery colors to go along with the flowers on my card.


paper - American Crafts
stamps - Technique Tuesday
die cuts - My Favorite Things
border die cut - Lil Inker Designs
twine - Doodlebug
Versafine ink

I would love for you to join us over at Cards in Envy. Just remember to make an A2 size card no thicker than 1/4".

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