Sunday, March 29, 2015

Mojo Monday Sketch #390



paper - Carta Bella - Traditions
stamp - Sparkle Creations
sentiment die cut - Lawn Fawn
circle die cuts - Spellbinders
brads - Recollections
colored pencil - Crayola
ink - Memento

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

OWH sketch #251 Card Challenge

There's a new sketch over on the OWH Stars & Stamps blog. It was fun using all the different flower die cuts to add for embellishment.


sketch - OWH  #251
paper - Carta Bella - Traditions
stamps - My Favorite Things
frame die cuts - My Favorite Things
flower die cuts - The Stamps of Life
ink - Memento

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

OWH Mid-Month Throwdown - Patriotic Colors

I am still just loving this die cut from My Favorite Things. I thought it would be fun to make a patriotic colored card for the OWH Mid-Month Throwdown card challenge. With spring blooming, at least here in Washington state, pretty flowers just seemed appropriate for a love card.


paper - Doodlebug - Patriotic Parade
die cut - My Favorite Things
twine - The Twinery
stamp - Avery Elle
embossing ink - Versamark
embossing powder - Joanns

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Doodlebug's - Hip Hip Hooray 6x6 cards

The Doodlebug 6x6 paper pad is all finished now. I made a total of 21 cards with it this time. Although I'd rather make pink and girly cards all the time, I try to remember who will be using my cards and what are their needs. I donate the majority of my cards to Operation Write Home. And while some pink and girly is fine, it's really better to do a wider variety of colors and styles.













Check out my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial video HERE.

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

March ODBD card challenge

This month's Operation Write Home ODBD card challenge is perfect for me. The challenge is to have the sentiment as the main focus on a card. I tend to mostly use sentiments and patterned paper rather than images on my cards. Although sometimes, I love adding a fun paper pieced image. The first card is my entry for the March ODBD challenge.


paper - Doodlebug - Hip Hip Hooray
circle die cuts -  Spellbinders
star die cut - Lil Inker Designs
stamp - The Stamps of Life
pearl pen - Viva Decor
ink - Versafine

For my second card, I played with the MFT die cut and heat embossing.


paper - Doodlebug - Hip Hip Hooray
quilt die cut - My Favorite Things
stamp - Lawn Fawn
embossing ink - Versamark
embossing powder - Joann's
twine - Divine Twine

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

OWH sketch #250 card challenge

In celebration of Operation Write Home's 250th sketch, I decided to make a birthday card. I'm still working on this fun and cheerful Doodlebug 6x6 paper pad. 


sketch - OWH sketch #250
paper - Doodlebug - Hip Hip Hooray
stamp - Hero Arts
balloon die cuts - Lil Inker Designs
stitched circle die cut - Lil Inker Designs
circle die cut - Spellbinders
twine - Divine Twine
sequins - from stash
ink - Versafine

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Monday, March 9, 2015

Deconstructed Sketch #191

I'm having so much fun with these cute little monsters. I did some more paper piecing and added some Glossy Accents to the monster's eye for added texture and shine. The deconstructed sketch I followed was a square one that I modified to an A2 size card.


paper - Doodlebug - hip hip hooray
stamps - Lawn Fawn
circle die cuts - Spellbinders
white pen - Signo
Copic marker outline
Glossy Accents
embossing powder - Joanns
ink - Memento and Versamark
pearl pen - Viva Decor

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Sweet Sunday sketch #258

I made another fun monster card from the Doodlebug 6x6 paper pad I'm using. This time I paper pieced the little monster and used last week's Sweet Sunday's sketch.


paper - Doodlebug - Hip Hip Hooray
stamps - Lawn Fawn
circle die cuts - Spellbinders
white pen - Signo
Copic marker for outline
Zig marker for monsters horns
ink - Memento
brads - from stash

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Friday, March 6, 2015

Sew Dang Cute

I have been wanting this fun quilt die cut from My Favorite Things for many months. But everytime I went to order, it was out of stock. Finally, I lucked out and my new die cut arrived in my mailbox a few days ago. Yay! Here's the first card I made using it.


paper - Doodlebug - Hip Hip Hooray
quilt die cut - My Favorite Things
stitched circle die cut - Lil Inker Designs
circle die cut - Spellbinders
side-stitched border die cut - Avery Elle
stitched die cut - Paper Smooches
stamp - Paper Smooches
twine - Doodlebug
ink - Versafine

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Unity Blog Hop and OWH



Hello, and welcome to my stop on the Unity Stamp Company and Operation Write Home blog hop. If you just came from Kris's blog, then you're on the right track. If you would like to go to the beginning of the hop, you can find it HERE.

I'm so excited to be a part of this blog hop to help show the newest Unity patriotic stamp set. I don't think one can ever go wrong with using some patriotic stamps on a card.




For my card, I decided to make an AnyHero card for our deployed service members. Inside, I included a personal note of gratitude to let our heroes know they haven't been forgotten. Cards donated to Operation Write Home need to fit into an A2 size envelope. However, AnyHero cards can be different sizes. My card is slightly larger than an A2 size since the little banner hangs off the side of the card.


Here's a close up showing the heat embossing of the flag stripes.


sketch - Reverse Confetti #20, paper - Authentique - Pride, stamps - Unity Stamp Company, circle die cuts - Spellbinders, ink - Close to My Heart, Colorbox, and VersaMark, embossing powder - Recollections, brads - from stash.

Now it's time to hop over to Lisa's blog for some more wonderful inspiration. Thank you Unity Stamp Company for your support of Operation Write Home and the men and women serving our country.



Sunday, March 1, 2015

OWH sketch #249 card challenge

I did some more playing with this fun Doodlebug 6x6 paper pad. The first card uses the newest OWH sketch


sketch - OWH sketch #249
paper - Doodlebug - hip hip hooray
stamp - Avery Elle
circle die cuts - Spellbinders
ink - Versafine

For my second card, I decided to use some colored pencils on the robot. 

paper - Doodlebug - hip hip hooray
stamps - Hero Arts
ink - Versafine
colored pencils - Crayola
brads - from stash

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