Monday, July 21, 2014

OWH Sketch #234

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Every week Operation Write Home has a new Sketch Challenge.  I really like that they include the measurements.  You can follow it exactly or use it as an inspiration.


Here is my version.  I tried to follow the sketch and measurements exactly.  Using paper from the same 6 x 6 pad makes it easier to find coordinating colors and patterns.


Because there were so many layers, {8 + the card base!!}
I did not pop anything up.
Do you like to use sketches for your cards/layouts?


Supplies Used:
Flirty Frames Stamp Set ~Paper Smooches
Jewel Cardstock ~DCWV
Patterned Paper ~My Mind's Eye
Embossing Folder ~Cuttlebug
Charcoal Ink ~Hero Arts

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Scarf Challenge


I made these cards for an Operation Write Home challenge.  Fun to have guidelines sometimes. Have been enjoying coloring these Paper Smooches frames lately so this challenge fit in nicely!


We were to make a card with tone on tone yellow and pink.  I embossed patterns that were similar to the stamped image.

If you decide to join in on this challenge, let me know!  I'd love to see what you create!


Supplies Used:
Flirty Frames Stamp Set & Dies ~ Paper Smooches
Musical Flourish Embossing Folder ~ Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
Baby's Breath Embossing Folder ~ Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
Mildred Now and Then Enamel Dots ~ My Mind's Eye
Onyx Black VersaFine Pigment Ink ~ Tsukineko
R24  R43  R46  Y19 ~ Copic Sketch Markers
Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper ~ We R Memory Keepers
Colored Cardstock ~ DCWV
White Cardstock ~ Neenah

Monday, July 14, 2014

Thick & Thin Challenge Winners!





 Thanks to everyone who looked at all the blog posts, commented and linked their own cards for the challenges!

Congratulations to Kristie Marcotte and Irene {pwhalersfan} !!!

You are the winners of the Thick & Thin May Arts Ribbon!!!
{As soon as I get your address, I'll get you your goodies!}
You can reach me at byannette at rocketmail dot com

Monday, July 7, 2014

4th of July VCMP Challenges

 Here are some cards I made for the Operation Write Home VCMP

#1 His & Hers

Sunday, July 6, 2014

4th of July VCMP


Welcome to the Operation Write Home 4th of July Weekend Virtual Card Making Party!

I hope you can join me and the other hostesses as we bring some card challenges for you to make and show. You have until next Sunday, July 13th to add your card. Check out the OWH Blog: Stars and Stamps for links to the other blogs.

I have a Thick & Thin Challenge for you.
Make a Thick AnyHero card with a message written inside by you and then a Thin version that a hero can write in and mail home.


AnyHero cards can be crazy thick since they are given to the heroes in the boxes!


AnyHero cards can also be any size or shape so I like to make top folding "hot dog" ones.


Thick only for AnyHero card
Thin for Hero to send home

The Thin card needs to be flat so it is easy for the Hero to send home.

What's a Party without a Giveaway???
Since you will be making two cards, I have two prizes!!
I have some Thick May Arts ribbon for one of  the InLinkz participants and some Thin May Arts ribbon for another of the InLinkz participants so you can replenish your supplies!


Add your cards by copying your url from your blog or photo sharing account.


Monday, June 30, 2014

Virtual Card Making Party coming!


What's a VCMP?  
It's an online event with challenges all weekend long, a new one every few hours...and they're hosted on lots of blogs! {I'll be one of those blogs!!}

Operation Write Home's blog, Stars & Stamps will have all the links.

I'll update as soon as I have more information.

Try to participate...there may be prizes!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

In Christ Alone



In Christ alone my hope is found
He is my light, my strength, my song
This Cornerstone, this solid ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm

What heights of love, what depths of peace
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease
My Comforter, my All in All
Here in the love of Christ I stand

In Christ alone, who took on flesh
Fullness of God in helpless Babe
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones He came to save

Til on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on Him was laid
Here in the death of Christ I live, I live

There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave He rose again

And as He stands in victory
Sins curse has lost its grip on me
For I am His and He is mine
Bought with the precious blood of Christ

No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From life's first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny

No power of hell, no scheme of man
Could ever pluck me from His hand
Til He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I stand

Songwriters
Donald Koch/Andrew Craig