Saturday, January 31, 2015

Flying by to say hi

What to do when you receive embellishments that are way too thick for a normal OWH card? 

Use it for an AnyHero card!  {What is an AnyHero Card?}

 I had so much fun making the little paper airplanes, I made another card.

Supplies Used:
Flying By Stamps ~ Lawn Fawn
Felt Cloud Embellishments ~ Pebbles
Tuxedo Black Dye Ink ~ Memento
Paper Scraps ~ My Stash

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Primarily Missing You

This month's ODBD Challenge is to use Primary Colors in making a card for Operation Write Home.  I really like the font style for this sentiment. Thought if I mounted it on a square that was a little askew, it would keep the card from looking too boxy.

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper ~ My Stash
Blue Cardstock ~ Bazzill Basics
OWH Brave Limited Stamp Set ~ Simon Says Stamp
Onyx Black Versafine Pigment Ink ~ Tsukineko

Saturday, November 29, 2014

OWH Red Friday Blog Hop

Operation Write Home is having a Red Friday Blog Hop to support our nation’s heroes with love from home!  I made a card using a sentiment from one of the fundraiser stamp sets OWH Brave.  This is the first time I tried the mirror image stamping technique.  I had to look thru the backside of the stamp to line up the die to cut it properly.  I think it came out pretty well.

I wanted to make the foxes look like they were in the woods, so I embossed the brown paper and popped up the tree trunks.  Be sure to check out the list of blogs on the hop for some inspiration.  Send in a few cards that meet the guidelines.

Supplies Used:
OWH Brave Limited Stamp Set ~ Simon Says Stamp
Joy to the Woods Stamp & Die Set ~ Lawn Fawn
Tuxedo Black Dye Ink ~ Memento
Versafine Pigment Ink ~ Tsukineko
T0  T2 ~ Copic Markers

Monday, November 24, 2014

Sending Love

I am joining in on the Operation Write Home November ODBD Challenge this month where the card is to feature a heart.

I used the flatten feature on my Cricut Explore along with my printer to get this sentiment label.  I popped it up over some fun May Arts ribbon to help make it stand out.

Let me know if you join in on the challenge.

Supplies Used:
Striped Ribbon ~ May Arts
Better Together Cartridge ~ Cricut
White Cardstock ~ Neenah

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Cutting Edge Blog Hop

I'm participating in the Cutting Edge Blog Hop hosted by Pretty Pink Posh! They are so kind that they are letting me participate even though I don't have any of their dies, yet!

I used the Tri Square Craft Die in a little bit different way than it is laid out. Normally the squares are all in a line but I wanted the windows for the bears to look far apart.  My son just moved out on his own and I wish he weren't so far away!

I popped the bears' heads up a little so they would look a little 3 dimensional.

Supplies Used:
Tri Square Craft Die ~Simon Says Stamp
Circle Friends Stamp Set ~Simon Says Stamp
Die Inks ~Hero Arts
Patterned Paper ~My Mind's Eye
Red Cardstock ~Bazzill

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Arden's Card


I have a friend named Arden. Even though she is only six years old, she has been making cards for quite some time with construction paper and markers.  I thought this challenge would be perfect for her.  Since it is a Simon Says Stamp Challenge, I brought over some Simon Says Stamps, inks, cardstock and colored pencils for her to try out.

  She had a design in mind before I even arrived.  She traced and cut out half a butterfly so that when the recipient opens it,

a whole butterfly is revealed!

She really liked using the different colored ink cubes and the various stamps to make the card come to life.  Keeping to the summer color scheme was part of her design as well.  She will be giving this card to her parents who were on a "Staycation".

Supplies Arden used:
Cardstock ~ Neenah
Thinking of You Stamp Set ~ Simon Says Stamp
Watt's Up Stamp Set ~ Simon Says Stamp
Pale Tomato Ink ~ Hero Arts
Tide Pool Ink ~ Hero Arts
Cornflower Ink ~ Hero Arts
Colored Pencils ~ Faber-Castell
Hole Punch  Construction Paper

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I Dig You

I took Sandy Allnock's Copic Background Class.  Here is my first attempt at the technique.  I think I need to get a few lighter colors to make it a little more wispy.

I remembered to stamp the inside with a coordinating stamp for a little extra fun.

I thought this girl looked like me enjoying summer so I entered it in the
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: A Mid-Summer's Challenge

Supplies Used:
May Arts Ribbon  Copic Markers  Hero Arts ink  There She Goes Stamps  DCWV paper