Saturday, August 31, 2013

Labor Day Weekend VCMP

Welcome to the Operation Write Home Labor Day 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, September 8th to add your card. Check out the OWH Blog: Stars and Stamps for links to the other blogs.

My 29th wedding anniversary is this weekend so my challenge to you is

Use Sketch #29 for a Love Card

I like to turn my cards horizontal so the hero can easily see the design

I think this card would be good for a man or woman to send home to their sweetie.

Love Cards are much more versatile since they can be sent anytime.

Supplies Used:
Market Square Paper ~Farm House Paper Co
Sizzle On Stamps ~Kelly Purkey {Simon Says Stamp}
Tuxedo Black Ink ~Memento

What's a Party without a Giveaway???
I have a little Basic Grey Soleil for one of the InLinkz participants
so you can replenish your supplies!

VCMP Cards to Link

Operation Write Home is having a
Virtual Card Making Party
this Labor Day Weekend.

Every few hours, a link will be posted over at the starting place on the Stars & Stamps blog. You can visit each stop and play along by making a card to go along with the challenge on that page.

The first challenge is to make a Winter or Christmas card with Nancy's sketch.

I like to make horizontal cards so here is my version. The blue patterned paper is not exactly winter but it could be and a "love you" card can be sent anytime of year.

For the second challenge Diane asked us to make an O W H inspired card.

                                                    O ~ Otter
                                                    W ~ Waving {with banner}
                                                    H ~ Hello

The third challenge Seongsook had for us was a little tricky for me since I don't have the rectangular dies she uses.

I ended up turning the two papers over and penciling in lines to cut 1/2" from each side.  The little blade of my Martha Stewart Paper Trimmer was easy to line up with the lines.

Sybrina's challenge (#6) for us is to make a kid's card using a tic tac toe grid.

I chose stamping ~ punny sentiment ~ something with 4 legs


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

OWH Virtual Card Making Party Coming Soon

Operation Write Home will be having a Virtual Card Making Party this Labor Day Weekend.
Join us on Saturday ~I am one of the hostesses!  OWH Stars and Stamps Blog
I'm sure there will be giveaways, it's a Party after-all.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Dream Until . . .

I took a class with Renee of "I came, I saw, I created" where we made the neatest Take Out Folder.  I thought it was a great idea and was fun putting it together.

My son's girlfriend is going north to attend graduate school to pursue her dream/goal of playing violin professionally.

I thought this format would be a perfect way to send her off to her new home, albeit temporary.

I used a pocket folder and the measurements from Renee's post to cut my panels.

I added menus/information sheets from places near the university.  There was also a space for me to add a personal note of encouragement.

Attached embossed pockets to the back section

to insert some encouraging scriptures to help when she feels lonely.

A few gift cards to the local merchants attached with washi tape ~love the {hugs and quiches}

A view of the back when closed up.

Supplies Used:
Indie Chic-Citron Cardstock ~My Mind's Eye
Chiffon Journal Cardstock ~Bo Bunny
Walnut Cream Cardstock ~Bazzill
Coral Cardstock ~DCWV
Decorative Tile Embossing Folder ~Cuttlebug
My Favorite Sentiments Stamp ~My Favorite Things
Die-namics LLD Insert It 3x4 Pocket ~My Favorite Things
Die-namics LLD Insert It 3x4 Insert ~My Favorite Things
LLD Journal It - For the Record Stamp ~My Favorite Things
Peeled Paint Distressed Ink ~Ranger
Field Green Dye Ink ~Hero Arts
G43 Sketch Marker ~Copic
Green Washi Tape ~My Mind's Eye
Cream Cotton Ribbon ~My Stash
Blue Pocket Folder ~My Stash