Sunday, January 27, 2013

You're Amazing!

You're Amazing! . . . . You are you know!
Even if you can't spin lots plates at once like my friend Plate-Spinner ~digital image by Hambo Stamps, you are Amazing because of who you are!

This week's Hambo Hoedown Challenge is to make a circle shaped card and to use Swirls, my favorite or Spirals along with one of their images.

I'll probably add this card to my stash since there is not much room for a Hero to write in it.

Supplies Used:
Plate-Spinner Digital Image ~Hambo Stamps
Circle Cutter ~Creative Memories
Swirl Punch ~My Stash
Divine Swirls Embossing Folder ~Cuttlebug
Dark Turquoise Cardstock ~DCWV
BG11  BG18  BV25  E000  E50  Y13  Y19  ~Copic Sketch Markers

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Hive ♥ 4 U

Really love this bee image by Paper Smooches. They are great for working on my Copic blending skills.  I am entering this card in the Delightful Inspiration January Challenge.

It's fun being able to pull together my own items to make an idea turn into a real card.

Supplies Used:
Western Romance Yellow Cardstock ~Webster's Pages
Hexagon Embossing Folder ~Cuttlebug
Bee Mine Digital Image ~Paper Smooches
Circle Font Stamps ~My Creative Time
OWH Year Round Sentiments Stamp ~Hero Arts
1 3/4" Circle Punch ~EK Success
Circle Cutters ~Creative Memories
Hot Pink Ink ~My Stash
Tuxedo Black Dye Ink ~Memento
Y13  YR15  Y19  Y35 I think ~Sketch Copic Markers

Saturday, January 19, 2013

I'm Stuck on You

I really like the 'everyday item' digital images Tim Hunter comes up with.  This week Refrigerator -digital image by Hambo Stamps was released.  The Hambo Hoedown Challenge for this week is to use Leftovers.

I used some paper and seam binding leftover from earlier cards.  Really thought this was a cute idea to use with the fridge!  Love the puns that go along with this image: "You're a keeper!"  "I'm Stuck on You!" and "You're so Cool!"

Supplies Used:
Yellow Scrap ~Western Romance by Webster's Pages
Green & Blue dyed Seam Binding ~Stash Leftover
Retro Kitchen Embossing Folder ~Cuttlebug
Fuschia Button ~Leftover from My Mind's Eye pack
Corner Chomper ~We R Memory Keepers
B000  E000  G43  G46  R46  V01  W00  W2 ~Sketch Copic Markers

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Happy Bird-day!

I had fun coloring these cute birds! (Silly Birds with Hats ~digital image by Hambo Stamps) I paired them with a felt border for the Hambo Hoedown Challenge for this week. I had never used a die on felt and wondered if it would cut cleanly. I was pleasantly surprised!

My favorite part of these birds (besides their beady eyes, of course) is the dot pattern on their bodies; it can be highlighted or a background detail.

Supplies Used:
Silly Birds with Hats Digital Image ~Hambo Stamps
Dark Turquoise Cardstock ~DCWV
Black Cardstock ~My Stash
Dizzy Border ~My Favorite Things Die-namics
White Felt ~My Stash
Tiny Black Brads ~My Stash
BG11  BG18  W00  W5  Y19  YR68 ~Copic Sketch Markers

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2012 Top Ten OWH Cards

Happy New Year! 
If you have joined me here from the Operation Write Home Blog Hop, Welcome!
If you are a regular reader, I am linking to the OWH Top Ten Blog Hop for a look back at a few favorite cards I made for Operation Write Home this past year. If you'd like to see other blogs, join the hop at OWH's blog Stars and Stamps.

You can click on each picture to take you to the original post.  

This is one of the first cards I made for Operation Write Home.

Hope you have a smile on your face and some inspiration for making some cards for OWH in 2013.