Monthly Archives: March 2011

OWH – Mother’s Day


These cards feature “Petals and Poetry” stickers by Penny Black.  The card on the right is inspired by the OWH Sketch Challenge #62. Patterned papers include BoBunny polka dots, Basic Grey “Hello Luscious” and Creative Imaginations Signature Collection. Cardstock is Bazzill, die cut is from the Spellbinders Nestabilities “Fancy Tags” set and “Happy Mother’s Day” stamp is by Hero Arts.

I only shipped off a couple of Mother’s Day cards in my small shipment today to Operation Write Home. Every little bit counts!

Card Patterns Sketch #108


  • Sentiment Stamp – Hero Arts
  • Leaf stamp – from “Trees and Leaves” set by Inkadinkadoo
  • Patterned papers – “cupcake dot-grid” by Doodlebug Designs; “Passion Fruit Flourish” by BoBunny and green print from KI Memories Flourish Paper Pad
  • Die cuts – Spellbinders Nestabilities – Lacey Circles and Standard Circles Large
  • Flower – Hero Arts
  • Leaf embellishment – Prima Marketing
  • Brad – Creative Impressions
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Edges inked with Colorbox Chalk Ink

This was a fun sketch to try from the Card Patterns site. I used it to make a Mother’s Day card to send to Operation Write Home. The troops need lots of cards to send to their mothers and I am going to make a very small contribution. I like to combine pink and green. The color combination and flower make it seem Springy even though the wetaher is not! Thanks for visiting.

Clean and Simple – Fall to Layout 133

  • Die-cut strip – Tim Coffey “Blossomwood” – K&Company
  • Sentiment Stamp – PSX
  • Embossing plate – “Flourish” by Sizzix for Stampin’ Up
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Gemstones – Hero Arts

This sketch is the Fall to Layout (FTL) 133 currently on Clean and Simple Stamping. Thanks for checking-in.

Space Monkey

  • Patterned papers – BoBunny “Blast Off” collection
  • Stamps – Inkadinkadoo “Greetings”
  • Inks – ColorBox Chalk “Blue Iris” and Adirondack “Denim”
  • Recycled Kraft Paper pre-folded card – Paper Accents

This card was made in response to the Cards4Kids Challenge for Operation Write Home. This paper is a lot of fun and can be used for a kid’s card for any occasion. I used pieces of three different sheets. Thanks for stopping by.

CPS Sketch #210

  • Stamp – Magenta Cat of the Month (Dahlia)
  • Patterned papers – Sassafrass Lass “Life is Beatiful” collection (both sides); Green dots – BoBunny
  • Faux pearls (brown) – Blue Hills Studio
  • Inks – Memento black (kitty) edged pieces in Tangerine ColorBox Chalk ink
  • Copic and Marvey markers

This is the current sketch at Card Positioning Systems (Sketch 210). Thanks for stopping by.

OWH Sketch #61

  • Butterfly die cut – Paper House Productions
  • Stamp – “Hello” from Hero Arts “Live Life” Collection
  • Patterned paper – American Crafts “Elegant Caviar” (both sides: the dots and the light blue solid)
  • Black velvet ric rac
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This sketch is the current one from Operation Write Home. I like it because it is very simple and leaves a lot to individual interpretation. This Hero Arts stamp set is really perfect for OWH cards. It is a group of sentiments that are appropriate and graphically pleasing to stand on their own.  This is the first card for my new batch of cards to send to OWH. I sent my first group last week and they have been received for processing. I’d like to do some Mother’s Day cards for my next shipment, but the deadline is fast approaching so I need to get busy!

Card Patterns Sketch #107

  • Stamp – from Hero Arts “Antique Engravings” set
  • Patterned papers – Butterfly stamped on BasicGrey “Green at Heart” collection; K&Company “Green Paisley”
  • Embossing folder – Cuttlebug Kassie’s Brocade
  • Cardstock – Bazzill Basics
  • Border punch – EK Success “English Ivy”
  • Circle die-cuts made from Spellbinders Nestabilities – “Lacey Circles”
  • Ribbon – May Arts

This sketch is from Card Patterns. After stamping the butterfly on patterned paper, I cut it out and folded up the wings. The die-cuts are popped up with pop dots, as is the butterfly. Thank you for stopping by.

Clean and Simple Challenge #132

  • Stamp – Fred B. Mullett “Big Winter Queen Anne’s Lace”
  • Inks – Used Marvy markers to color stamp direct-to-rubber. Inked edges of card with “Mint” ColorBox pigment ink.
  • Patterned Paper – My Mind’s Eye
  • Ribbon – Jo-Ann Holiday Inspirations

This is the current sketch challenge (#132) on Clean & Simple Stamping. The Fred Mullett stamp fits this sketch perfectly.

OWH Scallops Challenge

  • Stamp – Crafty Individuals by Magenta “Calligraphy Bird”
  • Patterned paper – “Black Paisley” by Doodlebug Design Co.
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Ink – Brilliance “Mediterranean Blue” and “Platinum Planet”
  • Border punch – EK Success
  • Scallop diecut – Spellbinders Nestabilities – Classic Scalloped Square Large

CPS Sketch #209

  • Stamp – “Mountain Hare” by Hero Arts
  • Patterned papers – Basic Grey “Kioshi” collection
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Die cuts – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Fifteen”
  • Corner Punch – EK Success
  • Inks – Versafine Vintage Sepia and Colorbox chalk inks: Creamy Brown and Chestnut Roan
  • Ribbon – May Arts
  • Pearls – KaiserCraft

This is such a great stamp. It was originally designed in 2000 and they’ve re-released it as a “Hero Arts Classic.” I used the latest sketch (#209) from Card Positioning System (CPS). This may be the last card in my first shipment to Operation Write Home. I will be sending cards out in the next day or two. Thanks for checking-in.