Monthly Archives: September 2011

CPS Sketch #235

  • Stamp – A Stamp in the Hand “Pear Border”
  • Patterned paper – BoBunny Dots
  • Green textured cardstock
  • Corner punch – Fiskars “Budding Flower”
  • Die cut – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Cirles Large”
  • Background card – handmade direct-to-paper with ColorBox Chalk inks
  • Embossing powders – Stampendous “Ultra Detail Gold” and “Ultra Detail Copper (opaque)” and Personal Stamp Exchange “Desert Tapestry”

I was playing with a technique of mixing embossing powders prior to heat embossing for this card (inspired by the August issue of Vamp Stamp News). I used the current sketch at Card Positioning Systems: CPS Sketch #235. Thanks for stopping by.


CDAC Bookworm

  • Bookworm Digital Image – Jen’s Digi Stamps
  • Patterned Papers – BoBunny Back To Basics Turquoise
  • Die cuts – Spellbinder’s Nestabilities “Labels Seventeen”
  • Stamp – “Hello” by Studio G Clear Stamps (Hampton Art Stamps)
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Markers – Copic
  • Ribbon – curling ribbon, origin unknown

This image is part of the Crafter’s Digital Art Center Freebie Challenges – part 2. I colored the bookworm digital image with Copic Markers and layered with some fun BoBunny paper.

OWH – Non-traditional Christmas colors

  • Stamp – Inkadinkado “Silhouettes”
  • Patterned papers – Basic Grey “Green at Heart” and “Eskimo Kisses” collections
  • Cardstock and decorative cardstock strip – Bazzill
  • Sticker – Stampendous “Class A Peal Holidays Chainletter”

This card is for another of the OWH Birthday Bash challenges: non-traditional Christmas colors. The purple background is pretty non-traditional! It was kind of fun to design something a little “out there” for this one. Sending out a special “thank you” to Barb at Paper Therapy Ponderings for hosting this challenge! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

OWH – Celebrating Nature/Birthday Bash

  • Patterned paper – KaiserCraft “Hunt and Gather” collection
  • Border punches – EK Success
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Tag – KaiserCraft Journal Tags “Timeless”
  • Happy Birthday sticker – Mrs. Grossman’s “Happy Birthday Captions”

This card salutes the noble bug! I love this paper! The challenge is one of many at Operation Write Home (OWH) right now, to celebrate its birthday. The virtual cardmaking party right now has many challenges, and this is only one of them: “Celebrating Nature.” Many of my cards celebrate naturel, so this was a fun challenge to participate in. Thanks for the visit!

OWH – Autumn Challenge

  • Stamp – Rubbermoon “Autumn Blessings”
  • Charm – Embellish It!
  • Die Cut – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Seventeen”
  • Patterned paper – BoBunny “Welcome Home Flourish”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Ribbon – unknown source

This card is for the Operation Write Home Autumn Challenge. It is a very simple card with the patterned paper doing most of the talking with a charm to accent it. Thanks for visiting!


OWH – Thank You Pinwheel


  • Patterned papers – Echo Park Paper Company “Newsprint” (both sides/patterns of the double sided sheet) and BoBunny “Shadow Dot” and “Sugar Dot”
  • Brad – Making Memories “Black and White Jumbo Pebble Brads”
  • Stamp – Printworks “Thank You”
  • Die cut – Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Ribbon Banners”

I made this card for the “CASE Ardeth T.” challenge at OWH Stars and Stamps. One of her cards was using the pinwheel design, which is really fun. I added some faux stitching for something a little different. Thanks for stopping by.

OWH Birthday Bash 2011 – “We R Keeping an Eye on You!”

  • Flowers – Hero Arts “Hero Hues Floral Print Flowers”
  • Die cut – Nestabilities Shapeabilities, “Foliage”
  • Stamps – Hero Arts “Moments Background” stamped on the leaves; Rubber Soul “Thanks”
  • Patterned paper – Basic Grey “Lauderdale” paper pad
  • Eyelet – We R Memory Keepers ‘Fashion Front”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Embossing Folder – Cuttlebug “Swiss Dots”

This card was designed for the “We R Keeping an Eye on You!” challenge at Operation Write Home. This month is the Birthday Celebration at Operation Write Home, celebrating the anniversary of when OWH became a 501(c)(3). OWH is doing a different challenge every day of the month of September. This particular challenge was to make a card using eyelets. I must admit, I haven’t used eyelets in quite a while, so this was a good challenge for me. Thanks for your visit!