Monthly Archives: October 2011

Operation Write Home Sketch #93

  • Stamp – Basic Grey “Buttercup” clear set (paisley)
  • Stamp – My Sentiments Exactly “Happy Valentine’s Day”
  • Patterned papers – Basic Grey “Green at Heart: Pea,” Memory Box “Sweetheart” collection
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and WorldWin

I used the latest sketch at Operation Write Home (OWH) to create this card: Sketch #93. It is the first Valentine for my next box to send to OWH. This is a great design for using up scraps of different papers! Thanks for stopping by.

Crafter’s Digital Art Center Progressive Challenge #5

  • Digital image – Digis by Phooka
  • Patterned paper – Three Bugs in a Rug “Deck the Halls: Best Time of the Year”
  • Patterned cardstock – BoBunny “Clover Dot”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This image is part of the Crafter’s Digital Art Center’s Progressive Challenge #5. The image was created at Digis by Phooka and colored with Copic Markers. I was inspired by Card Positioning Systems Sketch #241 for the layout of this card. Thanks for visiting today.

Operation Write Home – Polka Dots

  • Stamps – Basic Grey “Cakes” clear set and Inkadinkado “Happy Birthday”
  • Papers – BoBunny “Bashful Dot” and Jenni Bowlen “Vanilla Creme Large Dot Coredinations Embossed Cardstock”
  • Ribbon – American Crafts
  • Die cuts – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Nine”

This week’s challenge at Operation Write Home is Polka Dots. I have lots of polka dots in my stash: tons of papers, ribbon, round punches, border punches with dots… So I had no problem coming up with something! The cardstock has a lighter colored core, so when you sand it with a sanding block, a lighter color shows through. I stipple brushed ink on the edges of everything as well, so everything is nice and distressed! Thanks for checking-in.

OWH Folded Christmas Tree

  • Patterned  and solid papers – Making Memories “Noel” collection
  • Chipboard sentiment – Making Memories Jigsaw Shapes “Holiday” collection
  • Card Base – Making Memories “Noel”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Star brad – Creative Impressions, Inc.
  • Corner Punch – Marvy Uchida

This is a really neat folding technique that I learned on Operation Write Home Stars & Stripes. Jan Hunnicut, of “She’s Gone Digital,” offered a tutorial showing how to fold this tree. Trenton, who is a master at Origami, also advised me on the folding! I seem to be folding-impaired to some degree! Anyway, I really like the tree and hope you do, too! Thanks for stopping by.

Fluffles Christmas

  • Stamp – Stampendous “Fluffles and Baubles”
  • Die cut – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Twenty Two”
  • Patterned paper – 3Bugs in a Rug “Best Time of the Year” from the Deck the Halls collection.
  • Cardstock – BoBunny “Clover Dot”
  • Rhinestones – KaiserCraft

This was another card I wanted to finish to send off to Operation Write Home for the Christmas deadline coming up. I stamped Fluffles and colored it with Copic markers. Thanks for stopping by.

Clean and Simple Sketch #162

  • Stamp – Impression Obsession “Solid Florals: Bleeding Heart” and Inkadinkado “Happy Birthday”
  • Ink – Tsukineko Kaleidacolor “Creole Spice” Rainbow pad
  • Patterned paper – Little Yellow Bicycle “Purple Pansy”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I made this card using the sketch at Clean & Simple #162. I stamped the sillhouette image with clear embossing powder and then brayered the rainbow ink over it. I popped up the image for a little dimension. Thanks for visiting.


OWH Sketch #91

  • Patterned papers – Holiday Greetings Collection (manufacturer unclear)
  • Stamp – Inkadinkado “Penguin Pandemonium” clear set
  • Die cut – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Twenty”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill Bling

I made this card for Operation Write Home, using the OWH Sketch #91. I am trying to finish up my Christmas cards to meet the October 31st deadline, so that the OWH shippers can send lots of cards off to the troops. Thanks for the visit!

Birthday with Butterfly


  • Stamp – Layers of Color Artstamps “Flutterescent”
  • Die cut – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Fleur de Lis Rectangles”
  • Patterned paper – BoBunny “Jazmyne Plush”



  • Stamp – Unity Stamp “The Little Things”
  • Decorative border piece – K&Company
  • Die cut – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Seventeen”
  • Edger punch – EK Success “Dotted Scallop”
  • Corner punch – Fiskars
  • Ribbon – American Crafts

OWH – Masculine Card Challenge


  • Stamps – My Favorite Things “Flopsey Fishing” (image and sentiment)
  • Die cuts – Spellbinder’s Nestabilities “Deckled Rectangles Large” and “Labels Seventeen”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This is a simple card that I dressed up by coloring the image with Copic markers and added some faux stitching around the edges. Then I popped up the image for some dimension. I made this for Operation Write Home as part of the current Masculine Card Challenge. Thanks for stopping by.