Monthly Archives: May 2012

Sweet Wishes

  • Digital images – Pattie’s Creations (from CDAC)
  • Stamp – Penny Black “Sweet Wishes”
  • Embossing folder – Cuttlebug
  • Cardstock – BoBunny and Bazzill

The ice cream cone digital stamp is from Pattie’s Creations, via Crafter’s Digital Art Center’s Progressive Freebie Challenge. I printed and colored three of them with Copic markers and popped them up at different levels. Just a very simple card today. Thanks for visiting.

OWH – Midweek Throwdown: Thank You with Bonus Sketch

  • Stamp – Stampin’ Up “Elegant Thank You”
  • Patterned papers – BoBunny “Enchanted”
  • Die cuts made with Spellbineders Nestabilities “Fleur de Lis Rctangles”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I used the OWH bonus sketch that was presented along with Sketch #123 this week. Lots of flourishes here, with the papers, die cuts and stamp! As it turned out, it was perfect for the OWH Midweek Throwdown challenge for thank you cards. The troops always request lots of thank you cards to send home, so this challenge will hopefully inspire folks to make a good amount to ship out. Thanks for stopping by!


OWH Bonus Sketch Challenge #123

  • Sentiment stamp – Printworks
  • Patterned papers – Basic Grey “Hello Luscious”
  • Corner punch – Marvy Uchida
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

Hi there. This is just a fun, simple card using a bonus sketch that came along with OWH Sketch #123 this week.  Thanks for visiting. I’m hoping to get more Operation Write Home cards done this week!

OWH – Memorial Day Bloghop 2012

Welcome! Just a quick “hello” to the OWH Bloghoppers today!

  • Digital image – Bugaboo Digi Stamps
  • Patterned papers – Scenic Route – “Surprise” (double-sided)
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

We are all about sketches today for our hop. There are over 100 different OWH sketches to choose from and I used OWH Sketch #33 for this card. I colored the digital image with Copic markers and repeated the birthday hat motif from the penguin to the patterned paper in the background. Lots of polka dots for a festive birthday card! I popped up the image with dimensional adhesive for a little visual interest and there you have it!

Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy the rest of the hop and be inspired to make some cards using the great sketches available here! Try out a sketch or two (or more) and make some cards to ship out to some of our troops so that they can use them to send to their loved ones. Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!

Return to the Main Bloghop Page here or by clicking on the OWH Bloghop image above.

Card Patterns Sketch #165

  • Digital image – Odds and Soxlets (provided by CDAC Progressive Challenges)
  • Patterned cardstock – BoBunny Back to Basics
  • Border punch – Stampin’ Up “Scallop Edge”
  • Die cuts  made with Spellbinders Nestabilities “Deckled Rectangles Large”
  • Ribbon – American Crafts
  • Flower – Hero Arts with an EK Success sticker in the center

I used Card Patterns Sketch #165 as inspiration to design this card. The digital stamp came to me by way of the Crafters Digital Art Center’s Progressive Freebie Challenge. I colored it with Copic markers with bright and pastel colors. Thanks for visiting today. It is such a busy time right now, my posts have been few and far between!

What’s the word, Bird?

  • Stamp – Inkdadinkado “The Aviary Assortment”
  • Edger punch – EK Success “Dotted Scallop”
  • Embossing folder – Cuttlebug “Victoria”
  • Die cuts made from Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Fifteen”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and WorldWin

I made this background by following a tutorial at Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps: Scrappy Backgrounds Tutorial. It is a good way to use up scraps of cardstock since it is made up of thin strips of paper. The texture added by running it through an embossing folder makes it a really rich background. This is my first one, so hopefully my next one will be a little more polished, but it was fun and a different kind of background for me. Special thanks to Cara who put the tutorial together! Thanks for visiting today.

I’m just a rebel (with a cause)!

It is time for another chance to make a card in the OWH Be A Rebel – Virtual Cardmaking Party!


This challenge is to make a card using Bright Colors!

We’re having fun making cards on National Scrapbook weekend! How rebellious of us! This is your chance to be challenged to make nine different cards (or more!) by visiting the honorary OWH Rebels. For links to all of the challenges, click the banner above.

  • Patterned papers – BoBunny “Sun Kissed Stripe” and “Sun Kissed Party”
  • Stamp – Hero Arts “Everyday Sayings”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Border punch – EK Success “Double Embossed Dotted Lace Edger Punch”

This is a pretty simple card where I let the patterned paper do the talking! This is fun BoBunny paper that has lots of different images featured in small squares. I just cut some of them out and layered them with bright colors over black cardstock. Then I popped up the sentiment for a little dimension.

And for another…

  • Stamps – Hero Arts “Year Round Sentiments”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill Basics “Pink Glazed Dots” and WorldWin “Caribbean Colors: Kiwi”
  • Ribbon – Maya Road Journey Ribbon “Cool Ribbon Belts Collection”
  • Border Punch – Fiskars “Upper Crest”

This is another card featuring bright colors. I used the Mojo Monday Sketch #239 for this one–or at least my interpretation. All of the paper pieces are edged in blue ColorBox Chalk Ink and the stars are colored with Copic markers. Thanks for stopping in and enjoy the Party!

I’d love to see your cards featuring bright colors! Please link your card below!

OWH Rebel Challenge Card – Paper Piecing

  • Stamps – from Verve stamps “Up, Up & Away” set
  • Patterned paper – American Crafts “Campy Trails: Elk Creek Trail”
  • Cloud template – Inky Antics
  • Stickers – EK Success “Dots Pastels”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill Basics and BoBunny Dot to Dots

This is a card for the Rebellious OWHers who are making cards instead of scrapbooking on National Scrapbooking Day! I decided to paper piece a hot air balloon for this card. I stamped the balloon three times twice on patterned papers and once on white to get some variety on the balloon to piece with. When it was all assembled, I used a stipple brush and my cloud template to create the background. Ironically, I got this template just before the tutorial on OWH this past week on how to make clouds! Enjoy the weekend and the opportunity, should you choose to participate, to make lots of cards for Operation Write Home! My challenge is coming up at 5pm Eastern Time today (8pm Pacific). Come back and join me for more fun! Thanks for stopping by!

OWH – Sketch 119 – A Mouse “Hello”

  • Stamp – 100 Proof Press “Hello Mouse”
  • Die cut made with Spellbinders Nestabilities “Lacey Circles”
  • Patterned papers – from Basic Grey “Eva” 6 X 6″ pad
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Rhinestones – Mark Richards “Crystal Stickers: Lavendar”
  • Border punch – Stampin’ Up “Scallop”

I love this mouse image! I colored him with colored pencil (Prismacolors) after I stamped him and popped it up for a little added dimension. I used the current sketch over at OWH Stars & Stamps: OWH Sketch #119. Just a fun card for a note for any occasion. Perfect for Operation Write Home! Thanks for visiting!