Monthly Archives: July 2012

You are my sunshine – Unscripted Sketches #168

  • Stamps – Darcie’s “Here Comes the Sun” cling set
  • Patterned papers – SEI “Bright Blossom” collection
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This is a very simple, bright card. The sketch is from Unscripted Sketches #168.  I’ve had very limited creating time, so I had to keep it simple and wanted cheery! This is a nice stamp set for cheery and it will be a nice card to send in my next Operation Write Home box. Well, that’s it for now. Thanks for the visit!

Clean and Simple Sketch #199 – Birthday Pinwheels

  • Stamps – Pebbles “Hip Hip Hooray” clear set
  • Cardstock – BoBunny and Bazzill

This is a super simple card using Sketch #199 over at Clean and Simple Stamping. I really like the pinwheels and it will be perfect for a friend of my son who is celebrating his birthday tomorrow. Enjoy your day!

Stretch Your Stamps – Day 9 – Missing You

  • Stamps – all from Hero Arts OWH set, “Right at Home”
  • Patterned cardstock – BoBunny
  • Cardstock – WorldWin and Bazzill
  • Embossing powders – Detail white and black – Stampendous

I made this card with inspiration from the Online Card Classes “Stretch You Stamps” class I’m taking. The lesson for Lesson 9 is to use outline stamps, and in this case I embossed various stamped images and put them together. I used the Operation Write Home stamp set from Hero Arts for all of the images. I used complimentary colors (red and green) for some of the main parts of the card, which was our Midweek Throwdown Challenge at OWH Stars and Stamps this week. This is a perfect card for a hero to send home. Thanks for visiting today.

Stretch Your Stamps – Day 1: Thinking of You

  • Stamps – Darcie’s “Mini Nautilus Background” and Hero Arts “Everyday Sayings”
  • Dies – Spellbinders “Donna Salazar Rose Creations”
  • Cardstock – BoBunny, Bazzill and WorldWin
  • Metal stickers – Mark Richards silver nailheads (3mm)

This was a card that I made after the first lessons on Day 1 of Online Classes “Stretch Your Stamps” class. Our first day’s lessons featured background stamps and a variety of things one can do with them. I tried a couple of different ideas, but only managed to finish this card so far. And I pretty much used my background stamp to make the background! I tried double stamping it, but didn’t like the way it turned out with this pattern. I simply inked the edges with ColorBox Chalk ink to add some visual interest. It has been a great class so far! Thanks for visiting.

Freshly Made Sketches – Sketch #42

  • Stamp – Stampington & Company “Fresh Flowers Elements” collection
  • Patterned papers – My Mind’s Eye “29th Street Market” collection
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This is a pretty clean and simple card. I really feel that the rose silhouette stamp is beautiful and strong enough to stand alone with the muted tones of the patterned papers as a backdrop. I really enjoyed this sketch, the first I’ve used from Freshly Made Sketches–this is Freshly Made Sketch #42. Thanks for stopping by today and I hope to see you soon.

CPS Sketch #272

  • Stamps – Pink Paislee “Soiree” (teapot) and Hero Arts “Year Round Sentiments” (Thinking of You)
  • Patterned papers – Teresa Collins “Fabrications” collection
  • Dies – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Lacey Circles” and “Standard Circles Large”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I used Card Positioning System Sketch #272 as inspiration for this card with matching papers from Teresa Collins. This simple card will be perfect for an Operation Write Home card. Thanks for visiting today.

OWH – Midweek Throwdown – Fall Anniversary

  • Stamps – Fred B. Mullett “Maple 2” and A Muse Artstamps “Happy Anniversary”
  • Patterned paper – Basic Grey “Little Black Dress: Shades of Grey” (both sides)
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Ribbon – American Crafts – Tangerine
  • Kraft paper base

I used Ranger Distress Inks on the maple leaf image and then stamped it twice, overlapping it. I lightly spritzed the image with water for the watercolor effect and used watercolor paper so the damp image would hold up well and dry flat. I really like to use this technique on leaf images. We were challenged to make anniversary cards for our heroes to send home at the OWH Stars and Stamps Midweek Throwdown this week. I added the autumnal touch, since we are also trying to get some Fall cards made as well. Thanks for visiting.

OWH – Bonus Sketch – Celebrate!

  • Stamp – Penny Black “Sweet Wishes”
  • Patterned paper – Doodlebug Designs “Colorwheel”
  • Die cut made from Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Large”
  • Banner made from Heidi Swapp “Color Magic: Banner Delights” and Colorbox Chalk inks
  • Twine – Doodlebug Designs “Doodle Twine: Tangerine”

This sketch was one of many featured in the My Country/Mit Land Blog Hop at OWH Stars and Stamps. This particular design was beautifully illustrated at Dixie’s Blog, “What’s Next?”  You can find the sketch there, too. I tried something new with the banner on this one. I used the new (to me, anyway) product from Heidi Swapp that is pre-cut and is all white (with a texture applied). I added color with Colorbox Chalk inks. It is pretty nice to be able to customize these depending on you color scheme. Thanks for visiting today!

OWH Midweek Throwdown: Happy Anniversary

  • Stamps – Hampton Art “Windowpane Monarch” and A Muse Artstamps “”Happy Anniversary”
  • Patterned paper – Memory Box “Waltzing Matilda”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and American Crafts

I made this card for the Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown Challenge for anniversary cards. I used an OWH bonus sketch from the My Country/Mit Land Blog Hop we just had this past weekend. This particular sketch is featured on OWH President Sandy Allnock’s “I Can’t Stop Embellishing” blog. The sketch is a little bit different when it comes to its construction, so I had to study it for a while before I built it! And I just had to use MORE butterflies, since I’m kind of on a roll with butterflies these days! Thanks for stopping by today!