Monthly Archives: October 2013

OWH Sketch #196 – Winter Friendship


  • Patterned paper – Authentique Paper, LLC, Collection: Peaceful. Papers: Cozy and Chill.
  • Diecut/sticker – Authentique Paper “Peaceful Details”
  • Die cut – made from Impression Obsession’s “Snowflakes” die set
  • Kraft cardstock
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This is a winter friendship card that I put in my latest OWH box this week. I used the current sketch at Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps: Sketch #196. There was no stamping on this card, I just used the cardstock weight stickers that are part of this Authentique collection. Thanks for visiting today!

Clean and Simple Sketch #264 – Snowman


  • Stamps – Art Impressions “Snowman” and “WC Blue Bird Left”
  • Patterned papers – Echo Park “Bundle of Joy” 6 X 6″ pad
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Deckled Rectangles Large”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This was the last card I tucked into my Operation Write Home box this morning before shipping it off. Winter cards (not Christmas) are in demand, so I crafted this snowman card. The stamps are from an Art Impressions set, and I colored the images with Copic markers. I used the current sketch at Clean and Simple Stamping: Sketch #264 for design inspiration. Thanks for stopping by.

Early OWH Merry Christmas Card


  • Stamp – Hero Arts “Merry Christmas Collage”
  • Cardstock – BoBunny Back to Back Dots and Bazzill
  • Crystal Stickers – Mark Richards Inc.
  • Ranger Distress Inks – Pine Needles, Aged Mahogany, Walnut Stain

Another very simple card, showcasing the collage image of this Hero Arts stamp. I used Distress Inks to color it and layered it with contrasting colors. My Christmas deadline for Operation Write Home is this week, so I need to get this in the mail to my shipper! Thank you for the visit!

OWH – Snow Much Fun


  • Stamps – Close To My Heart “Seasons and Nature: Snowflakes”
  • Stencil – Tattered Angels “Winder Crystals” Glimmer Screens Stencils
  • Ranger Distress inks – Mulled Lavendar, Iced Spruce, Seedless Preserves, Weathered Wood
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Sheer ribbon

I had fun making the background for this card with subtle layers of ink. I used the snowflake stencil with Distress inks, applying the ink with a foam applicator and blending. Then I stamped snowflakes and added the ribbon and sentiment to add dimension and pull it all together. I then layered the whole thing on a lavendar card. I created this for the Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps Snow Much Fun Challenge for the Midweek Throwdown a couple of weeks ago (a little delayed!). Thanks for stopping by.

Spooky – 365 Cards Day 293 Sketch


  • Stamp – Close to my Heart / JRL Design Co. – “Spooky” from retired Halloween set
  • Sticker = Little Yellow Bicycle “Trick or Treat” dimensional sticker
  • Patterned papers –  Doodlebug Design Inc. “Haunted Manor” (both sides of double sided paper)
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

Here is just a simple card using the Day 293 Super Sketchy Sunday Sketch at 365 Cards. I used a very old sentiment stamp that I’ve had for a long time. Thanks for visiting today.

OWH Pink and Green – Missing You


  • Die cuts – SEI Corture “Vintage Pewter”
  • Sentiment Stamp – from Hero Arts OWH “Right at Home” set
  • Embossing folder – Cuttlebug “D’vine Swirl”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and BoBunny

The Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps blog features a Pink and Green Color Challenge this week for its Midweek Throwdown. This is a very simple card using that palette, which is a little unusual. There is lots of contrast and some texture for visual interest. Thanks for visiting today.



Halloween Cat – 365 Cards Day 298


  • Stamp – Penny Black “Dressed to Scare”
  • Patterned paper – My Mind’s Eye “Happy Haunting” 6 X 6″ paper pad
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Black Ric Rac
  • Copic markers

Here we have a nice kitty, all dressed up for Halloween. It fits well with the challenge for Day 298 over at 365 Cards. After stamping the image, I colored it with Copic markers. Layers are in orange and purple and grey, oh MY. Quite Halloweeny! Thanks for visiting.