Monthly Archives: December 2013

Hedgehog Love

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  • Stamps – from Penny Black “Loads of Love” set and Simon Says Stamp “Tag Sayings”
  • Patterned papers – Echo Park “Yours Truly” and American Crafts “Smitten”
  • Die – Spellbinders/Just Rite “Nested Oval Medallion Labels”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

Here is another late-to-my-blog card–it is already on the way to OWH! And it is another kids’ love card for the OWH¬†Midweek Throwdown from two weeks ago. I really enjoy making kids cards and I know it must be fun for our heroes to send cards home to their kids and young friends and relatives. I colored this hedgehog stamped image with Copic markers and layered it up with some nice contrasting colors. Thanks for stopping by.


Squirrely! Squirrely! Shake your bushy tail!

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  • Digital image – Bugaboo Digi Stamps “Squirrel”
  • Stamp – Simon Says Stamp “Tag Sayings”
  • Die – Memory Box “Nutty Acorn”
  • Embossing folder – Cuttlebug “Woodgrain”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and BoBunny

Squirrely! Squirrely! Shake your bushy tail! So this is a camp song that my son taught me. He’s pretty crazy for squirrels. This past summer, his first as a counselor, he chose his camp name to be “Chipmunk.” I colored this image with Copic markers and created a nice woodgrain textured background. The Memory Box acorn just seemed like a natural accessory for Squirrely. I created this card for my latest Operation Write Home (OWH) boxes, and I’m a little late (read: a LOT late!), but this is a card fitting for the OWH Midweek Throwdown Challenge from the week before last: Love Cards for Kids. Thanks for visiting.


OWH Sketch #205 – Hello!

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  • Stamps – from Lawn Fawn “Into the Woods” set
  • Patterned papers – My Mind’s Eye “Happy Day”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I created this cheery card with Sketch #205 at Operation Write Home (OWH) Stars & Stamps. This would be a nice card for a child to receive from a hero, with the cute animal and bright colors! I still haven’t figured out if this is a raccoon, skunk or maybe a chipmunk! I’m thinking chipmunk! Any help there would be appreciated! Thanks for stopping by today.


OWH Midweek Throwdown: Green & White

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Dies – Just Rite Custom Dies (by Spellbinders) “Vintage Labels Two,” Penny Black “Love and Joy” and Spellbinders Edgeabilities “Classic Decorative Inserts Three”

Cardstock – Bazzill and BoBunny Dots

Embossing folder – Cuttlebug “Holly Ribbons”

Rhinestones – KaiserCraft

This card involves embossing and die cutting, with no stamping. This week’s Midweek Throwdown challenge at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps blog was to create cards with green and white (or red and white) color schemes. I selected green and white for my card and sort of made up the design as I went along. ¬†“Love” cards are pretty popular in the OWH boxes, so I’m trying to send a number of them this time around. Thanks for stopping by.

 


Foxy Love

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  • Stamp – from Lawn Fawn “Into the Woods” set
  • Patterned paper – My Mind’s Eye “Stella Rose: Hattie ‘Happy’ Polka Dots” (both sides)
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Dies – Spellbinders “Standard Circles Large” and Penny Black “Love and Joy” set
  • Mini oak leaf punch

Here is another “love” card for Operation Write Home. I used OWH sketch #204 for this card and colored the cute little fox from Lawn Fawn with Copic markers. I popped up all of the circles with some dimensional adhesive and distressed the edges of my papers with Pumice Stone distress ink from Ranger. Thanks for visiting today.

 


Beaded Snowflake Ornaments

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Just a little diversion from the usual paper and ink for the holidays. I’ve been making some beaded snowflake ornaments for a change of pace. I used Darice snowflake ornament (wire) forms and an assortment of beads, many of which are scattered around the floor still, a result of my various beading accidents!

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Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!


Clean, Simple and Merry!

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  • Die cut made with Memory Box “Grand Merry Christmas” die
  • Patterned papers – SEI “Berry Melody Collection: Christmas” woven sheet with foil accents and KaiserCraft “Christmas Carol Collection: O’Holy Night”
  • Metal accents – Momenta
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This card is very clean and simple, yet merry! This die cut, made with a Memory Box die, creates such a lovely focal point. I like to combine two subtle, patterned papers and just keep it at that with the small snowflake embellishments.Thanks for checking in during this busy time!