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OWH – Midweek Throwdown – About Time


  • Stamps – Hero Arts “Pocket Watch” and Inkadinkado “Gem Stone Alphabet”
  • Die cuts – made from Spellbinders Nestabilities “Oval Medallion Labels”
  • Patterned papers – Fancy Pants “Country Boutique” 6 X 6″ paper pad
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This was the last of my cards for Dads that I created for Operation Write Home (OWH)  for the Father’s Day deadline. This past week, the OWH Midweek Throwdown was an All About Time challenge. Pocket watches and Dads kind of go together, so I thought this would be a natural combination. I’ve had all of these stamps in my stash for quite some time, so it was fun to put them altogether. Thanks for visiting.

OWH Midweek Throwdown – Folded Mom Card


  • Border stamp – from Inkadinkado “Maison Frames” set
  • Sentiment stamp – from Little Yellow Bicycle “Elegant” set
  • Patterned papers – Graphic 45 – “Old Curiosity Shoppe Collection: Exquisite Motif” (both sides)
  • Die cuts – made with Spellbinders Nestabilities “Lacey Ovals” and “Classic Ovals”
  • Pearls – KaiserCraft
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This is a simple “flap” card that is a little bit unusual for me. The left-hand flap is short and fits under the stamped oval to hold the card closed. It is a nice way to show off the pretty Graphic 45 paper–and I made another “Mom” card for Operation Write Home (OWH). I made this card for the OWH Midweek Throwdown Challenge: Fun Folds. Thanks for checking-in today.

President’s Day VCMP – Things With Wings


I hope you’re enjoying the Operation Write Home President’s Day Weekend Virtual Cardmaking Party (VCMP). Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to create a card featuring something with wings! There are lots of possibilities there! Please make a card featuring Things with Wings and post it in the InLinkz below!

Now for my offerings:


  • Stamp – Inkadinkado “Sleepy Owl”
  • Die cuts – made with Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Fifteen”
  • Patterned paper – KaiserCraft “Hunt and Gather” paper pad
  • Baker’s Twine – Doodlebug Design Inc. – Tangerine
  • Gems – Darice – Earth tones
  • Ranger Distress Ink – Dried Marigold, Dried Sage, Scattered Straw, Walnut Stain
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and BoBunny
  • Kraft paper

This card features an owl-y thing with wings! I added color to the edges of the image and the patterned paper with Distress Inks. I kind of made this sketch up, but I’m sure it is similar to many others! The card features baker’s twine and the sparkle of some “gems” for a little visual interest and that’s it!

And another, that includes a little science experiment!


  • Stamps – Hero Arts “Sweet Butterflies”
  • Avery mailing label
  • Patterned paper – Basic Grey “Little Black Dress” collection
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Black embossing powder
  • Edger punch – Martha Stewart “Garden Rail”

I used a technique I learned in the January issue of Craft Stamper magazine for this card. Basically, you take a mailing label, peel off the backing, apply embossing powder on the sticky side and heat emboss. It makes an interesting, crackle background. It is a quick and easy technique that is pretty unexpected. Then I cut out the butterfly images that I stamped and colored with Ranger Distress markers. I put all the pieces together and had a card! Thanks for visiting today! Enjoy the party! This link will get you back to the VCMP’s master thread.


And if you’d like to try for a little blog candy, please leave a comment and a random winner will be selected on Tuesday! You could win these stamps to help you create more Things with Wings!


Unscripted Sketches #191 – Birthday


  • Stamp – Inkadinkado “Happy Birthday”
  • Patterned papers – “Dottie” and “Ethel”  both from the Botanique collection
  • Flowers – Pearl White roses colored with ColorBox Peach Pastel and Rosebud inks
  • Cardstock – BoBunny

I made this card using Sketch #191 at Unscripted Sketches for inspiration, which was a really nice design to work with. This is really pretty paper that I’ve had in my stash for a long time and it seemed perfect for a birthday card for a friend. It was fun to ink my flowers to match the paper–I lucked out having the right colors! Thanks for visiting today!

Cardabilities Sketch #62

  • Stamp – Inkdadinkado “Happy Birthday”
  • Die cuts made with Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Twenty”
  • Patterned paper – Sandylion “Bordeau Small Leaf”
  • Flowers – KaiserCraft and Prima
  • Pearl – KaiserCraft
  • Border punch – Stampin’ Up “Scallop Edge”
  • Ribbon – American Crafts

I made this card using Sketch #62 from Cardabilities. I’ve had this paper in my stash for a long time! It is pretty with a metalic gold edge running through the paper pattern. Thanks for stopping by today.

365 Cards Day 251 – Black, White & Yellow

  • Stamp – Inkadinkado “Penguins”
  • Die cuts made from Spellbinders Nestabilities “Classic Ovals” and “Lacey Ovals”
  • Patterned paper – Pebbles “Nancy”
  • Ribbon – American Crafts
  • Crystal stickers – Clear 2mm, Mark Richards, Inc.
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Corner punch – EK Success

This was a fun color combination–and what better way to use black and white (and yellow) than in creating a penguin?! Hurray! I made this card in response to the challenge at 365 Cards for Day 251 – Black, White and Yellow color combination. I like adding one more color to black and white in cardmaking. Thanks for stopping by today.

Packing Tape and Leaves Birthday Card

  • Stamps – Inkadinkado “Leaves” clear mini stamps set and Penny Black “Flourish Birthday”
  • Pearl pen – Violet – Viva Decor
  • Alcohol inks and Distress inks – Ranger
  • Packing tape
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This was an incredibly well timed challenge! I was in the middle of playing with this packing tape technique when 365 Cards issued its Tape It Challenge! My stamping group was experimenting with this technique, which was featured in Craft Stamper magazine (October 2012 issue, pp. 38-39). We applied packing tape to an old dictionary page, ripping off small pieces and then taped the whole thing down to a piece of white cardstock. Then I applied Ranger alcohol inks to make a mottled, stone background. If you look very closely you can barely see the text mixed in with the background colors. The background is nice and shiny thanks to the tape. I then stamped the leaves in Distress ink on watercolor paper, spritzed with water and cut them out. I mounted the leaves on cardstock and popped them up with dimensional adhesive and then added the sentiment. I added the “pearls” in the top right corner with pearl pen. Thanks for visiting today.