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OWH VCMP – Critter Love Card Challenge


Your challenge and my challenge

Welcome to another challenge for the Operation Write Home Virtual Cardmaking Party! I am very pleased and honored to have been selected to participate this weekend. There are a lot of fun challenges to motivate us all to create cards for our Heros to send home. For my challenge, I’m asking you to make a love-themed card featuring a furry creature. There are so many cute animal stamps–many are in my stash! So I thought it would be fun to devote a challenge to using some of these critters! Feel up to the challenge? Please use the InLinkz Linkup below to add your critter love card. For every card linked up for this furry creature challenge between now and the end of next weekend, I will donate $1.00 (per person) to Operation Write Home. So if there are 50 folks who post, that means I’ll donate $50 to OWH. You have until midnight Pacific Time on July 13th to add your cards.


I received 33 entries in my challenge as of midnight Sunday, July 13th. That means that I will donate $33.00 to Operation Write Home when I send my next group of cards in during the next couple of weeks! What is even better, is that my friends Barb and Cora Jean have said they will match this donation so that makes $99.00 altogether (actually, I’ll make it $34 so it adds up to an even $100.00)! I’m very proud of this contribution to OWH. Thanks to all of you who created cards and linked them up for the VCMP so that we could make this happen.

Now for my cards


  • Stamps –

Stampendous ” Cattus Librum”
Lawn Fawn “Belinda’s Borders”
Hero Arts “Year Round Sentiments”

  • Patterned Papers – Basic Grey “Hey You” collection
  • Colorbox Chalk ink – Aquamarine

My first card is based on OWH Sketch #191. It featured the cutest cat stamp ever, in my opinion! I stamped the accents and inked the edges with aquamarine chalk ink to tie the various elements together. Finally, I drew an outline around each element with a fine tipped dark green pen. Between the inking and the outline, it has a very informal look.


  • Stamps – Art Impressions “Furries Try Folds” and BoBunny “Love Letters”
  • Patterned papers – Crate Paper “Flea Market” 6 X 6″ paper pad
  • Cardstock – Paper Accents
  • Punch – Martha Stewart “Embossed Button”
  • Twine – American Crafts

This is a simple card that featured two stamped images. Between the two cards I’ve posted today, I’ve used cards from five different companies! It is fun to mix them up! I colored these cute little bunnies with Copic markers and made banners from some pretty patterned papers. The paper button is nice a flat so it won’t be too thick for mailing, which is important for OWH cards. I made this design up as I went, so I don’t think it matches up to a specific sketch (at least not on purpose).

Thanks for joining in the party and stopping by today. Please link your card using the InLinkz Link-up below. I’d love to see lots of cards so I can make a big donation when I send my next batch of cards in! Please leave a comment if you feel so disposed. If you’d like to return to the OWH VCMP Master List, please click the OWH graphic at the top of this post.

Nuts About You – FMS #125


  • Digital image – Doodle Pantry “Nutty for You”
  • Stamps – Stampendous “Tiny Acorns” and Simon Says Stamp “Giving Thanks”
  • Patterned paper – Doodlebug Designs Kraft in Color 6 X 6″ pad
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

It was fun to create this card using Sketch #125 at Freshly Made Sketches. I must admit though, such a simple sketch almost made designing it more difficult! I got to use a squirrel image, which is always a plus! I colored this guy from Doodle Pantry with Copic markers, along with the little acorn stamped images. After fussy cutting them, I popped-up both the squirrel and the acorns with a little bit of dimensional adhesive. It will be a great OWH card for a child. Thanks for visiting today.



Operation Write Home Sketch #199 – Sent with Love


  • Stamps – Simon Says Stamp “Square Sayings” clear set
  • Dies – Simon Says Stamp “Tri Square”
  • Patterned papers – American Crafts Dear Lizzy “Lucky Charm”
  • Embossing folder – Cuttlebug “Polka Dots”
  • Stampendous “Detail White” embossing powder
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

For this card, I used Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps Sketch #199 as inspiration. I decided to emboss the entire background to add a little visual interest to all of that negative space. For the top square, I used patterned paper and embossed a heart I stamped with the Simon Says Stamp set, using white powder. For the second, I stamped the background with a heart pattern in the set and then over-stamped the sentiment with black ink. For the final square, I used the patterned paper for both the little envelope and the background, popping up the envelope with a bit more dimensional adhesive. Thanks for visiting.

OWH Sketch #197 – I Heart Raccoon


  • Stamps – Stampendous “Rooco Reach” and Simon Says Stamp “Lots of Hearts”
  • Patterned Papers – Heidi Grace “Sunshowers” 8 X 8″ paper pad
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and American Crafts

I get a kick out of this happy little raccoon. He’s carried a pumpkin before, and now he’s carrying a heart. I used Sketch #197 at Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps. I colored the images with Copic markers. Lots of layers and clean lines. Thanks for stopping by today.

OWH Midweek Throwdown – Ro Ro Ro Your Bot


  • Stamp – Stampendous “Botz Quotz”
  • Patterned papers – Recollections “Rockets ‘n’ Space: Blast Off and Star Map”
  • Bling – Michaels Pearl Stickers
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I like to make robot cards! When I saw the OWH Midweek Throwdown challenge this week was cards for kids, that was what I automatically went to for my theme! I accented the card with silver, since the robots were brightly colored. It seemed like they should have something metallic about them!  Thanks for stopping by.

OWH – Googly Eyed Robot


  • Stamps – Stampendous, “Hot Botz,” “Spot’s Botz,” and Botz Quotz”
  • Embossing folder – Darice “Plaid”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I built the robot and the robot kitty with multiple stamp parts in these clear Stampendous stamp sets. Lot of different options for lots of different looking “botz.” I made a simple background with scraps and my new embossing folder that I got on National Scrapbooking Day for $2.00! What a deal! The best part is the eye detail on the robot: Googly Eyes! Sandy at OWH challenged us to make a card with googly eyes as part of the Virtual Cardmaking Party (VCMP) hosted by OWH this past weekend. To see her card and other googly eyed cards, check out Sandy’s blog. Thanks for visiting today.


OWH Virtual Cardmaking Party – Chevron Challenge


  • Stamp – Stampendous “Flower Fields”
  • Die cuts – made with Spellbinder’s Nestabilities “Labels One”
  • Patterned papers – Basic Grey “PBJ” collection – “Hip Fab” and “Picnic Basket”
  • Bling – Queen and Company “Twinkle Goosebumps”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Embossing powder
  • Ranger Distress Ink markers

I made this card for the OWH Virtual Cardmaking Party that is in progress for the President’s Day weekend. The first challenge over at Scrappin’ Intervention, is the make a card featuring a chevron pattern. I had a number of choices in my stash, but this Basic Grey paper caught my eye. I heat embossed the image with black embossing powder and then used a waterbrush and my Distress markers to color the flowers and leaves. Thanks for visiting today.