Sunday, March 30, 2014

OWH Sketch Challenge #218

Talk about a challenge!!!  I am away from home, visiting my in laws in their beautiful home in the mountains of Tennessee.  My MIL, Pat, is one of the most creative people I know, but her interests run more toward sewing and machine embroidery, not cardmaking.  As I didn't bring any supplies with me - I challenged myself to create the card using only items I could find in her (vast) sewing room.  What fun!!!

She embroiders postcards, so she only has solid papers - not a pattern to be found.  She also prefers to generate her sentiments with her computer - very few stamps and inks.  Soooo, this is what I came up with!  Kaiser Craft images, TPC Studios sentiment, SEI ink, beautiful handmade, orange mulberry paper, crystals from

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

OWH Mid Week Through Down - Circles

This week's OWH Mid Week Throw Down challenge is Circles Galore - make a card with circles.  Here is my response:

SU! Retro Fresh paper, Unity Itty Bitty, Cuttlebug embossing folder. 

Only a few more days to enter the "And the Oscar Goes To..." challenge!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Operation Write Home Sketch #216

This week's sketch and my version:


DCWV designer paper, Fiskars Paws texture plate, paws element cut from SCAL. 

Only a few more days to enter the challenge!!  This month's challenge is - And the Oscar Goes to...

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Operation Write Home Sketch #215

The sketch:
Here are my versions:

Cheery Lynn die cut, La Creme papers, stash crystals for the centers.  Which version do you like better?

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

OWH MWTD - Mother's Day Cards

I usually love the OWH Mid Week Throw Down challenges.  They direct us to make cards that are needed most, or nudge us to make cards for holidays coming up.  I really struggled with this week's challenge - Mother's Day cards.  I lost my own Mom a little over a year ago.  I just couldn't make those cards last year.  This year, it still hurts, but I can deal.  Here is this week's card:

As usual, much better in person than in the photo.  DCWV All Dressed Up stack, silk ribbon, My Favorite Things sentiment, Spellbinder dies, Ranger Ink, Glossy Accents in the center of each flower, Fiskars swirls texture plate. 

Sunday, March 2, 2014

OWH Sketch #214 ODBD March Challenge

This week's sketch over at OWH, and my version:


I made it a Thank You card to link up with the Our Daily Bread Designs March Challenge.  Still trying to use up the whole 6x6 My Girl pad.  It is a lot harder than I thought!!!