Monday, December 31, 2012

Top 10 of 2012!

 Happy New Year!  May your future be full of happiness and joy.

I have been blessed by Operation Write Home and the support and inspiration provided by so many card makers.  I have definitely received much more than I have given.

Here are my 10 favorite cards of 2012.  I only started blogging in late August, so I didn't have a lot of cards from which to choose!!  Below each picture, I linked back to the original post. 
Love the colors, papers, sentiment - love it completely!!  My favorite of the year.  AND - my first blog post.  Coincidence?  I think not!!!!! 
Simple, but the fab paper, along with the textured background and great embellishments make the simple fabulous.  

Purses, leopard.  'Nuff said.  

Purple and green goodness.  The pearls add so much. 

While not the greatest visually, I learned SO much in the process of making this card, it deserves a spot on my top list.  

 Looks SO much better in person.  This is an Ohio Star quilt pattern, made to represent my home state for an OWH VCMP challenge.  Learned a lot!

This year, I started doing the sketch challenges.  I find them, well, challenging.  Guess that is the point?!?!?  

 Another sketch challenge, was happy with how the papers worked together.  A special birthday card for my very entertaining sister. 

I love the look of triple time cards, but hate the bulk.  So, I made an SVG to use with cutters and designer papers.  

Learning to use vellum stickers and an old sketch challenge. 

Make it a great New Year.  Random acts of kindness can mean so much to someone - challenge yourself to pay it forward!!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Last OWH Shipment of 2012!!!

Woo Hoo!!!  I shipped a box of 36 cards to OWH this morning.  A little later than planned, but life gets in the way... 

That brings my total to 381 for 2012.  Can I do better in 2013?!?!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

OWH Mid Week Throw Down - Miss You

This week's challenge is to make a Miss You card.

Patterned paper is Basic Grey Olivia.  Black Glossy Accents Enamel Accents for the dots.  Sizzix texture plate embossing on the background.  

Not my favorite.  It is taking me hours to make even one card.  I just seem to wander around. 

Sunday, December 23, 2012

OWH Sketch Challenge #152

This week's sketch challenge over at Operation Write Home looks like this:


Here is my version:

Fiskars sentiments, scrap paper, Sizzix texture plate.

I have missed the past few challenges and throw downs.  My darling mother died on December 14, after a 3 month fight against Cushing's Disease.   She inspired my serial crafting, and supported my habits through her garage sale and thrift store finds.  She was the only parent I had, and I will miss her terribly. I will honor her by continuing to create and give - as she did until the end. 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

OWH Sketch Challenge #149

This week's sketch challenge over at Operation Write Home looks like this:

Here is my interpretation:

It was such a rainy, dreary day here in Ohio, I needed to use some cheery colors. 

Stamp is SU!  Paper from unknown scraps.