Saturday, March 30, 2013

SRM Stickers by the Dozen Birthday Card

I spent the afternoon making birthday cards using SRM Stickers by the Dozen.  I only bought one sheet, as I am not really a sticker person.  Now I wish I had bought a variety.  I rarely make duplicate cards, but the first one came out so well, I decided to make a bunch. 

Sunday, March 24, 2013

OWH Sketch Challenge #165

This week's Operation Write Home sketch #165 looks like this:


Here is one version:

DCWV Taj Mahal Foil and Glitter stack.  The paper has the covered glitter - safe for OWH!  Stamp from My Favorite Things Dream Big set.  SEI ink, over stamped with Tsukineko Moonlight White.  Border punch from American Crafts.  Offray satin ribbon. 

Another version:

The gold border was part of the base DP, I slit the right edge and inserted the sentiment strip.  A lot prettier in person, but not a favorite.  Sentiment Above Rubies Studio, ink SEI, paper DCWV Taj Mahal. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

OWH Mid Week Throw Down - Ombre

The Mid Week Throw Down at OWH is to make a card using the concept of ombre - shaded in tones from light to dark.

 Something like this:

I needed some Sympathy cards, so I went with more somber tones.  I like the elegance of it, even if it is a bit stark. 

Monday, March 18, 2013

OWH Design Bootcamp - Any Way You Slice It

Operation Write Home has a monthly Bootcamp teaching different cardmaking concepts.  This month, it is about the Rule of Thirds - Any Way You Slice It. 

Here is mine.  I am not sure if I followed the rules, but I do like the end result.  Constructive feedback is welcome!

The beads are left over from a different OWH project, scissor leashes for last year's CHA Make and Leave.  The hoop is a wine charm ring.  Sizzix embossing folder.  Offray organza ribbon. 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

OWH Sketch Challenge #164

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


I love this one!!!  Here is my first attempt::

I liked it, but thought it looked a little plain.  So I tried again, and added the gold stars.  :

They both work for me!!

Bo Bunny Liberty Collection, stamp from Fiskars. 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

OWH Mid Week Throwdown Blue Green Orange Color Challenge

This week's challenge at OWH is to make a card using blue, green, orange, and a neutral. 

Here is mine:

Bo Bunny paper, Hi stamp from Heidi Grace.

This is not stamping, this is designer paper cut on a cutting machine.  If you want the SVG or SCUT file, please go to my original post  Triple Time Bobbi Style

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Masculine Thank You Card

Operation Write Home is always looking for Thank You cards.

I saw this one on Pinterest, and I loved it.    It was uploaded directly to Pinterest, so I can't link directly to the inspiration, just to the board.

Love how it turned out.  Will be a great one for making multiples!

I dusted off my Creative Memories circle cutting templates, and cut the circles in dark maroon and black.  I layered the circles around the sentiment from Fiskars, and layered that on mirrored paper embossed with a Sizzix folder.  Brads from stash. 

Sunday, March 10, 2013

OWH Sketch Challenge #163

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


Here are some of my attempts:

I never was very good at following directions and coloring in the lines!!!  

Papers from Perfect Prints Blue Chic by Forever in Time.  Spellbinders Floral Burst medallion, flowers also Spellbinders, can't remember which set.  Top patterned paper embossed with Sizzix texture plate, bottom with Fiskars plate.  Ribbon, brads, and solid papers from stash.   

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

OWH Mid Week Throw Down - Tic Tac Toe

This Mid Week Throw Down is a little different.  We were to choose three elements to make our card.  I boxed the three I chose. 

 Here is my card:

The rhinestones are really pearls, but I though they were close enough!  There are two smaller pearls in the scrolling on the image.  I started with clear crystals, but they were too flashy for the card. The background is an alligator skin pattern from a Fiskars texture plate, other papers from Amy Butler Lotus.  Border punch from American Crafts.  Stamp from Fiskars.  Spellbinder Oval Scallop dies. Sketch #26 from The Decontructed Sketch by Jen

This card is also for Shopping Our Stash Challenge 92 - use a neglected border punch.  Now I remember why I rarely use the border punches, I never get them lined up correctly!!!!

I have missed participating the the OWH challenges, but my time has been stretched very thin, between work, family, and traveling to help clear out my Mom's house, there just isn't much left!!  Today was a snow day for most schools in our area - play time!!