Sunday, June 30, 2013

OWH Sketch Challenge #179

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

Here is my version:

Papers from Basic Grey Life of the Party.  Border punch from American Crafts. Sizzix wood grain embossing. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

OWH Mid Week Throw Down - Clean and Simple

This week's challenge is to make a Clean and Simple card.  Perfect for me!  CAS is my favorite style of card, and they are much more difficult than they look.  
I CASE'ed this one from My Craftroom Creations

I made a couple different versions:

The one on the left was first.  I wasn't happy with it.  I cut the chevron paper to follow the rule of thirds, but the placement of the ribbon messed that up.   I do like how I trimmed the sentiment banner on this one better than the second card.  The card base is black on the outside, white on the inside.  I like the contrasting layering, and the button I found in my stash was perfect.

The one in the center came second.  I like the proportions better, but the white base lacks the visual pop of the first card.

I often make more than one version of a card, experimenting with different proportions, patterns, and embellishments.  I learn a lot through the process.  I really appreciate Paula's Boot Camp tutorials, they are very specific about a particular aspect of cardmaking. 

Update:  I realized that the card needed a pop of color.  Hence the red button.  I love it!!!

Sentiments from Above Rubies Studio, ribbon from my OWH blog candy score, buttons tied with 1/8" ribbon.  Chevron cardstock from MME, polka dot paper from Recollections.  My mother loved going to garage sales, and bought every button she could find for me.  I have thousands of buttons of every size and shape imaginable from which to choose.  Thanks, Mom.  I really miss you. 

Sunday, June 23, 2013

OWH SKetch Challenge #178

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


Here is my version:

MAMBI patterned paper, white paper DCWV glitter frost (OWH friendly - I did the sweater test!), heat set stars from Design by Dawn, Holly texture plate from Sizzix. 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Drunken Stampers Challenge #133 - Edward Scissorhands Movie

The challenge over at Drunken Stampers is to create something relating to the movie Edward Scissorhands. 

Here is mine:

Scissors and labels cut and sentiment drawn with my Amy Chomas Creations pen holder, both with my cutter. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

OWH Mid Week Throw Down - Cards for Kids

The mid week challenge from OWH is Cards for Kids. 

Here is my offering:

DCWV The Carnival Stack papers, glossy accents and pearl pen to add a little texture and interest, and a birthday sentiment included on the inside to finish it off. 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Let Me Repeat - OWH Boot Camp

The June Boot Camp tutorial is Let Me Repeat - Using Repetition in Design

I "think" I got this one.  I have repeated an element (circle shape and texture, and ribbon), added variation (in color value), but my focal point is not super strong.  Sigh.  Regardless, I love this card!!!

This card is also entered into the Shopping Our Stash Challenge 106:  Geometric Shapes.  

 SU! ribbon (blog candy from Seongsook Duncan!), TPC Studios sentiment, Sizzix circle dies.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

OWH Sunday Sketch Challenge #177

This week's sketch:

My version looks like this:

Bo Bunny Liberty papers, Stamper's Best sentiment, Spellbinder's die, hot fix metal stars from

Did you win my blog candy?!?  Go to the previous post to see!

Blog Candy - LAST CALL


The fifth and final drawing for the Memorial Day hop candy is JPScraps.

JP, email me at BobbisTreasure at aol dot com so I can send your goodies!

Jamie is the final winner!  Enjoy!!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

OWH Mid Week Throw Down - Things with Wings

Operation Write Home's Mid Week Throw Down challenge is create a card including Things with Wings

Here is my offering:

Cheery Lynn butterfly die,  Fiskars clear stamp and swirl texture plate, India Brights Papers, Recollections kraft paper base (lined of course!), gold leafing pen on the body and tentacles, scrap trim. 

I had a major score at JoAnn's today.  I have been drooling over some 5x7 paper pads of handmade papers from India.  They feel like fabric, and have beautiful foiled patterns in unique colors.  Problem?  The papers are not 5x7, more like 3 3/4 x 5, not very card friendly.  But they were tough to pass up at 70% off, and minus my 15% teacher discount!!!  For $2.55, I can make them work.  I bought 2 different pads.  Yep, I need more paper like a hole in the head... 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Blog Candy Winner Part Four - REALLY?!?!?

I am really getting an inferiority complex.  I have now drawn for the 4th time for my Memorial Day Blog candy.  I added more ribbon to sweeten the pot. 

Commenter #81 is Studio Diva, from

Contact me by Friday to claim your prize, or I will draw for a 5th time!!!!

BobbisTreasure at aol dot com

Monday, June 10, 2013

NOT an OWH card!!!

Once in a while, I actually make cards that don't go to Operation Write Home!  This is in response to Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge #105 - No Patterned Paper.

I made this for my niece, who is recovering from reduction surgery.  Jen is not a girly girl, so I wanted to make a very CAS card for her. 

The purples match a lot better in person!  SU! Fashion Statements image.  Glitter paper from DCWV Winter, ribbon from OWH blog candy. 

Sunday, June 9, 2013

OWH Sunday Sketch Challenge #176

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


My versions look like this:

DCWV Safari papers, Sizzix crocodile texture plate, Cuttlebug chevron embossing folder, K&Co Beyond Sentiments vellum stickers, scrap ribbons.  The dark layer on the right hand card is a glitter paper, but it is OWH friendly - I promise!!! 

I tried a few different embellishments in the lower left corners.  Multiple textures with the different embossing and ribbon made the cards a little busier than I like. 

Did you win my Memorial Day blog candy?  Please check the previous post!

Third Time's a Charm!!!


I can't seem to get anyone to take my blog candy from the Memorial Day Blog Hop!!!

I am going to sweeten the deal, and add ribbon to go along with the stamps. 

Our new winner:

Diana from Russells at Richmond Place!!!

Diana, you have until Tuesday to claim, or I will choose another winner.  And add more candy!!!

Monday, June 3, 2013

I won the OWH Blogger Candy!!!!!!!!!!

I was the REALLY lucky winner of the Operation Write Home Blogger Candy from the Memorial Day hop

Sure, I was excited.  

And then I opened the box, and squealed like a kid on Christmas morning!!!!!!!

Seriously?!?!?!?!?  This was better than Christmas!

Thank you to everyone at OWH!

I made this with one of my new Stamper's Best stamps that was in my goodie box.  I think this will be a perfect Any Hero card!!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Blog Candy Winner (part two)!

The first winner of the Memorial Day Hop blog candy did not reply to my emails, so I have now drawn a second winner, Jules!  However, Jules did not leave a way to contact her.

Jules - if you are out there, please email me by Wednesday, June 5 to claim your candy.

BobbisTreasure at aol dot com

Otherwise, I will choose yet another winner on Thursday!!

OWH Sunday Sketch #175

This week's sketch looks like this:

 Here is my version:

The silver squares reflect like a mirror, the black squares and pink background papers are almost as shiny.  Pretty effect, awful picture!!

I used grosgrain ribbon as my horizontal strip.  The lettering is a sticker from Doodlebug Designs.