Thursday, October 31, 2013

OWH Mid Week Throw Down - Stars

This week's challenge is to make a card with stars.  Here is mine:

Love the contrast between the refined gold paper and ribbon with the rustic graft.  Sizzix embossing folder, stash ribbon.  This one is not for OWH.  Christmas card time is past, it is now time for Valentine's!!!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

OWH Sunday Sketch Challenge 196

OWH Sketch Challenge #196 looks like this:

owh sketch canvas 

Continuing on the Mid Week Throw Down for pink and green cards, here is my version:

DCWV Baby Girl Stack, Fiskars sentiment, Offray grosgrain ribbon, We R Memory Keepers corner chomper.  The glittery butterflies are completely covered in a glaze, and I made sure that I didn't cut into the sparkles.  The paper passed that sweater test. 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Mid Week Throw Down Pink & Green

The Mid Week Throw Down challenge at OWH is to make a card with pink and green. 

Papers from DCWV The Carnival Stack.  Chevron embossing folder, Fiskars sentiment, stash metals. 

Monday, October 21, 2013

OWH Sketch #195


 The papers are from a Mary Engelbreit 6x6 paper pack.  My friend Bonnie is a huge fan, and this will be heading her way.  Ovals cut with Spellbinders, paper strip punched with American Crafts Knock Outs.  Satin ribbon from my stash. 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

ODBD Challenge - Sentiment Focused Cards

Our Daily Bread Designs issues a monthly challenge to Operation write Home cardmakers.  If 50 cardmakers link up their cards made for their challenge, they will pay the shipping for 2 boxes of cards destined for our heroes!

This month's challenge is to create cards with a sentiment focus. 

Unfortunately, this card can't be used for OWH for two reasons.  First and most important, the lower panel did not pass the glitter sweater test after I cut into it.  It was fine as a whole sheet, but cutting it released bits of glitter.  I think I got it all, but I would rather err on the side of caution.  Secondly, Sandy HATES this sentiment!!!  LOL!

Paper from DCWV Lemon Flower matstack, silver paper from stash, sentiment from TPC Studios, hot fix crystals from Design by Dawn.  OWH Sketch B-22. 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

OWH Mid Week Throw Down

The Mid Week Throw Down this week is to make a card that is winter-themed, but not Christmas.  That way, the cards can be used for other holidays, love, thank you, etc.

I experimented with a number of sentiments for the front, but nothing  I tried was quite right, so I added the sentiment to the inside. 

Silver paper and DCWV Winter Magic patterned paper dry embossed with Cuttlebug Snowflake folder, Offray ribbon. 

Monday, October 14, 2013

OWH Sunday Sketch #194

This week's Operation Write Home Sunday Sketch # 194:

194 Sketch (Oct 13) 
 DCWV Travel 8x8 stack, SU! Alphabet Soup embossed sentiment, Sizzix crocodile texture plate, stash ribbon. 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

OWH Mid Week Throw Down - Nature of Christmas

This weeks challenge is to make a holiday card inspired by nature.

What says winter holidays more than snowflakes?!?!?

Snowflakes from Favorite Findings.  They are shiny silver, and are dimensional.  Patterned paper form DCWV Winter Stack.  Silver paper and ribbon form stash.  Navy card base is white on the inside.   The inside in blank, our heroes can make this card into whatever they want, thank you, non-religious holiday, etc.  They don't have to use it for Christmas. 

Camille Short - you won my blog candy!  Please email me at BobbisTreasure at aol dot com. 

Saturday, October 5, 2013

World Card Making Day!!


Welcome to my stop on the Operation Write Home World Card Making Day blog hop!

The challenge is to make a thank you card using an OWH sketch.  I chose #67.

Navy card base (white on the inside), shiny silver layer, followed by patterned papers from the DCWV Winter Magic Stack.  Silver ribbon from stash, sentiment from Fiskars.  I followed Sandy's suggestion to loosely tie the knot, preventing a big lump. I used some dimensional tape under the tag to keep it secure. 

What is a blog hop without candy?  Up for grabs, a set of clear Owl stamps from Fiskars.  Leave a comment with a way to contact you.   I would love it if you would follow me, but it is not required!  I will have choose a comment on Tuesday. 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

OWH Mid-Week Throw Down - Multiples

This week's challenge is to Multiply the Fun.  With the winter holidays rapidly approaching, the OWH deadlines come even faster.  The deadline for multiple holiday cards if OCTOBER 15!!!!!!  Really?!?!  I think I blinked!!!

I will not have a full box to send before the multiples deadline, so I thought I would concentrate on winter thank you cards.  I am sure that many units receive holiday packages, and will want to thank those who sent the packages. 

Here are my cut papers:

And here is one of my finished cards:
Not one of my favorite cards, despite being made from my favorite papers.  Just feel like it is missing something.  Feel free to make suggestions!!  The white strip is pearl paper embossed with the Sizzix Snowflakes texture plate.  Patterned papers are from the DCWV Winter Stack.  The blue circle paper is glittered and embossed (it does pass the sweater test - I checked!).  The card base is blue on one side, white on the inside, with a subtle herringbone pattern.  OWH Sketch #93.  Fiskars sentiment.