Monday, July 28, 2014

OWH Sketch Challenge 235

This week's challenge and my response:

DCWV Pocket Full of Posies paper, Spellbinders Floral Burst die.   I think I should have a less busy paper under the flower elements. The neon blue is not part of the card, but the photo background.  Again, FAIL!!!  LOL! 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

OWH MWTD Color Challenge - Red, White, and Blue

This week, OWH challenge queen, Allison, has challenged us to use red, white, and blue on a card.  And the inspiration is from my partner in blogging at!!!!! 

Here is the inspiration card from Sybrina:
There's Always the Other Side

Here is my interpretation:

Bo Bunny Liberty paper scraps, tutorial from Sharon, Sizzix and Spellbinder dies.  I wanted to emboss the competed front but I used base paper that was too heavy.  Love this one!!!! PS - Arrrgh!  I missed the part about it should be an Any Hero card.  FAIL!!!!  :)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

VCMP Blog Candy Winners!

Ladies, please email your snail mail address to me at BobbisTreasure at aol dot com  Congratulations, and thanks to everyone for supporting OWH and the VCMP!!
Christine from Grandma's Stamping Corner is the winner of the blog candy, chose her card number. 

Lori Kobular is the winner of the blog candy for a comment.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

OWH Sketch Challenge 233

This week's challenge and my version:


 I love how this came out!!  Thanks for the inspiration, Annie, and thanks for being part of!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

OWH VCMP Colored Background Challenge

Beth over at Bunny Scrap had a great challenge - colored background.  I love this challenge - I don't make full use of the wide variety of resources I have.  Here is a couple of cards with alcohol ink on the backgrounds, and heat embossing with gold and bronze powders for the images.  LOVE!!!!  I do think that I will take the one that I used as a full front, and mat it.  I think it will add a lot of interest. 

OWH VCMP CHallenge - Winter 2 ways

JoAnn has a great challenge - 2 cards!  One for Christmas, one for winter. 

Here are mine:

I struggled with these, but I am pleased with my results.  Stash brads for the toppers, sequin and satin ribbons for the vertical elements.  Star paper embossed with Sizzix embossing folder, DCWV Winter Magic striped paper.

Thanks, JoAnn!  Great thought starter!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

OWH VCMP Birthday Challenge

Lori over at Lori's Kreations has challenged us to make a red, white and blue birthday card.  Here is mine:

Bo Bunny Liberty scraps, Sizzix die cuts, My Favorite Findings button, stash ribbons.  No embossing this time!!  But I did pop up the star layers, and add a very tiny button. 


I was out of town visiting family this weekend, so I didn't get to play along in real time.  I hope that I can catch up!  Michelle over at Caffiene & Stamps challenged us to make a Thank You Card.

Embossed with Sizzix stars embossing folder, DCWV paper, SU! sentiment heat embossed, twill tape layered with ribbon.  Thanks, Michelle!!!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

OWH VCMP Texture Challenge (with blog candy, of course!!)

Sooo...  How are you enjoying the party? Lots of fun challenges, I can't wait to see everyone's creations!

Click HERE or on the VCMP image above to go back to the OWH master list to keep playing along. 

I love all of the messages from our heroes, but one in particular touched me deeply.  A mom of 3 girls was deployed in Iraq.  She loved receiving our cards and sent many to her daughters.  The catch?  Her older 2 are blind.  How the card felt was every bit as important to her as how the card looked.  I have always remembered this hero and her girls, and I try to incorporate texture into every card.  Click here to read the original message.  

My challenge is to use AT LEAST 3 different textures on your card.  Texture can be achieved by using dry embossing folders, heat/wet embossing, ribbon, twine, flat buttons, die cuts, flocked paper, bling, anything that adds "feel" to the card. Paula posted a great tutorial as part of last year's Design Bootcamp - How Does It Feel.  

I used four different embossing folders, the gold mat has a ribbed texture, and my sentiment was heat embossed.  A personal record - six textures on one card!!!

Everyone who links up a card will be entered into a blog candy give away!  Since many people may be celebrating with family and friends over the holiday weekend, I won't randomly choose the winner until Monday, July 14.  

Everyone who comments on this post is eligible for a second blog candy giveaway!

So, how are you getting your texture on?!?!

Friday, July 4, 2014

OWH VCMP Piecing Challenge!

Linda has challenged us to make a card using piecing.  Well, I am not very good with stamping and fussy cutting pieces, but I do like doing patchwork piecing!  Not too kid related, but I tried!!!!

Layered red and blue ribbon, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Spellbinder die. 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Words 2 Scrap By July Challenge - Ohh La La!

This month's challenge from my partner of crime, Sybrina, is in honor of Bastille Day, is Ohh La La!

I decided to make a fancy fold card.  Fun to make, hard to photograph!! 

Stickopotamus sticker, Scrappy Cat sentiment, Spellbinder dies, Sizzix embossing folders.