Sunday, April 21, 2013

OWH Sketch Challenge #169

Good Sunday Afternoon,

Well I managed to get one card completed today.  Been busy in the kitchen and catching up on filing.  I made some wonderful Granola - my sis sent me a sample and it was so yummy -- hubby and I just love it so I had to get the recipe.  Now about every ten days it is granola making day.  It isn't hard -- just have to remember to stir it every 15 minutes so I can't get involved in my cards -- the granola would burn up -- I get so intense and block out everything else -- LOL  Anybody else like that?

Anyway - on to the challenge for today -- as I said I completed one card and have a couple more in the works - I found I had purchased some digis from Doodle Pantry some time ago and now I want to make a card or two using those digis.  I'll post those tomorrow or the next day.  It is very nice of them to sponsor this week's sketch challenge.  They made some fun sample cards too.

Today's card was made using all Stampin' Up products.  I list the supplies under the card.

Thanks for stopping in and sharing your thoughts.  It really means a bunch hearing from you.

Hugs & Blessings,


OWH Sketch Challenge #169

Supplies:  Stampin' Up, Stamp - Just Thinking,   crumb Cake,  Expresso and
Midnight Muse card stock, DP - Print Poetry, Buttons Sizzlits for the buttons,
Window Frames Collection - Framelits Dies,  Stitched Satin Ribbon,
Scallop Trim Border,  Square Lattice Folder, Ink - Midnight Muse

Saturday, April 20, 2013

OWH Challenges

Hello --

I can't believe how time flies by so fast.  I've been busy creating cards and a new wreath for the front door and just don't get to my blog.  I did manage to do a few of OWH challenges -- Last Sunday's Sketch Challenge 168, Bootcamp - Using Odd Numbers in Design, Tuesday Tutorial:  Mirror Image Stamping, Midweek Throwdown - A Bugs Life and ODBD - April's Challenge - Things That Fly

OWH Sketch Challenge 168 - I used all Stampin' Up products unless noted DP for the two background
pieces from their Print Poetry 6 x 6 pad, SU card stock - Wild Wasabi and Midnight Muse, and Very
Vanilla.  I used Vintage Wallpaper EF and the image and Sentiment is from Clearly for You (retired)
The ribbon is a scrap from my stash.

This card I made for the Tuesday Tutorial - Mirror Image. The image is from Hero Arts --
For some reason I had a hard time finding something in my collection that would do the job.
I colored these two (not my specialty) - the polka dot DP is from Stampin' Up Sunshine & Sprinkles,
I used Pacific Point and So Saffron card stock.  The Pacific Point and Polka Dots are
brighter colors than what I usually work with -- so this is a big change.  I also used -- three
strands of Tim Holtz striped cord.  (This goes with our Bootcamp lesson - odd numbers in our design).
The sentiment is from SU - Short & Sweet and used SU punches.

This card and the one below are for the Bootcamp lesson - I put three items for
a focal point to the right of the sentiment -- thread spool,  pin with 3 pearls and the scissors.
I used Stampin' Up card stock - real red, black; oval & Labels  Collection framelits.
All images and sentiment are from Clearstamps - 2010 Material Girl.  The wood look
DP is Bramble Rose by My Mind's Eye -- the red DP I don't remember the manufacturer.
I added some bling to the neckline with pearls and black gems at the waistline with
some red Offray Tulle for the skirt.

This card is for three challenges (hmmm odd number) - ODBD Challenge - Things that Fly,
the Midweek Throwdown Challenge - Its a Bugs Life and our Bootcamp Lesson - Using
Odd Numbers in the Design.  
I had different visions for this card -- I wanted to use the
sentiment -- I've had it for a long time and wanted to finally ink it up.  When I first started with my
idea - I thought I wanted to make the dragonfly and butterfly images lifelike - well guess what,
in my stash of stamps -- I have plenty of lifelike looking butterfly stamps -- but no life like
dragonfly. So I opted to use a flowery butterfly stamp from Stampin' Ups Papillon Potpourri set and
the dragon fly -- unknown.  The sentiment and the itty bitty dragon fly stamp is from Stampers Best.
The other itty bitty butterfly stamp is from SU  - The DP is from my scrap pile and the card stock
is from Stampin' Up - Wild Wasabi and the one blue square is Baja Breeze.  

Here is my Spring door wreath.  I used the Swallowtail stamp from
Stampin' Up to make the butterfly. I borrowed it from one of my fellow card makers --
I heat embossed the image on vellum then water colored on the back of each of the butterflies.  I used various colors on each of them.  The list of colors - not in any order on the Swallowtail, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Midnight Muse and Cajun Craze.  I fussy cut one of them out -- it wanted to curl up so I glued them on some white card stock and then finished cutting them out.   I think they add a nice touch to my wreath.

Thanks for stopping in and sharing your thoughts.

Hugs & blessings,


Sunday, April 7, 2013

OWH Sketch Challenges and the Paper Players Challenge

Good Sunday afternoon

I am playing catch up on all the challenges.  Life once again won out on my time - but that is okay one can't let yesterday use up today.

So on to the challenges -- I will list the most recent and work backwards.

I still have this past week's Midweek Throwdown Challenge to complete (Tags 'n Twine).  I'll do my best to get one completed and posted along with this Wednesday's Midweek Throwdown Challenge.

Well -- happy card making and crafting to all of you.  Thanks for stopping in a visiting.



OWH Sketch Challenge 167

This card follows the OWH Sketch 167 - I added
the rounded upper corner and three tabs of ribbon for accent.
Supplies:  Stampin' Up supplies - Stamps - The Open Sea and
the sentiment is Teeny Tiny wishes.  DSP - Sunshine & Sprinkles,
Scallop Edge Border, Framelits - Window Frame Collection, Satin Stitched Ribbon
Card stock - Bashful Blue and Midnight Muse

This card is for both the OWH Sketch Challenge 167 and the paper players Theme Challenge #140
to use a re-purposed or recycled item on your project.  I used some netting from a sack of
potatoes.  I think it adds a nice touch with the fish theme.  The supplies used:
Stampin' Up card stock - stamp sets - By the Tide and Teeny Tiny Wishes.  Also used
Scallop Edge Border and Framelits - Window Frame Collection

OWH Sketch Challenge 166 
This card is for OWH Sketch Challenge 166, Midweek Throwdown Stripes from March 27th and
the Tutorial: Bubble Wrap Background

Supplies used:  SU card stock- crumb cake and midnight muse - DSP - stripes from the Patterned Stack
of neutrals.  Stamps - Lovely as a Tree (for the background trees)  and Truck image from Country side.
I used midnight muse and Early Espresso on the bubble wrap and stamped on crumb cake card stock.
The sentiment is from the stamp set - From My Heart.  The gears are from Tim Holtz Die

Food for thought:  A contented person enjoys the scenery on a detour.