Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sending Paw Prints Heart Challenge

It has been a long time since I used this blog for a challenge, but I hope to get back to participating in a few challenges here and there.  This post is for the "Sending Paw Prints" February "heart" challenge.

In October we had to send our kitty Tyler over Rainbow Bridge, it was so sad and our hearts were broken. We weren't sure when we would be able to adopt again, but somehow a picture on Facebook led us to the Humane Society of Indianapolis . The original kitty we saw on Facebook that led us there didn't quite warm up to us.  So we looked around and finally a little fur-baby picked us out and it was all she wrote.

Her name at the shelter was Bobbi Jean, but we changed it to Samantha.  She's approximately 2 years old and has been so much fun and has been able to fill a little empty space in our heart. Each day we fall more and more in love with her.

Here she is, I think she is content in our home!!

 


Here is my card for the challenge,

 
 
 
The challenge is still open for anyone who happened to fall onto this blog, which is highly unlikely, but check it out, the challenges are on going! 
 
 
Have a great week!
 
Joanie
 


Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Shopping Our (my) Stash #222

I found another blog to follow and participate when time permits and this one is SOS (Shopping Our Stash) and this week is #222.

The challenge is/was to use something from your oldest birthday supply. I have to admit that birthday cards are not something I make on a regular basis, a few.  But awhile back I participate is a challenge that pointed me to a company called Hambo Stamps and for some reason this group of pigs made me smile. So I bought it...... and never made a card until this challenge.



I want to say for anyone that notices, that the image is cut out... I did NOT cut that out by hand.  I bought a Cameo and have been playing around with using it to cut out stamped images. My vision is that I will be able to reacquaint myself with stamps that I love and always want to have a die, but one was not made.   So it was fun to practice with this image and see how this machine can change my card making.

Another thing...... I realized that I didn't really have a sentiment to go with this.... so I found one that "sorta" worked if you imply that the pigs are big... or something like that.  So maybe that is what I'm missing (sentiment) with this stamp and that is why I never pulled it out.

Anyone have a sentiment they would use for these stamp?

So check out the SOS blog/challenge here

Have a great week!! 


Joanie

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Inspired by a Song

I have found a new challenge blog and hope to play along with them.  It's called Cards In Envy.  You can find information about their blog/challenges here

The current challenge is to make a card inspired by a song...... so here's my card's story....

The Eagles were a very popular band in my teenage years and the song that inspired this card.....it may be a stretch.....



So if you haven't figured it out.. the song is "Witchy Woman".  I don't think the song is about witches, I think it was meant that the woman was more of a seductress.... but the word witch was in it... so I ran with it. 

I wish I could remember where the stamp came from, but all the paper is Stampin Up! 

Looking forward to see everyone's card and the song that inspired it! 


Have a blessed day! 


Joanie


Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge

This is my first time participating in this challenge. I took a short break after OWH ceased operation. I reorganized and cleaned my craft room. I have joined some new groups on Facebook including Stamping Enablers, trust me join that group and you will want everything! We just spent Labor Day weekend on a big debate.... the Brother Scan and Cut... to buy or not... and of course HSN had a special ..... I did NOT buy... yet..

So Send A Smile 4 Kids is the first organization I'm going to send cards to, you can find information about them here.  They have a challenge going on now to make a Halloween card (kid appropriate).  So here is my submission for the challenge and you can find the details on the challenge here


I don't remember where this stamp came from, the paper is all Stampin Up! 

Looking forward to working with this organization!! 

Have a blessed day! 

Joanie

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

It's over......

I sent my last box of cards to Sandy and now I am taking some time to reorganize my craft room so I can begin my next journey of cardmaking.

One of the groups I belong to on Facebook mentioned Send a Smile 4 Kids.  An OWH'er is going to help that organization so I figured what better way to continue on this crafting journey.

So I am removing the OWH references on this blog and start to revamp it for the next stage. It's long over due, but as all the OWH people know you get in the zone to make those deadlines and other things take a back seat.

Hope everyone finds what they are looking for after OWH.   For the moment, I believe I have found my place, but will always keep an open mind for others.  I have a ton of supplies that need to be shared with the world.

Stay tuned..


Joanie

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

ODBD and Sketch #257

Today's post is for two challenges, the July ODBD (the final one <sniff,sniff>) and Sketch #257.

ODBD was to create a thank you card and thanks to Adele (#6), I dusted off my Lawn Fawn stamp set that she used as dug out my Stampin Up banner punch.



and my second card is for Sketch #257, here are the details of the sketch



and my submission a Christmas card!  Christmas in July!



I continue to spend as much time as possible filling up my last large flat rate box (need to maximize the cost) for OWH.  I sure hope there is a way for us to access some of the great resources like the sketches.  I love  having the measurements for them, there are few challenges that do that.

Have a great week! 

Joanie

Saturday, June 20, 2015

OWH Sketch #256

Another sketch challenge from OWH!! Woot, woot!

Here are the details of the challenge



and my card, decided to dig out a few Christmas supplies and try to "finish strong with a few holiday cards.  I'm starting to panic thinking of trying to get cards done for the deadline.  I'm planning on taking a day or two of work in July to be able to fill a large flat rate box.




Until next time!

Hope everyone has a great week!!


Joanie 


Tuesday, June 09, 2015

OWH ODBD Challenge and a Sketch!!!

June's ODBD challenge can be found here to make a "missing you card".  I decided to make this card for this challenge and the OWH Sketch #255 found here


Here are the sketch details



So here is my card



This is "Freckles" from My Favorite Things.

I have been so busy trying to "Finish Strong" as well as work, HOA work etc....... this summer is going to fly by......

I hope everyone is spending time making cards for this last push.  I think Sandy is going to be overwhelmed with what we are going to send her!!  Or maybe she won't!

Enjoy your week!


Joanie