Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Continued Stamp set usage - Lots of Thoughts

I started out trying to go through the alphabet of my Stampin Up set, but from time to time I get diverted.  Mostly because of making cards for OWH that tend to be focused on holidays.   Here is a card that I made using Lots of Thoughts.  A very nice stamp set.   I have to say that I'm enjoying dusting off some of these sets.  I have so many nice sets and I need to stop (yes, I said STOP) buying new and use what I have...

So here is my card that I made

this layout was from a blog here I love these layouts and there sure do make card making easy.

Have a great day! 

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Operation Write Home Sketch #161

Details on the sketch can be found here

Here is my card

this is an old Hero Arts stamp and a cheap sentiment stamp I got at Michael's.   I don't remember where I got the paper, I'm sure it is a couple of years old. 

Monday, February 18, 2013

President's Day VCMP things with wheels

The blog hop post is here

So here is my entry

I also used Sketch 117 from Operation Write Home that was mentioned in today's Design Boot Camp learning about focal points.

One card and two entries to blog posts!!! 

Oh, and I did use my Stamp-a-ma-jig on the letters but it was an afterthought and the focal point is raised, so it caused a little bit of an issue with the line up. Obviously I want the Mustang to be the focal point

I've come to realize that I don't have any stamps (large) that are for Father's Day.  I have some coupons that I may have to use to make Father's Day cards.

Happy President's Day! 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Operation Write Home Sketch #160

Here is the sketch for this week
and here is my card.  I'm making this for a friend that is finishing up her treatments this week for breast cancer.  She likes this saying so I decided to make a card and then decided to use it for this challenge.

the paper is a 6x6 My Mind's Eye paper pack from Michael's.  The off white base is Bazzill Walnut Cream.

The hardest part of this card was creating the saying in a word processing program and getting it spaced how the original is.

I really like this layout and it's perfect for those paper pads!

For those of you that have tomorrow off for President's Day, have a great day! 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Operation Write Home Sketch 159

See the sketch here

and my rendition

The stamp is from Whipper Snapper, sentiment is Gina K and the paper and ribbon is a hodge podge of companies.   Of course I used "nesties" too!!

Monday, February 04, 2013

Operation Write Home

This card is for OWH Sketch challenge #158 and OWH and Our Daily Bread Designs February Challenge .  I had this apple paper for quite some time and have not used it.  When the fruit was mentioned, I knew this would be perfect. 
The sentiment is a clear set from Hero Arts Fancy Basics.  I wanted a larger sentiment set and this fit the bill with some very basic sayings.

Here is the card

The buttons are Sizzix Buttons #5. The buttons look huge and must be the angle of the picture, cause they really aren't that big.

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Purrfect Diversion

Another diversion from my alphabetic tour through my Stampin Up sets.  This is a retired set that I bough and hardly used.  I love cats and wanted this set, but then for some reason, just never used it.  I have a friend that is having a birthday and she likes (not love) cats.  I thought I would ink this one up and for her birthday.

So here it is.. The cardstock is Stampin Up, the designer paper is We R Memory Keepers, and I used watercolor paper for the actual image. 

Inside I stamped the birthday sentiment and tried something that I see alot on blogs but just don't take the time to try, but decided to do it for this card.

So the inside of the card just has the top part of the cat (uncolored) and some other designer paper that I found in my stash.

Not every exciting... but for me it is way outside my "box".

I like this set well enough that I need to use it and make more cards with it for Operation Write Home for those soldiers that know people who are cat fanatics!!