Sunday, April 21, 2013

OWH Sketch #169 & (pre) Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!  I am a little early since it is Sunday, but I wanted to do a card for Earth Day and wanted to do this sketch challenge.

I spent the weekend going through my designer paper (DP) and realized that I have so much.  I organized it (thanks Joann's for a 50% off sale) by stripes, flowers, solids and "other patterns".  I know that I will never have a nice craft studio like Sandy from OWH (I'd rather redo my kitchen) but I'm thankful that I have a room of my own for my crafting/office.

This stamp set was a spur of the moment purchase and is the first time I have inked it up.  I need to spend some time surfing finding other example of what people have done with this set.  I'm sure we all have had that coupon that you just had to use and ended up buying something.... and this was the stamp set... I think I just need some inspiration from others.

Anyhoo, here is the card for Earth Day and OWH Challenge #169! 


I hope all of you have a great Earth Day and enjoy some of the freebies that stores will be offering

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Midweek Throwdown (Bugs Life) and OWH Sketch Challenge #168

Time has been flying by and I just finally got around to checking out the sketch challenge and there was the Midweek Throwdown!

So I decided to combine the two with one card...

All the plain cardstock is retiring or retired Stampin Up! paper and I'm not sure about the designer paper.

Have a great week!  

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Midweek Throwdown Color Challenge

This week's challenge is to make a card with your favorite colors.  Even before discovering OWH my favorite colors were red,white and blue.  I love patriotic napkins, plates etc.   I think some of it stems from my dad being a WWII vet, and my brother having served as well.  During the Vietnam war I had a POW bracelet and was thrilled to get a letter from "my" soldier when he got home. (note to self, find the letter and scan to share).    I am offended when I see the flag not being displayed properly, so you can say I do love the red, white and blue...

So here is my card, this a pretty much a copy of a card I saw on Pinterest (or maybe it was Splitcoast) either way this is not my idea... but I had the stamp and similar paper and decided to make it.

Now having looked at it.... I'm going to have to change it around and make it be "correct", so I will correct it (the flag position) and try to post the right one this weekend.

Enjoy the rest of the week! 

Monday, April 08, 2013

OWH Sketch #167

Details of the sketch are here

And my submission

This did not turn out near what I had planned.... it will do.... I need a few more Copic markers to do "water" or do what I had seen done before and that is cut blue out to make the waves, maybe I will do that on a future card.  
I like this stamp set along with many others that I have.......I need to take a day or two off work and try to play around with my stamp sets.  I don't have enough time in the evenings and weekends to play like I like to.
I was hopping along on some of my favorite blogs and ran across one that was going out of business and couldn't resist stamps for $2 like this one.  It is actually Bugaboo (a great digital place) but offered some of the images in rubber/clear.  What a shame, cause although I like digital images, sometimes it is nice to have a stamp (wood/rubber/clear).
Anyhoo, I bought several at $2 and will make a couple of cards and post them here. 
Have a great week!! 

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

OWH Midweek Throwdown Tags and Twine

When I make up my mind to do a challenge like this, I realize that I don't have the right color(s) of twine.  Awhile back I bought some Martha Stewart twine on sale at either Michael's or Joann's, it seemed like a good deal at the time. Now I realize that it isn't that great and I should have held out for higher quality...... like the Twinery which is really great stuff.

So this week I decided to participate in the OWH Midweek Throwdown, find the details here

Here is my submission for the challenge

The paper is all from a clearance 6x6 pad from MME (My Minds Eye) Lost and Found/Sunshine pad.  I bought several of them because they were dirt cheat at Michael's.  I can't resist those types of sales.

The flower is a Spellbinder's die as well as the label and then you can see the black and white twine from The Twinery....

I made this fairly quickly and will probably distress the sentiment, but I'm happy with the limited time I had to do it.

Monday, April 01, 2013

OWH Sketch Challenge #166

Another fabulous sketch from OWH, find it here and my submission for this

The picture is not the best, but it will do, maybe someday I will get a new camera... 

This is using Lawn Fawn set you can buy it here these are fabulous stamps.  I have several sets!   I'm also entering this card into the Lawnscaping Challenge located here  You needed to do embossing and this card has it, just very hard to see it because I did it on the black, but here is a close up of the dots. In retrospect I should have done it a little more noticeable.   Oh well! 


I may have to do another submission do the Lawnscaping challenge 

Have a great week!