Monday, July 15, 2013

OWH Sketch Challenge #181

It's been awhile since I've posted, I have been busy making cards as well as trying situate  my 92 year old mother in an assisted living facility.  She didn't go quite "kicking and screaming" but screaming and crying.... which I have to say is very difficult to stay the course when you know that it is for their safety and well being.   My mother is stubborn and despite the attempt to show her how to use the "call button" for assistance at 3 am to use the bathroom (or anytime for that matter), she took a tumble and is spending the night at hospital for observation. I'm sure the facility will now put out the big guns (sensors on the bed) to  make sure that they know she is attempting to get out of bed.

So anyway, my card making has been a nice diversion, and I have tried to work on the holiday themed cards to get my box done early. 

Here is the sketch for OWH #181

And my submission

I apologize for the "crookedness" of this card.  The designer paper is Bo Bunny Apple Cider Collection.  I'm sure this is old, but I will call it "vintage" designer paper.  The turkey and the sentiment are both from the Hero Arts, I found a place that had it for sale just so you can see what other images are in this set, find it here

I may add the gobble gobble on there someplace, but that is the basic sketch...

Have a great week! 

Monday, July 01, 2013

OWH Sketch Challenge #179

Happy July!  I can't believe how the time is flying.  I had a great weekend making cards.  My hubby worked all weekend, so I spent my time working on Thanksgiving cards!!  Yup, my Halloween are done, so I want to get a box off soon and wanted to include Thanksgiving.

So here is the sketch challenge

and here is my submission

After taking the picture, I realized that I should have made the sentiment on a different color than I did. It kinda blended into the paper, not quite what I had planned.

The stamp is "Sweet Herbs" an ancient (obvioulsy retired) set from Stampin Up!  The paper (plain cardstock) is Stampin Up!  The designer paper is Cosmo Cricket from the "Earth Love" 6x6 pad.   Notice the little dots in the left hand corner? Those are new "candy" dots from SU!  I think I'm in love with them.  I will need to get all the colors. 

The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. My husband and I have a tradition of watching  the movie 1776.  It's a great musical about our founding fathers.  It's a very fun movie.   If you have a chance rent the movie. I hope you like it as much as we do! 

Have a happy and safe 4th of July!!  God Bless America!!!