Sunday, December 28, 2014

OWH Sketch #245 and ODBD Challenge

Happy Holidays!!!

I hope that everyone had a great Christmas and the upcoming New Year brings you many good things!!

I checked the OWH (Operation Write Home) website and saw that the ODBD (Our Daily Bread Design) challenge was not at 50 cards.  See more information about the challenge here

So I quickly made this card for the challenge AND also used the sketch for the most current Sketch Challenge details here

Here is my submission:

I apologize for the horrible lighting!!  

Have a great week!!

Happy New Year! 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

OWH Sketch #242

It's OWH Sketch time... well actually, it was last week, but I wanted to do this one because it looked like fun.

Here are the details of the sketch

and my card

I decided to use some colors that I'd consider more masculine for this card.  I used a very rarely used Stampin up set (Posey Punch).  The paper is a 12x12 DCWV Linen Closet Stack

I wanted to share a picture of my friend/co-worker that took her dad to DC last weekend with the Indy (Indianapolis) Honor Flight. My husband and I went to greet these wonderful men back from a long day in DC.  68 vets went to DC with their "guardians" and were greeted (based on what I heard) with the respect they so much deserved.  Every place they went they were honored by other military people and citizens. 

I don't think there was a dry eye in the place watching these men come back into the high school gym.

 I'm sure they were overwhelmed as I was.  I was thinking so much of my dad at this event, thinking of how much I miss him, and how much he would have enjoyed a trip like this to DC the sites.

I can only say that if any of you that read this (or know of someone) that has a WWII vet in the family to make sure they get to DC.  There are many chapters of the Honor Flight across the country read more about it here .  Also take the time to greet one of these flights, it is an experience you won't soon forget.

Donate too...... so these Vets have the opportunity to go..... AND check this out!!!  I made 70 cards and was able to donate those so each vet had a handmade card with a note of thanks for my friends/family and coworkers!!  See if one of the chapters near you (or mail them) something like this. 

Anyway.. I have gone on long enough...

Snow is coming, just a dusting but winter is here in central Indiana...

Till next time! 


Sunday, November 02, 2014

A couple of things about this card...

The card that I created was created for a couple of reasons, but primarily to thank the folks at Hambo Stamps.  Their challenge was one of the first ones that I regularly participated in and found out about them via OWH. 

This card is using one of their digital images and I used Sketch #241 (details are here)  from OWH and this has hearts in the baskets, so it qualifies for the ODB challenge for the month of November.

Here is my card

I have been so busy making cards for the Indy Honor Flight (70 of them) and getting them signed by co-workers and friends.

My husband and I had new flooring and new windows put in so we are still trying to get things back to normal... quite the task.

Hope everyone is doing well and had a great Halloween, I need to start working on my own cards for Thanksgiving!! 

Have a great week! 


Saturday, October 04, 2014

World Cardmaking Day 2014

Another celebration devoted to card makers!  Woot! Woot! 

Operation Home is hosting a blog hop!!  Make sure you keep checking back cause I have a feeling that additional people will participate up until the deadline of midnight (PST).

The card for this blog is a "love" card, since we LOVE to make cards. I had so many problems this morning trying to get the picture transferred with my wireless camera. My only option was to scan the card.  so here it is a scanned version of my card.

Hope everyone enjoys this special day devoted to us!!

To go back to the beginning just click here and if you are interested in know what the current needs for our devoted soldiers click here.

If you never made cards for OWH, please check the guidelines, located here

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Non OWH???! What?!

I'm posting something that has nothing to do with OWH (Operation Write Home).  It's feels a little weird but I wanted to make a baby card for a co-worker.  Most of my friends are past the baby stage, so I don't have any "baby-related" stamps.

I have tried digital stamps before with some success, my biggest challenge is printing them and making sure that I don't waste precious "Copic worthy" paper.

So I went to a stand-by for digital stamps and found a baby image that I liked, and then found they had a challenge

So here is my card with the image from Bugaboo Stamps you can find it here

The angle on my picture looks like the sentiment is off center, but it's because I have it on dimensions and I take horrible pictures of my cards..... LOL!  Anyway, it was fun making this card!! 

Take a look at some of the other fun images.... and as they say "Catch the Bug"!

Have a great week! 


Thursday, August 28, 2014


I saw a post earlier about the need for cards to meet the 50 card challenge for OWH ODBD, the card had to incorporate stars, so here is my card.

I paper pieced star paper, so there is the requirement!!

This is a quick post, watching the Packers preseason game on the Internet and also working on clearing out our bottom floor, we are getting new flooring next week...... our house will be quite the mess!! But everyone tells me that it will be worth it.... ;-) 

Have a great holiday weekend!  Happy Labor Day! 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

OWH Sketch #236

It's a rainy day in central Indiana. Instead of mowing the lawn, which was the "big" event of the day,  I decided to work on a couple of cards for some "requests" from blogs that I visit.  So today I'm concentrating on one for a little boy with cancer and decided to combine that request with the sketch.

These are the details of the sketch

and my submission

so this card is going to Robbie and you can see the Facebook page about him, here

I removed the address because my card came back as undeliverable.   I apologize!

More a little later this weekend...

Thanks in advance to those that send a card to this little guy..


Monday, July 21, 2014

OWH Sketch #234

Another Sunday Sketch for OWH and I can play! 

This had quite a few "parts", so here are the details

Quite the challenge for someone like me, but I love having the measurements cause that is 1/2 the battle, that is why I love the sketches here.

So, again, my Halloween theme continues, although I'm almost done since I have about 10 cards made, that should be plenty for my box..

My submission:

The paper is all from the Recollection collection (a 12x12 pad), the stamped image is Stampin Up and of course I used my Spellbinders set to cut out the square(s).

Lots of stuff going on with this one, I think I will do another one over the weekend without so much patterned paper.

Have a great week! 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

OW Sketch #233

I'm so thrilled to be able to participate in another challenge!!! And to do it on the same day!!   Here are the details of this week's challenge

And my entry, which I decided to do a Halloween theme, since it won't be long for the deadline.  I won't do a bunch of Halloween cards, but a few.  I've been working on "thank-you" cards and want to get a box sent in soon.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend and Happy Crafting!

Monday, July 07, 2014

OWH Sunday Sketch #232

It has been awhile since I have posted, crazy how time gets away from us, doesn't it? 

Over the 4th, OWH had a virtual card making party. You can find the info about it here

I had a busy weekend, for the first time in a long time my husband didn't work on Saturday so we spent the day getting carpet and flooring samples to redo the entire first floor of our house.  So card making was not in the "cards" for me.

However, Sunday I was able to participate at the 8 am challenge, which is also the Sunday Sketch Challenge (#232).

Here is the sketch:

and my card, please excuse the camera, I'm not sure what happened, but I didn't have time to take the picture again.

Have a great week!! 

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Memorial Day Blog Hop for Operation Write Home!

A wonderful tradition for this patriotic holiday!!  

So the from the OWH website were as follows:

Bloghop theme: Make a red, white, and blue card in one of the themes below, and we hope you’ll use one of our OWH sketches. We’ll be offering a little prize for a randomly selected card in each category:
  • Love cards
  • Missing you cards
  • Thank you cards
  • Birthday cards
  • AnyHero cards with notes inside written TO them!

I wanted to do a card for each category, so started with the easiest thing to do for the red/white/blue theme, the AnyHero card.

This little gal is "Saluting Marci" from La La Land Crafts.   You can find their catalog of all their stamps here

I used one of the Operation Write Home sketches (#79) and embellished a little by flipping it and using a strip of striped paper instead of the individual strips.

Card #2 is from OWH Sketch #165

and my "Thinking of You Card"

(and of course, I realize it was suppose to be missing you, not thinking of you!  ARGH!!)

My birthday card submission has no sketch, and unfortunately is a little messy, when it comes to my inky fingers....... and the clock was ticking, so I went with it and will redo at a later date.

For my "love" card, I decided to crazy with hearts and use my "under-used" heart embossing folder.

The details for Sketch 109

and my card

after I made the card, I thought I should have used my star embossing folder, but it is suppose to be a love card, right???

And my final card is done with this OWH Sketch

And my card

Hope everyone is enjoying the hop and have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

OWH #218

What a frustrating post this has been.  Last week no problems, this week a problem.  It seem that my browser is not supported.  It seems that I have IE 11 and "blogger" doesn't support it. So I thought about downloading another browser to my desktop and decided to use my laptop....  then I get the dreaded XP support ends on April 8th..... stop with the insanity!!!

I searched a couple of the forums for assistance and it seems that other people are having the same problem with IE 11 and their blog (adding images either from on line albums or directly from the hard drive)..... so guess I will wait, they will figure it out at some point and it will work again.  I'll worry about the XP issue another day.

I uninstalled IE 11 and I can add pictures now!!

Anyway, so here are the details for the sketch:

and my card, I don't know where the paper came from, it's pretty thin, so I"m guessing it is from Joann's or Michaels.  The image is Bugaboo as well as the sentiment. 

I will put a Happy Birthday sentiment on the inside.

Have a great week!!

Monday, March 24, 2014

OWH Sketch #217

Happy Monday!!  And it's time for another OWH Sunday sketch... #217.

Here are the details!

and my submission, a Father's Day card

The designer paper is Karen Foster "Fishing Gear" and the other papers are a variety of brands.
The stamp is Hambo Stamps "Fisherman" and I think the sentiment is Hambo as well.  I decided not to color the image, but I think I might get my colored pencils out and do a little coloring.

Have a super week!! 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

OWH Sketch 216

Another Sunday and I had some time to participate in this sketch.

Here are the details for the sketch

For my card I decided to begin working on Father's Day card.  I'm working on a box to send out to finish up a "western/cowboy" challenge and a few more Mother's Day cards. 

The designer paper is My Mind's Eye Indie Chic "Nutmeg", and decided to use chevron as  theme.  I had the embossing folder and decided to pair that up with the chevron paper. 

I will stamp Happy Father's Day on the inside.

Have a great week! 

Sunday, March 02, 2014

OWH Sketch #214

Another OWH Sunday sketch!!   More snow today and then a break and this evening it is snowing again.  It will be another morning of shoveling before we head off to work.

Here is the sketch: 

and my card

The paper is Stampin Up! (base is Very vanilla and the first layer is Pool Party).  The designer paper is October Afternoon "Modern Homemaker".   The ribbon is from Joann's.
I'm not sure what stamp set the sentiment came from (manufacturer) ... it was a clear stamp though! 
Hope everyone is safe and warm....

Sunday, February 16, 2014

OWH Sketch #212

Another Sunday Sketch (#212) from OWH, and I can participate!   I'm watching Olympics and catching up on the shows I have on the DVR.  Amazing how quickly you can fall behind!

This the sketch details

and here is my card.

I dusted off some Nestabilities pennants, which worked out perfect for this sketch.  The paper is Stampin Up! crumb cake for the base, the patterned paper is a 6x6 pack from My Mind's Eye called "Love Me".   You can just barely see that the top (2" x 5-1/4") is a sheet that just has love, love, love written all over it.  It's perfect for a card that I wanted to be about love.  The sentiments are from an OWH set from Hero Arts "Year Round Sentiments"
I curled up the pennants just  a little to stand out....a very simple card but I'm pleased with how it came out.
Happy crafting!! 

Sunday, February 02, 2014

OWH Sketch #210 and Card Bowl 2014

Today is Sunday which means another Sketch from Operation Write Home.  I've missed a few sketches for many, many reasons too numerous to mention, but here are the details of the sketch

and here is my card

I have lots and lots of stamps...... and I just had a conversation with a very good friend that I need to probably take a step back from buying "new" stamps and try to concentrate on what I have.  I need to either decide that I love a set enough to keep it, or let it go because I haven't used it (at all) or rarely.  This is a Stampin Up! set (Lots of Thoughts) that I rarely used.  The stamp has the "note of love" that you see there, and under it "with all my heart, hugs and kisses, happily every after".  So I stamped it and cut out the "note of love" to affix on the front. Anyway, I think this goes in the "keep" pile.

The paper is a 6x6 My Mind's Eye paper pad "The Station", something I picked up a Michael's ages ago.

I'm going to continue to craft during the game....... and why?  Cause I wanna win more stuff!  Crazy isn't it? 

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Card Bowl 2014

Check this out card making fans!!  Operation Write Home is having a Card Bowl

So my card for this submission is usin the Seattle Seahawks colors, Bazill (Parakeet) and Co'ordination (Eggplant). The stamp in Stampin Up! (Sail Away) and I used an embossing folder from Cuttlebug (Anchors Aweigh). When I think of Seattle I think of water! Thus the nautical theme card, and decided to make it a "thinking of you card" (Stampin Up! Teeny Tiny Wishes).

This is actually a 3 part challenge for this weekend of fun and the chance to win more craft stuff!! 
Enjoy the weekend, here in Indiana it is raining, which is okay, it melting all the snow.....if you look behind the card you can see a little of our back yard. Snow is heading our away again, so hopefully we can get the old stuff gone to make way for new.