Wednesday, August 31, 2011

OWH MWT Anything But Glitter

I feel like a broken record...yes I am working on Christmas cards for OWH. Where has the year gone? "Anything But Glitter" is a challenge that is way too simple for me as I never use anything that sparkles for these cards except sometimes a little "bling" more commonly known as rhinestones. Some card makers may have missed that requirement and this is a great way to remind us all!

I had a stack mat that the paper already has adhesive on it and really works well for the sunburst design. Is is one of the first stacks I purchased and am now determined to finish it even though I really like it. It is not Christmas specific but has the required colors of red and green.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

OWH MWT Thanksgiving Any Hero Cards

Fall colors are so pretty! I kinda came up with this sketch on my own (or at least that is the way I remember it). I look for inspiration everywhere.

I made the Christmas card first and liked it so much that I wanted to use the sketch again. The dimensions of the blocks are 2.5" by 1.25" and is a great way to use scraps! I love this stamp by Autumn Leaves and it is perfect for an Any Hero card.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

OWH MWT Inchies (again)

My second entry for this challenge! I also did made a similar card for the CAS Blog Skip. I rocked out 8 of these this morning after finishing my sketch card, bringing my Christmas card total to 36. I tend to make cards one at a time (each unique) so it takes a little longer.

The deadline for Christmas cards is Halloween, with children now in school it will be here before we know it.

OWH Sketch #83

I look so forward to the sketch challenges! I must be still inspired by the CAS Skip yesterday because this card feels done to me. I popped out the sentiment so I did not want to add any more bulk there.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

OWH CAS Blogskip

A CAS card maker I am not, but I am always up for a good challenge! This card is based upon a birthday card by Christina Kowalczyk featured in March 2011 Cards magazine, page 111. I have been wanting to case it for quite some time.

I was tickled pink to realize that my acrylic base is exactly the width of an A2 card so it made lining up the stamp on the card base easy peasy. The hardest part of this card was tying the bows, oops did I just say that "out loud"?

Thursday, August 18, 2011

OTWC Challenge #58

I have this coral/gold paper that came as part of a paper pack that I do not really like so I have been challenging myself to utilize it in this challenge. I tend to associate stars with masculine cards, but they are really versatile. This card will go into my OWH box.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

OWH MWT Inchies

My best investment ever was my inchie punch. It is my all time fav punch and so versatile. I had made this card earlier this week using some K&Company Americana paper. The rest is from my scrap pile. No, the pile does not appear to be getting any smaller...

OWH Sketch # 80 Catch-up

I am finally caught up on the sketch challenges! I set a goal at sketch #54 to make a card this year using each one of the sketches. I may decide at some point to start at the first sketch...

This card ended up being a little too busy for my tastes, but I love the colors and the retro feel. Got to keep on the Christmas theme...the deadline will be here before we know it!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Two OWH cards

I finished my Thinking of You card. I used my sewing machine to punch the holes for some hand stitching. I thought it needed a little something in addition to the knots I made for the berries. It is not perfect but it is "homey" with a wintertime feel.

My card for Sketch Challenge #82 drained all my mojo. When I thought I had it done I discovered that it was upside down on the card base! OMG! and this is suppose to help me unwind? This one was a tussle all the way through even though I love love love this sketch and plan to try another card in the near future. I do need to set aside some time to reorganize my supplies which is not as fun or relaxing.

Oh and HaPpY bIrThDaY JuLiE! My birthday is this week also!

Monday, August 8, 2011

OWH MWT Honoring Ciara

Congrats to Ciara for becoming a soldier! In her honor I chose this cute free digi from Slieje for my card. The link to this digi is If you like this digi you should check it out! I am still trying to use only scraps for most of my cards and did make the sentiment using the computer.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

OWH Sketch Challenge #81

I have missed the blogging world! Been super busy as one of a team of family members taking care of my mother as she recovers from a broken hip. It has been quite a journey.

I kinda skipped sketch #80 although I actually started it and will need to go back to finish. The plaid dp is from K& Company...the rest is scraps.