Sunday, September 25, 2011

OWH #88, MWT & Train Wreck Averted

Card 1: I treated myself to a Tim Holz stamp set using a coupon over a month ago, but had not broke it out yet. I liked the old cars on it for guy cards. Love Sketch #88.

Card 2: Is made using Stampin' Up. Friday night I went to a stamp sale and bought 3 sets, a little paper, and hexagon punches(I have been wanting these). Score!

Card 3: I call train wreck averted because I pulled out the striped from my scrap pile and built a card from that. At one point I was ready to throw it way, but it came together. The punched corners with the red brads is my favorite part.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

OWH Sketch Challenge #87

At first glance this seemed like a "tough" sketch so I took a little time to clean up my desk! Which translates in I now have a clean 6"x6" space to work in rather than the 2"x2" I usually work in. I ran across a couple of Bo Bunny scraps in the process which started my wheels turning. The clock background is stamped in addition to the sentiment and corners. I love love these colors!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Bo Bunny and Ciara

What do Bo Bunny and Ciara have in common? OWH, of course! I do love Bo Bunny but I do not have any yummy stickers to coordinate with their Gabrielle line so I improvised by fussy cutting two butterflies off one of the sheets to create a focal point. I added some freehand scallops of Liquid Pearl for some low key bling.

This second card is for Ciara's challenge. According to Snopes the story is not literally true; but is a great reminder figuratively for how much we owe the men and women who protect our country and what they give up. I figured everyone is tired of my Viszla stamp and decided to go -non-traditional. Kinda fun for the true dog lover!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

OWH MWT A Bugs Life

I had purchased a makingmemories embellishments for the purchase of making cards geared toward little boys. I also went wild and purchased the Martha Stewart button punch because I love buttons but finding thin ones in the right color for OWH cards can sometimes be tough. Wah-lah, problem solved!

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Challenge #9: Sketch #86, hosted byStars and Stamps

Challenge #10: Autumn Patriots, hosted byTanya at Tinkerin in Ink

Challenge #11: Keep it Clean, hosted byJennifer at The Sparkle Within (Based upon a card made by Cheryl @ shestamps)

Challenge #12: Daddy's Child, hosted byTami at Tami's Craft Connection

Challenge #13: Think OWH, hosted byPatricia at Thinking of Inking (O=Olive ink and Oval; W=White paper, ribbon, and Walton, Brenda; H=Hollyhock ink and Have...)

Challenge #14: Cold Temps, Warm Heart, hosted byTheresa at Playing with Pictures and Paper

Challenge #15: Splish Splash, hosted byMichelle at Caffeine and Stamps

Challenge #16: 1+1+1=FUN! is hosted byDawn at The Chatty Stamper!

Thanks to all the wonderful bloggers and OWH who hosted this outstanding event!

Saturday, September 10, 2011


Challenge #1: Garanimals, hosted by
Linda at It Was Here a Minute Ago

Challenge #2: Au Natural, hosted by
Lisa at Stamping with a Mission

Challenge #3: Unique Christmas, hosted by
Barb at Paper Therapy Ponderings

Challenge #4: Pick One, hosted by
Julie at Handmade by Julie (Sketch Challenge #2)

Challenge #5: Falling for You, hosted by
Sybrina at Scrapping With Purpose

Challenge #6: A Piece of Birthday, hosted by
Elizabeth at Visions of Paper

Challenge #7: Nontraditional Valentine, hosted by Dixie at What's Next?

Challenge #8: Take the Scenic Route, hosted by Sheila at 2 Paw Prints

Fun, fun, fun! But now I am super tired!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

OWH Catch-up?

I took great liberties with Sketch #84 because I wanted to use this stamp and did some coloring. Most of the time I follow sketches exactly; when I don't, I really don't. I was hoping it would be a little closerto the sketch, oh well, it really was my inspiration!

This is my fall card. I love the orange button!

OWH I'm So Grateful

Train wreck averted! I love those cards made with paper doilies, so I snapped up a set of leaves from the Dollar Tree, but they are just a little big for the OWH cards. Halloween (my fav holiday) paper is the base. A little layering, inking, and coloring and wah-lah! It turned out much better than I thought it would when I started!

Monday, September 5, 2011

OWH Sketch #85

I skipped Sketch #84 for lack of time (work, parents, and sleep) but I plan to go back soon, maybe even this week. I was not super inspired by this sketch even though the samples were awesome! I think all my mojo was used this weekend making a 50th Anniversary Banner for my parent's upcoming party. I punched 60 one inch strips of 12" inch paper and now I am feeling the pain. For some unexplained reason the red felt ribbon was calling to me and so I attached it to the white paper and then popped the sentiment. CAS?

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Hero Arts Giveaway!

Joy at Dustypenny Designs is giving away some stamps from Hero Arts. She also supports OWH, which is how I became a follower. The link to her blog is:

You have until September 17th to enter!

OWH Birthday Bash 2011: Day 3

Day 3 of the Birthday Bash is sponsored by We R Memory Keepers. The challenge is to make a card using eyelets or brads. I love brads but not eyelets (I guess they scare me a little). It has been so long since I used my crop-a-dile for an eyelet I almost forgot how, but it is super easy.

Snowflake stickers were used to create the "patterned" paper. They were on my desk begging to be used. I thought they were too small to use on a card otherwise and it was a great way create some dimension. Love the "soldier-safe" foil for a little bling.