Sunday, September 14, 2014

OWH Sketch #239

The latest sketch from OWH came out yesterday am, but I did not have any time to work on it til this afternoon.  Image is an older Studio G (I think); sentiment is Stampin' Up.  Pattern paper is MakinMemories and Cart Bella.  Pink dot is from an experiment (I saw it somewhere on a blog, so it is not my idea) that I tried; melting plastic pony beads.  It works, but it is too high per OWH standards so the card will be for personal use or the pet shelter fundraiser.  I would really like to find smaller plastic beads as it is super easy and inexpensive.  I actually tried to use a brad but it was too hard to get it through the ribbon.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

OWH MMT: Gratitude

Since one of my earlier cards of the day left me with the adhesive peeling to use as a stencil I decded to play with it and ended up with this card.  I wanted to use more than just Thank You as my sentiment but this sentiment really seemed to fit the feel of the card, so I went with it.

OWH ODBD: Create you own background

Friday DH & I took a roadtrip to a car part swap.  On the way back we stopped at a LSS in Des Moines and I bought a few new toys; a Taylored Expression Chevron Cutting Plate and Spellbinders Feathers Die Set.  I decided that the new challenge was perfect to break them out.  Carol L has made some wonderful cards using the technique I tried here.  To think, I almost purchased a cheaper feather die set but I could not resist the extra detail this set offered.

ATCAS #47: Oriental

The newest challenge at ATCAS is "Oriental".  I used a Hampton Arts stamp to create a "brocade" pattern.  The sentiment is from the same set. 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Words 2 Scrap By: To Everything is a Season

Growing up on a small family farm in Iowa left me with fond memories of all seasons.  They say if you are tired of the weather in Iowa, give it a day and it will change.  The theme for this month's Words 2 Scrap By just reminded me of those days.  I still had a swap kit made by Ann M that needed to be used and worked perfectly for the theme.  Everything was in the kit except the windmill image by Red Rubber Stamps.  I really wanted to add it so I decided to try stamping it on the burlap...and it worked!

Cards in Envy and The Male Room

I ran across a challenge blog The Male Room that I wanted to try out and work on my manly themed cards.  The current theme is fall/autumn.  Deer hunting season is a favorite fall pastime in my neck of the woods (not mine!).  This stag image seemed a perfect fit for this theme.

I am also linking this card up to the current School Colors theme challenge at Cards in Envy.  Prairie where I graduated from high school had Orange & Black as their colors and a hawk as the mascot.  Papers are by Authentique, Little Yellow Bicycle, and MakinMemories.  Sentiment by Hero Arts.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Addicted to CAS #46: Luxury

The new challenge theme for Addicted to CAS is Luxury.  I used a card from fellow OWHer Yolanda as my inspiration.  Sentiment is by Hero Arts.