Thursday, November 8, 2012

3 for today

Hi!  I made the first card using the SplitCoastStampers sketch.    I don't know if you shop at Tuesday Morning, but a friend of mine, thanks Wendy,  told me that they carry some scrapbooking and stamping supplies.  Well come to find out, I have 2 Tuesday Mornings close to me and another not too much farther away.  

 I have actually bought a few things there.  On the card above, the background paper which is the plaid paper on the opposite side was purchased from Tuesday Morning.  I had to buy the whole package of 25 sheets, but it was $1.99 for the whole package and it's double sided.  I decided this would be good paper for masculine cards.  I will be making a few of these for Operation Write Home.

The second card is for the Ways to Use It Challenge on SplitCoastStampers as well as Operation Write Home's Midweek Throwdown.  

The SplitCoastStampers challenge is to make a thank you card.  The Operation Write Home challenge is to use red, white, and blue.  I made these next two cards to be used as Hero Mail   I will write a note in them to a hero and send them with my next Operation Write Home package. 

Quote for the day:  "You don't need a reason for everything you do in your life.  Do it because you want to, because it's fun and because it makes you happy."  - unknown

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

I love sketches!

When I think about how I begin to make a card, I find that more often than not, a sketch is what gets me started.  I don't always follow the sketch exactly, but they are great idea starters for me!  Just a little tidbit about what I learn about myself.  :)

This card uses Tuesday Morning Sketch #171. It stumped me at first but then I got an idea. 

This one will be going to Operation Write Home.   I used scrap papers and my quickutz Chocolate alphabet.  I used a stamp from Michael's that actually says "Missing You", but I didn't ink the "you" part.

Today is the sketch challenge on SplitCoastStampers too!  :)

Quote for the day:  "Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echos are truly endless."  - Mother Teresa

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Monday, November 5, 2012

OWH Sketch

A new OWH Sketch was posted yesterday and I got a new stamp set in the mail Saturday.  See where this is going???  :) 

 I know this isn't a newly released stamp set, but it's new to me and I love it!  The sketch is shown below and is definitely a fun one! I used Lawn Fawn's You've Got Mail set along with a Hero Arts shadow stamp (used for the sidewalk) and the hearts are from a TPC Studio set.
I made 4 of them for Operation Write Home.  :)

Quote for the day:  "Happiness is when what you THINK, what you SAY, and what you DO are in harmony."  - Ghandi

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Sweet Friends

Hi!  Today's card was actually made yesterday.  I used the Freshly Made Sketch #59

I was very true to the sketch on this one, except for my squares being a bit larger than the sketch.  I had this paper and these rub-ons by Imaginisce on my desk from the last card I made, so I used them.   Yay me!!  Yes, I am very proud of myself when I do these little things.  LOL.

Today I have been working on the scrapbook for our newest grandbaby due in January.  I have made them each a little scrapbook that has a page for each month of their first year so their Moms are not overwhelmed and can still keep some notes on what went on during the year. 

Our quote for the day:  "Music is what feelings sound like."  - Unknown

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