Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Operation Write Home request and a Sketch

Hi!  Operation Write Home has had a request for some cowboy/western cards.  I have a box almost ready to go out, so I decided to add a few cowboy cards to it.  

I used the SplitCoastStampers Sketch Challenge for today.  It was a fun sketch and I think I will use it again.

Thought for the day:  

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

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Flowers and WeRMemory Keepers

Hi - Today's card is for one of the new challenges I have been following, the Card Concept.  You have to put your card into one of six categories, EEEK!  I still don't know what my 'go-to' style is so this is hard for me to do.  

The challenge is to use a floral theme.  I found these really fun WeRMemory Keepers papers and I do mean they are fun.   They are from a collection called Feelin' Groovy, that's just fun by itself!!   You know how much I love double sided papers, well the ones I used today have one pattern on one side and the second side is four different patterns!!!  I LOVE these!   I don't know how old the collection is, I found these at Tuesday Morning, but I still love them.  :)

Here is my card.

The stamp I used is an older one and I think it's from Hero Arts.  I added Prima flowers and sequins.  Oh, I used a fiskars border punch on the far left side.   I am going to put this one into the Clean and Layered category because it still has a lot of white space.   This is a fun challenge that makes me think,  LOL.

Thank You cards are needed for Operation Write Home so I will be making a few of these for my box.

Thought for the day:  "It is not our abilities that show what we truly are:  it is our choices."  -  Albus Dumbledore

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

Friday, February 14, 2014

Two More

Hi!  I have two cards for you today!  SplitCoastStampers is starting the Love Fest Challenge and the first challenge is to use a critter.  My card uses a critter from Paper Smooches.  Imaginisce and DCWV paper, TPC  Studio stamp, Pearl Pen and sequins.

My second card uses some paper I have been admiring for a while.  Tuesday Morning has this WeRMemory Keepers paper and I finally got it.  I love how it coordinates with the ChatterBox shiny paper.  The only thing I added was the Marvy punches and the Pearl Pen.

More cards for Operation Write Home.

Thought for the day:  "Be selective in your battles, sometimes peace is better than being right."  - Pinterest

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

Monday, February 10, 2014

Repeated Love

Hi!  Today's card is for the CAS Challenge on SplitCoastStampers.  The Clean and Simple style is definitely not the easiest style for me to do so I just keep trying. 

I repeated the sentiment in different colors in a 'stair step' fashion.  I also tried to make it a one layer card but I liked it better with the red layer added, so it stayed.  :)  I used my Colorbox Chalk inks that I have had for years and they still stamp really evenly.

Thought for the day:  "Oh, dear.  I really ought to do something, but I am already in my pajamas. "  - Pinterest  (So true for me on cold, rainy days.)

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

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Two for Today

Hi!  Today's cards are a mix of inspiration!  I picked out the stamp I wanted to use first and then had to come up with how to create with it.  

The first one is for the Operation Write Home/Our Daily Bread Designs February challenge.  The challenge is to use brown as the main color on your card.  Of course this makes me go straight for making a masculine card and this is what I came up with.  

The papers are from We R Memory Keepers and the stamp is Hero Arts.  I colored the letters with Prismacolor pencils and added a bit of white souffle pen for highlights.  I finished it with some doodling and a bit of twine. 

This one is for the Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown - using hexagons.  I didn't think I would get to play along with this one because I don't have any hexagon dies or punches......gasp!!!  I do have this lovely salmon paper from Studio Calico that has hexagons.  It was kind of a sweet surprise, because I bought this paper because of the color and didn't remember it has hexagons.  The background paper is from Crate Paper.  Again used Prismacolor pencils an souffle pen.  Finished this one with Pearl Pen.

Thought for the day:  "If there are ice cream trucks in the summer, why aren't there Starbucks trucks in the winter?"  - Pinterest

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