November 28, 2013

OWH Sketch 200 & Mid Week Throwdown

Wow ~ I can't believe OWH is at 200 sketches! 
Who knew you could arrange so many different ways on a 5-1/2 x 4-1/4 space!!
Sketch 200 Challenge ~
 I had to alter it a little bit because Daisy's elbow was in the way :-)

I hope everyone has a blessed Thanksgiving

November 16, 2013

OWH Mid Week Throwdown & Thanks to the Postal Workers

This week's MWT was to use dry embossing. I used a scroll embossing folder on the red cardstock. The image is our infamous OWH mascot Ciara from Stamper's Best and the sentiment is from SRM Stickers.
Sandy is on a mission to bring her postal workers in Federal Way, WA lots and lots of cards thanking them for their service so I thought a patriotic Ciara was the perfect choice! What a nice idea to show them how much they are appreciated!! Only a few days left to get them in so hurry!! :-) You can view the mail room challenge request below...

November 12, 2013

OWH Sketch 198 & Doodle Pantry ~

Have you seen it? The Doodle Pantry is offering an OWH Fundraiser set of digital images for just $5!!!
Can you believe you get ALL of this for $5? That's like a cup of Starbucks coffee and 70% of the proceeds will be donated to Operation Write Home! How cool is that?

Here is the OWH sketch challenge for this week.

These images and sentiments are so perfect for OWH cards! Hope you take a minute to stop in and see more of what The Doodle Pantry has to offer to help us with creativity! Have a great day! 

November 4, 2013

OWH Sketch 197 & the November ODBD Challenge ~

Love cards with no "Valentines" reference can be used year 'round ~ No expiration date :-)
Paper: Martha Stewart Holidays Punch Pad
Sentiments: The Paper Studio Stickers
Sketch: OWH #197
Our Daily Bread Designs Nov Challenge: Love/Valentine cards

I trimmed all of the patterned paper pieces with no regard to the direction of the pattern so I had to wing it and adhere them vertically instead of horizontally. It appears that I missed a layer too. Why is it you don't see these things until it's ready to post??  They still turned out ok I think lol.
Thanks for stopping by ~ Hope you have a great day!

November 1, 2013

OWH Sketch 196, Mid Week Throwdown & Any Hero Cards ~

 The adorable little turtle & sentiment can be found in The Doodle Pantry store. The scalloped edge is a Spellbinder die and the ribbon is from The Paper Studio.

Here's our awesome OWH mascot, Ciara! You can find her in the Stamper's Best store.  Papers for the next 4 cards came from The Paper Studio - Proud to Serve pack.

Saluting images were cut using the Stand & Salute Cricut cartridge. Sentiment - MFT Stamps
 The dog tag and star were cut from shiny silver paper with the Stand & Salute Cricut cartridge

To create the quilt, I used a Fiskars star punch, DCWV Stack 8 paper and a Cuttlebug embossing folder. Quite time consuming but I think the end result is worth it!
I stopped at the Shell station for gas yesterday. I always listen to American Family Radio in the morning to get my day started off just right. I noticed a man in uniform in the store. When he cam out his truck happened to be on the other side of my pump. I leaned around the corner and thanked him for his service. Glancing at his name said Christ. It was a touching moment coming in contact with a real Hero and being able to say "I saw Christ today".  Hope you have a blessed day!

October 22, 2013

OWH ~ Sketch Challenges ~ Random.Org & 195

What a fun thing to do! I think I will use this method a lot from now on!

I just didn't see a place where the square piece would fit without overlapping sweet Ciara.

Sketch #195 Challenge

October 13, 2013

OWH Sketch 194 & ODBD October Challenge ~

My oh my there is a lot of measuring on this one but I love the way it turned out! 

Paper: The Paper Studio - Proud to Serve
Ink: Versa Magic Chalk - Wheat (around the sentiment ~ wish I had 1 shade darker)
Sentiment: Stamper's Best - My Hero Stamp Set
Navy Blue Embossing Powder
Foam Tape aka The Precious
Yellow Pearls

Our Daily Bread Designs October Challenge ~ Make the sentiment the main focus of the card
Paper: The Paper Studio - Eat Cake
Sentiment & Die Combo: Sizzix - Word Labels
Black Embossing Powder
Corner Punch: The Paper Studio

October 5, 2013

Operation Write Home ~ World Card Making Day Hop

"THANKS" so very much for taking the time to hop with us! My focus is on Any Hero cards which include a personal message of encouragement.  

Sentiment: Dare 2B Artsy - Missing You Stamp Set
Paper: DCWV - The Boyhood Stack
Dies: Spellbinders - Classic Ovals

Sentiment: Paper Smooches
Image: My Favorite Things
Paper: DCWV - The Boyhood Stack
Glossy Accents (On the yellow star)

I took some cards to work and had Hero messages in no time flat! 

BLOG CANDY ALERT: See yesterday's post for more information. Hope you have a wonderful day!
Thank you for all the wonderful comments ~ Congratulations to ..........................................................
ANDREA T from Crafty Tafty!!!!!!
Andrea please send your mailing address to and let me know if you want the Americana or the Girly Girl prize package! 

Challenge #32 ~ Ocean Life

Hello and welcome to challenge #32 showcasing ocean life! For this card, I used the adorable Fintastic Friends stamp set from Lawn Fa...