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OWH Virtual Card Making Party ~ 10

Challenge 10 ~ Bling 
Whoot woot! I made it to the last challenge of the OWH President's Day Virtual Card Making Party! This challenge required soldier safe glitter! The paper was a border trimmed from another piece of paper. I think it was from DCWV Nana's Kids. The bling and flowers are from my stash and the Offray ribbon has a sparkly thread through it but it's not visable here. The sticker was not in the original package so I don't know the mfr. It was rather thick and stiff and not wanting to adhere well so I may end up changing that.
I hope you have a wonderful week and make time to get crafty!

OWH Virtual Card Making Party ~ 9

Challenge 9 ~ 3 layers of white
Getting down to the last minute here but hey....I'm trying! White is one color I don't use often enough. I think it's really pretty and focuses on the sentiment. Only 1 more challenge to go! I can't wait until I have time to go back and see everyone's projects!
Paper: Core'dinations Tillie Dot & Jillian Dot Ink: Martha Stewart Aquarium - Dusk Blue Flower: Close to my Heart  Brad: Spare Parts Sentiment: Hero Arts - Fred Bear stamp set Offray Ribbon

OWH Virtual Card Making Party ~ 8

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Challenge 8 ~ Washi Tape
I was fortunate enough to win some of this yummy goodness from Washi Up and The Scrapbooking Queen so this will be my 1st project using washi tape!
This sweet little image is from La La Land Crafts. I drew a line around the Spellbinders Curved Rectangle die and inked the sky with Martha Stewart Aquarium ink (Ocean).
Using the Fiskars and The Paper Studio punches, I outlined them, applied washi tape and punched!
I am an amateur at coloring so I thought I would share my process for future reference and for those who have never tried it. Colors look dreadful until you "blend" them with the coordinating color.
I stamped the Hero Arts Happy Birthday sentiment directly on the washi tape.....BAD IDEA because the ink does not transfer to that slick surface. I hurriedly grabbed my black embossing powder before the ink dried. Since it was already stamped, I didn't have the option of usin…

My Christmas Card Stash is Low Hop ~

Welcome to the My Christmas Card Stash is Low Hop!

It is our sincere hope that this helps to inspire you to get working on those Holiday cards early so as to reduce a little of the stress felt around the season!   You should be coming from Shawnee's blog but if you just found your way here please start at the beginning at Sarah's blog.
***** BLOG CANDY ALERT *****  There will be a stash prize given out randomly to 1 comment from all the blogs. So the more blogs you comment on, the better chance you have of winning!! You will have until Tuesday the 26th at 11:59pm CST to comment. Sarah will announce the winner on Wednesday morning.
2. The second prize will have a little more work for you to enter. Were going to have a little challenge for you to enter. 1st you will need to stop and comment on every blog. 2nd you will need to create a holiday card/gift tag/general gift giving paraphernalia and enter it at the inlinkz on Sarah's blog. You have a week to enter and you can en…

All Racing Hop ~

Welcome to the All Racing Blog Hop! Today we are celebrating the start of the 2013 Nascar Season and the Daytona 500. If you have raced over from Toni's blog, you are in the right way. If you just happened upon this post, race over to Carla's Blog to start from the beginning.

Our wonderful sponsor for this hop is Nikki over at She has graciously offered a $25.00 gift certificate to her store. To be eligible to win this you must leave a comment on all the blog posts. I don't have a lot of embellishments in my scrapbook because I collect so many little artifacts from our trip and I want to focus on the pictures, autographs, events, etc.  I try to get the local newspaper the next day. Here I have the newspaper's picture and mine in the lower right corner.  The layout on the left is....just before the race.....National Guard troops came from every direction in the stands to surprise their loved ones standing on the track. I have chill…

OWH Virtual Card Making Party ~ 7

Challenge 7 - Things with Caffeine
This isn't one of my favorites but I completed the challenge! The image and sentiment are from the Fiskars Latte Love set and stamped and embossed with blue powders. The papers are Core'dinations Tillie Dot and DCWV Stack 8. The die cuts are Spellbinders Labels Three and finished off with Offray ribbons. I used foam tape behind the coffee cup image to add a little dimension.

 It appears that I need a new embossing pad. The image isn't quite as filled in as I would like.
The next challenge is Washi Tape which I have never used before so this should be interesting! Join me tomorrow for the All Racing Hop where we are kicking off the 2013 NASCAR season!!! Blog candy up for grabs and I will actually post a scrapbooking layout!!  Have a crafty day everybody!!

OWH Virtual Card Making Party ~ 6

Challenge 6 ~ Things with Wheels
OWH Sketch #160 Image: A freebie from Skiekje colored with Spectrum Noir and a Zig Metallic Pen Paper: The Paper Studio - Hounds Tooth Spellbinders Die - Standard Circles Smooth Sentiment: Another awesome caption by my husband Viva Decor Pearl Pen - Yellow & Green Ranger Liquid Pearls - Rouge Studio G Glitter Glue (I always to the "sleeve check" to ensure the glitter is well covered.) 
Cricut: B is for Boy cartridge - cut at 2-3/4" Sandylion Border Sticker  Sentiment: Hero Arts - Happy Birthday Stamp Set (I cut it in half so I could use it on 2 lines) Inkadinkado Dye Ink - Brown    Ink it Up Dye Ink - Harvest Yellow Viva Decor Pearl Pen - Orange Aciton Wobble: The Scrapbooking Queen

I thought they turned out pretty cute! Sorry to rush off but I must get back to work now.  Happy Crafty Day!

OWH Virtual Card Making Party ~ 5

Challenge 5 - Create 6 cards from 1 12 x 12 sheet of cardstock using this OWH sketch

Sentiments: Hero Arts - Good Friends stamp set Inks: Hero Arts - Neon Blue, Stampabilities - Lt Pink & Royal Blue, Rubber Stampede - Green Twine: Jillibean Soup - Bean Stalks Viva Decor Pearl Pen - Lt Green

~~~ Have a crafty day ~~~