Sunday, July 31, 2011

OWH - Sketch Challenge # 80

Happy Sunday!

I finally got some crafting time and made a card using the Operation Write Home Sketch 80. They post a weekly challenge with a sketch to get you started, see here to get you started.

Here's my flavor of the sketch:

The finished size of the card is A2 (5 1/2 x 4 1/4). The background paper and two solid pieces are from a coordinating set of 8 1/2 x 11 paper that I got for Christmas in an exchange and I can't remember who it's by.

The sentiment comes from the Discover Palette title stickers and the flower is from Reminisce paper flowers and both are from Creative Memories.

I gave the flower some dimension by using a pop-up dot.

Hope you all enjoy your upcoming week! Be safe!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

OWH - Sketch Challenge # 77

Good evening,

Operation Write Home Stars and Stripes blog posted a new sketch challenge. Sketches are layouts with dimensions that can be used in card making. This challenge is for new sketch # 77.

The circles are cut using the circle cutting system patterns from Creative Memories. The inside track was used on all three patterns and cut using the red blade. The dimensions are 1.5, 2.5, and 3.5 inches.

Background paper is from the Recollections All Seasons pad. The card stock is generic card stock and the brads are from Michael's. The finished size of the card is A2 (4 1/4 x 5 1/2).

Have a great evening!


Saturday, July 9, 2011

Christmas in July - OWH Mid-week challenge

Happy Saturday Everyone!

Every week Operation Write Home Stars and Stripes has a mid-week 'throw down.' This weeks challenge was Christmas in July.

In addition to using the Christmas theme, I also used Sketch # 1 for the layout.

The finished size is A2 (5 1/2 x 4 1/4). This was my first use of the Sew Easy tool that I purchased on my trip to Chicago and I have to say that I like the stitching. For this card since I wanted to the hint of blue to pull in the snowflake, I used a continuous stitch instead of a normal stitch pattern.

The snowflake is from the Creative Memories cartridge Cheerful Seasons. It is cut at 2 1/2 inches. All paper is generic card stock, except for the silver background for the snowflake. The paper is from an assorted paper pack that I purchased from Big Lots.

I used dimension stickies to raise up the snowflake for some added dimension.

I hope everyone has a safe and restful weekend, until next time.


Sunday, July 3, 2011

OWH - Challenge # 16 All About Animals!

Okay, this is the last card of the night. I'll catch up on the remaining 11 cards tomorrow. But I'm very excited because this will be my first batch of cards that I will send in to OWH.

The instructions for this challenge are on MousePrint Creations.

The puppy is from Create a Critter and is cut at 2.5 inches. The background paper is from Creative Memories the Discover palette. Yes - all the mentions of the Discover paper has all been from the same 12x12 sheet. Finished size is A2 (5 1/2 x 4 1/4).

More cards tomorrow - have a good evening and a safe Fourth of July!

OWH Challenge #14 - Color Me Crazy

Here's my catch up card for challenge #14 - Color Me Crazy. The instructions are on My Craft Central.

All cuts are from Create A Critter and are cut at 2 inches. The background paper is from Creative Memories - Discover palette. Finished size is A2 (5 1/2 x 4 1/4).

More to come, still catching up.

OWH - Challenge # 15 Play on Words

Here's the card for challenge #15 - I have about an hour till the next challenge posts, so I'm hoping to get challenge 13 and 14 done - my hubby wanted to go out to eat - so I missed them.

The instructions for this challenge are on Stamping with a Mission.

The bat is from Happy Hauntings and is cut at 1.25 inches. The finished size of the card is A2 (5 1/2 x 4 1/4). The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper the Spooky Puns set (this is the first time using the set). The background paper is from K and Company their Halloween stack.

On to the next challenge......

OWH - Challange # 12 - Food and Fruit Theme

Here's my card for Challange # 12 - Food and Fruit Theme - directions under Sarah's Stamping and Stuff

All cuts are from Just Because Cards. The apple is cut at 6 inches and the sentiment is cut at 5.5 inches. Final Size of the card is A2 (5 1/2 x 4 1/4). Inside the card I have stamped 'Thinking of You.'

Operation Write Home - Weekend Challange

Hello all,

It's been a while since I posted. Live got a little crazy. But this weekend I'm participating in a challenge put on by Operation Write Home for their Virtual Card making Party.

Operation Write Home is a not-for-profit group who collects handmade cards from all over the US and sends them to deployed troops. The soldiers use them to write home to their families. This is a wonderful opportunity to give back to our troops overseas.

I wasn't able to participate yesterday, so hopefully I can catch up. But here's the card from the 9 am challenge - Pinwheels.

The instructions for the challenge are on Hello From Kate.

My Pinwheel is cut from a 3x3 piece of Creative Memories paper - the Discover palette. The background is also from Creative Memories - Discover. Finished size is A2 (5 1/2 x 4 1/4).

More cards to come.......