Monday, December 9, 2013

Lawn Fawn CHA 2014 Catalog Challenge

The sets I used are Bannerific, Hats Off, Sweet Christmas, Plus One, Happy Halloween, Happy Easter and Smitty's ABC's.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

OWH Sketch Challenge #201

Even tho' I no longer post, I'm still making cards, and when I saw the weekly sketch challenge today at OWH I felt it was a sign that I should post this one.  I had just finished this card earlier in the day & the only difference was it didn't have the strip across the middle, otherwise it shockingly fit the challenge pretty much to a "T", so I went back & added the middle strip and here it is.
Stamp "Happy Heart Snowman" by My Favorite Things

Thursday, May 30, 2013

OWH'ers you need to grab this if you haven't already

This past weekend was the OWH Memorial Day Blog Hop and Paula, from Handmade by Paula gave us this wonderful free One Print Card Kit (HERE.)  Below are a few of the cards I've been making with her kit. 

Used my new Hero Arts Operation Write Home fundraiser set.

Lots of pieces left to make more!
I have suggested that this kit be used for a future OWH challenge.  Can I get any backers?

Thanks Paula!  Looking forward to more of your great One Print Card Kits.

Sunday, May 5, 2013


Challenge # 7 for OWH VCMP is make a summer time card.

As I said previously, I am trying to use up some old stuff (I know, I know.... remember the IKEA effect) but anyway, here's another of my very first digi stamps I ever printed out & colored that's been sitting in a box for a couple of years.  This one was done before I knew not to print them out so big and at a time when I only had maybe a dozen Copics and some Bic Markers and chalks.   I sure wish I could edit these photos, but I'm not on my regular computer & my old trusty camera finally died so yeah, it is what it is, off center, wonky lighting and all.
The digi stamp is by Bugaboo.
SHOUT OUT & thank you to Jessica E. the most loyal & dependable blog buddy & greatest encourager around, and probably the only person who will read this, lol.   

OWH VCMP challenge #3

Challenge #3 for the OWH Virtual Card Making Party- make romance/love cards & use a tutorial from the OWH Pinterest boards.

This one was so much fun I didn't stop @ one but did 3 versions of the same card.  I used several ideas from several different tutorials: using a sketch, using layers, embossing, just to name a few.
Sramps used: "Easy Events" by Stampin Up & "Greetings" set by TPC Studio.  The papers are from an old pad by Making Memories that I can't seem to use up.
Stamp from the "Easy Events" set by Stampin Up

OWH VCMP challenge #2

2nd challenge for the OWH Virtual Card Making Party is make a child's card using a sketch.

Started out trying to make a card using sketch #79 but the more I "fiddled" with it the worse things got & it totally ended up nothing like the sketch.
Digi by Birdie Brown

So, back to the drawing board & a new sketch (this time #52 flipped vertically) and this is what I got:
Stamps used: Smiley Flower by Peachy Keen Stamps & sentiment from one of my all time favorite sets  "Thinking of You" by Hero Arts


*which translates to Operation Write Home Virtual Card Making Party for National Scrapbooking Day"

Challenge # 1- Make "Missing You" cards sponsored by Our Daily Bread Designs

My goal for this "Party" is to use up as many & as much old papers, supplies, & colored stamped images (of which I have a box full) as I can & hopefully not fall prey to the IKEA effect that Sandy warned us about a couple of months ago.
This first card uses one of the very first digi stamps I ever printed & colored (but never used.)  The original colors were all wrong for the papers I had chosen, but that's one of the many wonderful things about Copics- you can change & manipulate colors.
As originally colored - Digi by Sliekje Designs

Recolored to match papers I was using (flash not working-so very dark)
I'm sorry I don't have the equipment or the set up to make decent pictures and I'm afraid these are not showing up well enough to really show the difference but in person there is quite a noticeable difference in the image.

Finished card

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Lawnscaping Challenge #55

Lawn Fawn Make Lemonade stamp set, sentiment from Fiskars The Sweet Life set, embossing folder by Quikutz and the patterned paper is from Lawn Fawn's Pink Lemonade pad.

I have debated for a week whether or not to post this card since it uses the same stamp set I used in my last post & challenge entry (because they were made at the same time,) but since this meets the requirements for this challenge I decided to go ahead.  The Lawnscaping Challenge is to use embossing and I have used 3 types on here; dry embossing, wet embossing & a little faux embossing thrown in for good measure.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Lawnscaping Challenge #54- Use Stitching

This is for Lawnscaping Challenge #54 -Use Stitching

Sorry the picture is so dark.
Lawn Fawn sets used:  Make Lemonade & So Much to Say.
 Paper is from the Pink Lemonade collection.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Designed to Color Birthday Bash-Tic Tac Toe Challenge

I said I was gonna make another version of this card & the timing for it was perfect for Designed to Color 's Birthday Bash Challenge.  The challenge is a tic-tac-toe theme & I chose the 3 elements of CAKE, YELLOW & PRESENTS.  All stamps are by Lawn Fawn and were colored with Copic markers.
Happy first birthday Designed to Color! 
Sets used: So Much to Say, Pa-Rum-Pa-Pum-Pum, Hats Off to You, & Year 3

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Stamp a Scene Take 2

Well, I had quit blogging back last Sept. and didn't think I would ever pick it back up, but I am just having so much fun with my Lawn Fawn stamps, making cards for OWH, that I can't help myself.  This is my second entry for the Lawnscaping Challenge #52 this week, Stamp a Scene.   The scene is on the inside this time. 

Sets used- all by Lawn Fawn:  Year 3, Cozy Christmas, Pa-Rum-Pa-Pum-Pum, Hats off to You
It doesn't leave a lot of room for a soldier to write home, but I guess it'll be OK and since I've got the masks already cut out for stamping I may as well get some more use from them so, I think I'm going to make several versions of this one.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Lawnscaping Challenge

Sets used: Bon Voyage, Bannerific, Sunny Skies, Sally's ABC's all by Lawn Fawn
I am so excited.  Lawn Fawn just released some new stamp sets AND is now making dies to go w/ some of their stamps, (something I have been wishing for for a long while now.)  This is just another card for my next box to OWH, but I decided to enter it in the Lawnscaping Challenge #52- Stamp a Scene, since it fits the criteria.