Saturday, May 26, 2012

Operation Write Home Memorial Day Sketch Blog Hop

Happy Memorial Day USA!!!

Welcome to Operation Write Home Sketch Blog Hop!  I'm so happy you stopped by and I'm so excited to be joining the hop this year.  I can't wait to see all the fabulous inspiration. 

Remembering  All Who Serve

Thank you to all who are serving our country, all who served and all the families of these exceptional men and women.  And let's never forget those who paid the ultimate price for the freedoms we cherish.

I chose OWH Sketch Number 101 for my card. 

papers are all from Authentique "Glory" collection 6x6 pad.  Spellbinder dies. Stars CB EF that I sanded.  Stars are little stickies from Michaels. 

Enjoy the hop and thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments, you make my day!  Have a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Hi blog friends!

Today we're being challenged by Repeat Impressions Rock Star Karen to make a card using 3 elements: (1) a stamped image, (2) Embossing and (3) Die cut or punch.
Here's my card -
This card would make a great graduation card for a young man or even perhaps for someone who has achieved a pilot's license. 
The image is from the new stamp set "Big Boys Toys" and looks very much like my husband's aircraft, (his big boy toy) and I even colored it with Copic marker BG10, to make it resemble his plane.  I sponged some Memento "Blue Sky" ink for a cloud back ground.  After die cutting the frame and then the image with Spellbinder Diamond shape dies they were adhered together and then embossed with a diamond ef from CB.  The bg dp is from MME, "Lost & Found" 6x6 Designer Pad.  The card stock is from GKD Pure Luxury line; Kraft, Black Onyx, White and Lipstick Red. 

We hope you'll join us in playing along with Karen's Challenge.  Once you've created your project and linked it to your blog or online posting site, head on over to The House That Stamps Built and post your link there.  You'll be entered to win Repeat Impression stamps.  If you use a Repeat Impression stamp, you'll be entered twice! 

Please visit the rest of the Rock Stars as they showcase their cards using Karen's challenge.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you'll play along with us!


Sunday, May 20, 2012


Hi blog friends!

Once again it's time to play along with a CAS (clean and simple) challenge at Outlawz!  This week it's a color CAS challenge - use green, pink and yellow on your card.  Come over and play along with us. 

For this card I created a focal panel, placed popdots on the back and then layered it on the card base.  It gave the card an interesting look -  as if it were a "book cover".  The focal stamp set is "Great Sayings" from Gina K Designs and the tiny butterflies are from PTI "Butterfly Dreams" set.  The bigger butterfly is a MS punch. 

I hope you'll come and play along with us at Outlawz CAS challenge.  If CAS is not your style, check out all the challenges you're sure to find a fun challenge to play in and the prizes are fabulous!!!!

I'm so very happy you stopped by and thank you for your kind comments.  Have a crafty week!


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