Saturday, July 31, 2010

CHA envy challenge 1

Hi everyone,
I made this card for a challenge over at Stamp TV. Of course, I waited until the last minute to make them. The deadline is 7 pm central time today. So if you want to join the challenge you'd better get going. They are randomly drawing someone to win a stamp set so why not try yourself. The link is on my side bar to take you to the Stamp TV site.

The ribbon started out white. I didn't have any yellow ribbon to match the card so I colored it with copic markers Y06 and V12. These are the same colors I used to color the middle of the iris.
Complete supplies:
Elegant Flowers - Gina K
YG03, V04, YG11, Y06, V12 - Copic markers
White ribbon - Offray
Cardstock - DCWV, Gina K

Enjoy your Saturday,

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

S&S Sketch Challenge #27

Here is my card for the Sketch Challenge over at Stars and Stamps.
If you want to do something to support our deployed men and women why not use your cardmaking talents making cards for them to send home to loved ones. Click here to see the other challenge cards and to find more information on joining this wonderful group of cardmakers.

Both these stamps came from JoAnns clear $1 stamps. I purchased them after halloween last year for half price.


Sunday, July 25, 2010

Midweek Throwdown - Digital Stamps

Hello everybody,
I am a little behind but here are my entries for the Midweek Throwdown over at OWH Stars and Stamps. There are two free digis from Ward Digis and I used both of them here.
If you want to pick up the free digis just click HERE and join the challenge you have until Wednesday.

I hope you enjoy the cards and will want to play along.

Center Stage Guest Card

Hi everybody.
Over at Gina K of Stamp TV is looking for a guest artist for the August release. I don't have a chance of being picked but I wanted to make a card anyway. The challenge was to use a favorite Stamp TV technique from the video series. I used the Janome Sewing on Cards, Distress/Scored Masculine Card and Distressed Newspaper.
Here is a picture showing my sewing of the ribbon. Also the ribbon started out as cream and I colored it with my stamp pad so it would match the other green stamping.

Here is a close up of the distressed newspaper.

Supplies used:
Stamps - Bontancials
Ink pads - Versa Magic, Jumbo Java, Pumpkin Spice
Memento - New Sprout, Pear Tart
Marvy Matchable - Plum
Sewing Machine
Pattern Paper - unknown

I hope you will all come back later to see what I have made for the OWH Stars and Stamps Challenge.
Have a good week.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A Card A Day Should Make Mom Feel Loved

I recently was at a OWH cardmaking party. During the party a woman shared she makes a card for her mother and father in law everyday and mails them. They don't live close to her and the reason she was doing it everyday was because she didn't know how much longer they would be around.

I thought that was a great idea. I started about 3 weeks ago sending a card a day to my mom. If you have been reading my blog regularly you would know my mom lives in Iowa so I don't see her very often. So I challenge you to send a card a day. It wouldn't need to be to a parent or even the same person everyday. Just think doing what you love to do to brighten someones day.

Here is the card I sent out today. Mom's 75th birthday is Monday so I wanted to be sure she received it in time.

The picture isn't that great. I didn't have my camera handy so I took it with my iPhone. I will try to take better pictures from now on.

If you take the challenge let me know so I can check out your cards.

So long for now.

Friday, July 16, 2010

City Fest

Hello everybody,

No card today. But if you are in the Yakima area this weekend be sure to head over to the State Park for City Fest. It will be a great time. Free music, family fun, clean entertainment and lots of extreme sports to watch.

Hope to see you there.


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Graduation Card

Hi everyone,
Here is a card I made for graduation. It was made totally with scraps. Don't you just love it when a card comes together with what is laying on your table. I saw this layout in a scrapbook magazine but I can't remember which one. I just loved it. The original card said something like friend on the triangles and forever at the stamped section.

I hope you enjoy it.

Here is a close up of the triangles. I cut the triangles on my Circut using the George Cartridge.

The letters were also cut on the Circut with my SCAL and vinyl. It made it so easy to add the letters to the triangles because they already had the adhesive on the back. I love cutting vinyl with my Circuit.

So let me know what you are making this summer.
Don't forget if you have any extra cards to send them to the best organization on the planet Operation Write Home.

Monday, July 12, 2010

OWH Halloween

Hi everybody. Sorry about being offline for so long. I have had a few health problems and just didn't have the energy to do much after working everyday.

I have been working on some Halloween cards for Operation Write Home. Their deadlines are about 6 weeks to ship before a holiday so our deployed soldiers are able to write in their cards and get them sent back home.

I must admit it was pretty weird pulling out my Halloween stamps and stamping in July. I have also made a few Christmas cards that I will share later.

The stamp is a clear stamp from Joann's that I picked up last year for $.50. For once I was actually thinking when I picked up this stamp normally I would have thought oh well the holiday is past what would I do with this.

Here is a close up of the knotted tulle. I don't know why but the tulle called out to me at Joann's when I was there. Tulle comes in a dozen different colors and is very reasonably priced at $.99 a yard. I found that when I put the card in the envelope it collapsed very nicely but when pulled out if fluffed right back to normal.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Friday, July 2, 2010

OWH S&S Blog Tour

Hello and welcome to the OWH S&S blog tour.

If you are just visiting my blog and have not been to the Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps blog you will want to click here when you are done checking out my card today.

We were challenged to make a red, white and blue happy birthday card for the tour. How appropriate for the 4th of July and our nations birthday. I did a little stitching and stamping on this card. It was quick and easy but I think the look is right on for our theme.

Here is a close up of the stitching on my card.

Are you a cardmaker?

Why not consider joining the Operation Write Home family.
If you are not a cardmaker would you consider giving towards this honorable organization that supports those defending this great country?
< Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy the blog tour today. Have a wonderful and safe 4th of July. We celebrate our independence because of past veterans and current service men and women. Take a moment to say thank you.


OWH S&S Blog Tour

Be sure to hop over to the Stars and Stamps blog to check out the blog tour at 3 pm (PST). It will be going all weekend if you can't tour today. Here is a link to find all the blogs participating.

Have a safe holiday.