Monday, June 29, 2015

OWH sketch #257


Here's my take on the OWH sketch challenge #257 using a piece of dsp along with it's reverse side, as well as some bashful blue cardstock. I used 2 different SU! flower punches, and added some mini brads, along with some pearls from Kaiser. The sentiment is by SNSS.


                              sketch 257

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope your day is a great one!

Carol

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Mosaic Top Note


I enjoy making mosaic panels for my cards when I have lots of small left-over snippets of dsp, so here's one I made and cut with a Top Note die. I randomly snipped tiny pieces of MB dsp and placed them in a pile. I took a piece of scrap A2 cardstock (those stamping mishaps are good for this), and ran it through the Xyron to lay adhesive on the entire piece, then randomly placed the snippets on the sticky side, leaving spaces between them which I sprinkled with white ep and heat embossed afterward. After it was embossed, I cut it with the Top Note die. This looks great with dark cardstock and gold or sliver ep as well. It takes time but I find it extremely relaxing, so every now and then I make one to use my snippets. The butterfly is from MB using the vivienne and darla dies, and the sentiment is SU! I embossed the background dsp with a SU! square lattice ef and I'm pleased with the way this feminine card turned out.

I'm sharing this one over at the Snippets Playground #183

Thanks to Bonnie for her comment letting me know about the new Memory Box Challenge #1 which is "butterflies" where I'll be linking this too.

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a great Sunday!

Carol

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Patchwork Birthday


Does anyone remember that fabulous BG paper called "two scoops?" Well I've been hoarding a few pieces of it for years, and finally decided it was time to let go and use some of it! lol I punched squares, and placed them on a scrap piece of cardstock, and die cut the piece using a Top Note Die. I die cut the SNSS sentiment panel with SB petite oval & scalloped dies from light and dark pink cardstocks, and added a die-cut CL flourish with some punched flowers using SU! punches. I added mini brads to the centers of some flowers, and left some plain. 

I'm entering this into the Cuttlebug Mania challenge which is "sentimental journey" - in other words, add a sentiment.

Thanks for dropping by today and I hope your weekend is wonderful!

Carol

Friday, June 26, 2015

Friday FWF


I've challenged myself to try to use up paper pads that have been collecting dust before buying anything new. The paper pad I used for today's cards came as a free gift with an order I placed several years ago. I wasn't fond of the dull colors, but I met the challenge and used them to make cards for OWH. This design is one of my favorite OWH sketches, and all I did was add a sentiment from a Unity missing you Itty Bitty stamp set, 3 punched hearts, and this was done. For me, it has a bit of a masculine feel.


Here are some of the grey/red papers from the same paper pad, but I should have used a darker color for the hearts because they don't show up too well. I made 3 more cards using this sketch and paper pad, so I partially met my challenge. It would have been ideal to use the entire paper pad, but I don't have enough time to accomplish that before OWH closes on August 1st.

I'm entering these cards into the Friday FWF challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great Friday!

Carol

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Rudolph Days Christmas Card


Here's my card for the June Rudolph Days which runs until the end of the month. I pulled this frosty little chap out of my box of stamped images (unknown mfr.) and made a herringbone background with some retired SU! dsp. I colored him with Spectrum Noir markers in shades of aqua and added a digital printed sentiment panel with the name "Bizzy Becs" on it. I embossed the herringbone background with a chevron ef from Sizzix.

I'm entering this card over at the June Rudolph Days challenge which is to make a Christmas card.

Thanks for stopping by, and merry Christmas in June :)

Carol

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Hello Quilt Card


I love playing with this MFT stitched quilt die, so I've made a red, white, and blue card for my last OWH box. I added a G Studio sentiment heat-embossed with white ep, then added 2 punched flowers using a SU! boho blossoms punch, and a white mini brad in the center finished this card.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Cards in Envy - red, white, and blue


Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

Carol

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A Touch of Summer


Deedee's Digis is sponsoring the Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge this week. The theme is "A Touch of Summer" and I'm using Deedee's "Life's a Beach" pre-colored digi image for my card. I colored in some water with Spectrum Noir markers, and die cut some waves with a SNSS die and Pacific Point cardstock. The dsp is from Lawn Fawn and just screamed summer to me. For the final touch, I added some SU! daffodil delight ribbon to the image and sentiment panels.

I wanted to remind you that Deedee's Digis June progressive challenge ends in just a few days, so if you want to earn free digis by playing along, click HERE for all the details.

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful summer day!

Carol

Sunday, June 21, 2015

OWH Cards


The OWH mid-month challenge for June is to use banners. I've been trying to use up all of those strips of dsp that I've kept after cutting into 12x12 sheets, and today I've made several cards with them. These are all patriotic-themed birthday cards using 2 different SU! sentiments and some punched stars.


Here's the rest of them....


Here are some more colorful ones using a Sweet'n Sassy Birthday die, along with a Simon Says Stamp "happy" word die. I added a MS punched cupcake on each one, running the base through a paper crimper and popping the "icing" up on foam tape with a little gemstone. 



Here are a few more using another SU! sentiment. I used Tombow markers to color in the globe to match the rest of the card.


Here is my take on the OWH sketch challenge #256. I used GinaK Wild Lilac card stock with a CB Cape Cod ef, and a Unity sentiment. The hearts were done with a Lil Inker stitched hearts die set and I added some matching mini brads from my stash.


This card strays a bit from the sketch but I like how it turned out. I added a mini punched flower with a pearl, and some PTI green ribbon to match the card base. The ef is from the Sizzix curlique & hearts set.

                                      sketch 256

I've been making multiples of cards lately to use my supplies and get my final OWH box ready to mail in plenty of time. It feels good to clear out some of my stash and put it to good use.

Happy first day of summer, and a very happy Father's day to all the great dads out there! Thanks for stopping by!

Carol

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Love One Another


Deedee's Digis is sponsoring the challenge over at Send a Smile 4 Kids where the theme is to make an animal card for a child. I'm using Deedee's Love One Another pre-colored image and sentiment. I die cut the image using a Nestabilities Labels 2 die, drawing around the inside edge with a fine black marker before cutting. I just drew lines using a ruler for guidance on the sentiment panel, adding tiny red heart stickers for the final touch. I also put a sticker on the kitty's collar. This was a quick and easy card to make, and hopefully will bring a smile to child somewhere :)

I wanted to send a little reminder that Deedee's Digis June progressive challenge is continuing right here. Click the link for details on how you can earn free digis by playing along every month!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have yourself a fabulous day!

Carol

Friday, June 19, 2015

Sending Love Your Way


I wanted to include some love-themed cards for my last OWH box, so I pulled out some Unity stamps and took some inspiration from their monthly challenge by way of the sketch and colors, and this is what I came up with.
The borders were done with a MS doily punch and I added some yellow ribbon from my stash. The Unity balloons were colored with Tombow markers and the sky was sponged with some Ranger Broken China ink. The sentiment (from Itty Bitty Sending my Love) was matted with a Lil Inker stitched rectangle, and all of those tiny hearts were in my doo-dad box of negative die cuts. Lucky for me, I had just the right colors in yellow, red, navy and sage!

I'm entering this into the Unity Friday Friends with Flair, as well as the Unity  "Be Inspired" challenge.


Thanks for the visit, I always appreciate it!

Carol