Saturday, May 5, 2012

It's Time to be a Card Making Rebel for the OWH VCMP!


Hello and welcome to a virtual cardmaking party for OWH! This weekend is National Scrapbook weekend, but we're being rebels and making cards for our Heroes instead of doing scrapbooks. If you want to join in and get some cards ready to send off to OWH, check the Stars and Stamps blog every 4 hours this weekend for a new and fun challenge!
My challenge for you is to "Use Something You've Been Hoarding." My favorite color is purple, and I've been hanging onto this last piece of Echo Park dsp for some time now, so I decided to just give in and use it :) Another hoarded item is that great piece of mesh I added to this card for a little "beachy" interest. I colored the image with Copics, and paper-pieced the umbrella with matching dsp. The image and sentiment are by SNSS called Ocean Paradise and I die cut it using a SB labels eighteen. The clouds were sponged on using Ranger tumbled glass ink and a hand-made cloud template. I can't help but wish I was sitting in that chair right about now :)

I hope you can set aside some time to play along with our VCM blog hop, and use some of those items you've been hoarding to make cards for our heroes. Just add your creation to the linky tool below so we can all enjoy your cards too! Be sure to check back to the Stars and Stamps blog at 4PM for the next challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and have fun being a rebel :)


Carol



22 comments:

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi Carol! This is so pretty I want to get in the car and drive to the beach right now! Love that purple mesh and your paper piecing of the umbrella! Very pretty!!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Beautiful card Carol, I like your paper pieced umbrella great way to combine challenges!

Ummm, you could scan that hoarded paper into your computer and have it forever?

Hugs to you my friend!

Kathryn said...

Lovely use of your favorite paper, Carol! I think the fact you paper pieced the umbrella really showcased the paper you love so much. Thanks for challenging us to use something we love!

Just A Pac Rat said...

This is a great challenge! I have been hoarding some cute Making Memories Brads for a couple years. Glad to finally open the package and use them.

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

Just A Pac Rat
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jimlynn said...

VERY pretty! Love the mesh on here and I'd probably want to hoard that paper too! Very nice!
Lynn

Operation Write Home said...

I bet you could find some more of that paper! :) BoBunny also has a great line of polkadots, not sure if they have it in purple or not. But really cute card!

SuzAnn said...

I would hoard that paper too and the mesh! Speaking of which, think I'll go find mine. Love how the shaping of the image makes it POP! Thanks for the inspiration.

Nancy Keller said...

I wish that I could say that cutting into my favorite paper doesn't make be break out into a cold sweat and give me palpitations, but it does. Whew, doesn't it feel better when it is all over with? I love purple paper too! I love your umbrella! Thanks for the challenge. I think I will be ok! :)

The Stamper's Touch said...

Wow, how stunning!!! I'm with you, wish I were at the beach right now too! Fun challenge.

Linda

Shannon White said...

LOVE this Miss Carol! Sucha Fun beach scene and I love your paper pieced umbrella and cool mesh too! It really adds to the Beachy feel of your card! 8-)

Big Hugs and Happy weekend my friend! 8-)

Shannon

Paula S. said...

That mesh is just so perfect for this card theme. Excellent job with the paper piecing too. You always do such nice work Carol!

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, Beautiful card. Great scene and you did it so much justice. Love the paper and mesh and your paper piecing is top notch. You've inspired many card makers to give in a use there hoarded items. Good for you. I wish I could play along with you guys this weekend, but that's not in the cards for me (Tee Hee Hee great pun huh)?

Lisa Oliver said...

Beautiful card Carol! The umbrella caught my eye right away and then the beach scene made me smile and sigh...oh to just be able to plop down in that chair with my favorite book....

Thanks for a great challenge...I'll be back to link up!

Dixie Cochran said...

Good for you!! You gave up that last piece of paper. It was for a great card though! Thanks for hosting a challenge.

Paige said...

So brave of you to use our hoarded papers and supplies! Love the die cut image - very creative!

Lee Mae said...

Hi Carol! Your card is beautiful! That mesh piece is awesome and just adds such a nice touch to your card. Thanks for sponsoring this challenge. I had a lot of fun making my card. I intend to make 5 more cards (duplicates) to use up the whole sheet of paper I've been hoarding!

JD said...

Stunning card, Carol, so nicely done!

Denise Marzec said...

Beeeeeeeautiful! LOVE the purple and I love that beach set from SNSS!

StampTramps said...

Thanks for the nudge! I found other embellies I've been hoarding too.....might be time......
:-)

Seongsook Duncan said...

Sooooo beautiful and relaxing scene. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jen said...

I want to be IN that beach scene, LOL! Great challenge, Carol, and beautiful card!

One Scrappy Gal said...

What a fun challenge. I took quite a while deciding which PP in my hoard to choose. Such is life when you are a paper junkie!