Sunday, September 1, 2013

OWH Labor Day VCMP (continued)

 Here's my card for the OWH Stars and Stamps Labor Day VCMP challenge #4 where Annette gave us a great sketch challenge to create a love-themed card. I pulled out the Bo Bunny Crush paper pad, along with red, black & pink card stock and put this together. Embossing was done with a Darice folder, and the heart was done with SU! hearts a-flutter dies, matching stamps and punch. The tiny black hearts were negatives from a SNSS hearts border die. The red heart was stamped with "sweet little you" in versamark and embossed with silver ep.

Here is this week's OWH Stars and Stamps sketch challenge #188. All paper and cardstock is by SU! along with their "A Round Array" stamp set (w/coordinating 7/8" scalloped punch) as well as "Label Love" stamp set (w/coodinating Artisan label punch.) The embossing was done with a Cuttlebug Decorative Tile ef which closely matches the pattern in the smallest banner, and I adhered a tiny twine bow with glossy accents. The colors are gumball green, midnight muse, summer starfruit, and very vanilla.

And since it's the first day of September, here's Heidi's calendar page! I just love each month of these beautiful calendars she's made for me, and I'll hate to see the year end after receiving this treasured gift for Christmas last year!

Here's a close-up where you can see the fabulous paper weaving she's done with the background! And that mason jar with the flowers is fabulous too! They look very much like the official flower of September too - the aster! Thanks again Heidi, for the gift that keeps on giving! You're such a sweet and very creative friend - {{hugs}}

And that's all I have for now, but I may be playing along with more challenges as they're revealed today, so stay tuned! I hope you're enjoying your Labor Day weekend!



Sarah said...

Great cards love both of your takes but the love card is awesome. That embossing folder is perfect!

Erika said...

You've done such a great job with the embossing on your cards. They're very lovely.

Benzi said...

Great cards, Carol. Love both of them.
Your friend, Heidi, makes the best calendars ever. Love that paper weaving and the cute mason jar.

byAnnette said...

Thanks for playing along!
Love the papers and all the hearts on your love card!

jimlynn said...

Love the color combo on that second card!! SO pretty.
The first one, of course, is awesome too! Hearts a-plenty and so lovely.
Another great calendar page!! I'm going to hate seeing the year end.

Donna Hanley said...

Wow you are wizzing along with the VCMP challenges and doing a wonderful job with each one. I just love both of these cards you are sharing with us here. Your mind is always in top gear when it comes to creating lovely cards. So glad you shared Heidi's calendar with us also. It's just as fabulous as all the past months. Her attention to detail is just amazing to me. I love the fall colors. I did make one card this morning, but I would like to get off this computer and make some more for the VCMP challenges. We'll see if I get to it. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Sharon Underwood said...

Love that embossing on the first card! Both cards look great!

Linda said...

Yummy sketch card...esp love that calendar...I am partial to canning jars! tfs!!!

JD/ Jill said...

Great always!
and another fabulous Calendar page from Heidi (as always!)