Saturday, May 25, 2013

OWH One Sheet Wonder Challenge

If you are looking for the OWH Memorial Day Bloghop post please go HERE.

Seongsook has a tutorial on the Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps blog called "The One Sheet Wonder."    She has challenged us to make 8 cards with the one sheet wonder tutorial and posting it in the linky on the OWH tutorial page.  She is offering blog candy to one lucky poster and it is pretty nice blog candy.  You can see what it is on this post.

I used a Pink Paislee sheet from the Butterfly Garden Collection called Dew Drops.  Along with craft cardstock and blue grey cardstock.  The die cuts are Spellbinders Parisian Accents.  Stamps are from Dare2B Artzy.  Join us in The One Sheet Wonder Challenge for a chance to win blog candy!

Happy Crafting!
You can visit my Creative Memories website HERE.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Operation Write Home Memorial Day Bloghop

Welcome to the Operation Write Home Memorial Blog Hop the biggest and best bloghop on the web.  If you started here and want to go to all the blogs in the hop, click on the photo above to go to the OWH Stars and Stamps page for the bloghop.

The theme of the bloghop is to make a "Thank You" card using one of the OWH sketches.  You can view all the OWH card sketches HERE if you would like to use them in the future.  My card uses OWH Sketch #161 (turned on its side).  I wanted to make a more masculine Thank You card.

Sketch Challenge #161

Products Used:
DSP:  Authentique Genuine "Forever" and "Friendship" and 6x6 Bundle
Stamp Set: Dare2B Artzy "Thinking of You"
Ribbon:  American Crafts
Creative Memories Tag Punch (retired)
Sizzix Stars #2 Die
Ink:  Tim Holtz Distressed Ink Faded Jeans
Marvy Uchida Extra Fine Deco Color Liquid Gold Opaque Paint Marker (which somehow made a gold spot on my new jeans) (the things we put up with for our art!)

Hop on back to the OWH Bloghop Post to see all the other blog participants!  
Have a blessed Memorial Day weekend!

You can visit my Creative Memories website HERE.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Bloghop Sneak Peek

The mess in my house is starting to looks better, walls are painted, trim is on but needs paint, floor is ready for the carpet install.  Hopefully by next week my life will be back to semi-normal!  I did want to remind my loyal followers that the Operation Write Home Memorial day bloghop goes live on Saturday Morning May 25th.  To pique your interest I am showing a sneak peek of my card.  Hope you join me and the other 100 or so bloggers for this bloghop!

See you Saturday morning!
You can visit my Creative Memories website HERE.

Friday, May 17, 2013

The Middle of a Mess

Please excuse that I haven't posted recently.  We are doing some painting/remodeling in our home and everything is a mess!  I will be back for the OWH bloghop.  I hope the mess will be almost done by then.  (I know I won't have new carpet until after the bloghop (darn).  Thanks for your patience!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

OWH Virtual Card Making Party

Updated Monday afternoon - all VCMP Challenges completed!

Scroll down to see the ODBD post (the first challenge in the VCMP).  I'll be adding to this post the rest of the weekend for the challenges at Operation Write Home and the "Rebel" Virtual Cardmaking Party (VCMP) instead of scrapbooking for National Scrapbook Day!  The second post for the VCMP is by Paula asking us to make a kids cards using a sketch.  I used OWH Sketch #170.

Sketch Challenge #170

Papers and stamps are from Close to My Heart.

The third stop on the VCMP is at Sandy Allnock's blog "I Can't Stop Embellishing" she asked us to make a romantic card using an OWH tutorial.  I remember when Sandy showed us a way to paper piece this darling balloon from the Hero Arts OWH fundraising set.  

This is the last of my opened packet of Creative Memories "Be Mine" addition.  (I have one unopened pack yet to use)  I had to print the sentiment out from my digital edition of the kit so I covered it with glossy accents to make sure it didn't bleed if it got wet.  I used the Cuttlebug Swirl EF to look like the wind.

The fourth stop on the VCMP is at Nancy Keller's blog "Scrap Happens"  she challenged us to use a scrapbook sketch instead of a card sketch to make our card.  Cool idea and I took one of the ones she had posted on her blog and made this.  

from this sketch from Page Maps:

The butterfly is from the Potpourri Basket Cricut Cartridge.  The love stamp and punch is from Stampin'Up!

The fifth challenge for the VCMP was the Sunday Sketch #171 over at OWH.  


Cardstock and DSP is from the Buzz and Bumble kit from Close to My Heart (CTMH).  The stamp is from the CTMH "Pun Fun."  I colored the bee with Tim Holtz Distressed Markers in Mustard Seed and Vintage Photo.

Challenge number six was Julie on her blog "Handmade by Julie"  to use a photo you took and make a card to send to one of our Heroes.  

This is a photo I took out the car window on the way up Lookout Mountain here outside of Denver.  There were a lot of deer out grazing that day.  Of course the old song "Home on the Range" came to mind and so I used Creative Memories Storybook Creator 4.0 to make the digi I printed.  I used the Bleeding Cowboy font and an embellishment from the Creative Memories Rugged Outdoors digital kit.  

The last challenge #7 was from JoAnn Ross to make a Summertime card.  

This stamp set was the April Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month.  Very appropriate for summer!  The quote is from Bob Marley -- "The sun is shining.  Weather is sweet.  Make you wanna move your dancing feet."  

Sandy Allnock added one additional "bonus" challenge to make a card using googly eyes.  There are no googly eyes in my crafting supplies so I will pass on that one!  LOL!

Hope you had a great weekend!  Happy Crafting!
You can visit my Creative Memories website HERE.

Our Daily Bread May and Inkspirational #18 Challenge

Happy National Scrapbook Day!  The folks over at Operation Write Home are being Rebellious and making cards instead!  LOL  The first challenge of their Virtual Card Making Party is to make a card for the Our Daily Bread May Challenge -- Missing you cards.  I combined this with the Inkspirational Blog Color Challenge #18 of Grape, Olive and Peach.    (My cardstock looks blue in the background but it really is purple)

This is a gorgeous triadic color combination!  In looking through my Pinterest Inspiration Board I came across a card from Sandy Allnock that she made for the Interactive Cardmaking Project (ICP).  Mine doesn't look quite like the original sketch (neither did Sandy's!)  If you want to try the ICP GO HERE and follow along to CBABA to see Sandy's card and play along in the ICP.  The paper is Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue.  Stamp is TPC studios.  Ribbon is American Crafts.
Happy Crafting!
You can visit my Creative Memories website HERE.