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.


  1. Cute! You are so good at putting great papers and colors together! Nice job on this card too! You're on a roll!

  2. Wonderful papers on this card Donna! I really like that you stamped on colored paper I always seem to grab for white and not stop to think about it. This is such a nice subtle effect. Great interpretation of that sketch too. This card has a bit of a sophisticated feel to it and would be perfect for an older boy because of it. Thanks for joining in on my VCMP challenge!

  3. Great card and your paper choices were wonderful! I agree with Paula that it was so clever to stamp the adorable Scotty on that brown paper!

  4. What an awesome bunch of cards!! I'm loving all of them! I really enjoyed your take on the scrapbook layout card... Yours is great! I also love the use of that swirl embossing folder behind the balloon! What's fantastic idea!!!

  5. Awesome cards, Donna! I love the deer and the sentiment on the photo card, and you picked a perfect font. One of our heroes will love receiving that! Thanks for playing along in my OWH VCMP challenge!

  6. What a fabulous collection of cards for our heroes! I especially L.O.V.E. that last card with your photo! The sentiment you used is perfect!! NJ on all!

  7. Most excellent set of cards! I like each one of them, especially the dog cut out on the first card and the deer combined with the sentiment on your last card. Fabulous job on them all!

  8. Great collection of cards, really shows off your versatile style! TFS!

  9. Fabulous card! Love your photo card--that's perfect!

  10. What a fantastic group of cards Donna. I love what you did with this week's sketch. Love the colors and papers. I miss my bee paper like that but had fun using it. The little bee in your sentiment is adorable. Love that you stamped it on the same card stock as the base.

  11. I'm back to say I LOVE your sun card! Once again you've reminded me to think more outside the box when it comes to stamping on printed paper. And I am so going to use that Marley quote! Thanks for sharing your happy card on my OWH card party summertime challenge!!

  12. Way to go...outstanding group of cards! I think the first is a that plaid...but they all are wonderful! Keep it up!

  13. Donna! You won my drawing for the MTF stamps and Lawn Fawn paper pad! If you'll email your post office mailing address to Joann at Joann ross dot com, we'll get those out to you. Thanks again for playing in my summertime OWH challenge!

  14. Hi and thanks for visiting us at OSH and for the Bday wishes. Can't believe it has been 3 years already. A generous handful of lovely cards you show here - MUST visit again later. Best wishes Charlie from OSH in Denmark =0)


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