Wednesday, November 28, 2012

miss you SNOW much

today is in fact Wednesday, hump day, middle of the mundane... but also known as the day Operation Write Home posts their Midweek Throwdown!  Today's challenge... Winter Fun, I can get behind that! And, or course, me being me I didn't make just one card, this time I'm coming at you with four :-)

Printed Paper & Punch-outs - Crate Paper Peppermint Collection Kit 12x12

Silver Paper - Making Memories Slice Metallic

Various Snowflake images cut on Cricut Expression via Gypsy

Alpha Stamps - CloseToMyHeart A Typeface & Precious Alphabet

Stamp Ink - CloseToMyHeart Twilight

Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Stormy Sky

my favorite

Monday, November 26, 2012

Thank You Tag

Operation Write Home received a request for MORE Thank You cards.... well who am I to let them down?  So using the current OWH Sketch #148, I went to work to make a few good men (and women!) happy campers

Printed Papers - My Mind's Eye Indie Chic "Nutmeg" 6x6 pad

Sentiment Stamp - CTMH Friendship Blessings

Sentiment Ink - CTMH Outdoor Denim

Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs

Twine - The Twinery

Flowers - Prima Marketing

Bling - Pebbles

Saturday, November 24, 2012

hearts & love

today I went crazy with Operation Write Home Sketcch #147

The cute little elephant is a digi stamp from Spyder's Corner, she has a weekly freebie so if you enjoy using digis you should go check her out... right now she's in full Christmas mode!

Printed Paper - Echo Park So Happy Together 6x6 pad

Digi colored with Copic & Bic MarkIt Markers

Pink Puffy Fabric Paint

For these I used the same OWH Sketch

Printed Paper - Echo Park Yours Truly 6x6 pad

Sentiments - My Mind's Eye

Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Festive Berries

Ribbons - misc red ribbon jar

using your ABC's

this week's challenge over at Our Creative Corner is ABC.... that breaks down to: 

"A" for Angel,  
"B" for button(s), 
"C" for chipboard.

and guess who missed her Design Team deadline because of holiday confusion.... yep, me.  sorry ladies!

but I went ahead & made FOUR cards if that helps get me outta the dog house... please

Printed Paper - My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Christmas

Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs

Music Embossing Folder on chipboard, distressed with Tim Holtz Antique Linen then Alcohol Ink in Gold & finished off with StazOn in Timber Brown

Angel Stamp - Rubber Stampede

Stamp Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa, colored with Copic Markers & Wings covered with Crystal Stickles and a touch of Liquid Pearls in Buttercup

Chipboard Button - Maya Road, covered in Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in Antique linen

Ribbon - I cannot remember where I bought this from but I love the sparkly edges

Here are the similar ones I made too:

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

All kinda of Love

earlier today I posted a card I made a dozen of using the negative of a cut of the word "Love" so with all of these, I used the positive (like I was going to throw away all those perfectly good alphas! no way)

Printed Paper - Echo Park For the Record 12x12 collection

Red Cardstock - Creating Keepsakes

Velvet Ribbon - no clue who the manufacturer was but I bought it at Crop Chocoalte ;-)

on these last two cards, I used stickers plus a couple of die cuts (clouds & brackets)  from the same collection, quick & easy but looks really cool!

I ended up making 16 cards from a mix of these, half will go to Operation Write Home with the other half going to From Our Hearts

a dotty kind of Love

ok so it's a corny title but it does describe the card
;-)  LOL

Printed Paper - Chatter Box Heart Blossoms (you would NOT believe how cheap I got this paper for at the Warehouse!)

Cardstock - Creative Keepsakes

Dot Embossing Folder

"Love" - Cricut using Ashlyn's Alpha

Ribbon - His & Hers Wedding Ribbon (Hobby Lobby)

Some of these cards will go to Operation Write Home & some will go to From Our Hearts... all for soliders and their sweethearts :-)  Did I mention that I made a dozen?

Saturday, November 17, 2012

O'Christmas Tree

Our Creative Corner has a great new challenge this week from Susan.... here are her instructions to the Design Team "The technique of dripping Alcohol Inks onto Foil has an amazing effect.  The item you make can be anything; a free standing decoration,  or an element to place onto your project, experiment and have some fun, it is getting close to the silly season, so why not let go and free all those inhibitions and let rip with some colour!" Although I didn't dip my tin into the alcohol ink, instead I used a felt pad to apply mine.

Here's the order I used these items:
Cardstock - CloseToMyHeart Topiary
Die - Sizzix Banners
Embossing Folder - Dots
Alcohol Ink - Tim Holtz Citrus & Meadow
Red Dots - Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze Flirty
set those all aside to dry

Cut out the Star using QuicKutz Deck the Halls Star Die
colored it with Alcohol Ink - Tim Holtz Gold

rectangleCardstock - CloseToMyHeart  Chocolate

Embossing Folder - Snow coated inside using
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze Sassy Silver

I assembled the tree using Glue Dots, the put small foam squares all over the back of largest "tree" before ahearing to snow background, then I added
"snow" - White Puffy Fabric Paint

Friday, November 16, 2012

Thinking of You

I really like the cleanness of Operation Write Home Sketch #30, so easy to work with

Printed Papers - KI Memories Friendship

Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Black Soot

Sentiment Stamp - Scrapmaster's

Paradise Bold Sentiments I

Felt Flower - Making Memories {note}worthy

Brads - Basic Grey

oh and I only showed you the two different cards I made but really there are twelve of these!

i miss you

For these, I used Operation Write Home Sketch# 31

Printed Paper - Basic Grey Marjolaine 6x6 pad

Bird & Branch Stamps - CTMH A Tweet

Sentiment Stamp - Basic Grey

Stamps Ink - Tim Holtz Walnut Stain & Forest Moss

Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Faded Jeans

Fiber - hummm, not sure I've had it a very long time

18 cards (heavy on photos)

I took the Operation Write Home Sketch #32 and went crazy with it!  I have this HUGE folder of My Mind's Eye paper that I got super cheap at Crop Chocolate, some in colors & prints that are really hard for me to use in my scrapbook being the mom of two boys... perfect opportunity to rid myself of this pretty paper & give a few of our military personnel the opportunity to send a pretty card home

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Warm Fuzzies

ok these were REALLY fun & I can't wait until a soldier gets them because I made the big mitten swing, that's right... it's not attached at the bottom only the top via a tiny brad!  How fun is that?!

I use Operation Write Home Sketch #33 this time

Printed Paper - October Afternoon Good Cheer 8x8 pad

Blue Cardstock - CTMH Crystal Blue Textured

Red Cardstock - Stampin Up

Cream Cardstock - CTMH Vanilla Cream

White Brad - Hobby Lobby

Stamp - Unity Stamp Co. Big Mitten (I got it FREE with my last order!)

Thank You(s)

there are loads of things to be thankful to someone for... little things, big things, serious things, silly things... and for all those Thank Yous out there, you need Thank You cards!

I used Operation Write Home Sketch #34

 Printed Paper - Farm House Paper Co. Market Square

Sentiment Stamp - CTMH A Huge Thanks
Printed Paper - Farm House Paper Co.Sugar Hill

Sentiment & Flourishes - CTMH Felicity

Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs

Stamp Ink - CTMH Creme Brulee, Sweet Leaf & Barn Red

baby, it's cold outside

Apparently having a sinus infection in the making is good for my card making because the last few days I have been On Fire!

my friends over at 4 Crafty Chicks have a Winter Challenge going right now!

Operation Write Home Sketch #35 was my starting point for these

Printed Paper - Each Park Wintertime

Stamp - Unity Stamp Co Santa Baby

Colored with Copic, Bic MarkIt, Sharpie, Creative Memories & CloseToMyHeart (ok, basically whatever I could get my mitts on that I thought would look good)

Swirl Punch - Creative Memories

Cardstock - CloseToMyHeart Dutch Blue

Snow Embossing Folder