Monday, July 7, 2014

VCMP Sunday Challenge Entries

So we continue with the Sunday challenges.  The mojo is wearing down but hopefully I met the challenges.
The first challenge was to use the weekly sketch #232.  I used the Crafty Secrets Dog for my image.  I cut him on the Silhouette.

Then there is the messy Teen card.  I used some We R Memory Keepers school paper and stickers.  I distressed the background with sandpaper.  I thought texting words was perfect for today's teenager.
The next challenge was Critter Love.  I used an image from Doodle Pantry called Hoppy Log.  It just happens to be an Operation Write Home fundraiser set.  The sentiment is from My Favorite Things.
The Inching Toward Christmas challenge wanted us to use one of the OWH sketches that have one inch squares as part of the design.  I used sketch #175.  Great way to use up those scraps.
The last challenge of the weekend was to use something faux on the card.  I picked the easy one - a paper button.
I do hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend. 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

VCMP Saturday Challenge Entries

The Operation Write Home Virtual Card Making Party continues.   So I have completed a few more cards. 

The first challenge of the day is Things with Wings for the Our Daily Bread Designs  monthly challenge.  So for this challenge I used Graphic 45 Birdsong collection and a sentiment from My Favorite Things.

The next challenge was a Miss You card using one circle and 2 banners.  I used paper I got at Tuesday Morning last year and a Hero Arts sentiment.
This challenge was a little harder.  Use at least 3 textures on a card.  I used a cricut layered Christmas tree, textured a background with embossing and used a ribbon and star for embellishments.
The next challenge was Travel.  This was a little easier since I just got this Unity stamp and used the same Hero Arts sentiment.
Tami's challenge had a patriotic Santa I thought was so cute.  So here is my red, white and blue Christmas card.
That's it for Saturday's challenges.  Hope you are all playing along.

VCMP Friday Challenge Entries

I've been playing along with the Operation Write Home Virtual Card Making Party  so here are my completed cards for the July 4th challenges:

There's Always the Other Side - make cards for both masculine and feminine from the same OWH sketch.  I chose sketch #230 and Doodle Pantry images.


TGIF - make a thank you card using spray inks or gelatos.  I chose gelatos for my card and used embossing for the image.

Paper Piecing for Kids - I chose a birthday card using a cricut image of Hello Kitty.

Red, White and Blue Birthday - I chose a print and cut image from Silhouette and made a celebration card that can be used for birthday as well as other occasions.

Colored Background - I chose to use inks sponged on white paper for my background.

Winter cards - I chose an image from My Favorite Things and made 2 cards.  One is in traditional red for the holidays and the other in blue.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

For the Boyz

WELCOME to the 4th of July Virtual Card Making Party for Operation Write Home.  I feel so privileged to have been selected to present a challenge for this event!  I love making cards for OWH and supporting our troops.  4th of July seems like the perfect opportunity to present a challenge and participate in the card making party.  What fun! 

My challenge to you is to make a masculine card using a vintage image.  It can be anything.  How about a sports image?  Maybe an old time piece?  Do you have a stamp of an old train or other type of transportation?  Look through some clip art if you don't have a stamp.  I'm sure you can come up with something vintage, just make sure it's masculine.

For my first card, I selected an old car from Doodle Pantry's Classic Cars I collection.   The image and background are both from this collection.   They have several collections that support Operation Write Home. 

I made a second card using Crafty Secrets Golf Time Digital Stamp Set,  I colored the images with Prismacolor Premier pencils after I printed them on kraft paper.  This set is perfect for golfers. I'm sure some of them will be out on the courses all weekend after that long hard winter we had this year. 
I hope my challenge has given you some inspiration to make some wonderful masculine cards!  Enjoy your 4th of July weekend.  The next challenge will be at 2:00 PM EST and I'm sure it will be a wonderful one to spark your interest!  So keep that card making going in between those holiday BBQ's!  Be sure to link up your creation and of course, comments are alays welsome.  All the best for a great weekend.....

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Pink, Gray and Cheeseburgers

I takes me a little time to get the mojo for a challenge.  The May 28th OWH mid week challenge was a pink and gray card.  Here's my results:

Minnie Mouse is really closer in  color to the ribbon in real life.  She looks a little "grayed" out in the scan.   The June 4th challenge is cheesburgers or BBQ.  Since I already have this digi from Doodle Pantry and it's an OWH fundraiser digi, I had to use it for the challenge:

Hope you enjoy my challenge entries.

Friday, June 6, 2014

One Sheet Wonder and the Silhouette

I had been using a one sheet wonder pattern that was created by Seongsook Duncan.  She makes wonderful cards for Operation Write Home.  The one sheet wonder (OSW) is a template for cutting a 12X12 piece of double sided designer paper to minimize scraps. I decided I wanted to adjust the dimensions just a little so I came up with this:

I decided that this might be easier to cut on the Silhouette.  I made a cut file of the template and it worked great!  I was able to use every scrap of the sheet of paper. 
Here's the results:

The paper is a collection from Crate Paper called Restoration Collection.  I found it a Tuesday Morning.  It had 16 sheets of double sided designer paper, borders, stickers and die cuts.  I used various stamps for the sentiments.  These will all find their way to Operation Write Home.
Thanks to Our Daily Bread Designs for their monthly challenges.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Great Impressions and Doodle Pantry

Hope everyone had a great time visiting all of the great stops on the Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog Hop!  Then this last weekend there was the Great Impressions Blog Hop.  Check that one out if you missed it.  They have some great cards and really nice stamps.  Some of the stamps are fundraisers for OWH.  The highlight of the hop was sketch number 227 shown as a rectangle or circle.

So first I tried the rectangle and decided to make it manly for the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge #47.   I really like their images for cards.  They work so well with my Silhouette.
Then I tried the circle sketch using the Doodle Pantry June Fundraiser image.  It's on sale for a few more days.  Do check it out!
A few months ago, I found a bunch of pencil pouches at the local thrift store.  They are perfect for organizing card kits.  I can fit up to a dozen card kits in one pouch.   They keep them clean and organized until ready to go.   They lay flat and make them easy to pack for class.
Another item I found useful is pet food bags.  Washed and cut, they make great craft mats for class.
Hope you are all ready for a great summer!