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!