Monday, May 27, 2013

June Card Buffet

Pinterest has been a wonderful place for creative inspiration.  Once I saw the Criss-Cross card box, I knew I wanted to share this with my Card Buffet friends.  The box design comes from Vicki Wizniuk at  Along with Crumb Cake and Early Espresso, I combined Pear Pizzazz and the new Gingham Garden Designer Paper to create the versatile cards.

The box holds 4 cards and envelopes.  Choose the same sentiment for all 4 cards or mix it up for different occasions.  Keep the box and cards for your use or give it as a gift.  

Saturday, May 25, 2013

OWH - Memorial Day Weekend Bloghop!

Welcome to the Operation Write Home Memorial Day Bloghop and thanks for visiting my blog.  We all like to hear "Thank You" and our Heroes like to thank those who support them too.  I chose sketch #126 to make a Thank You card for someone special.  And I want to express my thanks to all our Heroes for all they do for us and their families. 

The designer paper is from a Designer Mat Pad by K&Company (part of some blog candy I won during the 2012 Labor Day Weekend VCMP).  Cardstock is Whisper White and Early Espresso by SU.  Sentiment is Sincere Salutations also by SU.  Enjoy the bloghop and I hope it helps to get your creative juices flowing.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

OWH - Midweek Throwdown Challenge

Hi everyone.  Welcome to by blog.  Feel free to look around, and I hope you will find something you enjoy, and that it will help to inspire your creativity too.  This is the card I submitted for the April OWH Bootcamp.  I found a card on Pinterest by and then made it my own.  I am a SU demonstrator, so my products are usually all SU products. 

I stamped the Mixed Bunch flowers in Daffodil Delight and then sponged Tangerine Tango on the edges to give it the two-toned effect.  It's not very visible in the picture, but I used the flourish stamp from the Creative Elements set behind the flowers.  The leaves and the frame behind the white cardstock is Lucky Limeade.  The leaves were punched from the Build a Blossom punch, folded in half and then run through a crimper to add texture and detail. 

When I originally made this card, I didn't add a sentiment.  I think the simple design with the flowers allows you to add a number of sentiments, to suit the occasion.  Thanks again for coming by, and I can't wait to see what cards you all create.  Have a blessed day!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

OWH - May Bootcamp

The theme for May's OWH Bootcamp is Variety is the Spice of Life.  All products used come from Stampin' Up.  The Woodgrain ef adds texture to the Early Espresso background paper.  The Early Espresso and Crumb Cake cardstock along with the Soft Suede sponging add contrasting value.  By sponging the Soft Suede around the edges of the Crumb Cake pieces, you even get a "leather" look.  The Basic Black and Baja Breeze cardstock helps the images to "pop" and adds to the variety in color.  I also used brads to add to the texture of the card.

Card Details:
Cardstock:  Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Basic Black
Ink:  Early Espresso, Soft Suede
Stamps:  Noble Deer, Teeny Tiny Wishes
EF:  Woodgrain
Punches:  Modern Label, Word Window

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are enjoying Paula's challenges in the Bootcamp too.  Happy Stamping!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

OWH - VCMP Challenge #3

Our heroes and their families face enormous challenges, especially when deployment happens.  Sandy has challenged us to make cards which will help with Romance.  Then she put a twist on this by having us use a tutorial from the OWH Pinterest tutorial board.  I chose the Chalkboard technique for my "I Just Love You" card.  I hope this card will help some couple stay close during a long separation.

OWH - VCMP Challenge #2

Paula, at brings us a Kids card/Sketch challenge using OWH Sketch #28.  I really like seeing how others interpret the sketch and change it up. 

I added the Scalloped Trim Border punch along the 5-1/2" Poppy Parade piece and then used 1/2 seam binding ribbon in Pool Party, ran them through the scallop openings and tucked them under.  The ribbon adds some dimension and texture too.


Today is National Scrapbooking Day, so we OWHers are being "Rebels" and making cards for our Heroes to send home to their loved ones.  Our first challenge comes from Our Daily Bread Designs and we are to make a "Missing You" card.  Months ago I found an idea on Pinterest that shows how to use scraps to make a really easy and colorful card.  By changing up the papers and sentiments, the possibilities go on and on.