Thursday, March 29, 2012

Stars & Stamps Midweek Challenge

Today we are creating cards using Cute Characters in honor of Hambo Stamps. This is the first time I have used this little girl stamp. I enjoyed paper piecing her dress and shoes!

DP (Kites):  Adornit
Image and sentiment stamps: The Stamps of Life
Orange DP: Colorbok

Sunday, March 25, 2012

OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch # 114

I used scraps of paper and Bazzill CS. The red dots are "Candi" by CraftWork Cards and the cat stamp is by Rubber Stampede. I declare this a masculine card to match the OWH Stars & Stamps ongoing "muscle card" challenge :)

Bugaboo Catch the Bug Color Challenge

Here it is! What a great way to begin the week. These challenges are such fun :)

CS: Bazzill
DP: from my stash
Digital Stamp (pre-colored): Doodle Pantry
Sentiment: Collage Alphabet stickers by Li'l Davis Designs
Corner rounder, jute

Saturday, March 24, 2012

OWH Stars & Stamps Masculine Card Challenge

It's time to make Father's Day cards for Operation Write Home. I decided to make the cardstock design do the work and make a few like this one. The challenge is to fill your package with half masculine/Father's Day cards and half general cards and send them to the shipper by April 30. My box of cards is small, so I'm almost there!

DP: Antiquities stack by GCD Studios
CS: Bazzill
Eyelets: unk
Sentiment: Computer-generated Monotype Corsiva font

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Crafting by Designs Spring Color Challenge

Here's my card with the bright spring colors of green and red with sweet-looking strawberries and cute little ants!

Digital stamp and sentiment: Doodle Pantry
Green CS: Bazzill
Red paper: from my stash
Scallop circle: Spellbinders
Decorative Punch: Martha Stewart

Stars & Stamps Midweek Challenge

I am so glad I don't work on Wednesday so I can start the day by creating a card for the S&S weekly challenge!
Except for the green background (CS by Bazzill), the rest of the DP came from my stash. Love it :)
The challenge is to make a card using yellow and green. The butterfly is yellow and you can't miss the green.

Butterfly dies, stamp, and sentiment: The Stamps of Life

Sunday, March 18, 2012

OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch # 113

This looks like an easy sketch. However, it wasn't that easy for me. I decided right away to use some of my Graphic 45 designer paper ("Once Upon a Springtime" Collection) and I like the result.

Catch the Bug Sketch Challenge

This busy sketch comes from the Bugaboo Stamps Blog. This was such a fun sketch to use for this colorful "Spring" card!

DP (strips of scallops): from my stash
CS: Bazzill
Digital Stamps (pre-colored): Doodle Pantry
Sentiment: The Stamps of Life
Circle Die: Spellbinders
Circle Punch: Creative Memories
Edge Punch: ek success
Square Die: QuicKutz

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Corrected Sentiment!

I realized after posting yesterday's "missing you" card that the sentiment does not work when sent from a deployed soldier to his or her home. So I changed the sentiment to "I miss you" and made several more cards with paper-pieced houses of various DP.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Stars & Stamps Midweek Challenge

Today we are making a "missing you" card. Although mine has a different sentiment, I think it works. I had fun paper-piecing the little house and masking the cloud. I should have distressed the edges. Next time!

DP: Daffodil Pad by K&Co.
CS: Bazzill
Sentiment: Hero Arts
Image stamps: The Stamps of Life
Ink: Chocolate by TPC Studio, Cyan by Color Box
Corner Rounder: Creative Memories

Sunday, March 11, 2012

OWH Sketch # 112

If it is Sunday, it must be new sketch time at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps blog.
Here is the sketch and my card.
I flipped the design sideways and worked with an old spring-friendly stack of designer paper.
Hope you like it!

DP: Daffodil Pad by K&Co
CS: Bazzill
Sentiment sticker: SRM Press

Spring Has Sprung

Here is the first rose of the season blooming in my SoCal garden. Isn't she beautiful?

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Stars & Stamps Midweek Challenge

This week we are challenged to make a Mother's Day card to post, and many more to send to OWH for the troops to send home to their Mothers. Here's mine.

CS: Bazzil
Flower and leaf stamps: The Stamps of Life
Sentiment digi: Birds Cards
Corner rounder: Creative Memories
Scallop die: Nestie by Spellbinders

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Bugaboo Stamps March Anything Goes Challenge

This digital stamp I discovered at Creative Hands makes me happy! Here's my entry for the current Bugaboo Challenge.

DP: The Crafter's Workshop
CS: Bazzill
Corner rounder: 'Lace' by Fiskars
Digital stamp (pre-colored): Creative Hands
Scallop die: Nestie by Spellbinders
Ribbon: from my stash

OWH Sketch # 111

Here's my loose interpretation of this week's sketch.
This designer cardstock is awesome and I can't wait to use it again!

DP: Antiquities stack by gcd studios
CS: Bazzill
Cat stamp: Magenta Style

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Stars & Stamps Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge

The challenge this time is to choose three elements in a row either vertically, horizontally, or diagonally (as in a tic-tac-toe matrix) and incorporate them on a card. This was a great challenge and I decided to use "stripes, layers, and die cut".
Our Daily Bread Designs will be making a shipping donation based on the number of cards. ODBD will sponsor one large box of cards for every 25 cards linked to the challenge post, with a maximum of 2 boxes per month. So tell all your friends to come and enter the challenge too! Post your cards at the Stars & Stamps blog.

DP: Recollections
CS: Bazzill
Owl stamp & sentiment: The Stamps of Life
Heart stamp: Hero Arts
Scallop die cut: Nesties by Spellbinders
Ink: Chocolate by TPC Studio

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 21

I had a difficult time deciding which darling little digi stamp to use for DPDC21. Finally decided on this cute squirrel. Join us! With every entry fulfilling the requirements of the challenge, you get a freebie digi!!
Also joined the There's Magic in the Air challenge--use a critter on a card.

Image & sentiment: Doodle Pantry
DP: from my stash
Green CS: Bazzill
Heart stamp: Hero Arts
Ink: Red Pepper by Ranger
Edger punch: ek success