Monday, September 3, 2012

VCMP Cards - Labor Day 2012

OWH organized a virtual card making party this weekend and I was lucky enough to be one of the hostesses.  There were 10 challenges in all, split evenly over Saturday and Sunday.

Here are the cards I made for each of the challenges.  I had a house guest on Saturday and Sunday, so I fit these in this afternoon after she left. 

#1: ODBD- Use a scripture sentiment.  Please note that I sealed in the glitter using Glossy Accents so it won't pose a hazard to our heroes. 
Stamps: Studio G
Papers: DCWV cardstock
Nesties: Labels 5
Embossing: Darice Stripes
Brads: stash

#2: Cherie- Use a recipe of 1 image, 2 patterned papers, and 3 words.
Stamps: Studio G and Unity
Papers: DCWV printed cardstock
Punches: EK Success
Coloring: Copics

#3: Cindy- Use snowflakes but not on a Christmas card.
Stamps: Studio G
Papers: stash
Embellishment: JoAnn
Coloring: Copics
Embossing: Cuttlebug Snowflakes
Sketch: OWH 83

#4: Donna- "Triple Time" stamping
Stamps: Unity
Tutorial: Triple Time Stamping
Papers: stash
Ribbon: stash
Ink: SU Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Gable Green, Only Orange
 #5: Sandy- Cowboy card

Stamps: Studio G
Papers: DCWV cardstock
Die: Cuttlebug
Punch: Fiskars
 #6: OWH/Linda - Follow the OWH Sketch #136 using a paper punch for the embellishments.
Stamps: Studio G
Papers: stash
Punch: Marvy
Washi: Target paper tape (green, yellow, and blue packs)
Sketch: OWH #136

 #7: Sybrina- Make an AnyHero Christmas card and a Christmas card for kids.
Stamps: Studio G and SU
Papers: DCWV cardstock, K&Co, stash
Nesties: Circles
Coloring: Copics
Embossing: Snowflakes
Ribbons: Target, stash

#8: Cherie- Make a sports-themed card.

Sticker: Deja Views
Papers: stash
Embossing: Darice Stars (small) and Cuttlebug Stars (large)

#9: Shannon- Use a tool you haven't used in a long time. My unloved tool was a combo stamp/punch from EK Success.  It's a pain to use because you have to put the stamp into the punch, ink it, punch, and then take it apart if you want to make a second one.  I haven't used it very often (if at all) with the stamps that came with it. 
Stamps: Studio G and EK Success
Papers: Pebbles and stash
Punches: EK Success
#10: Me- Make a card that represents your state.  Scroll down to my last post to see my samples and post a card there to qualify for blog candy!

Thanks to Allison for organizing the party and to all of the hostesses for coming up with great challenges.  I wish we could do these every month- they always inspire me to make cards I might have otherwise not thought of!   

Cards shipped to OWH in 2012: 928 blank and 215 AnyHero (as of 6/26)
Cards shipped to OWH in 2011: 1695

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  1. I think my favorite is the Triple Stamping...a great new technique. That horseshoe looks like a U...would make a great cowboy sentiment! Thanks for hosting a great challenge!

  2. The layers on the ODBD card are wonderful, and I love the ribbon on the triple time. Nice group of cards! TFS

  3. Wow, you really rocked out the cards after your friend left! I just adore that penguin stamp you used on your holiday cards, and I love the ribbon on your triple stamped card! Nice job!

  4. Oh my goodness! You completed all the challenges! I like them all, but I love the penguin!!! Penguins are a favorite around this house...I think it started way back when I was a little girl and read "Mr. Popper's Penguins"! Thank you for sharing!

  5. WTG on doing these challenges! Your beautiful cards are going to be so well-received by our heroes! I'm loving that lucky horseshoe :)

  6. Thanks for playing along with our neglected craft tool challenge! I really like those punched flowers! They look great with the coordinating paper. I really LOVE that "you are loved" sentiment! Is it a stamp? Do you know the maker? I love it!

    1. Shannon, the "You are loved" stamp I used is by Studio G and is from a dollar bin. I think I got it about a year ago, so it might be tough to find now.

  7. Great job on your cards!! I LOVE that penguin. I HAVE to have it. Fantastic!

  8. Great cards! Thank you for playing along on the Triple Time technique! Love those colors and stamps!

  9. Kathryn,

    It's always such a pleasure to see your cards. You truly inspire me to grow as a card-maker. (Did you recognize the Martha Stewart punched branches on Frosty's Lil Friend's hat?!)

    Thanks so much for playing along with our Christmas is for Kids challenge. And, thanks for hosting a challenge of your own -- and a very creative challenge, I must say. Your challenge really forced me to think outside of the box to create a card that would represent Ohio to me, but could just be a lovely card for a hero to send to a loved one. I am so thrilled with my finished product!

  10. Love all your cards! I really like the horse shoe you used on your western card! Thanks for joining in on my OWH challenge!
    sandy's crafty creations

  11. Your cards all came out so cute, Kathryn! Love the colorful patterned hearts on your sketch card. Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!


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