Sunday, September 1, 2013

VCMP 2013!

Thank goodness for the OWH Virtual Card Making Party!  After a dry spell of almost two months in which I didn't make cards for OWH, it felt good to pick up the ATG and put some cards together today.  I'm a teacher, so I'm sure most people think I would be less busy in the summer than during the school year, but the opposite is generally true for me.  I try to pack in several trips to visit my family, professional development, curriculum work, and big projects around the house.  During the school year, I have to make cards because it's great stress release! 

Anyway, here are my Saturday VCMP cards (all made after church today, go figure)!  I was clearly feeling the primary colors this afternoon.  :)

Challenge #1- Sketch
 
Challenge #2- Spell OWH
I used an OLD corner rounder, WINTER papers, and a HOUSE.


Challenge #3- Triple Time Dies I might have gone overboard with the ink. 
The plainness was driving me nuts. 
There's probably a happy medium to be achieved.


Challenge #4- Love card with Sketch #29 Sorry Annette, I changed the dimensions!
I think this might be appealing for men rather than lacy pink cards.
I had to type up the sentiment because this paper just screamed, "Use me!"
 
 
Challenge #5- Masking tape stamping 
This one was so easy and I loved the result! 
I put some foam under my paper when I stamped.
For me, that's easier than turning the stamp over and placing the paper on top.  

I doubt I'll do Sunday's challenges because I have lots of schoolwork that I should do this evening and tomorrow.  I'm teaching French I this year in addition to math, so I've got lots of work to do to familiarize myself with the curriculum and create materials.   

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Cards shipped to OWH in 2013: 651 blank and 236 AnyHero (as of 4/28/13)
Cards shipped to OWH in 2012: 1284 blank and 218 AnyHero
Cards shipped to OWH in 2011: 1695

Check out OWH at www.operationwritehome.org to learn more about its mission and how to get involved.

7 comments:

  1. Nice cards Kathryn! Your masking tape one is terrific. I like that you only stamped a small area as opposed to a full back. It makes for a great masculine design. Good luck with your school year ahead!

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  2. Thanks for playing along!
    I like the cooking theme of your Love Card!

    Also like how challenge #1 & #5 turned out!

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  3. Nice group of cards. Not sure which is my favorite... Glad you joined!

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  4. Great job on all of your cards. I like your version of the block stamping.

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  5. LOL- great O-- old corner rounder- that was very clever!!! And your house is adorable! And I really like how you did the masking tape technique- nice! I hear ya that card making is a stress reliever! I am glad you are back to creating and hope your summer was wonderful!Thanks for joining in on the challenges and for your support of OWH and our troops!

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    1. Thanks, Diane. The masking tape was sort of a happy accident. My large blocks have wavy edges and I was concerned that I wouldn't be able to wrap the tape around them well. I have a medium sized block (somewhere around 3"x3") that I used instead. I placed three strips of tape at an angle from the top to the bottom. Then I placed two strips of tape at a similar angle from side to side. To get the edges of the block to show up easily, I put a foam sheet under my paper when I stamped. I kept the tape on my block, so I'll try to update this with a photo later. It might be easier to see it than it is to read my explanation!

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  6. Your Masking Tape challenge card is my favorite! Love how it turned out! Thank you for playing along with my challenge!

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