Sunday, February 24, 2013

A little Christmas card for February

A CASE of a card by Michelle B. on OWH's FB page:


Folder: Cuttlebug
Stamp: Inkadinkado
Punches: Stampin Up, Marvy, Tonic, and EK Success
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Cards shipped to OWH in 2013: 340 blank and 140 AnyHero (as of 1/7/13)
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.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

A CASE with a RAK

A few weeks ago, I spotted Lynn's card on the OWH FB page that used a star patterned paper by American Crafts that I have in my collection.  I commented that I should look for the Mickey Mouse paper that had been used as the focal image on the cards so I could CASE them.  Kim so kindly sent me a stack of the Disney images mounted on black paper after she read my comment.

So here's the first of many such cards featuring an idea from one OWHer and supplies from another.  Isn't it great how our community works together?  Thanks, ladies, for your help!

 
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Cards shipped to OWH in 2013: 340 blank and 140 AnyHero (as of 1/7/13)
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.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Spring Swap Kits 2 and 3

Tonight I tackled two more of the kits I got from my Scrap to Treasure swap.  One kit is from Michelle.  The other is still anonymous but I'm hoping the sender will comment here or on S2T so I'll know who sent it.  I added in some of my own papers to make a second card with the left over pieces from each kit.

These two are from Michelle's kit:

OWH Sketch 145


 And these are from the anonymous kit:

OWH Sketch 149




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Cards shipped to OWH in 2013: 340 blank and 140 AnyHero (as of 1/7/13)
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.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Spring Swap 1

I joined a spring card kit swap on FB.  This kit came from Ann M.  It included a sentiment and stamped butterfly, two pp, tan ribbon, punched butterflies, and blue cardstock.   The bling was mine but everything else was from the kit.  I used OWH sketch 157.


Thanks, Ann.  :)  I'll be posting the other 5 over the next week or so. 
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Cards shipped to OWH in 2013: 340 blank and 140 AnyHero (as of 1/7/13)
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.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

It's Super Bowl Sunday!

I'm a Maryland native but a Patriots fan.  That's what you get when your father's from Massachusetts!  This week, I'll put aside my Pats pride in favor of the purple fever that's sweeping Maryland.  I saw a lawn all decked out for the game on my way home from the grocery store on Friday; the trees were wrapped in purple lights. 

I inked up a great stamp set from My Favorite Things and used a Cuttlebug die/embossing set for the football sentiment spot.  My coloring is done with a mixture of Copics and Bic Mark-its.  Go Ravens!  Bring that Lombardi trophy home to Baltimore!


For which team will you cheer this weekend?  Try making a card in those colors (in any theme).  :)
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Cards shipped to OWH in 2013: 340 blank and 140 AnyHero (as of 1/7/13)
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.

Critters! MFT Flopsey Goes Camping

Have you seen this week's episode of OWHtv?  Sandy explained a fundraiser with My Favorite Things stamps in which you can purchase two sets of MFT stamps for just $5.  Details on the sale can be found here.   If you read this months from now, the sale will most likely be over, so please read the page to get the latest info. 

I was able to get a few of the MFT sets to try out AND it's a critter blog hop day, so I thought putting the Flopsey Goes Camping set I got to good use today would make sense. 

 

I just love the sentiment that comes with this set.  I used Certainly Celery and Bliss Blue inks to create the background while the paper was still in the Spellbinders Deckled Rectangle so I would have a nice white edge.  The hat Flopsey's wearing is one of those awesome "opportunities for embellishment" we all love.  I was putting ATG tape on the back of the rabbit I'd already fussy cut and I ripped his ear off.  Not being a bunny of the chocolate sort, he needed to be put back together.  I covered the oops with a hand-cut hat and I called it a day.   

Don't forget to order your stamps soon.  I have seen lots of people post that they're ordering the maximum 6 sets, so you don't want to miss out!  

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Cards shipped to OWH in 2013: 340 blank and 140 AnyHero (as of 1/7/13)
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.

ODBD February Challenge- Fruit

Each month, Our Daily Bread Designs sponsors a challenge on OWH's blog.  When 50 card makers link up cards with that month's theme, ODBD pays for two boxes of cards to be shipped to our heroes.  Aren't they generous?

This month, the challenge is fruit.  I didn't have to think twice about what I would do.  I bought these scratch and sniff stickers at Target a year or so ago and made several cards.  I also mounted the rest of the stickers but I didn't make them all into cards.  I went right to my box of unfinished projects, cut some card stock, and put this card together for the challenge. 


This is also another example of a monochromatic card from the Boot Camp lesson on color posted in January. 

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Cards shipped to OWH in 2013: 340 blank and 140 AnyHero (as of 1/7/13)
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.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Friends with Flair- Baby card

It's Friends with Flair Friday!  
 I got the large stamp in a grab bag and don't know what it's called.  The sentiment is from "Best Wishes and Blooms."  Colored with Copics.  Patterned paper by American Crafts. 

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Cards shipped to OWH in 2013: 340 blank and 140 AnyHero (as of 1/7/13)
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.