Sunday, April 14, 2013

OWH Sketch #168

This year, OWH has been collecting sketches from its cardmakers by way of finding great cards on their blogs and asking permission to turn them into sketches.  Cora made the cards that inspired today's Sketch #168.
Paper by KI Memories (Pet Shop), Stamp by SU (Much Appreciated, 2005)

I made a slight change to the size so that the patterned paper was 3x3 instead of 3x3.25.  I wanted to use up some patterned 12x12 papers and not have left over scraps.  I cut up three whole sheets plus a partial sheet I had left from another project.  I made 28 of these cards with various patterns. 




This sketch was fun, easy, and used up paper- a trifecta!  I'll be making a lot more of these, I'm sure.  

This was also a great start to my next OWH box.  Last night, I packed up a box that I'll send on Tuesday.  It has 311 cards and 96 Any Hero notes written by my students.   

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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, April 13, 2013

CASing Pam's 108 cards

Pam really impressed me with her post earlier this week in which she'd made a set of 108 cards using just 12 sheets of double sided patterned paper plus card stock.  I don't have the patience to make that many, or at least I don't think I do, but I did manage to make a set of 18 cards in much the same way that she suggested.

These paper from KI Memories have been in my stash almost two years.  I remember buying them in Virginia when I was on a business trip two summers ago.  I had taken cards to work on and I'd run out of adhesive, so I had to go shopping, which of course led to buying papers!

Stamps by TPC Studios

Stamps by TPC Studios (compass) and Stampin Up (sentiment)


Now it's time to check on the progress of my OWH box.  I think this might be enough to fill it up so I can send it on its way to Kris. 

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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, April 9, 2013

A little lovey dino

I used some paper from Big Lots and some very old stash paper to make this dino card.  The stamp is one I received from Pam T a while ago and I think it's adorable!  The heart accents are from Mary.  I also used this week's Sunday Sketch, #167.


 

So, what do you think of the coloring?  How can I improve?  Thanks for your feedback!  
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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.