Saturday, October 6, 2012

Happy Cardmaking Day with Operation Write Home



Welcome to my blog today to celebrate World Cardmaking Day - my favorite holiday of the year.  I think I will go buy myself a present today - oh yes - I buy myself presents all the time.  In fact, this wonderful snowman is a new stamp/die cut I bought from Archievers.  It is by Hero Arts.  The paper is from Cosmo Cricket. The design of the card is based on this sketch from Operation Write Home.  I turned my card the other way.

First I forgot the guidelines for today and I made another card so I had to share it also.

The hello is cut with my Silhouette.  The snowman is a stamp/die cut from Hero Arts from last year.

Happy hopping - if you need to return to home base - here is the link.

70 comments:

Krystil said...

Great cards Barb! I love the purples on the 1st card. And the splash of green goes great with it. Is the paper on second card already embossed with the snowflakes? Or did you do that? Either way, love it!

BrendaB said...

Love your card! I never think about using purple on a card, but you have inspired me to try it!

Marg Van Patten said...

What cheery winter "hellos"! TFS

Katherine said...

Love the snowmen! I too love to buy myself gifts for this "holiday" or any day! hee hee.. Happy WCMD!

airbornewife said...

I need to get me that stamp/die set.. I love what you've done with you and the use of purple.. so neat! thanks for sharing ~ Pam

Donna Hanley said...

Barb, I love that stamp/ die set. What a great card you came up with.

Dawn McDowell said...

I love snowmen zoo much and yours is colored so perfectly, I thought it was pre printed! I love the color combination you used!

Karen (karey2005) said...

Snowmen make me happy! And I love both cards!

Kathryn said...

I also forgot the guidelines at first and didn't make a winter card. I guess it would help if I read the directions first! I love how you interpreted the sketch and didn't put a rectangle behind the snowman, which is adorable, by the way. Thanks for sharing.

Misty Campbell said...

OMGoodness I love that first card. I was just thinking about how much everyone love purple, but I rarely use it. Then you share a fantastic winter themed card using it! I never would've thunk it and I am so grateful you did. Gorgeous!

Queenie Jeannie said...

LOVE snowmen!!! Great cards!

Happy Hopping!

Pat said...

You can never go wrong with purple.

madamewong said...

I love the twist on the typical holiday colorway. The cards are fun!

Victoria said...

Great cards. Love the different color combo. I believe I bought that snowman last year and have not used him yet. Will have to pull him out today!

Linda Anderson said...

Two sweet cards, and both with snowmen, which I adore! I just bought a similar snowman stamp and die from Hero Arts...time to pull it out and start creating!!

Linda

Jen R. said...

I especially like the first card! I like the way you used a light purple to "shadow" the snowman, complimenting the other colors in the card. Both cards are nice.

Sandy Allnock said...

So inquiring minds wanna know...just how many snowman stamps do you have? lol! Cute cards Barb!
Happy World Cardmaking Day!
Sandy

Misty said...

This is such a cute snowman. I love your color combos on both cards!
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Kathy S said...

Beautiful Colors. I love purple holiday cards.

PatQ's Cards said...

Love the purples and green together.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Love your snowman cards Barb, you've really had fun with this set! I also love your purples :)

Barb said...

love both cards-great color combo too

Jen said...

Love your cards, barb! The purple is unexpected for a winter card but it's wonderful! Have fun shopping! ;)

Pamela said...

I love these cards!!! Especially the first one!! Great job! :)

Nancy said...

Two GREAT cards! Snowmen make me smile!

Marsha said...

What a cute snowman. Reminds me that I have a new snowman, too, to pull out for this year. Great take on the sketch. Love the embossing folder.

Vicky Scheiber said...

love love love the unique color choice of your first card, and how you turned the sketch. nice texture on the second card.

teresa said...

Beautiful cards love the colors and the snowman :)

Patti J said...

Can't resist a cute snowman! Both cards are wonderful - love the colors, and yes, I love to buy myself presents...lol!!!

Sarah said...

This turned out so cute! I love the purple and greens! Such a fun color combination! I adore this little snowman-- might have to see if I can find him to add to my collection!

Cherie said...

I love the cheery feeling with all of those papers!

Dixie Cochran said...

Looks like the snowmen are taking over at your house!! Awesome cards. Love your purples!

Dolores said...

Outstanding, as usual, Barb. Love the snowman and how you adapted the sketch.

Cheryl Claycomb Anderegg said...

I love alternative color choice with purple too!

EydieG said...

I love the colors you used!

Miriam Prantner said...

Sweet cards! i especially love that first one, the snowman is so cute!

Paula S. said...

Great snowmen Barb! Thank God there is no Archivers near me... it scares me to think of what kind of damage I could do in some of the nicer stores, but I do really like your idea of buying yourself a little present to celebrate this holiday... now to convince myself that a Cameo would be considered 'little'. :)

Irma said...

Love the snowmen... very cute!

Nancy M said...

Love the snowman on the first one and the embossing & hello on the second! TFS!

Debbie D. Dodd said...

Love the color pallette! Unexpected but very effective.

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi Barb! Thanks for the chuckle; you crack me up. What fun to see purple used in your wintry card--I love it!! It's also my new DIL's favorite color, so I notice it more, lol. Love love your DP; great job. Have fun today and you do deserve to buy yourself a present.

Tammy said...

These are so cute!! I love that fun snowman image and your beautiful colors!

Stacy B said...

I love using purple in my winter scenes too! Good for you for buying yourself a present...you deserve it!

Yvonne B. said...

Love your snowman and the colors you've used. It was fun to see your take on Winter and Sketch! And a bonus card, too! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Nancy Keller said...

Great cards! Purple is my favorite! I love the purple with the snowmen! Great work!!!

Donna Nuce said...

Very cute cards. Like the die cut hello on the second card.

Renee said...

Oh my I am getting so giddy seeing all these cute snowmen!! Your card is just a delite

Ivanka said...

It's a great holiday to get yourself a treat!! Love your snowman cards!!

Penny L. said...

wow, I love how you used PURPLE!!! such great patterned paper, great design....love it!!! purple! fabulous idea!

BobbisTreasure said...

Love your color choices!!!

Valerie said...

Both of these cards are cute but I think my fav is the first. Well done.

Gita said...

Love the purple colors for the Christmas card. Very cute!!

sherry varga said...

I loved that you used purple. So many holiday cards are red and green and I like that you went "outside the box"!!!

Melissa Cash said...

Adorable cards and I love the non traditional colors too!

Ann said...

Barb, your cards are always so inspiring! I love the non traditional colors!!

Lee Mae said...

Super cute cards! That little snowman is just somethin' else - he just looks so happy!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Beautiful Card! I love the purple and your take on the sketch. TFS AJ-

Amy V. said...

I adore snowmen and purple, so your first card was a real treat for me. Thanks for sharing your lovely work!

Amy
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Sybrina K said...

Hi, Barb,

Both of these cards are great. I especially like how the snowman on the first card pops off the page. :)

Ellen said...

Beautiful! I love the sketch rotation. It worked perfectly for your card. The purples are so pretty and the snowman is just too cute!

AllisonG said...

Barb, I love the Cosmo Cricket paper - used a lot of it on my holiday cards last year. If you saw my blog hop card, then you know I like to use non-traditional holiday colors, too. This turned out GREAT!

Heather said...

lovin the snowman, and your scarf designs, they pop nicely

Marybeth said...

Both cards will be loved . I love the first snowman, is that a diecut? Really pretty love the purple on your sweet card.

Michele from MS said...

They are both really cute but I especially love the 1st one with the lavender and green! How awesome!

heather said...

Snowman die and stamp ? Must .. go ... find ! I really like the rhinestones in the centers of the snowflakes on your embossed background. Thanks for sharing =)

Hushgirl said...

I like to buy myself presents too! In fact, I may have to buy that cute little snowman stamp & die set as well! Very cute card!

Cr8ive ME said...

Love both your cards. That snowman is so cute.

Sue D said...

Very cute snowman cards--I like the word bubble on the second.

Julie said...

Adorable cards, Barb! I think I have to add that HA snowman & die to my wishlist now, lol! Thanks for being part of our hop! ~ Julie, OWH Blog Team :)

Linda said...

Great cards...love the use of the purple! tfs!!!