Monday, May 31, 2010

Monday, May 31, 2010

Stars and Stripes (Operation Write Home) Sketch Challenge

Scrap card

How did it get to be the end of May? Summer is here. I believe the school kids have about a week and half left of school then the fun begins for all the families. And it is Oldie Moldie Monday - dig into those old papers - and create something beautiful - I actually try to make several cards out of the paper since it is out. I am now on my 4th card out of this paper pad, embellishments and rub ons. Come back later this week to see a few more.
Busy getting the lawn mowed and a few plants planted. I work outside for awhile and then I come in and rest and play with paper; and then start all over again. I think I will make one more trip outside to do some more planting. I know my body will have a few "not so kind words" to say to me tomorrow.
The first card in the group is based on the sketch from the Operation Write Home card blog - every Sunday they have a new challenge - they even tell you what size to cut your paper (shhhh - don't tell anyone but I may fudge on that sometimes. Did you happen to do any blog hopping with Operation Write Home - over 150 blogs participating. I am still working on getting through everyone. Here is the link for my post for the blog hop.
Everyone have a wonderful evening - why oh why do we have to go back to work tomorrow.
Card Details
Size - 4.25 x 5.5
Paper, Rub ons, embellishments: Making Memories
Sticker: SRM Stickers

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sunday, May 30, 2010

If you are looking for the Operation Write Home blog hop post - you can either scroll down or just click on THIS LINK.


Today is a day of celebration. First I will be going to a memorial service and celebrating the life of my dear friend and Ya Ya - Shari McFarland. If you have followed my blog through this last year, you can see the different cards I made for her. She received a card each week from me - the majority of them were handmade creations. Shari loved them all. I did a memory board of her and our special group of friends - the Ya Ya's - a creative adventure into reflection, giggles, sadness, and wonderful memories.

My second celebration today is a retirement party. A choral music teacher from our school district is retiring. I believe my daughters had him for choral music the majority of their school careers. Both participated in Show Choir under his direction. Staci even had him as her freshman softball coach. He has touched many lives in his many years in music education. Thank you Bill for everything you have done.

This card is for Bill. It is based on sketch 66 at Card Patterns. I had bought this paper in a scrapbook kit at Tuesday morning - I knew it would make a wonderful masculine card. The music paper is a different company. The card also falls in the SRM Stickers monthly challenge for celebrations

Everyone enjoy the remainder of your Sunday - I am enjoying my 3 day week end.

Card Details:
Size: 5.5 x 5.5
Card Base: The Paper Company
Music Patterned Paper: 7 gypsies (had to have some music paper on a music teacher's card)
Patterned Paper and Buttons: Autumn Leaves
Stamp: Queen's Dresser Drawers
Sticker: SRM Stickers
Twine: May Arts

Saturday, May 29, 2010


Good morning – welcome to one of the approximately 150 blogs participating in the Memorial Day bloghop sponsored by Operation Write Home. No one can be bored this week end with that many blogs to visit.

Do you have an abundance of supplies, do you still like to buy more stuff – well here is a great way to use some of your supplies and the good feeling each card provides is multiplied by 4 or more times. You make the card. A soldier receives the cards to send home. The soldier writes a note and sends it home to a loved one. A loved one receives a beautiful handcrafted card with a wonderful greeting from afar. How can you resist a chance to make so many people feel wonderful. You can also write notes to our Heroes (the soldiers who are deplyed - a note lifts their spirits). Operation Write Home has a wonderful card blog on which they have challenges and feature stampers and have a very active family on Facebook. Come to Facebook and become a Friend.

Ty, Anna, Mason and Alaina Edwards

My post today is dedicated to our soldiers and families past and present. They are all heroes. Through my card making I met online a wonderful young lady named Anna. Anna is the same age as my daughters. She is married to Ty who is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Marines. They have two children Mason and Alaina. While Ty was deployed to Afghanistan, Anna and many other military wives from his unit organized a school supply drive. As a father of young children, Ty could not believe how the schools had no supplies. A pencil was a treasure. We all got our supplies together and shipped them off to Ty. I also organized a card drive through a magazine and sent several boxes of greeting cards to Ty to distribute to his unit. While in Afghanistan Ty was severely wounded. Through the power of the internet and Caring Bridge we were able to follow Ty’s medical journey, Anna’s struggle to be with her husband and to be a parent and the children’s living with grandparents, changing schools, etc. Our heroes come in all sizes and shapes. Ty’s injury and their journey as a family – touched my heart and brought the war so close to home.

I wanted to share a picture of Ty, Anna, Mason and Alaina. Ty has also written us a letter – after reading it – you will understand why I have chosen to become a part of Operation Write Home.

Dear Barb and friends:
It has been a long journey to recovery. And the journey continues. As you know, I was wounded on October 20, 2008. Subsequently, I was an inpatient in the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, here in Tampa, Florida for over a year and a half. I was recently discharged from the hospital (on March 12, 2010) to outpatient status. My life at home is beyond my wildest expectations! I am so happy to be with my family again. Counting the deployment to Afghanistan, it had been over two years since I was able to sleep in my own bed and live with my family. Now, I go for long bike rides with my kids (me in the power wheelchair). And this weekend I swam in the pool with the kids for the first time (with my wife’s assistance). I want to thank you for all the prayers, cards, gifts and thoughts for Anna, Mason, Alaina and myself. Please continue to support our active duty and their families; I know that you will. Memorial Day is a day when we pay tribute to those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for their nation. Let us not forget those who will never see their families again.
Semper Fi,
Lt Col B.T. Edwards, USMC

Thank you to my friends for sharing with us part of their story. You are an inspiration. Someday I am going to meet the Edwards family - I feel they are a part of my family.

Here is the card I have made for today's blog hop. I do try to keep the cards I make for Operation Write Home flatter so they are less bulky to mail. With Memorial Day and the 4th of July coming, there are many beautiful sets of patriotic paper in the stores - if you have the desire to do some shopping. Silly thought - desire to shop.

Card Details:
Size 4.25 x 5.5
Cardbase – recycled
Patterned Paper –Rusty Pickle – Bottle Rockets collection
Sentiment Stamp – Michael’s dollar stamps
Colorbox Chalk Ink by Clearsnap
Blog Candy

Here is the blog candy you can win from me. Isn't this a great sentiment stamp set - you could use every one of those stamps on cards you create. Just leave a comment and I will draw a name on Wednesday evening of this week - this will give you time to hop. Now the next stop on thehop is to go to Julie's blog - Handmade by Julie.

Everyone have a safe Memorial Day week end.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Good Tuesday evening - Dancing With the Stars Final - can't talk long. I wonder who will win - I think it is pretty open yet - kinda - most likely Nicole.
I have started making cards for Operation Write Home - please join over 100 bloggers this Saturday for a bloghop. You will see many projects, tutorials and beautiful cards. I even have some blog candy so you must stop by and leave a comment. They have a card making blog which a sketch challenge on Monday and a midweek challenge of Wednesday.
Tonight's first card is based on the sketch at Card Patterns. A fun, pretty easy sketch that you can dress up or down. My second card is just a bunch of the scraps. I love this Hero Arts stamp - it is so versatile.
Everyone have a wonderful evening.
Card Details:
Size 4.25 x 5.5
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey – Recess 6 x 6 pad
Stamp: Hero Arts
Brads: American Crafts
May Arts Twine
Colorbox Chalk Ink by Clearsnap

Monday, May 24, 2010

Oldie Moldie Monday May 24, 2010

Good Monday morning – up early – need to get to work and work flat out for the next 6 weeks. Hopefully there will still be time for some paper therapy in my evening and week ends. Summer always brings its challenges because you must also do all the things outside. I enjoy both – I have always enjoyed good ole dirt therapy.

Today is Monday – Oldie Moldie Monday – the day to dig into your supplies and find that paper that you bought awhile ago – that somehow got buried and never used. Dig it out and make something wonderful. My friend Ivanka and I try to do this to use up some of jour increasing piles of supplies. We even have a Flicker gallery where you can post your creations.

I have started making cards for Operation Write Home and on Monday I always try to make my cards from their Sunday sketch on their card site. I always try to make a couple – if only I had the time yesterday – I could have just kept going. This Basic Grey grouping – a 6 x 6 pad – has so much fun paper in it and wonderful colors. I have a feeling you will be seeing more of it this week.

Everyone have a wonderful Monday – Dancing With the Stars is on tonight – yeah – the finale – I usually hide out in my work area and create some cards.
Card Details:
Size 4.25 x 5.5
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey – Recess 6 x 6 pad
Stamps: Bird – Inkadinkado; Ostrich – Creative Mode
Stickers: SRM Stickers
Brads: American Crafts
Sizzix Die Cut
May Arts Twine
Colorbox Chalk Ink by Clearsnap

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Good Sunday evening - where did the week end go - I still have a whole day of work to do and I should be in bed by 10 - gotta hit the deck running at work - lots of work to accomplish - plus I am going to serve my birthday treat - a berry trifle - of course - I can not find my recipe - so we are going to wing it. Summer has hit - we are in the 90's right now and I guess I need to turn on my air conditioner - I don't want to do that. But I may have to if I want to sleep tonight.

I did get some creating done today. I would love to just spend a day creating but alas that is not to happen.

My card started out based on the Tuesday sketch at A Crafty Little Place and then I started assembling it - the strips going around the edge did not work on my card. I do love how the card turned out. It is for the Mom of my friend Shari who died this week from cancer. I wanted her to know she was in my thoughts - as a mother - I can't believe how hard it would be to have a child die before you did.

Everyone have a wonderful evening. Stop back tomorrow for Oldie Moldie Monday. Everyone is welcome to participate.

Card Details:
Size: 5.75 square
Card base: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey - Cappella Paper 6 x 6 pad
Stamp: Inkadinkado (Butterfly); Stampendous (Sentiment)
Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink by Clearsnap - Chestnut Roan
Ribbon: May Arts
Pearl circles: Jenny Bowlin
Button: Dress It Up
Lace: sewing supplies

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Good Saturday morning - so far the morning has been busy - I have managed to put the insides in 4 cards and put them in the mail. Yeah - I do believe I keep the USPS in business with the mailing of my homemade cards. I also managed to get this card made. It actually satisfies 3 challenges.
Sketch 39 - Get Sketchy
Operation Write Home Card Blog - Mid week throwdown - Stars
Substitution - use number instead of word - 365 Cards - Day 82
Card Details:
Patterned Paper - Scenic Route
Star Brad - Making Memories
Star - QuicKutz
Computer Font - Castellar

Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday, May 21, 2010

Good Friday evening - the cold of winter was in our office - I actually got out a blanket and wrapped it around my legs to try and stay warm at work today. I think they need to do a little tinkering with the temperature in there. Monday - even though it is suppose to be 90 degrees outside - I am going to dress very warmly for inside the building.

I have another thank you card to share with you. Same stamp and paper from yesterday. Another very special person who needs a thank you for their love for our friend Shari.

The card is based on the Sunday sketch at 365 Cards - Hopefully I am somewhat in the ballpark with the sketch. I made the flower with beige tissue paper and some of the patterned paper.

I am planning a quiet week end at home - try to rejuvenate the soul and get some work done around the house.

Card details:
Size: 5.5 x 5.5
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye
Stamp: Hero Arts
Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink by Clearsnap
Ribbon: Offray
Brad from supplies

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Good afternoon - I left work early for a dentist appointment and since I had not gotten a reminder I thought I would call quick before I left home - they had not put it into their books - I do have an appointment card for it - so now I guess I can run some errands. Oh my - I am just glad I was not snowed under at work and left for nothing.

Today's card is the second of 3 thank yous for 3 very special women who spent so much time with my friend Shari this last year battling breast cancer - a fight - Shari lost on Tuesday morning. Our hearts are heavy but she is at peace. These 3 women did so much for our Ya Ya sister to help her this last year that we wanted to thank them for all the caring and love they showed her. I want them to know they were appreciated.

It was based on the weekly sketch at Card Patterns Sketch 64.

Friendship is such a job - if you find it - treasure it and nurture it.

Card details:
Size: 4.5 x 6
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye
Stamp: Hero Arts
Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink by Clearsnap
Buttons: Bazzill
Ribbon: Offray
Flower: Prima

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Good Tuesday morning - a quick post before I start the work day. I do imagine they would prefer that I shower before I show up to work.
On the Operation Write Home card blog Stars and Stamps
their midweek throwdown challenge was to use the digital image from *Wink *Wink Ink. The Rainy Day image is so cute. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Everyone have a wonderful day. Hope the sun is shining in your part of the world.
Card details:
Size: 4.25 x 5.5
Digital Image: *Wink *Wink Ink colored with Copics
Paper: Bo Bunny
Sticker: SRM Stickers
Brads: Basic Grey
Scalloped Border: Papertrey Ink

Monday, May 17, 2010

Monday, May 17, 2010

Good Monday morning - no work for me today - I have to go have my eye checked to see how the surgery progressed on my torn retina. Hopefully all is well. It is scary when something happens to your eyes. My appointment is in Madison so my friend and I are going to wander around and do some shopping - no money - so I guess it is window shopping.
Today is Monday - what is Monday - the day to dig into your oldie moldie paper - and make some cards. Yesterday I was talking about this with two of my neighbor girls and one said I don't think I want a card out of moldie paper Barb. I had to explain it was just old paper - no mold. That brought a smile to my face. I was able to combine OMM with the sketch challenge on the card blog for Operation Write Home.
OWH card blog - Stars and Stripes will be sponsoring a blog hop Memorial Day week end. I am going to participate. I need to plan what I am going to feature. Go check out the blog for more details. Take some time and use some of your supplies to make cards for our troops to send home to their families.
Everyone have a wonderful day. Dancing With the Stars is on tonight. Yeah - getting closer to finding out who the winner will be.
Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny
Butterfly punch: Martha Stewart
Bling: Kaiser Scrapbooking
Sticker: SRM Stickers
Scallop Diecut: Papertrey Ink

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Good Sunday afternoon - sorry for being missing in action - lots going on at work and at home this last week. Creativity sometimes just does not get a chance to happen. Today I decided I needed to indulge in some paper therapy to put some balance in my life.

Yesterday was a very full day - first graduation in the morning (graduation is my professional life) and then a birthday party at my house for me given by my daughters. It was a good time with family and friends to share the day with me and celebrate life, love, friendship and family.

I have a special group of friends and we call ourselves the Ya Ya's. One of our Ya Ya's is in the final stages of losing her battle with breast cancer. If you have been following my blog you have seen the cards I have made Shari through the last year. I have tried to send her a card every week - a few have been boughten - because sometimes you need the humor you can find in some cards - cards to make a person giggle and smile. Today's card may be the last card I make Shari - it was hard to make - but even though she might not know she got her card - I know she got her weekly card.

My card is based on the Sketch at A Crafty Little Place (formerly known as Die Cuts R Us) - a very simple sketch but with so many possibilities. I decided to create a sentiment on my computer. I had seen the statement - I am a much better person for having known you - and Shari has made me a better person in the way she lived her life and the way she fought her battle.

Everyone have a good day - take the time to touch base with a friend - be it with a call or a card - let them know you care.

Card details:
Size - 5 x 7
Pattern Paper: Luxe Designs
Tulle: Wrights
Pearls: Dollar Store in Canada (thank you Ivanka)
Computer Font: CAC Shishoni Brush

Monday, May 10, 2010

And the Winners are .........

From last week's challenge - Ivanka and I have chosen our winners randomly - and the winners are .....

Barb's Prize Package - Cora

Ivanka's Prize Package - WindRyder Dreams

If you could please e mail us your addresses - we would appreciate it.

Thank you everyone for playing along. Remember to get out that Oldie Moldie paper and start making some cards.


Oldie Moldie Monday 5-10-2010

Good Monday morning – time to start another work week – and this is always an interesting week of work for me. But Saturday is my birthday – and my daughters are having a little party – no it is not s significant birthday – well unless you count every birthday as significant – and I do – because I am still here on earth.

I went and visited my mom this week end. She is 92 and we are blessed to have her in our lives. She still lives on her own and does well the majority of the time. She loves the spring when she has her flowers to watch.

Yes – it is Monday – and it is oldie moldie Monday or OMM – time to dig out that paper that has been buried and show it some love. I am also making up some packages of paper to send to people also. I need to whittle down my supplies – I always need to have some paper retail therapy. Indulged in a little on my way to Mom’s on Saturday.
Come back later today to find out who the winners were from last week's challenge.

One card to today is based on the Sunday sketch for the Operation Write Home card blog. As long as I have the paper out I like to make a couple cards out of the same paper. I am having a hard time creating without my ATG gun – a replacement will be here on Tuesday and I will be so happy. I guess it is my birthday present to myself – or my cardmaking sanity.

Everyone have a wonderful day – I hope you find time to create. I need to clean my house this week so I don’t know how much creating I will get done.

Card details:
4.25 x 5.5
Patterned Paper: Cactus Pink
Stamp: image and sentiment – Crackerbox Palace, Janesville, WI
Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink
Scallop diecut: Papertrey Ink
Flowers: Prima

Friday, May 7, 2010

Friday May 7, 2010

Prize Package - Monday's Post

Card Challenge - 365

If you are interested in seeing how you can win this prize package, please check out Monday's post.
Mother's Day week end - are you ready. We are having coolish weather and rain - someone actually said the four letter word snow. YIKES.
Today's card is based on the Thursday challenge on 365 Cards Day 67 - Love, Leaf, Lace. This is an anniversary card for my daughter. Nice to have it done a week or so ahead of time.
Sorry for the very quick post tonight - have lots to do yet tonight.
Card Details:
Size - 5 x 7
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye
Bazzill Cardstock
Leaf diecut: We R Memory Keepers
Lace and ribbon from supplies
Scalloped border die cut - Papertrey Ink
Stamp - Michael's dollar stamp

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Thursday May 6, 2010

Prize Package for Monday Challenge

Sketch Challenge

If you are interested in winning the prize package - check out Monday's post.
It has been a busy week here so little creating has been done - I have lots of birthdays, graduations, Mother's Day, an anniversary, a new baby, etc this month for card making so I need to stay on task. Hopefully I can get another one made tonight. Without my ATG gun I don't feel like creating - I lost it - it and a container of project and supplies went for a ride on the top of my car - and it is not to be found. I ordered a new ATG gun today - I can not be without it.
Tonight's card is based on the sketch at A Crafty Little Place formerly known as Die Cuts R Us. This is a birthday card for one of the neighbor children - she will be turning 7 - she loves dogs - and I had bought this new Basic Grey paper - so thought it would be fun to make her card out of. Of course, I needed to make it look a little feminine - thus the bow and flowers. Notice the twine - that is what happens when you hurry - that should have been trimmed up - just on top of the ribbon - oh well. The card also counts in the challenge on SRM Stickers - celebrations.
The fun thing about this card is that is opens backwards - the first card I made for this family I accidently made that way - and now it is a tradition.
Everyone have a wonderful evening.
Card details:
4.5 x 6
Paper - Basic Grey
Stamp - Michael's dollar stamp (old one) colored with Copics
SRM Sticker
Flower - Prima
Brad - Imaginisce

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Tuesday 5-4-10

Prize Package offered for Monday's Post

Challenge card for Our Creative Corner

If you are interested in winning the prize package - check out Monday's post
A quick post for today before I head off to work - this is a very non traditional mother's day card - a card to make my Mom smile. I send her a card every day. Our Creative Corner has a challenge to make a Mother's Day card with no flowers - no flowers - just pigs.
Everyone have a wonderful day.
Card Details:
5 x 7
Patterned Paper: Chicken Noodle collection from Jillibean Soup
Stamp and Die cut: Papertrey Ink

Monday, May 3, 2010

Oldie Moldie Monday 5-3-10

Sketch for this week's challenge

Feminine version of sketch

Masculine Version of Sketch

It is Monday – Oldie Moldie Monday to be exact – and Ivanka and I are going to have some fun today. Finally you get to know how you can win one of our prize packages for our Oldie Moldie Monday challenge – or as we affectionally call it OMM.

So what is Oldie Moldie Monday - the day of the week when you dig out that once loved paper that has gotten buried by new loves – dig it out and create a card or cards from it. It is quite interesting how many cards you can make from a few sheets of coordinating paper.

Our challenge is being done with the sketch from Operation Write Home cardmaking blog. Every Sunday they have a sketch to help you in making cards for our soldiers to send home to their families and friends – for some reason – there is not a Hallmark store or Walgreen’s on every corner where our troops are stationed. Please go to the Operation Write Home web site, their card blog, and become a friend on Facebook. I just sent my first box of cards in - if interested in joining this worthwhile cause - please read their rules - the biggest one is not glitter.

The challenge is to make a card (no two cards) using this sketch which is the sketch from the Operation Write Home card making blog. One card should be a masculine card and one card should be a feminine card. This was their midweek challenge a couple weeks ago and I thought it was such great fun. You can post your creation in our Oldie Moldie Monday Flicker gallery . The challenge will run from today, Monday, May 3 to Sunday, midnight, May 9. Come back Wednesday, May 11 to find out who won the challenge.

My prize includes a pad of Basic Grey paper and 3 different sticker collections from SRM Stickers. You can see a picture of the prize in yesterday's post - Blogger did not like the 4th picture in my post today.

Here are my two cards. Both are 4.25 x 5.5 (the preferred size for OWH).

Card One – is my feminine card.
Patterned Paper: Making Memories
Stamp: Stampendous colored with copics
SRM Stickers for sentiment
Prima Flower
Papertrey Ink: Scalloped Bordier Diecut
Brad from my supplies

Card Two – is my masculine card (surprise it is not golf related)
Image – Baseball Dingbat printed in colored ink on patterned paper
Patterned Paper: Dream Street Papers LLC.
Sentiment Stamp: Anita’s (one of my first stamps bought on clearance)

Come and play.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sunday May 2, 2010

Prize Package for Oldie Moldie Monday Challenge May 3

SRM Sticker Blog Sketch Challenge

And you say - what is this about a PRIZE PACKAGE. Come back on Monday and play along with Ivanka and I on “Oldie Moldie Monday – the day of the week when you dig out that once loved paper that has gotten buried by new loves – dig it out and create a card or cards from it. Ivanka and I are offering up prizes (yes we each have a prize) – but of course they is a little bit more to the challenge. Come back on Monday and play with us.My prize includes a pad of Basic Grey paper and 3 different sticker collections from SRM Stickers. Intrigued - I hope so - and you don't need a blog to play - we have a Flicker gallery where you can post your creations.
Now onto the card for today. I needed to get some baby cards made for a coworker's daughter - today's creation is for the proud parents, yesterday's card was for the proud grandparents (I bought them some toys to have at their house). SRM Stickers blog is having a sketch challenge this week end so I used the sketch to jumpstart my card. I knew I wanted to use some of their great baby stickers on my card (I used one yesterday on the grandparent's card). I used the same paper on both cards. I thought the addition of the gingham was great for the baby vintage look. A little boy - I am sure he will be a little monkey sometimes. Of course, Operation Write Home's card blog's mid week challenge is "wild thing" - I do believe Mr. Monkey qualifies.
Well I must go and get some work done - going to spend the evening with Shari.
Make sure you come back tomorrow to play with Ivanka and I.
Card Details
Size: 4.5 x 6
Patterned Paper: Hot Off the Press
Stamp: Hero Arts colored with Copics
Sticker: SRM Stickers
Papertrey Ink scalloped border diecut
Brads from the supplies
Trim - tea dyed muslin strips

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Saturday May 1, 2010

Prize Package for Oldie Moldie Monday Challenge May 3

Sketch Challenge 2 Sketches 4 You

And you say - what is this about a PRIZE PACKAGE. Come back on Monday and play along with Ivanka and I on “Oldie Moldie Monday – the day of the week when you dig out that once loved paper that has gotten buried by new loves – dig it out and create a card or cards from it. Ivanka and I are offering up prizes (yes we each have a prize) – but of course they is a little bit more to the challenge. Come back on Monday and play with us.
My prize includes a pad of Basic Grey paper and 3 different sticker collections from SRM Stickers. Intrigued - I hope so - and you don't need a blog to play - we have a Flicker gallery where you can post your creations.
Now onto the card for today - it is based on the weekly sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You. A fun sketch - I have been wanting to make a baby card for a co worker who just became a grandparent - this card is for her and her husband. I still need to make a card for the parents. I love to use non traditional items on my cards. The main focus is the iron on applique giraffe - he has so much character - plus he was on sale.
The card also satisfies the midweek challenge on the Operation Write Home Card Blog - "wild thing" - I think my giraffe qualifies.
This card also qualifies for Circles 3 Different Ways on 365 Cards - circles on the giraffe, buttons, polka dots on the paper and the also the O's in my sentiments.
Beautiful weather here - so have been trying to work outside and inside and play with a little paper. The lawn is mostly mowed - at least what the public sees so the neighborhood doesn't look bad. Everyone enjoy your evening.
Size: 5 x 7
Patterned Paper - Hot Off the Press (this qualify as Oldie Moldie)
Giraffe - Duncan Enterprises
Ribbon - May Art
Sticker - SRM Stickers
Buttons - American Crafts
DMC Embroidery Floss