Thursday, February 20, 2014

Coming Soon...

I may actually start blogging again.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Veteran's Day OWH Style!

Thanks for visiting my blog today. We are celebrating Veteran's Day Operation Write Home Style - by having a bloghop! Operation Write Home (formerly Cards for Heroes) collects blank handmade cards and sends them to our deployed heroes so they can keep in touch with their family and friends. OWH also collects AnyHero cards and letters - cards written TO our heroes to show our support. If you didn't start the hop from the beginning, start here so you don't miss any of the handmade goodness.

AnyHero cards can be any theme. In honor of our Vets, I made one in military fashion:

Supplies: stamps (discontinued) from The Greeting Farm, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copics, Cuttlebug embossing folder, misc. camouflage duct tape, jute twine, EK Success corner rounder.

Love this little guy! I hope he brings a smile to a hero's face. He was colored with Copic markers. The camouflage strip is duct tape -- I found it at The Tape Depot when I was buying ATG refills. Pretty cool I think.

My next card is for Valentine's Day. Huh? It's not even Thanksgiving yet. Well, the deadline for cards at OWH comes early, so the cards can get overseas and back in time for holidays. Many people are busy with Christmas so OWH is starting to collect them early to ensure they receive enough cards.

Supplies: Kissing Couple stamp from A Muse Artstamps, sentiment from Papertrey Ink, Copics, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Quickutz embossing folder, ribbon from Michael's.

One of my favorite color schemes is red, white and black. It doesn't work for every holiday or occasion, but I thought it would make for a cute Valentine.

Thanks for stopping by today. Your next hop stop is Kate's blog Hello from Kate. She posted early so I already saw a sneak peek of her cards. You're in for a treat - I don't want to spoil the surprise but let's say it made my head spin!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

HolidayHaven at StampHaven

HolidayHaven has begun over at StampHaven. It runs for two weeks from Oct. 31-Nov. 15, 2009. Lots of fun stamping challenges, and some RAKs too! Come get inky with us!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

From Trash to Treasure

I try to be green. From the composter in the backyard, to the rain barrel next to the house. We just bought a Neuton Lawnmower - no more gas. I have a container in my craft area I labeled "From Trash to Treasure." I save some packaging and other materials and try to re-purpose them when making cards. Here are a couple I made.

For the "Birdday" card, I used the front of the stamp package from Unity Stamps for the background. I layered a piece of glossy patterned cardstock from a Making Memories embellishment package on top. I stamped the words and birds on the glossy piece, rounded some corners, and added a ribbon and some bling. The sentiment said "Happy Birthday," but I easily changed it with a letter sticker to match the image.

Supplies Used: Unity Stamp Co. (bird stamp), Banana Frog (Happy Birthday stamp), Staz-On in Timber Brown ink; My Little Shoebox - Tiny Alpha in Chocolate Cake ("d" sticker), Kaisercraft (blue rhinestones), misc. ribbon, packaging from Unity Stamp Co. and Making Memories.

My next card has a piece I've been hoarding for a while. I used to get Studio Calico's kit of the month. One month my package contained a card that mentioned you and your friends could save on shipping if you have multiple kits shipping in one package (or something to that effect). The back of the card had such a lovely design, I had to keep it.

It's the dark-greenish piece with the colorful flowers and script. I finally decided to part with it to make an anniversary card for my parents. I ran a piece of reddish brown cardstock through my Sizzix Big Kick with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I layered a piece of Basic Grey patterned paper on it, then added the Studio Calico card. I did distress all the papers with some brown chalk ink (Colorbox Chestnut Roan). I stamped "Love" in the postage section (Banana Frog stamp, Staz-On Timber Brown ink), then wrapped some twine around. I added a few Kaisercraft pearls and voila!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Thank you!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Cards for Heroes bloghop. Wow, how amazing it was! I can't believe all the participants, and I am still shocked at all the love you left me. Thanks soooo much.

The cards made during the hop have already started to arrive with the shippers. If you haven't mailed yours in yet, please do so soon.

And a special thanks to Fabre and Sandy for all their work getting seting up the hop. Great job ladies!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Cards for Heroes Memorial Day Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Cards for Heroes Memorial Day Blog Hop. If you haven't been hoppin' from the beginning, please go back and start HERE.

I first actively started making cards about 5 years ago. I like to scrapbook, and thought it was a great way to use leftover scraps and my stamps. I found Cards for Heroes on a stamping message board, and I thought it sounded like a great cause, and an excuse for me to make cards. :) I love reading the hero responses to the cards shipments they receive, or better yet their family's response to receiving a homemade card from their hero.

For the blog hop I made a vintage-inspired, patriotic themed card.

I stamped the background stars in Stampin' Up Whisper White Ink. Image and "liberty" stamped in Versafine Satin Red. The edges were inked with Colorbox Chestnut Roan chalk ink. The stars background stamp is from Unity Stamp Co., and the image and word are from Lasting Impressions with Panache. The red border is a sticker from My Mind's Eye.

Next on the blog're in for a real treat! One of my all time favorite companies Prima Marketing Company! I am a total Prima flower junkie, and I LOVE their stamps and papers too. So click HERE to continue the blog hop. (And a little tip from me - be sure to scroll down their blog and check out their new flower goodies coming soon. Yummy!) Thanks for visiting!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Did you know?

Did you know that in a matter of hours over 100 individuals and companies are going to be blogging up a storm? Beginning at noon EST, Cards for Heroes is having a Memorial Day Blog Hop. Bloggers from all over the US and abroad will be posting a card and sharing why THEY participate in honoring our nation's heroes. Spreading the inspiration around just one card at a time. Several companies will be participating and offering prizes.

Wanna know who's participating:

See you soon with my blog hop post!