Sunday, January 26, 2014

OWH Sketch #209

Can you believe that there are 209 sketches over at Stars & Stamps? They keep getting even more detailed and fun. For those who like measurements on their sketches, they have those, too. I find that I enjoy both the measurement kind of sketches, and the ones without. It's kind of fun to try to figure it out by myself. :)

I've been working hard on something really fun for this week. I hope that you will all be as excited as I am! I've got something really fun planned for this Tuesday!

Here is my sketch card for this week.

I used a bunch of old paper this week from the DCWV "sweet" stack. I love that paper to go with my new little "Create A Cupcake" set that I got from Jeanine, my friend who does Stampin' Up! I used some liquid pearls to give the flame a cute look and add some sprinkles to the cupcake.

Using some more of that paper, I made quite a few "tea light cakes" (as seen on Pinterest) for little Birthday goodies. I used lots of ribbon, tiny flowers, pearls and paper flowers from the dollar bins at Michael's to make my little cakes and a scallop punch for the bottom and top layers. I've got a ton of little battery operated tea lights that I picked up at the dollar store (two for a buck!) and I'm going to make some more soon. I just cut a little 2" box for a couple of these ones, but I hear that I can cut one way more easily with one of my CTMH cartridges so I'm definitely going to be doing that, next time. :)
But don't they look cute and delicious?

That's all for this weekend... hope that you are having a good and safe one wherever you are. The weather seems to be miserable across the country lately, although we are having a much more mild winter than usual, here. We're actually praying for snow because we have no snow pack in many areas.
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Sunday, January 19, 2014


Here's another test post of sorts. I'm continuing my attempts to make good blog posts using my tablet and so... Here are a few goodies that I worked on today.

I followed the latest sketch from my favorite Deconstructed Sketches.

I love this one. :) I wanted to make a few special cards for some very special veterans. One will go to a sweet man who drove past my work last week and noticed our tattered flag on the flagpole. . He replaced it for us, and we want to send him a very special thank you. The other goes to a very special marine.. Who has had a rough go of it lately. I hope he gets well soon!

I used a pretty wide variety of supplies this week including the CTMH stamp set "Courage", some K&Company stickers, some Bo Bunny Paper, a new embossing folder by The Paper Factory, some Spellbinder dies and Sizzix stars.

I inked and stamped the words with blue ink and heat embossed with clear powder on the same gold paper that I put through the embossing folders. It has just a slight shine to it that is really pretty.

Here is the stamped sentiment on the inside of the cards.

I used one more stamp and stamped this watermark image on the front of each envelope. The card bases and envelopes are both kraft card stock. These ones will go the special fellas mentioned above, but I think I will make a few more for my next OWH box. :)

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

First things first...

First card of 2014! My goal is to post one a week this year. (At least!) This one was made to play along with this week's Midweek Throwdown. I always did like the chalkboard tutorial. :)

I sort of followed this week's sketch, as well... boy, do I need to catch up on my sketches!

Today was "early release" at school, and what a surprise... I got an early release from work too. Spent a fun afternoon with AJ and got some crafty time in this evening too. Ahh!

Background patterned paper is by DCWV. It has the inlaid glitter that doesn't come off and is safe for OWH cards. I used a new embossing folder that I got from Hobby Lobby over in Boise, by The Paper Studio.
The scallop circle is a Spellbinder die and the cute little stamp is "craft smart"... out of the dollar bin at Michael's... 

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