Friday, September 30, 2011

CASE'd Challenge

Hambo Stamps is saying 'bye and thanks to their retiring Design Team members. They have done fabulous work!
The challenge at the Hoedown this week is to CASE a card from one of the Hambo galleries.
Here's a link to a card made by Melissa Edwards, using Hambo's Cupcake Rain digi.
And here is my card:

Sunday, September 18, 2011

OWH Sketch #87

I've been wanting to use these little striped buttons and this seemed like the right card to try them! They remind me of candy canes. This is a good sketch for little scraps; I'll definitely use it again.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Happiness Blooms by D2D

I just love this pretty new digi from Designed2Delight, so I decided to leave it as a line drawing and go with a black and white palette. The digi is the Friday freebie from D2D for everyone who played last week. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Hambo's "Home is where the ___ is" challenge

So the challenge at the Hambo Hoedown
this week is to use this cute new "House 2-digi" and something from around the house that I wouldn't normally use on a card. I was stumped until I thought of using a page from our wall calendar and decorating the little house digi in holiday lights. I also added a few red post-it flags which I mark my hymnal pages with.
I'm sure when December rolls around I'll be scratching my head wondering where that page of my calendar went!
I colored the Hambo digi with Copics; the sentiment is a rubber stamp from "Studio 18", International Greetings. I think goes perfectly with this digi!
I also plan to post this for the color challenge sponsored by Paper & Such over at the OWH Stars & Stamps blog to use kraft, red, and black or blue. I love kraft, red and black together. With a touch of red gingham ribbon to finish it off, I ended up with a different take on a holiday card; what do you think?
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

OWH Sketch #86 - Any Hero Card

The OWH Sketch challenge is to make an AnyHero card. Here are the products I used to make my card:
Clear stamp: Inspired Stamps' His Little Ones "Soldier With Flag"
DP: AdornIt Carolee's Creations
Sentiment: Rubber stamp by Studio G (love the vertical sentiment!)
This card will go to one of our heroes overseas with a note of thanks and good wishes inside. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Autumn Harvest digh by D2D

I love this new image from Designed 2 Delight's progressive challenge. I wanted to post my card right away so I can get my autumn cards off to OWH. I colored with Copics and sponged with Ranger Broken China Distress Ink.
Thanks for stopping by; I love company!

Hambo Flowers for the Hoedown!

The challenge over at the Hambo Hoedown this week is to use their great new Flowers digi in autumn colors. I love paper piecing and was in a paper-piecin' mood so that's what I did! I used a Copic marker on the stems. It's a nice cheery card, don'tcha think?
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

"Falloween Cat" by Designed2Delight

I love this cute digi, part of the new freebie set from Designed 2 Delight's progressive challenge. This image has a kind of vintage Halloween feel, which I love. DP from Cosmo Cricket's "Matilda" 6x6 mini-deck. Colored with Copics.
Thanks for stopping by!

OWH Midweek throwdown: Autumn cards

For this autumn card, I used the little Chubby Squirrel digi that was a freebie on the Stars & Stamps blog donated by A Day for Daisies. In my backyard in northern VA, the squirrels are mostly gray ones, so I decided to try that color scheme for the squirrel. I don't have a huge supply of Copics yet, so I used the grays I have, as well as black. The DP is "Thanksgiving Words" by DieCuts With a View. The sentiment is a rubber stamp by Stampin' Up. I wanted to surround the little gray squirrel with bright fall colors, so I added the row of flowers, with black brads to tie it in with the grays and the black mat.
Thanks for stopping by; hope you like my Chubby Squirrel card!

OWH Sketch 85 - an autumn card

I used this week's Sketch #85 from the Stars & Stamps blog at OWH, a pretty rubber stamp from Inkadinkado, and DP by Imaginisce called "So Grateful". I colored the image with Copics. I love autumn images!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Anything but glitter!

The Midweek Throwdown Challenge at OWH is to make a card using anything but glitter! I used some DPs from a gorgeous little Echo Park 6x6 pad "Victorian Garden" that I got from Double-sided, totally yummy papers!
The image is from Digital Two for Tuesday or her related blog Clearly Vintage; sorry I can't recall right now which blog! I had fun using a "friendship" sentiment for a change!
Thanks for stopping by.