Sunday, December 30, 2012
The challenge at the Hambo Hoedown this week is Anything Goes. I decided to use Hambo's new "Bailey Christmas" digi and make a gift tag for next year! That's definitely the earliest I've ever started getting ready for next Christmas, lol. Maybe I can keep it up!
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Here's another card using the die cuts in my stash that a generous OWH friend sent me! I think this would be great for a hero parent to send to a younger member of the family:
Hi! Hope your Christmas was merry! I was having some trouble getting the old mojo going so I went through my stash and found cute die cuts an OWH friend had sent me. She also sent me the layered circle. The circle's a bit big and I didn't add a scalloped edge, but I followed the basic design of the sketch:
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The Hoedown Challenge at Hambo (it's a two-week challenge this time) is to use one of their images and create an easel card. I used the fun "Pigtangle" digi, free to those who danced in the weekly Hambo Hoedown.
This card is for the Red, White & Blue color challenge at OWH; it;s styled after this week's OWH Sketch #151:
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
I really like the new Southwest digi from Hambo Stamps this week, free to all who joined in the Hoedown challenge last week. I combined Southwest digi with another Hambo digi, Camera Guy! This week's Hoedown challenge is to make masculine cards: Hambo challenges always are!! Thanks for stopping by!
Monday, December 3, 2012
I made this card for a friend who suffered a recent loss. I had the litttle flower sticker in my stash and I loved the way it looks tucked into the ribbon. The stamp is from Inspired Stamps:
Hello! The fun challenge at the Hambo Hoedown this week is to CASE a card on Hambo's Pinterest boards. We can use the new Basketball digi provided to last week's Hoedown participants, or any Hambo Stamps image. I chose to CASE this great card by Hannah Clark. Her tumbling tower of circles seemed perfect for basketballs! Here's Hannah's original card:
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Welcome! I've been wanting to CASE a card Sandy A. recently posted on her blog; it was so cute! For my winter-themed card, I used one of Inspired Stamps "His Little Ones" single character stamps. This one's called "Winter Boy." I added pigtails to make her a girl (that's just how the mood struck me; it's a darling stamp as is). The owner of Inspired Stamps has told me she doesn't mind if we add little touches like longer hair when we want to depict a girl. That's very nice of her!
Monday, November 26, 2012
I love using shipping tags so was very happy to see this week's sketch at Operation Write Home (#148):
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Hello! The current challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow is Vintage Christmas. I couldn't wait to go to my happy vintage world and make a card!
Saturday, November 24, 2012
I love this little digi from Sliekje and thought it would make a cute Valentine for one of our heroes to send home from the front lines:
The Midweek Throwdown is to use silver and turquoise. I searched through all my paper and was about to give up when I found a scrap of silver paper, yay! I printed this fun, retro Hambo toaster digi on the silver:
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Here is this week's Sketch 147 at the OWH Stars & Stamps Blog:
Friday, November 16, 2012
I really love how this heart stamp from the Hero Arts Year-Round Sentiments set looks stamped in this pretty Ocean color ink! The DP is My Mind's Eye Stella Rose Hattie Papers 6x6 pad. I based this card on an OWH sketch; need to go look up the # again. I think the tiny pinstripes and the argyle print make it a nice masculine Valentine or love card; hope you like it:
This was a technique demonstrated by Julie Ebersole on Day 3 of the Holiday workshop; it involves dry embossing (I used a Cuttlebug script folder), ink and a coating of gesso. I based my card on OWH Sketch 14 from the archive. The sentiment is from Serendipity Stamps; the DP is My Mind's Eye Paris & Co. 6x6 pad. A nice OWH friend sent me that ribbon and I think it's perfect. Martha Stewart Mariposa butterfly punch and Pearl Pen:
Welcome! Tim at Hambo Stamps has created a beautiful Cornucopia digi. It was free to all who played in the Hambo Hoedown challenge last week, so you might want to get on the hay wagon for future freebies! The Hoedown challenge this week is to use burlap on our card. I had this burlap ribbon in my stash. I colored the image with Copics; inked edges with Ranger Distress ink; the DP is from BoBunny's Timepiece Collection 6x6 pad:
Thursday, November 15, 2012
This card does triple duty: the OWH Midweek Throwdown is thank you cards; I used Sunday's Sketch 146; and the challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow is masculine cards!
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Our new neighbors just had their first baby, a girl, last week, so I made this card for them using paper piecing and Copic markers. The image is from Free Vintage Digital Images. So nice to have a little family in the house across the street that was empty for several years! Sorry this photo is a little out of focus!
OWH had a tutorial this week on fussycutting, offering good tips and a video. I fussycut this stamp from the Patriotic Cocoa clear stamp set by Sweet 'n Sassy. The sentiment is from the same set. Image colored with Copics. I didn't want to risk cutting off Cocoa's tail so I colored in that last little curl with a color similar to the background. Word Window & Modern Label punches by Stampin' Up.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
I really like Hambo's new Toaster digi; it has such a cool retro look. The Hambo Hoedown challenge this week is to use gingham or checkerboard and/or burnt/sooty edges. I tried to do a bit of both with a bit of gingham paper and distressed/inked edges. My toaster got a tiny ding before the Glossy Accents fully dried, argh. I like the vintage wallpaper look of the Authentique Delights DP. Thanks, Hambo, for a great digi for OWH cards--both Valentines and "love you" cards!
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Sunday, November 4, 2012
The Hambo Hoedown challenge this week is to use neon colors. The ODBD challenge this month at OWH is to dust off a little-used technique. What I came up with to meet both challenges were my Sakura Souffle pens, which I've never used to color an image and they are the closest thing to neon I have! Hambo's new Cactus digi is really cute for a neon challenge. The sentiment also comes with the digi (as well as 2 others to choose from):
Monday, October 29, 2012
These two cards are based on Day 1 of the Online Card Class Holiday Workshop, but I've made my cards A2 size for OWH and I did a bit of faux stitching on one since I don't have a machine. Both cards use My Favorite Things "Thinking of Hoo" clearstamp set. The first card is a little snowy owl sitting on a birch limb; I love birch trees in the winter. The DP is Lawn Fawn. The 2nd card is a little brown woodsy owl with some tartan and other DP scraps as background. Both cards are colored with Copics, with additions of puff pen and Pearl Pen. We can make wintry cards for OWH until the end of the year. I really enjoyed watching the Day 1 videos and can't wait for Day 2. Our power is blinking on and off in the hurricane; I'd better get these posted quick and hope our power doesn't go out!! Take care.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
I used Sketch 144 and one of the retiring Hop Arts digis over at Hambo Stamps for my card. I rotated the sketch, colored the digi with Prismacolor pencils and paper-pieced the skirt (Almanac 6x6 Collection). The Hop Arts digis (which benefit Operation Write Home!!) are retiring 10/31! You can check them out HERE.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Hi! I combined the OWH Midweek Throwdown Challenge (Celebrate Friendship) with this week's Hambo Hoedown challenge to use hexagons! We can use any Hambo image so I purchased this cute Hop Arts digi from Hambo Stamps (the Hop Arts digis benefit OWH and they're being RETIRED on 10-31 so check them out ). The pretty hexagon DP is My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart "Be Happy" Honey Pink Paper (A.C. Moore). I colored the digi with Copics:
Sunday, October 21, 2012
I like making cards on Redskins football Sundays. The DPs I used are from two 6x6 pads: Bo Bunny Timepiece Collection and the Almanac Collection (found at Amazon). The Redskins lost a nail-biter today, but it was a fun game and I had fun with Sketch 143!