Thursday, August 30, 2012
The Hambo Stamps Hoedown challenge this week is to use this cute new digi, "Wee Henry Karate" and torn paper. I love the Hambo Hoedown because it's fun, challenging, and you kind of tell a story with your card! I had fun with this one for sure!
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow is "Fairies and Angels." I had good luck at StampersBest today; I found this beautiful digi image called "Sheltering Angel" (she looks like a fairy to me) for just $1! Then I read the beautiful sentiment and knew it would be perfect for an AnyHero card.
I found this nice golfer digi at StampersBest for $1 today. Colored it with Copics and inked edges with Ranger Distress Ink. I thought my card needed a little something so I added the amber rhinestones. Not sure if they should be on a guy card, but I like the touch of bling.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
I made three cards using Operation Write Home's new sketch, #135:
Friday, August 17, 2012
Hi! The theme at The Shabby Tea Room is "For the love of books" using aqua, pink, cream, and newsprint! Here's the inspiration photo:
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Hello! The challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow this week is "Vintage Travel." I will also post my card for the OWH Midweek Throwdown, . The challenge is "Get your kraft on!" and all I saw was "kraft" and not the rest of the challenge which is "and one or two other colors"! My card has several colors but I decided to post it for the MWT anyway! Digital Two for Tuesday I printed it on Kraft paper and lightly colored it with Copics to make it look like the beautiful red rocks of Arizona. The piece from a vintage travel poster was already colored (I Googled "free vintage travel images".) I've had these travel stickers forever; I think they came in a Die Cuts With A View scrapbooking kit. I'm very happy to have a good reason to use them! The bg map paper is from from a handy little paper pad that I lost the cover to. I think it's Me & My Big Ideas and I've used it a LOT. I'll try to find the name of it from an earlier card because I want to get another one if I can. I couldn't resist adding the bright red-orange pop of color of this yummy Bo Bunny Liberty Collection brad. I took a risk placing it there, but it reminds me of the setting sun. I also love the Primitive Star brads from Creative Impressions. The cream colored star seemed like a nice addition to my desert theme! I'll have my laptop with me, but I won't be posting any cards for just over a week because I'm going first to Ocean City, MD, and then to my niece's wedding in Charlottesville. I'm taking a bunch of digis & stamped images to color. Thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Welcome! Here is this week's sketch at the Stars & Stamps blog, followed by my card:
Saturday, August 11, 2012
It was fun to have dinner with Lori and Brian tonight and I gave them this picture I painted while they were away on their honeymoon. It's a painting of the Briar Patch B&B, where they were marrried. They were very surprised & I hope you enjoy seeing it, too!
Friday, August 10, 2012
Hambo Stamps has an Olympic-themed challenge at the Hoedown this week. They provided this new cheese digi to everyone who played in their challenge last week. We had the choice of making a card with this or any Hambo iimage, as long as we use two or all of the colors in the Olympic rings in our card! I chose red & yellow:
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The Midweek Throwdown Challenge at Operation Write Home is to make cards for kids. I love this freebie called "Waiting Castle", designed by Nikki at Melonheadz Illustrating!
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow this week is "Something Old, Something New": Digital Two for Tuesday. I colored it with neutral-colored Copics, so I can also post my card at The Shabby Tea Room's weekly challenge, which is to use "Soft Neutrals". Thanks for visiting! Maybe we'll celebrate with blog candy when the count reaches 100 fabulous followers; almost there at 96! I think that's as good a reason as any to celebrate! Cheers!
Sunday, August 5, 2012
This month's challenge sponsored by Our Daily Bread Designs at Operation Write Home is to make vintage cards. I used an image from Digital Two for Tuesday, with dp from Teresa Collins' World Traveler 6x6 pad; Glitz epoxy sticker; Vintage Photo distress ink:
Thursday, August 2, 2012
The challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow is Vintage Christmas in July. Their sponsor this week is Sassy Cheryl's Digis and I thought I'd go over and check out her shop. I was pleasantly surprised to find this gorgeous vintage image! Way to go, Cheryl! This pretty digi is a steal at $2, I think!
I've missed the Hambo Hoedown for a few weeks, due to all the wedding preparations, so it is fun to jump back on the haywagon today with this card! I used one of my fave Hambo images and the tic-tac-toe elements are Brads, Twine and Orange. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches; SU Modern Label punch; Glossy Accents; Cuttlebug ef. I hope one of our heroes will enjoy sending this autumn-football card home to a little girl who likes football! (p.s. those are the University of Virginia colors!) Thanks for visiting.