Friday, May 24, 2013

OWH Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop 2013


Welcome to the next stop on the Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog Hop.  The theme for the hop this year is Thank You cards using a sketch.  OWH hosts a sketch challenge every Sunday, so I used one of theirs.  You can see all the sketches here.  I used sketch #162.  To find a list of all blogs participating in this hop, please visit the OWH Stars and Stamps blog here. It contains an InLinkz to each blog.

Operation Write Home (OWH) is an organization that provides our nation's armed forces stationed overseas with blank handmade greeting cards to write home on as well as "Anyhero" cards of gratitude to encourage them. If you are interested in making cards for this great cause, please visit the Operation Write Home website here.

Card Stock:  Not Quite Navy, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Whisper White (SU!)
Stamps:  Stamper's Best (Image), Hero Arts (Sentiment)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip (SU!)
Misc:  DSP - Well Worn (SU!)

Monday, May 6, 2013

Crafty Gals Monthly Blog Challenge - May 2013

It's time for another Crafty Gals Monthly Challenge. This month we are CASEing Tracie's blog. She uses lots of Cricut and die cuts on her projects. I don’t have a Cricut and have very basic die cut shapes. So I found a card that did not use either but the image was of a little girl in a tea cup. I have a stamp very similar to that one and it does involve one of my favorite things, tea. I love tea and drink it every day. (I think I said this last month too!). The original card is here. I had to change my layout and turn it sideways because my image was too big turned the other direction. I also didn’t put the bling where she did because I felt my patterned paper was too busy. I just scattered some flat back pearls around the image. I probably could have used black ones and stuck with original layout more but I didn’t think of until now. May change it later.

Since I am a SU! hobby demo, I do have some of the sneak preview items from the upcoming catalog. I used a few of the new In-Colors and DSP that will be in the 2013-14 catalog that will be officially released on May 31.

Stamp:  Stamping Bella
Cardstock:  Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White (SU!)
DSP:  Quatrefancy Specialty (SU!)
Misc: Gingham Garden Washi Tape and Pearls (SU!),  Prisma Colored pencils