Monday, October 17, 2011

a holiday thank you

As the Christmas holiday deadline fast approaches for OWH, I wanted to try and round out my box a little before dropping it off with Sandy. Unfortunately, these weren't finished before I made my lastest drop off. I'll either keep them to donate next year or use them myself & make more for OWH later.

These were a really simple card to do. I started with sketch #47 and modified it a bit to fit the stamps a little better. The plaid paper is from Rocky Mountain Scrapbook Co (which looks like is still in business It doesn't look like this piece is printed any more, it's a really aged piece of 8 1/2 x 11 from the stash. The dark green is a lightly textured cardstock. The oatmeal cs is from a bazzill cardstock pack, another old one, as none of it is textured. The stamps are from Stampin' up! Sketch it set. The wreath & sentiment were stamped in deep green colorbox chalk in and then the wreath was heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The eyelets are Making Memories. The wreath was cut out and popped with Sandy's jumbo roll of dimensional adhesive. Ribbon is May Arts & is the only thing that didn't come straight from the stash. I actually bought it just for these cards & used it right away. No aging involved. :) Bows were tied with Bow Easy.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

a couple more Valentines

Another Valentine for OWH & my commitment to make 1 for every comment on our blog during the blog hop. This one was really simple. Started with sketch #18. Used Basic Grey 2 scoops patterned paper & coordinating stamp set. Added some May Arts ribbon, a little bling, & some crystal lacquer over the word love and the hearts. There you have it! Pretty quick & easy and ALL FROM THE STASH!!!

With the scraps that were sitting in the workspace I made a few of these too! Started with sketch #23 for this one. Stamped the sentiment (stamp from basic grey set) and then matted it twice using nesties to cut them out. Then popped with dimensional adhesive. Ribbon is American Crafts.

a few more Valentines to post tomorrow before I drop them off at Sandy's & then on to general winter cards to help fill the Christmas boxes and the ones that follow after the Christmas rush!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Valentines & winter love

 Our first blog hop went very well last weekend! There were 23 comments left so we have been busy making Valentine's and winter love cards. :)

Thomas made the card posted above. He started with several sketches and then went his own way, as he often does. He is much better at thinking outside the box than I am. (He'll be more than happy to share his favorite story about me & tearing paper. When you see him, ask him about Bug's life.... He'll know what you mean...). The stamp is from an older set by  clearly wordsworth. Pattern paper is from a winter stack that he distressed with broken china Tim Holtz distress ink. Snowmen are colored with copics. He printed out "I love you" in several different languages and punched them out with Stampin' up label punch. Snowmen are popped with Sandy's giant roll of dimensional adhesive. 20 down and 3 more to go for Thomas...

 I started with a House Mouse stamp. Colored it with copics and then dug through the stash for Valentine's type papers. I was surprised to not find many pinks or hearts. Either that or they are buried deep, deep, in the stash.... I did find some Basic Grey "two scoops" paper and their coordinating stamps... The little forever charm is from Queen & Co. (another company that I'm not sure is in business anymore...) Textured cardstock is Bazzill.

I was low on the dark teal (I only had a couple of sheets of 12x12....) so I substituted black for the card base and matt. I'm really trying to use what I have and shop less... (& It's working so far except for a trip to Hobby Lobby while in Vegas...) :) Same Basic Grey paper & copics for coloring. Used owh stars and stamps sketch #26 as starting point for the cards.

I have 26 cards made & will keep posting them over the next few days before I drop them off at Sandy's. :)