Monday, October 31, 2011

The Most Hysterical Card I've EVER Received!

Okay, so if you know Marlene S. of Disguised as a Grown-Up, then it will come as no surprise to you that SHE sent me the most hysterical card I've ever received!  Since it's Halloween today, I thought I would post Marlene's card to me so that you could share the laughs with me.  This card deserves to be seen by many people! 

If you think it's funny, I would encourage you to become one of her blog followers (okay, so we've all been drinking the kool-aid she's serving, but it's sooo good!).  Marlene is not only a hoot (yeah, in Texas, that means she's funny!), she's also a talented artist who designs digital images and shares them for FREE on her blog.  But, don't get complacent about following her blog or you will miss out on some really funny stuff - her images are only free for a limited time!


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Hambo Hoedown - Newscaster & OWH Midweek Throwdown

This week's image for the Hambo Hoedown is the Newscaster digi which includes 4 sentiments.  The challenge this week was to include newsprint on the card as well.  What a cute idea!  Hmmm, I don't take the newspaper, so I picked up The Senior News when I went into the library this week.  It was serendipity that that was the free paper I picked up since the sentiment I used is for a birthday!  I think it worked quite well, don't you?

Challenges Entered:
Hambo Hoedown - "What's the News?" Challenge
Card Supplies:
Patterned Paper - Doodle Pantry digital paper
Embellishments - Mark Richards self-adhesive nail heads (from Hobby Lobby)
Ink - Memento tuxedo black
Copic Markers - E00, E33, E35, RV21, N1, R39

Saturday, October 29, 2011

As You Wish Designs - Fundraiser for OWH Part 2

Yesterday I posted about Kaylie's 3rd Grade Book Character Program.  Here's a photo of her dressed as Twilight the Unicorn.  She has a "mane" and a "tail" made from white yarn, but they are difficult to see from this angle!  Enough bragging on my kid - now, scroll down for today's card.

On Thursday I posted a card made with an image from As You Wish Designs who is selling a set of 13 digital images with all proceeds after PayPal fees going directly to Operation Write Home to help with postage costs.  Today I have another cute pre-colored image to show you from that set.  You know you want to see the rest of the set, so follow the link above and get them all for just $5!
Card Supplies:
Pre-colored Digital Image - As You Wish Designs
Patterned Paper and Ribbon - Imaginesce from a dinosaur collection
Cardstock - from stash
Nestabilities - circle and scalloped circle

Friday, October 28, 2011

Halloween Treats for School Party

Today is a big day at school.  Kaylie is performing in the 3rd Grade Book Character Program.  She's dressing up as Twilight the Unicorn from her favorite book series My Secret Unicorn.  Near the end of the day, we will have a Halloween Parade and classroom party, so she will don her unicorn outfit once again.  Mommy decided to make some Halloween treats for her classmates.  Inside are fun size M&M's.  I used Heidi Grace papers by Fiskars, a sentiment by Bird's Cards and my Stampin' Up circle and scalloped circle punches.  I CASE'd the idea for these treats from my crafty friend Pam - you can check out her blog here.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

As You Wish Designs - Fundraiser for OWH

It seems as though I support every fundraiser for Operation Write Home, doesn't it?!  Well, why not?  It's a great cause - providing our deployed troops with beautifully handcrafted cards that they can use to write home.  As You Wish Designs has a set of 13 digital images for sale for only $5 with all proceeds after PayPal fees going to benefit Operation Write Home as they try to raise $13,000 to cover postage expenses to send all of those beautiful cards overseas.  So, why not do a little shopping?  I did!
Card Supplies:
Pre-colored digital stamp - As You Wish Designs
Patterned paper - Cosmo Cricket
Black cardstock - JoAnn's
Ribbon - from stash
Nestabilities - oval and scalloped oval

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Designed 2 Delight - Design Team Saturday Challenge

This week's Designed 2 Delight DT Saturday Challenge is called Cute Critters - use cute four-legged critters on your creation.  I chose to use the Cupcake Mouse digi from Designed 2 Delight to make a cute birthday card.  For just $3, this set comes with a boy mouse image, a girl mouse image and 3 different sentiments.
Card Supplies:
Patterned Paper - Doodle Pantry
Cardstock - Worldwin Deep Orange Dream
Nestabilities - circle and scalloped circle
Ribbon and Ink - from stash
Copics - YR04, YR07, N1, G28, B00, B91, B95

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Designed 2 Delight - Lovely Day

Faith, in all of her generosity, has once again outdone herself.  We received the Lovely Tree image for free for playing along with the progressive challenge at Designed 2 Delight, but this week she also gave us a coupon code to buy the whole set for just $1.  Thank you, Faith!  Now, don't you want to start playing along, too?!  This week, you have an entire extra week to submit your creations.  The deadline has been extended to Thursday, November 3!

The set is just adorable and I chose to use the owl - for my mom.  My mom used to collect owls back in the 70's so our house was full of owl pictures and knick knacks along with hanging plants in macrame baskets - Come on all you kids of the 70's, let's hear you - woot woot!  I can't believe that owls are making such a comeback...what goes around, comes around, right?!

Fetch-A-Sketch - Sketch #9

The colors on my card look a little different in real life.  The background is a very dark purple and the piece on top is a lavender color cardstock.
Card Supplies:
Patterned Paper - Three Bugs in a Rug
Cardstock - from stash
Tools - We R Corner Chomper, Nestabilities (circle and scalloped circle), stars from Hobby Lobby
Copics - YR04, YG11, YG13, V12, V15, V17

Monday, October 24, 2011

Hambo Hoedown - Zombie Bunny

Please excuse this brief interruption for an important announcement and short commercial break:

The winners from the K 'n K Blog Hop this weekend are (drum roll, please)
Cinnamon Sally from Brenda's blog
Rhonda Miller from Shannon's blog
Congratulations, ladies, and thanks to everyone who hopped with us!

Special thanks to all of you who have already shopped!
We've reached the $400 mark as of last night.  Don't miss the boat!
Remember, you have until NOVEMBER 1 at NOON to visit K 'n K and 
buy some cute digi stamps to support the fundraiser for OWH.

Now back to our regularly scheduled program!

This week at the Hambo Hoedown, we were asked to use the Zombie Bunny digi image along with one of the sentiments in the set AND follow the sketch this week.  I loved this sketch - it came together so easily and I can see using it over and over again!
Card Supplies:
Patterned Paper - Creative Imaginations
Cardstock - yellow from Bazzill, black from JoAnn's
Punches - Stampin' Up: 1-1/4" circle, 1-3/8" circle, scalloped circle
Copics - YR04, YR-7, E01, Y11, Y15, Y19, YG11, YG13

Sunday, October 23, 2011

TLC Creations - Spooky Tree

Paulette at Create with TLC is having a contest using the Spooky Tree image, but it ends at midnight tonight.  Your card is your entry to win a spot in her Christmas Club.  I would LOVE to win that prize!  Paulette has so many great images that she gives away for free and also that she sells in her store.  My eight-year-old daughter Kaylie and I really enjoy her images and sentiments.  Here's my submission:
Card Supplies:
Image and Digi Paper - TLC Creations
Cardstock - from stash
Sentiment and Punches - Stampin' Up

Saturday, October 22, 2011

K 'n K Fundraiser Blog Hop to Benefit OWH

Welcome to our Operation Write Home Fundraiser Blog Hop!  If you've arrived at my blog from Shannon's blog, you're on the right track.  If not and you'd like to start at the beginning, you can start here.

My card uses the Eagle set from K 'n K Designs along with digital papers from Doodle Pantry.  The punch behind the sentiment is from Stampin' Up.  I also used Viva Pearl Pen to highlight the stars on the flag and Copic markers to color the image.

Don't forget to stop by K 'n K Designs before November 1 and buy some cute digi stamps.  All proceeds will go directly to Operation Write Home.  Or, you can donate directly to Operation Write Home at their website here.  To see other cards I've made with these new digi stamps, visit my Monday, Wednesday OR Friday blog posts!

K 'n K Designs is offering great deals on these sets as well as bundles of these sets:

Single digi set -   $2
K 'n K Designs digi bundle - $6  (four sets)
Deedee Anderson's digi bundle - $4 (three sets)
Complete Digi Bundle - $10  (Deedee's and K 'n K's - 7 sets)

K 'n K Designs also has wonderful prize packages for 2 lucky winners!
YOUR COMMENT will enter you into the prize drawing and the winners will be announced Monday, October 24th!  So be sure to leave a comment on each blog so you have a chance to win!

For another chance to win, go HERE to get the K 'n K Designs badge and link it up for a chance to win a "not yet released" digital stamp set.

The next stop on our hop is Julie's blog. Happy Hopping!

Friday, October 21, 2011

K 'n K Operation Write Home Fundraiser Blog Hop

Welcome to our Operation Write Home Fundraiser Blog Hop!  If you've arrived at my blog from Shannon's blog, you're on the right track.  If not and you'd like to start at the beginning, you can start here.

My card uses the Eagle set from K 'n K Designs along with digital papers from Doodle Pantry.  The punch behind the sentiment is from Stampin' Up.  I also used Viva Pearl Pen to highlight the stars on the flag and Copic markers to color the image.

Don't forget to stop by K 'n K Designs before November 1 and buy some cute digi stamps.  All proceeds will go directly to Operation Write Home.  Or, you can donate directly to Operation Write Home at their website here.  To see other cards I've made with these new digi stamps, visit my Monday, Wednesday OR Friday blog posts!

K 'n K Designs also has wonderful prize packages for 2 lucky winners!
YOUR COMMENT will enter you into the prize drawing and the winners will be announced Monday, October 24th!  So be sure to leave a comment on each blog so you have a chance to win!

For another chance to win, go HERE to get the K 'n K Designs badge and link it up for a chance to win a "not yet released" digital stamp set.

The next stop on our hop is Julie's blog. Happy Hopping!

K' n K - Making a Difference for the Troops!

Katlyn of K 'n K Designs has teamed up with Deedee Anderson to offer 7 digi sets that are perfect for your Operation Write Home cards - or any cards for that matter!  All of the proceeds from these sets (less Paypal fees, of course) will be donated to OWH to cover their holiday shipping budget which is expected to be $13,000.  You can visit K 'n K Designs here for all the details and to see the digi stamp sets!  Once you buy your stamps, go HERE to post your creations for everyone to admire.

Don't forget to come back tomorrow for the Operation Write Home Fundraiser Blog Hop!  You can start with my blog or from the beginning of the hop at Jan Hunnicutt's blog.

News Alert: There is now another way to win a K 'n K digital stamp set.  Go to this post and grab the OWH Fundraiser badge and get the details of how to enter to win!

The card I made today uses Deedee Anderson's snowman image which has quite a few cute sentiments to go with it.  Since it's too late to send Christmas cards to OWH now (deadline is October 31), I used a more generic sentiment.  It says, "Warm Winter Wishes (But Not TOO Warm)."  You can send winter themed cards to OWH through November and December.

Challenges Entered:
Crafting When We Can - Christmas Come Early

Card Supplies:
Copic markers - B91, B95, YR04, R22, R24, R29
Cuttlebug embossing folder - Snowflakes
Nestabilities - oval, long rectangle, long scalloped rectangle
Colorbox chalk ink - white over the embossing, red on the sentiment

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 17 - Snow Birdie

For the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 17 this month I chose to use a pre-colored image, sentiment and digital papers from Doodle Pantry's Snow Birdie set.  It's not too late for you to join in on this challenge.  The deadline is October 24 at 8:00 PM Central time.  And, as an added bonus just for playing you will get the Quirky Penguin image for FREE! 

Card Supplies:
Doodle Pantry - Snow Birdie set (see link above) which includes the image, digital papers and sentiment
Nestabilities - oval and scalloped oval die cuts
Mark Richards - black self-adhesive nail heads (available at Hobby Lobby)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Operation Write Home Needs YOU!

Are you a card maker?  Are you a patriot?  Are you willing to do something to help our courageous, hard-working troops overseas keep in touch with home?  Well, Operation Write Home needs you!  Shipping costs through the busy holiday season are estimated to be $13,000!  You'd like to help?  Here's how you can get involved:

Indulge your creative juices by buying some digital stamps at KnK Designs.  From now through November 1, KnK will donate ALL proceeds from the sale of THESE DIGI STAMPS (less PayPal fees, of course) to Operation Write Home!  So, combine your patriotism and love of card making, and buy some digi stamps to help our troops today.

In an effort to spotlight KnK's generosity, my card today is made with a KnK digi stamp called Pickles the Cat.  I used digital patterned papers from Doodle Pantry, ribbon from my stash, and the following Copic markers: Y11, Y15, Y19, E01, R29, N1, B91.
Challenges Entered:

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Designed 2 Delight - Pumpkins and Tags

This week for the Designed 2 Delight Friday Free Image Challenge, we were given a set with several different types of images: a row of pumpkins, a label and a tag.  Thanks, Faith, for encouraging us to try something other than a card.  I used the tag and attached it to a Halloween bucket that I found in the $1 aisle at Target. (Please, step away from the $1 aisle where I end up spending $10 or $20 on things I didn't go to Target to get!)  Thanks to my friend Pam at Scrap Rehab, I learned what it is to "Boo Your Neighbor" - a concept I had never heard of before.  You can read all about it here.  So, I decided to decorate the cute little bucket with some ribbon and my D2D tag and fill it with my famous peanut butter cup cookies.  I plan to make 3 of these so that I can begin to "Boo" my neighbors.  Hopefully someone will "Boo" me, too!  LOL

I'm also entering this project in the following challenge:

 This is a sample of one of the signs the neighbors put out to let people on the block know they've been "Boo'ed" even though they don't know who did it!  If you follow the link above for the full explanation, you can find several different signs and poems to download and print so you can "Boo" your neighbors, too!

Monday, October 17, 2011

K 'n K Fundraiser for Operation Write Home

Hello, friends!  Today is a special day because it kicks off a benefit for Operation Write Home!  For those of you who aren't familiar with Operation Write Home, they are a non-profit group that collects handmade cards (over a million, so far!) to send to our soldiers deployed overseas.  Some of them are AnyHero cards that we write in to say "thanks for serving" (like my card below), but most of the cards are left blank so the soldiers can send them back to their families and friends stateside.  It's a fantastic organization, and one that I am proud to say that I've been involved with since January 2011!  But, in order to send the thousands of cards that will go out during the holidays, they could REALLY use some extra funds for shipping.  They estimate they will need $13,000 just for the holiday season.  That is where two digi designers would like to help.  Katlyn of K 'n K Designs has teamed up with Deedee Anderson to offer a set of 7 digital images that are perfect for your OWH cards - or any cards for that matter!  All of the proceeds (less the PayPal fees, of course) will be donated to OWH - every bit of it!  You can buy the sets separately or in a bundle.  Go check out K 'n K Designs for all of the details!  THANKS!!!

The card I made today to showcase the OWH Fundraiser is by Deedee Anderson.  I used Copic markers to color the image and paired it with We R Memory Keepers Yankee Doodles collection of paper (an absolute favorite for any OWH cards!).  Thanks for supporting Operation Write Home's efforts!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Hambo Hoedown - Mummy and Color Challenge

For dancing at last week's Hambo Hoedown, we received this cute Mummy digi that includes two adorable sentiments.  However, there's always a twist at the Hoedown!  This week it was to use purple, green, orange and black on the card.  Since those are "normal" Halloween colors, it wasn't too hard at all.  I tried to stick with the more generic sentiment in hopes that I could use the card to send with my care package to Kuwait since it won't get there by Halloween.  I hope Kerry and Hali like it!
The sentiment says, "My mummy always said there'd be days like this!"

Other Challenges Entered:
Craft Your Days Away - Halloween Colors
The Hybrid Chick's Card Caravan Challenge - Color Inspiration
Scrappin' Chics Challenge - Purple and Green

Card Supplies:
Patterned paper - Reminisce Spooktacular
Tools - Nestabilities oval and scalloped oval, cut on the Sizzix Big Shot
Ink - Memento tuxedo black
Copic markers - YR04, YR07, Y11, Y15, YG13

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Happy Birthday, Hali!

Hali is one of the deployed soldiers in Kuwait that I send care packages to several times per month.  We are now Facebook friends, so I got a notification that her birthday is TODAY - Happy Birthday, Hali!  It takes about 2 weeks for mail to arrive overseas to our deployed troops so she won't get it on time, but she'll love it.  A while back I asked about specials requests to send in the care packages for her unit.  Because they are based out of Washington, home of Starbucks coffee, they asked me to keep them well supplied in Starbucks ground coffee.  She said it runs through their veins so I send anywhere from 1-4 bags of ground coffee in each box.

So, Hali, this card is made especially for you - my coffee-drinking, Craisin-eating friend in Kuwait!
I'm entering this card in the Craft Your Passion Challenge 79 - All Occasion Card
and joining in the "Show Your Stuff Saturday" at TLC Creations

Card Supplies:
Copic markers - N1, G21, G24, G28, E33, E35, E37
Patterned paper - Scrapworks
Card stock - Bazzill
Image - Hambo Stamps coffee girl digi image
Sentiment - TLC Creations
Tools - Nestabilities circle and scalloped circle die cuts

Friday, October 14, 2011

Fetch-A-Sketch Challenge #8/Thanks to Marlene!

I love the Fetch-A-Sketch challenges and love them even more because they are open for two weeks which is perfect when you have a busy schedule like mine!  This thank you card for my bloggie friend Marlene (Disguised As A Grown Up) is for Fetch-A-Sketch Challenge #8 and the Incy Wincy Designs Challenge #115 - Being Thank-ful.  Marlene sent me a funny card and some goodies for my birthday, so thank you, Marlene!
Card Supplies:
Image - Make It Snappy/Thanks a Bunch by Bugaboo Stamps
Patterned Paper - Basic Grey Lime Rickey collection
Punches - 3/4" circle and 1" circle by Stampin' Up
Gems - The Paper Studio
Copic Markers - Y11, Y15, YR04, YR07, G21, G24, G28, B00

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Christmas Card - same paper, different layout

Okay, this card happened by accident.  When I was working on the card posted yesterday (I did 7 or 8 of them the same), my dear daughter walked in to ask me something and when I turned to look at her, my Viva Pearl pen dots got smeared.  So, I had to pull my card apart and start again.  This was the end result.  Not bad for something that happened by accident, right?
Card Supplies:
Patterned Paper - The Paper Company Christmas Balls
Sentiment - Stampabilities rubber stamp with Memento tuxedo black ink
Embellishment - black Viva Pearl Pen (yes, I know they aren't straight...that's what makes it handmade!)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Christmas Card

I've had this paper for quite some time now.  It's called Christmas Balls by The Paper Company.  There are several different blocks on this paper that I cut out, but I started with this one.  I used card stock from my stash and Stars & Stamps sketch #76.  Then, I thought it needed something more, so I pulled out my Viva Pearl Pen and went to town.  Everything went well with the pearl pen on these cards (except for one - you can see how I re-worked it on tomorrow's blog), but on the next card I made the same night, the entire pearl pen exploded on my desk.  Luckily, there were NO card casualties but just a big mess on my desk to clean up.   Thank goodness I had cleaned up my craft table earlier in the day!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Get Well Card for My Mom

Today my mom is having her second back surgery.  We are hoping that this one works so that she is able to get around better and do the things she wants to do.  Her quality of life for the past year has not been as good as she'd like, so she's going to try again.  Our thoughts are with you today, Mom!

I had this card in my mind and it turned out just as I had hoped.  This poor turtle has gotten stuck on its back (kind of like my mom), but we're hoping they are both back on their feet soon!
Card Supplies:
Doodle Pantry - Patriotic Turtle set (pre-colored image and digital papers)
WorldWin Papers - Deep Orange Dream card stock
Sentiment - Word on my computer
Mark Richards at Hobby Lobby - self-adhesive nail heads

Monday, October 10, 2011

Designed 2 Delight - Hope Butterfly

Want to join in on the progressive challenges at Designed 2 Delight?  Now is your chance.  It's the first of the month and Faith has provided everyone with a free image.  If you played along last week, then you received the entire set.  So, what are you waiting for?  The deadline is Thursday, October 13!

I used the butterfly that displays the ribbon and colored it pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  99.9% of us have either been directly affected or known someone affected by this disease, so be sure that you are getting your annual mammograms.  It doesn't take long and could save your life!

The line of pearls and gems at the bottom of my card is a shout out to my bloggie friend Marlene (Disguised As A Grown-Up) who mailed me a fab card that incorporated this creative idea.  Don't you just love it?!

Card Supplies:
Copic markers - BV00, BV02, BV04, RV21, RV23
Pearls and gems - The Paper Studio
Dark purple ribbon - stash
Die cuts - Nestabilities circle and scalloped circle
Card stock - Bazzill
Patterned paper - Doodle Pantry digital paper

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Hambo Hoedown - Flower Monster

This week's digi for dancing in last week's Hambo Hoedown is the Flower Monster digi which came with two really clever sentiments. (Clever sentiments - that's what I like best about Hambo Stamps!).  The challenge was to incorporate something on the card that begins with your initial.  Oh my goodness!  I checked a few card making glossaries online to see if I could find any great ideas.  The only thing that consistently came up was A2 which is the size of my card and adhesive or ATG which is the adhesive that I use, so I guess I'm covered.  Nothing too spectacular in paper crafting seems to start with an A!

Now I'm off to decorate pumpkins for our school fundraiser - Pumpkin Patch and Boo-tique!
Card Supplies:
Copic markers - B00, B02, YR04, YR07, Y11, Y15, YG11, YG13
Patterned paper - Cloud 9 Design
Embellishment - Prima flower colored with B00 and bling from my stash
Tools - ATG, A2 card base, Spellbinders Nestabilities (circle and scalloped circle)

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Wedding Card/Mini Album

My friend Tracie called me earlier in the week and asked me to make a card for her friends who got married yesterday!  She had an idea of what she wanted to do before she came over, so the "concept" is hers.  I just helped her pull it all together.  She brought their Save the Date card as well as the wedding invitation and some photos of the couple that she printed in black & white.  We used all of those items as well as some Bazzill cardstock, a piece of ribbon from my stash, a monogram clip, Sizzix embossing folder (textile), oval/scalloped oval Nestabilities, some blingy bling and Word for all the "extra" words that weren't from the invitation.  End result: the most personal wedding card I've ever seen...practically a mini album with all the photos!

Front of the card:
Inside of card (below this is where she will adhere a gift card for each of them):
Back of card:

Friday, October 7, 2011

Scrapping the Magic Sketch

During the OWH World Card Making Day Blog Hop last weekend, I saw a sketch (see below for sketch and link) and thought it looked like a cute card that would use up some coordinating scrap papers.  I made a thank you card for my mom and step-dad to thank them for the birthday gifts they sent to my husband and me (yes, our birthdays are two days apart...and a few years!).  I hope they get the card before my mom catches up on my blog!  LOL
Card Supplies:
Craft paper - from stash
Patterned paper - digi paper from Doodle Pantry
Sentiment - Stampin' Up stamp
Ink - Memento black tuxedo
Die Cut - Small scalloped oval from Nestabilities

Thursday, October 6, 2011

All Paper-No Stamps!

Yes, it is possible to make cute cards with no digital or stamped images at all!  I do it frequently - although I must admit not as often as I used to before I discovered digital images.  This is a birthday card using the Moxie Surprise Party collection - all paper and not one rubber or digi stamp!  I used Stars & Stamps sketch #52, Nestabilities circle and scalloped circle die cuts, and some black paper for layers.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Scrabble Lovers' Thank You Card

I've had this set of Scrabble tile stamps by EK Success for a long time because my dad and his wife are waaaay into Scrabble.  In fact, they run Scrabble tournaments on cruises and are nationally ranked Scrabble players.  So, when I needed to make a thank you card for them for birthday presents for my husband and me (yes, our birthdays are 2 days apart...and a few years!), I thought I'd pull out these stamps.  The letters were so big (1" x 1") that it didn't leave much room for "design," but I think it made a VERY bold card, don't you?

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Sew Many Cards - Bailey Bear

During the Operation Write Home blog hop for World Card Making Day, I came across this free image from Sew Many Cards called Bailey Ribbon which I thought would be perfect for an OWH card if the ribbon were yellow.  So, here's my card for the Sew Many Cards Anything Goes Challenge

This card that included a note of encouragement went out today in a box that I sent to my contact in Kuwait.  I try to send a large flat rate priority box every 1-2 weeks to provide a few treats and a bit of home to our deployed troops.  I hope they like it!

Other materials used:
Cloud 9 Designs Bay Blossoms collection
Copic Markers: E01, E33, E35, Y11, Y15, B00
Stampin' Up sentiment
Stampin' Up word window punch
Nestabilities circle and scalloped circle
Nail head stickers by Mark Richards

Monday, October 3, 2011

Bugaboo October Anything Goes Challenge

Bugaboo Stamps recently released a set of digital images called "Make It Snappy."  They are cute images with sentiments already "built in" which "makes it snappy" to put a card together!  The freebie this week was the Happy Birthday image, but there are several others on my wish list, including You are My Sunshine, What's the Scoop, Udderly Amazing, Thanks a Melon, Thanks a Bunch, and Birthday Fishes.  I'm crossing my fingers that I win the challenge this time around so that I can win some of these cool images.

Challenges entered:
(Edit on 10/8/11: I won 2nd prize at Bugaboo Stamps - woohoo!)
Catch the Bug (Bugaboo) - October Anything Goes

Other materials used on this card:
Moxie Surprise Party collection
Viva Pearl Pen - black
Nail head stickers by Mark Richards (to cover up some Viva Pearl Pen that "globbed"!)
Copic Markers: Y11, Y15, Y19, YG11, YG13, YG17, YR04, YR07, YR09, B91, B95, B97

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Designed 2 Delight - Patches the Ghost

This week's free image (if you played along last week) from Faith at Designed 2 Delight is Patches the Ghost.  After coloring him with my Copic markers, I paired him with papers from the DCWV Harvest Gathering Mat Stack and some orange ribbon from my stash.  I used Stars & Stamps sketch #24 and did not add a sentiment so that the card could be used for more occasions.  I may personally use it as a thank you card or as an Any Hero card for Operation Write Home since we're WAY past the deadline for Halloween cards for OWH.

Copic markers used:
E25, YR04, YR07, Y11, YG03, B00, E01, E33, E27, E29

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Hambo Hoedown - Dragonfly

This week's progressive challenge at Hambo Hoedown was to use the Dragonfly digi and CASE (copy and steal everything) one of the design team cards in the Hambo Stamps' gallery of cards.  I decided to CASE Jane Bosi's card (shown below mine) which uses Hambo's rubber stamps Bear Rabbit (#2918) and Everything Better (#2922).  There is also a separate gallery of cards for Hambo's digital images.  So, there is inspiration galore to be found just by clicking on the gallery links!!!

Copic Markers used on my dragonfly card:
wings: BV00, BV02, BV04
body: G21, G24, G28
eyes: B91, B95
All of the paper except for the black cardstock is from Bo Bunny's Peacock Lane collection.