Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge ~ Use a Doodle Pantry Image (Not Just a Sentiment)

Happy rainy Monday to you!  Not sure if we’re getting a LOT of rain, but any rain is welcomed in this drought part of Texas. The ducks in the pond down the road are pretty happy too!

This is my first time to participate in a Doodle Pantry Challenge.  But it’s not my first time to have and use their totally cute digital images!  I have quite a few in my stash and have happily printed them up to use on my cards for Operation Write Home.

This challenge asked us to create a project using a Doodle Pantry Image (Not just a Sentiment) so I used both.  I used one of my favorite Doodle Pantry digi stamps (it was hard to choose just one) and created a love card since Operation Write Home is paired up with Archway Cookies for a special campaign for the troops.  Troops need lots of cards AND cookies this time of year!  Check it out HERE if you’d like to help out.  It’s a special mission!  4,000 Valentine/Love Cards = 4,000 cookies!!!  But hurry, there is a deadline! (And be sure to check the OWH card making guidelines before you create and send them in.)

And here’s my card for the challenge, “I ♥ You” (please note:  The card looks taller on the top than it really is. It already has the envelope tucked with it to send to OWH and part of the envelope is showing.  I didn’t notice that until just now.)

Hoping for more rain this evening and maybe a chance to do another challenge if I get my Thanksgiving grocery shopping list done.  Which means I’ll be shopping tomorrow and I’ve already heard it is crazy busy in those grocery stores!!

Supplies Used:

  • Heart printed paper from my stash
  • Light pink cardstock to mat the digi image
  • Doodle Pantry’s Heart Sheep Color Digi Stamp
  • Sheer pink ribbon
  • Memento pink ink to color the background of the sentiment

One more quick card  for this fine Sunday evening then I’m quitting for the day and tidying up the room a bit.  Every week I save the email about the current OWH Challenge and then life gets in the way and I end up not making the card.  But this week…this week I’m getting it done and in 60 seconds!  That’s right a 60 second card!  Didn’t plan on it being such a quick card but it is and what a great way to make a lovely card when you need one like right now!  But this one is for Operation Write Home and I hope one of our troops will think it a lovely card to send home.

Okay..the challenge was to create an Any Occasion Card with NO sentiment so it can be used for…any occasion.  I was inspired to make this card from a similar one I saw in the March 2009 Cardmaker magazine.  Love to CASE cards don’t you?  Actually mine is nothing like theirs but theirs did inspire me and give me the idea.  Here’s how I made it in 60 seconds.  My card bases are already folded and ready to go.  I took a piece of lovely light color paper with a bit of vintage lettering on it.  Stamped a flourish in the right hand corner and a butterfly.  Did a partial stamp of a flower in the left top corner.  Added a bit of ribbon and a few rhinestones for bling.  And since I didn’t have to fret and think of what sentiment to use.  The card was done.

I won’t do every card that quick and that way, but I do like this style.  And I’m pleased as I can be that I got the challenge done this week!  Whoo hoo!  Why don’t you head over to the blog post about the challenge and give it try too?  I challenge you to do the challenge AND do it in 60 seconds!

Supplies Used:  (Not much to list!)

  • Idea CASED from Cardmaker Magazine, March 2009 issue, Page 12
  • Lovely piece of My Mind’s Eye Stella Rose paper from the Mabel Papers 6×6 pad
  • Acrylic stamps from my vast collection  that I don’t keep the names and packages for
  • A bit of sheer black with white dots ribbon for the bow
  • Clear rhinestones
And that’s a wrap for today!  Good night, all.

Sketch Inspiration #247

I’ve been a member of Sketch Inspiration for quite some time.  Found through my favorite scrapbook store Cat’s Creations in Mineral Wells, Texas who re-posts the sketch each week on her Facebook wall.  But I’ve been a sketch participant flunky in spite of the fabulous prizes you can win by participating each week.  For the past many months I’ve not been scrapbooking that much, I’m focusing on making cards  right now for Operation Write Home so I figured the sketches wouldn’t work for my cards.  However, today I decided to give it a try and see if the sketch could be sized down into a card and I’m please to say that it worked out beautifully!

Okay, now to head over to the Sketch Inspiration website and link up my creation.  Maybe I’ll be lucky and win the prize! You can join in on the fun too and maybe you’ll be the one to win!  
Here’s the sketch:
Supplies Used:
  • Printed Papers in pink and green from my stash plus solid pink cardstock
  • Flower punch and circle punch (two sizes)
  • Adorable pink and white flower ribbon from my stash
  • Dinosaur acrylic stamp (can’t remember the company or designer but I bought it at Cat’s!)
  • My Mind’s Eye Lime Twist twine in hot pink & white
  • Polka Dot button and solid pink button from my button jar
  • Copic pens to color the stamped image.  I used YG03, Y06, E00, E000, R20.  And then I used the Copic blending pen to put the dots on the dinosaur!
Have a great week!  I hope to be back in a few days if not sooner with some more creations.  Still need to share some photos of my quilt blocks I’ve stitched up!

Hambo Hoedown ~ Wee Henry Turkey – Tag

This week for the Hambo Hoedown we were asked to create a project incorporating a tag with the super cute Wee Henry Turkey digi stamp.  I decided to make a hostess gift tag.
I love how it turned out!  Here’s a close up shot of it:

Now I just need to decide who to give it to or maybe keep it for myself.  Ha, ha.  It does look cute sitting on my dining room table!

Supplies Used:

  • Papers – Apple Cider 6×6 Paper Pad Collection by Imaginisce
  • Kraft Card Stock inked with Tim Holtz Distress “Tea Dye” behind Wee Henry & for the sentiment
  • Creative Imaginations Art Warehouse Die Cut Fall Leaves
  • Karen Foster Scrapper’s Spools in Suede & Pine colors for tying the tag on the bottle
  • Image colored with Copic pens in E000, E00, R20, W5, W7, E97, C4 and C5
I’m enjoying this Sunday afternoon doing a bit of crafting…tags, cards, challenges etc.  Hope you’re having an awesome day too!

MoJo Monday Sketch #215

I love sketches for creating cards!  They give so much inspiration and get your creative mind working.  So I was super excited on Monday evening to find the {MOJO} Monday Sketch Challenge blog!  I saved the sketch on my computer, selected my papers and flowers from my stash and set it aside to work on.  I ran out of time Monday evening but knew I’d be back the next day or so I thought.  On Monday afternoon I slipped in my husband’s shop and luckily I didn’t fall but I did pull or strain my back which reared it’s head in full force on Tuesday morning and it caused major pain in my leg—seems it did something to that nerve that runs down your leg from your back.  You know the one…that sciatic nerve.  Ugh.  So I’ve been to the ER and the chiropractor and finally today I feel more like working on something CRAFTY…I decided to finish this card sketch!

So here it is…my first card for {MOJO} Monday!  I picked papers and flowers inspired by the color scheme of the bouquet of flowers in my craft room that I placed the card in when I snapped the photo.  I added pink zig zag stitching with the sewing machine and  a Lime Twist twine bow to pull it all together.

This card is for Operation Write Home.  Oh, and here’s the sketch if you want to create your own card from this great layout.

Hope you’re having a great Saturday.  I’m happy that I at least feel up to making a few cards.  Have to stand up most of the time, but still…it’s better than being in bed!

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