Saturday, October 30, 2010

Let It Snow!............well, not really...............

These were made from extremely cute digis by Eliz. Dulemba.  I just love her work.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Craft for a Cause

I had no clue what to make for Joann's Craft for a Cause until I found the "turkey" stamp in the dollar bin, and it all fell into place.  Well, it wasn't that easy, there was a second trip to Joann's because I didn't buy a dollar stamp pad and I wasn't happy with any corner embellishments I had.  I'm still not sure about the ones I used, but I tend to dwell, so it's just done and that's the way it is!  At least it adds one more entry for Operation Write Home!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

OWH Sketch Challenge #39

I'm working on some cards for my cat group at the moment.  I used Operation Write Home's Sketch #39 for this one.  I sometime find it a challenge in itself just putting together a number of different papers that I don't think just look slapped together, but I've found the 'stacks' of color coordinated papers are a big help for pattern challenged people like me.  I'm know I'll use this sketch again and probably this same card for OWH.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


I layered and layered and layered, and still no crackles!  After the sixth layer, I just started to play with it, bend it more harshly and stopped being careful with it.  That was the ticket!  I also had this brainy idea how I would combine the crackle technique with the mid-week throw down of an anniversary card.  Well, you know how things work out...... I don't have a Happy Anniversary stamp and my card looks more like it should say With Sincere Sympathy inside I had fun anyway. 

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

S&S Blog Sketch Challenge #38

Now that the weather is changing and I don't have as much mowing, trimming and weeding to do when I get home from work, I'm enjoying having time to make a card or two in the evening.  If I was really clever, I would have waited a day and tried the cracked glass technique and combined it with the latest sketch challenge, but hey, I can do that tonight!  I got this image from a friend and it just happened to be on the exact size paper I needed for this sketch.    Now,  if only I could get my photography up to snuff......

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Mid Week Throwdown part 2

Well I guess it's my turn for a Mid Week Throwdown Christmas card. I wanted to do something a little different this time so I dug out my brass stencils that I never think to use.  I found this swirly Christmas tree and figured I'd give it a try. I'm always undecided about whether to color them or leave them uncolored but I chalked this one up a bit and I like how it turned out. It's also really hard for me not to sparkly everything up, especially Christmas cards, but I try to refrain even from using Stickles on my OWH cards because of the risk to our soldiers so it's unsparkly, but it still says Christmas.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

MidWeek Throwdown Challenge

The challenge is to make a Christmas card.  No problem!  Here's one of many that I've been making for Operation Write Home.  It's also using up the last of my hoarded Debbie Mumm Christmas paper - how I'm going to miss it!!  Also, lately I've been doing a lot of paper sanding.  I am really enjoying my embossing folders right now!  -N.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Two -Two - Two Challenges In One - OWH Midweek Throwdown & OWH Sketch #37

I wound up missing out on World Card Making Day yesterday because I had to help out at our cat rescue adoption day.  Finding homes for our nation's homeless cats is just as important to me as making cards for our nation's heroes, so even though I didn't get any cards made, it was still time well spent.  I managed to combine two challenges here, both from Operation Write Home. The midweek challenge was for a card someone would send to a girl or woman. I love these Pure Innocence stamps from My Favorite Things and this is the first time I got to use one. If you haven't had a chance to look at the Throwdown Challenge yet, be sure to check it out and see the cards made by an amazing 13 year old girl.
The second is the sketch challenge for this week.   J

Friday, October 1, 2010

More holiday inspiration from Operation Write Home

I love how this uses muted shades of red and green and I missed the Bling It Up Challenge, so I did it here!