Sunday, November 25, 2012

A Tag Challenge

I like using tags on my cards, but this challenge gave me some trouble because I'm not so great matching 3 different papers.  I managed to do it once, and I turned the sketch on its side.

Yesterday, I was making some cards for kids and I hadn't put away this cute little tricycle stamp from Picture Show yet.  I found some scraps with bicycles and wheels and card number two was born.

I'm really tired of making Valentines, but still had some nice scraps leftover and so I decided to use them up. 

I still need to make a few more cards to fill my box for Operation Write Home.  Valentines are due at the end of December and I like to get my holiday cards in about 3 weeks ahead of time, so I'd better get back to work!  Thanks for looking!  ~Nancy F.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Operation Write Home - Sketch 147

This week's sketch is awesome!  I love it!  I plan on using it for everything I do the rest of the week - what a great sketch for using up pretty scraps!  This first one is a cheater - I needed a quick Thanksgiving card.  I was going to cut the wheat into individual pieces, but thought, why bother, I'll just use my artistic license.....
After I had that out of the way, I started to seriously get into this sketch.
It's a little odd, working on Valentines for the heroes at the same time I'm making my own Christmas cards.
I realized I was using up a lot of Christmas scraps so I tried to totally switch out of that mode and went for my last project, which celebrates the Sailor being home for the holiday.  
Welcome home, Audrey!

Thanks for looking!  ~Nancy F.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

For Veterans' Day - Sketch 146

To honor Veterans' Day, I decided to make all hero cards for this week's sketch.

I'll force my friends and family to write in them so that I can fill my next box of cards for Operation Write Home.  ~Nancy F.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sketch 145

I decided to take Sketch 145 and use it for Our Daily Bread Designs' challenge to make cards with unused tools.  Our Daily Bread will donate postage to Operation Write Home each month as long as we meet their quota of cards according to their monthly challenges.  Please think about posting a card to their blog for this good cause!   For my first card, I used my crimper, even though I did use this about a month ago, for the same type of challenge over at Kim's blog, I've still probably only used that tool these two times in at least two years.
For my second card, I used a stamp that I've never used.  I think I should have put another layer around the sentiment.  It looks like something is missing.
For my third card, I used some paper from a pack that Hurricane Sandy tried to soak.  Some water ran down the inside of a window and made it through to my stack of unused paper.  I also used my grommet tool, which I used to play with all the time.  Lately, it's been sitting in a drawer.
 This last card was just an afterthought.  I bought the window die at a show in April, and when I came home,
I immediately cut out 4 or 5 of them and set them aside...... until today, that is!  I'll send this one to my friend, the crazy cat lady.   She knows who she is..........

~Nancy F.