Sunday, January 26, 2014

OWH Sketch #209 and a midweek throwdown

This week, I combined the two challenges.  Midweek throwdown = use pastels and so I did a girly card using Sunday's sketch.  I also made one for the boys.

Thanks for checking in!
~Nancy F.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Challenges for the week and a stupid move

The mid-week throwdown at Operation Write Home was Easter cards.   I combined mine with this week's sketch, which I found to be quite a challenge.  All those circles.....oh my.....

After that brain teaser, I went with an easier form of an Easter card.  The bunny is on the inside of the card.  My photography leaves a lot to be desired..........

I spent a lot of time during the week preparing card kits for myself for a card making gathering of friends on Sunday.  I thought I had everything well prepared until I got to the meeting and found I had no glue gun..  I did manage to take 3 extra rolls of tape, but no gun....  What kind of idiot goes to a card making group and forgets her glue gun???? kind...... I did have 3 small tape rollers, so I made my card fronts and decided to glue them on the card stock when I got home.

Unfortunately, when I got home, I realized that those little hand held glue tape dispensers were crap - I could peel almost everything apart with no effort at all.  So, I'll be spending this evening with my trusty glue tape gun and re-doing them all........Thanks for listening to my rant!
~ Nancy F.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

The week in review

So far, my attempt at sticking to the challenges is going pretty well.  Posting them each day, not so well.
I had trouble with this Sunday's sketch.  I'm still not really happy with these two attempts.  I think I need a booster of mojo or something.

The midweek throwdown was for the chalkboard technique.  I'm a big fan of this, because it involves embossing and I love to emboss.

I also had a struggle with CAS.  I think I always will.  The embellishment at the sentiment was courtesy of a smudge.

I think Window Dressing is my very favorite SU set of stamps that I own.  I could make these cards until
I'm blue in the face.  I love coloring them and I love sticking different things in the window.  I love the brick embossing folder and putting smudges on the walls of the building.  I had to stop myself or I would have just filled the entire box of cards for Operation Write Home with these.  

I hope everyone has a productive week!
~Nancy F.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Sketch #206

I just taped up a box of cards to mail off to Operation Write Home tomorrow and now I'm feeling intimidated by the empty box waiting for me to fill.......  Anyone else have that problem?

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Our Daily Bread - January Challenge

I woke up with mojo!  Woo hoo!

I even had enough leftover to clean up the craft area.  Well, sort of.....  Um, it's a lot better than it was.....
~Nancy F.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year (or Harlicher Nei Yahr for all my Pa. Dutch friends) !!

I started off 2013 with good intentions of doing all the challenges and made it halfway through the year before "life" took over.  I'm going to try it again, maybe I can get a little farther through the year this time.

The mid-week throwdown challenge at Operation Write Home is our choice of top mid-week challenges from last year.  I love, love, love making cards for kids.  These are going in my box that I'm preparing to mail right now.

Here's my top ten cards from last year.  

Have a great and productive New Year!
~Nancy F.