Thursday, April 11, 2013

Our Daily Bread Tutorial Inspired Me

Hello!  Today's card I made for my daughter's First Holy Communion on Saturday.  I saw this awesome tutorial from Our Daily Bread Designs and I had to try it out.  The tutorial was posted on Operation Write Home's Spring Boot Camp Bloghop tutorials.  The theme is Masculine cards, but I turned in into the communion card.

You can catch their link here:

There is a list of tutorials for the bloghop, and Our Daily Bread Designs is number 8.  I suggest you look at all of the tutorials, they are awesome and have so many little tidbits of information that any crafter new (like me) or old would appreciate. And then once you're inspired, make some cards for our troops and send them to OWH!

This is the card I made:

Our Daily Bread Designs featured a reverse zfold card, and that is where my inspiration came from.

This was also my first try at watercoloring in rows.  A few days ago I tried a blended look that gave a marble effect.  I like it, but think I need to work on blending where the two colors meet.

The stickers are from Jolee's Boutique available at Michael's.

The fold card is supposed to lean upon the sentiment, but it covered up the church too much, so I put a flap in the back of the card (not shown) to lean it back a bit to show the church.

The sentiment is computer generated.

I'm so please with the way the card turned out, but more excited that my daughter is growing in faith and strengthening her journ with the Lord.

God Bless and enjoy your weekend, I know mine will be an event to cherish a lifetime.

Monday, April 8, 2013

OWH Sketch challenge # 167

Hello!  It's been a busy Easter Season at the Huzl house.  My mother came to town for a 10 day visit, and it was a blast!  We love her so much, and showed her some of the local sites.  We went to LegoLand in Shaumburg and then to the Rainforest Cafe.  We also had to get in our shopping at the local malls...  Needless to say my crafting money went elsewhere... But it was so worth it!  

How was your Easter?  I hope it was full of happiness and renewed life.

Now on the Operation Write Home's Sketch...Challenge # 167 


The design was simple, but what I wanted to do didn't turn out quite the way I wanted it to. Hence, a few times later I came up with this:

With the warmer weather the past few days, I cleaned off the deck and pulled out the outdoor furniture.  We have Spring Fever!!   My kids love picnics, so I know they are just around the corner.  This is where my inspiration came from.  I found this picnic paper in a stack a friend gave me.  The melon cut was cut from A Child's Year on the Cricut and the sentiment is computer generated.    It's a bit simple, but cute!

God Bless!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

A try at Watercolor Blending inspired by Clear Snap's tutorial for OWH's Spring Training Bloghop

Clear Snap spring-training-hop-with-OWH made this wonderful card using watercolor ink and tutorial for Operation Write Home's Spring Training Bloghop.  The theme is masculine cards.

They are also giving away some neat stuff if you try using this technique on a card!

I'm in for some fun, and made this card:

I used Momento Rich cocoa, and Recollections Ruby and Horizon for the background, and Ranger Jet Black for he sentiment.  For the embossed paper, I used Coredinations Black Magic Collection, the Sizzix dashes plate, sanded it and inked it with the Horizon ink.  The bottom left looks a little lighter than the rest, but it's the flash.  It has a more even tone to it.

I need to study it more and add some embellishments.

Thanks for looking!