Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Operation Write Home Challenges

Hello!  It's seems like it's been forever since I last posted a blog.  I've been so busy with Mary's First Communion and finishing up papers for a class I'm taking.  And then there's always something to do around the house since the weather broke and spring is trying to creep it's way into our part of the woods!

I have kept to my New Year's Resolution to do every Operation Write Home Stars and Stripes challenge this year!  Maybe I can find some time to do some midweek throwdowns too...

I should begin where I left off...  the last post was Challenge # 167, so challenge here is operationwritehome sketch-challenge-168  which was pretty easy to make.


This is my version:

The paper is from my stash and the sentiment came from The Cutting Cafe's cute critter printable stamp set.  

Then I really challenged myself with OWH's  Sketch challenge # 169

This is the sketch:


I used watercolor pencils and blended it with water and a brush.  Then I tried fussy cutting it.  I think I need new bifocals because it was tough to see!!
Here it is:

The papers are from DCWV's All About Boys stack.  
The digital stamps are from Cutting Cafe's Under the Sea printable stamp collection.
I used the MINI MONOGRAMS cricut cartridge for the circles, and ACCENT ESSENTIALS for the scalloped edge.   
I used a Fiskers' ocean plate in the Big Shot and sanded the blue strip of paper on the bottom for an ocean effect.

The latest sketch from Operation Write Home is  Sketch Challenge 170.  
the sketch:

And my version:

You can't really tell, but the paper has a metallic shine to it, and I love it.  It came from DCWV's  The Natural Stack. A hot deal at Michael's for $5!!
I printed this free sentiment from the internet.  I like how inspirational the sentiment is. I think the colors of the sentiment blend with the card better than it shows on the picture.  

This picture shows the shine better:

All in all, I've had fun making up for my past challenges and feel inspired to do some more!  I also loved see everyone else's cards from the past few weeks.

Take care,


  1. Nice cards...the middle one has an awesome image!

  2. awesome cards! I specially love the crab! Too cute!
    I also wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog today and to answer your question, believe it or not I used Crayola coloring pencils and OMS to color my flower image