Tuesday, February 25, 2014

OWH Chalenge #213

Hello!  This week's Operation Write Home Challenge #212 was a Clean and Simple card that used up your scraps.  Well, I'm so far behind on cutting up my scraps, I used two 6 x 6 Design papers from My Mind's Eye and some scraps I had to make 24 amazing cards.

Here's the sketch:


And these are some of the cards I made with them:

I had so much fun making these cards!  The sentiments were cut from a Cricut Solutions Cartridge- Stamping.  The hearts were from my stash.  And the flowers were stamped and colored with watercolor pencils.  One day I'll try copics... maybe when I win the lottery and can afford them and take a class too!

God Bless and have a great week!


Saturday, February 15, 2014

Valentine's Day Cards

I created some interesting cards today for the family.

I wanted to make a fun card for my darling daughter, and this is what I came up with:

It was my first attempt at an easel card.  I made a tri-fold card before and it came out good, so I decided to give this a try.  I really like how she can put in on her dresser and see the entire card.  I noticed some using Brads to help hold up the card, and thought it was brilliant.

This is a side view.  She loves the color orange, so I had to go with that color

I made this one for my hubby.  He's out of town this week (and next), but he will eventually get it.

This is another card I made with by just cutting paper. It's last year's Bazzill Valentine card stock.   If you noticed my cards don't have a lot of dimension, it is because I like to create cards for Operation Write Home.  It's a wonderful organization that utilizes crafters to create A2 cards to send to troops overseas to write on and send back to their families in the states.  They also have A TON of videos, tutorials, sketches, challenges, blogs, etc.  Since they send so many cards overseas and don't want them to get damaged or returned for over the limit weight, we minimize the dimension of the cards.  You should check them out, perhaps subscribe to their blog, they are so inspiring.

I'm going to enter the Fantabulous Cricut Craft Challenge this week and hope for a goodie!

Have a great weekend and ENJOY MONDAY if you have the day off!

God Bless,