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Monday, February 28, 2011

Hambo Hoedown #4

I had a hard time working with this layout which was the challenge for this image. I changed the oval to the rectangle and rounded the corners. I also used a different font for the sentiment. It worked better for how I wanted to use it. The image was colored with Copics. For the medal I used Twinkling H2Os in a gold color. It has that nice glimmer that the twinklers have, you just can't see it here. Makes it look like a real medal. I used different papers for the background. The stripe and the paper with circles is DCWV natural pad. It has that nice shiny piece in the stripe and the dots. I wanted to keep this card masculine. It is for OWH. I thought it could be used as a Fathers Day card.

On my sidebar I have a link to Hambos Hoedown blog. You can go to the Hambos site from there and look at the fun images they have. I am sure you will find something that you just have to have!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

OWH-Embossing challenge

Here is my card. I chose to use only the single heart. The music background is a stamp from Sonlight Impressions. It was RAKed to me by a fellow stamper, Cathy. Thank you Cathy.  I used Vintage Sepia Versafine as the ink. The sentiment is from Create With TLC. Another version of this card is one I didn't emboss as a whole. I felt that the embossing just didn't look that well with the stamped background. I will try this again on just plain paper.

OWH- Midweek throwdown

The challenge this week is for an any occasion card. I think this works for a few occasions. This is one of my favorite Penny Black stamp images

Thursday, February 24, 2011

OWH-Spring cards.

Just a quick post of a couple of spring cards. Both of these cards were made using one of those strange shaped pieces of paper my Angela gave me. The first one I stamped a bird by Inkadinkadoo on colored paper. I layered it up with Diamond Glaze and cut the image out after it dried. The digital sentiment is from Create With TLC. It comes in one of her packs she sells. I printed it out on I think, a K&Co. label.

The next card has a digital image from Bugaboo. I colored it with Copics.

My ear still hurts. I am heading to bed for a nap.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

OWH-It's bird day

I will be brief here. I have an ear infection and I don't feel like chatting.

These cards have digital images by Robyns Fetish. I colored with Copics.

Did I say brief?

Sunday, February 20, 2011

OWH skinny leg girls.

I can't remember who makes these skinny leg girls but they are fun to play with. I have 3 different papers here from the same pad, can't remember who. It is pad with butterflies on all the pages. Very suitable for spring.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Mothers day

Create With TLC has a blog hop starting Saturday morning the 19th. My next 3 cards all use her sentiments. My card will be the Sweet card. Love to see you stop by her blog and do some hopping.

I made several of these cards for OWH. They were pretty simple. The heart frame image is from Create With TLC. I put the word "mom"  in a Word document then merged the heart image onto the word. I mounted the image onto a 4" paper doily from the baking section at the store. I was afraid the rigors of shipping so many times would rip the doily so I glued all the tiny points down with a dab of Diamond glaze. I added some pearls to dress it all up. I also went over the flowers with a glaze pen to deepen the color just a bit.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Hambo Hoedown #3-I was supposed to fly south?

The Hambo Hoedown  this week provided a pelican image. The card needed to incorporate the colors blue, brown and tan with a beach theme.  About 3 years ago my kids brought me home from Hawaii some real ugly scrapbook paper. Well, some of it was okay. I think I used this stuff one other time to make a card. When I saw the challenge was a beach theme I thought this would be the time to dig it out and use it. The word sentiment is from Create with TLC.  The wavy look it has is perfect with the wavy layers on the bottom.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Create with TLC blog hop

I love how this card turned out. The paper is from the DCWV snack pad. The sprinkles on this are all shiny and yummy looking. I liked this pad of paper so much I bought 2 of them. I made 6 cards with this color combo and I will do some more with other colors. The word art is from Create with TLC. It is from one of Paulettes sentiment packages that you can purchase. I knew the minute I saw it that I had to have it. You can find it here. Just scroll down a bit.

I think this is a perfect card for a parent to send home to a child, big or little. This post has been up a few days so I am modifying it a bit. In case you are wondering why I made so many, they are for Operation Write Home.

I hope you are enjoying this hop. Your next stop will be at Shelly's blog. You can find it here. Leave Paulette some love too for organizing this.  If you read this far, the password is "It's a digi world". Write it down!

Monday, February 14, 2011

OWH-paper challenge

Today I am going to post 4 cards. My Angela gave me a bunch of paper and in it was several pieces of wierd shapes. I decided I was going to challenge myself to use these shapes. I chopped up the paper into useable sizes and this is what I came up with

The main images here are both from Inkadinkadoo sets.

For this one I added a big Prima flower to a circle of glossy paper that I colored with alcohol inks.

This one has a stamped image from a Fancy Pants Pollen set. I used a nice layer of Diamond Glaze on the petals.

I rather like how these all turned out.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

OWH blog skip

This is the last stop on the skip. I hope you have enjoyed the different take we have all had with this Whipper Snapper image provided to us by Barb. If you arrived here other than via the links on the OWH Stars & Stamps blog you can click this link and start at the top.

Barb sent all of us a kit with the image and included the papers we were to use. The image really puzzled me. I could see his feet facing forward. I saw what I thought was his nose down low or maybe his tail. It looked like his rear end sticking up at the top but why would a rear end have whiskers! I thought he was bent over looking through his legs because his ears were touching the ground. That couldn't be because his feet were facing forward! I went to the Whipper Snapper site and found the stamp so I knew I could get the colors right. Finally I gave the site link to a couple of friends and asked them to explain this image to me. They laughed at me. What I thought was his nose was a belly button. He had his head tipped back and was smelling the flower. Of course! Now I could see it! Yes, I was able to laugh at myself.

 I had 4 papers to choose from so I picked 3 to work with.

There is a bunny hop (blog hop) coming up soon and I would like to invite you all to sign up here. There is also a bloghop button on my sidebar with the link. I am going to link you back now to S&S blog

Copic Markers
Sakura Glaze pen
Diamond glaze on the flower petals
Stormy Sky Distress ink
Tim Holtz ink applicator
Versafine for the sentiment
Sentiment stamp from Joannes, no name
chipboard tag handcut
VersaMagic chalk ink for tag edge
Brad and ribbon from stash
Bunny image Whipper Snapper

Friday, February 11, 2011

Happy 21st birthday

This is a quick card I made yesterday for OWH to send to a young lady serving in Afghanistan.

The crazy birds image is a Hambos digital image. I colored with Copics, added Diamond Glaze to the hats. The chocolates paper is from the DCWV snack pad. This young ladies favorite colors are pink and brown so it worked well.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Eye Monster

This is the second card for Hambos Hoedown. When I found this free digi in my inbox this morning I smiled BIG! I love monsters an this Eye Monster is adorable. I got busy right away this morning so I could get this card in the mail.

The base of the card I have had put together a couple of weeks. When my Sammy was here she told me how much she liked the combination so I used it. I printed the image out on some Prima patterned paper that I love and then cut the image out. Because the words printed next to the image I chunked them up into small pieces. I placed the words inside a Sizzix die heart. For the image I colored in just a few places with my Copic markers and then added some Spica glitter pen. The heart eyelets are Creative Impressions.

Here is a link to  Hambos. You can get to the blog via the button on my sidebar. They have great digis and also rubber stamps.


Since my friends received their valentines it is time to add the cards here. I got busy with other cards this year and made very few valentines. Such is life.

The card with the animal was made with a freebie digi. I glossed up the balloons with Diamond Glaze. The tag was made with a Sizzix die. The heart is a fuzzy little brad that my friend Peggy sent me. Thanks Peggy. The paper is from Basic Grey. Ribbon from my stash.

The card with the cupcakes has a digi image by Hope Jacare. I love her artwork. I colored with Copics. Added Diamond Glaze on the cakes icing. Mounted it on my newest Nestability die cut. The heart paper is older than the hills. No idea who makes it.

The card with the topiary tree is an image from Inky Antics. Also colored it with Copics. Used Diamond Glaze on the hearts. (Do I love Diamond Glaze? Oh yes!) The chipboard V is from my stash. I covered it with paper, painted with Twinkling H2Os and then put through my Cuttlebug.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

OWH-Red and white

Several of the papers that my Angela gave me were round with scallops or square with fancy edges. You get the idea. I decided I would challenge myself to use these papers. The paper for these cards was a big scalloped edge circle. I started by chopping it up into the sizes I needed for OWH cards. I have already shipped these cards off. I am thinking I made about 2 of each design. After I did the cards with scallops I still had some chunks left so I just had to use those too. I stamped the birds and glossed up with Diamond Glaze. The middle card I cut the bird out after it dried. It always tickles me how rubbery these cut out images feel. The butterflies I think are a Nestability die. Not sure about that but I got them from a play day with my friend Teresa. I kept the backgrounds on white because I liked the clean look.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Hambos Hoedown-Football!

I love Hambo Stamps. They tickle my funny bone. A couple of weeks ago I bought 5 more digis  to add to my previous ones. For a few days more they have a special sale going on. I think I will take advantage and get a couple more. They also have rubber stamps but I do not have any of them.

They just started a new blog and you can find it here. They have a fun challenge they will be offering each week. The opening challenge was a free digi of Football Girl and the theme was football.

My football card is using the school colors of my 9 year old great granddaughter. The colors are blue, yellow, and white. She goes to a small elementary school that goes through 8th grade. She is a junior cheerleader. The older girls are teaching her and being very kind to her. Somewhere down the road, maybe in the Fall, I will send her this card.

OWH-barnyard midweek throwdown #3

Another image from my stash. The word art is from Create With TLC. I can't say enough kind things about this site. Freebies everyday and good images and sentiments to buy at very good prices.

This will be my last barnyard image for this OWH throwdown. I enjoyed it thoroughly. Lots of fun entries. A nice prize also from Bugaboo Stamps

Friday, February 4, 2011

OWH-Barnyard mid week throwdown #2

Here is another cow image. This one was also in the box that I mailed 2 days ago. I have no idea who makes the stamp. Just another image from my stash. I colored with Copic markers. Bugaboostamps  is sponsoring this challenge for OWH.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

OWH-Barnyard challenge

I have been coloring a lot of images from my stash. This is one of them. I won't swear to it but I think it is a Penny Black image from a friends collection of stamps. Colored with Copics. The word art is from Create With TLC. The sentiment says "I've got happy feet".

I have some more images for this challenge at Operation Write Home. The sponser is Bugaboostamps and the winner will get some free images. I have lots of Bugaboo images and I love them. Last month they had 60% off all images and I dropped a good amount of money there.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Be my Valentine

I just finished scanning what felt like a million cards. This is the only one I have watermarked so this is the one I will post.

 I went to the Dr on Friday and got a prescription for Sudafed. In Oregon you can't buy it over the counter. Oregon decided it wanted to stop the little homegrown guys from cooking meth. Instead all the dopers get the stuff that is made by the gangs in Mexico. Some trade off. Anyway, my ears are still stuffed up. Sounds like I am listening through water. Still feeling crummy even though I am not technically sick.

This is a card made with a piece of clip art. I glossed up the berries with Diamond Glaze and they look real tasty. Very simple but it works for me.