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Thursday, March 31, 2011

OWH-More Mothers Day cards

Yesterday I had Word open and was working on a sentiment. Had it all ready to print. You know, the right font and size where I could print it on the card. I turned around from my work desk to my computer desk and I had major problems! My Windows 7 had crashed. One of my grandsons came over and helped me. We used the recovery disc that I made when I first got the computer which was only 8 months ago (it was still under warranty). I lost everything in the way of pictures and documents and all that. I store my data online. It took 2 hours of download this morning but I have it all back. So glad I pay that less than $4 a month. I don't have to worry about backing stuff up. It does it automatically.

Okay, now for the cards. My, I was so chatty I have to think about what I am posting. The card with the yummy food is more paper from the DCWV snack pad. Loving these papers. I mounted the sentiment on gold antique look paper. The card with a bird I made some time ago. I changed out the strip on the top for Mothers Day. The bird cages are gold foil imprinted on the paper. Very fancy indeed. I stamped the bird and covered in Diamond Glaze to give it body and then cut it out. I love this design and want to make more cards like this.

Monday, March 28, 2011

OWH-Loving coffee

I made several of the stacked cup cards and mailed off for OWH. It is yet another Bugaboo image colored with Copics. I colored with only the earth tone markers except for the spoon which I used gray. I wanted the card to have masculine colors and not all feminine colors. That way a lady could send to a guy and feel it was suitable. The cookie paper is from the DCWV snack pad. I am loving all the food papers, probably because I don't eat all this stuff. I do love coffee! My beverage of choice. These images are just too darn cute

I am also posting another version of the coffee flowers card. I made 6 of these and sent off to the midwest OWH shipper. They are very cheerful looking.

Friday, March 25, 2011

OWH-Coffee time!

Three different colored papers but same colored Bugaboo image. Loving this digi. Made 3 each of these cards.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

OWH-Mothers Day

I made 21 cards with this Impresion Obsession stamp. I used Versafine black ink. All of the images were stamped on scraps of pattern paper. I got rid of a lot of scraps! I used only double sided paper scraps. I distressed the edges of the image with a Tim Holtz distressor and the paper needed to stand up to that without tearing. I posted 2 different colored cards here so you could see the difference between soft and bold colors

Saturday, March 19, 2011


The time is getting away from me. I haven't updated for a few days. Here are a couple of Easter cards. Both images are from designer paper I have had a couple of years. I colored in the eggs on the one card. I tried to make the cards suitable for masculine use. I made a few of each card and mailed them off some time ago to OWH

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

OWH-I miss ewe

Time to get some new cards on here. These cards were made with clipart. I made several of each for OWH. Sometimes it is nice to not have to color. I think the girl looks sad. It is her eyes and eyebrows. The missing you sentiment seems to work for this image.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

OWH-Friend collage

Just a quick post. Haven't updated for a couple of days. This is a stamped collage image on patterned paper. I put Diamond Glaze on the butterfly after I colored it with Copics. Distressed the edges and all that. You can pretty much see what I did. I made several of these for OWH

Friday, March 11, 2011

OWH-Raining Cupcakes

Today I am adding a couple of cards that are the same image but colored a little differently. This is another digital image from Hambo Stamps. I have a fondness for their images. I used Diamond Glaze on the umbrellas. For the cupcake icing I used a Sakura Glaze pen.

Today (Thursday) I got my order from HSN with a pack of 100 Bazzill Classic white cardstock. It is not as nice as the X-press blending card but nicer than Neenah. That is what I am told anyway. I use the Neenah and hoard the X-press. Today I am also looking for a couple of other packages. I have a 10 pack of Glaze pens on it's way and all the new Copic Sketch colors plus some more. I have been coloring my new charts that a friend gave me. She makes her own and they are so nice.

This is also the day that I will be the Friday Featured cardmaker on the OWH Stars and Stamps blog. I hope they said nice things about me.  lol  I haven't seen it yet.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

OWH-mid week throwdown

I made several of these cards with different color combinations. The digital rainbow image is from Stretch N Bubbles. The word art is from Create with TLC. Paulette at TLC had an offer to send in a watermarked image and she would make a sentiment. I had bought the image to make OWH cards with but couldn't come up with a good sentiment. I sent her this image and she was kind enough to brainstorm and this is what she came up with. I think it is perfect. I merged the 2 images and it was a perfect design.

The midweek throwdown wants cards with polka dots. The first one is just right. Both cards were made with paper from a huge slab that I have had a long time.

Right after I scanned this polka dot card my scanner went wonky. It is making a huge bar of light across my images. I am thinking I pressed to hard on the platen cleaning it just before I scanned this. This one was fine but after that is was no dice. I just opened a $60 pack of ink from Costco for the printer. It isn't like I want to buy a new printer scanner combo with this ink sitting here. Maybe I will have to finally learn to take a good picture with my camera. Maybe I will buy a NEW camera. My grandaughter took an outside picture of the card with the flowers using her new $200 camera. New printer or new camera or use what I have. It rains here so much you can go days with no outside sun. Maybe I need to make a light box. I have been thinking about that.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

OWH-Three blind mice

These cards were made with digital images from Hambo Stamps.  I had a lot of fun coloring them with Copics. I glazed the cake with Diamond Glaze.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Hambo Hoedown-Mane man

I am having problems with blogger letting me upload my picture. I think it will work this time.

I colored this image with Copics and then cut it out. I changed the type font and layout of the words and printed onto the bottom strip. The guitar paper is from DCWV Rock pad. The challenge required masculine and stripes so this works. I used some copper brads and the star is copper metalic paper that I put in a Cuttlebug folder.

For information on the hoedown challenges click the button on my sidebar. The blog will give you links to the Hambos Stamp store where you can find images that are great fun.

Friday, March 4, 2011

OWH-I love you collage

I made several cards with this digi from Create with TLC. I think it is just perfect for the troops to send home.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

OWH-Yoo hoo!

Today I have some simple cards using owls I cut from a sheet of patterned paper. The yoo hoo stamp is from my stash. The paper with the fancy edge is one of the fancy papers from My Angela that I challenged myself to use. For some reason These cards really made me smile and I would look at them and just keep saying yoo hoo.  lol