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Sunday, May 29, 2011

OWH-Any Hero card.

I sent 4 of these to OWH with notes inside. I posted it on Facebook but want to post it on my blog in honor of Memorial Day.

I have a brother, Donald, that died in a car wreck in 1961. He was 25 years old. He was serving in the Air Force in the military police and had been named an airman of the month. He was on his way home from the air base in Albuquerkue and went off the road and hit a bridge abuttment. He was only going 25 miles an hour. We always wondered if someone ran him off the road because he had made an enemy in his job. He left behind a wife and 5 small children, the youngest only 3 months old. He was buried in Boise in a military cemetary. A stateside hero. I will never forget the taps and the gun salute. His wife raised the kids and never remarried.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Hambo Hoedown

In playing the Hambo Hoedown each week you are sent a free digi if you entered the week before. This week we were sent the Moonscape-digi. We were to combine it with another Hambo image. I have several Hambo digis and I chose to combine it with Mouse Chef digi.

If you click on the Hambo Hoedown button on the left side of my blog it will take you to the challenge blog. From there you can connect with their store. They have lots of fun stuff

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

OWH-Dinasaur cards

I made 9 of these cards by cutting up 1 large sheet of Basic Grey paper.

Monday, May 23, 2011

OWH-Just chicken in on you

I sent several of these cards to OWH. It is a piece of clipart. The sentiment is from Create With TLC.

Friday, May 20, 2011

OWH-Rawr!-sketch challenge #69

I occasionally do sketch challenges. This was pretty quick. I only had enough of the green for 2 cards. I ruined 1 piece trying to get the panels aligned. I do have the remainder of the dinosaur paper to work with though.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Hambo Hoedown

I have been out of the loop with the Hambo Hoedown for awhile. I am going to get back in it with this card. It is a digi called Clown Gifts. The challenge this week was to use chipboard. The chipboard is the eighty on top.

I made this card for my oldest siblings birthday which is in a week or so. I wanted it to look very festive. I always enjoy using this image. You can find this image at Hambo Stamps. They have lots of fun digis and rubber stamps too.

Monday, May 16, 2011

OWH-Midweek throwdown

The challenge this week was things that fly. The image is a digi. I had to tone down the whiteness of the picture in order to see the vine embossing on the background. It still just barely shows. In real life the card is very white on white on black. I added the red for just a pop of color. I was going for a very clean and simple look. I popped up the mounted image.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

OWH-More Fathers Day cards.

OWH does not have enough Fathers Day cards. So I am working to get some made. I sent off a dozen like this and I have another dozen with different papers almost done. The stamped image is Inkadinkadoo. I think my friend Peggy gifted it to me. It is the first time I have used it. The little circle with Dad is part of the Create With TLC club that just finished.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Fathers Day cards

Just some assorted Fathers Day cards I made for OWH. The first two I used acrylic lure stickers. I made several of each card.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

OWH-A manley layered card

 I used some of the stranger papers from the DCWV safari pad. Like ugly peacock feathers and green lizard. You get the picture. I like how it turned out. I have 3 made and I may make a fourth.

A little bit of fine tuning was needed. I removed the tag and along with the tags for 3 other cards I dry embossed them and inked them up a little. Much better. The cards are like the ruffle cards with each layer popped up on the bottom to give the layers dimension.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

OWH-Ruffle card

This is my ruffle card from the tutorial that Sandy had. I used Basic Gray papers. The sentiment is my new Impression Obession stamp. This is the first time it has seen ink. Because it is a fall card I will send it when the time comes.

Monday, May 2, 2011

My new bird stamp

I picked up this Magenta stamp on my big spending spree in Salem a week ago. I fell in love with it. I stamped the image with Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I colored with my Copics. On the version with Prima flowers I used cream colored Pearl Drops along the top border. On the version with the music paper I stamped the image twice and cut out and popped the bird body. I made about 15 of these for OWH