Friday, October 26, 2012

Midweek Throwdown Celebrate Friendship

Midweek Throwdown Celebrate Friendship

I  also got the Midweek Throwdown Celebrate Throwdown. I had colored this free digi stamp a while ago and had forgotten to tap the artist. :(    (I must do a better job organizing the digi stamps and keeping the artist with the stamp). I did a sentiment. The paper is We R Memory Keepers' Love2Craft and some yellow cardstock. I think I need to add a few gemstones or pearls.

This is Sketch #132.

Sketch #143

Sketch #143

Yeah, I got a Sunday OWH card done before the end of the week. The new Sketch is simple one and I did a simple one. I used my new Christmas KnockOuts borders by American Crafts and a variety of Christmas papers from a DCWV stack. I added a sentiment from a new Hero Arts stamp set, using chocolate pearl ink. I added some Christmas ornaments (raindrops) to the strips and one little one on the o in joy.

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Hey, Cupcake

My sister was having a quilt retreat and they themed it
 as Cupcake Heaven. 
She had Googled for a card and found this one by the Pink Stamper. 
Since I have an Expression 2, she wanted me to make a card for the participants' morning treat. But she wanted the card to be in fall colors. So I got the E2 out and set to work. My sister needed about 45 cards but I was having so much fun cutting cupcakes out that I cut out 100 cupcakes. Then I had to put the cupcakes on the cards. I used a bunch of paper in the stash, mostly DCWV autumn stacks. The sentiment was in a clear stamp with several cupcakes and other sentiments. Another sentiment in the set was Sweet Birthday Wishes. I placed epoxy candy corn stickers by EK Success' Sticko on the top of the cupcakes. I think I got the stickers at Hobby Lobby.  I was finishing the cupcake cards at the Scrapbook Queen's Retreat and I ran out of the stickers. The lady next to me just happened to have the stickers too and let me use some!! 
Scrapbookers are very nice. I did give her a couple of cards.
Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby) has an embossing folder of cupcakes
that I used on the background cardstock paper, 
which was 4" high and 3 1/2" wide. 
The participants of the retreat thought the cards were soooooo cute!! 
I put some of the Cupcake cards in the OWH box.

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Sketch #116 on Sunday Oct. 21, 2012

Sketch # 116

Sew happy I got one more card done!! I used this #116. I used my Marvy punches for the scalloped circles. I had the thread patterned paper from Friday's Table 7, but just enough for 6 cards. I added We R Memory Keepers' teal-blue floss to the scalloped circle. I used the SewStamper x stamper to the yellow card bases. I didn't realize it was a self-inking stamp and only black ink. I used my Fiskars stitch punch on the green background paper and the blue DCWV cardstock for the Homespun stack ( It was left over from another card today). I added little bits of scrap paper under the circle for quilting effects. The sentiments is from TPC Studios that I purchased at Joann's. I had a few yellow bases already stamped so I used some epoxy stickers from Chloe's Closet line by Making Memories that I found at Ollie's. 

Ok, that is the 5 Sketches (#140, #142, #135, #121 and #116) that I got completed today Sunday Oct. 21, 2012. I think I got over 100 cards done.

Sketch #121

Sketch #121

I did Sketch #121 as a Christmas card. I'm behind on making OWH Christmas cards but I think I got about 40 of these done today. I used last week's DCWV Christmas stack and embellishments for these cards. The sentiments are from a stamp set by EP that I got on clearance at the LSS. I stamped the sentiments with white ink, added small snowflakes, and inked the edges. I used red and green cardstock on the cards, using the red strip on the green bases and visa versa.

Sketch #135

Sketch #135

I used lots of PINK!!  This pink patterned paper is from Scrapbook Queen's retreat. It is the other side of the rainbows/peace paper. I used the new American Crafts stars/scalloped border punch, some chipboards flowers from the stash, an embossed paper by Elsie, and assorted pink cardstocks. The sentiment was from a tiny stamp set from Joann's. I inked the edges of the patterned paper. I think the cards need something else but I couldn't decide what else to add so Sketch #135 is done.

Another Sketch on Sunday

Sketch #142

Still catching up on the Sketches. Here's #142. I used the texture cardstock from DCWV's Homespun stack and I got the rainbows/peace paper from Scrapbook Queen's retreat a couple of weekends ago. The sentiment is a go-to stamp I have and I'm not sure where I got it.

Working hard today

I'm working hard today and the kitchen is no longer visible under all the paper, punches, and stamps. I'm trying to get cards done using the OWH Sketches done. My goal of using all of the OWH Sketches this year is way off track. I completed 5 Sketches today out of 18 Sketches I had copied for my review at the kitchen table.

Sketch #140

I turned Sketch #140 on its side and used one of my Riley stamps. Riley the Moose is really cute and I have a great start on their collection of Rileys. You can find this cute guy at

I have big scraps of paper from Friday's Table 7 so I used the shimmery teal paper, the metallic gold, and a bit of copper. I used my newly purchased American Crafts' Christmas Knockout Punches, using the star with the scalloped edge, on the sentiment block. The stamp set is from Michael's but I don't remember the company of the stamps, which were Wizard of Oz. I colored Riley a while back and used my Copic markers. 

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Sketch #139

 Here is another sketch I did at the scrapbook retreat the first weekend of Oct. It is #139 and it is suppose to have SRM stickers on it. I don't have many of these as most stores I go to don't carry these. I was at the retreat so I didn't have my computer handy when I did sketches, just the printout of the sketch. I meant to use these as Any Hero cards but then I just put them in the box as blank cards. The stickers is from Michael's clearance aisle. The sentiment is a wooden one I bought at a garage sale last summer. The papers were a pack of 8.5" x 11" paper on clearance at Hobby Lobby and I wasn't too sure what was in the pack. I lucked out with all the patriotic papers. The pack also had a bunch of Valentine papers. I used a piece of American Crafts glitter ribbon, which didn't seem to flake. I used a Fiskars punch to make the shape behind Uncle Sam.

Sketch #138

Sketch #138

I did a falling for you cards using the Sketch #138 (from 9/16/12) but I am not sure my little sentiment is a Hero Arts stamp. The fancy fall paper had a few glittery and embossed leaves. I added a tree cut from one of DCWV's autumn stacks on the long piece. I made these cards while on a scrapbook retreat in Sugarcreek, OH the first weekend of Oct.

Another sketch done ----finally

Sketch #137

I am way, way behind in crafting and in photographing my cards of OWH sketches. 
Here is Sketch #137, which was to use a Paper Smooches image.  
The Sketch #137  is from Sept. 9, 2012.
I found one of their freebie digi stamps on the Paper Smooches website. 
There are several very cute stamps on the site. 
For my card here, I used some DCWV paper from the Homespun stacks. 
I have had the card done for a bit but my camera was dying. 
So, I finally could photograph it with the new camera. :)

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Martha Stewart treat bags

Once again, a Martha Stewart treat bag has sparked an idea for me. At Archiver's, they had another way to use the jack-o-lantern punch. I went to another event the next day and wanted to make the treat bags but I didn't have the punch. I used my Gyspy and my Cricut to make my version. I could cut 4 to a sheet. I used a design from Elegant Edges to make the long box. It had a fancy edge on both short edges. I placed the box slightly off the mat so that the edge didn't cut. I use Tim Holtz's tiny attacher to staple the leaves on the folded pumpkin after placing the treat bag in the fold. I made 50 of the pumpkins. I then made ghosts too. I haven't finished them yet as they are for an upcoming event at school.