Thursday, September 5, 2013

Labor Day Weekend VCMP 2013 Challenge #2

Oh, Boy!! I completed another challenge  last night but I had to head to bed so
 I could make it to work today before I could post it.

was to create a card using items that used the letters OWH in the card. 
I used Sketch #36 for this challenge.

I used pinky-Orange papers from a spring DCWV stack and Oval punches.
I had a set - Hey There- by Amy Tangerine (American Crafts) which I purchased at Archiver's and 
used the three Houses and the Hello stamps from the set.
I used 2 pieces of White paper with the card.

Hopefully, my nod to OWH with my ovals, orange, houses, hello, and white is good for the challenge.
I have half of the challenges done now. 4 more to go!

Challenge #1 of the Labor Day Weekend VCMP 2013

I got the first challenge done!! It's from Nancy at 

I finally used the Fiskars medium hexagon punch I won at Achiver's a few weeks ago.

The card had to be a winter theme. I had purchased the hexagon patterned paper at Tuesday Morning and thought it would be fun to use the hexagon punch with the paper. I used a Hero Arts stamp from one of their Winter/Christmas tag sets. The little snowman is a sticker from Pat Catan's. The words were brads from Oriental Trading.

Labor Day Weekend VCMP 2013 and Sketch #29

I got another challenge completed! And another Sketch too - #29!!
The challenge #4 was from Annette at

I used DCWV stack paper from The Countdown stack. Another stamp from a TPC Studio set. Felt heart ribbon. Elsie embossed paper that I inked. 

OWH Labor Day Weekend VCMP 2013 and Sketch #188

 I was home this past weekend but forgot about the Virtual Card Making Party for Labor Day Weekend 2013. :( I did get 3 of the challenges done for the weekend. Only 3 out of 8!

Here's Sketch #188 which was Challenge 5. I liked this Sketch and will likely use it again. The sentiment "I Miss You" is from a set of  Hero Arts, I think and the Love You circle stamp is from TPC Studio. The papers are a variety of DCWV stack papers. 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Sketch #187

Hubby was out of town last night so I had a bit of creative time after getting home late from work at the school office. The past few weeks have been so busy with the beginning of school and trying to organize my desk and have a new principal and a new secretary.

So, here's my take on Sketch #187.

I turned the Sketch #187 on its side. I used a 6x6" pad from DCWV Juniper Berry stack. I love this stack!! It has shiny papers instead of glittery ones. Love the blues.
The sentiment is an new stamp set Type by Hero Arts I got in the clearance aisle of Joann's. The set has Happy Birthday, just missing you, you're my type of friend in addition to a typewriter image. I added some silver nailheads to the card.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Sketch #185

I love the simple cards and this card Sketch is great!! 
It will be a favorite!!

My version of Sketch #185 had a cute little hedgehog and pieces from a 6x6" pad camping.
I used green textured cardstock for the bottom and matted the hedgehog on orange cardstock. 
I do want to color the teeny-tiny heart on the hedgehog before I send the cards.
I used the brown paper from Joann's clearance racks. 
I had silver nailheads left over from the VW bus 
so I added a few to the bottom of the hedgehog card.

The hedgehog is from Archiver's Exclusive Groovy card kit. 
I love the card kits but I really make the kits as they have planned. 
The kits have you make sizes that OWH can't use. 
The stamp set in the kit is by Unity Stamps. 
Here's a photo of my take on the kits. 
The kit samples didn't seem very Groovy so 
I used the included paper for the backgrounds and the various pieces.

And Silly me!! 
I was creating these paint can cards at Table 7 one night 
and didn't realize how close to closing it was. 
Just after I put the blue stickles on the cans. 
I found some cardboard in the store. 
I used 2 tiny Glue Dots on the cards and 
glued the wet cards to the cardboard.
 I then carried the card-covered box out to my car like a pizza. 
They made it home without any problems. 

No blue stickles anywhere but on the cards!!

Sketch #186

I usually print the Sketch of the week so I can take it with me to Table 7 or my scrapbook room or the living room couch - whatever I can create a new card. I purchased a 6x6" Simple Stories 24/Seven pad at Archiver's on Friday and used it to make this Sketch. I had to turn the Sketch 90 degrees so my pieces would fit on the card and still fit the Sketch. I had just gotten my order from with a new new stamp set. It is from Inkadinkado set called Good Bye-Good Luck Card Making Set. The little sentiment was just what I needed for this card. A Table 7 girlfriend gave me the black plastic mesh and it needed Terrifically Tacky Tape to hold it down. I thought I would put gems on the bingo cards but the card was getting thick.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Sketch #181

Sketch #181 is in the done column!! I finished it today! I used kiwi core'dination paper and gold Thank You printed on cream paper by Paper Studio. I have had the Thank You for a bit but I think I got it at Hobby Lobby and the Core'dination paper was clearance-priced at Pat Catan's (formerly Crafts 2000). The little gemstones were just in the stash. I loved the sentiment from Create with TLC, a freebie that she posts daily. She has some great freebies and a great store too. Check out her site at .  The tree was from Creating Keepsakes' freebies. With all the little pieces, I was glad to have my sticker maker from Xyron. It was so much easier to get the adhesive on the little bits than using my ATG runner. I had been a bit apprehensive about this sketch because of the little bits but I do look the finished card. I am all caught up on the summer sketch for now. I still need to get some older sketches done but school is starting soon and I'll be back to work. Where did the summer go!! 

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Sketch #183

YooHoo! Got another sketch done!! I found the papers at Pat Catan's (formerly Crafts 2000) in their clearance section. I surprised to find the Doodlebug 4th of July papers in the clearance but I picked up most of the different designs. I didn't leave much of the papers for others. (Yes, I was a bit of pig but I had ideas for it all!) I loved the bike paper and I had to go into my messy scrapbook room to find the bike/sentiment stamp, which was a Studio G stamp set from Joann's. I used Viva Pearl Pen Ice White for the 3 brads on the sketch. I have plenty of red, white and blue baker's twine that I added to the card. I used VersaMagic Night Sky but it a chalk ink so the sentiment is a bit light but the color matches the paper.

Sketch #182

It has been a busy summer with lots of traveling. I have been to Memphis, TN; southern Indiana for a retreat; 2 trips to hometown; Juneau, AK; Niagara Falls (both sides) and southern Vermont. I have one more trip to go on Nova Scotia with hubby's family. Then it is back to school in the school office.

I did have time between the trips and loading & unloading the suitcase to make a few sketches. Here's #182. I used a 6x6" pad I found on sale in Joann's. It was all birthday papers so the strips for this sketches were part of the paper I cut off to make the base. I made a bunch of cards, alternating the base with the strips. I cut 6 different designed papers. I inked a border design on the sentiment block and the base. The sentiment is from a Hero Arts set, I think.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Sketch #180

Sketch #180


I used We R Memory Keepers Mini 8 border punch. The patterned paper is just an odd piece from the stash and the cardstock is Brazzill papers I got on clearance at Pat Catan's.  I used two rectangles punches too. They are a little big for the card but the sentiment fit. The sentiment is from Good Friends by Hero Arts.

Sketch #168

Sketch #168

Sketch #168 is completed during the past few rainy days.
 I used more 6x6" DCWV pad Everyday. 
The sentiment is from Create with TLC. I added a few jewels.

Sketch #119

Sketch #119

I got two versions of Sketch #119 done today, both birthday cards. The 4 patterned papers are from DCWV Celebrations paper. They have a shiny finish on them, not glitter. I used my EK Tool cupcake large edger punch on these cards. I wanted to use the balloon one but my scrapbook room is such a mess I couldn't find it. And it has been almost 2 months since I have been to Table 7!! So, some of my supplies are still in hiding. The sentiments are from Hero Arts sets. I also used my Marvy scalloped circle punch.

Sketch #144

Sketch #144

Another card while the rain and thunder crashed down yesterday. More 6x6" from one of the DCWV pads. Petaloo jeweled flowers and a sentiment by Hero Arts.

Sketch #174

Sketch #174

This is a busy card with lots of cuts and mats. I used purple papers and a sticker from Spring Fling by DCWV and a bit of green ribbon.

Sketch #118

Sketch #118

This card is so today as it has rained and thunderstormed all day. Maybe I need  to follow my own card and just float along like Changito by Stampendous. I used care blue paper, a sheet of 8x8" from Colorblok pack, and a blue Studio G ink pad. I didn't get this image colored but I kinda like the uncolored version.

Sketch #120

Sketch #120

I have been busy at home, making cards as hubby was on a business trip. Here's Sketch #120. I like the papers from DCWV 6x6" Fashion District. I added a bit of Washi tape that Archiver's had on sale one day. However, I feel it needs something else. I have orange jeweled flowers but I have used that style a lot lately. I will have to put this one on the back burner for a bit till I get an idea for an embellishment.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Sketch #177

Sketch #177

I forgot to post this sketch. I had ordered Lawn Fawn's Dewey Decimal paper set from Scrapbook Steals about a month ago. I used the 6x6" pad for the card and the stamp set too. Well, all the items and papers are Lawn Fawn's. The 3 little circles aren't brads but circles punched out of the stickers'  package. I faux-stitched around the little blue paper. I had to cut the stamp sentiment for it to fit on the little library due date card. I loved this sketch!!

Ai Floral Frenzy Week Two

I was reading my various blogs subscriptions and read about Art Impressions' Floral Frenzy Week Two Challenge.   I have many of the girlfriends stamp sets and I had colored a few of them while watching TV. But I hadn't used many of the images.

I used girlfriends at the Movies set with Graphic 45's cinema themed papers for my first card. I love the cinema papers and items. I got them at Tuesday Morning, buying several double-sided papers and the paper with the die cuts too. I added jewels and pearls as necklaces and earrings to the girlfriends. The Challenge was Floral so I had to have at least 5 flowers on the card. I added the  glittery, jeweled flowers along the bottom of the card and one to one of the girlfriends' hat.

My second Challenge card used this birthday set. I used DCWV papers from a 4x6" stack and from a 6x6" stack. The black numbered paper seemed too dark so I matted the image on some pink and purple papers, the colors of the girlfriends' dresses. I like the other sentiment that came with the set "Could I borrow some Weight Watchers points?" I added some rhinestone flowers and a bit of glaze pen around the candle flame. I used colored pencils to color the image. 

Now I check off an item on my summer list - entering a challenge. I haven't entered many challenges before other than adding my card for OWH Sunday sketches. 

Have a great Summer.

Sketch #179

Sketch #179

And my second sketch done this weekend!!

I used 6x6" papers from DCWV's Girl Frill stack from A.C.Moore. The stack was $3.99 for 180 sheets of paper. I can make lots of cards from this one stack. I inked the edges instead of matting the pieces as in the sketch. I do love matting but I am afraid of the extra weight. The flower and the sentiment have been in a bin of images and I finally used them. I think I got one or the other from Create with TLC a while back.

Sketch #178

Sketch #178

Wow, I got another sketch done and before the end of the month. Of course, I had to pull out a bunch of paper, embellishments and other items before I finally decided what I was going to do with this sketch. Maybe all the items will get put away later. 

Anyway, when I was traveling to VT with my older sister to see my little sister, we stopped at A.C.Moore. I found a few 6x6" pads on sale and several found their way into my shopping cart. I used several sheets of papers from DCWV Girl Frill set to make this card. I used AI stamp for the sentiment. I had a bunch of rhinestone stars and hearts in my stash. I did use several mats in this card as the sketch shows but I am always afraid to use lots of mats due to weight in mailing.