ODBD Challenge for Operation Write Home

09_14 ODB Challenge

Recently, I have become inspired by so many card makers whom I admire who using watercolors in new ways, especially to create colorful backgrounds. So I signed up for , my first-ever virtual class. This card was inspired by a simple technique to create a rainbow of color swatches, perfect for a newbie like me. Am posting this for this challenge to help send handmade cards to our deployed heroes.  Thanks for visiting today and if you’re a fellow card maker, please check out Operation Write Home for yourself.


Pretty Pink Posh Cutting Edge Blog Hop

window bird card

I’m participating in a fantastic blog hop hosted by Pretty Pink Posh.  There are lots of great sponsors so you know there’s prizes, too! The focus is on using dies and I’m hoping to get my hands on some of Paulina’s cute ones during Stamptember at Simon Says Stamp coming up next month.

This card is for my son who loves spending time in his treehouse and getting closer to observe the birds that nest in our trees.  This stamp set was perfect to mimic a feathered friend coming to visit our home and was a good opportunity for me to practice my coloring skills and I just had to fussycut him out.  I placed the banner across the die-cut window to look like a knothole in a tree trunk.

Card base–140# watercolor paper(Canson);  Die–Petite Scalloped Circles Large(Spellbinders Nestabilities);  Images–my happy(Studio Calico/Hero Arts);  Ink–Chestnut Roan(Colorbox Chalk) & Pool (Hero Arts Shadow Ink, mid-tone);  Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils.

Thanks for stopping by!

sending XOXOXO

sending XOXOXO

OWH Sketch Challenge #197


OWH Our Daily Bread November Challenge

OWH Our Daily Bread November Challenge

Our Daily Bread continues their support of OWH providing needed funds for shipping costs. So here’s my ‘love’ card for this month’s challenge. And please excuse the fuzzy photo, had trouble getting a good image with the glare off the tag.

Paper: Cardstock-Staples & Michaels; print-old, from my stash
Embossing Folder: Darice Floral
Twine: American Crafts Primio-for a great price at Tuesday Morning!
Other; Corner Rounder-Creative Memories; Avery Metal Rim Tag 1 9/16″-Walmart; Rhinestones-Michaels; VersaFine Black Onyx; Glossy Accents.

Thanks for stopping in 🙂


Christmas Penguin



OWH Sketch Challenge #165

wpid-2013-03-24_18-02-15_715.jpgJust made this card a couple of days ago following a stamptv.com video by Gina K. posted on March 15, 2013, which I modified by double-stamping the images with dye ink, then again with Versamark ink and embossed with iridescent ‘opal’ embossing powder to add some shine. Love the effect-hard to see here.” Fun coincidence that this worked out for this challenge. Having trouble posting the link to the video, but please check this fab blog full of inspiration!

Card base-Bazill
Layering CS-DCWV, The Paper Company
Dye ink-Stampin’ Up Red Rose
Magic Dust Embossing Powder-Timeless Images
ATG Tape
Organza ribbon-AC Moore $1 bin

Thanks for stopping by on this blessed Palm Sunday as we remember the sacrifice Christ made for us.

OWH Virtual Cardmaking Party First Challenge-Zig Zaggin’ it



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