Thursday, August 30, 2012

OWH Card

On August 25, 2012, 2 of my friends and I went to an Operation Write Home get-together where we met up with others from our area and met new friends, too.  This was the first time the group got together.  There were 14 of us and the goal was to make at least 500 cards to send to soldiers so they can write home.  We accomplished our goal and then some.  We actually at 755 cards done in 5 1/2 hours!  It was great fun and we met new people to craft with.

My friends that went along and I decided to make a card once a week to donate to OWH.  This is mine.  It's called the Triple Time Technique.  Very easy to do.  First you layer the white card stock the way you want it to lay out.  Then stamp your image(s).  In this case, I used a very old SU set called Up In the Air.  When you're done stamping, take them apart and layer your colored card stock behind the white card stock and glue it down, lining up the stamped images.  Before I took my pieces apart, I ran it through the Big Kick with a Sizzix embossing folder.  On this card, I used black Versafine for the images and Rose Red SU marker for the medallion.  I did finish the inside with a piece of white card stock that has scallops in the corners to look like clouds.  Thanks for taking a look!


Here are a couple of pics showing my friends at the OWH gathering.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

House Mouse Challenge

This challenge is to represent the Olympics.  This is the only House Mouse stamp I have, but I thought it would work.  The image was stamped on white paper with black Memento ink and colored in with Copics.  The sky color is sponged on with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  I used Diamond Stickles to give the image a sparkle.  The paper is generic scrap paper, the green was run through a Craft EF.  The label is SB on an ivory colored paper and I used Antiqued Linen Distress Ink on it.  I printed the label in my printer and Stickled the rings.  The ribbon was laying around at a friends house and the gold border rings is peel-off outline stickers.  Really fun challenge.  You too can join the challenge at Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Dreamweaver Challenge

My good friend, JD, told me that there is a wonderful challenge at Dreamweaver Stencils and I should enter it.  This month you can win a new Christmas stencil if you are voted best usage of Dreamweaver products or you could win for best interpretation of the challenge.  Christmas!!  There are a lot of possibilities.   This is my interpretation.  Wish me luck!  The link can be found here:  I used clear, warm ultra-fine glitter while the stencil was down and colored it with my copics.  Then when I lifted the stencil, I used Mustard glitter from Dreamweaver to fill in with gold.  The holly branch is from Cherry Lynn and I cut it apart so it didn't hide too much of the image.  The gold pearls are from Reflections, the gold paper is from SU and the red paper is generic from my stash.  Thanks for taking the time to take a look.