Archive for the ‘Operation Write Home’ Category

It’s been a few months…

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

but here’s my take on this week’s sketch (#55) over at the OWH S&S blog

I received a scanner for Christmas (thanks, Hon!) and I am trying out scanning the cards instead of taking pictures… not sure about the colors turning out as well. Oh well. I am going to try to keep up with the challenges as best as I can, but I just accepted a promotion at work: this means more hours at work and more stress. I need to cut out the mindless Facebook games and do my projects and chores, but it is so much easier to be mindless

FB Birthday Bash! Challenge #3: Pick a Sketch

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

I made this card to go along with Sketch Challenge #35 and with OWH Stars and Stamps  Facebook Birthday Bash Challenge #3. The girl digi was from a German (?) Blog that I cannot read, but she has several free digi-stamps that I thought were really cute. She was colored in Corel Draw and then print and cut with the Cricut.

Midweek Throwdown Challenge: Birthday Cards

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

I used a sketch from to create this card. I was in a purplish mood and after fooling around with glossy accents for hours and not liking my results, I finally settled on a matte finish… lol! The sentiment  was printed onto paper bought from JoAnn’s using the font Embassy BT. It was cut with a “nestability” pattern available on Heather M’s Blog, and my Cricut.

Pink Birthday Card Challenge

Monday, September 13th, 2010

This card was designed to meet sketch challenge #34 (#33 by title) over at Operation Write Home. I used black, pink, and hot pink cardstock, textured with texture plates from Sizzix and Fiskers. The piece of cake was an old clipart image from an ART EXPLOSION! CD. I printed an outline of the image on a regular piece of 8.5 by 11 piece of paper. On a sheet of cardstock, I cut out the outline with the Cricut and SCAL. Then I lightly attached the cut out piece to the outline on the regular sheet of paper with some tape from my ATG gun. Finally, I ran that piece of paper through the printer again, printing out the image onto the cut card stock.


As you can see from this image the cake is glossy – I covered the cake with Glossy Accents 1. to give it a sheen, and 2. to protect the printed image from scratches andwater damage

Yellow Thank You Challenge

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

So, I am a little late entering this weeks Sketch Challenge, but here goes… the first thing you will notice is that my card doesn’t look like the sketch. I actually turned the majority of the sketch 90 degrees so that my inspiration paper for the rest of the card could be seen. I don’t think the card would have made any sense with the multi-colored flower and the majority of the black vines and leaves covered.