Friday, June 25, 2010

Halloween III

Hey ya'll, more Halloween cards here...this makes 20 of 'em in all. I will store these until "Operation Write Home" asks for them. Believe it or not I still have over 1/2 of each of the original 5- 12X12 design sheets I got off the clearance aisle that started this whole Halloween endeavor (the fuzzy green and purple dot papers were originally 1.99 but I got them for .21cents each, the others were .11cents -now if only I could find embellishments that cheap!! I'm going to just save the rest of these papers for now because I am burnt out on the orange, green, and purple color scheme...well, wouldn't you be?

Speaking of cheap's an idea...sequins. Here I used them to give a sparkly look to this paper - it really screamed for something but in an effort to make no two cards alike I had to search my craft bins for rarely used items and I really liked the way it turned out, of course the photo doesn't do justice to the bling of it but I think a soldiers wife or little girl would really like this.

Here I used an old OWH sketch for my layout and this is a Dustin Pike image with googly eyes added - I LOVE GOOGLY EYES especially for child appropriate cards. Their the ultimate 3D embellishment and "cheap". Also added a few buttons, this paper became a little harder to work with as it seemed to take over but I still managed to embellish it to within an inch of its life!
Here is the reverse of the other, I used this cuttlebug cutout on the corners and put a button in the center, this was my daughter's favorite card. The trick or treat words came in a stash of buttons of different sorts from hobby lobby.

The "spooky" words and bat came from a chipboard Halloween set which I copied onto plain white cardstock at 60% of original size -the pieces were too big for cards otherwise. The rest are pretty self-explanatory, thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Halloween II

Hey ya'll, here's my second batch of Halloween crop night got canceled so instead of making kits I decided to go ahead and use up these discount papers by making all the Halloween cards I can - my son (and I) are taking three weeks off from camp/driving so I get to craft most of the day -I think I am going to make my goal "40" cards for this break -so far I am at 11. This first one is for the OWH sketch challenge -I rotated it.

This one is for the sketch challenge over at 2S4Y (2 sketches for you).
This is for the Crafty Ho's sketch challenge.

The rest are just some cards I made using up some of the scraps! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Hello Halloween

Hey ya'll,
    I know its been over a week since my last post but I had a project to finish up for a lady at church & thankfully got that done-Whew! I also got to do some shopping the past week, mostly picked up some clearance items. Is it just me or does everyone feel the need to buy a few new papers every single time they hit the craft aisles? I really don't need the papers since I have at least 5 huge new paper books I barely even open but sometimes the singles entice me so I can't resist. Lately I have had a fascination with all colors of gingham -it goes with every thing and adds a little country flair which I like! So anyways in the store I found a few sheets of Halloween themed paper on the clearance aisle, also some Christmas -I know its only June but I hate trying to beat the deadlines because more often than not I - FAIL! I'd rather just make them now and store them until OWH asks for them. So far I haven't really been into doing the specific occasion cards -I usually prefer the anytime love or miss you type cards but I'm trying to branch out of my comfort zone besides I LOVE Halloween - second only to Christmas which I also LOVE.
    In the back of my mind was also this upcoming crop night and I had told some of the girls that I'd make KITS which I've never done before (ruh-roh) - me and my big ideas-lol-so since the paper was on sale I figured I'd give "HALLOWEEN" in June a try. So far ... what I have to show you is five cards I came up with. Incidentally, I think I am allergic to multiples of the exact same card so I'm not sure how I'm going to pull my kits together but I had fun creating these cards and a few of them even qualify me for this weeks challenges at OWH. The Frankenstein one would be for the bling challenge -don't worry that's OWH approved glitter paper -it does not flake! Two are based off of this weeks sketch challenge and two of them I even tried the pinwheel tutorial -the second pinwheel I modified a bit! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Five year old superhero needs encouragement!

Hi y'all, hope you're all having a wonderful hump day. I am having a nice peaceful week with my youngest (8) in day camp. While perusing the blogs this afternoon I found out about a little boy named Sam who is battling cancer - can you imagine what that is like for a five year old? It makes me tear up just to think of such a thing.

Pixie Dust Studio has an ongoing campaign asking for cards to encourage him along the way, they even have a cute image drawn up just for him - to let him know he is truly a super-hero (get the image and more info here). Unfortunately if that's not bad enough his poor Mom is battling breast cancer too. I already had this card done but I thought it would be appropriate for a five year old so now I'll be sending this off to little Sam.

It is a Dustin Pike freebie image and I made up this little riddle to go with it:
Q. Why do 99% of children sleep with stuffed bears?
A. Because 100% of monsters are scared of them.
Incidentally Dustin also has a request for McKensie who suffers from M.S., on his blog -I also sent her a card earlier so I am feeling pretty good about myself today! Our Pastor says "be a blessing to someone"  I hope I have used my talent for that today and I hope you all will get time to do the same!

Happy Scrap' n!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tuesday's Challenge Cards

Hey ya'll, I have several cards to show you today. First up are my OWH Sketch #20 challenge cards -yup I made three of them. the first two I used chipboard tags purchased from the dollar bin at Michaels and chose my paper colors to match. The last of the OWH sketch cards is a "man" card...those are a little more challenging for me, the "Mr. Fix it" was a stamp I found in the dollar bin at Johanns and the little hammers,saws,and screwdrivers I stamped over the plaid paper twice, also came from the dollar bin.

Next are two other sketch challenges...first is a card for the Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge. I did not have this spellbinder die so I improvised with a scrolly stamp I had. This card features a cute frog called "beach baby Jayme". It is a freebie over at Whimsey Inspirations. Please check out her special request for cards for her sister (Jayme) who has terminal cancer. She also has a sponsored RAK for one lucky participant. I hope my card will bring Jayme a smile!

Last is my entry for the JUGS (Just Us Girls Sketch) Challenge. I found this background paper at Hobby Lobby in the clearance bin. Its really colorful but a tad hard to work with because it tends to overtake a card. This was the first cut from this sheet. I will probably make simple cards with the rest of it just maybe tying a bow since the paper stands well "alone". On this card I also got to use one of the freebies I got on the OWH bloghop and colored to match the paper...this adorable little snail by...Yolanda.

Thanks for having a look at my cards today! Happy Scrap 'n!

Monday, June 7, 2010

I have a Memorial Day Blog hop WINNER!

Hi there, as many of you know I ran my blog hop challenge up until midnight last night! When I checked my blog this morning there was a total of 88 comments + 48 followers and 6 challenge contestants who earned multiple entries to win my Memorial Day Blog Hop Candy. For those who completed my Oscar challenge they earned 10+ additional entries which I paired alongside their comment #. For example if your comment was number three and you earned ten entries for taking my challenge you were #'s 3-14. The total number of "entries" came to 234. I took me about two hours to get them all listed -whew! Then I used number generator to calculate the winner at # 48....Congratulations Melanie Holzwarth! Melanie I'll be emailing you shortly. I wish I could have a prize for each and every one of you who left me a comment, chose to follow me, and most especially those who took the time to create beautiful cards with my drawings of a little camel but that would surely cause me to go bankrupt so a big huge blog-hop hug will have to suffice. lol. I've added all the challenge entries into my left sidebar if you'd like to check them out...they are all spectacular! As always, Happy Scrapp 'n!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

BLOGHOP CANDY & FREEBIES - still up for grabs all week!

     Hey Ya'll and Happy Tuesday to ya'! ~Click here to go to my spot on the hop!~ Wow... what a fabulous Memorial Day Blog Hop OWH put on this past weekend. I have never had my brain and my desktop so flooded with delightful ideas, inspiration, tutorials, freebies, and candy giveaways!! If you missed it you can still go here and get the list of almost 150 stops! No time for that? Well then you can go here (scroll to the bottom) and see the thumbnail re-cap if you'd like to see all the beautiful cards or pick and choose just a few wonderful crafters to visit. If you have arrived here because you are one of my "24" new followers (WOW) then I'd like to THANK YOU for being a "follower" even though I'm sure your Mother told you not to. lol   

I'd like to remind everyone that my blog giveaway will not be closing until Midnight June if you'd still like to enter or make a card ~ten entries~ with one of my Oscar the camel Digi Freebie's then you still have plenty of time but you must link/comment to the original bloghop post here.

     Yesterday I got a few hours to play so here are several cards I made. The little eagle freebie was by Sandy at OWH. I used (my) set of wonky stamps to spell out USA...these are the same wonky stamps featured in my blog candy. The rest of the cards are for another really sweet lady at my husbands church that I'm getting together a little card-collection for...hence the reason they are not all using my new found digis and techniques...believe me I can't wait to get to use all of those! I just used pre-purchased chipboard on the pink and green ones. The blue-monkey image is a Dustin Pike pre-colored freebie I added googly eyes to~ADHD moment~ *HOLY MOLY* his entire ZOO of digi's is on sale today for just $5.00!!! I also added the little make it a cheer-up card with my scrapbook factory program-very simple. All of the cards today are based off of this week's Sketch Challenge #19 by Karen at OWH so a great big thanks to her as well!

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