Monday, June 21, 2010

OWH Sketch #22

Hey there everyone! Another Monday, brings about another card :) I am just so addicted to making cards for OWH, I am so thrilled that they have these sketches every Sunday so I can get inspired even more to make different kinds of cards!

I have been in this Birthday card hunt ever since the July 2nd Blog Tour was posted, but seems its always hard to make cards without a specific person in, I decided, Im going to make little boy birthday cards, with my son in mind. I know there are a lot of parents deployed right now, as there always is, and someone is going to need to send their little boy a birthday card at some point! I hope it makes their little guy's day when he gets it in the mail too!

I have been watching TwoPeasInABucket videos on youtube a lot lately, and Kristina makes some very beautiful cards....and I noticed, a lot of her cards have a white "Faux" stitch look to them with gel pen, so I thought I would give it a shot too, and I think it turned out kinda cute!

Well, Im off to make more cards, hope you all enjoyed! Take care and Happy Scrapping :)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

MWT- Bling!

Hey all! Not sure if this card even fits the "bling" criteria, but Im so proud of it, I just have to post it anyway lol.....The picture doesnt really do the card justice, I am just in love with the way this turned out!

In real life, the silver stamped "I Love You" shimmers and is kinda bling-like :)

Hope you all enjoyed, and thanks so much for taking the time to check out my place!
Take care and have a great weekend~4 day here for the husband, so we are taking our kiddo to the parks here in Germany! Finally, some exploring time! Maybe I'll find some more inspiration to get more cards made! 41 so far this month, almost beat my previous record!!

Take care,

Monday, June 14, 2010

OWH Challenge #21!!!

I first off would like to wish everyone a Happy Flag Day! Its the Army's 235th Birthday today!! WoOt! I have a very special birthday wish of my own to shout out as husband turned 25 today!! :) He is the reason I started making cards for OWH- he is an American Soldier :)

I am soooo looking forward to sunday nights now....I get to see what kind of new layout you awesome ladies are bringing me for the week :) I must say, when I started this blog, I thought the first sketch was going to be my favorite, but I was proven wrong! This one is definitely my favorite now, especially since I am trying to cut down my scrap pile!

Here is the sketch for the week:

And here is my take on the sketch, turned sideways:

I hope you are all having a good monday, a perfect start to a super week! Thank you, as always, for taking the time to have a looksie at my page, I hope I was able to inspire you just a little to get out there and make some cards for OWH!! :) I know I will be making more tonight :)

Take care and see ya for the midweek showdown in just a couple more days :)

Turtle <3

Thursday, June 10, 2010

OWH Midweek Throwdown-Shipper's Choice (Masculine Cards)

Hey there everyone!

We had an awesome thunderstorm here last night in Mannheim, Germany! I just love thunderstorms!! It calmed me down some and brought back some of my creative juices, so I tried to get this challenge over with while I still had them :) It has been super hot over here lately, and everyone has been BBQing out on their grills and kids are always running around, so I thought this card would be a perfect summertime card! It can be used for "Father's Day", a general "I miss you", or just a simple, "Hello, Im thinking of you today" card! Enjoy! :)

Masculine cards seem to be a challenge in itself for me lately. I made A LOT of Father's Day cards earlier this year to send to Operation Write Home ( and just haven't had the energy or ambition I guess to get into making more....but, thankfully, for this challenge, I found the energy to get some masculine cards done!

Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my card, I hope you enjoyed and maybe even got a little inspired to go make your own masculine card! I know I usually get my own inspiration from the ladies on OWH blogs!! :)

Monday, June 7, 2010

Operation Write Home, sketch challenge #20

Hello there! This is my 2nd official challenge so far thru OWH and I do have to admit, I am hooked! I have made cards using some of their other sketches, but I didnt have a blog before to show them off! I finally understood what a blog was when I checked out all the beautiful Red, White, & Blue/Miss You themed cards for the Memorial Day that day, last Saturday, I made up my very own blog!!! It is so easy to get hooked on, I just love it!

Well, without further delay, here is my 2nd OWH sketch challenge card! It proves just what else I am addicted to--Chocolate!!!! Hope you all enjoy, I know I loved making this card!

This is my very first card ever made that 1-doesnt have a stamp on it anywhere, and 2-opens up sideways!!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Pot of Gold, color challenge for OWH

Hello there everyone! I tried to find something gold in my stash of stuff, but very quickly realized I dont have hardly anything metallic! One of the few things I had was some Christmas Im afraid my card is a tiny bit plain, but I hope it'll work for this challenge! I am so hooked on this blog thing, I cant wait to see what OWH has in store for me!!

(Ribbon up close)

Take Care and have a fantastic day!! ~Turtle!~

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

OWH Sketch Challenge #19 (#1 for me!)

Today has been a hard day for my family. Of course, being here in Germany, I dont always get to hear the news until its afternoon my time :( My brother had to make the tough decision this morning to have his 16 year old dog, Lady (Lab/Shepherd mix) put to sleep. She has been in our family since she was 8 weeks old and my brother and i were 8 (me) and 6 (greg) years old! She had a beautiful litter of puppies in 2000 and was just an all around good family dog! She will be missed. As a loving gesture to my little brother, I have decided to make him a sympathy card in remembrance of his dog, Lady. I figured I would use the OWH sketch challenge #19 AND the gold color challenge to give him an extra special card!!

[my brother with his dogs, Lady (left) and Jack]


Good Morning Everyone!!

Germany is beautiful this time of year due to all the rose bushes blossoming! Its nice living on post too because there are rose bushes right outside our front door and we can just pick some and bring them in the house, making inside smell good too! I've been practicing macro photography on my little digital camera and have to say, I am falling in love with the outcome :)

I hope you all enjoy this beautiful picture and maybe it'll come in handy for some spring/summer themed Operation Write Home cards!!

Take care and have a wonderful day!!