Monday, August 23, 2010

OWH Challenge #31

Hello there everyone!

Not too much going on here this week....def ready for fall weather, this humidity is killing me! This week's sketch from Operation Write Home is one of my favorites and I know it'll be one that I use over and over again! Its just too cute and simple to NOT use it!

Here is sketch #31:

And these are my takes on it:

Feeling a little lovey-dovey/reminiscent I suppose since my husband is away for the week. I also came across a blog link from Paper Crafts Magazine on Facebook and entered my cards to win some pretty cool stuff! If you think you'd like to enter to win, their link is here: All Things Unity

I hope you all enjoyed and good luck with the winnings if you enter!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

MWT 8.19.10-Michelle Perkett Studios

Hello there everyone!

This is my midweek throwdown....couldnt pick just one of the free digis this time, so I decided to make 1 of each design! had a slight creative block, but I think they still turned out ok....hoping some much needed sleep will get me back on track tomorrow, Im having cardmaking withdrawals :)

The designer of the images is Michelle Perkett Studios and her websites are as follows:
Etsy Account , Challenge Blog , Regular Blog If you like the designs on these cards, be sure to check out her websites for more info and digital samples :)

Thanks so much for checking out my page!
See you next time for sketch challenge #31!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

OWH Challenge #30

Hello there everyone!

Not too much going on here lately, just dealing with a lot of personal family issues, YAY! Lucky for me, being crafty and making cards always serves as an outlet and helps me calm my nerves, so I was so excited to wake up this morning and see the new challenge sketch was posted! Here is what the sketch looks like :

Here is my take on this weeks challenge:

I made this card wish my son in mind. I was a little scared at first to make a card with a completely black base, but I think overall, it turned out pretty cute!

I hope you all enjoyed this card as much as I did making it! Take care and have a great week ahead!


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

OWH Sketch #29

Hello everyone!!

I got an email from my team leader at Soldiers Angels ( and she said there was a special "Angel" out there who is having a birthday at the end of the month....her only request for her birthday was to get stamps in the mail so she could keep writing to the soldiers overseas :)

This is the special birthday card I made for her, the matting behind the cake stamp is supposed to look like a stamp, but Im afraid it didnt turn out very well....going to have to look into getting some scissors that look like it thats for sure.

Here is my take on the challenge:

As always, I would love to hear your feedback, shows where I can or dont need to improve :)

Thanks so much for taking the time to view my card :)
Have a great week and see you back here for the MWT!!
Take care,

Friday, August 6, 2010

OWH Birthday Bash-Party :)

I spent quite a bit of time yesterday preparing for my Operation Write Home Birthday Bash, ( party!!! I got 80 Christmas card kits done, but its driving me crazy that Im not able to finish them until next month!!

I've decided, the party is going to be on September 4th @ 2:00PM, here at my little apartment in Mannheim, Germany!

I've already got 2 confirmed guests, which is good in my apartment is pretty tiny and I dont know that many people around post who knows how or likes to make cards anyway.

We are going to have snacks and drinks, and maybe a little music or something fun to do while we make cards. Its going to be a nice break from all of our children...4 boys, under the age of 5!! Crazy!

Below is a picture of my christmas card kit as well as a pic of just the card itself.
I feel like something is still missing, like a button or something between the image and the lettering....if any of you have any advice, that would be super!!

Thanks so much for checking out my blog, as always, have a fantastical weekend and coming week :)

Take care,

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Advice Needed: OWH Bday Bash Party

Hello there all my fellow crafters! I am throwing together a Birthday Bash Celebration Cardmaking Party for Operation Write Home ( on September 4th and have a question for you all: out of the 28 sketch challenges we have had, which one has been your favorite? I am inviting people I know of who scrapbook, but don't necessarily make cards, so I need an easy, fun layout! Thank you so very much!

Here is my midweek throwdown card, using just scraps and a tiny bit of ink :) enjoy!!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Challenge #28 for OWH

Hey there everyone! Been one super busy weekend, but I threw myself into my card making tonight anyway! I just had to get back in the habit of working on my blog and trying to get at least one card made per challenge. I got over 50 cards made for the month of June, so Im trying to beat my record there as well!

Here is the challenge for this week:

And here is my take on it:

I cheated on the horizontal stripes (instead of using individual strips, i used a piece of paper with lines on it), but I think overall, the card turned out really well! I just hope it brings a smile on some little boys face when they get it in the mail from their hero!

Have a great week all you crafty critters and thanks so much for stopping in to see my card!

Take care,