Friday, February 18, 2011

MWT-Masculine Card Challenge

Good Afternoon everyone!

10 more days until I am in NY! Home Sweet Home!! I can't wait!!! Def getting excited for Sunday to get here so I have a new challenge/sketch to work on for the week!! Been working on family birthday cards for April and May since our household goods take 2 months to get to the states and I wont have 99% of my scrapbooking/cardmaking supplies on hand, I have to get as much done now as I can!!!

Anyhoo, here are 2 of my Masculine Cards for this week....both birthday cards! Enjoy and as always, Happy Crafting!!!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

sketch 56

Good Afternoon Everyone!!

Another busy week here in Germany :) Everyone is healing fine from our accident last week and we are now focusing on getting the house in order so we can get ready for our big move back to the States! I am getting sooo super duper excited, but nervous at the same time....Im kind of addicted to my scrapbooking supplies, but can only pack a 50 pound suitcase....and clothes are kind of a must Im torn between what to pack, and what to leave behind :/

Anyhoo, here is the sketch for week 56, and below is my take on it. I combined last week's MWT with this week's sketch and voila, here ya go :)

Hope you are all having a beautiful week and HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!! <3
~Turtle, aka Sara

Friday, February 11, 2011

sketch #55

Hello there everyone!

This sure has been one busy week.....My husband and I have been married for 4 years today!!! We drove to Berlin on Tuesday for a little anniversary vacation and did a little site-seeing to Checkpoint Charlie, Brandenburg Gate, what's left of the Berlin Wall, lots of fun history stuff to see! Then, on our way home on Wednesday afternoon, we wrecked our car on the Autobahn and had to spend the night in the hospital :/ My husband and I had to stay overnight because I hit my head on the dashboard of our car pretty hard, so they wanted to make sure I didnt have a concussion. Luckily, our son came out of the accident without a scratch!!! Not too many people can say that when it comes to crashes on the autobahn! We got to come home super early this morning and with my sore head, I managed to make this card:

The sketch challenge #55 for Operation Write Home can be found here. I loved the sketch for this week, but was not very impressed by the way mine turned out lol. I think we are all our worst critics sometimes tho, so Im just hoping the person who gets this card likes it enough to send it home to someone they love :)

Happy Friday to you all! Now I'm off to try out this week's Mid-Week Throwdown!!
Happy Crafting to you all!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Focal Point Seminar Cards

Hello there everyone!

Just wanted to post these super cute cards! I absolutely fell in love with the Dora card on the Focal Point Seminar by OWH, and decided I wanted to make some cards like that myself! They arent as perfect as the Dora sample, but I think they still turned out super cute! Enjoy and happy crafting!!


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

MWT-Farm Animals

Hello everyone!

This week's midweek throwdown has been both challenging and awesome :) Challenging because I found THE cutest farm image ever, but had absolutely NO background paper or embellishments that would go with it :/ It was awesome because it reminds me of the big red barn that sits in front of my Mom's house, which I will be seeing in person, in 26 days!

I hope someone's little one will like this, I know I would!!

Happy Groundhog's Day!! Hope you are all having a beautiful week and I'll see you back here next week for the week 55 sketch challenge!
~Turtle aka Sara

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sketch #54

Hello there everyone!

It's starting to feel like winter again here in Germany, we even got a dusting of snow last night....we've had a couple of weeks of nice, bearable weather, now its starting to feel like Christmas all over again lol....Since it's so cold outside, my Aidan and I stay inside and do fun crafts together! He is a Play-Doh addict and I make my cards while he's in play mode. I am astonished to see that we can both play at the dining room table together without getting in each other's way....or making a bigger mess!

This week's sketch is for week 54, and you can find the sketch for it here. My take on it was inspired by the focal point seminar posted on the OWH blog, but looks a little different than the sketch because I couldn't find a scrap piece of paper that went with the colors I used, but also didn't compete too much with the red and yellow I already had going on....I hope it looks ok as is though! I have a whole stock pile of cartoon stickers, so I think I will be making a lot more cards like this!

I love to be able to help our deployed heroes write and send some love home to the special kids in their lives!

Hope you are all having a beautiful week, and for those of you getting all that snow back home, I hope you don't have to go out in it, but if you do, try to stay warm and safe!
Happy crafting,
Turtle aka Sara

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

sketch #53 & kids cards

Hello everyone!

Here is week #53 for Operation Write Home! I have also combined it with the Mid-week throwdown, Cards for Kids. This week's sketch was a blast to do, it helped me get rid of some more scraps too, which is a real good deal because we are getting ready to move back to the states next month, and the less I have to take back with me the better! I made 10 cards this week using this sketch, and I think they all turned out beautiful!! I hope you enjoy them too!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

sketch 52 and the new 34

Hey there everyone :)

I think I have forgotten about sketch 51 lol, but if I find it, I will def be posting! I have forgotten how much inspiration I get just from looking at all of the other beautiful cards you ladies post! They are just awesome!

Here is this week's sketch, #52, bringing about 1 full year of sketches! I didnt't have a circle punch to add to the sketch itself, but used the ribbon as an accent piece anyway :) I just love my little snowman card!!

Also, I tried the optional sketch #34, and came up with this: a super cute baby card :)

Now I am off to figure out what to do for sketch #53!! Hope you all had a beautiful weekend and have an even more beautiful week ahead!!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

My New Year's Resolution for OWH

Hello everyone! I can't believe it's been almost 4 months since I've blogged about any Operation Write Home cards! I have definitely been slacking and even though I'm not very proud of that, I am making a comeback and 2011 is going to be better than ever!

My New Year's resolution for OWH this year is:
1) To make cards using ONLY materials from my scrap bin! (embellishments not included, lol) It has grown and grown these past few months on account of me opening my own paper crafts business, Paper Crafts by Turtle but I have also been catching up on scrapbooking a lot too!

2) I made 556 cards for OWH last year, starting in February, so my goal is to at least beat it even if it's only by 1 card! I managed to make 310 for the birthday bash last year, so I'm hoping that's where a lot of my comeback will come this year as well!

Anyway, I have posted here my very first OWH card of 2011 along with a couple more which I just absolutely love! I hope you enjoy and I will be here weekly starting this coming Sunday with sketch challenge #51!

Thanks so much for your time and lovely comments, I have missed them!