Monday, February 24, 2014

OWH Sketch #213

Operation Write Home Sketch #213 proved to be quite the challenge for me.  It took me a while to come up with these.  I used Stampin' Up stamps for the images, Papertrey ink sentiments and scraps for the rest.  Let me know what you think.  Enjoy!

Until next time...

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Sketchy Saturday Layout

Yes. I did a scrapbook layout.  I'll say it again.  I did a scrapbook layout!  I think it's been almost a year since I've done a layout. I enjoyed it very much, but it just takes me so stinkin' long to complete one. I way over-think things and then get frustrated.  I put a little too much pressure on myself.
I used this sketch from the Cookin Up Creations Sketchy Saturday challenge for February 8th.

Well, until next time...

Monday, February 17, 2014

Heart Punch Flowers

Here are two cards using a challenge on Cookin' Up Creations. The challenge was to use a heart punch to create flower embellishments. Here's my take on the challenge.
Until next time...

Sunday, February 16, 2014

OWH Sketch #212 and A Challenge To Myself

GO USA!!! I've been enjoying my weekend with  my daughter, who came home from college for the weekend. We've been watching the Olympics together which has been a ton of fun. My favorite events to watch are probably curling, skeleton, luge, bobsled, snowboarding, hockey and ice dancing.
First, here's my take on the latest Operation Write Home sketch. Very simple. Very easy!
We're anticipating more snow tomorrow (around 6 inches) so I see some more card making in my future. I was looking through all my stamps and realized just how many stamps I haven't used very much, if at all. Yes. I have a LOT of stamps I purchased and haven't even used. I'm sure no one else out there has that issue [Wink, wink]. Anyhow, I am going to challenge myself each week to use some of those sad, lonley, neglected stamps in my collection. Here are my selections for this week.  These are Hero Arts background stamps that are really fun to layer with. Can't wait to get creative with them!
Well, until next time...

Monday, February 10, 2014

More Olympic Creations

Did a little Olympic watching this afternoon and tonight. Am I weird because I like watching curling? I find it quite intriguing. I may just have to research it a bit and find out exactly how it is played. I really loved the funky pants that Team Norway was sporting, too. My hubby said they reminded him of the Partridge Family bus.

Anyway,  here's a few cards I made tonight. My mojo wasn't really flowing. I don't think that they're my best work. But they're definitely not my worst.

Until next time...

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Olympic Card Creating

I absolutely love watching the Olympics. My husband. Not so much. So, because he is the king of the remote,  I'll be spending a lot more time in my scrap studio the next couple of weeks! He totally frustrates me when we watch television together. He spends more time watching what he's missing than what he's watching. Can I get an amen?! I know I'm not the only girl out there that has a channel flipper in the house. Anyway, I've spent the last two nights in my scrap studio doing a little straightening up and some Olympic creating. Here's a few cards I did.

Well, until next time...

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Valentine's Day Cards

I finally made it to my scrap studio yesterday. The first couple hours were spent cleaning it up from my Christmas projects. It was bad... then I settled in and created these cards for my daughter and her college roommate for Valentine's Day. I am still getting a bit frustrated with my Copic markers. I love the results of shading and all but I can't seem to learn how to stop the bleeding. You know what they say though... practice makes perfect, so I guess I need to use them more if I want to learn. There is definitely a learning curve with Copic markers. Anyway, here's my creations.

Until next time...