Monday, September 27, 2010

My Card for Card Patterns

I found a really nice sketch challenge blog called "Card Patterns." I've been looking for sketches that look nice but that are easy and suited for A2 size for OWH cards. This one fits the bill perfectly!

Challenges Entered:

Another Halloween Card!

This is a freebie image from Bugaboo stamps--they have a few other digis that go with it, so cute!

Challenges Entered:
Catch the Bug Challenge--Halloween and 3D (I think I forgot about the 3D part--do the stickles and bling count?!)
Stamps R Us-- Halloween

My Card for a Friend's Birthday

This is a card I made for our very good friend's birthday. I tried to color the dog like his dog, not sure it worked, but he's still sweet.

Challenges Entered:
The Creative Cottage--boy's birthday

My Card for SRM Stickers

This OWH challenge is coming in right a the very end of the month! It's over on Thursday! It's been a great month of fun and OWH cards--happy birthday Operation Write Home!

Challenges Entered:
SRM Stickers--sketch

Saturday, September 25, 2010

An OWH Card for Christmas

Good morning, and happy Saturday! I got this really nice digi from Digi Doodles. They are having a bit of a sale and free stuff with purchase there. They have a really nice collection of digi stamps for every occasion, nice!

I'm hoping to make some more cards today, but also I'm thinking of grilling some hamburgers and making homemade french fries for dinner. I made some really yummy brownies last night, with marshmallows, chocolate chips and pecans. Yum, and a h it with the kiddos! What are you doing today?!

Anyway, on with my mini OWH Card Party! So many great challenges sponsoring OWH this week! Thank you!

Challenges Entered:
Christmas Card Challenges--make a Christmas Card
Incy Wincy--All white except the image--great idea!
Tuesday Morning Sketches--make your own flowers
Stamp Insanity--Show them Who's emBoss--cute!
Sew Many Cards--Christmas theme
Totally Gorjuss--Christmas

Thanks for looking and happy stampin'! 

Friday, September 24, 2010

A Card for InStyle's OWH Challenge!

Hello everyone! InStyle Stamps is hosting a special challenge this week for Operation Write Home's Birthday Bash. InStyle is looking for a birthday card that meets the criteria to send to OWH. Hop on over and check out the details! They have really cute stamps, and even a sale for entrants of their challenge! So, here is mine! Thanks for the inspiration, ladies!

Challenges Entered:
InStyle Stamps--birthday card
Secret Crafter--Purple and Silver

Thanks for looking and happy stampin'!

Fall Card for OWH--Card Party!

Hello everyone! A quick post to enter another card for Operation Write Home! I'm having a weekend card-making-athon party, kind of like I did a couple of weekends ago. My goal is to make 30 cards for OWH before September 30th, and so. . .let's just say I'd better get a move-on!

These pumpkins are from the Whiff of Joy Fall Set from last year, and the patterned paper is from a stack that I picked up at Michael's the last time I was in Little Rock. I think it is My Mind's Eye.

Challenges Entered:

Fussy and Fancy Friday DT Card--Week 19

Happy Friday! The challenge over at Fussy and Fancy Friday is a wonderful sketch created by Mindy. I had so much fun making this card, and the sketch is one I'll definitely use again. 

Won't you join us this fortnight at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenges? Hop on over and see what the other DT members have created--they all are spectacular!

Our sponsor this week is Bunny Zoe Crafts, hop on over and check out their store!

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The Bunny Zoe Christ Shop is now open, some fun stuff is there just waiting for you! :-)

The haunted house stamp is from Digital Delights by Louby Loo, and the candy is a stamp I have in my collection. The paper is from a really nice Halloween stack from K&Co. that I picked up in Michael's the last time I was in Little Rock.

Challenges Entered:
Stamps R Us--Halloween
Aly's Sunday Challenge--Glittery

Thank you for looking and happy stampin'! Lisa

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Another Card for Operation Write Home

There are so many challenges supporting OWH this week--I don't know if I'll be able to enter them all! :-) Having that many is a good problem to have, though! Thank you for supporting this awesome organization!

I made this card just because--I also am enjoying my fall papers. It is still 90 degrees here in Jonesboro, but it is fun to "play" like we're having fall. :-)

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Dutch Dare Challenge--birthday, thinking of you, or missing you
Sparkle Creations--fall card
Charisma Cardz--anything goes
Digi Doodle Shop's Best--embossing
Creative Card Crew--Autumn or fall
Everybody Art Challenge-fall
Paper Playtime--Autumn
Paper Sundaes--Fall or Halloween Colors

Thanks for looking and happy stampin'! Lisa

OWH Online Card Party--Starts Today!

Hello! Won't you join me for my Operation Write Home Online Card Party? From Thursday (today) at 2pm EST to Sunday at Noon.

I'm trying to make 30 cards this month--what is your goal? Let me know!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Feline Playful Blog Candy

Beat a path to Feline Playful! Karen has a fabulous blog of challenge announcements and is giving away a ton of blog candy! You can enter here:

Lisa :-)

A OWH Christmas Card!

Hello! I made this card for Operation Write Home--time to start working on Christmas cards for them, now that I shipped off the last of my Halloween cards. This is a Whiff of Joy Santa from last year. I used a sketch from a challenge blog called Unscripted Sketches. This is a really nice sketch for OWH cards--I will probably use it again for that purpose. Their challenge is also to do a monochromatic color scheme, which really worked out nicely, since I had a lot of red accumulated somehow!

Challenges Entered:
Unscripted Sketches--sketch and monochromatic
Secret Crafter--Anything goes--some cute manga stamps there!
Paper Romance--birthday or Christmas
Catch the Bug--holiday
Cowgirl--not a square card
Corrosive Challenge--use unused craft stuff--I used Prima Flowers and buttons

Thanks for looking and happy stampin'!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

My September 11th OWH Card Making Party!

Good morning, everybody! I wanted to share what we did over the weekend with my blog friends. We had a September 11th Operation Write Home Cardmaking Party to participate in OWH's Birthday Bash. Tomorrow, I will be sending over 50 cards to Sandy for our heroes! The party was really fun, and here are some pictures of all of the cards we made.

I originally scheduled the party for Saturday morning, but it turned out that our neighborhood's yearly community yard sale was that morning. So, knowing that no one would be able to get to out house for all of the garage sales goers, I made it a sleepover party. On Friday night, two of 12 YO DD Greta's friends, one of 6 YO DD Sophie's friends and one of my friends came over and worked on cards with me on Friday and on Saturday morning. We had it spread out all over the dining room table.

At 8pm, we Skyped with Sandy, president of Operation Write Home. We "met" Sandy's golden retriever, the OWH mascot, and subject of some super cute digi stamps Sandy has made for OWH. It was really fun talking with Sandy over video phone!

We also watched a few OWH videos, which all the guests really liked.

The undeniable favorite was the Old Spice video!

Last, but not least, I made a couple of angel cards in response to Sandy's "Angel Flight" challenge on her blog. Take a look at Mr. Foster's music video--it is a really nice tribute to these brave men who gave their lives in this accident in the Middle East. Mr. Foster is another person using his creativity to support our nation's heroes. Really something special!

Anyway, a great weekend, thanks for the inspiration, Sandy and Operation Write Home!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Fussy and Fancy DT Challenge #19

Good morning! This week at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge, we have a Christmas colors challenge! It doesn't have to be a Christmas card, just Christmas colors. But I was really wanting to use my Santa stamp from last year's Whiff of Joy Christmas release. So, here he is, in his green suit this time. (I guess his red one is still at the dry cleaners'?)

Won't you join us this fortnight? I'd love to see your Christmas colors! Thanks for looking and happy stampin'!