Monday, March 31, 2014

SBC - Sketch #386

Here is my page for Scrapbook Challenges sketch #386. The papers are from Stampin' Up! and I used MDS software to put everything together. This picture was taken in Japan from our room at the Biwako Hotel.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

OWH - Sketch #218

Here is this week's card for Operation Write Home's sketch #218 (not #118). Instead of using the center layer as shown in the sketch, I cut strips of green cardstock and adhered them to the vanilla background. All of the cardstock and the faux brads are from Stampin' Up!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Card Swap - March

This month's card swap, as well as the remaining card swaps for the year, will not have a specific technique or theme. Just an FYI if you'd been following along with last year's monthly techniques and swaps.

For this card I actually had over a dozen of these cool sun guys stamped and colored and I thought the image would look great over some heavily embossed and coordinating paper. I finished the card by using my air spritzer (again) to add a touch of gold ink before I adhered the sentiment which I thought went well with the clocks in the background. Hope you like it.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

OWH - Sketch #217

Happy Spring! Here is this week's card for Operation Write Home's sketch #217. The focal point for my card is a tag that I recycled from my husband's jeans. I distressed the tag and used the banner to cover up the name of the jeans. In looking at the other cards that have been posted ... I hope I have gone too far out of the box.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

OWH - Sketch #216

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Here is this week's card for Operation Write Home's sketch #216. I used a digital frame cluster from suzyqscraps as the focal point for my card; the circle in the background being a replacement for the oval in the sketch.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

OWH - Sketch #215

Here is this week's card for Operation Write Home's sketch #215. Most of the elements on this card have been recycled from other cards that I've been sprucing up for donation to OWH. I'm up to 50 cards so far. Hope you have a great Sunday.

SBC - Sketch #383

Here is this week's page for Sketch #383 from Scrapbook Challenges. The photo is from Christmas but seemed to work perfectly in a circular shape. The papers and the burlap are from Stampin' Up!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

OWH - Sketch #214

For this week's sketch ... I went way outside of the box to create this card. Instead of using multiple strips of paper I used a striped embossing folder on white cardstock. I originally placed the bow over the patterned paper and had planned to leave the top of the card plain but it looked unfinished. So, I broke out my stencils and the air spritzer and went to town. I moved the bow up to cover the gap between the stenciled image and the patterned paper and finished it off with a sentiment that seemed to go well with the card.

SBC - Sketch #382

Here is this week's page for Scrapbook Challenges sketch #382. Kobi is our rescue dog from Labrador Rescuers. She was found wandering the streets of San Bernardino and looked absolutely horrible but as you can see she cleans up nicely and has turned out to be a wonderful girl. I used Stampin' Up's MDS software to create the page. The title was a freebie from Salt Town Studio.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Tim Holtz - 12 Tags of 2014 (Mar)

Here in California we are getting our first major storm of 2014. So Tim's tag for March was perfect timing (i.e., we can't wait for Spring). I used Stampin Up's "Botanical Gazette" paper with the bird as the base for my tag and added feathers from the "Fine Feathers" set (both retired). I applied several colors of SU markers to the bird image and used the SU air spritzer with Tim's burlap stencil for the pattern at the top of the tag. The yarn and the ribbon are SU as well.

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