Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Blog Candy Winner

Hi all.   Thanks to everyone who participated in the Operation Write Home blog hop.  It was so fun to see all the cards.   And I loved reading all the memories that were listed in the comments of past Memorial Days.   Now on to the winner of my blog candy.   And the winner is:

That is Susan!!!

Susan said...

Nice card. My favorite memory is when I learned what Memorial Day was about - not just remembering the dead, but remembering those who gave all for our country.
Thanks again.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Operation Write Home Blog Hop

This is my first blog hop and I'm super excited. 

Thanks for joining me on Operation Write Home's Annual Memorial Day blog hop.   The theme this year is Missing You cards.   I struggled with this card at first, since the patterned paper I used is printed on the other side for downhill skiing.  lol   Making the card red, white, and blue was optional, but I think it was a great idea!!   The paper is by Moxxie.  The flower is from Prima, and the ribbon and brads are from Hobby Lobby.    The sentiment is from Close to My Heart.

Now for the blog candy.    The candy is a 50 sheet packet of Fine Linen colored cardstock from Papertrey Ink, and 2 stamp sets from The Angel Company, "For My Tweetie" and "Thanking God" (both from the 2010-2011 Fall Supplement).      To win, just leave a comment with your email and share your favorite memory from a past Memorial Day weekend.  

The next blog in this hop is  Amanda: Scrappnbee the Scrapbooker

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Summer Day

Oh to lay in the grass on a nice summer day, with no cares in the world, wouldn't that be great.   Sometimes I miss school, so we could have summer break.   (But I don't miss the homework.) 

The image is a digital stamp by Designed2Delight, check out their weekly challenges here.  The patterned paper is some I have had for a little while, I forgot to look up who it is from, but I think I got it at Hobby Lobby.    Blue cardstock is Bazzill.   Don't remember who the sentiment is from, but it is a clear stamp. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Skateboarder Boy

This is kind of a loud card, but it works.   The image is from Designed2Delight, as part of their weekly challenge.   You can check out their blog here.

The paper was in a 4x6 paper pad that I got at a garage sale, so don't know the name of it.   The red and green cardstock was in the pad also.   The kraft cardstock is from Marco Papers.  Colored in with Copics.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Dinasour card for OWH

I am having a card making event in June in support of Operation Write Home and since there might be brand new card makers there, I am preparing some kits to have on hand. 

This is the "sample" card for one of the kits.   The dinasour will be put together already and the flag will be stamped.   I added the wiggle eyes at the last minute, they are awesome.

All the paper is from Hobby Lobby, except for the lighter orange, that is Die Cuts With a View from JoAnn's.   The wiggle eyes are from Hobby Lobby.   You should see the wall of eyes they have there!!   The sentiment is from CTMH.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Pail of Flowers

A simple quick card using a digital image from Designed2Delight for their weekly challenge.   You can find them on their blog.  

The cardstocks are Bazzill and the patterned paper came from my scrap pile, so don't know the name of it.  Sentiment is CTMH.   Colored the image with Copics.   (Hey Christine, check out my grass coloring!!)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Scrapbooking Girls weekend

Here are some pictures from when my niece and sister-in-law came for the weekend to scrapbook.  

My niece had 10 pages/layouts done before her mom had finished sorting pictures.

My niece had bought the wig earlier that day at a garage sale.  And it was her 10th birthday that weekend.   (my sad attempt at a layer cake.)

Late Friday night, SIL still sorting pictures. 

My niece talked Grandma into wearing the wig for a picture!!!  Don't tell Grandma, she will be mad I posted this online.    This is me, my mom (Grandma), and SIL.

SIL's first layout.  She actually copied one of mine. 

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Trophy Card

My 11 year old nephew, Luke, won the Timothy award in Awana.   Unfortunately his church could not afford to buy the trophy.   But his dad (my brother) still had his trophy from when he won the Timothy award 30 years ago.    So my brother presented his award to Luke at the award ceremony.   Luke was surprised and delighted.  He is very proud that he gets his dad's award.  

I made Luke a trophy card, so he could have his own award.  I cut the shape out on the Cricut with the Printing 101 cartridge.   I did not weld them, I cut 2 shapes and glued them together at the top, scoring the back piece.   The "sentiment" on the card was from the George and Basic Shapes cartridge.  

I think this was cut at 4.5 inches.

My brother getting the award in 1981.

Luke getting the award from his dad in 2011.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Moriah's birthday card

My niece, Moriah, will be 10 on Sunday.  Her and her mom are coming over Friday and Saturday to have a scrapbook weekend.   Well, my SIL might just relax and enjoy a couple days without the boys around.   

I made this card for her birthday.   My brother recently started raising goats and this digital stamp image by Mo's Digital Pencil is perfect.   The image is called "Saturday's Child" and you can find Mo here

The card base is Bazzill Smoothies, the blue patterned paper and cardstock is CTMH, and the pink patterned paper was from scraps.   Colored in the image with Copics and the sentiment is by CTMH.   Don't know where the brads came from.