Monday, November 26, 2012


Here it is ATCAS's first challenge:
What does snow mean to you?
Snow White?
Snow Cones?

SNOW is the challenge and here is my card:

Martha Stewart Snowflake punch, Stampin Up sentiment

Thanks for looking ... :)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Two cards today ...

The first is a CAS masculine card for CASual Fridays.  Guy cards are always a stretch for me, so having a challenge is sooo helpful!  

 I used my Spellbinders Small Circle Set, Stampin Up Happy Birthday Stamp, 
and paper from my scrap heap.


This second card I created for the Less is More challenge 

Stamps are from Stampin Up, I colored the flower with Primsacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Operation Write Home

I discovered OWH (Operation Write Home) in 2008 through a Memorial Day Bloghop when it was then called "Cards for Hero's".  As I haven't been making many cards this past year or so, I haven't really kept up with them, but am hoping to get back to it.  This organization sends thousands of handmade cards overseas to our military men and women to use to keep in touch with their friends and family.  Each Sunday there is a new sketch posted on the OWH Stars and Stamps blog.  Here is my card based on this week's sketch ...

My Mind's Eye card base; EK Success border punch; Vellum sentiment from stash; Bazzill CS from scrap heap ...

Monday, October 29, 2012

Less is More ...

I am so happy to have found a "new" (to me anyway) challenge blog!

Less is More is a clean and simple challenge blog and the challenge for this week is based on a sketch found here.  

Stamps - Savvy stamps, Inks - Brilliance Moonlight White Pigment Ink & Encore! Ultimate Metallic Gold

Sunday, October 28, 2012

CAS - Clean and Simple

Totally cased this card from OWH's (Operation Write Home) clean and simple tutorial page ...

Ribbon from stash (maybe May Arts?), stamp - Hero Arts.

Friday, October 26, 2012


and I'm back in the game .... at least I hope so!

I recently stumbled across the blog CAS-ual Fridays and this week's challenge is to 
so here is my card made from kraft cardstock, distress inks, studio G "thankful" stamp and an unknown maple leaf stamp.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Operation Write Home ......

I first learned of Operation Write Home a few years ago, when I stumbled into a Memorial Day Bloghop.  Since I love creating cards, and often have lots of leftovers after participating in challenges, sketches, etc., I began creating cards for OWH on a more regular basis.

OWH provides military personnel with handmade only cards, to help encourage contact with family and friends at home.  The OWH blog, OWH Stars and Stamps, regularly posts sketches, challenges for cardmakers, along with notes and sometimes video from the military personnel who receive and use these cards.

If you are a cardmaker, check out the OWH blog and if you choose, please join us.

Cardstock, (Bazzill); Printed cardstock (unknown), Misc, (flowers, brad) 

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Happy Anniversary

Our daughter and son-in-law just celebrated their 5th Anniversary.  This card represents our "toast" to them. 

Happy Anniversary J & A!!

Supplies: Cardstock (Bazzill Basics, Misc.); Dies (Spellbinders); Stamp (Michael's Dollar Stamp); Misc (Lace, bling, Sakura Gelly Roll pen)

Saturday, October 9, 2010


Congrats to the Bride and Groom.  This card I whipped up for a wedding we're going to about an hour from now.  Friends of our with a yours and mine for a total of five kids!!  Many happy years of married life to Ricky and Sonya!!

Cardstock (DCWV, Bazzill); Patterned paper (DSWV La Creme); Stamp (Inkadinkado); Misc (EK Success border punch, Kaisercraft pearls)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

S & S Sketch #36

Operation Write Home - a winter card, birthday, missing you, thinking of you.... this card could be used for any of these, and in spite of the snowflakes... it would warm a persons heart....

Cardstock (Bazzill, DCWV); Stamp (Stampin Up); Die Cuts/Punches (Spellbinders, Martha Stewart); Misc. (MM Brad, Brilliance Ink Pad)