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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

S & S Midweek Throwdown Challenge - Love Cards

This week's theme for the S & S Midweek Throwdown Challenge is Love Cards!  What better way to show some love to our deployed troops than to shower them with Love Cards they can send back home to those they love?!?  And what better way to say I Love You than a card that makes your face AND heart smile?

This card made my "top three" favorite list of all of the Disney cards I made this past week (which was a whopping 50! whoo hoo!) for Operation Write Home.  Although the pic isn't too bad I have to tell you that the colors are fabulous in real life - very eye catching.

Here is a quick rundown:  The Daffy image was cut from a 12 x 12 sheet of paper purchased from JoAnn's (but I hear it is available at Michael's too), the cardstock is Stampin' Up! Tempting Turquoise, the sentiment is from Hambo Stamps, and the black bling is from Pizzazz Aplenty (THE best online store for bling), and the background paper is from a paper pack by Prima Marketing called "Rock On Bro."

Thanks for stopping by - please leave some love in  my comment section!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Disney Madness - Pink with No Sentiment

For the past several days - ok, nearly a week - I have been making cards using a single sheet of 12 X 12 designer paper purchased from JoAnn's.  Yes, you read that correctly - just ONE sheet of 12 X 12 paper has kept me busy for several days/'s not that I am a slow creator or even a perfectionist.  I have actually been able to complete over 25 cards from this one sheet - and still have almost as many yet to make. 

How? you ask.  This one piece of paper had fifty 1.75" squares with various Disney characters in each square.  So, once I cut it up I had 50 different focal images to work with and I just had to use one square per card to give each character his rightful moment in the spotlight!

Here is the "Pink with No Sentiment" card I made with Daisy Duck.  I didn't give it a sentiment because I truly felt that her eyes said it all!!

I will be entering this card in Lexi's Creations blog challenge to make a card with no sentiment.  I will also be posting this to the Facebook fan page for Hero Arts because today is National Pink Day!  How fun is that?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

S & S Sketch Challenge #73

Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by.  It has been way too long (several weeks) since I have posted anything new to my blog - although I have been putting some of my creations up on the Operation Write Home Facebook fan page from time to time. 

Here is this week's sketch, #73, over at the Stars & Stamps blog: 

Honestly, my first thought was "oh no, an angled cut" but it wasn't really any big deal once I thought it through.  My tip:  Cut the cardsock to 4.25" x 3.5" then make a mark at 2" on one side, draw a line between the opposite corner and the 2" mark and cut along that line. 

Here is my card:

I used my Cuttlebug and the HB embossing folder and the rest was from my *gasp* scrap pile.  Really - I had these papers all out on my workspace from another project (which was actually the last Sketch challenge I posted now that I think about it!) and since I love the colors I just went with it.  The flower was punched with an SU punch and I coated it with Glossy Accents.  The colored paper was part of the gifted 12 x 12 sheets from a co-worker.  The sentiment is from a recently acquired Penny Black stamp set.

Just for fun I will show you the other card I made using these same scraps.  I posted it on FB so if you have already seen it just pretend that you didn't and oohh and ahhh anyway, ok?  :)

Happy Stamping and God Bless!