Sunday, May 5, 2013

National Scrapbook Day rebellion

Hi everyone!  Although I went to a weekend crop for National Scrapbook Day (15 pages done!), I wanted to participate in OWH's VCMP - Virtual Card making party.  I've got a lot of catching up to do and I plan on putting all the cards in this one post.
Challenge #1: ODBD Miss You :
I made the background on glossy paper with alcohol inks.  The sentiment is from Stamps of Life, mounted on to two pieces of vellum.
Challenge #2: Kids cards
I cut the Ipod images on my Cricut and the sentiment is from the You set at Simon Says Stamp.  I now see that Paula didn't challenge is to do both a boy & girl card, but it was easy to make the second one.
Challenge #3: Romance cards
The sentiment is a rubon from Creative Imaginations and the papers are all from my stash.  The ruffle card tutorial was one of the first ones I watched over a year ago and it was fun to re-visit the technique.
Here's the sketch from Crafty Sketches October 2011: 
Here's my take on the sketch:
The papers, sentiment and hearts are from the May Simon Says Stamp card kit. I inked the hearts with Tsukineko Brilliance gold ink.  Now, I know that the Mother's Day deadline for OWH has passed, but I had to make some Mother's Day cards to mail out.
Challenge #5: OWH Sketch #171
Sentiment, lace & paper is from the May SSS card kit.  This started out as a masculine card, but the lace took it to the feminine side.  Once Sandy challenged us with romance, I can't seem to get off that subject!
Challenge #6: Handmade by Julie - Use a photo on a card
What a great idea!  This picture is from my Hawaii trip last year - I took tons of flower pictures.  The sentiment is from Jillibean and the papers are from the April Simon Says Stamp kit.
Challenge #7: Summertime cards
Paper & sentiment from the April SSS card kit.  I colored the digistamp using Copics and embossed the top yellow half of the card with the Swirls Cuttlebug folder.
Challenge #8: Googlie Eyes
I used an image from My Cute Graphics and the sentiment is from the You set from Simon Says Stamp.  I thought I had no googly eyes, but I found a small bag this morning!  Yeah!  I need to stay away from craft stores for a while and use my stash.
Alrighty then - I completed all the VCMP challenges and got a good head start on my next OWH box.  I'm gonna check out what the other ladies have been doing this past weekend and....relax!
Thanks for stopping by.


  1. What a fun die-cut and iPods are great for cards for the 'older kids', who are sometimes pretty hard to design for. I agree that it is pretty easy to make a boy and girl version once you have a design down and I may try to do that more often in the future too. And the alcohol background paper on your miss you card is so striking...just beautiful! Thanks for joining in on my challenge in the VCMP this weekend Erika. :)

  2. What a productive weekend!! Great group of cards, and the first one with the alcohol ink background is stunning!

  3. I love all of these! That vellum card is lovely! Hope you had fun with the VCMP... I'm super glad that you gave the scrapbook-layout card a go! Your example is so pretty... Someone is going to have a super Mother's Day!

  4. Lovely cards, Erika! That flower photo is gorgeous and I love the layout you chose for that card. Thanks for playing along in my OWH VCMP challenge!

  5. Wow Erika, you've been a busy bee and you have some gorgeous cards to show for it. I simply love everything about this week's sketch card. I love yellow and gray together and you put the different patterns together beautifully. The lace and gold brad are the perfect finishing touches.

  6. Lots of lovely cards done for the VCMP. My alcohol backgrounds never turn out as nice as this one does. Thank you for joining the OWH challenge.

  7. While all tghe cards are wonderful the first is uber striking! I def need to try that soon! tfs!!!