Sunday, August 4, 2013

Sunday Cards

Hello there!  I've had a busy weekend sewing and crafting.  It's marching band season again and I'm the uniform chairperson, which means sewing and measuring, but I enjoy working with the students so I don't mind.  I'm learning how to cut with fabric on my Cricut, but it's the most frustrating thing ever!
#1 - Challenge #29 at A Blog Named Hero
ABNH challenged us to re-use something we intended to throw away.  After my last card (see here), I was going to throw away the extra circles I cut out.  I played around with the shapes and came up with this card:
The large scallop is imperfect - one of the scallops was cut clean off, but I hid this underneath my circle sentiment, which uses the Hero Arts Fancy Basics stamp.  So, I re-used the imperfect scallop on a card!  Pretty pleased with myself.  (Ink is Versafine Smokey Gray.)
#2 - August ODBD Challenge
Our Daily Bread Designs provides a monthly challenge at Operation Write Home and this month, we're challenge to make something using the colors brown, green, and pink.  I  came up with cherry blossoms as my focal point, which was a free file from SVG Cuts - cherry blossoms -
#3 - Sketch #184 at OWH
This week, Doodle Pantry is sponsoring our weekly sketch.  The last time they did this for us, I bought several digi stamps from them and received the Rounded sentiments free with my purchase.  These stamps are exactly what I was looking for on my cards and I printed several of them for today's sketch:
This card was my best for today, but here's my first two cards using the sketch:
Thanks, Doodle Pantry!  Hope ya'll enjoy the rest of your day.


  1. All of these cards are very nice, but the cherry blossom card is gorgeous. Love its dimension and texture. :)

  2. Great cards, love the nice contrast between your papers, really makes them pop! Thanks for all your special talents with the band costumes, I was in the drill team and we couldn't have done it without parents like you! TFS on all accounts!

  3. Love the round sentiments! Thanks for enabling me!

  4. Wow! Cards are great! Bless you for being the uniform go to person! I work as a majorette advisor and I know how much work goes into those uniforms! You are pretty awesome!

  5. Great way to use the chevron paper, straight and cocked! Love the colors, too!

  6. WOW- you have been busy! Love all of the cards-and the cherry blossoms really are gorgeous! Love the round sentiments!