Monday, September 30, 2013

OWH Sketch #192

Hello!  It's been a busy weekend, but I managed to fit in a few cards from this week's OWH Sketch:
The paper is Basic Grey's Nordic Holiday and the stamps are from Hero Arts, stamped with Hero Arts soft pool ink.  I colored in the tree and bird with Inktense pencils and then used a waterbrush to blend.  Snowflakes are done with Liquid Pearls.
Happy last day of September to ya!

Friday, September 27, 2013

A scrapbook page using Pamela's sketch

With school in full swing, I'm finding a hard time to do any scrapbooking.  I found a great site with sketches - Pamela's World of Scrap and I loved the following sketch:
I'm working on a snow page (this is a rare thing in South Carolina) and decided to turn some of circle elements into snow flakes.  Here's the left page:
and the right page:
The blank spot on the left page will be a journaling spot for me.  The sketch was a great inspiration to motivate me to complete another scrapbook page (I'm only 3 years behind)
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

OWH Sketch #191

Due to my slow computer, I'm late posting my card for this week's OWH sketch #191:
The snowman is a freebie digital image from Birdie Brown - here . I colored him with Copics and used Liquid Pearls for the snowflakes.
Hope you're having a great week so far. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

OWH Sketch #190 + Tuesday's tutorial

Hello!  I'm catching up with this Sunday's OWH sketch challenge and today's tutorial. When you procrastinate, like me, you get to combine your cards into one post!  Ha ha.'s the sketch:
and here's my card:
The Santa elf is from Simon Says Stamp "Gnome for the Holidays".  I colored him with Copics and embossed the green background with a Sizzix holiday folder.
Today's Tuesday tutorial was Coffee filter cards by Penny Ward, which blew my socks off!  When I heat embossed the filter, I thought it would melt for sure, but it stood up to the heat.  I used alcohol inks by Ranger to add the color to my filter, which I stamped leaves on:
I loved this technique - thanks for sharing it, Penny!  I can't wait to try this out again with different colors and stamps. 
Thanks for dropping in!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

OWH Sketch #189/FCCB

Hi there!  I've been busy today catching up on challenges and I couldn't pass up the Name that tune challenge at the FCCB blog.  With my musical family, I scrapbook many music pages so I really use the Quarter Note Cricut cartridge a lot!
Here's my card, based on OWH Sketch #189:
The eighth notes are from the Quarter Note cartridge; sentiment is Paper Trey Ink.  Paper?  Who knows!  I had it last year and I'm still using it up!
I turned the sketch on its side, but I like the original orientation too, so I may try it again that way:
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great Sunday!

ODBD September Challenge

It's time for September's ODBD challenge posted here  and this month, we're challenged with wheels.  I used a Hero Arts stamp set called "Going" to make this card, based on OWH sketch #187:
I kept it simple for a masculine card.  My teenage son greets his friends with "Hey", so I thought that would be good for someone to send their teenage son.
Thank you, ODBD, for sponsoring these challenges and supporting OWH!

Button challenge

I was organizing my scrapbook magazines and ran across a tutorial using buttons to make a bubble gum machine.  I thought it would make a great card and it just so happens to be the latest challenge over at A Blog Named Hero: Button It! .
I used a cut file to make the bubble gum machine and sandwiched the buttons between a piece of acetate and white cardstock:
I didn't have any stamps that went with this, so I made my own from the computer.  It went together very quickly and the buttons sure add a cute touch.
Hope you can play along too - there's lots of great ideas to use up those buttons!