Saturday, October 19, 2013

Scrap retreat

Hello!  I'm away at a scrapbook retreat and it's appropriate that I post a page for a challenge.  I'm loving Pamela's World of Scrap blog and her latest sketch - Sketch #242 was great for me to document a trip to the zoo.
I've had the Creative Memories animal paper for years and I'm happy to use it up!  The title is from the Paper Wizard - here .  This is the sketch:
 Hope your weekend is lovely! Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, October 7, 2013

WCMD Blog candy winners

Sorry for not posting last night, but here are the two winners of my blog candy:
Camille Short
Email me your mailing address at Erikantroy at yahoo dot com and I'll send your goodies to you.
Thanks to everyone for your nice comments.  I truly appreciate it.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

OWH Sketch #193 + Sending Love

Hiya bloggers!  Yesterday's OWH Bloghop was a blast and I'm still checking out the fabulous inspirations from everyone.  Ya'll are sooo talented!
Today's OWH sketch is #193:
Here's my card, using the last scraps from the Basic Grey Nordic Holiday paper pad:
I made a second card to send to Julie Ebersole's mother, who is battling cancer.  Ellen Hutson asked card makers to send her mother a card of encouragement, which you can read about here .  I used today's sketch for this card:
 The sentiment is a digistamp from Desert Diva and the anchor is a freebie from Patricia Zapata at A Little Hut although I can't seem to find the file on her website any longer :-(  Everyone knows someone who is affected by breast cancer and I hope my card puts a smile on Alice's face.  It felt good to use pink after all these holiday cards!
I'm also entering this card in the Cardz TV Breast Cancer Awareness challenge.
Tonight I'll choose the two winners of my blog candy and post it on my blog.  Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

OWH World Card Making Day 2013 + giveaway

Welcome to OWH's 2013 WCMD bloghop! There's so much inspiration to enjoy today so be sure to check out all the blogs at OWH 
Our theme is Thank You cards based on an OWH sketch and I chose sketch #53:
My thanks card will be sent as a holiday AnyHero card.  Although our deadline for holiday cards is fast approaching, the deadline for AnyHero holiday cards is December 1.
I cut the word "thanks" three times, stacked each letter, then embossed it with white embossing powder.  The stamped sentiment is from PaperTrey Ink and the paper is Basic Grey's Nordic Holiday. If you'd like the "thanks" cut file, click on "My SVGs" at the top of my blog.
If there's a bloghop, there has to be candy.! I'm giving away these stamps to two commenters:
I'll draw the winners on Sunday night, October 6th and email you.  Thanks for stopping by and keep on hoppin'!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Quick cards

I'm in crunch card-making mode now - trying to finish the holiday OWH cards this week!  The mid-week throwdown at OWH fits me right now - Multiply the Fun .  Pam T. showed us great ideas on how to churn out several cards at once and when I need to make quick cards, I start die-cutting images on my Cricut.
I cut out a simple ornament and mounted strips of holiday paper on it, along with a bit of twine:
Sentiment is by Technique Tuesday, which I heat embossed.  Pretty simple, right?  And...I used up scraps with this!  (That's always a good thing)  Even if you don't have a ornament cut file, I think you could easily make one with circle dies/punches.
I also tried one of Pam's layout ideas for this card:
I can't thank her enough for the detailed instructions and inspiration!
Are you going to participate in this weekend's WCMD bloghop?  I'm going to be there and I've got blog candy to give away (I need to de-stash).  Hope to see ya'll there!