Wow! Do I remember how to do this???

Yes, it’s been that long!  It’s been so long that it all feels new to me.  I could give you a million reasons why I haven’t posted… why I haven’t stamped… why I haven’t scrapped… yada, yada, yada.  Eh… it just happens.  Anyway, I made a card. Yes, yes I did.

I wasn’t really sure where to start, so I started with a sketch and a kit.

Here is the sketch I used from Operation Write Home – Sketch 233.

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I also used the Simon Says Stamp June 2014 Kit of the Month.  It doesn’t seem to be available any longer, but I will link the stamp set below.  Anyway, I made my card and then I got a bit carried away and made 4 more.  More than I’ve made in the last year.  Here is the first one:

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I like the first card I did.  The ONLY thing I’m a little disappointed in is that I didn’t have any decent off white paper to stamp on which is why you see the spotchy flowers.

Here are the rest:

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So… Here you have it!  I crafted AND I blogged!  😀  And let me tell you… the blogging took a lot longer than I anticipated.  A new computer, trying to figure out Lightroom & WordPress… Just whooped me!  😀  I hope you enjoyed them.

Peace Out!

Cindy

Who Loves a Parade? – A Card Parade That Is!

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Hello everyone!  Well, it’s been one of THOSE kind of weeks in my household.  BLEH!  On the very same day, my kid came down with a fever and I came down with an earache.  Anyway, before all that happened I was looking for inspiration for my card making and decided to call on my Facebook friends/family for help.  Knowing that Operation Write Home had 179 sketches to choose from, I asked my Facebook friends/family to choose a number from 1 to 179 and that I would create a card based on the first response.  Well, of course you know I had more than 1 response and how could I say no.  So, off I set to make the cards.  Fortunately I was able to make MOST of the before I got too ill.  Yeah.. 6 days of an ear infection.  1 Doctor visit, 1 ER visit and 1 ENT visit and I’m not all that much better… BLEH!  Soooo here we go!

Who loves a parade?  I love a parade and well, so does Melissa as I first read about card parades on her blog.  You ought to go check her out.  She makes the best cards!!! And well, I kinda love her.  😀  She’s great and has been very helpful to me on my little card creating venture.  So, let’s start this parade!  Dontcha hear the marching band? No? Yeah… me neither. LOL!  First up…

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My cousin Pamela O. picked this number as her very cute, adorable, baby boy was born on 12/10.  Here is the OWH sketch that corresponds this number:

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And here is the card that I made to go along with the sketch.  Not bad eh?

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Here are some of the main supplies used for this card:

Next up we have:

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This was chosen by the lovely Tracy P!   The OWH sketch that corresponds to this number is:

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The sketch itself is kinda on the eh… simple side, but I do think I did it justice.  Here is the card I made from this sketch.  Isn’t she lovely?  😀

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Here are some of the supplies I used on this card.  The paper was received as a gift, so I don’t know the manufacturer of it, so if anyone knows, please let me know and I will edit this to add to it.  The digital stamp is from Pink Cat Studio.

Next in our card parade we have:

#81

This number was chosen by my coworker/friend Christine W. or Christine F.B.W or just Chris!  😀  The girl has more names than anyone I know.  😀  Here is the OWH sketch that corresponds to the number:

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Now, I didn’t have that exact shape for the middle of the card.  Yeah, I know… I’m surprised too!  Anyway, I chose something similar and off I went.  Here is the card I made:

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Cute huh?

Here are some of the main supplies used for this card:

Next in the card parade is:

#69

My long-time friend Mark O. picked this number because well… he’s just bad and anyone who knows him knows… he’s just bad!  LOL!  So, I rolled with it and here is the sketch that corresponds to this number:

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So off to my stamps and markers I went and here is what I came up with.  It’s cute, right?

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And once again, here are the main supplies:

So, of course Jack had to get in on the parade and he chose the following number for Highway 101 in Ca!:

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Here is the corresponding OWH Sketch:

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And here is the card I made using this sketch:

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Once again, I used paper given to me, so I don’t know the manufacturer, but here are some additional supplies I used for the card:

Now, last, but not at all least in the card parade is:

#88

Another long time friend Marni picked this number and well, I won’t tell you WHY she did, but uh… let’s just say, her and Mark would make a great pair! Birds of a feather, ya know?   LOL!  Here is the OWH sketch that corresponds to this number:

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And here is my final card for the Card Parade!

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Here are the main supplies used for this card:

I really hope you enjoyed the parade as much as I enjoyed it!  To my friends/family on Facebook – Thank you!!!  I’m certain these cards will make the family of one of our Great Heroes VERY happy!

Peace Out!

Cindy

Here are some supplies that were used on all of the cards:

OWH Sketch Challenge #178

Hello Everyone!  Well, I’ve been out of commission the last few days or so, but everything is now A-OK!  We like that!  No, in fact… we love that!  I wanted to share a card I made with you last Sunday for Operation Write Home’s Sketch Challenge #178.  Here is the sketch:

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I wanted to have a different take on the sketch.  I didn’t want it EXACTLY like the sketch, but I didn’t want to stray to far either.  So my idea was to take the 1.5 X 3.25 section and actually make it a window.  I didn’t want to use a die to cut it though because I knew I would never be able to line them all up, so I pulled out my trusty Bosskut Gazelle and cut the shapes that way.  Worked like a charm!  It worked so well I made 2 cards.  Both cards are using paper from the Simon Says Stamp June 2013 Card Kit.

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I hope you enjoyed them!

Peace Out!

Cindy

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OWH Sketch Challenge #174

Hello Everyone!!!!! It was so nice to have SO many visitors for the Operation Write Home Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop! I really had such a positive experience for my first ever blog hop!!! Everyone was so wonderful with their comments on my card that it almost makes me wanna do a blog hop EVERY weekend!!! Ok, not quite, but I am looking forward to the next one.

In the meantime, perhaps I’ll share with you a card I made for OWH Sketch Challenge #174.  Here is the sketch for the challenge:

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And before I show you the card I made from this sketch, I need to tell you about a card that inspired me during the blog hop.  The technique was one I had not tried before, so I couldn’t wait to try it.  Check out Sharon’s card here, in which she features the faux verdigris technique.  You can learn more about this technique here.  Another good tutorial to check out is the Faux Patina Tutorial by Angie Leach on Splitcoast Stampers.  You won’t be disappointed.  Anyway, here is the card I made using this technique.

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Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my card!

Peace Out,

Cindy

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OWH Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop!

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Hello Everyone! I am beyond THRILLED to be a part of this BLOG HOP!  For oh so many reasons! Just to name a couple:

#1 – I am SO thankful to our service men and women for the sacrifices that they AND their families make to keep us FREE & SAFE!

#2 – This is my very FIRST blog hop!  Or at least the very first one I’ve ever participated in by sharing my work.

My card is based on Sketch Challenge #152:

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And here is my shaker card featuring the *NEW* Lawn Fawn Puffy Star Stackable Dies & Neat & Tangled Sequins! Oh and you can thank Pretty Pink Posh for my sequin / shaker card addiction! 😀

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Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my card!  To get back to the beginning of the hop, click here.

Peace out,

Cindy

Oh My… Lucky Stars… Lawn Fawn in the house!

Hello Everyone!  Over the weekend I went to a day crop on Saturday.  I didn’t get a whole lot done, but I do enjoy the socialization aspect of it all!  Anyway, just when I thought my day couldn’t get any better, I came home that night to find that I had HAPPY MAIL from Lawn Fawn!!!!!  Yep… you betcha!  The newest releases!  Heaven in a box!  Here is the very first card made with the puffy star stackables dies & the lucky stars stamp set!  I also used bakers twine in the middle of the star, which is a new technique for me.  I’ve used it to tie bows and such, but never like this.  I think I like it.  It gives it a real 3 dimensional look.

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In other more exciting news…

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I’ve signed up for Operation Write Home’s 2013 Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop!  How awesome is that?   Now I’ve participated in Blog Hops before… Hopping here… Hopping there, but i’ve NEVER been part of one like this!  Please, please, stop by and see what everyone has come up with.  In fact, click the picture and sign up too!!

Peace Out!

Cindy

Supplies:

Oh My… Lucky Stars… Lawn Fawn in the house!

Hello Everyone!  Over the weekend I went to a day crop on Saturday.  I didn’t get a whole lot done, but I do enjoy the socialization aspect of it all!  Anyway, just when I thought my day couldn’t get any better, I came home that night to find that I had HAPPY MAIL from Lawn Fawn!!!!!  Yep… you betcha!  The newest releases!  Heaven in a box!  Here is the very first card made with the puffy star stackables dies & the lucky stars stamp set!  I also used bakers twine in the middle of the star, which is a new technique for me.  I’ve used it to tie bows and such, but never like this.  I think I like it.  It gives it a real 3 dimensional look.

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In other more exciting news…

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I’ve signed up for Operation Write Home’s 2013 Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop!  How awesome is that?   Now I’ve participated in Blog Hops before… Hopping here… Hopping there, but i’ve NEVER been part of one like this!  Please, please, stop by and see what everyone has come up with.  In fact, click the picture and sign up too!!

Peace Out!

Cindy

Supplies:

You Brighten My Day – OWH Sketch Challenge #171

Hi Everyone.  I hope everyone had a great Monday.  Mine was okay as Monday’s can be.  LOL!  Actually, only had a half day of work as I went with J to some appointments, so it was nice that we got to spend some quiet time together.  Anyway, this post will be short and sweet as I vow not to stay up past midnight again tonight.  It makes for a very long day the next day.

So – A new Sketch Challenge from Operation Write Home! Yes!  Here is the sketch:

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And here is my take on the sketch, using a stamp set from Simon Says Stamp & some yummy Hero Arts Ink!

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At first I was fretting over the lack of coverage I got with the banner stamp, but I got passed it.  I still think it’s pretty.

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See my supply list at the bottom of my post.

Here is another card I made using the sketch as well as some stamps from Unity Stamp Co.

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I hope you enjoyed them!

Peace Out,

Cindy

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His & Hers – Day 2 – Oh & a Bonus!

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Hello Everyone! This will be short and sweet today. I’m really liking OnlineCardClasses.Com – His & Hers! You really need to check it out. Anyway here is my contribution for today. I chose to use Operation Write Home’s Sketch Challenge for the week and make a His & Hers. Sorta kill 2 birds with one stone…Eh… what a horrible analogy. Anyway, you know what I mean.

Here is Sketch Challenge #170:

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And here is my take on this challenge done as a “His & Hers”.

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And now Hers:

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I hope you like them! It was a simple card, but some nights simple is good! I’ve been thinking that I really need to win the lottery so I can stay home and craft all day! 😀 This work thing isn’t all it’s cracked up to be!

And now for the bonus cards!  I had told you in my last post that I had attended a 3 day crop.  Well, here are a couple cards I created during that crop.  Enjoy!

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Peace Out!
Cindy

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His & Hers – Day 2 – Oh & a Bonus!

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Hello Everyone! This will be short and sweet today. I’m really liking OnlineCardClasses.Com – His & Hers! You really need to check it out. Anyway here is my contribution for today. I chose to use Operation Write Home’s Sketch Challenge for the week and make a His & Hers. Sorta kill 2 birds with one stone…Eh… what a horrible analogy. Anyway, you know what I mean.

Here is Sketch Challenge #170:

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And here is my take on this challenge done as a “His & Hers”.

His:

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And now Hers:

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I hope you like them! It was a simple card, but some nights simple is good! I’ve been thinking that I really need to win the lottery so I can stay home and craft all day! 😀 This work thing isn’t all it’s cracked up to be!

And now for the bonus cards!  I had told you in my last post that I had attended a 3 day crop.  Well, here are a couple cards I created during that crop.  Enjoy!

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Peace Out!
Cindy

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