Sunday, April 15, 2012

Block Party!

I borrowed a friend's Block Party cartridge last weekend and have been having a blast putting together cards with the cuts I made along with some fun sentiments from Scrappy Moms!

I'm linking these cards up to the OWH Make 'em Laugh blog hop. The hop features funny cards to be sent to our deployed troops so they can write home to friends and family.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look. Hope you have a fantastic week!

Shari B

You're TREE-mendous!

Today was my birthday and what better way to spend the day than making cards!

I made nine of these for Operation Write Home with the help of my friend Ute and sister Kathy.This card was made using a tree cut at 3" from the Give a Hoot cartridge. The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms and we used a couple of Cuttlebug folders for texture. This one's a little "punny" so I'm linking it up to the OWH Make Em Laugh Bloghog.

We also made a couple of "thanks dad" cards using paper from Recollections, a stamp from Stampin' Up, and Early Espresso for layering and inking. This one was fun and went together fairly quick once we figured out how to line up the plaid!

All in all, a productive crafternoon!

Shari B

Sunday, April 8, 2012

OWH Sketch Challenge #116

Hello! Hope you had a great Easter! When I got home from visiting the kids, my neighbor called to say they had received some of my mail yesterday. One of those items was this stamp from Penny Black! I then ran to my computer to check the sketch at OWH Stars and Stamps Blog. Yahoo! It was a good fit so I rummaged around in my cute paper, grabbed my copic markers and walaa...a sweet card for my box of mostly-manly cards for OWH.

Now...back to some card making! Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT week!
Shari B

Friday, April 6, 2012

Well done!

This is my first post from my new iPad...we'll see how this goes!

Last night I was playing with the Block Party cartridge and I made this fun Father's Day card. My own dad passed away several years ago, so I'm having lots of fun making some special "dad" cards for Operation Write Home.

Short and sweet post tonight! Have a great weekend and Happy Easter everyone!

Shari B

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

You always POP-UP when I need you!

I was inspired by this week's Mojo Monday sketch to make a card featuring one of my favorite little critters from the Give a Hoot Cricut cartridge. I tipped the sketch on it's side and used a bunch of fun supplies: designer paper from "The Great Outdoors" pad by GCD Studios, card stock and ribbon from Paper Trey Ink, a sentiment from Scrappy Moms "A Pinch and a Dash" set, a border punch from Martha Stewart, along with a daisy punch and some random supplies from my stash.  I inked edges with gray ink for a distressed look.

I'm also linking this up to the ODBD Challenge at OWH Stars and Stamps, which is looking for animal cards throughout the month of April.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look. I hope the things popping up in your life are ALL GOOD!
Shari B

Monday, April 2, 2012

ODBD Challenge: Animals!

The theme of the ODBD Challenge on the OWH Stars and Stamps blog for the month of April is to make cards with animals.  I LOVE critter cards, don't you? If we have 50 cards linked to this challenge, Our Daily Bread Designs will pay the shipping on two boxes of cards to our deployed troops.  PLUS - they have a drawing and two lucky winners will receive $25 gift certificates to their online store.  I hope you will play along!

Here is a card I made using my new "Meow" Cricut cartridge.
I fashioned the cute kitty after my grand-cat Stanley using my copic markers. Designer paper is from Paper Trey Ink, card stock is from Stampin' Up and I picked up the ribbon at Michael's.  The sentiment is from a Penny Black set.  This was a fun card to make, and I can't wait to make some more cards with this cartridge! So many little time!

Thanks for stopping by to take a look!  Have a meow-velous day!
Shari B

Sunday, April 1, 2012

OWH Sketch Challenge #115

Today's sketch at OWH Stars and Stamps is a real "keeper".  I looked over my stamps and decided it had been way too long since this sassy little penguin from Stampin' UP! had seen an ink pad.  I knew I wanted to go bright and colorful, and found this citrus-y paper in a DCWV card set, which is called, coincidentally, "Citrus".  I used a Scrappy Mom's sentiment that would work for lots of different occasions, and those crazy circles from Cuttlebug reminded me of the bubbles on the surface of the lake.  (You know, like "blub, blub" something is swimming down below.)  Can you tell this card is making me happy?  : )

Time to clean up my stamping mess and get to some chores and a run to Walmart!   Hopefully I can be strong and steer clear of the craft aisle today!

Have a blessed day!
Shari B