Sunday, July 22, 2012

OWH Sketch Challenge #130

This is my second post of the day using this cute turtle stamp from SU! This stamp set is on loan from a friend, and I'm definitely giving it a workout! You can see my previous post here. I turned this week's OWH Sketch Challenge on its side, and saw three turtles creeping along.  I wasn't sure what kind of sentiment would fit, but settled on this stamp from Scrappy Mom's.  The turtles are colored in copics, and I used Glossy Accents on the eyes and the blue turtle shell.  I finally had a chance to use my Martha Stewart fringe scissors for the grassy border, and I pulled a variety of papers and supplies from my stash to finish it off.


Thanks for stopping by to take a look!

Shari B

Hippy Hoppy Happy Hello

Some people probably think I'm crazy for hanging out in my craft room on this hot & sunny summer day!  To that I say two words..."air conditioning".  Ha! Today I'm catching up on posting some of the cards going in my box for Operation Write Home. These cheery cards were made using the Turtle & Co. stamp set from Stampin' Up! I used papers from PTI, including DP from PTI Green Boutique.  I used copics for coloring, and gave the Cuttlebug a workout with Nestability dies and a couple of my favorite Provo Craft embossing folders. The middle card was in my reject box, waiting for a focal idea where those papers came from or how long ago I started it!

I sure had fun playing with this stamp set, and I hope these cards will brighten someone's day!

Thanks for stopping by to take a look. Enjoy your day!

Shari B

Monday, July 9, 2012

OWH Sketch Challenge #128

For this week's OWH Sketch Challenge, I gathered up some clouds I had cut for another project and pulled out my Loads of Love stamps from SU!  I grabbed DP from PTI (I know, I've been using this a LOT lately) and DCWV Linen Stack. The truck chassis is paper pieced, and the pups and tires are colored with copics.

I normally don't use a sentiment inside my OWH cards, but in this one I stamped "Thought you could use a little pickup".  Hee hee.  I might try some variations on this theme, as the little pickup was really fun to do!

Have a wonderful week! Thanks for stopping by to take a look!  :)

Shari B

Sunday, July 8, 2012

ODB Designs July Challenge

Today's card was inspired by this month's Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge. The challenge was to think "cool" and use colors from the cool side of the color wheel.  I thought of these decorative papers from Papertrey Ink right away, and decided to add an additional cool factor to the card by combining a phrase from this century ("LOL" from Scrappy Moms) with a character from the last century (Charlie Chaplin by Stampers Best).

I layered with "New Leaf" from PTI, and added some interest with a precious bit of blue chevron May Arts ribbon that I received from Sandy as an OWH prize (THANKS!). The brad is from SU! It's hard to see in the photo, but I backed everything with a white card base. Here's a second version with a different sentiment from Scrappy Moms. 

I hope you can link up a cool card to this challenge, as Our Daily Bread Designs will cover shipping on a box of OWH cards for every 25 cardmakers that play!

Thanks for stopping by to take a look! Stay cool, people! :)

Shari B

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Anniversary - OWH Throwdown Challenge

Hello and Happy Independence Day! It's a thunder-stormy day here in the Midwest, so I'm thinking that puttering in my craft room is going to be a great way to spend the day!

This week's OWH Midweek Throwdown Challenge is Anniversary Cards! Here's a card I made using the love birds and heart cut from the Something to Celebrate Cricut cartridge. The card base is SU! Very Vanilla and the tan paper is from the Linen Closet DCWV stack.  Other papers used were scraps from my stash! I added a Hero Arts sentiment heat embossed in gold, and metallic "stitching" around the heard to compliment the swirl in the decorative paper. The punched border is from SU!

Thanks for stopping by to take a look!  Have a great day!

Shari B