Saturday, July 6, 2013

ODBD July Challenge...Stitching!

The Our Daily Bread Design July challenge at the Operation Write Home this month is stitching! I like adding faux stitching with a gel pen, as shown in this birthday card made with the Birthday Bash cricut cartridge. I think it adds a nice touch to this cute little lady!

I used a zig zag stitch using my sewing machine for the cheery card below, made with the Nifty Fifties cricut cartridge and a variety of Cuttlebug embossing folders.

Finally, I made this last card using the Campin' Critters cartridge for a co-worker who was leaving our department.  When I was finished, I thought it needed "something" and I added just a few black zig zag stitches on my sewing machine to add some detail to the end of the banner.

And now for the punch line...

Be sure and link up your cards featuring stitching this month, as it means free shipping for OWH to send cards to our troops.

Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a great day!

Shari B

Thursday, July 4, 2013


Here's a quick post to share a card I made using the Formal Occasion cartridge and DP from the Dream Pop paper pack from CTMH.

The city scene was cut at 3 3/4" and the sentiment is from SU! Perfect Words set.

Shari B

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Happy Independence Day!  Hope you are having an enjoyable 4th of July!  I've been playing in my craft room and created this card inspired by Scrappy Mom's Red, White & Blue Challenge , Operation Write Home's Midweek Color Throwdown Challenge, and the Deconstructed Sketch 108.


This cute bear is from Campin' Critters..which is such a fun cartridge to play with!  I used heat embossing on his nose, silver card stock for utensils, DP for his scarf with gel pen stitch lines, and googly eyes to give him dimension.  The watermelon was cut from Doodlecharms at 1 1/2 adding some gel pen for accents and black shiny paper backing the seed cut outs.

Card stock is Night of Navy and Crumb Cake from SU! and I am LOVING the DP from the Dots & Stripes 6X6 paper pad from Echo Park. The sentiment is from Scrappy Mom's....I can never get enough of those stamp sets!  They work great with the cricut cartridges and are very good quality clear stamps.

Since I haven't been posting much lately, I wanted to share a couple of more cards.  This cute critter is also from the Campin' Critter cartridge.  I used a combination of embossing folders to add dimension to the log and his tail. Again I used gel pen and shiny black paper to jazz him up a bit.  The DP is from Close to My Heart from the Dream Pop collection, and the sentiment is from the CTMH Artiste Kudos collection.

Finally, here's a very summery card I made using the sandal cuts from Life is a Beach and a sentiment from the SunKissed Scrappy Mom's stamp set. This card was inspired by a quick card made by Sandy Allnock on an episode of OWH TV.

Whew!  That's enough for today! Thanks for stopping by to take a peek! Have a fun and safe holiday!

Shari B