Friday, September 28, 2012

SRM Stickers - A Spinner Card!

Hey there... thank you for joining me for the blog skip this weekend. I will be out of town camping (I know, big shocker, right?) But won't you please leave me some love for when I get home? I hope that you are all having fun. If you came here from Yolanda's Place you're doing it right. Or, stop over at Stars & Stamps to start at the beginning! Here is my little Christmas SRM Sticker card.

For this card, I added a strip of "'tis the season" stickers under the track.

So for the blog skip i've decided to showcase these awesome SRM Stickers by demonstrating how to use them to make these sweet little spinner cards. I love spinner cards. Mostly because I am easily amused... but just watch how these stickers are PERFECT for making these cards! If you've never seen a spinner card in action, check out the video to see just what they do.

Happy Birthday, Operation Write Home! OWH has made such a huge impact on my life. I've met so many fun people both online and in real life by gathering people together to make cards for our heroes. I'll always be grateful for each and every one of you.

Please enjoy this video now, or save it for later to watch on your internet-enabled television... I don't reccomend the latter... I had no idea this was possible until my son pulled up my YouTube channel on our living room TV and watched in horror as his mother embarassed him to death with all of my card videos. :) No dancing in this one, son, just some gang signs!

Now then, hop on over to Paula's Blog to see what she has done with these SRM stickers. Don't forget to stop by Operation Write Home if you are new to OWH and you can also find out more about these awesome SRM Stickers here.


Saturday, September 22, 2012

Hellooo! How about some more cards made with those fun Hero Arts stamps? Be sure to stop Over Here to read more about the lady behind the scenes, Ms. Shari Caroll. I've been enjoying learning more about her.

And now, some cards!

I made this one with a new Tim Holtz embossing folder that I got and a few other em bellies. I tried to make it look like a wrist with a watch band. The band is a patterned embossed paper by DCWV. I used some more little hands, also by Tim Holtz that are actually in a little pack of embellishments called "Game Spinners."

Already posted this one, with the twine for the balloon strings. I love these stamps!

My favorite of the "Happy Birthday" set is this cute balloon. I followed a fun tutorial for making a quilted background and I used my new CTMH alcohol markers again. Love them. Also, I put on a few scraps of May Arts ribbon.

I love this stamp for paper piecing. Isn't it fun with this scrap of chevron patterned paper too? I also stamped the clouds with White Daisy. (CTMH)

Same card different paper.. Lol... I'm in the process of mass producing these because they are so fun. The piecing takes a little while but the end result is fun and I love balloons. They remind me of my grand folks who live in Albuquerque and the balloon festival there every October. It's almost that time of year again. :) Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sketch #138

Good weekend, everyone! It's time for sketch #138 and some fun news from Operation Write Home.

Where do I begin??? Ok, best news first: Hero Arts is a fantastic place that you can buy some really fun stamp sets. I love to collect them because they now have SIX stamp sets made just for OWH. That's right.. They have three new sets for us. Isn't it nice that 25% of the profit from the sale of these sets goes right back to support OWH. Now that's collaboration, people. :)

Here are a few links for you: first, sketch # 138. Which you will find today at Stars & Stamps.

Here is a card made with my favorite of the new sets:

I used a Kraft base and some CTMH colors for this one. I stamped and colored the cloud mat with Sky and colored the balloons with some of the new alcohol markers. I used Ruby, Sky and Creme Brûlée. Isn't this a cute set?

Speaking of cute, I have finally been able to box up another ~200 cards to send off to OWH. This box included some of my own cards and several donated by ladies from crops that I had over the summer. I also finished packing up over 50 "Any Hero" letters that were written by some young ladies at summer camp. They wrote letters for an activity one evening and they are all just darling. I had to take a photo of this one, because I love it:

More from Hero Arts to come... Meanwhile please stop by Stars & Stamps to see the other new stamp sets in action and join in the Birthday fun!

Monday, September 3, 2012

More Lawn Fawn

For these little cuties, I used the same Lawn Fawn set along with some MME paper and a Friskars tree border punch. Oh, there is a little EK border punch on the flower paper layer too... And I put just a dot of liquid glass on their little noses. Aren't they so cute? The sentiment is from Studio G. As I was making these cards, I was reminded of an old Disney movie called "The Fox And The Hound." Such a cute show... And if I remember right, there was even a little song about being the best of friends. Ahhh. :)


Hey, how did you like my magic trick? I totally disappeared for Labor Day weekend. We took the camper and ATVs up to a tiny little mining town in Idaho called Mackey. From there, we took several rides up an old mining trail and enjoyed seeing some ghost towns and deserted mines. It was awesome!

I'm glad that you've stopped by to see my little Lawn Fawn card. These stamps are new to me, and I adore them. More from them coming later this week. I took them along with me in the camper, I mean M-CAV (Mobile Card Assembly Vehicle!) and made some cute cards up at camp, too.

I think that one of the things that I love best about these stamps is their bold lines and designs that make them very easy for paper piecing, which is one of my favorite looks. I used cute patterned papers from the DCWV Green Stack for this card, and this Lawn Fawn Set is called "critters in the forrest." Go look, but beware, all of their stamp sets are seriously cute! I definitely need more.

Thank you for stopping by!