Sunday, June 2, 2013

Cards!

Cards! Would you expect anything less? :)

Here are a few that I've been working on lately. The last week of school is upon us and we did have a nice Memorial Day weekend up in the hills. I'm so glad to see how many nice people stopped by for my Memorial Day bloghop post while I was away! Hooray!

One of the latest things I have been working on are some cards for the One Sheet Wonder tutorial over at Stars & Stamps. Yes, this was a few weeks ago. I haven't had time to upload. So sorry! :)



I made duplicates of each. Finally used up some cute patterned paper that I had hoarded away. There are also some cute embossed hearts and an embossing folder by Stampin'Up (shh!) that I used. My sentiment frames were all cut using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge and the stamps are just little StudioG sentiments that I love to use over and over again. 

I'm glad to have used up this favorite little piece of hoarded patterned paper. It's cute... but to be honest sometimes I look back at my "favorites" and wonder, "what was I thinking?" Out with the old! That makes room for new papers, right?

Here are a few more that I made this weekend. I decided to use up some more "sample" scraps from CTMH. The problem with doing this is, every time I use up the samples, I talk myself into "needing" more of that paper! This line is Tommy and it is so cute and nautical. I don't have much opportunity to use nautical themes in Idaho. These cards are both making their way to OWH so maybe they will end up in the hands of a sailor. Of course, we send cards to all branches, so there is no garuntee. :)

I followed sketch #175 ... this sketch actually has a really sweet story, it was designed after a card made by one of our OWH cardmakers who passed away. What a fun way to immortalize one of her sketch ideas - I can definitely see myself using this sketch again! It was very fun.



I just love these colors and patterns.


Here is a closeup of the knot work on this card - I attached the button with some twine - I saw this technique on Pinterest once and thought that it was cute and different.

My other sketch is Deconstructed Sketch #103. I have loads of these to get caught up on.
Gonna add this one to the ODBD water challenge because... it's kind of water... ish? Right?


 More knot work - I tried tying something nautical out of some yarn that kind of looks like rope. I think it sort of looks like a fisherman's knot, but I'm knot sure. :) 


Thanks for looking!

Here are a few shots from our Memorial Day adventures. We parked just outside of Yellowstone and got to see quite a bit of fun wildlife. My favorite was a pair of hawks that were um.... very active and affectionate in a tree in our camp. :) They were obviously a mating pair and it was fun to watch them fly and play. I love that hawk screech noise that they make too.

Boys playing football.

My favorite camp people - Mike, Clint, Mom, Uncle Keven...

Lori, Mo, Larry and the campin' dogs, Buddy and Adolf. :)





16 comments:

Kristie said...

Nancy, these are all wonderful cards! I really like the nautical paper you used, so fun. Isn't that the fun part of making cards for OWH, you can buy papers you wouldn't normally use. I think I may try the twine through the button sometime. And I just love the rope knot. Great job!

Barbara said...

Great job on making all those cards! I still want to do that one page wonder! Everything you made came out so nice. I like what you did with todays sketch, the Deconstructed sketch with the knot, how cute is that! All good thoughts on the paper... and your camping trip looked like fun !

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

I love how you used the twine and the thread; not something I would have thought of. TFS.

BobbisTreasure said...

Very creative use of the knots and twine - great details on all of the cards!!

Carol L said...

You did a wonderful job on all of these great cards! Green & purple is my favorite color combo, and the OSW cards are all very pretty! I especially love all the hearts! The nautical cards with the great knots are going to bring smiles to those who receive them! NJ on all of them!

Beth F. said...

Such gorgeous cards! I love the green/purple color scheme together!

Cheryl Claycomb Anderegg said...

Fabulous cards! Just this weekend I saw some nautical dp, and didn't grab it, now I wish I had. Thanks for the clever rope, button and knot ideas!

Seongsook Duncan said...

Nancy, all of your cards are great. Thanks for the tips. I am so happy to see your One Sheet Wonder challenge cards with the sentiments. I love the colors and the paper you've been hoarded(smile). Thanks for asking me to share the template and my cards for OWH Tuesday Tutorial. I am so thankful to see many OWH friends took the challenge.

Paper Blessings said...

Thanks for the close-up of the knotwork. I agree, it's really cute way to do that. Might have to CASE it on a card soon. All of the cards you shared are wonderful, love the color combo and clean-ness of the ones you made for the one-sheet-wonder challenge. And the birthday cards for OWH is just so darn cheerful! Thanks for sharing. Tamara

Cissy Murphy said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful cards and I am definitely going to try to try that knot sometime. Truly great cards!

Sherry Hickey said...

Thanks for sharing all these gorgeous cards! I love this week's sketch, too, and I really love how you used it!

Paula S. said...

I'm so glad you had a nice Memorial Day Nancy. I just love the purple and green combo and I am SO going to steal that twine knot on your 'Heartfelt Wishes' design. I do quite a few nautical themes and that looks fabulous!!

Lin M. said...

Your OSW cards are so pretty - I like the extra touch you added with the embossing. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jessie said...

Great set of cards! Love the knot tying techniques...very unique. And isn't nature amazing! The birdnerd in me wants to know what kind of hawks they were, lol.

Linda said...

I really love that paper...I just haven't gotten around to ordering it. Love the knot...I was thinking some of the special knots would make a great "guy bow"/and tutorial...hint hint! tfs!!!

Marianne said...

What great cards. The nautical theme works! I never would have thought of it myself. Thanks for joining in the challenge and everything you do for OWH.