Tuesday, June 25, 2013

OWH Midweek Throwdown For the Kids and Some Organization

Hi! I have not been able to make any cards for the last couple of weeks because I have been organizing my stamps! I keep most of mys stamps in CD cases, and the rest in DVD cases (SU and large stamps) and binder boxes with laminated inserts (Taylored Expressions and all of the Unity Kits of the Month that I used to get) . The cases are all numbered and the sets are stamped on computer paper and in 3 ring binders with the corresponding number on each page so I can flip through, decide what set I want to use and then go to the case. (I hope that makes sense.) In the 3 ring binders I used to have them organized by stamp company, but after a while it became too hard to keep track of what kinds of stamps I had. So I reorganized them by type - "Christmas", "Nature", etc. That was better, but still not perfect because some sets have many different types of stamps in them....So I have spent the past 2 weeks stamping every. single. stamp. I have into categories - "Thank You Sentiments", "Flower Images", "Birthday Sentiments", etc. - and then labeling each image with the case number that it lives in. I am still not totally done, but I am SO close!! I decided it was time to take a break and make a card! Operation Write Home's Midweek Showdown this week is to make cards for kids! So fun!

I used the stamp set Critters in the Forest from Lawn Fawn, paper from Echo Park and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

OWH Midweek Throwdown - Water World

Today I have made a card for Operation Write Home's Midweek Throwdown Challenge. This week it is to use water on your card. About a month ago I went a little crazy playing with Distress Stains and since then I have a had a stack of papers on my desk that I created that day. It feels so good to finally do something with one of them!! This one reminded me of water so I stamped the world stamp on it (from a OWH set by Hero Arts called You're My World ) and used some of it for the background.

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Monday, June 3, 2013

Operation Write Home Sketch 175

I know I have mentioned several times lately that most of the cards I am making now are for Operation Write Home....so this week I thought I would try the Operation Write Home sketch challenge. Here is the sketch:

And here is my card:

I also used a previous color challenge (#179) from ColourQ (Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Kraft and White). I totally love the little wood veneer potty people from Studio Calico. I really need to think of some other uses for them!! The stamps are two sets from Simon Says Stamp - Lots of Hearts and Tilted Banner Sayings.

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