Doodle Pantry #45

This month, Doodle Pantry’s challenge is to use any digi on a card. I chose to use digis from their own pre-colored set called Cowboy Gear. This is my card.


All supplies (besides the digis) came from my stash. The sentiment is a rub-on from Basil Basics Paper.

Thanks for stopping by.


A Batch of OWH Cards

It’s been a very busy year for us and I haven’t had the time to make cards for Operation Write Home until now. As stated in a previous post, we sold our house in Florida and moved west. We spent several days in the Dallas area with our grandkids on the way to our new digs in Mesa, AZ. Since arriving here, it’s been one thing after another to take up my time. I finally decided last month that I really wanted to get a box of cards made and shipped out before the end of the year.

This first group is made up of some cards I’ve had on hand and felt could be better used by our military personnel.

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The last one was modified with a new sentiment – the one I had on it originally just didn’t work for OWH needs.

The following cards were made specifically to fill this shipment. There is only one true Valentine, but lots of “love” sentiments.

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I decided it was important not to leave out the kids who want to get cards, too. So I created the following cards.

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So that’s 38 cards.  There is one more. I was reading a post at OWH which talked about a special request from a general over seas. He loves penguins and wanted lots of cards with penguins on them. The request was for only one from each card-maker, so here’s mine. I hope he’ll like it.


So that’s what I’ve been up to over the past several weeks. It’s been great fun and I intend to start working on another box after the holidays are behind us… or maybe tomorrow.

Happy crafting!

Sketch N Stash #93

This is the current sketch from the Sketch n Stash Challenge Blog:


I liked it immediately and this is the card I made based on the sketch:


Supplies used:

  • white A7 card blank cut to 5” square
  • blue and yellow papers from my stash
  • blue and green ribbons from my stash
  • silver adhesive dots from Colorbok
  • silver peel-off birthday sentiment from my stash
  • Wheelbarrow pre-colored digi stamp from Fred-She-Said
  • Labels Three Nestabilities Die from Spellbinders

Thanks for stopping by. Happy crafting.

Sympathy Card

After learning of a friend’s passing today, I wanted to make a sympathy card for his wife. I started out by picking the image I wanted to use and then started looking for a sketch to get the mojo working. This sketch caught my eye – this week’s challenge from Critter Sketch Challenge.


This is my finished card, along with the inside.



Supplies used:

  • white A2 card base, cut to square
  • patterned papers from Miss Caroline “Howdy Doody” 6×6 Designer Paper Pad from My Mind’s Eye
  • black and white cardstock from my stash
  • Bearded Iris pre-colored digital stamp from Fred She Said
  • Green Flowers digital paper from Designer Digitals (no longer available)
  • silver peel-off sentiment from my stash

Thanks for stopping by. Happy crafting.

Custom Birthday Card

I had a client ask for a custom birthday card for her sister who is the proud and involved grandmother of twin boys. The challenge was finding just the right image to use. Here’s the card I finally came up with.


She wanted the inside to represent her sister’s involvement with the baby boys, so here’s how it looks.


I based the card front loosely on this week’s sketch from OWH Stars & Stamps.


I am also entering this card in the weekly challenge (C4C137) from Crazy 4 Challenges, which is to make a birthday card.

Supplies used:

  • A7 white card blank from my stash
  • green patterned digital paper from Brianna Paper Pack by Designer Digitals
  • navy Gemstones Cardstock Paper by Recollections
  • self-stick crystal gems from my stash
  • baby clip-art found on the web
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Circles Large in two sizes
  • Cuttlebug

Thanks for having a look at my work. Happy crafting!

Card Patterns #159

This is the sketch from Card Patterns for this week.


This is the card I made, based on the pattern.


All of the papers and cardstock came from my stash, as well as the white ribbon and red brad. The Hummingbird & Columbine is a pre-colored digi set from Fred-She-Said. I also used Labels Eight from Spellbinders and Framed Dots Punch Around the Page set by Martha Stewart.

Thanks for stopping by. Happy crafting.

OWH #114

This is the sketch from OWH Stars & Stamps for this week:


And here is my card based on the sketch:


This card is going to my childhood best friend. Her birthday is just around the corner. I thought this design worked well with the digital flower and frame.

Supplies used:

  • blank white A2 card base from my stash
  • black cardstock from my stash
  • patterned papers from Pastel Coordinating Prints and Cardstock by DCWV
  • Sentimental Flower Doodledallion Set by Fred She Said
  • black brads from my stash

Thanks for looking in on my work. Happy crafting!

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