Friday, September 30, 2011

I've been busted!

*Sigh*....never send a man to do a woman's job!  Tomorrow is my Mom's 60th birthday.  I spent considerable amount of time and energy into getting strangers to send my Mom a happy 60th birthday card to make her go crazy trying to figure out where the cards were coming from.  Well it worked!  She blamed one of her BFF's for the cards that were arriving in the mail from all over.  I wasn't even on her radar.  Until...... I asked my husband to post on a message board he frequents for volunteers to send her a birthday card.  Apparently *HE* didn't  get the memo that said this was a secret.  One of his volunteers ratted me out.  She now knows it was me behind all the mysterious cards that were arriving in her mailbox.

Thanks to everyone that sent or will be sending her a card!  Once the mystery of where they were coming from she was over, she was delighted in getting birthday wishes from so many.

Here's one of the many cards I made her (more about that later!)

Have an awesome day!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Hoot Hoot Hooray-- The Stamps of Life

September's stamp of the month from the Stamps of Life arrived in my mail box earlier this month.  I pulled it out and I thought, "Hmmmm....owl??"  Now sure how I really feel about owls but I have to say after playing with them for a bit I'm actually enjoying them!  

I stamped my owls on solid colored cardstock then cut them out.  The middle yellow owl is popped up with dimensional.  The sentiment came with the stamp.

This is a gift card holder that I made using an empty toilet paper roll.  I put a scratch lotto ticket in the holder and added it to the above birthday card.  

Thanks for looking.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Thinking of you-- Pixie Dust

Sorry I've been MIA!  I've been busy preparing cards for my Mom's 60th birthday party.  I am participating in a couple of blog hops this weekend, more to come soon!  Have an awesome day.


Monday, September 19, 2011

Help my Mom celebrate her 60th Birthday!

Hello crafty friends!  My Mom is celebrating her 60th birthday on Oct 1st.  I thought it would be fun for her to get cards from around the country from people she has no clue who they are or how they got her address.  

Cards can be homemade or not....and can be sent anytime between now and Oct 10th.  

If you can help, either comment here with an email address or send me an email...2pawprints @ gmail (dot) com and I will email you her address.

Thanks in advance for helping her have an awesome birthday!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

'tis the season- Dustin Pike

I've slowly started making Holiday cards for Operation Write Home.  This is a digi stamp by Dustin Pike.  I colored the image with copic markers and cut with nestabilities.  The yellow background paper is embossed with the cuttlebug Merry Christmas folder.  Simple but cute!

Thanks for looking.  Have an awesome day.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Turtle time

This turtle was cut at 2.75".  The orange cardstock was cuttlebug embossed.

Thanks for looking! Have an awesome day.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Who's up for some fishing?? -- The Angel Company

I don't seem to color many boys images but this one caught my eye.  I think it's the expression on his face that I like so much.  He's a part of a stamp set from The Angel Company.  I colored him with copic markers, cut him and his shadow with nestabilities.  The solid white cardstock is embossed with the cuttlebug.

Have an awesome day!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Just Roll With It.....Kraftin Kimmie Stamp

This is a Kraftin Kimmie beauty.  She's colored with copic markers.  The papers are from my scrap stash.  The sentiment is included with the stamp.

Thanks for looking.  Have an awesome day.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Hip Hip Hooray!!- Birthday Bash Cricut Cartridge

This hungry hungry hippo came from the Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge.  He's cut at 2.75".  The sentiment is from the $1 bin at Michaels.  The yellow cardstock was embossed.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Silly Kid sayings

Don't you just love the silly things kids say??  These stamps are so much fun.  This paper came from my stash.  The critter was made on my cricut and given googlie eyes.

Thanks for looking.  Have an awesome day!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Winner of OWH- VCMP- Make a scene

Thanks to everyone who participated in the OWH VCMP.  I had a great time!  I played all day Saturday, unfortunately I wasn't able to play along on Sunday.

I used to pick a winner from my 8 entries.  The lucky winner is........

Linda L!!  Isn't her scene awesome?!?!

Send me an email with your address and I'll get your candy in the mail!  Congrats Linda!


Giggle-- Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps

This card has all of my favorite colors in it.  Lime green, orange and bright pink....that combination makes me happy.

This stamp is from Sparkle Creations Rubbers Stamps.  I colored the image with copic markers, cut out with nestabilities and inked the edges.  The sentiment is from a fiskars set.

Thanks for looking.  Have an awesome day!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

OWH-VCMP Challenge #7- Nontraditional Valentine

Whew!  My last challenge of the day for Operation Write Home.  This challenge is by Dixie from What's Next?. The challenge is to make a nontraditional Valentine.

The stamp is from Unity.

Thanks for looking.  Have an awesome day.

OWH-VCMP Challenge #6- Piece of Birthday

I'm back again!  I've never had so many posts in one day.  In fact, my blogger shut down on me for a bit in protest!  I had to take google's little confirmation test to get it back up and running.

Challenge #6 is from Elizabeth at Visions of Paper.  The challenge is to make a masculine birthday card using paper piecing.  I used Some Odd Girl stamp, I paper pieced the birthday cake.

Thanks for looking!

Take the scenic route-- OWH Virtual Card Making Party

Welcome to my blog and to Operation Write Home's Virtual Card Making Party!!!  If you are a follower of mine and want to see what all the fun is about, go to Operation Write Home to catch up!

 My challenge is for you to build a scene using at least three different stamps.  This was a challenge for me too....this is my first ever scene card.  It didn't come together easily for me, but the mojo finally hit.  I'm quite pleased with my scene card! My only regret is that it's not *me* hanging out in that hammock right now! =)

I used a stamp set from The Stamps of Life.  There are five different stamps in total used to make my scene.  Here's how my card came together.....

  • I stamped the palm tree trunks in french roast brown ink then colored them in with copic markers
  • the hammock is stamped with black ink then colored in with copic markers
  • I stamped the palm leaves in lime green, cut them out then inked over some of the leaves in grass green
  • I used latte ink to stamp the sand under the hammock and around the trees
  • Cobalt blue ink was used in stamping the sand dollar
  • The blue water background is chalked
  • the palm tree leaves are popped up using foam dots

How about some fun blog candy??  I have some rub-ons, epoxy shapes, coaster tags and frame stickers to one lucky random participant.  Check back Monday evening to see who is the big winner!  

Time to play along!  Show us your scene. 

OWH-VCMP Challenge #5- Falling for you

Challenge #5 is from Sybrina at Scrapping with Purpose.  Her challenge was to make a card that reflects something falling.

I chose one of my Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps for this challenge.  Rainy Day Ruby was already colored, she just needed a purpose!  When I thought of something falling, I thought of rain (well duh, I do live in Washington state!)...then I thought of the phrase "rain drops are falling on my head".  I'm a musical fan, and Singing in the Rain is one I really like.

Thanks for looking!  Have an awesome day.

OWH-VCMP Challenge #4-- Pick a number

Challenge #4 is by Julia from Homemade by Julia .  Her challenge was a sketch challenge.  Something I'm not very good at, but hey, I'm game to play!

Thanks for looking!  Have an awesome day.

OWH-VCMP Challenge #3-- Unique Christmas

Challenge #3 is from Barb at Paper Therapy Ponderings.  The challenge is to create a unique Christmas card  that doesn't use traditional Christmas colors.

I have been waiting to use my new Bingo card stamp from SU! every since I got it!  The card is bigger than the average OWH cards, so I'll be using this card as hero mail at Christmas time.

Thanks for looking! Have an awesome day.

OWH-VCMP Challenge #2- Celebrating Nature

Lisa at Stamping with a Mission is OWH's 2nd challenge of the day.  Her challenge is to make a card celebrating nature.

I'm not crazy about my card, but it'll do! =)  I used The Stamps of Life stamp of the month for August.

Thanks for looking!

OWH-VCMP Challenge #1-- Garanimals

This weekend Operation Write Home is having a Virtual Card making party.  I am participating, but not until 7:00PM Puyallup time.

The first challenge is being hosted by Linda .  The challenge is to make a card for a child with an animal on it.  I used a cute Whimsie Doodles creations.

Thanks for looking!  Have an awesome day.

Friday, September 9, 2011

What's Shakin'?

The cricut Martini cut is from Nifty Fifties.  The sentiment is from Unity.

Have a great day!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Greeting Farm-- Princess

This little girl has attitude!  She is the princess and not afraid to let anyone know it.  I colored her with copic markers and used yellow stickles to highlight her crown.

This princess has purple hair!  The sentiment is from A Muse.

This is my favorite princess.  I love the green and pink colors added together.  

More stickles used on this princess.

Thanks for looking!  Have an awesome day.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

It's been a few days since I've posted!  I've been a bit busy doing things other than crafting (gasp!).  Ok, so truth be told I have done some crafting just no blogging.  My blogging habits kinda suck, I mostly do a whole bunch at once that go out for 1-3 weeks...I ran out of scheduled post and didn't get back to it!  I'm on vacation the rest of the week so my blogging should get caught up for the next two weeks at least. =) 

Hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend!  I know I did!  Here's a few of my final summer cards....time to start dispaying fall/winter/holiday.

This is a Hambo Hoedown image, one of my favorite to color! 

A few Pixie Dust cuties!  Love how the dog has that "puppy tilted to the head trying to understand what you're saying" look. 

Thanks for hanging out!  Have an awesome day.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Who doesn't like a naked cowboy???

Imagine my delight when I found this stamp!  As you may or may not know, I have this thing about bathtubs.  This guy in his boots and hat in the tub with his hairy legs just makes me smile.  The image is from Rubbernecker, the image was colored with copic markers.  I used nestabilities to cut the image and the shadow.  The sentiment is from Staming Up.

Thanks for looking.  Have an awesome day.


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