Saturday, July 23, 2011

7-23-11 cards

I was supposed to be working on special scrapbook but it is so overwhelming to me, I decided to play with cards. I had all these scraps on my table and decided to use them.

I got the idea for this card from a OWHer. Ann's only be cardmaking for a year and she does a wonderful job!

I love googlely eyes! This paper and sentiment are from Create with TLC.

Have a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by and keep your heart open. Susan

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Card 7-17-11

Layouts 7-16-11

I love all-day crops. We had a crop at church from 9-9 and boy did I get a lot done!!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

cards 7-10-11

I didn't do any scrapbooking today but I made some cards. I got several sentiments from Create With TLC and decided to create cards for my OWH box that's going out this week.

This first card was inspired by this one from on She Who Must Stamps blog. I've had the patterned paper at the bottom and couldn't find a good use - it looks like rain drops so it went great with this sentiment.

I just bought this heart paper and thought it was so cute.

The ribbon on this one is something I wouldn't have used before I organized my ribbons - it was hiding at the bottom of the basket before.

This is my favorite for the day and I copied it from here. This digi was Create with TLC and that's where the card came from. I love I just have to get my guys to write some Any Hero notes to go in the cards for my OWH box!

I think that's it for today. It's only 7:00 but I'm having trouble keeping my eyes open.

Keep your heart open and let your creativity change lives around you. Susan

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Ribbon Storage

I finally got my ribbon storage put together!!

Remember this piece I bought at the thrift store - for $5? Well, I finally got my son to take a few minutes to drill holes thru the sides where the towel bar hung. I put a metal rod (from a quilt rack) thru the holes to hold the ribbons. I then put push pins with mini binder clips along the bottom to hang ribbon cards.

The rod here is thru toilet paper holders that came with the shelf above. I used the 3m picture hanger dealies to put the holders on the wall.

The picture frame with ribbon cards is something I found at Scrapbook Art (I think it was, either that or another LSS). I'm going to scrap some cards to put in each opening (some day) but until then, it'll help display my ribbons.

I still have my ribbon baskets with pieces not on rolls. The yellow arrows show the basic still full like they are here and the blue arrow is on the basket that has my special ribbon. Okay... who cares... but I wanted to play with putting arrows in the pictures :P

NOW maybe I'll start using it :)

No scrapping done today. I really want to start working on page kits I put together...hopefully tomorrow. I think I'll go read.

Thanks for stopping by. Susan

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Birthday to my beloved country

and my fellow Americans. I love living in this country.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

OWH party challenges 2

Good morning. It's another day of partying! The challenges at OWH continue all day today. C'mon, you know you want to play along.

This first card is challenge #9 from Patricia - 1 ~ 2 ~ 3. One patterned paper, 2 images, and a sentiment with 3 words (or more). Easy, right - not so :)

I finally settled on (1) patterned paper - kept pulling out matching paper and having to put it away. My (2) images are the embossing on the green and the sentiment cut out from (matching) patterned paper - I think that's allowed. The sentiment stamped has (3) words.

Challenge #10 from Sandy was a challenge for me. I don't do well with "scenes". She challenged us to use the same stamp or image on 2 cards - using different seasons or holidays. You know by now that I LOVE the Stampin Up bench. I need to use the other chairs in this set (some day). So, here is summer and winter (hope you can see the snow flakes).

Challenge #11 - Kate showed us how to make these way too cute (and easy) pinwheels - yes, you will be seeing more pinwheels on my cards :P

I'm taking a break for now so I can go eat lunch. C-ya later.

I'm back. Here is Challenge #12 - Sarah challenged us to use fruit or food on our card. I've been waiting to use this cherry paper. I wanted to put something like "you're sweet" but my printer still is not working (out of ink). Forgot to got to Staples!

And challenge #13 - Linda wants us to use a bear in our card. I love bears. This is a copy of a card I did long ago and just loved it so I made several more to put in in my next OWH box.

Challenge #16 - Lisa challenged us to use a play on words. I created these two cards. The dog was so cute and his "ruff day" was more of a play on words than the squirrel's "nuts for you" but I liked them both.

Sorry the picture is out of focus - it's getting close to bed time :)

Saturday, July 2, 2011

OWH weekend challenges

I will be updating this entry throughout the weekend. Operation Write Home is having a weekend of challenges and I will do as many as I can.

This is challenge #1 from Brenda . She challenged us to make cards using camouflage - one to send home and one to a hero. The left one is for a hero to send to his special someone. The sentiment reads "My hear is lost in yours". Not much to this card, the sentiment, the heart (above the "M", and a few teardrop dew drops. The card on the right is my any hero card - a note to a hero thanking him/her for their service. Not so much camouflage except b..ut it is kind of hard to read the "hero". I know, it's a stretch but I loved this paper when I saw it while looking for my camo paper.

This card is for challenge #3 at Tanya's blog (yes, I skipped challenge #2). I took this was literally - tie a yellow ribbon. The challenge was to use certain colors but I immediate thought about the yellow ribbon. I made this an AnyHero card.

If you have some time this weekend, join us. OWH is posting a new blogger's challenge every 2 hours throughout the weekend.

Challenge #4 from Carol is to make a card using a symbol of freedom that means that most to you. I chose to CASE this card from A Crooked Stamper's blog.

When I flew home from Germany (my stepdad was stationed there in the 80s), I remember seeing a giant flag flying at JFK and it brought tears to my eyes. I knew I was home.

Challenge #5, Holley challenged us to do vintage. When I think of vintage, I think of crochet flowers and lace. I need to go crochet two more flowers in pink to finish up these 4 cards!

This card is for challenge #6 - Marianne instructed us to use the moon in a card. I'm not so happy with the card but it does have a moon in it :)

This is for Challenge #8 - use the photo at Melanie's blog to inspire a card. This bench belongs on that porch or in the yard next to it! I was going to print her picture or use a picture of my house in the card but I'm out of ink in my printer - yikes!! I'll be running to Staples in the morning.

I'm going to try to keep up tomorrow but we'll see! Goodnight.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy 4th of July weekend

I hope you all are getting ready for a wonderful long weekend celebrating our independence. It's a special weekend for me too - today is my birthday AND I became a business owner today!! I signed the papers to purchase the insurance agency I've worked for the past 18 years (wow, am I really that old).

Is this pretty? I know, but some times I am amazed at how pretty something turns out. You've seen some of my attempts to go from brain to paper - and they haven't all been pretty! I actually got inspiration from this card at Me My Stamps & I.

I got these heart paper doilies from the thrift store for $.50. When I say this card, I knew I had to use them.

This card was inspired by one I saw on Crafty Steals. It was a card made from whatever the deal of the day was. That little frame gave me fits on the cricut. I really need to learn to use my SCAL program!

This card I made for work - to send to clients on their birthday. Since I became the boss today and I took the day off, I figured I should do something work related :)

God Bless America. Thanks for stopping by, Susan