Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Hot Days Make for Creativity

I'm an "outdoor" kind of girl but our 100+  degree days are keeping me inside where its cool...therefore more crafting is taking place! I may get scarce when fall comes! I had been wanting to make some "masculine" cards for OWH. Each month Our Daily Bread Designs has a card challenge. For every 50 cards made they ship for free 2 boxes of handmade cards to our Heroes! August's Challenge is Masculine cards. For this card I used a Stampin Up image and sentiment. Papers were scraps of card stock and Bo Bunny (I think) or maybe Fancy Pants. I used sketch#133 from OWH.
I really liked this card! Probably because it has a horse on it! I used the same sketch just flipped it because I wanted the horse to look in to the sentiment and not out. The image and sentiment is also Stampin Up. I was thrilled to see a horse stamp set and I had to buy it! Once again I used scraps left from page layouts. These papers are Echo Park. To give the card a little dimension I put chipboard behind the horse and added some twine for the look of rope.
I had fun making this card. This card is for Digi Haven's Challenge Yummy in my tummy. I LOVE strawberries so when I ran across this little guy from Elizabeth O. Dulemba. She has some great free digital images for all sorts of crafting or children's projects. I recently made another card for last weeks Digi Haven Challenge which was to make a card for school. I used a squirrel image. You can see it here.  Elizabeth Dulemba highlighted my card! I was surprised and thrilled! You can see that here. For this card I used more scraps. I believe this is "Little Girl" Paperie. I came up with my own sentiment and stamped with my "Just Rite" 25pt Times Roman Alpha stamps. After cutting out the words, I inked with a Powder Puff Midnight Confession and popped with foam tape. I colored the strawberry with my copic markers and cut him out. For fun I popped him with a wobble action. I was going to put googly eyes too but I didn't have any small enough.
You can see here the wobble action spring under Mr. Strawberry.
I've also been creating some page layouts. I'm trying very hard to get Kennedy's "1st year" completed. She's about 7 months old here. I used My Mind's Eye new collection called "The Sweetest Thing" - Honey. I also used sketches out of Sketch Inspiration's Sketch books volume 1 & 2.
A little closer look.
I managed to get these done while at the birthday crop for Cathy & the store (Cat's Creations). She bought the store 8 years ago on her birthday! What a present! I've been to every birthday celebration and I've worked 6 of those 8 years! It has been a blast and looking forward to many more!

On that note...it's WOW Wednesday over at Cat's Blog. Hop on over and see some fabulous creations by our customers. If you have a blog...link up so we can see your work. You don't have to have a blog to leave a comment and have a chance to win some great prizes! Have a good one!

30 comments:

  1. Awesome! You have been crafty busy!! :) I so agree with you, when it's so hot here in Texas, staying inside crafting is the best thing to do. I guess we could clean house but what fun it that? Ha, ha. I love your masculine cards for OWH. The horse one is so you and I love the added rope! Awesome. The strawberry for Digi Haven is really cute! Adorable card and thank you for joining us again at Digi Haven! I bet that wobble made the srawberry take action. :) Your page layouts as usual are wonderful. You've really WOW'd us this Wednesday! I need to get upstairs and snap a photo or two myself. Have a great Wednesday!
    ~Sandy
    sandy's crafty creations

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    1. thanks so much for your encouraging words!

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  2. Beautiful cards and layouts, Valerie. It is too hot for outside so time to set the craft-room on fire with creativity! Looks like you have been doing just that. Fabulous-ness!

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  3. Wow, you have been pretty busy!! I love the cards you've made and adore the lay-out!!
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Haven!
    Hugs Sandra

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  4. You sure have been busy creating! I love how that Sketch #133 turned out. Really like your "rope" around the corner of the horse card, too!

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  5. Rockin' the cards Valerie!! LOVE LOVE LOVE these!! :D Mmm I have loads of scraps.. maybe I should get crackin'...

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    1. Thanks Shaunery! Coming from such a talented lady as you means alot!

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  6. Great stuff...particularly love the colors od water and sand used on the sketch #133 card. Keep up the great work!

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  7. Great projects, Valerie! I love the sketch cards - glad to know I'm not the only one that worries about what direction critter's faces point on cards, lol! Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

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    1. Thank you Julie! I appreciate the visit and comment!

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  8. This turned out really cute. Thanks for playing at Digi Haven.
    http://iwycd.blogspot.com/

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  9. Your masculine cards are perfect for OWH and your scrapbook pages are adorable. Your berry card is very special indeed ~ love it! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Haven.

    Peace & Luv,
    Jeannie

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  10. Fun, fun, fabulous. Love it. Indeed Carte Bella has beautiful paper. Thanks for your sweet visit and luv. Hugs

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  11. Your cards and layout designs are all great! TFS

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    1. Thank you Carol for visiting and leaving me kind words!

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  12. Another great card using scraps. Love the layout of this one and that you added a wooble under the starwberry. Congrats on it being featured at Elizabeth Dulemba and thanks for sharing with us at Digi Haven this week.

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  13. Hi Valerie, beautiful cards and layout! Love the strawberry card!!!! I can't wait to get my first set of wobbles, they are on their way!
    I am a new follower.
    Blessings

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    1. Thank you Naomi! I think you're going to love the wobbles! I appreciate your comment!

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  14. What great projects, Valerie!! Love how you added the twine on the horse card, and that strawberry card is too stinkin' cute!! :D

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