Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Catch Up on Virtual Card Making Party

What a whirlwind of a weekend! I'm still trying to orientate myself to what day it is! Holidays always mess me up. It's Monday to my brain!

I noticed when I checked my email Saturday that Operation Write Home was having a Virtual Card Making Party. I so wanted to participate but I worked at the scrapbook store on Saturday and Sunday and part of Monday I had plans. I managed to do some blog hopping, checking to see if I could still participate if I did it later. Much to my happiness I could! So here's the Challenges and cards I've made so far.

Challenge #1 Create cards which include either a scripture verse or uplifting quote or sentiment.

I didn't use a sketch for this one but just created. It is pretty simple but I liked it. I felt this one is versatile enough to be used for man or woman.

I am also submitting this to Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown Masculine Challenge.

Challegne #2 A recipe challenge. 1 image, 2 patterned papers and 3 word sentiment.

I just love this stamp set from Technique Tuesday. The PP was double sided so it fit the "recipe".  The paper was left over from a mini album I made as a gift. I wanted to use a zebra image with zebra paper but couldn't find the scraps I had of that.

Challenge #3  Make a card with snowflakes but not Christmas. This one didn't turn out quite like I envisioned but I think its ok.

This one I worked a little harder on. Using my snowflake stamps I stamped and embossed with white powder on the navy cardstock for my background. I then used chunky white embossing enamel and silver crushed glass glitter from Stampendous to make the snow on the ground. Don't worry I heated the embossing enamel which sealed the glitter in when it melted. But to make sure its Operation Write Home friendly I think I'll make another one and use something different.

My image and sentiment are from Impression Obsession. I colored with my copic markers. The snowman and snowball I used Tim Holtz Distressed Stickles Rocky Candy. I let the stickles dry over night then cut him out and popped him with foam tape to give dimension.

This is all I have done now. There is a total of 10 challenges. Once I post this I'm going back to the craft room to do a few more before I call it a day. Have a good one!


  1. Valerie your creations are beautiful!!! I love that the first one can be for a male or female and I love the simplicity of it, the second one is awesome.. the papers and the giraffe is so perfect with that 3 word sentiment!!!! the third one is amazing!!! I am in love with it!!! Beautiful job!

    1. thank you very much Naomi! Your comment is so encouraging I appreciate you taking time to look! Hope you're feeling better. I need to come visit again and catch up on you.

  2. Love these Valerie! My favorite is the snowman! So cute!!
    sandy's crafty creations

    1. thanks Sandy! The snowman took the most effort but I was happy with my results!