Wednesday, February 6, 2013

On a Roll!


I do a lot of my crafting at night after supper is over and dishes are done. Once I am through in the kitchen I walk down the end of the hall to my little crafting haven. Even though my room isn't finished and isn't organized it is functional and I enjoy just being in it! I've even made a little space for my granddaughters to craft. I love my room!

Although a small amount, I managed to get a small box of cards sent to Operation Write Home before the February 7th deadline. It was a mixture of general and Easter. This is a sampling of the Easter cards.
These are pretty simple. I used stickers and paper left from a layout I made for the store. It's "Happy Easter" from Reminisce. Hmmm...I just realized I never got a picture of the layout! Guess I'll get one when I go to the store Thursday.

This card I made for Our Daily Bread Designs February Challenge. The challenge for February is fruit. I got this stamp set from Unity and was itching to use it. You may remember that watermelon is my most favorite fruit! Using Tim Holtz Distress "peeled paint" I inked the card base. I stamp the background with black archival ink and used distress ink "festive berries". I stamped the watermelon image one more time on a piece of water color paper using distress "peeled paint" then colored the watermelon using a blender pen and distress "festive berries". I cut it out and put foam tape behind it for dimension. The sentiment I stamped with archival black ink and matted with paper inked with distress "peeled paint". The twine is from My Mind's Eye.

This card I used a sketch from a new sketch/card challenge at Cards in Envy. The design idea is for the challenge at Digi Haven. Their challenge theme is Love or Valentines.
Here is the sketch.
The design papers are a Valentine collection from Bo Bunny last year I believe. The strip that says "happy in {love}" came from a paper. I used a circle punch & heart punch and dew drops down in the right hand corner.

This card I made for Christmas Cards All Year 'Round.
The theme for February is Hearts & Flowers Red & White. The white paper has a shimmery surface. I put it in an embossing folder and decided to glitter one heart below my sentiment. The sentiment is from Stampin Up. The poinsettias are "Dazzlers by Petaloo.


It's WOW Wednesday at Cat's Creations. Be sure to leave me a comment then go over to Cat's Creations Blog. There will be others linking their creations so check them out too! You can't help but get inspired! And for your effort you have a chance to win some blog candy. Cat's Creations will pick one random commenter. Last week a commenter was chosen from my blog!

Have a good one!

31 comments:

  1. WOW, Valerie, did you do all of these in one night?! These are all great cards. I really like the watermelon one the best. I have a Fiskars set that is all fruits and punny sayings to go with them that I plan to use for the ODBD Challenge at OWH if I can ever find time to sit down and craft!

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    1. LOL! No I didn't make all these in one night! Thanks so much! Look forward to seeing your "fruit" card!

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  2. LOVE your cards! I love how you used just white cardstock on the watermelon card...AMAZING results! Love the Christmas card and how you used the heart embossing folder on it. Fabulous job again!

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  3. Wow! Valerie! You're on a roll! Awesome cards! You covered several challenges that I'm on the Design Team for! Way to go! I want to thank you for participating in Digi Haven, Cards in Envy and Christmas Cards All Year 'Round! Each card you did for each respective challenge is wonderful! I love how you did the heart and flowers on the Christmas card. And using the hearts for the Cards in Envy sketch is fabulous and perfect for the Digi Haven theme! Love your Easter cards too. I didn't get any done for Operation Write Home. But I'm working on some general cards to hopefully send out in a month or so.
    ~sandy
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

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    1. Thanks Sandy! I was rather pleased with myself to be able to more than one challenge with a card!

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  4. Great cards - love that you were able to play on more than one blog. Thanks for stopping by Cards in Envy- hope to see you again!!

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    1. Thanks so much! I plan to play along again!

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  5. busy lil beaver you are! Scraps and all.....loving those easter cards! Gotta get inspired to to some more Operation Write Home.....! Really like the twine on the watermelon card! I was thinking what Allison wrote; thanks for getting the record straight for us!!! I love me some candy!!! Thank you!

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    1. thanks for taking time to read and comment! I know you're one busy gal!

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  6. These are all Gorgeous cards, I like the hearts and the papers, Thanks for joining in with us at Digi Haven, Good Luck.
    Kevin xx

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  7. What a wonderful collection of cards! You are definitely on a crafting roll! So appreciate that you took the time to enter the Card in Envy challenge. Double-appreciate that you are making all these wonderful cards for Operation Write Home. You are such a blessing!

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  8. Beautiful set of cards! LOVE all the fabulous elements! Thanks for joining us at Digi Haven! :)

    PS: A gentle reminder that in order to be considered for any honors, you need to use a digital elements on your entry. :)

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    1. Oops! Silly me! Thanks so much for bringing it to my attention!...not sure what I was thinking!

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  9. Amazing cards, insomnia certainly has its benefits, doesn't it. I loved your take on the sketch for Cards In Envy it made a fabulous valentine! And the flowers on your Christmas card were such a perfect touch there. Thanks for playing along with us at Cards In Envy.

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  10. That's a great Valetine card you made for Cards in Envy. You nailed the sketch.

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  11. What a fabulous assortment of cards. Your use of the sketch and pretty papers are just perfect for your Valentine's Card. Thanks so much for joining us for our very first Cards in Envy Challenge.
    Danie xx

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    1. Thanks for taking a look and leaving a comment!

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  12. Thank you for joining the Cards In Envy challenge! Your interpretation of the sketch is great and I love that color combo. The Easter cards are so cute with the perfect Easter colors. I have searched my supplies for something fruit related for the ODBD challenge and I have nothing. I think I'll resort to paper piecing. The Christmas card is so pretty. I love the way you framed the sentiment with the flowers.

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment! I am greatly encouraged!

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  13. Great take on the sketch! I love the colors and the sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Cards in Envy!
    Lisa

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  14. What a great selection of cards you created. Great take on the sketch and how fun to cover so many challenges. BTW love the papers and little bling int he corner. Thanks for joining us at Digi Haven for our Love/Valentine challenge.

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  15. Valerie,
    I love watermelon with the little bite out of it. Your card is very "fruity". Thank you for joining the challenge and supporting our heroes.

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  16. Super fantastic Valerie and THANK YOU for joining all 3 of the challenges I'm on the DT for. What fantastic cards and what a very busy bee you have been. I love the heart embossing, it's gorgeous on your Christmas Card. Great job on all the cards!! ♥ Denise

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  17. Love the Christmas card you made for Christmas cards all Year Round. That embossing folder is so cute. Love the design of your card and those pretty flowers. Thanks for joining us this month. We hope you will join us for our March challenge as well.

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