Tuesday, February 19, 2013

VCMP Challenges 1 and 2

It seems like every time Operation Write Home (OWH) has a Virtual Card Making Party (VCMP) I'm busy and can't participate until its over! Thankfully they have people like me in mind and leave their submissions open for a few more days. I have until February 25th but I also have a retreat! I do plan to make some cards but my main goal is to get some scrapbook pages done!

The first challenge of OWH VCMP is to make cards using Zig Zag elements (or more properly known as Chevrons). You can use stamps, scissors, rulers, or even paper. I chose to use paper.

The chevron or zigzag paper is Carta Bella "Paris Girl" I had left from a couple of page layouts I made to display at the store (Cat's Creations). The stamp is from Unity. For some interest and dimension I used liquid pearls on the sheep for the wool.

I hadn't done it intentionally but I realized that this card also meets the criteria for the second challenge which is  is to make a card that features a critter of some sort. Puppies, birds, turtles etc. The theme is All Creatures Great and Small; Cards for Kids. I also needed a card to send to Remi so I made more than one. Although a bit plain I was pleased with how it turned out.

I also managed to get a layout done last Saturday during the crop after things settled down at the store!
This is the left side of a 2 page layout. I used papers from the new Teresa Collins Collection "He Said She Said" for pictures from Vanessa's baby shower. The little banner across the invitation was a photo of an actual banner that was made for the shower with Kashton's name. I cut it out and hung it like a banner on the invitation. The baby shower theme was "mustache bash".
I thought it was really cool how there was a 12x12 paper of all different styles of mustaches! It worked perfectly! Vanessa had a mustache painted on a single nail and mustache earrings! Pretty cute. I plan to use some more of this paper for the shower pics I have. If you want a closer look just click on the photo. Or better yet go to the store and see the layout for yourself!

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Before you go...I thought I would also take time to tell you about Valentine's Day. Thursday is my day to work at the store and Doyle was on duty at the fire station so I wasn't expecting anything. I was however going to my daughter's to spend the night as it was her first in the new house alone. Hubby had to go back on rotation to his job in Ok.

I went to her house that morning to drop off Kaidence. I gave Kennedy and Vanessa their Valentine's I had got for them. This is what I gave to Kennedy and also sent to Remi.
Kennedy's favorite thing was the lip gloss! I was in such a hurry that I didn't take time to get pictures! I was rather agitated with myself over that!

My first surprise of the day was Kennedy coming to see me at the store after "Mother's Day Out".
Then I got an even bigger surprise!
Hubby came to see me AND brought me something! I was so surprised that when Cathy asked for my phone to take a picture I was in a daze! She asked me 3 times before it registered what she wanted to do! This is what was inside.

Can you say YUMMY?!

Well, that wraps it up for me. I still have LOTS to do to get ready to leave Thursday for the retreat! I can hardly believe I got this done!

Have a good one!


  1. Yummy Valentine's indeed! And a great surprise from both your hubby and Peanut! :) Love your "ewe" card! That paper is perfect. I have not had time to do any of the challenges either for the VCMP. And your layouts are awesome too. Love that mustache paper!
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  2. Love the card and how you made the sheep's wool. Perfect mustache paper for your layout, too. And that husband of yours really outdid himself - YUMMY!

  3. Love the card--I have that stamp too. Will have to try using liquid pearls for the wool! I love those layouts of Vanessa's shower. The mustache paper was perfect for them!