Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Sending Blessings Your Way

Today is my Mother's birthday. Here she is with her great grandkids Kennedy and Remi. She retired the end of June after working nearly her entire life. It is still taking some adjustment but I think she's enjoying it!

I made her this card using Operation Write Home's sketch#188 which was part of the Labor Day Weekend Virtual Card Making Party.
This is what I love about OWH sketches....the measurements!
My card. I used a stamp designed by Phyllis Harris and sold through Unity Stamp Co. The papers are from a 6x6 Basic Grey paper pad "Lemonade Collection". I will make another card to add to the cards I will send to OWH.

I also made this card for the Labor Day Weekend VCMP.
 This was OWH VCMP Challenge #5: Masking Tape Block Stamping from Donna Inks Blog. She used masking tape.  I didn't have any masking tape but had some Duck Tape. I wasn't sure if I was going to like this card when I first started. I had missing ink in places but I kept re-inking the tape and stamping over it. I was more pleased after that. I then stamped directly to the card using a stamp set from Unity Stamp Co's "Itty Bitty" Collection. Its not my favorite but it's not too bad. I did think a little bit of ribbon helped complete the card.

Have a good one.


  1. Your cards are so pretty! I love the colors used on both of them.

  2. Love your cards! And Happy Birthday to your Mom! Retiring will be an adjustment I'm sure. She's needs to start making cards or some craft!

    1. Thank you! I don't know about crafting. Mom isn't too into that...or least she didn't used to be. We'll see!

  3. Love the way you reversed the sketch, it works wonderfully with the image, with her hair blowing...what a great card.