Monday, January 31, 2011

I love this card!!
I kind of mass produced this card, because I doing this new thing. If I use 12 x 12 paper, I have to use it all up before going on to a new piece. I love this paper, I love the colors, I love everything about it.

This image is "Call Me" from My Favorite Things. She is colored on watercolor paper with SU markers.

Paper is Me and My Big Ideas, and Recollections.

This card, along with a few others were made for Operation Write Home. I figured it would be nice to send out to loved ones. :) Simple, Sweet, and to the point!

I hope they find their way to a good home!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sports Series: Dallas Cowboys

Here is my take on DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADER. I asked Adrian the other day... What is your all time favorite team. First he said Lakers, then he said Cowboys. So here is my take on the Dallas Cowboys.... Cheerleader using the Retro Cowgirl from Bombshell Stamps.

She is colored on watercolor paper, with SU! Markers.

All paper comes from my stash. The blue patterned paper comes from my set of Christmas paper that I didnt know existed, and if you look at it in person, it looks like it has been drawn on with chalk! I love this paper!

I made this card for Adrian, I hope he enjoys it!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sports Series: Lakers

** Sorry its a little blurry, it was taken with my phone**

This lovely bombshell was themed LAKERS for my friend Adrian. He is a HUGE Lakers fan... He Loves Kobe Bryant #24. This is my thinking of you/man card. Adrian and I recently lost one of our dear friends Cortney. He has been really down lately, so I figured this would cheer him up!

All paper comes from my stash of random things. Purple, and black paper is recollections, sparkly paper... Is from a previous project. Yellow stripes on the jersey are actually yellow copy paper. Brads come from my stash, I just know the big ones come from Big Lots :) I believe they are basic grey. I am not sure. But I love the bigger brads now. LAKERS is written in rub ons... but the #24 is handwritten. She is colored with prismacolor and SU! Makers.

I hope he enjoys this card!! :)

Friday, January 28, 2011

Supporting Cortney

A great friend of our DT Emily passed away unexpectedly leaving behind two small children. We would like to raise money for the family and her kids by offering this digi for Cortney. She loved Basketball! Anyone who donates will receive this digi

Cortney Hoody passed away unexpectedly Saturday, January 22nd 2011 ,

and leaves behind two small children, a wonderful family, and group of

friends. Cortney was an phenomenal mother, friend, sister, and

athlete. She participated in several sports, but her favorite sport

that she excelled at most was basketball. She was a All star

basketball player in high school, and went on to play at Hastings

College where she was a stand out player, and received several awards.

Cortney was a person you could go to for anything, and she would tell

you how it is, and help you on your journey. She touched many hearts

close to hers, and people who didn’t know her. She was actively

involved with the local sports community where she created her own

women’s league basketball team single handily and she even coached

her son’s basketball team.

Cortney has and will forever have many people who loved and cared for

her. At this time, Cort’s children, and family have a huge unexpected

financial hardship with funeral plans. We at Ward Digi’s are offering

a tribute digi of “Cortney” in support of her family with the

unexpected costs.

If you would like to donate and receive this digi please click on the donate button. All proceeds will go straight to her family . Thank you so much !

More Card examples coming soon!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Heaven gained an angel, and I know shes looking down me ♥ #23 CH

 Cortney Hoody, One of the greatest people in my life. January 21, 2011
I cannot believe youre gone. We have only been friends for a few short months, but you have always been there for me when I needed some one to talk to. You are an amazing mom, friend, and sister. I miss you terribly, and I cannot wait to play basketball again with you one day. I will be sure to keep a good eye out for Zachary and Zoey for you. <3 You!!!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Love is the Best Medicine

Okay s this isnt the best picture (courtesy of my cell phone). She is actually paper pieced. I love this little card. I hope someone enjoys her as much as I love her!

Friday, January 21, 2011

It's your lucky day!

I ADORE this card. I made it for my friend Jason. I have known Jason pretty much all my life. He is one of the strongest guys I know. He is always so positive even when all his chips are in and he loses the hand. Lately I had a bummed mood day. And he was there for me. He is AMAZING! And not to mention CUTE! (I had the biggest crush on him in the 5th grade). Thank you Jason for being you, and helping me. Youre the best!

This card is made with Recollections Cape Cod Collection. This Mermaid stamp set is from none other than BOMBSHELL STAMPS!!! She is stamped on watercolor paper, and the sentiment is too. I used SU Stampin Write markers. If youre interested in some you should talk to my bestie Lena. The Mermaid is adhered at the tail with adhesive, and at her head, there is pop dots. I love this card and it was hard for me to give it way. Atleast she is going to a deserving home.

Sunday, January 16, 2011


Saturday, January 15, 2011

Anothers Girls Ruin

Not super clear, but you get the idea.

Just another "too sexy" Valentine!

I am sure all you Bombshell fans will love her :)

Friday, January 14, 2011

I like her better with the zebra stripes

If you dont like the "sexy" look of these lovely ladies, I am sorry, but I love them all! I guess they arent for everyone!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Girls Ruin

I love this stamp! She will make the perfect Valentines Day card for someone in my life. ;)
She is on watercolor paper, recollections and DCWV paper. She is colored with Prismacolor, and SU. Embossed as well :) I hope they enjoy!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Making debut again :)

Here is another Rose Bombshell. I love those piercing blue eyes. She was stamped on watercolor paper this time, and embossed. Paper is Recollections and DCWV. Colored with Prismacolor and SU! :)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Thinking of You

Here is my newest THINKING OF YOU card. I am on a roll on these sentiments on cards. This is a Bombshell Stamp that I received in the mail. She is gorgeous!!! I embossed her with black embossing powder. She is colored with SU and Prismacolor. I wish I can as green eyes as she does. Shes gorgeous.

All paper is recollection, and I distressed the edges with Versafine.

She was so much fun, I think I am going to have to make a bunch more for OWH!!! :)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Diem is a OWH Celebrity! (Okay so her artwork is)

I was checking out the OWH Facebook Fan page. If youre on FB, and you like to make cards, or need some inspiration. Check it out!!!!! Seriously! But wait until you read/see what Diem did!

While D-train was here, we had some nasty rainy days. We did a lot, A LOT of coloring. I got the brilliant idea to print out some OWH Coloring Pages, and Digis for her to color... GENIUS idea for my at the time upcoming package to mail to my shipper Sandy. Sandy has a dog named, Ciara that is iconic all over the Fan Page. She is like the OWH mascot. Well she is featured on the coloring pages. Well I let Diem sit on my lap at the computer, and we went through the coloring pages I have saved for OWH, and all my digis that are OWH and non- OWH to see what she wanted to color. Just so you know, Diem LOVES dogs. So she picked out a few images that I also knew would be easy for her to color. We did the mass coloring pages together. Filled out the worksheets together and everything. As we are coloring, Diem looks over at my coloring page and says, "Ma, You're coloring the dog wrong!" (I didnt take a picture of my coloring, but invision your typical brown dog). You should have seen Diem's (well actually youre about too!) So I will not describe it to you ;) Just surprise you.

I have started to get pretty active on the OWH page, and it is so nice to see everyone else's work and you get to interact with your shippers (HI SANDY AND DIXIE!!) <-- They are 2 out of the 3 shippers I have grown to love, and they are amazing ladies! So today, was no different than any other day... I trolled the page, and what did I find!!!!!! DIEM'S COLORING PAGE!! Sandy posted it right next to Ciara! So I am super excited to announce that Diem is an official coloring page celebrity on OWH. And now for your enjoyment.... Here is what you have been waiting for.... Diem's picture:

OWH Upcoming Holiday Information

I follow the Homefront Blog, and today they posted some information that 1. I needed to remember, so why not put on my blog. 2. Maybe someone would read my blog, and maybe they wanted to play along too, and needed the 4-1-1. 3. Maybe I could make these into challenges for Lena too! :)

On that Note... here is the following PSA for OWH Upcoming Holiday cards:

Important note about spring holidays!

Now that we're past the Valentines - we need to turn our brains toward the next seasons! Two very important reminders:
1.If you're making a lot of cards for any season, remember to get your cards in TWO WEEKS BEFORE these posted deadlines; sending a couple hundred cards right at the deadline really makes it nearly impossible to get your cards mixed in the last couple boxes!

2.Making "general" cards that can also be used for a holiday are the MOST useful to our heroes. We got lots of "love" cards as well as ones that specifically said "Happy Valentines Day" --- that helps a lot when we don't know how many heroes will be sharing a box.....they can use the general love cards, but don't have to write them all out before V-Day. So - "Lucky to have you" and "Some bunny loves you" are great sentiments for spring!
St Patricks - due Feb 10

Though we do send out St Patty's Day cards, we send a lot less than we do for Valentines and Christmas - we've never gotten one request for St Pat's cards, and we've gotten some surprised comments like, "Wow you even send St Pattys cards!" So - the need is NOT as big for these as for other holidays.

You may still make St Patty's cards, but if you would have to go buy new stuff to make them, we'd love to save you the expense and ask for you to focus on our general cards - thinking of you, birthday, missing you, love, thanks, and no-sentiment. We need LOTS of these, and your help in getting those for us would be awesome!

Easter - due March 18

Bunnies and chicks, as well as religious cards are welcome. You can also make "spring" sentiments for those who don't celebrate Easter!

Mother's Day - due March 31

It's not too early to start thinking about Mom and Dad cards! Consider sending in a half dozen of these while sending in your other spring cards, just to get our stash built up for the first Moms Day boxes! Also - if you can separate your cards out so that the ones that say "Happy Mother's Day" are separate from the ones that say "Love you Mom", that helps us be able to get the Mother's Day cards targeted to mail first, and fill in with the general ones!

**** NOTE! If anyone is interested in making cards, or has a few or a bunch of A2 sized cards that they want to give to OWH, I send packages frequently, and if you want, you can mail them or give them to me, and I will include them in my package if it is easier for you that way. Just email me if this is something your interested in, OR you can mail them directly to your favorite OWH Shipper!

Definition of a Friend

I love the colors featured in this card.

I found this patterned paper in a stack that I recently purchased at Mikes. If it was here (its at Lena's house) I would tell you what it was called. I love it! I wish I could hoard this paper forever, but it doesnt look like I can. Because I have decided. If I tear out a 12x12 piece of paper... I must try to use 3/4th of it! I cant just use a little piece.

I made this card for OWH. I hope someone enjoys it... because I really dont want to give it up!!!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Call Me

I love this Mini Set from MFT :) I figured it would be nice for OWH too. Good Missing You card. Something!!! Why not start off the new year, with a stamp set you've never used? This would be it!

She is colored with Prismacolor and SU! Paper is actually Taylored Expressions. Wow I havent pulled them out in a long while!

I cant believe I forgot to color the phone!!!! Ugh what is wrong with me!?

I need to make more of these cards. They were sooooo much fun!

I hope a loved one of soldier enjoy's this card!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


I NEVER thought this card would pull off! Most people who know me, know that I:
#1) I am a huge Texas Longhorns fan... okay so that is a given.
#2) I Always okay, NEVER match.
#3) I am addicted to Bombshell Stamps and lastly
#4) I RARELY ever give my cards "themes" or "sentiments". This is true! So when Jan asked me to make a "Thinking of You" card. I was like "yay, I was asked to make a card for OWH Stars and Stamps!! Oh man, I have to actually use a sentiment!!!" Oh man!!!
This card OBVIOUSLY does not match. But I love it. :) Now that I look at it, I like the effect the turquoise and the pink have for one another.

I used Recollections paper (Butterfly Wings Collection for the PINK and Cape Cod for the Turquoise.) Just in case you wanted to know.

Stamps... well STAMP used is the mini flower from Bombshell Stamps "Bombshell" set. I never have used it as the main focus of anything, and I felt it would be perfect for "Thinking of You". I used Versafine Onyx Black ink, and Bic Mark-its for the detail work of the inside of each flower, and detail around the computer generated sentiment.

Missing You.... Kid's Edition:

Lena is borrowing my Big Shot as her's needs to be fixed. I got these Sizzix die cuts from the Mike's clearance bins one day this past fall. I have never used them... I figured I NEED to try something new for the new year, so this is what I did. I made TWO Missing You Easel Cards :)

Paper is all Recollections except for the patterned paper, and the dresses, shoes, and head bands as the come from the Latte Collection of I cant remember the brand right now. But I got them in a little pad on sale, (it comes in several different sizes!)  at Jo-Ann's!

I need to get the Sizzix rub on faces for when I make the paper dolls... I am AWFUL at drawing faces. And my handwriting is even worse.... check out the HANDWRITTEN sentiment.

I am addicted to these little paper doll girls. I see more of them in my future! I hope they find a GREAT home.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

More 10 things I love about you.

This is one of the other purchases I did with my gift certificate from my Secret Pal. I have seen this stamp set around, and I have been meaning to get it... and now I have it! I figured I should make a few of this image. How perfect for OWH!!! :) And I like how well it goes with my image from my last post (10 Things I Love About You).

She is stamped in Versafine, and colored with Prismacolor, and Stampin up markers. Paper is from Recollections. I hope someone enjoys these little ladies as much as I do!

10 Things I Love About You

I got this stamp set from my bestie Lena. She and I always pick up goodies for each other. :) She sent this to me while I was living in Arizona this past year.

I made these as non traditional Valentines Day Cards, OR Love cards. I made them "interactive". Soldiers can fill them in to their loved ones. Neat idea right? I thought so. I would love to know the 10 reasons why someone loves me! :)

Paper comes from my stash, and recollections, I used some random embellishments from my container that I keep my brads in. And I also used a MS punch. I love these little note cards! I hope someone else does too!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Friends are the chocolate chips in the cookies of life

So my secret pal on Paper Craft Planet sent a $25 gift certificate to a online scrapbooking store. I dont know why... but I immediately looked at the stamps first! I did look at some other scrapbooking stuff.. but nothing really caught my eye. I found two stamps I wanted, and this was one I knew I had to have. The sentiment was perfect!! "Friends are the chocolate chips in the cookies of life." Is that not soooo true?

I made these 5 cards for OWH. I colored the little critters with SU Markers. Paper is from my stash of random paper from Big Lots, and Recollections Cape Cod collection. Ribbon is Offray, and held with two staples :)

Thinking of You

I was asked to make some Thinking of You cards for OWH. This is one of them. There were two others made.

This card is made with the Bombshell Stamps-- Retro Cowgirl. She is one of the first two stamps I ever purchased from the company. I love everything about her... even the little lines in her armpits that make it look like hair. Ugh. Lena why did you point that out!!

I colored her skin with colored pencil to lighten up the tan paper I stamped her on. She is colored also with SU Peach Parfait, and Soft Suede, Blushing Bride and Prismacolor Sand.

I used {ippity}'s Now and Always set for the sentiment... I actually only used HALF of the sentiment.

Paper and Brads are Recollections... except the orange polka dot paper, and that just came out my random stash that came from a kit at Big Lots a while back.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Simple Man Card

Now what guy wouldnt want to receive this card as a just because card or a Valentines Day card? I know if I was a guy I wouldnt mind receiving it. I made her for my stash of OWH cards to soon be shipped out this week!!

This is Sandy, from Sassy Studio Designs. I havent used any of my Sassy images in such a long time!! I figured I needed to break some out for a few cards. I have a stash of printed digi images, and I needed to use them before I print out anymore!!

Sandy, has been colored with Prismacolor (light beige) and she is also colored with SU Riding Hood Red, and Soft Suede. I love how the colors go so well together. I like my fair skinned girls. Probably because I am pretty fairskinned myself. Plus I wish I had a knock out body like her. Why are all digis so good looking?! I would like to see some "fluffy" girl images!!!

All paper, and embellishments are Recollections.

I think I need to make more of her... maybe do some paper piecing with her?

Oh yeah! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!