Monday, April 14, 2014

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Happy birthday

I haven't made a card in a while due to moving and work. I've been without craft supplies for a few weeks.

I made a new connection, and his birthday is coming up so I am making him a birthday card. I hope he enjoys it.

Sketch is a operation write home sketch, stamps are from bombshell stamps.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A few years ago, when I would stamp with my SU demo Lena, I would stamp a million images of her stamps for my stash to use on future cards. Well. Here is one of them. The one problem... THIS STAMP SET OF HERS IS NOW M.I.A neither one of us know where it is. Which is a bummer because I am on my last images of her from Elzybells. :(

Monday, March 24, 2014

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Owh love cards

I love this little image from Taylored Expressions. I bought it about 2-3 years ago, and I am not going to lie, I often neglect it.. But it is so perfect for some love cards for OWH.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Sometimes you feel like being

A mermaid.

Seems life would be soooo much easier as a mermaid. or so it seems.

Friday, March 21, 2014

OWH: Thank you cards

I purchased this thank you set a while back... like 4 years ago, and never used it until I moved here. As you can tell, I really like the color orange. I will eventually be making these in other solid colors... hopefully finding the patience to paper piece these.

Thank you cards are always in demand at OWH. Just a heads up!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

a little neglected Ippity

Its been a while since I have used any of my ippity stamps. I think a lot of their sentiments are perfect for Operation Write Home Cards. Lately I have been using a ton of that bright orange color... I dont know why... maybe its because its my favorite color?

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Pin up Kitty

I love Sassy Studio Designs... (ssd). I used to use their digis all the time when I lived in California, and first started using digis. I HAD TONS of them. I might still.. SOMEWHERE on a flash drive. Well. now.. I used to be apart of Paper Craft Planet (PCP) and there was a group for people who enjoyed SSD images. Well... long story short, That group made a group on FACEBOOK. Come join the fun!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Sade's Birthday card: Make a Wish

Here is Sade's birthday card.
I love the little sprinkles I added to this card. I kind of wish I would have put a little glitter accent to it or even liquid applique to make some frosting. Maybe next year.

I love this paper.. Ive been hoarding it for quite some time now.

Monday, March 17, 2014

WW motivation

I made this card for a contact I have kept in touch with from Operation Write Home. He is in the Navy Reserves and just told me recently that he is doing weight watchers...

 At the time of this card being made he was down roughly 6ish pounds that week. I figured why not make him a card to help motivate him! He claims he likes it... but it doesnt look like him... lol.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

I hate eyelets.

Lets be impressed....
I used eyelets. I hated eyelets... probably because I dont know how to use them! lol. Makes sense right? on why we dont like certain things.

I do love this orange color. I made a bunch of different versions of this card for Operation Write Home.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

OWH sets

I love this theme of a card. Its patriotic, yes. I love it that way. I love the bold sentiment, and It is very simple. I hope the few of these I made for Operation write home find good homes!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Really Cute Boots

Wow these pictures suck.
But I love the colors used for these Operation Write Home cards.
I love the sentiment of this.... I am, and so is my daughter, Sucker for Rain boots. Just how we are. They are quite fun... I have a pair of Orange retro floral patterned ones. I love them. Ive had them since I was in College.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Thinking of you.

I made this card originally for my daughter D.
This card was tooooo much fun to make, that I made a few for OWH.
Best choice Ive ever made. I think the Thinking of you sentiment went perfect in how the image was set on this piece of paper.

Not to mention, this little girl looks a lot like D. :)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

TOY-- Thinking of you

I love using Rose's Portait for Operation Write Home cards.
This card was mass produced on some perfect paper for OWH. I am very happy with the way it turned out.

I wish I could hoard this paper forever. Its so pretty!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Man's Ruin

Here is another take on the Man's Ruin set... this time I didn't alter this image this time. So you get to see the Skull feature.

I hope to use this for a birthday card as well as the last one I featured yesterday.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Mans Ruin with a DT call notice

Seems like I am on a roll lately with the Bombshell Stamps. I actually adore these ladies.. I was even apart of their design team many moons ago. I was in such a rough time in my life when I was apart of the group that I quickly neglected them. I miss this group, but my life has taken a different turn, and so... I must share my wealth of knowledge of this group with you... Passing on the tourch with telling you... They are having a Guest DT call. I say Guest, but in reality they are called... MONTHLY PIN UPS. I totally suggest if you're a crafter, and wanting to try it out to do so!!

I received this set during my time with these ladies. (one of the perks of being apart of the crew.)

I am not a fan of the skull that is on the glass, so I took one of the Roses from Roses Portrait and adorned it on there in replacement. It just so happens to be adhered with dimensional tape. I put glossy accents on the glass and on the bubbles. I am hopeing to use this for a upcoming March birthday!

Now... Heres the link to apply for Bombshell Stamps DT call. :)   CLICK ME!!!!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Im bringing sexy back

I have a few really good friends who are in the physical fitness industry. I figured I would make one of them a card. This one is for Hot Mandy. Hot Mandy is a yoga instructor. You may have seen her name mentioned in a few posts back as well.

I used the MFT WTG set. The name of it is slipping my mind right now... but I love the sentiment on the front... Im bringing sexy back and on the inside its says.. I dont sweat, I glisten.

I love the shape of this card, and it fits in a standard business envelope which is nice!!! Since I try to save all my A2 envelopes for OWH.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

OWH bunnies

So many bunnies!!!
 I guess I am addicted to these little cuties!
I hope they make their way to some happy home!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Love card for Diem

I made this little card for Diem. I love to send her mail every week. I loved this little image, and I knew she would too. We talked about it on the phone one day and she told me she loves it when I make her cards. She says she also keeps them on her dresser at her dads house. Who knows... maybe one day, I will need to make a container for her to keep all her cards in it.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Penny's Valentine

A girl I work with at my part time job requested me to make her a card. So I did. She showed it to another co-worker, which led to this card.

I love how it came out. I used watercolor paper and Tim Holtz distress inks. I love how the water helped create the best Rasta effect. If you arent aware of the rastafarian colors they are RED YELLOW and GREEN. So I tried my best to incorporate that into my card.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014


Here is a wide variety of Anya cards I made for OWH. Mostly the blank/ Thinking of you, or even the basic thank you card.

You can see in a few of them, that they have "coffee/tea" sentiments. I think they are a perfect match up to the Latte Anya. Who I love... probably because of her little hat and how her hair wisps up.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Tommy's birthday card

Here is a birthday card that I made for Diem's uncle Tommy. He is married to her Aunt Jess. Both are very supportive of my crafty habit. I am so thankful to have them, and their 3 littles in our lives. Tommy is such a guys guy. So I figured I would make him a manly card with this Buck, and Tim Holtz paper.

Currently Tommy is going through a lot of cancer treatment at this time. Here is a article about Tommy. I cant believe its been a year since he was diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer.

Please keep him and his family in your thoughts.

Monday, March 3, 2014

OWH Cards

..I have been obsessed with this stamp since I saw it for the first time featured on a Sandy Allnock card. I knew I had to have it. Supposedly... I am supposed to be sharing it with my Mom... I don't think that is happening since I use it 100% more times than she does. I love this stamp. I use it a lot on my OWH cards, and for my personal use cards for people I don't see or talk to very often and I just want to check in on them. Got to love that its a HERO ARTS stamp, and I love it even more that its a MADE IN AMERICA PRODUCT. :)

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Mandy on Canvas

She was drawn on tissue, and placed on canvas.. this is just the beginning.. I am terrible about drawing literally on canvas. I figured I could add more textures, dimensions, color, etc to this now that there is TISSUE on there.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Pencil art

I am calling this the Hot Mandy series...
Actually a friend of mine said that this reminded them of my friend Hot Mandy. I drew this a few weeks ago... I dont like that its a little crooked... but I love it just the same!

Friday, February 28, 2014

Taking a Break....

No I did not make this. I actually found it on Etsy. I ordered it for soulmate and I for Christmas last year... I love it! So did he. I think personalized ornaments every year are going to be our thing... I think I need to get one for Diem now!!! Since we all know how hard it is to find things personalized for her!!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Wild about you.. and stickers

I love finding things in Hobby Lobby clearance section... I found a bunch of these zoo animal stickers... I paired them up with some Recollections Animal print paper... and of course... the SU wild about you set... and yes.. .its retired. I think these make some cute kids cards!!! yeah? Which are always a need for OWH. but ... I know as a 28 year old adult.. if Soulmate got me a card like this... I would love it!!! BECAUSE.. you can always add your own witty sentiment on the inside. I think I am just a sucker for Animal cards. :)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

oh santa

I fell in love with this Santa two years ago.. I found him on a blog hop for OWH in I think 2012, it could have been 2011.Any way, I knew I had to find him... Luckily... he was not too hard to find... I found him at HOBBY LOBBY!! same with this vintage vibe-d paper.

I showed this card to the soul mate, and he said that IS SANTA. Glad he approved! He told me... NOW THIS IS THE SANTA YOU SEE AT CHRISTMAS.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Love cards

My Soulmate works out of town a lot... so I made him these 3 cards and mailed them to him for him to have when he got home.

These precolored Digis, and sentiments are from the Doodle Pantry fundraiser sets for OWH.. Best purchase EVER!

Heres a close up of them:

Monday, February 24, 2014

MFT: Miss you

Yep, I another MFT stamp set. 
I really like how I made it look like a Polaroid. I want to say this was based off a sketch... some where.. But I love it... Perfect OWH card!! Now to find that patterned paper again! :(

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Loads of love!

I love this Su set.. retired and everything. I still love it... I love creating scenes with it... I love this christmas patterned paper that I had.. .so I decided to cut out the trees!!! I love the colors!! I love it all... I would have made more... but that is a pain in the rear, but I loved the look of it!!!! its a perfect card ... i couldnt be happier with it!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Birthday Bacon

My Friend Becky LOVES bacon... So I had to use this stamp. Its super simple, but I paired it with her favorite colors. This paper fits her bright personality... I love this simplicity of this card.. and yes.. you do see circle punches... and I havent used punches in FOR-EV-ER.