Thursday, March 31, 2011

More Snow and Birthday Cards

Tomorrow is April 1st and I am hoping that when I wake up, the forcast for snow will be an April Fools JOKE!!  I am pretty sure all of us in north Jersey are ready to be done with the white stuff :)

For today I am showing off the birthday cards that went in my last shipment to Operation Write Home.
I am showing them all in one post, although I must tell you, I wasn't sure about doing it this way. My crafting time is kind of hit or miss and mostly done on the weekends, so I don't have a huge file of unpublished projects to share. I thought about dragging them out and doing one or two cards at a time, but I don't want my followers to get bored :)

So here we go.... Birthday cards ...

I have to say, I was very happy with these cards. I liked the simplicty of them and didn't mind that they don't have any glitter :)

All the supplies used are from Stampin Up.

As always, thanks for stopping by.  I would love to know what you think of these birthday cards :)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

ThankYou Cards for OWH

When I sent my last box to OWH, I included some general occasion cards along with Easter and Mothers Day. Here are some of the thank you cards.

Looking back, I can't believe it, but there are NO Cricut cuts on these cards !  That dosen't happen very often... but I see that the birthday cards that I will post next time are all Non-Cricut cards also ... wow

All the supplies for these cards came from Stampin Up. I really am trying to use up stuff that I already have... So I can buy more !!

Hope you like these cards.

As always, thanks for stopping by :)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

FIrst Time Using A Sketch

I am constantly amazed at how much this family of bloggers that I have come to know, let me stretch my creative wings. I try to give new techniques, challenges and now sketches a go whenever possible. I can't WAIT for summer vacation so I can craft all the time !! LOL).
I used the OWH sketch #46 for these cards. The simpleness suits my style, but I do want to use it again and try to make it a bit more elaborate ~ not my style ~.

The cardstock, ink , Flowers and Happy Birthday stamps are Stampin Up.
Hello and Spring Wishes stamps are Papertrey Ink.
Ribbon is SU and my stash.
The edge punches are Martha Stuart and SU.

I seem to have a problem making cards that are exactly alike.... something else I need to work on :)

As always, thanks for stopping by :)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Starting on Easter

The deadline to get Easter cards to Operation Write Home is March 18th.. and I actually have some done !!  Amazing myself :)  LOL

I used 3 colors for this design so I could have 3 differemt looks for the same card.

The Details

  • Stampin Up Cardstock~So Saffron, Regal Rose, Sage Shadow
  • Ribbon~ Stampin Up and my stash
  • Cricut Celbrate with Flourish! Hoppy Easter cut at 2.4 inches
I lined the insides with plain white paper.

I have lots more to share in the next few days, so I hope you stop by again.

As always, thanks for coming by today :)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A Big Thank You

I want to take a few minutes to thank you all for stopping by during the OWH Bunny Hop. It was an amazing weekend, full of ideas and inspiration. It takes me by surprise everytime I take part in something like ths, just how vast this 'Cyber' crafting world really is!

I also want to say hello to my new followers. I will try to give you projects that you will want to create. I hope you come by often.

And lastly I want to say how much I loved reading all the wonderful comments that were left. I know how long it takes to follow a hop and then to take the extra time to leave a comment ... well.... thank you very much :)

I will have a couple of cards to show you tomorrow. I was so inspired by the hop that I got alot of cards made Sunday.

Have a great day..
and as always.... thank you for stopping by :)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Welcome to the Bunny Hop !

Welcome to the Operation Write Home Bunny Hop!
I hope you can take the time to visit all the wonderful bloggers who are participating in this FUN event. It will take some stamina and maybe more than 1 day :) cause there are 135 blogs on the hop ~ WOW!!!

You should be arriving here from Gina at California Scrappin. If you have just stopped by and would like to start at the begining ~ OWH Heros ~ you can find such wonderful stories and inspiration there.

We are working hard to make lots of Easter and Mothers Day cards ready by these deadlines:
Easter cards due to shipper March 18th 
Mother's Day cards due March 31st.
(Remember~ no Glitter please )
I find lots of help on the OHW blog, but especially like the Sketches section. When I am stuck for an idea, I can always go there and get some inspiration.

Ok, let's get to the fun stuff !

The Details
  • Cricut cartridge ~ Simply Charmed ~ bunny 3 inches
  • Nestabilies Oval and Scalloped Oval
  • Stampin Up Stamp and Punch
  • Cardstock ~ Stampin Up
  • Designer Paper ~ Moxie
  •  Ribbon ~ My Stash
Of coarse I can never seem to make just one project... so here is a little Easter treat box, too :)

The details:
  • Tags Bags Boxes & More cut at 8 inches
  • Easter 2010 ~ all images cut at 2 inches
  • Grass cut at .75 inches
  • Designer paper ~ Moxie
  • Stickles
  • Gel Pens

I hope you will continue on to see the pretty pink card Erica has for you!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you will come back :)

Friday, March 4, 2011

Tomorrow's going to be FUN!!!

I hope you all will come by tomorrow for the OWH Bunny Hop. I just found out there are 135 blogs participating.... Holy Cow !!! I see the weather here in Jersey is suppose to be kind of wet this weekend so I can hop without too much guilt :)

I can't wait to see all the wonderful projects for Spring that are just waiting for us.

Hope to see you  this weekend ~ It goes live at 10 am est~ Saturday the 5th ~

Thanks for stopping by ~~