Scrapper with a Wanderlust

Monday, August 27, 2012

OWH Card Sketch #135

Hi friends.  Here's a card from Card Sketch #135.   This is only the second time I've participated in the weekly sketch---and I think it's fun!  

I used a kind of "different" take on a love sentiment....maybe it will strike a cord with someone!  The word "fine" is colored and on vellum.  I layered it on white card stock and popped it with dimensionals.  Although it is hard to see in the pic, the two small white hearts are glossy accented (thanks to the blog skip this weekend that reminded me to use my glossy stuff for extra pizzaz!)  A little white faux stitching to finish it off.  I'm sorry that my picture isn't very turned out a bit fuzzy.  Thanks for looking!


Saturday, August 18, 2012

Back to work, finally got some monkey cards done!

Hi friends!  We went back to work at the public schools early in August, from our shortened summer break, which meant busy times for me and less time for crafting, which makes me a little sad  :-(   A new school year is full of transitions for our kiddos, and since I work with kiddos with special needs, I am often especially busy this time of year....transitions are frequently & notoriously hard for kids I work with! 

Anyway, Sandy put out a call for some "fun" cards that mom & dad heroes can send to their own kiddos, so I did 3 along that line.  They all say "Hi" but I was wishing I had a "monkeying around" or a "hang in there" stamp or something....wasn't sure on the appropriateness of something like that?  Thoughts?   hmm...a mom or dad sending a card home that says "hang in there"....please weigh in on this! 

The monkeys are from a couple of sets of La Petite 3-D stickers that were being clearanced at Hobby Lobby.  I used my Texture Boutique for the yellow cardstock and for the "bark" look on the branch.  Tim Holtz distress ink to the embossed image for a "vine" kind of look.  Since I used craft and brown cardstock as the card bases, I lined the insides with yellow for a lighter surface to write on.  Thanks for looking! 


Sunday, August 5, 2012

3 purple & green cards crafted last night

Hi guys. Last night I did a bit of creating and chose some purple and green (accented with blue) items that were calling out to me!  The die cut pieces are from Paper Wishes.  I feel a little badly that these are pretty "feminine" in color and just hope some heroes in OWH loves them....    Maybe I'll try and counter them with some cards that are more "masculine" next time!   Thanks for looking!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Four different is a real cute fishie card!

Four new cards I made over the last day and a half. The first one was taught to me by my friend, Judi, at a Stampin' Up demonstration. You use Christmas ornament stamps and punch, turn them on their side, use a scallop oval punch and cut "fins" out of it, add a googley eye, and you've got a cute fishie! Use your sponge inking with about 3 differing shades of blue on a wave template to make the background of the card. I decided to go just a tad farther and cut a piece of craft to use as sand and I had some cute little epoxy stickers for the bottom dwellers.  I made one that says "hello" for OWH and this one is for my daughter to use.

This is just a simple card with no sentiment for OWH so a hero can personalize it as he/she likes. 

I really love how this one turned out.  I'm a sucker for blue anyway and use it A LOT (probably more than I should) on my cards and scrapbook layouts.  I don't own the punch for the border yet (used this one at a scrapbook store) but like the effect that it gave my double side border, so it may have to go on my wishlist. 

I know this one looks like the sentiment is slighly blurry, but in fact, that is on purpose.  I double stamped the sentment:  once in black and then slightly off-side of it in green to get the shadow effect.  Very simple card on craft paper. 

The four of them all together.  I ended up with 3 of the "peace & love & happiness" cards, 2 of the fishies, and that was it!   Thanks for looking.....I appreciate it!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

For today's card post, I'm putting on some early Christmas Cards I made----you've all heard of Christmas in July, right?  Well, I did these the final week in July~~~   These will go in with my Operation Write Home (OWH) cards, but I probably won't send them out until late Sept.  

There's stickles on most all of these, but I don't think it shows up well in the photos....looks better IRL (in real life!)

Here's a group of them....I think I ended up with about 3 more than this shows, and now I'm ready to put aside the Christmas cards for a little while!  Back to more "seasonal" crafting!   (i.e. it's VERY hot here, so I'm looking for cool colors to craft with! 

  Thanks for looking!!!!