Sunday, July 25, 2010

Stars and Stamps sketch #27

Here is this week's sketch challenge from OWH's Stars and Stamps blog. I happen to think it is a particularly nice one ;-D Thanks Karen!
It just so happens I have a card ready made for this sketch. The Uncle Sam image is in the public domain and I added the sentiment in PSE. That fun ribbon I have had for years. It gets pulled out for patriotic holidays and thank you cards for our troops. The star embossing folder was a treat I bought myself when I could no longer resist it, lol.
You can see a couple more of my cards made with this sketch here-

Friday, July 23, 2010

Stars and Stamps midweek throwdown

This week's throwdown was to use one of the digital images kindly shared with us on the Stars and Stamps blog by Anthony. I chose his manga drawing and it was great fun to work with! I digital paper pieced her dress, shoes and ribbons and colored her skin and hair with Prismacolor pencils. Used McGill and Martha Stewart punches and Spellbinders dies.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Stars and Stamps sketch 26

Here's this week's sketch from the OWH's Stars and Stamps blog. I missed getting one done from last week's sketch so am glad to have had the chance to do this one.
Love this Mo Manning digital stamp. Seems like there aren't lots of loving little boy designs out there so it was wonderful to find this one. It is perfect for a Back to School card from a Service Person to their much missed child.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Pocket card and pin

The Summer Haven event ends tonight. It has been such fun and has pushed me to be creative. Daniel challenged us to create a card with a pocket and something to go in the pocket. The pocket had to be low as the quilted heart pin is too big to fit under the pocket. In addition to the stamps by Hero Arts, Me & My Big Ideas, and Cornish Heritage Farms I made a lot of use of die cuts.
The heart pin is quilted over a felt base. It had been ages since I did Crazy Quilt embroidery and it was a blast. There is a plastic back piece and pin back glued on with Diamond Glaze. It took 2 tries to get it to hold. I love punching holes in the tag to attach the pin to. Gives it a nice finished look I think.

I even pulled out my crochet cotton and hook to make an edging around the heart. Yes it took time to do the whole thing but it satisfied me greatly!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Stars and Stamps sketch challenge #24

Here is this week's sketch.
I used one of the adorable digital images Sandy drew for the 4th of July Weekend OWH blog hop. Is this a sweet pup or what? As usual I colored with Prismacolor pencils. The sentiment is a Hero Arts stamp.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Stars and Stamps mid-week throw down

Including food is the throw down challenge. Clearly I am obsessing on watermelon ;-) I treated myself to my first set of stamps from Verve which included this fun Dr. Seuss quote.
This card was also for the using up scraps challenge for the Summer Haven event underway. It came out so full of sun made me want to eat watermelon right now!