Sunday, September 16, 2012

What can I say except that it was a busy and hot Spring and Summer.  I haven't had any time to make any cards:(  I started a RN program in May and have been super busy with that.  Now that fall is here my sister who is the Creative Memories Demostrator is hosting a Saturday Scrap & Craft workshop the 2nd Saturday of each Month in Adams, MN.  I am hoping to get some cards done at workshop but I also have a lot of scrapbooking to catch up on and jeans to cut for rugs.  We will see how well I do.  The 1st Workshop is next Saturday as we had a family wedding last Saturday.  Maybe I will be able to post something after that workshop.  Happy Fall everyone!!!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

OWH Midweek Throwdown

Greetings!!!  It is going to be close to 80 degrees today in NE Iowa.  I was on the OWH Stars and Stripes blog when I saw that they wanted Missing You Cards.  I had done 3 different ones over the weekend.  So if you scroll through Sunday you will find them along with other cards that I shipped on monday.  Thanks in advance for good (or bad or ideas to better the cards) comments you leave me. 

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Spring ahead

I don't know about everyone else but I hate the time change.  I wish they would leave it on one time year round and be done with it.  So I decided I needed to get a box of cards off to OWH.  It was a year ago that I sent my first box. Since I work full time and commute (one way) a hour I don't have a lot of time to work on cards and only get one box done a year.  I am not happy about this but what to do?  I was hoping this winter I would get stuck at home but our winter was really mild here in North Iowa.  I always have a lot to do and not enough time to get it all done.  Here are some cards that are in my box to go out tomorrow.  I had some Easter cards to send but missed that deadline so my goal for next year is to get my cards all done earlier.  As you will see below I like quick and simple cards.  I am not happy with all the cards but I do think they turned out pretty good.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

OWH Sketch Challenge #105

So I had some down time today and decided to work backwards on OWH sketches.  I did #105.  I have 175 cards ready to be packed up and shipped.  Would like to do a few more as I think I still have room left in the box!!!  I like to use my money wisely.  If I get more done that is ok to as I can add them to the next box.  I have the day off tomorrow and it is supposed to be 40 degrees (in IOWA), Amazing.  Will have the house windows open and do a little "Spring" cleaning.  So here is my sketch #105.  The stamp came from the $ bin at Michaels, the paper is from Hobby Lobby, and the ink for the stamp is Old Olive from Stampin Up.  Enjoy.

OWH Sketch Challenge #106

Here is my version of #106, maybe this will also work for the Glitter Free Bling Challenge as well?  The brad, blue star, red/white stripped, and Bandana paper is from Hobby Lobby "The Paper Studio".  The stamp is a clear stamp from Fiskars.  This can be used as an Any Hero Card or for a soldier to write home on.  Sometimes I think it might be fun for them to write home on Red, White and Blue cards. The Not Quite Navy ink is from Stampin Up.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

OWH Easter/Spring Challenge

Here are two different Easter Cards.  The firsst one is made using OWH Sketch #61 or 63 if my memory serves me correctly.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

OWH Color Challenge

I decided to do a Valentine's Day card since it so close.  I used Black and white paper from Creative Memories, I used the heart cuttlebug template on my Sizzix texture boutique.  The stamp was on that I had gotten from a friend.  The ribbon was from the $ section at Target.  The red in the ribbon and the paper don't match here but they do in person.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


So I am already falling behind on my resolutions.  But I guess a good excuse is working 8 straight days in a row averaging 9 hours each plus a 2 hour commute time.  Anyways I was on the Stars and Stripes Blog and saw todays topic on organization.  That I do have down pretty well I think.  So here is what I have.  Enjoy!!!  Pamela glad you were inspired by my resolutions.

My wooden Stamps are stored in Sterilite 7 drawer rolling carts.

Paper is stored in sterilite tall file folders storage containers according to color

Cuttlebug and accessories stored in a basket from goodwill

cricut cartridges stored in a basket from goodwill, the two purple objects on top hold
different cutouts in different sizes

cards on in top container are for personal use.  Cards in bottom with
pullout drawer are for OWH

Embelishments are stored in drawer dividers, Crisco stick containers, and
craft containers

Buttons are color sorted and stored in an old plastic sewing container with multiple drawers
great garage sale find

Ribbons stored according to pattern, holiday, plain

These is an Amish made silverware basket that I got cheap at a
School House Action.  Stores ink pads, refills and glitter glue great along
with embossing powders