Saturday, October 6, 2012

Operation Write Home World Card Making Day Blog Hop 2012

Welcome to the Operation Write Home World Card Making Day Blog Hop.  For this hop each participant had to use a sketch to make their card and make it holiday or winter themed.  To find a list of all blogs participating in this hop, please visit the OWH blog here. It contains a InLinkz to each blog.

Operation Write Home (OWH) is an organization that provides our nation's armed forces with blank handmade greeting cards to write home on as well as "Anyhero" cards of gratitude to encourage them. If you are interested in making cards for this great cause, please visit the Operation Write Home webite here.

For my card I used OWH sketch #137 and new Riley stamp, Snow Globe Riley and Snowman. You can find all the past OWH sketches here.

Stamps:  Snow Globe Riley and Snowman (Riley and Company)
Cardstock:  Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Whisper White (SU!)
Misc:  Patterned Paper (Unknown source), Snowflake brads, Snowflake embossing folder

Friday, October 5, 2012

Crafty Gals Monthly Challenge - October 2012

It's time for the Crafty Gals Blog Group's monthly challenge.  This month's hostess is Athina.  Here is the challenge that issued to us this month:

"Think Outside the Box!"

"I challenge you to make a project with no squares or rectangles (not even the base of a card or scrapbook layout). Since we have already stepped outside the box, lets take another step. Try a technique that you have not tried before. It is always fun to learn something new and expand our creativity. Have fun with it! I can't wait to see what you create!"

This challenge was definitely outside of the box for me. It took me sometime to come up with an idea but after searching the internet, I found some cute cards that were shaped like cupcakes.  So I present my version of the cupcake card.

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink:  Regal Rose
DSP:  Ice Cream Parlor (SU! Retired)
Misc:  Striped Embossing Folder (SU!), Large Circle and Scalloped Circle Nestibilities, Stickles.