Sunday, October 30, 2011

More quick and easy sketch results...

Told you I got carried away with this sketch (see previous post). 

I found these adorable little penguin stickers for 1/2 price and couldn't resist...I don't have any little ones to send cards to but I figured Operation Write Home could use some. 

The snowflakes and sentiments are from Skipping Stones Design 'Brrthday'.

This was last week's sketch sure to check out this week's sketch #93 at OWH Stars & Stamps.

Quick and easy sketch

OK, so last week's sketch challenge over at Operation Write Home blog Stars and Stamps was so quick and easy I got a little carried away.  I tend to go overboard with the Clean and Simple when doing cards for OWH, not necessarily because of the extra postage (though that can be a factor especially during the holidays), but also because I've found if I put too much on a card it's difficult to fit it into the envelope.  So, I hope they're not too simple.

Also, we've reached the deadline for sending 'Christmas' cards but have been encouraged to send 'Winter' cards, so here's another, using an image from an old retired set from Stampin' Up called Holiday Woodcuts.  The sentiment from the next one is from Skipping Stones Design set called Sassy Snow.

Well, I'd better get busy and get some housework done so I don't feel so guilty playing in my craft room!

Monday, October 24, 2011

CAS Wise men - Skipping Stones Design #98

I've really got to post these challenges a little earlier...nothing like waiting till the last minute!  This is for Skipping Stones Design Sketch #98.  I used one of this month's featured sets, ' Wisemen' and the emboss resist technique.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

CAS Christmas Cards-Stampendous

I'm really liking this Holly Stamp from Stampendous.  This card is for a Keep it simple...Stampers challenge to make Christmas cards clean and simple.  The 'Wish' sentiment is from Skipping Stones Design.

The next one I made for CR84FN color challenge, but I fooled around and didn't post it in time, but it also fit for the CAS Christmas at Stampendous.

The background is from the Holly set at Stampendous and the sentiment is from the new set at Skipping Stones Design called ' Christmas Song'.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I Pledge Allegiance...

My brother-in-law married a girl from the Philippines and she just passed her citizenship test...I made this card for the party they held to celebrate...and I used the awesome color combination from CR84FN #40:

I love these colors together and made another CAS Christmas Card to share later...

I also love the silhouette patriotic stamp from a retired Stampin' Up set called Thankful Thoughts...I printed the Pledge of Allegiance on my computer and then turned it into a tag, and the rustic star is from a Mini Christmas Tree garland set of all things...I possibly should have snipped the wire, but I thought it gave it more of a rustic look...not sure now...

Monday, October 17, 2011

CAS Christmas Song

This one is a little late...the new Skipping Stones Design Sketch will be out's the link for the new release of Christmas Song.  I really liked the layout though and thought it would be great for the Clean and Simple Challenge at Stampendous.  I really like the Jumbo Holly Season for this fact I used it on a couple of others that I'll add later.

See you soon!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

OWH - A handful of Thanksgiving Cards

A couple of cards shipped off to Operation Write Home.  Time to make some Christmas Cards to ship by the end of October...