Monthly Archives: February 2013

OWH Midweek Throwdown Recipe Challenge


The midweek throwdown at Operation Write Home is a Recipe Challenge.

1 Embossing Folder

1 Border Punch or Die

2 Patterned Papers

1 Ribbon or Twine

Wausau Fleck cardstock, black is TPC Corduroy. DPs are from Making Memories Boho Chic Olivia in Herringbone and Plum Dot. Sentiment is Doodlebug in Memento Tuxedo Black. ek Tools Long Oval Chain punch. Sizzix embossing folder. Organza ribbon. Brad from Recollections.

A simple Thanks, again


The card for the day is another card in Kara uses a 6×6 pack of paper.

This is the third card in the series.

Wausau Fleck Cardstock, black from stash. Sentiment is Doodlebug in Memento Tuxedo Black. Making Memories Olivia Floral Lattice. Brads from Recollections.

Thinking of You


This is entry #2 in Kara uses a whole pack of 6×6 paper.

Same layout as yesterday’s card with a different colorway.

DP is Making Memories Boho Chic Olivia Wallpaper Stripe. Black is from stash. TPC Tan Parchment. Sentiment is Studio 112 in Memento Tuxedo Black. Brads from Recollections.

A simple Thanks


The card for the day is the first card in Kara uses a 6×6 pack of paper. Once again, I’m using the Making Memories Boho Chic Olivia pad – for some reason I bought 4 of them… We won’t talk about the pack of 12×12 sheets of this pink and black print that I have as well.

This first card is how I’ll use most of the pack – layering the paper over black over white with a simple sentiment strip.

Wausau Fleck Cardstock, black from stash. Sentiment is Doodlebug in Memento Tuxedo Black. Making Memories Olivia Baroque.


OWH Sketch Challenge #161


Operation Write Home has the latest sketch challenge up – #161.

Here’s my submission –

I did some major tweaking – I flipped the focal point and embellishment positions and added 3 brads instead of 2 – odds are always more pleasing to the eye. I also added a sentiment.

Wausau Fleck cardstock. Black from stash. DP is from Making Memories Coastline Collection. Sentiment is MFT Birthday Flopsey. Giraffe is Recollections, colored with Crayola True to Life Pencils. Memento Tuxedo Black. Brads from Recollections. Spellbinders circle and scallop dies. Fiskars corner punch.

Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger Set the Table


Moxie Fab World’s latest Tuesday Trigger is Set the table.

When I first saw this, I thought “Oh, that’s lovely but I have no idea how to treat it since it’s patternless and neutral.

I was looking at it again this morning aand went “Duh, it’s a sketch – just turn it sideways.”

Here’s my version –

It’s still very neutral with a geometric feel.

Background paper is TPC Tan Parchment. Solid papers are from Me & My Big Ideas Family Pad. Sentiment is Studio 112 in Memento Rich Cocoa. brads from Recollections. Spellbinders circle dies.

The Play Date Cafe Challenge #170


The Play Date Cafe has a new challenge up – #170.

The color story is Stone, Buttercream and Denim.

Here’s my submission –

I totally CASEd Sandy Allnock’s card from yesterday’s OWHtv.

This is a 4.25″ card. Black paper from stash. Pattern papers are no ID. Grey is Paper Garden Cropping Block Black and White. Wausau Fleck cardstock. Sentiment is Studio G Lynette Anderson Taylor in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Distress Inks Faded Jeans. Twine from Pick Your Plum. Dimensional Adhesive.

OWH Sketch Challenge 160


Operation Write Home’s newest sketch challenge is up – #160.

Here’s my rainbowlicious version.

Since I’d just fixed a card for the focal point challenge that had a panel of these squiggles, I decided to make the background paper for the sketch in the same way. I wanted a DP that had the same ROYGBIV look and added additional layers of black to keep all the patterns separate. It’s busy but I think any teeny peep who received this card from Mom or Dad would be a very happy teeny peep indeed. I also switched the focal point position to allow for the way the zebra was facing.

Black paper from stash. Wausau Fleck cardstock for stamping, DP is from DCWV Summer Stack. Squiggles are Doodlebug in Distress Inks Barn Door, Wild Honey, Peeled Paint and Faded Jeans. Zebra is Recollections in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, colored with Soho colored Pencils. Hello is from TPC Studio in Tuxedo Black Ink as well. Brad is from Recollections.

Focal Point Challenge Card Update


This ties in to my card from yesterday. The card was submitted to the OWH Design Bootcamp – Focal Point.

Paula is the most polite Drill Sergeant I’ve ever had. I was in the Army National Guard. I know all about Drill Sergeants.

She commented that even though I thought something was missing, perhaps removing that squiggle strip and replacing it with 3 embellishments on the lower right might be the thing to do.

I cut off the lower portion of the card – I like that squiggle strip but it was the wrong thing for this card. I adhered the remains of the card to a new base, added a new black strip to level out the playing field and then added 3 brads from Recollections. (3, not 4 because things look bettter in odd numbers.) This allows the pinwheel to be even more of a focal point than it was.

If Paula wanted to have a bootcamp class and it was anywhere near me, I’d sign up in a heartbeat. I’ve got lots of learning to do, I’m not even half a year old yet.

SOS Challenge 90


Shopping Our Stash has their newest challenge up – #90 – Use your oldest designer paper.

I tied this into the Tuesday Tutorial on Operation Write HomeFocal Point Review.

I did a Pinwheel card but I tweaked it. Instead of using strips of paper, I simply used whole corners. The DP I used is about 7 years or so old. I bought it on sale with the intention of having it for my big kid to use with school projects.

Wausau Fleck cardstock, black from stash. DP from DCWV The Stack. Sentiment from TPC Studio Cupcakes in Memento Black. Squiggles from Doodlebug set in Distress Inks Barn Door, Wild Honey, Peeled Paint and Faded Jeans.

I feel like it needs something else, but I can’t figure what that is at the moment.