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Moxie Fab World Stitching Sewing Challenge


Moxie Fab World has a stitching / sewing challenge up today. Create a paper crafted item that uses stitching and or sewing in an innovative way.

Here’s my submission –

I stitched the balloon strings. The first one on the left is kinda wonky, but that’s because this challenge broke my sewing machine and by the time I got it fixed an hour later, I just wanted to be done with the sewing part…

Wausau Fleck cardstock, scrap paper for balloons – cut with a Circle Sizzlit, monster from Recollections My Little Monsters Set, Sentiment from TPC Studio Hugs & Kisses Set, both stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black.

Moxie Fab World Journaling Tag Challenge


Moxie Fab World has a Journaling tag challenge up today. Create a paper crafted item that uses a journaling tag in an innovative way.

I’m not sure that this counts as innovative but here’s my submission –

Chevron and polka dot papers are Making Memories Boho Chic Olivia. Tag is combination scrap black cardstock and Wausau Fleck. Journal lines are from the Autumn Leaves Stitched Journaling Panels and the sentiment is from the TPC Studios Hugs and Kisses set. Brads are Recollections, washers are Wausau Fleck. Organza Ribbon.

(This also counts toward my Kara uses a 6×6 pack of paper to make cards. Here’s the first post in this series,  the second, the third, the fourth and the fifth. This card puts me at 32.)

An unexpected colorway


Operation Write Home has a balloon tutorial up right now that showcases the Hero Arts Happy Birthday Set Balloon stamp. They allow for other balloon stamps to be used as well.

Here’s mine.

I really don’t know how I came to this bright colorway. I started with a vintage Comotion balloon stamp that I picked up at Scrap DC. The sentiment is from a Studio G Alison Wong set. Wausau Fleck cardstock front, magenta and orange scraps from stash, colored with neon Crayola twistables, embroidery floss bow.

Imagine my surprise when I looked at Moxie Fab World and saw their Tuesday Trigger.

Hello awesome colorway! My OWH balloon card totally works with this as a starting point but I created a second card that uses pink, purple and orange.

Wausau Fleck cardstock front, paper is DCWV I believe – it was a thrift stash find. Heart and XO stamp are from TPC Studio Hugs and Kisses Set.

This card also works for the Operation Write Home Midweek Challenge – Love.

OWH Tree Fold Tutorial


It was only yesterday that I said I was Holiday carded out. What does Operation Write Home do? They pull me back in with a Tree Fold Tutorial.

I don’t have any double sided paper so I picked two complementary patterns, glued them together and then cut out my circle. The fun thing is that each circle you cut makes two trees. I made two nearly identical cards so that each pattern could be the primary one.

I used Wausau flecked cardstock for the base and sentiment. DCWV Christmas pack papers for the tree, Sizzix Sparkle 2 thincut for the star, EK tree border punch. Sentiment from computer in Alleycat ICG.

Operation Write Home – Ciara’s Fundraiser


I’ve been posting cards for the past few weeks that I’m making for Operation Write Home. This organization collects handmade cards from crafty peeps and sends them to military peeps on deployment all over the world. Obviously there is a huge postage cost to all of this – over $10,000 during the winter holiday season alone. Sandy Allnock is president of the organization and her beautiful dog Ciara has her own fundraising page.

OWH Midweek Throwdown Sticker Challenge


This week the midweek throwdown challenge on Operation Write Home is a Sticker Challenge.

I used a white cardstock base, pale grey background, black layer with Fiskars corner punch, English Floral Journal Tag from K&Company, with  sentiment stamped with the TPC Studio Whimsy Greetings stamp and adhered using dimensional foam. Simple and Vintage looking.

Red and green holiday cards – take 2


I’m attempting to participate in the Operation Write Home No Place like Home Card Drive. To do this, I have to submit a box of cards that are half holiday half general theme. I have plenty of the latter but not so many of the former. I’m working off the Midweek Throwdown Challenge – Red and Green idea. The sentiment so makes me think of Just Judy from Love Actually – “All I want for Christmas is you.”

Here are the cards I made last night –

White cardstock bases, printed paper from a DCWV Christmas pack, corner punch by Fiskars, embroidery floss, Wausau Fleck cardstock for the sentiment, texture fades folder from Sizzix and buttons from my ginormous button stash.

OWH Sketch Challenge #138 with Hero Arts


The latest challenge with Operation Write Home is Sketch Challenge #138 in conjunction with Hero Arts.

This is my contribution. I love this sketch – simple and to the point.

I started with a white cardstock base. Accent papers from the 7gypsies St. Augustine 8×8 pack. Sentiment stamped using TPC Studios Whimsy Greetings using a mix of black and plum inks. Dimensional foam squares.

Patriots Day Card Challenge Take 2


This is take two for me regarding this challenge. I’m still a wee little card maker – I’m only 11 days old as of today. 🙂 I wasn’t pleased with the outcome of my first card – see the post below – love the papers but they’re all the same tones so it all kinds of blends together.

The challenge was to create a Thank You card with a patriotic theme for a hero or first responder. This was a joint venture between May Arts and Operation Write Home. OWH also has a Midweek Throw Down Any Hero Challenge.

I started with white cardstock base and used paper from the DCWV Summer Stack. Solid blue from PaperGarden Cropping Block Shades Blue Pack. Stars from a Jolee’s Hockey set. Sentiment from TPC Studio Whimsy Greetings Set in Ink It Up Royal Blue (a little too turquoisy but hey, it’s my first stamp, ever.)