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SOS Challenge #136 – Cabin Fever


The latest challenge is up at Shopping Our Stash#136 – Cabin Fever – have an “outdooors-y” theme.

I was kinda inspired by Leslie’s card and the fact that I’ve had the negative diecut bit of Silhouette trees sitting on my desk since I made a card, oh, way back on December 7.

I knew I wanted a retro sort of colorway with my trees. Fortunately, I learned last week, quite by surprise, that Distress Inks work with heat embossing. I colored and embossed my trunks first, to keep the other colors from becoming muddied. I used 2 diecut circle negatives to create the tree tops. The end result is super simple but totally fun and easy to create.

Core-dinations Brown, Xerox Flecs Cover, Doodlebug sentiment in Memento Rich Cocoa. Distress Inks Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Peacock Feather, Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass. Shapeabilities Circles.

Moxie Fab Speech Bubble Challenge


Moxie Fab World has a new challenge up today to celebrate Card Creations Vol II – Speech Bubble. Yesterday’s challenge was Emphasizing the negative.

My card is like the perfect storm of challenges –

I’ve had that Love die for a few months. It’s a Tim Holtz for Sizzix Magnetic die and to use it, you have to have the metal base. I just got mine yesterday. I knew the die would be the perfect one for the Negative challenge but when I saw that today’s was for Speech Bubbles, I knew they’d be a perfect meld.

I diecut the Love, then used a larger oval to cut around it so it was like a separate embellishment. I used a larger Oval die for the cardfront, used my exacto knife to add the bubble tail, adhered my DP to the back, adhered the cardfront to a base and then adhered the Love in the center of the DP. So simple a look but very groovy.

Wausau Fleck cardstock. DP is unknown. Love is Movers and Shapers. Spellbinders Classic Ovals Small.

This is a perfect card for Operation Write Home. Easy to make (now that the layout is in my brain) and a sentiment that is always in need. I’m adding this to the Focal Point Bootcamp page as it’s the epitome of a focal point to me.

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.