Monday, August 26, 2013

Back in my scrapbooking days, in the late 90's, punch art was all the rage. I loved it and even had one of my creations published in a magazine. Then the trend faded, as the next product came along. I've noticed lately on Pinterest (I'm addicted now too!) that punch art is making a bit of a come back. I just happen to still have my huge collection of punches, and wanted to play with them. I thought Minions are everywhere and that it would be easy and fun to create one:

I used my old Sizzix tag die for the base, which was fine, except I didn't want the little tag hole. I attacked the die with every tool in the garage, trying to remove that little circle of metal on the die that makes the hole. Just in case any of you think this is a good idea, stop right there! It can't be removed; Sizzix old red dies are indestructible.

I think this card will work well for the Operation Write Home kids card challenge, especially with the pun in the sentiment. I'm planning to make a few more minion cards for my next OWH box.

Happy Everything

Sunday, August 18, 2013

My daughter-in-law, who is married to our army son, has recently gotten into roller derby.  I don't know anything about it other than what I saw in the movie "Whip It."  The thought of our Anna being one of those rowdy girls is a little scary, but she loves it and now has advanced to refereeing.  Like any hobby or sport, the right equipment is very important and she needed a little help.  So, I found this cute digital stamp on  I had fun copic coloring the image and got to use my much neglected glitter.  My husband had teased her that skates would be her birthday, Christmas and any other gift.  So I used the "Happy Everything" sentiment to carry on the joke.  This was such a fun card to make, and she loved it.

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Autumn Cards

Saturday, August 10, 2011

I'm keeping an eye on the Operation Write Home calendar and decided to switch to fall themed cards, instead of winter, since they're due sooner.  I mixed and matched stamps, colored and sponged to make this card:

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I wish I was walking down this path myself right now!  I hope it reminds a hero of home and happy memories  as he or she writes a note to loved ones back home.

Then, I ran across some coordinating paper, stickers and die cuts in my stash and made a few more quick and easy cards:

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August forecast: Snow!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Wishing for summer to end, so I turned the air conditioning down to "frost" and made some winter (not Christmas) cards.  All these cards are in a blue and white pallette, with an occasional pop of red, and one yellow, just because. I love winter cards, and have gazillions of Christmas/holiday stamps, but discovered I only have a few general winter stamps, so I was trying to make do.  I didn't follow any sketch, just sat down for two days in a row and let it flow.  I'm behind on my OWH box due to travel and illness, but I'm trying to get a box ready for this coming week.  I'm going to make up some card kits to take on a camping trip with my daughter Monday.  I figure that when she wears me out hiking and geocaching, I can sit at the campsite and assemble cards for a while!