Sunday, February 27, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011

D2D Challenge & OWH S&S Sketch Challenge #57

Creative Design:
  • Free Digital Stamp from Designed 2 Delights
  • Cardstock and sentiment stamp from Stampin' Up!
  • Printed Cardstock from DCWC
  • Colored the image with Copics
  • Technique: piecing and sponging

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Cards for OWH Cardmaking Party

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Happy Birthday Cards

I made two Happy Birthday cards for my co-workers.  I personalized it for each recipient.


Knitted Flower Accents
I  created flowers by punched out scallop circles and ran it through the embossing folder.
I added knitted flower accents on top of it and blings.  I am entering in to the OWH

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Happy Anniversary

I made this card by request.

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Happy Retirement Cards

I made two Happy Retirement cards for those who are retiring next week. 

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Cup Cake Happy Birthday Card

I made one more Stampin' Up! Class card.  It turne out so cute. I love it.

Card 3 - Cup Cake Happy Birthday

Creative Design:

  • Stamp Set: Build a Cup Cake
  • Cardstock and Ink Colors:  Rose Red, Pear Pizzaz, Marina Mist,  Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
  • Punches: Build a Cup Cake, Scallop Border
  • Other: Stampin' Stickles, Crystal Effect, Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Measurements: Card Base - 4-1/4" x 5-1/2", Layer One - 2" x 5-1/4", Layer Two - 3- 1/4" x 4-1/4", Stamped Image - 3" x 4"

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Stampin' Up! Cardmaking Class

I had my first Stampin' Up! Cardmaking Class today and made these two cards.  I think both cards are turned out very well. I love the colors. 

Card 1 - happy birthday

Creative Design:
  • Stamp Set:  Build a Blossom
  • Cardstock and Ink Colors: Pear Pizzaz, Very Vanilla, Rose Red
  • Punches: Build a Blossom, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, Word Window, Modern Label, Boho Blossom
  • Embossing Folder: Perfect Polka Dots
  • Other: Stampin' Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Measurements: Card Base - 4-1/4" x 5-1/2", Layer One - 4" x 5-1/4", Layer Two - 3- 3/4" x 5", Layer Three - 3-5/8" x 4-7/8"

Card 2 - Sending Springtime smiles

Creative Design:
  • Stamp Set: Easter Blossom
  • Cardstock: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
  • Stamp Ink: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose
  • Punches: 1-3/4" x 7/8" Oval, Scallop Oval
  • Other: DSP Patterns Pack III, White Gel Pen, Blender Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Measurements: Card Base - 4-1/4" x 5-1/2", Layer One - 4" x 5-1/4", Layer Two - DSP Strip 2" x 5", Layer Three - 3" x 3-3/4", Stamped Image - 2-3/4" x 3-1/2"

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Card Maker and D2D Challenge

happy birthday

Creative Design:
  •  Free Digital Stamp from Designed 2 Delights
  • Colored with Copics
  • Stampin' Up! punches, ribbon and the sentiment stamp
  • Card Maker Beat the Blue Crop - use Yellow color
  • Delightful Inspiration - Free digital stamp

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Pyramid Style Birthday card on Valentine's Day

For Jane whose birthday is on Valentine's Day.

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Happy Valentine's Day!

My sister made these cookies and cupcakes for Valentine's Day.  Aren't they cute? 

Happy Valentine's Day!

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

OWH Cardmaking Party, Elk Grove, CA - Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011

Thanks very much to Cindy, Wendy, Carla, Shannon, Kathy, Joanie, Patricia, Becky, Marilea, Caro Lou, Karen, Allison, Donna A., Janet Q. Carole M. and Joan (16 people) for coming to Operation Write Home Cardmaking Party today. We made 197 cards today.  Pauline P. in Folsom donated 92 handmade cards for the troops. Some of her cards were sold and made a total of $50 for OWH shipping cost donation. 

It was great to see new OWH Supporters joined us and hear that they had so much fun today. Thanks to Shannon, Joan and Marilea for brining their own designed card kits and have others to enjoy making cards together.  You will see more creative designs here. In order to take all these photos, I stayed a little late at the Elk Grove Grocery Outlet. I was thinking of everyone while I was waiting David to pick me up.  It was so grateful.  Big Hugs to everyone!

Made by Seongsook & Friends

Made by Shannon & Friends

Made by Joan & Friends

Made by Marilea and Becky

Cards donated by Pauline P.

Strawberry Cheese Cake made by Janet Q.

Allison is showing what she made for us. 
She named my first digital image's name as Marshall.
She is a great helper. Sweet Girl!

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone!
David got this chocolate for all of us.

Cindy and Seongsook. 
Cindy drove 1.5 hrs all the way from Oakland. 
It was nice meeting you, Cindy!

Joan from Lodi.
Her sweet smile makes me smile.

Joanie and Patricia looks very serious.


P.S. Next OWH Cardmaking Party Meetup is on Sunday, March 13, 2011.

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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Operation Write Home Blog Skip - Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011


Welcome to the first Operation Write Home Blog Skip.  If you are from Handmade By Paula, you are on the right track.  If not, please start from Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps.

For this skip, I received a kit from Barb a few weeks ago that was contained a stamped image and 4 different patterned papers. (I did the colored image in this picture.) The assignment was to create a Spring/Easter card by using this kit. Everyone who participates (10 people) will create a card with the same kit provided. It will be interesting to see how everyone's card turns out.

Here is my card.

How I made
  • Picked three colors based on the striped patterned paper - Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, and Lavendar Lace. 
  • Colored the stamped image with matching Copics. 
  • Used OWH S&S Sketch #41 for the card layout and measurements. (See below.)
  • Layered patterned papers on each matching colored cardstocks.
  • Raised the focal image with SU dimensionals.
  • Added a sentiment from the {stamps} of life's Burnny4Easter stamp set. Punched out with SU punches.

I hope you to enjoy and get inspired during this skip and encourage you to join the Operation Write Home Bunny Hop March 5th. Signups are open to everyone.  From my experiences so far, I can tell you that you will find a lot of inspirations from the fellow OWH Cardmakers and learn new techniques and the tips.

Your next stop of this skip is Cora Jean's Paper Playtime.  Enjoy!

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