Thursday, May 30, 2013

OWH S&S Midweek Throwdown Challenge & Sketch #PP147

 Midweek Throwdown Transportation

This week's challenge is to make general any occasion cards using something on your card that represents transportation, cars, trucks, planes, trains, etc. for our heroes to send home to their family and friends!

I used the Joy Ride 36 sheets of 6x6 paper pack from Cosmo Cricket. This has been in my shelf for a long time. I remembered it when I saw this week's Midweek Throwdown challenge.

I played with the Paper Players Sketch Challenge #147.

I made 14 cards out of the 8 papers from this pack, 2 black cardstock, 1 bermuda bay, 2 dusty durango (retired) that I started cutting.  First I made a card to play with the sketch.  It took longer time to put the rest of the left over pieces that are different sized and I tried to use them up.

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AnyHero Cards

AnyHero Cards - traditional OWH style

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Monday, May 27, 2013

OWH S&S Sketch Challenge #174 - thank you pinwheel

For this card, I used a free digital image from AJ's Digi Shoppe during OWH Memorial Weekend Bloghop May 25-27, 2013 since it is matching with designer papers that I have.
I am so happy to see those who (as of today 17 persons x 8 cards+ = 136 cards+)  took my One Sheet Wonder challenge that you can see the template at OWH Tuesday Tutorial - the One Sheet Wonder.  Also many commenters mentioned how it helped them to make cards easier.  So I am going to show more variations that WE can try with OWH S&S Weekly Sketch Challenge.  This will be a great motivation. 
Here is my slight modification of this week's Sketch #174 to make 12 cards for your reference. Please excuse my scribbles. It shows my thought process working on the measurements.  It helps!
12"x12" Designer paper #1
- cut  4"x12" first, 4"x12" second, and the rest will be 4"x12"
- cut 3"x4" the same sized to make 12 pieces

12"x12" Designer paper #2
- cut 4"x12" first, 4"x12" second, and the rest will be 4"x12"
- cut 2-1/2"x4" the same sized to make 12 pieces, 3 smaller extra pieces that you can make another card.

NOTE:  I cut this one piece into 3 pieces again to make 3 panels since it is a double sided paper. I trimmed 1/8" off the bottom piece. Otherwise, you would add another piece of strip to cover it from the leftover colored cardstock as per the sketch #174.

Colored Cardstock - 5 sheets of 8.5"x11" in 3 matching colors (I used 1 red, 2 blue and 2 yellow.)

2 sheets of colored cardstock #1 for designer paper #1
- cut 4-1/4"x11" first
- cut 3-1/4"x4-1/4" the same sized to make 12 pieces, 4 smaller extra pieces

1 & 1/2 sheets of colored cardstock #2 for designer paper #2
- cut 4-1/4"x11" first
- cut 2-3/4"x4-1/4" the same sized to make 12 pieces
Rest of 1/2 sheet- cut 12 strips of 3/4"x2-1/2 sized, some left overs

1 colored cardstock to punch out mat for the image and sentiment.
Here is one sample card and all the pieces that are ready to assemble.
I punched out the image with 2" circle punch and the mat with 2-3/8" scallop circle punch.

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

OWH Memorial Day Weekend Bloghop May 25-27, 2013


Bloghop theme: Make thank you cards

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Welcome to my blog.  I am so happy to have you here.  If you want to start from the first stop, please click the picture above or HERE.  I hope you will keep bloghopping and have a blessed Memorial Day weekend.

Since I have already made thank you cards for our heroes to send that you can find HERE, I made AnyHero cards with notes inside written to them. 


Stamp set: The true soldier sentiment &
the Combat Boots (OWH Fundraiser Stamps)
by Stampers Best
Technique:  Heat embossing, paper piecing &
OWH sketches: #B-19
I am offering my blog candy that you can find HERE.  I encourage you to take the One Sheet Wonder challenge at OWH Tuesday Tutorial and have a chance to win my blog candy.  I will announce the winner a week after Tuesday, June 4, 2013.
My wish is to have more cardmakers to join the Operation Write Home in supporting our heroes by making & donating cards for them. 
If you are new to OWH, please check the guidelines HERE first. We want to make the quality cards for heroes to write back home and NO glittery cards.

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Candy Alert for OWH Memorial Day Weekend Bloghop May 25-27, 2013

It is going to be the fourth year of OWH Memorial Day Weekend Bloghop since I first participated in the first one and started my blog for that reason.  I am so grateful for the opportunity to take once again.  This is my small token of appreciation for our heroes for their services and also for Operation Write Home for their leadership and support for my fellow OWH cardmakers. 

I have no hesitation to introduce myself as a cardmaker who makes cards for the Troops because I know it opens up a very pleasant conversation even with a total stranger.  Last week at my apartment complex parking lot, I saw a truck that has a bumper sticker "Korea Veteran".  Can you imagine how I felt when I first saw it?  I was wondering if I ever have a chance to meet the driver of the truck.  Guess what?  On Tuesday this week, I was walking the path that I take every day and ran into a man who was getting out of the truck. Oh my!  I approached him and started a conversation by mentioning about his bumper sticker and introduced myself as a Korean who came to this country 7 years ago and make cards for the Troops.  He said "I appreciate that."  He told me that he served 13 months in Korea from 1952 to 1953 and said "Boy, it was so cold."  Yes, it is very cold in winter time in Korea.  Oh wow... 61 years ago he was there.  I said "Thanks for your service."  I didn't want to take his time too much on that evening but I hoped to see him soon with my special thanks card for him. 

Now I would like to invite you to OWH Memorial Day Weekend Bloghop starting tomorrow.  I am sure there will be tons of inspirations that you won't want to miss.

Candy Alert! 

I am offering a blog candy to one lucky winner of a new stamp set and a package of supply to make cards for our heroes and donate them through the Operation Write Home.  My challenge for you is to take OWH Tuesday Tutorial: The One Sheet Wonder challenge and share your project with my fellow OWH cardmakers.  This challenge started on Tuesday and there are 6 challengers already.  I hope you will join me in the challenge and have a chance to win my blog candy.

I have posted more variations of the One Sheet Wonder on my blog.  Please check them out, too, for your reference.

Variation cards for 3"x3" cut from one sheet of 12"x12" dsp
OWH S&S Sketch Challenge #173 - God Bless America
OWH Tuesday Tutorial Challenge - One Sheet Wonder
OWH Midweek Throwdown Challenge & more of One Sheet Wonder

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

OWH Midweek Throwdown Challenge & more of One Sheet Wonder

Midweek Throwdown X 3 Challenge this week is Times Three!
Use something on your card three times, an embellishment, maybe the stamped image? for our heroes to send home to their family and friends!

For my cards, I stamped the sentiment three times, butterflies three times, and I used three pearls.

I made 17 cards out of 2 sheets of single sided 12"x12" patterned paper based on my One Sheet Wonder template at OWH Tuesday Tutorial post. 

I added the matching OWH Sketches, too, next to first three cards for your reference.



Processing photos: 1) layered on black cardstock, 2) adhered on to the card base and 3) completed cards.


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