Thursday, December 30, 2010

OWH Holiday Vacation Challenge #10

HOLY TOLEDO!!! It is COLD today!! I think we hit 37 degrees!!! That's unheard of in sunny southern California! The good thing is that I was too cold to go outside so I made some really cool cards today!

Today's Operation Write Home Challenge is to make a card using circular elements and a sentiment starting with the letter 'R'. This is in honor of OWH obtaining their own Registered Trademark! CONGRATULATIONS OWH!!!

My card is very simple... I cut different sized circles with my Cricut and made the sentiment using various stickers.... 

I am also working on some cards for a color challenge that is coming up in February... I am so excited to share these, but we gotta wait a few more weeks!!

Well, I'm off to find some cozy sweats and a cup of hot chai tea so I can get back to work!!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

OWH Holiday Vacation Challenge #9

Good Morning! Today's Challenge for OWH is to make an "Anything But Pink" card... I actually have 2 cards that I made and had a hard time deciding which one to use!

The 1st one is a Valentine's Day card using the Stampin' Up kit from last year... I love that kit because everything is color-matched and ready to be cut to size, and all the embellishments and borders are stickers!

The second card I made is just a fun girlie card using standard cardstock, and the image is from Inky Antics by Monica Lee colored with Stampin' Up markers. I think I got the flowers from a scrapbook convention and just added eyelets...

Now I'm off to work on more Valentine's Day cards to add to my OWH package...

These cards are all from the same Stampin' Up kit from last year.
By the way, I will be working on V-Day cards for the next week to send in to OWH. If you would like to make some and send them in with mine, I will be sending them no later than Tuesday, January 4th.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

OWH Challenge #5

Before I talk about today's card I have to correct the S&S link from day before yesterday... the correct link to see more cards and info on the challenge is

NOW.... Today our challenge was to make a monochrome card. I've never even heard of this so this was truly a challenge for me! But after looking at the other entries, this is what I came up with....

I'm kinda bummed you can't see the true color... it's a really pretty lavender! The top and bottom layers are textured and I inked the edges for a little outline. The stamped saying is from SU. I also added dimension to the inked butterflies and top layer with some pop dots...

I was so frustrated yesterday because my internet was down and I couldn't submit a card for the challenge, but if you look on my FB page (link to the right), there are some kid's encouragement cards that I made a few months ago...

I hope you all are enjoying the Holiday Challenges as much as I am!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

OWH Challenge #3... BLING!!!

Here is my card for OWH's Winter Vacation Challenge #3... Create a card with bling without using glitter!!  My girl is sportin' her diamonds and pearls!!

 The image is Inky Antics by Monica Lee...  go to for more good stuff!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

OWH Challenge

OK... this is the 1st time I am participating in a card challenge, so I hope I do it right!

Operation Write Home is doing a Holiday Vacation Challenge... Winter's Last Hurrah!  The challenge is to use up the last of our winter "stuff" and I actually dug deep in the depths of my unused embellishments to find this one!

I added a few snowflakes and gave them a little POP with pop-dots!

Visit for more cards and challenges!!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Has It Really Been 3 Weeks???

WOW!!! I can't believe it's been 3 weeks since my last post!!! I feel like I've been going 200 miles a minute with no stops in-between!

Let's see.... I've set up my table at 2 boutiques... 1 at Sprouts Photography in Fullerton and 1 at Dragonfly Shops and Garden in Orange. Sprouts specializes in baby pictures, and Dragonfly is a very busy store with lots of goodies to decorate your home! Both are highly recommended!!

I also set up my table at a friend's house last Sunday and they completely cleaned me out of my Christmas cards, mini albums and 1/2 of my photo clips!!! Thank You Ambyr for offering me a corner!!!

After Ambyr's house, I went to my mom's and she asked me to make her a bunch of photo clips to put on a "cake" for her boss's birthday.... all the employees wrote out a little birthday greeting for her... and the clips were a big hit!!

I have also volunteered a couple days at Operation Santa Claus.... It's a social services warehouse in Orange County that collects toys all year and distributes them to social workers, probation officers, children's homes, foster parents, and other such people working with kids that are caught up in the system. We don't actually go out and distribute toys, but the workers and parents get vouchers and are able to come to the warehouse to get toys and books for the kids they are working with for Christmas. If you are ever looking for a place to volunteer your time, definitely look into this!

Besides all the running around with my own activities, I have spent just as much time with my kids and working at their school.... But, thank goodness it's Christmas Break!! We got to sleep in today and do absolutely nothing!!

So now... since I have no more orders for Christmas Cards, I'm going to work on some personal card orders I have... One wants purple-girlie cards, and the other just everyday cards. This is the card that inspired the order for everyday cards...

I also need to start working on Valentine's Day cards for Operation Write Home....

Oh... and did I mention that I have not even BEGUN Christmas shopping??? That's on the list, too!!