Monday, January 23, 2012

OWH Sketch Challenge # 105

We were under a tornado from the wee hours of the morning until 11 am today. The winds were very strong all night, so it made for a rather sleepless night. We are very blessed that there was no damage except for shingles blown off the roof. My prayers go out to those in Alabama who lost loved ones. Northwest Georgia really dodged what could have been a very damaging storm. I finally got around to making the OWH sketch # 105. I wish my photos looked like the cards actually do. I hope you are in a safe place tonight and out of the path of any storms. Thank you for looking and come back often!

Vintage Bike Die Cut: Cricut
Background paper: Prima Botanicals
Strips: Patterned paper by Girlie Paperie
Ribbon: American Crafts

   January 24, 2012

I love this sketch and had to make another one today. After gluing the circle down it dawned on me that I wanted to pop dot it. I do this all the time you and you would think I would learn but no....If you have ever tried to pull up something after using heavy duty glue, it doesn't work out too well. I use to have a product called Undo but haven't seen it in the craft stores lately. I need it with all the mistakes I make. Undo works great for removing any glue without damaging your paper or photo.

Paper: K& Co. Peabody
Sentiment: K& Co. 
Die cut Umbrella: Cricut


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

ODBD January challenge

The weather today has been awful! It is rainy and chilly but it makes for a great day to make cards. My thanks goes to Our Daily Bread Stamp Company for supporting OWH. This is the third challenge which to use three patterned papers on our cards. I tend to use too large of a design on my cards and the paper does not show up as much as I would like. I wish I had more real estate to work on or maybe just make the images smaller! Thank you for stopping by. Please check out

Stamp: Sketching Stamper
Colored With: Copic Markers 
& Kimball Water Color Art pencils.
Paper: Prima Botanicals.
Ribbon: from stash

Monday, January 2, 2012

OWH Sketch Challenge # 101

This clothesline reminds me of Amish country where you see clothes hanging on the clotheslines of all the farms. I have pictures of clothes from an Amish farm I visited in Lancaster, PA. It was taken with their permission of course. This sketch is really late for the challenge.It turned out really cute, but the picture is blurry. I can not get a clear picture most of the time. One of the things I want to do this coming year is to improve my photography skills and figure out what the problems are. I wanted to get it posted and try to get some other sketches done. Thank you for looking and I hope your new year is off to a good start. My prayer is that all of our heroes will be home soon. Blessing to you!

The DP: My Minds Eye
Bazille Cardstock
Beads are from my stash
I used chalk pastels to color the 
Digi: Broken Box Stock
Digi was colored with Copics