Tuesday, February 19, 2013

President's Day VCMP Day 1

I LOVE OWH's Virtual Card Making Parties - I just worked too much this weekend to be able to participate in real time. Here are my cards for Saturday's challenges. I missed one of them (#3) because I don't have the tool... (FYI the link widget isn't working in captions so I'm pasting the full address for each link.)

First up is a zigzag challenge. I had to make it myself but couldn't find a tutorial so I winged it. I heat embossed the monster.
Zigzag - http://scrappinintervention.blogspot.com/2013/02/zig-zag-your-cards.html

All Creatures Great and Small - http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/2013/02/owh-vcmp-all-creatures-great-and-small.html
Things with Wings - http://penguinpapers.net/2013/02/16/presidents-day-vcmp-things-with-wings/
Disappearing Act - http://thecrookedstamper.blogspot.com/2013/02/disappearing-act-with-sketch-63.html
Love all these challenges so far and am excited to get going on Sunday's list! Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

For the Kiddies

I've been lagging behind on the last few weeks' challenges. I hardly have any time;  it seems like a day is only 17 hours these days! So without any babble, let's cut to the chase...

I don't think I'm all that great at making kiddie cards, but these first two turned out pretty cute. The kitty is from Create a Critter (or CaC2) and the stamp I had from a kitty themed set.

Sketch #159 and MWT
 This monster is from a set I got on clearance at Michaels and colored with watercolor pencils. So cute!
Sketch #160 and MWT (NY is mostly blue plus some yellow and red)

Sketch #158
Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

OWH Win!

OWH hosts mail challenges regularly for its volunteers, where those of us who send in boxes by a specified deadline are entered into a drawing to win a box of supplies from our president, Sandy Allnock. And I was one of the winners for the most recent challenge (Race to the Mailbox)! I got my box yesterday and I can't even tell you how thrilling it was to go through it. I had to keep pinching myself, saying, "Rachel, this is yours... and this is yours... and this is yours... it's all yours!" It was a medium flat rate Priority Mail box and it was stuffed to the brim so there wasn't any room for newspaper stuffing. When I was showing my honey what was in it, he actually said to me, "Wow, I wish I could find something for myself to get this excited about" lol. And then, "that patch should go on the back of your Islanders hat." Awesome idea, Hon! Here are some photos of the treasures...
Gorgeous card from Sandy!

Stickers and embellishments!
Ribbon, tags, border punches, ink and a patch!
Stamps, Stamps, and more Stamps!

I can't thank Sandy and OWH enough for all these supplies! There's so much here that I would never have bought on my own, but I already have ideas for. I am often my own worst enemy when it comes to shopping; I've painted myself in a corner style-wise. But now I really get to stretch my imagination and make an even greater variety of cards for our servicemen and women than I have been up to this point.

Long story short, if you are ever on the fence about whether or not to enter one of these mail challenges... do it! Not only do your cards get sent overseas sooner than later, but you might just win one of these incredible supply boxes.Thanks again, Sandy and Co., it feels like Christmas all over again! I'm so grateful!