Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sneak Peek of San Francisco

Here's a sneak peek at a few things we've done in San Francisco.

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6 is tomorrow. I will post more pictures over the next few days.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Any Hero cards - OWH Mid-month throwdown and OWH sketch 236

It is Sunday evening and I have spent my weekend switching between cleaning and crafting. Sadly, it has been mostly cleaning, but I was able to get a card done yesterday and a card done today. 

The first card is of my own design. I'm usually not fond of gate-fold cards since they make OWH cards difficult since they are hard to see in the boxes the way they have to be tucked all of the way into the envelopes. I LOVE using the little boy stamp for Any Hero cards. Since the camouflage is less branch specific this way I think it will suit more of the branches than the ones I made in the branch specific service dress uniforms.

Supplies: Solid Cardstock by Recollections. Printed paper from Pride 6x6 pad by Authentique. Thank You stamp is from Vertical Greeting by Impression Obsession. The little boy is Little Solider by My favorite Things. The camo print is Camouflage Background by Stamper's Best. Inks used are Archival Jet Black and Tim Holtz Distress ink in Chipped Sapphire, Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, and Shubby Shutters. Cheeks are colored with Bubblegum Pink colored pencil by Crayola.

The next card is based on OWH sketch #236. 

Supplies used: Red, ivory, and kraft paper by Recollections. Navy blue solid and print are from the 6x6 Pride pad by Authentique. The stamp is by Anita's Sugarloaf Inc, and is embossed with Recollections Opaque Cherry, Recollections Pearl Sapphire, and Craft Essentials Gold. The sentiment is by Michael's and is stamped in Tim Holtz Distress Ink Chipped Sapphire. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Any Hero card using MFTWSC sketch189

This is this weeks MFT sketch: 

And here is my card based on this sketch: 

Supplies used: Solid paper by Recollections. Star paper by We R Memory Keepers. Stamps by My Favorite Things (Solider Boy) and Stamper's Best (Camouflage Background). Inks used are Archival Jet Black, Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap, Bundled Sage and Vintage Photo. Embossing folder is by Cuttlebug (Thanks). Buttons are by Favorite Findings.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Any Hero cards using retro OWH sketches

I've only been an OWHer  for a couple of years. I've only really drove in head first in the past year and a half. Now that I am more active in OWH I participate in card sketch challenges and mid-week (now mid-month) throwdowns. These are from some of their earlier sketch challenges.

Based on OWH sketch 6. Supplies: Solid papers by Recollections. Printed paper/embellishment from Pride 6x6 pad by Authentique. Embossing folders are Stripes by Stampin' Up and Stars Assorted by Darice.

Based on OWH sketch 7. Supplies: Printed paper from Pride 6x6 pad by Authentique. Solid paper by Recollections. Stamp is from the Vertical Greetings set by Impression Obsession and is stamped with Archival Jet Black. 

Based on OWH sketch 67. Supplies: Printed by from Pride 6x6 pad by Authentique. Solid Papers from Recollections. Ribbon is by American Crafts. Stamp is from America by Cloud 9 Design and stamped with Archival Jet Black ink.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

MFT Soldier Boy stamp in Camouflage

New YouTube tutorial!

Supplies used: Scraps of Bazzill cardstock. My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Solider Boy stamped in Archival Jet Black. Stamper's Best Camouflage Background stamped in Tim Holtz Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, and Crushed Olive.   

If you'd like to see more tutorials, just leave a comment here or over on my YouTube channel.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Deconstructed Sketch 17 and OWH Sketches 146 and 190

I made the Any Hero card based on the design of OWH sketch 146. The printed paper is from the Pride 6x6 pack by Authentique. The solid paper is by Recollections. I really like how the inside covers of the paper pad are printed and usable.

The Stuck on U card is based on OWH sketch 190. The printed paper is from the Pen Pals 12x12 pack by Pink Paislee. The solid paper is by Recollections. The stamp is from the Retro Technology stamp set by TPC Studio; it's stamped in Archival Jet Black ink. The ribbon is black seam tape (it reminded me of typewriter ribbon). 

Love letters is based on The Deconstructed Sketch 17 sketch, turned on its side. The post cards and red paper are from the Pride 6x6 paper pad by Authentique. The sentiment is a Sizzix Sizzlit Label 3 from the Lots of Tags set from Stampin' Up.  The solid paper is by Recollections. The embossing folder is Air Mail by Tim Holtz; it is inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Black Soot. The sentiment is from Teresa Collins Love set by Fiskars and is stamped in Archival Jet Black.