Tuesday, November 22, 2011

OWH Sketch Challenge #96.. Faith, Hope and Love

There is a favorite song of mine that is sung by Alan Jackson, "Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning":

.. the line where he says "Faith, Hope and Love are a few things are some good things he gave us.. and the greatest is love".. ahhh.. I so love that song and the words because they have so much meaning.

When I set out to make a card using the layout for the new OWH Sketch Challenge this week.. I flipped open a Scaponizer and it had two Unity Kits of the Month in it.. I seen the words "Faith, Hope and Love" and I knew I wanted to use the words on the three strips on the layout.. the other image is in the kit as well. I already had the Cherry Cobbler card stock pulled out.. and wanted to use green, but thought it might look funny with red and green on a "Love" card.. so I put it back and grabbed some pink.
Here is the layout for Sketch Challenge #96:

thanks for looking ~

have a great airborne day!
God Bless All Our Military.. each and every one of them

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

An Anniversary card.. in Dallas Cowboys colors

When I took my daughter to the clinic the other day to get her wrist checked I ran into a lady who is a member of a spouses club here on post that I also belong to. She asked me how much I charged for my cards and I told her that I usually never sell them.. I send them away to deployed military. She asked me if I could make an anniversary card for her. It is for her husband who is in Afghanistan.. it is for their 11th anniversary.. how could I say no. Here is the card I finished a little bit ago.. she said roses were fine.. she just wanted Dallas Cowboys colors because her husband is a huge fan. What do you think of it?
For this card I used:
card stock: Stampin' UP! White, Night of Navy, Brushed Silver, Watercolor Paper
stamp set: Stampin' UP! Fifth Avenue Floral
inks: Versamark, black, Night of Navy, Night of Navy Reinker
acces: Clear embossing powder, heat gun, Nestabilities leaves die, Bigkick, Stampin' UP! embossing folder (rose and textured), Stampin' UP! Night of Navy ribbon, silver brads, hole punch, water brush and dimensionals

thanks for looking ~

have a great airborne day!
God Bless All Our Military.. each and every one of them

OWH Challenge... Cards with no sentiments on the front

The Challenge this week on the OWH Stars & Stamps blog is Any Occasion~No Sentiment.

This was quite challenging for me.. to make cards with no sentiments on the fronts.
These are the two cards that I made without sentiments..........

There is no stamping on this card.. I just used pattern paper. The birds were cut from that paper as well. Super easy card.

This card uses pattern paper as well.. and the flowers on the paper matched some Groovy Guava Stampin' UP! card stock that is stashed away in my paper folders.. so I had to pull it out to use it.. I paired it up with some Old Olive paper and some ribbon that matches the GG as well.

After making the cards using no sentiments.. I thought I'd add some sentiments to see how they'd look... and here are the same two cards with sentiments added....

I stamped "love you" using a stamp from an old Stampin' UP! stamp set, then I punched it out and glued it over the top of the red heart that was below the birds.

I added a "many thanks" sentiment to this one.. I think that it would be a fun card to receive from someone expressing their gratitude.

Have fun... I would love to see what others come up with.

Sorry for the short post.. I had a Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy today (Tuesday) on my Thyroid. I had one last year and everything was fine.. however today my neck is sore and stiff.. pain meds aren't helping and thank goodness I was given a tube of Lidocaine cream to put on my throat this morning before the test to numb it, so my husband put some on it for me tonight.. it's a little better, but boy does it hurt.. and to top it off I got a really pretty bruise right on my neck. I will add details tomorrow.. I am off to bed to get some rest.

**This morning I feel much better.. I got lots of rest and my neck, while still sore where the bruise is, not nothing like it was last night. So thankful to feel better today.. nothing is planned for today, no appointments.. so I am going to have a do nothing day!! {{HUGS}}

thanks for looking ~

have a great airborne day!
God Bless All Our Military.. each and every one of them