Digital Image

Doodle Pantry and OWH Sketch 184

owh sketch canvas copy

This week’s sketch is being sponsored by Doodle Pantry. I have several of their digital images, sentiments and papers. My favorite is the Cuddly Bear (see post of June 19th — Cards 4 Kids).

What I like most about Doodle Pantry’s images is that many of them come colored. I like printing out the digital images in color and adding them to cards. I also like the diversity of the images coming in both black and white or color – love OPTIONS!!!

In keeping with my fall card making for OWH, I printed out this Pumpkin Pie Ants colored image on the computer, cut it out using a Spellbinders circle die, matted it on another circle (in green). The papers are also from Doodle Pantry (Pumpkin Pie Paper R1 and R2). I used a Cuttlebug folder for the middle strip, and sponged some Memento Bamboo leaves on the bottom of the pie to color in the white space. I printed the sentiment on the computer (also Doodle Pantry) and cut it out using the Distress Edged Card Creator die and sponged with Memento Tangelo ink.

doodle-pantryThanks for looking and have a wonderful day.


My Favorite Things

Operation Write Home Sketch #181

Well this one was very challenging for me. I find measuring, lining up, centering, cutting straight and eye balling extremely challenging — yes I said it, BUT I still enjoy card making. I know that all of those skills are necessary in card making but practice makes perfect – right? One of the tools that I found invaluable for this sketch was my “glue boogie remover” (erasure). I had to throw my previous one away – it was so disgusting (it was like when my kids were little and I had to be resourceful at times for “face maintenance”).  I purchased the previous one I had from Staples but this time could not find it there — finally found it at AC Moore – it’s a rubber cement erasure and I think Simon Says Stamps may carry it as well (Xyron brand). Very inexpensive — I wouldn’t be without it. I hate, hate, hate when my cards stick together. Unfortunately we have no Hobby Lobby’s in this part of the country but I know they carry it.

Rubber Cement erasure



Now for my card.  The mosaic paper is from AC Moore and I fell in love with it months ago but somehow could never make it work or didn’t have the patience to play with it. This time I was determined to use it. The square on the left is Wplus9 quilt die which first I embossed – I found this so much easier than trying to cut it all out and piece it together. It made gluing the squares so much easier. After embossing the quilt die, I used the die several times to get the squares in different colors. When finished I put it through the cuttlebug using an embossing folder (sorry – all I know is that it is a Cuttlebug folder, don’t know the name). The sentiment is from MFT (Flower Silhouettes). I also tried to incorporate Paula’s 60/30/10 color rules from July’s Bootcamp “Getting Your Priorities Straight”, (obviously I went the monochromatic route).


Sketch-181 Please overlook the imperfections and thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Card Making

Scrappy Backgrounds

Today’s tutorial on OWH was using your scraps to make a background for your card. I have used this technique many times but my battery has been recharged to use up more  scraps and as suggested in the tutorial, after making the card base, set them aside to use later (love, love, love this suggestion).

I was happy to use up these “animal prints” for my cards today. The stamps used are from Technique Tuesday called Animal House. Also, after applying the strips of scraps over the card base and running through the cuttlebug, I sponged Frayed Burlap Distress Ink all over the card. I used Spellbinders Distress Card Creator to stamp the sentiment on, left it in the die while I sponged Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.



This card I used Spellbinders Postage Card Creator Dies and did same as above with the sponging, added twine to attach the sentiment.