Sunday, August 10, 2014

Three Cheers (aka cards) for OWH

Hi, everyone.

It's been a whirlwind of a week around here. My brother's family came in town to join in an 80th birthday celebration for Dad. Needless to say, a fabulous time was had by all! But, there was no activity in the menopause room. So, I have three OWH cards to share today.

Before that, a quick reminder about our Words 2 Scrap By challenge: Education is the movement from darkness to light. It's a crazy time with end-of-the-summer festivities and back-to-school preparations. But, if you can join us, we'd love for you to play along. You have until the 21st to link up a card or two.  :)

Now for today's main attractions...

Card 1: August ODBD challenge -- a card featuring a star

paper: Distress Ink core, watercolor, Recollections black, Crate Paper rose garden
Memory Box stencil in blended Distress Inks
Creative Memory circle cutting system
Marvy and Paper Shaper circle punches
Martha Stewart star punch, ??? border punch (for tiny stars)
computer-generated sentiment (Mistral font)
Tim Holtz/idea-ology star embellishment
adhesives: recollections foam squares, Glossy Accents
Really pleased with the look of this card, which features a technique learned in the Simon Says CREATE event.

Card 2: An Any Hero Card for the July 30 Midweek Throwdown

We R Memory Keepers red, white & blue; DI fired brick; Recollections white, black
digi sentiment from OWH's very own Paula (Thanks, Paula!)
OWH grab bag ribbons
Creative Memories oval cutting system; Recollections foam squares
I'm okay with the overall look -- really liking the black accents. But, still feel like the card needs a little something. Putting it aside for now and hoping for future inspiration. 

Card 3: An Any Hero card for the August 9 sketch

dp: Authentique pride; cardstock: DI core paper; Bazzill admiral; Crate Paper
Unity sentiment in DI walnut stain, inking in vintage photo
Cuttlebug embossing folder; Paper Smooches twine
Stampin' Up! banner die (and magnetic platform)
Creative Memories circle cutting system; Glossy Accents

Parting Thoughts

Still getting used to the OWH changes. Happy our troops will be home -- and like the Saturday posts. Just trying to get a feel for how many cards I should be making/sending.

It's a big week at work. More on that in a future post. Hope it's a good work week for all of you.

Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. Pretty cards, love all the different challenges!

  2. Beautiful cards and I appreciate your sharing them. It's hard to choose but I really love the top card. It kind of reminds me of tie dye and I love cards that use stencils, watercolor effects and distress inks.

  3. Great cards...My fave is the middle that dp...TFS!!!

  4. Awesome trio of cards Sybrina! Great starburst effect in the first, and cool starburst paper in the second. Love your take on this sketch with that wonderful sentiment as a focal point. Nice touch adding the thin twine.