Sunday, January 25, 2015

Inchin' By to Say Hi

Hi, everyone! Hope you've all had a fabulous weekend.  :)

I have two cards to share -- both for Operation Write Home. The first is a kiddie card for one of our troops to send home to a little one. The second is an Any Hero card, which is a note of appreciation for one of our troops.

Just Inchin' By to Say Hi

Lin's inspiration card!
I have to start by giving lots of credit where credit is due for the kiddie card posted below. There is a wonderful group of crafters that hold monthly meetings and annual card-making parties at Scrapbook Art in Lewis Center, Ohio, for Operation Write Home. The card below was inspired by one of the card kits I assembled at last September's party. If memory serves, it was designed by Lin. Thanks, Lin, for the inspiration for this CASE. And, thanks to Terri at SBA and Jeri's OWH card-making group for all you do for Operation Write Home!!

Distress Ink core paper in scattered straw and various blues
computer-generated sentiment
Cuttlebug and Darice embossing folders
Marvy and Paper Shaper circle punches
body-circles inked in Distress Ink black soot
Stampin' Up! owl builder punch (for small circles and tiny heart)
Precise rolling ball black pen; googly eyes; Zots micro and small glue dots

The sentiment, which was created by playing with Microsoft Word's WordArt feature, was the decisive element in the design and construction of this card. The shape of the WordArt drove the wavy edges of the card. The color of the WordArt drove the color choices of the paper. I have to say I am thrilled with this little guy and hope it brings a huge smile to a little one's face.

Think I'm going to enter this card for the current Male Room Shades-of-Blue challenge. This is a new challenge blog for me -- and I'm hoping that a card for a little boy qualifies.

I'm also going to accept Karen's lovely invitation to join in the fun at the current Anything-Goes Word Art Wednesday challenge.

Finally, I'd like to make a pink and purple little girl version before I send out my next box of OWH cards!  :)

Thank You, Hero

My second card is an Any Hero card that was inspired by OWH Sketch Challenge #247. Because I wanted to use a horizontal sentiment, I rotated the sketch. I guess it turned out okay. I felt like the sentiment oval needed something more -- just not sure if those black stars are what it needed. Regardless, I hope it conveys hubby's and my appreciation for a patriot's service.

Since this is an Any Hero card, it can be thicker than the cards our troops would be mailing home. So, the oval has one 3D-glue-dot layer of thickness, and the circle embellishment has two layers.

We R Memory Keepers red, white, & blue dp; Recollections white and black
cardstock: Bazzil watermelon; AC? blue/teal
Stamper's Best sentiment in StazOn jet black
Really Reasonable Ribbon ribbon
Creative Memories oval cutting system; Recollections star brad
Marvy and Paper Shaper punches, ??? corner rounder (for tiny stars); EK hole punch
Zig 2-way glue pen; Zots 3D glue dots

Parting Thoughts

Hope you will play along
with our monthly challenge blog
next month!
Congratulations again to Erika for winning our January Words 2 Scrap By challenge. Our February challenge goes live on February 1.

Have a great week. Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. Your little inch room is adorable! Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week!

  2. The inch worm is really adorable an the word art wave was perfect. Thank you for participating in our 167th AG challenge here at Word Art Wednesday. I hope to see you back again really soon.

  3. Sybrina, these are wonderful cards. I love the Any Hero card and so will the Hero. Beautiful shade of blue on the ribbon. Your other card is going to have to be CASED by me. It makes a perfect card for the Cards For Hospitalized Kids as well as a hero's kid, don't you think? I can see plenty of them leaving this house in a couple of boxes. Have a good day.

  4. OMGosh that little inch worm is adorable!! Just a perfect card for one of our Hero's to send home to one of their children! I also love the Hero card and I think our Hero will love it too! Hugs, Brenda

  5. The inchworm with googlie eyes is so doggoned cute!! I may have to case that one, and your hero card is wonderful too!!! NJ!

  6. Really cute card, Sybrina. THanks SO MUCH for sharing your time and your talents with us. I appreciate your participation in our challenges, and hope you're having a great week!
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