Monday, October 22, 2012

"Thank You" Mom, & A Sketch Challenge

Hello friends, wow it's been a week since I've posted. I spent all last week trying to kink a cold that knocked me on my patootie and sent me to bed for the better part of 3 days! I'm starting to feel human again instead of a zombie.

First I want to say "Thank You" to my mom for giving birth to me 65 years ago today. I can honestly say she's my best friend! Dad passed 25 yrs ago, but I'm thankful to God that I still have my mom.

Second in line is the Sketch Challenge over at Operation Write Home's blog, Stars & Stamps. We're up to #143 already! I have candy so read the entire post. Tonic Studios is sponsoring this week's sketch. On the sample cards Tonic Studios punches were used to create the stripes. I'm sad to say I don't own any of their product so I improvised. Here is the sketch we are to follow:

I flipped it on it's side and added some washi tape I got as a prize. I ran the white cardstock, with tape, through my Cuttlebug using their Snow Flakes embossing folder. Then I got stuck on how to finish it. :(  Don't ask how, but I decided to punch a 1 1/2" circle in the top layers and make an ornament.

For the inside I punched a 1 3/4" circle of of the red and embossed the sentiment in white embossing powder. It looked kind of blah... so I put a strip of tape across the bottom and added an extra little sentiment. I used some baker's twine to make the hanger and bow.

If it looks like the twine goes through the crease in the card... it's because it does! I used my piercing tool to poke a hole in the crease and ran my twine through it. On the inside I taped the end behind the sentiment circle. On the front I covered the end with the bow. Just a little finishing touch so there are no stubbly ends. :)

Earlier in my post I mentioned candy. I feel very blessed, and since it's my birthday I'm offering some goodies to one lucky person who leaves a comment on this post. You'll have 1 week, until midnight EST Monday, October 29, 2012. I'll draw a random lucky winner on Tuesday, the 30th. Please make sure you leave me a way of getting in touch with you, or check back here next Tuesday for the winner.

As always, thank you so much for stopping by; hope you enjoyed your visit!


  1. Marlene, Great card for this sketch. I love the way you treated the wine and your tape looks wonderful.. Happy birthday.

  2. Happy Birthday, Marlene! I hope you had a wonderful day.

  3. Love the cut away look...I want to try that sometime! tfs!!!

  4. Love the embossing. It is one of my favorite folders. I love the way you incorporated the sentiment inside your card with the front! Tfs!

  5. Really cute way to use the cut out for the ornament! Very creative!

  6. Marlene this card is just darling! I love the little window for the ornament and the red and white scheme. Thanks so much for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

  7. This is fantastic, Marlene! Congrats on the win.

  8. wonderful card and congrats...