Sunday, November 11, 2012

CardSwaps & OWH Challenges

Good evening peeps! Today is Veteran's Day and I want to say "Thank You" to all our veterans for your service. Whether you're in active duty or not, whether you are still with us or not, your service to America is greatly appreciated!

Today's also been one of those blaaahh days. You know what I'm talkin about... you know you should be doing 10,000 things and nothing gets done. Well not quite, because I got two, make that three, cards made. This first one of for the Member Challenge over at CardSwaps. Teresa came up with a sketch for us to follow and I really like it a lot.

This next card is for the Midweek Throwdown over at Operation Write Home's blog, Stars & Stamps. I also used a Bonus Sketch that OWH posted a little while ago. Since it's Sunday I'll mention that I'm a Convert. Yep, I used to make a card willy nilly, but then started playing with sketches. I've seen the light and been converted. Now it seems I have a hard time making a card without a sketch. The MWT call was for red, white, and blue on our cards.

I'll put this in my next OWH box as an "Any Hero" card. While I was at it I decided to do one in off white as well. You know what they say about hindsight having 20/20 vision... yeah if I had a do over I'd have distressed the edges with some color. I chose not to use embellishments but I'm not sure that was a good idea.

1) Cardstock - Bazzill red                                       Cardstock - Bazzill red
     DP - red plaid by TPC                                        DP - Glory collection by Authentique Paper
     Embossing - Cuttlebug 'snowflakes' folder         Embossing - Cuttlebug 'A2 stars' folder
     Image - don't know                                              Image - Not Forgotten set by Our Daily Bread
     Copics - BG10, R29, E25, Y38, C1
     Ink - Tuxedo Black by Momento for both cards
     Printed ribbon and bakers twine

Well peeps, I'm callin it a night. I'm going to take this tired 'ole body to my easy chair for some TV time. As always, Thank You for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed your visit!


  1. Great cards, and those OWH hero cards are amazing! Well done!!!

  2. I'm so happy to have discovered your blog thru a comment you left on mine. You do some quality work! It'll be fun to follow you... :)

  3. Marlene your card is wonderful, I love the masculine thank you theme!

    Thanks for playing in our MWT challenge!