Saturday, October 6, 2012

Happy World Cardmaking Day!


To celebrate World Cardmaking Day, I have started mass production on holiday cards for OWH {Operation Write Home}! This will be my first time sending holiday cards for OWH so I want to send A LOT. This means there will be multiples of some designs but it will also be fun to experiment with new designs.

Here is my first batch done! I ran into some technical difficulties so only 4 out of 5 planned made the cut.

I wanted some twine for a design I have in mind but one of our dogs has not been feeling too well (and I wanted to spend my time crafting) so my husband had to add my errands to his errand run today. I gave him a list and the coupons and he did have some luck finding the things I was looking for. :-)  Mocha is feeling a lot better now!

My haul. Some papercrafting supplies and some much needed chain for jewelry designs.
I also completed a card using the latest Stamp of the Week from Unity Stamp Company. I usually received my weekly stamp set on Wednesdays, so thought Thursdays would make a good SOTW Card A Day but I am now going to change that to Saturday. Saturday SOTW sounds like a better blog title, right? ;-) lol

Here it is! The design is finely sketched so I didn't use my Spectrum Noir markers (no Copics here, yet) and opted for colored pencils. Not sure how I feel about the coloring technique. More practice is in order! :-)

If you want to get in on the Stamp of the Week, here is the link

Here is another finished holiday design I want to repeat for some OWH cards. I love the saying "I miss you snow much" but I'll also have to find different snowflake embellishments. Or make some.!

Lastly I am still working on my actual Card A Day from a sketch that my sister picked out. We are trying to use the same sketch each day to see what our individual interpretations of it will be. Her cards have been awesome! Some days I have had to abandon the sketch and go in a completely different direction...but I am going to keep trying!

Hope you have a wonderful day crafting - whether you are making cards or other fun projects!

Happy Creating!

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