Sunday, December 12, 2010

S & S Sketch Challenge #47

Hello, My name is Yvette (Cre8tiveVet). I live in beautiful Southern California with my amazing husband. I having been making cards for about 6 months. I was thrilled when I received an e-mail from Julie with a S&S  sketch to work on. Here it is:

The first card I made is for OWH's January 7th Valentine deadline. I was inspired by the dice and recreated the look using red cardstock and brads.

The second card I made is for my friend, Tammy. I wanted to give a completely different look but use the same sktech. I added a patterned background paper, the butterfly image, and distressed the pink cardstock.

So whatever theme you are making a card for, this sketch is great! I know I'll be using it again.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Birthday Cards

I wanted to make my step-daughter a birthday card and when I saw the spinner tutorial I was inspired. I followed the directions on OWH's stars and stamps blog and with a trial or two finally got it right. I then did a pop-up on the inside. I had a lot of fun with this challenge. I will definitely be using this technique again.

Friday, November 12, 2010


Go check out our partnership with Archway cookies - and help us meet the challenge!
Special Mission!!!


Archway Cookies loves heroes like we do. And they want to partner with OWH to get some sweets out to our service members for the well as generate LOTS of valentines for them to write home on!


1.Make your best valentines. We need 4,000 valentines for this mission, but we have lots of you to do it - so take your time, use quality supplies, and pour tons of love into them! Remember that this card will carry home tons of love from a hero so far from home, so it needs to be a beautiful, sturdy, and loving creation! Be sure to stamp/label the back with "Operation Write Home", use no glitter, and make them A2 sized cards. More guidelines are here.

2.Send your valentines to one of our shippers by Dec 1st. (You may also send other card themes!) Be sure to include a packing slip, and write ARCHWAY on it!

3.Archway Cookies matches us sweets for sweets - they'll send cases and cases to our OWH contacts to enjoy for the Christmas holidays!

We need to act fast to get all this done and shipped to our heroes in time for Christmas celebrations in Iraq and Afghanistan and other locations, so join in and help us achieve our special mission!!

Leave some love for Archway in comments on this post...let them know what you think of their generous gift to our heroes!!

Christmas kits

I decided to create some cards kits. That way when I have a few hours during the week I can get some Christmas cards finished. I ended up having a lot of fun and this is how they turned out.

These are the kits that I am currently working on. This is a great way to get some work done while watching TV or for those last night sessions. Everything is ready to go and no hassel with design or cutting things out.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Birthday Cards

This is a fall birthday card I made for my Brother-in-law.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Birthday Cards

I made this card for OWH Stars and Stamps Pop up card tutorial. I had a lot of fun creating the card for my niece, Madison. Her party is this Sunday (Halloween). The clown digi is a freebie I found awhile back from Dustin Pike. I love his digi's!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Happy Birthday!

My friend's birthday is tomorrow and I waited until the last minute to make her card. I love how it turned out. All of the paper I used is from a stack I bought at Big Lots on clearance and the sentiment is Hero Arts. The flowers are from Iced Got Flowers.

I also made this card for MelJen's Designs - Anything goes challenge.
and Lexi's Creations - Birthday challenge
I did it Creations - Anything goes Challenge

The following pictures are of the small gifts I also made for my friend's birthday.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

S&S Sketch Challenge #38

Here is the sketch provided by OWH.
I decided to make a boy's birthday card.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Fall has arrived!

I found a great free digi online and instantly wanted to use it on my next card.
When I read the list of challenges on Feline Playful and saw that many of them were fall themed. I decided to see how many different challenges this card would qualify for.
So here goes:

Create with Connie and Mary - Sketch Challenge
Charisma Cards - Autumn
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Orange
Dutch Dare - Tag
Paper Romance - Halloween/Fall
Baby Bud Designs - Fall/Halloween
Stampin' for the Weekend - Autumn
The Stamp Man - Autumn
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Autumn/Fall Colors
Totally Papercrafts - Buttons and Bows
Fairy Fun Fridays - Tickets or Tags

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Midweek Throwdown

OWH Stars and Stripes Midweek Throwdown

This week my twin sister was the guest designer. So I had to make a fabulous card too.

Our awesome sample cards this week were made by Yvonne, please visit her blog One Creative Momma to see more of her wonderful art work.

Thank you Yvonne for sharing your awesome creativity with us!

That is her card and here is mine:

The image is from Elizabeth O Dulemba.

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #70

Here is the challenge:

"Our sponsor this week is Di's Digi Downloads.

Diane make the sweetest images - they all put a big, big smile on my face, they are just so gosh darn CUTE!!! The winner this week will get 5 digi images! So jealous!"

I know everyone is working on Christmas cards but I purchased this stamp yesterday and couldn't wait to use it. This is my SSW #70 card:

Sunday, October 3, 2010

365 Cards

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Day 216 - The 3 B's
Just one more set of 3 for you! 3 more B's:

Brown, Banner, Bling!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Operation Write Home's October Challenge

Saturday, October 2, 2010

October Surprise CHALLENGE!

Are you ready for another challenge? (And yes, it's a cheesy name. LOL!)
This time it' brought to you by our dear friend and author Kimber McGray! She's a talented crafter, military wife, and OWH supporter who wrote a new book - 175 Fresh Card Ideas - and in it OWH gets a wonderful shout out!! What a great way to get the word out to crafters about our heroes' need for cards! All cards submitted for the book are donated to OWH, too!

Here's a few links you might want to check out to hear more about the book and Kimber herself:

•Kimber's blog post for today - with her link to here
•Interview with Kimber giving a SUPER shoutout to OWH: Memory Makers
•The original call for submissions for the book last year
•A blog hop post by Kimber from a previous hop
•Hero Blog note from Kimber in 2008
•The book on Amazon!
The challenge
Our shippers would LOVE your help in getting Christmas cards in before the Oct 30th deadline; they all have to be stamped, tucked, sorted, and repacked to be in the mail shortly after that, and if cards got to them early, their lives would be a lot easier! (You can help by making your cards the Guidelines to see how!)

So to qualify for the drawing, get your cards to a shipper BEFORE OCTOBER 15th!
To get an extra entry, post a card and link to this blog post about our challenge on your blog, and link up below!
REMINDER! No more halloween cards please, we're well past that deadline. Thanksgiving just passed as well. But if you have fall papers and stamps you simply need to use - make a general card (thinking of you, birthday, love, thank you) with them and they are due by Oct 15th as well.

The prize
Kimber's generously giving us two copies of her book to give away! Thank you Kimber!!
Here is the site, now go and get cre8tive!

Here are a few of the cards I am making for OWH and World Cardmaking Day!!

365 Cards

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Day 210 - Super Sketchy Sunday
Welcome to Sparkle Creations Week!!!!!

Sparkle Creations is a rubber stamp company owned by Sparkle Smith, and the entire DT had the good fortune to receive a stamp to play with. All week long our cards will feature a variety of the stamps that Sparkle offers. You simply must check out her website and blog (she is a very talented card maker)!!

Here is today's sketch:
So I made a fall card. Hope you enjoy it!

365 Cards

Day 215 - The 3 P's
As promised, we've got another set of 3 for you, and they are the 3 P's:

Polka dots, Paper piercing, and Pop Dots (or the use of a similar product)
I loved Elizabeth Dulemba's pony so much, that I used it again on this challenge.
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