Sunday, May 16, 2010

OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge #17

Today was not a "crafting day" for me, but I did sneak out a minimum of supplies to create this card for Sketch Challenge #17. Here is the great & versatile sketch from Lora B. along with the card I made using a few scraps, my heart punch, chalks to edge the papers and a simple sentiment.

By the way, the string on this card is an inexpensive twine. If it's something you've never considered I encourage you to be open to looking for crafting supplies in not so obvious places... like the garden department. Lots of twine & cords, AND you get a huge roll for a very reasonable price!





Since I lack a dedicated  "crafting area" creating cards requires enough motivation to actually unpack supplies, as well as put them all back when I'm done, so I usually plan ahead when I know I will have at least several hours to dedicate to it. Often in between those craft days I do a lot of what I refer to as "bits-n-pieces".  I color images, layer them, embossing Cuttlebug backgrounds, punch out shapes and tags. Then when a crafting day arrives I can coordinate these bits and pieces into cards. It's not always an ideal way to work but because so much of the work is essentially done it means I end up feeling very accomplished when I manage to put together a whole stack of cards in just a few hours.


Happy Crafting Everyone!

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10 comments:

helloholley said...

very nice!!!

Yolanda said...

Your mix of papers looks lovely. Wow, over 4,000 cards! Wow!!!

Our Little Inspirations said...

What a great card! I just love those punched hearts and the DSP you used! Thanks for the tip about items from the garden shop too :)

Karen Howard said...

Pretty card, Paula! Love the hearts and sentiment, well done.

Seongsook Duncan said...

What a great way to take the sketch! You are my inspiration. Love your papers. Thanks for sharing.

Tammy said...

Beautiful card Paula! I love the hearts and papers you used! The matching eyelets are the perfect touch!

Operation Write Home said...

Really pretty papers, Paula! I do the bits and pieces thing a lot too - it makes craft day feel good when you end up with a nice stack!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Nice card Paula! You do great with your bits and pieces technique.

Betty said...

Love it... :)

Wendy said...

I love the colors in this card! While I'm not really a "heart" person, the hearts on this card work nicely!

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