Saturday, May 4, 2013

OWH Rebel VCMP - National Scrapbook Day

Today is National Scrapbook Day and being the rebels that we are, we OWHers take a little liberty and add our own twist to the occasion by making cards. If this weekend finds you with some crafty time on the schedule be sure to check in over at the OWH Stars & Stamps Blog where there will be  challenges and fun events taking place all weekend long.

The challenge I'm offering up today is to ask you to make

A Kid's card using a Sketch

It can be for a big kid or little, celebrating something specific like a birthday or just a note to say hello. You can find OWH sketches HERE but you can also use a sketch from somewhere else.

I've got two samples to share and to add some extra fun I  decided I'd do a boy and a girl version using the same sketch. I chose OWH Sketch # 28.

Digi image by Birdie Brown
Paper from the DCVW Stack - Tech Generation
Sentiment - My own design/Custom rubber stamp set
Colored with Prismacolor Art Markers

Digi image by Bugaboo Stamps (Bugaboo Brat Pretty Dress)
Paper from Martha Stewart Stack - Modern Festive
Sentiment - My own design/Custom rubber stamp set
Edge Punch by EK Success 
Modern Label & Word Window Punches by Stampin Up
Colored with Prismacolor Art Markers

What's party without some surprises? I will be giving away a flat rate envelope chock full of goodies to one lucky winner. If you want to be included in the random drawing, on Thurs., May 9th, please be sure to include your email addy in a comment. Be sure to spell it out (ie. paula at operationwritehome dot org) so you don't wind up  being spammed.

Now find a sketch and share your kid's cards in the InLinkz below.

Happy Crafting!


Penny Ward said...

Cute cards...The patterned paper on the boys card is perfect for the robot image and I LOVE the earrings on the girl card. Thanks for the chance to win.
penny dot ward at zoho dot com

Kristie said...

Great idea to make a boy and a girl card. Every once in awhile I try to remember to do the same. That robot is simply adorable. I just love the blue shadow where he is standing. And the princess is just darling with her pretty pearl earrings. eponinekc at msn dot com

Susan Strawser said...

Going to use your sketch to make a card (or two or ten). I love how you can take one sketch and do so much with it.

It took me 2 hours to cleaning (and rearrange) my scrap room so I'm a little late getting starting on today's festivities!!


Lisa Oliver said...

Love both cards Paula! The colors on the robot card are may favorite! I don't think I have used this particular sketch yet so I am going to give that one a shot even though you didn't specify.

Thank you for all that you do for OWH and for us as card makers with your wonderful teaching. You are appreciated!

thestampster at aol dot com

Marsha said...

Fun idea making two cards with the same sketch. Going to do that when I get a chance - good personal challenge. Love to be included in your drawing
mkdrain at gmail dot com

Marilyn Young said...

Thanks for your challenge, Paula, and for your Bootcamp too. I'm using your Sketch to do a Birthday card. Have a great weekend!
dmyoung823 at att dot net

Dotti's Hobbies said...

Very nice, Paula! I love the way you coordinate your embellishments with the theme in the card. And the way you color your images with a little color at the bottom to "ground" them is perfect (I usually forget or don't do that so well and they end up floating in thin air - ha!). Thank you for being so involved in OWH - you are making a significant difference in more lives than you'll ever be able to measure. :)

rscholz said...

Like the idea of doing a boy card and a girl card using the same sketch. Love the paper you used. Thanks for sharing and for all the work you put into Boot Camp. I have learned alot and really enjoy it. rkscholz at yahoo dot com.

Dolores said...

As always, your cards are just great. Your choice of papers with the robot make it work. Thanks for your dedication to OWH in so many ways, especially the bootcamp which provides the perfect basic design lessons for crafting success. dmallnock at gmaildot com.

Sandy Allnock said...

Love these - that's my fave robot!!

byAnnette said...

Both versions are really cute!
I will try to get one linked this weekend.
anethindes at yahoo dot com

Carol L said...

Thanks for the fun challenge Paula! I really like that robot for the boys and that sweet little girl is sure to delight any young miss with all those sparkly stars and earrings ;) So cute!
cb acres at comcast dot com

Dixie Cochran said...

Great cards for inspiration! Perfect sentiments too.

Donna Nuce said...

I love to see the wonderful coloring that you do! Darling cards for kids! Thanks for a chance to win.
d dot nuce at comcast dot net

Aundria B. said...

Your kids' cards are too much fun with their impeccable coloring, layout and color choices. Thank you for sharing these cute cards, for your ongoing support of OWH, and for the chance to win some goodies. aundriab at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

What fun cards! I especially love the little robot, but it's the little details on the cards- red brads, pearl earrings- that make both cards absolutely perfect!
illeone6 AT yahoo DOT com

marlak said...

Great ideas! Thanks for hosting this virtual card making party. It has really inspired me!

- Marla (kimerumaara AT gmail DOT com)

Yvonne B. said...

Great cards! I especially love the robot, the way you colored it, and your sketch to feature it! Thanks for hosting for the VCMP!

postalorphan said...

Both cards are terrific! I especially love how the strips on the robot card echo colors in the background paper. Well done!
postalorphan AT yahoo DOT com

Rufus said...

Both of your cards are great and will be a bit hit with kids. However, that lil' robot just stole my heart! Your stripes are the perfect echo to the background paper,too!
rufus704 at yahoo dot com

BobbisTreasure said...

I struggle with cards for boys, thanks for the inspiration!
BobbisTreasure at aol dot com

sherry varga said...
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sherry varga said...

Every card on your blog is prettier than the next. I am so impressed with your talent. What a great card maker you are!!!!

Sherryvarga at hotmail dot com

Karenladd said...

What an adorable card and one that I could use scraps that's a bonus! That little robot is so darn cute! Thanks for the inspiration and giveaway.
kladd94803 at aol dot com

Debbie Caldwell said...

I really like that sketch and how clever to make it girl or boy. Thanks for the challenge.

Lynn said...

Paula, this is a terrific challenge! I can always use inspiration since I don't do kids cards easily. I like how you used the same sketch for both. The perfection is in your details! Thank you for hosting a great challenge!
hiscreation2 at hotmail dot com

Linda said...

Great images equal great cards! Thanks all your inspiration and support you is appreciated! lough855ataoldotcom

Patty R said...

Very cute cards! I like getting ideas for kids.

reeddp at whidbey dot com

Theresa said...

Love the robot card!Im still working on coloring robots so that they don't look like a grey blob. Your's are awesome! Great idea to make a boy card and a girl card from the same sketch!

thomasmom53 at hotmail dot com

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