Monday, October 1, 2012

Card-Making Parties and Midweek Challenges... Oh My!

Hi everyone,

Hope the work week got off to a good start. I have one card to share. But, first a shout-out to my favorite OWH card-makers and LSS.

The Second Annual Card-Making Party at SBA

Last year, the wonderful folks at Scrapbook Art helped organize an amazing card-making party. We were blessed to have corporate funding to help pull off the event. (To check out last year's event, click here.)

This year, these wonderful ladies weren't about to let a lack of financial funding stand in their way. Without any corporate funding, the second annual SBA card-making party resulted in 1424 card being shipped to OWH!  To see photos of this party -- along with other parties from around the country, click here. :)

Serious kudos to Jeri, her prep team, and Terri and her wonderful staff at Scrapbook Art!!!

And, now to the card portion of this post...

The following card was made for last week's Midweek Throwdown challenge, which was to use stickers. Speaking of stickers, I've learned some great tips this past week from the OWH blog team's sticker cards. Thanks to all!

Bazzill paper; Creative Imaginations Holiday Phrase stickers

I've had this sheet of stickers for so long -- think I picked it up at a garage sale. And, I really love them, but never quite got around to designing a card with them. Looks like this week's challenge solved that problem! (And, there are 34 more stickers left on this sheet!)

One of the things that I really like about these stickers is that their background is clear -- llike the SRM stickers, which I am totally going to have to check out. :)

My biggest challenge was picking out just the right color of cardstock to complement the stickers' colors.

I picked up a little trick from a PBS show called the The Spotted Canary. The host of this show, Joy, placed the bottom edges of a row of stickers on the top of a see-through ruler to help line her stickers up exactly as she wanted them. I tried that with the bottom row of stickers on this card -- and, boy, it was so much easier than my former try-peel off-try-peel off again method. :) 

Parting Thought

As always, thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week and happy scrappin'!


Carol L said...

Great job with those stickers on your card, and that's a great tip you shared for lining them up! WTG on making all those cards for OWH! WOW!! You all rock!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

This is NICE Sybrina!

Thanks for playing in our Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown challenge this week!

BobbisTreasure said...

It was wonderful to meet you in person at the card making party - thank you so much for inviting me. My mother is making an incredible, unexpected recovery. I am very grateful!!!