Aren't OWH VCMP days the best?!
Challenge #1: ODBD Miss You card
I picked up this wonderful stamp set at a garage sale a couple of years ago, but never got around to using it. What was I thinking?
|Stampin' Up! image, heat embossed in Distress Ink vintage photo; Stampin' Up! neutral brads|
tan and brown paper: Distress Ink core paper; dark brown paper: AC
computer-generated sentiment (Mistral)
Challenge #2: Sketch-Based Kiddie Card
For this card, I went with a colorful array of cute cupcakes, which could be for a birthday. But, I intentionally left off a sentiment. So, it could be sent for any happy occasion that calls for a cupcake celebration. :)
|dp: MME Life of a Party; teal and pink: Distress ink core; garnet: ???|
Stampin' Up! cupcake punch and pool party ribbon
hand-drawn curly cues; 3D glue dots
Creative Memories cutting system
OWH Sketch #102
Challenge #3: A Romantic Card
Strangely enough, I really struggled with this one. Butterfly cards usually come pretty easily. Hope this one turned out okay. [And, now that I see it on the screen, it looks like I need to do some ribbon straightening. :( ]
|Cuttlebug embossing folder; Martha Stewart punch|
Distress Ink core and AC white
Celebrate It ribbon; Queen & Co and Mark Richards pearls
Creative Memories cutting system
Challenge #4: A Scrapbook-Page-Inspired Card
I LOVED this challenge. Thanks, Nancy!
|designs by ashley rock|
12 x 12 Scrapbook Sketches, Vol 1
There used to be a local scrapbook store named Pizazz It! It was fabulous! Since the store's closing, the owner's daughter Ashley has continued to be active in the scrapbooking community. Ashley designs wonderful scrapbook pages. And, for a time, she would send me a sketch and I would make cards from it. Then Ashley got engaged and the sketches quit coming. Hmmm....
Anyway, for this challenge I pulled out Ashley's book of sketches to make the card below.
Challenge #5: OWH Sketch #171
I usually make an Any Hero card from the weekly sketch. However, since Julie's challenge is Any-Hero-card related, I'll make another romantic card instead. It seems I have butterflies on my brain this weekend. :)
|Bo Bunny Mama-razzi; tan and turquoise cardstock: Distress Ink core, dark brown: Bazzill or AC|
sentiment stamped in Adirondack espresso; champagne-colored heart gems: ???
circle punches: Marvy and EK; butterfly punch: Martha Stewart
Challenge #6: An Any Hero Card featuring an original Photo
Better late than never for this one.
I must admit that my first reaction was, "Seriously?" But, after inspiration hit, I was really pleased that Julie posted this challenge.
The photo is a view from our front porch, which proudly displays Old Glory.
|Paper: green and red, Distress Ink core; blue, Cardstock Warehouse Paper Co,; white: AC|
Recollections brads; computer-generated sentiment
Challenge #7: A Summer Card
Vacations at the beach are some of my favorite summertime memories.
The brick wall technique used on the card below was one of the tutorials featured on Pinterest. Still think I need to add a little more color to the sentiment paper. It's still looking a little stark/harsh to me.
|DCWV Travel Stack; Distress Ink core papercomputer-generated sentiment (Bradley Hand ITC), sponged in Distress Ink tattered rose|
champagne-colored heart gems
I so loved this VCMP. Challenge hostesses did a wonderful job on gently nudging us to try new things, like making a card from a scrapbook page layout or trying a new tutorial.
Great job, hostesses. Thanks for organizing such a fun party! :)