Tuesday, January 3, 2012

OWH Sketch Challenge #102 and CAS-ual Fridays CFC33

Happy 2012 to all my blog friends! I’m so excited today because my ankle has been deemed good to go!!!! No more ugly boot or bulky brace, just good old shoes. 

I’m also excited because I found a new challenge blog that fits what I have been looking for.  It is Operation Write Home’s blog site called Stars and Stamps.  When I started blogging and doing challenges, I started wondering what to do with all of these cards. Then my son joined the Army and I started thinking about providing cards for deployed service people to use to stay in touch with their families back home.  Plus I love challenges, so I wanted to find a challenge that was specifically for card donations.  And there it was! Stars and Stamps!!! So this is my first submission in their challenge. 

I am also entering this card in CAS-ual Fridays CFC33. I know, my CAS cards are not really very CAS but here is another stab at it….


I think this is probably the most CAS I have ever gotten and it was hard to not add more to the card.  I do love Liquid Pearls and feel they worked perfectly on this card.


I also add an insert inside since the card base is a dark color.


This is something new for me! I received some Flower Soft for Christmas and wanted to try it on this card.  I do like the tactile stimuli and the visual texture that it adds to the card.

The OWH sketch….

Did I tackle the sketch? I think so; do you?

and the CFC33 challenge……

CFC33: Create a Clean And Simple project using Kraft and Twine.

Kraft? check………Twine? check……Is it CAS??? What do  you think?

Also entered in these challenges:

The Squirrel and The Fox Challenge #8 Something New

Cupcake Craftroom January 2012 Challenge

Creative Inspirations Paint Something New

Robyn’s Fetish Challenge # 88 Anything Goes

Complete instructions are listed below, so if you want all the details, please scroll down.

I hope you enjoyed reading about my card today and will leave comments before you leave! Thanks for stopping by….

  • Hero Arts sentiment


  • DCWV Once Upon a Time Mat Stack
    • 5.25 x 4
  • Craftwell Blueberry
    • 11 x 4.25 folded to create card base
    • .25 x 3,75 strip
  • Kraft 4.5 x 3.75
  • White scrap for flower punch
  • VersaColor
    • Lapislazuli


  • McGill Super Giant Punch Flower
  • Big Shot
  • EK Success corner punch


  • Blue/White Twine
  • Liquid Pearls Baby Blue
  • Button
  • Sizzix Embossing Folder
  • Flower Soft Delphinium Blue
  1. Cut all paper
  2. Use corner punch on bottom 2 corners of base and panels
  3. Use Big Shot and emboss top part of Kraft paper
  4. Punch flower
  5. Spread Flower Soft glue over entire flower
  6. Sprinkle Flower Soft over flower and set aside for glue to dry
  7. Attach twine and Blueberry strip to Kraft panel
  8. Drop Liquid Pearls above the blue strip
  9. When glue is dry, shake flower over paper to remove all loose Flower Soft
  10. Add button and Liquid Pearls to flower
  11. Attach all panels to base.
  12. Adhere flower to Kraft panel
  13. Stamp sentiment at bottom of Kraft panel.



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