Monday, February 28, 2011

HB2U (happy birthday to you)

Happy Birthday to you Danna!  Follow a sketch, pick an image, grab some colors and go!  This funky birthday card was a breeze to make.  And, you gotta love purple!

This card image and sentiment are from the 'Robot Family' stamp set by Our Craft Lounge.
The die cuts are spellbinders and the border punch EK success.  Both the image and the sentiment are up on dimensionals.  Coloring is with copic markers.  The drops are 'inky dinky dewdrops'.  The ribbon and papers are from my stash.  A little dotting with a white ink pen and it is finished.
This card may be submitted in the following challenges:

Our Craft Lounge:  The sketch
Delightful Challenges:  Use your scraps (ribbon, papers)
DYSU:  Anything goes
I Did It Creations:  Punches and Dies
Dream Valley Challenges:  Anything Goes - Good luck with the new challenge blog.
If the Shoe Fits:  Purple
Card Makin Mamas:  Happy Birthday
Crafty Annes Challenge:  Happy Birthday
Aud Sentiments:  Trendy Saying
Paper Crafting Journey:  Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge:  Brads, gems or dewdrops
Sentimental Sundays:  Anything Goes
Res-Q:  Get Packing (square or rectangle)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Our Furry Friends

Today is the start of the new challenge at  GingerLoft Challenges.  Every 2 weeks, a challenge, this time it is "Our Furry Friends", is posted.  Tami has lots of wonderful digital images available in her store.  There are freebies and digis for sale as well.  Go and visit GingerLoft designs, pick up an image and come and play.





This is Bentley.  He is a new image for Tami, and he is just adorable.  Can't you just see him trying to figure out how to get to that hive with the honey.  You know that little round body isn't going to be climbing that tree any time soon!  LOL
Bentley (the bear), the hive and the bees are all on dimensionals.  All of the diecuts are spellbinders, the coloring is copics.  The sponging is with Memento inks.  All papers, brads and ribbon are from my stash.
Bentley also has some Sparkley Fluff from Our Craft Lounge on him for the furry factor! The ribbon is actually dark blue, not black.

This card may be posted in the following challenges:

Crazy 4 Challenges:  Use die cuts
Paper Pretties:  Card for a child
Digital Tuesday:  Use die cuts
Stampin' Royalty:  Use markers
Cute Card Thursday:  Shiny, happy cards
Totally Paper Crafts:  Do it with a digi
Res-Q:  Something that makes you Happy

Thursday, February 17, 2011

OWOH door prize winners!

Today is the day that we announce our individual blog doorprize winners!  Congratulations to the 2 winners from my blog "Playing with Paper".
They are:
Cyndi from "By Light of the Moon"  and
Anna from "Quiltmoms Journey"
Hopefully I will be mailing out their prizes Friday or Saturday (faster they email me their snail mail, the faster the prizes go out)

I hope that everyone had a wonderful OWOH - I know that I did!

One World, One Heart

This post is closed to comments.  Winners will be posted and contacted this evening (2-17-11)
Thanks to everyone that came by my blog, feel free to come by anytime.
This OWOH posting willl  remain on top of my blog until Feb. 17, 2011.  Please scroll down for my regular posts.  Or stay and check out OWOH.  A hop for bloggers to visit, connect and make friends with other bloggers (of any kind) from all over the world.
Welcome to my blog on the Oregon Coast.  I have been blogging for a little more than a year and this is where I post my attempts at cards making (and occassionally scrapbooking).
I am an ER nurse (20years) and spent 5 years as a traveling nurse.  This gave me the chance to take literally hundreds of photos.  That was the start of scrapbooking.(had to do something with all those pics)! LOL
As the traveling stopped, cardmaking fill the gap for my creative needs.  I always seem to have had something artistic I was trying to do.  Cardmaking has turned out to be the artistic love of my life.
I don't have any particular style that I prefer to work in.  I love to go blog hopping and try different techniques and styles.  Some stick, some don't but there is a world out there and I want to try as much as I can.  I have been married for almost 30 years, have 2 grown sons-one a pilot and one in school to become a nurse.  My husband is retired and takes wonderful care of me.  When able, we love to hop on our Harleys (motorcycles) and visit all of the places in driving distance that we even think we might enjoy.
Someday, I would also like to retire and be able to travel the world with my husband.  (although, I really, really like the warm, warm tropical places!  LOL) 

Please feel free to browse through my blog (click on the header to go to the latest posting), look at my art and leave comments if interested.  I would love to have you sign up as a follower if my blog is interesting to you, no strings attached (and not required).  I have a group of 6 various cards that I will be giving to one visitor. The only real rule is that you must have an active blog.  I will add another set of 6 cards if we go over another 100 visitors.  Please leave a comment at the end of this posting, including a way to reach you.  I will random draw after this event have the package mailed to the winner the week following the completion.
I will mail anywhere in the world so please enter.......I will be visiting every blog that comments on here, signing on to follow those that truely interest me, and leaving comments for the giveaways! DUH, LOL.
Enjoy.
Gale

Friday, February 11, 2011

Use a button, use a bow.........

Our Craft Lounge is  having an embellishment challenge this week, 'Use a button, Use a bow'........
Isn't it easy?  Just remember, you have to use an OCL image if you want to be elidgible for their prize.

I have a friend going through a rough spot and having to "wear her big girl panties" for awhile.  I couldn't think of a better card to make or stamp set to use than this granny one.
Isn't this stair step 'dresser' card just too cute.  I learned how to make this buy following the instructions on this you-tube video.
All the images were stamped on neenah white cardstock, colored with copics, cut out and glued onto the stairstep card.  The stamping, sponging and sentiment were all stamped using Memento inks.
The ribbon is MS, the button and heart brads from my stash.
The border punch is an EK success punch.
This card may be entered in the following challenges:
Our Craft Lounge:  Use buttons, use bows......
Do You Stack Up:  Ribbon
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday:  Button
Tuesday Throwdown:  Buttons
Stampavie and  More:  Buttons & Lace
Craft us Crazy:  Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes:  2 or more images

Thursday, February 10, 2011

CDAC has 5000 Members!

CDAC is celebrating reaching the 5000 member mark with a giveaway and reaching out for more!
All you have to do is go to the CDAC site and join.  If you are into paper crafting (if you are reading this blog you are!) this site is for you.
The giveaways for this celebration are gift certificates for digi images from the following companies:
and gifts from:

Come on over to CDAC, join up, cruise around the site.  There are challenges, project galleries, freebies, links to digi stores etc.  Just about anything to do with digital arts is available on one website!
Tell them Gale sent you!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Do it with Red!

The GingerLoft Challenge is up and running for another fortnight!  This time the challenge is "RED".  How easy is that?  It is almost Valentines Day.  Get on with it and get those cards, projects, whatever done and include the color red.  I have 2 cards that I have made as a DT for this challenge.  Tami has some amazing digis available on her website.  Many are freebies and many for sale.  What are you waiting for?  Go check it out!
These swans were the recent digi that Tami gave us to work with for the CDAC heart hop.  If you completed the hop, this digi was the prize from GingerLoft Designs.  I wish you could see this IRL.  There is enough glitter on this card to light up a room!  LOL.  I've never been accused of lack of bling!
Image:  GingerLoft Designs
Color:  Copic Markers
DP:  Martha Stewart Holiday Matt Pack
Glitter:  SU dazzling diamonds
Bling, ribbon, sentiment:  From my stash.

This card may be entered in the following challenges:
Cards for Men:  Valentine, Love (valentine for my husband)
Crafting  your Passion:  Red with bling and/or hearts
Crafts and Me  :  Red
Double Dutch:  Love is in the Air
Wild Orchid Challenge:  Love Is.......
City Crafter Challenge: Love is in the Air
Try it on Tuesday:  Luurve is in the Air
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge:  Hearts a Flutter
Simon Says Stamp:  Love is in the Air
Crafty Purple Frog:  Valentine's/Romance
Do it with Digis:  Valentine's
Do You Stack Up:  Red Hot
Paper Crafting Journey:  Love is in the Air
Digi's with Attitude:  Red & White or Pink & White
Simply Create Challenge:  Give your Heart Away
Stamp Something:  Use a Digi
Tellen's Place:  Hearts
Allsorts Challenge:  It Must be Love, Love, Love
Sentimental Sundays:  Happy Valentine's Day

The second card that I made I did because it felt like cheating to use the card that I gave Tami for the CDAC heart hop as the GingerLoft challenge card also!  That conscience thing again!  Like I really needed a reason to go make a card!  hehe
This was using "TheKiss".  I love this image and have used it previously on the GingerLoft Challenge site.  I am  not usually a 'red' person but I think I could get used to this.
Image:  GingerLoft Challenges
Color:  Copic Markers
Embossing:  CB folder
Butterflies:  MS punch
Glitter:  SU dazzling diamonds
Flowers, pearls and ribbon:  from my stash.