Saturday, August 6, 2011

Scramble For a Good Cause!

Happy Saturday everyone!

I participated in the 90-Minute Scramble today, over in the Hero Arts Flickr group. Janet hosted this fun scramble and she put a wonderful twist on it too! We were to make a thank you card or cards for a specific cause and send the cards to her, so she can pass them along. The cause is called Operation Marshmallow and supports our men and women in the military. Most of the cards go to our veterans. You can read all about it here.

I wanted to keep my thank you cards patriotic. The only stamp I have that has stars on it, is the Life of the Party Stars, cling stamp, from Hero Arts. So for my first card, I white embossed the stamp onto white paper and used Faded Jeans distress ink with the resist technique.

For my second card, I had an idea to use a large star shape but don't have a die cut or template for one. So I hand drew the star, cut it out and added the thank you sentiment several times. I used the resist technique again for the background, white embossing the thank you definition from the Hero Arts, Dictionary Greetings set.

I want to thank Janet for a fun scramble! I have had absolutely no mojo lately and it felt sooo good to make a couple of cards today! I'm hoping my creative juices continue to flow now!

You can check out all the cards that were created during the scramble here. And if you've never played in a scramble, you REALLY SHOULD!! They're held every other week in the Flickr group and it is so much fun!! Here is the schedule so you can check it out for next time!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fab weekend! :)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Check It Out!

I have some news that you'll all want to hear! My good friend Maureen (mkmermaid on Flickr) is celebrating her one year blog anniversary and is not only giving away these fab Hero Arts products. . . . . . .

. . . . . . .she's also giving away these fun, card-making goodies!

All you have to do is head over to her blog here.

I wish I had a card to show you today, but I've been really struggling to make one lately. I've actually created three in as many days and did not like any of them. I hate when that happens! Hopefully I'll find some mojo soon.

We've had some beautiful, sunny weather lately with less humidity too. LOVE this time of year!

Hope it's sunny where you are! Enjoy your day! :)