Saturday, May 26, 2012

Operation Write Home .. Sketches Blog Hop..

Here are the two cards that I came up with for our hop... 

I used sketch 27 for my new Hero card....

As if anyone really needs a reason, but here is mine...

I wanted to let Operation Write Home and Kris know that Trevor is back in the states, after 7 long months of being in Afghanistan, as of  Thursday and will be home here for a visit on Sunday night....

I also wanted to thank a friend of mine Tammy (she knows who she is) for helping me find OWH.  I have enjoyed making cards for the heroes and they sure know how much we love them.  The support we give them is welcomed and appreciated.

I knew when I saw this sketch that I was going to use this big retiring ribbon.  I will miss it.  
And be nice I hand stamped each letter.... :-)

This my very 1st time in a blog hop... I hope everything turned out alright.
And that everyone gets inspired.
I do have blog candy.... you will have to check out the Friday night post to see what it is... but its a good one.   Ohh this is how you get the blog candy, you must post a comment and I would appreciate a few new followers too... 

So the other thing on everyone's mind is graduation, right?? 
Well I thought so too... I love this stamp set for that...

I got the idea from sketch number 114. 
Yes, it was changed just a little.

The footprints are the steps we have take to get where we are and where we want to go..

Enjoy your Daring Adventure and the rest of the Hop!!

Thank you for stopping by!!
Have a Great Day Getting Crafty!!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Pre blog hop post... Blog Candy.

I am super excited to be participating in my very 1st Blog Hop!! And I knew that I could not do this without giving some blog candy away.....

As an OWHer for a few years now, we know that the above is not true.
We make cards for soldiers that we have NEVER met, 
We make cards for the family that we do not expect to hear from
But we know that with each loving thought and care we take in our cards that 

A family is Happier and a Soldier is thought of Lovingly. 

Here is a general card ...

Do you see New items here??, YES!!.

Love the new additional framelits that Stampin Up! has added to the new catalog!! (HINT)


The addition of different ribbons here adds new texture and a more whimsical look, well at least I think.

and a POP of color....

Okay, You have been patient enough, Here is the blog candy.

2 each of the retiring In Colors(right to left), the current In Colors and the new In Colors.  That is 30 sheets of Stampin UP! cardstock  and  as a Bonus you will get a new catalog!! 
The winner will be picked on June 1st.

Monday, May 21, 2012


Have you joined me on Facebook??

  Whispers In Ink....

This is where I will start posting reminders on classes and stamp camps...

Friday, May 18, 2012

May '12

Graduations are right around the corner.....
Here is a sample of the rejected invite card for my niece's Graduation Party

Her school colors are black, orange and royal blue(which I did not know until later).
How perfect is Basic Black, Whisper White and here Pumpkin Pie.

I sent her several text messages asking, then silly unexplained questions and based on those questions I sent her one different and one fancy sample.  This is the fancy....

This one is not short of bling for sure!!

I left the inside somewhat blank for the invite info..

I am also excited to say that I will be participating in my very  
1st Blog Hop!! 
 It is a little over a week away and I have tons to do!!

Stamps: Word Play, Thoughts & Prayers
CS: Basic Black, Whisper White, and Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Basic Black and VersaMark
Punches: Itty Bitty Shapes
Misc: Big Shot, Label Framelits, Designer Frames embossing Folder, Stripes embossing folder, Iridescent Ice embossing powder, 5/8 Organza Ribbon, Rhinestones and sponge.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

May '12

Happy Birthday!!

How about this cute birthday "purse" card??  Summer Smooches used and I love the color combinations used here. 

The sentiment is the purse label, and the retired fabric brad is the "snap".

Using the DSP which is two sided the inside looks Amazing.. Add a few flowers and you can still write on the inside....

You could even add some bling to the inside... 

Interested in a template of this card?? 
Send me a Self addresses stamped envie and a quarter, yes 25 cents I will make you your very own and mail to you... email me for my address.

Paper: DSP Summer Smooches, avail again June 1.
Stamp: Teeny Tiny words
Punches: Modern Label. Word Window, Itty Bitty Shapes, 5 Petal Flower(retiring) and Boho Blossoms. 
Ribbon: Rich Razzleberry 1/4 inch grosgrain (retiring) and Daffodil Delight seam binding
Misc: Sticky Strip and dimensionals  

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Happy N S D

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!!
(Sorry for the protector glare, I could not get the pages to stand alone.)

Here is a two page spread idea for your 8 X 8 book (or adaptable of course!!).

Pocket pages, I wish I could remember were I saw the inspiration for this post, but can not find it, sorry!!  I have never seen or tried pocket pages.

Check out this picture... You can pull out the Photo holders, 
and it would be a good place to hold treasures too.

Flower punch outs to help balance... Layer your paper, you could even use patterned paper here that matches. 

And a little bling-ish, to draw attention to your third photo.

Have a Great National Scrapbooking Day everyone!!

Hope you are getting crafty today!