Saturday, May 28, 2011

OWH Memorial Day Blog Hop

Happy Saturday Bloggers and Friends!  Welcome to the OWH Blog HopIf you hopped on over from Veronica's blog then you are in the right place!

Elmo Miss You
It's Elmo!  The theme for the hop was to create a Missing You card that our Heroes could use to write home.  If you'd like instructions on how to create the characters as I did visit my previous blog entry!

You next stop on the hop is the fabulous Holley!  I know she will have something truly inspirational for you!

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It's ELMO!!

Hello All!  I have a little treat for you.  I finally compiled a few pictures and directions on how to make the characters on my Sesame Street cards found here.  Yay!  I hope it helps inspire your creativity!
Sesame Characters
These characters are so much fun to make.  Elmo and Big Bird are very easy to make (My 4yr old can).  Cookie Monster is very close to being easy but Grouch is a far cry from it.  Have patience with him!

Elmo: You will need a large red scallop, a large black circle cut in half, two white 3/4" circles and one orange 3/4" circle.  I used small circles from my SU OWL Punch for the black of the eyes but you could possibly use a standard hole punch.  Glue the mouth and eyes down first then finish with his nose.

Big Bird:  One large yellow scallop, two white 3/4" circles, two black small circles,  one 1 1/2" yellow oval and one 1 1/2" red oval cut in half (I used my Cricut for all of the oval shapes).  Glue the eyes to the scallop.  Fold the yellow oval in half and add the red oval to the inside.  Glue beak on top of eyes.

Cookie Monster:  One large blue scallop, one large black circle cut to about 2/3, two white 3/4" circles, two black small circles, two kraft 3/4" circles.  Adhere eyes and mouth to scallop.  Color on two cookies and cut one with scallop scissors or punch.  Glue inside mouth.

Grouch: One large green scallop, one black 1 1/4" oval, one brown medium circle, two white 3/4" circles, two small black circles and one 3/4" red circle cut to about 1/3 it's size.  This guy is tricky!  When doing his eyes and eye brows I punched out the shapes then put them back in the punch to trim them down.  To help hold the shapes in the punch I used a thin piece of scrap paper and regular tape to make a handle.  Trim down two sides of the white circles to make his circles really even have sides? =o) ... and trim off a small portion off the brown circle for his eye brows.  I cut mine in half to add to his mean look.  Glue down his mouth and eyes first followed by his eye brows!
Handle shot
Well there you have it!  If you have any questions please let me know!  Also, I would love to see the cards you create!  Share your link to a photo here!

Thursday, May 5, 2011


Hey all!  I've got 3 cards to share with you for this weeks OWH Midweek Throwdown!  The challenge this week was to make cards our Heroes could send home to their spouses to show their appreciation.
I Appreciate You
This card was made to be the inspiration for the MWT.  I really like how it turned out with all of the white and a splash of color.  It's hard to see from the thumbnail view but if you click and look closely I used photo paper behind the embossed piece.  A great way to use up the extra scraps.
{SU Supplies Used: Square Lattice EF 119976, Whisper White CS 100730, SU Classic Inks}

You Give Me Strength
This card was my attempt to go patriotic.  I stamped my own background and then used glossy accents to make the stars pop.  It looks a lot better in person!
{SU Supplies Used:  Seeing Stars 115352, Basic Black CS 121045, SU Classic Inks}
You Are So Special To Me
The final card.  I really wanted to try to make a card with a cut up sentiment so this was my first shot at it.  I'm happy with it.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

OWH Ruffled Card

Hey everyone! Just wanted to share my ruffled card that I made yesterday after watching Sandy's tutorial on UStream.  If you missed it you can check it out by clicking here.  Have a great remainder of your weekend!
Wish Big
I love that you can use up your scraps to make this card!  I recently thought I scored big by purchasing a paper pack for $3 but it turned out to be 30 sheets of the same paper!  I cut half of the stack to card front size and had tons of scraps left over.  This card was perfect!  The image is from Sparkle Creations and the sentiment is SU Word Play (120651).  Thanks for taking a look and I hope to see you play along too!