Sunday, April 1, 2012

Simple Stories and Operation Write Home


It is Sunday and Stars and Satmps - Operation Write Home's card blog - has their weekly sketch posted.  I try to hop to it right away on Sunday morning - so then I know I have one more card made for my next box.  The emphasis right now is on mascline cards - the colors are somewhat masculine - they are from the 6 x 6 pad from Simple Stories - Awesome.  Great colors - and I do wish I had a sheet or two of that blue houndstooth.  YUMMY.

As everyone knows - a sketch is a tool and sometimes we alter things a little - my image is not the same size as the rectangle given in the sketch but I like this sweet little image.  I know it will bring smiles to many faces.  Also - I had purchased card bases that are kraft colored and they are 4 x 5.5 - so my other sizes are altered some - and of course - I then matted each piece of paper with dark brown since they are busy prints.  The fearless leader of Operation Write Home - Sandy Allnock - uses this trick - and I have learned from her.

I am frantically working on my own Easter cards so I imagine there will be some other posts today also.  Enjoy your Sunday - now I need another cup of coffee.

19 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Adorable card. I love that image. It just brings a smile to my face. Your papers are lovely with it and do look very nice back up with the brown. Nice sponging and the brads are the perfect touch. Enjoy your day.

Desert Rose Stamper said...

Barb -- Love the owls and the sentiment. I can see why you wanted to use them this morning. The papers are perfect for a masculine card and I do like how they look being outlined with the dark cardstock. I'm going to have my coffee now and print off today's sketch and get busy too. Have a great day!

Sharon S.

Linda said...

Great card! Love all the layers and the brad! TFS!!!

Ronni said...

Great card Barb! I love the owls, and the paper! It just works so well together! You have been busy this morning!

Carol L said...

Those are some great papers you paired with these cute owls! Your card is a total hoot :) Good luck getting those Easter cards finished!

Margaret said...

So cute and very masculine looking.

Lee Mae said...

Those owls are adorable. Love the masculine look to the card.

Jen said...

This is adorable and I love Simple Stories! The paper rocks!

StampTramps said...

Great card, love your papers.

Wendy said...

Your paper choices rock for a masculine card! And the owls are too cute.

Susan said...

Those owls are so cute. I like the papers you used together. really nice

Sarah said...

Love it. This paper is fantastic!

SusanS said...

Very cute card. I have that stamp, but have never used it. Thank you for the inspiration.

SusanS said...

Very cute card. I have that stamp, but have never used it. Thank you for the inspiration.

Cynde P said...

Love the owls and sentiment. Great masculine card.

Sherry Hickey said...

Love those cute little owls, Barb, and all your DPs! Like your matting, too; unlike mine it's nice and straight, lol!!

Julie said...

Great card, Barb! Those papers all look great together! Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

JoAnn Ross said...

That's just adorable. I love using owls, but don't have those two.

cindyann said...

This color combo is really nice. And who-o-o doesn't love cute owl images??