Thursday, September 29, 2011

Get ready for Christmas cookie baking!

Want to participate in a cookie recipe exchange? Come join us on the Paper Wishes Message Board. Sign up by Saturday 10/1 and you have until 10/31 to get your cards completed. You will need to sign up for the message board to respond to the post - but it's free and it's easy!

Here's the link to the main forum site to sign up:

Then, here is the info on the cookie recipe swap:

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Fun Day of Activities Planned for World Card Making Day October 1

We are planning a fun day on the Paper Wishes Message Board for World Card Making Day on Saturday, October 1. You don't want to miss it. And there are going to be a LOT of prizes! It doesn't cost anything to be a member of the Message Board - just sign on - go HERE.

Here are just a few of the things we have planned. Everything is around a cooking/food theme this year:

  • a blog hop with prizes for leaving comments as well as HOTP bingo

  • cooking trivia questions

  • a scavenger hunt

  • "Make a Cake" contest - anything but a card

  • "What's for Supper" contest - cards

  • a cookie recipe exchange

  • a cooking/food scrapbook layout contest

Come join the fun!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I'm Featured in a Sketch Challenge for Operation Write Home!

A few cards I created from an assigned sketch will be featured this Sunday (September 25) on the Operation Write Home blog! This time I made three versions to show how you can adapt a sketch to fit either your theme or the supplies that you have on hand. Join in the fun and see what you can create from this sketch! Just go to the Stars and Stamps blog on Sunday.

I hope you will be inspired to create some cards to send to Operation Write Home! It's a great organization bringing a needed service to our troops. You can have fun and contribute at the same time! For more information go to:

Here are the cards I created:

This first one is the most straightforward. I used the exact measurements and only added the flowers and stamped on the top panel.

This next one I just inked the edges of two of the panels, added ribbon to one, and added bracket embellishments. Same sketch but it looks different! I even used similar colors!

This last one I changed a little more. I turned it on its side (landscape), and then, instead of the third panel, I added the "thanks" diecut.

Most of my supplies were from the Paper Wishes Citrus Creative Pack.