Sunday, July 7, 2013

ODBD July Challenge

I hope everyone had a safe and fun 4th of July celebration.
The past 3 days were fun, full of laughter and overall- wonderful!  My niece lives in NH and her neighborhood put on a fabulous fireworks display Saturday night. My camera has a fireworks setting-- not too bad of a picture.... too bad I only get to practice taking fireworks pictures once a year! LOL

Onto my cards!
ODBD sponsors shipping cost for up to 2 boxes monthly if 50 of us post cards at OWH for the month's challenge.  We need to use real or faux stiching on our cards for July.
I colored white grosgrain ribbon with a copic marker and used a WRMK stitching tool- I am not sure what it is called- but it is like a hard plastic template and a punch tool .... I have used it on scrapbook pages when I want a nice ribbon border but I rarely use it on cards but I thought I would give it a try today. The stamps and die are from Taylored Expressions and the paper is from my stash.

My card for today's sketch was hard for me....I had a very hard time with the 'white space' in the bottom right of the sketch. I made some minor changes- and while it is a nice enough card- it will not make my top 10 or even 100 list - LOL!


Well, it just started raining- so maybe it will cool things down....I am not a huge fan of the heat of summertime- but I like the outdoor gatherings, ball games, and sunshine- so I guess I have to put up the with heat!
Have a wonderful week and craft on!
Thanks for stopping by,


  1. I like the card! I love "white" space" so maybe you should see what I posted (LOL). Love your idea and map from TE(I bought same thing will have to post with that soon)all those papers and ribbon make for one fun card! Nice job.

  2. First of all your fireworks photo is spectacular. I love your cards too!

  3. Nice cards! I esp love the vintage feel of the first! tfs!!!

  4. I love to color ribbon and thread too! It makes it so much easier to get the color you need. Thank you for sharing. :)

  5. Oh, I am so with you on the heat. Blech! These are fab cards - and what a great fireworks pic!

  6. Two great cards! Love the kraft paper with the red and blue for your ODB card. I think the sketch card came out just fine - I like your interpretation of the sketch and the rhinestones add such a nice bit of bling!

  7. Two wonderful cards. I especially like your flipped version of the sketch challenge. I wish I had thought to do that.

  8. Both of your cards are wonderful and your fireworks photo turned out wonderfully too! I take tons of pictures every year and end up with one or two decent pics...


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