Sunday, April 26, 2015

ODBD Monthly Challenge


So, this is a good month to make masculine cards for Operation Write Home, 
as Father's Day Cards need to be in by the end of April.  
There have been some very handsome cards posted already, and
here's my contribution...

I just love those bears from the Hero Arts/ OWH set," Lil Hoot".

Thanks for stopping by to take a look!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

OWH Mid-month Throwdown--Stitching!


I had my sewing machine set up when this challenge came out,
so I thought I'd play along. Although my "easy idea" of stitching several hearts
in a continuous line was a bit more of a challenge 
than I thought it would be, I'm happy with my freely sewn hearts.

I used some Stampin' Up! designer paper and
a sentiment from Papertrey Ink's "Stitched With Love" set.

Thanks for looking in!


Hi !

Having taught kindergarteners for many years,
I was so glad to know the mneumonic, Roy G. Biv,
 as a way of remembering the actual order of the colors of the rainbow-
Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Indigo, Violet.
Getting the order "right" was very important to some of the children,
and a chance to celebrate these budding scientists as we experimented with prisms,
discovering the surprises of bending light. 
But the "free spirits" in the group, who mixed up the order or added unusual colors,
were celebrated as well, as we made connections to the freedom and choices of artists. 
Though I've been retired for several years now, 
I love remembering my years of teaching-- so many wonderful children, parents,
and colleagues, and so many happy memories, including
the correct order of the rainbow!

I am taking on this month's rainbow challenge over at LiveLoveCards
I just joined the group in April, and I've been enjoying Darlene's many videos.
 Thanks to her, I now use (and love!) a MISTI,
as I did on the sentiment of each of my cards-- individually inking
and repeatedly stamping this sentiment from the "Wait For It" set by Casual Fridays...

and here they are!

Thanks for taking a look!