Sunday, February 19, 2012

OWH sketch 109

hey there, it's Sunday and time for another sketch from Operation Write Home! Be sure to play along this week as there's a prize from Doodle Pantry to win. :)

My DH's birthday is this week and I, as usual, don't have anything ready. So, I thought I'd use this sketch to make him a card. :)
















Stamps are Unity Stamp Co; Basic Grey dp and random other stuff.

Since I've hit a 100 cards, my spending freeze is over. (Boy, is it OVER. LOL) I bought:
ATG tape (a necessity, though)
ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon - I am anticipating this package SO much!!
A very pretty vintage cowgirl-ish set from My Mind's Eye on Scrapbook Steals
Some bazzill cardstock (another necessity)
The new Imaginisce ribbon cutter!!!!!!
The Tim Holtz tiny attacher

And now, another spending freeze. I have to send a box in for the Mother's Day challenge by March 10 to Kris with a minimum of 100 cards - I have a start already, so this is not crazy talk - or the freeze continues until the end of Lent (which is Easter).

And speaking of Lent, I'm giving up baked goods. *hold me*

So, any encouragement is welcome. And please join me in my new challenge, if you are so inclined!!

Jen

16 comments:

  1. Hubby will love this one, I'm sure of it. I love that sentiment. Bakes Goods?? Boy are you good. I just can't give up that one. I'll have to try your spending freeze self challenge though. I'm like a total addict. The more I KNOW I should not buy things, the more I shop. I justify every purchase by saying "I NEED that". LOL Have a good night.

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  2. Baked only? Like no baked potatoes? Just kidding. I know what you mean. Cute card for the DH.

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  3. I love the self control you have with your spending budget! Your DH's card is really cute too! Great pun!

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  4. I love this card. I have alot of card players in my family this would be perfect for them. Giving up baked goods would increase my praying.

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  5. How cute, Jen! I bet your husband will love this card! (Bet, get it? Hah!) Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

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  6. Perfect stamp for a guy card and good for you with your 100 card challenge. I think i really need to do that too...

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  7. Boy, giving up baked good is difficult. I have given up chocolate in the past and that was hard enough! I like your card; especially the placement of the "playing cards"!

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  8. Great card, love the sentiment. Let's the games begin, I have a full house.

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  9. Great playing card stamp! These would be so great for so many uses. The sentiment is just perfect with them too. Nice card!

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  10. Way to go...Can't wait to see what you do with the cowgirl set. Good job on your card! TFS!!!

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  11. Jen, I love the card stamp. I like how you stamped it with both red and black -- the sentiment is just perfect. I amazed with your self control -- keep up the good work.

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  12. Jen! I had to change our OWH MWT challenge please back track and read the new post. Sorry, Jan

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  13. Love those aces--fabulous! Sounds like your shopping spree (post spending freeze!) was a lot of fun!

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  14. This is fabulous, Jen! I didn't even know Unity had a playing card stamp!

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  15. Wow, I haven't seen that Unity stamp...love it and your hubby will love this card! Sounds like you are having fun spending girlie! I love RRR ribbons...I've been on a spending freeze for a while..I may need to set limits like yours...great examples and such a wonderful way to make others smile with your creations! And ahem...there is no way I could give up baked goods...oh my gosh, you certainly are an overachiever to do that!!! Way to go Jen!

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts!