Tuesday, January 15, 2013

SSS Challenge and OWH Sketch 155


     I had some time to play today, and decided to combine a couple of my favorite challenges.  At Simon Says Stamps, there is a challenge to use Black and White, with a pop of Color.  For the Operation Write Home sketch, it is as follows.

     My first card uses the new January KOM from Unity, called All Hearts and Love.  It has some of the best stamps!  I can see me going to this all year long to create love cards for our troops.  I used some Diamond Stickles on the heart, and then added an extra layer of Glossy Accents, to be sure things were sealed.  My designer paper is from Gina K. Designs.


     Card two can also be for the same SSS Challenge, except my pop of color is Ocean Mist.  The designer paper is again from Gina K. Designs.  The tree stamp is one I have on loan from my DD, and is from Memory Box.  The sentiment is a Clear Dollar Stamp, mounted on 2 SU! punches.

     That's it for me this morning.  Hope all is well in your little neck of the woods.  I always enjoy your visits.

16 comments:

Patti J said...

Beautiful cards, Mary Anne - the first is just adorable, and your take on the sketch is wonderful. That second card is as stunning as they get. That's one of my all time fave colors to pair with black and white. Great job, my friend!

Olga said...

you have out done yourself with both of these, love the first one, fantastic image!!

stampursocksoff.com said...

Love the cardiac line! Too cute!

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
Love the b&w with the red and the ocean mist colors. That cardiac line is the so adorable.

Sue W said...

PERFECT......Love the image on the first ans the colour pop on the second card Mary Anne!

Carol L said...

Your first card is amazing! I just pinned something like that yesterday and thought how clever it was, but I love yours!! WTG on that challenging challenge too!
And as for the 2nd one - your DD has some of the best stamps just like her mom!! L\I love that tree, and the colors you used with it!! NJ!

Linda said...

Two beautiful cards...the first is my fave as the sentiment and image are so fun...the secon is a great color combo...tfs!!!

Becky said...

Both of these are stunning! Beautiful design.

Glenda said...

I just love both cards! You have been a busy bee!

Donna Nuce said...

The skip a beat card is fabulous! I love the black/white and red color combination. So elegant.

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Fantastic cards Mary Anne. Love the stamps in the first one... I'll have to check into that set. The second is just stunning with the tree stamp. Thanks so much for playing!

Payne Holler Cards said...

Love these of course! That heart skips beat is so clever and love the tree (say hi to Dee....hope she's feeling well)
No snow ....so glad (-:

Julie Odil said...

Very cute! Love them both.

Sue said...

I LOVE both cards! The heart card is awesome. The heartbeat stamp could not be more perfect for V-Day! The tree cards colors look great too and so simply elegant! Your on that roll again!!

Hugs
Sue

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

I love that heart beat stamp and your bold design.

Pryn said...

WOW!!! These are GORGEOUS!!! Not only is the design and stamping fabulous, but the background papers are too! Love these!