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Hi! I am a "middle aged" wife of over 40 years, mother to 2, mother-in-law to 2, and grandmother to 4. I love hanging out with these people!!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Some Recent Creations

I got the urge to make Disney cards - then I got the urge to just use pretty paper!  Here are a few of my creations - 2 are for OWH sketch challenges and 1 for OWH MWT.

OWH Sketch 163

OWH Sketch 165 and 3-27 Mid Week Throwdown

Friday, March 22, 2013

Pattern Play Day 5

Wahoo!  I have kept up with assignments for all 5 days!  The following card was created by paper piecing for a quilted look

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Pattern Play Day 4

Today is day 4 of the Pattern Play class - already!  The tips and hints have been really incredible.  I have enjoyed playing along - or keeping up with project assignments!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Pattern Play Day 3

I do not like embossing!  So, when you see the card I have created for day 3 - please consider any white speck to be what I remember snow to look like! (I have lived in Arizona for 44 years)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Pattern Play Day 2

I am an extremely visual person - soooo - if I watch someone make a card - I have trouble transferring the concept into a card that I am creating -with the items I have.  I am working on this skill - so I vowed to myself that I will keep up with daily homework assignments!  Whew!

These papers are from the same 6x6 pad and I used masking to create the hearts.  I liked the big one so much - I did some little ones!  My little heart punch has three hearts in the configuration that you see on the card, which is great - because my hands shake too much to get things lined up!

So far I am keeping up and enjoying the class!  I can't wait until we get to the "stuff" I bought from the supply list.  That will be my EASY day!

Pattern Play Day 1 - and OWH sketch #163

I love this sketch -it may become my new favorite "go to" sketch!  I used this sketch to create my card for the Pattern Play class day 1 project.  I also did a card similar to one of the cards made in a class video -and I will display it - but I like the card I made using this sketch much better.

Operation Write Home Sketch #163

Here is the card I make for this sketch

And this is my original Pattern Play day 1 card

The main paper I chose was too exciting - I had to display m ore of it!

I got many many good tips from the class videos - I am sure it will be a great class.


Saturday, March 9, 2013

OWH Animal Pun Blog Skip

Welcome!  This is Ronni Unger speaking!  I am so excited to present my cards and be part of this Stampers Best event.  I hope you have visited and enjoyed the blogs prior to mine.  If you would like to order these stamp sets here is the link - https://www.stampersbest.com/product.php?productid=623.  Stampers Best makes awesome, deep cut stamps.  The images come out crisp and clean - and they sometimes include a free OWH stamp! 

For my first card, I would like to present - drum roll please! 
This set also comes with a stamp to make waves and bubbles.  I used Neenah Solar White 120 lb for the card base and the sentiments.  For the card itself, I used paper from the Do-Wop & Tiddly Winks 12x12 pad, and Stampin Up Mariner Mist and Lucky Limeaid as a layer.  And Stampin Up punches on the sentiments.  I had to use googly eyes!  And the beautiful leaf ribbon (my favorite ribbon of all time) is by May Arts.  I stamped the fish on Hammerhill 80 lb paper-my favorite for Copics.  To color the fish I used YG11 13 and 17, R20 and 22, BG0000, and B000.  And I added Stampin Up Pearls for water bubbles.

For my second card, Mr. Puffin Stuff (that's my name for the bird!):

Can you tell I love, love, love that ribbon!  My Copics teacher introduced me to it, and I bought several yards.  May Arts does make the best ribbon!    For this card I used Neenah Solar White 120 lb for the card base and the sentiments.  Basic Gray Marjolaine for the card  front.  This is a 6x6 pad.  I stamped the Bird on Hammerhill 80 lb paper-my favorite for Copics. To color the bird I used R24 35 and 46, N0, C1, Y15 17 19 and 38, and B000 for shading.  AGAIN - I had to use a googly eye!   For embellishment I used black glossy nail heads - I do not know the brand  (I have to start saving the wrappers!)

For my last and final card - my favorite of the three - the turtle!  I love the sentiments - Turtley Awesome - how fun is that!  And there is another sentiment in the set - Shellebrate!  Cute!  I love coloring turtles - there is so much variety that you can use! 

I used Neenah Solar White 120 lb for my card base and Hammerhill 80 lb to stamp the turtle and sentiment on.  A change for me!  I used Spellbinder ovals to cut out the turtle and the layer behind him, and also an EK border punch.  I used Stampin up Crumb Cake and Basically Black paper for layering. A leftover piece of the Basic Gray paper used in Mr. Puffin Stuff's card, some very very old scraps of grass paper to cut out grass using the MFT Fresh Cut Grass die.  I used May Arts stripped ribbon behind the turtle and tied a piece of leftover twine around the top layer of ribbon.  Now to the good stuff- I colored the turtle and his shadow with: R59, E79, BG18, YR24, Y11 and 13, YG01 03 63 93 and 95, and G99. Whew.   He has googly eyes -of course  and a few jewels from an unknown source. 

I hope you have enjoyed your visit.  Please leave a message if you are so inclined.  I am sorry I didn't do blog candy - I don't know how to use the random generator yet.

If you want to go back - here are the links:

1) OWH Stars & Stamps http://www.operationwritehome.org/starsandstamps/
2) Kristie @ The Best Things in Life Are Pink: http://eponinekc.blogspot.com/
3) Jan @ She's Gone Digital: http://www.jans-gonestampin.blogspot.com/
4) Kathryn @ Kathryn's Cards: http://kathrynscards.blogspot.com/
5) Marlene @ Cubbyhole Creations: http://marlenescubbyholecreations.blogspot.com/ 6) Allison @ Allison's Creations: http://allisonscreations.blogspot.com/
7) Sandy @ I Can't Stop Embellishing: http://sandyallnock.com/
8) Lee Mae @ Boxes of Dogs: http://boxesofdogs.blogspot.com/
9) Marianne @ Petunia's Paper Passion: http://diaryofascrapbooker.blogspot.com/

To continue on your journey-be sure to visit Julie Fountain's blog

  11) Julie @ Handmade by Julie:  http://www.handmadebyjulie.com/?p=3312

Have an awesome weekend - it's raining here in sunny Arizona!  Stay warm, dry, and craft with gusto........


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Masculine Cards for OWH

It is difficult to make masculine cards, I lean towards ribbon and sparkly things!  But I had some very magnificent BoBunny paper and embellishments/stickers that begged to be dissected.  It hurts to cut beautiful paper, but I did and made "numerous" cards.  Enjoy my creations - please!

My Monsters

I felt colorful and monsterous last week - sooooo I made some monster cards - with googly eyes!