Card Sketches with measurements
For almost all our years of operation, sketches were a regular part of our crafting. Working from sketches helps organize elements on a card, and since our sketches are one of the few with measurements – they’re easy for even new crafters to use!
View each sketch post below to see samples and more for each sketch.
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Good Morning Peeps! Fall is in the air and the days are warm and the nights chilly. This is one of my favorite times of the year. The trees haven’t really started turning color yet but I can’t wait until they do. Today’s sketch has a fairly simple design and rectangles. I can see where this will be a go to sketch. It’s great for scraps of pretty paper or a lovely stamp. The inspiration is from this cheerful card by the talented Lynn at WindRyders Dreams blog. The link to her post is Here. Enjoy your day and I hope you get a chance to...read more
Good Morning OWHers! It’s that time of year when fall is in the air and the weather is matching the season. This year summer wasn’t sweltering hot in my neck of the woods, and that was a good thing. I’m just too darn old to do sweltering any more. Are you ready for Sketch #239? Hold the phone… say what??? What happened to #238? I honestly don’t know why 238 was left out of the numbering mix, but I assure there is no missing sketch lurking around anywhere. I do apologize. Sketch 239 has some really good bones… you’ll like it! The...read more
Good Morning Peeps! Goodness gracious, I don’t know about your neck of the woods but mine has had lots of rainy days. Last night ‘ole Mother Nature sure was riled up! We had rain by the truck loads, constant thunder and lightening, what a ruckus. As my grandma would say, a good ‘ole gully washer! Today was beautiful with nice blue skies and no sign of rain. I don’t know about you, but today is a good day to make a card using the new sketch! It’s a great sketch and an adorable sample card. This ‘tweet’ inspiration comes from the...read more
Gooooood Morning Peeps… and welcome to the new Sketch Challenge schedule of the 1st and 4th Saturdays of each month! [ [ edited to the 2nd and 4th Saturdays]] Did you miss me and the sketches??? Yep, I imagine you did. Well… probably the sketches more than me, but that’s alright. I was glad to see some of your posts about going back and working on the older sketches that you missed, and having a little more time to finish the Challenges. Reminder: It’s always nice to go back and revisit the older sketches. We’re on #236 and they go back to...read more
Good Morning Peeps!… This is an important post so please read it. In all organizations you have to be open to changes in order to keep moving forward. OWH is no exception to this, and one of the changes involves the Sketch Challenges. As you will notice, there is no sketch this week. That is because the Sketch Challenges will be going bi-monthly starting this month. The new schedule for the Sketch Challenges will be the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. Don’t worry… I’ll be back next Saturday to bring you a brand new sketch for your...read more
Good Morning Peeps, and Happy Sunday to you! My goodness, we’re starting into the last week of July already. This summer has really been going fast. It’s been the perfect summer for my blood. The days have been warm but not sweltering hot, and the evenings have been cool. It’s a nice change from last year when we had two temps, Hot and Hotter! Here’s a reminder for you: July 31st is the deadline for getting your OWH summer cards to Sandy, our shipper. Since it’s Sunday, it’s time for a new weekly Sketch Challenge! Danni’s card is nice and...read more
Good Morning Peeps! Today I want to take the time to say “Thank You” to all of you who participate in the weekly sketch challenges. You all do such amazing work and I’m constantly being reminded of all the talent and creativity each of you possess. I also admire your dedication to making sure our heroes have so many beautiful cards to send home. This week’s sketch has a cute little banner to play with. This adorable inspiration card comes from the creatively talented Ellen Parker. Please visit Ellen’s blog, “in a world of craft”, and the link...read more
Happy Sunday Peeps! That was an awesome VCMP last weekend, wasn’t it? Where else, except OWH Stars & Stamps, can you get so much talent, creativity, and inspiration all wrapped up into one blog? There were so many really cool ideas that I ended up pinning them to Pinterest. I would never be able to remember those ideas if I didn’t have them pinned. I can go to my pins whenever I want and give my mojo a little boost. This week’s sketch has more rectangles for you. The inspiration for this week’s sketch is this terrific masculine card by...read more
Goooood Morning Peeps! Happy Birthday America! God Bless all Veterans, past and present, who help keep America Free! Thank YOU, yes YOU, for making cards for our Heroes! Is everyone enjoying the VCMP [Virtual Card Making Party] going on this weekend here on OWH? There are a total of 18 challenges for you to choose from. Do you want to get some inspiration, or enter a challenge or two, then click the link Here. Speaking of inspiration… here’s the sketch for this week’s sketch challenge. Our inspiration card this week comes from the ever...read more
Good Morning, and Happy Sunday Peeps! Can you believe we’re down to the last two days in June?? Yikes… how did that happen? I haven’t made any big plans for this summer, which is kind of cool. My fun thing to do is take a day trip to the country and soak up the local scenery. I’m only about an hour and a half from a large Amish community and all their wonderful little shops and markets. Whatever your plans are for this summer, be they big or small, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Alright, now it’s time for this week’s Sketch Challenge....read more