Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Let Me Repeat ~ I love my mom! (OHW BOOT CAMP)

During the summer months Operation Write Home holds a card-making Boot Camp.  I missed out on the first challenge due to schedule and, honestly, hadn't planned on participating in this one quite yet.  Alas, the blog post must have been simmering in the back of my brain though, because the card below just seems to fit.

The theme for the June is Using Repetition in Design.  If you want to hop straight to the blog post with the information on how to use this or see some great cards using repetition, be sure to click HERE.

Anyway, my mother sent a card and it made me smile so much I wanted to make one for her to return the favor.  (Psst! There's another friend or two who need to keep an eye on their mailbox in the upcoming week or two.)  Here's a peek at the card I made for mom --

Digi stamp courtesy of Dearie Dolls Digis

I don't know if you can see it, but the pink paper is an embossed Bazzill paper.  It has sweet dots all over it.  (I'm a sucker for the dot!)  The black paper with white dots is some scrap paper I had on hand.  Looking at the card now, I probably should have added a narrow black layer beneath the image to make it pop more, but it still works.  :)

For this particular boot camp challenge, my theme was obviously circles/dots.  The rosettes on her dress and bow carry through the circle/dot theme, just a little larger than the embossed dots.  Even her hair/face fall into a "circle" category, rounded as the style is.  I considered making the image smaller and putting it in a circle, but it was just a little too much, so left it in an oval with scallops.  It still has the "rounded/circular" feel to it.  The ribbon ties in with the little banner she's holding.

OH!  The dots around the edge of the pink layer were actually black marker but I couldn't find my plain organza ribbon, only the sparkly edged one.  So, out came the Stickles to bling the image up and make it match!  The color Stickles used is "crystal".  I also added just a dab of Stickles to the center of each rosette on her little dress and bow.

And I want to give a HUGE SHOUT OUT to Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps!  Mary Ellen's blog is one of my favorite for digi stamps (now that I've discovered them) and the best part is how generous she is!   This image is one of the many, many, many, free digi stamps Mary Ellen offers on her blog.    She has a new blog featuring her latest work and I'm not sure if she'll transfer older images or not, so am also sharing the link to her older blog so you can check out all of her so-sweet dearie dolls.

To get to the new blog, Free Dearie Doll Digi Stamps, click HERE!

To get to her older blog which has this image, Dearie Dolls Digis, click HERE!

Make sure you leave a comment and let her know I sent you and be sure to check out her super sweet summer digis (ouch, my tongue is twisted).

Happy Creating!


  1. Pink and black are such a striking color combo and this is a sweet design. You did a great job using repetition in both the dots and the colors in a few areas too. Just so you know the Bootcamp InLinkz will remain open for all the bootcamps for the entire year and you are welcome to participate in any class at any time.


    Paula S.

  2. Thank you for stopping by, Paula! :) And for the kind comments.

    Thanks also for the update about the inLinkz. I knew the weekly challenges were like that, but it's good to know the Boot Camp ones are too. :) Appreciate the knowledge.

  3. Oh so very sweet...I bet she will love it ! : )

  4. Great color combo and image - great job!!