Welcome to Scrap Tower, my little corner of the world, where I share my creativity with you.

I enjoy many forms of crafting, from paper crafting to sewing. I make custom greeting cards for family and friends. I've made unique custom cards commissioned by friends.

I am proud to have been a card maker for the organization Operation Write Home (OWH) for several years supplying 1,000+ handmade cards for our HEROES.

I continue to make cards as gifts or to sell and I am testing a few other sewing and crochet projects to sell.

My current charitable project is Sew Powerful Purse and I have sewn and donated 20+ purses in the past two years. I plan to donate 10+ purses in 2018.

I enjoy sharing my creative passion with others, including children in Sunday School and Bible School, etc.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

OWH Sketch #119 - 2 Versions

My Muscle Cards / Father's Day cards were sent off to Caro on Friday and she received them on Saturday. Most of my fellow OWH card makers are able to complete and send many more cards than I do.  I hope that even a small number of quality handmade cards make a difference to our deployed heroes.

I have two versions of today's Sketch #119. After all of the masculine cards lately, I decided to go "Shabby Chic" with today's Sketch.

On the first card, I closely followed the Sketch and sample card. 
Shabby Chic - Make a Wish
My husband saw it and said that he thought it would look good if the layout was flipped upside down, so I made a second card flipping the Sketch.  I think that both versions work nicely.
Shabby Chic - Best of Friends
Paper:  Treasures by Shabby Chic (6 x 6 pack, Michael's $1.00 bin - yea!!)
Punch:   Martha Stewart - #1) Traditional Eyelet, #2) Pinking Scallop
Circles: Spellbinders
Ribbon: Offray
Sentiments & Bling : Studio G ($1.00 stamps)

May is very busy for me. I have vacation and a couple of business trips during the month, so I probably won't have much time to make cards for the next few weeks. I will make cards when I can or I will experience creativity withdrawal !!!   I will check in at OWH every chance I get.  Meanwhile, thank you for stopping by!!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

OWH Sketch #118

Here is a cute little card made using this week's OWH Sketch #118.  It is a fun and simple sketch, great for any type of card. 
Just dropping you a line ...

OWH Sketch #118

Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:          Recollections
Border Punch:     Fiskars
Sentiment:           Inkadinkado


Sunday, April 15, 2012

OWH Sketch #117

I am still working on Father's Day cards, so I used today's Sketch #117 to create another one. The sock was inspired by a card I saw in Paper Crafts Magazine (May/June 2012, pg 77).  I created a sock pattern and cut the pieces with my Craft Robo.  My circle is a little bigger than 2.5", so I re-positioned the the two 1.25" x 3" pieces a little farther apart than the Sketch.
Socks for Father's Day
Papers are SEI Grandpa's Attic and cardstock and ribbon from my stash.  The sentiment is from Inkadinkado Happy Everything set.

Below is OWH Sketch #117.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

OWH Midweek Throwdown Challenge - Father's Day

Yippee !  I found these Sassafras Lass papers on the $0.10 rack at the Scrapbook Clearance Store in Sevierville, TN, where everything is 50% off the lowest price. That means I paid $0.05 per sheet!  I was there last weekend specifically looking for papers to use for masculine cards. OK ... Sassafras Lass doesn't sound masculine, but I think that the papers work.
World's Best Dad - Teal Appeal
The papers are from the Teal Appeal series.  I used patterns Twist and Shout, Sew Striped and Swivel. I have 4 others papers to try and a sheet of tags to match.  The Teal cardstock is Bazzill "Rain". The Gray cardstock is The Paper Company "Night Sky".   Ribbon and gems are from my stash.  The sentiment is Studio G. Sketch is OWH #91 but I re-positioned the sentiment to the lower half of the card.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

OWH Sketch #116

I've been busy making Guy and Father's Day cards this weekend.  Here are three cards made with today's sketch #116.

Muscle Card With Love
Here is another card using a classic car graphic from the Kanban set that I purchased from a LSS. The sentiment and the brown leather paper is also from the set. I used the Cuttlebug Diamond Plate EF for the background.

I liked the first card that I made for the muscle card challenge so much, it was hard to formulate a new design. Today's sketch helped.  I have motorcycle images in the set, as well as more sentiments, that I have not used yet.


On this next card, I accidentally cut the strip short, but it still works. I think the shorter strip helps balance the splash of green.

I just love this BoBunny paper, especially for masculine cards. I have had it for a while and have been stingy with it, but this is a great time to use it.
#1 DAD - Happy Father's Day
Bo Bunny - Blueberrie Paisley / Blueberrie Stripe
I created the sentiment on the computer for today's sketch. I printed it in several different font colors. 

This version is made with paper from Colorbok's Earthy Retro.  I like the blue, brown, grayish green for masculine cards.
#1 DAD - Happy Father's Day
Colorbok Earthy Retro
I have several more cards, but I will post them another time.   Thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

OWH Sketch #115

This is a fun sketch!  I am packing for a business trip next week, or I would be making several more cards using this sketch tonight. 
Woo Hoo Card
In Sandy's Vlog today, she shared that our Heroes asked for "brown" cards. While they are most likely asking for masculine cards, I literally made a card in brown monotones using today's sketch.

Paper:         American Crafts, the goods series - Cummerbund, Boutonniere, and  Confetti.
Sentiment:   Hero Arts This is Big set CL570.
Ribbon:       Clearance bin at A.C. Moore for a quarter .... Woo Hoo.  LOL

I packed my clothes for my trip, but I have also packed a craft bag to give me something to do in the evenings!

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