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, August 12, 2012

OWH Sketch #133 - Smile

I'm back after a 3+ month hiatus.  I have been busy working and card marking.  I used all of my spare time to make cards for OWH and suspended the blog activity for a while.  I send Caro just over 100 cards at the end of June. I will have another box of 75 or more (trying to reach 100 again)  general and fall cards to send very soon.

Recently, I have been trying to come up with cute cards for kids of all ages.  I was working on some cards with wiggle eyes and decided to adapt today's sketch to work with a cute new sentiment stamp I found and a happy face with wiggle eyes. I found this Inkadinkado stamp a couple of weeks ago in a clearance bin for $2 !!   It is so perfect for OWH cards.

I rotated today's sketch counterclockwise to use the sentiment stamp. I adjusted the sizes of the circle and small rectangle slightly to work with my design. I am pleased with the outcome and hope that it brings a smile to the child (or a BIG kid) that receives it.

Here is another card using the "you make me Smile ... " stamp.

Here are a couple of other cards made with  'Smiley' face in mind.

Clean and Simple, but soooo Happy

Sandy's friendly "Frank N. Stein" inspired this one.

Thanks for stopping by!!  :)


  1. Adorable! Love that sentiment-- I definitely will have to pull that out :)

  2. These are so cute! Looks like you'll hit 100 in no time.

  3. Really love the Smiley faces -- it did put a smile on my face. The sentiment is very special too. I know what you mean about the blog activity -- it sometimes consumes the time you might spend making cards. I try to limit my time but it is so fun to see so many creative projects.


  4. They made me smile just looking at each of them...TFS!!!

  5. Welcome back! Looks like you've been rejuvenated!

  6. Super cute cards, Susan! I love the googly eyes :) Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

  7. Susan, your cards make me smile all over my face! I love how you changed up the sketch. Thanks for sharing and for all you do for OWH. Carol

  8. these are GREAT kids cards. They made me smile!

  9. What a fun set of cards! I'm smiling while I type this!