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 26, 2012

OWH Sketch Challenge #135

Hi everyone!  I celebrated a birthday earlier this month and received a new Silhouette Cameo for the occasion!!!  I am still figuring things out about it and the software which is different from the Craft Robo and Klick-N-Kut software that I have been using for a number of years.

I cut some butterflies out using the Cameo a couple of nights ago, but had not decided how I would use them.  I was primarily trying out the Cameo.  When I saw today's sketch, I decided to incorporate one of the butterflies in my card for Sketch #135 and use some coordinating papers.

Here is the result:

All of the papers are K and Company -- some from Life's Journey series and some from Ancestry series. I used a teal textured cardstock for the layering.  I used adhesive pearls for the butterfly body and I created the sentiment on the computer using Freehand 591 BT  font.  The butterfly is little bit delicate, so I am concerned about that for my OWH box.

Thank you for stopping by !


  1. Very pretty classical card! Love the square inside the rectangle! Great idea! TFS!!!

  2. What a pretty, soft color palette! Nice job!

  3. Beautiful card, I love that combination of papers. Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

  4. Very nice CAS design! Congrats on your new silhouette. It's on my *someday* wish list and I enjoy seeing how so many OWHers use theirs in such a wide variety of ways.

  5. Love your card. I also just got a Cameo for my birthday. I have only cut two things so far. I cut a butterfly just to get the feel of the machine. The next thing I cut was that lattice work background and immediately used it on a card.

  6. OOH! I just love how you added another box inside the box on the sketch. I find I get stuck just following the sketch and don't think outside the box. You have definitely given me some inspiration to rethink the sketches and add something different. Youre word verification is very difficult to decode.