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, December 30, 2012

OWH Sketch #153 - Dance In The Rain

Happy New Year everyone!

This is my submission for Operation Write Home Sketch #153.
Dance In The Rain
I stamped this "Dance In The Rain" sentiment on several scrap pieces last night without a real plan to use them.  When I saw today's sketch, I decided it would be a good one for this sentiment.

The stamp is Stampabilities #G1115  called "Dance In The Rain". All the papers are scraps from my stash.  The purple is Bazzill Purple Pizzazz, but I don't know about the others.  The Buttons and Hemp string are also from my stash of supplies.

If you notice, the mat for the sentiment is two triangles.  That is actually the result of my error in cutting the mat the same size as the sentiment. Rather that cut another piece, I cut it in half diagonally and offset the corners.  I like how it turned out and think that the split mat adds interest to the focal point.


Here is OWH Sketch #153


  1. What a great sentiment to use as a focal point! I love what you did with the corners there, too. Very creative!

  2. Susan, What a wonderful card. This sentiment is fabulous. Like your buttons/bows. Nice Job. Happy New Year.

  3. What a great sentiment! Very pretty!

  4. That's a great sentiment! And I love what you did with the matte - it totally works. Love the buttons too. TFS!

  5. Hi Susan, your card is so pretty. I love the sentiment, colors, the texture of your ribbon and it's nice to see buttons and thread! I was just thinking I haven't used buttons in awhile. Happy New Year!

  6. The embossing on the background looks like rain drops and goes perfectly with the sentiment. Love the button accents!

    1. Thank you Marilyn for your comment about the embossing. That is exactly what I was hoping to achieve.