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, October 27, 2013

OWH Sketch #196 & Mid Week Throwdown Color Challenge Oct 23, 2013

I combined today's OWH Sketch Challenge #196 and Wednesday's Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown Color Challenge (pink & green) to make this card.

Thankful in Pink & Green

Paper:  Two Sided "Vibrant" from Authentique "Lively" collection  #LIV003
Sentiment:   Hero Arts OWH Set # LP278

Here is Sketch #196

owh sketch canvas

Thursday, October 17, 2013

OWH Sketch Challenge #194

Operation Write Home Sketch #194 - I took this opportunity to use a stamp purchased recently at a StampScrapArtTour show in September.

This was an unmounted rubber stamp and I failed to record which vendor I purchased it from. :(

"Seasoned" Golfer
DP is Shabby Princess - I've had it for a while
Image colored with Copic Sketch Markers

Here is the OWH Sketch used for inspiration
194 Sketch (Oct 13)
OWH Sketch #194

Sunday, October 6, 2013

OWH Sketch Challenge #193 - Model T

The card I made today is in honor of my Dad and a car that he owned in the 1940's when he was in high school. It was a 1922 Model T Ford Coupe that he named "Beetle Bomb".  It was a fixer upper when he purchased it for $50. Dad is 82 now and loves to talk about his growing up years. Even better, he is writing stories about some of his memories, which will be so great to pass on to the grand children.

I found this stamp at the Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Show in Greenville, SC, last month.  It is by Purple Daisy Design in Greencastle, PA. I did not find this stamp on their website, but they also have a brick and mortar store. I've already made one card for Dad with this stamp and he loved it!

I flipped today's sketch clockwise 90 degrees and adjusted the focal image to suit the Model T stamp.

Beetle Bomb
Rubber Stamp:    Purple Daisy Design
Paper:                 K & Company
                           Parchment Cardstock, brown
Faux Brads:        CANDi by CraftWorkCards
Hemp Twine:      Darice
Inks:                   Rich Coca by Memento
                          Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink by Ranger


Saturday, October 5, 2013

Penguin Cards

An assortment of Penguin Cards that I made.   Jason, my son, helped me out by creating the slide show on YouTube and posting it for me - he's my computer tech support!