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.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Cards 4 Kids - OWH Midweek Throwdown

Here's my entry for Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown - Cards 4 Kids - January 29, 2014.

Excavator - I dig you

Great card for a young boy, or even a grown-up one, that likes to play with earth moving equipment. :)

Equipment die cut:   Memory Box Excavator #98748
Cloud die cut:          Birds Cards electronic cut file
Sentiment:               Computer generated (but I can't remember which font I used)

Monday, January 27, 2014

Operation Write Home Sketch Challenge #209

Here is the card that I made for this week's Operation Write Home Sketch Challenge.

This is a cute digi stamp that I colored with Copics markers.  
The paper are from American Crafts Romance collection (2 sided print/solid). 
The sentiment is from Hero Arts OWH Set #LP278
Ink is Memnto Rich Cocoa
The three heart embellishments were punched from the solid side of one of the papers

Kitty Love

Here is the sketch I followed for this design.
OWH Sketch #209

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Jelly Baby Cards for Dr. Who ?

Had some making shaped cards this afternoon.  I will share more later, but for now I wanted to post this set of Jelly Baby cards.  I used a cut file from Birds Cards on my Silhouette Cameo.

Jelly Babies

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Geared Up - OWH Sketch Challenge #208

When I saw OWH Sketch #208 on Sunday, I knew that I wanted to use my Spellbinder "Sprightly Sprockets" dies for the circles and make a masculine card.

I finally decided on paper from The Paper Studio Stonewashed 4x6 pad.  To fully feature the sprockets, or gears, I decided to layer them on top of the middle strip rather than under it.  I already had this little circle sentiment stamped from some other cards and I laid it on the card to check the colors.  The little smooth circle seemed the perfect final touch to balance out the rough edged gears.

I am pleased with the results for a rustic masculine card.

Geared Up - Miss You

Here is the OWH Sketch that I used for inspiration.

OWH Sketch #208

Sunday, January 12, 2014

I Always Thank God for You - OWH Sketch Challenge #207

The rain stopped, the sun is out and the the temperature warmed up for a beautiful Sunday!  It really is invigorating to see the sun again!

Today's OWH Sketch #207 was quick and fun for me to put together.  I am looking forward to making more cards this afternoon with this sketch, some scraps and various sentiments.

Thank God for You
Paper for today's card is from the My Mind's Eye 12x12 pad Indie Chic
Sentiment Stamp is from Hero Arts OWH fundraiser set #LP278
Ink is Memento Rich Cocoa
Hemp Cord is from Bead Landing

Here is OWH Sketch #207

Saturday, January 11, 2014

OLD GUYS RULE - Operation Write Home - Sketch Challenge #206

Last weekend and early week, I was was battling the cold/flu that is rampant here in Upstate SC ...ugh!  I am better but not completely over the congestion and cough. We had record low temperatures early in the week and now we have heavy rain and flash flood warnings!  A good craft day for me!  :)

It has taken me nearly a week to get my card made and posted for the first OWH Sketch Challenge of 2014.  Just today, it has been a circuitous route for me just to take the picture and write this post.

Old Guys Rule - Golfer
I have posted a card made with this 'Old Guy' before. The problem is I bought this unmounted rubber stamp at the Greenville (SC) Stamp Show in September 2013, but I didn't write down which booth I got it at - bummer! That was my first stamp show, so I have learned my lesson about that.

The golfer is colored with Spectrum Noir and Copics markers
The sentiment stamp is from Sparkle N Sprinkle Stamp Set 456 Surfin Woody
Paper is from My Minds Eye (MME) 6x6 pad Handsome Boy
The faux brads are from CANDi Choc-A-Mocha
I added a little Glossy Accents to the golf ball

Here is the OWH Sketch #206 which I used for inspiration, but did not follow 100%.
OWH Sketch #206
Thank you for checking it out!  Have a blessed day!