Operation Write Home

I am currently making cards for Operation Write Home, which sends blank handmade cards to deployed servicemen and women. OWH is an amazing organization that ships thousands of cards each month to our nation's Heroes so they have something to write home on. Please check out the tag on the sidebar for more information on this inspiring mission. Please join me in supporting our men and women who sacrifice for us all.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Frosty embossed vellum

I've had these sheets of embossed vellum on my desk for awhile and I decided it was time to give them a spin on the dance floor.  Nice and simple, and architectural style flower, faux scallops with punched dots and popped for dimension. Sending the Love!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Fishing for Love

I made 2 fishing themed cards with the Love sentiment, but one was out of focus when I took the pic so I'll have to get it out of the box and try again when I have some daylight.  Here is one of them.  Very simple, but more masculine.  I will post the other one when I get a better picture.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Love (with no hearts)

I have no idea how I came up with this idea.  I was digging through the sketch challenge file at OWH Stars and Stamps blog attempting to attempt a challenge.  Sometimes it seems so simple and others, sheesh!  Mo-jo block!  But I do like how this came out and look Ma! No hearts!  I like how the tan swirl came out looking rather suede.  The sentiment is a free digi from Create With TLC.  I just love this sentiment! 

Love in the "Blues" (and grays)!

I am really working on some simple Love cards for the men or the men to recieve.  I like the not quite so obvious hearts!  I found this gray plaid in my old stash folder.  I got 4 cards out of what I had.  Now I wish I had more of it.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Butterfly Love

I like using purple and green and this one just caught my eye.  I stepped out a bit by using the yellow background card base, but I think distressing the edges toned it down a bit and tied it together.  Too bad my in house critic thought this one was a total bomb!  The photo doesn't show it well but the butterflies on this one are popped, too. 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Thinking of You on Veteran's Day

I always gravitate towards the Thinking of You type cards for our Heroes, so here are some more.  The butterfly is some opalescent dark blue that was put through a texture folder and then popped off the page with some shelf liner.  Then the sentiment was heat embossed.  I haven't done that much lately and I do love how it looks and feels, got to use that more!

Two sided paper for OWH sketch #91

I've never been good at using the 2 sided paper together.  Usually I just pick which side I like and use that one.  Stretching my comfort zone mixed with my being "sketch challenged"..... I figured Veteran's Day was a good day to let 'er rip!  This paper came from a 4x6 pad of paper from K&Co that someone sent to me.  It has 18 sheets and since I am getting the hang of this sketch..... well, they may all come out similar.  But, I won't send them all in one box so that my shipper (Sandy) doesn't have to store them.  So far I have made 4 each from 6 sheets of paper.  The circle is heat embossed for some nice shiny texture.  Yay!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Matter of Time

I kind of thought that this would be a nice card for someone to send home when they are getting close to coming home or as encouragement that they will be together again soon.  Then I noticed that in the pic I didn't get the sticker edge down good, ugh!  Where is that bone folder?  The sticker is a gorgeous shiny copper color.

Big Bird! (image)

I remembered reading on Paula's blog about some paper she had that had large images on it.  This is one I had on a 12x12 sheet "bottom of the stash" paper.  I cut out this image first and so far have made 2 more cards with the same sheet and they all look fairly different.  I still have some left over so more cards to make!

Absence make the heart grow fonder!

How about this for a little "love you" message?

The cards from Paula's Digi

I thought I would post the cards I made with the digi I got from Paula's bog Handmade by Paula.  I like this one and more than likely it will be on a lot more cards.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Sending You My Love!

I got this wonderful free digi from Paula at Handmade By Paula and think that it could be for any time of year!  Her cards were wonderful!  Mine, not so much as hers, but I will keep trying!  I liked this layout so I made 2 more in green, some in blue and other colors with matching digis.