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.



Friday, December 30, 2011

10 Favorite cards of 2011

This week for our Operation Write Home fun challenge was to pick 10 of our favorite cards we made in 2011 and post them for a mini-hop of sorts over the weekend.  Here are the ones I chose.  They are not the artsy-est or most commented on.  I picked a variety of styles and themes (well except for the extra one for Christmas!) and ones I enjoyed making.  I would have loved to picked maybe 12 but maybe next time!  :)  I hope you like them.
This one was a tone on tone embossed patterned paper so I heat embossed the sentiment to match.  It just felt so delicate.


This is one of the great pinwheel tutorials from the OWH Stars and Stamps blog.

This is made with one of the free state digis that was created by Sandy and posted at the OWH main blog under Free - State digis.

This was actually made with leftovers and my favorite part is the gold foil look on the blue handmade paper and the gold distressing on the textured background.  Simple but I really like this one.

There are 2 reasons I chose this one.  One because of the image that I got from Melonheadz Illustrating blog is wonderful for OWH.  And two....... because I actually did an image with people on it! Well, and the star brads are cute.


I just loved this as a Christmas card TO our Heroes!  The sentiment is from the OWH blog, freebie digis section and the red leaf bling was my great find of the week. 


This was made with some very lovely patterned paper.  All the sentiments on the background paper are embossed!  Great paper.


Loved this card!  The entire center image is a mix of stickers.  Yep, stickers!  How fun is that?


Gosh,  I guess I liked my holiday cards.  To me this one has a great country feeling with the crocheted flower, stitching, lace and buttons.

This final one was chosen not for some great design quality but for the image.  It came from Create With TLC blog and I thought it was perfect for the purpose that I make these cards to begin with.  All I did was color it and add the puched heart. 

Thanks for stopping by and enoy your weekend.  Now, let's get some cards made!

35 comments:

Adele said...

I love your holiday card with the crocheted flower. Did you make it yourself? Either way, absolutely beautiful!

whippetgirl said...

Beautiful cards! Love the blue and gold one- so pretty. TFS

Cindy's Card Co said...

Lynn, your cards are great. You do such a beautiful job, so versatile.

Jen said...

Love that kraft thinking of you card - really, really pretty! I always enjoy seeing your creations!

airbornewife said...

What wonderful cards. My favorites are the Christmas cards for Heroes.. love them!! thank you for sharing ~ Pam

Happy New Year!

Margaret said...

Absolutely beautiful cards.

Yolanda said...

Love that craft card with the sentiments paper. I really like how you did the ribbon in that one.

Linda said...

Your two thinking of you cards are fantastic (the gold one and the pink one)! The card with the crochet has the perfect homey feel to it! Happy New Year!!!

rscholz said...

Enjoyed looking at your cards. Liked the lace you used on the 3rd card. Thanks for sharing.

Misty said...

"all I did was color" gosh, wish I could 'just' color so well, LOVE it! Also kudos to the state digi! Love them all!
Happy New Year!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Laurie R said...

H is for Hug is my favorite card! They are all very nice though. Thank you for sharing! Happy New Year!

Paula S. said...

Beautiful work this year Lynn. The pink, black and kraft combo in that Thinking of You is really striking. (I will need to remember that). Alos love the crochet flower card...such beautiful depth and texture. Happy New Year!

StampTramps said...

Love your papers! Great batch of cards! Happy New Year!

Merrie said...

I like them all! Your very talented. Happy New Year.

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

these are all wonderful cards - the HUG card is great and I am sure that one brings smiles to everyone who receives it - hopefully you use that image and make more for OWH - thanks for sharing

Barb Housner

PatQ said...

My fave is the blue and gold one.

Happy New Year.

Sherry Hickey said...

I'm just overwhelmed by the talent and skill I've seen today! I love your use of lace embellishment, and your card with the crochet flower is just stunning. Can't wait to see more of your work in 2012! Happy New Year!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

I enjoyed seeing your inspiring top ten cards Lynn, they're fabulous!

glowegal said...

Gorgeous cards! Happy new year!

Dixie Cochran said...

Lynn, these are great picks from your vast collection of terrific cards! love the Christmas Hero cards especially! Happy New Year!

Carol L said...

These are such fantastic cards! I can't really pick a favorite! NJ!

Marianne said...

I really like the thank you cards for heroes with the swirl background.
thank you for making cards for OWH.

Kathryn said...

The card with the Melonheads digi is just darling, especially the star brads! Happy 2012!

Velda said...

Thank you for the inspiration.

Sheila said...

Gorgeous cards!!

Happy new Year!

Sheila
http://2pawprints.blogspot.com

gabby2057 said...

Great cards. My Mom gave me some crocheted flowers and I was trying to figure out how to use on a card. Thanks for the inspiration

Karen McAlpine said...

Very fun collection. Love the Thank you hero card! Happy new Year!!

Yvonne said...

I love your hero Christmas cards! All of your cards are inspiring and great fun to look at! This top ten was a great idea!! Happy 2012!

Lisa Oliver said...

Thanks for sharing such a wide variety of cards and for taking the time to tell us why you chose them. I always enjoy visiting your blog for just such variety. Thank you for your service and for continuing to support our troops in so many ways. TFS & HNY!

Sue D said...

Great cards--my fave is the holiday country card.

Patricia Hays said...

Lots of nice stuff here! I too really like the country holiday card, not just for the homestyle embellishments, but also for that great musical score paper!
Thanks for sharing your work with OWH. Happy New Year!

Cindy O said...

Very pretty cards - my favorite is your "leftovers" card. Beautiful papers together with the gpld ribbon. Thanks for sharing your top ten!

Crafty Khandy said...

Such pretty cards, you really pick good sentiments.

Ann said...

Lynn, your cards are great! I can see why you liked your holiday ones, they are fabulous!

Cherie said...

So many marvelous cards! My favorite it the thinking of you with the pink ribbon. It's so simple but beautiful. Happy new year!