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.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Tuesday Throwdown. That is soooo cute! Anyway, the challenge is to make Thinking of You cards. I just love this image by Melonheadz Illustrating. This is the first time I have ever used one and to me it is just perfect!
Monday, September 26, 2011
Sassy Studio Designs. We are so appreciative of all the sponsors who are helping to celebrate Operation Write Home's Birthday Bash all month long.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
sketch #87. I am not usually good at the sketches but I figure if I just stay at it, it will become easier. I did like how this one came out.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Robin's Fetish is sponsoring one of the challenges for the OWH Birthday Bash. The challenge is to make a card using something round. I really like these round stamps and should use them more often as they are NOT fussy to cut out!
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
OWH Birthday Bash! 2 fer's are a good thing when trying to keep up with all the challenges! This is going to be for the May Arts Challenge to use ribbon on a Christmas card and for Ciara's Dog Challenge. And who better to grace the front of the card than Ciara herself.
Michelle's Scrapbooking and More. There are some wonderfully inspiring cards to view over there! The center embellishment is a 3-D sticker and the sentiment stamp is from the $1.50 bin at Michael's.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
CASE Bev T. I copied her design of 3 using these architectural style flowers. I raised them with 3-D foam for dimension.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Digi Doodle Shop. The challenge didn't require any particular digi and I chose this one that is a freebie over at Create with TLC. Both blogs/shops have lots to offer so hop on over and check them out. Both are supporters of Operation Write Home and we thank you.
Paper and Such in which they chose 3 colors for us to use to make any kind of card. The colors were red, kraft and blue (or black). After I pulled out the 3 colors the idea for this card came together very quickly. And the bells were made by me...... the leaves and the berries are velvet and made by me as well.
The Chatty Stamper is to use one chipboard, one button and one tag. I don't normally use tags or chipboard so this was good for me to do. I recently got some tags made at a Micheal's on a Cricut and I had also gotten a package of pre-decorated chipboard. Once I found the right parts all I had to do was some penstitching and I was done!
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Wanna Stamp, this one is to do a primarily black and white card with a splash of color. I really liked this challenge and honestly will have to do more of these. I have made 6 of these and look to finding other papers to do this with. Thank you Michelle!
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
The Sparkle Within. It is for a CAS (clean and simple) card. I like making these as a break from all the ones that take so much mo-jo. Plus I can make several of these at one time without a whole lot of fuss.
Tinkerin In Ink gave us 4 colors to work with, the blue, the dark brown, the darker terra cotta color and cream or off white. Here is my take on it.
Monday, September 12, 2011
Thinking of Inking. The card is to have elements that are represented by the letters O-W-H. For mine it has O for Organza ribbon, W for the white snowflakes and H is for the HoHoHo paper and the Hope sentiment. Yay!
Operation Write Home. Sandy challenged us to make Any Hero cards using sketch #86 (and to make lots of them!) Here is my version for Heroes who make us proud and keep us safe. Anyone know of a good source of USA/Patriotic paper? Where I live it is in very limited supply.
2 Paw Prints. The idea is to make a scene with 3 different stamps. Ok, we are back to this stamping thing. You will see why I am not so good at doing cards with stamps. I did use 3 though. The background, the horses (that I cut out, eeeek!) and the bird. I really don't have stamps that make scenes......... good challenge, Sheila!
OWH Stars & Stamps. It is called Piece of Birthday and is being hosted by Elizabeth at Visions of Paper. It is supposed to be masculine paper piecing. I barely stamp.... paper piecing is not in my bag of tricks. But here I punched the shaped for the corner elements and pieced them..... does that count?
Sunday, September 11, 2011
OWH Stars and Stamps Virtual Card Making Party. This challenge is called Falling For You and is being hosted by Sybrina at Scrapping With Purpose. I chose the fall theme for my Falling For You. I love the jeweled falling leaves that I just picked up from Michael's and just had to use them!
Pick A Number challenge hosted by Julie. I admit I am not so good at doing cards from sketches but I can get the general idea onto the card. This one is very simple. The patterned paper is the theme and the long leafy thing is a sticker that I added Dimension Magic to to seal the little bit of glitter and to give it "dimension."
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Paper Therapy Ponderings. She made a wonderful card in red, white and blue and the challenge is to use non-traditional colors. I chose yellow and purple to go with the blue and green. Eek! Lots of colors. The picture doesn't really show the center of the snowflake is yellow under the purple........ hm? Searching for the right amount of light....... I liked this challenge and it was a great break from painting the bathroom!
Celebrating Nature! and is being hosted by Stamping With A Mission. I needed to make a card that showed nature. I am not very good at stamping and coloring so here is my stretch. I am lucky in that I have this amazing stamp. It was colored with pencils and chalk and LOOK! I used brads! Yay!
OWH Stars and Stamps blog they are having a virtual cardmaking party to celebrate their birthday month. They are posting challenges every 2 hours with links to the blog hosting the challenge. This is going to be a fun day to play and make cards for our Heroes. Kicking off the party is Linda at It Was Here A Minute Ago (cute name huh?). Her challenge is called Garanimals and it is to make a child's card with animals. I guess I don't have too many animals so I used Loony Tunes animals. I hope it makes them smile!
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
OWH, makes these digis for us to use to make the cards for our nation's Heroes. This one she just made and she will hold a random drawing for someone's state to be the next one that she makes a digi for. Which state should I chose if my number is drawn??? Lobbying is now open! LOL!
Sunday, September 4, 2011
The next challenge in this month long celebration is: "We R Keeping an Eye on You!" being sponsored by We R Memory Keepers. The idea is to use "eye"lets. Well, my experience with eyelets left a mashed piece of paper and a very flat eyelet. Hm? I did have these nice tree brads though. I like them so much I might just have to use them all up making cards for Operation Write Home's Birthday Bash!!! Yay! I also posted this on Inspired Stamps for the "Missing You" Challenge. I think our troops need lots of this theme for sure.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Inspired Stamps. This card is for the fall season, sharing the love. I guess next I should do a Miss You card as well since I am still stumped by the eyelet challenge...... the last eyelet I tried to set tore the paper and mashed the eyelet. Not so good. Maybe this time I will use a smaller hammer....:) But, THIS card is about the Love!