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.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Midweek Throwdown Color Challenge

Ah, finally got back to the craft table.  Just in time for an OWH Midweek Throwdown.  This color challenge is to make a card using red and green so I made 4 of these for the box that goes out next week.  The present is popped for dimension and interest and the silver glitter paper is fused to there is no flaking off.  (sorry about the glare, eek)

Thursday, September 6, 2012

OWH Sketch #124

These 2 were made using the sketch from OWH.  The first one is more of the requested measurements and the second is artistic license.  The flower and butterfly are 3-D cardboard embellishments and the bling are sequins.

Sketch Challenge #128

This challenge is from the OWH Stars and Stamps blog. The flowers are 3-D stickers by K&Co. with a little added bling!

Random Cards

These are some random cards that are going in the OWH box that I hope to be shipping out in the next 2 weeks.

I seem to have a bunch that never got posted.  More to come.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

VCMP Challenge #10-Home Sweet Home

Kathryn is hosting the final challenge of the weekend with us making a card to represent out state.  I'm sure she didn't mean "state of mind" so I made one for Florida since I am here with my daughter.  The greens reminded me of all the lush tropical-ness and the blues are for the ocean.  The shells are a foil sticker set to represent the many miles of beach.

VCMP Challenge #9-Neglected Crafting Tool

Shannon came up with a great idea to use a tool that has been collecting dust.  I decided to use a Cricut cut embellishment since my machine has not been out of the box in months.  I love this butterfly cut on shimmery purple paper!  I popped the sentiment so that it gives a thickness to offset the buttons. 

I think I will be making multiples of this as it went together quickly and my daughter (who claims she is not crafty but wants to help) can pitch in a little to get this box filled.  Yay!  Thanks to OWH, Mom and daughter will be spending quality time together while doing something for our Nation's Heroes!

VCMP Challenge #8-Sports Theme

This challenge is hosted by Cherie and is looking for sports themed cards.  Mine could qualify as an Oldie Moldie Monday card (I did make it on Monday too).  Our football gal is Suzie Zoo, the paper is just so very old I can't believe I found it in an old binder and the stripes are made with stickers from Creative Memories.  I know that Sandy isn't a fan of stickers but I think this won't qualify as a "sneeze."  Hopefully it will made a child happy.

Monday, September 3, 2012

VCMP Challenge #7-Christmas is for Kids

Thank you to Sybrina for hosting this challenge that is to make Christmas cards for a kid and one for a Hero. It is always a pleasure to make cards for both!

VCMP Challenge #6 and Sketch 136

This challenge is also our Sketch Challenge for the week.  The hearts are embossed and edged with gold.  The center heart was cut on the Cricut and the borders are stickers.

VCMP Challenge #5-Western Card

These little western cards are so cute on Sandy's blog where you will find challenge #5.  This is a good challenge to get that manly/boyish/(cowgirl too) paper out.  Yeeehaww!  The star was made on a Cricut, the horse is a cardstock sticker from The Paper Studio and the sentiment was made on my computer.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

VCMP Challenge #4-Triple Time Stamping

When I first saw this challenge I thought, "I won't ever be able to do that one!"  Partially because my stamps are still packed and partially because it initially looked too good to be easy.  Well, Donna made it so easy with the measurements and samples!  So, here is mine and I love it!  The stamp is Hero Arts and the black heart is a velvet sticker that I mounted on black cardstock, made 3-D and added the little red bling.

VCMP Challenge #3-Snowflakes/Not Christmas

Challenge #3 is hosted by Cindy. I love snowflakes so I could make a whole bunch of these! I made them in 2 directions since I couldn't decide which I liked better. The shiney silver snowflakes were hand puched and the rest was fairly quick and easy. I almost killed 2 punches and my hand getting through that thick paper! Yikes!

Sore hand is all for a good cause!

VCMP Challenge #2-Recipe

This next challenge is hosted by Cherie and she had a recipe for us to follow.  2 patterned papers, 1 image and 3 words.  I cannot take credit for the wonderful coloring as it was done by our very own Sandy Allnock!  It came in a prize pack quite a while back and it was perfect for this challenge.  Yay!

VCMP Challenge #1-Scripture

The Virtual Carmaking Party at OWH has begun!  Challenge #1 is hosted by ODBD and is asking for a scripture or encouraging verse be used on the card.  Since I haven't made cards in a very long time this will be a good warm up for me.  The 3-d sticker is K&Co and the word art came from Create with TLC.