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.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

OWH VCMP Challenge #3

This is challenge is called Triple Die Cutting Technique and is hosted by Seongsook.  I had never tried this before since I don't have the rectangle dies.  But I did have these wavy frames so I thought I could give it a go.  I'm glad the instructions were well written.  I only came up one piece short and that was an easy fix.

OWH VCMP Challenge #2

This second challenge was a bit harder.  Check out the details at Diane's blog.  The idea is to make a card that uses the initials O-W-H.  My card has an Odd number of bling embellishments, and background paper with Writing on it and of course, Hearts.  The green ribbon is a lovely felt and the sentiment is popped as well.  All in Christmasy colors too!  :)

OWH Labor Day VCMP - Challenge #1

Yay!  Today begins the Operation Write Home Labor Day weekend card making party.  There will be challenges throughout the day posted by several of the OWH ladies showing off their talents and inspiring us to make bee-u-tiful cards for our Heroes for the upcoming seasons.  This first one is being hosted by Nancy and it a fun one to try.  Hop on over to her page and play along!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Fall Leaves

I loved this paper!  All the leaves and pinecones are glossy embossed.  That made adding the ink to the outer edges easy and gave a great effect.  I made 6 of these for the box heading out to OWH in the next week. I just have a little more space to fill then out it goes!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

2nd Parade of Leftovers for Today

It seems that I have to bunch up my posts as I have time.  So, here is my 2nd Parade of Leftovers for today.

I had enough to make 2 of these.  I love this very old stamp as it makes most any leftovers look good!
This one is also using Oldie Moldie paper.
The die cut was found in an old folder as well.  It is popped for some dimension.
I even got a few Any Hero cards made using the digi from Operation Write Home.
Stay tuned!  More on the way!  Have a great day and thanks for visiting!

Parade of Leftovers

I have a bunch of cards that were made with leftovers aka scraps.  This first one is made up of all shiny papers.  The stripes on of the center paper are all glossy embossed.

This second one also has a RAK in the form of the embossed center birthday sentiment.
Yeah, there is a lot going on with this card!  LOL!  It was the black and white glossy patterned paper that was leftover. The sentiment is a digi from Paula.
Bits of shine and color.
Getting the hang of banners.  Get it?  Getting the "hang".... :)
And a little more of Pauls's digi. 

OWH Sketch #183 (sort of)

This one began as Sketch #183..... and wandered off just a bit.  Like all of the OWH sketches this one was a nice jumping off point to get the mo-jo going.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Our Daily Bread Designs August Challenge - Color

The ODBD Challenge this month at OWH Stars and Stamps blog is about color.  The colors for this month's cards are pink, green and brown.  Not 3 colors I would necessarily think of without being challenged but it turned out to be very enjoyable so I made 2 different ones.

These were both also made during a Scrap Wrangling session!  Yay!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

OWH Midweek Throwdown - Fall Theme

The MWT is for Fall themed cards.  I know these don't have leaves or pumpkins on them but I see colors of fall in them.  The gold strips have a nice bit of shimmer to them.  These were made doing a bit of Scrap Wrangling as well.  Waste not!  :)

OWH July Design Bootcamp

The Design Bootcamp for July was entitled Get Your Priorities Straight and has to do with choosing colors for our cards.  We were to choose from a posted 3 color combo using the proper percentage of each color and I chose blue (60%), tan (10%) and red (30%).  The card base is a bit more oatmeal than tan but I think it works.