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.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

OWH Red Friday Blog Hop

Operation Write Home is having a Red Friday Blog Hop to help inspire card makers' creativity when most folks are preoccupied with Christmas holiday events.  This is a great blog hop in that the theme is Love and it is held during a time that is typically slow for cards arriving at OWH.

I made one with the sentiment and one without so that it can be used for any occasion.  These cards were inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest.  It isn't CASE'd but it got the mo-jo started.  Thanks OWH, all the sponsors and contributors! 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Christmas time

All these leftover slices can sure make a colorful card.  The snowflakes were cut with the Cricut and the embossing folder is holly and leaf swirls.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Scrappy Birthday!

A couple of weeks ago Cindy R. inspired me to get some scrappy cards made.  So, what better than "Scrappy" Birthday cards??? (I know, silly pun)
I like how these 4 turned out.  I kind of noticed the same color theme as a few other cards I recently posted.  Hm?  :)

Monday, November 10, 2014

Veteran's Day Patriotic Card Challenge

Tonight Ann M. tossed out a challenge on SS FB page to make Patriotic Cards for Veteran's Day.  Well, this Veteran has a couple of vintage looking ones to toss into the ring.  In my family I have had a father, uncle, brother, cousins, brother-in-law and niece all serve.  And I currently have a sister and a niece both in active service.  My family IS Patriotic!  :)  Happy Veteran's Day to all who have served!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Missing You (same paper)

This is (obviously) another card made from the previous post's paper.  I just love the glossy flowers and velvet ribbon.  The 3D butterfly is K&Co to which I added EXTRA gloss.  :)  I'm working on a few more cards from this paper.  I think they would be good for the Valentine season.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

ODBD November Challenge - Hearts

Today started with the leftovers of yesterday's weird wet snowstorm still falling lightly from the sky.  Heavy wet snow caused a blackout today.  So card making was way better than sitting in silence waiting and wondering.  This card was made for the ODBD Challenge which calls for at least one heart on the card.  The paper is TPC Studio and the flowers and butterfly are wet look embossed.  I just added the velvet ribbon, hearts and bow.  Great paper!  I'm going to make some more because this was a 12x12 and they will all look different since this is not a repeating pattern on the paper.  It should be fun.  Oh, and yes the power came back on after about 3 hours.  :)

Saturday, November 1, 2014

A little more Snowy Missing You

What the heck is going on?  Yesterday was sunny and in the mid to high 60's, today I am under a snowfall warning!  Right now I do NOT need snow. But, our Heroes could you some more Missing You cards so here is my card for this morning.  Lots of layers and different sources.... used Cricut, Big Kick, stickers, computer, embossing folder and Dimensional Magic.  Hopefully, it won't actually snow today......... crossing my fingers!