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, June 27, 2015
Sunday, May 24, 2015
I am enjoying the blog hop for OWH and I'm getting some cards done so we can finish strong! I actually made some Christmas cards yesterday for the box. I had stocked up on Christmas supplies for the year and figured I had better get them out. I made 8 of these.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
These 2 are my contribution to the "Oldie Moldie" category. That was an old 8.5"x11" piece I found in with some other stuff. Nice paper. Should have used it years ago.
And then there were these "I love you" cards as well. Pretty paper is my best friend! I'm done cutting for tonight since I have lost all my natural light. I think this is a great hop! I'll be back at it again tomorrow. Good night all!
I can't believe that it is already the end of May and that this is the final OWH Memorial Day Blog Hop. This was a big day at my house. I was "given" the whole 3 days off from wifey duties to cut and paste and watch the flinkets fly! My husband was very supportive of the blog hop weekends like this. He would often come in and ask about what challenges we were doing or what theme or sometimes just give me the thumbs up for something I had made. It sure is empty without him here to cheer me on....
I know he would still be proud of my commitment to making the cards for our Heroes. So, I'm going to make cards until the last day. I had just gotten my card making area sort of set up when I read the news that OWH was going to be declaring Mission Accomplished this year.
I'm so glad to hear that many of our Heroes are finally out of harm's way and back with their friends and families. I have to admit I cried. For them and for the change coming. OWH has been a lifeline to the outside world for me. I lived out very rural on a farm and OWH has been my sanity, my community and place to laugh and grow.
Friday, May 15, 2015
ODBD Challenge for this month is Embossing. I always love how dry embossing looks so fancy and adds so much texture to a card. It is an awesome way to help get those scraps of DP used up as well.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Saturday, March 14, 2015
challenge from Our Daily Bread Designs is to make cards for our Heroes with the sentiment being the focal point. Which works for me since I don't do much in the way of images and coloring.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
These cards are some of those card fronts that I had stashed away.
All these needed were sentiments and liners and they were good to go!
I must have been in a masculine themed mood.
These were all made from scraps to card fronts to cards.
Wow, I can see from my last post that it has been awhile. It is just so dang hard to make cards on my bed, yeah the one I'm sleeping in, not a spare one. I don't think I have ever missed making one for the monthly ODBD challenge and so here it is. How about some fish???
Friday, January 30, 2015
Operation Write Home than to have our challenge for ODBD to be making Any Hero cards! The background on this is a bit glossy and the twinkly stars are all stickers mounted on cardstock and then popped. Also the "U's" in USA are shiny and it is part of a cardstock border sticker from K&Co.
Thursday, January 1, 2015
The following is a collection of some of my favorite cards that I made during 2014. This past year was very hard as my husband passed away in April and my favorite aunt (like a second Mom) passed away 30 days later. So much has happened in these 8 months and most of it NOT good at all so I am quite surprised that I have 14 cards to post for this blog hop. I hope you like these as much as I liked making them for our deployed Heroes!
These scrap cards were inspired by Seongsook and I loved mixing and matching all the papers.
OWH Sketch #164, kind of a masculine hello card.
What's not to love about patriotic Any Hero cards?
This one was from the OWH Cardbowl celebrating Superbowl weekend.
OWH sketch #218, I love that the papers did all the work!
In honor of my husband you used to always critique and encourage my cardmaking.
I know this one is fairly simple but it IS the only image that I hand colored this year. I love this stamp!
This one started out as OWH sketch #152 and then took a wander. I do rather like it!
This one was nuts! The fall leaves were thin stickers that I mounted on cardstock and then cut out.... yeah, I made several of these..... took forever but I really did like them!
This was actually made from scraps. I loved all the swirly patterns and colors.
More scrappy cards inspired by Cindy.
For me, kids cards are always a challenge but this one was extra fun to make.
On this one I liked all the bits and textures.
And last but not least, my FAV card of the holiday season filled with sparkle and bling!