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.

Friday, January 30, 2015

ODBD January Challenge - Any Hero Card

What a great way to start off 2015 at 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

OWH Top 14 of 2014

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!