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.



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! 

19 comments:

Seongsook Duncan said...

Lynn, your cards are beautiful. I see how much love and care put into each card. You are strong and such an amazing inspiration despite of all the hardship you had to go through. I wish you all the best in 2015. Hugs.

Teresa Kieser said...

These are all such lovely cards, but I think I like the scrappy inchies the best. And may all your happy memories outweigh the tremendous loss you had this year. He will always be with you in your heart. Here's to a much better 2015, and more card making and sharing with your friends on SS.

PatQ's Cards said...

I love your Any Hero card.

adele holcomb said...

Wow, I have several favorites including the colorful and fun You Rock, and the swirly blue birthday card.

Diane said...

I love all of the cards but the deer card is extra special. I am so sorry for your loss of your husband and your aunt. I am glad you made cards- being creative can be such a soothing outlet. Take good care of yourself and thanks for joining in.

Sybrina K said...

Lynn, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband and aunt. It is touching that you made cards for OWH during this difficult time. Wishing you peace and in the new year.

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi Lynn! I admire you so much for taking the "lemons" life threw at you last year and making "lemonade" through the beauty of your cards! You are a very courageous lady. I wish you the best in 2015!

Debbie McNamee said...

love your any hero and football cards! happy 2015!

Debbie Caldwell said...

Great selection of cards...I am sorry you had such a sad year, prayers that 2015 will be happier. I really like the inchie's one with flowers, and the birthday one made with scraps and that lovely border. Thank you for sharing these.

Dixie Cochran said...

Lynn, your cards are always lovely. Your attention to detail is always evident. I hope your 2015 is full of hope and joy!

Cindy E. Rapson said...

You are an amazing lady to persevere thru such heartache. I admire you immensely. AND, I love your cards... always have. I love the inchie one, so bright and colorful. I also love the Scrappy card, the colors are perfect. I hope someday we have an opportunity to meet, you are resilient...

Donna Nuce said...

Lynn your cards are beautiful. I loved the little baseball player - so cute! My condolences on your losses and hope that 2015 looks a little brighter for you! Happy New Year.

Shari B said...

Lynn, thanks for sharing your creations! My favorites were the inchie cards and the patriotic Any Hero cards. My deepest sympathy on the loss of your loved ones. May God give you peace and joy in the new year!

Gina said...

I agree - the colors on the Miss You card from sketch 128 did the work and the results are stunning! You do suck great work! Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

Lynn, so sorry to hear of your losses. I cannot imagine losing my dh. My mother passed away early last year as well as several other significant individuals. Great group of cards! I do really like the LO on your Hello card and will add that to my CASE file. Keep up the great work!

Jessie said...

So sorry for your difficult year. Thanks for being able to continue to support our Military with your wonderful creations!

Andrea D. La Vigne said...

Lynn, first off, I'm so sorry you had such a difficult year! But I'm also glad you were able to make cards anyway. I especially like the kid's card. Such fun colors and patterns! Thanks so much for sharing these. Hope 2015 is better for you! Take care!

heather said...

So sorry for your losses last year. Your scrappy cards have inspired me to try my hand at using decorative papers more in my card making. Here's to a better 2015!

Shawnna said...

What a great array of cards! I love all your cute critters and the different design techniques you've used. Thanks for sharing.