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, 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!
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Our Daily Bread Designs monthly challenge and for this month it is a color challenge. We are to make cards with primary colors. When I think primary colors I usually think of Mickey and his friends. I have a bunch of the squares from a sheet I had gotten at Michael's quite a while back. I left off a sentiment so that it could be for any occasion that a Hero would want to send a note to a child. He pops off the page just a bit for interest.
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Let me just start off by saying I have quite a few to post. I have been trying to clean up leftovers while packing up the craft space for my future move. (Crafting and packing do NOT go together well.) This first one is actually on some lovely gray paper not purple-ish like this silly photo shows... hm? Anyway, gray has become my new "kraft" as far as colors. Love it! The flower is a K&Co. 3D embellishment minus the bottom layer of foam. Their foam is very thin but there is a layer under the main flower and it starts to get a bit too thick for the Heroes to mail home for free. I just peel off the bottom layer and stick it down. Then add lots of Dimensional Magic to the flower for shiny accent.
Pre-made butterflies and those 3D flowers make these cards come together quickly.
So there you have my Sunday installment. I'm working on a few more cards from the leftover basket this weekend in hopes to get this box finished for OWH and mailed out this week.