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.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Home is where the heart is...

Continuing with a little Oldie Moldie Monday theme we have this lovely die cut sentiment.  It was given to me waaaay back as part of a RAK.  The little medallion is from a chip board die cut set by K&Co that I added some shine to with some Dimensional Magic.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

A little more early Christmas

I'm not stressing over getting a ton of Christmas cards made since I have joined a few other OWH ladies and committed to pacing meself.  If less than 50% of the box is Christmas then Sandy should not be overwhelmed with more than she needs for this season.  Sorry, I can't remember who the background paper is made by but I can tell you that it qualifies as an Oldie Moldie Monday paper since I know it has been around for awhile.  I do know the square panel is Tim Holtz.  I made several for the next OWH box.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

OWH Mid-Month Throwdown - Grateful

Today's pair are for the OWH (new) Mid-Month Throwdown and you can read about it here.  The challenge is to make Grateful or Thankful themed cards.  The side panels were dry embossed before the paint was added, the sentiment panel is raised and the leaves are punched with a textured paper... all to add as much texture as possible to these cards.  I'm thankful for this uninterrupted day to make cards and tinker in the crafty zone!  :)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Heartfelt Thanks

Switching gears here.  This time a pair of soft flowers in fall colors. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Scrappy Christmas

Good morning!  I had a couple of scrappy Christmas cards for the OWH box to be sent out early.  Sending them early helps give Sandy an idea of the card to contact ratio so she can advise the card makers of the amount needed (or not).

Making these scrappy cards is rather relaxing and I'm not making tons of multiples that she doesn't need right now.  Ok, off to finish up some Thank You cards!  Have a great day!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

OWH Sketch Challenge #236

I got it done on the same day!!! *faints*  LOL!  I have spent the past week tearing apart and reorganizing my crafty stuff and could actually see my whole table this morning.  I am so surprised that this one came together so quickly. The banner doesn't show up well in the photo but it is a slightly off white diamond dust (No flaking) and looks awesome with the iridescent snowflake that was cut on the Cricut.   I'm so excited!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Gratitude in Fall Colors

Here are 3 more that are winging their way to OWH this week.  More fall colors on shiny embossed paper.  This card is was designed using OWH sketch #91.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Call me CRAZY Fall Cards

I finally got this group of 10 cards done!  I made them as missing you cards so that they won't "expire" if not used by Thanksgiving.  The leaves are all these wonderful colored stickers with gold foil edging and accents.  The were too thin to use on the lumpy layers so I mounted them on cardstock and fussy cut them out.
Yes, I just said I cut them out..... enough leaves and acorns for TEN cards.  Yikes!  I had made 2 cards and thought they looked good and wanted to use up a bunch of the remaining stickers....... UM, yeah.......... that was a lot of cutting.  But I do love the result!