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, October 30, 2014

Winter Missing You

Needing a rest from this time of stress I DECIDED to make a card this morning.  Our deployed Heroes still need me to remember them.  So here is my snowy card for today.  The dry embossed background was given some extra color with distressing and dots with a metallic pen. The top layer of the snowflake is all glossed over with Dimensional Magic.  I did the sentiment with Word.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

SS Challenge - Music Theme

I am so shocked and happy that I made another card today.  This one is for a challenge that was posted on Seongsook's Stampers FB page.  This was the only piece of music paper I could find in all this packing.  The embellishment is layered thin cardboard and slightly popped.

ODBD Challenge - Snowflakes Non-Christmas

This month the ODBD Challenge is to make a snowflake card that is not Christmas.  I have packed up a lot of my supplies already but had these lovely snowflake stickers still out.  The 3 panels were leftovers from some previous cards so this worked out well since the Christmas/Winter paper has already been packed.  The snowflake border is a sticker border and the sentiment is slightly popped.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

SS (Seongsook's Stampers) Challenge - Dry Embossing

I know I am not posting much lately but all this packing towards the unknown departure date is very hard.  And I'm trying to sell off a bunch of stuff from the farm as well.  (Ever tried to pack up a farm?) This whole horrible ordeal just really needs to have a light start to show up at the end of that tunnel.

I am glad to have made a least one card recently.  I found the flower makings in a box of "forgotten" pre-cut items and the embossing is for the most recent SS dry embossing challenge.

I think I need a real long paper vacation!  :)

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Red, Black and White Love

It is a cold and drizzly day..... bummer........ but, over on Seongsook's Stampers FB page there was a challenge to make a card using red, black and white and I decided to give it a try.  The red background paper is shimmer paper so it was a bit hard to photograph.  The hearts are all dry embossed and popped.  OWH always needs Love cards for our Heroes.  :)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Fall - Miss You

This one I just have to say, I could not get any pictures that show how the main paper is purple and gold.......... trust me, it is very cool!  I got from a specialty paper store many moons ago in CA.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Time for some Thank-You's

It is time for some Thank You cards.  This is one of 2 made with a wintery theme of snow flakes, poinsettias and yummy velvet ribbon.
The sentiments for all of these are from a packet of Elle's Studio square tags and were all popped.

I tried to make them for both male and female givers and receivers.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Friend to Friend

Last night I was reminded that I have not cut paper in awhile.  I do know that cutting and creating is good for the spirit and attitude so here is one I really had fun making. 

I cut the gears out of thin cardboard with the Big Kick and painted them with craft paint.  I liked them so much I cut out a bunch to have for making more cards in the future.