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, 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.
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Red Friday Blog Hop to help inspire card makers' creativity when most folks are preoccupied with Christmas holiday events. This is a great blog hop in that the theme is Love and it is held during a time that is typically slow for cards arriving at OWH.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014
A couple of weeks ago Cindy R. inspired me to get some scrappy cards made. So, what better than "Scrappy" Birthday cards??? (I know, silly pun)
I like how these 4 turned out. I kind of noticed the same color theme as a few other cards I recently posted. Hm? :)
Monday, November 10, 2014
Saturday, November 8, 2014
This is (obviously) another card made from the previous post's paper. I just love the glossy flowers and velvet ribbon. The 3D butterfly is K&Co to which I added EXTRA gloss. :) I'm working on a few more cards from this paper. I think they would be good for the Valentine season.
Sunday, November 2, 2014
Today started with the leftovers of yesterday's weird wet snowstorm still falling lightly from the sky. Heavy wet snow caused a blackout today. So card making was way better than sitting in silence waiting and wondering. This card was made for the ODBD Challenge which calls for at least one heart on the card. The paper is TPC Studio and the flowers and butterfly are wet look embossed. I just added the velvet ribbon, hearts and bow. Great paper! I'm going to make some more because this was a 12x12 and they will all look different since this is not a repeating pattern on the paper. It should be fun. Oh, and yes the power came back on after about 3 hours. :)