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.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Happy Birthday

Cleaning up some leftovers, I almost don't even know what to say about Birthdays right now.  Mine was so hard to get through.  I'm hoping this OWH card will bring a smile to a few faces (receiver/giver/receiver).  I didn't think I would like the chalkboard paper, but I am finding it adds a nice texture.  It is the dark teal panel.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Seongsook's Stampers Fall Card Swap

Here is my card for the Fall Card Swap hosted by Cora Jean on Seongsook's Stampers page on FB.  I have to admit that I don't normally do card swaps because I tend to panic and have brain freeze.  But I am attempting to stretch and try something new.  I tried to get lots of textures on this and have to say I did enjoy making this.  Thank you Cora and Seongsook.

Three more for Christmas

This first one is a little more simple. I made the flower with the Cricut and an old punch.  I know it doesn't show up well but that red block is wonderful textured paper.

This layout is one that was part of VCMP challenge last year.  I remembered/loved the layout and had to make some.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Vertical Star Burst

Good morning!  I was going to make a bunch of these and found I had a hard time making just one.  Cindy R is soooo good at this and I was inspired to try it.  Alas, I need more practice.  I do like this one though.  The sentiment is a sticker from the stash that I mounted on cardstock and then popped.  I will try this again another day.  :)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Oldie Moldie Monday Merry Christmas

It's Monday and here is the Oldie Moldie for the day!  The snowflake was made with a large Cricut cut and 3 different sized snowflake punches and a little brad to hold them all together.  One more for the OWH box going out this month.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

(Not) OWH sketch #152 - Thank You

Lately I've been trying out some of the OWH sketches that I had not done yet.  This is one that started out as an OWH sketch and then went off on it's own.  This started as sketch 152.

I liked this paper because it is actually using both sides of the same piece.  The gray is wonderful with this shade of purple.  I merely distressed all the squares and sentiment with a pearlescent ink to match.   The sentiment is popped for some interest.

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.