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, September 12, 2014

Love you - Thank you!

Oh, it seems like forever since I posted anything.  I got a bit down with all the struggles that seem to have no end.  But!  I did manage to get some cutting and pasting done.  I also did some cutting and painting but that is for another post. 

Here are my Love You and Thank You cards for this week.  There are several of both themes.....

 and this last one is trying to be different.  Maybe it is a bit odd........ hm?

Sunday, September 7, 2014

OWH - ODBD September Challenge - Make your own background

On this sunny Sunday morning I've got a card (well actually I made 5) for the ODBD September challenge.  The challenge was for me to make my own background.  I do have to say a few words about it because it just wouldn't photograph right.  The background is supposed to be a shabby chic weathered wood.  The kraft base was run through the Big Kick with a wood type embossing folder and then roughly painted with blue, pink and silver.  For some reason the blue really pops in the photos........ hm? and the lace is barely beige.    Anyway the idea was for a shabby chic barn wood look.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Autumn leaves for my daughter

Yes, Autumn is rapidly approaching.  After the day of pouring rain I went outside to see there was snow in the Rocky Mountains.  EEeeek!  It isn't cold here yet, but that was kind of spooky.  I thought I would surprise my daughter who lives in FL with a card.  Well, it is clear skies for the morning here so I had better get a move on!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Family Holiday Season

Ah, family.  How about a little family cheer for the holidays?  This chipboard sentiment says it all (without any Christmas trees or packages!).  The snowflakes are slightly popped and well glazed for a little twinkle.

I guess I wasn't feeling much like sentiments when I made these two.  The deer and star were cut on the Cricut.  Two more for the OWH box that is nearly full.

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.  :)