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.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Masculine Just For You

Men need "Just for You" cards too!  Made 8 for the OWH box.  I really like this deer head digi that I received from Free Vintage Digital Stamps...... it works well for any season.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

ODBD April 2014 Challenge - Insects

Wow, it is hard to believe that I have not posted anything in over a month!  But, stressful life challenges took over and I lost my internet and I'm in the middle of packing and moving.  Whew!  Today I do have a card to post as I took seriously an article on crafting and how it effects the brain and emotions.  I needed to tinker in paper even if all the boxing isn't done and all the challenges are still there.  I am realizing how tired I feel when I can't take some time to putter in paper.

So, not to drag it all out here is a card scrap wrangled with tiny butterflies.  This one is for the ODBD April Challenge over at OWH Starts and Stamps blog.  I can feel the stress starting to melt away..............  I'll be posting more today and hopefully tomorrow as well.  Happy weekend everyone!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

OWH Sketch #5

Here on Sketch Sunday I decided to reach back into the sketch files and work an oldie.  This is sketch #5.
The stripes on the center paper are all glossy embossed and the low profile buttons look like gemstones!  I got 4 of these made for the next OWH box.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Scrap Wrangling/Design Elements

As I was cleaning up my work table this morning and shuffling all the scraps I had a light bulb moment.  Instead of the scraps just being sorted and tucked away in the hopes of being useful, I had an idea.  I got out my Big Kick and some of my texture folders and got to texturizing.  No longer "just" scraps these are now design elements.  Those kind that just add that little specialness to the cards.  I wasn't particular as to the size of the scrap, all sizes including strips were run through the machine.  I even dug through my sorted scraps for ones to give a new lease on life.  Now when I look into the basket I no longer see scraps but Design Elements.  :)

ODBD Challenge for March - Thank You!

The challenge ODBD puts out to OWH card makers for the month of March is to make Thank You cards to send to our nation's Heroes so they can thank all who are helping to support them while they are deployed.

Here is mine...... I made 8.  I love the velvet ribbon!  The swirly thing is cut with the Cricut.  And for the Oldie Moldie card makers, the beige DP background I've had for too long.  It is now being useful. 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Girly Birthday, Manly Birthday and some Love in between!

Shopping only in my own stuff I made these 3.  The first was made with left over paper and some not quite all used up K&Co. borders and embellishments.

This one being a little more arsty with the DP insert cut with the Cricut.
And the masculine card used some fabulous deep embossed sports paper that someone sent to me a few years back.  The swiss dots were embossed into this slick charcoal colored leftover.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Lovin' those Leftovers! Thank you!

These cards made from leftovers (aka scraps) went together really quickly.  The photo doesn't show it but at least one of the color panels on each card is chalkboard paper so it has a nice texture and not just so plain.

It was easy peasy so I made 3 more!

Hello Handsome!

I'm starting off this Saturday morning with some cards showing some love to the men.  I made 8 of these.  The stag head is a digi from Free Vintage Digital Stamps and is one of my fav go-to digis.