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

ODBD December Challenge - Primary Colors

It's time for the 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

Lovin' the Leftovers!

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.
This one features the free digi by Paula S. and the frame it sits on is a golden snowflake cut on the Cricut.  No, the Cricut is packed..... I cut up some ahead of time and it was an easy go-to.  The heart has Dimensional Magic for a nice bit of shine.
There were just all these lovely chunks of paper sitting in the leftover basket.  Love that crochet embellishment!
Last but not least, this card was made with chalkboard paper run through an embossing folder.  It made all those lovely raised dots white without me having to sand it.  The other large panel is a matte silver that just didn't want to photograph well.  The flower and butterfly are also K&Co.  I have a few baggies full of them and they make a nice quick and easy card.  They all get Dimensional Magic for a little extra "love."

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

OWH Red Friday Blog Hop

Operation Write Home is having a 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.

I made one with the sentiment and one without so that it can be used for any occasion.  These cards were inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest.  It isn't CASE'd but it got the mo-jo started.  Thanks OWH, all the sponsors and contributors! 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Christmas time

All these leftover slices can sure make a colorful card.  The snowflakes were cut with the Cricut and the embossing folder is holly and leaf swirls.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Scrappy Birthday!

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

Veteran's Day Patriotic Card Challenge

Tonight Ann M. tossed out a challenge on SS FB page to make Patriotic Cards for Veteran's Day.  Well, this Veteran has a couple of vintage looking ones to toss into the ring.  In my family I have had a father, uncle, brother, cousins, brother-in-law and niece all serve.  And I currently have a sister and a niece both in active service.  My family IS Patriotic!  :)  Happy Veteran's Day to all who have served!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Missing You (same paper)

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

ODBD November Challenge - Hearts

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.  :)