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.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
This was an interesting challenge hosted by Nancy at Scrap Happens! It was to make an A2 card for OWH using a scrapbook layout in honor of National Scrapbooking Day. I found this layout on a Google search and it inspired my card. The sentiment on my card is a free digi made by Paula.
These 2 challenges were part of the Virtual Cardmaking Party last weekend at OWH Stars and Stamps blog. The ODBD challenge was for a "missing you" type card and the design is using the OWH sketch #171.
Monday, May 6, 2013
This weekend as scrapbookers everywhere are celebrating National Scrapbooking Day, OWH says "Be a Rebel!" and make cards for our nation's Heroes instead. I got off to a late start having to take care of lots of chores out here on the farm, but, the challenges are not date specific so I am getting started on mine today.
Paula is hosting the second challenge and it is to make kids cards using a sketch. I chose OWH sketch #85 for my card. I went for the boys or girls type card and popped the sentiment and some stars for fun and interest.
Friday, May 3, 2013
This week's throwdown is to make Thank You cards for our nation's Heroes to send home. They often use them to thank organizations and individuals who are sending support and encouragement to them. In continuing with my inspiration from sketch #170 from Sunday and trying to use up the Fleur de lis' I had already cut, this is a sample of the next stack I am making with various colors and patterns. I love this deep purple velvet ribbon with the gold edging and the shiny texture of the blue. These just looks and feels so yummy!
I just fell in love with this sketch and I'm thinking this might become one of my go-to sketches when the mo-jo is running thin. I didn't add a sentiment because for Operation Write Home general cards, being less specific for a theme can be used any time, any season. I had the Fleur de lis cut outs (Cricut) already on hand and it made quick work of these cards.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Here are some of the cards going postal to Sandy on Monday. Look I used yellow! That and pink are the hardest colors for me to use for some reason.
These first 6 cards have heavy cardstock embellishments and the paper is K&Co.
And now of something a little different...... Pink!
This looks so cool IRL with the gold mesh under the black ribbon. There are 6 of these in the box.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
I made a dozen of these for the box going out this week. The blue floral is an older paper but being rather a timeless pattern didn't need to hit the recycle bin. Yay! The free digi was made by Paula and is one of my go-to sentiments.
Here is a random sampling of the cards in the box being mailed out to Operation Write Home tomorrow for the Father's Day deadline which is the end of April.
Some of them were made in multiples.
Yes, I don't have much for Father's Day stamps....
This box will be sent out tomorrow.