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, July 30, 2014

OWH - Children's Cards

It is past time for summer cards and we are into fall and winter cards but, I think cards for kids can often be non-seasonal. 

I don't think they notice that as much as grown ups so here are two for the kids!

OWH - Love cards

This morning I've got a few Love cards to post.  The photo won't show it but the black panels are made with chalkboard paper for some added textural interest.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Lovin' Dad

How about showing some love for Dad?  Women are probably the primary recipients of the majority of the cards we make for OWH and I'm thinking Dad might like a card from a daughter or son deployed away from home.  

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Another 10 Christmas for OWH

It is hard to think of fall or winter on a nice sunny day like today.  :)  However making cards for OWH means being a few seasons ahead in the card making so here are 10 more for the box getting ready to go postal this week.

Friday, July 25, 2014

OWH Sketch #18 and LSS I will miss you!

First let me say this is from OWH Sketch #18.  And then..........I received some sad news this past Sunday.  My ONLY LSS is closing!  It is over an hour drive away from me so I usually only visit when I am going to be in the city.  I stopped by yesterday and it is already almost like a ghost town.  One of the long time employees came up to me and said, "no crying!"  She knows I make the cards for OWH and made sure to point out some rick dark blue paper that was still there.  How very sad.  No more yummy papers, no more fun stamps, no more really really nice ladies to visit.  :(

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

OWH - MWT - Red, White and Blue Any Hero Card

The challenge for this week is a color challenge of red, white and blue and to make an Any Hero card.  This is one of my favorite sentiments by Paper Inspirations.

OWH - Christmas and a tip

I don't normally post twice back to back in a day but I had made this card and thought the new OWH card makers might like a tip.  It is on embellishment thickness. 

The sentiment is mounted on a chipboard piece which is ok to use although I found it rather thick so I thinned it by tearing off 1/2 of the thickness.  The visual of layers is still there but with much less bulk.  OWH cards can't be too thick as we don't want the Heroes to have to pay postage for bulky cards.  I hope that tip helps.

First Fall Cards

While I was working on the Christmas cards it realized I had not made any fall cards.
I started making these backgrounds while watching show.  It is amazing how relaxing that is.
And I had these beautiful stickers from Recollections that are shimmery with foil edging and accents.  I mounted them on cardstock and then cut them out.  The swirly things are thin chipboard that I distressed with 4 colors of ink.