Monday, March 22, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
The "mission" for this bloghop was to create a springy, thinking of you card. Being a bit of a rebel, I didn't do it. LOL! I actually created two cards, and really neither of them are springy or thinking of you-ey. But I liked them, and both themes fit really well for the types of cards that OWH is looking for.
Without further ado...
This fun little card was made using a JoAnn's $1 bin stamp, some assorted papers from my stash, some Prima flowers with Liquid Pearl centers (Thanks Diane!) and my Stampin Up Big Shot Top Note Die.
I wanted to feature this card as a reminder to think of our military kids! When I was a shipper, one of the top requests I would get was for cards for the men & women to send home to their kids. I thought this would make a cute card for that purpose - HA! Thinking of You!!!! LOL!
OK, so butterflies are springy, right? HA! This card was made using some found paper, but best of all - I used some OLD rub-ons that I found in my stash. I have NO idea where they came from, but I really loved the butterfly - just goes to show that sometimes found objects can make the neatest cards! There is nothing fancy about this card, just thought it came together really nicely and that someone would love opening their mail and finding this on a beautiful spring day!
I'm so honored that I can be a part of this wonderful organization, and watching it grow has been an enormous joy.
I will be choosing two random commenters to get a little care package/blog candy from me. However - there's a catch! I want to inspire you to find something in your own stash to use to make an OWH card. Preferably something old that you never thought you'd use, or maybe even landed in a giveaway pile. Type in your comment what this item is, and you will be entered to win! Spring cleaning! HA! Another spring reference. Enjoy the search for something fun and forgotten to use, and let Operation Write Home be the benefit of your spring cleaning!
OK, so enough yammering here....let's move on to the next blog!
Megan has a great story on her blog honoring her brother, and you can learn more about why she joined up with OWH! She has a FABULOUS Shabby Chic style, and I just love the cards she created for the blog hop! Check her out here:
If you get lost on the bloghop, visit the Operation Write Home website to find your way! Happy Hopping, Happy Spring Cleaning, and thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
I'm going to keep this really brief, as I'd like to get in to the craft room tonight to finish up a few projects...but here are some cards that I have completed recently. I hosted a cardmaking party at my house for Operation Write Home a few weeks ago, and together we made over 100 cards to send to our military in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other parts of the Middle East. It was a BLAST and we loved it so much that we're planning on getting together once a month! Hopefully by the end of the year, we'll have a very impressive number of cards sent to report!
Without further ado, here are some of the cards that I created that day...
The above card was made with a new set I bought as a special treat from Papertrey Ink, called Tiny Valentine. The Set is fantastic with lots of different options for general cards, not just for Valentine's Day.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Her name is Camille, and we adopted her from Cocker Spaniel Rescue Worldwide in Chapin, SC. She is a Jack Russell Terrier & Dachshund mix, and she is a LOVE! We are having so much fun getting to know her! She weighs about 15 pounds and so far appears to have the best of both breeds in her. I can't *WAIT* to make a scrapbook all about her, and our journey to get her.
This week I am having a craft day at my house for OWH - I am really excited about the opportunity to craft for a day. It will be really fun - and spending time with good friends is always a good thing!
The past few weeks I have also been reorganizing my craft room / home office. It has been a lot of work, but I think the end result will be worth it!
Hope everyone is enjoying their 2010 so far, more soon, I hope!
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Happy Holidays! It has been an interesting few months around here, with lots of changes...but we will march on and move forward. I wanted to share our family holiday photo with everyone - our friend Angela Moen of The Button Farm (www.TheButtonFarm.com) was here visiting, and we had a small snow accumulation. At about 9am before she left to return to her home in Maine, we threw on some clothes and went out to the backyard to snap some photos. This was our favorite - and the one that is going to be on our holiday cards.
Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday - I look forward to be back to making cards right after the holidays are over, and will share more of my designs in the new year.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Things have been crazy busy for me, we've packed up 53 holiday boxes here to go to the middle east, and we have about 10 more to go this weekend. My personal goal was to pack about 50, so I am thrilled! Thank you SO MUCH, cardmakers!
This blog hop was a challenge for me, yet fun, as I'm still having a hard time gearing up for Thanksgiving, let alone Valentines day! Knowing the need that we are going to have for great Valentine's Day cards, however, I brought out the hearts and created 2 cards today...
The first card was created as a reminder that we are going to need Valentine's Day cards for kids as well as adults. A cardmaker recently RAKd me this dinosaur, and I just fell in love with him (her?). I was lucky enough to purchase my first Copic markers recently, so he was colored in with those, and a chipboard button tied with a ribbon makes the heart. The sentiment was just printed in MS Word. It's a simple card, but I liked it...
The second card is one that I made with a young couple in mind. As some of you know, I have a little..umm...penguin fetish! I just adore them! If a scrapbooking supply comes out with a penguin on it - I buy it! I loved this stamp from River City Rubber Works! The background is cuttlebugged with the hearts embossing folder. The three red "dots" are brads, and the sentiment was from the same set. I have a stitching template from Hot off the Press that I used for the doodling. Another simple card.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
This was such a fun card to make, using a Memory Box Penguin Stamp, American Crafts Rub-on, random gold star brad from my stash, and the cuttlebug folder that looks like snakeskin.
Card #2 is a tribute to one of my favorite cities, Paris. The stamp is from Tim Holtz, and the background is misted with walnut ink, over which I embossed the stamp. The paper is DCWV Travel Stack.
I am trying very hard to make masculine cards for my OWH boxes - they are always a challenge for me!
The third and final card for today is a fun, funky little card. I bought the stamp about 9 months ago and have never used it (sound familiar?) so I pulled it out to have a little fun...
The background was done using one of the new CuttleBug folders, and I simply stamped the image and cut it out, and pop dotted the young lady on the scooter! FUN!
Thanks for reading - I promise to be better now that life is a little more...uh...less hectic?
Have a great weekend! Go Penn State!