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
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
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.
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
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.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014
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
Saturday, November 8, 2014
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
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. :)
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Sunday, October 26, 2014
ODBD Challenge is to make a snowflake card that is not Christmas. I have packed up a lot of my supplies already but had these lovely snowflake stickers still out. The 3 panels were leftovers from some previous cards so this worked out well since the Christmas/Winter paper has already been packed. The snowflake border is a sticker border and the sentiment is slightly popped.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
I know I am not posting much lately but all this packing towards the unknown departure date is very hard. And I'm trying to sell off a bunch of stuff from the farm as well. (Ever tried to pack up a farm?) This whole horrible ordeal just really needs to have a light start to show up at the end of that tunnel.
I am glad to have made a least one card recently. I found the flower makings in a box of "forgotten" pre-cut items and the embossing is for the most recent SS dry embossing challenge.
I think I need a real long paper vacation! :)
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
I tried to make them for both male and female givers and receivers.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Last night I was reminded that I have not cut paper in awhile. I do know that cutting and creating is good for the spirit and attitude so here is one I really had fun making.
I cut the gears out of thin cardboard with the Big Kick and painted them with craft paint. I liked them so much I cut out a bunch to have for making more cards in the future.
Friday, September 12, 2014
Oh, it seems like forever since I posted anything. I got a bit down with all the struggles that seem to have no end. But! I did manage to get some cutting and pasting done. I also did some cutting and painting but that is for another post.
Here are my Love You and Thank You cards for this week. There are several of both themes.....
and this last one is trying to be different. Maybe it is a bit odd........ hm?
Sunday, September 7, 2014
ODBD September challenge. The challenge was for me to make my own background. I do have to say a few words about it because it just wouldn't photograph right. The background is supposed to be a shabby chic weathered wood. The kraft base was run through the Big Kick with a wood type embossing folder and then roughly painted with blue, pink and silver. For some reason the blue really pops in the photos........ hm? and the lace is barely beige. Anyway the idea was for a shabby chic barn wood look.
Friday, September 5, 2014
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Friday, August 29, 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Good morning! I was going to make a bunch of these and found I had a hard time making just one. Cindy R is soooo good at this and I was inspired to try it. Alas, I need more practice. I do like this one though. The sentiment is a sticker from the stash that I mounted on cardstock and then popped. I will try this again another day. :)
Monday, August 25, 2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014
I liked this paper because it is actually using both sides of the same piece. The gray is wonderful with this shade of purple. I merely distressed all the squares and sentiment with a pearlescent ink to match. The sentiment is popped for some interest.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Sunday, August 17, 2014
I'm not stressing over getting a ton of Christmas cards made since I have joined a few other OWH ladies and committed to pacing meself. If less than 50% of the box is Christmas then Sandy should not be overwhelmed with more than she needs for this season. Sorry, I can't remember who the background paper is made by but I can tell you that it qualifies as an Oldie Moldie Monday paper since I know it has been around for awhile. I do know the square panel is Tim Holtz. I made several for the next OWH box.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Mid-Month Throwdown and you can read about it here. The challenge is to make Grateful or Thankful themed cards. The side panels were dry embossed before the paint was added, the sentiment panel is raised and the leaves are punched with a textured paper... all to add as much texture as possible to these cards. I'm thankful for this uninterrupted day to make cards and tinker in the crafty zone! :)