Sunday, November 8, 2015

I'm Gonna Be A GMa!

Happy Sunday everyone.  Wow, it seems like a life time since I last blogged.  For many of you, you know I immersed myself in the fabulous work of Operation Write Home, a non-profit making greeting cards for our military heroes and their families.  OWH shuttered activities in August, so I found myself with time to get back into other activities (hiking, camping, kayaking, sewing, knitting).  Well, I couldn't stay away from card making.  My son and his beautiful wife are expecting their first child!  What a great way to get back into cards, I thought, I'll make Thank You cards for the kids to use when they start getting baby gifts.  So… onto the cards, I hope you enjoy!

Baby Feet:
Inspiration - Stamp With Jodie
Stamp- Stampabilities "Rylee's Footprint" (Hobby Lobby)
DP- Paper Studio

Baby Thank You:
Sentiment:  Computer generated

Giraffe Thank You
DP:  Paper Studio 
Die:  Spellbinders Scalloped Circles
Sentiment Computer generated

Monday, July 13, 2015

A Million Thanks: OWH Sketch 258

Happy Monday everyone!  The day is sunny, no rain yet, the mosquitoes are in full force…!  A good day to make cards by a sunny window!  As most of you know, our beloved Operation Write Home is closing it's "doors" August 1.  Our heroes are coming home and we celebrate their sacrifice to our country.  We also thank our leaders at Operation Write Home for their tireless efforts to support our military heroes.  Thanks Sandy and crew!

With the closure, we have only two more fabulous sketches to go, this week's sketch is perfect for a celebration card.   Don't you just love all those banners?  So much, I added one more for color!  I have just a few more cards to make, to send off my final jammed-packed box of cards to OWH.  Bitter sweet, but it's been such a fun journey.  Well, off to finish a few more cards.  Have a great day, mosquito-free !

DP: Scraps
Sentiment:  computer adapted, inspiration, Create With TLC

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Thank You: Our Daily Bread Designs July OWH Challenge

It's hard to believe that this is our last OWH ODBD challenge.  Such fantastic support by ODBD, sponsoring the cost of shipping two boxes of cards to our heroes.  A big thank you to ODBD for sponsoring our heroes.  Our final ODBD Challenge is to make a thank you card.  I love thank you cards the most, so needed especially as our heroes come home and wish to thank all those who supported them.  So, in honor of our heroes and their supporters, here's my last ODBD OWH challenge.

DP:  "Digitize" by Bazzill
Hex die cut:  Sizzix
Sentiment:  computer generated Print Shop 2

Give Thanks: OWH Sketch 256

Wow, I can't believe a month has come and gone since my last post.  I've been busy making the last of my duplicate cards for my very last OWH box.  August 1 is a day of celebrating our heroes return, but bitter sweet for the friends who have supported our heroes.  A big thank you to those at OWH who've mentored and lead us all these years.  Thank you!  Well, back to catching up…. Sketch 256 is just the perfect CAS card!

DP: scraps
Sentiment:  Print Shop 2 computer generated
Brads:  Paper Studio

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Miss You: His & Hers

Hello everyone, I'm still catching up from my recent vacation to the northwest to attend my nephew's wedding.  So fun, and so different than Western Colorado!  It was so fun being away, but it's nice to be be back with my cards, especially so excited to have been chosen for Operation Write Home's May Mid-Month Throwdown Challenge to use the same sketch, but make a his and hers version.  Well, not to pass up a challenge, even my own, I finally got to join in.  I also am double dipping, capturing this month's Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge "Miss You" theme.

P.S.  I slipped a cutie photo of me with my adorable twin nieces, Sarah and Kate, taken during the wedding weekend!

Male Miss You
DP:  BoBunny "Double Dot"
         Paper Studio "Murphy's Square" 4.5"x 6.5"
Female Miss You
DP:  DCWV "the Everyday Essentials"
         Ki by Hampton Arts "Color Crush" 6x6
Sketch:  Mojo Monday 393
Sentiments: Computer generated with Print Shop 2
Embossing Folder:  Lifestyle Crafts "Woven"

Original Cards:  OWH February MMTD: Cards for Kids

Sunday, June 7, 2015

God Bless The USA: OWH Sketch 255

Happy Sunday everyone.  I've been away on vacation a bit, thus I am bit behind with my crafting.  The latest sketch from Operation Write Home is just perfect for some pre-cut digi images I got while on vacation.  I make my card in honor of D-Day yesterday, remembering those who gave it all for our country, God Bless the USA.  Take care all!

Hubby and I kayaking the calm water of the Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon

Sketch: OWH 255
DP:  Background , We R Memory Keepers "Red White & Blue, Patriotic Alphabet"
Pre-printed die cut digi by Pebbles   
Star brads by Ki, Hampton Arts

Saturday, May 23, 2015

A Big Thank You: OWH Memorial Day Blog Hop

A big hello to all card making friends.  A special day over at Operation Write Home, one very special Memorial Day Blog Hop to remember.  Operation Write Home, a charity that has supported heroes with handmade cards since 2007, will be closing later this year.  All cards need to be sent in by August 1st, so I'm helping to get the word out!  A bittersweet event, as I've enjoyed immensely making cards for our military Heroes, but… this means our Heroes are coming home!  I made my card in honor of our Heroes and to the all wonderful work of Operation Write Home.  Thank you! 

Sentiment:  Create with TLC (a freebie she had a while back)
DP:  scraps
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots"
Brads:  Paper Studio