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

Friday, May 15, 2015

You Mean The World To Me: OWH #254

Happy weekend everyone!  How's the weather in your neck of the woods?  We have seen rain almost daily for 10 days, putting a damper on any outdoor activities, including planting my veggie garden.  So.. if I can't plant I might as well make cards.  Catching up a bit, last Saturdays' sketch challenge from Operation Write Home is great CAS card, with just the right amount of layering to keep me engaged and simple enough to get completed!  LOL!

DP:  American Crafts "Globe Trotter" (yellow and globes)
         Studio g "Paper Pack - blues" (houndstooth blue)
         DCWV "Everyday Essentials" (banner background)
Tiny Brads:  Recollections
Circle Dies:  Spellbinders Circles and Lifestyles Circles 
Sentiment:  computer generated

Congratulations Graduates

Best wishes to all those young graduates, moving onto the next phase of their lives!  A co-worker has a special friend who graduated from high school this week.  She asked me to make a special grad card in her honor.  I'd been collecting ideas on Pinterest, but had yet to make a grad card, so I gladly accepted the challenge.  Fun, time consuming, but very pleased in the end.  5 hours later, I don't think I'll mass produce this card, but I was honored to help a friend.  Cheers to graduating class of Grand Junction High School. Go Tigers!

Inspiration Card:  The Serendipitous Stamper blog spot;  her card was square, but I wanted to make mine 5x7.  Yikes!  A square card would have been easier, especially when doing the gown, using a square die to create the neckline.  No… I went rectangle and had to custom cut the angles for the neck! Next time… make a square card!

2015 Tag Board Die Cut:  Walmart graduation party supply section

Inside Sentiment:  Computer generated, inspiration from Greeting Card Messages. Great free on-line source for card sentiments!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Finishing Strong Blog Hop: A Push to the End

Hello fellow Operation Write Home card makers.  Today is a day of celebration with a bit of sadness.  Operation Write Home announced that, as our service members are drawing down, OWH is drawing down also.  The need for our cards is less as more and more Heroes return home.  More about the draw down and the end of the OWH mission can be found here.

To celebrate the homecoming, OWH is conducting a Memorial Day Weekend blog hop, Finishing Strong Bloghop, to spread the word about the last day to have your cards delivered to OWH Headquarters, August 1, 2015.  Please join us in this bittersweet celebration and participate in a fabulous day of sharing our cards, on a day celebrating our Heroes.  

Bloghop Sign Up:  Finishing Strong Blog Hop