Thursday, August 18, 2011

Making Cards for Operation Write Home

OWH Birthday is coming up and they will be celebrating the whole month of September.

To help support them and their efforts my next card party September 17th (I have changed the date) we will be making cards for them. So bring Papers, embellishments, stamps and other supplies to make cards and join the fun. You don't have to wait until then to start making cards for them. Who ever comes with at least 20 finished cards to donate I will give a discount on any Stampin Up products ordered that day.

All cards made and donated, I will provide envelopes and pay the shipping fees to send to OWH. I also will have a collection jar so you can donate money to help offset OWH'S shipping fees to the troops. Their expected shipping fees for September, October and November are $13,000. They appreciate all donations.

What kind of cards should you make? Cards need to be A2 size (5 1/2 x 4 1/4), no glitter and well made. They can be Thanksgiving, Christmas, Birthday, Thinking of you, Miss you, I love you or blank. You can check their website for more guidelines.

Sunday, July 24, 2011


Here are some envelopes I have ready to give out birthday cards in. My hand writing is not very elegant, but using the Calligrafun style and method I can manage something cute.

Calligrafun by Martha Lever is an online class I took that you can check out on the Creative Workshops website.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Cards to show

I haven't made many cards lately because I have been taking several different online classes and playing with mixed media Journaling. But with several friends and family having Birthdays this month I managed to make some cards.

This next one I have done for several friends on different styled cards. It always gets a chuckle.

This next one was for my Husband on our anniversary last month. The one after that is for his Birthday. Can you tell he is into Sailing?

Thanks for looking!

Random Acts of Kindness.

It's my Birthday tomorrow, and I have received a couple of cards.
This cute one was sent by Steph S from Tennessee Stampers.

And this one is from Libby W from the BRAK group of Splitcoast Stampers.

Thank you ladies for my Birthday cards!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Random Acts of Kindness

Recently I signed up for the Random Acts of Kindness group on Splitcoast Stampers. In this group I will randomly pick someone from that group and send them one of my handmade cards to brighten their day. Also at times I might recieve a card. I am going to enjoy taking part in this group because it sure did brighten may day to recieve these 2 cards from the Welcoming Committee. This first one is from Stacy Sheldon "JBgreendawn". I had never thought to sponge the dry embossed edges that way. It really looks like that main image panel is layered.

The 2nd card is from Debra Rack "dtstampz". She also did a neat trick that I will be trying. The 3 circles on the left are not brads but punched cardstock with glossy accents.

Thank you both for these great cards and brighting my day!!


OWH Spring Thaw Challenge

Finally I have the box filled and ready to be mailed today. Thank you Adrienne, Marie and Sara for helping me fill it with 200 handmade cards.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Friday, January 28, 2011

Stars and Stamps Sketch Challenge #53

It has been some time since I have done a sketch challenge. Since I am trying to make a bunch of cards for the OWH Spring Thaw Challenge,
I decided to make several of this layout as Mother's Day cards.

I have made a card very similar to this one using the same image and the same colors.
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Donating Cards to Operation Write Home.

I donate a lot of cards to Operation Write Home. It gives me a good excuse to do something I really enjoy doing: Make more cards! I am trying to fill up this medium flat rate box by February 13 with homemade cards that I make or by my family and Friends wanting to support OWH.

OWH is currently having a Spring Thaw half and half challenge.

Half of the cards you send should be either Spring, Easter, Mother's Day or Father's Day. The other half should be anytime cards (Birthday, Blank, I Love you, I miss you). So far I have 44 Seasonal and 54 anytime. My 2 sisters and niece have donated more cards than I have had time to make. I think this box will hold around 250 with envelopes. I need to get busy!

If anyone else would like to support OWH by donating cards (and have me ship them) please have them to me by February 13. I will stamp the logo on the back and tuck them into envelopes. Please be sure to check OWH website for the specific guidelines in what they want for their donated cards.

January make and takes.