Friday, November 12, 2010

Operation write Home Bloghop

Welcome to the Operation Write Home Bloghop!

I know today is November 13th but we are celebrating Valentine's Day. We have to send cards far in advance so they can get back to families before the holidays. The deadline for Valentine's cards is January 7th 2011! Please don't wait until the last minute to send your cards.

Here is my Valentine's card
The heart is heat embossed with red embossing powder.
* the stamp "all my love" is by Heidi Swapp*

Please remember the rules of OWH.

 1.NO GLITTER! We can never use glitter!
2.If you use a dark card stock(as I did today) please make sure you line the inside of the card in lighter paper so it is easy to read what is written.
3.Please stamp or mark the back of your cards with "Operation Write Home"

OWH is in the running in the Joann's craft for a cause contest. Please vote daily so OWH can win much needed shipping dollars.
You can vote every day and you do NOT have to register.

Your next stop on the hop is Melanie

Thursday, October 28, 2010

OWH Challenge #40

Here is the sketch for the week

Here is my card

Sunday, October 24, 2010

OWH Challenge #39

This is the sketch

Here is my card

We are already getting started on our Valentine's cards.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

OWH challenge #38

I missed almost a whole week. I am sorry.
Here is the sketch we were given

I made 2 cards for this challenge


Friday, October 8, 2010

Challenge #37

This was the sketch for the week.

Here is my card. I changed it a little.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

hero arts challenge- encouragement

This challenge was to make a card for a hero to send home to encourage someone. Here is my card.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Make a card for a girl

Making a card for a girl is easy. I have 2 girls. We know lots of girls. Most of the girls love pink. I work well with pink do PINK it is.

Challenge #35

Here is the sketch

Here is my card

Challenge #36

Here is the sketch

My card. I had to change it a bit.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

hero arts- simple sketch

For this challenge we were given a sketch

Here is my card

Friday, September 24, 2010

challenge- make a child's birthday card

This challenge was to make a child's birthday card. My style always goes right to a card for a little girl because I have 2 little girls. Any little girl would be happy to open this card.

The paper is from the American Girl stack sold only at Michael's.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

OWH Challenge #33 make a pink birthday card

In honor of OWH's 2nd birthday we had a sketch/color combo challenge. Make a pink birthday card using this sketch.

I turned it and made this


Monday, September 20, 2010

challenge- make a fall themed Thank You card

This challenge was to make a fall themed Thank You card. Here is my simple card.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

hero arts- use a diecut

This challenge was to use a diecut on your card.
"In my thoughts"

Thursday, September 16, 2010

hero arts challenge- tag it

This challenge was to use a tag on your card

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

hero arts- 3 of a kind

This challenge was to use 3 of the same item on your card. Here is my card-

The stamps are stampin up.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Challenge- make a yellow Thank You card

This challenge was to make a yellow Thank You. I made a simple card. The Thanks was cut with my cricut.

hero arts challenge- blue and silver holiday

This challenge was to make a blue and silver holiday card. Here is my card.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Hero Arts challenge- hearts

Hero Arts was kind enough to host a card making party for Operation Write Home. They challenged their members to make 500 cards this weekend and send them to OWH. They had challenges and prizes along with games. It was a lot of fun. I made 9 cards and I will share them here. Unfortunately I do not have any hero arts stamps. I love them and I need to get some ASAP. Thank You Hero Arts for supporting our efforts to help the troops stay in touch with their families.

This challenge was make a cards with hearts. Here is my entry.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

OWH challenge #34

This is my card for the weekly sketch

and here is the sketch

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

OWH Challenge - Make a Halloween Card

OWH is having a birthday bash the entire month of September. We will have lots of different challenges. The first challenge is to make a Halloween card. Here is my card

The deadline for Halloween cards in Sept 20th. I don't know if this guy is going to make it so maybe he will go to a special friend.

Friday, September 3, 2010

OWH Challenge #32

Here is another great sketch from operation write home
Here is my card

I like the black paper but the card still has a lot of color.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Mid- week challenge

This week's challenge is great. Make a card using a die cut, punch, ribbon and embossing. I missed the ribbon part until now. OOPS. Sorry.

Here is my card
The word peace is heat embossed as are the clear snowflakes on the red background.

Friday, August 27, 2010

OWH Challenge #31

I missed the last few challenges. Time just gets away from me. Here is sketch #31

Here is my card

Monday, August 23, 2010

Happy Anniversary

I made this card for my mother. She is going to a party. This is a 5x5 square. I love square cards but they do cost extra postage if you are going to mail them.

I also made the matching envelope.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

A birthday card

This is not a card for OWH and will not be going through the mail. That is why I put the 3-D items. I don't normally get a chance to do this. So much fun.

The candles were tough. They wanted to stick to me but not to each other. I even made a matching envelope.

Monday, August 16, 2010

OWH Challenge #29

This week we were given another sketch from OWH. The sketches are great because they cause you to think in a different way.

Here is my card. I am backing off of the holiday cards for a bit.

The patterned paper is from the American Girl stack available only at Michaels.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Challenge- Use your patterned paper

The challenge was to make a card using patterned paper. I am late posting because this was last week's challenge but here it is. I normally wouldn't have put pink flowers with zebra paper but I think it works.

A great birthday card for a girlfriend.

Friday, August 6, 2010

OWH Challenge #28

Here is the sketch for this week

Here is my Christmas card.

Monday, August 2, 2010

same paper, different card

After I made the sympathy card I had that paper sitting here and I though about how much I love it. I wanted to make a card to send with my next OWH package. I made this -Thinking of you card

The paper is DCWV.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Simple Sympathy card for a friend

My friend lost her father in law this week. I sent her this card. It was simple but said what I wanted it to say. On the inside it said "I'm praying for you".
The paper is DCWV.

Monday, July 26, 2010

OWH Challenge #27

Here is the weekly sketch.

Here is my card.

Yes it is a holiday card. We have to be way ahead of the holidays because of the delays in shipping but these are extra early because our shippers asked us to work on holiday cards.

Friday, July 23, 2010

OWH Challenge #26

This is the sketch for this week.

This is my card.
I seem to be stuck on birthday cards.

The paper is DCWV.