Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Operation Write Home

I was introduced to an orgainzation called Operation Write Home through my friends at SCS. OWH's mission is provide hand-made cards to soldiers to use to keep in touch with their loved ones at home. They do not have the luxury of running to Hallmark to send Mom a Birthday Card, or Dad a Father's Day card.

I am seriously trying to plan a Community cardmaking event, but am stuck at a place to hold it. While i am looking, I had the opportunity to do a Pal/Gal event at my MIL's church. Almost 50 pairs of Gals and their adult Pals. I prepped cards for them to assemble for OWH.

Here is a group shot of the cards they completed.

and then individual pics of the cards I designed.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Let's make it 4


I should've taken the day off from stamping, but had some time to putter this am. I was able to stamp between doing Easter baskets and breakfast with the kids, and the time we were going to my Aunt's house. I just HAD to post.. .make it 4 days in a row. It may be a first for me since I started my blog.

I have not yet photo'd and downloaded today's work, but here's an Easter card I made for my paternal Grandma. She'll be 93 in June, and recently moved into a nursing home.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Tic Tac Toe??

Can I make it 3 days in a row of updating my blog.

Since it is EASTER weekend, I am showing a few more cards I've stamped over the past weeks.

The 2 flower cards use one of my favorite sets, the flowers are colored with some distress stains. The stains are really shown used in different ways, and i'll show you that when i get to try them... but for now i just colored a pc of white cardstock with them, then cut & stamped them.

The catepillar card, I made for my niece's 4th birthday last weekend. all the letters are die cut, the feet are from SU!'s owl punch, the head and tail are circle punches trimmed. This card is CASED (that's a nice way to say copied in the stamp world) from another SCS user. Her name is Jenna Barber.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Catching up on recent creative time

Last weekend, a fellow stamper had a bunch of us over to stamp. I could only go for a short time (family commitments). I took some images and markers and used the short time with friends to color.

Here are a couple cards I made with images I colored that day:

I wish the girl with the flags didn't photograph so dark... it's really pretty! I may try to rephotograph it, but just in case...

Thursday, April 21, 2011

New Stamps make for a FUN day.

There's a website I visit everyday, a borderline addiction. Well, I couldn't get online Tuesday night and most of the day Wednesday. It was torture. LOL!!! Luckily, I had ordered some new stamps, and they arrived yesterday. I was able to distract myself and put my creative mojo into action!

oops that thank you card won't flip horizontally like it should be...