Monday, July 27, 2015

Happy Birthday

The challenge at is anything goes- as long as it is a birthday theme!  Here is my first non- Operation Write Home card and it is for my niece Tessa. The Prima stamp is colored with Copics and I covered the balloon with a clear glaze pen- lots of shine but it dries quickly. And then I used a clear star glitter pen on her shoes, gifts and parts of her party dress (the ruffles do not show the shimmer but it is there!). I put the sentiment inside the card so the image can be the focus- she is a cutie- and quick to color.

Thanks for visiting,

Saturday, July 25, 2015

My Final Operation Write Home Box

After making my card for the final OWH sketch this morning, I took my package to the post office and sent my final box to Sandy for Operation Write Home. It is exciting to know that most of our troops are either home or will be soon and therefore there is not a huge need for a non-profit like OWH.....mission accomplished! Sandy has posted a few pictures of the boxes sent in before the final deadline (8/1/15) and she reports she has more than enough cards for the rest of the year and into 2016.... and I am guessing beyond!
Here is the final OWH sketch:
Sketch 259

I rotated it and kept my card very simple-(no coloring!) I wanted the image and the sentiment to be the important aspects of the card. I also created this with the recent challenge in mind-- to create a love card without a honor of past shipper Dixie! 
I did make a card colored with copics- and I just did not get the serene feeling I was looking for- so I tried again without any coloring!

And my 2 final OWH cards- happy winter cards:

I will miss the consistent contact with the group of wonderful ladies who made OWH what is was- a fantastic organization- with such dedicated volunteers- and lots of creative talent! I used to look forward to the Sunday morning sketch each week-it definitely motivated me to create and I loved to see what others made. I am so happy that many OWH ladies have blogs and participate in lots of I am not saying good bye to this group....we will continue to cross paths in so many ways! And of course, is going to continue to teach and inspire us!
Thanks to Sandy, Fabre, Kris, Dixie and Caro for all your sorting, packing and shipping over the years! And Marlene, Sybrina, Paula, Jan, Kristie and so many more who taught us, challenged us, inspired us, shared with us over the years and prompted us to create our best for our troops!
I know I am going to continue to 'craft on' but now maybe my family will get homemade cards! LOL
Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Summer Fun Challenges with Krafting Kimmie Stamps

I am back with 2 more cards- yup-I am posting 2 days in a row!
My first card is for the Cards 4 Guyz sketch challenge:

And the next beach babe is for the Cards in Envy challenge and Top Tip Tuesdays Summer Fun challenge.

Thanks for visiting- make sure to wear your sunblock at the beach!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Challenge Cards using My Favorite Things Stamps

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope you are enjoying the summer. I had some time off from work and had a lot of fun....we traveled to Pennsylvania for a softball tournament and spent a day at Hershey Park. More great memories and so much laughter! 

I have 2 cards to share today.
My first card is one of the final Hero cards I am making for Operation Write Home  and the ODBD monthly challenge and I was also inspired by the challenge at AAA Cards to create a scene with stars. I really like the A La Mode gals by My Favorite Things- I love all of their stamps but these stamps make me smile.

My next card is also doing double duty; the sketch is inspired by the Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge and the yummy chocolate is for the Words to Scrap challenge. And with my recent visit to Hershey Park and the abundance of chocolate we purchased (and ate!) I was very excited about the W2SB challenge! And of course, another great stamp by My Favorite Things- adorable!

I am continuing to work on cards for my final box of cards for OWH- they must reach Sandy by August 1st- so I am getting down to the wire!
Take care and thanks for stopping by.
Oh- and if you see my sister- tell her Yolanda is looking for her vacation pay!
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