Monthly Archives: May 2014

OWH Midweek Challenge – Pink & Grey

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The Midweek Challenge this week at Operation Write Home is a Color Challenge – Pink and Grey or Black. I made this work with the Shopping Our Stash Challenge as well – #153 Background Check – create your own stamped background.

Crestwood – Metallic Cover – Gun Metal, GP White No ID postage rubber stamp + TPC Hugs & Kisses in Distress Inks Black Soot and Victorian Velvet. Recollections Brads.

Background Check – Card 2

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The challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash is #153 – Background Check – create a stamped background.

I used a no ID vintage style postage rubber stamp. This is a variation of the card that I submitted yesterday.

Recollections Black & brads, GP white, No ID stamp + TPC  Whimsy Greetings sentiment in Distress Inks Peacock Feathers and Peeled Paint.

SOS Challenge #153 – Background Check

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The challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash is #153 – Background Check – create a stamped background.

I used a no ID vintage style postage rubber stamp.

Recollections Black & Brads, GP white, No ID stamp + TPC Hugs and Kisses sentiment in Distress Inks Faded Jeans, Dusty Concord and Black Soot.

Update (YAY) –

Morgan helps me make Any Hero Cards

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Today’s card is an amusing one. In every box of Cards that I send to Operation Write Home, I also include “Any Hero Cards”, cards that are basically thank you notes to those who serve. Following the formula that I’ve heard Sandy mention, I include 10% worth of Hero Cards to the total number of cards I’m sending in. This current box is close to 240 so I’m making 24 cards.

I decided that Morgan, our Lab Dalamation mix, would help me out with this batch.

Super simple layout – I cropped 4″ x 6″ photos down to 4″ x 5.25″ and have adhered them to card fronts with the message directly on the back. I even cheated a bit as I went for a half typed and half handwritten note.

I like this idea so much that I think I’ll make Morgan cards every time, with different pics and notes from her. On this card, she’s wondering if they have any treats.

 

OWH Memorial Day Bloghop 2014

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Operation Write Home is having a Memorial Day Bloghop. The theme is Red White and Blue in Love, Miss you, Birthday or Thank You.

I used my papers from my excellent We R Red White and Blue Collection stash. This specific card is the result of a happy accident while working with Sketch #224. I cut my first squares of DP too big so I put them aside to cut more pieces at the correct dimension. Once I finished that card, I went back to the bigger pieces and played around to create a design I liked.

Blue is Heidi Swapp No Limits – Smarty. Xerox Flecs Cover. We R Red White and Blue Patriot & Freedom Stripes, TPC Studio Hugs & Kisses in Distress Inks Faded Jeans. Recollections brads.

Aqua Love

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Today’s card was based on the scrolling print on this piece of cardstock.

TPC Black Linen, We R Storytime – Gretel, Autumn Leaves Rhonna Farrer in Versamark Black with Hampton Arts Clear Embossing Powder. No ID sequins.

Aqua Plaid Love

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Today’s card uses scrappy bits from yesterday’s pair of cards.

We R Storytime – Gretel. Xerox Flecs Cover. TPC Studio Whimsy Greetings in Distress Inks Peacock Feathers and Mowed Lawn. Shapeabilities Circle dies.