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Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown – Kids

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The Midweek Throwdown this week at Operation Write Home is Cards 4 Kids. I decided that I’d jump into the Sesame Street Pool again and decided to make Cookie Monster.

Instead of a generic stamped sentiment, I created a Cookie specific sentiment on my computer and printed out several of them. Guess who will be making more of these this afternoon?

Coredinations Black, Xerox Flecs Cover, Colorbok Blue, TPC Beige. No ID circle stamp in Memento Tuxedo Black, Shapeabilities oval and circle dies, scalloped and regular. Recollections Brads. The Precious.

SOS Challenge 120 – Kids

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The challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash is Cards for Kids.

Astrobrights Happy Orange and Green. Xerox Flecs Cover. Recollections Brads and Star Punch. Sentiment is Studio G in Versamark with Zing Neon Orange Embossing Powder. Elephant is Recollections in Memento Tuxedo Black. DPs are no ID.

OWH Cards for Kids & My Favorite Things Fundraiser

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Sandy Allnock  announced a super fundraiser for Operation Write Home during OWHtv Episode 87 – a My Favorite Things stamp sale. Since we had the option to order up to 3 sets of stamps, that’s what I did. I just received my first pair yesterday.

I used Fred Bear Out West this morning. So cute for the little cowboy / cowgirl peep in a Hero’s life.

Here’s how I used him.

Fred is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on white cardstock and is colored with Stampin’ Up pencils. Howdy is stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa. Tan paper is DCWV Silky Smooth. Brown is from DCWV Tattered Time Stack. Rope is, I think, DCWV as well. Cardfront is Wausau Fleck cardstock, colored with Distress Inks Tea Dye. Shapeabilities Ovals and Scalloped Ovals dies.

This is a perfect submission for the OWH Cards for Kids Midweek Throwdown.

OWH Midweek Throwdown – Cards for Kids #3

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The midweek throwdown this week at Operation Write Home is to make Cards for Kids. I just found some super cute animal stamp sets on clearance at Michaels so decided to stamp a bunch of images and color them in.

Here’s my second critter –

Wausau Fleck cardstock. Pattern papers are from DCWV The Paper Stack. Lion is from a Recollections set, colored with Crayola True to Life pencils. Sentiment is Studio G Lynette Anderson Taylor in Memento Tuxedo Black. Scalloped Square Shapeabilities Dies. Pick Your Plum Bakers Twine. Distress Inks Wild Honey.

Seeing the card here has let me know my sun is streaky – that has been corrected with swabbed baby oil. See my previous post for a video.

OWH Midweek Throwdown – Cards for Kids #2

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The midweek throwdown this week at Operation Write Home is to make Cards for Kids. I just found some super cute animal stamp sets on clearance at Michaels so decided to stamp a bunch of images and color them in.

Here’s my first critter –

Wausau Fleck cardstock. Pattern papers are from DCWV The Paper Stack. Alligator is from a Recollections set, colored with Crayola True to Life pencils. Sentiment is Studio G Lynette Anderson Taylor in Memento Tuxedo Black. Large Circle and Scallop Circle Shapeabilities Dies. Dimensional adhesive.

I used the handy dandy colored pencil tips from Sandy Allnock – baby oil will help to even out the blotchiness that results from colored pencils.

OWH Midweek Throwdown – Cards for Kids

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The midweek throwdown this week at Operation Write Home is to make Cards for Kids.

Wausau Fleck cardstock. Monsters and GRRRRR from Recollections My Little Monsters, colored with Crayola True to Life pencils. Scribble is from TPC Studio Cupcakes set in no id ink. HELLO is TPC Studio Whimsy Greetings. Balloons from Hero Arts OWH Birthday set, paper pieced from DCWV The Paper Stack. Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

 

They grow up so fast

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My youngest daughter Melanie is ten years younger than her brother and sister (twins). As nicknames go, she has plenty that revolve around her actual name but she was also Small Fry for years and years.

At about 10 or so, she announced that she wasn’t small anymore and needed to be called Medium Fry. OK – that’s reasonable. She could be that and the Big Kids would still be the Big Kids.

Mel is now 13. I called her into the kitchen yesterday for lunch – “Medium Fry, come get pizza.” She walked in, looked at me and said “I’m nearly as tall as you. I don’t think I can be Medium Fry anymore.” “What? Now I have to call you Large Fry? Fine, but don’t you ever ask me to call you Super Size Fry because it isn’t happening.”