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SOS Challenge 76


Shopping Our Stash has a new challenge up –  Challenge 76: Best Deal Ever or I had to buy it, it was on SALE!.

I’m a bargain shopper – I do not like to pay retail. I love the stores that carry previous season merchandise at a tremendous discount. At one of my favorite places, I happened upon a paper craft stock-up – they had packs of 8.5″ x 11″ and 12″ x 12″ for amazing prices. I found a pack of Handmade paper in a Bordeaux Crocodile. 25 sheets of embossed paper for $1.99. Um, yes please. Even if I only used 1 or 2 sheets, I was still way ahead.

Of course, once I got it home I was like “what am I going to do with this paper?”. Fortunately, within a couple of months, I discovered Operation Write Home. Voila, I have created a Valentine’s Day card.

DCWV Silky Smooth Cardstock in grey. Wausau Fleck cardstock for border and sentiment. ANW Crestwood embossed paper for hearts. Sizzix Sizzlit Heart. Sentiment and border from TPC Hugs and Kisses Set in Memento Tuxedo Black.

**This also falls under the Our Daily Bread November Challenge – use a rarely used tool or technique – this is the first time I’ve used the paper and I rarely use the Heart Sizzlit.

**Another card for the Midweek Throwdown – Valentine’s Day as well.

OWH Sketch Challenge 145


Operation Write Home has a new sketch challenge up – #145.

Here’s mine – I made a Valentine’s Day card as I plan on making at least 30 this month. (I turned the sketch on its side as I wanted to use that piece of patterned paper.)

Wausau Fleck cardstock front, black and printed paper from stash, Sentiment from TPC Studio Hugs and Kisses in Memento Tuxedo Black. Fiskars corner punch and organza ribbon in blush pink and fuschia.

OWH Valentine Midweek Throwdown


Operation Write Home has a new midweek throwdown challenge up – Valentine’s Day. I know, I know, but they need us to make the cards so that we can send them in so that they can send them out so that deployed peeps can then send them home to loved ones. Whew.

Here’s mine – I love this little monster and the fact that he’s the only one in the set with hands means he can hold balloons.

Wausau Fleck cardstock front, red and black paper from stash, Primitive Heart Sizzlit, Recollections My Little Monster and TPC Studio Hugs and Kisses in Memento Tuxedo Black.