Saturday, November 20, 2010

340 Cards for Operation Write Home!

Time for a SHOUT OUT to all the ladies that helped me out this morning. We made 340 cards for Operation Write Home in 3 hours! Woohoo! Special thanks to a few of you that also came over to my house earlier this week to prep the stamping and cutting part. Marla, Robin, Jenna, and "prep" ladies! And thanks to Dailah, Hannah, Hannah (2), Robin, Marla, Laura, Wendy (and your two daughters!), Sherette and Rebecca, Penny, Merle, and I think I might be forgetting one or two others who were there but I can't remember the names!

Everyone's help was much appreciated! I can't wait to do it again!

The box, ready to be mailed off! Total of 384 cards to be shipped...340 from today, 32 I had made at home this week, and 12 from Michelle.

Thanks to ALL of you!!! Our troops LOVE these cards!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Another Card Workshop!

Another Workshop this week!

When: Thursday, 18 November
Morning: 0930-1130, kids welcome
Evening: 7-9pm
Where: My house

The cards are all made with black and white paper, and you can choose your color of embellishment!

RSVP my commenting on the blog, or e-mail me at

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Operation Write Home Bloghop!

Welcome to the Veteran's Day Weekend Bloghop, sponsored by Operation Write Home! Welcome hoppers coming from Jackie's Blog!

Our bloghop mission was to make a Valentine's Day Card! Since we're making cards for soldiers overseas, we need to be a month or two ahead of the game! The deadline for Christmas Cards has passed and next holiday OWH needs cards for is Valentine's Day.

My card was made using Close To My Heart's Silhouette Creative Basics paper (no longer available). The "I love You" stamp from CTMH's "Dainty Thoughts" C1350 stamp set, and the "Truly, Madly, Deeply" stamp from CTMH's "Priceless Love Word Puzzle" D1348 stamp set. The words were stamped in CTMH's Amethyst ink, and the distressing in CTMH's Archival Black ink. Lastly, three Prima flowers were added, in various shades of purple, along with black brads. The card base was made from natural brown cardstock (not sure of the name, but the brown paper bag type paper). And that's it! Simple but cute card.

So let's start making Valentine's Day cards for OWH! We need to get tons of these cards completed and sent overseas by the 7 Jan 2011 deadline!

Blog Candy: How did you get started volunteering to make cards for OWH? Share your story under my comments and I'll pick a person at random to receive 5 homemade Christmas cards. My story on how I got started is that I actually received an OWH card in the mail from my husband in Afghanistan! You can read more about it on my website!

Next on the Bloghop is Heather's Blog. Thanks for stopping by!