Sunday, February 2, 2014

Operation Write Home Card Bowl 2014

yes, I have been scrapbooking and making cards between August and now. I just haven't posted them! (bad girl!!) but I figure posting took time away from making.....

anyway, this weekend is not only the Superb Owl competition (figure it out......) but also Operation Write Home's Card Bowl 2014. which, thanks to a crop night with the girls, I actually participated in!

Friday's challenge was to use the colors for one of the competing teams. I debated going with a black and white card and cheering for the referees but decided to throw my hat in with the Broncos.

Saturday's Challenge was courtesy of Our Daily Bread, an awesome Operation Write Home sponsor. they challenged us to brown as our main color. while there are several other colors in both my cards, I think they qualify as brown based.

And today, Operation Write Home introduced Sketch #210 and that was our final challenge. please note: if you look at the sizing on the OWH site, they are wrong. I believe the horizontal paper stripe is 2.5" instead of 1.5". 

for all but the "my stars" card, I was still able to use leftovers from layouts I had completed at the crop last night. that all worked out quite nicely!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Swap Round 2 - Month 6

surprise! I actually took a picture of the kit!

this one was from Laurie and is the last one in this swap round. July was busy and it took me a little extra time to get my cards made, but here they are:

the first card uses Operation Write Home Sketch #183. believe it or not, I didn't need sketches for the other two!

take a moment and see what the other ladies did with this adorable kit!






Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Happy Anniversary! Happy Birthday! Hi!

my father remarried 10 years before I got married. so while I celebrated 20 years of marriage this year, he celebrated 30!! I am sure I have used these stamps multiple times, but they live in Hawaii and the stamps are can I resist? I will admit that I was inspired to make this card by one Taylor VanBruggen made for Taylored Expressions to show off their new release. don't be surprised if you see these two penguins on one of my cards it the future....I just couldn't get them in time to make the anniversary card this year!

later in the same week, a dear friend had a birthday. I won't tell you how old she is turning but I will tell you that she sure doesn't seem that old! she can keep up with the best of them! I wanted to go crazy with the pennants and think this qualifies!

and.......even though I haven't posted the layout (and might seem so much easier to post)....I completed a layout and made a card from some of the leftovers. this is that card! heck, I even used washii tape on this one. (nice shadow on these photos, huh?? one of my lights in my scraproom was broken....)

thanks for looking!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Swap Round 2 - Month 5

Wendy sent out a great kit with some fun Scenic Route papers and a lot of wonderful embellishments! and no, of course I didn't take a photo! but if you check out Arlyn's blog she did! (thank you!)

Wendy included this great embossed card. I knew I needed to do some with those hexagons! I added the little bee brad.

when you forget that you already made a Father's Day card, an Operation Write Home sketch #176 can really come to the rescue! this was actually the first card I made with the kit and it was made and mailed in an hours time! still got there late.......slowpoke mail to Hawaii! oh well! I added the button, brads, and ribbon to the kit.

I loved the die cut that Wendy included in the kit and finally figured out a way to show it off! the only thing I think I added to this card from my stash were the alphabet stickers.

I like this card because I actually finally used a stamp that I was really excited to buy! it supports Operation Write Home......and is based on Sketch #177.  I flipped the sketch on its side and centered everything. I didn't realize it wasn't suppose to be centered! oops!

thanks so much for looking! be sure to check out what everyone else did with the awesome kit! one month to go......






Friday, May 31, 2013

Swap Round 2 - Month 4

This kit was provided by Peggy. See all the pretties she included!!!

for my first card, I really wanted to highlight the great black and white chevron paper. I made the tag with the ghost flower and quote and put it on the paper. blah! I added the border of yellow to the paper. blah! I added the flower sticker and Prima flower. blah! I left it alone. a couple hours later I came back and added the blue doily. NOW I like it!

I really wanted to play with the polka dots in this next card so kept it simple. put a little paper behind the polka dot ribbon to help highlight it. the sentiment is QK Grande Finale. 

This is one of my favorite go-to sketches from Operation Write Home (sketch #154). perfect for little leftovers. of course I had to ink them all! and it let me use another phrase sticker as well as the cool felt sunflower Peggy sent. I backed the holes with blue paper, though I guess black would be more fitting. 

and then I noticed I still had a few more squares leftover! oh, and a strip of that polka dot paper! so I did my favorite scraplift.....a thank you card Arlyn sent me years ago! this made me smile because I got too use my favorite phrase sticker from the bunch along with some brads.

these sunny cards made me smile. I hope they make you smile! and soon I hope they make a Hero smile and then his/her family!

please take a moment to go see what the other ladies have done with this cheerful kit!





Saturday, May 25, 2013

Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog Hop - THANK YOU says it all!

Products used:
Cosmo Cricket Cogsmo papers and chipboard
American Craft brad
Basic Grey alphabet stickers

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Happy 50th!

no actual scrapbooking, but I did get a card done for a big boss at work. this is VERY loosely based on the Operation Write Home Sketch #172.

Products used:
Cosmo Cricket paper and tag
We Are Memory Keepers ribbon
Making Memories stamp and leather photo corner
Bazzill bosher
Karen Foster brad