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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Last Shipment to OWH for 2013...

Well, here it is!  The last shipment to Operation Write Home for 2013... woo hoo!!  There are 63 handmade cards and 9 "Any Hero" cards for a total of 72 all together.  They include 18 "miss you" cards (very proud of that!), 10 "thank-you" and a bucket full of "general" cards.  I've updated my sidebar with the totals and they are not even close to last years.  However, I think I earned a "bye" with getting married, moving, son graduating and going off to college all in the same summer.  It took me till November to even get my head half way out of the water... :)

Monday, December 9, 2013

Do these ever end?

I've CASEd this card from one I saw on Pinterest using one of the 50 Scrappy Backgrounds I made last January.  My goal today was to whittle that pile down by more than half.  I lost the battle to a migraine but I'll finish it up tomorrow, for sure!  The days of the week are a leftover from my Project Life goodies.  I thought the colors of the days matched perfectly with the colors I had chosen for this Scrappy Background... almost as if I'd made it intentionally for this.  How's THAT for perfect?!!  And Ronni, if you're reading this, each day is mounted on some of the scraps you sent me... you see, the gift that keeps on giving!  :)

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Another Version of Scrappy Background...

This is another version of the Scrappy Background.  I just love doing this!  Not only does it use up so many scraps, it's very relaxing to me.  I'd guess it's like doing a puzzle for others.  As you can see, there are many different sizes of scraps.  It's a challenge to find a piece that will work in each spot.  Just like looking for the ONE piece that elludes you.  On these pieces, not only did I use up my scraps; I challenged myself to use up pre-stamped sentiments.  How'd I do?

Friday, December 6, 2013

More miss you cards...

I have been in my craft room since 7am this morning (it's 7pm now).  I'm quite surprised that I don't have more to show for it.  Did I fall asleep or something?  I completed four of the above card and four of another... all "miss you" cards for Operation Write Home.  I have only one more shipment for 2013 to send and I want it to be packed with miss you cards... :)
Supplies used...
  • Background Paper by Authentique "Spellbound'
  • Strips from 7 gypsies, My Konos collection
  • Hearts punched from same
  • All edges distressed with Tim Holtz Tie Dye ink
  • Stamp by Stampabilities
  • Ranger Archival Jet Black ink

Get Well Soon...

I returned from a couple days away to learn my best friend had been hit by a car.  Un freakin' believable!!  She counts her blessings that she only broke her leg and banged her head.  I'm completely stunned!  I made her a Get Well Soon card on the fly.  My intentions also is to use Christmas papers and colors to help cheer her... :(

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Playing with a friend...

I had a most enjoyable time on Monday and Tuesday, helping a friend make cards for gifts.  We ended up with quite a variety.  When I return to my own playground tomorrow, I intend to CASE some of these...