I used paper from my Simon Says Stamp March 2013 Card Kit, Lawn Fawn's "Daphne's Closet". The "Moochas Gracias" stamp is from the "Farm Fun" collection at Jillibean Soup - I stamped with Versafine, heat embossed it and then colored with Smooch pink to add a little sparkle.
Last month, OWHtv asked us to make cards for kids. I had not make kid's cards in a while so it was fun digging through my paper stash and finding fun, happy designs. The simple instructions from Operation Write Home included: "All themes are great…just use images, colors, and designs that will make kids smile. Include both boys and girls, and think about wee little ones as well as teenagers....let’s give them plenty of cards they can write home on, and that the children can tuck under their pillows at night."
It was so relaxing to finally have a chance to get creative in my office today. I loved this sketch from Operation Write Home and it was a great excuse to put away the Christmas papers and pull out some Valentine's Day stacks.
Here is the sketch:
And here is my card. As you can see, I turned the sketch. I used paper and a sentiment from Making Memories J'te Adore collection, a heart embossing folder and some red/white polka dot washi tape.
I used Bo Bunny's Hello Sunshine paper that I won from Simon Says Stamp! Looking at the card, I should have put the sentiment on cream card stock and attached it to the yellow paper; however, it is more prominent on the card than it shows in the picture.
I received a notice about this challenge late last night. Instead of going to bed early, I decided that making a card of encouragement for our troops overseas was well worth sparing another 30 minutes of my time. Operation Write Home's card supply is low right now. They are in dire need of all occasion cards. For those of you who aren't familiar with OWH, they are a wonderful, non-profit organization that collects handmade cards and then ships them off to our deployed troops so our military members have beautiful cards to send to their loved ones.
OWH's midweek challenge was to create a card of encouragement. I actually think these challenges can be more difficult, because there isn't a sketch to follow. That being said, a quick Google search for "card sketch" can make things MUCH easier for a creatively challenged girl at 11:30pm.
Here is my card of encouragement. Once again, I used my new Heidi Grace Designs, Tweet Memories paper. It was late and I didn't feel like digging for something else ;-)
I bought some really cool stuff last week from Websters Pages and decided to use it for this challenge. I'm still trying to find my sea legs when it comes to creativity, but at least I got the sketch right this time (well, sort of right)!
Well, here I go! My very first sketch challenge from Operation Write Home. Here's the sketch they gave us:
And here is what I made:
I realized once I was done, I didn't follow the sketch very well. But, it was my first time and I had fun so that's all that matters!
I made this card base a few days ago by piecing together some patterned paper scraps from my Simon Says Stamp! card kits. I had no idea what to do with it once I made it, so I set it aside and used it for this challenge. The ribbon is from Martha Stewart and the compass and sentiment are both from a Simon Says Stamp! card kit. The blue base card stock was scrap as well as the white on top. I inked the edges of the blue and white card stock in gold and pounced the ink on the white card stock as well.