Sunday, June 1, 2014

OWH and Great Impressions Blog Hop

Hey All!!  Welcome!  I hope you've been enjoying all of the amazing bloggers and their inspiration along the hop today!  You should have hopped here from Carolyn's blog.  If you're lost or would like to start from the beginning, just visit the OWH Stars and Stamps page HERE.

The Operation Write Home mission is to support our armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on as well as AnyHero cards to encourage them.  If you are new to OWH and their mission please visit HERE for more information.

for a HERO
I kept my card simple and stuck with just the sentiment from the GI OWH Flag Set.  I really love the distressed look of this sentiment and will be using it to make plenty of AnyHero cards!  I have a really hard time writing in AnyHero cards but I love to make them!

Thanks for hopping by!  Your next stop on this hop is Ellen.  Have a wonderful day!

Friday, March 7, 2014

OWH Die-Versions Blog Hop

Hey All!!  Welcome to your next stop on the OWH & Die-Versions Blog Hop!  I hope you've been enjoying all of the wonderful inspiration along the way.  If you just came here from Anne's blog you're on the right track!  If you stumbled here and would like to start from the beginning, visit the OWH Stars & Stamps.

Wish I Was With You
Such a cute die and it worked perfectly with some paper I've been wanting to use up!  If you love the dies you've seen along the hop make sure to check out the Die-Versionions website! Also, make sure to be commenting along the way!  OWH will be giving away some blog candy to random commenters!  You can find more details at the start of the hop!  

Thanks for visiting!  Your next stop is Emilia!

Monday, October 28, 2013

OWH Sketch Challenge 196

Hey All!

Wow! October has been one really crazy month!  I've been busy trying to tackle a lot of DIY projects I have all over the house.  I'm really good at starting a project but I'm horrible at finishing them!  I've also really stepped up my running routine.  I'm doing 3 miles every other night on my own and I ran a 4.5mile run called the Bisbee 1000.  Over 1000 stairs!  I may have lost my mind a little here.

Have you all checked out this weeks sketch challenge over on the S&S?  Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the challenge so make sure you go play along for a chance to win if haven't already done so!

Missing You
The sentiment is by Verve and the image is an older one from SU.  Paper is by My Minds Eye and twine from my stash.  I really like this sketch.  I'll be making a few more cards with it to fill up my OWH box.
One finally finished!
A project completed...well almost there.  I spent more than a week stripping off all the layers of paint on these stands.  I scored two of them for what I felt was an amazing deal until I got home and realized how much work they were going to need.  There were layers of white, pink, yellow, and even GOLD! Most of the screws were stripped so taking them apart was a pain.  One is finished though and that's good enough for me.  When I find a spot for the second one I'll finish painting it too.  (I told you I'm horrible at finishing projects!)

Well thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

OWH Blog Skip featuring Perfect Paper Crafting

Hey All!! Welcome!  I hope you're enjoying all of the amazing inspiration along the skip.  If you've skipped on over from Jenny's blog you're on the right track!  You can also visit the beginning of the skip at the OWH Stars & Stamps blog.

I love these Perfect Layer tools! They are super easy to use and you get a centered layer/image every time!  I paired them up with Sketch 61, a SRM sticker, twine, and some really cute paper from My Mind's Eye.

Easy process
No more fussy cutting and dealing with small pieces in the paper trimmer.  These tools made layering my sentiment a breeze!  I also goofed and cut the layer around my pattern paper too thick on the sides so the tools quickly fixed that!

Perfect Paper Crafting has generously given OWHers a discount code for 5% off purchases - no expiration!  Shop with code:  OWH5%

Well, I truly appreciate you all stopping by!  Your next blog on this skip is Jeanie!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

OWH Blog Skip featuring Hero Arts

Hey All!  Welcome to the OWH Birthday Bash blog skip featuring Hero Arts!  I hope you've been enjoying all of the great inspiration along the way!  You should have arrived here from Allison's blog.  If you've happened to randomly stumble here please check out the beginning of the skip at the Stars & Stamps blog.

I appreciate you
I'm on a bit of an AnyHero kick these days but there's definatly nothing wrong with that!  I used the CL646 Happy Birthday stamp set to make my card.  The sentiments in that set are very well loved!  If you love this set or any of the others along the way be sure to check out the Hero Arts site here.  Hero Arts donates 25% of the profits from the sale of these specific sets to OWH!

Your next stop on this skip is Lucy.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

OWH Blog Skip featuring Stampers Best

Hey All!  Welcome to my spot on the OWH Birthday Bash Skip featuring Stampers Best!  You should have arrived here from Cindy's blog.  If you've randomly stumbled here please visit the OWH Stars and Stamps blog at the beginning.  There's so much great inspiration that you do not want to miss out on!

A grateful American
I just adore this Ciara stamp and sentiment from Stampers Best.  Ciara is one of my go to stamps for Any Hero cards.  Sandy created an amazing coloring tutorial for her that you can check out on her blog here.  Y21 really does make all the difference in making her a real golden!

Inspires Me
I love this bold bald eagle stamp.  Make sure to go check out the rest of the great stamps that Stampers Best has to offer as fundraiser sets for OWH.

Your next stop on the skip is the ever so talented Allison.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

OWH Blog Skip featuring Unity Stamps

Hey All!  Welcome to your next stop on the OWH Blog Skip featuring Unity Stamps.  You should have arrived here from the OWH Stars and Stamps blog.

Real Men Don't Wear Capes
I kept my card pretty simple.  I was inspired by this sentiment from Unity Stamps and paired it up with some patriotic paper from my stash and Soldier Ian.  Writing in AnyHero cards is the hardest part for me.  I like to tell our Heroes how much I appreciate them and their service.  When I'm really stuck on what to say, I like to ask a couple of my close friends to write for me.  Not everyone can make a card but they all can say Thank You.

Your next stop on the skip is the talented Lee Mae.

Thanks for stopping by!