Thursday, June 23, 2011

Card for OWH - Sending Love Your Way

Hello crafty peeps!

Sorry I've been slacking on postings.

I recently started going back to school and it's kicking my behind!

I'm struggling to find crafty time for myself these days.

I recently started making cards for a cause that is near and dear to my heart, Operation Write Home (OWH).

As most of my readers know, I have a son who is in the Army and is deployed to Afghanistan, so I am so grateful for this organization.

If you haven't heard of them, go check out their site here.

Their mission is: "Supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them."

Here is the latest card that I have made for this cause:

I am kind of slow at card making right now, because I haven't been doing it long, but I hope to get better and faster at it so I can send LOTS of these off to the shippers at OWH.

I started off using a card map from the OWH Stars & Stamps bloggers circle to help get my creativity flowing.

This is the one I used OWH Sketch #72:

As you can tell though, I changed it up a bit, but these card maps are great to get you thinking about where and how you want to start, especially if you are a newbie card-maker like me!

 Here is a picture of the tools and supplies I used to create this card:

Cricut Imagine Machine - Better Together Cartridge
Cutter Bee Scissors
ATG Tape Gun
Provo Craft Bone Folder
Blank White Card, 4"x5.5", Recollections
Printed Diecut, Square with contoured edges, "Sending Love Your Way", pg. 3, Better Together Cartridge
Patterned Paper, DCWV Citrus Matstack, 4.5" x 6.5" Pad
Card Stock, Light Olive Green (Unknown Brand, from stash on hand)
Paper Flowers, Orange Brown, Olive Green, Oriental Trading
Lace Ribbon, Matilda (Cream/Off White), Really Reasonable Ribbon
Pearl Brad, blue/green, Eyelet Outlet
Zots, Glue Dots, Medium, Singles
Foam Adhesive Squares, Recollections

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Beloved Pet Layout

Today I am posting a layout that I made about a month ago, but am just now getting around to posting here on my blog.

I was going to enter this layout in a challenge, but ended up finishing it late and didn't make the challenge.

I was pleased with how it turned out and since it honors our sweet beloved and departed dog Cookie and her lifelong companion, our Daughter "B", I decided to post it anyway and see what you all think about it.

These pictures were taken a little over a year ago, right before our dog Cookie passed away at 16 years old!

Our Daughter was home from College on a visit and luckily got to spend some time with her before she passed.  

These were the very last photos taken of her and I was so happy that "B" was with her in the pictures, because when we got Cookie as a pup, "B" was only 7 years old and she always considered Cookie  her dog. 

(We had another dog at the time and our son "R" adopted him as his own.)

We sure do miss Cookie, she was a sweetheart and a true friend to all of our Children while they were growing up!

I Googled "Pet Poems" to find the poem shown, but I cannot remember now what site it was, but it did say the author was anonymous.

You can click on the last picture if you want to be able to read the poem better, the picture should enlarge for you.

I apologize for not having a list of materials used for this project or a picture of the materials used.

I usually like to do that, but at the time I was making this layout, I was in a big hurry, because I was trying to make a deadline (which I didn't!) so I forgot to write anything down or take any pictures of the supplies.

If you want to know any info about what I used or any techniques used, just ask, I might be able to "recall" certain things...even in my old age! LOL! 

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Really Reasonable Ribbon's Summer Blog Candy Giveaway!

Hey There bloggie/crafty friends!

Just had to let you know about this awesome giveaway going on at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

One of my fave craft sites!

They have tons of awesome ribbon that is perfect for all your card and layout projects and the best part is, their prices and selection are great!

Just click on the photo below to go to the posting on their site which will tell you all about the cool giveaway!

You can also visit their store here.

Hurry over to their blog site to enter this great giveaway! You have until Friday June 17th at 12:59 PM EDT to enter.

You don't want to miss out on this one!

If you want to see some of the awesome ribbon they carry, check out my craft haul video from a couple of months ago by clicking here or on the video below.

While you're at it...don't forget to enter my 100 follower giveaway also!
(See the photo on the right side bar top or click here.)

Thanks for stopping by!