Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown:The Nature of Christmas

2013-10-10 16.23.30Hi all,

This week we were challenged to use an element of nature on our cards for our heroes to send home to their love ones.  I used the snowmen from Dollar Graphics Depot file called Frosty Long Stocking.  I think the images and their sentiments are adorable.  The scallop frame is from the Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge. I love this cartridge. It has some really nice shapes.

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Snow

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it snow!
https://i2.wp.com/4.bp.blogspot.com/-6t473oy3At4/UEQlbrYlhrI/AAAAAAAABFA/fy6h106Mu58/s1600/thisweeksChallenge03.jpg    2012-12-03 16.46.33
Challenge #139 -Snow
 Our challenge this week is to provide inspiration for those snowy days ahead.   I decided to use the cricut Winter Frolic cartridge and create a card for the holidays.  I cut my snowman at 3 inches and used a Martha Stewart punch for the snowflakes on the first one and a My Creative Time die for the second.  I added stickels to the flakes to give them some sparkle.  I used some KI memories paper that I had in my stash. I think the cards came out cute and plan on making a few more to send to my friends.
2012-12-03 19.02.01

Dynamic Duos #31 {Light Green and Red} Challenge

2012-12-03 16.39.46For this week’s dynamic duos challenge we were to use certainly celery and real red.  I decided to pull out my Winter Frolic cricut cartridge and create a card for a friend.  She is an animal advocate, so I thought this would be the perfect card for her for the holidays.  I used Authentique paper and cut the shapes at 3 inches.  I also used the sentiment that comes with the image and cut it at 2 inches.  I added wiggley eyes and lots of diamond dust stickels to help make it sparkle. I think it came out cute. Sorry if my camera washed the colors out a little.

OWH Sketch Challenge #143 with Tonic Studios!

Operation Write Home along with Tonic Studios has challenged us to create a card for our Troops using sketch #143.

Here’s the sketch…

I decided to create a card with a winter theme. I used Close To My Heart Artiste Cricut cartridge for the snowflakes and the coordinating winter stamp for the sentiment.  I used cuddlebug snowflake embossing folder for the background.  I highlighted the embossed snowflakes with Tim Holtz embossing ink. I added liquid pearls to the snowflake to give it a little dimension and sparkle.  I embellished the bow with a crystal from Megan Elizabeth | Above Rubies Studio

I love the blue and white colors together. The card measures 4.25 by 5.50.

Comments are always welcome.

Operation Write Home Blog Hop

I made these cards for Operation Write Home’s blog hop. We were to use a winter theme to make cards that our heroes could use to send home to their love ones.  The first one is made using  Close to My Heart winter sentiment and snowflakes from the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge. I used liquid pearls to decorate the snowflakes and the ink was one of Megan’s little juicy stamp pads from Above Rubbies Studio.  I love the way the colors match. I added a little stickles to the bottom snowflake and popped up the sentiment and center snowflake to add demension.

The second card was made using the same cartridge and stamp set.  Only this time I used the OWH sketch 139 as my inspiration.  The pattern paper is from Recollections.  I used the liquid pearls again to add demension and sparkle and popped up the center snowflake.

I hope you are enjoying the card hop. Please consider joining us in making cards for our heroes. It is our way of saying thankyou and letting them know we care.  Feel free to leave a comment. I love reading them.

Visit  to our blog, Stars and Stamps:

http://operationwritehome.org/starsandstamps

or for this hop’s post go to

http://wp.me/p2kUr6-2bxp

Midweek Throwdown Color Challenge at OWH

This week at Operation Write Home there  is a color challenge using Red & Green! We’re to make cards using the colors Red & Green for our heroes to send home to their family and friends!  I used Cricut Snow Friends cartridge to make my snowman cut at 3 inches. I added a little stickles to the snowflake on his shirt to give it a little shimmer. The paper was from a holiday pack I got last year.

%d bloggers like this: