Monday, January 31, 2011

OWH Sketch #54

I just finished a card using sketch 54.  It's my first attempt at the sketch challenges.  I hope to challenge myself with these sketches each week.  This one was hard.  It took me several times before I found a the paper I was happy with.  The paper, card stock, and stamps are from CTMH.  Now I need to figure out how to post this to the OWH website.  :P 

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Pink and Black Dress

Fish

God Loves You

Leaves

You have me in stitches

Butterfly

You're Special

Hearts

Happy Mother's Day

Hope

Violet Rose

I love you...Mom

I Miss You Owl Card

Simple I Miss You Card w/Rose

Love is blooming all around

Mother's Day Card

All of the products used are from Close to my Heart (CTMH)

Flickr Photostream

Here is a link to my Flickr Photostream:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/lauraandrade/

You can see the cards I sent in my first box to OWH. 

A little about me

Hi, I have been in the Air Force, active duty, for the past 20 years, and now I'm retired.  I am now a stay at home mom.  I have been very blessed with my great kids, Ryan, 15, Dylan 9, Lauren 7, and Justin 4.  I have also been blessed with a wonderful husband, Jeff.  We have been married for 19 years and we are still going strong. 

I love to stamp and papercaft.  I've been doing it, off and on, for most of my adult life.  I'm very lucky my husband tolerates my need to hoard supplies.  I have tons to supplies and now that I am retired, I have some time to use them. 

I just found out about Operation Write Home this month.  I have already made over 80 cards.  My style is pretty simple.  I'm getting a little braver as I spend more time crafting.  I use to be a Close to my Heart (CTMH) consultant, so almost everything I have is from CTMH.  Lots of my stamp sets are already retired and my card stock colors have already been phased out of the CTMH color schemes.  But, I have so much, I'm not letting it all go to waste because it's not "current."  All the colors I have are still very useable.  

While I was active duty, I was deployed to Afghanistan.  I rcvd a box of handcrafted cards from a friend.  I can't tell you how much we all appreciated getting the homemade cards, that were not only beautiful, but were just what we needed to keep in touch with our loved ones.  When I heard about OWH, I knew I had to be a part of it.  It now gives me a greater purpose for making cards.  I am happy to support the troops in any way that I can.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Operation Write Home ... OWH

I need a place to post the cards I make for OWH. Click on the OWH badge on the right and find out more about OWH. Making cards for the troops has given me a greater purpose for making cards and I'm so excited about it. I don't know if anyone will follow my blog or even read it but at least it gives me a place to share my cards and keep a log of my favorite ones too. As this blog goes I'll share more about myself and my hobby. I will try my best to keep this blog going. Wish me luck.