Friday, December 30, 2011

OWH - Top 10 Projects from 2011

Hello Friends,

Happy New Year! I hope your year will be one full of blessings, friends and family. Over at Operation Write Home's Stars and Stamps blog  we decided to follow Sheila's lead and post our 10 favorite projects this year. Below are mine in no particular order.

As a side note. If you are attending CHA be sure to stop in the Operation Write Home booth and make a card of one of our nations deployed service men or women.


Until next time,

You are one of a kind.

Thank You Dixie Challenge

Hello everyone,

This week we challenge you to make Thank You Cards in honor of our friend and shipper Dixie for our heroes to send home to their family and friends! Dixie has passed on her duties as an Operation Write Home Shipper to Caro after serving for two years - and we wanted to do something special in her honor to say THANKS for all her hard work and dedication!

 If you want to see the other Thank You cards just click here.

Today is the last day to make a charitable donation for 2011.
Have a wonderful and safe New Years eve,
Peace can only be found in one place.

Monday, December 26, 2011

OWH Sketch #101

Hello everyone,

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.
Over at Operation Write Home we don't stand still so here is the sketch for this week.
If after checking out my card you'd like to see more of this challenge you can click here to check out all the other cards.
If you are looking for a charity to donate to before the end of the year please consider helping Operation Write Home with a donation. You can find a tab on the main page of the Operation Write Home link above.

Love you all.
A small baby came to save the world.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

OWH Sketch #16

Hello again,

I am going out of order today. I had this stamp image I wanted to use and the next several in line just did not work for me. So I skipped to #16. I hope you enjoy it.

Enjoy your day,
Love must be sincere.

Friday, December 16, 2011

OWH Skip - Let's Start the Weekend!

Hello Everyone,

If you came here from Kate's great blog you are in the right place. If you just happened upon this blog you will want to start at the beginning of the OWH Skip here. 

I am using the Hero Arts OWH stamp set called All The Time (CL584) and the OWH Sketch 98.
This set has two great clock images and several sentiments that are perfect of our heroes cards.

Sketch #98

OWH is giving away one of each of the Hero Arts stamp sets, and the 3 winners will be picked from all comments on all the blogs in the skip - the more blogs you comment on, the more entries you have! Winners will be drawn Sunday night.So be sure to visit all the blogs to increase your chances.

The next stop is the amazing Samantha.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you find some great inspiration for card making this weekend. If you are new to Operation Write Home and want more information just click here.


Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

OWH ODBD December Challenge: Get Sentimental and Sketch #6

Hello Friends,

Just wanted to mix it up a little. These cards cover two things the self challenge of making a card for each OWH sketch and the ODBD December Challenge: Get Sentimental. The great thing about the ODBE challenge is....they are giving away 2 - $25 gift certificates for two randomly entered cards and they are donating shipping to OWH. You can find all the details here.

So I need to tell you about this sentiment. It is a 1" stamp from Close to My Heart that simply says I Love You and I just stamped it at different angles. I think Sandy thinking outside the box is rubbing off on me.

Wishing you happiness,
Delight yourself in Me, for I am the deepest Desire of your heart.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

OWH Sketch #3

Hello Friends,

Still on that quest of getting the OWH sketches done. Here is #3

Happy day,
True life comes only from the Son.

Friday, December 9, 2011

OWH Hero Arts Blog Hop

Welcome to the Operation Write Home's Hero Arts Blog Hop.

We are showcasing the wonderful stamp sets created by Hero Arts. These sets are perfect for making cards for our deployed heroes.

The set I used is called All the Time. Isn't this just the perfect card for a hero to send home to a loved one. Love it!

If you are not familiar with Operation Write Home you can check it out by clicking HERE.

Stamps - Hero Arts, All the Time, CL584
Die cut - Spellbinders, Fancy Tags
Circle - Cricut, George Cartridge
Pattern Paper - Cosmo Cricket, Material Girl & Garden Variety
Card base - 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"
Circle 2-1/2"

Thank you for stopping by.

PS Thank you Sandy for the great photo of my card.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

OWH Sketch #2

Hello friends,
Here is sketch #2 in my quest to make all the sketches posted at OWH since the beginning of time.

I hope you are enjoying the cards.

We will soon be celebrating Christ being born in Bethlehem.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

OWH Sketch # 1

Hello again,

As I posted yesterday I am starting at the beginning of the OWH Sketches trying to get all the ones done that I missed. Here is the Sketch with my card below for #1.

See you all later,
God is good all the time...all the time God is good!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

OWH Sketch #97

Hello Everyone,

Below is my entry for OWH Sketch #97. Yes I know I am late posting it. I am trying to make a card for every sketch that has been posted at the OWH Stars and Stamps site. If you'd like to join in just click here.

Check back later to see other sketches I decided to play with late.

Have a wonderful week.


OWH Sketch #5

Hello Friends,

Happy Birthday to me! This sketch really challenged me. I mixed it up a little I hope you like it.

Happy day,
Surely the Lord is in this place.

OWH Stecht #4


I hope these sketches are making your mojo start. Why not make a card of OWH? It is a worthy cause for our deployed heros.

Happy Sunday,

My hope is in the Lord.

Friday, November 25, 2011

OWH Sketch Challenge #96

Hi everyone,
Did you survive Thanksgiving? I am not out shopping today but making cards for our heroes. This is the latest sketch challenge over on the Stars and Stamps Blog. I've added the direct link below so you can go check out all the other cool cards.

OWH Stars and Stamps Link
Today I am thankful for friends that are like family.


Saturday, October 29, 2011

11.11.11 Blog Hop

This blog hop is for honoring our veterans. Along the way there will be some great prizes from some amazing companies that are support Operation Write Home. The blog will start here.  Marianne

Friday, September 30, 2011

OWH World Cardmaking Day Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are enjoying the blog hop.

Here is my Christmas Card. I was going for the quick and easy but clean and crisp look.

I support our heroes with handmade cards because of all the sacrifices they and their families make to keep me safe and free in this beautiful country. I hope that you will decide to support them as well.

Enjoy today,

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

OWH Birthday Bash - Using May Arts Ribbon

Hello everyone,
I am sure I am like many of you in the ribbon department - I just can't get enough.
Today over at Operation Write Homes Stars and Stamps Blog we are using May Arts Ribbon. On the bottom of my card I am using their double sided ribbon - one side is pink the other is green.
I have used a digi stamp from OWH page for North Carolina.

If you need more ribbon and who doesn't please be sure to check out May Arts. They have the best quality and selection of ribbon I have found anywhere.

Have a great day,

Sunday, September 18, 2011

OWH Birthday Bash : Digi Challenge

Are you up for a Digi Challgene?

We're so excited to be sponsored by the DigiDoodle Shop for this fun challenge today!

Your assignment: use a digistamp!

Prize: a $10 gift certificate to the Digi Doodle Shop!

If you have images from the DigiDoodle Shop, that'd be awesome - they have some cute ones, some samples below by a few of our crafters. You can also use ones from the OWH site - either here on the regular digis page, or here on the state digis page. Or any other digis you have!

Here is my card using the Missouri state digi. (No I am not from Missouri)

If you'd like to read more about OWH click here. Or is you are already fimilar with us and want to join the month long birthday bash happenings just click here.

Have a great Sunday!

PS I hope to get back to adding my A Card A Day cards soon. Yes I am still making them, it just seems like life has gotten the best of my blogging time.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

OWH Pleating Tutorial

Hi everybody,
Have you tried paper pleating. I hadn't either. It is the new tutorial over at OWH.

I decided to try something a little different. After completing the card at the bottom, I had some pleating leftover and just couldn't throw so used the scrap this way.

Have some extra cards? Don't know what to do with them? Why not check out Operation Write Home.

Talk to you all later,

OWH - Sketch #79

Hello everyone,

I finally had sometime to make a couple cards on Tuesday. This is a sketch challenge over at OWH.

Same sketch but two totally different looks. If you need some mojo why not pop over to OWH and check out all the fun. 

Have a great weekend.

Monday, July 4, 2011

OWH Sketch Challenge #76

Hello Everyone,

I hope you all enjoyed the OWH Virtual Cardmaking Party. I know I had a lot of fun looking at all the challenge cards that were made.
Here is my card for the OWH Sketch Challenge #76. This is also my Make a Card a Day #54. Yes I did just make this but to keep it easy for me to continue to add the cards I have been making for my Make a Card a Day challenge.

The sentiment says"Today I caught myself smiling. Then I realized I was thinking of you."

Have a wonderful evening.

OWH Virtual Cardmaking Party and the winnder is....

The winner of the blog candy is
Karen Gory. Please send me your mailing address and I will get the prize right out to you. missy dot wa at gmail dot com

Thank you everyone who entered.


Saturday, July 2, 2011

Operation Write Home Virtual Cardmaking Party

Howl at the Moon Challenge

I’m so glad you are here.

Operation Write Home is a group of cardmakers who are honored to make cards for our deployed service members – a small thing we can do for all the sacrifices made by them and their families.

If you would like to start at the beginning of the Virtual Cardmaking Party challenges just click here.

My goal was to make a masculine themed card. I find it so much easier to make feminine cards. So this challenge was for myself as well.

My challenge for you is super easy. Make a card using a moon somewhere on it. Use InLinkz at the end of this messge to post your card. I will randomly pick a winner for a surprise package from me. I will list the winner here at 5 pm on Monday and on the OWH Facebook wall.

You will also have a chance to win a prize from Operation Write Home. All the details are listed here.

I look forward to seeing all of your cards. Have a safe and fun holiday.