Friday, December 31, 2010

In the year of 2010

Note: This is an e-mail that I sent out to my OWH Cardmaking Group today.  I am so grateful for the great support from everyone in the group throughout the year.


In the year of 2010, our OWH Cardmaking Group have donated about 1,500 handmade blank cards for our troops to write back home to their loved ones. For your information, current total as of 12/20/2010 that Operation Write Home sent to the troops is 754,286 cards.

As you might remember, I think these pictures were the one of exciting things to see apart from reading every "Heartfelt Thank You" note from our Heroes.

OWH Heroes enjoy our handmade cards

Thank you so much for your joining me in supporting for this great cause.
Wishing you a Happy New Year!

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Cards for OWH

A million Hugs and Kisses
Digital image from TLC Creations

You're so sweet
Digital image from TLC Creations

miss you Owls
Stampin' Up! Owl stamp, Owl punch, scallop border punch

I made a stack of these cards with Roxanne V., Janet S. and Christina during lunch time at work.  We started yesterday from the scratch and met today again to finish them up.  Thanks to them for their great help!

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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Sea Garden Blog Candy for December 2010 WINNER!!!

I have received 77 comments on my posts as of December 30, 2010 and 20 comments on the OWH facebook.  So I will complete (since I already started some)  97 cards for Operation Write Home as my personal goal other than cards that were made by my group of cardmakers.

As I promised, I have the winner for Sea Garden Blog Candy for December 2010.  David picked the number 17, which is Lisa.  I will send a small surprise to her.

craftybunny said  on this post
Love the aqua against the red.Beautiful colouring too.Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion :D
Lisa x
Sat Dec 11, 04:12:00 PM PST

Thanks for your kind comments that will make 97 cards for our troops to write back home to their loved ones.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

D2D Free Stamp of the Month Challenge

I had to ask about this bird to David while I was making this card.  So I learned
that I can use the thinking of you sentiment not only for Christmas/winter theme.
I colored it with Copic markers and cut it out.  Then adhered on the 2 3/4" circle.

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Sunday, December 26, 2010

OWH S&S Sketch Challenge #49 - manly Happy Birthday card

Here are my sample cards.

Digital image in color from Fred, She Said
Cardstock and the background DSP, sentiment stamp from SU
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Happy Birthday


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Christmas Gift Card Holder

I made three Gift Card Holders for my family.  These photos are showing how I made them. 

* Punch out twice by keeping the straight line.


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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas to everyone!

Merry Christmas to everyone!
Christmas Tree digital image from D2D
Cardstock and background DSP from SU
Colored with Copic Markers
Tiny Twinkles from Taylored Expressions
Stardust clear gel pen

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Friday, December 24, 2010

OWH S&S Holiday Vacation Challenge #6: All About the Boyz!

Challenge for today is to make a boy card with a general theme.
I didn't put any senttiment yet.  It can be used for any theme later.
A free digital image from Eric Dull, made just for OWH as a Christmas present.
I colored it with Copic markers.
Cardstock and the background DSP are Stampin' Up! products.

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Warm Wishes to You - D2D Challenge

Warm Wishes to You
Free digital image from Designed 2 Delights
Background stamp set from Stampin' Up
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Snowflakes
Sentiment stamp from Hero Arts

For Fun Challenges - Anything Goes

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Cards for my friends

I seemed to have lost my mojo flowing for a while.  Maybe it was because of weather... 
Tonight, I made two cards for my friends that I am going to mail out tomorrow.

happy birthday card
A digital image from Fred, She Said
Sentiment stamp from Stampin' Up!
Cuttlebug Embossing
Punches from Stampin' Up!

Merry Christmas
Digital Image from Digital Delights by Louby Loo
Cuttlebug Embossing
Sentiment stamp from Stampin' Up!
Tiny Twinkles from Taylored Expressions

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

OWH S&S Sketch #47 and D2D Challenges

Free Digital Image from Designed 2 Delights
Sentiment stamp set from Stampin' Up
Embossing Folder from Stampin' Up
Colored with Copic markers
MS Snowflake Punch

OWH S&S Sketch #47

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

OWH Facebook Challenge - "wish BiG" Birthday cards

This is how I made three panels on the Chocolate Chip layering cardstock.

1. Punched out the middle panel with MS Punch All Over the Page Square Scallop Punch.
2. Punched out the both side panels with SU 1.1/4" Square punch.
3. Attached Chocolate Chip layering cardstock on to the white card base.
4. Layered one of the 1.1/4" square punched out in the middle panel.
5. Punched out a 1" square white cardstock and stamped the "wish BiG" sentiment. Attached it in the middle panel.
6. Stamped the Owl and the Balloon image directly on to the panels of white card base.
7. Colored all images with Copic markers.

I am entering in the following challenges, too:

Mami Doodles: Challenge #16 - Anything Goes
Hodge Podge Shop: Challenge #5 - Birthday Cards
Paper Pretties - Punches

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Ornament Card

Christmas Ornament Card

For this card, I embossed the white card base with a Cutttlebug EF and stamped a SU ornament stamp once on the card base directly and once on a scrap paper. I punched it out with SU ornament punch. I folded it in half to give a depth when it is open. I attached it to the card and added pearls to embellish the ornament. 

I am enterig in the following challenges:

Winter Wonderland: CHRISTMAS and baubles

Craft Your Days Away: CYDA Challene #10 - Punch it out
Ellephantastic Cards and Craft: Challenge #21 - Christmas/winter
Creative Belli Challenge #106 - Christmas Embellishment/Papers
Paper Pretties - use punches
Penny Paper-Crafty: Challenge #44 - Merry Christmas
Stampavie and more: Challenge 120 - Christmas
Stamps R Us: Challenge #10 - Holiday Cards
Craft Your Passion: Challenge #35 - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge #93 - Red and White for Christmas
Stampin' Sisters in Christ: Challenge #68 - white with a splash of red

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

OWH S&S Sketch Challenge #46 - D2D Poinsettia

OWH S&S Sketch Challenge #46 - D2D Poinsettia

For this card, I used a digital image from D2D Free digital stamp for December. I printed the image twice and colored it with Copic markers. I cut out the flower of second image and attached on top of the first image with dimensional.  I drawed the shiny lines with Stardust Gelly Roll pen.  I embossed the red cardstock with Cuttlebug EF.  Layered patterned paper is SU Candy Cane DSP.  Tiny Twinkle blings are from Taylored Expression.  I love them.

I am entering in the following challenges:

Karber Christmas: Challenge 4 - a Christmas card using a digital stamp
There She Goes: TSG 84 - Bring on the Bling
Stamps R Us Challenge #10 - Holiday cards
Creative Card Crew Challenge - Anything Goes
A Spoonfull of Sugar: Challenge 133 - Christmas cards
Stampavie and More: Challenge 120 - Christmas cards
Penny's Paper-Crafty: Challenge #44 - Chrismas cards
Cooking It Up with Katie #41 - Layer Me a Red Christmas

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Gift Tags made with a decorative label punch

Gift Tags made with a decorative label punch
The stamp set and a decorative label punch are Stampin' Up product.

I took step-by-step photos to show you how I made them as follows.

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