Saturday, May 29, 2010

Thank you - OWH S&S Sketch #18, OWH Digi "Eagle Letter"

What a great day of OWH Memorial Day Weekend Bloghop!  So much inspiring creations and tutorials.  A lot of nice blog candies, too!  However, I shouldn't keep sitting in a chair too long because of my lower back condition.  So I took some time off from bloghopping and made a card instead to enter OWH S&S Sketch #18 challenge by using Sandy's first OWH digi set that she created for OWH cardmakers.  She is so amazing and talented.  I can't even think how she could do all these things.  I am going to include this card as one of Any Hero cards in my next shipment to the OWH on Tuesday.

I tried the Wax Resist Background technique that Sandy presented on her blog.  It is so much fun to see how it turns out.  First I embossed the waxed paper with Cuttlebug Stars EF and then I reused it by crumpling it.  You can see the difference in the photo above. Thank you, Sandy!

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Red White Blue "miss you" - OWH Memorial Day Weekend Bloghop May 29, 2010

Welcome to the Operation Write Home Memorial Day Weekend Bloghop!  Thanks for stopping by!  If you arrived here from Joy, Dustypenny Designs blog then you are in the right place but if you arrived on my blog in the middle of the hop and want to start at the beginning, please go to the OWH Stars and Stamps blog for the start of the hop so you can get the 'full experience' for the day.

I am so happy to participate in this Bloghop again.  In fact, I started my blog last year in order to participate in the first OWH (Cards for Heroes at that time) bloghop.  It was a great turning point. Thanks to Sandy, to the OWH and to our heroes most of all for their dedication.  Time to time I can't help remind myself that I am a foreigner here however, I learn and become a citizen each day by making cards for heroes and share my passion with others. 

I am going to have a surprise blog candy for three winners to celebrate my one year blogging.  Leave me some inspiring comments and I will randomly pick winners on June 1st.  Thanks for your comments.
I found out these links that I wanted to share with you.
Memorial Day History
How to observe Memorial Day

The theme of this Bloghop is Red White Blue "Missing You" card.  So here is my card that I want to share with you.  I hope you will like it.

The next stop on the hop is Darlene blog. She is very talented and I am sure you will enjoy her creations. 

Thanks again for stopping by and wish you a wonderful day.


Thursday, May 27, 2010

A Box of Cards ready to ship to the OWH

I made cards with my colleagues at work.   These are each one of cards that are ready to ship to the OWH.

These cards are created by Kathy.  She did a great job!

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Thinking of you today - D2d, SSC152

I finished this card for challenges:

* Delightful Inspiration - digital imge "Dragonfly Collage"

* Stamping 411 - SSC152

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Happy 4th of July - OWH Stars and Stamps Challenge

I made this card as a sample card for the OWH Cardmaking Day at work that is scheduled on Wednesday, May 26th. 

*  Challenge:  OWH S&S Stash Challenge: Stars

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

"here's to your new beginning" - Big Surprise Bear

For this card, I had Jess, our beloved co-worker, in my mind who has been going through a very difficult time.  He is new born after the Born Marrow Transplant and today he is free as he says. You can find him on his blog: Like a Rock - Life and a Time for Cancer Fighter.  He has been very strong and inspiring everyone.

* Delightful Inspiration - "Big Surprise Bear" digital image
* Sentimental Sundays: Challenge #3: New Beginnings

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Thank You for Caring - OWH S&S Sketch #17

I made this card based on the OWH S&S Sketch #17 and used the wordart image from Creation with TLC.  I colored the image with colored pencils well although the color of leaves turned out differently in the photo.

I was thinking about making cards for those who have been caring about me and this was the perfect image.  Thanks to Paulette for the image!  Thanks to David for his caring about me and enduring patience with me!  Thanks to Doctor P for her experties and listening to my even unspoken words!  Thanks to the kindest nurses at the Pain Clinic!  Thanks to my boss for her consideration!  Thanks to my younger sister for all what she does for me!  Thanks to my special mom!  Thanks to my friends for being there for me!

I have been suffering from the low back pain and very uncomfortable burning sensation in my left leg.  I was told that I have L5 torn disk after the MRI test and recommended to take a Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection (I didn't get it when I first heard this) after a few consultation.  I have been nervous all about one of  millions possibilities if something went wrong as I was pre-warned.  Well... after all, it went well. 

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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Get well soon!

For Dad.
For Gerry, Phindy's sister.

Wishing you get well soon!
Image from Stretch N Bubbles.
Handwritten sentiment with white gel pen.

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Thank you

Friday, May 14, 2010

Here's your carke AND...

For my younger sister.  Her actual birthday was May 12th but we went out for family dinner tonight.  I made a quick card with some dimensional stickers and handwritten sentiment.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Happy Birthday card for Cynthia

I made this Happy Birthday card for Cynthia by casing Nina's card.  The digital image "Softly Afloat" is from TMITA with PCC.  I colored it with colored pencils.  Cynthia loves blings and the color combination of this card for sure.  Hope this is acceptable for the challenge this week.

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Sunday, May 9, 2010

When Life Gives you Lemons... make lemonade! - OWH S&S Sketch #16

I love this sentiment from Mel Jen's Designs.  I made this card based on the OWH S&S Sketch #16.

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{thinking of you} - D2D, TESC112

I made this card for the following challenges:

I enjoyed coloring the image and playing with the sketch.

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Happy Mother's Day!

For my special Mother

For my Sister


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Friday, May 7, 2010

OWH Stars & Stamps: Tutorial: Digistamps and Microsoft Word

I wanted to share this tutorial video that Sandy Allock, President of the Operation Write Home presented to OWH card makers.  In orde to see the original post, please click this link: OWH Stars & Stamps: Tutorial: Digistamps and Microsoft Word or to see the bigger screen, just click the video.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Hoppy Birthday - D2D Challenge

This cute image "Charmed" is from Faith at Designed 2 Delight for Last FREE Digi Stamp for April challenge.  I started my card with love theme so I embossed the background paper with Cuttlebug EF-Hearts and even used love letter patterned paper however, somehow it ended up with the sentiment Hoppy Birthday.  I don't know how did it happen.  Lots Of Love!

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