Saturday, October 30, 2010

My Favorite Flowers

My Favorite Flowers - Chrysanthemum

I took this photo from our flower pot.
David presented it to me for our new beginning four years ago. 
It keeps coming back every season and brings a joy to my heart. 

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OWH S&S Sketch Challenge #40


Image is from Designed 2 Delights.
Sentiment, DP, CS and Ribbon from Stampin' Up

Card Maker Sketch Challenge

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Operation Write Home Cardmaking Day - Oct. 24, 2010

It was our 5th Operation Write Home Cardmaking Day at Elk Grove Grocery Outlet Community Room. Although it was rainy day, we have made it.  Kathy, Jordan, Karen, Allison, Janet Q., Donna A., Carole M., Caro Lou and myself made 104 cards today and wrote 7 of Hero mails.  Thanks to ladies and gentleman!   It was a very thankful day.  I could tell that everyone was there for making cards for our heroes from the heart. What a privilege that we have!

This is a box of cards that will be sent to Sandy tomorrow.  I included all the cards that I made since last month and Hero mails, too.  They are checked one by one, stamped or labeled the Operation Write Home logo on the back of cards, and tucked them into envelopes.  I have a separate package for Dixie as I promised that I will send her some Hero mails.

These are cards that Jordan, 4th Grade, made today.  We went to JoAnn store to get some supplies and he picked up some stickers and made two cards out of them.  He even inked the edges with sponge. And he cut, punched out and made a snowman card by himself (with a little bit of Caro Lou's coach!  She is so sweet.).  I think Jordan can enter the JoAnn's contest with one of his cards. 

This is a coloring page that I made with the digital image from Designed 2 Delights by Faith.  Allison, 3rd Grade, colored it and wrote her message to a hero.  How cute it is! 

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Cards for OWH S&S Sketch Challenge #39

I made the following cards for Operation Write Home S&S Sketch Challenge #39.

I played along with one of Basic Grey clear stamp sets that I received yesterday from Ecletic Paperie for Operation Write Home Birthday Bash challenge. It was a full box of goodies as you can see in this photo. How nice of them! How lucky I am!  Thanks so much.

Here is the sketch #39.  I turned it for the first two cards.  For the last one, I tied the ribbon across the three panels and added the sentiment on top of them. Colored cardstock, embossing folder and the sentiment stamp are Stampin' Up products.  Sponged the edges with Tim Holtz's Distress Inkpad.


This is the stamp set that I used for my cards today. 

I made a simple card and wanted to share.  You can see that  how easy to create a card with one set of stamp that comes together.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

have a holly jolly Chrismas card for OWH

I made this card as one of smaple cards for Operation Write Home Cardmaking Party on Sunday, October 24, 2010.  I used a Christmas stamp set from The Stamps of Life.  I stamped all the images on the white cardbase in black with Versa Fine inkpad and clear embossed.  I colored them with SU markers.

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Singing Angels Christmas cards for OWH

I  made these cards for Operation Write Home.  The digital image in eight different colors are from Fred She Said.  I stamped a Music Notes stamp from Hero Arts for the background. Sentiment is SU stamp set.  I used the matching colored cardstock for the colored images. 

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Sample cards for OWH Cardmaking Party on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010

This is one of sample cards for Operation Write Home Cardmaking Party on Sunday, October 24, 2010 at Elk Grove Grocery Outlet from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The digital image is from Bugaboo Stamps and layout is based on the OWH S&S Sketch #22.

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

TRAVEL card for Christina

I made this card for Christina for her scrapbooking project.  The digital image is from Nana Vic and papers and stamp set are Stampin' Up products.  Hope she will like it. 

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Saturday, October 16, 2010

How to make Christmas cards with 3D Foam Stickers

This is how I made Christmas cards with 3D Foam Stickers as shown in the following pictures.  Please click the photo to better read my tips.  Because all those 3D Foam Stickers are not strong enough to travel back to our hero's family, it is recommended not to use them except for Any Hero cards.  Still I think it's better to ensure that these cute stickers attached well on the card front.  Hope this will help.

Here are some other cards.

These Cuttlebug embossing folders that I used here are great for the background. 
I love each of them.

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Friday, October 15, 2010

To a Hero - Happy Holidays

To a Hero - Happy Holidays

I have other Any Hero cards to get signed next week by my NEW friends those who are interested in what I am doing for Operation Write Home. I usually have one card at least in my purse that I am working on and show it to people at work, on the bus, and even at my Pain Management Class. I met a nice lady tonight at Elk Grove Grocery Outlet social event and she is willing to have her Girl Scouts to take it as a project. I am so thankful.