Hello! It's time for a new OWH sketch. And it's a fun one, with lots of possibilities. The current 6x6 paper pad I'm using has this cute camera paper in it. So I decided to pair it with some little camera die cuts and a fun sentiment.
The Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown challenge this week is to make a Miss You kids' card. And as an added challenge, we are supposed to use the new Mama Elephant fundraiser stamp set; "In my Heart". I love the sentiments in this set, so of course, I had purchased it. However, I still hadn't used the cute little kid stamps since I'm one that doesn't enjoy coloring. But for the MWT, I pulled out the pencils and did a quick coloring.
I love when I have a little bit of time on Sunday to participate in the OWH sketch challenge. Since I sent my son off to a friend's house, my husband is working, and my daughter is busy doing a puzzle, I managed to sneak in some crafty time.
This week's OWH Midweek Throwdown is a color challenge using Cantaloupe and Pistachio. I'm not sure if my colors are quite the right shade, but I think it'll work. Since I'm currently using a 6x6 paper pad that has neither of those colors in it, I turned to my small scrap pile from 12x12 papers. And the new Deconstructed Sketch works perfectly with scraps.
As soon as I saw the latest OWH sketch, I knew I wanted to use these fun puzzle piece die cuts from Lil Inker Designs. It also works perfectly for the ODBD June challenge to use either die cuts or a punch on a card. I really like how this card turned out.
Hello and welcome to the second card challenge of June for Cards in Envy. The challenge is to make a card featuring something Fun in the Sun. Our family loves to go biking together. And since I live in the rainy state of Washington, summertime is usually the best time to find dry enough weather to bike.
I have super exciting news to share today! I am featured in the July issue of Woman's Day magazine for my work with Operation Write Home. It's something that has been in the works since March when I started talking with the author of the article. She was doing a feature about women who craft for charity and wanted a volunteer from Operation Write Home. I was so honored to have been selected.
Over the next few months she conducted the interview by phone and by email. I gave her so much information about my families' military history, my card-making background, when I started contributing to OWH and all about the AnyHero card-signing events I have held at my church. Of course, typical media, all of my story was narrowed down into one little column.
Although, I was completely surprised when I was informed the magazine was sending a photographer to my house along with a hair/makeup stylist. I couldn't believe they were going to do a photo shoot in my craft room. So cool!
The day of the photo shoot was just crazy. First, the stylist arrived to do my makeover. During that time, the photographer and his assistant showed up to start setting up in my craft room. Of course, they totally rearranged things in there. Lol! Since the article was going to be in the July issue, they really wanted a patriotic feel to it. So they were looking for anything red, white, and blue in my room. It was a good thing I already had some patriotic AnyHero cards completed.
It was an exciting experience for me. Once in a lifetime, for sure. And I was just thrilled when I saw the magazine in my local grocery store last Friday since then I could finally share it with everyone.
It's June and that means summer is almost here. The first challenge of the month for Cards in Envy is to make a card featuring insects. I'm not a big fan of insects, but I can definitely handle a cute little ladybug.
And just like that, the Lawn Fawn 6x6 paper pad is all done. It has been converted into a total of 47 cards. Even though there isn't a drop of pink in it, it has still been one of my favorite 6x6's so far. If you've never used Lawn Fawn paper, I highly recommend it. Beautiful colors, fun patterns, and a nice paper weight.
Wow, is it really June already? Just a few more weeks and it'll be officially summer. Yet, I've been using a fall themed 6x6 paper pad lately. Fall is my favorite season and I just love the colors in this paper. Besides, Operation Write Home is usually 6-8 weeks ahead of the seasons since the cards need time to get overseas and then again back home.
There is a fun OWH Bloghop, along with the new sketch, promoting four new fundraiser stamp sets from Great Impressions. And there are 2 versions of the sketch to try, as well.