Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Western Request

Operation Write Home had a request for western type cards.  I didn't have much time but I had started a kit for jean pockets.  Thought it might make a good western theme.  So here's my quick and simple card:

I did a few cards with cows earlier so maybe they can be used for a western requestor.  At least they could be considered country!  :)

So that's it for my western cards.  At least for today!  February is almost over so I guess I'd better get rolling on kits for March!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Absolutely Fantastic Group

Thursday night was Operation Write Home night at our Activity Center Craft Room.  I made 24 kits for the crafters and all the kits were finished!  The final card count was 238 cards made that night.  Cards made at home were Marge 38, Theresa 8 and Andrea 7.  The total for the group was 276.  I think we have enough for a large box to be on it's way to Operation Write Home.  Here's a picture of the completed cards made with the group:

Thanks so much to all who participated: Marge, Jean, Theresa, Barb, Pat, Betsy, Kay, Debbie, Lee, Glenna and Jan!   Now to get on to making kits for next month. 

Monday, February 17, 2014


I saw this technique somewhere on the internet and had to try it.  I'd post the link but I don't remember where I saw it.  Bacon seems to be the thing right now so I used that theme for this card that is going to Operation Write Home.  The "bacon" is made with copic markers and satin ribbon.  My ribbon was the cheap stuff so I'm sure it must be some sort of acrylic fiber.

I think it would work great for the "punny" challenge! 

Sunday, February 16, 2014


My friend, Theresa, found some cowhide patterned ribbon.  She challenged me to come up with some uses for it on cards.  I found some really cute images on Dollar Doodles and went to town on my new Silhouette.  Using the print and cut makes it easy to cut the images out.  So here's the results using other supplies I had on hand:

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Card Bowl 2014

So Operation Write Home is challenging card makers with a card bowl.  So here we go.  First challenge is to make a masculine card with the colors of the super bowl team that you like best.  So how do I choose?  I've live in the northwest and Colorado both.  So I guess I'll just do one card for each team.

So the second challenge is to make something for the ODBD February Challenge,  That's easy enough.  The challenge is to use brown in a masculine card.  Brown is my go to color for mats so here is the result.
Now the third challenge in the card bowl is to make a card using the Sunday sketch for a masculine card.  It was a simple sketch this week and they need thank you cards.
That's my take on Card Bowl 2014.  Hope you enjoy my masculine cards.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Awesome cardmaking with the snowbirds

Well the snowbirds are back in Pennbrooke and I bet they are not missing the north winds one bit.  We had a good group for January cardmaking.  We managed to finish 172 cards for Operation Write Home.  Here's some of what we finished:

It was a very productive evening.