Monthly Archives: October 2011
Finally! My card for this week’s Hambo Hoedown #38 challenge is done and it’s very close to deadline time!
We were sent an adorable Zombie Bunny digi stamp from Hambo and challenged to create a card using this sketch:
I colored Zombie Bunny with my Copics using W5, W7, C1, B21, YR18, YR07 and Y35. I added a bit of sparkle with the At You Spica glitter pens Lipstick, Peach, Baby Blue, Buttermilk and Pitch Black.
Using the sketch as a guide, I selected three different Halloween paper prints from my stash then added a Jolee Haunted House sticker and flying witch moon to add dimension to Zombie Bunny’s background. The sentiment is one of three that comes with the digi stamp.
Halloween will soon be here! Have a wonderful week and and a hauntingly happy Halloween and may you have lots of candy for your trick-or-treaters!
Welcome to our Operation Write Home Fundraiser blog hop! If you’ve arrived at my blog from
Julie at Handmade by Julie you’re on the right track. If not and you’d like to start at the beginning your can start here at Jan’s “She’s Gone Digital” blog
These are a few of the cards that I’ve made this week from the adorable digi stamps that you can buy from KnK Designs! When you buy these stamps this week, all of the proceeds go to Operation Write Home (less Paypal fees)! It’s a win-win for you and Operation Write Home! If you don’t need any more digi stamps, then please consider donating a few dollars to Operation Write Home for their shipping costs this holiday season. We want to make sure that all the troops who request them receive cards!
The first card is made from KnK’s Patriotic Pickles digi stamp using Bo Bunny Blue Dots paper and Crate Paper’s Orbit Collection}Galaxy paper, Copic colors Y26, Y15, Y23, Y19, R22, R29, B95 and B24.
The next card is the For Owl You Do digi stamp by Deedee Anderson, also available from KnK Designs. Sei Park Buddies (Dog Run) paper and Copic colors E37, E57, E55, Y26, Y17, Y32, B95, B24, R46, C3 and C1.
During this blog hop, K’nK Designs is giving away a prize package to 2 lucky winners!! All you need to do is comment on the blogs in this hop, and your name will go into the drawing! The winners will be announced on Monday October 24th, so be sure to leave some love along the way as you hop along!
Thank you for joining our blog hop today! And thank you for your support for Operation Write Home.
The next stop on our hop is Katlyn at Splashes of Joy.
It’s that time of year! Time to get the Christmas cards in the mail. Well, the Christmas cards for Operation Write Home that is. The deadline to get Christmas cards to the OWH shippers is October 31st. I’ve been making Christmas cards since September and decided that today was the day to send them on their way. In this Priority Mail shipping box I have packed in 44 Christmas cards, 13 General Occasion cards, 9 Birthday cards and 7 Love cards–all handmade by me. This is my first year to send off Christmas cards for Operation Write Home. I had so much fun creating the cards and adding embellishments from my stash. Most of the cards were made from papers left over from when I created scrapbook pages. I will confess that I did buy a few new Christmas papers specifically for card making as they were just too lovely to pass up. The two cards shown in this post are just a few of the designs that I created for OWH. I did both classy and whimsical cards for an assortment for the troops.
So now that the Fall, Halloween, Christmas card making season is past for OWH; what will I be working on? Valentines of course! Lots of hearts, words of love and sweet sentiments! And birthday cards and hello, thinking of you cards which are always needed for the troops to send home to loved ones, family and friends.
I also want to remind you that this week there is a fund raiser for Operation Write Home over on KnK Designs. All of the proceeds from sales of a collection of digi stamps that you purchase this week (less Paypal fees) will go to OWH to help with shipping expenses. It is estimated that to ship the cards needed for the troops during September, October and November will top out at $13,000 or more! Even if you don’t make cards and don’t need any digi stamp, you can help out by heading over to the Operation Write Home website and clicking on donations.
Thanks so much! And have a wonderful week!
Hello friends! Today is a special, special day because it kicks off a benefit for Operation Write Home!! For those of you who aren’t familiar with Operation Write Home, they are a non-profit group that collects handmade cards (over a million, so far!!) to send to our soldiers deployed overseas. Some of them are Any Hero cards that we write in to say “thanks for serving!”, but most of the cards are left blank so the soldiers can send them back to their families and friends stateside. It’s a fantastic organization!! But, in order to send the thousands of cards that will go out during the holidays, they could really use some extra funds for shipping, and that is where two digi designers would like to help. Katlyn, of KnK Designs has teamed up with Deedee Anderson to offer 7 digi sets that are perfect for your OWH cards – or any cards, for that matter! All of the proceeds for these sets (minus the paypal fees, of course!) will be donated to OWH. Every bit of it! You can buy the sets separately or in a bundle – Go check out KnK Designs for all the details!!
It’s going to be a fun week ending with a blog hop on Saturday! This cute card I made with one of the digi stamps you can get from KnK Designs.
I colored the cat and stars with Copic Markers:
- Y26 Mustard
- Y15 Cadimum Yellow
- Y23 Yellowish Biege
- Y19 Napoli Yellow
- R22 Light PRAWN
- R29 Lipstick Red
- B95 Light Grayish Cobalt
- B24 Sky
The paper is Bo Bunny’s Blue Dots and Crate Paper Orbit Collection}Galaxy. Added a few dark blue rhinestone stars, red fiber/thread for the bow and a strip of red punched cardstock.
Have a great week and if you get the chance make a card or two for Operation Write Home, just be sure to check their website for important card making details and where to send your cards. You can also donate toward the cost of shipping OWH cards (more info on their blog) or shop this week with KnK Designs! Thanks for stopping by!