Wow! It’s already Wednesday!  Goodness where do the weeks and days go? This week the Midweek Throwdown Challenge over on OWH Stars and Stamps blog is “Sweet Treats.”  Yum.  I love sweet treats but try to limit them.  So if you can’t eat them, put them on a card!  Right?  Ha,ha.  Here’s a little card I made for Operation Write Home that I’m submitting for the “Sweet Treats” challenge.

 I made this card from a 6×6 piece of two sided paper.  One side the stripes and the other side the pink dots. Then I cut the sweets from another scrap of paper.  The cupcake and the sundae on the left are attached flat to the card while the cake on the right is attached with a bit of foam tape to make it stand out a bit.  I stamped the “just because” sentiment on white card stock, cut it out and inked the edges lightly with pink ink.  Added a pink and brown bow.

Today’s a big day.  Facebook changed their format and I’m having a hard time getting used to it and finding the current posts from my friends and family, so to celebrate I think I’ll just go make cards or edit some photos that are sitting on my camera.

Have a wonderful day!

For Operation Write Home Challenge ~ Anything Goes!

Michelle’s Scrapbooking & More blog is doing an “Anything Goes” challenge in honor of Operation Write Home’s birthday!  Okay, I think I can do that.  And since it’s September and since Friday will be the first day of Fall (ahh….Fabulous Fall because I love, love the fall season), I think I’ll share a card I made for Operation Write Home that is a “Fall” card.

To make the card, I used a white card stock card base then selected two different fall leaves patterned paper from my scraps stash and a piece of green card stock. I arranged and attached the papers to the front of the card base, added silk fall leaves, a button and stamped the word “Fall.”  Another simple creation but a great  generic card for writing home during the Fall season.

I’m thrilled that most of this week will be more “fall like” temperatures for Texas.  Don’t laugh…our temps will have highs of upper 80s and 90s which is indeed, after our blazing hot summer of over 70 days of 100+ temps, Fall for us.

If you’re visiting from Operation Write Home or Michelle’s Scrapbooking & More, thanks so much for stopping by!

We rarely have a white Christmas here in north Texas but that’s okay, it doesn’t stop me from thinking about snow and a white Christmas when I create Christmas cards for Operation Write Home.  Here are a few cards I created a few weeks ago.

First one is created with a pre-colored digital stamp of wreath & birds.  The birds are attached with a bit of foam tape to make them stand out a bit, scrap papers for the background  and a “Merry Christmas” stamp with four red rhinestones added to the corners. Quick and simple.  (Digi Stamps are from Fred, She Said Designs.)  I also used glitter pens to add just a touch of sparkle on the holly berries.

Next up is a real easy project.  The entire design is made from some gorgeous paper scraps I had in my stash.  (I also scrapbook and save the large pieces of favorite papers for card crafting.)  I love the trees in the paper so I cut a circle around them to make them the center point of the card.  Scrap paper for the background and stamped “Joy” on the corner and then added a felt bird which I think is Basic Grey.

I love this next card (sorry it is dark–I took it with my iPhone). The snowman is a stamped image that I colored with my Copic pens and cut out.  I attached him with foam tape.  Added the verse and a felt snowflake that  I had in my embellishment box.  The other snowflakes are cut from some Christmas ribbon (felt) that I bought after Christmas last year at Target.  I bought two rolls and absolutely love using the snowflakes on my cards.  After a holiday always check the gift wrap section for clearance items that might work for card creations.

Just returned yesterday from a scrapbooking retreat in Mt. Calm, Texas where I created over 65 cards! Doubt that I will photograph ALL of them but will for sure snap a pic now and then of a few as I get them ready to ship to Operation Write Home.

Have a wonderful week!

I  love making birthday cards and I especially love this little digital stamp I acquired last year.  I’ve used it many times. In fact, I’ve colored several with my Copic pens and just keep them in a photo box to use whenever I need something cute for a birthday card and nothing’s cuter (to me)than a mouse all dressed up in her party frock carrying a big yummy cupcake!  I created this card using a scrumptious paper I bought at the scrapbook store on Saturday (sorry I can’t remember the manufacturer and all that as I cut up my paper into A2 sizes and file them into a photo divider thing–so I don’t keep track of those details just yet).  It was a two sided paper so I had the stripe on the back to use and then added a scrap of paper lace I had lying around and then stamped the “Happy Birthday” sentiment and created the banner–the edges are inked with pink. A quick and simple card to make but so fun to send and hopefully to receive!

Happy Wednesday to you!  It’s getting closer to the weekend! Yay!!!

I’m a scrapbooker, creator of assorted crafts when I have the time, a photographer and now a card maker.  Specifically for Operation Write Home.  I’m a newbie.  A newbie for Operation Write Home.  I’ve dabbled in card making before.  I’ve sent out a few but mostly hoarded the rest in my special card box.  When I discovered Operation Write Home I was excited to know that I could create cards AND actually have a purpose for all of them.  Over the past two weekends I have made over 60 cards which I will take to my local scrapbook store, Cat’s Creations and Scrapbooking in Mineral Wells, Texas.  She’s hosting a “card class” the first Thursday in September  in which we either bring 20 cards or make 20 cards for Operation Write Home.  I’m excited that I already have my cards ready and figured that before I send them on their way that I should take photos and share them someplace.  And so I started this blog.  If you’ve stumbled upon this blog, thanks for stopping by and I hope you’ll come visit again and welcome to Sandy’s Crafty Creations!

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