April 11, 2014

Inspirational Thoughts Blog Hop

Welcome to the Inspirational Thoughts Blog Hop

Let us Inspire You! 
It's Springtime and Easter time and what better way to celebrate this Season than with an Inspirational Thoughts Blog Hop. We hope that our projects will enlighten you and bring you all peace and blessings for a wonderful day!

You should have come from Sarah's blog but in case you didn't,
Connie Can Crop is the first stop on this Blog Hop.
This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these talented friends who are here sharing their ideas and creations. 

We have an awesome sponsor and giveaway for this hop! 
 Pinque Peacock
Is giving away a

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So what do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects. Then stop by our sponsor's page at be sure to like her on facebook!! 

You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish the hop and leave your comments. 

Winners will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.
I think this is one of the most inspiring proverbs. I was laid off 2 months ago and received a job offer Thursday which was way better than the job I had! I know He was watching over me.
Spellbinders Wavy Rectangles Die
StampingScrapping Wavy Rectangles Flowery Thanks Stamp (border)
CardzTV Rejoice Stamp (sentiment)
Ranger Adirondack Earthtones Pigment Ink -Eggplant
Papermania Capsule Collection - Polka Dot Paper
Gems & Cross Charm 

This is for ALL cancer survivors out there, including my precious mother. 
My Favorite Things - Choose Hope Stamp Set
Simple Stories - Snap Color Vibe - Pink Chevron Paper
Embellish by Dena - Little Azalea - Striped Paper
Spellbinders Circle Dies

I have an extra stamp set to give away! Leave a comment as to what you would add to the bottom strip on the 1st card. It seems rather boring. Check back here, on this post, Wednesday April 16 to see if you are the winner!  
I want to thank everyone for taking time to participate in the Inspiration Thoughts hop! I enjoyed reading your comments and visiting the wonderful blogs full of inspirational inspiration! :-) 

Congratulations to Golden Goddess Designs! Please send your mailing address to

 Up next is Lori

Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way.

March 30, 2014

Honoring Suzanne ~ A fellow OWHer

Grieving an OWH family loss Posted by Operation Write Home on Mar 29, 2014

I am sad to bring you news of one of our crafters, Suzanne, who unexpectedly passed away a few weeks ago. It’s always sad to know that one of our passionate donors has left us; we send our condolences to her family.

Suzanne had donated nearly 1,000 cards since she began with us in 2011. Fortunately we do have some of her creativity captured here at OWH through her Featured Cardmaker post, so she can remain with us to inspire! In honor of Suzanne, we’d like to invite you to make a card CASEing one of her six cards that was shared in the post from last summer, HERE…..we’ll invite her family to view both posts and know that her creativity continues to be a lovely inspiration to our OWH family. Please make a really special card for this project!

I made 3 cards in honor of Suzanne H., Lincoln, NE. I printed and cut the images from her cards so a piece of her was woven into each one. 


~ My prayers and condolences to Suzanne's family  ~ 

March 28, 2014

Vest Card

I am going old school today with an OWH video tutorial from 3/19/11!

This is Sandy Allnock's card from the tutorial

This is my attempt at re-creating this really cute vest card. I should have made smaller arm holes and distressed a bit more but I think it turned out pretty nice for a 1st try.

If you want to see all of the Operation Write Home HERE
Hope you have a crafty day!

March 21, 2014

6 x 6 Challenge

A 6 x 6 challenge is to use all papers from 1 - 6 x 6 pad for a set of cards. I was making good progress but I really got tired of using the same paper. lol Today was the deadline. I had 12 sheets and lots of scraps left over but here's what I came up with ~ 

Thanks for stopping by :-)

March 12, 2014

Hero Arts Birthday Challenge ~ 5

Hero Arts Birthday Challenge ~ 4

  • Floral birthday cards or party decor - Include at least one floral element on your  cards/projects.
  • Hero Arts - Happy Birthday Stamp Set
  • Hero Arts - Dots & Flowers Background DesignBlock

Hero Arts Birthday Challenge ~ 3

Hero Arts Birthday Challenge ~ 2

  • Rainbow of color birthday cards or party decor - Use a rainbow color scheme. “Rainbow” can be loosely interpreted; no certain colors required.
  • Hero Arts - Happy Birthday Stamp Set

Hero Arts Birthday Challenge ~ 1

It’s time for a new challenge and this time around it’s all about birthdays! Now is the perfect time to build up that stash of birthday cards to have on hand. Or perhaps even craft some one-of-a-kind party decor? We can’t wait to see what you come up with! To bring some extra fun to the challenge, we have five category options. Enter in as many categories as you wish and as many times as you wish:
  • Metallic birthday cards or party decor - In celebration of the Winter Olympic Games, add a touch of gold, silver, or bronze to your cards/projects.
  • Hero Arts - Glow Girl Stamp Set with silver embossing powder
*Please use at least one Hero Arts stamp on each project you submit.***
BIG PRIZES! Every birthday party needs presents, and we have some just for YOU! For each of the five categories above, we will select a winner and award a $30 Hero Arts Online Storeshopping spree. That’s five shopping sprees up for grabs! Enter as many times as you like, in as many categories as you like, by March 15th, 2014, by adding your project links below via the InLinkz tool. (For each project, please mention the category you wish to enter — Metallic, Rainbow, Kids, Floral, or Anything Goes.) Let’s get this party started. Ready, set, stamp!

March 3, 2014

OWH Sketch 214 ~

I was knee deep ribbon wrangling when the new sketch came out for this week so I decided to use ribbon pieces instead of paper and put an end to the tedious wrangling.

Here is my Any Hero card for the sketch challenge
This quote was originally going to be used for a cowboy/western card but I think it works for Any hero mail. Hope you have a great day!

March 1, 2014

OWH MWT ~ Color Challenge

OWH Midweek Throwdown ~ Make a card that incorporates TEAL/TURQUOISE as the main color
Pattern Paper - American Crafts/My Girl & Doodlebug Design/Ice Cream Parlor
Dies - Spellbinders
Heart Punch - Recollections
Thank you from the bottom of my heart - SRM Sticker
You mean the world to me - Sizzix Stamp
I love you with all my heart - CardzTV Heart to Heart Stamp
Miss You - Hampton Art Ki Stamp