Monday, January 28, 2013

Hint of Spring

It maybe January but we have had very "spring like" temperatures the last few days. Last night it only got down to 64 and I had to open the windows because it was too hot in the house! It's been in the upper 70's for highs during the day. This is definitely giving me spring fever already and we still have at least a month maybe more of winter!

In keeping with my goal I decided to do a few more past challenges from Operation Write Home.
For this card I used  Operation Write Home Sketch #154
I decided to do Operation Write Home's Midweek Throwdown Challenge - Spring Flowers from January 2, 2013.

All these papers were scraps from page layouts or cards so I'm not exactly sure of the names. I believe the flower print is Bella Boulevard and the pink background is the backside of a Webster's Pages. The sentiment is a Just Rite Stamp that I used pink ink and heat embossed with clear powder then used a circle punch. I put foam tape behind the sentiment for dimension.

My next card I used Operation Write Home Sketch #155.
I managed to make this card usable for three different challenges! Yeah, me! I will submit this one for ODBD January Challenge. ODBD (Our Daily Bread Designs) is a stamp company that supports Operation Write Home. They host a challenge once a month. Not only do they offer a prize to a winner picked randomly but  two boxes of handmade cards made for our deployed troops to send to their loved ones are shipped for free!

Their challenge this month is to include dry embossing on your card. They suggested maybe making Easter cards. So I thought...why not! This card is pretty simple but I liked it once I was done. It's easy enough I may make some multiples and just might get a package sent in time for the Easter deadline which is Feb 7th.
In making this card and looking over the list of challenges from the first of the year until now I realized this card met the criteria for this weeks Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown - Easter.

I've just got to share what Kennedy said to me last night. I am trying to write down the cute things she says so I will remember when she's all grown up! She spent the night with me last night. She had fallen asleep on the way back from feeding my horse. I let her sleep...too long and consequently we were up late.As we were laying in the bed she says to me "Tatah, my eyes are not sleepy". I had to laugh! I said "you're eyes might not be sleepy but Tatah's sure are!"

Have a good one!


  1. You sure are doing great on the OWH challenges! Nice thing about them is they rarely have a deadline so be sure to link up your cards no matter when you finish them. :-)

    I love all the bright, fun, Spring colors!

    Tell Kennedy my eyes are ALWAYS sleepy! LOL

  2. I've never used the OWN sketches, but I think I need to! These are cute. I might need to do some challenges as well to get me motivated..
    My eyes are sleepy - think I need a nap!

    1. I LOVE OWH sketches! They even give you exact measurements! Thanks Pam for looking and leaving a comment!