Friday, January 25, 2013

Sending My Love

One of the things I wanted to try to do this year is participant in more of Operation Write Home card challenges. I am already getting behind but I am going to stay with it and try to do the challenges and sketches whether I meet the deadline or not.
I made this card using Operation Write Home Sketch#156. The papers I used are from Little Yellow Bicycle's winter collection "Winterings" that I had left from a one page layout I did. Which, by the way, I realized I didn't get a picture of! I'll do that tomorrow when I'm at the store. (note to self.) The image and sentiment are from Unity's stamp set "Sending My Love". I stamped the mailbox and cut it out. I also stamped and cut out the envelope. Using my craft knife I cut a slit in the mailbox so I could insert the envelope and used foam tape to give it some dimension. I also put foam tape behind the sentiment. The brads were from my stash.

I also made this card for Operation Write Home - The ABCs of Color Basic Color Theory. If I did this right, I am using a color scheme based on Nature. I need to practice some more with this. Not sure if I completely understand it yet.

I also made a card for Remi. We last saw her 2 weeks before Christmas. We were supposed to have her the week after Christmas but her mother and step dad had to relocate to California. Step dad is in the Air Force. She was supposed to come for a 7day visit this week but an agreement couldn't be reached. Makes me sad for everyone. Unless things change it is looking like Keannon will have to go to court again.

I got this adorable little girl popping out of an envelope from Sliekje Digi Stamps. It's called "Surprise in an Envelope". She is so gracious to share her digi's for free. She has so many that I really like. I colored her with my Copic Markers then decided to add a little bling for some sparkle. The DP is from Echo Park from a couple of summers ago. The sentiment is from the Unity Stamp set above. Looking at this just now makes me wish I had added some ribbon but I was in a hurry to get this in the mail.

Our church's ladies retreat is this weekend. Looking forward to a little time away to connect with Him and fellowship with my friends!

Have a good one.

11 comments:

  1. Great job on combining multiple OWH challenges into one card - I admire your resolve to play along with ALL the challenges, even if you don't meet the deadlines. We all need to give ourselves grace, don't we?

    The image of the little girl popping out of the envelope is adorable. I'm sure Remi will love it!

    Have a great time on your retreat this weekend!

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    1. Thanks Allison... I think I'll give it a try!

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  2. Two great cards and yes, the first one would definitely fit into a color scheme based on "Nature". It reminds me of the beach... Warm sand and cool blue water. Sweet little girl image too! Thanks for joining in this month's Bootcamp and there is no real deadline for submitting to the Bootcamps so take your time to enjoy the creative process when you can. :)

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    1. Thank you Paula! I appreciate your feedback!

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  3. Very cute cards. The mailbox/heart card is just adorable.

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  4. Awesome cards...I have yet to use that stamp on the first card...like your idea of popping the letter. PS adore those papers on the first card. Tfs!!!

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  5. Both cards are so cute and I love the color schemes for both even though they are different. I think I like the one with the pinks the best though. :)
    ~sandy
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

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  6. The mailbox is so appropriate for OWH and the little girl is adorable, as I'm sure Remi is!

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