Monday, March 22, 2010

some late night art--and a worthy blog hop

I am Hopping thru the OWH blog hop...OWH = OPERATION WRITE HOME,  it is a group of people that make and ship blank cards(on the inside) to our service men and women overseas, so that they may have some beautiful cards to send to loved ones. (as you know there are no hallmark cards in the desert)  They also send cards of thanks and encouragement.  I happened upon this blog hop quite by mistake, and I am so glad I did.
One of the bloggers (like many is doing a giveaway)  but for her's you must use her sketch and make a card any card, I decided to make an Easter Card for my mom, she is the only one I give one to any more.

anyway here is the card I made very late last night.
and I will come back and add the link to start the blog hop on your own for anyone who is interested. here is the link:  OWH spring Blog Hop    

I think this is something I am going to participate in, starting with a few Mother's day cards...the deadline to have yours to one of the "shipper's" is April 1.

 * card stock-- Bazzill basics
* Printed paper-- Ki memories
*stamps-- both retired Stampin' Up
* basic Black ink-- Stampin' Up
* Barely Banana, So Saffron, and regal Rose markers by Stampin' Up
* Misc.-- 2 buttons and blue shiny (though you can't tell in the scan) Punchinella

*Cardstock--white, GP, Mint Melody, retired Stampin" Up
*Prima flowers
*Misc, lace and ribbon
* Chipboard sentiment and flower button, K  & Co.
*flower stamp, from "You make me Happy" Stampin' Up
*ink--Razzleberry, Stampin" Up

This was another challenge--to use chipboard-- for OWH, from Cr8ive me 

*misc. Card stock
* Misc. elephant sticker
* Label punch, Stampin' up
*sentiment from "you Make Me Happy"-Stampin' Up
*prima flowers
*new scallop border and corner punch, first use...made a little boo-boo, LOL

This was a challenge to use something old, just laying around (sticker), by Creating for a cause

it was kind of fun, so I have already 2 cards to add to many more to come for OWH!!


Beadwright said...

Hi Susan. Nothing like late night art. I can see this in a little girls room.
very nice.

Merry's Musings said...

Hey there! Just stoppin by to say thanks so much for hopping with us, and glad to read that you are going to try to make some cards too. The Easter card above, is AWESOME! I am following now, and will be excited to read your posts, your profile is so interesting! Now, back to your blog!

Tammy said...

Cute little bunny card...and wonderful layout!

Tolegranny said...

Very cute card Susan. Thanks for following on my blogs. Looking forward to seeing more on your blog and keeping in touch.

Trinity Paper Arts said...

Susan, Thank you so much for the very nice comment you left on my blog (#9) Trinity Paper Arts (Louise).

I saw the Easter card that you made for one of the challenges, and it is really terrific! I loved the colors that you used. I am so excited that you might like to join with us - all stampers are great - but this group is an exceptional one and I know you will enjoy it. I think I read you have FM, so I wanted to be sure to tell you that there is no pressure to do anything, but because OWH Stars and Stamps is active, there will always be something going on for you to participate in on those days when you feel like you are able. And if you want to just make cards and send them to your shipper, that is great too. Anyway, if you have any questions, email me or leave a note on my blog. I am happy to help in any way I can. Blessings, Louise

Summer Rose Scrapbooks said...

Aw, that bunny is so cute and I love that KI Memories paper.


Cr8ive ME said...

Adorable cards.


Windy Robinson said...

Hi Susan,

Thanks for helping to spread the word about OWH & for visiting my blog. I look forward to getting to know you better:)


Lynn Stevens said...

Susan it sounds like a great cause! Your mom will Love her Easter card I'm sure!
Best of luck in my giveaway!

grandmalee said...

Hi Susan, You've been very busy this weekend, especially after going through all of the blogs in the OWH Blog Hop. I wanted to let you know that you won the surprise package of blog candy from my blog: Stamping With Grandma Lee! After looking at your gorgeous creations, I added some more items I think will fit right in with your art. If you could shoot me off your name & address, I'll get this package over to you as soon as possible.
Thanks again for all of your kind comments & glad to hear you plan on making cards for the soldiers. I'm sure they'll love to receive any of your work! Thanks again, Lee

The Strawberry Mallard said...

Oh I love it TY for letting everyone know about the card donation a wonderful way to help out!!!

Hope the fire alert finally is over!!!

Hugs, Nancy & G-Dog

Brenda said...

Great cards!! Thank you so much for particiapting in my card challenge!!

Suze said...

Hi Susan
these cards are lovely, hope that all is well with that fire ????
take care

♥Liz Weber♥ said...

Hi Susan, just wanted to pop in and check out your gorgeous cards, I love that very sweet bunny card and the elephant one is adorable, just love the fun bright colours.

Thanks for joining in the JustRite Stampers Blog Hop and thanks so very much for your lovely comment on my projects.

You asked how would I mail my projects and I would probably give them away in person or maybe use a good size box to mail the cards/projects.

Hope you have a great week and enjoy the rest of the hop!

Jan said...

cutest card!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Cuuute cards :) I love the hopping bunny! :) TFS

Carolyn Bounds said...

Your cards are FABULOUS!!! I love the bright, cheerful colors...and the elephant is absolutely adorable:o) I know your lovely creations are going to bring many smiles and much joy to their recipients!!! Thank you so very much for hopping along with us, and I thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog. Please let your family of heroes know how much we greatly appreciate their service to our country!!

I look forward to admiring more of your wonderful creations and have also become a follower of your fabulous blog. I hope your weekend is wonderful and filled with an abundance of blessings!!!


Jan said...

lovin this cute little elephant card!

Cr8ive ME said...

Hi Susan!!

Wanted to let you know won my blog candy.

I'll just need your address.

Please email me at