Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Operation Write Home and a few different challenges!

Incase you haven't seen it, there is a section in my side bar about Operation Write Home (OWH). This is a great organization that I support whenever I can. Crafters donate cards to be shipped to soldiers overseas so they can write home to their loved ones. Since my little obsession is making cards, I always seem to have an abundance of them (I'm great about MAKING them just not about SENDING them!) Right now, OWH has a challenge going on called the 1/2 and 1/2 challenge. They are asking people to send in a 1/2 box of fall/winter holiday themed cards and a 1/2 box of every season cards. This first set of cards works for the every season cards. I had been working on Halloween Cards so they will work for the fall/winter holiday theme. I have also made set of get well cards and then 8 random every season cards that I had made for different challenges!
This week, Phindy's Place Challenge Blog's challenge is "Clean and Simple". One of the definitions of "Clean and Simple" is "can be copied and mass produced fairly quickly". When I read that definition, I immediately thought of OWH. I like to make sets of 8 cards. On the website, they explain that they generally send out 8 batches of cards at a time. So, by making sets of 8 each batch gets one of each of my sets!

This set of cards also works for the Papertake Weekly Challege this week. Their challenge is called "White and Bright" - your card must have white and at least one bright color on it. I'm pretty sure these oranges, pinks, and blues cover bright and my image is on white paper, the card boarder is white, the string is white, and the sentiment is on white!

My second set of cards, get well cards, works for The Wild Flower Wednesday Challenge at The Wild Flower Patch. Their challenge this week is embossing. For this set of cards, I used a sentiment that I got from the Sentimental Sunday's Challenge Blog. I used a clear acrylic stamp for the flower, stamped it on white paper, heat embossed it using white powder, then "colored" it with a diaper wipe and an ink refiller! It's a simple way to make a card that I think looks pretty neat!
Here is a picture of all of the cards being shipped out for the OWH challenge:


  1. Katie all of your cards are wonderful. I love the latest Phindy's image against that paper. I am amazed that you're able to get so much done with those two little ones.

  2. gorgeous cards Katie and how lovely of you to support such a worthwhile charity, am sure these cards will be very gratefully received :-)

    thanks for joining us on the PTW Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x