Thursday, September 27, 2012 OWH Blog Hop!

Fellow Hoppers! It has come to my attention that through an unfortunate misunderstanding, the challenge I have posted here is duplicated on the blog before mine. Please accept my apologies. It was my understanding that no other challenges would be so similar to the one I issued. So please feel free to submit the same cards for both of these challenges. And have FUN!

Hello! and Welcome! to the Design Team's Operation Write Home (OWH) Blog Hop!!!

If you haven't been following along and would like to, the hop starts at our team leader Amber's blog!

If you are following the blog hop, you should have arrived here from Brittany's blog.

Now OWH has some guidelines (like NO GLITTER!) that you should familiarize yourself with, if you have not yet. Please check out their website. It has tons of information for you!

Operation Write Home

Shipping addresses for OWH are here. Each of these ladies also has a 'wanted' list of what kind of cards they are in need of. That info is with their address.

Now for us Canadian (Yay!) participants, we do not have our own branch of OWH, but there is a lady who collects cards and sends them to a contact she has to distribute them. Follow the same OWH guidelines (just don't stamp or write OWH on the back of these cards!).

Her address is:

Corinne Braun
#6-300-108th St, 
Saskatoon, SK 
S7N 1P8

Now, on to the fun stuff!!!!

The Challenge:

I challenge YOU to grab one of those collection packs from your stash that has been used maybe just once, maybe a whole lot (depends on how challenged you want to be!) and use up the rest of the collection to make as many cards as you can! Please feel free to add any embellishment you want/need to. I used stamps, buttons and twine with mine. I also found a stack of leftover card bases I used when I made wedding invitations! That helped make things go faster. I'm pretty sure I still have some of the envelopes around too!

And don't forget, since this is a blog hop, you must use at least 50% Crop Chocolate product on your cards to be eligible!

Let me tell you, it feels real good to finish off one of those packs and make just a few millimeters more room in the old paper cupboard :)

I forgot to take a picture of what I started with, but it was a pretty full collection. I had used it once or twice, but their were still full sheets of 12x12 and large scrap pieces. Plus embellishments left on the included cardstock sheet. Lets see what I came up with!

This is the collection I worked with. Alphabet Soup 'Boy'

And here are my cards:

All THIRTY!!! of them!

Here are my favorites:

Pretty cute :)

And this is what was left when I was done (except for little bits and pieces that I tossed as I was working).

Now I probably could have squeezed out one more card, but I wouldn't have liked it. Plus, 30 is a nice even number!

Please feel free to combine my challenge with others from this blog hop. I know this is a more time consuming one!

Now get out there and make some cards!

If you have any questions, ask me here in the comments, over on CC or on Facebook if you know me there!

Link you cards up here with Mr Linky! I will do a random draw for a blog candy prize!

And now you are off to Miwa's blog! Have fun hopping! 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A card and a reminder!

Don't forget to mark your calendars! September 28th marks the start of the blog hop in support of Operation Write Home! You will have until the morning of October 8th to get your cards submitted to win!

And here is  pretty card I made for super sweet lady! (Thank you Pinterest for the inspiration on this one :)

A great way to give washi tape a try!

Hope to you see you back here on the 28th!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Blast Off Card!

I love how this card turned out, so I thought I would share it. I made it for this week's challenge (#32) at A simple enough challenge, an easel card with some bling.

I have little boy with a birthday that is getting very close, so this was a perfect chance to get a card made for him.

I used the Bo Bunny 'Blast Off' collection pack for this. I love that collection. I have used it to make him a name banner, a mobile and a done a few LO's with it. I have also purchased the Fancy Pants 'To the Moon' collection, thinking I would like it as much, but I'm not really liking it at all. I may have to find a new home for it.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 Blog Hop!

Mark your calendars! September 28th 'til October 8th the Design Team will be running a blog hop to support card making for Operation Write Home.

To learn more about Operation Write Home check out their website.

Here's a peak at one of the cards I made for my challenge.

Hope you get the chance to join in!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

September DT Post

A new month and a new theme on the blog! This month the design team was challenged with a 3-D theme. So not my comfort zone..... But I did a little searching on Pinterest (of course) and found a card that was one of my very first pins!

Please go check it out here!

I love this card!