Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

Wear a poppy today.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Memorial Day

Tomorrow is Memorial Day and I plan on remembering all the heroes by making cards for Operation Write Home.  Today I think I found a new recruit - my sister!  And Lord knows, I've got enough "stuff" for fifty new recruits!!!  Here's the samples of this evening's post picnic work.   ~Nancy F.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

OWH Sketch 69

As soon as I saw Sketch 69 this week, I knew what I wanted to do.  I've had various types of papers with scenes on them and I have a hard time figuring out what to do with them, because I'm sure they're easier to use if you're scrapbooking.  But this sketch was perfect.  And I have enough of the right color ribbon to make about 6 of these for my next shipment to Operation Write Home.
I also made some ruffled cards this weekend.  The first two went into the trash, I don't know why I was having so much trouble with them, it was mostly my poor taste in papers, because I was more concerned about trying to use up scraps.  When I finally decided to find some nice paper that I liked and wanted to use, things progressed a lot better.  So, the scraps are back in the scrap bin.   ~ Nancy F.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

OWH Sketch 68

I like this sketch - it's helping me use up some of those larger sized scraps that are piling up in a drawer.  I also have a lot of cake stickers, which don't really get much use, so maybe it's about time!   ~ Nancy F.

This sketch really got me crackin' and so here's the rest of my contribution to Sketch 68, once my mojo really got in gear.
A special thanks to the person who drew up today's sketch! ~N.


Sunday, May 1, 2011

OWH Sketch Challenge 67

April has been pretty crappy in my area, rain, rain, some more rain, a little more rain......  And finally!  May first has brought a beautiful day!  Yeah!  Today's sketch inspired me to use some really cute papers that I've been hoarding for a couple of years.  My niece leaves for the Navy in 2 weeks, and I was thinking of her the whole time I worked on this card.  The dog tag says 'passport to adventure' and I popped the ship and one of the suitcases.  At first I thought it needed the brown bling at the top right, but once I had it on, I thought it was better without it, except that I couldn't peel the blasted things off, so there they will stay..... ~ Nancy F.

Yellow and Black

I had lost my mojo and was looking through the cards posted on Operation Write Home's Facebook page.  These were inspired by Jan Hunnicutt.  She used a lot of vibrant colors, with a lot of black layering.  I'm really happy with the way these turned out!  And I got a little mojo back in the process!  ~ Nancy F.