Sunday, May 27, 2012

Memorial Day Bloghop - Operation Write Home

It's time for another great blog hop from Operation Write Home!  Here's my list of cards  - all due to the inspiration from the Stars and Stamps blogs.  There's 126 blogs on the hop this year.  If I think I'm going to get a card made from each one of them, I'd better get moving!

While you're having your family picnic, please take a moment to honor all the men and women who fought for our freedom.  Thanks for looking!
~Nancy F.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

OWH Sketch 122

After a bad night (see previous post), I didn't want to skip another Sunday sketch.  I already missed one last week!  Obviously, I wrote the measurements down wrong, oh well.  I used Stampin' Up paper and stamps from the awesome stash that Kim gave me and in person, the ribbon color is actually the same as the paper.    Thanks for looking!  ~Nancy F.

A Trip to Doggie ER

After a 1 a.m. trip to doggie ER last night, I made these for our nation's heroes.  I shouldn't be complaining about losing a little sleep considering what they go through.
Ozzy will be fine.  Infected and ruptured anal gland (ewwwwww!).  I need a nap!

Armed Forces Day!

I wanted to do something to thank our armed forces today, and in conjunction with Operation Write Home's blogskip with Stampers' Best, I used my Stampers' Best Statue of Libery stamp and made some hero cards.  I'll write notes to heroes in them and send them off to OWH in my next box of cards.
I used papers from a stack by K & Co. called Sleepy Tree.  The colors are a little non-traditional but really cute.  I hope to mail these cards off in time for the troops to receive them around July 4.
~Nancy F.

Saturday, May 5, 2012


Sherry's challenge is at  Bits of Cheer - make a card for a child using paper piecing.
One of my favorite cards to make are cards for kids.  I don't do a lot of paper piecing, but this particular stamp looked like it would be perfect for it.  And, I think it turned out a lot better than if I had just colored the clothing.

Carol, my neighbor, 20 miles to the South, decided we need to use something we've been hoarding............well, I hate to admit it.....I've been hoarding pink poodle brads.   Yes, it's awful, I know.  And I'm so embarrassed.  But look, Carol, I did  it!  And I used three, count 'em three! 


Lisa, at Stamping With A Mission, has asked for cards with food as the focus.  I don't know about you, but I always have olives in my fridge.
Yvonne at Penguin Papers is being rebellious by asking for cards using bright colors.  I guess this is her answer to the April Fool's day request for brown cards.  (Which I fell for, by the way......)
I threw away two kites before I managed to get one that I was happy with.  Who would think a simple looking kite could be such a problem?

This next challenge threw me for a loop, "use any five elements".  I ended up with this.
Buttons, twine, patterned paper, stamp and sentiment.  I'm not sure why I pulled out Christmas stuff, but the paper was awesome and so I used it for the next challenge too, which was to use a die cut.
Yeah, I know, more Christmas.....But maybe I'll be ready this year!
Next on the list was Sketch 120, where I also used a piece of paper that I've been hoarding.

Here's my blue and gray card for Allison.. (I'm partial to the Navy.)
And my last post for today are my "sister cards" for Sybrina's challenge at Scrapping With A Purpose.

Thanks for looking!  I had a great time playing along all weekend!  ~Nancy F.