Friday, March 7, 2014

Operation Write Home FUNdraiser Bloghop

 
Welcome to my blog. Wow! Irit did some awesome designs.
If you are just starting the bloghop there are links below that will take you to the beginning.
 
 I cut the die cut three times, once in red, blue and gold. I then used the gold as the base. I cut out the blue and red and glued them over the top of the gold die cut. Then added the gold stars and added the red star to the eagle. The background was done with a sponge and scallop punch of scrape paper to use as a stencil. I added a couple of mat layers and this card is done. I plan to use it as an Any Hero card.
The Die-Version dies are so easy to use. I used mine in a Big Shot but I am sure they would work in just about any die cutting machine. I had no problem with getting the die cut paper to separate from the die itself. These are very detailed die cuts. I just loved using them.

With this card I tried to make it appropriate for a male or female recipient. I first cut out the blue layer. I then did a yellow layer for the hearts and 2 pink layers to make the die cut look layered plus a layer of black for the letters. Add some layers with pattern paper and card stock, a little ribbon and you have a quick and easy Miss You card.  

 I can see using this die a lot. Not just for Operation Write Home cards but personal cards I send out to loved ones.
 
If you are not familiar with Operation Write Home, our mission is to support our armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as "AnyHero" cards of gratitude to encourage them. You can find more information for newcomers at: http://operationwritehome.org/welcome/
Patti is the next one on the hop. 

Thanks for stopping and shopping.

Marianne


1. OWH Stars & Stamps @ http://operationwritehome.org/starsandstamps
2. Sandy @ http://sandyallnock.com
3. Lori @ http://loriskreations.blogspot.com
4. Kristie @ http://eponinekc.blogspot.com
5. Archana @ http://craftcave.blogspot.com
6. Paula @ http://www.paulaposts.blogspot.com
7. Lisa @ http://indymermaid.blogspot.com
8. Marlene @ http://marlenescubbyholecreations.blogspot.com
9. Mary @ http://madebymarymoisan.blogspot.com
10. Donna @ http://donnainksla.com
11. Irit @ http://iritshalom.blogspot.co.il
12. Marianne @ http://diaryofascrapbooker.blogspot.com
13. Patti @ http://cherisheachpreciousday.blogspot.com
14. Nancy @ http://brujahrose.blogspot.com
15. Anne @ http://www.annemade-anne.blogspot.com
16. Samantha @ http://august1686.blogspot.com
17. Emilia @ http://few-favourite-things.blogspot.nl
18. Julie @ http://www.handmadebyjulie.com/

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Card Bowl 2014 - Our Daily Bread Designs February Challenge

Yay, I did it all three of the Card Bowl 2014 challenges will be completed with this post.

The challenge was to use Brown as our prominent color in a masculine card. Does anyone else have problems doing masculine cards besides me? It has really been a challenge to do 3 this weekend.

Here is my card.

 
It is hard to see in the photo but two of flags have wording. One says Hi and the next says Love.
 
The great thing about the Our Daily Bread Design Challenge at Operation Write Home is for every 25 cards posted in the inlinkz a large priority box of cards is shipped free courtesy of Our Daily Bread to our deployed heroes around the world (limited to 2 boxes). Oh and did I say there is a gift certificate given to someone who adds a link to the inlinkz? Go check it out here.
 
Thanks for stopping by.
Marianne
 
 
All the supplies are from Stampin' Up.

















OWH Card Bowl 2014

Welcome Back.

Well I got my cards done before the Super Bowl started. I am using the commercials now to get them posted.

Here is my card for the #210 OWH Card Sketch. We were challenged to do a masculine card with this sketch.

210

If you want to see join the sketch challenge just click here.

Here is my entry for the challenge. I feel like this card isn't complete but my mojo isn't giving me anything right now.




















Hawks are winning ! 8-0 end of first quarter.

Thanks for stopping.

Marianne




Card Bowl 2014 Challenge

Hello Super Bowl Fans,

At our house I am the football fan so I'm hoping to get all my cards for the challenge done early. I don't want to miss the Seahawks big win!

Here's the play rule book on the challenge.

Participate in challenges all three days by making a card and linking it up this weekend – and you’ll be entered in a drawing for a flat rate envelope filled with stampy goodness! Challenges can be completed anytime over the weekend – winners will be picked late Sunday night.

  1. Masculine Ode to the teams! Make a masculine card – for men, teens, or little boys – in any OWH-approved theme. And make your card somehow reflect either the Seahawks or Broncos. Use their colors, something about their city, their mascot – get creative! It doesn’t have to be a sports/football-related card. 
  2. Join in the ODBD challenge on this blog SATURDAY and make yours a masculine card. (Link up on that page.)
  3. Join in the Sunday Sketch challenge on this blog on SUNDAY and make yours a masculine card. (Link up on that page.)

When we announce winners Monday morning, we’ll also tell you who OWHers had picked for the game – ie how many went for the Seahawks in the InLinkz below, and how many for the Broncos!

If you click on this link it will take you to the fun video with the details of the challenge. (plus there is a prize for 2 people posting on all three challenges)  OWH Card Bowl 2014

Here is my card for the first challenge...

{p.s. Thank you Lisa  for the die cut}

 

And if there is any doubt in your mind at all who I am cheering for here is a card for Shawn my son in Seattle who is a BIG Seahawks fan.

See you all later!

Marianne

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Sketch Challenge #209

Stars and Stamps Sketch Challenge #209
 
http://operationwritehome.org/sketch-challenge-209/
 
Hello everyone,

It has been awhile. My work schedule has changed and I think I'm finally at the place to start posting  on a regular basis again.

What better for my comeback post then for one that touches my heart. Operation Write Home

Here is my card for the sketch challenge posted above. If you click on the sketch it will take you to the post on the Stars and Stamps blog.

 
I'm sorry for the  bad picture but I grabbed  it as I was putting it in the envelope.
 
All supplies are from Stamp Up!

Do you have cards sitting around that need a good home or cause to help? Are you a supporter of our service men and women? Operation Write Home makes homemade cards for our deployed service members to write home to their loved ones. Check out this link. Welcome to Operation Write Home

Marianne

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

OWH Birthday Bash with Perfect Papercrafting 2013

 
Hello everyone,
 
We are still celebrating our birthday! I hope you have been able to party right along with us.
 
Welcome to the OWH Birthday Bash blog skip featuring Perfect Papercrafting Perfect Layers!
If you click here you can start at the very beginning of the skip. You know you wouldn't want to miss out on any of the great inspiration.
 
If you've been skipping from the beginning you should have come from Patti's Blog.   
 
I used two of OWH Sketches.
 
First is #132.
 
 
I have no idea why I thought this color combination would work. But for some reason I like it.
What hero wouldn't want to send hugs and kisses to their loved one. This one could pass easily for a love card but even could be used as a valentine card if needed.
 
The second card is sketch #173.
 
 
With this card I will be writing an Any Hero message for my next box.  
 
I've gotta tell you I wasn't sure I was going to like using the Perfect Layer rulers but I have fallen in love with them. It makes it so easy to have even layers all the way around your image or sentiment.
You can have layers from 1/16" all the way to 1".
 
This skip gets better. I'm sure you read it on an earlier blog post but I want to be sure to remind you.  Perfect Paper Crafting has generously given us a discount code to give you our readers that will get you 5% off their purchases - no expiration!  So you will need to use this code:  OWH5%. And it doesn't stop there, they are also doing a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to PPC. What you need to do is comment on every blog on the hop to qualify.  

What you say, you have never made cards for OWH? If you click here you will get the guidelines needed to keep our heroes safe and to make it easier for them to send the cards back home to loved ones.

To continue with the fun check out Lezlyes blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by.
 

 Marianne

 

Monday, September 23, 2013

OWH Sketch #191

Hello Everybody.

Here's my take on the new sketch for this week at OWH.

191 Sketch (Sept 22)

 
 
I loved this weeks sketch. It would work well to highlight a sentiment too.
I used my new Perfect Papercrafting Perfect Layer rulers for all the black matting. I just love these rulers. I even got them to work on the pointed endings for the banner.
 
 
Thanks for stopping by.
 
Marianne