Tuesday, October 4, 2011

...HoMe for the HoLidAys....

...ok...I hope you're sitting down...because it's only Monday night and I have CoMpLetEd my MoJo MonDay ChaLLenGe card!!!!!

For some reason, this is a challenge that I always seem to be scrambling at the last minute for...kinda like the post from Sunday....that was not something to be proud of...it was embarrassing...

Here's is this week's FabULouS Sketch...

Any time there is a ribbon on an angle, it looks like a present to me :) so...I went with ChRisTMas...

it didn't hurt that all the fabby new paper I ordered from taYLorEd ExpResSions came today ;)  woo-hoo...nothing more motivating than NeW PaPeR...

The CraZy for ChaLLenGes blog is working with

One of the greatest charities you can donate your cards to is Operation Write Home! The mission of OWH is "Supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them. This merry band of thousands of card makers is made up of Americans - and citizens of other nations too - who care about our military, and want to support them through creativity and encouragement. Crafters of all ages and levels of experience have participated since 2007...and are on the way to a landmark one MILLION cards! Care packages filled with hundreds of handmade cards are sent to our contacts, restocking every 6-8 weeks, and are sent in time for the long journey back home to loved ones. Each box is packed with great care, alternating styles, colors, and card makers from all over the USA, creating 'eye candy' for heroes who see only khaki around them. The topper on each box is a plastic bag filled with 20-30 letters from adults and children across the country, letters handed out especially to those in need of a positive word from the homefront."

I just loved this idea...since I started blogging more and working on chaLLenGes, I have amassed quite a hoard collection of cards that I probably won't ever use...

What an AmaZing  OptioN for them all my unused cards...Woo-Hoo!  No more piles of cards sitting on my desktop getting all crumpled and cHeWed by the cat :)  

Now I have an excuse to make even MoRe...  I'm just doing my CiVic DuTy by crafTinG...who knew card making could be PaTRioTiC?!?  and...if you click on the challenge link, it let's you know how to get hooked up sending your cards overseas...
ok...enough babbling...but I chose the paper and stamp while thinking of...letters home :)

One last link up for this card is the PaPeR SunDaeS ChaLLenge this week...which was LoTs of LaYerS...this card definitely has that one covered...just each of the pennents on the mini banner is 4 layers...plus another 15 under that...not counting the paper piecing on the house circle...I'd say that's pretty thorough.

Here's a close-up of the little house so you can see how cute the multi colored shingles are :)

Also please note...the WoRLd's SmaLLeSt BoW!!!!!  (insert angels singing here)

Seriously...it's made from unraveling baker's twine (which is 4-ply) and using one strand...honestly...that siLLy bow could be the thing that took the longest on this card!!

...and the matching envie...so that whoever gets this card mailed back to them...knows it's HaPpY mail inside!!

Thanks for Looking!
Have a TeRriFiC TuesDaY!


  1. Your card is beautiful. The receiver will be so thrilled and I love your touch on the envelope.

  2. gorgeous card how sweet is that little house !! thank you so much for joining us at paper sundaes this week
    hugs sara x