Wednesday, November 11, 2009

SSCC #12 - Operation Write Home

In honor of Veteran's Day, I am moving this post up to the top.
I am so thankful for the courageous, dedicated, selfless men and women who choose to serve our beautiful country. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. This goes to the their families as well who give them the support and unconditional love that they need to do what they do each and every day. God bless!

I am so excited to finally take part in a challenge that belongs to a site that I have been wanting to participate in for quite some time now.

Stampin' Sisters in Christ

Paper Pretties is sponsoring them this week and has this adorable set to giveaway to one very lucky challenge participant...

Candace Mitchell is hosting the SSCC#12 this week! She says this:

The scripture I’ve chosen this week is John 15:13 "Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends."

The challenge for this week is to make a patriotic-themed card for a soldier and as a bonus, donate it to Operation Write Home, so that a soldier may be encouraged by your words of thanks. Write a special message of gratitude on the inside and sign your name. They will be distributed to soldiers who rarely get mail, or just need encouragement. Be sure to put your card in an envelope and write “Any Hero” on the front. For more information on how to make a card for “Any Hero”, click

OWH also collects blank greeting cards (any theme) that soldiers may send home to loved ones. For example: birthday, thinking of you, hello, etc. Various holiday cards are also needed. According to the OWH website, “miss you” and “love you” cards are most requested by the soldiers. To read more about card themes needed, click Stampin' Sisters in Christ.

I made a card giving thanks to all those amazing men and women who are serving (have served) our beautiful country and have sacrificed so much to protect us all.

Stamp: Love You This Much (Paper Pretties), All Kinds of Happy (Snag 'em Stamps by Imaginisce)
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Ballet Blue
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Ballet Blue, Real Red, Cotton White (Staz-On)
Copics: 0, E0000, E00, E01, E17, E30, R46, B32
Accessories: Large star punch (SU), small star punch (SU), Classic Stars Jumbo wheel, 1/4" Night of Navy grosgrain ribbon, red gingham ribbon, sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals

My heart goes out to all at Fort Hood and the families & loved ones of those who lost their lives there this past week. They are all in my thoughts and prayers, as are all those who put their lives out there on the line... all who have lost their lives fighting for our country.

Regardless of how you may feel about war, please join me in this challenge and send out a card or two (or more!) to these awesome men and women. Let's show them some love and appreciation for their dedication to protect our freedom.

God bless,

PWC77 - Monochromatic Blue and White/Black

This is my second post for today! Please scroll down for La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge!

It's time for Prettie Wednesday! This week's Prettie Wednesday Challenge comes from Jana! Her challenge to you is to make a monochromatic card using blues and white/black.

Stamp: Gliding By (Paper Pretties)
Paper: Bashful Blue (SU),Whisper White (SU), Lace Paper Snowflake (Little Yellow Bicycle)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Bashful Blue (SU)
Copics: 0, B0000, B23, B32, E0000
Accessories: grosgrain polka-dot ribbon (Bo Bunny), glue pen (Sakura), Dazzling Diamonds (SU), sponges, Nestabilities (square)

Now go hop on over to Jennifer and check out her Beary adorable Cooper card!

Here's a master list, just in case you don't have one!

If you haven't already, please start the blog hop with Christie at Little Pink Flowers.
Then follow each blog to the next!

Here is the order of the hop:

Here are all the details so that you can play along with us!

How to Enter:
Make a project using the challenge and any Paper Pretties stamp set(s) you have.
Upload the card to the Paper Pretties gallery.
Use the keyword PWC77 to be entered!
Deadline: 6 pm EST on Tuesday, November 17th.
Prize: $15.00 coupon to the Paper Pretties Boutique.
I can't wait to see what you come up with for this challenge!

La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge - Getting Punchy!

Ready for another fun La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge?

Kathy is hosting this week and she wants us to get punchy!

Kathy says:

Hello this is Kathy and this week is my turn to pick the challenge!
I would love to see you use your PUNCHES!
If you don't have any, then diecuts are fine too!
That is easy right?!

Hmmmm... I used my Nestabilities.

Stamp: Building Snowman Maya
Paper: Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin' (SU), Old Olive (SU), Whisper White (SU)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Old Olive
Copics: 100, W5, R000, R00, R46, YG03, Y06, E59, B0000, C1
Accessories: Nestabilities, Real Red 3/4" Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Glue pen (Sakura), Dazzling Diamonds (SU), sponge

Come join in on the fun!

Check out all of the lovely creations that our Design Team and Guest Designers have made for you at La-La Land Crafts!