Hello Blog Hoppers,
Well, here we are hopping along. If you got lost along the way, the starting point is the Stars and Stamps blog. And you should have hopped here from Lyneen"s blog: dreaming of castles. So welcome to Karen's blog Dreaming and Creating.
I suppose I should explain a little about Operation Write Home and what it means to me. OWH is a non-profit organization that sorts, packs, and ships handmade greeting cards to military personal around the world. The cards are made by card makers like you and I. We send the cards in to the "shippers" who do all the work. We get to goof off making fun cards. THANKS shippers!! Then cards, which are blank inside, are sent off all over the globe. The service people use the cards to keep in touch with loved ones back home. Isn't that nice?! Makes me feel all warm and squishy. To get more info check out the Home Front Blog. I enjoy making the cards because I am always happy to support our troops. I also hope that they can feel the love that I put into each card. And, if I need even more inspiration to make more cards, I go to the Hero Blog and read all the feedback from the soldiers. They just love receiving the cards and are so grateful. After I read the Hero Blog I usually run into my studio and get to work. So, OWH is just one big circle of feeling good.
There is still time to get a few Mother's Day Cards made up and sent in. The deadline for Mother's Day is April 1st.
Now on to business:
Keeping with the Springy Thinking-of-you theme, I made "Flowers in a Frame". I used Almost Amethyst and Blush Blossom card stock, and Blooming With Love stamp set all from Stampin' UP. I used various inks to water color the stamped image. I added a sentiment from My Sentiments Exactly! Some Cosmo Cricket decorative paper. And I used two Sizzix die cuts: Frame #2 and Flower Layers#3. To make the tulle ruffle: cut a strip and run long stitches along one long edge. Pull the stitches and the tulle will form a ring. Over lap the two short ends and tack together with a few stitches. (Yes, it is sewing, but not too much sewing.) I glued it down to the card with Tacky glue. Very easy and looks so sweet with a die cut flower and a big brad.
Well, I guess that's all for my blog. There is still more fun ahead. Now hop on over to Nancy's blog Scrap Happens and see what she has in store for you. Thanks for joining me for the hop and have a super day!!