Sunday, December 9, 2012

Operation Write Home Sketch Challenge #150!! :)

 
 
I created this card for one of our deployed heroes to send a "love you" message home to his/her *sweet* little girl!! :)

Here's the sketch I used...

 
 
Here's a list of supplies...
 
The cute little girl is a stamp from The Greeting Farm called, "Miss Anya Hats Off"
I colored her in with Copic Markers
 
 
The Frame was made with the Spellbinders "Floral Ovals" Die
I stitched around it with green embroidery floss
Hot fix rhinestones were added
and a tiny green organza bow at the top

The "love you" Sentiment is by Studio G
I colored in the little birds with Copic Markers
 
Printed Paper is by Pebbles
 
"Doily Lace" Edge Punch by Martha Stewart
 
I added lots of Hot Fix Rhinestones
 
I also did a lot of stitching with embroidery floss around the edge!! :)
 
This was a super fun card to make and I truly hope it puts a *smile* on a little girls face when she gets it from her HERO!! :) 
 
I also had an *AWESOME* time crafting with my daughter!!! :)

Creating cards for OWH is *GREAT* mother/daughter time!!

I hope you'll consider making cards for our heroes too!! 
 

 
 
"Operation Write Home" is an awesome organization that sends blank handmade cards to our deployed military to write on and send home to their family & friends. 

They are our amazing HEROES who risk their lives daily for our freedom!! This is something we can do to say "Thank You" for all that they do for us!!

 You can also create cards FOR the heroes and write encouraging notes for them!! :)

Please pray for the safety of our military!!!!



 
God bless & big hugs...

Tracy

Do not be led astray by the things of this world.
But, rather be encouraged to Stay True To God.



My daughter Katie (age 13) created a card for OWH Sketch Challenge #150!! :)

 
My daughter Katie (age 13) created this super sweet card for one of our deployed heroes to send home to his/her little "sweet heart"!! :)
 
Here's the sketch she used...
 
 
 
Here's a list of supplies that she used...
 
The adorable girl is a stamp from The Greeting Farm called "Miss Anya Hats Off"
Katie colored her in with Copic Markers
 
 
The "Hello" sentiment is a stamp by "Studio G"
Katie stamped a lot of images in the background!! :)
The flags, bird & birdcage were made with the "Adore" set by My Mind's Eye
Misc. My Mind's Eye & Prima stamps were also used
 
The super cute frame was made with a Spellbinder's die called "Floral Ovals"
Katie used the "Swirling Lace" Edge Punch by Martha Stewart...
then she inked the edges
 
Katie patiently stitched embroidery floss through Silk Ribbon on the top and bottom of the card!! :)
 
The gems are "Hot Fix Rhinestones"
 
She also stitched on a sweet little Bow Button with thread
 
 
Creating cards for OWH makes *GREAT* mother/daughter time!! :) 
 
 
I hope you'll consider making cards for our heroes too!! 
 

 
 
"Operation Write Home" is an awesome organization that sends blank handmade cards to our deployed military to write on and send home to their family & friends.

They are our amazing HEROES who risk their lives daily for our freedom!! This is something we can do to say "Thank You" for all that they do for us!!

 You can also create cards FOR the heroes and write encouraging notes for them!! :)

Please pray for the safety of our military!!!!



 
God bless & big hugs...

Tracy & Katie

Do not be led astray by the things of this world.
But, rather be encouraged to Stay True To God.



Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Blog CANDY Winners!! :)

Yay... I have 3 winners from the
Operation Write Home's "World Cardmaking Day Bloghop"!! :)
 
Here are the prizes...
 
"Miss Anya Scarves" stamps from "The Greeting Farm"
click the image for more info.
 
 
"Saluting Luka" stamp from "La-La Land Crafts"
click on the image for more info.
 
 
"Silent Night" Paper Collection from "Pion Design"
These are gorgeous papers from Sweden with images of the birth of Jesus Christ!! :)
click on the image for more info.
 
 
Here are the winners...
 
 
1st randomly chosen winner is...
 
 
Check out Linda's blog "Creepin Along"
Linda... you have your choice from all 3 prizes!!
 
 
2nd randomly chosen winner is...
 
Misty Campbell
 
Misty... you have your choice from the 2 remaining prizes!!
 
 
3rd randomly chosen winner is...
 
 
Check out Sandy's blog "Sandy's Crafty Creations"
Sandy... you will receive the last remaining prize!!
 
 
Okay girls... email me at... Tracy@StayTrueToGod.com with your choice & address and I'll get your packages sent right away.
 
Thank you to all who participated in the bloghop and faithfully support OWH!!
 
Please pray for the safety of our military and keep those cards coming!! :)
 
God bless & big hugs...
 
Tracy
 
Do not be led astray by the things of this world.
But, rather be encouraged to Stay True To God.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

OWH World Card Making Day bloghop... with CANDY!! :)

Click on the banner to return to the bloghop
 
Welcome to Operation Write Home's
World Card Making Day bloghop!! :)
 
I'm new to OWH!!
I received an email from "The Greeting Farm" and Sandy had an awesome copic tutorial for "Soldier Ian". I was awestruck with the image of Ian and real soldiers... and I've been making cards ever since!! :)
(Check out Sandy's YouTube tutorial below)
 
My passion for creating cards for "Our HEREOS" is to be an encouragement to them as well as inspire them to write home to their family & friends!!
 
Words cannot convey my deep felt gratitude for all that they do!!!
 
Since I love 'The Greeting Farm" stamps so much... I thought I'd use the brand new
"Miss Anya Scarves" for my winter card inspiration... 
 
 
Pearlescent Paper
"Ice White" Pearl Pen for the snow
Martha Stewart "Snowflake" border punch
Snowflakes from the border & other misc. punches
Hot Fix Rhinestones & Applicator
 
Here's the OWH sketch I used...
 
 
What's a bloghop without CANDY??!!
 
I have 3 *sweet* pieces to give away!!! :)
 
I'll be picking 3 random winners who leave a comment on this blog post about the candy. What's your favorite? Let me know what you would pick 1st... 2nd... and 3rd??
 
3 random winners will be chosen on Tuesday, October 9th. Names will be posted on Tuesday as well. If you're name is posted... please contact me at... Tracy@StayTrueToGod.com and your package will be shipped right away!! :)  The first name picked will get 1st choice... the second name picked will choose from 2 and the 3rd name gets the final prize. 
 
"Miss Anya Scarves" Stamps from "The Greeting Farm"
 
(click on the image for more info.)
 
 
"Saluting Luka" from "La-La Land Crafts" 
 
 
(click on the image for more info.)
 
 
"Silent Night" 6x6 Paper Collection from "Pion Design"
These are gorgeous papers from Sweden with images of the birth of Jesus Christ!! :)  
 
(click on the image for more info.)
 

Our online store... www.StayTrueToGod.com 
 
Visit our store... (click the image) 
 
We offer 15% OFF to OWHers!!
Also... an additional 5% will be donated to Sandy for her never-ending shipping expenses!!
 
Check out the "Operation Write Home" category in our store for eligible discounted items...
please use the code OurHEROES at checkout.
 
I'll be adding LOTS more military and patriotic items!!
LOTS of 6x6 papers... which are GREAT for cardmakers!!
LOTS of embossing folders & metal dies!!
I'm just gettin' started!! :)
 
We'd love to have you post your OWH cards on our ning site to inspire others to get involved with Operation Write Home...
 
(click on the image to visit our ning site)
 
Coming soon... "Steppin' it up... OWH style" tutorials!! :)
 
 
Here is Sandy's AWESOME tutorial... enjoy!!
 



Please pray for the safety of our military and keep those cards comin'!!!
 
Thank you sooooo much for your visit!!

Happy Hopping!! :)
 
God bless & big hugs...
 
Tracy
 
Do not be led astray by the things of this world.
But, rather be encouraged to Stay True To God.
 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

My daughter, Katie (age 13) created a card for OWH Midweek Throwdown Challenge!! :)

I was creating a card for Operation Write Home and my daughter Katie decided to make one too!! :)

Do you craft with your children / grandchildren?
It is an awesome creative outlet for them & even better bonding time!!! :)

This is a perfect card for one of our HEROES to send home to his/her little girl!!
I LOVE that my "baby girl" created this sweet card for someone elses "baby girl"!! :)

This weeks theme for the Midweek Throwdown Challenge is...
"Thinking of you"

The adorable stamp is available in our store...
"OA Lovey Dovey" by "The Greeting Farm"

Check out the "Operation Write Home" category in our store.
OWHers receive 15% off using the code OurHEROES at checkout!!
I will also donate an additional 5% to Sandy for her shipping expenses!! :)

Sentiment & hearts are "Studio G" Stamps
Border Punch is "Eyelet Lace" by Martha Stewart
Katie colored in the image with Copic Markers
She used Hot Fix Rhinestones & an Applicator
Buttons were sewn on with white, pink & red thread
She distressed the edges with a Tim Holtz Distresser
She also inked the edges with pink & red ink

Please pray for the safety of our military!!!!


"Operation Write Home" is an awesome organization that sends blank handmade cards to our deployed military to write on and send home to their family & friends.

They are our amazing HEROES who risk their lives daily for our freedom!! This is something we can do to say "Thank You" for all that they do for us!! You can also create cards FOR the heroes and write encouraging notes for them!! :)

I hope you'll consider making cards for them too!!


God bless & big hugs...

Tracy

Do not be led astray by the things of this world.
But, rather be encouraged to Stay True To God.



"Thinking of you" Card for OWH Midweek Throwdown Challenge



I created this card for a deployed HERO to send home to a loved one!! :)

This weeks theme for Operation Write Home's Midweek Throwdown Challenge is...
"Thinking of you"

The camouflage paper is available in our store...
"American Bravery" by Karen Foster

Check out the "Operation Write Home" category in our store.
OWHers receive 15% off using the code OurHEROES at checkout!!
I will also donate an additional 5% to Sandy for her shipping expenses!! :)

"Soldier Ian" Stamp from "The Greeting Farm"
Colored him in with Copic Markers
Sentiment was created in Photoshop & printed
Star Border Punch by Martha Stewart
Black Grosgrain Ribbon
Pewter Brad

Please pray for the safety of our military!!!!!


"Operation Write Home" is an awesome organization that sends blank handmade cards to our deployed military to write on and send home to their family & friends.

They are our amazing HEROES who risk their lives daily for our freedom!! This is something we can do to say "Thank You" for all that they do for us!! You can also create cards FOR the heroes and write encouraging notes for them!! :)

I hope you'll consider making cards for them too!!


God bless & big hugs...

Tracy

Do not be led astray by the things of this world.
But, rather be encouraged to Stay True To God.



Sunday, September 30, 2012

"Miss you all the time" Card for OWH Sketch #140



Time apart from your sweetheart is so difficult!! I hope this card will help keep a loving couple keep the romance going through some *sweet* messages!! :)

The following items are available in our store...
Printed Papers - Ladies' Diary by Graphic 45
Silk Ribbon - 4mm - Color "Natural"

Check out the "Operation Write Home" category in our store.
OWHers receive 15% off using the code OurHEROES at checkout!!
I will also donate an additional 5% to Sandy for her shipping expenses!! :)

Taupe paper was embossed with a Tim Holtz embossing folder
Pink Brad was placed in the center of the clock
Spellbinders - "Grommet Tags"
Taupe Heart Brads
Font is called "39 Smooth"

Please pray for the safety of our military!!!!!


"Operation Write Home" is an awesome organization that sends blank handmade cards to our deployed military to write on and send home to their family & friends.

They are our amazing HEROES who risk their lives daily for our freedom!! This is something we can do to say "Thank You" for all that they do for us!! You can also create cards FOR the heroes and write encouraging notes for them!! :)

I hope you'll consider making cards for them too!!


God bless & big hugs...

Tracy

Do not be led astray by the things of this world.
But, rather be encouraged to Stay True To God.



Wednesday, September 26, 2012

"LOVE" Card for OWH Midweek Throwdown Challenge


I created this for a deployed HERO to send home to his/her sweetheart!! :)
 
 
Stickers used... The letters "L O V E" from the brand new Graphic 45 "Ladies' Diary" Collection
 
"Fray Check" on the ribbon edge to keep it from fraying
Black Eyelets
Heart Brad
Background paper has been torn & inked 


 "Operation Write Home" is an awesome organization that sends blank handmade cards to our deployed military to write on and send home to their family & friends.


They are our amazing HEROES who risk their lives daily for our freedom!! This is something we can do to say "Thank You" for all that they do for us!! You can also create cards FOR the heroes and write encouraging notes for them!! :)

I hope you'll consider making cards for them too!!




God bless & big hugs...

Tracy

Do not be led astray by the things of this world.
But, rather be encouraged to Stay True To God.



Sunday, September 23, 2012

"I love you this much!!" card for OWH Sketch #139

I created this card for Operation Write Home!!

I hope this puts a *smile* on a sweet little girls face when she hears from her hero!!! :)

I needed a shaped die-cut... so...
I printed the sketch, cut out the shape and used it as a template.
Faux stitching was made with a pink copic marker.
Colored the image with Copic Markers
Tag - Spellbinders "Grommet Tags"
Seam Binding - White & Siam Pink
Hearts - 2 small punches
Hot Fix Rhinestones & Applicator

Here's the sketch I used...




"Operation Write Home" is an awesome organization that sends blank handmade cards to our deployed military to write on and send home to their family & friends.

They are our amazing HEROES who risk their lives daily for our freedom!! This is something we can do to say "Thank You" for all that they do for us!! You can also create cards FOR the heroes and write encouraging notes for them!! :)

I hope you'll consider making cards for them too!!


God bless & big hugs...

Tracy

Do not be led astray by the things of this world.
But, rather be encouraged to Stay True To God.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

"Any HERO" Card for OWH Midweek Throwdown Challenge


I created this card for the Midweek Throwdown Challenge on the "Stars and Stamps" Blog over at "Operation Write Home"...

"... make Any Hero cards and using the color scheme Red, White & Blue..."



Supply List...

I colored him in with Copic Markers
"Stars" on the background paper... Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
"Stars" Border... Martha Stewart Punch
Font... "CK Template".
I added some "faux" stitching with a red Copic Marker.




"Operation Write Home" is an awesome organization that sends blank handmade cards to our deployed military to write on and send home to their family & friends.

They are our amazing HEROES who risk their lives daily for our freedom!! This is something we can do to say "Thank You" for all that they do for us!! You can also create cards FOR the heroes and write encouraging notes for them!! :)

I hope you'll consider making cards for them too!!




Have an awesome day!! :)

God bless & big hugs...

Tracy

Do not be led astray by the things of this world.
But, rather be encouraged to Stay True To God.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Card by my daughter, Katie, for Operation Write Home


My daughter, Katie (age 13) made this awesome card for a soldier to keep in touch with his/her teen back home!!

I love that this was made *FOR* a TEEN... *BY* a TEEN!!! :)

Katie used Copic Markers on a digi image from "Spesch Designer Stamps" called "Goth boy with ring".

She *spritz* the background paper with "Tattered Angels" Glimmer Mist "Cinder" and "Sea Glass"!!

Papers are from the "Rockstar" 8x8 Paper Stack from DCWV

Font is called "Whoa!"


"Operation Write Home" is an awesome organization that sends blank handmade cards to our deployed military to write on and send home to their family & friends.

They are our amazing HEROES who risk their lives daily for our freedom!! This is something we can do to say "Thank You" for all that they do for us!! You can also create cards FOR the heroes and write encouraging notes for them!! :)

I hope you'll consider making cards for them too!!


God bless & big hugs...

Tracy

Do not be led astray by the things of this world.
But, rather be encouraged to Stay True To God.

"Love You" Card for Operation Write Home Sketch #137


I created another card for a soldier to send home to his "Sweeheart"!! :)

Supply List...

Paper Hydrangeas & Leaves
Border Punch by Martha Stewart called "Eyelet Lace"
Hot Fix Rhinestones - size 8ss
"Love You" Stamp is from Crafty Secrets "Grand Greetings"

Here's the sketch I used...



"Operation Write Home" is an awesome organization that sends blank handmade cards to our deployed military to write on and send home to their family & friends.

They are our amazing HEROES who risk their lives daily for our freedom!! This is something we can do to say "Thank You" for all that they do for us!! You can also create cards FOR the heroes and write encouraging notes for them!! :)

I hope you'll consider making cards for them too!!


God bless & big hugs...

Tracy

Do not be led astray by the things of this world.
But, rather be encouraged to Stay True To God.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

"Hero... Commited to Courage" Operation Write Home Sketch #137


Hero... Commited to Courage!!

For this weeks Operation Write Home Sketch... I created a card FOR a HERO!!



Supply list...


Stamp... "Soldier Ian" is by The Greeting Farm and will be available in our store soon!! :)
I colored him in with Copic Markers

Papers are from Karen Foster and are available in the store...
American Bravery
Hero Stripes
Military Duty

Solid Green Cardstock is Distress Paper by Tim Holtz - Forest Moss

OWHer's can get 15% OFF by typing 4OurHeroes at checkout.
YES... that code works for everything in the store!!
I will also donate another 5% to Sandy Allnock to cover shipping expenses!! :)

Visit our Store...
www.StayTrueToGod.com





"Operation Write Home" is an awesome organization that sends blank handmade cards to our deployed military to write on and send home to their family & friends.

They are our amazing HEROES who risk their lives daily for our freedom!! This is something we can do to say "Thank You" for all that they do for us!! You can also create cards FOR the heroes and write encouraging notes for them!! :)

I hope you'll consider making cards for them too!!

 
God bless & big hugs...

Tracy

Do not be led astray by the things of this world.
But, rather be encouraged to Stay True To God.