June 18, 2011

Week 1-Just a little note and Miss U cards

Welcome to 104 Cards for Soldiers. I've been donating cards for over a year now to Operation Write Home. I feel rather passionate about their cause. I would donate my cards to the Clinton Utah Roberts Crafts store until they closed.

I guess I will tell you a little about this blog and how it got started. A few months ago, I was diagnosed with MDD (Major Depressive Disorder). Things got really bad, and I stopped doing everything that I loved, including crafting. My therapist encouraged me to start forcing myself back into my hobbies, even if I didn't feel like it, and to also start giving service as two ways to pull myself out of this depression (There were other things too, but those were two of my main "assignments").

It's hard to want to do anything while depressed, and I really struggled with getting back to life. Then I remembered OWH cards and how much I enjoyed making them. So I decided to start again. I decided that my goal was to make two new card designs each week to donate, and to keep me motivated (so I don't slip off my therapy again) I would post them on a public blog. It's a few different journeys in one blog-my personal journey to recovery, a journey of service, and hopefully the beginning of some new friendships and card ideas (I love seeing other people's ideas-please share yours!).

Sorry for such a downer intro. This blog isn't meant to be sad-it should be happy and fun. So here are my happy and fun cards from this week:

Just A Little Note Card
Supplies: Cardstock, patterned paper, and stamps by Provo Craft; Chipboard by Imagination Project

I wanted to do just a simple yet cheerful card. It's not really my favorite, but I think it'll give the soldiers a smile-and that's what's really important.

Miss U Card
Supplies: Patterned paper by Basic Grey, Ink by ColorBox, Rub ons by Making Memories

My husband's best friend is serving in Afghanistan right now. He was the inspiration for this card. It's very masculine, wild, and even a little messy (Just like our friend!). I actually made a second card that says "Dad" for Father's Day. I'm not too fond of the rub ons. If I was to make this card again, I'd choose a different and larger font, preferably in dark brown instead of black. Other than that, I'm pretty happy with it.

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