May 23, 2012

Where I've Been

Hi crafters!  Sorry I've been missing for a couple weeks.  I've been a busy bee though.  Here's a few of the cards I've been working on.

Paper and buttons by Provo Craft, Ribbon by Offay, Image found on Free Digital Stamps

Paper by Colorbok, stamp from Michaels, image from  Elizabeth O Dulemba

And this week's throwdown-love cards:
 Paper by All My Memories, cardstock by Bazzil, image by Unity Stamps

So why have I been gone so long?  I've been prepping cards to mail.  I asked my mom (the ultimate card hoarder) if she had any handmade cards that she'd like to donate to the troops.  Let's just say that I got more than I bargained for. . . 
 None of the cards were lined.  This pile is when I was at about the half-way point.  So after 5 rolls of double-stick tape, 4 boxes of envelopes, 7 trips to the store for supplies, and hours of work, 213 cards are on their way to OWH.  I think maybe 20 of those cards are mine.  My mom has a serious hoarding problem.  Thankfully, my husband is super patient with me and my card mess in the middle of the living room.

Changing the subject, have you linked up to OWH's Memorial Day bloghop yet?  Let me know, I'd love to come visit and see your creations.

Bonus card!  Here's what I made for my grandma for Mother's day:

Happy crafting!


  1. Holy moly! Great job prepping all the cards - your shipper will thank you! I love the unity stamp you used, it's one of my faves! Come visit my blog on sat. For the hop, I've got great giveaways. ;)

  2. You did some awesome work getting all those cards ready to send and your mom did a great thing by donating them! I've been blogging daily in May, so there are lots of cards to see on my blog and I'll have a special post for the hop. I also have the Unity stamp you used and love it! It's really fun to paper piece.

  3. Very nice cards...and kudos to you for preparing that "surprise" stash of cards for our heroes!

  4. Over 200 cards??? Woweee! Good job.

  5. Love the soft colors of your card.

  6. Wowza! Love all the cards you prepped! They will be certainly well loved I'm sure.

  7. lol, ask and you shall receive! It's alot of work but so appreciated :)

    Thanks for playing in our Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown challenge!

  8. I love your cards...They are so cozy:)