Sunday, September 23, 2012

OWH sketch 139; birthday bash pic!

Sunday has come around again! Last night the kids wanted us to camp out with them on the living room floor. Guess what? I am too old for that. :)

Yesterday I hosted an Operation Write Home birthday bash party to make cards for OWH in honor of their 501(c)(3) status birthday this month. We had a small group but made about 85 cards. I know not everyone is on the Facebook page for OWH, so check it:

On the agenda today is making sure the box is packed and ready to ship to Kris. I've been adhering fronts to bases, stamping backs, and tucking on and off all day. Hopefully I can finish it all up tonight!

And since today is sketch day, and yesterday there was a Stamper's Best challenge for holiday OR love cards, I thought I'd multitask a bit. :)

This is sketch 139:

Sentiment: Lawn Fawn; DP: MME
 I wasn't thrilled with the holiday card so I grabbed this gingham, which made me think cowboys and the sentiment just hit home with me (sorry, couldn't resist!)!  :)
Sentiment: Unity/Jillibean Soup dutch mustard soup set; really reasonable ribbon for the burlap ribbon; SU for other ribbon, distress inks and marker for faux stitching.
And here's a bonus card, just for fun. I used up this scrap of Basic Grey dp to make this card with a fun Unity sentiment:

Thanks for visiting me today!!

Jen

6 comments:

  1. very nice - you were busy - you had a great party yesterday - 85 cards made - good job.

    I need to get my box packed up to mail - maybe I can get my lunchmates to tuck for me

    Barb Housner

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  2. My first attempt at that sketch wasn't my favorite, either. I really like your second attempt, especially that your faux stitching mimics the ribbon.

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  3. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. Your party looked like a lot of fun.

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  4. Looks like you had a great time! I love that last card with my favorite BG Jovial dsp! Gorgeous plaid :)

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  5. Great cards! I think the last is my fav! Congrats on the party!!!!

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  6. Great cards, Jen! Love the gingham! Great job on the OWH party too. Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

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