Saturday, February 26, 2011

Operation Write Home Cards

Last week I mailed off 18 cards to OWH for their Spring Thaw Challenge.  I came up with three layouts that I found on different blogs and made several of each design.  I sent 6 of each to OWH and the rest will be used for swaps.  I entered this first card in the OWH Mid-Week Challenge for an "Anything Goes" type card. 

Sending Warm Fuzzies -- SU Paper/Image, Hero Arts Sentiment
Happy Mothers Day - SU DSP/Layers/Stamps, GinaKCard Base

Happy Birthday - SU Card base/stamp/ribbon, Basic Grey DSP
 I prefer to keep my cards simple, I am not into the multiple layers, lots of bling type cards--not my style.  I make cards to relax, so keeping it simple is the best for me.  Plus I am just not that creative--too much brain power required.  In addition, the shippers at OWH prefer cards that are not too bulky and blingy for the troops, that way they can get more cards into a box. 

Next week I am participating in my first ever OWH Blog Hop.  I have already made my card for the hop and I have some card making stash selected to giveaway.  More to come. 

Have a great Saturday!

See ya!!



Sharon said...

Those are very nice cards. I agree with you on making cards simple and that it's more relaxing. I have oodles of bling waiting to be used, but usually stick with the "less is more" philosophy, especially for OWH cards.

Linda said...

Most of my cards are very simple, except for the challenges, where I feel I need to turn it up 2 notches. I loved the visual impact of the first card. The third card though is my fav. Can't wait to check you out at the Hop!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

CJ your cards are wonderful and I know they will be very appreciated too. Thanks for your support with the Spring Thaw card drive and playing in our challenges at Operation Write Home!

See you this weekend on the bunny hop :)

Meari said...

I don't know... I think you're pretty creative :)

Love your cards.