Monday, December 6, 2010

Cards for the Troops

Many of you may have heard of Operation Write Home.  It is a program, where cardmakers send their handmade cards to deployed American troops so that they can write home to their families.  When I completed Scrapdango's ABC's of cards, I had a lot of cards, and was searching for something to do with them.  What I found was something similar called Cards for Canadian Soldiers.  It is a smaller site, founded by one generous person, to get cards out to the deployed Canadian troops.  It seems to be just starting up, so I was happy to contribute.

Here are some of the cards that I sent:

If you have an extra stash of cards, or love to make cards, then I encourage you to send them off to one of these organizations.  It is just something little we can do to give back.


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Exciting News and Picture of the RAK!!

Ok...so I have been holding back this news, because I wanted to save it for today when I posted my challenge over at Scrapping the Moments.  For any of you that are followers of Cosmo Cricket's blog,  there was a contest recently to win a box of Julie's stuff.
 "Ok, enough of that, we haven't had a giveaway for a while. And, I'm in a cleaning out my house sort of mood. So, I am giving away to one lucky winner a huge box of everything in my office that I don't need anymore."
 .....And I won it.  The had a heck of a time getting ahold of me...somehow I missed the blog post announcing I won (you can follow this story on their blog)....but I just received it last night, and holy crap there is a lot.  So much that I need to give some of it away.  Some of the pages aren't full pages, and there are a few stickers missing on one of the sheets, but for the most part I chose full sheets out of the box.

So without further adieu, here is a picture of the RAK that one lucky person will be getting.
(I apologize for the bad lighting)

There is some Nutmeg in there, Earth Love, lots of The Boyfriend, a bit of Jacks World, Everafter, and a few random rubons and stickers thrown in.  (I may even add to it as I continue to sort through my box of goodies)

So just to remind you, here is what you have to do.  Go to Scrapping the Moments (sign up if you don't already belong) and complete my sketch challenge by December 15th.  Your layout needs to be posted in the Sketch Challenges folder in the gallery to be entered to win.  I will randomly draw a winner on Dec 16th.  Can't wait to see what you come up with :)

Sketch Challenge

Hey Ladies,

My second sketch challenge is up at Scrapping the Moments.  I had so much fun creating this sketch and layout.  I even broke out a needle and thread.

I would love for some new people to this site to come and check out my challenge.  And as an incentive I will be offering a RAK.  I will be posting a picture of it as soon as I get it organized.  But lemme just say there is going to be lots of Cosmo Cricket yumminess.

In order to be entered to win, you need to complete the challenge by Dec 15 and post it in the Sketch Challenges gallery.

Hope you have as much fun as I did :)

December 1st Sketch

My Example (Wonderfall)