Saturday, July 2, 2011

OWH weekend challenges

I will be updating this entry throughout the weekend. Operation Write Home is having a weekend of challenges and I will do as many as I can.

This is challenge #1 from Brenda . She challenged us to make cards using camouflage - one to send home and one to a hero. The left one is for a hero to send to his special someone. The sentiment reads "My hear is lost in yours". Not much to this card, the sentiment, the heart (above the "M", and a few teardrop dew drops. The card on the right is my any hero card - a note to a hero thanking him/her for their service. Not so much camouflage except b..ut it is kind of hard to read the "hero". I know, it's a stretch but I loved this paper when I saw it while looking for my camo paper.

This card is for challenge #3 at Tanya's blog (yes, I skipped challenge #2). I took this was literally - tie a yellow ribbon. The challenge was to use certain colors but I immediate thought about the yellow ribbon. I made this an AnyHero card.

If you have some time this weekend, join us. OWH is posting a new blogger's challenge every 2 hours throughout the weekend.

Challenge #4 from Carol is to make a card using a symbol of freedom that means that most to you. I chose to CASE this card from A Crooked Stamper's blog.

When I flew home from Germany (my stepdad was stationed there in the 80s), I remember seeing a giant flag flying at JFK and it brought tears to my eyes. I knew I was home.

Challenge #5, Holley challenged us to do vintage. When I think of vintage, I think of crochet flowers and lace. I need to go crochet two more flowers in pink to finish up these 4 cards!

This card is for challenge #6 - Marianne instructed us to use the moon in a card. I'm not so happy with the card but it does have a moon in it :)

This is for Challenge #8 - use the photo at Melanie's blog to inspire a card. This bench belongs on that porch or in the yard next to it! I was going to print her picture or use a picture of my house in the card but I'm out of ink in my printer - yikes!! I'll be running to Staples in the morning.

I'm going to try to keep up tomorrow but we'll see! Goodnight.


  1. Susan, I love your cards -- the "hero" will love his/hers and one for the loved one is super. Thanks for playing along with my challenges.

    I also really liked your take on a "tie a yellow ribbon"!

  2. So pretty!! You crochet too???? I soooo wish I are so talented!!! All your cards are fabulous!!!;)

  3. Beautiful, beautiful cards! I love that flag card!!!

  4. What fun cards!!! I am so glad the challenges are inspiring so much wonderful creativity :)

  5. You're on a roll with all these great cards!! Way to work these challenges! Your cards are wonderful, especially the one with the crocheted flower!

  6. You were busy! Love the one with the flag, and that vintage one is yummmmmy! Great job!

  7. My two favs are the Hero Card and the vintage. I may need to case them! TFS!!!