Saturday, September 11, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Good Saturday morning - now why doesn't my body know it is Saturday and let me at least sleep till 6 in the morning. Unfortunately or fortunately I am an early riser - I can get lots done by waking early. I hope to make some quick cards this morning for Operation Write Home. More on that later in the post.
Today's card is based on the sketch at A Crafty Little Place. There is also a challenge on the Operation Write Home card blog Stars and Stripes to use wiggle eyes. The sketch called for the three design elements on the right side - and I had to use some more wiggle eyes. This is the last of this Basic Grey halloween paper. I really like it - I may have to pick up some more for my Halloween grouping.
Operation Write Home is celebrating their birthday. If you don't know about Operation Write Home - they gather handmade cards from people across the US and world, and boxes of cards are sent to our troops overseas. This helps our troops stay in touch with their families and friends at home. Even if you are not a cardmaker - they could use donations to help cover the cost of shipping these cards overseas.
Hero Arts is playing along all week end on their Flicker Site - they have many challenges to get your creative juices flowing. You could also win prizes. I am going to post this card over there because it calls for 3 of anything - well I have 3 wiggle eyes in the corner.
Come play along - just think if you made 10 cards and sent them in - that is 10 soldiers and 10 more lucky family or friends who get some mail. This is a gift that keeps on giving. One quote on the OWH site is that the children slept with the cards from their parent under their pillows. That is a creation that just keeps on giving.
Everyone have a creative week end - take some time to make some cards for OWH - play along with Hero Arts challenges. Use some of your supplies.
Card Details:
Paper: Basic Grey
Stamp: Whipper Snapper Designs colored with Copics
SRM Sticker
Trim from my supplies


Operation Write Home said...

Ha!! That froggie looks totally perfect with googlies!!!

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

Hey there BJ! Your papers look great together and I love...LUV! the way you coordinated the google eyes on the card and the image. Great job on the sketch.

Smiles, as always!
Gwen DTC ~ A Crafty Little Place

Nicole said...

Yes, I agree, the GOOGLY eyes are perfect for this card! OH MY it's adorable!! Thanks for joining us at ACLP, your take on the sketch is perfect! Nicole - ACLP DT

Nikki Schmaltz said...

This made me so happy. I love Googlie Eyes. This is so fun and you will make a soldier just giggle, I know, with this card.

Thanks for joining in at ACLP:D

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Super cute Halloween card!! Love the google eyes too!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at ACLP this week!!

~*Joni said...

Haha! What a perfect image to use with moving eyes, he's so fun! Wonderful job with the layout this week, thank you so much for joining us this week in our sketch challenge!
~*Joni ACLP DT