Thursday, August 13, 2009

Christmas Cards in August?!?!

It's true...I have been making Christmas cards. Not your ordinary Christmas cards, these cards are for CARDS FOR HEROES. CARDS FOR HEROES is a great organization that supports our nation’s armed forces by sending blank greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them. I first learned of this organization on Memorial Day and have felt a tug to do this since then. They are having a mini blog hop (scroll down to the end of this post for the next stop) and I thought I would join in. My goal for today was to make a dozen cards, but I actually whipped out 16.

Easy peasy....I went for a whimsical card that our military personnel would love to send home to their little boys and girls. Plus, since it is still August and in the 80's, I couldn't get myself to use traditional Christmas colors. I used only supplies from my scrapbook stash...white pre-made card, pink card stock trimmed out with leaf green acrylic paint (imperfection is okay, inspired by Donna Downey), triangular shaped green tree embellished with paper from the Dollar Spot @ Target, small green bow for the tree topper and a quick pink "Merry Christmas" stamp. So very easy. My goal is to send a dozen a month.

My crafty Emilie made a note of encouragement to send with our cards. Very cute. I love her thoughfulness and kindness.
If you too are thinking of sending cards to CARDS FOR HEROES, the Holiday card deadline is November 1, 2009. Get to's fun and easy!

Go check out the next stop on the hop: Suz G's.
If you get lost, go back to the Mini-bloghop: Happy Holidays for Heroes...have fun, it's addicting.

Chaos Meets Creativity!

I think I might need to clean my office?!?!? Just finished my Fabric Scrapbook...yippee! Completed projected to be posted soon!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Back to 3!

We will be picking Paul up from camp tomorrow. Yes, I know it has taken me awhile to post. It's a very quiet house when one is missing. Can't wait for a little more noise tomorrow!