Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Taking the Plunge!

After thinking about it for some time, I'm taking the plunge and starting a blog. Who'da thunk? I figure it will be a fun way to catalog some of my creations, and maybe, someday, someone will find inspiration for their own creations!

I suspect there's a ton I need to learn. And I'm not certain how often I'll be able to add anything new, but one step at a time, right?

So, without further ado, here's my first card to share, created for Operation Write Home.  If you aren't familiar with them, I encourage you to check them out at http://operationwritehome.org/.   Really a wonderful cause and a great organization. In a nutshell, crafty volunteers create handmade cards that are then sent to deployed service men and women so they can send them home to family and friends.  It's been so much fun and such a blessing to help our military in this small way. While it may not seem like a big thing, it's clear from the thank you's they send that these cards really make a difference to them and their families. I really encourage you to take a moment and visit OWH's blog. You'll be blessed, and so will others. Love that!

So, I was trying to come up with something a deployed mom or dad could send to their child that was happy and bright.  Since kids will be going back to school soon, I thought this apple motif would be appropriate. What do you think? Would this make a little guy or gal smile if they received it from mom or dad? Sure hope so. All the papers, ink and stamps are from PaperTrey. 

Well, that's all for now. I'll be back when I've figured out how to take better pictures!


  1. Welcome to blogland Kathy, I LOVE this card! I agree OWH is a great org. and I'm happy to be part of it :) Best wishes for your new blog!

  2. I like making the kid cards too! I'm so glad you decided to do a blog. I found you on the OWH WCD blog hop and now I've subscribed via email to your future posts. LOVE your style!