Saturday, September 1, 2012

Operation Write Home / Our Daily Bread designs Challenge

Hello, everyone! I am so honored to be the guest-hostess for the September edition of the Our Daily Bread designs Monthly Challenge over at Operation Write Home! Those of you who are familiar with OWH (Operation Write Home) may know that they not only support our troops by delivering hand-made cards to them, but also host fun stamping challenges each week, along with the ODBD sponsored monthly challenge.  Check this out:  during this Labor Day weekend, OWH is hosting ten fun challenges during a Virtual Card Making Party!! If you are not familiar with Operation Write Home, please read this post over at the ODBD Blog, or visit Operation Write Home directly and see what it's all about! Would you like to lift up our service men and women or their families on the homefront? Donate hand-made cards (or funds) to help this wonderful cause!! Do you have leftover cards with no recipient in mind? Find all you need to know at Operation Write Home!

Operation Write Home / ODBD Monthly Challenge for the month of September:
Not only is it so important that our Heroes abroad feel our love and support, but their loved ones on the homefront have their own challenges as well. Receiving beautiful, hand-made cards from their Heroes makes such a difference in their lives.

So, my challenge for you this month is to create cards which include either a scripture verse, or an uplifting quote or sentiment. Happy Stamping and God bless you for supporting this wonderful cause!


To participate in the challenge, visit this post at OWH, link up your project, and please leave a comment while you are there. To show my gratitude to OWH for allowing me to be a part of the challenge, and to thank you, the faithful readers, I am personally giving away some blog candy (shown below)......leave a comment here on this blog post by Monday, Sept.3rd at midnight EDT.  Random.org will do the rest!  I will announce the winner sometime on Tuesday here on my blog.   


For my card sample, I have used a new set from Our Daily Bread designs, called "Be Joyful". I created the background by stamping the flower flourish multiple times, colored them with sponges & ink plus markers, then added a Cheery Lynn Designs "Fanciful Flourish" and "Border Carnivale" strip, along with the scripture verse framed with Spellbinders Lacey Ovals and Oval Nestabilities. Though I normally pop up all of my layers with foam tape, I intentionally made this one "OWH Friendly", with no popped layers or thick embellishments. I will be donating this to OWH as soon as I can round up a few more A2 sized cards.

Below is the Blog Candy which I will be giving away, which includes the "Joy To The World Hymn" by Our Daily Bread designs, a Bow Easy, a "Fanciful Flourish" die by Cheery Lynn Designs, some Sizzix Embossing Folders, three packages of 3-d stickers, plus a few hand-made items by me. Who knows?  I may just round up some more goodies over the weekend!!
Thanks for visiting!  If you are able to handle a bit more excitement this morning, you'll have to check out the Our Daily Bread designs September New Release Blog Hop, which begins at 8 am sharp EDT!  Lots of beautiful eye candy and more chances to win!!

Have a very blessed weekend!!  God bless!


74 comments:

AllisonG said...

Angie, thanks so much for being a part of our Labor Day Weekend VCMP. Your card is beautiful and your blog candy is over the top packed full of great items.

Love how you made the background with a stamp - at first I thought it was patterned paper. Gorgeous!

Allison G in TX

Sherry Kushibab said...

OWH is a great place to send cards. Not long ago I put a bunch together and sent them off....just discovered the monthly challenges and look forward to joining in. I understand what you mean about more A2 cards. You always put so many lovely layers together its a challenge to keep it smaller and simpler, but you did a great job, fab BG paper and great sentiment.

Jen said...

Wow! Your card is simply gorgeous. I love the dp, the paper piercer, and the trim you used! So lovely! Thanks for the chance to win, too!
Jen
jmueller409 at yahoo dot com

Kathryn said...

What a lovely, dainty card. I love how well the background coordinates with the shape of the die. Thanks for your support and ODBD's support of OWH. I'm looking forward to choosing just the right sentiment stamp for this month's challenge.

Blythe Thibodeau said...

Beautiful Card!

lauraleigh said...

Beautiful card! The background is gorgeous & the message even better :-)! Thanks for such an Inspirational challenge!!

Susan Marie said...

Angie, the patterned paper you made is so beautiful! I thought at first it was store bought, but you really put a lot of work into it and it is gorgeous! The scripture on the stamp is awesome too!

Linda R. said...

Very lovely card and thanks so much for the chance to win an amazing prize!

Kathy S said...

Your sample card is stunning even without the popup or raised elements. Thanks for the inspiration.

Penny L. said...

Such a gorgeous card, using paper that I incorrectly thought was pp until I read your description! Wow, you made that yourself! Thanks for all you do for OWH and ODBD. And thank you for offering up this blog candy to a poster here! Very generous!

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful and I love that you made the background paper! Thank you. Stephanie Allison

Debra said...

Your card is very beautiful, love the background. Thanks for all the support ODBD has shown OWH.

Lisa said...

WOW! I thought the background was patterned paper - beautiful! I have a sentiment stamp that I have been wanting to put to use and your card and this challenge provided the perfect inspiration!! Off to "work" :) thanks for sharing.

meemee48 said...

Love your cards and the opportunity to bless our service men and their families.

StampTramps said...

I also thought the background was a pre-printed paper - wow, what a great job you did! Thank you so much for your support of OWH! Your card has inspired me to try to make my own background paper too.

Desert Rose Stamper said...

Beautiful card -- thanks for supporting OWH -- it is a wonderful organization and I am so blessed to be a part of it. Thanks for being one of hostesses for todays VCMP.

Sharon

Janice R said...

What a beautiful card and i thought that was designer paper. Love the die cuts also. What a great way to inspire and bless our servicemen and women. Great work Angie!

Tami B. said...

Your background is beautiful. OWH & ODBD- 2 of my favorite things and combined they're even better!

Diane Brush said...

Background paper is so pretty! It really shows what going thru all the extra work can do to the end product! It is remarkable!

Haf2scrap said...

What a gorgeous card! I just started making cards in February. I have 2 sets of ODB stamps-love them! I just heard of OWH recently and want to start making cards for them.

coco said...

Lovely, heartwarming card, with such beautiful touches-- what a great inspiration to start the VCMP!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

This card is beautiful!! I hope to play along in this challenge. I enjoy making cards for OWH!!

Sandy Allnock said...

Your card is soooo beautiful, wow! Thanks so much for hostessing and oh MY what a prize!

Paula S. said...

The background you created is just stunning Angie! The coloring and sponging are so well done. Thank you so much for kicking off the OWH VCMP with this beautiful sample and to ODBD for their steadfast support of OWH and our heroes.

Sybrina K said...

Your card is beautiful! I, too, never would have guessed that this was not printed paper.

Thank you so very much for all you do to support OWH!

Bowman said...

Beautiful card!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

MsCraftlife said...

love this card... thank you

god bless

Dixie Cochran said...

Angie, what a way to start the party! Your card is simply glorious. Thank you for your support of our nation's heroes!

Beth L. said...

Wow! Your card is so beautiful! I love the flowers and the coloring. Thanks for supporting OWH.

Rona said...

Beautiful card!! I have heard about OWH but had not gotten involved until now!! My "labor" this long weekend will be on making cards that will work for this fabulous ministry!!!

airbornewife said...

What a beautiful card. I love how you did the background.. so pretty. Thanks for sharing. I am off to make a card for the challenge you posted.

blessings ~ Pam

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Angie your inspiration piece for the kick off of the OWH challenge is fabulous! Thanks for supporting OWH :)

Marilyn Young said...

Isn't it great to be a part of this great organization? I'm new to OWH, and I love it. Love your card too. Making our own background papers is so much fun. God Bless!

Cheri said...

This is a beautiful way to kick off the OWH VCP. I really like how you made it OWH friendly while still making it look layered. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Cheri
www.djssundries.blogspot.com

Jo Ann said...

I have no idea what happened on my post above -- I only want to put my comment for your card ... please delete!

Thanks,
Jo Ann

BobbisTreasure said...

Your posts are always beautiful! Thanks for supporting OWH!!!

RoseofGold said...

Love the dainty-ness of the card. The background is AMAZING.

Susan said...

Thanks for the challenge at OWH VCMP. Your card is so pretty. Love the lace border at the bottom.

Mindy H. said...

Thank you for offering a great OWH challenge and a giveaway Your card is lovely and I especially liked the background that you stamped to go along with the verse. Thanks for starting off the virtual party!

Resa said...

Your card is lovely. Thanks for allowing us to see it. I am sure a soldier and his/her family will truly appreciate it.

Marsha said...

What a huge prize! And what a beautiful card. I have that leaf die so I am saving this card for a future CASE. Love it. Thanks for supporting OWH.

Carolyn said...

Great Card!! thanks for the inspiration!

KindleLover said...

How I wish I had some verse sentiments! This is such a beautiful card, and a great challenge, and an awesome giveaway!

karey2005 said...

Great card! I love the colors and the sentiment. I've linked up on the other page - hope that was right. And I'm a new follower too! Thanks!

Carol W said...

What a beautiful card. I love the colors and sentiment. Your blog candy is awesome and generous as well...thanks for the opportunity to win and for sharing your talents with all of us...

Sue D said...

Lovely card--I like how you stamped the background. Great challenge.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Cherie said...

Such a pretty card! And I really like the sentiment. Thanks for hosting one of the VCMP challenges.

Jannifer Brumbelow said...

Lovely card. I always enjoy your work. And to boot an over the top blog candy. Blessings to you and hope you have a great holiday weekend. Thanks for hsoting one of the challenges.

Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

This was my favorite of all the challenges. Thank you so very much for hosting and all you do.

Darkskye said...

Ooooh! Wonderful work, and a great cause to craft for. Thank you for the chance for some blog candy

Sherry Butcher said...

I really like the colors and sentiment of your card. Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy and hosting this VCMP!

Valerie said...

I like how you stamped multiple times. It looks like the paper was already designed that way. I like the use of the flourish too! I like the border strip and sentiment. Beautiful card. Thank you so much for offering such a wonderful prize and thank you for sharing your card!

Rufus said...

Just wanted to thank you for all your support of OWH and all our Heroes! I would have sworn that the background on your card was designer paper. Thanks again,
R//

Linda said...

Thanks for your support of OWH!Great challenge theme! Pretty card!

Carol L said...

Your card is simply stunning with the graceful branches and beautiful flourishes! Thanks for hosting the first challenge and also for offering such a generous prize for commenting! WOW!

Kinky Bella said...

Thanks for hosting this chllenge. The service men and women, including their fanilies will feel blessed because of this effort. I know personally just how special you feel when you receive one of these cards. I am still active duty Air Force. Thanks for your support. Much Love, Kinkybella

Earline said...

Your cards are just amazing thanks for the chance to win such a prize and also thanks for your heart for military people my son is in the services and my heart is for them especially for those who receive nothing from home. My God bless all of you.

Lovestampin said...

What a lovely card. you remind me I have the leaf flourish which I don't use often enough.

Ms. Craftin-ista said...

What a beautiful card! I love the paper and sentiment. I'm a little embarrassed to admit, I couldn't find one scripture verse in my entire stamp collection. :( I thought for sure I'd have some. I did find a sticker though, so I can play along! :)
God Bless, Raeanna Smith

Lynn said...

This is a beautiful card! Thank you for the inpiration and for supporting OWH!

Ann said...

Absolutely beautiful crd!! Thank you for supporting OWH!

Nancy said...

Your card is beautiful. Love the colors. The way you did the background is super. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Also a big thank you to ODBD for great stamps and for supporting OWH.

Sandi said...

The colors you chose for this card are gorgeous! Thank you for bringing us the next OBDB challenge and sharing your talent with us!

Linda Carson said...

Gorgeous artwork! Love your creative style! I have several cards to send OWH.

Nancy M said...

Wow--what a stunning card!! I love how you did the background; I, too thought it was DP. Thank you so much for hosting this and to ODBD for your generous support of OWH!! I have supported them for over 2 years.

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful card, love the colors and especially the Cheery Lynn Flourish. Mary L Schreiber

mtscrapgal said...

Angie, I thought your background was pp until I read your directions for the card. Excellent coloring, fine details and lovely layering. What a generous prize pack you are offering too. Thanks a bunch for the inspiration and for supporting OWH. It's a great organization.
I'm an Angie too!

Sarah said...

Wow this card is absolutely stunning! Love it! Thank you so much for your awesome support of OWH! I love OWH and love your card :)

Mary-Anne V said...

What a lovely card...the image of the flower flourish. I also love the die and the very uplifting sentiment.

Sherry said...

beautiful card! love your background paper! thanks for a chance to win some eye candy!!

Dolores A. said...

Your card is truly inspirational.
Such a lovely background.
Thanks for being part of our VCMP this weekend, and for ODBD's support.

Yolanda said...

Your card is so beautiful! I see a flourish die in my future! The paper piercing is such a wonderful touch. Thanks so much to you an ODBD for participating in our VCMP and for making a difference for our heroes month after month as you sponsor a challenge. We are so grateful!

Meredith Adolf said...

What a gorgeous card! I especially like the stamp you made your background with...it gives me such great ideas for different ways to use the stamps that I have! Thank you for sharing your work, and thank you for the chance to win such a generous prize!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This is my first time participating in the challenges at OWH, and I am having a blast. Your creation is amazing!