Monday, October 23, 2017

"Cards For Soldiers and Others"

Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
On today, October 23, 2017, I welcome you to another day of crafting.
I hope your weekend was enjoyable and you had a lot of fun doing what you like to do.
Many of you who frequent this blog know that I make cards for many different people....family, friends, church members, soldiers, children in hospitals, hospital gift shops, etc.
 
Today, I'm making another card for my "Cards for Soldiers" box.  This organization accept cards throughout the year for our overseas troops.  At this time of the year, my contact person is constantly asking for cards and is encouraging us to tell anyone who can help out to do so.   Here is the address if you have some cards to donate:
Cards for Soldiers
C/O Charly Mathews
388 E M 72 HGWY
Grayling, MI 49738

Another place to donate, especially for the soldiers is 
Operation Quiet Comfort
C/O Diane Schneider
12 Wave Lane
Carolina Shores, NC 28467
At the moment your donation should be blank ( nothing stamped or written )on the inside; patriotic; do not send envelopes; if you make your own card front sentiment,  it has to be done using the Century Gothic font in your word processing program.

If you know of any other places to donate cards to, please let me know in the comment section below.

Sharing with you before I share with the soldiers:

entry for http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
and
http://www.cropstop.com/blog/autumn/october-challenge-link-party-33/

Enabler's List:
cardstock: Recollections cream and black cardstock; 
Design Paper: love Nicole distressed neutrals paper pad; DCWV Safari Chic stack
ink: Tim Holtz black soot Distress oxide
dies: Spellbinders foliage die; Spellbinders border dies; Cherry Lynn fancy pots die
Prima flowers and Martha Stewart butterfly sticker

Here is one more place to donate cards.  There is a need here for adult and children cards (encouragement, thinking of you, birthday, thank you, miss you, friend, anniversary, sympathy). It has to be stamped with a sentiment inside...envelope included...no glitter or sequins.
Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland
10415 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

Thanks for viewing and you are welcome to come again.
Your comments are always appreciated.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois

Friday, October 20, 2017

"Demonstrating My Quirky Side For WIMSF"

Hello friends, visitors, followers and viewers.
It's Friday, October 20, 2017.  A very good day to enjoy and have some fun.  Hop, skip and jump on over to your weekend.  From my view...it is going to be a great one!
The cool, crisp air with leaves falling just makes you want to go pick some apples or pumpkins or take a ride in the country to see the changing of the leaves.  What do you think...is this not a good time to do it?  Maybe, I'll try one of them for my weekend adventure.

This is "what's in my stash" day.  I'm sharing two cards:

Enabler's List:
Neenah white cardstock
Black Recollection cardstock
Design Paper from Graphic 45 "Olde Curiosity Shoppe Collection"
white vellum
image from Bo Bunny Dreams Of Autumn 
glassed from Paper Smooches die
heart from Spellbinders die
gems from Studio G gold adhesive gems
I also used a Tattered Lace  gatefold border die for the topper

This card is in my stash because I made it this week for a sketch challenge .  I had not shown it on this blog.

Enabler's List
Keywords: SC667
Paper: Bristol smooth surface; black Recollections; Neenah white; Recollections blue marbling
Paper Size: 4.5 x 5.75
Ink: Distress Oxide faded jeans, black soot, antique linen and walnut stain
Accessories: dies used: Spellbinders Just Dance and ODBD Layered Lacey Ovals
Techniques: followed sketched given for SC667 


Thanks for viewing today.  Have an enjoyable weekend.
Come back soon and don't forget to leave a comment.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois