Friday, February 5, 2010

Operation Write Home and PPA-28 Color Challenge and Raise The Bar Challenge 4

Today's Pal's Paper Arts Challenge was perfect for a project I'm working with Operation Write Home. The group I paper craft with at Paradise Scrapbook Boutique are spending extra minutes making cards to send off to soldiers. The soldiers will then send the cards back to family and friends. If you haven't heard of this project, check it out. It's a win win for all of us. We get to make cards, which we love to do and pay it forward to soldiers and their families who are sacrificing for all of us. The perfect way to say thank you. To me it doesn't matter how you feel about the wars we are involved in...what does matter is, moms, dads, children, brothers and sisters are missing their loved ones and we can do something to allow families to get more than an email or a text message from a loved one. Check it out....maybe you'll want to start a group in your area, or if you want to send your cards to Paradise Scrapbook Boutique, Karen will make sure your cards are also sent. The address: 6539 Skyway, Paradise CA 95969

This challenge is a first for me and I found it after I, here is Challenge 2 for this card and it's Raise the Bar Challenge 4. It's hearts....and I've got hearts.

Yet another Challenge. This one Love. I think my card qualifies. After all, when in love, aren't we always "Thinking of You".

I found another Challenge: The ABC challenge. We are to showcase something New. Well my Martha Stewart Garden Trellis is new.

And yet another: La-La Land Crafts. The challenge is hearts.

And now for one of my very favorite challenges. C.R.A.F.T. Love/Valentine.

That said, PPA-28 Color Challenge used three colors. I didn't have the exact colors, but I used a dark pink glitter paper, a light pink scrap, a rubber stamped and embossed sentiment (Hero Arts) and my newest Martha Stewart deep edge punch - Garden Trellis. Thank You Virginia. You were very sweet to pick one up for me! And of course.....who could forget the Spellbinder heart dies. My inspiration for this card was the Deep Edge Punch and PPA.

My son, Dan is visiting this weekend. I'm going to go spend some quality time with him. We're going scanner shopping and he needs to look at my lap top and figure out why the DVD drive isn't working....

Oh....I almost forgot. Yesterday at Weight Watchers....I lost (drum roll please) 5.4 pounds. I have to say, that is more than Weight Watchers approves, but since I had such a large gain last week, the loss was most certainly acceptable. I think salt had a lot to do with the previous gain., I'm outa here.....Come on Dan....let's shop.

Have a great weekend....GO SAINTS (I'm sorry....I know Colt fans will be upset) I just want a team that has never won to win....

For the record....My taxes are still waiting for me! Hey, it's not April 15th yet! Smarty pants Carolyn finished hers!

Chat later!



  1. Love the shine and the glitter - and that punch is fabulous! Thanks for sharing it at PPA!

  2. You certainly do have hearts and they are beautiful!! Thanks so much for joining us at Raise The Bar ... we sure hope to see you again next week!!!

  3. Gorgeous card for a perfect cause! Congrats on the weight loss... you go girl!

  4. Hi Mary! First off, what a great cause to send cards to soldiers for them to send home. My DH was stationed in Iraq and I always had to smile when I received donated stamped cards from him. :D This is so sweet with the details - that edge punch is just wonderful! Thank you for joining us at Raise The Bar this week, and a huge congratulations on your weight loss!!

  5. What a gorgeous card! Love the MS punch, very beautiful layout!
    Thank you so MUCH for playing with us this week at La-La Land!

  6. Beautiful card love the hearts and colour, i do like a bit of glitter. Thanks for joining the Sophisticats Challenge this week. luv gina xx

  7. Lovely, Great punch too! thanks for joining us on the ABC challenge this time Samantha :0)

    please consider turning word verification off thanks :0)

  8. so how you used the deep edger punch for the background! Thanks for joining the challenge at La-La Land crafts this week!Pam Going Postal

  9. I love that punch! Great card. Thanks for joining the ABC challenge this week.
    Jen x

  10. Beautiful card Mary, love the layout.
    Thanks for joining us at Sophisticats
    Hugs Mandy xx

  11. Oh WOW!! I LOVE your black lattice on this--your colors really POP!! Great use of the ♥HEARTS♥ - Thanks so much for playing along with us at LaLa Land Crafts!

  12. Fab card, great layout, Love those Heart and the colours and papers are stunning, thank you so much for joining us at Sophisticats this week. Hugs Avril xxx

  13. Mary, this is simply stunning! Jo x

  14. What a lovely card! Thanks for playing along at C.R.A.F.T. this week in our Valentine/love challenge! Cheers Claire x

  15. Hi Mary, A Gorgeous card, love the hearts and the colouring. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week. Good luck in the draw.
    Hugs Suzi x

  16. Absolutely stunning! Thanks for playing @ PPA!


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