Saturday, July 28, 2012

OWH Sketch Challenge 131 - Guest Designer

Today I'm honored to be Guest Designer for Operation Write Home Sketch Challenge 131.  Operation Write Home is made up of thousands of card makers who care about our military, and want to support them through creativity and encouragement. Many thousands of crafters of all ages and levels of experience have participated since 2007! Care packages filled with hundreds of handmade cards are sent to troops so they can write home to their loved ones. If you'd like to get involved in mailing some of your own hand crafted beauties you can get more information here.   

To keep postage costs down, OWH asks that you keep cards to a specific size, no glitter,  and layering to a minimum.  All easy things to comply with!  A sketch challenge is posted every Sunday, and there is a Midweek Throwdown Challenge every Wednesday to keep those creative juices flowing.  Here is a link to the challenge blog Stars and Stamps.  I try to make cards in themes that I feel will appeal to younger men and women.  I made this one western for all those cowboys and girls out there!  I kept it mostly flat, but added lots of extra embellishments like the pierced zig zag border, the Kraft doily and a bit of twine. 
I hope you like it and thank you for having a look.  As always if I get a good response I will make 10 more of these to send to OWH - so if you LIKE it - LEAVE A COMMENT! 

Hugs and Thanks!

Jeanne

Supplies Used:  Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Back in the Saddle
Paper:  October Afternoon Sasparilla Collection
Papertrey Ink Kraft, Pure Poppy, Fine Linen
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Celtic Fire Rectangle, Spellbinder Standard Circles, Classic Inverted Scalloped Circles, Labels 5 (cut down)
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart Zig Zag
Ink:  Versafine Vintage Sepia, Satin Red

23 comments:

Marybeth said...

Hi Jeanne! Congrats for the guest designer spot! Love the western card you made, and the sentiment is light hearted, and a great one to send home. Love the zig zag and the round die… with the cowboy stamp. I will try to make one this time.

Pauline said...

This is gorgeous Jeanne, I love the red and Kraft color combo, and the sie cut doily is lovely. A great card for a great cause.

Rachel Guerrero said...

Wow, I love this card! The papers complement each other so well and your stamps are awesome. Love the lassoing around the middle too. Thanks for some great inspiration this week!

Donna Hanley said...

Jeanne, This is a fabulous card. I'm sure there are a lot of cowboys and cowgirls that will just melt when they receive this one. Your twine is the perfect embellishment. Thanks for your inspiration today.

The Paper Parade said...

How awesome, Jeanne, that you are a guest designer! You definitely deserve it with your beautiful work! This card is awesome...I love the red and kraft combo, and that stamp and sentiment are perfect!

StampTramps said...

Howdy Partner! Great card!! Love your choice of papers - especially the handkerchief! Thanks for sharing - now go make some more!

Jannifer Brumbelow said...

That card is so great. You sure got a lot of embellisments on that card without the bulk. Everything goes together so great. Thanks for sharing. Great job on the sketch idea.

Lisa M said...

Like it? I LOVE it! Jeanne it's outstanding. What an honor to GDT for OWH..a sensational cause. :) Fantastic card. :)

Melanie said...

I found your blog today through OWH and I just wanted to say that it is beautiful! I really love this western style card. The colors are perfect! I'm sure someone would love to send this one home.

Paula S. said...

Thanks for sharing this fantastic card sample for the OWH sketch this week. I love Western themes and this is such a great example of how you can add detail and layers without adding major thickness. beautiful work! thanks for supporting Operation Write Home!

Paula S.
OWH Blog Team

Joyce said...

What a wonderful card for a great cause. I have sent many piles of cards to this group. Congratulations for being chosen as a guest designer, too. Your card will be one of the first to be nabbed, I am sure--some lucky cowboy or cowgirl will be very happy to get it.

Sharron said...

Congratulations on being chosen as guest designer! You selected a really great theme--perfect for some lucky guy or gal! Love the red & kraft and that fun sentiment!

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is fabulous Jeanne...love the patterned paper which looks like a bandanna! It's perfect for this image. Fabulous design too!

Jen said...

I really love your card, Jeanne! Those zigzags are awesme and I love the western theme... so cool! Great job and thanks for the inspiration this week!

Maria said...

Congrats on the guest designer spot! Fabulous western card! Love the paper and dies you used!

Rebecca King said...

Love the colors of this card & the patterned paper. The circle die cuts are beautiful. Also love the Western theme. Great job!!!

Kim said...

How exciting to be the guest designer for this wonderful group. Your card is just as amazing Jeanne! Hope you have enough comments to make your 10 more, it is such a fun card.

Yolanda said...

You;d better get busy making 10 more of these for OWH! What a great card. The colors are so rich and the punched and perfed edges are terrific.

Lisa S. said...

Congrats on the GDT honor! I love this card Jeanne and you've done an amazing job.

Cathy Weber said...

You better get going making 10 more of these Jeanne...love it! Only you could make a lightly layered card so interesting! You know how much I love that stamp set, love the twine and that zig zag diecut. Congrats on being the guest stamper and for such a great cause too.

Vickie Z said...

Congrats n GD!!! Love this card.....perfectly done with the right amount of embellies and definitely versatile!

byAnnette said...

I love your western card
especially since I first saw it while at a "Cowgirl Up" themed Swarm (scrapping get together)where we made some OWH cards as well.

I will definitely be pinning this one.
Thanks!

Maureen said...

Fabulous card! Love the use of twine!