I have not been making anything lately. But as far as cards, the only ones I really give, other than Christmas cards, are thank you cards. So every time I went to make a card other than a thank you, I'd think 'what am I going to do with this?'. Sadly I rarely even give out birthday cards. Really horrible for a card maker. Then a few weeks ago I saw a post about Operation Write Home (shift click to open in a new window). It's a program where people make cards and they are sent overseas for soldiers to use to write back home. Now this is something that I can do-because I am always wanting to make the 'thinking of you' or 'just a note' type cards but have no one to give them to (apparently I don't think of anyone. lol) but who better to use such cards than people who really are thinking of and missing their loved ones. I have not technically committed to it because I am terrible at not getting things done but I am planning to make cards with this organization in mind and when I get enough to send, I will sign up. So anyway I thought a "You're My Favorite" would be a great card for them. I used a sketch from Split Coast Stampers.
stamps: ducks from Penny Black, verse from Stampin' Up Vases in Vogue set
cardstock: Stampin'Up So Saffron and Pumpkin Pie
paper: Deja Views (old stuff!)
punch: Stampin' Up small oval and pinking hearts edge punch
ink: memento tuxedo black
markers: copic Y00, E00, Y35, Y38 and Colorless Blender
And a moment of self pity-my computer's hard drive died and it's in the computer hospital. So when I get it back it will be my ultimate test of Carbonite's backup service and how well it works. Keeping my fingers crossed!