Now for Day 5's PREVIEW: a card featuring Getting Cricky's K Andrew's "Freedom Isn't Free" Stamp Set!! :)
This card is a variation of the card that I made for this week's Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky (btw, you still have more than a day to enter the 'Anything Goes' challenge over there!!). I wanted to show you how you could use the same image and the same sentiment, but still have a different looking card -- A few size changes, slight color variations, adding a ribbon... and ya have a very different looking card!! I used the same Cricut image (from the Inspired Heart Cricut Lite Cartridge) cut at 3" (instead of 5"). I also used the same Sizzix/Stampin' Up! embossing folder (on red instead of navy cardstock), then added some embossing to the oval behind the image (Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder), Offray brand ribbon, and caramel ink for distressing. Here's the original card...
Isn't it fun to see how a few small changes can make such a difference??
This card will again be added to the ones I am sending to Operation Write Home. In addition to sending handmade greeting cards for those serving with our nation's Armed Forces to write home to loved ones, OWH also likes to include something called "Hero Mail"... These can be cards, notes, coloring pages from children -- Anything that thanks or encourages those stationed overseas... I am tremendously grateful for those willing to serve so that I might enjoy everyday freedoms, so I'm also thankful that Kristal created a stamp set that makes it so easy for me to make these cards!! If you would like more information on "Hero Mail" or would like to send some yourself, you can find more information by clicking HERE...
I really love the versatility of Kristal's stamps and how they are sized perfectly for cards!! If you haven't had a chance to check out all of her stamps yet, I hope you'll visit THIS LINK to see them all!!
Well, that's it for now!! Be sure to stop back this evening for the Ustream event and Blog Hop!! I can't wait to see you there!! :)
***SECRET TIP (please don't share this with anyone except all of your friends or anyone who might want to WIN one of K Andrew's fabulous stamp sets!! hee hee) -- I will be offering BONUS chances to win a K Andrew Stamp Art stamp set of your choice for comments left on each of my Blog Hop Preview Post from this week!! You can get a head start by leaving a comment on the following posts:
Tonight is the "Getting Cricky with It" Blog Hop, and to kick this hop off, we are having a USTREAM at Kristal's Channel: Getting Cricky. Ustream starts at 6pm(PST), 7pm(MST), 8pm(CST), and 9pm(EST). See you there and then back here for our blog hop! Click on the Ustream button below and "Join the Crowd"!!
I am 'The-Mom' to two wonderful teenagers ('The-Girl-Child' and 'The-Boy-Child')... I forget to tell them how amazing they are as much as I should, but I do remember to tell them that I love them (more often than 'The Boy-Child' would like, I'm sure!).
I'm quirky and silly, I love to make people laugh, and I like exclamation points and :) smiley faces!!! :) :) :)
I'm more than a little OCD, especially when it comes to my creations -- I like clean lines and balance; however, my craft room (or living room or office) doesn't count for that! :)
I am extremely blessed, even if I forget that from time to time...