Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Have a Cheerful Day!

This week's OWH Midweek Throwdown is to make a card with a sentiment of encouragement.  I think this qualifies as encouraging.

Stamp: SU Furnished with Love
Nesties: Labels Two (I cut the red layer by hand after tracing around the outside of the die.)
Paper: Basic Grey Picadilly
Ribbon: Offray
Hardware: Making Memories
Coloring: Copics
Sketch: #49 (loosely based on it, anyway!)

This is one of many cards I made when my mom spent a few days at my house visiting.  We made 90 cards for a nursing home since Mom sends a set of 30 each month as part of her church's outreach program and she wanted to take advantage of my supplies.  We also made cards for OWH that I'll share over the next few days.  Our biggest project, however, was getting some new furniture for my craft room.  We went to the local Habitat ReStore for the first time this morning where we found a computer desk and a shelving unit that are now hanging out in my craft room holding my supplies.  I'm thrilled to finally have plenty of storage for my supplies at a reasonable price (just $35 for the two pieces) and to have supported a local charity that benefits my community.  This also nixes any plans for turning part of the room into a guest room.  So sorry to my guests who will have to camp out in the living room!

If you're in the market for anything for your home and you have a ReStore, it might be worth your while to stop in.  I was impressed by the wide selection of items in the store.  They had all kinds of furniture, any building materials you could want, large appliances, and even some household goods like small kitchen appliances, decorations, lamps, dishes, and more.  If you're renovating your house, they'll accept donations of useable building materials, too!  It's a great way to support Habitat for Humanity and get a bargain in the process. 

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Cards shipped to OWH in 2012: 928 blank and 215 AnyHero (as of 6/26)
Cards shipped to OWH in 2011: 1695

Check out OWH at www.operationwritehome.org to learn more about its mission and how to get involved.

7 comments:

  1. Great card, love that image. It's always nice to get a great find for an even greater price and help out in the community all at the same time.

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  2. Love the layout and color combo! I have that stamp set too and your card reminded me I should pull it out and ink it up again!

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  3. this is a very cute card! What a wonderful idea to make cards for the nursing homes!

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  4. Thanks for the ReStore tip. Your card is darling and that cute blue chair with flower is lovely ;)

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  5. LOVE that card and how special is it that you made it with your mom! Having volunteered as a 'friendly visitor" for several years in a nursing home, I know how much those cards she makes will mean to residents! And yay for the successful shopping trip! I always feel better when I have a proper space for my stuff. (Which still seems to escape, but at least my intentions are good. lol)

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  6. I love your encouraging card! How fun to have your Mom visit and craft with you too :)


    Thanks for playing in our Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown challenge!

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  7. Love the play on words of your sentiment. Very cute card.

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