I'm not feeling so great today, so my post will be short. I have a headache and my eyes seem to be bothering me, so being online is worse than ever. I was hoping to create, and I hope this headache will pass soon and allow me some craft time this afternoon? If not, I'm taking it as my sign tor rest for a day.
I did have a very busy day yesterday and was happy to send off another package of cards to Operation Write Home. Yesterday's package included (43) cards--bringing to my total to 98, so far this year. If I had realized my total was so close to (100), I probably would have made two more cards, but I did not add them up until now!! Oh well!! I am very happy as my goal for this year was to send at least 150 cards and I am well on my way and know I can easily pass that, if I continue to keep up at this pace. If you are interested in creating for OWH or would like to donate any of the cards you may create for challenges, please let me know and I'll be happy to get you started!! It's such a wonderful group and it'll make you feel so good when you know you are doing something so special for all our Troops severing overseas!
Once I finished all the stamping and tucking, I did find time to create two new cards, both for challenges being hosted this week at Crafting By Designs. The first cards is for a new theme the group started this year called "Getting Ready for Christmas". A fun challenge that inspired us to start working on Christmas cards, a little at a time. Our challenge this week was based on a this awesome sketch, which is from "CPS Card Sketches". I am sharing a copy here so that you can also play along!!
And my next card was for this week's 'A Year in Cards Challenge', which is our own little take-off of that wonderful monthly class that Kristina Werner once taught at Two Peas. The group tries to come up with something new each month, as inspiration for a variety of cards, throughout the year. This week we were inspired by another wonderful sketch and this sketch was from Mojo Monday.
Note: I mis-read the challenge and after I had created my card, I realized that we were supposed to use some "Green", which as you can clearly see, I missed - so, I am playing only for FUN!!
I'm off now to rest a bit and maybe do a little more organizing in my room, hoping my headache will pass. I just changed my contacts and hope that was what the issues was?? Sometimes I think they do not last as long as they should and this may be one of those time. The style I wear are meant to be for monthly use, but I find it's rare they make it much more the about 3 weeks, before they start to annoy me.
Oh and for anyone wondering about my Distress Marker update, I do NOT have any NEWS to share and I just HOPE that I can decide what I really want to do, once I do hear back from the store and Ranger! Wish me luck!!