Thursday, August 13, 2009

Holidays for Heroes

Thanks for joining the CFH blog hop! If you don't know what I am talking about, please click here!

Many of you know that I am a digital scrapbooker. I do not like the mess or finality of paper scrapping...digi is clean (it's all on my comp) and I have an undo button! That being said, I am a crafter at heart. I love to get my hands dirty making something to give to someone. I have been able to combine these 2 loves with hybrid cardmaking. I take my digital supplies that are oh, so yummy and print them to use with traditional scrapping supplies to make cards.

I am not prolific at it. Have a 20 month old means not having a lot of crafting time. However, I keep at it for Cards for Heroes (www.cardsforheroes.org). I love this site. They take handmade blank cards and send them to our troops serving abroad to send home to family. I have been telling as many people as I can about this site so they get as many cards as my mouth can send them LOL.

Why does this hold a special place in my heart? My little sister is serving in Kuwait right now and I miss her terribly. Sure I get to email or chat, but not everyone can.

The holiday season is fast approaching. For CFH, the holiday season ends November 1st when holiday cards need to be to them. It's early because the cards need to be sent across the ocean twice before Christmas (once to the solidier and back to the US). Please take some time to send some Christmas cards (or any cards) to this very worthy cause.

Now....look what I made:

This card has 2 special things about it. One is it uses all digital supplies (MZ Hope from Studio Ziska and Studio mgl available at scrapbookgraphics.com) that I printed. The second is those supplies are non- Christmas themed.

I challenge you to use non-Christmas themed supplies to make a Christmas card. It really isn't as hard as you think. Paper piecing works wonders.

If you leave a comment, I will choose a few people to receive some digital goodies. If you've never digitally scrapbooked before, now will be your chance. If you are a paper scrapper through and through, you can still print the supplies to be used. It really is perfect for everyone!

Now where do you go next? Well, head on over to Laurie J's blog to keep going!

21 comments:

anabellpepper said...

Great use of the non traditional on your card!!

Andrea said...

nice and simple - love it!

Sandy said...

Simple is gooooooood! Thanks for joining in the hop!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Great card!!!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

I love simple cards! They are usually some of the best ones! Hope your sister gets home safe ;)

Dora said...

perfection! and the perfect mix of dirty hands and clean computer.

RiverDog Prints said...

Love your card! I am almost a completely digital girl, but do love to hands-on.

Chris said...

I'm a paper & glue gal myself, so I enjoyed seeing your digi-card. Thanks for supporting our heroes.

SuzAnn said...

cute card and thanks for offering the blog candy to a lucky winner. Hope your sister comes home soon.

Night Shift Nancy said...

What a fabulous example of what to do with no glue! :) I love your idea. Thanks so much for sharing!

Seongsook Duncan said...

Wow~ something very new to me and it looks cool. Thanks for sharing. Wishing your sister all the best!

Windy Robinson said...

Cute card!

MidnightCrafter said...

Having two little ones myself, I sometimes wonder if it wouldnt be better to be digital! Many a project has gone awry with some "help" from mommys monsters :-) But On the other hand, nothing makes me prouder than watching the kids skills progress in our weekly cardmaking! :-D And hearing my 4yo say "No, I wasnt helping mommy - I made it Myself!" Priceless!
Thanks for your inspiration!
Happy Crafting!
~angie

Martha said...

Fun to see the digital stuff. Inspires me to learn a bit more. Thanks!

Karen said...

Wonderful card...love it! I have just used digital images twice and loved it! TFS!

Tammy said...

Such a cute digital card! Love it! I have done some digital cards with my PrintMaster program!

LETUMom said...

Hi Teri,

Love the idea of using digi elements to create cards. I just jumped into digi-scrapping back in May. I'm always looking for new elements.

LaurieJ

Suz said...

great card, thanks for supporting the troops

liannallama said...

oh, your card is too cute! I'm sorry you miss your sis but I'm glad she is able to serve her country and help out! (((HUGS)))

Purple Princess said...

Wonderful card!!

Maggie said...

I have no idea how to do anything digital and am in awe to those who do such nice work as you have with your card.