Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Thinking of You-Tuesday Throwdown and Operation Write Home

It's time for another fun challenge at Tuesday Throwdown #68. This week the challenge is: Thinking of You. We were provided some wonderful images from MY GRAFICO. I'm using the funky typewriter image (Posh 'n Trendy Stamps). Isn't it fun?  What a super variety of inventory they have! You should really check them out.

Here is our post from Tuesday Throwdown:
This week, we have a we have a special DOUBLE challenge for you!

Main Challenge: "Thinking of You"

Bonus Challenge: Send your card to Operation Write Home

In case you're not familiar with Operation Write Home, they are a non-profit organization that provides handmade greeting cards to help American soldiers keep in touch with their loved ones back home. OWH is celebrating its birthday this month, and since it gets its stock from crafters like us, we thought we'd help them celebrate by helping them grow their stock of cards through our challenge this week.

To help inspire you to participate in our bonus challenge, we are offering a special bonus prize this week -- a $20 gift certificate to spend at My Grafico! To be entered into this drawing, you must mail your card to OWH, and then designate that by typing "OWH" after your name when you link up.

Due to a little mix-up, I'm not sure my card meets the OWH guidelines, but too late now.
I decided to make my first tent topper card. If you would like to try one, here is a good tutorial on Splitcoaststampers. I used a zig writer on the typewriter paper for the appearance of typing.
  I've used a Stampin'Up spiral punch on the bottom. The complete recipe is listed at the bottom of my  post.

Stamps: My Grafico-Posh 'n Trendy Stamps
Paper: PTI Enchanted Evening, Stampin'Up! Chocolate Chip, unknown dp
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Cappuccino twine, Stampin'Up! spiral punch, pearls, Recollections florals, Spellbinders circle and circle scalloped dies, Copics, Zig writer


Shannon White said...

Miss Brenda This is just Fabulous! Love the Fab dp's, spiral punched panel and the lovely roses and Yummy bakers twine too! Just a really Wonderful card! Love this!


P.S. Thanks so much for having me this past month! It was such a pleasure to get to work with you! 8-)

Hussena said...

such a lovely lovely card ,love all the elements of your card so beautifully made.the flowers are just wow.

Davi said...

Fabulous Brenda!! I love the wonderful vintage look you created with all the lovely elements and the color combo is very pretty ;)

Emily Keaton said...

Awwwwwww, isn't this sweet? I love those pretty colors, and that typewriter is just adorable. A great thinking of you card, Benzi!

Stephanie (Arty Carty) Lee said...

Beautiful card as usual Brenda! I love how warm the card looks with your brown and blue color combo and the flowers are to die for! Hope you're doing well this week.

Marisa said...

Love how you used the spiral punch (borrowed from the neighbour, wink, wink) to create the horizontal panel and the little typewritter is too cute with the newsprint in the BG. Great card.

Julie said...

This is Fabulous Brenda! Love the papers you used and the spiral punch! Perfect with the typewriter! Love it!

NanaConnie said...

Benzi, Your card is superb! Love the vintage dp and, of course, your flowers are fantastic! Great way to use the old typewriter image.

Unknown said...

The flowers and DP are terrific. I love that typewriter image. OWH will accept occasional square cards too, if you have an envelope you can send along. They prefer A2 because they can lots more in boxes, but if they have other sizes they will add them in the top of the box. And their Any Hero cards can be on handmade, off size, thick, stroe bought--any kind of card.

Pam~ said...

Great card for a great cause! I hope they will take it cause it will sure put a smile on someone's face! The blue on your card is a wonderful touch ... love it!

Shirley said...

So feminine, vintage, and great colors too! The flowers are the perfect add!