Total Pageviews

From December 2008 through December 2011- our group of ladies have sent 6,117 cards to the troops.


Saturday, January 31, 2009

More Valentine cards that I made for the troops

These are some of the 50 valentine cards that I made for the troops. I orangazied a valentine card challenge for the troops and was just totally excited that in less than 2 weeks we were able to collect 389 cards which the majority of them were handmade.
I wanted to make a heart shaped card, so I took the 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 card base and drew a heart and that was the base of my heart card.

Friday, January 30, 2009

More cards by Isabel

Isabel has been very busy making valentine cards for the troops. She made 24 valentine cards and earlier in the month she sent me 18 home made all occassion and 33 store bought. Thanks Isabel

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Cards by Patty P

Patty P participated in the challenge to make cards for the troops and completed 20 cards. Thanks

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Cards by Peggy

Peggy took on the valentine challenge and made 23 cards. Thanks

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Cards by Debbie D

Debbie made 10 cards for the troops. Love the little truck image.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Cards by my sister, Lizzy

My sister, Lizzy joined the fun, she made these cards for the troops. Thanks

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Cards by Kaci

Kaci made 12 cards for the valentine challenge for the soldiers. Thank you for participating in the challenge.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Cards by Lisa B

Lisa made 69 valentine cards for the troops. Thanks Lisa

Friday, January 23, 2009

Cards by my sister, Cathy

Cathy was a busy bee in her neck of the woods working on more valentine cards for the troops. She made another 22 cards for a total of 26 cards. Thanks Cathy

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Cards by Michele and her girls (part 2)

Michele and her girls (Rebecca & Taylor) made 50 valentines cards for the troops. Thank girls for all the hard work.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Cards by Michele and her girls

Michele and her girls (Rebecca and Taylor) have been busy bees. They made 29 all occassions cards for the troops and donated another 30 store bought note cards. Thanks girls.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Cards by Kayla

Kayla is 10 year old and made these cards for the troops. She loves to emboss, several of her cards has embossing.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Cards by Lori R

Lori is a Stampin Up Demonstrator and has taught classes at Lisa's Monthly crops in Harahan. Thanks Lori for making the cards for the troops.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Cards by Misty M

I met Misty in Sumrall, Mississippi when I went to a local crop there with 2 of my sisters. She does awesome scrapbook pages.

She decided to participate in the Valentine Card Challenge for the troops . Misty made 10 cards for the valentine challenge. Thanks Misty

Saturday, January 17, 2009

My son, Peter and his little surprises

Peter is forever giving me flowers from his garden, always leaving them on the kitchen table near my scrapping spot. By the time I thought to take a picture of these flowers that was a bit wilted.

Peter when he was little would alway bring me home heart shaped rocks, which I still have many of them. To this day although he is a man now if he sees a heart shape rock he always gives it to me.
This morning he surprised me again. Early this morning I was laying on the sofa due to my neck and arms hurting and could not get comfortable in my bed. I seen him at the table writing me a note, but he did not know that I was awake. I really thought he was leaving me a note with money to pay his cell phone bill and money for a movie he rented on cox. But it was not that when I woke later in the morning (7:00a.m). It was a note.
The note read "Look at your car on top I wrote something on it! Get me up for 12:oo p.m. today. Ok OK OK OK - Love U mom." So of course I had to go and check it out. There was jack frost on the car and he wrote "I Love Mom From Peter". How uplifting that was this morning. It is all those little things that a person does for you that you will always remember.

Cards by Jackie D (Go Go Momma)

Jackie D is a member of the Scrappin Packin Mommas . I love the UPS stamp she used on the back of her cards. Jackie tell us where did you find this stamp.
Jackie made 16 cards for the soldiers.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Surfing the net ... look at the great finds.

Cute little project, note cards and a container for the note cards.

Check out this gift card holder. Shape like a present and the lid open to expose the gift card.

Check these pumpkins out they are made with the Round Tab punch.

This is a pocket that holds candy bars on one side, microwave popcorn single package on the other side and the inside pocket holds a DVD.

Lolli-pop holder this is so cute for a valentine gift

Cards by Laura L (Karakoa Momma)

Laura is a member of the Scrappin Packin Mommas. She made these cards for the troops and also donated quite a few McDonald toys that will be going to TJ's marine troop in Iraq. They will be given to the children of the area.
Thank you Laura for making the cards and donating the toys.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Cards by Mary F

Mary from North Louisiana made these 2 valentine cards for the troops.

Mary thank you for making the cards.

The card to the left has a pocket and the heart is just laying in the pocket.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Cards by Tammy Z (Eastbank Momma)

Tammy Z is a member of the Scrappin Packin Momma and took some time out of her busy schedule to make cards for the troops.

Thank you Tammy

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Birthday card for my nephew, Peyton

I wanted to make a car shaped card for Peyton's birthday. I went surfing on the net and ran across the green car. I used it to make a template for my car. The red car is my card that I made for Peyton.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Birthday Cards or Purses?????

Well a new year so that means I have to restock my birthday cards for family and friends. I had several cards that I needed to make for the month of January. Thank goodness for the "Card Queen" swap that I participated in . I received more than 40 cards, one of the themes that I asked for was Male birthday cards. So making one for my father in law was rather simple, just picked one. I had several female cards to make. I was scanning through a few of my card making magazines when I stumbled acrossed a purse shape card. Well this is 2 of the 3 cards that I made.

Since I could not find the template in the magazine I created one of my own. This is my version of the card. I made a card for two of my Scrappin Packin Momma. Red Hot Momma (Patricia) celebrated her birthday on Dec 28th so her card is a bit late. Artistic Momma (Carole) will be celebrated her birthday on January 5 again the card was a little late. The other card is for my sister in law, Lori, I will be able to have that in the mail before her Jan 12th birthday.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Cards for the card queen over at the Crop Room

My online group, The Crop Room, has a Card Queen every month. Sandy was the queen for the month of December and this is the cards that I made for her. She wanted some "Good Job" cards so that she can give them to her all female staff.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Christmas gifts from my sisters & nephews

Cathy found the clock earlier in the year and picked it up to give to me for a christmas gift. She did alter the clock just a little bit. If you enlarge the picture you will see that she put my Scrappin Packin Momma name on the clock "Momma 411".

I plan on putting the clock up in my office at work.

My sister, Cathy also made this altered canvas also as a christmas gift to me. The week before Christmas it snowed in the New Orleans area, and this photo was making its round on the email circuit. Cathy printed it out and mod podge it to a canvas then she added the green ribbon and embellished the ribbon with a pewter key. Then she added a really pretty stand for the canvas.

My nephew, Dalton had his mom (Cathy) take him to the Dollar Tree so that he could do his Christmas shopping and this is the cute little album that he bought for me. I just
love shopping at Dollar tree for my scrapbooking needs and for supplies for my altered projects. I plan on making a small Heritage photo album and I will be using the little album that Dalton gave to me.

My nephew and Godchild, Steven gave me these cute chipboard letter and season stickers for a Christmas gift.

My sister, Wanda gave me these clear stamps along with some bath crystals. I love these little clear stamps and can't wait to use them on my Christmas cards for 2009.

More more clear stamps this time my sister, Lizzy "Yo Momma" gave me these stamps. There are many possiblitity for these stamps.
Thanks everyone for such great gifts.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Valentine cards that I made for the troops

My challenge is to make 50 valentine cards for the troops. I pulled together all my papers that I thought would be used on a Valentine card.

I had a box of envelopes No. 6-3/4 (3-5/8 x 6-1/2) that I wanted to use. A few days before I made the cards I colored all of my images. I also had to design a card that would fit the envelope.

I wanted to use an 8-1/2 x 11 sheet of white cardstock for the base. So I was able to make 2 card bases from each sheet. I was also able to use my new scallop punch from stampin up on some of the cards. Of course, I use some of my stickles on a few of the cards.

18 cards and 32 more to go.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Valentine cards made by my sister, Wanda

This weekend I visited with my sister, Wanda. She made a few valentine cards for the troops.
Thanks Wanda.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

valentine cards made by my sister, Cathy

Christmas weekend Cathy and I made some valentine cards for the troops. While the guys were outside skining a deer.
Cathy called to say that she continued to make cards and has another 22 cards on their way.
Thank you Cathy for participating in the Valentine challenge for the troops.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

cards for the troops from Isabel

Recently I received a package of homemade and store bought all occassion cards from Isabel. Isabel is a member of my online group "The Crop Room". These are the 18 handmade
all occasion cards that she made for the troops. She also send 33 store bought one. Isabel thank you so much for doing this special task for our troops.

Monday, January 5, 2009

A special delivery for me.

On Saturday, December 13, 2008 I received a special gift from a solider. His mother, Roni , his grandmother, Sam, and his Aunt Kyle delivered it to me at Lisa's crop. I had no idea what I was getting. It was a thank you gift from BJ. I was totally taken away by the gift. It really touched my heart.

Several days before receiving the gift from BJ I received the most beautiful thank you email from him. Thanking all of the ladies that took time out of their busy schedules to make Christmas cards for the troops. The email touched the heart of all the ladies. The email explained how he was having a bad week, and how his spirits were lifted when he found out he had a package. Then he went on to describe how the other soliders felt about the cards, and some of the comments of the others soliders. I have printed out the email and have taped it to the back of my frame. This special gift will have a place in my living room.
My sister, Lizzy happened to be visiting the crop that day and was able to take these
few pictures of me receiving the gift.
The flag that is folded in the frame was actually flown on the black hawk helicopter. The pictures of the solider in the frame is BJ.
I started making the cards for the troops about a year ago. The Christmas package was the 3rd package I sent to BJ, and the first package to TJ. I learned about cards for the troops from a website that I stumbled upon called "Cards for Heros". I decided then that I would make cards for the troops and shared this project with my scrapping friends. I will continue to do the card challenge for the soliders. I know that it brings joy to them, but it brings peace to my soul.