Saturday, May 22, 2010

OWH Stash Challenge - Bring out your stars

This weeks Midweek Throwdown at Operation Write Home Stars & Stripes blog is a stash challenge.  The object is to go through your stash of goodies and bring out your stars to use on your card!  I couldn't think of any stars I had so I made some from the Stars Spellbinders dies I have.  

I had to take a few days to think about the Stars challenge...  I actually made a dozen to help fill my OWH box, it's getting closer to the beginning of the month again!  When I discovered Operation Write Home I set a goal for myself to send one box of cards a month for our troops.  

I found the printed paper at The Cutting Cafe, it's a digital download.  I printed one in red and one in navy blue.  Here's the same card using the navy printed paper.
In my travels around blog land I found a Memorial Day theme challenge at Pals Paper Arts so I'll enter these there too.  They have some gorgeous entries!  I think this is my new favorite color scheme, red, white, blue & kraft.  That's a good thing with the OWH blog hop coming up Memorial Day weekend, the theme is Red, White & Blue I Miss You!  That reminds me you need to check in with The Spotted Chick too she's having a color challenge using kraft!

Edited to add:  I found another challenge over at Crafty Cats , the challenge - stars & stripes - we have those!  ;)

18 comments:

Jeanie said...

Eeee-gad!! I LOVE this Jan!! One of my favorite color combos is Kraft and Red, so this is definitely going into my FAVS. Love the cut out star too! GREAT cards!!! Thanks so much for playing along in my TKT challenge! {{{hen hugs}}}

Shelley said...

I love your card. It was fun to use stars on a card. Don't think I have ever done that.

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love the great card you have created- love the colors and love your stars! And, a fantastic cause for cardmaking a well!

jimlynn said...

SUPER! I like both of them so much. Great cards.

Ann Schach said...

Wow! Both cards are stunning! I love the look of the red with Kraft! Thanks for playing @ PPA!

Caro said...

Really great cards; never thought of downloading paper - it's perfect!

Yolanda said...

Very nice! I like the colors and texture. I think a box a month will be my OWH goal too.

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful cards - love how you used kraft! Thanks for joining us at PPA!

carol said...

Such a super card, i love the stars, thanks for joining in with Craftycatz, x carol

Aunty Sue said...

oh love both of these cards and thanks for joining us at craftcatz

Lone Pine Designs said...

These are so eye-catching...I love the kraft with the red, white and blue!

Patti MacLeith said...

The best reason I am glad i checked out your card is to find out about OWH! Thanks for doing this. I have a deployed Army son and I know the military members appreciate all of our good wishes and goodies! Your card is so perfectly laid out. Thanks for playing at PPA.

Suzanne said...

2 great cards. Thanks for joining in over at Crafty Catz and good luck
Hugs
Suzanne x

Dixie Cochran said...

WOW. What a well designed card! Love everything about it!

Carrie said...

Wow these are fantastic. What a fabulous card for the troops. Love everything about it.

Sue Lelli said...

Great card! Love the stars and the dp!

Diamond Doll said...

Fabulous card Jan i love those stars.
Thanx for joining us this week at Crafty Catz.
(hugs)
Trish (-:

Meahni said...

Congrats on your win! Great card. Glad to the the winners were worthy opponents, lol.