Sunday, October 18, 2009


Lil' Orphan Annie promised that the sun would come out tomorrow and it did!  After a wet, soggy, gloomy week, we had the most glorious sunshiny day!  It was a bit cool--appropriate for the season but a bit abrupt!  The weather gurus are promising a little warm up for the week so autumn shouldn't pass us by completely!

I had high hopes of photographing the crafts I had worked on during the gloomy days but I frittered this day away!  Maybe I was just crazy from the sunlight!  It was pretty childish of me but who doesn't like reverting to childhood every now and again?  I am trying out lighting alternatives in the scrap room, though, and shot these cards this evening.

At the beginning of the month we celebrated World Card Making Day.  I made these and a few others to send to Scrapbook Royalty's Cards for Troops campaign.  Please consider joining us in this endeavor.  Scrapbook Royalty will receive cards until November 1st--time is short!  You can check out the details on their blog:
Please keep in mind that the inside of the cards are blank (or have a smallish sentiment) so the soldiers serving us can send their loved ones at home a little note or message of their own.  The whole purpose behind Cards for Troops is to provide an avenue for the troops to send their greetings.

Supplies used include EK Success heart punch, Fiskars All a Flutter punch, Fiskars 12 inch Desktop Trimmer and scraps from the scrap bin.

For those of you who would like to send your personal greetings and thanks to our troops, well, I've been doing a little research and am having a hard time (I know, I can't believe it!).  The best advise I've heard or found so far has been from my own Fiska Sister, Lisa Simpson.  She suggested, after seeing a recruiter on the street and asking--contact your local recruitment office and ask for a name and address.  If you google, "sending thanks to US troops overseas", you will find lots of options to send on line messsages.  Not so personal but still a worthwhile endeavor.

Thank you for visiting Send cards or a message if you feel moved to do so.  I have a backlog of crafty items made during the gloomy days to share with you so check back in often.  Leave a comment and sign the guest book at the bottom of the page if you haven't done so, too!


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