Friday, January 1, 2010

It's Red Friday!

Happy New Year!!!  I wish you all many blessing in the coming year.

Today is Red Friday, which I set aside here on my blog to remind us all to remember our troops.  One of the things that I like to do for our deployed troops is to make cards to send to them.  I send my cards through Operation Write Home.  I send cards to the troops themselves and also cards for them to send home to their families and friends.  They can't exactly run down to their local Hallmark to buy a card, you know. :)  We'd love to have you join us in sending handmade cards to the troops through Operation Write Home.  Check out their site here for more info.

Today's card is a Valentine for the troops to send home.  I made my card with the adorable "Fancy Surprise" image from Paper Cupcakes.  This is an image that Nina gave away free during her recent blog hop.  This card is for the Something Sparkling Challenge on Nina's blog, There's Magic in the Air with Paper Cupcakes.  For the challenge we needed to use a Paper Cupcake image and have sparkling stuff on our cards in honor of the new year. I used a sparkly Micca card, glittery dp, lots of rhinestones, and Shimmerz Blingz for my cupcake frosting.

Here's a close up of the sweet image. :)

I was so thrilled to be one of the prize winners from the recent recipe blog hop that There's Magic in the Air had for the grand opening of Paper Cupcakes.  I won the darling "Owls on Candy Cane" digital image.  You can see it here.  Thanks so very much, Nina.

  • A super, nice visit from my dad and stepmom.
  • Wonderful fellowship with our church family last night.
  • Lots of happy mail.
Have a terrific day!!!

Inky hugs!


Patti said...

You did a wonderful job on the challenge! I love all your sparkle! Lot's & lot's of bling! LOL! Thanks so much for playing along with us at TMITA!

Marsha said...

I send cards to OWH too. Isn't it great. Ready to send off another box soon.

craftieodamae said...

You are doing such a wonderful thing sending cards ot OWH! Your card is awesome. Thanks for joining us at TMITA this week. Hugs Olga

Patti J said...

What a great job you did on this challenge! I love the sparklies!!! Thanks so much for joining in at TMITA this week. I commend you for sending cards to OWH. As mom of a twice deployed soldier, I know that it's a great deed you are doing - thank you! Happy New Year!

Leah the Orange said...

thanks, hunneh! it's good to BE back! and here i am, starting a card at 11:50 pm. :) can you tell my mojo's just waiting to bust out?!

love this sweet card - those papers are DELISH! they LOOK cupcakey!

Nilla said...

Gorgeous card, it's such a cute image, well colored! I hope you will have a fantastic 2010 and thanks for joining us at TMITA! Hugs Nilla

Kim said...

Such an absulutely YUMMY creation!!! It just sparkles away and brings a smile to my face! Thanks for playing with us this week at TMITA/PCC and hope to see you back next week too!

Aloha, Kim
TMITA Design Team member
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Nina said...

Shelly, your card turned out so elegant with the chocolate brown and pink! So beautifully designed and I love the whole card! I think the three little rhinestones was a perfect finishing touch as well! Just Beautiful! Thanks for playing along with our challenge this week over at TMITA/PCC!
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Mina said...

congratulations on your win Shelly and Happy New Year
Mina xxx

Digi Kitty said...

congratulations--you deserve it--your card is adorable! My husband is NAVY and I appreciate all that you do for service personnel. We have been apart the last 3 years due to him being I can appreciate what you do.

Purrs & Kisses,
Kristal of Digi Kitty
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Kayla said...

I love your blog it's so cute.

susan55040 said...

Great Work as always Shelly. Congratulations on your win. :):):). Sending big hugs and many blessings.

Carole said...

What a great thing to do...such a lovely card.

Kayla said...

I love your blog it is soo awsome.