Lots of randomness…

Happy Thursday. 

Lots of stuff for ya tonight.

First – like many of you – my heart is aching for the folks at Fort Hood.  If you want to find out easy ways you can help our soldiers, please visit HERE.  I love the Operation Write Home folks (aka Cards for Heroes).

Next, for all you generous cardmakers, my friend Gina told me about THIS post.  It talks about a little boy who is very ill and celebrating Christmas early.  People are sending cards from everywhere for him.  The link shares a great article about him.  I added this to my list of things to do.  

Also, be sure to check out the awesome kit that Crystal Wilkerson designed to raise money for our little Kate.  I know many of you wanted to know how to give money to help out Kate's family – here is one great way to do it.  I love the designs!  Click HERE.

And!  In case you missed it, Creating Keepsakes announced their new Dream Team designers!  Lots of great artists here, including some of my friends.  I have gotten lots of emails from people – yes, I will be continuing with my roll with CK.  I love the people and I love the work.  🙂

I am busy working on class prep for my classes in Columbus this weekend.  So excited to be teaching.  I don't travel to many end user events and stores due to family, so when there are ones close by, I am thrilled.  Here is a little peek at one of the projects we will be doing… sporting Hero Arts, Distress Inks and Claudine Hellmuth Sticky Back Canvas. 

Oh my

And, I gotta share something, huh?  Here goes…

I have received emails about this card that was in Creating Keepsakes.  The card is actually made from Grungeboard – just cut to 8.5×5.5, scored, folded and painted.  I then decorated it like I would a regular card.  I just think it is fun to shake things up and use something besides paper for a card. :)  I adore this message stamp from Tim Holtz.

050709 Grunge Card
(c) Creating Keepsakes – uses Grungeboard, Stampin' Up heart punch and die, Hero Arts pearls, Tim Holtz stamp, Papertrey Ink background stamps (on the hearts), embossing powder, Making Memories patterned paper.

Off to go through a few more Cards for Kate.  Night.