Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Meljen's Design & Sketch Saturday

One of my goals for the New Year was to find a couple of charities that use homemade cards and make cards for them.  I was originally thinking about a local hospice care center or some thing similiar.  I had heard about Operation Write Home several years ago, but forgot about them.  I ran across their site right after Christmas and I just knew this was the first place I wanted to send cards.  I am a very proud American and I am extremly grateful to our military for all that they do to serve and protect this country.


I am getting ready to send some cards to Operation Write Home  this week.  I want to have a batch ready by the end of the month.  I decided to make some patriotic cards for the AnyHero Mail.  I am going to have 10 - 15 cards for the AnyHero program and 30 - 50 cards for the Write Home program.  One of the first stamps I thought of was 'Birthday Cup Mouse' by Meljen's Designs.  I don't know why but it has always been a patriotic digital stamp to me.   I have used it several time and I am sure it will be pulled out again.

I have six of these cut out and ready to color.  I am going to keep one for my files, one to a very dear friend for his birthday and the other 4 will go in my stack of AnyHero cards.

I am also going to use this card for three challenges.  The first is Meljen's Design's Bulleye challenge.  Everything was suppose to be centers.  I think I did ok on that.  Then the second one is the Sketch Saturday challenge.  The sketch was a simple one and it worked good with this digital stamp.  At lastly, Tuesday Throwdown's challenge is stripes this week.

It has been a slow process but I am trying to get back into the swing of things.  And that means more challenges.  See you again soon.  Have a great evening.


  1. What a fun card! Love all the bright colors! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

  2. Great take on the sketch love the colours your chosen nice and bright. Thanks so much for joining us over at Meljen’s Design Team & Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you next time

    ~ Denise DT ~

  3. What a great card !! The colours are so patriotic and perfect for Operation Write home. You've coloured that image so well too.

    Thanks for joining us this week at Meljen's Designs for our Bulls eye Challenge. Good luck.

    Lynn, Guest Designer, Meljen's Designs

  4. What a great card, Sarah! Love the patriotic theme and cute image! Thanks for joining us for Sketch Saturday this week!

  5. Cute card, love the image and the colours you've used. Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday, Niki xx