Decorated easter egg card

Wednesday, April 16, 2014  ~ Ossining Children’s Center

Welcome back crafters!  Today’s project is all about kid fun!

OCC Easter card

I designed this super kid-friendly card project for my visit with the students today at the Ossining Children’s Center.  It features hand-decorated paper “eggs” and a hand-stamped bunny on an embossed grassy hill under a sunny sky…


To create their projects, the children used fun paper-crafting techniques and tools including embossing and craft punching, and created colorful “eggs” with cardstock zigzag strips and self stick gems on jumbo oval punch cuts.

Ready for decorating!! Our plate of gemstones, spring flowers, and our egg-coloring cups filled with zigzag cardstock strips…

 The students did some additional coloring to their projects with glitter gel pens, and even embossed their envelopes for added design!  They truly had a blast!  One student even rated the class as “infinity” on the one-to-ten fun scale!  Love!!

Here are some photos from the workshop… Enjoy!

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As always, many thanks to the very fabulous and dedicated Katrina Rocco for having me over today!  Crafting with kids at the Ossining Children’s Center is always great fun!!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today…


Until next time, keep crafting!

~ Linda ~

Supply list for this project:  Papers: Gina K, Recollections;  Tools: Sissix Big Shot, Cuttlebug “floral fantasy” embossing folder;   Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black;  Bunny Stamp: Hampton Art;  Punches: Marvy jumbo oval, Fiskar’s mini cloud, Stampin’ Up Boho Blossoms, Floral Trio;  Misc: Self stick gems, gel pens, Elmer’s glue sticks, Fiskar’s Zigzag scrapping scissors

Dove of peace

Passover blessings of peace, to all who are celebrating…

peace passover dove 1

peace passover dove flat

Much love,

~ Linda ~

Supplies:  Paper:  Bazzill textured, Recollections cover, Stampin’ Up! DSP; Tools: Big Shot, Spellbinders Nestabilities dies: oval, scalloped oval; EK Success mini oval punch, leaves;  Cricut cutter: New Testament cartridge;  Stamps: Stampendous: peace love joy;   Ink: Adirondack: denim;   Ribbon: Celebrate It: 5/8″ grosgrain ivory;  Misc: foam dimensionals

Father’s Day ~ OWH

~ Masculine Cards ~

This is one of the masculine themed cards I created for my donations going to Operation Write Home.

It features a fantastic antique car image that I hand-stamped, trimmed out and layered up onto a simple oval.  I die-cut a decorative jumbo label for the Happy Father’s Day sentiment, and kept the card monochromatic, in an earthy olive.

fathers day card with car

fathers day card with car flat


Here are some other masculine designs I’m packing up for the trip too:

fathers day card stars

hello with clocks

hello handsome brown


Many thanks to Sandy Allnock and OWH for all you do for our Troops and their families…

fathers day card with car OWH logo

Until next time, keep crafting!

~ Linda ~

Supplies by: Hero Arts, Lizzie Anne Designs, Recollections, Spellbinders, Stampabilities, Stampin’ Up!

Inspiraton: The OWH Midweek Throwdown: Father’s Day

More cards ~ OWH

Welcome back crafters!

I’m having a blast with these papers from My Mind’s Eye.  I’m enjoying mixing these bright colors, fun patterns and easy embellishments to create both kid-friendly and grown-up cards for Operation Write Home.  Here are a few of my latest designs…

hi with button copy

hi with button flat


hello with button copy

hello with button flat


hello handsome brown

hello handsome brown flat


truly amazing

truly amazing closeup


As always, huge thanks to Sandy Allnock and OWH, for all they do for our Troops and their families!

hi with button owh logo

You can view more of my kids card designs made with these papers here.  Thanks for visiting!

Until next time, keep crafting!

~ Linda ~

Supply list:  Paper: My Mind’s Eye: Boy Crazy, Fine and Dandy Boy, Stampin’ Up!: Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Soft Suede; Recollections: cream heavyweight cardstock;  Tools: Cricut cutter, Alphalicious cartridge,  Sissix/Stampin’ Up! Big Shot, Stampin’ Up’ Deco Label Framelit Die, Stampin’ Up! 1 3/4″ circle punch, Martha Stewart button punch;  Stamps/Ink: Recollections, Hero Arts; Stampin’ Up!: Poppy Parade, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke;  Misc: mini heart punch, 5/8″ grosgrain ribbon (off white, brown polka dot), bakers twine, foam dimensionals

I miss you ~ OWH

I miss you

i miss you lime copy

Today’s card is another clean and simple (CAS) design for my box of cards going over to Operation Write Home.  It features a lime image from one of my favorite stamps, complimented by a simple “I miss you” sentiment, and a bakers twine accent.  The cardfront is popped up on foam squares for subtle dimension.


Here are a few variations to the design that send the same simple, but meaningful message…

i miss you lime black

i miss you lime flat


And… here’s a similar card I created using the same CAS design in red, with an “I love you” sentiment.  (Can you tell I love this stamp?)

i love you patch of hearts card copy

You can find this card here:


As always, buckets of gratitude to Sandy Allnock and OWH for all they do for our Service Members and their families…

i miss you owh logo


Until next time, keep crafting…

~ Linda ~

Materials Used:  Paper: Solar White cover, Recollections lime cardstock;  Stamps: Paper Source: Hearts pattern, Hero Arts: “I miss you”;  Ink: Colorbox lime, Tsukineko brilliance graphite black;  Misc: bakers twine: lime, foam dimensionals

boy cards ~ OWH

Boy Cards!

boy cards 2

boy cards

Welcome back crafters!

Today’s group of cards going to Operation Write Home was created using the Boy Crazy Collection from My Mind’s Eye.  The stamps are from Hero Arts and coordinate perfectly!  I love the fun and colorful elements and patterns.  They are just right for little boys!!

boy cards - special

boy cards - hello handsome

boy cards - lucky stars

boy cards - hi there

As always, sending huge thanks to Sandy Allnock and OWH for their dedication and love for our Troops overseas and their families.  Love!

Until next time, keep crafting!

~ Linda ~

boy cards - robot