Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tuesday Throwdown #17

Happy Tuesday! This week, at Tuesday Throwdown, our challenge is distressing.  We were able to use images from Dee Dee's Digis and she has lots of adorable images to choose from!

This week is a special week, as we are helping to celebrate Operation Write Home's Birthday.  OWH is an organization that collects cards to send to soldiers overseas.  The soldiers are then able to use the cards to send to loved ones back here in the states.

OWH is a cause dear to my heart.  My husband is in the Army - he served 4 years active duty, and has been a member of the reserves for almost 5 years.  During his active duty, he spent 3 years stationed in Germany and one year in Afghanistan.  We were dating the whole time he was overseas, and I know what it's like to have a loved one over there.  I truly appreciate the sacrifices that the soldiers and their families make in order to keep our country safe.  A huge THANK YOU to all of our armed forces!

Here's a few photos of my favorite soldier (and me):

Without further ado, here's my card:

Digital Stamp: Dee Dee's Digis
Patterned Paper: My & My Big Ideas
Misc: Nestabilities, Distress Ink, Brads, Bic Markers, Hand Torn Coordinations Cardstock

1. Tuesday Throwdown - distressing
2. Pile it On - Operation Write Home
3. CSAYL - Brads or Eyelets
4. Ooh La La - Stripes
5. Timbro Scrapmania - Anything Goes
6. Paper Pretties - Brads
7. Karners Challenge - Card for A girl
8. Going Grey - going digi
9. Creative Cottage - Celebrations
10. Paper Romance - Clean and Simple
11. Cute Card Thursday: Challenge 129 Play On Words.
12. Artful Inkables - red & green
13. Just Inspirational - baby


eiyiyi said...

Great card, great cause. Love the photos. hugs, eileen

eiyiyi said...

Great card, great cause. Love the photos. hugs, eileen

Debbie said...

Such a cute and colorful card! That little bear is adorable!

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

What a wonderful card and an equally wonderful cause!!

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Papertrails by a paper lover said...

a cute card and like the brads for the ornaments on the tree!

Wendi said...

What a gorgeous card beautiful image and colouring
and those stripes are fabulous
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Davi said...

Fab job on the card Lauren! Love that beautiful red you used, so rich really makes the sweet image pop out!

Patti said...

Absolutely adorable card! Thanks so much for joining us at Artful INKables... hope to see you again!

Giò said...

Lovely card, I love these colors. I am sure that you are really proud of your husband and many many people are proud too for her mission. Thanks to the soldiers!!!
Thanks for joining us at TSM challenge.
Hugs, Giò

Sorry for my English ^_^

Scrappy said...

What a great card! Love your little 'ornaments'! Thanks so much for supporting OWH with PIO this week! We hope you will be back to join us again soon! :)

Scrappy said...

What a great card! Love your little 'ornaments'! Thanks so much for supporting OWH with PIO this week! We hope you will be back to join us again soon! :)

Peggy said...

I couldn't agree more that OWH is a great organization. Great pics of you an hubby. Your card is adorable. Great 1st BD card. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Nana said...

Great card, Lauren, and you are one handsome couple. :)
Thank you for playing with "PIO" this week, and supporting Operation Write Home with us!
hugs Nana

Anna said...

Adorable! Thanks for sharing with us at PIO.

Berenice R. said...

Super cute! Thank you so much for playing the KARBER challenge.

Jacki Randolph said...

awwwwh, this is so adorable!! Love how you decorated the tree with brads. Thanks so much for joining us this week for our OWH challenge at Bugaboo Stamps.

Kristen said...

such a fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Going Grey with scrap-creations.