Pickle Post #23 - Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown!

Hi there!
Today I am thrilled to share a card I was asked to create as a sample for this weekly challenge at the OWH Stars & Stamps Blog - the Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown!

If you aren't familiar with the work of this amazing, tireless organization, check it out HERE.

With the help of countless card makers like you and me, there is a love line of cards and communication between those who are serving in the armed forces and their loved ones back home. I just started my creative box of love that I will send to the OWH mailroom as soon as it's full!

The theme for this week's challenge is 'It's a Bug's Life'. Here is what I created!

My "Bright Bug" Card:

My card is standard A2 size with lots of paper piecing! I used one of my go to favorites - Paper Smooches stamps - along with some yummy Cosmo Cricket paper to create a happy colorful card. I curled the lightning bug's wings a bit for dimension. It's blank inside because I thought it could be used as a Miss You, Love You or Thank You card or simply as a means for writing a letter home to loved ones!

Stuff I Used:
Stamps - Paper Smooches 'Giddy Bugs'
Paper - Cosmo Cricket 'Early Bird' 6x6 Paper Pad, AMuse Studio Cardstock in Vanilla & Buttercup
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black & Rhubarb Stalk

So get out your bug stamps and join in on this week's fun challenge - there's goodies to be won and smiles to be shared! Thanks so much for stopping by today - THAT makes ME smile! :)


Patricia said...

Super cute card you ar so sweet Cathy =)

Jen M said...

Super cute card! Thanks for making a fab sample card for owh this week!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

I saw your name while over at Shirl's blog and had to come by and say Hi, since we are both in AZ! I can almost feel that fall is on its way! (Almost!)

Adorable card too!

Creations by Shirl said...

This is so so cute Cathy~
You are one awesome person.... luv the card and that precious sentiment....

RiNNE said...

Awww, this is adorable!! I love PS stamps too :).

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Love your card Cathy and thank you so much for being our sample card maker this week at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps! Have a great weekend :)

Hey! A couple more weeks before we meet up in your town :)

DIANA L. said...

This is such a cute card I love the little bee. I am a new follower

Laura Sterckx said...

What a super cute card! I love it -- the bug is super cute!
Hug to you!

kasia c. said...

OK, you made that giddy bug look oh so adorable! Love the colours on this. :)

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