My Best OWH Cards of 2014



2014 was an interesting blogging year for me. My original blog, Small Talk Mama, completely crashed and burned in October and I lost lots of information associated with it. I consequently began Life at the Quarter-Acre Wood and decided to slow down my posting lifestyle and enjoy the process a bit more. But alas, I felt the pull to rebuild Small Talk Mama and so here I am again. . . While this blog may still be a bit under construction, it hasn’t stopped me from constructing cards for Operation Write Home. I believe in this organization, am thankful for the heroes it supports and love the creative outlet OWH gives me for creating cards.

So without further ado, let me wish you a “Happy New Year” and let you take a look at some of my favorite OWH cards of 2014 (compiled from Small Talk and Quarter-Acre Wood — they’re both me). May you and our country feel God’s blessings this year.

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34 thoughts on “My Best OWH Cards of 2014

  1. Love your paper mixes and sketches! Too bad about your other blog. 🙁 your third card is particularly sweet!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Ronda, and I’m so glad you like the bee card. I also love bees and have thought it would be fun to do a bit of bee keeping. I’m afraid I haven’t the time to devote to the little guys right now, so I’ll just keep planting flowers and making bee cards.

  2. Great selection of cards- the kite is my favorite- love the texture and colors!
    Boo hoo about your other site- but so glad you are still creating!!!!

  3. These are really nice cards….I love the kite flying off the page. Thank you for sharing your selection of favorites.

    1. Thanks, Adele. That kite seems to be a favorite, which only happened because I didn’t have a cute kite stamp for a specific challenge. Glad you like it and thanks for stopping by.

  4. What fun to see your beautiful cards! Your first card is so gorgeous. If I were forced to choose a favorite, that would be mine. I love how you placed the banners and the distressing. Keep up the great work and happy 2015!

    1. Thanks, Sherry. That was also one of my favorites. I enjoyed using all the different techniques, especially my new sewing machine dedicated to just paper crafts. Thanks for stopping by for a look.

  5. This is a great collection of cards. They’re all so cheerful. My favorite is the one with the red and white gingham card stock. Perfection!

  6. Happy New Year! What a fabulous collection of cardsI I’m especially drawn to the focal points on those missing you cards. Have a wonderfully crafty 2015. 🙂

    1. Thanks for stopping by for a visit, Sybrina, and for the kind words. I’m so glad you like the missing you cards, because they are a couple of my favorites. Happy New Year and keep crafting on!

    1. Thanks, Jessie. I really like to do a bit of distressing when the card calls for it. I love that aged look that makes it look like a card could have been around for awhile. Thanks for coming by for a look.

    1. Thanks, Ann. I don’t send as many cards as I would like, but that’s partly because I spend too much time on each one (of course, you aren’t seeing the “lesser” cards that I still create). 🙂 Happy creative new year to you!

  7. What a great collection of artful cards! I love the first one with the banners and the one with the cherries. Well done! Happy New Year to you!

  8. I love the way you combine decorative papers on your beautiful cards ! Inspires me to try my hand at using more on my creations; thank you for sharing your favorite 14.

  9. You have a lovely assortment of cards here! I really like the way you’ve inked the edges of the elements on a lot of your cards. It’s a fairly small detail but it’s a great finishing touch (that I frequently don’t take the time to do). Thanks for sharing your work with the OWH community!

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