Saturday, October 06, 2012

Welcome to the Operation Write Home bloghop for World Card Making Day.  I created this blog for the purpose of participating in this bloghop.  I follow lots of blogs and decided I would try this.  My blog is very simple because I just don't find the time to devote to it like I would like.  Maybe someday it will happen, but I'm sure with practice it will be easier.

First, some housekeeping....... to head back to the Operation Write Home bloghop "starting point" if you click on the image below it "should" send you back.  In theory of course it should work, it doesn't mean that it will!  <wink> 



or if the image doesn't work, here is the link for Operation Write Home  bloghop

For this hop we were to create a card for winter using a sketch from the OWH site.  They have LOTS of sketches and unlike other blogs, this one give you measurements!! I love it cause when I see other cards on blogs, I'm trying to "guess" what the size of all the pieces are.  I usually never get it right, so this is an easy place to start.  Check the sketches out here

I decided to use sketch #119


And using the Four Seasons hostess set (Stampin Up!) here is my card. The sentiment is from a retired set (Happy Winter).  I apologize that I don't have any photo editing software (yet) to be able to do the colors justice.  I will have to play around with my lightening too. But none-the-less, here is my card.



I had time to do another card so here is my 2nd sketch effort, this is based on sketch #2


And here is the card.... a little is changed...



Hey, do you notice the difference in the pictures.... same camera, I just used different lighting.. wow, less than 24  hours of working on this post and I had an improvement.....

This stamp set is from C.C. Designs Suglarplum Snowmen a very cute set than I rarely use.  I have lots of stamps sets like that..... The paper is SU Olive Olive and Rose Red (two of my favorite colors) and the DP (designer paper) is My Mind's Eye  Wonderful Winter glitter  holiday pad.

Thanks for stopping by and please make some cards for OWH.... or donate to this fabulous organization. Don't forget to check out all the other people have decided to join the OWH bloghop for World Card Making Day 2012.

Happy hopping!


40 comments:

Queenie Jeannie said...

Two fabulous cards! I love the hostess set you used in the first one!!!

Happy Hopping!

Marybeth said...

Both cards are adorable. Sweet little bird on the first one and adorable girl on the next,! I am still learning with my blog. Happy blogging !

Ms. Craftin-ista said...

Welcome! My favorite is the second card! It's adorable! Love the stamped images!

Kara said...

Love the first card and its colorway. As to the blog - use it for posting challenge cards that you make. :)

Pamela said...

These are great!! Thanks for sharing! :)

heather said...

Two fun samples you've debuted on your bog; welcome to blogging and sharing your creativity =)

Cherie said...

Great cards, but I like the skating girl the best. I like how the olive and rose colors go together.

Donna Nuce said...

Very cute cards. Congratulations on your new blog. I am proud to be the second follower to your blog! May you have many more!

Sarah said...

Great cards-- I adore the little skater--she is super cute! :)

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Nice winter themed cards!

I have a link for free photo software that I use. I love the ease of use that is provides me. The link is to CNET a trusted download site: http://download.cnet.com/Picasa/3000-2193_4-10160334.html

Ellen said...

These cards are so sweet. Nice paper choices and cute images!

KellyRae said...

Love the color choices, soft and muted but having that cozy wintery feel. Happy WCMD!

Operation Write Home said...

I love your clean, crisp style!
Happy World Cardmaking Day!
Sandy, OWH President

Pat said...

Adorable stamp.

Tammy said...

Adorable cards! That little girl is so cute!!

Paula S. said...

These at both really cute cards! Taking good photos can be tricky but once you have a method perfected it's easy and well with the effort to play around some especially with lighting. After all you want the photos to do justice to all your hard work! Thanks for hopping with us today.

Paula S.
OWH Blog Team

Renee said...

Cute cute cute! The little ice skating girl is just the sweetest and the layout and colors of the first one perfect!

Julie said...

Great cards, Joanie! Love the layered stamping on that first one, so cute! Thanks for being part of our hop today! ~ Julie, OWH Blog Team :)

Linda said...

Great cards! Love the colors and papers on the first. Great use of the sketches! tfs!!!

Misty said...

Great cards, love #1. Good work on the lighting, I struggle with that meself!
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Sharon said...

Great cards! Looks like you figured out the lighting thing and got the picture to turn out better for the second card. I'm still trying to figure that out!

KindleLover said...

Cute ice-skating image! I have a box full of cards waiting to mail to Sandy on Monday, and another half-full. I really love what OWH does.

Barb said...

wonderful cards--loved the colors used and images--blog looks great too

Sherry Hickey said...

You did a lovely job on these two cards, Joanie! So glad you joined the hop! I love the DP on the circle and that is such a cute little skater girl. Enjoy the hop!

Michele from MS said...

Follower #3 so you can't quit now lol!! Super adorable cards and congrats on figuring out the lighting...it CAN be very tricky so I try to take my pics outside. I get much better quality. Love the colors you chose and the images are really sweet. Thanks for sharing!

Stacy B said...

Great cards and congrats on figuring out the lighting for your photos. I have the hardest time keeping my photos consistent, ugh! Thanks for hopping along with us.

Lee Mae said...

Two terrific cards! I really like them both, but that second card is just precious!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Beautiful cards! I like the image on your second card. TFS AJ-

Jen said...

Two pretty cards! I'm glad you started blogging, it does get much easier as you learn blogger. Don't hesitate to ask questions, either!

teresa said...

Pretty cards love the stamp in the second card !

Sandy Trefger said...

Two beautiful cards! I love that snowflake stamp, may have to check it out! :)
~sandy
visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

Donna Inks said...

Two great cards! Love your use of the sketch and the great colors on the first!

Nancy M said...

Nice. I like both of the focal points!! TFS!

Ann said...

cards! The little ice skater is adorable!!

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

I like how you kept both card CAS!

Sue D said...

Very pretty cards. I like the papers and colors you used and better lighting made difference.

Heather said...

The cards turned out well...I think I'm more impressed with your blog skills, for "just putting it together" - wish I had the knowledge to update mine better. Great work!!

Nancy Keller said...

So very pretty! Thanks for sharing!!!

Hushgirl said...

Great cards I like the pretty yet subdued colors you used.

AllisonG said...

Very nice cards! I've been blogging for nearly 2 years and still learn all the time.