Saturday, May 25, 2013

OWH Memorial Day Blog Hop!!



Welcome to my blog in celebration of Memorial Day AND the Bloghop for Operation Write Home.

First of all... Happy Memorial Day! I hope you are enjoying your weekend so far.  I, on the other hand will be getting ready for a trip to DC for work.  I actually leave on Memorial Day. I hope to have some time to visit the WWII memorial.  I have someone going with me and she also wants to go so I think we will have time to accomplish the side trip.

Because I had several weeks to prepare for this, I have a couple of cards for this blog hop.  The challenge is/was thank you cards using one of the OWH sketches. They are simple cards from this simple sketch.

This is sketch #9

And my version of it, very simple, just like the sketch


Then another rendition of sketch #9


with the exception of the paper(s) the stamps are Stampin Up!


And for my Any Hero card...... no sketch..... just a card..


Have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend..... enjoy the OWH blog hop!!


112 comments:

sherry varga said...

You thank you stamp on the first card is cute and I like the flowers on the second card, nice colors.

~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...

Hi Joanie!
Your cards are great! I love your hero card best!
Blessings,
Antoinette

Sybrina K said...

Joanie, I love the simplicity of the first two cards. And,your Any Hero card is so patriotic! TFS!

Brittany Snoke said...

Beautiful cards! Love the sentiment on the second one.

Melanie Rozwood said...

These are cute. Those are great sentiments and colors.

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

cute, masculine & feminine cards from same sketch

Donna Nuce said...

Super job on the cards. Lovely choice of papers and sentiments. My fav is the hero card. Thanks for supporting OWH Joanie!

Kara said...

I love all the paper choices you made - great colorways on all 3 cards.

Tammy said...

Fantastic cards! I love that sentiment on your Any Hero Card!!

Barbara Greenberg said...

Three beautiful cards, your any hero card is so nice. 3 lucky people that get your cards

Barbara Greenberg said...

Three beautiful cards, your any hero card is so nice. 3 lucky people that get your cards

Cindy Lawrence said...

These are all lovely! I especially love that hero stamp...just perfect!

Marsha said...

Nice CAS cards.

Rufus said...

Hope you get the time to see the Memorial while you're in DC. Great set of cards, always interesting to see how different each card can be while using the same sketch.
R/

Stacy B said...

Such a pretty card. Thanks for joining in the hop today.

Jen R said...

Nice cards!!! I think on the second card (I really like the flowers) I would have the sentiment done so it would stand out more...... The third card is great also!!! Sometimes it's hard to choose a "favorite"!!! Thank you for supporting OWH!!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Stunning clean and simple cards. I love that type myself. And, they look so lovely. Sometimes I think less is best.

Andrea T said...

Enjoy DC. There's so much to do. Hope you get time to see a lot. The cards are great.

Debbie Caldwell said...

That first card is simple yet stunning. I love the Hero sentiment I use it much on Any Hero cards. thank you for sharing and supporting OWH

Dana D. said...

I think your cards are terrific. Great colors and details. Very nice.

Cindy Sartain said...

Great cards. Very classy, clean layout. I really like the stamp on the first card.

reflections:0) said...

Three really great cards.

reflections:0)

Jen said...

These are three really nice cards. I love your color choices!

Jean M said...

LOVELY ASSORTMENT, anyone will be happy to receive these!

byAnnette said...

Nice Cards! I like the simple.

Your AnyHero card is Fabulous!
Love the sentiment & its huge-ness
and the background pattern is perfect!

JPScraps said...

All the cards are fabulous!

September Whisenant said...

All the cards are great but the Any Hero one is my fav just because I love the sentiment so much. Thanks for your support of OWH.

Misty said...

Great cards Joanie! Love the thank you stamp.
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://delitefulsuds.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Joanne Travis said...

Love all three of your cards, a very nice variety.
Thanks for supporting OWH!

paula said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love the last one!

Rhonda Miller said...

These are all terrific.

Susan Strawser said...

I like the square being popped up - helps draw attention to it. I like the Thank you being stamped on the patterned paper (for card #2). And of course your hero card is fabulous

Sarah said...

Great cards--I love your Any Hero card--so perfect! Safe travels!

postalorphan said...

Great cards - I love the sketch you used for the first 2, perfect for smaller images!

garnett said...

Great cards.

Jules said...

such pretty cards - love your any hero creation.

Sylvia said...

All three cards are bound to be appreciated, the are lovely, Joanie, hope your work trip is a good one and you get to sight see. TFS and have a good weekend and safe trip to and from D.C. #133

Sue Kinman said...

Three simple but beautiful cards. I love the simple designs.

grandmax2 said...

Very nice variations of the sketch.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Sweet cards. I love the hero one the most. It is perfect for the occasion. tfs

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

all of your cards are so sweet and simple.

Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

Three great cards. Love the inking around the edges on the first card. I really like the embossing used on the border and the colors of the second card. My favorite is your patriotic card. Great colors on it. And I like the way you made the sentiment the focal point with the scallop border around it. Thank you for sharing your cards today! ~ Marilyn

Lori in AZ said...

I love CAS cards and yours are beautiful, thank you for sharing. Travel safely; the WWII memorial is powerful, I have been fortunate to be able to visit twice.

Patricia Chalas said...

I like that sentiment stamp very much your card is adorable!

Becca Whitham said...

That thank you stamp is the perfect for the sketch and the blog hop theme! All three of the cards are terrific. I'm sure they will be appreciated. Thanks for participating in the OWH Blog Hop!

Sharon Russo said...

I like the crazy thank you stamp.
Thank you for sharing.

Paula S. said...

Nice CAS interpretation on the OWH sketch and I like the bold size of the sentiment on your Ay Hero design. Thanks for joining in the hop and for supporting Operation Write Home. Hope you have a great trip and are able to make it to the WWII memorial.

Paula S.
OWH Blog Team

Patti J said...

Your CAS cards are wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great group of cards! My favorite is the last one, I love the big sentiment!

Ann said...

Great cards! I LOVE the second one, the papers and embossing rock! Love the AnyHero card, too.

JoAnn P said...

Really love the background on the last card.

scrappingnana said...

Great cards. I like the hero card best. TFS

Robin B. said...

Awesome hero card, I love the sentiment and the patterned paper.

sarahstone said...

Great take on the sketch with your first two cards. I really like the Any Hero card too!

Heather Grow said...

Your two cards are great but I love your any hero card. That sentiment sums it up.

Annie Wills said...

Love all three...but that flower stamp is gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing!

Studio Diva said...

Love all three of your cards!

msalmon said...

I love all the cares, the hero card is superb~~

Jessie said...

I love that first Thank You. A great CAS. I also love your AnyHero card.

Leslie Hanna said...

That is a classic sketch! And a bonus AnyHero card! (leslie #113)

Mary Ellen Driggs said...

Your cards are great. I especially like your Any Hero card.

Hugs,
M.E.

Ginny said...

Beautiful cards! I LOVE that dotted embossed layer! Your any hero card is going yo brighten a hero's day for sure!

ajsdigishoppe said...

Great cards! I love the patriotic card :) Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH!

Amanda :)
www.ajsdigishoppe.com

Camille Short said...

Wow! Gorgeous cards! I love all of these!

Kim OConnor said...

Love your clean and simple cards, very pretty. I need to try this sketch:) Thanks for sharing!

CynthiaM said...

so nice and so simple to do! I love all the different ideas everyone is using for the different sketches! thanks for supporting OWH and the troops!

Dolores said...

TFS your version for this simple sketch...nice choice of papers to set it off.

April Story said...

I like your cards. My favorite is your any hero card. I just love that sentiment and the patriotic colors.
April

Margaret said...

Your cards might be simple but they are wonderful too! LOVE the paper on the Any Hero card!

Cissy Murphy said...

I was in DC earlier this month with my son's honor club. We packed tons of stuff into those 4 days and ended up seeing the WWII Memorial at night. Breathtaking! I hope you do get to see it.

You cards are so nice. The first two have lovely colors and the last one is a fabulous Any Hero card. Thanks so much for sharing!

barbara macaskill said...

I am speechless! Your Any Hero card is divine! I love everything about it! WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! Great job! TFS!

Barb said...

great cards-love the simplicity

Sheila said...

Beautiful cards! Love the Any Hero card. Have an awesome weekend.

Kelly said...

The hero card is my favorite hands down! fabulous font too!!

Crafting Adventures said...

Very nice! Like your attention to detail.

Canadaindy said...

I like the one with the flowers. Very cute.

MaryS said...

love your cards - never know how to use the thank you stamp in the first one - thanks for the idea - thanks for sharing and supporting OWH

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

That thank you stamp is a classic. I think I have one around here somewhere. TFS.

Dodge3670 said...

Wow, great cards, great paper and great sentiments. Great job all the way around. Nicely done. Thank you for sharing.

Pam said...

Nice take on the card pattern. Way to go!

Lee Owens said...

This is the one sketch I keep comming back to it can be used for any occasion and with just about any small image . Nice job on all three cards

Renee said...

Very nice cards! You can tell you put a lot of work into these are they turned out great!

Linda said...

Two nice cards. I have that first stamp...I might need ro get it out and practice a little multicoloring. Thanks for the inspiration!

Nancy M said...

I like the papers you chose. TFS!

Colleen Schaan said...

Love your any hero card... very vintage!

Patti said...

Your hero card is terrific! Thanks for sharing.

Kelley said...

Great cards! The recipient of the third one will appreciate it.

Susan said...

love your Any Hero card!! perfect with that paper! and you say your cards are simple....but I think they are beautiful!

Barbara said...

Very sweet looking cards! I did like the play on the sentiment for the first card.

Colleen said...

all 3 cards a very nice, Love the subway style lettering in the thank you on the 1st, great colors on the 2nd and the 3rd is just WOW!

Michele from MS said...

Beautiful clean and simple cards! I love the little square with flowers and the hero sentiment is one of my favorites. Thanks so much for sharing!

Sue D said...

Great cards and papers.

Lynn said...

I love all of your cards! The swiss dots embossing folder is so versatile. And the last Hero card is bold and the sentiment is perfect! Thank you for supporting OWH and have a great weekend!

Angelica Chambers said...

I LOVE these cards, Joanie! The Hero stamp is awesome!!! TFS and for supporting OWH!

heather said...

That sentiment image on the last card (great background paper, too !) is awesome !

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Wonderful cards. Great details and The sentiment is perfect. I love it!! Thanks for joining in.

Marybeth said...

All three cards are wonderful thank you cards. Love the last one with the red white and blue!

Karenladd said...

I love how you used the sketch for your cards...so versatile! And your Any Hero card is fabulous!

leslierahye strickland said...

wonderful cards! I LOVE the Any Hero card! I love the simplicity of the sketch that you chose for the first two cards!

Marilyn in Michigan said...

Love your simple cards. Sometimes simple is best.

BobbisTreasure said...

Thanks for the inspiration! I have that subway art stamp, and struggle with ways to use it!!! Now I have another idea!

Sammantha said...

three beautiful cards. love the simplicity of them.

Mary-Anne V said...

Wonderful clean lines on the cards.

silvia said...

Great cards!! LOVE you any hero card!

Kigz said...

Oh I agree that the clean lines make this card nice and CAS! I love both versions...especially the script thank you stamp! :)

Beth F. said...

I really like your second thank you card. The stamped sentiment on the bottom is so gorgeous! Your any hero card will be sure to bring a smile to a hero's face.
Beth F. OWH #114

lakeslady said...

Nice take on the different cards, but the patriotic one aces them all
It might be after the weekend here in the UK, but I just wanted to support such a good cause.
"Like the ivy and the wall, together we stand united we fall"

Cheri said...

Wow!!! You've been busy!!! That hero card rocks!

Ruza Rebel said...

Gorgeous cards! Your hero card really rocks! TFS!

PoJo said...

Great cards! Love your style! Thanks for sharing!

ptucker6 at cox dot net

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Love the simplicity of the sketch--you did a great job with both cards. thanks for your support of OWH
:) Marie

Julie said...

Great cards! Love your color combinations!