Saturday, May 24, 2014

Memorial Day Blog Hop for Operation Write Home!

A wonderful tradition for this patriotic holiday!!  

So the from the OWH website were as follows:

Bloghop theme: Make a red, white, and blue card in one of the themes below, and we hope you’ll use one of our OWH sketches. We’ll be offering a little prize for a randomly selected card in each category:
  • Love cards
  • Missing you cards
  • Thank you cards
  • Birthday cards
  • AnyHero cards with notes inside written TO them!

I wanted to do a card for each category, so started with the easiest thing to do for the red/white/blue theme, the AnyHero card.


This little gal is "Saluting Marci" from La La Land Crafts.   You can find their catalog of all their stamps here

I used one of the Operation Write Home sketches (#79) and embellished a little by flipping it and using a strip of striped paper instead of the individual strips.



 
 
Card #2 is from OWH Sketch #165
 


and my "Thinking of You Card"




(and of course, I realize it was suppose to be missing you, not thinking of you!  ARGH!!)




My birthday card submission has no sketch, and unfortunately is a little messy, when it comes to my inky fingers....... and the clock was ticking, so I went with it and will redo at a later date.




For my "love" card, I decided to crazy with hearts and use my "under-used" heart embossing folder.


The details for Sketch 109

and my card

after I made the card, I thought I should have used my star embossing folder, but it is suppose to be a love card, right???



And my final card is done with this OWH Sketch





And my card



Hope everyone is enjoying the hop and have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend.




66 comments:

Kara said...

Love the papers on the Miss You card. Great mix of designs with all your creations.

Debbie McNamee said...

Love your cards!

Linda said...

Great group of cards...I esp love the thinking of you card as well...perfecr papers! WTG!!!

Melanie Rozwood said...

These are all really cool. Great job with the embossing.

Cindy's Card Co said...

Oh my! You did them all! My favorite is the Missing you card.

Elsie B said...

I love the image on your Any Hero card! You entered all the challenges - WOW! All your cards are wonderful, and your interpretation of the sketches is my style...use them as take-off points, feeling free to put your own spin on them, like the one with the striped paper. You're very talented!

sherry varga said...

Oh my goodness each card is prettier than the next, great job and how talented you are.

Celeste Goff said...

What great cards! I love them all. You've been a very busy girl! LOL

Lori Kobular said...

Wonderful cards and I really love the girl stamp!

conil said...

Oh boy, have you been busy. Terrific cards for our heroes. Many happy recipients.

Jen R said...

Wow! Lots of cards, all nice!!! I like the layering....

April Story said...

Wow - you were a busy crafter! I can't use ink without getting it someplace it doesn't belong. lol
April

Kathy S said...

My goodness you've been very busy! Lots of great cards. Thanks for sharing.

Andrea T said...

La La Land stamps are so cute on cards. I love what you did with her.

Rosie said...

These are fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration!

Verna Angerhofer said...

A wonderful array of card creations, but I really liked the birthday one with the cupcake design.

Tammy said...

All of these are fantastic, the cupcake one is so cute!

coco said...

Oh, it looks like you had fun making red-white & blue cards, and these are going to be happy, caring cards for the troops to send! Your hero card is very precious.

Sherry Hickey said...

You really rocked the red, white and blue cards! Thanks for all the ideas on how to use the OWH sketch archive. Great job; enjoy the hop!

Karen McAlpine said...

Awesome group of cards. My fav is the thanks with the flower!!

Valerie Doyle said...

Great bunch of cards!

Jessie said...

Props to you for doing all the categories! And they're all great!

Esther E. said...

You really inspired me to use OWH sketch #129 with red, white and blue. Thanks!

Cherie said...

My favorite is the Any Hero card. I like how the striped paper reflects the flag in the image.

Margaret said...

Love all the cards you have created for this blog.

Donna Nuce said...

Wow! Some amazing cards here. You really went to town with the cardmaking for this bloghop! Loved your Birthday card -- it is perfect just the way it is. Have a great day and thanks for your support of OWH!

Ann Marie said...

Love your Thinking Of You card. Are those ribbons?

Barbara said...

LOVE all your cards but the little girl is so nicely colored; I think that one is my favorite.

StampNK said...

You did a wonderful job with these cards and i especially like the way you colored the little girl

Tammy Pope said...

These cards are each so great! I think the heart embossing folder was a great choice for the love you card with the stars. Thanks for sharing so many terrific examples.

Rufus said...

Great group of cards and the love folder for the love card...no brainer! Thanks for your support of our Heroes and OWH
R/

Korin Carter said...

What a fantastic group of cards. Everyone is lovely and unique. Love them all!

Paula S. said...

Great group of cards Joanie! I have the Saluting Marcie and had totally forgotten about her. She makes a great Any Hero card too. Now that you've reminded me of her I'll have to get busy coloring a few. Thanks for joining in the hop and supporting OWH!

Lisa said...

6 great cards! Thanks for sharing! I especially like your coloring on the first one and the red and blue cupcake sprinkles. :)

Michele Smith said...

All of your cards are so pretty! I just adore little Marci. Great take on all of the sketches!

Patti J said...

Goodness, you have been one busy crafter this week! Your cards are all wonderful!!! Thanks for sharing, and for showing the sketches!

Debbie Caldwell said...

What a great group of cards. I really like the ones with sketch 165. thanks for sharing

Jo Ann Usey said...

Wow - you did great to make a card for each category - while I love them all, I think my fav is the cupcake card! So darned cute!

felicita Raphael said...

Love the cards, there amazing.

Jodie Heuser said...

Amazing group of card, wonderful job!

Dawn Y. said...

So many wonderful cards! I love your paper choices! I also love the simplicity of your cupcake card!

byAnnette said...

Great group of cards!
Really like the elements of the Miss You card!

grandmato20 said...

great idea for a whole set of cards
THANKS

Sybrina K said...

WOW -- impressive way to make a whole set of cards. And, love that you used different sketches/layouts for each one. TFS!

Amy C. said...

You've been busy making some very pretty and patriotic cards!

Cheri said...

These are sensational cards.

Aimee said...

My favorite is the Love You card. I know you thought stars would be better for embossing, but I like the hearts - since the paper has stars, the hearts tie in with the little heart in front. Great job with all of the cards!

Becki with an i blog said...

Nice cards - all of them. Really good choice of patterned paper. Good job!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, these cards are all great. I love the sketches you all used.

Shanta said...

lovely lovely cards!!!

SuprFoxDesigns said...

Love them all! I just cannot pick one.... love the colors and love behind them :)

rstuck2003 said...

These are all great cards! I love the one with the little girl on it.

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards. I like the sketches you used and the papers.

Kristie said...

You were a very busy woman. Great variety of cards. My favorite is the love card with heart embossing. Thanks for supporting OWH.

Ellen Smith said...

I'm a sucker for stars and stripes. Super cards.

Waverunner said...

Thank you for showing the sketches-so helpful for us newbies!

I like that you rotated the first sketch. I always forget I can do that!

In Thinking of you...I might pass on a paper like that but I really like how it works! I am very conscious of size scale right now while learning.

Same thing with the Love card..the embossed hearts are very close in size to the stars on the paper. Doesn't have to be but sometimes that helps pull together different things right?

You did SO much for this! Thank you for making and sharing with us!

cah said...

Wow, you have been a busy bee! Your interpretations of the sketches were great and I love the coloring on the first one. Nice job!

Diana N. said...

I liked and was impressed with everyone of your cards! You did a terrific job of using different sketches.

J Reece said...

WOW! all the cards are so nice! Excellent image on the fist one and I love how you made the card as a vertical. Those red and white stripes works so well! The thinking of you card is perfect --love the use of off white there but also the white on the Miss you card. (and the striped blue for the star embellishment. The b-day cupcake is very clever. The love card is super-sweet, and the Thanks is so cool because of the different width background blocks and the flower. TFS

Michelle said...

All the cards are so cute! I love that little girl saluting! Precious! Thank you!

Brenda Hugar said...

Great cards -- each and every one of them. Loved your paper choices.

Blythe said...

That cupcake looks good enough to eat

Paula said...

Zowie! Great cards! What an inspiration you are to me!

BobbisTreasure said...

Love how the ribbon on the first card echoes the paper. Thanks for supporting OWH!

Stacy B said...

What a great assortment of cards. Your dedication to the cause is inspiring! I am particularly in love with. Saluting. Marci though...so she's my favorite!

WhoMom said...

Wow, you made a great assortment of cards. I love the sketches you chose, they help make it easy to make cards. The girl on the first card is so cute, I'm going to have to check out the site. Thanks for sharing your talent.