Saturday, May 25, 2013

Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog Hop

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Welcome to my little contribution to the Operation Write Home Blog Hop.  I am so happy that you stopped by today.  This is the first time that I've participated in an OWH Blog Hop, but I have hopped to other blogs during these hops before.  I can't wait to see all the inspiration out there.

Today, I have chosen the Bonus Sketch #12 to use with this hop.  It is a sketch that my daughter chose to have me make her thank you notes for graduation before I even knew the hop details.  What perfect timing!  Be sure to scroll down to the previous post for a full tutorial and to see my daughter's thank you note.  Same technique and sketch, but a totally different card.

I used the following supplies:
Operation Write Home Bonus Sketch #12
K and Company - Ancestry.com paper
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
OWH / Hero Art stamp
Stampendous - Happy Messages stamp set

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.  Have a great day!

95 comments:

Erika said...

I like your papers and it looks like your thank you cards went together quite easily. Your tutorial is a nice addition. Thanks for being part of today's hop!

Georgiana said...

Nicely done!

Happy Memorial Day weekend,
Georgiana
• Carson's Creations •

madamewong said...

Love the rich vintagey colorway.

Carol L said...

The colors are very pretty and have such a nice vintage feel! Well done!
Happy Memorial Day weekend!

sherry varga said...

Love your choice of papers and how they go together.

~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...

Hi Cheri!
Really loving the vintagey feel of your card!
Blessings,
Antoinette

Melanie Rozwood said...

This is very elegant. TFS.

Sybrina K said...

Love these papers -- they give such a vintage feel to your card.

How nice that your daughter asked you to make her thank you notes. :)

Leslie Hanna said...

omgosh, now I need to use this sketch. There are so many fabulous ones from which to choose! (leslie #113)

Jen R said...

I like your color combinations. Thank you for supporting OWH!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous card!! I love the beautiful colors and papers!! So fabulous my friend!! Happy Memorial Day weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

very elegant papers, I can imagine a soldier sending this home to mom/dad or even grandma/grandpas

Marsha said...

ooh, what pretty papers.

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love those vintage looking papers. Great colors too. And, even more awesome card.

postalorphan said...

Beautiful card - love the vintage look and feel!

cissymurphy.com said...

This really does have a vintage feel to it. Thanks for sharing!

Tammy said...

Beautiful card and I love the papers!

Barbara said...

Very rich vintage look!

Ruza Rebel said...

Lovely card! The DP is beautiful!

Operation Write Home said...

Fun - hope you can make some more for our heroes to use too :) Congrats to your daughter!
Sandy, OWH Exec. Dir.

Donna Inks said...

Great card! Thanks for supporting Operation Write Home!

Andrea T said...

Yummy papers. Love that vintage feel.

Cheri said...

What a beautiful card and great way to use the OWH stamp!!

Sue Kinman said...

I love the paper. I just don't have the vision of all the inspirational bloggers in the OWH blog hop. I would have not of thought the color would work together. you showed me differently.

Paula S. said...

This is a great layout and a pretty paper pattern. The darker layering in the previous post version adds nice separation between the layers making them really stand out. Thanks for joining in the hop and supporting Operation Write Home!

Paula S.
OWH Blog Team

Sharon Russo said...

Nice vintage paper combination.
Thank you for sharing.

byAnnette said...

Pretty Card!
My daughter graduated yesterday. This would be a good design for her cards too. Thanks

Rhonda Miller said...

I love your card. The papers are great.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful papers. Love your stamping. TFs

reflections:0) said...

Loving the vintage feel you get from your card.

reflections:0)

Sylvia said...

Wonderful card, Cheri, I love the soft colors! TFS and have a blessed day! Congrats to your daughter. #133

Donna Nuce said...

Love the vintage papers you used on your card. Thank you for your support of OWH.

April Story said...

I love the coordinating paper. They match perfectly.
April

grandmax2 said...

Like the muted colours.

Sherry Hickey said...

Beautiful card! The DPs are so rich and elegant! I think it's great that your daughter chose an OWH sketch for her grad. thank you notes!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful cards! Gorgeous papers!

Rufus said...

Very pretty colors!!
R/

Sue D said...

Lovely papers and sketch.

Julie said...

Beautiful papers! I had those at one time and used them all up, they were some of my favorites!

Lynn said...

It is terrific that choosing a sketch was a family affair. I like the papers you chose although I might have used a bit of layering to define the spaces a bit more. I haven't tried this one myself yet, but now will have to give it a go! Thank you for supporting OWH and have a great weekend!

Sheila said...

Cute card! And I'm a big fan of that sketch. Have an awesome weekend.

Studio Diva said...

Pretty card! I like that you used the same sketch with a different outcome for two cards/events.

Misty said...

Very elegant.
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://delitefulsuds.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

NJ Stamping Queen said...

This card has quite an elegant feel to it! Love the papers and simple sentiment. Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

:) Marie (OWH #119)

Stacy B said...

Gorgeous papers and an fun sketch really produce great cards! Nice job.

stampursocksoff.com said...

So subtle, so pretty. Love the patterned banner.

Kigz said...

Versatile sketch! I really adore the stamp with the heart in the middle and the thank you sentiment! :)

ajsdigishoppe said...

Lovely paper :) Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH!

Amanda
http://www.ajsdigishoppe.com

JPScraps said...

Lovely card!

Barbara Greenberg said...

What a great card. I really like the paper you used.
Great take on the sketch you used too.

Annie Wills said...

Gorgeous papers...love this! Thanks so much for sharing.

Camille Short said...

This card is beautiful.

Linda said...

Beautiful papers! tfs!!!

Ginny said...

Pretty card! I love the font on the thank you sentiment

Becca Whitham said...

Your lovely papers give this a very vintage feel. Thanks for your participation in the OWH Blog Hop!

Debbie Caldwell said...

I love that paper...the colors blend so nice together. Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH

Kelly said...

It's so pretty! it looks like fabric!!

JoAnn P said...

Beautiful, love the paper and color combination.

Renee said...

Definitely gorgeous! You did an outstanding job!

paula said...

Love the sketch you used and those papers are really yummy! Thanks for joining in the bloghop!

MaryS said...

love the vintage look - thanks for sharing and supporting OWH

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

Love the muted colors and the feeling of texture.

Aundria B. said...

The papers are so elegant and the blue is a nice touch. Thank you for sharing this & for your support of our heroes and OWH.

Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

I have that paper pack and love the papers in it! You've made a lovely card with the sketch. Thank you for sharing your card with us! ~ Marilyn

PS - I'll be back to view your tutorial video! TFS!

Susan said...

love the flag and color combo!!

Cindy said...

Great card! Love the papers you chose.

Jessie said...

Lovely vintage feel to this card! Great job!

Anonymous said...

lovely card, and great tutorial,
thanks for sharing.
linda patti tpatti@dwindstream.net

Susan Strawser said...

I like the stamping on the patterned paper.

Patti J said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us!

Tanya Boser said...

Lovely colors and patterns, and what a great layout! Thank you for participating in this hop:)

Ruby Craft said...

Lovely cards. Congrats to your daughter. Thanks for being a part of OWH Memorial Day Blog Hop!

Mary Ellen Driggs said...

Your card is wonderful.

Hugs,
M.E

Crafting Adventures said...

Thanks for sharing!

Lynn. G. said...

Well that is a neat layout. I like how you put the banner under the top piece. Gorgeous paper. Nicely done. thank you for sharing.

Diane said...

very rich and elegant! Thanks for supporting our troops and OWH!

Heather Grow said...

Your card is sure to make someone's day. Thanks for sharing.

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Such a pretty card. I love the colors. Well done. Thanks for joining in.

Jen said...

What a pretty card! Isn't it funny how two cards using the same sketch can turn out totally different??

Karenladd said...

Oooh, love the papers you used and that notched flag piece!

lesleysoriginalthings said...

I like your choice on the colors. Great job.

Angelica Chambers said...

Such a beautiful card! And yes, perfect timing! :) TFS!

Michele from MS said...

The Hero Arts stamp is so perfect for this ancestry paper. What a lovely card! TFS

silvia said...

Pretty card! LOVE the craft and blue!!

BobbisTreasure said...

Love the blue banner with the distressed papers and images. TFS!

scrappingnana said...

Very pretty. Love the papers and the postmark stamp.

Margaret said...

Beautiful papers and colors! Don't you just love when a sketch does double duty!

lakeslady said...

Nice vintage feel with the distressed paper.
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"

sarahstone said...

These are super-cool vintage-looking papers! I love how you stamped the sentiment on pattern paper!

Paper Blessings said...

Okay, the colors are so military yet the pattern is so floral and quaint. LOVE the combo! :) Thanks so much for sharing.

PoJo said...

Love your style! Thanks for sharing!

ptucker6 at cox dot net

Ann said...

Wow! Simply Beautiful! Great papers!

heather said...

Gorgeous papers and a great sketch that you used on your lovely card.

Lyn Kaufmann said...

Love your cards!!!
Thank you for sharing your ideas and talents.
Lyn

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

I like the vintage look of your card.