Sunday, July 1, 2012

My Country/Mit Land Bloghop



Or a bloghop with Operation Write Home and our sister organization in Denmark (OSHI).  We are using the colors in our national flags – red, white and blue for OWH and red and white for OSHI.  Each blog will have a card and a sketch that coordinates with the card design. 

You  have come from Margit’s blog – but if you could lost along the way – head back to OWH Starsand Stamps to renew your creative journey.


Here is my card.  

 

My card is a very basic design.  I wanted to use the sentiment for my card because I think it would be the perfect sentiment for our heroes to send home to their family and friends.  I also knew I wanted to use a snowman – because snowmen are pretty easy to color – so you could make multiples of this card very easily.  The paper is from We R Memory Keepers.  The sentiment stamp is from Hero Arts.  The snowman is from Whipper Snapper Stamps colored with Copics - (did you know Whipper Snapper Stamps is a Wisconsin company).

Here is the basic sketch for my card.


Now I want you to continue on your journey to visit Karina

I hope you enjoy your creative hop.  Remember to leave comments along the way – I hear there could be prizes.  


94 comments:

Linda said...

Sweet card! Love that sentiment! TFS!!!

Cecilie said...

Well some times the best results come from keeping things nice and simple - as you've done here. This is such a cute card and I can see it done for all seasons. Lovely!

Robin said...

aww if it were only colder in WI on this warm July day!
thank you for sharing the card and thanks for all you do for OWH

Sandy Allnock said...

Look at you already getting holiday cards underway! lol. I still have summer mojo stuck and waiting to come out! hahah...cute cute card - and yes it's a perfect sentiment for OWH!

Happy 4th, Barb!!!

Gitte said...

What a lovely card.
Grettings from Denmark.

karinkoedlund said...

I just love your cart. Cute and Perfect:)
Karin

lam said...

a very sweet card. Grettings from Denmark

AllisonG said...

Love that We R paper - it's so cool when you can use patriotic paper to make a Christmas card - I love it!

Krebsen said...

Nice card and a cute snowman

Greetings from Denmark

Cheryl L. said...

I love the use of the dots in the different layers! Thanks for sharing your cute card!

Susan said...

way too cute...nice relief on this hot summer day :D

I really like the colors and layout. Nice job.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Cute, cute, cute! Since I'm in Arizona your snowman has melted...
Hugs, Jan

Dorthe said...

Yeahh... its time to start making Christmas cards if they have to be send out to the soldiers, and back again. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kathy S said...

Thank you for the sketch.

Diane Wiswall said...

The snowman is so sweet-and I love your card! Perfect image to help with the heat! Thanks for sharing!

Dixie Cochran said...

Just what we need on this July day...a cool snowman. Perfect!

Aleena said...

I love that you decided to use the color theme for an unexpected holiday!

Gitte said...

What a great sketch and I love the snowman. I will have this in mind for the OWH christmas cards.

Tina M. said...

..well, it´s time to get started with those Christmas Cards - so thanks for the inspiration.
Greetings from Denmark
/Tina M.

Paula S. said...

You just cannot go wrong with a Patriotic Snowman! such a fun card Barb and a reminder that holiday card making is not too far away for us OWHers.:) Happy independence Day!

jfkthemom said...

Even in Wisconsin that snowman is melting today!! Thanks for supporting our military from a fellow "Sconnie" and a military mom as well!

ingejc said...

Love your card and the bloghop

Jill said...

Is it Christmas time already! lol! I love it! Thank you so much for sharing with us.

calmlund said...

Ohh a sweet card :)

Greeting from Camilla, Denmark.

Misty said...

Christmas in July! I love it!!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
http://deliteful-alpha-sets.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Samantha said...

Very adorable snowman!! I'm glad I'm not the only one making a few Christmas cards already!! =) Thanks for sharing! Happy 4th!

Carol J said...

Wonderful Christmas Card.

Annette said...

Wonderful card with greetings and hearts....
Also greeting from Annette, Denmark

Karina Beck said...

Gorgeous card with a beautiful coloring.!
Gr. Karina
Denmark

Sharon Jones said...

What a cool breath of fresh air from this sweet card...love that sentiment!

Charlie said...

How fun - we made our first OSH xmas cards yesterday. GREAT idea - lovely papier - CUTE card. THanks for sharing - I will pop by later and see some more of your nice work. Greetings Charlie, OSH, Denmark

TK said...

What a lovely Christmas card. I have some of that polka-dot paper too! Oh the ideas! Thank you for sharing. Isn't it wonderful to know we ALL love our troops. Yay OSH and OWH!

Becca Whitham said...

I love the snowman...particularly since we have suffered through a week of 100+ temperatures here in Oklahoma. Thanks for sharing your talent!!

Stinne said...

Lovely card - it makes me smile....

HUGS Stinne

Lee Mae said...

Great card - it reminds me of our weather here in Washington! Seriously, though, your card is really sweet - love the sentiment especially.

Diana N. said...

Wonderful card to cool you off. It's 103 where I am today.

Diana Evensen said...

What fun to do a red/white/blue Christmas card! That wouldn't have occurred to me, but now I can make a bunch for sending to our heroes this fall. THANKS!

Velda said...

Yes, we do have to plan ahead. I'm not quite ready for snowmen though! Cute card.

Anonymous said...

I love simple sketches they are a great form of inspiration to anyone who has "cardmakers block!" and the sentiment is just perfect, a card to warm anyones heart in the cold winter days, thanks. Happy hopping. Best wishes from Vikki in Denmark

Lucy said...

The sentiment is perfect for the image. So cute! I like the simplicity of the card and design. They pack a big "wow" factor for me. Thanks for participating in this great international blog hop. What fun it's been.

Kim said...

I just love your card! I have a thing for snowmen!!! It's just adorable. Thank you for the inspiration. Take care. :)

Sarah said...

Great card-- this is a wonderful sketch! And I definitely needed this blast of cool on such a warm day :) Thanks for sharing and thanks for all you do for OWH!

Anonymous said...

wonderful winter or christmas card
Thanks for sharing Charlsie

Nancy M said...

Nice card and I love easy multiples, esp for Christmas cards bc we all need to make so many!! Thanks for hopping.

Nancy Keller said...

Your chilly little snowman is quite refreshing Oma hot day like today. :) I love him! Thanks for sharing! Big hugs to you Barb! Best blog hip ever!

Donna Nuce said...

Snowmen in July. It is never too early to start thinking about Christmas. Very cute card.

Mio said...

Cute snowman : ) and i love the Card.
Greetings from Denmark

Anonymous said...

I was surprised to see a snowman pop up today! But he is a cute snowman. Thanks. Pat K.

Ruby Craft said...

Wonderful winter snowman card!

ShannonD said...

Winter cards are nice to see when it's so hot outside! Thanks for sharing!

Kathy said...

It's 92 degrees here in Minnesota today so your snowman card is very refreshing. Thanks for sharing and taking part in this blog hop.

Jen said...

Very cute - I do love snowmen for the lack of coloring involved! :)

Desert Rose Stamper said...

Barb, I like your clean lines on the card and the snowman is just perfect too. Thanks for the reminder -- to start getting some Christmas cards going. Thanks for your inspiration today!

Sharon

Yolanda said...

Such a delightful card in this heat wave! Snow cute!

Cheri said...

This is adorable and cooling. Snowmen are some of my favorite things for use at Christmas and in January. Thanks for the inspiration.

Cheri
DJ's Sundries
www.djssundries.blogspot.com

Marlene Diefendorf said...

WooHoo Christmas in July! Your snowman is darling and I love the larger sentiment. How refreshing on the hot, hot day. Thanks for sharing and Happy 4th!

Yvonne B. said...

Barb, I love all of your polka dots. And I'm sure it was a huge relief to be making a snowman card these days in your neck of the woods! I hope you're doing well and thanks for sharing your talent with us on the Hop!

Margit said...

Hello Barb
I like this snowman card very much.
Be sure... it will soon be time for Christmas Cards...
I `m very excited to be part of the blog hop.
Greetings Margit

Carol L said...

What a cute snowman card Barb! I'm already in Christmas card mode, and having fun with it! Christmas will come too soon again just like it always does, so it's best to prepare early!

Dorte said...

Cute snowman and lovely colours. Greetings from Denmark

Theresa said...

What a great sentiment for holiday cards! Great card! Thanks for sharing your creativity with everyone.

lindagrady said...

Just love your patriotic snowman. Great look with an awesome sentiment, too.

Mette said...

Oh...what a pretty card, thanks for the inspiration. Greetings from Denmark

sandybear76 said...

so cute!! I love it!! I haven't started any Christmas cards for OWH yet as it is too hot here to think about Christmas yet. Maybe after the holiday, I'll start them.

Mulle said...

what a sweet card and snowman;-) Hello from denmark...

Maureen (Moe) Buck said...

What a fun card... it's never too early to start some Christmas/Winter theme ones for the soldiers.

I nave saved the sketch you used, very inspiring

Thanks for sharing

Dolores A. said...

Such a cute card to help us think "cool" during this heatwave.
Thanks for the inspiration to get a start on those holiday cards.

Ann said...

Barb, your snowman is adorable!! I love that sentiment!! Great card!!

Heather C said...

What a cute card! Love looking at the snowman in this heatwave! :) He's too cute!

BobbisTreasure said...

Great reminder to get started on the holidays!! Thanks for sharing!
BobbisTreasure at aol dot com

Sue D said...

Wonderful snowman card!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Valerie said...

this is a very cute card! Love the papers...thought I recognized those as We R.

Mary L said...

The font for your sentiment is really beautiful...I love everything about this card...Thanks for sharing:)

Maggie said...

Cute card. As much as I would like slightly cooler weather I am not ready for winter. Hard to believe we are starting holiday/winter season in card making already. I have some winter kits to take on vacation with me.

Ms. Craftin-ista said...

What an adorable card! I love the SNOWMAN. During this heatwave, it is refreshing to see something cold! : )

Stine66 said...

Ohhh YES - I have yo start thinking of Christmas cards too.
Really cute card.

mette v hvistendal said...

cute cute that snowman makes me smile. it jyst so sweet

hug mette,denmark

Nancy said...

Really cute card. Makes me want to get busy making Christmas cards.
TFS

Kaylee Snyder said...

What a fun winter card. So cute! I especially like the whimsical border around the snowman.

Marsha said...

Very CUTE patriotic snowman.

Susan Marie said...

Love, love, love this card! Snowmen are my favorite! How cute he looks in red, white and blue.

SuzAnn said...

Your comment about coloring snowmen totally cracked me up and I needed the laugh. Thank you! I love your combining the patriotic and winter themes - so creative! Thanks for being part of the hop.

Annette Vesth said...

I'm sitting by the sea enjoying the sun and wow I was surprised to see a snowman at your site. But it was a wonderful surprise :-)

jennifer mitten said...

This is so cute! How can you not love a snowman?

10na said...

Happy 4. og July. Love your card and snowman. Greetings from Denmark.
Hugs 10na

Hushgirl said...

Cute snowman, some very much needed cool thoughts on this hot summer day!

Leslie said...

You know...I think I have some of that paper and would never have thought to use it with a snowman. It's so cute. Thank you for sharing your talents.

EmeralDQueen said...

Lovely card nice snowman :)

lonol said...

Nice card with a lovely snowman on
Greetings from Denmark

Unknown said...

I love your red white and blue Christmas card. And, I love a card that could easily do multiples.

Heather Grow said...

I love your red white and blue Christmas card. And, I love a card that could easily do multiples.

Patricia H said...

That's a cute image - and you're exactly right, that sentiment is great for our heroes to send home to to their families.

Ellen said...

This card is adorable! The snowman image is perfect in this hot weather! Helps to cool us off a little.

Kathryn said...

You always have the best paper choices, Barb! I love the patriotic snowman!