Saturday, May 24, 2014

Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog Hop


Today we celebrate Memorial Day and honor the heroes who serve or have served our country in all branches of the service.



Operation Write Home is having a huge blog hop.  The challenge was to make a red, white and blue card and to try and use one of the sketches.  Well - this card did start out as a sketch but then you know how sketches take a twist and then a turn, and it is no longer the sketch.  I did have good intentions.  I did get to use a new pad of red, white and blue paper from Pebbles and this is a new rubber stamp from Deep Red.

Thanks for stopping by.

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81 comments:

Lori Kobular said...

Great card and I love that sentiment!!

Kara said...

The sentiment is fabulous! Great mix of papers as well.

Debbie McNamee said...

Such a bright and fun card! Love the sentiment!

Erika said...

That's what happens to me with sketches too and your card turned out great. It's very bright with a great sentiment.

Cindy's Card Co said...

I love that sentiment! Your paper choices remind me of going to a picnic. Love it!

Melanie Rozwood said...

That is an awesome sentiment. Great card.

Carmen O. said...

What a great card. The gingham and flowery paper make it look so homey. Great sentiment will bring a smile to the recipient's face. Beautifully done!

sherry varga said...

Such a beautiful card and great papers. I love it.

Tammy said...

Beautiful card Barb, I love that fun sentiment and your fabulous design!

Ronni Unger said...

Who can't use a HUG! Great card - I love the sentiment.

Cora said...

I didn't use a sketch. Love your new papers. I always enjoy how you mix your papers. That is such a great stamp

Celeste Goff said...

What a great card and I just adore that stamped sentiment!

Deb said...

Love the sentiment!! Super card.

grandmato20 said...

Like how you emphasized the words THANK YOU and HUG in bright red

conil said...

What a sweet card with a very special sentiment. Lovely.

Kimberley Martini Young said...

What a great sentiment. Added it to my someday crafty supplies.

April Story said...

I love all the card goodness - you've got scallops and circles and swiss dots - yummy.
April

Jen R said...

The sentiment really makes this card!!! Very nice!!!

Kathy S said...

Great sentiment! Thanks for participating in the hop for OWH.

Andrea T said...

That is such a great sentiment! wonderful card.

Verna Angerhofer said...

A fantastic card design and that sentiment really makes it extra special. Love it!

Verna Angerhofer said...

A fantastic card design and that sentiment really makes it extra special. Love it!

Rosie said...

Such a cute saying! Love it!

Caren B said...

Love that sentiment!

Jessie said...

Love the bright colors and a cute sentiment!

Karenladd said...

Oh what an adorable sentiment and a cheery card!

Valerie Doyle said...

Great use of patterned paper!

Karen McAlpine said...

Pretty papers and awesome sentiment!

Ms. Craftin-ista said...

OMGOSH... THIS STAMP I HAVE TO HAVE!
It's so cute and perfect for Any Hero card. Thank for sharing!
-Raeanna Smith

Sherry Hickey said...

I bet there's going to be a run on orders of this sentiment stamp! What a sweet card; and I love the gingham dp. Have fun on the hop, Barb!

Tammy Pope said...

Love this stamp and these papers are so "All American." Great card!

Robin Hoff said...
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Robin Hoff said...

Cute stamp! I know what you mean about sketches, that happens to me too.

Robin Hoff said...

Cute stamp! I know what you mean about sketches, that happens to me too.

Ann Marie said...

Great paper choices and I must have that new stamp!

Margaret said...

Love that stamp. Great color combo.

Donna Nuce said...

Love the sentiment and your card design -- you invented a new sketch!! Have a great day and thanks for your support of OWH!

Barbara said...

WOW what a great sentiment.

Lisa said...

So cheerful and sweet sentiment! Thanks for sharing :)

Christine said...

I'm with everyone else. Love the sentiment. Card is cute also.

StampNK said...

Love this sweet little sentiment and bright card!

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Fun greeting! Great choice of layout :) Marie

Rufus said...

What a great sentiment! Thanks for supporting OWH.
R/

Korin Carter said...

The sentiment is adorable and the card looks so cheerful! Lovely work!

Michele Smith said...

Super cute card! I love that sentiment. thanks for sharing

Paula S. said...

I love this sentiment Barb. It;s a perfect choice for OWH cards. Very nice papers too, especially that floral print. I may need to add some Pebbles papers to my wish list. I don't think I've ever seen them before. Thanks for joining in the hop and supporting OWH!

Debbie Caldwell said...

I just love this card, the papers are perfect, the sentiment works for anything, love the dotted dots. Great Great job.

Cherie said...

What a wonderful sentiment stamp! I like the embossing and patterned papers you used.

Patti J said...

Great sentiment, and your card is cute as can be! Thanks for sharing :)

coco said...

What a sweet sense of humor your card conveys! I'm in awe of how you coordinated all those different layers, shapes, and patterns-- great card!

Jo Ann Usey said...

Awesome sentiment - great job highlighting it so beautifully!

Colleen said...

I love that sentiment! All those layers are fab!

Colleen said...

I love that sentiment! All those layers are fab!

Jodie Heuser said...

Great job on the card, awesome, thanks for sharing!

byAnnette said...

Nice Card!
Papers look so summery!

Amy C. said...

Very pretty card! That's a cute sentiment!

Michelle said...

Great card! Love the layers!

Sybrina K said...

Such a nice card... and I totally understand how sketches take on lives of their own. TFS!

Cheri said...

Cute, cute, cute and I love that sentiment!

Becki with an i blog said...

Super cute card. Totally understand about the sketches and the twists and turns they take. I think they call that---creativity!!! Thanks for participating!

SuprFoxDesigns said...

Looks like a picnic spread- such a great card!

Aimee said...

Great card - sketches are only jumping-off points anyway! I really like your combination of papers :)

WhoMom said...

What a great hug! Never seen this sentiment and want it now!!! Thanks.

Rhonda Miller said...

I just love your card. That sentiment is perfect.

Shanta said...

lovely lovely cards!!!

rstuck2003 said...

I just love the sentiment! Thank you for sharing.

Heather Thompson said...

what a great card!! I love the sentiment.

Ellen Smith said...

Love your use of pattern paper and your sentiment.

Sue D said...

What a cute sentiment and great choice of papers.

Kristie said...

I love that you started with a sketch, and then made it your own. Beautiful papers and I just love that sentiment. Thanks for supporting OWH.

Waverunner said...

Cheerful paper choices-makes me think of a summer day picnic. :)

Thank you for making and sharing!

carolscreativepapers said...

What a perfect execution of the patterned papers! The sentiment is so sweet, too. Terrific card!

Diana N. said...

Cute sentiment and cute patterned papers too!

Jackie Watson said...

Great card, so bright,clean and simple.

BobbisTreasure said...

I am the same way, my card never looks like the sketch I am trying to copy!!Thanks for supporting OWH!

J Reece said...

Cute! Great sentiment and fun paper!

Brenda Hugar said...

Great card and those new twists and turns you made turned out beautifully.

Blythe said...

I like the sentiment

Stacy B said...

I love this card...sketch or not...and the sentiment is adorable! I love original sentiments like this one!

Patricia Hays said...

That sentiment is sure to give the recipient of this card a big smile! I like the cheery floral and gingham print papers, too. Thanks for supporting OWH! :)

Linda said...

Sorry I am late...trying to finish hoppin! Love that sentiment and what perfect papers you chose! WTG!!!