Saturday, November 14, 2009

OWH Blog Hop

Today, I'm participating in Operation Write Home's Blog Hop.
OWH sends handmade greeting cards overseas to our service men and women so they can send cards home to their friends and families. It's a great service! Please consider making and donating some cards!!! You'll find more information on the OWH website.
If you just happened to stop here and want to start at the beginning of the Blog Hop, click here for OWH's blog.
My first card is for Any Hero.....sent with a personal message to be given to any service person.
Stamp is from B Line
I had to dig into my stash for this card.....other things took precedence over stamping this week. I didn't have a patriotic card on hand but I know any service person will appreciate a note from "home". I will write a personal note of thanks in this card when I send it to OWH to be sent overseas.
For my Valentine's card, I started with a felt "love" by Creative Impressions.
I embossed the paper behind it with a QK Goosebumpz and over stamped with Penny Black Scrolling Along, a viny pattern with tiny hearts. The red scallop was cut with a MS punch. I added a crumpled vellum heart inked with Distress Vintage Photo. The card front is Graphic 45 paper from their Christmas line. It has lots of tiny hearts in the pattern! I added distressing around the edges. Some brads, bits of ribbon and a piece of lace finish it off.
The stop is Kalo Designs by Stacy! I checked out her website earlier this week. Love the story about her new puppy!

I sure hope you enjoyed stopping! Please stop again!
-judy

37 comments:

JPScraps said...

Awesome cards!!

Patty K said...

lovely cards!

RiverDog Prints said...

Thanks for sharing the details on your cardmaking!

Anita said...

Amazing cards!

debb said...

great cards- Happy blogaversary!

Tammy said...

Gorgeous cards!! Thanks for sharing today!

peggysue said...

So pretty, the rich color tone gives the second card such a warm, vintage feel.

Scrappycath said...

I love the distressing and vintage feel to your cards!

Bekah's World said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing.

Carmen O. said...

Oh your cards are fabulous! I love the vintage look to them. The valentines card has so much texture, love it! Beautiful work!!!

The Wired Angel said...

Lovely cards Judy.. thanks for being part of the hop and for sharing your talent. Hugs, Peggy

Operation Write Home said...

Your Anyhero card is wonderful - I love that heart on your valentine! Wow! They're gorgeous cards!

Thanks for making our hop more wonderful!

Dawn said...

I love these cards, very cool. THe heart looks great like that. Your header is gorgeous!

Kay said...

Your cards are so pretty. I especially like the Valentine one with all the different textures. Beautiful!

shelly said...

love the vintage feel of your cards!

Shelley said...

This is such a heartening venture. Here in Canada, the painting guild I belong to also creates and sends cards for our troops. They range from painted, thru to stamped and embossed cards in every style imaginable and are received with great appreciation. It's such a little thing we can do for our heroes!

~ Shelley

MarcyK924 said...

Super cute cards! Thanks for supporting OWH!

Rhonda Miller said...

Beautiful cards.

Karelj said...

Love your cards...the details are great! Thanks for sharing!

Scrapin Kat said...

So pretty... Thanks for hop!

Merry's Musings said...

Wow! Love your cards..inspiring.

Carla Gade said...

Very unique cards!
Awesome cards! What a wonderful crafty and supportive thing we can do for our troops! God bless them, and you!

GretaB said...

Beautiful cards with great detail! It looks like you hand colored that first one and it looks awesome! Thanks for sharing. :)

Kas said...

WOW !!! that is all that needs to be said!!

MiamiKel said...

Your card is just stunning - such a lovely depection of Old time Americana! Beautiful!!!!!

Cr8ive ME said...

wonderful cards.

I love the vintage look it's so Americana.

{hugs}
M.E.

Carolyn Bounds said...

Both of your cards are beautiful!!! I am head-over-heels in love with the gorgeous B Line stamp!!! I love the tranquil scene and the soft hints of color!!! Gorgeous!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Tanya said...

love, love, love your cards!!

Loni said...

Love the vintage look. Thanks for supporting OWH. Loni

Cindy said...

Great vintage looking cards!

Maggie said...

Beautiful cards. I love your heart card. Thank you for supporting OWH

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

Love both of these cards! I know the troops will be so happy to send either back home!
~ky
http://bunnynest.blogspot.com

Night Shift Nancy said...

Wow I love the look of both of these cards. :) I especially love all the metal embelishments - nicely done!

inkpaperstamps said...

Love the retro feel of your cards--they look like they're family heirlooms, which they no doubt will become once a hero sends them home. . . .

Holly

Mrs. E said...

I love the vintage look of your cards! Great work!

Dana said...

great cards. Thanks for supporting our troops!

Barbara Jean said...

Wonderful techniques and designs.

Enjoying my visit.

barbara jean