Saturday, May 29, 2010

OWH Blog Hop

Hero

Today I'm participating in Operation Write Home's Memorial Day BlogHop!  If you're not familiar with OWH, check out their website .http://operationwritehome.org/  They collect handmade cards and send them to deployed servicemen and women to use to write home!  It's a wonderful service!  If you're a card maker, please consider making a few cards to send to OWH!  You can find all the details at Operation Write Home

If you're visiting from the Spellbinders blog, you can get in on the Blog Hop, too!

Red, white and blue, missing you is the theme for today.  I stretched the traditional colors for my card.  The red, white and blue are there but the blue is not flag blue, but rather a pretty aqua blue.

I chose to make a quick card because my week has been so busy.  I've had lots of deadlines to meet.....   I hope you find some inspiration from it.

I cut the frame out of We R Memory Keepers card stock using Spellbinders Polka Dot Frame S5-016. I also embossed it.  THen I stamped the verse from Hero Arts, part of the set Huge Hugs CL417, with Espresso ink and clear embossed it.  I layered the frame over the verse....fits just perfectly.... and added a dark brown Bazzill mat.  I cut Spellbinders Petite Ovals SM #5 out of the dotted paper from PinkPaislee's Cupid collection. The stripe paper is from the same collection.  I added a narrow dark brown mat to the oval and positioned it horizontally across the stripe paper.  I trimmed both ends even with the edges.   I added a piece of sheer aqua and polka dot ribbon across the oval and fastened the ends on the back of the stripe paper.  I tied the dotted ribbon around it.  I fastened it all to a white card which is 3 1/4" x 5 3/4".

Thank you for stopping!  May you be greatly inspired as you visit all the blogs!

You next stop is Anita's blog, Cards and Coffee.  You'll find lots to see there!  She'll have a link to the next blog...........so you can keep hopping!

Happy Memorial Day! 
May you take a few moments to remember all those who've helped to preserve our freedoms! 
Thank you to all you veterans! 

55 comments:

Erin of the Bears said...

I really like the sentiment on today's card, and have learned a lot from your site. I'm a newbie at this, so it's a great day for "idea harvesting." Thanks for planting so many good ones! Erin

TN Granny said...

Cute card and I too love the sentiment thanks for all you do on OWH.
Stampin hugs,
Jeanine
OWH team member

Shell said...

love the dry embossing and the ribbon! off to the next blog

Tammy said...

Beautiful card!! I love the sentiment! TFS!

Rhonda Miller said...

Your card is great. I love the sentiment. TFS.

Operation Write Home said...

What a perfect sentiment for your card! And no worries on stretching the blue - I think your card is just perfect!

Happy hopping!!!
Sandy

Dawn said...

love this card. it's so perfect.

helloholley said...

what a cute little card,love it!

rstuck2003 said...

I LOVE this sentiment!!

debb said...

beautiful card!

Lelia Pierce said...

Great card! I love the DP! :O)

Dixie Cochran said...

I love that sentiment! It's the best! Thank you for sharing your talent with us, and many thanks for making cards for our troops!

Hi, I'm Brenda. . . . . . . . . . . said...

Really nice card. Love the sentiment.

Paula said...

What a perfect sentiment for a card for our heroes so far from home. Nice job!

Lindsey said...

Definitely inspiring! Sometimes quick and simple are the best inspirations, especially when {I'm} pledging 30 cards, a lot for me while card-making is NOT my first nature!


Thanks for posting today!

xoxo
Lindsey @ ScrapStreet

eddee1286 said...

Love the sentiment. It says it all. Thks for sharing.

grandmalee said...

Beautiful card! I love your colors and the wonderful verse. Gorgeous!

Anita said...

Stunning card!

Martha said...

Oh I missed you my first time through. So glad I came back! Love the sentiment on your card.
Thanks so much for sharing your card and for supporting OWH!

Debby said...

beautiful card

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

love the colors in your card - beautiful.

Barb Housner

Kas said...

I like the ribbon with the bow on the side. Nice touch.

Karen Howard said...

Beautiful card and lovely sentiment!

LadyDoc said...

Very pretty card!

Shelley said...

cute card!

Nancy Keller said...

What a fantastic card! I LOVE those colors together and that little ribbon is just adorable. Thank you so much for sharing!!!

Cheryl said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love that sentiment!

Robin said...

very pretty card

Toni said...

Judy I am so sorry for the link mix up yesterday :( The same thing happened to me in the morning yesterday so I know it's frustrating. Again I apologize for that.

Toni
http://thedigi-shack.com

Theresa said...

Lovely card. TFS

JPScraps said...

Awesome card & I love the sentiment!

Betty said...

Great sentiment and awesome card to showcase it :)

Courtney said...

Beautiful card...And I love the sentiment!

~Courtney~

Butterballfeather said...

This is such a cute card! You did a great job!

XOXO,
Greta

StampinSher said...

Terrific card! The sentiment is fabulous. Thank you for being involved with OWH.

Cut n Paste said...

Love your card...and the sentiment is great!!!

Meg Bean said...

I really like the aqua frame and how you embossed it!

Kim said...

Beautiful card! I love the frame around the sentiment.

Patty said...

Love the sentiment. Cute card. Thanks for sharing.

Patty

Carisa said...

gorgeous!

christy sheffield said...

great card! thanks for sharing.

Seongsook Duncan said...

Very nice card. Beautiful color combination. I love the sentiment. Thanks for sharing.

K. Joy said...

Cute card! I like the ribbon. Thanks for the sharing!! :)

Heather Grow said...

Pretty card. I'm so glad that you are participating in the blog hop.

mmwilken said...

Love the card, as I have to make quick one's too some times!! I have that sentiment and just love it! Thanks for sharing! Keep up the great work.

joy said...

I love the colors! Thanks for all you do for OWH.

Suz said...

Adorable card... I would never have thought to use that Pink Paislee but it is so perfect

Linda said...

Cute card. I like the sentiment. Thanks for your contribution to OWH.

Stampin_melissa said...

I love your spin on the traditional colors, wonderful card!

Jamie said...

what a great card! the sentiment is awesome! <3

cal8007 said...

I love your simple card - first time I see the dotted frame! Thanks for the inspiration!

Carmen
cal8007 at aol dot com

Ola said...

Your card is fantastic... I love the sentiment!

Thanks so much for sharing!

Happy Memorial Day!
God Bless our Soldiers & their families!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Susan M. Brown said...

Love the card! Simply Sweet! Thanks for all you do for OWH & supporting the men in women in the armed forces. I am subscribed to your blog so I can come back to see more of your wonderful, informative creations.
: ) Susan [sbartist.blogspot.com]

Bev E said...

Very cute card, I also like the sentiment on your card.

Jennifer Moore said...

Beautiful card.