Saturday, May 25, 2013

Operation Write Home Blog Hop-Thank You!

Hello! I am so glad you stopped in! A very special welcome is extended to everyone visiting from OWH! This weekend, I decided to join in a wonderful blog hop hosted by Operation Write Home.  You can click on the photo to go to the beginning of the hop.



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To be a part of the blog hop, I agreed to create a thank you card based off of a OWH sketch.  I chose sketch B-10 from the bonus sketches.  You can find the sketches here.  And here is my take on the sketch...


While it is too late for you to sign up to host a spot on the blog hop, you are welcome to check out the OWH site and learn more about this fabulous organization.  Our preschool class was blessed enough to receive a an OWH card last year from a class pen pal. I am so excited about being a part of the creating side this time!

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the hop! Happy Memorial Day and remember to give thanks for the wonderful people, past and present, who protect our country!  

Card Recipe: All items Stampin' Up, Cardstock-sahara sand, island indigo, Sycamore Street DSP, Stamp Set-Just Believe, Ink-summer starfruit, island indigo

103 comments:

  1. SIB,
    This is marvelous what you've created with the sketch. The colors are fresh and inviting and the beautiful sentiment says it all. I think it's just wonderful that you are part of this. OWH is a fabulous organization and I love all the outpouring of support they give to our troops.
    Gorgeous creation my friend!!! Happy Memorial Day to you too.
    Huge hugs,
    Lisa xx

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  2. Great patterned papers to make a really smart, fresh card - and in such a good cause.
    Alison x

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  3. Perfect sketch for using up scraps, I love it! THANK YOU for joining the OWH Memorial Day Blog Hop!

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  4. Nice papers and choice of image for your pretty card! TFS it with this OWH hop! Happy Memorial Day weekend!

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  5. I love the green leaves stamped on the brown. The thank you in blue is a nice contrast. Very nice job.

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  6. Pretty papers and a great sketch for using left-overs. (leslie #113)

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  7. Thank you.... love the colors and layout, nice touch with leaves

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  8. Beautiful card and DSP! Very nicely done! Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
    :) Marie (OWH #119)

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  9. Very pretty, love your use of papers and how they blend together.

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  10. Hi Margaret!
    Your card is lovely! Love the sketch you chose and the papers you used!
    Blessings,
    Antoinette

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  11. Love the way you combined those papers. I have been trying to figure out a better way to combine that same pack. Very CAS-able. The image works with it!

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  12. Great card, Margaret! I love the use of the kraft cardstock, it's my personal favorite :)

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  13. This is pretty. I like the papers you chose.

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  14. I like the use of the greenery behind the sentiment. The cardstock coordinates beautifully.
    April

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  15. I love all the different patterned papers you used on your card. Great job and the stamped image with sentiment is so special.

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  16. Margaret,

    I really like how the stamped image pops off the blue cardstock. Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  17. Very pretty! I like the effect of stamping an image with the sentiment over it in a darker color as you did in this... simple technique but so effective. Thanks for joining in the hop and supporting Operation Write Home!

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

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  18. I'm so glad your class got a response - how fun for the kids!! Love your card, nice combo of papers!
    Sandy, OWH Exec. Dir.

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  19. How cute! I love that paper and all the colors in it. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  20. I like the colors, especially with the flowers. Thank you for supporting OWH!

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  21. SO pretty and love, love, love the mixture of DP you used Margaret!!! Fabulous!
    Lynn

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  22. This is a beautiful card - love the papers, and the stamping works so well with the overall look.

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  23. I've used this sketch myself, love the OWH sketches!

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  24. Beauitful layout...gorgeous papers used. And, love the focal silhouette image too.

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  25. Beautiful card and I love all of the papers!

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  26. Super thank you card, the stamped image is so pretty!

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  27. Very nice paper combination.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  28. Very pretty--I like the colors and patterns of paper.

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  29. I love the combination of papers and colors. TFS

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  30. Fantastic card and the papers you used with this sketch. I used the same sketch - amazing how they are so totally different. Well done!!!

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  31. Beautifully done. I love those papers.

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  32. Very nice patterned paper choices.

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  33. Wow, I love your paper combos! This turned out great.

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  34. Beautiful card! Love the DP you used!

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  35. These papers work so well together. Nice card.

    reflections:0)

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  36. Love your card and the different DSPs you used on it! I love your explanation for your blog name! I have a Weimeraner who leaves little grey hairs on everything! Thanks for your support of OWH.

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  37. Terrific card! I love the strong blue through the middle. Got to go revisit those bonus sketches! Thank you for supporting OWH and have a great weekend!

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  38. Great paper combo! The colors and image are great together!

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  39. This is very pretty with the paper combination you chose. The simple stamped box provides the perfect balance.

    Cheri - John 3:16
    www.djssundries.blogspot.com

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  40. Love your card, Margaret, such pretty papers and stamping, great use of the sketch! TFS and have a beautiful weekend. #133

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  41. Love your card, and your color choices! Pretty.

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  42. Thanks for supporting OWH and joining in the hop.
    R/

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  43. Cute card, love the layout and all of the fun print papers!

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  44. Very pretty card! I love the sketch you picked. Have an awesome weekend.

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  45. Love your choice of papers & the layout you chose - I'd forgotten about the bonus sketches; guess it's time to re-visit some of those! I really like how you gave the eye a place to rest above & below the 3rd paper piece and for the stamped greenery and sentiment. Thank you for sharing this card and for your support of our heroes and OWH.

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  46. Very nice card! Love your paper mix! Great stamping! TFS!!!

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  47. Oooo, this is so pretty Margaret! Great job!

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  48. Very pretty papers! And I have the same with my Yellow Lab, White Shep, 4 cats, the birds...*sigh!
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://delitefulsuds.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  49. I love the colors and your pattern papers.

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  50. What a beautiful combination of patterned papers. I love how your card turned out.

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  51. Great card, I love the beautiful papers and that great silhouette image.

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  52. Love the paper combination you chose :) Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH!

    Amanda
    http://www.ajsdigishoppe.com

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  53. Beautiful pattens in that combination! Thanks for showing how this sketch can be used! :)

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  54. Love the different paper patterns. Beautiful card. TFS

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  55. Nice way to show off how well SU DSP goes together!!

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  56. Love the card, the papers are super. I love to see what others make with the sketches...this is a great example. Love the stamped image on top. Thanks for sharing your talent and supporting OWH

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  57. Very elegant leaves and sentiment. Love the blue mat with your neutral cardstock.

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  58. Gorgeous papers...and I'm so glad I have that stamp set too now! Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful card!

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  59. Good job on your card - I like that stamp and your ink choice

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  60. I love how you used all the dp to make this card…very cute!

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  61. Very pretty card! Love the choice of patterned papers. Thanks for sharing:)

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  62. great combination of soothing colors!! so pretty!

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  63. Great card-- love the sketch and the paper you used is perfect--not to mention that this stamp set is awesome :) Thanks for your support of OWH!

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  64. That is a very popular sketch on the hop. Love the papers.

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  65. I LOVE that paper! The floral stamp really ties it all together. Great job!

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  66. Your papers are yummy! And I love your nicely layered sentiment mat. It makes for a striking focal point on your card. Thank you for sharing your card with us! ~ Marilyn

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  67. oh wow...I love how you used different patterned papers together. really nice card

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  68. I love your blog name, and the story behind it...lol! I have furry critters too, and can relate to those shadow hairs! Great card! Thanks for sharing!!

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  69. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing!

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  70. Good choice of pattened paper. I like how you stamped the image and sentiment on the same piece of paper and overlapped them.

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  71. Love the paper strips and beautiful image on your card!

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  72. Lovely card. The DSP is terrific.

    Hugs,
    M.E

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  73. Hi, Meredith! Yes, I noticed that we used the same formula, too! Love your card, as well! Hope you're enjoying the weekend.

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  74. Great card, love the colors you used very bright and happy.

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  75. Lovely card...and not a black Lab hair in sight! Thanks for your participation in the OWH Blog Hop!

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  76. love the assortment of patterned papers and the flower stamp! Great card!

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  77. Wow...gorgeous paper and stamp. The colors ROCK. Nicely done. Thank you for sharing.

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  78. Such a pretty card. I love the papers you used. Well done. Thanks for joining in.

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  79. Yummy papers and beautiful stamp! I can't wait to start making mine this week! I have so many ideas now! TFS and for joining in the OWH blog hop!

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  80. I love the stamp and find ways of how to use up all of my scraps.

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  81. Very pretty! I love the flower stamp.

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  82. Pretty card!! LOVE the stamps!

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  83. I like your card. I like the polkadots. I am proud to be a part of this hop. Samantha, age 7.

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  84. I love the monochromatic image with those beautiful papers. Great card!

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  85. I absolutely love the colors, papers and stamps that you used! They all work together to create a really wonderful card!!! Thanks so much for sharing and for supporting OWH!

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  86. Wonderful contrasts of papers! Cheerful but not too bright or clash-y (yeah, making up words here, lol). Thanks so much for sharing!

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  87. Great card. I love the bold paper is in the center. It draws attention to the sentiment.

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  88. Love your card! And since I still have Sycamore Street DSP, I think I will copy you:)

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  89. Pretty card! I really like the stamped image.

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  90. Love your style! Thanks for sharing!

    ptucker6 at cox dot net

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  91. Beautiful way to use those paper scraps! I feel a CASE coming on....

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  92. I love the papers you chose for this card. Beautiful!

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  93. Hate I missed this opportunity but your card is fabulous. Love the dp's and your take on the sketch. :)

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