Saturday, May 24, 2014

OWH Memorial Day 2014 Bloghop



In celebration of National Military Appreciation Month, Operation Write Home is hosting its annual Memorial Day Bloghop! 

 Memorial Day 2014 Bloghop

The requirements:
- use the colors red, white, and blue
- use and OWH sketch
- Sentiments featuring Missing You, Love, Thank You, Birthday, or AnyHero Mail

And here is my card:

Paper is Vintage Summer from Little Yellow Bicycle
Sentiment and image is Honor by Paper Smooches
Ink is Hero Arts Cup O' Joe and Butter Bar and VersaColor Scarlet
Embellishments are American Crafts cork star stickers

My card was based on OWH Sketch #178.
178

My Second Card

The paper is the same.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts OWH fundraiser stamp Missing You.

I used Sketch #127
 Sketch 127

A special thanks and utter gratitude to all our men and women and their families for their sacrifice and service to our country.  Remember why we celebrate this Memorial Day weekend, to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice so that we may live free.

Be sure to continue hopping along, and leave some love for all the participants!
The Owl


136 comments:

  1. Love that little eagle!! very cute!!!

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  2. Great papers! Great images and sentiments! Loce the stars! WTG!!!

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  3. Love what you did with the first sketch.

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  4. I love the first card. I like how you changed it around and the papers and stars that you used.

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  5. Really cute cards, I love your owls!

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  6. I love your cards, especially how you suggest the American flag by using the red star paper and blue stripes. I've seen those stamps used before and am always amazed at how each person uses them in a different way so they never get old!

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  7. What great cards! I love the layout on the first one especially!

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  8. Cute takes on the sketches. So glad you are an OWH supporter.

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    1. Thank You! I wish I could contribute more to OWH! It's such a wonderful organization and community.

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  9. What a cute eagle - so whimsical and it makes me smile!
    BTW love your blog title and owl!

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    1. Thanks so much for your sweet comment! Owls are awesome!

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  10. Very cute cards!! That eagle is so stinking cute!

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  11. Really nice cards! Thx for sharing!

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  12. Don't you just love these darling critters. Great cards.

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    1. Thanks so much! I love our wildlife!

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  13. Happy cards!!! They make you smile!

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  14. Cute cards. Loving the birds. :-)
    April

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  15. Love both of your owls - great cards for OWH as someone is sure to love them.

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  16. Every time I see that cute Eagle image I have to smile. Your cards are all so very lovely!

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    1. Thanks so much for your sweet comment!

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  17. These are so cute, I love the fun images!

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  18. Really like the stars & stripes paper/design with the eagle!
    So great!

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  19. Great cards! I love those fun and whimsical little stamps! So much fun to see what everyone is creating for the hop! Have fun!

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  20. So nice to see the fund raising stamps and they neat way you used them. TFS

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    1. Thank you! I try to support OWH and the companies that support it when I can afford to. And I just can't resist a bird stamp!

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  21. Two very different cards from the same papers.

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    1. Thanks! I really like this stack, it's so versatile!

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  22. Have not made a card from OWH Sketch #178 yet. Glad you turn it horizontally and designed an attractive card. I am ready to give it a try.

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    1. Thanks! I bet you'll own this sketch.

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  23. I love the papers you used. I never thought of stamping the bird in brown instead of black. Great idea.

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    1. Thanks! I'm kinda picky about my birds, they have to look like the real thing...and Eagles actually have a dark brown/black color to their feathers and that's what I was trying to mock.

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  24. I like the way you flipped the sketches for your cute bird patriotic cards !

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  25. Love that image from Paper Smooches. Great take on the sketches.

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    1. Thank you! I really love PS's stamps, they're just so much fun!

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  26. Really nice cards. I love your blog theme and design, very cute! Have a great day and thanks for your support of OWH!

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    1. Thanks for your sweet comment! OWH is such a wonderful organisation.

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  27. Love that eagle from that set! I use him often!

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    1. That Eagle is super cute and so versatile!

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    1. Isn't it! So much whimsy and great for cardmaking!

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  29. Love the bird by Paper Smooches in the first card!

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    1. Thanks! The Eagle is starting to become one of my favorites.

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  30. Oh my....I love that adorable little fund raising stamp and the sweet card you designed

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  31. Great eagle image, and I love the cork stars.

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    1. Thanks! I saw those stars in a nearby LSS and just had to have them. I shoulda bought more, lol!

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  32. Wonderful cards! I especially like your interpretation on the first card sketch with the Paper Smooches eagle.

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  33. Hello, fellow Owl lover! Great cards for the OWH Hop. Thanks for supporting our Heroes through OWH.
    R/

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    1. Thanks so much! I love OWH, its mission and its community!

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  34. That Paper Smooches eagle is so darn cute! I'll have to keep an eye out for those cork stickers, they're really unique. Thanks for joining in the hop and supporting OWH!

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    1. Thanks so much! I wish I had gotten more of them, I want to use them all the time!

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  35. Very patriotic. Love the eagle and owl stamps!

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  36. OWL leave you a comment because I needed inspiration to use that eagle stamp! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Owl be excited to see what you come up with for the PS Eagle!

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  37. These are 'owl' adorable!!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  38. Both cards are so cute but I especially love the 1st one. The adorable image, the papers, star placement and over all design. Very nice! Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks so much for your sweet comment!

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  39. Your cards are nicely layered with images guaranteed to bring smiles!

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  40. Such cute image stamps - lovely job highlighting them!

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  41. Love the card Jessie, great job!

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  42. Two great cards, but I'm especially drawn to the eagle. Love your interpretation of this sketch and your selection of papers on that one.

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  43. Cute cards! The birds are fun!

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  44. Very nice cards! I love that PS eagle stamp. Nice take on the sketches!

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  45. These are so cute. I love the birds.

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  46. You did a really good job on both cards! Thanks for being a hop stop.

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  47. Love your adaptation of that first sketch, wow! That should be a sketch on its own :)

    Sandy, OWH Exec Director
    http://sandyallnock.com

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  48. Love the eagle and birdie- such great cards!

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  49. These are adorable cards! Love the one with the eagle on it.

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  50. Two cute cards! I love the cute little cork stars on the eagle card! Thanks for supporting OWH!

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    1. Thank you so much! OWH is a fantastic organization!

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  51. I'm a sucker for stars and stripes. Super card.

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  52. thanks for posting the sketches-very helpful for us newbies!

    I like that you turned them.

    I always like when people show me multiple cards with the same paper-it can look so different!

    Thanks for making and sharing!

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    1. Thank you so much! It can be daunting starting out w/ OWH, but everyone is so helpful and supportive.

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  53. Hi Jessie: How fun that we both picked the same collection of papers to use, yet our cards are so different. Your eagle is the perfect focal point for the vintage RW&B papers. I'm looking forward to seeing what you create with the rest of the papers, too. :)

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    1. I was so excited to see your card in the hop! I love seeing others' use of the same papers. And I just love this stack, you can do so much with it! Thanks for commenting!

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  54. Hi Jessie: I love that we used the same paper collection yet are cards are very different. I'm looking forward to seeing what else you create with them. Nice job!

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    1. I was happy to see several of us used this stack. I love that we created such different, beautiful cards with the same papers. Thanks for commenting!

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  55. Hi Jessie, love the colors, design and eagle on your cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  56. Great cards! I love the papers and stamps you used.

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  57. Cute cards! Love the eagle! Thank you!

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  58. Love these cards and the digis too.

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  59. Great cards! Love the layering on the eagle card!

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  60. The eagle and bird cards are cute

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  61. Love how you added the textured tree to the second card. Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  62. Your eagle and bird are wonderful. The layering makes each card so special.

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  63. I just love Paper Smooches stamps...make for wonderful cards! Great job.

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    1. Thanks so much! PS stamps are so much fun!

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