Saturday, November 13, 2010

Be My Valentine Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my little spot in the blog hop!  If you've come here as part of the Be My Valentine blog hop from Operation Write Home, you're in the right spot.  You should have arrived here Lee’s blog. If you get lost along the way or hit a bad link, remember you can always go back to the start page at OWH where the participating blogs are linked in a neat list.


Have you voted in the Craft for a Cause 2010 contest sponsored by Jo-Ann's yet today?  If not, please go HERE and vote for Operation Write Home.

For the past few weeks as I've been working on Valentine's cards, I've been thinking how my father would have loved to be able to send cards like these home to his family when he was in the Army in 1940s.  He was the youngest child of Hungarian immigrants who had four of their sons in the Army and Navy at the same time, and they often wrote home to their parents, but I'm sure they never had cards like these available! 

So it was with my sweet Dad and Uncles in mind that I made these cards.  I cranked up a few of my Rod Stewart 'Great American Songbook' CDs to keep me in a lovey dovey mood and went to town.....



I used a Greeting Farm digital image for this card, colored it with some Copic markers, layered it with some DCWV cardstock and embellished it with a Stampin' Up button and twine.  I hope it makes someone's sweetheart smile :)



I cut the silhoutette images and sentiment from my Tie the Knot Cricut cartridge, and the border was made from an EK Success punch.  I wanted to keep the card as simple as I could so there was as much writing space as possible.


For this card, I let the paper be the entire design - I used cardstock from a DCWV stack and mulberry flowers painted with Magical Mica powder from Lindy's Stamp Gang.  


I love this little digi image - I colored it with some Copics, used some non-traditional Valentine colors of DCWV cardstock and added some sheer white ribbon and purple bling. 


For these last two little cards, I used the Tie the Knot Cricut cartridge again for the kisses and hugs and more DCWV cardstock.

I made plenty more, but you've got to visit more blogs on the hop!  Please consider making some cards for our troops - the Christmas card deadline has passed, but you have until January 7th to make and send Valentine's Day cards.  But if you can make and send them before December 1, Archway Cookies will donate cases and cases of cookies for the troops!  Go HERE for all the details on Operation Write Home. 

Thanks for stopping by! Click here to go to your next stop on the hop -  the very talented

53 comments:

Jan aka StampQn said...

Thanks for your support of OWH. Great cards.

Robin said...

great cards Doris! thanks for sharing
you made such a wide selection there has to be a card to please everyone

grandmalee said...

What a fabulous group of cards that I'm sure that the soldiers will love to send home! Thanks for supporting OWH!

Sharon said...

Lovely cards. I especially love the green one. It makes me say, "ahhhhhh!!!"

Joanne Travis said...

Doris, all of your cards are fabulous. Thanks for sharing the picture of your Dad also. Such a handsome man!
Thanks for your work for our troops, you make such beautiful cards!

Yvonne said...

I love all the cards - Such a great job!

Janet said...

Love your cards......thanks for the inspiration!

April said...

So much cuteness!

Lisa said...

Your cards are sure to please - they are wonderful! Thank you for sharing :)

Brenda said...

Awesome cards Doris! Really love that first card, cute digital stamp and super colouring!

Julie said...

Love those cricut cards! Very cute.

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, these cards are so great. Thanks for sharing your story.

Catherine said...

Boy have you been busy! They are all treasures. Thanks for sharing & God bless!

Patti said...

Really cute cards. Love the bunnies.

Seongsook Duncan said...

What such beautiful cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

Cleota said...

All of your cards are fantastic. Especially like the plaid background paper on the first one.

K. Joy said...

Your cards are so pretty and so cute! My favorites are the one with the flower and the one with the Meljen's digi. :) Thanks for sharing!!

Jean B in PA said...

Thanks for sharing your cards. I like the silhouette card and also the plaid paper on the first card (think I have some of that!)

Yolanda said...

Wow! What terrific cards! Thanks for joining in the hop.

Velda said...

Love the story and photo of your Dad. I'm sure they would have loved to send cards like these. Keep up the good work.

njgramma said...

Doris, your cards are just wonderful! Thank you so much... because I found your blog a few weeks back I was able to be a part of this grand hop !
God Bless
Mindy

Karen Howard said...

Your dad would be so proud of you, your cards are lovely and thank you so much for sharing them with OWH!!! Hugs, Karen

Attegirl said...

Cute cards! The bunnies are my favorite :o)

Ann said...

Cute, Cute cards!!!

Ronda S said...

Amazing cards!

SuzAnn said...

amazing cards and I too love the Rod Stewart American Songbook cd's. Thanks for supporting OWH

Valerie said...

Great variety of cards!

Judy Jackson said...

Terrific variety of cards! OWH rocks -- and I voted!

Shelley said...

those are so awesome. that paper is definitely makes a great card.

Lisa said...

What a great assortment of cards!!

Erica said...

great cards

Paula said...

Wow, what fantastic cards these ALL are. I especially like the silhouette design. It so makes me wish I owned a Cricut... hmmm, Christmas is coming :)

Samantha said...

Your cards are wonderful! I haven't tried my Cricut yet on cards but yours are inspirational! Lovely!

Sherry Hickey said...

Thanks for sharing the handsome photo of your father in uniform, and telling us about his family. You have certainly been busy crafting beautiful cards. I really like the first one, with the sweet image against the plaid background. It really works!!

Crickitt said...

Just lovely!

Carol said...

I love all of your cards. They are amazing. Thanks for your hard work for OWH.

Operation Write Home said...

Each one is so different - what a great collection of valentine for our heroes!!!

Dixie Cochran said...

Doris! So many lovely cards! Thanks for all the inspiration! And thanks for hopping with us!

Rufus said...

These are going to make somebodies day! Thanks for supporting our Heroes!
R/

Jan Hunnicutt said...

You've been busy, way to go! ;) I love your cards!

Disp6194 said...

Wow you have been a busy card maker :) they are all gorgeous!!

KarenS said...

Gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing!

Heather Grow said...

Love all the cards but the flower one is my favorite. It reminds me of a poppy.

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Doris, your cards are a lovely tribute to your dad and your uncles. I especially liked the bunnies--so sweet and fun!

lori j said...

loved the cards !

Christine said...

all your cards are great - they will definitely make the "giver" and the "receiver" smile =)

Pat said...

All beautiful cards!

Sarah Frantz said...

Love your paper choices and the "cleanness" of your cards.

Meg Bean said...

I love the postcard card! Adorable!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- you made alot of great cards! Very nice coloring!

Nancy Keller said...

Aww. . . thanks for sharing all of this! I love that photo. I love photos like that. I don't have one of my dad, I so wish that I did! He served in Korea. Your cards are great. Happy blog hopping to you!

helloholley said...

WOW....these are all gorgeous cards....you've been a busy girl,LOL!!! You dad and uncles would be proud of you....keep it up!!!
God Bless

Just A Pac Rat said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing your work with the troops.

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