Saturday, May 28, 2011

Operation Write Home Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop




Hello blogland and welcome to my stop on the Operation Write Home Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop.  You should have come here from Patty at Patty Creates blog, but if you're lost, click on the banner at the top to get to the start of the hop.  If this is the first time you've stopped at my little blog - welcome!

For my "missing you" project this weekend I'd like to show you a clean and simple card using a Sizzix embossing folder and a small Stampin' Up stamp which was cut out with a Nestabilities scallop circle die.


This card was in my last box of cards that was sent to Operation Write Home and I hope it made someone smile when they sent it to a loved one.  When my Dad was in the Army in 1940 there wasn't an organization like this that provided cards to write home, so I'm pleased that I help our service men and women in a little way with a few cards.

This card will be going in my next box of card to OWH - I made it for this week's Clean and Simple Challenge at Simply Scrapping Crafts.  The background was created by using Lindy's Stamp Gang Ponderosa Pine Olive spray, then I heat embossed the Band of Brothers stamp from Stampers Best, used some Tim Holtz salvage stickers, some faux stitching on the side, and 3 acrylic stars and it was done.  What a good message to remember as we celebrate this Memorial Day weekend - Freedom isn't free.
Now on to your next stop on the hop - Amanda at Who are You Calling Crafty?  Enjoy the rest of the blog hop!



47 comments:

Patty said...

Doris I'm sure your card brought a smile to someone. I too am the daughter of a WWII Veteran and love being able to make cards for OWH. Your Freedom Isn't Free card is very special.

Operation Write Home said...

Doris these are awesome cards!!! Love that c&s card....so simple yet full of intrigue with the embossing. Great job!

Missy said...

Both cards are great, love the colrs and textures of the first and the second one is just pretty awesome.

Redonna said...

Nice cards, really like the embossed background technique on the first one.
TFS,
Redonna
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Misty said...

Love the embossing, great caeds!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
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~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...

Doris,
I love the embossing on the first card...beautiful work!
Blessings

Crystal said...

Very cute missing you card and I absolutely love you Freedom isn't Free card! Thanks for sharing!

AllisonG said...

Great cards! Thanks for sharing them with us.

Jennifer Scull said...

both cards are very nice, but I really love that stamp on the last one. very neat!

KarenS said...

Nice cards! Thanks for supporting OWH and reminding us of the real meaning of the holiday!

Tiffany Temple said...

That card is sure to make someone smile! It made me smile!

sandy said...

love them both!! great job.

One Scrappy Gal said...

Love both cards, but especially the Freedom Isn't Free one.

Rhonda Miller said...

These cards are both great. TFS.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Both cards are very nice! Happy hopping and have a great Memorial Day weekend!

Kajikit said...

I love the texture on that first card! Your second card is great too. Thanks for playing.

Cheryl said...

Fabulous cards!




--Cheryl--

...Darlene said...

Nice cards. I like the miss you one with the vibrant colors. Thank you for sharing on the blog hop

Yolanda said...

Great technique on the background of the second card. I love that stamp!

Nancy M said...

Very nice work! I like the image on the first one and the second card is great, too.

Sylvia Nelson said...

Two very nice cards! Have a wonderful weekend.

SGT O'D said...

I'm in love with that second card!

Julie said...

Beautiful card, Doris! I have that same stamp set, I think I might just have copy that card!

Paula S. said...

Great cards! I love the lettering on your "Freedom Isn't Free' Design. Super work. Thanks for supporting OWH and hopping this weekend!

Amanda said...

Cute cards! Happy Memorial Day Weekend :)

Sandi said...

Awesome cards I especially love the second one! Very nice texture on the first one!

Christine Real said...

Hi, I just got a Big Shot so I really appreciated seeing the embossed background on the first card, both of the cards are lovely!

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Linda said...
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Linda said...

Super cards. Really like that second one with the letter put together like that!!!

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Neat cards, Doris--I especially like the first one, with the white distressing on the textured red base. . . .

Karen Howard said...

Wonderful missing you card! Thanks for sharing and joining in the bloghop! Hugs, Karen

Nancy Keller said...

Oh Doris, I love your cards - that "freedom isn't free" one is just beautiful. Thank you for sharing! I will be a new follower!

Lillian Child said...

What delightful cards! And I am now a follower of your blog. So nice to meet you!

This is one hop I look forward to EVERY year and I sincerely appreciate your participation. My husband is a decorated Vietnam veteran and it's such a pleasure to honor those men and women serving our country in whatever capacity. Our heartfelt thanks go out to them AND to their families at home. Happy Memorial Day!

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Louise Fox said...

I really like both of your cards, but the colors on the first one really pop. Very nice. Blessings.

leslierahye said...

great cards
Thank you for sharing

Velda said...

Love the sentiment "Freedom isn't free."

Scrapacat said...

Awesome cards. My Dad & husband have served, and it means a lot to me to be able to give a little something to show my appreciation. Thank your Dad for me. Thank you for being in the hop!

Lisa Oliver said...

Thanks for sharing your card with us, Doris! The layout is great and your coloring is fabulous. I'm going to case it and post it on Facebook!

Sprytebyrd said...

Awesome cards! I love your soldier card, so perfect and i love how you've done the lettering!
Hugs,
Dee

Heather Grow said...

Love your miss you card. The texture and colors are breathtaking.

helloholley said...

Wow I love both of your cards....you are very talented!!!;)

Juliana T said...

great cards! I especially like the freedom isn't free.

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SueB said...

great cards - thanx for the inspiration!
- SueB of Blondin Blogs
sue dot blondin at gmail dot com

sharon said...

You are so right Freedom is not free. Thank you for honoring them.
sharon l
sharon dot lemon @ sbcglobal dot net

Ann said...

2 great cards! Love the second one especially!!

Anonymous said...

Doris, both of your cards are so lovely! I love the colors, coloring on the first and the vintage feel of the second. Beautifully done!
Joanne Travis
(sleepy in seattle)

Amy said...

Lovely cards!! Love the embossing on the first one and the stitching on the second!! :)

Thanks so much for sharing your cards and supporting OWH!! :)

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