Saturday, May 25, 2013

Operation Write Home Blog Hop!















Welcome to my blog!  This entire Memorial Day Weekend hop is listed HERE.

If you are are a past, present, or future soldier, then THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!  This hop is all about giving thanks to the men and women who serve our country, so thanks for joining us! 

I am a newbie at participating in OWH, and here are my cards that I made using OWH Sketch #75!




If you are new to my blog, (first of all, WELCOME!) you might not know that I am addicted to adding sparkle of all kinds to my projects...it is just the way I am.  :)  Unfortunately for my sparkly side, OWH cards may not contain any kind of glitter that will come off, for the safety of the men and women who use them.  It is a major No-No!  To be on the safe side, I was taking no chances here and made a no-glitter-whatsoever rule for myself.  I had to improvise, so I used my Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge from Close to My Heart to make a star burst instead!  You get all the hint of shine without the sparkle!  ;)  The sentiment tag is also cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge and the stamp is included with the collection.  It is one of my favorites!  This ticket shape reminds me of dog-tags, so I knew right away this was the one I would use.   



I am so glad to be participating in this year's Memorial Day Hop!  I am using it as the kick-off to my OWH support and super-excited to be scheduling an Operation Write Home Card Workshop soon!  :)

God bless America and enjoy the hop!  If you ever get lost, just head to the beginning of the hop right HERE!

If you want to see another card made with a different OWH sketch, then keep scrolling to my post from yesterday.  I made it for the Color My Heart Color Dare!  This is a challenge blog that you can join in on by creating a paper project using the specific (or similar) Close to My Heart colors for that week.  Check it out at http://colormyheartcolordare.blogspot.com/  We would love to have you join us by playing along!

Here is my complete creative formulary for this card.  All products are from Close to My Heart unless noted:

Cricut Expression 2 from Provocraft
Cricut Art Philosophy Collection available exclusively from Close to My Heart
Fanfare Level 2 Paper Packet
White Daisy A2 Card Base
Pacifica CS
Pacifica and Cranberry Exclusive Inks
Buttons Red Assortment
Baker's Twine Neutral Assortment
Stars Embossing Folder from Hobby Lobby
Sanding tool




112 comments:

  1. Great use of the sketch and Art Philosophy elements. I love the way you hung the ticket from the card--I've not used it like that yet but you can bet that I will soon! Thanks for the inspiration! Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
    :) Marie

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    1. You are welcome! I love that ticket! Can't wait to see what you do with it! :)

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  2. I love your use of papers and the different variations.

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  3. HI Amie!
    Really great card...love the way you attached that ticket! Your photography is really spot on, too!! :o)
    Blessings,
    Antoinette

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  4. Fabulous card!!! Loved visiting your blog and seeing your gorgeous cards. This is another benefit of these hops! ;-)

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  5. I just love how the ticket looks like a firecracker! The mixture of scraps in the background adds even more to the festive look of the card. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with our heroes.

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  6. Great card! I love cards using paper strips!

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  7. These are really pretty. I Like the layers.

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  8. Love the embossed stars and the dog-tag ticket. Great card!

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  9. great star behind the button for the tag/ticket

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  10. Great card. You could make so many different cards from this sketch and use up all those little scraps of paper everyone seems to save.

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  11. So proud of you for making one of your signature, fab cards without using glitter. :) Thanks for your support of OWH and the blog hop.

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  12. Nice job, you took what I see as a difficult sketch and made it a work of art!

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  13. Welcome to OWH. Yes, there is life without glitter. The ticket is such a cute idea - must put into my fav file.

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  14. Fantastic cards and I love the little tickets!
    Tammy x

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  15. I like the way you put the cards together with the tickets! Thank you for supporting OWH!

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  16. Cute ticket on that card with nice sentiment that pulled it together!

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  17. Wonderful card. Love the pattern papers you chose and that cool focal adornment is super too with the tickets.

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  18. What a fun card! I love how you did the papers.

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  19. Love your combination of papers. Great colors

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  20. I think your card is terrific. Love the button and the star.

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  21. Terrific cards! Love the pattern paper you chose & the ticket! Great idea!

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  22. I really like you burst and it is a sparkle that will be super safe. Nice card.

    reflections:0)

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  23. LOL I love the star burst sparkle without the sparkle. I just bought the Artiste so I will have to wait a while for Art Philosophy. TFS

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  24. Fantastic cards. The embellishing is so awsesome!!

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  25. Like seeing Cricut cuts on OWH cards!
    The ticket is a fun way to add a sentiment.

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  26. Fun ways to use these great papers!!! Love that first card, the white space lets the patterns sing nicely!
    Sandy, OWH Exec. Dir.

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  27. These are fabulous - love the starburst embellishments you've created, and the papers you've used!

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  28. Beautiful card! Love the startburst!

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  29. Awesome cards-- I love, love, love this sentiment-- so awesome! The papers are also fantastic!

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  30. Aimee, your design is perfect for this sketch, love your papers and your ticket tag. Lovely card. TFS and have a wonderful weekend. #133

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  31. Cool cards! I really like your mix of papers. :)

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  32. What a great way to use up some scraps. Great card. TFS

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  33. Great paper, texture, dimension, you rocked it all!
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://delitefulsuds.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  34. Really like the ticket and the starburst.

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  35. Welcome to OWH! I really like everything about your card and that ticket is great! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  36. Great use of the tickets. Thanks for sharing.

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  37. Your embellishments are perfect! I love the starburst and the ticket together. Great use of different DSPs too! Thanks for supporting OWH.

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  38. Love this, especially the ticket tag. I am so into tickets right now. The papers were so complimentary. TFS

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  39. Welcome to OWH! Great card and not a bit of glitter in sight. It's amazing how you can use other things that aren't dangerous to our troops to get that zing. Thanks for your support of OWH and our Heroes!
    R/

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  40. I absolutely love your 'starburst' solution to the OWH no glitter rule and the sentiment/ticket is adorable too! Very nice interpretation of this sketch. Thanks for joining in the hop and for supporting Operation Write Home!

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

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  41. Love the card layout you chose.

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  42. your card is so adorable.... the ticket is just perfect!! and I love the color combo used...

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  43. Great cards! This is the perfect formula for mass production. Love it!

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  44. Great work for your first ever OWH bloghop...the soldiers and OWH are lucky to have you on board. I love the combination of papers you used...really spectacular.

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  45. Nicely done! Love the way you colored the stars on the embossing. And I really like the star holding the ticket image. Thank you for sharing your card today! ~ Marilyn

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  46. CAS is the style I like best. I have the perfect pack of paper to CASE these. Nicely done! Thanks for supporting OWH and participating in the hop.

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  47. Thanks for sharing the beautiful cards you made. Love all the layering and that Thank You ticket!

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  48. That starburst is a nice touch! Amazing card!

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  49. Wonderful cards. I just love the AP cart. It's definitely on my wishlist.

    Great take on the sketch.

    Hugs,
    M.E.

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  50. I love the tickets :) Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH!

    Amanda
    http://www.ajsdigishoppe.com

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  51. Love the ticket and the patterned papers...thanks so much for sharing!

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  52. I really like the ticket with the thank you. April

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  53. The star-burst is wonderful...no glitter required. I like the paper and your card is great. Thank you for sharing your talent and supporting OWH. I love love love Close to my heart products.

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  54. I love the way you coordinate your colors.

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  55. Beautiful card! Great job on your non-glitter starburst idea, it's super cute!

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  56. It's great to have you joining in on the blog hop and making cards for OWH! Adding the sentiment to this card on a ticket was just brilliant! I love that starburst behind it too! Our soldiers are really going to appreciate getting a card like this! WTG!

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  57. Adorable card! Love that sketch too. I'm going to have to add that one to my list to do! Have an awesome weekend.

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  58. great use of stripes and scraps

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  59. Wonderful card and I love the papers you used! The starburst, button, and tag tie them together wonderfully!

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  60. Love the starburst! This worked really great on the sketch! Both cards are very nice!

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  61. Wonderful card! I love the papers, starburst shape and esp that ticket sentiment! WTG!!!

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  62. really nice paper that you used!

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  63. love your card - i have this close to my heart collection - love the tag - will definitely get mine out and use it for some card creations - thanks for sharing and supporting OWH

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  64. The thank you ticket is just perfect. Great job.

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  65. I really like the patterned paper you used for this layout! You card is super cute!

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  66. Lovely card that will be genuinely appreciated.

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  67. Great card! I like the patterned paper strips, and you did a wonderful job spinning the sketch and making it your own.

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  68. great card, always looking for ideas to use scraps of patterned papers.
    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

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  69. Great card! And what a fun sketch - don't recall seeing this one, but I'll have to use it now that I've seen your lovely creation! Thanks for sharing :)

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  70. Haven't seen the ticket before but I really like it and how you used it on this card. Great job! Operation Write Home

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  71. love the star and ticket instead of the bow! what a great idea!!

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  72. Great card. Love the star and the way you did the ticket. TFS

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  73. This is a terrific card! I love the ticket and the starburst. I recently got that cartridge and will need to try those out. Thank you for supporting OWH and have a great weekend!

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  74. Wonderful card! I love the starburst and the hanging ticket! And I love this cartridge- one of my most used! TFS

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  75. Great card--I like how you added shine without sparkle.

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  76. Fabulous card!! I love the strips and the thank you ticket!

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  77. Great layout. Love the patterned paper and the embellishment. Nicely done. Thank you for sharing.

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  78. I like your interpretation of stars-and-stripes. I will be tying on a ticket to one of my next cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  79. Hi Amie! This card is great! I love that you used the Fanfare papers - they are very appropriate. You did a great job thinking out of the box to add a starburst for the sparkle! The ticket-as-dogtag idea is also REALLY cool, and the sentiment is perfect. Great job!

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  80. Wonderful cards. I love all of your layers and that you changed up the colors on each. such great idea's. Thanks for sharing them and Thanks for joining in on the hop.

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  81. The big white star with the red button center is the perfect element to this card! Love the way it turned out and the sentiment tag and twine finish it off nicely!

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  82. great job with the sketch--love that Fanfare paper and hanging ticket--now as I read Sarah's comment I see that it was supposed to be a dogtag--that makes it even cooler! thanks for the inspiration!
    :) Marie

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  83. Love this sketch! Beautiful job interpreting it!

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  84. Cute cards! Love the tickets!

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  85. What a great sketch and I love your interpretation of it!
    Beth F. OWH #114

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  86. Fun papers and I love the fun shape of the star.

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  87. Love the words on the tag and the card is fab too!
    It might be after the weekend here in the UK, but I just wanted to support such a good cause.
    "Like the ivy and the wall, together we stand united we fall"

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  88. Adorable card! Love that starburst embellishment that you created!

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  89. Lovely cards! The papers are awesome with the star burst! TFS!

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  90. Such great papers to accent this cute fun little ticket! Thank u for sharing this!

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  91. Awesome card. I really like the starburst in place of a ribbon bow.

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  92. Wonderful card and hey, you're doing excellent! A hero will certainly love this card as much as all of us do, or actually, more! :) I had to lol, though, about the no-glitter rule. Same here. Rather not mess with it if I'm afraid it will stick to a hero!

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  93. Love your style! Thanks for sharing!

    ptucker6 at cox dot net

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  94. the the cute ticket stamps and all the cute paper you used on your card! very patriotic!

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  95. Cute paper and I love that tag. Hanging your sentiment draws the eye right to it.

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  96. You've done a great job with that sketch! Your patterned papers coordinate really nicely. The ticket and the starburst are a fun touch.
    Kudos to you for stepping out of your sparkly comfort zone and remembering not to use glitter! :) I hope that won't deter you from continuing to be part of the OWH community.

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  97. Fabulous cards! That ticket punch IS perfect!

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  98. This card is great!!! I love the ticket and stamps. Thank you for sharing the talent and ideas!
    The blog hop is wonderful!

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