Saturday, May 25, 2013

Memorial Day blog hop

 Welcome, aren't these cards awesome! It is wonderful that all these talented people are sharing their creations today.
I have a heart for this organization as an ex military wife. My husband was in the army in the 70s and he spent 13 months in Korea. Communication was certainly not what it is today!! I was a lonely 19 year old about to have her first child without a husband nearby.   It would have been  so amazing if he had been able to send me one of these gorgeous cards. I missed him terribly. So I try to remember the feelings of being separated from my loved one when making my cards to be sent home.I hope you will join me in making cards for this worthy organization.
   
The first sketch I used was 58
This is the first card I have EVER made that is 100% paper..... no ribbon, flowers, or bling!!!

I made this one also and it is so totally different I wanted to add it . It follows one of the bonus sketches B-4. (could not get a pic to import grrr. You can find it and a TON more here.

Thank you so very much for joining me today.
 Please take a moment during this Memorial Day week end to remember those that have given the ultimate sacrifice to ensure our freedom.
Blessings and Peace.
Brenda



108 comments:

  1. It's great to see your cards in this hop! I love the good old red, white & blue, and that sunburst background looks amazing too! Happy Memorial Day weekend!

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  2. I just love this sketch. Your base paper is so striking!

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  3. both of your cards are fabulous! love the papers you have used.
    my heart goes out to all of the families left behind as you were....thank you for sharing your story. :)

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  4. Both cards are super! And YAY for no bling! I know how hard it can be to resist adding just a little something-something. :) (leslie #113)

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  5. Both of these cards are beautiful! I love the background paper for the first one especially because it brings my eye right to the greeting and I love the pinwheel on the second card. Fantastic job on both of these cards--recipients will be blessed! Happy Memorial Day weekend!
    :) Marie (OWH #119)

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  6. 2 great cards! I love the CAS look of both. Congrats on being bling free!

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  7. love both of your cards! The first one esp is great for using up scraps!

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  8. So far, your cards are my favorite, given the holiday , they really make you think about what Memorial Day is all about... Thank you.

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  9. Both of your cards are wonderful! Your patriotic paper is gorgeous!
    Beth F. OWH #114

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  10. These are both great cards! Your pinwheel turned out so cute!

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  11. love your cards and great use of papers.

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  12. Beautiful cards. Love the Red White and Blue and your pinwheel is awesome.

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  13. Both cards are great. I just love the patriotic colors.
    April

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  14. A blingless wonder - lol! Really nice cards, I just love those papers!
    Sandy, OWH Exec. Dir.

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  15. Hi Brenda!
    I agree about wishing our military hubbys had OWH earlier in time so we could have had this kind of communication! Thanks to your family for their service! Love the Bible verse in the right of your blog! Your cards are so sweet...sure to bring smiles!
    God bless you and your family,
    Blessings,
    Antoinette

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  16. You've added all the right stuff to your cards so they don't need any bling, I think they are fabulous!

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  17. These are great. I like the papers and colors you chose.

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  18. I love the papers you have used and your cards are just awesome. The recipients are going to feel so very special when they get them. Thank you for sharing!

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  19. Wonderful card! Love the papers on the first one (especially that sunburst) and the nifty medallion on the second.

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  20. Nice patriotic cards! It's especially touching to hear from military families who are able to express how much a handmade card could mean to them. Thanks for joining in the hop and supporting Operation Write Home!

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

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  21. Nice patriotic cards! It's especially touching to hear from military families who are able to express how much a handmade card could mean to them. Thanks for joining in the hop and supporting Operation Write Home!

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

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  22. Your first card reminds me of a comfortable quilt. They are beautiful. Need to CAS.

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  23. Great cards for OWH. I like the papers and sketches.

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  24. These two cards are certainly eye-catchers! Hubby would appreciate the paper-only, bling-less card. He seems to think I need to join a no bling support group. :) TFS!

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  25. Great AnyHero cards! Love the pinwheel!

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  26. Nice patriotic cards and I like the colors! Thank you for supporting OWH!

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  27. Great cards. I'll make a pinwheel card sooner or later--it's such a fun card!

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  28. I really like the first card with the sunburst background

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  29. Great use of all these lovely patriotic papers.

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  30. Your cards are magnificient! I love all the cool papers used too.

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  31. Great job on the cards and I know it's hard not to keep adding something. TFS.

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  32. Love, love, love all the red white and blue (the sketches you used, too)! Thanks for the inspiration and for making cards for our heroes !

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  33. Awesome patriotic cards and I love all of the different papers you've used!

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  34. I love both cards--especially the one that looks like a pinwheel--it reminds me of a sparkler! Thanks for participating in the OWH blog hop!

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  35. Both card are great! Good use of those papers lots of fun going on here!

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  36. I like the old fashioned paper on your first card. The burst of stripes is glorious!

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  37. These are both great. I love the papers.

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  38. Both of these cards are so patriotic! I love the papers you used and especially the background paper of the first one. Seeing your inspired samples will help me to tackle these sketches. Thank you for supporting OWH and have a great weekend!

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  39. Striking papers...the first is especially so! WTG!!!

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  40. Your cards have a sort of country, homespun appeal. Thanks for sharing your work with OWH, and thanks to your husband for the time he spent in the service.

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  41. Both of your cards are fabulous! Love the sketches. Have an awesome day.

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  42. Great cards, loving the country feel!

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  43. Awesome cards! I love them both and our heros will love them too! Please pass on my thanks to your hubby. I was a child in the 70's and never really "got it" as to what our military was all about or did for us. Now as an adult I am so very proud of our armed forces.

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  44. Like them both the burts is very nice on first card and sometimes less is more.

    reflections:0)

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  45. Awesome cards! Love how you mixed up the DP to create these beautify!

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  46. Both of these cards are beautiful. I really like the addition of the stitching to add extra interest to the first card.


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

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  47. Lovely cards, Brenda, love your designs and of course the red white and blue! TFS and have a great weekend. #133

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  48. Love your patriotic cards, especially the pinwheel. So cute. Thanks for your support of OWH.

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  49. Thank you for sharing these wonderful cards! I love the vintage feel of them and you did an amazing job with them. Thank you for your support of our heroes and OWH.

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  50. Well the first one sure doesn't need any bling or ribbons. It's great on it's own. Just shows what can really be done with just paper. TFS

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  51. Wonderful cards! I especially love that second one, looks fantastic with those papers!

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  52. I love both cards, but appreciate how much effort it took to create a gorgeous paper-only card. I struggle with that as well. Great work.

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  53. Awesome cards. I love the papers. A little bit country ♫ ♪
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://delitefulsuds.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  54. WOW! you have been busy! love the use of the dog tag tag!

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  55. Great cards I love the vintage feel :)

    Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH!

    Amanda
    http://www.ajsdigishoppe.com

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  56. Wonderful cards, thanks for sharing.

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  57. Wow both of these are great cards! Love them!

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  58. Fabulous cards. Love the star paper. TFS

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  59. These are very nice cards, even with out bling. I like the way you made them and I love the papers you used. Your experience gives you great perspective, thank you for sharing that and your talent..thank you for supporting OWH

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  60. With the papers that you've used the card doesn't need anything else! Thank you to your and your husband for your service to our country. Happy Memorial Day weekend,
    R/

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  61. Thank you to you and your husband for all you have done for our country! And I love that you made a card with just paper- it is fantastic and shows that we do not need to buy everything under the sun to make great cards ( but I still love to buy! LOL). Love your second card as well--great take on the sketch and gret use of the papers! TFS

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  62. Oh, I wondered if someone would do that Bonus sketch....and you did a fabulous job!!! Love the "naked paper" one too. LOL. Thank you for being there for your hubby and thank him for his service!

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  63. Really nice cards! I especially like that sunburst paper on the first card!
    Great job on both!

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  64. Gorgeous cards...love the papers you chose. Thanks so much for sharing these!

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  65. great cards and awesome papers

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  66. Two great designs, and the patriotic colors are perfect!

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  67. What great cards for the OWH blog hop! I love them, great designs. Thanks for sharing:)

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  68. awesome awesome use of patterned paper! I'm a fan!!

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  69. Fabulous cards--love the squares--super cute! Thank you to your family for all their service!

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  70. Great cards. The first one is a great way to use up scraps.

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  71. Great cards, nice that you shared a little of your personal experiences.

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  72. Love these cards! I really like the distressed vintage look of the first one and the intricate quilted looking star on the second.

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  73. both cards are really cute. I like #1 best - bold and striking

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  74. Both cards are great. I especially live the first, high value contrast between the dp. Love the worn "country chic" feel to the squares. TFS!

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  75. Love your style on the first one!

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  76. Oh, I do love the papers you used for your fabulous cards!

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  77. So glad you included both cards - I like them both! The first card really didn't need any bling; the strong colors of the cardstock really carries it all. Love your second card. The little tag looks like a dog tag. Two great patriotic cards - TFS! ~ Marilyn

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  78. Your paper really makes the cards standout. Great job.

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  79. Love that burst paper as the background on #1! I need to figure out how to combine the shapes in #2...thanks for sharing! :)

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  80. Your cards are so nice! Someone is going to love receiving them! Thanks for sharing :)

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  81. Love that paper and the distressed look.

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  82. As a current military spouse, I can tell you that getting cards from my hubby while he was deployed meant a ton...even with e-mail, Skype, and Facebook. There's just something wonderful about a tangible piece of love you can hold in your hands. Thanks for your participation in the OWH Blog Hop!

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  83. Your cards are awesome. I like the CAS look.

    Hugs,
    M.E.

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  84. Love the red and white rays. Awesome. the colors are beautiful. Love the star embellishment too. Nicely done. Thank you for sharing.

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  85. Both cards are really pretty and patriotic! Love them both! Thanks for sharing your personal story.

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  86. I didn't even miss the bling or ribbons on the first one! It is perfect just how it is! You also mixed the right balance of patterns and prints in the second! TFS with us! I'm also glad OWH is doing this! My mom had very little communication with my dad when he was gone. Glad that is changing!

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  87. Wonderful cards. I love all the patriotic paper. they dont need any bling. They are perfect just the way they are. Thanks for joining in.

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  88. I love your cards, the first one is my favorite, love the more muted colors.

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  89. I am grateful to your husband for his service!! And for all those who lost a loved one who gave the ultimate sacrifice! I think there are many women, children who feel the way you did. Which is why I love to make cards for them & pray for them while I do:) Both card are great like they are! Bling & ribbon, etc is always preferred but not necessary with these 2!

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  90. Pretty cards! LOVE your red, white and blue~

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  91. thanks for sharing your patriotic cards, I know they will be enjoyed by those who receive them!
    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

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  92. I love the first card. The papers are amazing thanks for sharing your cards and your story

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  93. Thanks to your husband for his service and to you for sharing the card inspiration! Love both of them, but think the second one is my favorite.

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  94. You did a wonderful job. Thank you for supporting our troops.

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  95. What lovely cards! I adore the first one. It's so pretty. Thanks to your family for your service and sacrifice!

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  96. Great use of twine on the pinwheel card - TFS!

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  97. Your first card is stunning! I love your papers. I'm trying to figure out how you put the papers together on the second one. I enjoy a good mystery. :)

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  98. Love your style! Thanks for sharing!

    ptucker6 at cox dot net

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  99. You know, I totally don't miss the ribbon and bling on the first card. It looks great. Thanks for sharing.

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  100. Great cards! You nailed the sketch and sometimes less is more right? Love the papers you chose. Thanks for sharing!

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  101. Two amazing and very patriotic cards! I love the papers you used on both of them!

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  102. Love your cards! The papers are great, they are so patriotic!

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  103. I love your "all paper" cards. You did a great job. Thank you for sharing.
    Lyn

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Have a Blessed Day.