Saturday, May 28, 2011

Operation Write Home Blog Hop



 

I am super excited to participating in my very first blog hop.    You ask what a blog hop is...  well several paper crafters and scrapbookers get together pick a day to post projects on a theme.     Operation Write Home (OWH) is hosting a Memorial Day blog hop with over a hundred blogs participating.  The theme is Miss You cards - patriotic.  Want to get this blog hop started, click on the following link to be brought to the next blog in the blog roll of designers.   Each designer will have a link set up that will just keep moving you through the chain.  

Next Person on the Blog Hop:   Shemaine, Scraptastic Designs


Ingredients to make both cards can be found below, so scroll down for details. 

Here is some more information about Operation Write Home.    They support our Armed Forces by sending blank greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them. OWH just surpassed 1 MILLION cards sent to our deployed troops! Click HERE to see their heartwarming YouTube video that celebrates this incredible milestone. 

Ingredients to make Adventure card:
Stamp Sets:  stamp set from a local craft store, So Many Sayings
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy Prints Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Twill Tape, Early Espresso Brads, Early Espresso Buttons, Linen Thread
Tools:  Scallop Border Punch, Circle Cutting System

Ingredients to make Rosette card:
Stamp Sets:   So Many Sayings, Holiday Blitz
Ink:   Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red
Paper:   Baja Breeze Patterns Designer Series Paper, Love Letters Designer Series Paper, Whisper White, Riding Hood Red
Accessories:   Antique Brads, Pearls, Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Transparency from a local craft store
Tools:   Paper Rosette Sizzex from a local craft store, Big Shot, Petal Cone Sizzex, 1" Circle Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Circle Cutting System

64 comments:

Susan said...

Both of your cards are lovely, I love those rosettes!
Susan

Kajikit said...

Love the rosette you used on your second card! Thanks for hopping with us.

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

great cards thanks for support OWH

Barb Housner

Tracy said...

What a great cause! Thanks for sharing the link! Great cards!

Patricia H said...

Both your cards are wonderful, but I especially love the layout and colors in the rosette card. Excellent work!

Erika said...

Your rosette card gives such a vintage feel - I love it. Good job!

Windy Robinson said...

Nice cards!

Paula S. said...

These both turned out really nice. I love the kraft with the deeper red and blue shades. It give such a nice vintage feel and the rosettes are great too.

Cindy O said...

Beautiful cards. Thank you for spreading the word about Operation Write Home!

Jennifer Scull said...

I am loving the rosette you made! great cards! they are both wonderful! :)

Nancy Keller said...

I am in love with both of your cards! Thank you so much for sharing your ideas! Best wishes!

Angela McKay, Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Wow! These cards are STUNNING! Congrats on the huge milestone in your support of OWH!

Brenda said...

Great cards! Love the birdie on the one and the paper rosette on the other!

KellyRae said...

I love both of your cards. I try to do collage (but so far, not doing well) so I particularly like your bird card. And the rosette on the second card is fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration.

Jen said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the first one.

Becca Whitham said...

Both your cards have such great color combinations, but I must say I like the first one the best. Probably because it has a masculine feel and I'm ALWAYS on the lookout for anything for those guys! You've been CASE'd!

Divinity said...

oh wow!!!!! i love your cards -- especially teh second one! very creative way of using the pearls

~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...

Stasia,
I love your collaged style to your artwork...lovely! Blessings!

Misty said...

Fantastic cards & rosette!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Trisha said...

Great cards :)

Amanda said...

Cute cards! Happy Memorial Day :)

K said...

nice cards! love the music and bird, and even the font on the first one! and the pearls, rosette and holmes quote on the second one! thanks!

Brandy and Andie said...

Both of your cards are very nice, but I have to admit to prefering the large red rossette! You've used a very hip trend to create a beautiful card.

Cheryl said...

Wonderful cards! I'm glad you could join us for your first blog hop.



--Cheryl--

Rhonda Miller said...

Both of your cards are great. TFS.

Redonna said...

Nice cards - I really like the one with the rosette and ribbon.
TFS,
Redonna
rleckie911 AT gmail.com

Joanne Travis said...

Both cards are really fabulous!

One Scrappy Gal said...

Nice cards - I especially like the rosette. It almost looks like a part of a medal award!

sharon said...

Beautiful and original cards. Exceptional.
Sharon L
sharon dot lemon @ sbcglobal dot net

Nancy M said...

Very nice. Both of your cards are so different but are pulled together nicely. Thanks.

Meg Bean said...

I like the patterned paper you used for the rosette!

sandy said...

I like both of your cards. Very nice job.

...Darlene said...

Both cards are excellent work. I can't pick one over the other. They each are great. Thank you for sharing on the blog hop.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Very nice cards!
Happy hopping, have a great Memorial Day weekend!

The Stamper's Touch said...

Super fabulous cards you've created here!!!! Love 'em both!! Happy Memorial Day.

Linda

Sylvia said...

Two beautiful cards. Have a wonderful weekend.

Anita said...

Beautiful card!

Operation Write Home said...

I love the focal point being offcentered like this - gorgeous!!!

Yolanda said...

Both cards are terrific. I like how you used your half circle to pull in the elements and give a strong focal points.

Karen Howard said...

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

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Pretty, pretty! I especially like the rosette on the second one. . . .

Dot said...

Both of the cards are great! Thanks for sharing!

Shell said...

The cards are so lovely!
Thank you for sharing.
She11ygirl at verizon dot net

Axes DesigNs said...

Both cards are beautiful.. thanks for sharing!

AllisonG said...

Both cards are beautiful, but I especially like the rosette card!

Missy said...

Both your cards are WONDERFUL!

Just A Pac Rat said...

Love the card and the colors used. Thanks for sharing in the hop!

circlebenterprises.com

Sandi said...

very cute cards! I love the bird and colors you have chosen!

Lady Fair said...

I love your rosettes, they add so much dimension and interest to the cards. TFS! lflinesatcomcastdotnet

Crystal said...

Beautiful cards, love how patriotic they both are!

Julie said...

Great job on your first bloghop! Love the cards!

Scrapacat said...

Both are beautiful. Thanks for taking part in the hop!

Heather Grow said...

I love both of your cards. TFS.

Alex said...

both cards are beautiful!

helloholley said...

Love both of your cards....your blog is so sweet too!!!!;)

grandmalee said...

Your first blog hop? WOW! You look like you've done this forever! Gorgeous work...the soldiers and their families will love it!

I'm not on the main hop, but you may want to stop at my blog. You can sign up at my blog to win some blog candy: http://stampingwithgrandmalee.blogspot.com/

SueB said...

great cards and I'm lovin' the scrapbook page you made for today too!

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

Juliana T said...

lovely cards. I like the rosettes and the pearls.

http://julianaspapercrafts.blogspot.com/

Amy said...

Beautiful cards!! Really LOVE your style!! :)

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

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
and Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog ($50 GIVEAWAY going on NOW!!)
scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

Ann said...

They are both fabulous cards!!

Cindy's Card Co said...

Love the bird card.

NanaBeth said...

Awesome cards-looking forward to returning to see more of your creations.

bev said...

Stasia your cards are lovely.It is great that so many are making cards for Operation Write Home. It is nice to see so many people care for others.
Better get hopping! Thanks for the share.

Dolores A. said...

What beautiful cards... love the rosette! Thanks for sharing all the details and glad you are here with us and making cards for those deserving military.