Saturday, May 24, 2014

Operation Write Home Memorial Day Bloghop


I'm truly honored to be part of this year's Operation Write Home Memorial Day Bloghop! I'm relatively new to creating for OWH, so this is my first time doing this.



The theme this year is to make a red, white, & blue card, preferably using one of OWH's sketches, and making it fit one of their themes. My card started its life with OWH's Sketch #222:



I don't normally do CAS cards, but this sketch "spoke" to me, so I decided to go for it! I stayed true to the sketch, making no alterations. The patterned papers are from We R Memory Keepers' "Red White and Blue" 6x6" pad. I used the small heart and "I Love You" stamps from this set by Simon Says Stamp for the greeting strip. For the mat, I inked a piece of white cardstock, cut to an A2 card size, with Salty Ocean Distress ink. I glued the patterned papers and greeting strip to that, and then adhered it to my card base.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of the hop!

76 comments:

  1. Great use of the sketch. I thought that middle strip was ribbon - very nice stamping.
    April

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  2. Welcome to the Bloghop and OWH! Great card!!

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  3. I'm working to get more CAS, which is difficult to do using papers, but you pulled it off! Lovely card and how cool is it that the sentiment strip was the perfect size to fit diagonally across the card?

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  4. Very clean, neat and beautiful card!

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  5. Ooooh, I LOVE what you've done with this sketch! Welcome to OWH! Such a great organization!

    leslie (#20)

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  6. Love that "I Love You" ribbon on your card!

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  7. I love this layout with the sentiment cutting through the card at an angle...very clever and pretty!

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  8. New or not, you nailed this sketch. Great choice of papers and sentiment.

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  9. I would make this card and probably will soon. Love your use of color!

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  10. Nice card, true to the sketch.

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  11. Great job with the clean and simple motif and sketch. I like the way the stripe in the middle separates the two pattern papers. Good Work!

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  12. Simple, striking, and a good sentiment!!!

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  13. Love the simple design. It is striking to look at!

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  14. Great take on the sketch and love those papers you used. I adore clean and simple designs and this is a fantastic one.

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  15. Great job on this card! Love the paper! And welcome to the OWH family!

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  16. Love this card. You used my new favorite sketch too.

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  17. You used me new favorite sketch. Great job.

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  18. Enjoying the simplicity...nicely done! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Andrea, you did a fabulous job with this sketch and your first OWH blog hop!

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  20. This is the first card that I really want to try making.

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  21. Great take on the sketch, love the stamped greeting strip

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  22. LOVE the way you stamped the banner, and the papers are so pretty. Great card!

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  23. Great card. Love how you stamped the sentiment and the hearts ---they are perfectly spaced!!

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  24. Very well done! CAS is always so hard for me. You do to well!

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  25. Welcome to the OWH bloghop! We're thrilled that you have joined the party. And, great CAS card -- well done!

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  26. Love how you combined the patterns - and love how your stamping complements the papers!

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  27. You did a great job with this uber-fun sketch! Thanks for all you do for our troops!

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  28. Love your choice of patterned papers for this sketch!

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  29. Love your choice of the patterned papers used for the card.

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  30. This is a wonderful CAS card. I love the papers.

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  31. I like this card and the pretty papers.

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  32. Nice choice of papers to accent this sketch.

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  33. Great was to use a sketch as inspiration

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  34. This is such fun card. Great job sticking to the sketch. I love your paper choices.

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  35. I absolutely love this card! I'm a CAS gal all the way, I thought that strip in the middle was a ribbon! lol

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  36. Love the different papers tied together with the ribbon and sentiment on the slant- very cute

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  37. Love your paper strip with the sentiment!!

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  38. Such a sweet card. You did a great job with the sketch. I found that one more difficult for me but you pulled it off nicely. I love how you used the stripto hold your sentiment. I would love for you to check out my blog. I'm offering blog candy for followers. http://alllthingsbeautiful.blogspot.com to Amy A

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  39. Welcome to OWH! Thanks for sharing your card and for supporting OWH
    R/

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  40. I've never tried that sketch, you did a good job with it
    thanks for your support of OWH

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  41. What a great card! I love the sentiment strip and the papers are so pretty! Great job on your 1st OWH blog hop!! Thanks for sharing

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  42. The pattern papers complement each other so nicely-- very good-looking card.

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  43. We are glad you are part of the OWH family! I love your clean and simple card. Great paper choices.

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  44. Andrea, wonderful job on the card!

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  45. Marvelous work! I really like how you turned that strip into your sentiment. This is a great CAS design! Thanks for joining in the hop this weekend and supporting OWH.

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  46. Fantastic card, I love the papers and how you've added the sentiment!

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  47. Nice Card!
    I like the papers you chose.

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  48. I love the CAS card - thanks so sharing your art with us!

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  49. Great design, Andrea! Congratulations on being part of the OWH blog hop! I'm a brand new blogger and new card maker. I'm hoping to join next year!! I love OWH.

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  50. I thought you had used ribbon-what a surprise to find you stamped it. Perfect placement.

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  51. Great patterned paper choices with a clean simple design

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  52. lovely lovely card!! You CAS it well!!

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  53. Perfect card for that sketch! Love the designer paper you chose.

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  54. Great job! Sometimes we forget that simple designs work very effectively.

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  55. The simplicity of your card is perfect. Your stamping on the ribbon is so straight...not sure how you do that, but it looks great. I like this sketch and think it's speaking to me too. Thanks.

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  56. I like this card! I too thought the strip might be ribbon. Excellent spacing on the stamping!

    Thanks for making and sharing with us! :)

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  57. Your middle strip looked like ribbon to me until I read how you made it. Really clean stamping and a nice CAS card! Have a great day and thanks for supporting OWH!

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  58. I love this card...it's so CAS. Thanks for sharing.

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  59. Love your adaptation of the sketch using the words!!!

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  60. Great choice of papers and I like the greeting on the strip.

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  61. Hi Andrea. I love the patterned papers you used and how the stamped strip in the middle pulls them together. Very nice!

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  62. You've done a great job with this card. Sometimes CAS is just perfect.

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  63. Very nice card, I really like your middle strip, thought it was ribbon at first.

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  64. Great job Andrea. Love the layout and the use of the white "ribbon" in the middle. TFS

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  65. Very cute card, love the star paper

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  66. Great card! I love the stamped strip in the middle! Great job stamping it, I thought at first it was ribbon.

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  67. I liked the ease of this sketch too. Wonderful card.

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  68. Wonderful card! Loce those papers! TFS!!!

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  69. I like how you've used the hearts for the circular elements of the sketch and stamped the sentiment in between. Thanks for supporting OWH!

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