Saturday, May 25, 2013

Operation Write Home - Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop

 
 
Happy Memorial Day Weekend!  Yes, it's a three day weekend for most of us, and the "unofficial" start of summer, but it's also a time to pay tribute to our servicemen and women, past and present.
 
Operation Write Home is hosting their annual Memorial Day Weekend blog hop, showcasing "thank you" cards from cardmakers and papercrafters everywhere.  These cards can be thank you cards for our servicemen and women to send home to friends and family, or thank you cards to them for their service to our country.  Card for the blog hop are based off any of the one hundred seventy plus card sketches on the Operation Write Home blog.  (You can find all the sketches here.)  And of course there are prizes for participants in the blog hop, and also for blog hoppers who leave comments along the way, so be sure to check out all the participating blogs this weekend!  Just click on the OWH badge above and it will take you to the start of the hop where you can access all the participating blogs.
 
I made two cards for the hop.  This "thank you" card is based on OWH sketch #67, using papers from Lily Bee Designs, Stampin' Up ribbon, and stamps from A. Jillian Vance Designs.
 
This "any hero" card is based on OWH sketch #154, using papers from Bella Blvd, a star embossing folder from Cuttlebug, and a computer generated sentiment.
 
Thanks for joining in the OWH Memorial Day blog hop!  If you'd like to know more about Operation Write Home, here's a link to their "welcome" site.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

111 comments:

Erika said...

I love the red ribbon on your Anyhero card! The white stitching on the ribbon is a nice touch Those grey and yellow colors on your first card are elegant.

madamewong said...

Love the colorway on the first card. Grey and yellow are lovely together.

msalmon said...

May I be the first to say, you're cards are lovely, thanks for sharing them.

sherry varga said...

Beautiful use of papers. Great cards.

~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...

Hi Brenda!
Really lovely cards! Love the simple ribbon, too! Not too bulky, but adds so much to the card!
Blessings,
Antoinette

stampursocksoff.com said...

I hope you get a lot of comments, but you may not because I had to "subscribe to your feed," which slowed me down. Others may have passed you by, but I hope not.

Your cards are beautiful. I love both looks. I couldn't decide which one I liked the best.

Julie said...

Beautiful cards, Brenda! I just love the papers in that first one!

Melanie Rozwood said...

These are very elegant. I like your use of ribbon.

Brittany Snoke said...

Love the yellow & gray color scheme!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow, I'm drawn to the red, white and blue color scheme, I LOVE your Any Hero card! Well done =)

NJ Stamping Queen said...

very pretty cards! I especially like the second one because I like brighter, bolder colors. Happy Memorial Day weekend!
:) Marie (OWH #119)

Leslie Hanna said...

Oooh, love the paper on the first one and the sentiment on the second has a great font! (leslie #113)

Sybrina K said...

Two great cards! Really like your use of ribbon on both.

kren said...

I am drawn to your gray and gold toned card. Your color combo is stunning. Love the little tag.

Come and see what I've done lately!
kren@
http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

Paula S. said...

Two nice cards. The grey and yellow is a striking combination and very classy. Thanks for joining in the hop and supporting Operation Write Home!

Paula S.
OWH Blog Team

Operation Write Home said...

These are both so pretty - the yellow and grey are stunning, and I love the patriotic too! Nice!!
Sandy, OWH Exec. Dir.

cissymurphy.com said...

Both cards are very nice. I really like that paper in the first one and the second is a perfect patriotic card. Thanks for sharing!

Jen R said...

Both cards are great!!! I couldn't choose just one to be a favorite!!! Thank you for supporting OWH!

postalorphan said...

Both cards are lovely - the gray and yellow is an especially striking color combination!

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

love that gray & yellow card, so very pretty

Donna Inks said...

Love that patterned paper on the first card! Great AnyHero card! Nice work!

Marsha said...

Pretty papers on the first card. Really like the paper and layout of the second.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What fantastic cards. I love the patriotic themed one but equally adore what you did with the gold and gray papers too.

Tammy said...

Beautiful cards! I love that fabulous color combo on your first card!

Barbara said...

Nice cards. Such a pretty yellow and gray card. Your second patriotic themed card will be well appreciated also!

Robin Clendenning said...

very nice thanks yous!

September Whisenant said...

I agree with earlier posters, the grey and yellow is beautiful together and makes for a very elegant card. Both cards will certainly delight their recipients. Thanks for supporting OWH.

Sharon Russo said...

I like the pop of the yellow dangle on the grey.
Thank you for sharing.

Andrea T said...

I love the combination of papers and colors on the first one. Both are nice cards. TFS

Sue D said...

Great papers on both and I like the star embossing.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

great cards. I esp love the yellow and gray one

byAnnette said...

Pretty Cards!
Like the color and pattern combinations.

Cheri said...

Fabulous cards! I love the yellow...so unique.

cinfulcrafts.com said...

Great cards! Love your 2nd one... everything about it!

Rhonda Miller said...

Two wonderful cards.

Cindy's Card Co said...

Brenda, both cards are awesome, the yellow and grey one is just stunning. Great job on both.

April Story said...

The colors in your cards are great. And those little tags hanging off the ribbon the first one - are too cute!
April

Sylvia said...

Love your cards, Brenda, especially love the second one, I think because of the design! TFS and have a great weekend. #133

Ruza Rebel said...

Awesome cards! Love the DP you used on the one, and the flags look awesome on the second card!

reflections:0) said...

really nice cards. I like the ribbons on both.

reflections:0)

Donna Nuce said...

Beautiful paper on your first card. The card is very elegant! Love the patriotic card and the computer generated sentiment -- great font you used! Thanks for your support of OWH.

Crafting Adventures said...

Great cards, love both of the color combinations!

Lynn said...

These are both terrific! I like that patriotic paper. I haven't yet done these 2 sketches and now have good inspriation to do so! Thank you for supporting OWH and have a great weekend!

Cheri said...

I don't think that I would have ever put the papers together that you did in your first card. I just don't think outside of the box enough. It is a beautiful combination. Your second card is also gorgeous with it's R/W/B color scheme.

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

Patricia Chalas said...

lovely cards! love the colors choosen

Miriam Prantner said...

LOVE the color combination on the first one. The papers are gorgeous, and love the flag panel on the second!

grandmax2 said...

Wonderful cards

Rufus said...

The red ribbon on the second card really pops! The color scheme on the first is pretty together.
R/

Studio Diva said...

Beautiful cards! Love the little oval charm with the star. Cute touch.

Sheila said...

Fabulous cards. Your any Hero card really pops! Have an awesome weekend.

Aundria B. said...

I really love your color choices on each, and your use of 2 very busy patterns works here - love the pops of yellow, too. Love the papers and how you framed the sentiment with 2 different colors, and the white on the ribbon really adds a nice touch to this card. Thank you for sharing these and for your support of our heroes and OWH.

Linda said...

Tow wonderful cards...great paper choice on the first. The Any Hero card just pops off the page! Keep at it!!!

Misty said...

Yellow and gray, what an awesome mix!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://delitefulsuds.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

heather said...

Both of your cards are just lovel. The gray and yellow I especially like because it is a different color combination. Thanks for the inspiration and making cards for our heroes !

Jules said...

Both of the cards are beautiful.

Stacy B said...

I love the color combination of grey and gold (yellow). It's really an elegant combo and makes for a beautiful card. Your any hero card though is equally terrific. Nice work.

ajsdigishoppe said...

Great cards I love the color combinations :)
Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH!

Amanda
http://www.ajsdigishoppe.com

Barbara Greenberg said...

Great thank you card but I especially like your hero card and the color combo you used and the little charm you added is a great finishing touch.

Kigz said...

I am a big fan of grey and yellow! They work especially well in your card. That second one is wonderful--love the flags and ribbon! :)

JPScraps said...

Both cards are wonderful!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love that flag paper. Beautiful layout.

Camille Short said...

Awesome color combinations - taking me to new heights of inspiration.

Cindy O said...

So handsome with the gray and bright yellow! Very nice ribbon and tag idea.

Annie Wills said...

I love the papers you chose...the colors are gorgeous. Love the ribbon too...thanks so much for sharing!

Kelly said...

Love your any hero card and like how the papers go together on the other one! I have such a hard time actually putting DSP together.

Debbie Caldwell said...

Both great cards...I love the yellow and gray, the little charm is a nice touch. thank you for sharing and supporting OWH

Ginny said...

Great cards!
The any hero card is stunning!

Renee said...

These are both just too cute! Fab job!

Barb said...

both are great cards-love the colors

paula said...

Both cards are very pretty! Thank you for supporting OWH!

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

Very nice cards. Love your selection of papers for the first card.

MaryS said...

love the use of the pattern papers - thanks for sharing and supporting OWH

Sarah said...

Awesome cards-- I am in love with the yellow and gray--looks fabulous!

Susan said...

not sure which card I like better! I am surprised how nicely the yellow goes with the grey & white paper!! I'll have to try that myself.

Cindy said...

Love both cards but yellow and grey is my favorite color combination these days!

JoAnn P said...

Love the yellow and gray paper

Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

The papers on your first card are stunning. Love the little tag that hangs down on it. I also really like the second patriotic card. Nice embossing and stitching. The ribbon matches perfectly with the flag design paper as well. Thank you for sharing your cards with us! ~ Marilyn

Jessie said...

Love, love, love that yellow and grey color combo on the first card! And perfect AnyHero card for your second card.

Susan Strawser said...

love both your cards. the yellow and gray together is great

Colleen Schaan said...

Great cards. Your first one is beautiful... love the color combo!

Patti J said...

Beautiful cards, especially love the color combo on the first card! Thanks for sharing!

Karenladd said...

both cards are gorgeous but I especially love the first one with the yellow and gray patterned papers. So elegant!

patti said...

I love the yellow and gray card it is simple but bold at the same time!

Mary Ellen Driggs said...

These cards are so wonderful.

Hugs,
M.E

Pat Y said...

Beautiful cards I love the gray and yellow color combination.

Seongsook Duncan said...

Both of your care great. I love the papers and the patriotic feel for the second card. I was looking for the information on the sentiment and found that is a computer generated. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Diane said...

wonderful cards! Love the yellow and gray together and the any hero card is fabulous! TFS

Lynn. G. said...

Love both cards. The colors are awesome. The ribbon really makes the cards pop. I love the sentiments and the tag. Nicely done. thank you for sharing.

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

wow... such pretty cards. Great paper choices and details. Thanks for joining in.

Heather Grow said...

I love the gray and yellow combo. It looks so fresh and lovely.

Angelica Chambers said...

That yellow and grey is beautiful and inspiring! I also love the thank u for ur service card! TFS!

karenelr said...

I love that paper from Bella Blvd! Great cards and fabulous takes on the sketches! Thanks for participating in the OWH blog hop!

Jen said...

Pretty cards! I love the colors in the first one and the second sketch rocks... I don't think I"ve ever done that one!

lesleysoriginalthings said...

I love the yellow and grey color combination. It is the perfect neutral color combination.

silvia said...

Great cards!LOVE the mix of patterns of the first!!

Samantha, age 7 said...

I like your cards super duper much. I love the paper that looks like zentangles and I like the other stuff that's on it.
I am proud to be a part of this hop. Samantha, age 7.

Michele from MS said...

Love the little embellishment with the star and the gold/gray color combo on the first one. I really like the way the sentiment covers the entire front of all the flags. Great cards!

Anonymous said...

thanks for supporting OWH and sharing your great cards!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Ruth G said...

Both cards are wonderful! I love the colors and layout of the first card and the patriotic feel of the second card! Thanks so much for sharing and for supporting OWH!

Paper Blessings said...

Wow! Both cards are so pretty but that combo of yellow and gray is just stunning! Thanks for sharing.

BobbisTreasure said...

Love the yellow and grey, and the little star is perfect for the papers and layout!

scrappingnana said...

Love both your cards. The gray/yellow combo is so pretty and the red white blue card is perfect. TFS

lakeslady said...

Both cards are great but LOVE the grey and yellow card.
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"

Margaret said...

Both of your cards are wonderful! I love the little tag on the first one and the flag background on the second!

Kelley said...

I was admiring your sentiment on the second card, wondering whose it was. I guess now the question is, what font! I love it when we can make sentiments our own.

Great job on both cards.

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

I like the yellow and gray color combo on the first card and how your banner is a different color on the top and bottom on the second card.

sarahstone said...

Such pretty papers you used for your cards. I especially like the yellow and grey color scheme on the first one!

PoJo said...

Love your style! Thanks for sharing!

ptucker6 at cox dot net

Ann said...

I love your cards! Beautiful paper on the first one and I love how patriotic the second one is.

Lyn Kaufmann said...

Love it! The yellow and red ribbons are great.
Thank you for sharing your work!
Lyn

Dixie Cochran said...

I love the gray and yellow combination. Stunning!