Saturday, May 26, 2012

It's Time to Get Hopping!


Hello! Thanks for joining in as we hop around this
Memorial Day Weekend. 
This Memorial Day I will be thinking of my Father-In-Law, a member of the U.S. Army who I have never had the priviliege of meeting as he passed away from cancer in 1976 while serving our great country. He was only 26 years old. His sweet son, my husband, was born 6 weeks after his passing. We have been a military family for almost 11 years (he's been in 14 years) and as I know what it's like to have my spouse deploy, I feel a special bond with each card I create.
 I love making cards for Operation Write Home!
 I am pretty new to all of this and have loved every minute so far! Happy Memorial Day and happy card making!

I have chosen Sketch #23 for this hop!





Paper: DCWV Fun in the Sun Summer Glitter Pack & K&Company Julianne
Ribbon: JoAnn Craft Essentials
Ink: VersaMagic Night Sky
Stamp: Unknown, same as Thank You stamp below.


Paper: DCWV Fun in the Sun Summer Glitter Pack
Ink: VersaMagic Red Magic
Stamp: CTMH Dream Big
Large Punch: Martha Stewart
Small Punch: Martha Stewart


Paper: DCWV Fun in the Sun Summer Glitter Pack
Ink: VersaMagic Night Sky
Ribbon: Darice
Stamp: Unknown, same set as stamp from the first card.

I like that all of these cards, although very different, came from the same sketch AND the same paper pack!

HAPPY HOPPING!

54 comments:

  1. Great set of cards! Love the papers!

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  2. Your cards are all fabulous, but that last one with polka dots and plaid really rocks! Love it!

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  3. The red and light blue in the second card is a fabulous color combo and I like how you've shown the same sketch in 3 cards that feel quite different. Nice job! Thanks for joining in the Memorial Day hop and for supporting OWH!

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

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  4. Hi Shannon,
    My favorite is the first cards (cause I love those colors best), but you did a fabulous job on all of these! Gorgeous!
    Blessings!

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  5. Great cards! Thank you for your support of OWH! God bless!

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  6. Beautiful job on all three cards.

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  7. Those cards are beautiful! I love them! It really is amazing how you can get different looks with the same sketch and the same paper pack. Excellent paper choices!

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  8. Uour cards are well done. I would never have thought to put polka dots and plaids together, but it really worked.

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  9. Great cards-- I love the polka dots and plaid together--super fun with those bright colors!

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  10. Fantastic cards & graet papers as well!
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  11. What a treat to get 3 completely different cards out of one sketch and one paper pack. The glitter paper is stunning in its depth of color. Nice work! The polka dots and plaid card is fabulous. Thanks for participating in the blog hop and showing your support for our troops.

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  12. Love all three cards, but I think the red and blue one is my favorite. Hope you have a great Memorial Day and God Bless your husband while he is away.

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  13. Many thanks to you and your family for your service to our country!

    You posted 3 fun cards! I think it's neat that they're the same sketch and paper collection, and yet they all look so unique. VERY well done!

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  14. Great idea to use the same sketch with a variety of papers in a paper pack! I'm going to use that idea the next time I get together with friends to make cards for OWH! I especially like the fun colors and design on the last one!

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  15. What a great groups of cards! They're all wonderful, but my fave is the polka dot one. Partly because I love polka dots, but also because the bright and cherry colors just sing summer!

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  16. Your cards demonstrate the great versatility of the sketches. Great job!

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  17. Oh I love your bright and happy thank you card!

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  18. You've been busy! Those are three great cards! I think the blue and red butterfly one is my favorite!

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  19. These are great, I really like your style. That's a really cute "I love you" stamp and those butterflies are really fun. Have a great weekend and thanks to you and your family for your commitment and sacrifice!

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  20. beautiful cards...thank you to the troops and their families for all they do and sacrifice.

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  21. Bright and cheery with lots of fun. Happy Memorial Day weekend. Hugs

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  22. Thank you and your family for your service and sacrifice.

    What a lovely set of cards -- each special in its own way. Great papers and wonderful interpretations of the sketch.

    I sure wish you remembered the origin of the I [heart] U stamp. It makes such a strong impact for such a little stamp! :)

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  23. Thank you and God bless you and your family, Shannon. Your story was so touching. And your cards are fabulous!!!

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  24. Thank you for sharing your story! God bless you all!

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  25. 1 sketch = 3 cards, is cool! love the polka dots and plaid combo; sounds crazy but it sooo works. thanks for your family's service and God Bless during the next deployment.

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  26. Great cards. I like how you showed three different takes on the same image. I especially love the paper you used in the last card-so fun!

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  27. Great cards! I love the papers you used together!

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  28. Great paper selection! I especially like the last card with those fun, colorful circles!

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  29. Stunning Cards! Thanks for your family's contribution to our freedoms!

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  30. Your cards are so cute. Love them.

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  31. Wonderful creations, I love the last one so bright and cheery;)

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  32. Great cards - love the butterflies, TFS!

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  33. I love the I {heart} You card beautiful! TFS :)

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  34. Bless you and your family and best wishes for your husband's safe return. Your cards are wonderful.

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  35. I love our sketches and your fabulous set of cards show how versatile they are. Each card is just perfect. I really like how the first card turns the sketch upside down - what a great idea! I hadn't thought to do that before with this sketch - I am saving it into my OWH sketches file so I won't forget!

    Thank you to you and your family for your service to our country. Hope you're having a great Memorial Day weekend!

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  36. Such pretty color combinations! I especially liked the red and blue - very eye catching

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  37. Fabulous cards! I love the variation and your papers. My son just got home from Afghanistan. Thank you to your husband and your family for his service.

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  38. They are all so beautiful! The color coordination is perfect and the sentiments so very sweet! Thanks for all you do for OWH!

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  39. You've done a great job with this sketch...your cards are just wonderful. TFS

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  40. Thank you for your husband's and your family's service to our country! Great job with all of your cards. Thanks for supporting all of our Heroes and OWH!
    R/

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  41. Beautiful cards, but the 2nd one really pops for me! Thanks to your hubby and your family for your service and support of our country!

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  42. You showed just how versatile that sketch is - WOW! I think I love that first one most, though they're all great....something about those colors just nabbed me. Darling!
    Thanks for hopping with OWH!

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  43. Wow, the same paper pack did them all! I think I like the colors on the bottom one best. Thanks for supporting OWH.

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  44. Great cards using this sketch--amazing that it was the same paper pack.

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  45. Great cards -- so different, but the same. WSTG

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  46. Too hard to pick a fav...they all are wonderful! Great use of the sketch! All great papers...TFS!!!

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  47. Thank you to you and your family for your service! Your cards are beautiful. Great idea to show the different effects from the same sketch and paper pad! My favorite is the last one - love those bright patterns together with the simple stamp and ribbon.

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  48. all these cards are beautiful! Nice job of make three distinct looking cards and using the same sketch.

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  49. Love the last card with those bright colors. So cheerful

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  50. Thanks so much for sharing your story and your cards - and for supporting OWH :)

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  51. Thanks so much for your family's service! I love how that top card looks like linen, and that red swirl paper in the center card. Lovely.

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  52. It is fun to see how a sketch changes with the type of papers. It was fun to also see how to use a stack of papers and get a different feel to the same sketch.

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