Saturday, May 23, 2015

OWH Finishing Strong Bloghop




Operation Write Home, a charity that has supported heroes with handmade cards since 2007, will be closing later this year.  All cards need to be sent in by August 1st, so I am helping to get the word out.

I have to admit, I am a little sad, only because donating cards to our armed services has been such a rewarding experience for me.  The theme for the hop is red, white and blue.  Who knewJ?   One of the many requested type of cards from our heroes are “Thank You” cards.   I just love the background stamp I used from Impression Obsession, Tapestry 2.  It reminds me of bandana fabric.  This is my first try at foiling.  It is all because Jennifer McGuire showed so many easy ways to do it, and now I am hooked!  I used OWH sketch #153.


Supplies:
Paper:  Neenah and PTI
Ink:  Versafine
Stamps:  Impression Obsession
Dies:  MFT and Mama Elephant
Other:  Deco foil

BLOG CANDY!!!


In addition to my card, two lucky people that comment on this post will be entered in a contest to win one of two Hero Arts stamp sets.   

Read all the details on this post.




47 comments:

  1. Hi Nancy- beautiful card- and curse that Jennifer McGuire- she makes us all spend so much money- LOL! Well- at least we are all helping the economy! I totally see the bandana fabric and love it with the gingham!

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  2. I loved the idea behind this Operation. We don't have anything like that in the Netherlands. Can imagine you are going to miss it! This card is lovely. Like the centrepiece! I would love to join your give away. However, shipping is so expensive to Europe, so don't put my name on your list 😉

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    1. No problem, I am entering you anyway!!!

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  3. OMGosh!! I love your card; that background is so cool! The whole card is eye-catching. TFS and the chance to win!! RBBRRMQN at YAHOO dot COM.

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  4. I, too, will miss OWH -- but I'm so proud of the positive and uplifting way they're ending! Thanks for your card!

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  5. Awesome job on the foiling! I haven't tried that yet but would like to. I love the layered stitched squares too! Have a great day!

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  6. Love your bandanna and gingham prints together! The white stitched frames set them off beautifully.

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  7. Beautiful card Nancy! Love your take from the sketch, and the contrast between the floral design in the background and gingham frame! Happy Memorial Day Weekend!!

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  8. I agree-it does look like bandana fabric.

    I really like this card's layout and how you did it. The red parts and the stiched squares and the wavy lines. All comes together really nicely.

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  9. Beautiful card, I really like your background stamp. The foiling looks great.

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  10. Fabulous! I love the stitched square frame and the papers in this.

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  11. Great card. I really like how you added the curves to the straight lines of the sketch. :-)
    April

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  12. I love the curved lines in your background. It adds so much interest. I love the foiling, it turned out awesome. Love to watch those Jennifer McGuire videos but do not own a laminator. Thanks for sharing your awesome card.

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  13. The curved lines remind me of a flag which reinforces the patriotic nature of the card!

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  14. I love the papers you used.The red sentiment is very nice. Great stitched dies.

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  15. Hi! I love your pretty card and am so impressed by your delicate foil sentiment! Gorgeous! Great to see you on this wonderful Hop!

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  16. Love, love, love the background! The foil sentiment is perfect!

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  17. I love your blue paper and the stitched around your white card stock is awesome. Love the shiny red sentiment!

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  18. This is a truly lovely thank you card, and I love the foil--just like everyone else! :-)

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  19. Lovely card! The foil really pops!

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  20. Oh don't tell me foiling is addictive - I finally broke down and got a laminator, and I'm scared to open it or I'll foil everything and my markers will cry. LOL! You did a lovely job on your card - love that shade of blue!

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  21. What a wonderful frame you've created for the sentiment, and those papers are just dreamy! I especially love the blue!! You are rocking the foil here!!

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  22. Stunning card! I love the gorgeous frame you created!

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  23. Gorgeous card, I love the design and the fabulous stitched squares!

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  24. That is one of my favorite sketches and you did it well. Fabulous card and all the details. :-)

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  25. I love how everything came together so well. JM is quite the enabler.

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  26. Beautiful card! I love the background stamp ~ it really does look like a blue bandana! Love the red thanks and that sketch is great!

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  27. Where do I begin? I LOVE that background and the white die cut stripes are the perfect touch. Love the stitched edges on the squares and the red foil sentiment is so pretty! Wonderful take on the sketch and overall just beautiful. Thank you for sharing your creativity Nancy :-)

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  28. Nancy,

    What a great card! Love that "bandana" background stamp. Thanks for your support of OWH -- and for the chance to win some Hero Arts candy. :)

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  29. Lovey red, white and blue, card and fun use of the sketch adding the wavy lines.

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  30. Great card, love the background, the sentiment, the use of the sketch. TFS.

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  31. Great card I just love the foil sentiment. I always feel I need to buy anything Jennifer uses!

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  32. Fabulous foiling! It really pops!

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  33. I love the country charm accented by the foil!! It really does pop!!

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  34. Great use of the OWH Sketch. That foil really helps "pump it up". Thanks for your support!

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  35. Beautiful card, I love the stitched dies. And what fun to add a touch of foil. Thanks for your support of OWH.

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  36. Hi Nancy! Hope you are doing well. I too am sad to see this go. Your thanks card is gorgeous! Love the design and patterned papers.

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  37. Love the curvy take on the sketch! I'm sad too to see OWH go. It has provided hours of service and time to remember how important the service has been in our lives. I will have to find something else to fill my time.

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  38. Love your red white and blue with all the stitching and fun patterns. I have sent cards and Any Hero notes to OWH over the years and feel proud to have been a part of it. What a wonderful way to celebrate a job well done!

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  39. Thanks for showing the sketch along with your card. I often have times translating the sketch to a creative card. Yours is great!! Thanks for the inspiration! I will be using it to help finish up a box.

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  40. Your card is so pretty!
    I love the background and the foiled sentiment
    looks great! I have been collecting foil, but haven't tried it yet.
    Maybe today!

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  41. love the red white and blue details such a beautiful card!! :)

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  42. love the curvy lines in the background...the background paper is beautiful...I like the sketch and design.

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  43. Wonderful card. I like the background, the squares and the foiling.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  44. Great card-- love that curvy white and the pop of red deco foil--so striking!

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  45. Wow, Nancy--one of my favorites! Wonderful design!

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