Friday, May 24, 2013

OWH Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop 2013


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Welcome to the next stop on the Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog Hop.  The theme for the hop this year is Thank You cards using a sketch.  OWH hosts a sketch challenge every Sunday, so I used one of theirs.  You can see all the sketches here.  I used sketch #162.  To find a list of all blogs participating in this hop, please visit the OWH Stars and Stamps blog here. It contains an InLinkz to each blog.


Operation Write Home (OWH) is an organization that provides our nation's armed forces stationed overseas with blank handmade greeting cards to write home on as well as "Anyhero" cards of gratitude to encourage them. If you are interested in making cards for this great cause, please visit the Operation Write Home website here.





Card Stock:  Not Quite Navy, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Whisper White (SU!)
Stamps:  Stamper's Best (Image), Hero Arts (Sentiment)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip (SU!)
Misc:  DSP - Well Worn (SU!)


130 comments:

  1. I like how you colored your banner.

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  2. Hi Diane!
    Your card is beautiful and I really like the banner!!
    Blessings,
    Antoinette

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  3. Diane, I love this card! The palette and patterns are fabulous. The eagle is so striking. The corner brads are a nice touch. And, the banner is perfect.

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  4. Love this card! The brads, the banner, the colors- they're all perfect!

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  5. What an effective use of that great stamp.

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  6. One of my favorite stamps and you showcased it beautifully. Love the combo of the "Well Worn" DSP and the Kraft paper. Thanks for support OWH.

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  7. great paper choices to back up this powerful image

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  8. Love this colorwway - very elegant.

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  9. Gorgeous card and I love that fabulous eagle image!

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  10. Beautiful. I collect eagles so love this image. Great card

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  11. Ooh, this is WONDERFUL! Love that fabulous eagle, and your paper choices are terrific!

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  12. Really like the image of the eagle and nice choice of papers.

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  13. Love that eagle! The papers that you picked are wonderful with it. Thanks for supporting OWH.
    Happy Memorial Day,
    R/

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  14. That eagle is such a great image and is beautifully set against the pretty patterned papers. Nice job!

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  15. I love eagles and really like how you put together this card. Coloring is great also!!!

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  16. Love the eagle and that you used some of my favorite SU paper. I also like how you positioned the brads in the corner. It is really a very striking card. TFS!

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  17. That eagle is so commanding and appropriate for the day. TFS

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  18. Wonderfully done. I love the layout and your papers are perfect with the eagle image.

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  19. Nothing says America more than the Bald Eagle...I love this card!! thank you for your talent and sharing it with us and supporting OWH

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  20. Amazing card. The eagle is stunning.

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  21. Very classy card. Love the colors you used.

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  22. Very nice card like the detail you added to the banner. It is simple clean and it just seems so right on.

    reflections:0)

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  23. I really love this sketch and that is such a cool eagle stamp. NICE!

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  24. Like the eagle!
    Papers go so well with him.

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  25. Awesome card! I really love the eagle.

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  26. Love the eagle. You accessorized your image beautifully.

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  28. Beautiful card, Diane, I love the image of the eagle, love the design!TFS and have a blessed weekend. #133

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  29. Banner is perfect and I love the touch of 3 brads.
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://delitefulsuds.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  30. Love the majestic eagle image. They really are magnificent birds, we see them here in Washington fairly often and it always takes your breath away.
    Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  31. LOVE that eagle stamp! Very pretty card!

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  32. Love all the elements. I need that eagle stamp! TFS.

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  33. This is gorgeous. I love the stamp you used.

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  34. What a wonderful eagle image. Great job on your card.

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  35. The patterned paper works so well together and the image is bold - it all works together

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  36. Great card--love the banner--so perfect!

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  37. This is a fabulous card - love the colors, and that image is striking!

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  38. love the banner with the sentiment, it really finishes this pretty card.

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  39. Thanks for the inspiration. I have an eagle stamp and I would have never thought to use it on a Thank you card.

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  40. Wow!!! That is a fabulous eagle. perfect for you paper choices. TFS

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  41. My favorite eagle stamp. Fantastic color combination.

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  42. Your eagle image and paper choices really make for a strong masculine card. Love the coopper brad embellishments and the way you layered all your mats. Nicely finished card. Thank you for sharing today! ~ Marilyn

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  43. I really like the antique looking colors.

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  44. Beautiful color choices. Your eagle is so majestic and your clean background really draws your eye to him. Thanks for participating in the OWH Blog Hop!

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  45. Great eagle stamp.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  46. perfect HERO card - any HERO would love to receive - thanks for sharing and supporting OWH

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  47. So pretty, and what a great take on the sketch! Thanks for sharing!

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  48. Nice job! I have that Stampers Best Eagle and it can be hard to figure out just how to work it into a card because it's on the slightly large side. You did a terrific job with it on this card. Thanks for joining in the hop and for supporting Operation Write Home!

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

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  49. Wonderful image, a great HERO card!

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  50. Awesome AnyHero card! I love the thank you banner!

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  51. Love the eagle image and the design of your card. TFS

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  52. Great color combination, love the eagle.

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  53. Awesome card, I love the colors and the eagle.

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  54. BEAUTIFUL eagle! Your card just stands out among the others! Someone is really going to appreciate this card.

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  55. I love the way you aged the sentiment. Great vintage feel to your card.

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  56. Love the patterns you used...thanks so much for sharing this!

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  57. That eagle image never ceases to elicit a "proud-to-be-an-American" response from me. The color combo is perfect. You picked the perfect sketch to highlight the eagle. Thanks for supporting OWH and for participating in the hop.

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  58. this will convey perfectly your gratitude to a hero! such a classy and sophisticated card!

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  59. Great card, but those paper colors are making me hungry!

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  60. Wow, nice sketch, perfect!!!

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  61. I like the striking image of the Eagle combined with the patterned paper. Great card!

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  62. Love the eagle, and OMG I have a piece of that checked paper in my heaplet. (leslie #113)

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  63. Wow! Your card is breathtaking. I love how you distressed the sentiment banner.

    Hugs,
    M.E.

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  64. Very nice card! You chose a great combination of papers, and I really like the banner!

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  65. Very nice card! Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH!

    Amanda :)
    www.ajsdigishoppe.com

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  66. I love your card, the papers are awesome. Very masculine.

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  67. That stamp is beyond words - just an excellent, gorgeous card!

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  68. Love the eagle and the banner. Great reason to make cards!

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  69. I like how you smudged the sentiment. Great job

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  70. Great card. Got to love the eagle - such a noble bird and so representative of all of our heroes.
    April

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  71. This is amazing! I love the eagle stamp and the masculine feel of this card!

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  72. Great masculine card! I really, really like those papers.

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  73. LOVE the eagle and the brads are the perfect touch. The DP and color choices are wonderful to showcase then gorgeous eagle! TFS!

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  74. I have this stamp and you have inspired me to go find it and create something for our heros!!!

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  75. loving that eagle image-great card

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  76. wonderful card, love the eagle image, so great for OWH!
    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

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  77. Beautiful! Have an awesome weekend.

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  78. I love the eagle stamp and how you use tone on tone colors.

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  79. Very nice card. I love the clean look of the eagle.

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  80. Wow....excellent stamp choices. Love the color combination. Thank you for sharing. Great job!

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  81. Such a beautiful image love that you kept it uncolored it creates a dramatic effect

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  82. Awesome and very powerful card. Great going.

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  83. Great papers, banner and image. Perfect brad placement...tfs!!!

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  84. I like the eagle and your choice of papers! TFS!

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  85. Really like how you used the brads. And that banner is perfect. Thank you. Charlsie

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  86. I love how different a simple sketch can look. You made a great card for a great purpose.

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  87. Perfect image for OWH! Love how you used it and your paper choices.

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  88. I love how you grunged up the banner! it is so perfect!

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  89. That is the classic image for OWH and will be inspiring for others!

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  90. Nice color choices, and fantastic stamp!

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  91. I love the papers you chose and the banner shaped sentiment. It goes so perfectly with the monochromatic eagle. Just beautiful!

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  92. Love how you used the eagle image on your card. I like the way you used the white paper with distressed edges for your banner shaped sentiment. It really pops against that darker background. Thanks for sharing

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  93. Great card--love this eagle image.

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  94. I live this big eagle stamp! The colors u used make him stand out even more! Beautiful work! TFS & supporting OWH!

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  95. Terrific card! I love the browns and blues! I haven't done this sketch yet but I think this card is perfect inspiration. Thank you for supporting OWH and have a great weekend!

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  96. Gorgeous image and papers, Thanks for sharing !

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  97. Fabulous card. I love the eagle so much. It is so bold and brave. your details are great too. Thanks for joining in.

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  98. Beautiful card! I love the eagle stamp!

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  99. What a beautiful card. I think this is my favorite of all of the ones I have seen so far. The colors and papers are perfect.....and I love Killer.

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  100. Amazing card and perfect for the theme of OWH. You are such a blessing!

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  101. Wow, I really love this striking eagle image! What a perfect OWH card!

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  102. beautiful stamp! I love your the banner too! Thank you for sharing!

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  103. Your card has a nice masculine look... it's not always easy to achieve.

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  104. Wonderful, unexpected color combination! TFS!

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  105. beautiful card. love the eagle.

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  106. Stunning eagle image...love the simple design.

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  107. The eagle is just perfect! Love how you inked up the banner! :)

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  108. That eagle is amazing! my husband loves anything with eagles and this may be a future card for him!
    Beth F. OWH #114

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  109. The American eagle always looks awesome!!
    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"

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  110. I must CASE this....I love the simple elegance and impact of it.

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  111. Such a glorious masculine card! I love the colors, the CAS design, and of course that amazing eagle is gorgeous! TFS!

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  112. Beautiful, simply beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing this!

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  113. Love your style! Thanks for sharing!

    ptucker6 at cox dot net

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  114. Love the eagle image with the jewel tone colors! thanks for your support of OWH.
    :) Marie

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  115. What a great masculine style card! One of our heroes will love it!

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  116. Awesome card!!! I hope a few of mine turn our this lovely.
    I am enjoying the hop at my own pace. It's hard to rush through so many wonderful ideas. Thank you for sharing.
    Lyn Kaufmann

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  117. Great guy card, and for such an awesome cause!

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  118. Positively beautiful, tahnk you for thinking of our military! (grew up military here!) Nice to see you blogging again! :)

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