Saturday, June 15, 2013

Art Impressions OWH Blog Hop


Welcome to my stop in the Art Impressions OWH blog hop. Art Impressions has designed two fabulous fundraiser stamp sets for Operation Write Home. And 25% of the proceeds from the stamp sets will be donated to OWH; so you are definitely going to want to do some shopping.


My first card uses the OWH Sending Love set. This is an adorable set and just perfect for people, like me, who don't enjoy coloring . Since it's a love set, I thought a pink and brown color combo would be fun. I paper pieced the cups on some pink cardstock. I can see lots of fun ways to use this set.

sketch - The Sweet Stop #178
paper - Carta Bella - Giddy Up
stamps - Art Impressions
heart die cuts - Lil' Inker Designs
border die cut - MFT Die-namics
stitched rectangle - Lil Inker Designs
ribbon - from stash
pearls - Recollections
Memento ink

My second cards uses the OWH Every Hat set. Now, this stamp is just perfect for our heroes to send home to their wives who have had to take over everything while their husbands are deployed. My super talented friend, Sandy Allnock, was so kind to color this special lady stamp for me. (Thanks, Sandy!)

paper - Doodlebug - Flowerbox
stamps - Art Impressions
ribbon - May Arts
pearls - Recollections
imaged colored with Copic markers by Sandy Allnock

Your next stop on the hop is to Renee Matarese's blog. If you get lost on the way, you can click HERE to go back to the start of the Art Impressions blog hop.

Thanks for visiting my blog today and have fun HOPPING! 

78 comments:

  1. Really liked your "Love knows no distance" card :) Thanks for sharing....

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  2. Great colorway on the first card. Love the second - Sandy truly is Queen of Copics.

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  3. Very cute cards. I really like the pink and black.

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  4. I love how each card is designed; both are coordinated and pulled together nicely. (I hope that makes sense!) Thank you so much for your support of OWH!!
    RBBRRMQN at YAHOO dot COM

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  5. The pink and brown card is so sweet! Love that color combo

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  6. Great use of sketches and colors. Thanks for sharing your offerings and supporting OWH.

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  7. Ditto...the pink and brown is great!

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  8. Like how you made the "sending love" so pretty without coloring!

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  9. The more I'm seeing what everybody is doing with the two sets, the more I like them! I really do like your phone card! Thank you for supporting OWH! Radloff jen at cableone dot net

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  10. The colors you chose for your phone card and the use of the hearts really set it off right. It was great! You can never go wrong with Sandy's coloring!!

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  11. Both cards are wonderful. But I must say when I saw the love card it felt so warm and cozy like a box of chocolates--I know that's sorta weird-but that's how the card made me feel.

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  12. I adore pick and brown- your card is gorgeous! And I love the yellow ribbon and your layout for your second card- and lucky you to have a Sandy colored image to work with- such fun!!!

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  13. I am loving the hat lady with all the color, the paper, the ribbon and more! So cute!
    :)

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  14. Love your cards, the color combos, the details, so fun! TFS.

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  15. Hi Kristie! We can always count on you for such cute layout designs! I love the "sending love" with the cute pink and brown! That hat lady is too cute. I didn't have time to get to her this week. But I hope to soon. You did an awesome job with her! Happy blog-hopping to you!

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  16. I love the colors you used, both cards are supurb!! You have a wonderful talent. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

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  17. Lovely cards! I love your colors and your paper piecing! TFS!

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  18. Great cards. The pink and brown look great together.
    April

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  19. Love the colors that you used on both cards. I wish I had a friend to do my coloring for me

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  20. Love the pink and brown. Great idea to stamp on colored paper -- not much of a colorer myself-- good tip.

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  21. love how you colored your hat lady love the hot pink pants , she is rocking them for sure: )

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  22. Love the Carta Bella papers you chose, so pretty.

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  23. Awesome cards! I have always loved pink and brown together and that card is super with the cool layout to showcase the cups images. And, your second one has such great coloring on the lady with the hats. And, again, perfect papers to showcase it.

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  24. I LOVE the love card. With the papers it just shines, and you picked perfect colors. Sandy always does wonderful coloring !

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  26. Kistie, your cards are lovely! The designs are so crisp, and they spotlight the images perfectly!

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  27. Perfect paper choices as always! The pop of the yellow ribbon really makes that card sing! tfs!!

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  28. The sketch and papers used in the sending love card are perfect. Love the addition of the hearts. Great papers used on the hats card. Love it.

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  29. Great cards--I like your choice of papers and pretty cool that Sandy colored this image for you.

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  30. Great cards Kristie! I am so excited to be getting so many great ideas on how to use the "Sending Love' set... the sketch you've use is just perfect for it. Terrific choice of papers for your hat lady too... love the chevrons. I am so glad you got to join in the hop. Thanks for everything you do to support OWH.

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  31. Lovely cards. How happy will the recipient be to get either one of them.

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  32. I really love the color combination on the 'love' card! The wavy paper on the 'hats' card goes so well with your coloring! Very nice cards!

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  33. The details on your cards are just perfect. Great paper too. Thanks.

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  34. All the background papers work great.

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  35. Yeah, your first card with the paper piecing is the way to go ( I am not a colorer). I love the way the colors came together to make this a special card. Thank you!

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  36. These are adorable cards! Pink is my favorite color too! I LOVE the pink and brown cup card! :) Thank you for supporting OWH!!!

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  37. Just beautiful, Kristie! I love your paper choices :o)

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  38. Hi Kristie! Both cards have fabulous layouts, papers, and colors. Beautiful work with all the little extras I so admire. I'll be CASING these in the future!

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  39. Nice coloring and very nice cards! I love the layering for the cups.

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  40. i love how you worked the black and pink in on that can card with the hearts ....i never would have thought to use black with hearts but you pulled it off perfect ...
    I like the chevron at the bottom of that hat card too ...great work keep it up ...

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  41. You have such great eye on how to pull things together. Love the paper choices with the stamps. TFS! ~ Marilyn

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  42. You need a great job on the cards. I love the floral paper and the simple message.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Lyn

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  43. I love you paper choices! I too am not good at coloring so I will probably be buying the first card, but both of your cards are lovely...

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  44. You have reminded me to pull out that L'il Inkers die set. I don't know why I forget about it! Love the cards, Kristie! Your work is always so neat, with clean lines and great layering!

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  45. great cards-more of CAS myself too

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  46. Of course pink pants!! Love all the colors and papers, it just works.

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  47. Kristie - you are a Rock Star! :) These cards are wonderful! I love your use of embellishments and layering. And you always seem to pick the perfect layout for the design! Very nice work. (And that's my kind of coloring - getting a pro colorer to do it! Lol!) Thank you for all the support and love you pour into the OWH mission.

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  48. Kristie, your cards are adorable! The pink and brown Sending Love set is so cute, love the layout/design. Plus the papers on the Every Hat set are perfect together. Glad your friend Sandy could help out! :) She's the best, isn't she?! Thanks for joining the hop and working with OWH! We appreciate it! - Kate from Art Impressions

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  49. Hi - great cards!!!!!!! You know all about wearing all the hats - don't you!!!!! I loved this lady as soon as I saw her on Sandy's email to us! I think she is every woman - who among us doesn't wear a bunch of hats - - - and juggle!!!!!! I am so excited to be visiting all my fellow blog hoppers - a bit late - - but enjoying the ride.

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  50. Great choice of paper and colors for these new stamps. Thanks for sharing your version here.

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  51. Love your adorable cards! The Sending love set is so cute and I really like the colors you chose!

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  52. Both cards are cute, but I love the color combination on the first card!

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  53. Love your cards! Thanks for sharing! And thanks for supporting OWH!

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  54. I love how every one of the designers had put their mark on the "everygal's" hats! Your take is my fave so far, with the yellow safety helmet and the white chef's hat... THanks for your support of OWH.

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  55. I really like the use of the chevron paper.

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  56. The color combination you used on your love card is perfect for a girl of any age: young daughter to grandmother. Shoot, I felt loved just looking at it.

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  57. I love Sandy's coloring. I think it has been really cool to see how all of you made cards using the two sets. They are so different.

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  58. Your cards are wonderful!! I love the pinks and hearts on the first one. The second one is so fun! Your coloring is spectacular on the "hats" lady. Renee (Art Impressions DT)

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  59. Love your cards and choices of papers it really makes the image stand out with your coloring. I love these new images.

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  60. Fun! And you got a custom Sandy colored Hat Lady (lucky you! lol) I think that the combo of AI and OWH is a match made in Heaven!
    R/

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  61. Pink is such a great.color for a love card! The brown and colored papers are great with the pink! Thanks!

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  62. Love your color combinations on both cards. Terrific designs!

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  63. Cathy Brandt here. I love every single "hat" card on the whole hop. I couldn't possibly pick a favorite.

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  64. I love your choice of papers....so pretty together! All the layers just go together fabulously and your layouts are just perfect. Great job!!! Yes, Sandy is the "Queen of Copic Markers" is she not? Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us!

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  65. Love the pattern paper & coloring on your cards.

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  66. Of course a couple of Pink Cards! very nice!

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  67. Sweet cards! The colors are great and your coloring is awesome!

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  68. Thanks so much for jumping in on the hop, Kristie - even if I gave you hot pink pants to work with. I knew ya liked pink, ya know! LOL! Love the color combo on the love card too....delish!!

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  69. Very cute cards. Love the pink - very striking.

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  70. Gotta love that pink. A very girly card. Love it.

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  71. Love the pink...your cards are über cute!!

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  72. Love them both, great color choices and love the chevron paper!

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  73. Kristie, these are awesome! I love the colors on the first one and the second is so bright and cheery!

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  74. I am SO in trouble if I have to choose a fav between these cards because they are both amazing. You knocked it out of the park as far as I am concerned with the phone card. But I love the lady in her pristine white tee as well. You are one talented girl. Thank you for sharing those talents with our heroes and their families...and us!

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