Saturday, May 24, 2014

OWH Memorial Day BlogHop


Welcome to my stop in the Operation Write Home Memorial Day Weekend BlogHop.  I hope you are all getting some great inspiration today. For my card, I used OWH sketch #169 and some cute patriotic Doodlebug paper.




paper - Doodlebug - Stars & Stripes
stamp - Paper Smooches
border die cut - Lil Inker Designs
heart die cuts - American Crafts
circle die cuts - Spellbinders
embossing folder - Cuttlebug
brads - Recollections
Versafine ink

And since it is Memorial Day weekend, I decided to also make an AnyHero card which I have already written my note of gratitude and encouragement in it.


paper = Doodlebug - Stars & Stripes
embossing folder - Cuttlebug
stitched star die cuts - Lil Inker Designs
tiny star punch - Fiskars
circle die cuts - Spellbinders

And what a perfect weekend to involve the kids in making and writing their own AnyHero letters. My son and daughter are always eager to share their artwork and give thanks to our Heroes.




I have a challenge for you this weekend. Have every member from your family do an AnyHero card. It's a wonderful way to thank our service members for all that they do for us everyday.

Click HERE to go back to the Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop.
Thanks for visiting my blog today and have fun Hopping! 


82 comments:

  1. I love your paper choice. I just got done using my 6x6 pad. I actually used it on my cards for this blog hop too! Great minds think alike!

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  2. I love your papers with the hearts. Your kids cards are awesome too! Have a great weekend!

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  3. Great papers! they are so bright and awesome cards!!

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  4. The kid cards are so much fun! Love the papers used in the grown up versions. :)

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  5. I love those papers and the simplicity of the designs.

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  6. Two wonderful cards as always...yummy papers and the stars create a wonderful "border on you second card. Tell Seth and Penny to keep up the great work!

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  7. That Doodlebug caught my eye. Thank you for giving us so many fantastic cards to look at. You did a great job!

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  8. The kids cards are adorable, they did a great job. I really like your second card. The star placement is great and the papers are great together.

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  9. So love your main blog card, simple design but sharp paper choices make it crisp and eye catching! So cool to get the whole family involved, thank you for your efforts too!

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  10. I love your cards, and when I say 'your' I mean your entire family! Talented kids! Our heroes will be happy to receive all of these cards. I think the Miss You is my favorite.

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  11. Lovely cards, each one is prettier than the next. Great paper choices.

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  12. all beautiful cards - love that you involve your family - thanks for supporting OWH

    Barb Housner

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  13. What an amazing set of cards! Each one is so pretty and uses such clever layouts!

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  14. I was admiring the first card, not realizing you had posted more. You've been busy. If I had to vote, I'd say the second one is my fav. Just love the paper, embossing, and layout. So glad you are an OWH supporter.

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  15. LOVE the offset circle of hearts with the big hearts - great design :)

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  16. Your patriotic cards are awesome!! Love the way you used the sketches!

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  17. Your a cardmaking guru. Each one of your cards is special with all the attention to detail.

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  18. Wow! Quite the over-achiever and they are ALL wonderful!

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  19. Love the layering and textures!

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  20. I think Penny does a better job at 4 than I do at forty something! :-)
    April

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  21. Wow - I love the 2nd card that uses the I heart sketches layout - very vibrant and striking.

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  22. Wonderful cards. I like the embossing you did on the first one. Looks like your kids really had fun making cards too!

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  23. Beautiful array of lovely cards. Great papers on all of them. The first one is my favorite though.

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  24. As usual, all of your cards are CASE-worthy, including Seth's and Penny's. They did a great job. It's nice that they, too, understand the concept and show their appreciation to our military members. I don't usually use a bunch of hearts on cards, but your first card is outstanding.

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  25. Fabulous cards, I love your Doodlebug papers! Your kids cards are very cute too!

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  26. Bright happy beauties-- all! The papers and colors are so cheerful with perfect layering and stamping. And-- bonus!-- awesome cards by your kids-- good work, Mom!

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  27. Great papers! I love the sketch too and thanks for a great challenge idea!

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  28. Hi Kristie! You do beautiful work and I'm a fan! I love love the Doodlebug heart paper on your first card. It's great that your son and daughter are following in your capable footsteps! Enjoy the hop!

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  29. Great cards!! Can't pick one favorite. Like how you used the circle die cuts on the three circle cards!!

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  30. Gorgeous cards - love your embossing.

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  31. Beautiful cards! And the kids cards are adorable! I'm sure I could get my husband to write a card, but my cats find it difficult to put words down on paper.

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  32. Kristie.. that Doodlebug paper is adorable. I just love your cards. Please let your kiddos know that their cards ROCK!! thanks for sharing ~ Pam

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  33. Have not made a card from OWH Sketch #169 yet. Your card is an inspiration to do so. Thanks!

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  34. I'm not sure whose card I like better! Seth and Penny are giving you a run for the money this time. I do love that Doodlebug paper pack, though. Great job to all of you!

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  35. All of your cards are just wonderful.

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  36. These are so great! Love the cards your kids made. I am sure the hero that gets one of them will be thrilled! Have a great day and thanks for your support of OWH!

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  37. Love the paper choices you made! Those cards have been "saved" for future reference and CASE!!!!!!

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  38. Love the kids cards. Such talent.

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  39. The red, white, and blue heart paper on the first card is adorable!! I also think the dots embossed background really pulls it all together. - Kristal

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  40. Love the circular shape on the first card and all the fun card designs! Off to write up some Any Hero letters!

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  41. The papers are great, and I love your second card! I think it is terrific to involve the kids. I am teaching my 4 year old granddaughter to stamp and make cards, and she loves it.

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  42. Love your papers! You've got some talented kids there. They did a fantastic job on their Any Hero cards. I'm sure that they will be a big hit with the troops.
    R/

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  43. Love them all, partial to the Miss You card. They are all adorable. Great use of color, the design and embellishments. They are sure to cheer any service members day!

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  44. I love the kids' cards !!!! Yours are fantastic as well ;)

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  45. You always do such beautiful work Kristie and it's clear that your little ones have inherited your talent too. Great job kids!! Thanks for joining in the hop and supporting OWH. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  46. This is one of my favorite blogs! Thanks for all the inspiration, including having the family write Any Hero notes! I am eager to case the first card, as I love how the border matches the roundness of the hearts! :)

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  47. These are all amazing, Kristie! I love all of your layers! Great job - thanks for sharing!

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  48. Wow you out did yourself...great group of cards. I especially like the first card, I like that sketch a lot.

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  49. Love love love these cards. They are just beautiful and I simply adore the Any Hero cards made by the children. So so special. Thank you for sharing

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  50. The kids did a FABULOUS job on their cards and I love that they are involved in thanking our Heroes too. Great job on your cards too! Love the different uses of the sketch.

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  51. awesome cards, I'm playing with some of that doodlebug paper myself right now, fun stuff! thanks for your support of Operation Write Home

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  52. Kristie, these cards are great, wonderful job!

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  53. Your cards are so cheerful! And I love the childrens cards so Fun!

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  54. Great Cards!
    Really like all the elements of your cards!

    Your kids did a fabulous job as well!
    Penny put A Lot of love into hers!

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  55. Kristie, Love your cards, but absolutely adore the kids' cards! Thanks so much for all you do for OWH!

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  56. I love the design of your cards! They are different and eye-catching!

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  57. Each of these cards is sooo great! I'm sure our Heroes will love their special Hero mail :)

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  58. These are beautiful. I love the layouts and the papers you used. The embossing is great.

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  59. Our heros will really enjoy getting the cards from your kids. Great idea to include them and is a great learning experience. My husband and I will be doing our any hero cards tomorrow.

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  60. These cards are so awesome!!

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  61. Great cards and love the cards from your kiddos- such a great idea to get everyone in the family to do one. Thank you for sharing

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  62. These cards are wonderful! I LOVE all of the papers you used.

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  63. Wow--lots of great cards in this post. I like the choice of papers and embellishments.

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  64. Great papers and glad to see you included your kids in making cards. What a super example you are setting

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  65. Thank you for showing the sketch-very helpful for us newbies!

    I like how you made it your own design.

    I like the embossing on the any hero card-keeps up the concept.

    The kid cards are better than some I have made! LOL

    thanks for making and sharing.

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  66. How creative to use the patterned papers as your focal points. Thanks for inspiring me to think outside the box!

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  67. What a great set of cards they are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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  68. Your cards and your kid's cards are fantastic and some lucky military person (soldier) is going to get a big kick from the cards.

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  69. Your cards are beautiful and the kids cards are fabulous! We are going to have the kids each write at least one Any Hero today. Thanks for sharing, and great sketch.

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  70. Love the cards you made--the hearts in a circle is s sweet, and #2 was so patriotic! I adore your kids cards, too. Artists in the making...

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  71. Love all the cards, especially the first one!

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  72. I love everything about your first card- the dots embossing folder, the scallop border, the two hearts, the pattern paper, and the candy dots. The second card is a great layout for the stars.

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  73. Great cards, loved the kid ones. TFS

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  74. Love the way you used the sketch...that circular design is awesome. And OH MY, your kid's did such a wonderful job with their Any Hero cards! They are going to be appreciated big-time!

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  75. Love how you used the busy paper in the sketch. I always struggle with using the really busy/bold prints. Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  76. Love the paper! Love all the cards but think the kids should be super proud of themselves!

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  77. So great that you got the kiddos involved in the spirit of the holiday! All of your cards are wonderful and will be greatly appreciated! Thanks for sharing.

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  78. Wow, really great collection of cards! So inspired by your 6x6 concept, thanks for the inspiration!

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  79. Kristie, you have a wonderful collection of cards here! I love all the hearts on the "miss you" card and all the stars on the AnyHero card. A big thumbs up to Seth and Penny, too! I wish my sons were enthusiastic about creating AnyHero mail.

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