Friday, November 28, 2014

OWH Red Friday Bloghop



sketch - Sweet Sunday #193, paper - Doodlebug - Patriotic Parade, doily - Doodlebug, stitched circle die cut - Lil Inker Designs, circle die cut - Spellbinders, border die cut - My Favorite Things, stamp - Paper Smooches, heart die cuts - American Crafts, bling - Doodlebug sprinkles, twine - Darice, ink - Versafine

Welcome to my stop on the Operation Write Home Red Friday Bloghop! If you’ve gotten here without starting at the beginning, you’ll want to click HERE and start from the top. We’re turning “Black Friday” into “Red Friday” by supporting our nation’s heroes!

Operation Write Home is a charity that sends blank handmade cards to service members deployed overseas. They’ve sent nearly 3 million cards! That’s a lot of letters and love heading home to those who are keeping the home fires burning. 

November through February are the slowest months for OWH, and that’s something we as crafters can do something about! We all have a handful of cards in our stash — we don’t even need to take a break from our holiday preparations to just write Operation Write Home on the back and send them in, right? That’ll keep our heroes busy writing home during a long winter away from home.

Be sure to read the information on the Stars and Stamps post so you send in what’s needed (no Christmas cards, no glitter, A2, etc) - and make a hero’s day by giving them a beautiful creation to write home on!

What’s a bloghop without prizes? See the Stars and Stamps post for the full list of goodies by the bloghop sponsors - and go link up YOUR love card there, too! There are prizes for both those who comment on the blogs as well as folks who share their own creation!

The next stop on the hop is…. Laura Bassen.

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

147 comments:

  1. Adooorrrrrable, Kristie! So cute and patriotic at the same time :)

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  2. So patriotic... Love the colors and the layout :)

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  3. Kristie, this is such a cute card! I love all the hearts and how you made it red, white and blue!

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  4. What a very fun and adorable card.

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  5. Your wonderfully layered card is beautiful with it's patriotic colors! The light blue doily sets it off perfectly!

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  6. I love your mix of patterns....great card!!

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  7. Beautiful! And I love the patriotic tone!

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  8. What a fun card. Love the red, white and blue!

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  9. What a fun card! I love how it feels both "wintery" and patriotic!

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  10. Love the red, white and blue on this adorable love card!!

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  11. I am usually not a fan of blue, but his paper is gorgeous! Darling card!
    =] Michele

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  12. Love the papers you chose for this simple sentiment and the doily matches perfectly!! Thanks for sharing

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  13. I love your flurry of hearts--the aqua doily is a really pretty accent. Thanks for your support of OWH.
    :) Marie

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  14. I love doilies, this is a great card!!

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  15. Doodlebug! Their papers make the cutest & happiest cards. You did a super job on this one.

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  16. Love the patriotic colors 7 the wonderful background. Great card!

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  17. Love that doily, did you die it or did it come that color?

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    1. JoAnn, it came that color. Doodlebug has a huge color variety of doilies that coordinate with their papers. So fun!

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  18. LOVE the colors! That aqua really pops!

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  19. Love the PP in patriotic color combo and layout! Beautiful card!

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  20. Wow! Just love the way this card looks. The hearts are wonderful and the doily gives it that extra punch! Beautiful.

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  21. Unusual layout. I especially like the patriotic colors.

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  22. The colors are so appropriate. Very clever use of hearts and sendable anytime of year!

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  23. A very different layout and will try it on a card or two. Love the colors!!

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  24. Love the colors, patriotic with a twist!

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  25. Fun papers and great accents equal a super card! thanks for sharing!

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  26. Really fun paper and the doily intrudes another color and element to the card that is surprising. Thanks for supporting OWH.

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  27. Great card! Love the sketch you chose and the patterned paper!

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  28. cute card, love the red, white and blue

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  29. Cute card. I'd love to know how you got the twine to stay in place.

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    1. Alicia, I punched two holes in the white circle and just thread the twine through and tied a bow in the front.

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  30. Cute card! I'm going to stop back after I finish the blog hop and spend some time here!

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  31. I have a doily die cut but using paper doilies from party store is easier, they make the card so girlie. heehee

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  32. What a nice twist the aqua colored elements add to the color scheme in this! You have such a nice style Kristie. I am always inspired by your work. Thanks for all you do for OWH!

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  33. Great card. Love how the added red heart really makes the sentiment circle pop compared to your card below using the same sketch.

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  34. oh my gosh I love that paper...the red, white and blue hearts. The doily is a great focal point. Super card!!

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  35. How do you know who I am if I am marked as unknown? I don't have any of those other IDs????

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  36. great use of so many backgrounds and textures. :)

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  37. Such an incredibly heart-warming, heart-touching way to add special meaning to this day! Your card: pure delight!
    ~c

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  38. I adore the red white and blue theme to this card! So patriotic thank you so much for sharing this with us!

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  39. Hearts, hearts, and more hearts. Love that and the patriotic colors. A great card for our service men/women. TFS.

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  40. Great card and love that you used a red, white and blue color combo. TFS

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  41. Awesome creation and awesome cause...

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  42. LOVE the aqua blue thrown in the mix of red, white and blue!
    YAY! GO, GO, RED Friday!!

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  43. Cute card. So colorful and bright.

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  44. What a fun and bright background! The doily really makes the sentiment pop on the card too.

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  45. what a bight cheery card, fantastic! i'm going to watch your tutorial on using 6x6 pads. i have way too many and could use allot of discipline!

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  46. Lovely card and great color combination. How fun it would be to receive one of these.

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  47. WOW so cute!!!!! I LOVE IT! the colors, the layout, the designs <3

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  48. so many hearts - lots of love!!!

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  49. Great card! Everything just goes together wonderfully.

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  50. Love the doily and those colors together!!!

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  51. Oh Wow!! Super bright & cheerful card! I love that multicolored heart paper in your background!

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  52. Love all of your great details! The twine, dots, dies cuts, doilies - perfect!!

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  53. What a cheerful card! Doilies are such a great embellishment.

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  54. Very colorful and patriotic love card. Nice job!

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  55. Red, White and blue hearts with that pop of teal color. Fantastic.

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  56. Nice layout - very cheerful card. Doilies really add nice texture too.

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  57. Wow, this card is just adorable! I love that sweet simple sentiment set in a white circle against that pretty blue doily and then all set against that great color combo and that wonderful pp!

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  58. Who would have thought all those different patterns would go together but they are wonderful.

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  59. Cute, loving, AND patriotic card--well done! I'll have to review your 6x6 tutorial...You have awesome self-control if you use up one paper-pad before using the next.

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  60. I really love this card,
    Kristie!

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  61. Wow, this is one card that pops! Love the bright red white and blue that says patriotic and love at the same time. Thank you for sharing!

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  62. I'm loving this red, white and blue patriotic card. So darling. LOVE!!!

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  63. Patriotic and lovey all at once!

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  64. Love this patriotic card. Love the color of that doily! TFS

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  65. Fun Card!
    I especially like the "Hugs"
    and red dots for an accent!

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  66. I have that same paper .. you can't go wrong with red/white/blue!

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  67. You rocked the patterned paper on this card!!! Well done!!

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  68. Love this card! So cute and I love the pp.

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  69. Such a sweet card. I love that heart paper!

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  70. Great way to use a red white and blue color combo! That blue doily is awesome!

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  71. bold, bright card.. how could that not cheer up anyone's day? great card!

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  72. Love the red, white and blue on a love card. Very pretty design!

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  73. Striking!! Love the red, white and blue. Thanks.

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  74. The use of the doily is a nice touch.

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  75. Fun to have the colors be patriotic with a "frilly" valentine.

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  76. Love your color scheme. Patriotic, but I think that light blue doily gives it a bit of a twist. Great love card. Tfs!

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  77. Hearts galore! I love it!! The color scheme is a fabulous touch to such a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing.

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  78. Everything about this card is adorable from the paper to the font! That light blue doily sets off everything perfectly!

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  79. Such a cute card! Really love the background inspiration dp, all those multi colored hearts, inspiration for the other colors. Great contrast, great layers with different techniques and textures, definitely special. TFS!

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  80. Love all the hearts on the background :)

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  81. Such a happy, cheerful card! Love those papers!

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  82. I love the colors- and the blue doily- a beautiful touch! You have such a great attention to detail- love the twine and the enamel dots!! Thanks for supporting our troops!

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  83. That's an amazing card, love the colours:-)

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  84. Love that background paper. Great card.
    thanks for sharing.

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  85. I ❤️ This card! Such a happy wonderful color combination.

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  86. Love the use of doily in this card, lovely colors too, and the hearts..just perfect

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  87. Such a cheery card! It is neat that you found some red, white and blue heart paper! Nice layering and thank you for hosting a stop on the hop!

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  88. amazing! love the colour and pattern mixes!

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  89. Very cute card. Brings a smile to my face.

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  90. Love the way you mixed textures,and colors.

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  91. Super sweet papers and fun sentiment! TFS!

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  92. Love the red, white and blue!

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  93. Love it! Great colors and so many hearts to show you care!

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  94. I love the use of the earts as oth te ackground and accent.

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  95. I love your color scheme. And the doily is so beautiful.

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  96. So pretty and such a smart color scheme.

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  97. I love the combination of the patterned paper - it's so pretty!

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  98. I'm a quilter so I like cards that combine different patterned papers. Very nice.

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  99. Love, love, love this card. The colors are fab! Turquoise doily is wonderful!

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  100. Oh my!! The colors, the texture...I love it!!

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  101. I love the patriotic theme. Gorgeous.

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  102. That is a Wow card! I love the colors and the mix of papers!

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  103. Wonderful layers. Love that blue background paper!

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  104. Love patriotic love cards. Great card Kristie! Thanks for your support of OWH!

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  105. I can feel the love in this card! :)

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  106. Nice, such a cute card! I love the hearts and thet red, white and blue!

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  107. Hi, Kristie.

    How exciting to see your blog as a stop on the hop -- and what a fun card! I love all the dimension and texture. :)

    Thanks so much for all you do for OWH!

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  108. How perfect are these papers?! I love that doily too!

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  109. pretty, patriotic and cheerful all at the same time!

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  110. I love all that color and texture. What a fun Red (white and blue) Friday card!

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  111. LOve the layers and the colors!

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  112. You did a great job with all the layers. Thanks for sharing.

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  113. SUPER CUTE card Kristie!!!
    LOVE your hearts, SO MANY LOVELY HEARTS, it makes my heart sing!!!
    LOVE your color combo too!!!

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  114. I love the Doodlebug Paper you used on your card. So cute!

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  115. I love the colors and how this card pops. Really an eye-catcher!

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