Saturday, May 23, 2015

OWH Finishing Strong Bloghop


Welcome to my stop on the final Memorial Day bloghop for Operation Write Home. OWH, 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'm helping get the word out. With more and more service  members coming home, the need for cards has decreased significantly. But OWH wants to Finish Strong for their final months, so keep making those cards to help them complete their mission.

The theme for the hop is to make a Red, White, and Blue card using an OWH sketch. I chose sketch #200 for my card and had fun with some watercolor paints.



sketch - OWH #200
paper - Doodlebug - Patriotic Parade
circle stamp - Lil Inker Designs
sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
watercolor paints - Kuretake
embossing powder - Recollections
embossing folder - Darice
ink - Versamark and Versafine
bling - from stash

Make sure to go and visit the other blogs on the hop for some amazing inspiration. Go HERE for the full list of hoppers.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

35 comments:

  1. Love your watercolored circles! Beautiiful card!

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  2. Beautiful card! I love the circles. I am enjoying learning to use watercolors and I love to see how others use them.

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  3. Very neat card! Visually very interesting!

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  4. I am loving that circle stamp. Great way to bring all the colors together. Love this card. April

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  5. great card, love the addition of the clear dot bling. Thank you for sharing and thank you for everything you have done for OWH over the years!

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  6. I love your watercolored circles. The other elements work perfectly with your design. Have a great weekend.

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  7. Kristie, Those interlocking circles look like they were fun to paint/color in, What a bold, fun card! Thanks for all youlve done in being a loyal supporter of OWH over the years!

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  8. Love the embossing and the bling. The interlocking circles are very nice.

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  9. Love all the texture and beautiful details.

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  10. Great card! Love the circles!

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  11. Gorgeous card Kristie, I love the watercolored circles!
    Tammy x

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  12. Fun card! Love the watercolored circles and clear bling. That bit of striped paper on the middle panel really pops!

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  13. What a fun and lovely card, I love all the elements of it. Thanks so much for all your support of OWH and for all of your tutorials that I have learned so much from. Have a great weekend.

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  14. Very fun card, so many layers yet quite simple. Tyfs.

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  15. Fun card! I love how all your cards just seem to pop!

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  16. I'm having so much fun watching you start to color and paint! :) :) :) Hugs!

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  17. I love your take on the sketch and that interesting design on the focal point. Have a great day!

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  18. Wonderful card, Kristie; love love the painted circles! It has been so great to work with you for our heroes and I've learned so much from you, O Queen of the 6x6 Pad!! I look forward to staying in touch!

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  19. Lovely as always. Love everything about it.

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  20. Great card and sketch! Love the colorful circles!

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  21. I am in awe of this card- the overlapping circles are so eye catching! You are still my idol for using whole 6x6 paper pads.....I will accomplish this someday- that is my goal! Thanks for all your inspiration during the OWH years!

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  22. I love this card Kristie! First off I love anything red/white and blue-always have, always will. Your watercoloring is just beautiful and I love the OWH sketch you have used. Perfect! It is bittersweet seeing OWH come to an end. But what it means is awesome, it means that our soldiers will be home more with their family, it means my soldier son will be home instead of deployed every time I turn around, it means my grandchildren will have their daddy home and that is totally awesome!! Thanks for all you have done for our soldiers Kristie, you are awesome!!! Hugs, Brenda

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  23. Great Card!
    Love how all the circles intersect!
    Your designs are always so pretty
    and I especially like the font!
    Thanks for all you & Penny have done for OWH!

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  24. Love the circles on your card, and how you interlaced them, but they're still distinct in the coloring. Gives kind of a graphic-quilted look. Great job interpreting the sketch. Tfs!

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  25. Kristie, your card is fabulous! You nailed that sketch, and all the elements work perfectly together.

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  26. Ohhh I love all of the embossing with the watercolor. The gems are the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Kristie,

    You sure do know how to rock that stamp! What a great card. :)

    Thanks so much for all you've done for OWH over the years. Hope we can stay in touch.

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  28. Stunning! The watercolor technique is adds great variety!

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  29. Perfect card for the hop; I like that you added the striped strip of paper as an accent to all the dots/circles on your card.

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  30. Very striking card. I like the high contrast and embossing.

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  31. Almost like stained glass! Love the effect!

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  32. This is really good...I love the watercolor in the die cute..makes it look cool..love the bright vibrant colors.

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  33. Beautiful, as always! I look forward to your posts, and enjoy them all.

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  34. The watercolor in the circles is fabulous. I love the way it looks like stained glass. Outstanding card.

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  35. Very fun with the circle design.

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