Friday, May 24, 2013

Operation Write Home Memorial Day Bloghop


Welcome to the Operation Write Home Memorial Blog Hop the biggest and best bloghop on the web.  If you started here and want to go to all the blogs in the hop, click on the photo above to go to the OWH Stars and Stamps page for the bloghop.

The theme of the bloghop is to make a "Thank You" card using one of the OWH sketches.  You can view all the OWH card sketches HERE if you would like to use them in the future.  My card uses OWH Sketch #161 (turned on its side).  I wanted to make a more masculine Thank You card.

Sketch Challenge #161


Products Used:
DSP:  Authentique Genuine "Forever" and "Friendship" and 6x6 Bundle
Stamp Set: Dare2B Artzy "Thinking of You"
Ribbon:  American Crafts
Creative Memories Tag Punch (retired)
Sizzix Stars #2 Die
Ink:  Tim Holtz Distressed Ink Faded Jeans
Marvy Uchida Extra Fine Deco Color Liquid Gold Opaque Paint Marker (which somehow made a gold spot on my new jeans) (the things we put up with for our art!)

Hop on back to the OWH Bloghop Post to see all the other blog participants!  
Have a blessed Memorial Day weekend!
Donna

You can visit my Creative Memories website HERE.


126 comments:

  1. Love the paper you used. It looks like blue jeans. The gold ribbon really stands out also. Great job!

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  2. Very nice card! I like the denim look, too.

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  3. Hi Donna!
    LOVE the title of your blog! And love the blues and layers you've used in your card! BEAUTIFUL!
    Blessings,
    Antoinette

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  4. What a cool card! I love the pop of yellow ribbon. The blues look just like denim - some guy is giong to love this one!!

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  5. Great card! Love how you used the Authentique paper!

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  6. I love the paper pieced chevrons on the right of the card. I have seen that done before...but really need to give it a try. I think the paper you used is perfect for this technique (I love Authentique).

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  7. This is really cool. I like the papers you used.

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  8. Love the denim look and the zig zags!

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  9. love how you made the printed paper into chevrons!

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  10. Beautiful card Donna! I love your take on the sketch and your fabulous papers!
    Tammy x

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  11. so cute your card! i like the denim look so much!

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  12. Beautiful card. I love Authentique paper and recognized what you used right away.

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  13. Love the chevrons and the tag. This makes a beautiful thank you card for anyone.

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  14. Great take on the card. Love the denim and blues with your touch of another color. Very nice.

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  15. I love your interpretation of the sketch.

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  16. Wonderful masculine card! Love all the denim papers!

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  17. You totally rocked the sketch with a very cool masculine card! Love the denim. Thanks for supporting OWH!!
    R/

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  18. Really wonderful card! I love the papers you used.

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  19. What a cool card. It reminds me of denim and love the touch of gold color to go with it.

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  20. Very nice color use, especially with the gold. I like this one!!! Thank you for supporting OWH!

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  21. Oh my gosh I love this! I love how you used the paper and the layout you chose! Super cute!

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  22. The denim is great...what a super card very well done. thank you for sharing and supporting OWH

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  23. Love the look and the paper you used. What a great card. Love the chevron strips.

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  24. Great card. Wonderful colors and details.

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  25. Great card you nailed what you where going for. Thank you, for your service to our great country as well now on the home front with OWH.

    reflections:0)

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  26. I love the paper you used- It looks like a piece of jeans and is really awesome!

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  27. This is crazy good! All that rustic, denim with the pops of gold. Fabulous! Thanks for your participation in the OWH Blog Hop and your years of service to our country!!

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  28. such a great look, one of a kind for sure!

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  29. Wow, so awesome! Love the zigzag pattern on the side.
    Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  30. That paper is incredible! nice work!
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://delitefulsuds.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  31. Thanks Donna for your service. Your card is beautiful - artistic. Great colors and patterns.

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  32. AWESOME!!! Your chevron is SO cool, and I'd love to know how you created it! I love the denim look & feel of this great card!
    Thanks for your devoted service, and I wish you a happy Memorial day weekend!

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    1. Carol I just cut it out of the DSP! I love this DSP and it has a cool chevron design on one of the sides.

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  33. Beautiful card, Donna, I don't know if this was paper pieced or you just had the triangles in paper like that, but the card is totally beautiful! TFS and have a great weekend. #133

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    1. The chevrons are on one side of the paper. Very easy to do!

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  34. So beautiful. Looks like a lot of work. Wowza!

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  35. Great card. I love the chevron stripes.

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  36. Donna, Great card! Love its textures and layers. Most importantly, thank you for your service to our country.

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  37. Great card! Love the chevron! Thank you so much for your service to our country--you're amazing :)

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  38. Thank you for your service to our country. The card is great.

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  39. Love that you used zigzags in place of the strip - nice take on the sketch!
    Sandy, OWH Exec. Dir.

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  40. So love the denim look! Never thought of making a card like this but will definitly do it now! Thanks so much for sharing your neat card! (Amy A. #118)

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  41. Those chevrons on the side are totally awesome! Love the denim paper and the bold gold ribbon. Wonderful masculine card! TFS! - Marilyn

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  42. such a great card - pretty papers & colors!

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  43. Great card - love the big chevrons on the side! Perfect for a masculine card!

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  44. WOW!!! Love this design of your card. Beautiful paper.

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  45. love the "denim" look and how you turned the sketch

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  46. Thanks for sharing such an inspirational look. Great interpretation of the sketch.

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  47. Fantastic card, Donna! I love the layers and texture. The paper really looks like denim fabric! You rocked this one!

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  48. Love the gold accents...it really punches it up a notch. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  49. Great take on the sketch. Very creative, and I can see all the elements present. I really like your tag and stars especially. Great job!

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  50. Fabulous card! I LOVE the DP!

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  51. love your paper selections - perfect HERO card - thanks for sharing and supporting OWH

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  52. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

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  53. I like the distressed, masculine look of your card and how you turned the sketch! Nice! TFS and supporting OWH!

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  54. I really love the chevron elements on this card! Great stitching too!

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  55. Love how you've used the tag element to frame your sentiment in this card and the choice of papers too. Nice work Donna! Thanks for joining in the hop and for supporting Operation Write Home.

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  56. Love the colors and the zig zag!

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  57. Beautiful card. Love those papers and the chevron borders. Thanks for sharing.

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  58. I love the zigzaggies on the right side.

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  59. Great card! I like the blue and yellow color combo and the denim feel to it.

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  60. What a great choice of papers. That is a great sketch. Thank you. Charlsie

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  61. gotta agree w/everyone else. that paper is like comfortable blue jeans and quilts. love the "homey" and comfortable feel to it and your use of gold to add a touch of richness works great. wonderful interpretation of the sketch!

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  62. Love the subdued, denim theme!

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  63. Very nice card which is spot on in support of all the individuals who serve our country every day.

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  64. Like how the chevrons were cut out---very cool idea.

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  65. Love the papers that you used really has a very cool look to it

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  66. Great card - I like the chevrons the best

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  67. Terrific card. I love your take on the sketch turning it sideways and using the tag and stars.

    Hugs,
    M.E.

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  68. Love love love this! (leslie #113)

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  69. I love the adaptation of the sketch, great job :)
    Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH!

    Amanda :)
    www.ajsdigishoppe.com

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  70. fantastic card-great paper

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  71. Wow! That's such a wicked good interpretation of the sketch and the textured detail is amazing! It's so going to make some lucky recipient think of favorite comfy jeans and warm cozy quilts of home. Thanks so much for your service and ouch on your spotted new jeans! At least it happened for a good cause.

    Btw, life got in the way, but your stamps and paper should arrive by Tuesday if they haven't already. Sorry for the delay!

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  72. Breathtaking creation! Really inspiring!

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  73. I like the denim look.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  74. This card has a lot of energy with the chevrons!! good job!

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  75. This is terrific! I love the paper design on the chevron strips!

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  76. Oops! I also meant to add how thankful we are for your years of service to our country! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  77. Oh what a great interpretation of the sketch. Fabulous papers and design. Love it! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  78. Thank you for your 34 years of service! Your card is amazing ! Love the denim look of this very creative card. TFS

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  79. great color combo, thanks for sharing your card!
    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

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  80. This card makes you want to reach out and touch it just to see if that is really denim. I bet our guys and gals in camo are going to love it. Thanks for supporting OWH.

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  81. I like how you turned the sketch sideways and substituted the tag for the oval. It's a great masculine card!

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  82. The demin look looks awesome and it goes with the stars very well.

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  83. Love the paper pattern. The tag is awesome. The gold color is awesome. Nicely done. Thank you for sharing.

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  84. Fantastic card, love your interpretation of the sketch.

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  85. Very nice. The gold and blue with stars says "patriotic" and I get a constellation feeling from the white stitching, which works for a hero card, too. Great take on the sketch!

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  86. What a great card. I love that tag on the front and the chevrons. Looks great.
    April

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  87. Love these pretty colors.... very vintage!

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  88. Thank you for your service! Saw your card and immediately thought jeans, talk about comfort. Had to laugh about your new jeans. Doesn't that happen to all of us?

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  89. I love the denim look of this paper and the chevron stripes. I think the bright gold ribbon is the perfect touch for this design. I am inspired by you....continuing with your project even after you added bling to your jeans. lol. Thanks for sharing ~

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  90. Gorgeous card...great details, paper and sentiment! WTG on that tag!

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  91. love your chevroned, turned on its side, star die cut version of the sketch!! looks great!

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  92. thank you for all of your years of service. Your card is beautiful. I love the colors and you choice of papers.

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  93. What a nice card! You sure pulled out all the stops on this one!!Many details : Tags, chevrons, turned the card, a bit of ribbon and do I see ink on those edges... way to go!

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  94. Wow, I love the papers you used for this card and your interpretation of the sketch.

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  95. First of all, thank you for your service to our country. I am humbled by it. Second, I had to go on a hunt for these papers. They are extraordinarily detailed and versatile. Who doesn't like denim, after all? Your card would make Authentique proud. I'm hoping zig-zags never go out of style. The bright goldish-yellow on the layered tag provides just the right amount of pop. Thanks for your support of OWH and participating in the hop.

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  96. Love the handmade quilt look of this card. Beautiful colors and patterns, the 2 large kraft stars balance nicely with the dark blue one and are a nice touch. Thanks for your service and dedication to protecting our Freedom. I appreciate the inspiration and that you are a part of the OWH Memorial Day Blog Hop!

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  97. What a great masculine card, but I am certain any lady would love to receive it too: the colors, papers, details, all so perfectly put together. Thank you for your many years of service and for your support of OWH !

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  98. I believe u succeeded in making a lovely card that any man would enjoy receiving! The tag with a little ribbon attached instead of a bow was a nice touch! TFS and joining with OWH!

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  99. Amazing card! I love the bold chevrons and the pop of yellow! I hadn't tried this sketch yet but with your take on it I think I will be giving it a go. :) From one Vet to another, Thank You for your dedication and service to our country. Thank you for supporting OWH and have a great weekend!

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  100. wonderful card. I love tags on cards and your did an amazing job. Thanks for joining in.

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  101. Fun paper with the denim chevrons. Is that real stitching--even it isn't it creates a wonderful effect. thanks for sharing and for supporting OWH.
    :) Marie

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  102. Wonderfully detailed card, and I love how you turned the orientation of the sketch! TFS!

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  103. Love this card. Looks like patched up jeans. :)

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  104. Love how you thought out of the box and used a tag instead of a circle. I can do that... thanks for sharing

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  105. Love your color scheme! Fabulous card.

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  106. Super cute use of the tag on the card! Love that you used it that way! :)

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  107. Beautiful DP used on this card. Great job!
    Beth F. OWH #114

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  108. Great card!! LOVE the denim texture!!

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  109. I love this look! What a great card!!!

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  110. I have always loved the use of tag art and this card is really different, great job.
    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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  111. What a gorgeous card! Love the denim look, and your sentiment is perfect! TFS!

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  112. Think you nailed the masculine look you were going for and so much more! It's wonderfully creative take on the sketch! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  113. Love your style! Thanks for sharing!

    ptucker6 at cox dot net

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  114. Awesome card! Love those papers. Keep on wearin' those jeans, just say they are embellished, lol!

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  115. Your card has a wonderful masculine feel to it. The blog hop has been such great fun. Great way to spend Memorial Day weekend. Thank you for sharing.
    Lyn

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  116. Love the masculine grungy take on patriotic, perfect AnyHero card. Great use of Creative MemoriesTag Maker. TFS and supporting OWH.

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  117. Love the colors on this! Beautiful! Thank you for your service..you are appreciated!

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Thank you so much for your comments. I read and enjoy all of them.