Saturday, May 25, 2013

OWH Stars and Stamps Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop


Hello and welcome to the OWH Memorial Day Weekend Bloghop! We're making thank-you cards by following an OWH sketch, either for our heroes to send home, or to send to our heroes to thank them for their service. I chose OWH sketch #171 for my thank-you card, because it's great for using those small scraps of designer paper we all seem to have. I added some embossing for a little interest, along with a punched flower attached with a mini brad.


I made a few more cards too!


Now it's time to go check out the other blogs in this hop to find lots of inspiration for making your own thank-you cards for our heroes! You might even find some prizes along the way, so make sure to leave some love for the participants :)

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend, and please take time to remember and honor those who serve our country now, or served in the past. We wouldn't be enjoying the freedom we take for granted without their bravery, valor, or sacrifice.

Thanks for stopping by :)

Carol

108 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Once again, Carol, you have come up with a great BIG bunch of cards for our heroes. The embossing really makes a big difference with these cards. It gives it that added touch of interest. Amazing job. Enjoy the weekend. It's raining here and will be all day.

Erika said...

Great colors on your card and I love the embossing that you did on your strips. Nice job.

madamewong said...

"I made a few more cards too." What a comedian. Love the textures you've used. It adds so much to a design.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Fantastic group of cards for our Hero's to use or enjoy. Bravo to you for using up those scraps!

ThePurplePlace said...

Wow!! These are all gorgeous...you have been very busy!! I love these and love these wonderful new colors.

sherry varga said...

Nice use of embossing and using up scraps.

~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...

Hi Carol,
BEST use of embossing folders I've seen! Gorgeous end result!
Blessings,
Antoinette

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty, and cheery cards! So nicely done, and a great use for scraps...tfs...

Melanie Rozwood said...

These are very pretty. I like your embossing.

Brittany Snoke said...

Wow, great embossing!

Sybrina K said...

Carol,

You never cease to amaze me -- what a wonderful collection of cards. Love the embossing on dp. I really need to do more of that!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

lol, Carol you are on a roll, I love your cards they turned out so neat!

Leslie Hanna said...

"i made a few more" HAHAHA! You crack me up, but well played!!!! (leslie #113)

Jen R said...

Nicely done for making a lot of cards for a great cause!!! Thank you for supporting OWH!

jimlynn said...

Great color combos and love all of them!!! Lots of pretty card and for a wonderful cause. Love all the embossing on these! Have a great weekend.
Lynn

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

nice collection of cards! very pretty embossing

Marsha said...

I really like this technique of embossing after the scraps have been secured. You have been busy, girl.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful group of cards. I love all the embossing. That is so rich looking on the pattern papers.

postalorphan said...

What a terrific set of cards! Love the embossing, and a great idea for using up those scraps (I seem to have a never-ending supply of those!).

cissymurphy.com said...

Fabulous! You have really gotten a lot done with that sketch and technique and I love the papers you used! I am definitely going to try this. Thanks so much for sharing!

Tammy said...

These are fabulous Carol! What an awesome way to use up scraps and I love the added embossing!
Tammy x

JoAnn Ross said...

You always so impress me, Carol! Again, you've shared a wonderful group of cards with gorgeous colors and the embossing is such a perfect touch!

Barbara said...

WOW super cool cards from you ! That is some amazing embossing.. it came out spectacular!! Then you made so many...Love it!

Ruza Rebel said...

Such a lovely collection of cards! Love how you combined the scraps to create the beautiful cards!

Operation Write Home said...

I just love how embossing can "unify" patterns - very nicely done!
Sandy, OWH Exec. Dir.

Donna Inks said...

Love these! And so many made from your scraps!

Andrea T said...

Thanks for showing all of your variations. They are all great.

Cheri said...

What a fabulous card and brilliant idea for a collection of cards. Love this idea.

Paula S. said...

WOWCarol! What a great job you did with this group of cards. I recognize some of that paper :) and I am so impressed at what a fabulous job you did combing them and the embossing textures add so much to the design. Great work! Thanks for joining in the hop and supporting Operation Write Home!

Sharon Russo said...

Great idea to continuously emboss all the papers.
Thanks for sharing.

byAnnette said...

Pretty Cards!
Like the color & pattern combinations

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Love the colors and the textures of your cards. Very nice!
Happy Memorial Day Weekend! :) Marie (OWH #119)

cinfulcrafts.com said...

Fabulous card! Love all the embossing! TFS

Rhonda Miller said...

Your cards are great.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

What a fantastic stack of cards. Love the embossing through the layers of paper. I will need to try that. TFS

reflections:0) said...

WOW! really great cards I love them and the way you embossed them.

reflections:0)

Sylvia said...

Beautiful cards, Carol, I too love all the embossing! TFS and have a fabulous weekend. #133

Donna Nuce said...

What a great stack of cards to send off! They are so bright and cheery and I love the punched flowers and the beautiful embossing on them. Thanks for your support of OWH and for your many and wonderful comments on my blog! Hugs!

April Story said...

I like how everything flows together, but they are different colors. I need to use this sketch for my 6X6 undertaking. Thanks for sharing it and your card.
April

grandmax2 said...

Nice use of all the bits of designer paper.

Rufus said...

Great group of cards. Scraps? Who would have scraps??? LOL, love embossing over it, somehow ties it all together. Thanks for supporting OWH!
R/

Miriam Prantner said...

Great set of cards! Love how mass producible they are!

Sue D said...

Fabulous with all the embossing.

Julie said...

Wow what a great collection of cards you made there, Carol! I love the embossing, it really adds that bit of richness that makes those pretty scraps sing.

Patricia H. said...

Ha ha - I can so relate to the "little scraps of designer paper" thing! I like how on the card you've showcased in your post, that the papers on the left and right are the same pattern but different colors, and how you've balanced the colors by putting the mainly turquoise flower on the opposite side of the turquoise paper. And applause to you for getting a nice handful of cards created with this sketch! :)
Thanks for supporting OWH.
~ Patricia (Thinking of Inking)

Sheila said...

Wow! That is quite the stack of thank you cards. You go girl! :) Have an awesome weekend.

Studio Diva said...

Wow, so many cards! Beautiful. Love the pieced bits embossed as a unit.

downrightcrafty said...

great cards
Hugs Kate xx

Misty said...

Super, super, colors and embossing, W0W!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://delitefulsuds.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Lynn said...

ALL of those cards are fabulous! I love how you used the embossing textures to add so much more interest to your cards. I have GOT to try that! Thank you for supporting OWH and have a great weekend!

Stacy B said...

What an amazing collection of cards. You are going to make so many people happy in one fell swoop!

stampursocksoff.com said...

What yummy cards. Love that embossing interest! TFS.

Kigz said...

WOW! Fantastic stack of cards! Love all the color and embossing--such a fun combination! :)

ajsdigishoppe said...

Great cards I love the embossing.
Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH!

Amanda
http://www.ajsdigishoppe.com

Seongsook Duncan said...

Oh I love your cards. So beautiful paper and you turned them even more beautiful by embossing. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

JPScraps said...

That's a bunch of great cards!

Barbara Greenberg said...

What a great big bunch of cards you made for our troops. Thanks so much. I love the embossing on them, that always makes the card in my opinion.

Sherry Hickey said...

Fantastic job on your cards, Carol! Thanks for reminding me how beautiful embossing folders can make a card!

Cindy O said...

You are inspiring me to try embossing with some patterned paper scraps! Thanks for sharing your examples. Great colors and textures!

Annie Wills said...

Wow...what a beautiful effect the embossing has on those patterned pieces...love this! Thanks so much for sharing.

Camille Short said...

Wonderful cards.WOW,

Linda said...

Great job as always...I like to think of you as the Embossing Queen! It adds so much interest even to pattern paper...Awesome sentiment. Thanks for sharing!

Ginny said...

Very nice bunch of cards! I truly like your color choices and the embossing

Becca Whitham said...

Your color choices are fresh and fun. They will be perfect any time of the year. Thanks for your participation in the OWH Blog Hop!

Debbie Caldwell said...

gorgeous cards...the embossing is fantastic...anyone would love getting one of these. thank you for sharing and supporting OWH

Kelly said...

Great idea for those little scraps!

JoAnn P said...

I love how you embossed the pieces together.

Kim OConnor said...

Your cards always inspire me:) What great cards, love the embossing. Thanks for sharing!

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. You made a great selection of cards!

Renee said...

What a wonderful group of cards you made! I like the layout you used and all the pretty colors!

paula said...

Thanks for showing up how to use our scraps in a positve way! And I so love your "few more"....way to go!

Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

How fantastic that you made so many cards! Love the embossing that you added to your designer paper. I also like the flower embellishment. Thank you for sharing your card(s) with us! ~ Marilyn

MaryS said...

great use of scraps - i love finding sketches where i can go through my scraps and create a lot of cards - thanks for sharing and supporting OWH

Pam said...

Precious, precious cards that are very well done.

Patricia Chalas said...

lovely cards!!! great colors combinations and the embossing is just perfect!

Susan said...

love how the texture adds so much to the card!

Cindy Sartain said...

These are great. Love the patterns and textures.

Jessie said...

Great cards for a great organization! You did a marvelous job! I love the paper combos w/ the embossing.

Susan Strawser said...

great way to use scraps...really like the embossing, it brings them together

Patti J said...

What a wonderful way to use up those scraps! Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards!

nwilliams6 said...

This is a wonderful and inpressive array of cards! Wow! I am sooooo impressed! Beautiful work.

Cheri said...

Your cards are very pretty. The embossing is a nice touch!

Cheri - John 3:16
www.djssundries.blogspot.com

Tanya Boser said...

Love the embossing, and all the fun patterned paper! Great pile of cards to send too :) Thank you for supporting our troops and joining the hop.

Benzi said...

Fabulous work, Carol. Love all those pretty patterns of paper and the wonderful embossing. You did BIG!!!

Mary Ellen Driggs said...

Your cards are wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

Hugs,
M.E

Crafting Adventures said...

A bright and cheerful collection!

Dodge3670 said...

Great cards. I just love your color combinations and how you ran the pieces thru big shot or whatever you use. The flower are a nice added touch. Nicely done. Thank you for sharing.

Diane said...

wow wow wow- great group of cards and I love how you embossed the patterned paper-- takes 'scraps' to a whole new level! I love to see what you come up with-you always inspire! Thanks for supporting our troops and OWH!

Heather Grow said...

Good job on all those cards. I love the texture that you used. TFS.

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Wow... I would say you made a few cards. What a wonderful collection. The embossing is great. Thanks for joining in.

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous selection of cards, lovely embossed details and pretty colours.
Pauline
x

Jen said...

HOly moly, Carol! What awesome cards! This is a great idea for all of those little scraps!

lesleysoriginalthings said...

I like of how you embossed your card, using two different embossing folders, without having it seem to clash.

Karenladd said...

Wow, you've been busy and ended up with a wonderful set of cards! Love the embossing detail!

Angelica Chambers said...

Carol, I was talking to my son and just stopped when I saw ur cards!!! They are absolutley lovely. I LOVE how the flower matches the paper piece over on the right side on each card! U really have an eye! I must try this with some of my designer papers! Thanks!

Michele from MS said...

Wow - you have been busy! Love all the colorful papers and the embossing is so pretty! Great job!!

silvia said...

Pretty cards! LOVE the embossing!

BobbisTreasure said...

Love the color combination with the embossing - great job!!!

scrappingnana said...

Fabulous cards. Love the embossing and the colors.

Margaret said...

Such a fabulous design! The embossing was a brilliant idea and I love any design that helps me use scraps!

lakeslady said...

What a huge bunch of pretty cards, well done you!
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"

sarahstone said...

I loved your embossed cards! I think I might steal this idea if you don't mind!

Paper Blessings said...

WOW!!! What a great combination of colors and how neat you got all those cards finished for such wonderful cause. KUdos to you!!!

PoJo said...

Love your style! Thanks for sharing!

ptucker6 at cox dot net

Ann said...

Very cute! I love how you used the scraps and embossed them!

heather said...

What a lovely collection of cards !

Kim S said...

What a fabulous set! Gorgeous, rich colors and such fun patterns!

Shannon White said...

Wowzers Miss Carol!! There you go again with making just a few more cards! lol Goodness these are all just Beautiful!! And for such a Wonderful cause too! love the cheery color combos and fun embossing too! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon