Saturday, June 15, 2013

Art Impressions and Operation Write Home Blog Hop

Hello!  I'm Lee Mae, and my blog is the next stop in the Art Impressions & Operation Write Home Blog Hop.  Kathryn's blog was before mine, or if you'd like to return to the start of the hop, click on the banner above.  Art Impressions has generously made not one, but TWO stamp sets to benefit OWH.  The sets are a lot of fun to make cards with, and for a beginning Copics user like me, very easy to color!  To purchase these sets, click on the banner below and it will take you to where they are for sale in the Art Impressions store.

OK!  Onto the cards!  My first card uses the set Every Hat.
Isn't she just terrific?  The spouses of our Heroes have to tackle every job during deployments, and I know a card showing appreciation for their efforts will be a big hit.  I colored her with my Copics (using 22, yes 22! colors) and I had a really good time!  The paper is from Pebbles Love You More - Blake, and the Art Impression sentiment that comes with this set is stamped on a My Favorite Things Fishtail Banner die.

My second card uses the set Sending Love.
I wanted this card to have more dimension, so there are multiple layers.  I stamped and colored the telephone cans twice, cut out one set and then popped them up with dimensional foam (aka Sandy's "Precious!").  The paper is Basic Grey's Shine On, and the sentiment that comes with this set was stamped and then cut with Spellbinders circle dies.  There are some foam squares on the lower portion of the circle to give it some added lift.

Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you enjoyed my cards; I welcome and appreciate comments!

The next stop is Kerry's blog, Kerry is Chilling.  Enjoy the rest of the hop!

89 comments:

  1. I'm really enjoying the new set... and the color schemes used with them :) Great cards!!

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  2. Great coloring job. Love the choice of papers. Everything pops!

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  3. I really Iike your color and paper choices. Very cute.

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  4. The plaid and the busy lady card just pops from the card. How beautiful!

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  5. The extra little hearts around the cups are a nice touch! And I love the plaid on the first card! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Cool! I like the colors and paper of the first; it's masculine, yet not too much so. The second has just enough going on and the hearts are a nice touch. Thank you so much for your support of OWH!!
    RBBRRMQN at YAHOO dot COM

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  7. Love them both Lee Mae! Both layouts are perfect and yes you can use lots of markers on one picture and you did a great job with it.

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  8. Love the pattern paper you've used. The layering is lovely and terrific job of coloring this very busy lady! I'm sure these will be snatched up quickly!

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  9. Great cards! Love the patterns!

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  10. I love your cards and the papers you used with them- great colors!

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  11. Great cards! I love how you used the colors in the plaid to color the stamp!

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  12. Love the distress look on your love card. Wow, 22 colors. That's some talent. I have been playing with using more colors and different color combos put together, like green and brown.

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  13. Beautiful coordination of your lovely coloring of the stamps and the papers!

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  14. I love your ideas! I like layering and enjoyed seeing what you did!!! Radloff jen at cableone dot net

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  15. This is my first time visiting your blog and I enjoyed seeing your "helpers". I enjoyed the way your colored the image and your "22" colors really showed up!!

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  16. Oh, Love the cards the dimension are just wonderful. TFS.

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  17. LOVE the plaid! The hearts on the phone card are a great addition too! Renee (Art Impressions DT)

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  18. The plaid on the first card is really cute.

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  19. Sending all my love rocks as you made the sentiment the focal point--love it. Really like the paper in the hats card and how it pops on the black cs. Great job!!!

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  20. Hi Lee Mae! Love the burst of sunshine with the yellow and I love the plaid paper! Great color combination! And your love card is gorgeous- love the layers!

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  21. Very nice cards, love the colors (all 22) used on the nice lady, and it matches the paper so well. :)

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  22. Hi Lee Mae! I love your cute patterned papers, especially that plaid for the hat lady! Way to go! The circle for the sentiment on the second one is just perfect. I'm going to have to copy the layout for this one some time. It's just great! Thanks for sharing and happy blog-hopping to you!

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  23. Great 'hat lady' card. 22 Copics - wow - I'm just getting started with them and don't even own that many lol. I really like the paper you chose for the left side of that card, it works perfectly with those 22 colors.

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  24. I agree that cards with the hat stamps on them will be a big hit with our heroes. Your coloring is so good - I want to be a beginning "copicer" like you:) I love the added dimension on the cup card. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  25. You did a great job with the new stamp set!

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  26. Your coloring is wonderful, the plaid paper is so refreshing. I love both cards, these sets are so perfect for OWH.

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  27. Gorgeous cards! Love your plaid and colors on the Every Hat card and your paper and hearts on the Sending Love card.

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  28. Great pick of paper. The plaid is so cool. Loving the colors. :-)
    April

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  29. Love how your colors coordinate together. What a wonderful job

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  30. Great inspiration and the troop families are just going to love receiving your cards , they will for sure put a smile on their faces , love the bright colors : )

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  31. I like the way you inked the edge of the paper on the cup card.

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  32. Wonderful coloring and colors on both...WTG!!!

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  33. Great cards. Love the plaid paper and coloring on the first and the layout of the second.

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  34. Gorgeous card layouts and you picked the perfect pattern papers to showcase the images. I am really enjoying all the great ideas and you surely aced this with awesome work!

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  35. Great cards, I love how your coloring matches your paper.

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  36. WOW!!! Your patterned papers are the perfect compliment to your colored images. Beautiful cards!!!

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  37. Love the papers that you used and the way you pulled the colors from them to use on your images. The many layers on the second card really make it great!

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  38. That plaid is just SO perfect with your hat lady Lee Mae and I like the papers you used for your cup card too. It can be hard to make masculine love cards but I think you nailed it on this one through the papers/colors and just a few tiny hearts. I am so glad you got to join in on the hop. Thanks for all you do to support OWH!

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  39. Both cards are just wonderful! You picked the perfect patterned paper to coordinate with the lady stamp. And I just love the striped and chevron papers you used for the cup cards.

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  40. Lee Mae, your cards are wonderful! I'm so glad you joined in on the hop. Your layouts and patterned papers are perfect, and all 22 colors of those Copics look great on your hat lady! :) Thank you for being so involved with OWH!

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  41. Beautiful, love the plaid paper and the pretty colors. Really like all the cool sayings with the stamp sets.
    Mary L Schreiber

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  42. Oh my. these cards are great...love the plaid and stripes both. Really great coloring too.

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  43. The plaid paper on the 'hats' card is so great!

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  44. Your pups are so sweet! You are one talented lady. I really like your cards and the patterned papers.

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  45. Love the plaid paper and all 22 colors! I only create with two dogs (and 3 chickens outside my window).

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  46. I love how you coordinated the colors in the paper with your coloring, and the matting really made everything stand out.

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  47. Great cards! I like the hearts spilling out of the cup on the second card. Nice touch! Thank you for all that you do for OWH!!!

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  48. I especially like the way you treated the cups. The added dimension is nice. I like the plaid on the lady card.

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  49. I like what you did with the backgrounds and pulling out colors to use on your cards ...the more i see these stamps the more i like them and seeing so many ideas makes me want to do my own thing with them too ...

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  50. I love the plaid in the first card and then the strips in the second. Thank you for sharing.
    Lyn

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  51. Love both your cards. The paper choices are perfect and I really like the layering you do so that your images and sentiment pop! TFS! ~ Marilyn

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  52. I love seeing what everyone is doing with these new stamps sets. You created two great cards with fabulous color and design. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  53. Fun patterns in your card! Your scattered hearts add some interest also.

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  54. Cathy Brandt here. Sometimes Google thinks I'm Dave. I love the plaid on your first card and how you brought all the colors into the stamped image. Really nice job.

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  55. great cards-love the colors used

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  56. Great cards, can't wait to get my own set of stamps!

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  57. Incredible coloring, it looks great, no wonder 22 Copics! Wow!

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  58. The colors you used on the Love card make it a good choice to send to a man or a woman. We have lots of She Heros serving far from home. Lets hear it for the Sheros!

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  59. Thank you Lee Mae for joining th bloghop! Love your two cards, the colors you chose are great! We appreciate you joining us for the new launch! Thanks again! - Kate at Art Impressions

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  60. Those are two fantastic cards - both stamp sets are wonderful!

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  61. Love the papers you used with these images. They accent the colors so perfectly!

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  62. really nice cards, love the papers used.

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  63. Great job in color choices and papers on both cards. TFS your version of these new stamps.

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  64. I made it! I was having an attack of dork-ism with Blogger! But I won the power struggle! I enjoyed looking at your cards - they are inspiring. I have to confess I spent some time looking over your puppies too - so cute!

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  65. Love your cards! Thanks for sharing! And thanks for supporting OWH!

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  66. Love the extra hearts on your telephone can card! Thanks for your support of OWH.

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  67. It is great to meet another dog lover and paper crafter. Your cards are delightful.

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  68. Great choice of papers. Love your cards.

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  69. Love your cards....the colors and the plaid is so fun ...über cute!!

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  70. Great cards and love the plaid paper and how you made it go with the stamp. Very eye catching. Both cards are wonderful.

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  71. 22 Copics in one image?! Wowsa...but you colored it perfectly to go with your paper choice...so cheery. I'm thinking this is going to be a big hit with our Heroes and their loved ones. Thanks to you and your four footed friends for all the support for OWH!
    R/

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  72. You have put so much effort into creating these great cards! Thanks for sharing. And thanks for supporting OWH.

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  73. Like all the layers and extras you added to the second card! Thanks!

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  74. Love how well that plaid paper coordinates but doesn't overpower this super woman! The added dimension and layers on the 2nd one is awesome. Great job!! TFS

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  75. I love the red high heels & tool belt :D
    Mary, Wausau WI

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  76. Love the plaid paper with the all hats lady.

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  77. Very interesting paper choices! I have noticed that Plaid is very popular lately. And boy, does it ever punch up your cards! Nice Job!

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  78. incredible cards! I love the papers you chose!

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  79. Super cards. Love the bright colors and your boxes of dogs!

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  80. Fantastic coloring job. The spouses rcving these cards are going to love them.

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  81. Awesome cards!!! I love them both, great picks on those beautiful papers. :)

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  82. Awesome cards! I love your color and paper choices!

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  83. Holy Cow Girlfriend...22 colors. But she is gorgeous! I love her but the phone card is my favorite...probably cause you used the "precious" so well...but more likely because its just a great card. Thank you for your wonderful efforts for OWH.

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