Saturday, May 23, 2015

OWH Memorial Day Bloghop - Finishing Strong!


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Operation Write Home, 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 we're helping to get the word out!

The theme for this year's hop is red, white, and blue.  I've made two cards using this color scheme.
I made an Any Hero card with OWH sketch 184, papers from Authentique's Strong 8x8 pad, and a cute stamp from Paper Smooches Circle of Honor stamp set.  I added a bit of color to the image with Copics.

My second card is a modified OWH sketch.
This card uses OWH sketch 64, papers from Fancy Pants Down by the Shore, a sentiment stamp from Whimsy Stamps Guiding Light, Spellbinders circle dies, Memory Box Majestic Anchor die, and Stampin Up! Night of Navy ink (which is a lot darker blue than shows in the photo).  

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27 comments:

  1. Hi Lee Mae! These are both very nice. I love that little Paper Smooches Eagle. I don;t get a chance to visit blogs as often as I used to so I am really glad to see you joining in on the hop today. Thanks for being a loyal supporter of OWH over the years!

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  2. What a fun pair of cards for this OWH blog hop! I love the images and sketches you chose, and it's been fun coming to visit you during the OWH years! I hope to see you in the future too!

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  3. Great cards. Love the eagle.

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  4. Hi LeeMae! Thanks for sharing these yummy cards--how great it is to see that cute little eagle stamp! I feel like we've been friends forever through OWH and I hope we'll all stay in touch!!

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  5. Your cards are gorgeous as alway, I love the anchor card, it is just amazing. Thanks for supporting OWH all these years.

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  6. Great cards! Love the paperand stamp choices!

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  7. Your work is always fun and beautiful done. Great cards.

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  8. I have been wanting to get my PS eagle out too - I think you nudged me toward doing it after I'm done hopping! Beautiful cards as always....love me some luscious layers!

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  9. Wonderful cards with their pretty paper combinations, sketches and images. Perfect for the guys

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  10. Hi Lee Mae- that eagle is one of my favorite images- and I love the card you created. And your anchor card is pure perfection!!

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  11. Wonderful clean and simple designed cards love that little eagle on the first one

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  12. Great cards! Nice scale contrast and choice of papers, the sentiments just pop out, love it! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. Super cute eagle. I love that your cards are manly and yet cute, bet that doesn't happen often, at least for me. :)

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  14. Fantastic cards and layouts, I love the papers!

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  15. I always love your cards, Lee Mae. Great paper and sketch choices. I really need to pick up that Paper Smooches set. Thanks for all your support to OWH.

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  16. Lee Mae,

    These are two great cards! Seems as though I never get tired of seeing that adorable PS eagle, and I love how you used a gold background on that cute card.

    Thanks so very much for all you've done for OWH over the years. I need to make sure I'm a follower to keep up with your crafting adventures. :)

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  17. Hi Lee Mae! You cards are so clean and elegant! You really helped to inspire me when I started making cards for OWH. Thanks for supporting OWH. Have a great day.

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  18. Thanks for giving us the S&S sketch numbers so that card making ideas can be easily brought into reality. Really admire your cards.

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  19. This smooches set is one of my favorites and I never did buy it. I'm going to miss making any hero cards. Thanks for participating in our last hop. Take care.

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  20. I can't pick a favorite ~ both cards are wonderful! Love the paper you chose and all of those layers. Great job! Thanks for sharing

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  21. That cheery little eagle is so cute! Both your cards are great. Thanks for all you've done to support OWH over the years.

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  22. You are My Anchor - well pieced together!

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  23. both of these are so good, I've always loved that Paper Smooches eagle. The anchor card is great, I really like the design and papers used.

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  24. Love both of your cards, but the anchor one is my favorite!

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  25. Great cards--I really like that eagle.

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  26. The anchor card speaks to the Navy wife in me, but that eagle has my attention, it's just adorable.

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  27. Perfection! Both cards are beautifully designed. That Paper Smooches eagle is awesome.

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