Saturday, May 25, 2013

OWH Memorial Day Weekend Bloghop

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  I am excited to be a part of this blog hop, along with many talented individuals and wonderful companies.  What a great way to show support for our heroes!  As you are enjoying your long weekend, please remember the sacrifices that these folks make each day so that we may enjoy our freedom.


When you are ready to move on, just click on the photo above - it will take you back to OWH, and the full list of participants!


Today, I used sketch #150 from the Operation Write Home Sketch Library for my inspiration.

 
And here is my card:
(Supply List Below)

Enjoy the rest of the hop, my friends!
There is SO much inspiration here, and so much love and support for our military.

(Leave comment to be eligible for blog candy...
See yesterday's post for candy info!)



HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!
Patti J.

SUPPLY LIST:
(I couldn't resist playing with more goodness from Scraptownlady!)
Spellbinder's Nestability "Sm. Ovals"
Kraft Cardstock
Versafine Brown Ink

144 comments:

Glittered Paws said...

Very pretty - and the message is so strong - what a great job you did - love the tree with the swing.

madamewong said...

Love the vintagey colorway. Beautiful!

Stef H said...

this is gorgeous! just gorgeous!!!!

hope your weekend is spectacular!

hugs :)

Lynette said...

What a cool sketch and a wonderful card, Patti! Love the tree and the cute little bird. And the colors are so subtle and pretty, too.

Kigz said...

Gorgeous tree and papers! :)

sherry varga said...

Gorgeous tree and swing. Love the little birdie too!

~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...

Hi Patti! Your card is among my favorites in the hop...so peaceful and beautiful!!
Blessings,
Antoinette

Cheri said...

What a gorgeous card, my friend!! I love your soft colors, they're so refreshing.

Brittany Snoke said...

Beautiful colors! And the tree is just lovely!

Melanie Rozwood said...

Very elegant. I like the colors and layers.

Sybrina K said...

What a pretty card! Love how the use of brown brings together the tree, the swing, and the sentiment -- and connects them with the base of the card.

Beth Norman said...

Such a beautiful card. The tree is fabulous. Your layering is awesome.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Beautiful card Patti!

Marsha said...

This is a gorgeous card. Love the soft colors and the cut out.
I popped over to stamptownlady. First visit. Thanks for the chance for your blog candy. And thanks for supporting OWH

Jen R said...

That tree really makes this card! Very nice!!! Thank you for supporting OWH!

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

beautiful sceen you've created here, love the little swing!

Joan said...

I love the soft colors of the printed papers you used. The whole card has such a nostalgic feeling. Thanks for sharing this lovely creation.
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Verna Angerhofer said...

This is beautiful and elegant. Love the sentiment as well.

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card Patti! I love the soft colors and that fabulous tree!
Tammy x

Dana D. said...

Your card is gorgeous. Wonderful colors and details. Really really nice!

Barbara said...

Very pretty card! The whole scene just captures the romance of spring in some magical novel I read somewhere.

reflections:0) said...

What a great card! Very pretty.

reflections:0)

Donna said...

Beautiful, like the paper combo's and the layering behind the oval, it all blends so well!

Anonymous said...

I love the tree with the swing and the colors are just beautiful. Thank you. Stephanie Allison

Andrea T said...

This card is all around beautiful. Hallmark move over! TFS

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card Patti. That tree is so pretty... and I love the blooms.

Sandy Allnock said...

Wow, elegant! I love that die, and the details you've added let the tree take the stage. Nice!
Sandy, OWH Exec. Dir.

Rhonda Miller said...

Your card is so lovely.

Tami B. said...

This is so pretty and such a charming card. I love that tree and the little swing.

postalorphan said...

This is gorgeous! I love all the details - must go shop IO for some of their new goodies, especially that tree die!

Kelli Acopan said...

how beautiful!! love the soft color palette!!!

Leslie Hanna said...

Fabulous detail and so feminine!

Robin Clendenning said...

Very pretty card! Love it!

byAnnette said...

Pretty Card!
Love the delicate colors and design!

cinfulcrafts.com said...

Just one word... PHENOMENAL! I love, love, love this card! WOW!

JPScraps said...

The card is lovely! Love the tree swing.

Sarah said...

Absolutely stunning-- the tree swing is sooooo cute!

Betty: Reflections with Coffee said...

I'm a sucker for trees. Thought you cut this one out -- now I know I must get the die for it.
Gorgeous card --- to swing its way to an hero!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful card. Love the Tree

Sylvia said...

Lovely card, Patti, love the soft colors and your design! TFS and have a great weekend. #133

Amy Johnson said...

What a beautiful and lovely card! one of my favs of yours yet!

Cissy Murphy said...

This is just so soft and soothing. Such lovely dimension! Thanks so much for sharing your card with us.

RoseofGold said...

beautiful card. so pretty.

Jen said...

Beautiful! I love the soft colors with the kraft paper. It's just lvoely all around. :)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I am so glad you joined in on the hop. This is just gorgeous. I didn't sign up b/c I was not sure where I would be. :) Great work, PJ!

Sharon Russo said...

What a delicate card. Very nicely done.
Thank you for sharing.

grandmax2 said...

Very nice, you can almost smell the blossoms on the tree.

Donna Nuce said...

I love your elegant card. So classy! Thank you for supporting OWH.

Paula S. said...

Such beautiful detail in this card! The subtle colors and the flowers in the tree...and the little bird... So much to look at and admire. Thanks for joining in the hop and for supporting Operation Write Home!

Paula S.
OWH Blog Team

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card! The delicate features are a treat to the eye. The lucky recipient of this card will surely enjoy it! The scene just takes you away . . .
Mary, Wausau WI

Becca Whitham said...

So beautiful. Every detail has been thought through making the whole card something to be treasured. Thanks for your participation in the OWH Blog Hop!

Rufus said...

Patti-everything about this card is soft, calm, pretty and serene! The colors, image, die cuts...love 'em all! Thanks for your support of OWH. Hope you're having a great weekend and Happy Memorial Day.
R/

Jules said...

This card is amazing and made me feel like I was right there sitting beneath the tree.

Patricia Chalas said...

your card is adorable i love the soft colors

Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous card! I love the dies they are so delicate and beautiful papers!

Stacy B said...

This is such an elegant card and so delicately created. Nice work.

garnett said...

love the soft colors in your card. Very pretty card

Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

I love how the tree with the swing extend off the oval background. Such a pretty card! Thank you for sharing it with us today! ~ Marilyn

Sheila said...

A very beautiful card. The swing is perfect. Have an awesome weekend.

Karenladd said...

love everything about this card! The die cut label is the perfect way to accent the tree.

Karenladd said...

I am following the Scraptown Ladies blog and yours as well!

Studio Diva said...

Beautiful card, with a nostalgic feel. Love it.

Misty said...

This is a beautiful card, soft and subtle. I love the tree.
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://delitefulsuds.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

stampursocksoff.com said...

Love that tree. Reminds me of a dogwood. TFS

JoAnn P said...

Wow, great card. The paper and tree are so pretty.

April Story said...

That tree die is lovely. And I like how you added the flowers. Just an all around beautiful card.
April

Mary Ellen Driggs said...

Your card is beautiful. I especially love the sentiment.

Hugs,
M.E.

ajsdigishoppe said...

I love the tree! Great card :)
Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH!

Amanda
http://www.ajsdigishoppe.com

JoAnn Ross said...

Wow, that's beautiful! I have that stamp, and really like it, but have never highlighted it with all the gorgeous detail you did! Wonderful card that will bring a peaceful place to some lucky recipient!

Annie Wills said...

Gorgeous color combinations and that tree swing is beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing!

Barbara Greenberg said...

Love the tree on your card, it is so beautiful.
Is it a dogwood tree? My favorite tree.

Barbara Greenberg said...

Love the tree on your card, it is so beautiful.
Is it a dogwood tree? My favorite tree.

Debbie Caldwell said...

This is such a precious card, dainty and soft. The tree is great and the colors are so nice together. Thank you for sharing your talent and supporting OWH, and for a chance to win some Blog Candy!

Camille Short said...

Oh,this is beautiful! Another item on the wishlist - that tree!

Ginny said...

That tree is absolutely STUNNING addition to a card!
Excellent color choices too!

Lynn said...

That card is soooo pretty! That tree is amazing the way it hangs off and the little flowers in the branches. Very nicely done! Thank you for supporting OWH and have a great weekend!

Chelsea said...

Wow .... Gorgeous!!!

Kim OConnor said...

Wow, what a lovely card! Thanks for sharing:)

Patricia Hays said...

Your gorgeous card stood out among the thumbnail images on the OWH blog hop page! The soft colors are so pretty, and that tree die is amazing. Thanks for sharing your talent with OWH!

Barb said...

a beautiful card

Susan Strawser said...

very pretty card. i like the PP behind the swing

Margaret said...

Lovely! The tree is wonderful and I love the soft colors!

Linda said...

Stunning card...a fave image of mine...love all the great details! WTG!!!

paula said...

Beautiful! Love the soft colors.

Kelly said...

Love your tree die with the swing. The bird looks like he is missing someone!!

MaryS said...

Beautiful card - thanks for sharing and supporting OWH

MaryS said...

Beautiful card - thanks for sharing and supporting OWH

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

What a spectacular card. Just beautiful.

Renee said...

Wow! Simply beautiful!

Jessie said...

What an amazingly lovely card! I love the tree and bird and the added touch of or the flowers on the tree. Just beautiful!

Lee Owens said...

What a beautiful card , so many special little touches everywhere you look . I have to say this is my favorite so far

Anonymous said...

such a sweet card, all the elements go together so well, it's a beauty!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Cindy said...

Lovely card. I really like the tree with the swing.

Made In The Shelter said...

What a beautiful card...love the colors, the kraft, and the little bird on the sentiment. Thanks for sharing!

Susan said...

such a peaceful card! love the die cut and stamping!

Cheryl said...

This is beautifuL! I LOVE the tree and pretty colors.

Colleen Schaan said...

Beautiful card! TFS

Carol L said...

Your card is like a breath of fresh, spring air! I love the soft, subtle colors, and those tiny flower buds on the tree! Simply gorgeous!

Nancy M said...

I LOVE the subtle 'quietness' of your card, if that makes sense. Nice job; TFS! RBBRRMQN at YAHOO dot COM

scrappingnana said...

Very pretty card. Love the tree with the flowers.

Sue D said...

Very pretty card--love the tree.

Sue D said...

I signed up to follow Scraptownlady's blog.

Mare said...

Very pretty card. I love the cherry tree.

Pam said...

The cherry tree is very elegant

September Whisenant said...

What I love best about your card is that it is sure to evoke a sense of home for whatever serviceman or woman sees it and remind them what they are fighting for. Well done!

Colleen said...

WOW fantastic card, absolutely adore the tree.

Lynne in NI said...

What a pretty card Patti, and for such a great cause too! The cherry blossom trees are in full bloom here and are absolutely gorgeous xx

Diane said...

Stunning! Love the tree and swing and all the details! Thanks for supporting our troops and OWH!

patti said...

I love this card, especially the tree with the swing ( brings back great memories )

BrendaB said...

What a beautiful card! I love the framed oval behind the tree!

Kathy said...

I love your card. Kraft paper is my favorite and it works so well with the soft colors of your designer papers. Thanks for sharing.

Crafting Adventures said...

Gorgeous! Love the die cut!

Seongsook Duncan said...

What such a beautiful card. I love the flower blossom and the swing. It can be a nice missing you card, too, I can imagine. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

Lynn. G. said...

Wow...absolutely gorgeous card. I have never heard of Impression Obsession. I will have to look the up. I totally love the dies and stamp set. Gorgeous. The paper is beautiful too. Great job! Thank you for sharing.

Sue said...

This card will bring a touch of home to someone with the swing in the tree! I think I need that tree die, love what you did with it with the blossoms. Know you are missing your kids, but sounds like they are adjusting nicely. Melissa is determined to make this a good experience for them both, and we know when Melissa is determined....look out!!!

Hugs
Sue

Sue from Oregon said...

Gorgeous Patti! I love all the pretty IO stamps and dies you used!

Heather Grow said...

I love the cherry blossoms. Thanks for supporting OWH.

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Your card is amazing. It is so Beautiful. I love the papers you chose and the tree with the swing is so pretty. I love it. Thanks for joining in. I now follow your blog.

Patti said...

Your thank you card is very sweet, and different. Love the flowers.

lesleysoriginalthings said...

I love the little tree and the pattern paper. Very cool.

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Beautiful card--love how the tree hangs over the oval frame and the fabulous colors you chose. thanks for your generous offer of blog candy. I've become a new follower of your blog. mflayer at comcast dot net
:) Marie

Ann said...

What a beautiful card! I love the tree!

Michele from MS said...

What a beautiful image. It really stands out against the oval and the little bird on the sentiment makes it extra sweet. TFS

Kathryn said...

I love that your tree branches extend beyond the oval. It makes for an inviting scene!

Glenda Atkins said...

Fantastic card, love the image(the tree and swing are wonderful) and love your take on the sketch.
hugs
Glenda

rstuck2003 said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous!! Thank you so much for sharing and for the chance to win your blog candy.

Mary-Anne V said...

Very elegant card...love the blossoms on the tree.

silvia said...

Pretty!! LOVE the tree and colors that you've used!

Seleise said...

gorgeous card, Patti J! Love how you put it all together. Really tells a story in its beauty!

BobbisTreasure said...

The layered, delicate die cuts are perfect with the colors and sentiment. TFS!!

Beth F. said...

Such a gorgeous card! Amazing detail
Beth F. OWH #114

Julie said...

Beautiful card! Love the soft colors and that die cut tree is just perfect.

Marilyn in Michigan said...

What a pretty card. The tree is gorgeous.

sarahstone said...

Wow this card is beautiful! The colors just fit so perfectly with the flowers on your pretty cherry tree. Thanks for sharing!

lakeslady said...

Now this is one beautiful card. Absolutely adore it!
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"

Marybeth said...

Pattie, your card is beautiful and very soothing! Very pretty tiny flowers too!

Ruza Rebel said...

Love the elegance of your card! Love the dies you used for the focal point! TFS!

Angelica Chambers said...

Pattie, the hydrangea flowers, the tree, the background, the sentiments, everything on this card is so beautiful and peaceful! Kind of sweeps u away to a quiet, protective secret garden... TFS

Joan Ervin said...

WOW, Patti...this is gorgeous!!!! The tree is sooo pretty with all the details and what a darling little bird!!!!

PoJo said...

Love your style! Thanks for sharing!

ptucker6 at cox dot net

Melissa said...

So pretty, as always!

heather said...

Ooooo, what a lovely card ! I like that you cut out the tree and added little flowers to it.

Cindy Lawrence said...

Oooh, this is GORGEOUS! Love that fabulous tree!

Lyn Kaufmann said...

Your tree and flowers are fabulous. Thank you for sharing your artwork.
Lyn