Saturday, May 24, 2014

Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog Hop


Welcome to my blog!
We are parents of an Air Force Major, and parents-in-law to an Army Captain, married to our daughter.
Both of these men have been deployed multiple times. Memorial Day is something that we take seriously.

Today, we are here to honor those who have served and given their lives for our country.
I feel blessed to be a participant in the 2014 Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog Hop.
What a great way to say thank you to all of our service men and women, and their families.

Not familiar with Operation Write Home (OWH)?
It's a wonderful organization, dedicated to keeping our deployed troops in touch with their loved ones.
We card makers send in handmade cards, and OWH distributes those cards to troops who have requested them.  This allows our heroes to send notes home to their loved ones.  Please take a moment to stop by their blog to read about the many ways they support our troops on a daily basis, and how you can help!

Enjoy the hop.
Have a safe and fun Memorial Day weekend.
Remember our heroes.
And write that 'Any Hero' note today, and send it to OWH!

If you get lost along the way, just click on the photo at the top of our posts - it will take you to the OWH blog and you can start where you left off!

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My cards today feature OWH sketches.
Each of the OWH sketches is fun, challenging, and perfect for cards that you might wish to mass produce for our military men and women.

Tiddly Inks Image, Colored with Copic Markers, Amuse Studio Cloud Cardstock, Colorbok Blue Cardstock, Bazzill Red Stripes, sentiment is a Stampabilities from Hobby Lobby, Perfect Papercrafting Rulers for blue mat. See sidebar for details!.
Amuse Studio Image 'Touch of Nature' and sentiment 'Thank You Mix', Colorbok Navy Cardstock, Bazzill Red Cardstock, Perfect Papercrafting Rulers for beautiful mats - see sidebar for details!

Great Impressions Sentiment 'B193S  So Thankful for You', Bazzill Striped Cardstock, Colorbok Navy Cardstock, Star Stamp from 'Stampland' (convention stamp - not sure of full company name), Perfect Papercrafting Rulers for nice straight mats - see sidebar for details!

Card #1 follows an OLD sketch - number SIX, and a sketch for Sketch Saturday.
I've entered it in the Sketch Saturday challenge.
Also entering in the challenge at Tiddly Inks "Head in the Clouds"




Card #2 uses OWH Sketch #186.


Card #3 follows OWH Sketch #223.  I had to put the upper cording on the right side, due to the image being pretty tall.

Thanks for stopping by!
Patti J.

121 comments:

Tami B. said...

Your cards are all great. I especially like the first one. It really grabbed my attention in the thumbnail images.

Debbie McNamee said...

These are great cards! Love the little boy!

sherry varga said...

I love your cards, the first one caught my eye with the little boy. I thank your family for their service.

Kathy S said...

I love the one with the Tiddly Image and the boy flying - great card for a youngster. You've sure mad a lot of offerings. Thank you for that.

grandmato20 said...

The cloud background on the first card is indeed an interesting choice!

Melanie Rozwood said...

These are very nice. I like the digis.

Lori Kobular said...

All three of your cards are awesome, but my favorite is the one with the birds in the birds nest! Great image!!

Sue Kinman said...

All I can say is "WOW". The cards are great. Love the clean lines and great images used.

Celeste Goff said...

What beautiful cards! I love that you did an array of cards that are both masculine, feminine, and one that will work for both.

Karen Day said...

What a beautiful group of cards, Patti! How proud you must be of your family - have a great weekend!

Jessie said...

Wonderful cards! Some little one is going to be so excited to recieve that first card. And the nest of birdies is adorable!

Jane said...

I love the first card with the tiddly inks image it is just an adorable image. Thank you for supporting our troops and deepest thanks goes to your families service.

Tammy Pope said...

Thank you for sharing such a variety of great cards. Your little boy image is adorable, and the birds nest image is so sophisticated looking.

conil said...

These cards are all wonderful.

conil said...

These cards are all wonderful.

Lisa said...

Enjoyed all your cards, but especially admired your copic coloring of the superboy! Paired with the cloud paper...too cute! Also thankful for your sons' service to the USA!

Andrea T said...

Your superhero on the first card is really great! Someone is going to love getting that card.

Brenda Hugar said...

Great cards. Love all of them, but the little boy is very endearing. Thank your son and son-in-law for their service. Being the wife of a retired serviceman and having been in the Air Force makes this weekend special to us too. God Bless all of you. TFS

Deb said...

Cute card!!

Deb said...

Love the cards and sketches. The inking really adds a lot of charm. debwaycreations.com

Monika/Buzsy said...

Wonderful cards Patti. Love the way you used the patriotic colors. Enjoy your weekend.

Lisa said...

All of your cards are so gorgeous, Patti!! I really love the little boy in the first one - so absolutely adorable!! You did a fabulous job on all of them!! Have a great Memorial Day weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

scrapBugz said...

Awesome cards! Love the super cute one with the boy flying.

Mandy

Korin Carter said...

Thank you for providing the sketches. The #6 sketch card is adorable!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a beautiful array of lovely cards. I like that you made so many different styles too. That is a cute little boy one!

Mary Locke said...

All of your cards are fantastic. I think the little superhero is so cute. Thanks for sharing.

Rosie said...

Love the little super guy! Great cards.

Rosie said...

Love the little super guy! Great cards.

Jen R said...

I really like the birds...with the layering and the overlay of the main design.

MaryAnnHT said...

Thanks for participating in OWH's Memorial Day blog hop! I like all three of your cards, but in particular, card #2--great image and use of colors and layers.

Ann Marie said...

Love the superbly card! He's darling!

SuprFoxDesigns said...

All your cards are so great! I love the texture and background on your "So thankful for you" and the flying superhero card is adorable. Thank you for sharing and participating with OWH

Lee Mae said...

What a great set of cards! I really like the Tiddly Ink card - the cloud background makes a great tiled-look background and Super Boy looks just perfect flying there in the middle!

Teri said...

Hi Patti! Such great cards. (And thank you to your family!)

Robin Hoff said...

I like all of your cards but that little super boy is the best
thanks for your support of OWH

Margaret said...

Great cards. I love all of them.

Beth Soler said...

wonderful cards I really like the stamp with the copic coloring

Valerie Doyle said...

I really love the birds!

Donna said...

All gorgeous cards!

Cheri said...

Wonderful cards! Thank you to your family for their service.

Beth Norman said...

You're on a roll with your cards. They are so creative.

Ellen Smith said...

Love all of your cards.

Michelle said...

Great cards! The first one is adorable!

Rosie Guiher said...

Great cards. Really like that you showed the sketch also, I have so much trouble following a sketch,lol. Thanks for sharing And thanks to your family for their service.

Paula said...

Love the cards! That sketch number 6 is perfect for me! I'm still pretty new at this card making stuff. Love your cards.

Karenladd said...

Such wonderful cards and all so different! That Super Boy card is the cutest and I love the beautiful bird image in the 2nd card!

Ms. Craftin-ista said...

What a cute cute cute image on your first card. Adding that to my long wish list I started today.thanks for sharing and participating in the hop.

Amy Andrade said...

OMG! So love the adorable superhero kid. You did a fab job with the coloring too. I would love for you to check out my blog. I'm offering blog candy for followers. http://alllthingsbeautiful.blogspot.com to Amy A.

Cherri said...

The "cloud" paper for the background is really cute. Makes me want to fly with the little super hero.

Thank you to your family members for their service. My son is active duty Navy.

Lynne in NI said...

What a great card for OWH ... your superman image is perfect! Enjoy your weekend :)

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the coloring of teh boy hero image. Like the panel look. Like the birds which reminded me of the wonderful time I enjoyed seeing & photographing 3 Baby Robins born in a nest in my Mini Magnolia Tree outside my bedroom window in my backyard. Like the Patriotic Red/White/Blue.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Amy C. said...

This little guy makes for such an adorable card. Your cloud background is great.

Becki with an i blog said...

Love them all. I really do like the red with white stripe paper. The little superboy is so cute.

Mynn xx said...

These are all super awesome, Patti!!! LOVE the one that uses a GI sentiment! :) HUGS and happy Memorial Day weekend! :) Mynn xx

PS: I hope you link it up in the GI Customer Gallery!!!

Diana N. said...

Three wonderful cards. The third one was special to me. Love the star stamping around the border.

Dawn McDowell said...

These are so beautiful. I really like the variety of designs you did. The bird one is my favorite.

Michele Smith said...

What beautiful cards! I know you are 1 proud mama/mama in law to have TWO heroes in your family! I especially love the little super hero flying high in the clouds! Thanks so much for sharing ((hugs))

coco said...

Each of your cards is so unique! The first one is just as sweet and cute as it can be; your second is so classy and elegant (the nesting birds look like they could be on some Spode china!); and your last card is so very handsome, clean, simple, and strong.

Debbie Caldwell said...

I love these, especially the last one with the stars. Thanks for sharing...I love hops and getting new ideas.

Sybrina K said...

What creative takes on the red, white, and blue theme! Please thank you son and son-in-law for their service.

PatQ's Cards said...

Love all your cards. Great designs.

Karen McAlpine said...

Sweet!! Great collection of cards!!

Kristie Goulet said...

Love all of your cards!

JoAnn Ross said...

First of all, thank your family for your service. We had nephews who did multiple deployments so I know a bit how stressful that can be.

I really like all the cards, but since I tend to make ones for kids, I especially like the first one. Which just landed in my inspiration file because I've used various super heroes and cartoon planes, but -- duh -- NEVER thought to use a cloud background. So clever and perfect!

Rhonda Miller said...

These cards are all terrific. I love the sketches you chose and the great stamps you used.

Barbara said...

Love the little boy. He really looks like he if flying.

WhoMom said...

Love your cards. The first is such a fun sketch, so I sat and made one right now. The bird card is my fav but I know that kid cards are always needed.

Andrea La Vigne said...

Love all your cards, but that bit of fussy-cutting on the birds is fabulous! Tfs!

Jo Ann Usey said...

Great card - love the birds image - so cute!!

Dawn Y. said...

Patti, I love these sketches and your cards. Special thanks to your family for their service to our country! ♡

Aimee said...

All 3 cards are lovely. The first one with the little Super Boy is soooo cute! Love that cloud paper. I really like the birds nest image on the second, too. It works really well with that sketch. The third card is closest to my style, since I don't color and I have a very small stamp collection, lol. I'm going to CASE that one!

Joan Ervin said...

All your cards are wonderful, Patti...the little super hero is adorable and I just love the bird card...just beautiful!!! My hubs is a retired soldier who was deployed many times and served in Desert Storm during his 21 years in the Army...we both appreciate your son and son-in-law's service!!!!

Rufus said...

Thank you to your son and son-in-law for their service. Also to the entire family, since we know that our service personnel don't serve alone. Loved all the cards, but the first one is just so darn cute and colorful. Somebody is going to LOVE getting that one!
R/

Kerry said...

Wonderful coloring on the little superhero. I love the touch of nature image.

Colleen said...

I truly love the way you used the sketch #6. I will use this idea in the near future. All your cards are lovely.

nancy y said...

These are all great, each a different look and feel. The copic coloring is fantastic, something it struggle with. How proud younnpmust be of your son and SIL!

Lena's Creations said...

Wonderful cards, Patti. Thank you for including the sketches, they are so easy to follow. The little guy on your first card is a real cutie :-)
Lena
xxx
Lena’s Creations

StampNK said...

These cards are just so wonderful! I love that darling little super hero card and the beautiful vintage style design!

Diane said...

Oh my- I ADORE your little super hero! Your use of the sketch is perfection and the cloud paper- I feel like I am right there flying with him! Love your coloring too- I find reds to hard to use- you did great!

Waverunner said...

First off...my thanks to your son and SIL for their service with wishes for their safe return to you.

I love that you used a stamp brand I dont get to see a lot-Tiddly Inks...
and how cute is that card?? aww

This blog has been great today-so many people using non-trad R,W,&B papers-very inspirational!

BrendaB said...

Beautiful cards! I really like your little superhero guy, flying through those clouds!

Dawn said...

I love how the boy is flying, and I really like your take on the sketches.

Rose Hackman said...

The super hero card made me smile! Love the cloud paper. The other two cards are beautiful too. Great job!

Jean S said...

All of your cards are great. I just love the little superhero. Some little guy will surely treasure that card!

Jean S said...

All of your cards are great. I especially love the little super hero. Some little guy will surely treasure that card!

Jodie Heuser said...

Patty - wonderful cards, especially love the superhero one, adorable!

Camille Short said...

Adorable little super hero card.

Pammy J. said...

The little boy is too cute! Love the use of the cloud paper with this image.

Tammy said...

Fabulous cards, that first one is so sweet!

Paula S. said...

Beautiful group of cards! That little super hero is adorable and so nicely colored. I love how you've positioned him to fly. :) Thanks for joining in the hop and supporting OWH, and sincere thanks to your family for its service.

Jackie Watson said...

Wonderful cards. Especially the little boy. He is adorable.

felicita Raphael said...

Gorgeous card , especially the little boy.

Pam Crusberg said...

Great cards!

Anne Johnson said...

I love your cards i especially like how they layer out beyond the edges. What a great idea. TFS.

Shanta said...

lovely lovely cards!!!

byAnnette said...

Great Cards!
Especially like the superhero card
& the 'so thankful for you' sentiment

Cynde P said...

Love the superhero card - made me smile :).

Sandy said...

Oh man, I'm in love with the Tiddlywinks image!! Great job :)

Sandy, OWH Exec Director
http://sandyallnock.com

rstuck2003 said...

Loved all of your cards but the 3rd one is my favorite sketch!

Stacy B said...

Thank you for sharing your terrific cards with us and thanks to your family for serving our country! Such an amazing gift. Happy Memorial. Day.

Glenda Atkins said...

Thanks to your family for all you have done! Happy Memorial Day to you and to your Nation.
All your cards are fabulous and OWH worthy and then some!
hugs
Glenda

Cheryl W said...

Thank you, Patti, for this post and for the reminder to be thankful to all those who serve our country. My father and both brothers served. My oldest brother was in the Air Force for 23 years. I am so thankful for their contributions and the contributions of all service men and women.

Heather Thompson said...

your cards are great, very nice!!

Ann said...

Beautiful cards! Great job coloring the superhero! Thank you to you and your family for your service!

irmz said...

I am hard pressed to choose 1 fav, all 3 cards are AWESOME! the first card is so adorable tho, loved the super hero boy! The second card, the stamp and overall composition is super cute. Finally, the third card shines with its simplicity!

mplsbetty said...

Great cards! Especially love the first one. Super cute and love the cloud paper.

Sue D said...

wonderful cards! I really like the cute image on the first one.

Kristie said...

Another fan for the cute little superhero card. Love the cloud paper thru the window. Thanks for supporting OWH.

J Reece said...

Love the cards--the boy image is very cute, and I especially like the clean look to #3.

Cheryl said...

Love all of your cards!
Cute little boy!

Jess said...

Stunning cards! Thank you to your family for your service and sacrifice!

Diane said...

I love all your cards Patti! You are so creative. I also agree with you about remembering and thanking our service men and women.

Blythe said...

I like the Super Kid card

Sue said...

Wonderful cards and a wonderful reason to make them! Bless both "your boys" for their service.

Hugs
Sue

heather said...

Fabulous cards. The superhero boy is adorable, but I really like how you cut out around some of the flowering branch on the birds card. Thanks to your son and son-in-law for serving.

Louise H. said...

The card with the robins is so cute. It appears they are singing their thank you to whoever receives the card.

Sandra Rieder said...

Love all the cards. The first one is so cute.

Linda said...

Great cards but the first really caught my eye...something about that cute image against the window...wtg!!!

Donna Nuce said...

Really great cards. Nice use of different sketches. Have a great day and thanks for your support of OWH!

Amy Johnson said...

Such great patriotic cards. I especially love the first one!

Shirley said...

Your cards are wonderful, beautiful, cute, and so pretty too! They will be much appreciated.