Saturday, May 25, 2013

OWH Memorial Day Weekend Bloghop

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Welcome to the 2013 OWH Memorial Day Weekend BLOGHOP! We have so much inspiration for you this weekend.  Pull up a chair and enjoy!

Our theme was to make a Thank You card using one of the sketches from OWH.  Please check the OWH site should you need a card sketch.  The site lists almost 200 sketches to download plus the blog has others! I really like that the sketches have measurements.

OWH always needs your handmade cards for our heroes to use to write home, but we also need Any Hero cards to send to our heroes who are serving.  These are cards that you write a note in, tell them about local happenings you think they might enjoy hearing about, or tell them "thanks" for serving for us. It's always nice for our heroes to hear a voice from back home! Get you children involved making cards for our heroes too. 

Here is my card for the hop.  I started out using one of the OWH sketches....but went so far awry that the sketch is no longer viable. Oops!  Sometimes that happens!



Thank you for supporting and remembering our heroes!

Enjoy the hop!





118 comments:

  1. Love the sunflower and the little lady bug just makes it pop. Awesome coloring too!

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  2. Hi Paula!
    Such a cheerful card! I know this will bring a smile to a soldier's face!
    Blessings,
    Antoinette

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  3. Wow Paula. Gorgeous sunflowers! Love the frayed burlap behind them too. Brand new blog for you! Welcome to the blogger world! Thanks for supporting OWH.

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  4. This is pretty. I like the coloring.

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  5. Great coloring and the burlap backdrop is perfect!

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  6. yep, sometimes those sketches start out as one thing but go a completely different direction on us! pretty card, nice coloring

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  7. Gorgeous card Paula! Fantastic coloring and I love the burlap!

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  8. Sunflowers are always a favorite for me and I love how you colored these two and added the snip of brown burlap to the back!! Beautiful card!

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  9. Pretty sunflowers! Love the burlap and vibrant colors!

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  10. Pretty card and it's okay about the sketches (I think)...they are meant to inspire and it certainly looks like you were inspired in making this card. Either way, I am sure someone will love getting this card.

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  11. Sometimes you just can't help changing your mind. I love the results.

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  12. Is that burlap as a background? Really works with the image! Thanks for creating for our Heroes and OWH,
    R/

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  13. We are all open to broad interpretations of sketches - heehhee. Your card is lovely. Beautifully colored. Love the image and the fiber behind it.

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  14. Great card! Sketched are just a starting point, right? ;)

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  15. Beautiful sunflower and I love the burlap in the background.

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  16. This is beautiful. I always love sunflowers and love the burlap background. that is so cool!

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  17. This is so cool. I love sunflowers, they are just so cheerful...the raveled burlap on the back is a great background. You've done it again, created a unique card. Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH

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  18. Terrific card. Great coloring job. Love the burlap background.

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  19. Beautiful sunflower Paula. You do such awesome coloring.

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  20. Gorgeous sunflower! I really like your burlap background.

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  21. First off I love sunflowers and you did a great job with them. Second I too have a hard time sticking the a card sketch some days. LOL

    reflections:0)

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  22. Such a sweet card! The ladybug is a cute touch.

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  23. Nice Card!
    Burlap behind picture adds to nature feel of card.

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  24. Oh, that is so pretty! And how cute is that lady bug? Your coloring is wonderful, and hey, sketches are for inspiration, and obviously the one you started out with inspired you!!! :) Oh, I also really love that burlap backing.

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  25. VERY nicely done, love the burlap!

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  26. So sunny and cheerful , love the ladybug!
    Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  27. Very happy card. Love the bug!
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://delitefulsuds.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  28. great job coloring. love the lady bug. The burlap behind the image is really a neat addition

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  29. Gorgeous colors, Paula, I love sunflowers as well, your card is sure to bring happiness! TFS and by the way, I am not much good at following sketches either, my card always comes out better if from me head and my heart! Have a fabulous weekend. #133

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  30. Love the whole thing. The burlap background just makes the card. Very Summer! TFS

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  31. Really like how the ladybug pops.

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  32. Pretty card! Great coloring -- and love the touch of burlap.

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  33. Gorgeous card--love the burlap and the little ladybug pops so nicely! Great coloring :)

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  34. Beautiful card, Paula! The coloring really makes the image pop and it's so cheerful. I did almost exactly the same thing with my card for this hop - it just happens sometimes and at least you were able to complete the card and to be happy with it. TFS and for all you do to keep OWH moving forward in a positive way!

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  35. Nice image - and I love the little ladybug who is working on stealing the stage from that big flower! :)
    Sandy, OWH Exec. Dir.

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  36. Great coloring. Love the ladybugs.

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  37. love sunflowers!! looks great with the burlap.

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  38. I LOVE the sunflowers! Their my favorite! Great card. (Amy A. #118)

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  39. Great coloring in the sunflower, and love the touch of burlap!

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  40. Beautiful coloring on the sunflower. Love the texture added by the burlap. Thank you for sharing with us today! ~ Marilyn

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  41. Beautiful image. Love the burlap layer. Very summer like card. TFS

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  42. I like your coloring and the cute little lady bug!

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  43. Love the sunflowers, they are my favorite. Great card!

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  44. Your coloring is so bright and cheerful. Love that little ladybug! Thanks for participating in the OWH Blog Hop!

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  45. Love the coloring and the vibrant colors...thanks so much for sharing!

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  46. Great card! I love the texture and feel the burlap gives, great choice!

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  47. what a sunny card - love the image - thanks for sharing and supporting OWH

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  48. So cheerful! I'm sure it will be appreciated! Thanks for sharing!

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  49. Nice; to me, sunflowers are always 'casual,' so the burlap is the perfect accent here and the ladybug really POPS!! TFS and supporting OWH!

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  50. Fantastic coloring and I love the burlap!

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  51. Sketch or no sketch, this came out beautifully! Your coloring is great and the burlap layer add such nice texture and frames the image perfectly. Thanks for joining in the hop and for supporting Operation Write Home!

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

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  52. Very pretty card. Love the sunflower and your coloring.

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  53. Beautiful card, love the sunflower and lady bug.

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  54. Great job with your coloring. I like the burlap. Just had to laugh about the original sketch morphing as you made this card. I imagine your card wanted to be completely original!

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  55. Great coloring on your sunflower! I love the colors of green and yellow. They're so bright and cheerful!

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  56. I love your big sunflower. This is sure to make someone's day. Thanks for sharing.

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  57. What a great summery card! Love the burlap touch.

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  58. this is so colorful and sunny-feeling. that burlap is a wonderful addition of texture.

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  59. The burlap mat adds great texture, and adds to the rustic feel. Lovely card.

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  60. Very pretty card, great for summer

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  61. Stunning card and the ladybug adds such a wonderful touch. Thanks for joining this weeked.

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  62. What can be happier than sunflowes?? really like the burlap too!

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  63. I love the sunflower. And sketches are a "suggestion", a stating point. Sometimes our art takes us in a different direction. :) (leslie #113)

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  64. Beautiful card! I love that little lady bug - great job coloring the image,too

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  65. I love the sunflower.

    Would have loved to seen the original sketch. Art has a way of sometimes going in a whole different direction.

    Hugs,
    M.E.

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  66. I love the sunflower and the burlap background :)
    Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH!

    Amanda :)
    www.ajsdigishoppe.com

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  67. Love how you used the burlap, perfect for the sunflowers. Sunflowers are the best flowers to color, you can get so much dimension.

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  68. I want that stamp!!! Wow who would not want this beautiful card - delightful piece of work. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  69. Fantastic looking sunflowers.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  70. Such a beautiful sunflower card! Love your coloring!

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  71. Love the rustic style of this wonderful card! The burlap is fabulous with the beautiful image!

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  72. Love your card. Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers. The colors are so vibrant and putting the burlap on the card is a great idea. I will definitely be scraplifting this one. :-)

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  73. Sunflowers are such a great image for any occasion! I love your card! TFS!

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  74. Well you picked a good one to go awry with!!

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  75. fabulous card-love the sunflower

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  76. Beautiful sunflower Paula! I love the little ladybug too. Your coloring is very good!

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  77. I appreciate the effort you put into coloring this card. You did a wonderful job. I love the little ladybug not just because it brings a pop of color but because ladybugs are said to bring good luck. And who doesn't need a little extra good luck? Thanks for supporting OWH.

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  78. I love the sunflower and the burlap background. And I always love when you go left instead of going right when making cards. I'm always pleased at the results when I follow the sketch.

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  79. Cool card...who doesn't love sunflowers. The coloring is superb. The lady bug is such a cute added touch. I am in awe of the frayed burlap in the background. Nicely done. Thank you for sharing.

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  80. Very nice card. The ladybug is an adorable touch to the stamp.

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  81. Beautiful rustic feel to this card- lovely stamp, so well colored ad cheerful. Thanks for supporting OWH.

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  82. Very pretty, sunflowers are always just so cheerful to me.

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  83. I LOVE those sunflowers. Great job on a beautiful card.
    April

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  84. A sketch is only a starting point as far as I'm concerned. I've been known to stray far from them myself. It makes no difference as you've created one fantastic card! Your coloring is fabulous and that pop of red with the ladybug is awesome and so eye catching! NJ!

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  85. Great job on the sunflowers. Love the ladybug sitting there.

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  86. Great coloring on that happy image...love the texture! tfs!!!

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  87. Great card. The burlap goes great with the sunflowers.

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  88. sometimes my favorite cards are those that stray far from the sketch! I love the burlap background!

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  89. A beautiful and cheery card. Love your textured burlap

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  90. It is OK with me if you "strayed" from the sketch. Your burlap goes really well with those flowers which have been colored very nicely!

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  91. I love the bright yellows in this card. The flowers are just beautiful and the burlap background is just perfect. I sometimes have trouble with sketches too lol! Thanks for sharing. Great job!

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  92. Very pretty--I love sunflowers.

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  93. awesome colouring of the sun flowers.

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  94. Sweet little ladybug on ur sunflower! The burlap behind the stamp was a really cool addition and makes the card perfect! TFS and supporting OWH!

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  95. Terrific card! I love the texture of the burlap and the little bit of red in the ladybug. She really shows up well. Thank you for supporting OWH and have a great weekend!

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  96. Nothing like cheery sunflowers and lady bug to brighten someones day ! Thanks for sharing !

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  97. Beautiful card. Your coloring is wonderful. Love that texture. Thanks for joining in.

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  98. Simple but effective. Like another comment said "Who doesn't like sunflowers"

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  99. Love the sunflower and especially the little ladybug.

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  100. Sketch or not, I love how you added texture with the burlap!

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  101. Sunflowers and ladybugs - can't beat that for a cute combination:). TFS

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  102. Beautiful card. Love the texture of the burlap.

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  103. Gorgeous coloring! I spotted the little lady bug right away. Have an awesome day.

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  104. Fabulous coloring with a ladybug that really pops out at you! And the burlap really adds a nice texture... great card!

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  105. Love the burlap background and the little ladybug! So cute!

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  106. My sisters would love this card. They both have kitchens with sunflowers in it! I love the touch of burlap.
    Beth F. OWH #114

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  107. Oh, I love that frayed burlap piece behind this image!!!! Great detail and so creative. Your cololring is amazing...wonderful card in every way!!!

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  108. Love the card with the thread, sunflower and ladybird.
    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"

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  109. Gorgeous card! Love the boldness of the sunflower with the ladybug! TFS!

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  110. That little bit of red ladybug just pops on the sunflower and browns! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

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  111. Love your style! Thanks for sharing!

    ptucker6 at cox dot net

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  112. Cute card! Love that burlap peeking out from the sides!

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  113. Gorgeous card! The color is so vibrant - wonderful job!

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