OWH - Memorial Day Blog Hop


Today is the Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog Hop.  Thanks for joining in and stopping by to see me.

For anyone who is not familiar with Operation Write Home - it is an organization dedicated to keeping our deployed troops in touch with their loved ones.  We card makers send in hand made cards and OWH distributes those cards to troops who have requested them.  This allows our heroes to send notes home to their loved ones.  In order to see all the other bloggers who have joined in this hop and learn more about Operation Write Home - go here - Operation Write Home Blog.

Our blogging task is to pick one of the OWH sketches provided here - OWH Sketches and create a thank you card.  I used sketch #99 to create my card which is located here Operation Write Home Sketch 99.

Here is my card:


Here is the sketch that I followed:


I colored a digi stamp from The Stamping Boutique using Copic markers.  The base of the card is kraft cardstock.  The pattern cardstock in from a 6X6 paper pad by We are Memory Makers.  The butterfly stamp is Papillon Potpourri by Stampin Up stamped using Versamark Sparkle Ink.  The sentiment is stamped in Moment Tuxedo Black ink.

Enjoy the blog hop and have a great Memorial Day Weekend.  Remember our heroes.  And everyone write a note to a hero and send it to Operation Write Home.

April

Comments

  1. Love the colorway / coloring of the flowers.

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  2. You flowers are beautiful and I like the little butterfly on your sentiment. The stitching around your card just brings it all together.

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  3. Hi April....I love your studio photo in your title of your blog! FUUUUUNNNN!! Your card is lovely...favorite part is the stitching around the edge! Great touch!
    Blessings,
    Antoinette

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  4. Super card and coloring of those flowers!!!

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  5. Coloring and stitching on one card? Fabulous!

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  6. This is pretty. I like your coloring.

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  7. What a pretty card! Great job of coloring. Love the details of the butterfly on the sentiment and stitching around the border.

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  8. Love your card, I used the same sketch =)

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  9. Very nicely put together. I love the poppies and the way you colored them. Thank you for supporting OWH!!!

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  10. 1.love your room at the top of the page (looks a lot like mine!) 2.you did a fab job coloring the flowers, very nice card!

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  11. I love this card. Beautifully colored. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Beautiful coloring. The stitching is a great addition - sets of the panel nicely.

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  13. Such a pretty card! Love the coloring & stamped butterfly...lovely!

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  14. How lovely are those flowers! So Pretty!! Really pretty card.

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  15. Gorgeous card April! I love that image and it's colored beautifully!

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  16. Gorgeous card! Love the flowers are your stitching!

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  17. Great coloring and the shadow around the flowers as well.

    reflections:0)

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  18. Great coloring - love the orange!

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  19. Pretty! I love the intense warm colors with that kraft - very nice POP!
    Sandy, OWH Exec. Dir.

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  20. What a beautiful card. I love that image. TFS.

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  21. Absolutely beautiful card - lovely coloring, and I love the little kraft sentiment square!

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  22. Beautiful choices of colors and image. Love your helper on your title too. TFS

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  23. love this card! it is so beautifully done!!!

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  24. Love the colors on your card! Very nice thank you!! Love the flowers!

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  25. Nice card. Love lots about it - the sewing, the copic coloring, the distress inked edges. Nice!

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  26. Lovely card! I love the color of the flowers.

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  27. Pretty Card!
    Like the color and pattern paper combination.

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  28. I really like the colors you used and the flowers are lovely. The stitching adds a great finishing touch. Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Beautiful card, April, I love the stamps and the colors you used! TFS and have a wonderful weekend. #133

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  30. Gorgeous card-- your coloring is stunning!!

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  31. Beautiful coloring on the flowers.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  32. Such a special touch with the stitching! You colored the flowers beautifully too. Great card!

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  33. Beautiful job on the flowers, love the stitching.

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  34. Fantastic coloring work on this great digi. I'm going to check out the Stamping Boutique, they are new to me. The stitched frame is a wonderful finishing touch and adds such nice detail. Thanks for joining in the hop and for supporting Operation Write Home!

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

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  35. I love the way you colored the flowers. Beautiful card.

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  36. Beautiful card. Love the stiching around the flowers and the subtle butterfly on the sentiment.

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  37. Great coloring on the flowers! Thanks so much for supporting OWH!
    R/

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  38. Great card, really nice coloring and I love that you stitched around the stamped piece!

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  39. so card is so beautiful!! those flowers are adorable!

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  40. Gorgeous card. I love the coloring of the flowers.

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  41. Beautiful coloring on the flowers.

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  42. Your card is stunning! Love it. Have an awesome weekend.

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  43. That stitching detail is so pretty! Great card.

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  44. Great coloring and the stitching adds a nice touch.
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://delitefulsuds.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  45. Lovely flowers--I love the way you shaded around them to give them dimension. the stitching is a lovely accent also! Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
    :) Marie (OWH # 119)

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  46. Love that "inchie" sentiment. It just ties the whole card together. TFS.

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  47. Those pretty flowers really pop against the kraft background! The striped paper is a great accent to add in the colors from your image. The stitched frame is terrific, too.

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  48. Very lovely coloring! I like the sketch you picked...will have to give that one a go! TFS! :)

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  49. I love the card and the coloring :)
    Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH!

    Amanda
    http://www.ajsdigishoppe.com

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  50. I love the look of orange with kraft paper, and your coloring is so pretty. Thanks so m uch for sharing this!

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  51. Beautiful card. I like your coloring on the flowers. Thank you for sharing.

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  52. Love the flower you colored and the stitching around the card is a great touch. Someone will be very lucky to get this thank you card.
    Thanks for sharing your work.

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  53. Those flowers are beautiful! I love the striped paper for all it's little bits of color. Terrific example of sketch 99! Thank you for supporting OWH and have a great weekend!

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  54. This is so fresh and summery.. the stitching is a stroke of genius...makes the card look great. Thanks for sharing and supporting OWH

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  55. What a wonderful display of talent. The card is beautiful and the artwork is too much. Love the stamp.

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  56. Oh, I'd be so happy if I could color like that. The outline shading makes the gorgeously painted flowers even more dramatic. It's a perfect use of the sketch. Thanks for supporting OWH and for participating in the hop.

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  57. Love the colors you used and thank you for listing what you used. A simple design but your layout on the card really makes it stand out!

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  58. Very pretty color combo! Thanks for sharing:)

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  59. Beautiful! I really like your coloring!

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  60. Beautiful coloring on the flowers!! Thanks for your participation in the OWH Blog Hop!

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  61. wonderful card-great coloring

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  62. Gorgeous coloring...lover your paper choices and stitching! tfs!!!

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  63. Beautiful flowers. It's always fun to see so many variations on a sketch.

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  64. great layers - I like the sewn layer.

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  65. Love the coloring and the sewing! Great job!

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  66. Poppies are certainly popular! good coloring! love your workspace partner!1

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  67. I want to come play in your scrap room - it looks like so much fun! I like how your flower image has the stitching added to it. The little butterfly stamp is a nice addition. Thank you for sharing your card with us! ~ Marilyn

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  68. What a gorgeous card! I love how your flowers just pop! You did an outstanding job coloring them!

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  69. beautiful stamp coloring - lovet the poppies - thanks for sharing and supporting OWH - i can relate to your scrap space - my favorite sign in my craft room - creatve minds are seldom tidy!

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  70. Beautiful card. I always love seeing stitching. Love the dog too!

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  71. Love the colors you used in the flowers. beautiful.

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  72. Lovely, light, breezy card! Wish I could color like that!

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  73. great card, like the stitching and colors you chose.
    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

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  74. love how the kraft colored paper offsets the flowers so nicely!! perfect combo!

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  75. Beautifully done! Thanks for sharing!

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  76. Great card... love the use of the sketch.

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  77. Beautiful card, April! Love your color choices and that stitching detail!

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  78. Beautiful card. Love the colors. TFS

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  79. wonderful coloring of the flowers and the love the stitching! Love the view of your crafting space and your creative companion! TFS!

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  80. Your card is so bright and cheerful. Great interpretation of the sketch. I love the coloring on the flowers.

    Hugs,
    M.E.

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  81. Great coloring and a beautiful color combination!

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  82. I love the gorgeous flowers and beautiful stitching on your wonderful card! Fantastic color choices too!

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  83. I just love the pop of color your flowers bring to this card. I am just now learning how to color so I am especially enjoying seeing other people's coloring. Thanks for your support of OWH!

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  84. The coloring is beautiful and very vibrant. Love the stamps and the stitching. Nicely done. Thank you for sharing.

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  85. Beautiful card. Your coloring is wonderful. Thanks for joining in the hop.

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  86. Your card is gorgeous! LOVE the colorng and the stitching, it really sets off the whole card. Nice job!

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  87. I really like the flowers, very nice. Great job.

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  88. Wow I love the look of these flowers combined with the kraft and the stitching!

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  89. Great card! I love the papers and the stitching is the perfect added touch!

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  90. Your coloring is gorgeous and I love the use of the tone-on-tone butterfly to add detail to the sentiment square.

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  91. Beautiful card! I love the stitching and the shading of the flowers is fabulous! Great job!

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  92. Pretty card! LOVE the flowers and the stitching!

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  93. The kraft background and square for your sentiment pull it all together beautifully. Great job!!!

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  94. Your papers are really pretty and go well with the colors of your flowers. Your stitching is wonderful! Great card!

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  95. Oh how I wish I could sew. Sewing machines frighten me to death. Very pretty card.
    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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  96. 100th comment! Its me! I LOVE this digi that u used! The rich color (red/orange) is mouthwatering! We even get a hint of a butterfly fluttering by. TFS

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  97. Great use of colors!! Not too bright, but not faded, just perfect!

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  98. Love your style! Thanks for sharing!

    ptucker6 at cox dot net

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  99. Such a beautifully colored image ! I like the real sewing detail, too.

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  100. Very pretty! Love those gorgeous blooms!

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  101. You colored the flowers beautiful ! Such a gorgeous card! I know it will be loved!

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  102. The flowers are lovely. I have finally figured out what a "digi" is. Very nice.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Lyn

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