Saturday, 5 October 2013

World Blog Hop 2013


It doesn't get much bigger or better than that, my blogging friends...


What an incredible day--card-making going on all over the world! 
And why do we love making cards?
Because our recipients know the hand-made greetings convey our thoughts, love and warmest wishes. 
(and just maybe because we like our hands sticky and inky!)

I am VERY pleased to be participating in this hop, organized by 
This is a most worthy cause--Operation Write Home collects and sends hand-crafted cards to armed forces members, stationed all over the world, so they can send wishes to their loved ones back home.  I feel an even greater connection now as my son joined the Canadian Armed Forces this year. There is no equivalent organization in Canada per se, but if you contact me I can put you in touch with the grassroots group doing the same thing.

Anyway, on to the blog hop!
The assignment:
Choose an OWH sketch.
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Create a "thank-you" card using the chosen sketch.
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Encourage hoppers to leave some love (comments) and continue hopping.
✔Check!

Off you go--there will be HUNDREDS of cards for you to admire, CASE, and comment on. You might also want to consider supporting OWH. They are always in need of more cards and $$ for postage.
What a great day, eh?

Especially happy crafting,
Caroline

Supplies Used:
Cardstock in Sweet Leaf, Pacifica, Buttercup and White Daisy
Inks: Buttercup, Sweet Leaf,  & Versamark
Alcohol markers in blue and green
White and Clear embossing powders
Stamp sets:  CTMH's A True Thank You, One-way Borders; Paper Smooches' Many Thanks
Sizzix die
Kraft alphabet stickers

Check back Monday, Oct. 7th for details on how I created this awesome focal:
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33 comments:

  1. oh my- this is gorgeous! I love the blue, yellow and green together-so happy and cheerful colors.... and love your focal point! Thanks for your support of OWH and our troops!

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  2. Wow, what a bright, cheerful card. I love the way you've colored the Thank You.

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  3. I really love that sketchy thank you & the colors on this are fantastic! Have a great WCMD!

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  4. I love the colors. I really like the embellishment it adds a cute touch to the card.

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  5. Great color combination and coloration of your focal image. Very striking.

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  7. I like those bright, vibrant colors, but my favorite part is the "I heart U" embellishment. What a great card for OWH!

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  8. Awesome card! Love that stamped background! Thanks for joining us and happy WCMD!

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  9. Your design is clever and bright! A terrific card!

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  10. I love the way you did the sentiment! The coloring really sets it out! Thank you for supporting OWH!!! radloffjen at cableone dot net

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  11. Cute card--I like the background and the colors.

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  12. Such fun stamping - and great color combo!
    Happy WCMD!
    Sandy

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  13. Beautiful...love the color combination!

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  14. Wonderful interpretation of this sketch and such a great effect with the embossing and inking on your sentiment. Thanks for joining in the hop and supporting OWH.

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  15. Your card really stands out! I just love the colors, the design, all the little details. Fabulous card! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. I have that stamp! I love how you colored it. I must try it that way. TFS

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  17. Love your color combo! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Love the color combination you chose for this card....blue and green are always my go-to colors!

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  19. love the thank you background on your card and all the great elements - thanks for supporting OWH

    Barb Housner

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  20. Wonderful fun card...love the visual pop with those awesome colors! tfs!!!

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  21. Nice bright card. Love the blue and green together (my favorite color combo). Happy WCMD!

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  22. I love your treatment of the sentiment (something I've been wanting to try) and your colors! Really nice card! Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Love your bright happy green and yellow card! I am guessing you stamped the background and I love it with all the” thanks" on it! beautiful!

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  24. Lot of great techniques on your card. TFS.

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  25. Love the background on your design and so colorful! Thanks for sharing this for World Card Making Day! :) HUGS

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  26. The background is so cool! I love the sentiment piece and the way you colored the 'you.'

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  27. Love your focal! Thanks for supporting OHW and thanks to your son for his service to Canada and the rest of the world.
    R/

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  28. Fabulous card!! I LOVE how you did the Thank you!

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  29. LOVE the color combo and the graffiti background.

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  30. I love the ombre look you achieved within the sentiment. Cool card. Thanks for your support of OWH.

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Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts!