Memorial Day Blog Hop 2013 - OWH


Thank you for celebrating this Memorial Day weekend by participating in the BEST BLOG HOP on the interwebs! Operation Write Home is a valuable organization, made possible by caring and crafty people from all over our great nation. They collect hand made cards here in the states and ship them to our armed forces stationed across the world, where the cards are distributed for the men and women serving there to send home to their families and loved ones. You can find out more about OWH by visiting www.OperationWriteHome.org if you are not familiar with the wonderful support they provide our troops and their families.
I have made cards for OWH for several years now, and I love thinking of the special messages that my cards carry between loved ones. Every card I make includes a wish for a safe return and a virtual hug to those who send and receive it.

The card I've made was inspired by Sketch #73 ::
 Operation Write Home offers a ton of great sketches for inspiration, and they always have a challenge or tutorial or featured cardmaker to get your mojo flowing! My card says "So Grateful For You", and I really and truly am grateful for the service of our troops. Thank you!! This will be included in my next box of cards for OWH, an Any Hero card to hopefully brighten someones day.




All Stampin' Up! supplies: Apothecary Art stamp set; Labels Collection Framelits, Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder; Tea for Two Designer Series Paper; Baja Breeze and Very Vanilla cardstock; Stampin' Write Markers.

To visit more stops on the hop, click on the blog hop logo above or go to http://operationwritehome.org/starsandstamps and find a WHOLE WEEKENDS WORTH of card inspiration!!


Happy Crafting & Thank You for hopping by!
~angie

127 comments:

sherry varga said...

So cute, I like how you color only half of the card.

Marsha said...

Absolutely love this embossing folder and the way you filled them in to follow the sketch. Very nice.

Patricia Chalas said...

very cute card!!! great job on the coloring only half of the card!!
Great Job!

Jen said...

I really like your design! The colors are so pretty!

Cyn Bell-Moores said...

The background is so clever. I really like this card.

Kathy Colgan said...

I have lot of the same SU products and you have given me some great ideas for using them. I especially like the colors you have used.

~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...

Hi Angela!
WOW do I love that embossing! Gonna have to go get that one! Your card is really striking!
Blessings,
Antoinette

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card and I love your Honeycomb design... beautiful papers!
Tammy x

Anonymous said...

Oh, hexagons, how do I love thee? ;) Great use of them!

Stacy B said...

Beautiful design and take on the sketch! Thanks for joining us.

Melanie Rozwood said...

This is a really neat idea! TFS.

Anonymous said...

Love the striped background papers.

Renee said...

I love the quilt pattern!! This makes the card so warm and just so cute!

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

you rocked the hexagons, love how you placed colored papers then left the rest blank like the sketch!

Susan C said...

What a fun card. Thank you for the inspiration.

rlovew said...

Love using the embossing folder to help in coloring!

Cindy said...

I love the use of the emboss and how you only filled some of them. Very cute.

Joanne Travis said...

Love that honeycomb pattern, such a clean and pretty design.
Thanks for supporting OWH!

Andrea T said...

Love that background. So unique.

Cindy Lawrence said...

So very sweet! Love the hexagons and soft, pretty colors!

Rufus said...

Great technique! Thanks for supporting OWH and our Heroes!
R/

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderfully designed card. Love all the colors used to fill in the hexagon design.

JPScraps said...

Great card for a great cause!

Jen R said...

I just ordered the hexagon bundle set from Stampin Up.....looking forward to using them and liked seeing them in use!!! Thank you for supporting OWH!

sarahstone said...

Thank you for the inspiration. I love the way you used the embossing folder!

byAnnette said...

Nice Card!
The patterned paper and honeycomb make a pretty background

Debbie Caldwell said...

I like this card. The honeycomb embosser is so nice and the colors you used blend nice together. Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH

Dana D. said...

Terrific card. Love how you did only half of the hexagons.

Misty said...

Love that pattern and depth of texture.
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://delitefulsuds.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

reflections:0) said...

Really cute card love the use of the colors and that pattern draws your eye in right away.

reflections:0)

Barbara Greenberg said...

Love the way you did the little hexagons, makes for a unique look on the card.

Becca Whitham said...

What a clever take on the sketch!! I've seen this hexagon on other cards in blog land, but this is my favorite use of it by far! Thanks for your participation in the OWH Blog Hop!

Jean M said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors and softness

Susan Strawser said...

very nice. I like how you didn't fill in all the shapes. Nice dimension

Sylvia said...

Lovely card, Angela, lovely colors as well! TFS and have a great weekend. #133

grandmax2 said...

Like the background and dimension.

Anonymous said...

I appreciate all the hard work that went into those little hexagons! Beautiful card. I appreciate seeing the work of other SU demos.

Sybrina K said...

What a creative way to use that ef. Thanks for the idea!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great sketch and I love your take on it. This is lovely.

Sarah said...

Super great card-- absolutely love this embossing folder! Great work :)

Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

Your card makes me want to stop everything and copy your card. Pinning it now! Are the centers of your embossing paper pierced? Love this look. Thank you for sharing with us today! ~ Marilyn

Jules said...

what a pretty card & lovely idea

Amelia Andrade said...

I love the texture of this card! Great Job! (Amy A. #118)

garnett said...

Lovely card.

msalmon said...

Gorgeous card and I love your Honeycomb design

postalorphan said...

Great card - love the use of the embossing folder and the bits tucked into the embossed lines!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love the honeycomb background. Beautiful card. TFS

RoseofGold said...

Gorgeous card. Definitely one to make, myself.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

great card and sketch! I love the layering.

Annie Wills said...

Ahh! I just got this embossing folder and I can't wait to try your technique with it now! Thanks so much for sharing!

MaryS said...

great technique for this sketch - thanks for the ideas and thanks for sharing and supporting OWH

Ann said...

Awesome card! Your hexagons are great! I love your color choices!

Ann said...

Awesome card! Your hexagons are great! I love your color choices!

Patti J said...

Brilliant! Love your card...thanks for sharing!

Nancy M said...

Neat; I like how you only colored half the card! TFS and supporting OWH!

Miriam Prantner said...

Fun card! Love the different colors in striped hexagons. Worth the fussy work!

JoAnn P said...

I am really starting to like the honeycomb look, very cute.

Cherie said...

I like your interpretation of the sketch with the colored hexagons. What a pretty card.

scrappingnana said...

Great card. Love the hexagons.

Robin B. said...

Very pretty, I love the background.

Paula S. said...

Terrific interpretation of this sketch! The carefully placed pieces in your embossed background are such a wonderful detail and it's a very elegant combination of papers too. Thanks for joining in the hop and supporting Operation Write Home!

Paula S.
OWH Blog Team

Anonymous said...

I like of how you use the honeycomb emboss.

Ginny said...

Great card - love the hexagon shapes and how you used them!

Heather Grow said...

I love all those papers behind the honeycomb. So fun.

Jessie said...

Love the honeycomb! Any Here will be lucky to receive this card and will surely make them smile.

Anonymous said...

Really like how you colored just half of cards. And your color choices Thank you. Charlsie

Colleen said...

Nice take on the sketch, nice colors too.

Penny L. said...

now that's creative use of hexagons and embossing! excellent!

SHartl said...

This is a great way to use the sketch and I love the hexagons!

Studio Diva said...

Nice touch with the filled hexagons. Lovely card!

Pam said...

Love the honeycomb embossing folder and how you added the color papers. Nice job!

Kathy Ashworth said...

Great use of heaxagons--reallylike the BG of this card!!

Marybeth said...

Beautiful card! Love the embossing with the hexagons. TFS hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Mary Ellen Driggs said...

Awesome card. I love the hexagons. Great take on the sketch.

Hugs,
M.E.

Barb said...

great card-love the details

Leslie Hanna said...

Love the background, and how you only filled in part of it. (leslie #113)

ajsdigishoppe said...

Great idea :)
Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH!

Amanda :)
www.ajsdigishoppe.com

Camille Short said...

Grand interpretation of the sketch!

Cissy M said...

What a great take on the sketch! I love that embossing folder and use it quite often. You did a great job with it. Thanks for sharing!

Sharon Russo said...

Nice honeycomb embossed background.

Kelly said...

neat way to use the embossing folder!!!

Margaret said...

I love your take on the sketch by partially filling the spaces! Wonderful card!

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing your great card, it was fun to see the possibilities with this embossing folder!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Marilyn in Michigan said...

Love the hexagons and how you've placed them to follow the sketch.

barbara macaskill said...

Love the colorful hexagons! Great card! TFS!

Lyn said...

I love the hexagons, I've had so much fun on scrap pages with them lately. Being grateful is a wonderful message.
Thank you for sharing your talent!
Lyn

Beth F. said...

I love the embossed and DP hexagons on your card! Very pretty!
Beth F. OWH #114

September Whisenant said...

I love the name of your blog because I can totally relate! Nice job on the card too. Someone will be thrilled to receive it, I'm sure. Thanks for supporting OWH.

Crafting Adventures said...

Nice colors!

Lynn. G. said...

Love the honeycomb with the hexagon shapes. Very different! Your label sentiment is gorgeous. Nicely done! Thank you for sharing.

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

Love chevrons and love seeing SU products. TFS.

Shana said...

Beautiful card, I haven't used hexagons before but this might spark something.

shanasewing@yahoo.com

Cindy's Card Co said...

Love how you did this sketch, it turned up awesome.

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Kelley said...

Love hexagons! I like how you filled only part with color.

Colleen Schaan said...

Really like the use of the hexagons in this card. TFS

April Story said...

Love your card. Hexagons are so cool. I like how you cut out and individually filled some of the honeycomb.
April

Michele from MS said...

I really like the subtle papers used for the background hexagons and the sentiment is just beautiful. This will surely brighten a Hero's day. Thanks for sharing

Dotti's Hobbies said...

Thank you for your years of card making for the troops with OWH! Nice job on your AnyHero card here too. I'm sure they'll appreciate your virtual hug! :) ~Dotti H., OWH Board member

Barbara said...

Loved your card! I liked what you did with hexagons, it just worked!

Susan said...

okay that is cool!! love how you only filled in some of the spaces on the background die cut! what a way to make them more versatile!! thanks for sharing!

Donna Nuce said...

Love your interpretation of this sketch! Only filling in 1/2 of the honeycombs was genius! Thanks for your support of OWH.

heather said...

Fun card ! I like the way you used the honeycomb pieces to interpret the sketch ! Thanks for the inspiration and making cards for our heroes !

Sue D said...

Very pretty--love the hexagons.

Linda said...

Way to rock the hexis! Great job on the sentiment! tfs!!!

Mary-Anne V said...

love the honeycomb background.

Angelica Chambers said...

Cool idea using the sketch and making ur own like this! TFS and helping OWH!

Courtney said...

Love your take on the sketch!! I don't think I've seen one done like that before.

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Wonderful card. I love your pattern and that only half is of color. It is so pretty. Thanks for joining in on the hop.

Lynn said...

Terrific card! I love how you filled in half of the honeycomb to achieve the sketch. Very clever! Thank you for supporting OWH and have a great weekend!

BobbisTreasure said...

Great fresh take on the sketch - well done!!

Sammantha said...

beautiful card. Love the hexagon background

Judi Go said...

what a wonderful idea thanks for sharing

Sheila said...

I love how you did this card! You rocked the sketch.

Kigz said...

Wonderful job with the sketch! I love hexies, and this is great!

Cynde P said...

Love the color combinations and the hexagon embossed background. Great job!

silvia said...

Pretty card! LOVE the hexagons!

Cheri said...

Oh, this is so creative!!! Love it!!!

lakeslady said...

Love the tumbling hexagons, great 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"

Ruza Rebel said...

Great card! Love the hexagon background! TFS!

Paper Blessings said...

Love the half-done honeycomb look! Not too dizzying, lol. Beautiful colors and excellent use of honeycomb! :)

Paper Blessings said...

Love the half-done honeycomb look! Not too dizzying, lol. Beautiful colors and excellent use of honeycomb! :)

PoJo said...

Love your style! Thanks for sharing!

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Shaughn Woodruff said...

Love that embossing folder! Great color scheme! Thanks so much for sharing!
Blessings,
Shaughn

Julie said...

Great card, I love the effect of the hexagons as the diagonal element on the sketch!

croppinmama said...

Nice use of the honeycomb embossing with hexagons. TFS and supporting OWH.

paula said...

Very unique! Did you paperpiece or color? Love the outcome whichever it was.