Saturday, May 25, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend Bloghop with OWH

This is my second post today, please scroll down for the HIMCR 'Father's Day' post.
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This weekend I'm proud to be a part of the memorial Day Weekend blog hop with Operation Write Home.


We all used sketches to make thank you cards for our deployed troops to send home to their family and friends.  Here are the 2 I made:


These were based on sketch 165.


 I had so much fun making these.


The blue one has Basic Grey for the background.  The other has Fancy Pants for the background.  I also used DCWV, Ek Success Punch, American Crafts stamps and ink.


115 comments:

  1. I like your paper choices and your little heart accents.

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  2. Melanie,
    FAVORITE embellishments...those little tiny hearts! Love the cards!
    Blessings,
    Antoinette

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  3. Cute cards! I like your edge punching and the little hearts. :)

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  4. Very cute! Love the borders!

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  5. Love the stripe paper and the border punches you used. Cute casual card. Love your photo on your blog and the reason for your blog name(LOL)!

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  6. wonderful CAS cards, love the tiny hearts!

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  7. Love the colorways of both cards.

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  8. Fantastic cards, I love the papers!

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  9. wao your cards are great I love the great combinations... great job!

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  10. Really like the paper choices and colors.

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  11. Nice CAS cards. Like the borders.

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  12. These are terrific! Love your choices of patterned papers!

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  13. Those vertical stripes really pop against the sentiment. Like the little hearts too.

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  14. Wonderful clean and simple cards...perfect for the heroes to send home. Glad you could join in on the hop today.

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  15. Great papers and the edge treatment is lovely! Thanks for supporting our Heroes!
    R/

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  16. Two nice cards....I like the colors. The sentiment does stand out. Thank you for supporting OWH!!!

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  17. Nice cards...I can even make those :) I like them and will CASE them both. Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH

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  18. I love the clean and simple style. What a fantastic layout too. Great colors used for both as well.

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  19. Great cards and terrific colors of paper you used.

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  20. Two great looks to these thank you cards. Very nice.

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  21. I like the color choices and how each one the hearts a little dif. nice work.

    reflections:0)

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  22. Cute cards! I love the mini hearts!

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  23. The punch design is nice against the stripes.
    Nice color combinations too.

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  24. Similar and yet so different! TFS

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  25. Both are lovely, love the stripes.
    Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  26. Interesting work with the punch borders.
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://delitefulsuds.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  27. You did a great job with layers and embellies that don't make the card too bulky. These are really nice cards.

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  28. Love both of your cards, Melanie, great take on the sketch! TFS and have a blessed weekend. #133

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  29. Really like the clean lines and border.

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  30. Very nice cards. TFS.

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  31. Two great cards! Love the papers and how the border punch frames the sentiment on each. TFS!

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  32. Great cards-- love this punch--looks awesome!

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  33. Mini hearts made the card. nice touch.

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  34. Nice clean layouts - the border punches really set it all off beautifully!
    Sandy, OWH Exec. Dir.

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  35. I really Like these papers and the punch you used really adds a nice touch. Tfs! (Amy A. #118)

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  36. i love the decorative edge to your paper. great colors too!

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  37. I love that wavy border your used. And layering makes all the difference. Great looking cards! Thank you for sharing with us today! ~ Marilyn

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  38. These are great cards - love that wavy border punch!

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  39. Those little punched hearts add a nice touch. Thanks for participating in the OWH Blog Hop!

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  40. Such pretty colors and patterns...thank so much for sharing.

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  41. Great cards! I love your paper choices!

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  42. perfect Thank yous - love the choice of papers - thanks for sharing and supporting OWH

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  43. I love these cards. I'm not sure what it is, but there's something about them that is so pretty. Maybe it's the soft colors and vertical stripes. Great job!

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  44. love our paper choices - great thank yous - thanks for sharing and supporting OWH

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  45. Very nice! Love your take on the sketch. Thanks for sharing!

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  46. Both CAS designs and I like the edge punching and the tiny hearts! TFS and supporting OWH!

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  47. Very sweet thank you cards. I love the stripes!

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  48. I really like these cards. The scallop edges and background papers really make these cards pop.

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  49. Nice job! The simple striped papers you've chosen for these are great for OWH since they would work for anyone. Thanks for joining in the hop and for supporting Operation Write Home!

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

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  50. I love the simplicity of these cards. That border punch makes them elegant.

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  51. Love your cards and the papers you used, also the nice border punch.

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  52. Awesome cards, love the tiny hearts and the striped papers.

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  53. Great gender-neutral cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  54. Great cards! I love the added border punch detail.

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  55. I do love stripes! These are both so striking. You are going to make some hero very happy!! Thanks for supporting OWH and participating in the hop.

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  56. I love the border punching along top & bottom of the strip though the middle. nice paper choices, use of small hearts as little embellishments really works well!

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  57. Beautifully simple cards! Love them.

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  58. Stripes, Stars and Hearts, nicely done

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  59. This card is beautiful in its simplicity and design. The border punching is great.

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  60. Like both of these and the wavy punch--very nice.

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  61. TWENTY ONE? Wow, impressed! (leslie #113)

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  62. Cute cards!
    I like the trio of heart accents the best

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  63. Both of your cards are super cute. I just know the hero that gets these will love them.

    Hugs,
    M.E.

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  64. Great cards, I love the papers :)
    Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH!

    Amanda :)
    www.ajsdigishoppe.com

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  65. love all the cards and CAS

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  66. Love the clean and simple design! Great color choices. Thanks for sharing:)

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  67. Nice paper combinations.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  68. I love how you changed the direction of the stripes on these! The colors are wonderful and your cards are terrific!

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  69. I really, really like the colors in these cards, and the little hearts are just adorable. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  70. Love the striped DP on both of your cards! So refreshing to see a different color scheme along the way! TFS!

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  71. I like the feel of movement on these cards! fun!

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  72. Great job and the stripes look great for these thank you cards! TFS

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  73. I like the layout, clean and simple.

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  74. Love the layering, the stripe and the colors. Great combinations. Nicely done. Thank you for sharing.

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  75. Very nice cards. Love seeing how the different colors change the look of the card.

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  76. I love the wavy lines with the horizontal stripes! Great colors too -not too busy, just clean, with a great focus on the message. Thanks for supporting OWH.

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  77. Simple and effective and inspiring. Love the borders!

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  78. I really like that sketch. I'm going to have to pull that one up. April

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  79. Neat card... love the patterned paper! Great use of the sketch

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  80. Like the papers you used and the heart embellishments.

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  81. What fun cards! You did a wonderful job!

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  82. Nice cards...love the rich colors and punched edges! tfs!!!

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  83. love the look of the cards with the striped papers!!

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  84. Nothing like having fun making cards for a good cause! That's what it really is all about:)

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  85. Love how your cards have such a different look just by switching out the papers and colors!

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  86. Those papers are so pretty and I especially love the shape of the border strip. This would be a great one for mass producing. Thanks for sharing!

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  87. Nicely done ! I especially like that wavy border strip with the tiny holes along the edge. Thanks for the inspiration and making cards for our heroes !

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  88. Great papers on your wonderful cards.

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  89. Great use of pp and the lines are so clean.

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  90. These are so sweet! I LOVE the papers and ribbons u used together! I think I want to make a collection of these based on ur idea! TFS and joining with OWH on this!

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  91. This PILE of cards is really nice! I love the double layers border edges! I'm going to be marking this one to CASE. Thank you for supporting OWH and have a great weekend!

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  92. Beautiful cards. I love the papers and the colors are wonderful. Thanks for joining in.

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  93. I really like your cards. I prefer the clean and simple look rather than the cards that look like every extra little scrap that was laying close by had to be included on the card. Love the papers.

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  94. I like the clean look of your cards. Great job.

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  95. Beautiful color combination! TFS!

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  96. Beautiful and simple card that can be made multiple times. Love it.

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  97. Two fabulous thank you cards. You rocked the sketch.

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  98. I really love the border you used. Thanks for showing it in two different ways! :)

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  99. Great use of the border punch on these cards!
    Beth F. OWH #114

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  100. Pretty cards!! LOVE the hearts!!

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  101. Your cards are amazing! I love the CAS look of them. Thank you for this inspiration.

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  102. Really like your choice of striped papers.
    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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  103. Beautiful CAS cards! Love the DP you used! TFS!

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  104. What sweet simplicity and those teeny-tiny hearts and just perfect embellishment! Thanks so much for sharing! I'm still in awe of 21 cards, I've had blocked creativity lately, lol

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  105. Love your style! Thanks for sharing!

    ptucker6 at cox dot net

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  106. Great cards! This was a great way to use that border punch, it really adds a nice touch to the cards.

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  107. Lovely, sweet cards. TFS and supporting OWH.

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  108. Great cards! Love the CAS design!

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