Saturday, May 25, 2013

OWH Memorial Day Weekend Bloghop!


It's time again for the annual Memorial Day Operation Write Home Bloghop!! Even though things have been a bit crazy (and more than a bit stressed!!) around here, I so wanted to participate in this event. I had planned on making two cards, but in the end I stopped with one. We were to link up our blog posts, have a card posted using any OWH sketch, and make it a thank you card.

The sketch I chose:

My card for this hop:

Side view:
Recipe:
Stamps: Express Yourself (hostess set)
Paper: Brilliant Blue, Red Riding Hood, Whisper White, Bo Bunny Anthem Collection DSP
Ink: Brilliant Blue
Accessories: 1" square punch, postage stamp punch, Memory Box scrollwork die, word window punch, star gems, small heart punch, SU flower buttons, mini glue dots, dimensionals

Would you like to see MORE awesome cards for our troops? Simply click on the top Bloghop photo, or click HERE!

And remember, Memorial Day honors those individuals, from all branches of our military, who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for the safety of our country and our freedoms. THANK YOU to every one of you, and to the families of our fallen!!!!

127 comments:

sherry varga said...

Really cute card and I give your credit for cutting our all those little squares so perfectly. Very nice embellishments on those squares!

KarenS said...

Very pretty card--love all your embellishment details.

~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...

Hi Jeanne!
I just absolutely LOVE the squares with the embellishments! This should be framed! BEAUTIFUL!
Blessings and hugs,
Antoinette

Kathy Colgan said...

Love the three different sets of elements.

Patricia Chalas said...

very cute card I love how you portrait all the square on one side and add all those cutting files.
great job!

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card Jeannie! I love the sketch you've used and all of your fabulous embellishments!
Tammy x

Jeanette said...

Love all the details you put into your card. Very pretty.

Jen said...

This is a really pretty card. Those teensy squares totally intimidate me, but you rocked it!!

Brittany Snoke said...

Great card- I love those squares! That picture really makes you stop, doesn't it?

Stacy B said...

Gorgeous take on the sketch. I love how all the little squares mimic the flag. Thanks for joining us.

Melanie Rozwood said...

This is really pretty. I like all the different embellishments you used.

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

great embellies, love the blingy stars!

madamewong said...

Love how textural this card is. Great idea to pop your squares.

Rita said...

That is really a lovely card!
Thanks to your hubby, BTW!! :)

Barbara Greenberg said...

Much love to all your family and for al the service they have done now and in the past.
Your card is gorgeous, I really like the squares filled with different things.

Cindy Sartain said...

Love what you did with this sketch. I like the use of different embellishments.

Marsha said...

Very classy looking card. Love all the embellishments.

Cindy Lawrence said...

Love the design, colors, embellies, everything...just perfect for our troops!

Andrea T said...

Very nice interpretation of the sketch. I'm always afraid to use ones with small pieces that have to line up. You did a great job and I love your blog heading! :)

Rufus said...

Great use of the small spaces of the sketch. Thank you for including the poster to remind all of what Memorial Day is all about!
R/

Verna Angerhofer said...

Great patriotic card design. Love all the embellishment too.

JPScraps said...

Awesome card! Love it!!

Jen R said...

I like the background behind the nine squares....lots of detail in this card!!! Thank you for supporting OWH!

Debbie Caldwell said...

What a great card...the embellishments you used are perfect. I'm going to have to CASE this (or at least try) Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH

Dana D. said...

Terrific card. Love the colors of course and the details are amazing. Nicely done.

reflections:0) said...

Very nice card love the details that you put into making this card.

reflections:0)

Becca Whitham said...

All your added details just make this card extra special. Thanks for your participation in the OWH Blog Hop!

rlovew said...

Beautiful card! I really like the scroll work on the card as well as the various embellishments.

Misty said...

Fantastic card. And your picture is heartrending.
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://delitefulsuds.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Jean M said...

Your card is so wonderfully embellished. The photo you posted breaks my heart each time I see it....

Joanne Travis said...

I love what you did with this layout. Beautiful card!
Thanks for supporting OWH!

Susan Strawser said...

great card...love the use of patterned paper and scraps. the embellies are so sweet

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Jeannie, fabulous to see you here, I had lost track of you! Hope you and your family are safe and well! Love all the bling and the Red, white, and Blue! RWB forever! and yes, I do remember! Have a blessed weekend. TFS #133

grandmax2 said...

This one would be a keepsake, very nice.

stampursocksoff.com said...

Love those embellishments in the squares! Great idea. TFS.

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card.

Sybrina K said...

Really clever idea to use 3 different sets of embellishments. Also like the way you changed up the colors of the scalloped squares. TFS!

Sarah said...

Stunning card! thank you for your service and the service of your family! You are truly awesome!

Amelia Andrade said...

Wonderfully beautiful card Jeannie! Don't see to many Jeannie's anymore, my sister has that name and you're the second one I know(including my sista! I just love your card! So well put toether. Tfs! (Amy A. #118)

Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

Love the red, white and blue postage stamp punches. I also like the star designer paper used. Great looking card - TFS! ~ Marilyn

garnett said...

Love the squares.

Jules said...

love your card - the star & button elements are perfect!

Operation Write Home said...

Super fun way to highlight all those embellies!
Sandy, OWH Exec. Dir.

msalmon said...

Gorgeous take on the sketch. I love how all the little squares and the embellies.

postalorphan said...

Great card - love all the bits on the squares, and the die cut flourish on the side!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

love the embellishments. Beautiful card. TFS

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

great use of embellishments!

Gail said...

Glad you had time to play along!
Great job on the card!
It's amazing!

sarahstone said...

Oh I love your quaint patriotic quilt squares! You really put this one together nicely. Great job!

Annie Wills said...

Gorgeous bright card...thanks so much for sharing. Your Memorial Day inspirational photo brought tears to my eyes...thanks for that reminder too.

Ann said...

I love your card! So much detail, so much texture, thanks for sharing it!

MaryS said...

great use of inchies - good inspiration to CASE - thanks for sharing and supporting OWH

Patti J said...

Great take on the sketch! Your card is beautifully done! Thanks for sharing...

Nancy M said...

Nice; I like the 3 different sets of elements! TFS and supporting OWH!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the grid you created and all the sweet embellies!

JoAnn P said...

Love those star gems, great touch.

Cynde P said...

I love all the little squares - makes me want to go make an inchie card. Such a great sketch, I'll have to use it!

scrappingnana said...

Very nice card. Love how you embellished the squares.

Robin B. said...

I love all of the embellishments and layering on this card.

Paula S. said...

Great interpretation of this OWH sketch and such a fun use of the various embellishments.So glad you were able to join in the hop and thanks for supporting Operation Write Home!

Paula S.
OWH Blog Team

Canadaindy said...

I love the little embellishments.

Heather Grow said...

Great patriotic card. I love the different objects you used.

Jessie said...

Great Card! Love the lil' embellies on the squares.

Colleen said...

The detail to this card is off the chart. So well done.

Penny L. said...

I've looked at that sketch and thought "what a lot of work!" And your card pulls it off perfectly! so much careful attention to getting it right....your card is so perfect and detailed! also, wonderful picture to remind us of what this day/weekend is about. thanks!

Studio Diva said...

Inchies + sparklies = awesome!

msalmon said...

Inspirational......Great job, nicely done

Pam said...

Right on with the card. Great job that gives me some wonderful ideas of what to do with the pattern. The picture is very emotional and greatly appreciated to help remind people with we are really celebrating this weekend.

Kathy Ashworth said...

Ahh, the attrention to detail is apparent--I would go crazy having to line all those inchies up perfectly stright. Beautiful card.

Lee Owens said...

Lovely card, really like the sketch you used , each embellishment is highlighted on its own square to make them really stand out

Ginny said...

The hearts are too cute!
Great card!

Mary Ellen Driggs said...

Thank you for sharing the photo of the true meaning of Memorial Day. It's sad to think that so many think of it as another shopping holiday or excuse to have a cook out.

Your card is lovely. I may have to go hunt down some of that Bo Bunny DSP.


Hugs,
M.E.

Barb said...

love the card and all the details

Leslie Hanna said...

Fabulous detail! I have not the patience for this sketch. (leslie #113)

ajsdigishoppe said...

The card is wonderful, I love the embellishments on the squares :)
Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH!

Amanda :)
www.ajsdigishoppe.com

Cindy's Card Co said...

Your card is absolutely wonderful, so much detail! Truly a winner!

JoAnn Ross said...

Wonderful card! I remember having trouble lining up all those little pieces when I did the sketch, but you rocked them! I also love your poster; I put photos of our trip to Arlington Ntl Cemetery taken one Memorial Day to teach the grandkidlets that the holiday wasn't all about barbecues and swim parties on my Friday blog. I'm going to share your poster on my blog & FB page tomorrow.

Camille Short said...

Perfect card for the occasion!

cissymurphy.com said...

Your card is just fabulous! You lined everything up so well and the bling you added to each square makes me smile. Thank you for sharing your card and thanks to you and your family for the service and sacrifices you have made for our country. Happy Memorial Day!

Sharon Russo said...

Nice bright blues.
Thank you for sharing.

Kelly said...

So very cute! love the embellies!

Margaret said...

Fabulous card! I looked at this sketch but couldn't decide what to do with the boxes. LOVE how you used them! I really like your Memorial Day pic too! Thank you to you and your family for serving our country!

Marilyn in Michigan said...

Love this card. The little squares. The red, white and blue. Fabulous!

barbara macaskill said...

Very pretty card! I love the white squares with the pretty little embellishments on them! Great DP also!! TFS!

Marybeth said...

Love the sketch you chose and beautiful card you made from it. Love the pretty shaped buttons and stars! Love this one!

Nancy Boyd said...

Great card. I have used this sketch in several ways. I haven't done a patriotic card with it. Thanks for the inspiration

September Whisenant said...

I love the details and dimensionality of your cards. Very nice! Thanks for supporting OWH.

Crafting Adventures said...

That is great! I'm going to have to do this one myself!

Dodge3670 said...

Wow....I love the paper and colors and glittery stars. The embellishments in each square are neat. Nicely done! The die cut flourish and stripes are perfect. Thank you for sharing.

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

I love the attention to detail. What a great idea for showcasing embellishments.

Shana said...

Love all the patriotic cards, and yours really stands out, wonderful way to interpret the sketch.

shanasewing@yahoo.com

Patti said...

This hop is so fun, thank you for participating. Your card is inspiring -- love the stars and hearts -- I want to make one like it!

Ruby Craft said...

Love your Red, White and Blue card. Thanks for being part of the OWH Memorial Day Blog Hop!

Kelley said...

I really like you card! Your nine patch embellishments and paper are perfect.

Colleen Schaan said...

Great patriotic card. Wonderful!

April Story said...

What a beautiful card. And I agree - we all need to remember what this weekend is for - not just bbqing.
April

Michele from MS said...

So pretty! I love all the little matted squares, the papers and sentiment. My favorite element is the beautiful scroll. That is a lovely touch. Not sure how you managed to get those squares so straight. Mine do not go on like that lol. Thanks for sharing!

Bridgett Owens said...

You totally rocked that sketch! Love your card!!! Awesome! :)

Renee said...

Love this! What a great card!

Barbara said...

You picked a good sketch to fit all those elements together! Your picture at the cemetery is so touching. Thanks for sharing that.

Susan said...

beautiful card! love how the background looks like a flag!

Donna Nuce said...

This is a tough sketch and yet you rocked it! Love the tiny squares with cut embellishments on them! Thanks for your support of OWH.

Karenladd said...

A great looking grid card and love the embellishments you used!

heather said...

I like the variety of embellishments you used on tiny squares ! Thanks for the inspiration and making cards for our heroes !

Sue D said...

Wonderful--I like the embellishments.

Mary-Anne V said...

great use of buttons..thanks to the troops.

Angelica Chambers said...

Sweet little windows! Reminds me of a cute little patriotic quilt!

Sherry Butcher said...

Love the way you added detail to each square and the colors. TFS.

Lynn said...

This is just beautiful! I love all the embellishments! I hadn't tried this sketch but now I am totally inspired! Mind if I CASE? Thank you for supporting OWH and have a great weekend!

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Beautiful card. I love all your details. Thanks for joining in on the hop.

BobbisTreasure said...

WOW! The many details on the card are amazing! I love how you used the sketch!

Deanna said...

Beautiful... as always!

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Love the gems and the buttons and the very patriotic feel of this card. It looks great! thanks for your support of OWH
:) Marie

Sammantha said...

beautiful card. love the die cut on the side.

Sheila said...

Way to rock that sketch! Your card is fabulous.

Kigz said...

That picture is so heartwrenching. I saw it earlier today and burst into tears. Your card is wonderful, and it reminds me of tic tac toe! I'll be buttons! ;)

Beth F. said...

Cute use of buttons!
Beth F. OWH #114

silvia said...

Pretty card!

Cheri said...

Oh, I stayed away from this sketch...but you've nailed it!!! I love your card and thank you for the message about Memorial Day!!!

lakeslady said...

Love the card and the different embellishments.
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...

Gorgeous card! Love your take on the sketch, and the 3D elements! TFS!

Paper Blessings said...

Great catch on the 9square and wonderful use of embellishments! :) Also thanks for sharing that image of what we are really trying to work for and what this weekend is about. The bloghop is fun, but the image really drives home what it's for.

PoJo said...

Love your style! Thanks for sharing!

ptucker6 at cox dot net

Shaughn Woodruff said...

Absolutely stunning card! Love the layout! Thanks so much for sharing for this amazing cause!

Julie said...

This sketch is one of my favorites and I love what you did with it!

croppinmama said...

Lovely details. TFS and supporting OWH and for your service, too. I appreciate your poignant reminder that brought tears of the importance of yesterday. As a fellow military wife, and grateful American, danke schôn.

paula said...

Very cute! I always have a problem with the sketches with all the little squares! Yours is great!