Saturday, May 26, 2012

OWH Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop

 
Welcome! I am very excited to be able to participate in this year's OWH Memorial Day Blog Hop. I think this is the 3rd we've had and they just get better each year! Thanks to everyone who participates and supports OWH through cards and monetary donations and to our shippers for all their hard work throughout the year.

I chose sketch #26 and decided to combine it with a recent OWH Tuesday Tutorial that I knew I wanted to try the minute I saw it. Cara's Scrappy Background tutorial can be found here. The OWH collection of sketches is here. I created the sentiment myself and if you'd like it for your own use you can scroll down and grab it in the post before this one.


Printed papers are from a DCVW Summer Stack, the edge punch is EK Success and the stars are sequins held in place with a red brad. I used a label sheet as my base for creating the 'scrappy' background which I found a bit easier and quicker that using my ATG gun.

Now you are ready to go back to the top of the hop. Just click on the banner at the top of this post or use this link Stars & Stamps blog and you'll be back at the start of the hop.

Thanks for visting and enjoy the hop!
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114 comments:

Seongsook Duncan said...

Great card. Love your sentiment and how you created the scrappy background. Thanks!

Cora said...

Great scrappy background. I have yet to try it. Not sure I have the patience

Carol L said...

I love your patriotic card, especially the background you created! The sentiment is so powerful too - TFS!!

Yolanda said...

I never thought to use sequins. What a good idea. Thanks for the sentiment and for all you do for OWH!

Donna Bowman said...

Perfect Patriotic card! Love your take on the sketch and the sentiment is so appropriate! Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love this card! The sentiment is great and I love that quilted background and papers. What a great card to send to a hero!

Shari B said...

Very clever way to assemble the strips! I haven't tried that technique yet, but now I'm feeling motivated! This is a beautiful card and perfectly patriotic! The sentiment ties so well into your theme and that sketch was a great choice!

Erika said...

I love your patriotic card. Thanks for all your tutorials and digit stamps that we give to OWH!

Misty said...

I love the whole card, but that background is stunning! Creative use of sequins as well. thank you Paula!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
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hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Mary said...

Beautiful sentiment. Love the patriotic theme. I will check out the tutorial. Thanks.

jennifer mitten said...

What a fabulous card!

Rachel Guerrero said...

Paula, that is an awesome sentiment! Your scrappy background is cool too. And it's so easy! I found myself doing one yesterday as soon as I made the scraps :). Thanks for the tip concerning the label, too!

circee said...

Great card! Lucky hero!!

Renee said...

Wow, gorgeous card!!! LOVE the papers, the star brads, and is the main image or sentiment a stamp that you colored? It's beautifully done!

Cheri said...

Love this card, Paula and the bg is awesome.

Brenda Hugar said...

Really great card. Someone is going to love this card!

Susan C said...

What a great card!

Linda said...

Where do I start? Gorgeous...everything just pops! Love your tip on the label paper, I need to try that. Thanks for sharing the sentiment. Cannot wait to use. TFS!!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love this sentiment and how you displayed it. I love the diagonal paper.

~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...

Paula,
Wow! What a gorgeous card! I really love this sketch too and the way you used that sentiment!
Blessings

Pat said...

I love a sentiment that you can color!

Laura Jane said...

WOW! 10K plus cards! I'm only starting:)
GREAT JOB!

Crafting Adventures said...

Love the background!

Ellen said...

Great background, Paula. I really love your sentiment.
Hugs,
Ellen

Paulette Still said...

What a great way to use up your scrap stash and it's so interesting. Really makes your sentiment pop.

Dixie Cochran said...

WOW! Your card design really showcases that sentiment! I think you have the best collection of border punches. It's amazing what they can do for a card.

Nancy M said...

Wonderful card; TFS and esp. for supporting OWH!! I love how all the different papers come together for the background!

One Scrappy Gal said...

I really like your card. THe sentiment is just great! I'd love to find that stamp! I like how you used the red, white and blue in a unique way.

airbornewife said...
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airbornewife said...

Paula.. I think you've outdone yourself on this one.. BEAUTIFUL!!! love that sentiment. thanks for offering it.. off to go grab it.

Thanks for sharing ~ Pam


*reposted comment because I had a letter in there at the end that didn't belong and looked really strange. {{hugs}}

The Stamper's Touch said...

Ooooo, I love your background!! And what a beautiful sentiment! Gorgeous card!

Linda

JoAnn Ross said...

That scrappy background is amazing! I'm going to have to try that some day. When I have a LOT of patience, lol!

The red, white, and blue is great, the sentiment is perfect, and I really like the way you used the sequins! I have metal star brads but they're so thick I don't use them that often for cards. This is a great idea!

Theresa said...

what a great way to use up little pieces of paper, create your own background!

Anonymous said...

Wow, Paula, so beautiful and so appropriate for the weekend. You did a terrific job...thanks for sharing, Ardeth (Surprise, AZ)

Marlene Diefendorf said...

WOW Paula!! This is an amazing card and so much eye candy to look at. I've been afraid to try the scrappy background but your card really makes me want to give it a go. Beautiful word art that YOU created... thank you for offering it to us. Yes, I snagged it and I also pinned your card for my mojo.

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi Paula! Stunning patriotic card; three cheers for the red, white and blue and the many heroes who have sacrificed to defend it!

Heather C said...

What a great card! Love all the elements you put together!

Velda said...

Paula, thank you for sharing the tip about using a brad to hold the sequins to the card. It's so hard to get them to stick. Great card.

Anonymous said...

I love every thing about this card. And all the helpful tips included... label paper, brads and sequins, great ideas!! Pat K.

Ronni said...

Paula, you created a masterpiece! The background is wonderful!!!!!!! And of course the sentiment is awesome!

nancy y said...

What a great way to make the background, that
KJs for the tips! It's a really great, patriotic card

Sarah said...

Stunning card-- I love the tip on using a label page for the background--a super good idea :)

Kay said...

What a wonderful card! I love everything about it. Great use of color and layout , just a perfect card for Memorial Day

Diana E said...

I love the scrappy background idea, andit really looks great here.

Dolores A. said...

What a great patriotic card, especially that scrappy background.
TFS

JPScraps said...

Fabulous card!!!

Jill said...

What a beautiful card. I love it. Thank you so much for sharing.

Lee Mae said...

Paula, your card is wonderful! The scrappy background looks terrific and your sentiment is awesome! Thank you for offering it us - I will be using it soon. Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

Lucy said...

It takes a while to really see and appreciate all you've done on this card. Love the background, of course, but there's border punches, layers, patriotic colors, the perfect sentiment and even sequins. Thanks for taking part in the hop and showing your support of our troops.

Valerie said...

I love the sentiment! This is a beautiful card. I saw that tutorial for making the background! Great idea. Great choice of papers. I like the star embellishments.

Sue D said...

Great card--I like the scrappy background.

Jen said...

This is GREAT, Paula! You did a great job of arranging all of the elements and that background is really cool. Clever idea to use a label sheet - I'm stealing that idea! :)

Ms. Craftin-ista said...

Love the scrappy background technique. Thanks for the sentment!

Marsha said...

Love your card and the sentiment. thanks for all you do for OWH and our troops.

AlteredPages Artsociates said...

such a nice thought! Thanks

Sybrina K said...

Paula,

I totally see the scrappy technique. It certainly has resulted in a great card!

Thanks for tip about using a label sheet as a base. :)

Donna Nuce said...

A stunning card, I love how you used the strips of paper in the background. Thanks for hoppin' with OWH. craftycolonel.blogspot.com

Berni Cuttino said...

Awesome card. Loving the dp and sentiment. Hugs

Kathryn said...

Great tip on the label sheet, Paula. It sounds easy and is probably cheaper than using lots of adhesive. The patterns you used on the strips look so nice together.

Patricia H said...

Nice job on this patriotic card! The scrappy background looks great!

Indy said...

Very patriotic with a powerful message!

Melissa Cash said...

Wow, what a stunning card! I love everything about it!

Patty from FL said...

Love your card, so patriotic!

Beth L. said...

I love your card and the scrappy background. Thank you for the digi!

Camille Short said...

So fantastic and creative.

Suzanne @ Day to Day said...

Nice job!

Lynn said...

Fabulous card! You did an amazing job on the sentiment and thank you for sharing it with us. I also love the sequin + brad idea! Have a great weekend!

Helen said...

Great patriotic card! Love the Ben Franklin quote! Says it all.
And using the paper scraps is always a good thing! Thanks for sharing!

Stacy B said...

I'm not that far along the hop, but I'm finding so many clever ideas that I had never tried...and I will definitely be trying that background technique. Such a great look! Thanks for sharing!

sherry varga said...

Awesome card Paula. I love the sentiment and also the colorful background.

Ann said...

LOVE your card Paula!! That is one of my favorite "go to " sketches. Your "scrappy" background is awesome!

Debbie said...

Thanks for sharing. The scrappy background is great
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Jeanne J said...

Paula, Beautiful card as always! Thanks for the inspiration and support you provide on behalf of OWH! Your comments mean the world to me and your cards are always the perfect inspiration!

Maria said...

The paper's you chose are perfect. Thank you for the link to the tutorial--I can't wait to try this type of background!

Lynne said...

Background looks like fun to make. Love the sentiment.

sandybear76 said...

I have that stack of DCWV paper! I love what you did with it. Great job.

Teena said...

Wonderful card. TFS!

mary said...

Love the R,W & B....beautiful card,
interesting technique...thanks for
sharing

CarrieAnne said...

I love the use of strips or should I say stripes.... of paper in the background! Beautiful sentiment and card!

Sandi said...

I love the background! I really need to try that technique soon it looks like fun!

Aundria B. said...

I really love your card - your sentiment is amazing - so truly patriotic! Thank you for sharing this beauty and for your support of OWH and our heroes.

Michele from MS said...

Love how you coordinated all the papers and the sentiment is perfect!! Love this sketch and can't wait to try it!! msmith38652@gmail.com
http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

Sherrie said...

What a gorgeous card! I do LOVE that sentiment. It really pricked my heart when I read it. So kind of you to share your image! I tried that tutorial too and found it so fun and such a great way to use scraps! Many MANY thanks for all you do to help OWH be such a blessing to so many men and women and providing others such as myself to serve them in some small way.

PatQ's Cards said...

Thanks for the sentiment. It's just so meaningful and poignant for our heroes. Love how you did your background.

ajsdigishoppe said...

Beautiful card - I love the background and the sentiment!

ajsarts said...

Great card I love how you did the background! Thank you for sharing.

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Anonymous said...

so patriotic and the quote is greaat.
linda patti tpatti at windstream.net

Crafty Khandy said...

Love that background! I made a few but haven't used em yet. Thanks for sharing - your cards are always an insipration!

StampTramps said...

I haven't tackled making background paper with that technique yet, it seems like it would take forever. Great card and great inspiration for me to try it!

helloholley said...

Love how you combined two challenges from OWH!!!! the scrappy background is on my list to do now, thanks for the inspiration!!!! Your card is just wonderful Paula!!!
Inky hugs,
Holley

Mary L said...

This card is bright and cheery in a way that is hard to achieve using this particular color combo...Great job:)

CARO said...

One of my favorite sketches. Aren't DCWV stacks the greatest? Love this card, Paul.

DustyPenny (Joy Ott) said...

Great card!

Julie S. said...

Great card! I'll have to check out that stack - love those papers.

Whispers In Ink said...

Paula, Great use of scraps... I have wanted to do that, thank you for your inspiration!!

Margaret said...

Great papers and I just love the saying.

Leslie said...

Paula,
Your background is stellar! Love the way you put it all together for such an outstanding design!

Robin said...

I love your patriotic card and sentiment
I'd like to try using my scraps like that on a background some day

Julie said...

Love your scrappy background. The papers are perfect and such a clever way to tackle the sketch.

KellyRae said...

Your card is fabulous - I especially LOVE the scrappy background and your sentiment. Thanks for sharing the sentiment with us.

grandmalee said...

Awesome card! Love the background, but your sentiment really makes the card! Thanks for all that you do for OWH!!!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Gorgeous card Paula, those papers are really pretty and the additional stars are a wonderful touch!

Sara Tieszen Paschal said...

I love this, going to snag the sentiment. TY.

suzann said...

Thank you for showing support to our Troops. Your beautiful efforts will be appreciated by so many. Honor Memorial Day!

Kathy said...

Your cards are always great. The background technique used on this one is something I would like to try. Thanks for all you do for our troops.

Cindy's Card Co said...

Wow! This background took a lot of time. Lot of work went into this card. Thanks for all you do for OWH Paula.

Sandy Allnock said...

Wow Paula what a fantastic card!! I haven't been brave enough to try that background - but you might have nudged me toward it! The sentiment is perfect too :)
Thanks for all you do for OWH!!!

Anonymous said...

Great card!

Sandy Trefger said...

Oh I love this! Think I will have to try that kind of background myself soon!

Angel said...

Fabulous background. Over 10000 cards sent, you are an inspiration.

Cindy E. Burton said...

I LOVE this background technique! I've made twenty since I saw it! I've tried it with different size strips too, and it gives my background a rather eclectic look... which I love. I love your total package. Love the quote from Benjamin Franklin. I used one too on my blog. A very brilliant man... wouldn't you say! Thanks for sharing Paula, I love following your work... :)

AllisonG said...

Love how your background turned out - I'm going to have to give this a try. And your innovation to use a label sounds like genius.

Carolyn said...

great card!

Julie said...

Awesome card, Paula. I haven't tried that background technique yet but I'm going to soon! Thanks for the fantastic digi, too!

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