Saturday, May 25, 2013

OWH Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop 2013


Welcome to my stop on the 2013 OWH Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop. Before I share my card with you I would first like to thank every service member who has paid the ultimate price to defend our liberty and protect us from tyranny. Their families will be missing a loved one at their get togethers across America this weekend and I want them to know I will never forget the real meaning of Memorial Day. 

My card is designed to be any 'Any Hero' card that will carry my personal note of thanks to a hero overseas in an OWH box of cards. I made this card with a specially designed 'One Print Card Kit' I made to share with you. You can download it, see more designs made with it and enter for a chance to win my blog candy by checking out yesterday's post on my blog.




My card is based on OWH Sketch #50 —flipped on it's side.




I'm happy you stopped by today. I hope that you enjoy the rest of the hop and your Memorial Day weekend too. Now head on back to the start of the hop over on the OWH Stars & Stamps Blog.

Happy Crafting!
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147 comments:

Robin said...

beautiful card! Love this patriotic card kit, thank you for all you do for OWH

Donna Hanley said...

Sometimes it's the smallest things that make the biggest difference and I love everything about your card, but the twine is the thing that really brings it home for me. Of course that sentiment can't be beat. All around nice job. Enjoy your weekend.

Debbie McNamee said...

I love that it's so bright! great job!

sherry varga said...

The card is awesome as always! I like the twine,and button but I really like the white piece a the bottom, it juts pops!! The flags are a cute accent too!

Tami B. said...

I usually see your posts via email & don't take the time to click over & post a comment, but today IS special after all, and you really hit it out of the park w/ this card. Thank you for all you do for OWH. Your projects and your tips are wonderful help & inspiration.

Marsha said...

Love this patriotic card. And thank you so much for the download from yesterday. It will be so fun to use (and CASE your cards. heehee)

Kathy said...

Thank you for sharing your talents with OWH. I love and will use the card kit pdf. The two flags tied with twine are a great feature on your any hero card.

Jen said...

Awesome card, Paula - it never would've occcured to me to try to flip that sketch, but it is amazing on it's side! I love the sentiment and those little flags are super cool. The rustic twine really adds a lot of interest, too. Thanks for everything you do for OWH!!!

Patricia Chalas said...

Beautiful card!! love the brightenss colors. Great job

Mary Ellen Driggs said...

Your card is awesome. And I love that sentiment stamp.

hugs,
M.E.

~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...

Oh Paula! This is just spectacular! I can just imagine the soldier's smile when he/she opens this and finds your handwritten note! Thank you for all you do for OWH! You are a blessing!
Blessings,
Antoinette

Carol L said...

Your card is beautifully designed and simply perfect for this Memorial Day hop! Patriotic colors always grab my attention, and I just adore those little flags you added! Fabulous!
Happy Memorial Day weekend!

Sue Kinman said...

Great detail combinations on the cards. Went to your site. Thanks for the free download.

Brittany Snoke said...

Lovely! I especially like the sentiment.

Stacy B said...

Another gorgeous card Paula...you really rocked the patriotic thank you theme! Thanks to you for all you do for OWH (and us followers). You are my hero :-)

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

very nice, love the use of jute twine!

Cindy Sartain said...

Love the little flags and twine. This is a very cute Hero card!

Melanie Rozwood said...

This is neat. I like all the different kind of embellishments.

rlovew said...

Fabulous card! I love the layers you used and how they work together

madamewong said...

Love the big and boldness of your focal point!

Crafting Adventures said...

Love the colors!

Carol J said...

You are an amazing designer, the hero that gets your card will be pleased that someone thought enough of them to make such an awesome card.

byAnnette said...

Great AnyHero Card!
Especially like the sentiment!

Andrea T said...

Wonderful card and thanks for making the card kit.

Rufus said...

Thanks for all that you do for OWH and our Heroes, Paula!
R/

Joanne Travis said...

Beautifully done! Love the twine and flag embellishments.

JPScraps said...

Beautiful card!!

sarahstone said...

What a pretty patriotic card. It's so quaint. It reminds me of an old-fashioned fourth of July parade! Great job!

Debbie Caldwell said...

Thank you thank you thank you...what a great idea with the download...and very versatile, can't wait to use it.

Jen R said...

Read the comment about the parade, and yes, that is what this card reminds me of!!! Love the patriotic theme!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful card created with the kit. Love the flags and that does remind me of them waving at parades.

JoAnn P said...

Love the flags, nice touch

Misty said...

Beautiful job as usual Paula. The flags are fantastic!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://delitefulsuds.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Dana D. said...

Great patriotic card. Terrific details. Very very nice.

reflections:0) said...

Really nice and very patriotic card.

reflections:0)

Becca Whitham said...

My absolute favorite sentiment! I think it sums up everything Memorial Day is supposed to mean. Thanks for your participation in the OWH Blog Hop (and look out, world, I'm scrounging for toothpick flags)!!

Marybeth said...

This card is stunning! I love the little flags and the sentiment is wonderful!

Barbara Greenberg said...

What a beautiful and patriotic card. Some one will be very happy to receive this beautiful card that you made for our troops.

Amelia Andrade said...

Stunning card Paula! Love the sketch flip. Beautiful! (Amy A. #118)

grandmax2 said...

So patriotic!

Kathy Ashworth said...

Like this very much, will be checking out the card kit in a minute. Like the idea of flipping the layout--sometimes a must!

scrappingnana said...

Beautiful card for a hero. Love the sentiment and the added twine. Thanks for sharing.

Jean M said...

fabulous embellishing! THANKS

September Whisenant said...

Great job of layering and adding just the right amount of embellishments. Of course, the sentiment is what makes it for me. Super job!

Sylvia said...
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Sylvia said...

Beautiful digital card, Paula, love the design as well. What a wonderful way to give back to the men and women serving our country. Have a blessed weekend and TFS. #133

Susan Strawser said...

Really nice card. Love the patterns together.

stampursocksoff.com said...

Paula, this whole card is a parade. Love it. I especially love the little flags.

Sybrina K said...

Paula,

Love this card. There is so much texture and so many details -- and yet a fabulous focal point. :)

Thanks for all you do for OWH!

Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

Beautifully done - as always with your cards. Love the patriotic colors. I really love the twine and flags you used for embellishments, I think that really finished your card off perfectly. Thank you for sharing your talent with us in so many ways! ~ Marilyn

Rhonda Miller said...

What a lovely card. I love how you used the sketch.

Sarah said...

You're a crafting rockstar-- absolutely love the twine!

Jules said...

what a fantastic sentiment!

garnett said...

WOW!!!! Great job.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

super cute! love the polka dots and mini flags.

Kikoandco said...

Thanks for sharing. Enjoy the embellishments and rustic look using the string,

Cindy O said...

Love these cards, including the card kit post yesterday. (The baker's twine bunting card is awesome!) Thank you so much for the patterned papers and elements in your One Print Card Kit. I will give it a try!

Sandy Allnock said...

That card makes me feel like I'm at a parade - AWESOME in its red white and blue splendor!!!! Thanks for all you do for OWH, Paula!
Sandy

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love the little flags. TFS

postalorphan said...

Fabulous card - love the little flags and the twine bow! Thanks again for the download!

Annie Wills said...

LOVE those little flags...I think I have to get some now. Thanks so much for sharing your creation!

Erika said...

Your card feels like a parade to me because it's so bright and cheerful. Thanks for sharing the card kit - I will definitely give that a try!

Ann said...

What a great card! I love everything about it! So much texture! Thanks again for sharing the kit with us!

MaryS said...

wow what a great patriotic card - any hero would love to receive - thanks for sharing and supporting OWH

barbara macaskill said...

LOVE it all! The twine, the dots, the stars, the color choice and the sentiment is PERFECT! Great card! TFS!

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi Paula! Your card is beautiful and as American as apple pie!! I just love it. Thanks also for the kit and for all you do!

Stephenie said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! A very professional looking card! The flags on top are such a great addition! I want this card!!

Jessie said...

Great patriotic card! I love the addition of the twine!

Patti J said...

Wow...love this! Thanks for sharing!

Nancy M said...

Wow-what a great patriotic card! My eye just keeps going around and around to different parts of it, which is the whole idea, I guess!! Nice job; TFS and supporting OWH!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful patriotic colors. I love the flags and the twine!

Pam said...

Great card that the soldiers will enjoy receiving. Well done!

Heather Grow said...

I love the twine and the little flags.

Robin B. said...

Fantastic card, I love all the details and how patriotic it is.

Cindy's Card Co said...

Paula, your card is sooo cool. Love the flags, it makes me feel like I'm at a parade! I love how you did the sentiment, and that button!! Everything is so cute!

Ginny said...

Beautiful card - the sentiment is my favorite part and the cute little flags
Great job!

Shirley said...

Beautiful card. You've done a wonderful job with your interpretation, but what I love the most is the crisp colors of red, white and blue.

Lynn. G. said...

Fabulous card. I love the flags and the twine. Awesome layering and nice patterned paper. Great job! Thank you for sharing!

lesleysoriginalthings said...

Cool cards. That is a great idea for the button to be made out of cardstock. Easy to glue and hopefully lighter to mail.

Shana said...

Love the boldness and brightness of the card, let alone the message.
shanasewing@yahoo.com

Margaret said...

What a fantastic card! I love the flags-such a terrific idea!

Penny L. said...

Very patriotic---sure to make a recipient very happy!

Anonymous said...

Great card. Love all the detail. Thank you for all that you do for OWH. Charlsie

Anonymous said...

You picked a challenging sketch, but you always rise to the challenge and nail it. Your digi kit got a good workout on this one. Lovely! Thanks for supporting OWH and participating in the hop.

Lucy (t000dle000 at frontier dot com)

Melissa Cash said...

Wowsers! Awesome card with lots of my favorite things...great colors, lotsa layers, a button and some twine....be still my heart! Thanks for sharing!

Colleen said...

WOW all the layers are wonderful, and those lil flags are so fun!

Kelley said...

Love all the details! Thank you for the kit.

SHartl said...

Love all the great little details like the raffia. It gives a sweet country feel to the card.

Camille Short said...

Grand card!

Cheryl Claycomb Anderegg said...

So many wonderful touches to add interst and texture. Really combines to make a professional card. Has a great vintage feel, yet refreshing colors!

Mary Mac said...

Really love this card.

Studio Diva said...

The Memorial Day parade on a card! Love the toothpick flags sticking out from behind the sentiment.

Barb said...

love the patriotic card-very nice

Tammy said...

Fantastic patriotic card Paula!! What a beautiful design and I love that button & twine combo!
Tammy x

ajsdigishoppe said...

Beautiful card I love the buttons and the twine :) Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH!

Amanda :)
www.ajsdigishoppe.com

Leslie Hanna said...

So bright and patriotic! I even like the knots! :) (leslie #113)

JoAnn Ross said...

Wow! What's not to love? It's bright and patriotic, while the polka dots make it extra cheery, and the twine and flags are the perfect touch, but still don't take away from your gorgeous focal point sentiment!!! Your professionalism really shines through on this one, Paula. and you're going to make someone so happy!

Patricia Hays said...

The toothpick flags are awesome! The twine adds a fun rustic touch, too. All-around terrific! :)
Thanks for all you do for OWH!

Cissy Murphy said...

Wow, Paula, you knocked it out of the park on this one. The extra touches are just fabulous! I truly love everything about it. Thanks so much for sharing and for the work you do with OWH.

Kelly said...

This card is great! I love the little flags you used and I loved how you made the bunting on the one you posted yesterday!!

Sharon Russo said...

I really like the polka-dots and big blue button. Thank you for sharing.

Mare said...

I love this card! The polka dots and flags go together so good.

Renee said...

OH my! This is gorgeous!! I love everything about it!! Those flags and the jute and polka dots….love them!

Marilyn in Michigan said...

Love this card, but especially love the little flags.

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Again... Wowzer Paula!! This is so bold and beautiful. I really admire your vision for flipping a sketch. I always have a hard time with this. I love how everything is placed to call attention to the sentiment focal point. The twine is adds so much texture to the card. Thanks for blogging in the hop and for your inspiration!

Michele from MS said...

I would not have thought to use red/white polka dots but it certainly works for this card! Love that sentiment and the button/flags/jute are the perfect elements. TFS!

Beth F. said...

Fabulous use of your printed card kit. I love the extra touch of the jute twine!

heather said...

Love everything about your card, especially the mini flags and wonderful you used the sketch.

Barbara said...

Oh WOW love your card! So festive! I liked that you flipped the sketch to fit your needs better and added perfect details. Thanks for all you do at OWH.

roseofs said...

So many great elements to this card! The two shades of blue are a great idea, as are the 2 flags and the great use of twine. So well done! Happy Memorial Day weekend.

Patti said...

!!!! I love your card! It's grand, the little flags and the sentiment are perfect! Thank you for sharing.

BobbisTreasure said...

The different elements on your card work great together - great job as always!

Ruby Craft said...

Thanks so much for all you do. Love the card kit and am looking forward to working with it. Your card is so beautiful and I love the sentiment.

April Story said...

What a patriotic card! I love the little flags on the sticks. And the sentiment is so appropriate.
April

Colleen Schaan said...

Awesome! Perfect design, color and attention to those details. Love this!

Dotti's Hobbies said...

What a great idea for the one print card kit, Paula! I like how you put your card together with the flag "poles", the twine, and the dots and stars! Perfect - thank you! ~Dotti H., OWH Board member

Susan said...

I think I like the sketch turned the way you did it!! totally adorable!

Donna Nuce said...

Thank you Paula for all you do for OWH. Your card is fabulous as usual! Love the twine and the two little flags are precious!

Angelica Chambers said...

I never think of turning the sketches sideways... That was great! TFS. And thank u for the blog candy! Thanks for teaming with OWH!

BrendaB said...

This is fabulous! Love the bright reds & blues!

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Love your patriotic cards! Happy Memorial Day weekend!
:) Marie (OWH #119)

Sue D said...

Great card made with this card kit--thanks!

Mary-Anne V said...

Great patriotic card...love the little flags.

Linda said...

Great card...lots of visual pop...esp love the flags and jute! tfs!

Sammantha said...

Fantastic card. So beautifully patriotic.

cah said...

Your card is like a parade on paper! So patriotic and fun! Carol

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Beautiful card. The great colors of our country and I love the added texture. Thanks for joining in.

Diane said...

love the texture and how you used the sketch! Fabulous card----one a hero will be thrilled to receive!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful patriotic card, Paula. Looks like it has as many layers as a "Sandy" card, and that's a compliment. ;-) Great sentiment and our country's favorite colors, of course. Thank you for the wonderful kit. Already printed it out and will make a hero card today. Thank you for all you do for OWH and our heroes. Glenda F

Shaughn Woodruff said...

What a beautiful patriotic card! I love how it just pops! Thanks for supporting this wonderful cause!

Judi Go said...

I have that stamp set and I haven't used it. thanks for the inspiration

Cheri said...

Great patriotic card!

Ruth G said...

Great job with the patriotic theme and for being so generous with your design download! I think these will make wonderful cards for heroes! Thanks so much for all you've shared here and for supporting OWH!

Kigz said...

Super-cute flags and flat button! Great way to add the twine. :)

croppinmama said...

Lovely any hero card. TFS and supporting OWH with all you do.

Sheila said...

Beautiful card! Some lucky Any Hero is going to be surprised! Way to rock the sketch.

silvia said...

Great card!! LOVE the flags!

lakeslady said...

Great saying, love the flags.
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...

WOW! Gorgeous card! So patriotic and spot on!
Thank you for sharing the download! Beautiful work!

Carolyn said...

Wow!! Great detail!

PoJo said...

Love your style! Thanks for sharing!

ptucker6 at cox dot net

Paper Blessings said...

Wow! This is so perfect to thank a hero! And special thanks to you for sharing your talent with us. Will be checking out Friday's post, for sure!

Lyn said...

I love the flags on this patriotic card. Thank you for sharing the fun design. I had a great time looking at different ideas and making cards this weekend.
Lyn

Beth L. said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for the pdf.

Beth L. said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for the pdf.

Julie said...

Awesome card, Paula! Those little flags sticking up are so cool! Thanks for the free kit, you rock!

paula said...

You always have such lovely cards and this one is no exception! I really enjoy all your posts on FB and seeing your cards. Thanks for all you do for OWH. And finally thanks for the download..looks fun!

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