Friday, November 28, 2014

Let's turn Black Friday into Red Friday OWH Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the Operation Write Home Red Friday Bloghop! I'm honored to be included in such a distinguished group of truly amazing and accomplished designers.

If you’ve gotten here without starting at the beginning, you’ll want to click HERE and start from the top. We’re turning “Black Friday” into “Red Friday” by supporting our nation’s heroes!

Operation Write Home is a charity that sends blank handmade cards to service members deployed overseas. They’ve sent nearly 3 million cards! That’s a lot of letters and love heading home to those who are keeping the home fires burning. 


I challenged myself to create a card that a lady hero might send to her sweet guy.
This fabulous stamp is from 'Lovey- Dovey Sentiments' by My Favorite Things. Background papers were in my 12x12 collection, most likely from Michael's or JoAnn's.

November through February are the slowest months for OWH, and that’s something we as crafters can do something about! We all have a handful of cards in our stash — we don’t even need to take a break from our holiday preparations to just write Operation Write Home on the back and send them in, right? That’ll keep our heroes busy writing home during a long winter away from home.

Be sure to read the information on the Stars and Stamps post so you send in what’s needed (no Christmas cards, no glitter, A2, etc) - and make a hero’s day by giving them a beautiful creation to write home on!

What’s a bloghop without prizes? See the Stars and Stamps post for the full list of goodies by the bloghop sponsors - and go link up YOUR love card there, too! There are prizes for both those who comment on the blogs as well as folks who share their own creation!

The next stop on the hop is….


Sharon Harnist, The CLASSroom



Thanks for stopping by and Happy Holidays!
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175 comments:

Sandy Allnock said...

Soooooooo gorgeous as always, Paula! Wowsers!!!!!

Thordis said...

Beautiful card :)

Barb said...

Love the card and great sentiment!

Ann said...

Paula, this is a fabulous guy card! I am loving that stamp, I bet it could also work for a teen card from a parent. I may end up shopping. ;) Thanks for sharing this great card!

Susie said...

Great card. Love the "masculine" feeling of it.

Jana said...

I enjoyed your card!

Cheryl Cain said...

Very Nice! The background colors really make the red heart pop. I love the sentiment.

Jeanette Fincher said...

I love the script background and the fun sentiment...great card!

Trish said...

This card is perfect for OWH! I just pinned it. I sometimes have a harder time coming up with masculine cards and this is a good one. Thanks for your beautiful contribution to this fun blog hop!

jcobb said...

Thanks for sharing an idea for more masculine cards...they can be so hard sometimes!

Cindy said...

Love the masculine card! Thanks for the inspiration.

Lori Kobular said...

Love this card and that sentiment from MFT Lovey Dovey stamp set is perfect!!

icardeveryone01 said...

Paula!!! I love the scripty background... stamp or DP? Someone is going to love sending this one!
=] Michele

Michele Smith said...

Paula I love the background paper you chose to go with this rockin' sentiment. We tend to forget there are female Heroes too. Thanks for sharing!!

Tami B. said...

What a great card for OWH. Is the background made from patterned paper or did you stamp it? Either way, I love it.

Melissa F said...

Great card! I love how you challenged yourself to think of the women serving our country.

Kristie Goulet said...

Perfect for a lady hero to send to her sweet guy! Awesome!

NJ Stamping Queen said...

I love the background you created with two neutral colors--it really makes the red heart "pop"! Thanks for your support of OWH.
:) Marie

Scrapthat said...

awesome card TFS
Dolly

Debbie McNamee said...

stunning card!!! love it!!

Patt H. said...

Awesome card! love the colors & the great background.

Kristie said...

Beautiful card! I love how you stamped the sentiment in black and red and layered it together. I have that stamp and will have to try that sometime.

JoAnn P said...

I'm a sucker for text backgrounds.. Beautiful!

Linda said...

Wonderful card...stunning colors! Totally love it!

Leslie Hanna said...

Love the text background and distressing!

Donna said...

Paula, this is such a great card. Love the background text and the heart image and sentiment. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. Love the text background!!!!

Joanie said...

wish I would have seen this card before I placed my order today!!! Love it..

JanisCannon said...

Beautiful card. The paper selection gave me an idea for some paper I have in my stash. Thanks.

Betty: Reflections with Coffee said...

Great stamp, sentiment and colors! Love the background .... return love for hatred.

Angelique Vela said...

Love your card! Classy with a vintage feel. My hubby would love this!

Wendy said...

So pretty. Thanks for sharing and being a part of OWH.

Lucy said...

Amazing card!

Maxine Mann said...

OOOOO, getting so many ideas!

Kathy S said...

Great way to use up some of those papers. Love the design and the stamp Paula. Great work and thanks for all you do for OWH.

Colleen Balija said...

What good ideas for cards to our troops! Abs what a worthy cause.

Kaylin Krawczyk said...

lovely card. love the background

Jackie Parkins said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the main image and the text in the background is perfect.

Marie said...

Great card! Love that stamp! Wonderful card for a gal to send her special guy!

diycraftyscraps said...

Awesome! Love the background and the distress / grungy look of the card.

diycraftyscraps said...

Awesome! Love the background and the distress / grungy look of the card.

Shelley C said...

great masculine card! like the text background and distressed look of the card.

candace1221 said...

Great card! Great cause to get involved with.

staceylovespaper said...

I love your card, what a fun design

Alicia Merline said...

Love the inked edges on the background paper. Nice work!

Kathy Krug said...

The script backgroumd os great for this card/

Marianne said...

Fab card. Love the script background and inking for a more masculine feel.

Debbie Caldwell said...

Paula...you always inspire me...I really like the simplicity of this card..great for a guy!!

Sharon Salerno said...

Awesome card!

Ellen said...

Beautiful!

Kate Pr said...

You have inspired me to add a chalked background to an ink background to create this look. Thanks for sharing your art with us.

Terri E. said...

Cutie

cm said...

Such an incredibly heart-warming, heart-touching way to add special meaning to this day! Your card: pure delight!!
~c

Donna Dacy said...

This was a great way to allow a female service member to send something home to the "love" of their life. Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Beau DeLeon said...

I love it!!! what a fun card, so much detention and very different thank you for sharing!

rscholz said...

Perfect card for a guy. Love the layout and that you popped the heart. TFS

Annan said...

What a terrific stamp! What a great card!

Yvonne Morentin said...

Awesome creation and awesome cause...

LauraJane:) said...

Beautiful shading.
YAY! RED Friday!!

Lura said...

Love this card that would be so terrific for a guy (my downfall in card making).

Irene Grau said...

I really like that two-tone effect with the cream and black papers. Great card!

Ohana in Bend said...

a beautiful card!

Barbara said...

Beautiful card and great for this project. Love the colors and the script background.

Jo Ann Usey said...

Great job creating the masculine card -- You Rock My World is a perfect sentiment for a guy to receive. Also, I would think guys would gravitate to it to send to their ladies as well.

Linda Rubarski said...

Cute card.

kartelene said...

A very original card great idea thank you

Carolina Kathy said...

Great card! Love the sentiment also! Thx for sharing.

Carolina Kathy said...

Great card! Love the sentiment also! Thx for sharing.

Carol Perry said...

These kind of cards are the hardest for me to make for guys and you nailed it. Thanks for sharing.

Ruby N said...

AMAZING!

Robin said...

Very pretty, great elements that just click beautifully.

grandmax2 said...

Great card

Anonymous said...

Your card is beautiful!

Star said...

I really like the leather toned circle. It really helps it feel more masculine.

Seongsook Duncan said...

Paula, It's gorgeous manly card. I admire how you created it. It's always hard to come up with a manly themed card for me. Thanks for great inspiration.

BobbisTreasure said...

Love the contrasting papers - inspired my blog post!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wow...love the color combo and design of your card!!

Patty said...

Awesome card!! Love the background stamp in two different colors!!

Pat Kinkaid said...

I love the way the sentiment jumps off of the background. And the 2 neutral colors for a background is so clever!

Karen King said...

Perfect card for a gal to send her guy!!

Desert Rose Stamper said...

Paula -- you never disappoint me with your cards. I've been out of touch with OWH - planning to get back to participating. Your cards always inspire me to get busy. Thanks for all you do!

joy said...

Love this card! Great for a gal to send home. Thanks for the inspiration.

Celeste Goff said...

Paula, this card is simply amazing! I love how versatile the gender of this card is. You could easily give it to a man as well as a woman and that's no easy task to achieve!

canadian_liner said...

YOU Rock, Paula! Simple, eye-catching card for a great cause...

sueymem said...

very rocker.

AScrapOfKindness said...

I would definitely want to send that card. Can't think of a single guy who wouldn't love it. Thank you for sharing!

Di W said...

Great unique card!

CONNIE BROOKS said...

My favorite color combos of black and white with a pop of red. Yummy! And too add distress ink...woozers. I love this card.

Cheryl L. said...

Very cool card!

CraftyPaws said...

Love the rockin feel to this card. Some soldier is going to love sending this! tfs hugs, kristina

Amante del Papel said...

WOW is a super card, I love it, so beautiful1!!!

byAnnette said...

Neat Card!
Like that you made a card for a gal to send home to her guy!

Robin Hoff said...

beautiful card, I love the background of the writing

Dixie Cochran said...

Your card will be perfect for a lady hero to send home! As always, you've created a perfect design to showcase your sentiment. Well done!

Ruth G said...

I'd say you met and exceeded your challenge to yourself! Really awesome card! Thanks so much for sharing!

Daria Z. said...

Wonderful masculine card!

Sue D said...

Great card. I like the script background.

Carmen Lalande said...

Love it! What a great card!!!

barbara said...

absolutely love it!!

Mary Roberson said...

Paula,
Your card would be perfect for a woman to send to her sweetheart. I'm glad you mentioned that. Our Service Women need cards to send home too!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great card! I love how bold it is, a little bit vintage and a little bit modern.

Karenladd said...

LOVE everything about this awesome card! Beautiful design and really like the kraft!

Brithzi said...

Paula, I think you rock and your card rocks also. I am a female veteran myself (long time ago) and my youngest daughter is currently serving in the Air Force (not deployed now but has been in the past). I thank you for crating this great card.

Deborah said...

Love how your card features a heart but is so masculine. A great design for OWH!

rebecca coltrane said...

that is a really bold striking card! Love it!

Gretchen said...

Very nice! I always find it harder to use the 12x12 papers because the scale seems too large for cards.

Debra said...

Awesome design.

Mary-Anne V said...

Just love this card...great design and colours.

Lisa Gross said...

What a great background.

Christine R. said...

What a great card! I love the sentiment and the design!

Diana Evensen said...

I love the way the background papers "match" so the color changes but the words look the same.

Andrea D. La Vigne said...

Wonderful CAS card, Paula! Love the inking around the background, and how the tan & black patterned papers work together. Nice, bold greeting, too. Tfs!

Larelle-Susanne Thoms said...

Great share hugs Larelle-Susanne

Haley Cross said...

Great job! That card is awesome! :)

September Whisenant said...

So cool! Love the sentiment and that you made it such a "statement" piece. 😄

Brandi R said...

Wonderfully done and just beautiful!

purplemel said...

wonderful card very nice for great cause TFS

SHartl said...

I really love this fabulous card with the fun sentiment and mix of vintage and contemporary design! Wow!

Cheryl A. said...

Paula, what a really cool card, sure to appeal to a variety of tastes. Really love the script papers in light and dark colors, sharp contrast. Love the pop of red in the sentiment, really draws your eye. Thanks for sharing your talents!

Lucinde said...

Love the script background!

Theresa said...

Absolutely love your card!

Beejay said...

What the what? This is a gorgeous card! Love the background as well the sentiment!

Donna Cala said...

Love that script.

Diane said...

Gorgeous card- I have that MFT set and you have inspired me to use it again! Great to see you on the OWH bloghop-- I am so grateful for all the work you did on the boot camp classes-- I learned so much from you!

maryrose said...

Beautiful! Love how that scripty background really sets the focal point off!

Efrat said...

Beautiful! love this card

Beatrice Lawson said...

Great mix of sweet and romantic with that edgy sentiment. Awesome!

Lenora Clark said...

Wow I totally love this card!

snetram said...

Your card is great, and I have also thought about our female service people. It's been a while since I've sent any cards, but will work on that. I also loved that "Background papers were in my 12x12 collection, most likely from Michael's or JoAnn's" I can't always where I got some item on a card. Thanks.

marylouh said...

Love this card. A great sentiment.
thanks for sharing.

paula e. said...

Wonderful card! Great design.

snazzyjj said...

Great card! Thoughtful to be thinking about the women-in-arms too.

A Crafty Person said...

Love.y card! I love the pairing of the sentiment,and the background paper.

heartforhandmade said...

Your card rock, such lovely card with all the stamping and colors

Kelly Latevola said...

What a great idea! I bet the lady heroes will be fighting over this one!!

Yvonne B. said...

I love your card, Paula! Great idea to create a card for a lady hero to send! Such a clean design and love the sentiment.

Kim mozina said...

Love this card. The scripture background is so elegant.

Dima said...

Amazing card!! I love the background paper, I wish there was a background stamp with this font!

Pat Y said...

Great card, you could send it to either a man or woman.

Deborah Johnson said...

Very cute card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Valerie Doyle said...

Great card - love the script background!

Judy W said...

Love this card. Good for all heroes to send.

Me said...

Very nice!!

Carmen M. said...

This is a beautiful card. Love script background one of my favorite things.

Patty Beers said...

Nice card. Not the usual red and white. I like it.

S♥nia said...

Very beautiful card! I like this style very much!

Ashley Santiago said...

I love the stamped sentiment. and a beautiful background as well.

Erika said...

The rocker font against the old world font really makes this such an interesting card and design. Thanks for the inspiration!

Muneca said...

What a great card-love your colors!

Grandma Ronda said...

My son is in the Army and lots of the deployed soldiers are women so I'm glad you made a card for a lady to send home to her guy. Great card.

Angie said...

Love the card you created! Such a fun sentiment.

The EmBellished Card - Belinda said...

Stunning card!

Bonnie said...

This is an awesome card for a guy. I love it.

Elaine Clark said...

This is great! I love it!

Lynn said...

Paula, YOU rocked this card! I love the colors, the layout and that sentiment! Makes me want to go shopping! This card is terrific inspiration!

ltnbrn said...

Love the script background!

Nina-Marie Trapani said...

Great vintage look, Paula! Nice job!

ThePurplePlace said...

Stunning card Paula -- great design, as always~~

Hope you are well, I'm been out of the loop a bit, but HOPE to be back soon!

Lisa

Donna Nuce said...

Love your masculine card Paula! Thanks for your support of OWH thru the years!

Andrea T said...

Paula, you always make the nicest cards and this one is no exception to that. TFS.

Juan Martinez said...

I really love the card. I never thought of just having script as a background.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

I love your card! Awesome background, I always struggle with masculine cards, thanks for the inspiration,

Sherry Butcher said...

Great card, love the colors and style. TFS.

Sybrina K said...

Hi, Paula.

I was so excited to see your blog was a stop on this hop. You absolutely rocked this masculine love card!

Thanks so much for all you do for OWH. :)

Lela said...

WOW, this would be a great card for a sweetheart, what a fun idea

Chris O said...

Ooh, love your stuff! Thanks for the great ideas and new ways to use the tons of paper I have collected!

Rita Wright said...

Fabulous card! I love every detail. :)

Anonymous said...

Awesome card Paula,,,thanks !!!

Rufus said...

Great masculine love card, Paula. Those are always just a bit tougher to pull off somehow, but you rocked it.

Shawnna said...

Fabulous card and that stamp rocks! I love the combination of old hand writing with the rocker vibe. Great card!!

Diane Loughrey said...

Awesome masculine card. Great background paper.

Katie Kinde said...

Love that background paper!

TracyM #6773 said...

COOL card Paula!!!
LOVE the sentiment stamp!!!

Angela said...

I love this card you have created! It is so different for a fun masculine card. They are always the hardest for me!

Sue Yee said...

Love this card for teens. Always a hard one

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