Saturday, October 6, 2012

Operation Write Home/World Card Making Day Blog Hop


Welcome to Operation Write Home's Blog Hop and World Card Making Day! Are you enjoying all of the awesome cards? I apologize for not having the logo but blogger is having attitude. Just click on the link and it will take you to the list of bloggers' participating.

Before we get to my card I just want to thank all of the men, women, and their children who are giving so much for the sake of our country. We had family at the Pentagon on 9/11 and we are well aware what a gift you are giving to our country. Every time I see someone in uniform I make sure my children and I go up to them and say thank you in person. It would be wonderful if we all would take the time to thank each of them. Can you imagine what it would do for morale?

The challenge at Operation Write Home that was given to  us was to use a sketch with a winter theme. So I have turned this sketch on it's side for my card:)



Here's my take on the sketch after turning it sideways:

Message: In the meadow we will build a snowman.....

Supplies:
Cardstock and Paper: Hero Arts Folded Cards, Basic Grey Aspen Frost
Peppermint Brad: Stash
Mittens: Dress it Up Embellishments
Image: Crafty Secret Cottonscraps (I pulled the threads to give it more of a vintage look. This card reminds me of Christmas in the 60's.)
Ribbon for hanging mittens: Hobby Lobby
Adhesives: Glue Glider Pro, Glue Dots


Challenges:
Always Playing with Paper Merry Monday #35-Sketch and Christmas

Blog Candy Alert: Be sure to leave a comment and a way to contact you. I am giving away a $15 gift certificate to a2z Scrapbooking! Here's you chance to get some new Hero Arts Christmas Stamps or Operation Write Home Stamps.
Now hop on back to Operation Write Home to check out the next blog:)

Have fun making cards today!

55 comments:

  1. Such a cute card. Love the linen (with pulled threads). Candy brad and mittens are adorable embellies, both giving such elements of winter. Thanks for participating in the OWH hop.

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  2. What a sweet card! Love the snowman, the little mittens and the sentiment!

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  3. Cute, Cute, Cute! Good luck on the challenge too! I love Merry Mondays!!!

    Happy Hopping!

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  4. Elizabeth ,beautiful card! Love that you turned it on the side,and the hanging mittens is such a fun idea! Sometimes I get so emotional when I go up to thank those serving our GREAT country ......that I just smile and mouth the word thanks.

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  5. What an adorable card! I love the cute mittens hanging from the brad! Very sweet. I also love the sketch! I think that I will have to try it! Blessings!

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  6. So cute! Great take on the sketch!!! Happy WCMD!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  7. I love the vintagey-ness of the snowman as well. Lovely card. :) Thanks as well for the chance at the gift certificate - KJPG at aol dot com

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  8. Cute card...I love that brad and those mittens! And, I have to say, that song will probably be stuck in my head all day lol. cherie23694 at gmail dot com.

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  9. Wonderful use of the sketch and fun embellishments on your card. I have several family members serving and always thank them when they are home.

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  10. I love your vintage snowman image. Such a darling card! Thanks for blogging with OWH.

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  11. What a great card and I love your take on the sketch! Did I mention I LOVE that peppermint brad---super cute! I will be on the search for those--super fun! THanks for all you do for OWH!

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  12. what a cute vintage snowman image, great job on the sketch!

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  13. How cute! I love the mittens and the snowmen. Such a vintage feeling to this card.

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  14. Beautifully done!!! Now fix a mug of hot choclate and relax....you deserve it after the past couple of days....I will be on my good behavior I promise :)

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  15. Love the dangling mittens! The vintage feel of the card is lovely.
    Happy World Cardmaking Day!
    Sandy, OWH President

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  16. Lovely card - love the frayed edges of the linen piece. Turning the sketch is a great idea. Happy WCMD!

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  17. Beautiful card. I love the look of the pulled threads. I can see doing something similar on with a similar crosstitch design. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  18. Your card is adorable! Love the mittens! Thanks for joining in at Merry Monday.

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  19. This is so sweet! I love the little mittens and that wonderful snowman image!!

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  20. The mittens are just adorable! This is a great sketch too. I think I like it Bette flipped on its side like you've done here.Thanks for hopping with us today!

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

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  21. This reminds me of cards I saw as a little girl :) It is so pretty ….love the snowman and the cute way you have the mittens hanging down!

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  22. Adorable card, Elizabeth! I love that sixties feel and how you pulled the threads to make it vintage - super idea! Thanks for being part of our hop today! ~ Julie, OWH Blog Team :) julie at operationwritehome dot org

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  23. I love the little mittens! So cute!

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  24. So beautiful and so vintage-y! Love it!
    brittany at yesterdaysecho dot com

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  25. Pretty card!! LOVE the mittens hanging on the peppermint!!

    Silvia
    sillyscrap at aol dot com

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  26. Reminds me of Christmas in my much younger days! Love the image and papers! Great use of the sketch! tfs!!!

    lough 855 at aol dot com

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  27. What a great image on fabric! I couldn't figure out what you'd done until I enlarged it. Wonderful!

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  28. OH MY! The addition of the mittens is adorable
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    http://deliteful-alpha-sets.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  29. Those mittens are SO CUTE! Great job on the sketch this week. Thanks for playing at Merry Monday.

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  30. The image looks really frosty stamped onto linen. My email is akochmcelroy@yahoo.com Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  31. Loved this card and how you used the image-will have to try that

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  32. Love the almost vintage look of the card. Thanks for sharing. roseofgold at gmail.com

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  33. Hi, Elizabeth, wonderful winter card! I luv your fabric focal point with the tattered edges, and the candy brad with the tiny mittens just pops! So much fun. Great job!

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  34. I so love the stamped image on fabric! I have plenty left over from my x stitching days that I can use for this technique! The paper is beautiful and I love the mittens hanging by the peppermint brad. Wonderful job! And yes, I wish everyone would say thank you when they see a person in uniform. It really does mean so much to them ~ TFS

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  35. Thanks for another great card Elizabeth. I started following you after the Memorial Day OWH blog hop and your cards never fail to impress me. Keep up the great work. slbuller at fullchannel dot net.

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  36. I love the mittens. livelongstamp at gmail dot com

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  37. Great card! Love the hanging mittens!

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  38. Great card using the vintage snowman, and I am so pleased to see the Merry Monday sketch! I just found them this year and their sketches are terrific.

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  39. Oh how I love your old fashion Snowman!!! I remember seeing this guy in a few Christmas books. Beautiful take on the sketch. TFS AJ
    jeria22@yahoo.com

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  40. This is so cute! I love the homespun look! The mittens and snowman are just adorable!
    Jen
    Jmueller409 at yahoo dot com

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  41. Beautiful card love the mittens ! teresam384 at gmail dot com

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  42. Love how you flipped this sketch and your little embellies! Great card!

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  43. Beautious card!!! I love the whole thing!! I am, and have been, a follower; I like your posts!! TFS!!
    RBBRRMQN at YAHOO dot COM

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  44. I love everything about this card! Your vintage style image, the peppermint brad, mittens, all of it!!

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  45. What a wonderful image Elizabeth! It makes me think of Christmas in the 50s! The mittens are delightful! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

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  46. great clean image to mix with really busy paper... good combo!

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  47. Enjoyed your card. I love snowmen and really like this old fashion one. I liked how you turned the sketch. Thanks for sharing.

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  48. Very cute--I like how you hung the mittens and turned the sketch sideways.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  49. Aww! Such a cute combination going on here! I love the little mittens! Great card!

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  50. Those mittens & the peppermint are just so adorable! Even if I don't win the giveaway, it's nice of you to offer it.

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  51. I love the vintage feel of this card and the snowman image is great.

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  52. I love all the cute wintry embellishments you used (peppermint brad and mittens)!

    Oooh, and I would love to win a gift certificate - mallisonr at aol dot com! Thanks!

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