Saturday, May 26, 2012

Operation Write Home .. Sketches Blog Hop..


Here are the two cards that I came up with for our hop... 



I used sketch 27 for my new Hero card....











As if anyone really needs a reason, but here is mine...

I wanted to let Operation Write Home and Kris know that Trevor is back in the states, after 7 long months of being in Afghanistan, as of  Thursday and will be home here for a visit on Sunday night....



I also wanted to thank a friend of mine Tammy (she knows who she is) for helping me find OWH.  I have enjoyed making cards for the heroes and they sure know how much we love them.  The support we give them is welcomed and appreciated.






I knew when I saw this sketch that I was going to use this big retiring ribbon.  I will miss it.  
And be nice I hand stamped each letter.... :-)







This my very 1st time in a blog hop... I hope everything turned out alright.
And that everyone gets inspired.
I do have blog candy.... you will have to check out the Friday night post to see what it is... but its a good one.   Ohh this is how you get the blog candy, you must post a comment and I would appreciate a few new followers too... 

So the other thing on everyone's mind is graduation, right?? 
Well I thought so too... I love this stamp set for that...



I got the idea from sketch number 114. 
Yes, it was changed just a little.










The footprints are the steps we have take to get where we are and where we want to go..


Enjoy your Daring Adventure and the rest of the Hop!!

Thank you for stopping by!!
Have a Great Day Getting Crafty!!


77 comments:

  1. Love your cards, the first one with that ribbon is so beachy looking. And your letters are perfectly aligned, how did you do that, mine always turn out crooked!

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  2. I'm so happy that your loved one is back on US soil and I hope you have a wonderful time together this weekend! He's a fine looking young man :)
    Both cards are fantastic, and I just love that big striped ribbon!! NJ on both. Happy Memorial Day weekend!

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  3. So glad that he is back! This much be an especially sweet Memorial Day weekend for you! Wondeful cards, thanks for being part of this great hop!

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  4. So happy you get to see your soldier! Great cards. I love the fold on your graduation card!

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  5. These are really gorgeous! That striped ribbon is superb! Thank you for your sacrifices, so happy to here your loved one is home safe and sound :) Have a beautiful day, and I'm following you!

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  6. Great cards! Thanks for your support of OWH and for joining the Hop today! God bless!

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  7. Hi Jennifer!
    So happy he's back! What a happy time!! Your cards are so beautiful and the fold is terrific!!
    Blessings!

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  8. Both cards are beautiful. you put a lot of thought and effort in each one. Your "reason" is a hunk! ;-)

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  9. I like both your cards-interesting elements. Thanks for your support and for being a military hero family! I'd love a chance to win blog candy, too!
    RBBRRMQN at YAHOO dot COM

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  10. Very pretty cards...love the ribbon and layers. Thanks to all those in our military.

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  11. Great card--love that yummy ribbon you used! I do also think the fold for the second card is terrific!

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  13. Hooah! So happy for you that your son is home. Mine just finished Army BCT and it felt like forever; seven months would be agony. Please tell him we are all proud of him and greatly appreciate his service to our Country.

    I know, I am supposed to be talking about your cards! They are beautiful! The ribbon on the first one is so pretty and your letters look perfect to me. I love the fold of that second card!

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    1. Ellen, it actually goes by kinda fast. This is his 2nd tour and the 1st one is the toughest!!

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  14. Great card! Thanks for sharing your reason. I guess we know you're going to enjoy your weekend!! Thanks for your support of our troops.
    LindaR at yahoo dot com

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  15. These are both great cards - I too love that wide ribbon! So glad to hear your son is home!

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  16. Beautiful cards! Inspiring too! Your first blog hop? Looks to me like you're a pro!

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  17. That wide ribbon is beautiful and what a wonderful color combination the red and dusty blue are together. I would have never guess those letters were stamped individually! Thanks for joining in the Memorial Day hop and for sharing the picture of Trevor too...so glad your hero is home.

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

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  18. Beautiful cards! And so inspiring! And hey, the best part of your blog post is that your Trevor is home!! Huge hugs to you both and what a very special way to be celebrating Memorial Day. His picture had me tearing up and grinning at the same time! Blessings!

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    1. The picture was a last minute thought... Thanks!!

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  19. Beautiful cards full of inspiration. Simply lovely. Hugs

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  20. Great cards--I like the big striped ribbon on the first and the footprints to go with the sentiment on the second. Thanks for the chance at blog candy.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  21. Lovely cards and the ribbon on the first card is fabulous! So happy for you that your son is coming home! Have a terrific Memorial Day with your son!

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  22. Thank you and your family for your service and sacrifice. I'm sure you'll treasure your time with Trevor.

    Great cards! Love the beach feel of the first one and the fold and footprints of the second.

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  23. Beautiful cards - my favorite is the first one. Your knotted ribbon is a great take on the sketch! Also I love how the wide striped ribbon and striped embossing go together. Thank you for sharing your happiness at Trevor's safe return! And thank you for the blog candy opportunity!

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    1. Cindy, I actually was going to make the striped emboss go the other way... more flag like, but did not like it as much

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  24. What beautiful cards! Both have such important messages!

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  25. Loved your cards and the sentiments. You did a great job hand-stamping each letter of HERO. I couldn't find the 'follow' button on your blog and I don't do the email subscribe. Thanks for hoppin' with OWH.
    craftycolonel.blogspot.com

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  26. Welcome home, Trevor!! THANK YOU for your service to our freedom. And what a fantastic card using the sketch!!! Love it! Glad your friend got you here.

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  27. Very nice cards and I love the ribbon on the first one.
    Welcome home Trevor and God Bless You!

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  28. You've done a beautiful job on your first blog hop! The fact that your soldier is back on US soil must have been your inspiration. Keep up the great work and thanks for sharing!

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  29. Welcome home to "your reason"--nothing better than that. Your cards are beautiful!

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  30. So much great inspiration here. The ribbon IS yummy- you're right. Too bad it's retiring. I think you did great stamping the letters. I avoid individual letter stamps because I usually mess them up without a stamp a ma jig, but I thought yours looked perfect!

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  31. Beautiful cards! Beautiful job stamping! Thank you to you and your family. Welcome home, Trevor!

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  32. Whoopee! A soldier returning. That is GREAT news. I'm loving the ribbon on the 1st card. It really brought everything together. I'm a fan of multi-fold cards. This one is so well done. Thanks for participating in the blog hop and for continuing to support the troops.

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  33. Wonderful cards.. so nice, each of them. thanks for sharing ~ Pam

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  34. Thanks for sharing these great cards...love the sentiments.
    Enjoy the weekend with your returning hero!

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  35. Beautiful cards... both of them. Love the wide ribbon on the 1st one and I admire you ability to stamp individual letters evenly. Love the 2nd one, the footprints are perfect with that sentiment. Congratulations on having your soldier home. Please thank him for his service.

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  36. Great cards and please thank him for his service :)

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  37. OMG 1st of all, big salute and hugs to Trevor! So proud of him and his service! 2 very beautiful cards you created (and I'm not just saying that to be nice) lol You did an awesome job on your 1st hop! I would have never guessed!!!! Keep up the good work! New follower so I will be checking back with you soon!

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  38. So glad Trevor has boots on the ground, enjoy the visit!
    Both cards are stunning. GREAT stamping! Thanks for the candy chance.

    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  39. Your cards are beautiful and so is your soldier. Welcome home Trevor, thank you for your service:)

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  40. Great assortment of cards! It was also very awesome to include a picture of Trevor. Hope you enjoy your visit!

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  41. Your cards are fantastic! I really like the way the graduation one folds out. So glad to hear that your soldier is back home.

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  42. First...thank you and your family for the sacrifice you have made on our behalf...so glad he is home safe! Your cards are amazing...really love the ribbon on the first card and the fold technique on the second. I hope you'll do more blog hops!

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  43. So happy your hero is home safely :) I know first hand what a wonderful feeling that is. I'm glad you found OWH to help the time pass that little bit faster - thanks for sharing all the cards inspired by the sketch. The first one is my favorite - love the ribbon stamp and the hand stamped sentiment

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  44. Beautiful fancy fold card and the striped ribbon is tied so nicely. I do not do well with ribbon

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  45. Great job on stamping the letters! Love the ribbon! Congrats on Trevor being home! TFS!!!

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  46. what wonderful cards! Welcome home Trevor, thanks for your service!

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  47. Gorgeous cards! I am so glad Trevor is home! My son just got home from Afghanistan too though I won't get to see him for a couple of weeks. Glad you are a part of OWH.

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  48. Gorgeous cards, thank you for the inspiration!!!!

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  49. So happy for you that your son will be with you for awhile! The Hero card is wonderful! I kept looking at the sentiment and wondered, too, how you got it so straight and even? Thank you for supporting OWH and have a great weekend!

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    1. Lynn, it took a couple attempts... tried to see if I could even do it on scrap 1st... It ended up that I would get the 1st two or three and mess up, but I am a stubborn person!! LOL

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  50. your cards are beautiful, thank you for sharing
    and welcome home Trevor

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  51. Love the fold that you used, so wonderful. You did a great job on your Hop post;)

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  52. oh WOW! These are amazing cards! Trevor is a handsome young man. So glad he is back and hope you and he are enjoying each other this evening! I like how you used the wide ribbon on the first card. I have been reluctant to do that but now that I've seen it done I know what to do with the wide ribbon I have. I LOVED the graduation card. I like the uniqueness of how the card opens! Way cool! I want to try that for a change in creating cards! Thanks for making such wonderful cards!

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  53. Thanks to this brave young man for serving our country!
    Your cards are outstanding! Well done!

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  54. Your cards are beautiful. And I am so glad your loved one is back home in the US. Give him a big hug and heartfelt thanks for keeping the rest of us safe and free.

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  55. As an army mother, thank you for supporting OWH! Please thank Trevor for his service. The cards are beautiful! Love the Helen Keller quote! Thanks for sharing your cards.

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    1. Helen... thank you for the services of your child too!!

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  56. I love your cards and please tell Trevor welcome home!

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  57. So glad to her Trevor is home! Love your cards! I am so glad that you joined the hop. I found your cards inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

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  58. YAY for Trevor being home! :) :) :)

    And I love that light blue striped ribbon! May Arts I assume? *grin*
    Thanks for hopping with OWH!!!

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    1. Actually the whole post is Stampin UP!

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  59. Thanks for the great cards. I always have trouble figuring out what to do with wide ribbons, so the Hero card is really helpful. And I like the clever fold of the graduation card. Thanks for offering blog candy.

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  60. Great cards! I love that big ribbon, too :) I'm hoarding my little stash of it. So glad your hero is home, that's great news!

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  61. Great cards. Great first time! I hope to be brave to do a hop someday!

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  62. Great cards! Glad to hear your loved one is back home! Please pass along my sincere thanks!

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