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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Blog Hop - Operation Write Home

Welcome to another stop on the Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog Hop!

Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. It originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the War. By the 20th century Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.


I hope you enjoy my cards and don't forget to scroll down and click on the OWH Banner to find the next stop on the blog hop.





105 comments:

  1. Oooh....I love that silver embossing....is that metallic paper? Your cards are so interesting with the stamps you used. Great job!

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    1. Thank you. The metallic paper is actually HVAC tape from the hardware store; it comes in a roll similar to duct tape and has a sticky backing. I simply put it inside an embossing folder.

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  2. Love the flag and the silver as well.

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  3. What a fantastic pair of cards! I love that little clip on the first, and the chevron background on the 2nd is amazing! NJ on both! Happy Memorial Day weekend!

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  4. Hi Christy! Love the details of your cards and the little arrow on the first one! Great job!
    Blessings,
    Antoinette

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  5. These are very classy. I like the coloring.

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  6. Love that silver paper! Great job!

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  7. These are so nice! Love the papers, layouts, design, you rocked it =)

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  8. Did you color that first image? Wowza.

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    1. Thank you. I stamped both images onto acetate using Black StazOn. I then colored the acetate with markers.

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  9. Christy, Two great cards here, with lots of texture! Really like that little clip on the first one and the metallic embossing on the second, and the eyelets on both.

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  10. I liked both cards also and was also wondering about the silver! Thank you for supporting OWH!

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  11. These cards really make a statement. Great job! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  12. oh that second card is amazing! love the chevron embossing

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  13. Great cards. Like the arrow on the first and the embossing on the second. Images are great too.

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  14. Beautiful cards - love the little arrow clip accent, and the embossed metallic layer on the second card!

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  15. Wonderful patriotic cards. You colored them perfectly too.

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  16. Beautiful patriotic cards, I love the chevron embossing!

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  17. Nice cards!! I love the "punch" you got in that 2nd card with the dark contrast :)
    Sandy, OWH Exec. Dir.

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  18. Gorgeous card! Love how you have the arrow pointing to the Statue of Liberty!

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  19. Nice cards. I like your uses of different elements on the cards (metals, clips and brads ). So fun!

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  20. Very nice cards! Love the coloring and design!

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  21. Nice combination of elements. Love the use of stamps and eyelets.

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  22. Nicely done! I like that Statue of Liberty /Flag image a lot. Don;t recall ever seeing it before. It's perfect for OWH cards. Thanks for joining in the hop and supporting Operation Write Home!

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

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    1. Both stamps are from a retired Stampin' Up! set called "Liberty for All".

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  23. The silver embossing is great. Thank you for sharing.

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  24. Stunning cards! Love that embossing.

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  25. Wonderful cards--love the coloring.

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  26. Great cards! Love the silver chevrons on the second card. TFS!

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  27. Beautiful images. Love the flag. TFS

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  28. I really like your cards. I love the patriotic images along with the use of embelishment and embossing.
    April

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  29. Both cards are beautiful, Christy, I really love both of those flags! TFS and have a wonderful weekend, a time of memories! #133

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  30. These card are just pop'n with color the images are really fun.

    reflections:0)

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  31. Wonderful patriotic cards. I couldn't help but notice your dogs on your blog. They look like Weimeraners! I have rescued Weims for the past 30 years. They do leave pawprints on your heart don't they? Anyway back to the cards. Love that metallic paper on card 2. Thanks for your support of OWH.

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    1. The dogs on the left are actually labs; one black and one brown. Thanks for commenting.

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  32. Your cards are beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing them. I can't believe how crisp and strong your white stamping is. This is something that I have difficulty doing. Super job!

    Cheri - John 3:16
    www.djssundries.blogspot.com

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  33. Wonderful cards, I especially like the metallic elements on the second card!

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  34. Beautiful cards, Christy! I love the bold colors and the silver embossed panel.

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  35. Wonderful cards!!! Will have to remember stamping on acetate and coloring from the back, always forget about that little trick! Thanks for supporting OWH!
    R/

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  36. Wow! These are beautiful! I love the vibrant colors especially in the 1st card. The image reminds me of one I had just pulled out to use. Thank you for supporting OWH and have a great weekend!

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  37. Very lovely cards! Have an awesome weekend.

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  38. I love that you used non-traditional materials ... Who would have thought vent tape could be so pretty! Great cards!

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  39. Color, texture, interest. You rocked it all with these cards!
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://delitefulsuds.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  40. Great cards and great images.

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  41. What beautiful Any Hero cards....great details. Someone is going to feel mighty appreciated when they receive those. Nice work.

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  42. I so love seeing what you do on your blog! Fun to watch a fellow SU demo.
    The images are fantastic. You do such beautiful work.

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  43. Great cards :) Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH!

    Amanda
    http://www.ajsdigishoppe.com

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  44. Oh my gosh, I wish I had seen this earlier! Hvac tape! brilliant! :)

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  45. Two great cards, I like both of the flags in the stamps.

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  46. Great cards...thanks for the tip on the HVAC...I am always looking for outside the box elements! Love the clip in the first card...great use of the sketch!

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  47. I love the cards you have featured on the blog today have certainly brightened my day! How wonderful to be able to create such lovely cards.

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  48. Love your simple and bold layouts with those intricate colored images. Thanks for sharing!

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  49. Love the images you used on your cards...and the silver tape embossing is genius! Thanks so much for sharing these!

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  50. Very nice cards!
    I like the chevron embossing!

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  51. The arrow on the first card is a great addition, and the silver paper on the flag one is a nice touch. both cards are so nice, thank you for sharing and supporting OWH

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  52. I love all of them but especially the "chrome" one!

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  53. oooooooo love the hvac tape--that's a great idea! :)

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  54. Beautiful job on the images, love the embossed silver.

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  55. Wow! These are both wonderful!

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  56. LOVE both cards! I really like the stamp you used on the first card! Thanks for joining the bloghop!

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  57. Love how brilliant the colors are in your images, and the textured zigzags in the second is really striking! Thank you for sharing these and for your support of our heroes and OWH.

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  58. beautiful - love the coloring on the images - thanks for sharing and supporting OWH - perfect hero cards

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  59. love how those strips of paper set off the stamped image!

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  60. Love both cards. I really like the embossed chevron.

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  61. Two wonderful cards! Love the Statue of Liberty card; so nicely colored. And I like how you added an arrow embellishment to it. Your second card is so strong and patriotic. Love seeing Old Glory flying. Nice embellishments with the metallic paper and eyelets. Thank you for sharing your cards with us! ~ Marilyn

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  62. thanks for sharing your patriotic cards, great job
    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

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  63. Wonderful patriotic cards! I love the idea of running HVAC tape through an embossing folder.

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  64. great cards...love the embellishments

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  65. Both cards are wonderful, but those silver chevrons have stolen the show! Thanks for sharing!

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  66. Wow, both beautiful cards but I really love the statue of liberty image. Gorgeous!

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  67. What wonderful cards. They're both so patriotic.

    Hugs,
    M.E

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  68. Wow...beautiful...Love the patriot images and the colors are so vibrant. Great cards. Thank you for sharing.

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  69. Beautiful! I have this set of stamps, but I didn't color them nearly as vibrant. I'll have to try this.

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  70. Very cool to have embossed the silver! Gresat images- both of your cards are wonderful! Thanks for supporting our troops and OWH!

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  71. Wow... Your cards are amazing. I need to learn to do this. Thanks for sharing and thanks for joining in.

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  72. Thanks for reminding me that I bought some of that silver tape and haven't ever used it. (of course, the trick will be finding it, lol!) You used it to great advantage on your card. It makes a wonderful impact. Great job on coloring your images too. Thanks for your support of OWH!

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  73. I have those stamps from Stampin' Up! too! Excellent cards--beautiful use of the metal tape! Thanks for participating in the OWH blog hop!

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  74. I love the stamps. Thank you for your support.

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  75. HVAC tape is awesome and I forget about it! Thanks for ur post and for sharing two beautiful cards! Gears r clicking...

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  76. These cards are great and thanks for the HVAC tape tip I will have to try that out

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  77. Both are fantastic cards! Love those images and the overall card design. Great job! TFS

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  78. Awesome cards!! LOVE the stamped image of the first one!!

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  79. The arrow clip is a great added detail! TFS!

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  80. Wonderful cards. Love the images.

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  81. Magnificent cards! I love the image on the first (acetate?) and the metallic embossing is wonderful on the second!

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  82. The cards are lovely but the words are brilliant.
    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"

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  83. very patriotic masculine cards! I know any of the guys would love to get one of these!

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  84. I love your images! You did a wonderful job highlighting them.

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  85. Ooooh, so pretty! I love those powerful patriotic images. And I love that arrow paperclip! Great cards!

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  86. Great images and cards. That silver chevron is fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

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  87. Great! Love your style! Thanks for sharing!

    ptucker6 at cox dot net

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  88. Awesome cards! I love the silver chevrons!

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  89. Gorgeous images so beautifully colored on your wonderful cards

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  90. These cards are great! I love the arrow clip used on the first card. Thank you for sharing.
    Lyn

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