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Saturday, May 29, 2010

OWH Memorial Day Blog Hop and Candy

Good morning!  Welcome to the Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog Hop.  If you would like to start at the beginning please hop over to the OWH Stars and Stamps blog

I have a few cards to share that I will be sending off to OWH in the next few days.  They always need miss you, thinking of you, and general cards on top of cards for all holidays.  For holiday deadlines and rules/guidelines you can check out the OWH home page.  A few of the upcoming deadlines are: 4th of July--June 1; Halloween--Sept. 20; Thanksgiving--Oct. 1; Christmas--Oct. 31.  The biggest guideline to remember is not glitter on the cards.  I always forget this one and have to start all over on my cards.

Here are my cards, we were asked to make red, white and blue miss you cards (oops, I forgot the red, white and blue, at least all on one card, but I did get the miss you part).  The sentiment on all cards is by Whimsy Stamps.:
For this card I used this sweet image from Softpencil.  I colored the image with Marvy markers.  The DP is DCWV.  The flowers and brads are from my collection.

For this card I used the Amore fairy from Michelle Perkett.  This is one of my favorite images.  I colored the image with Marvy markers.  The papers and ribbon are from my stash.

I am entering this card in this weeks challenge at Michelle Perkett Studio to use circles and ribbon.

This is one of the newly released images from Inktegrity.  I colored the image with Marvy markers.  The papers are from my stash.

For this card I had a hard time covering up the design on this paper, so I just made it the main focus of the card.  The paper is DCWV.

I want to take a minute to thank all those who risk their lives for our freedoms and safety.  I'm grateful for all they do for all of us.  I am thankful for their families, who send their loved ones to keep us safe.  I can't imaging how difficult it must be for them.

Now, in honor of the blog hop, I am doing a little candy.  I have a bow easy and some ribbon to send to one lucky commenter. I haven't been able to take a picture of it, but I will ship anywhere.  I will leave the candy open until Monday, May 31 at 12 midnight MST and announce the winner on Tuesday, June 1.  Good Luck.

From here you will go to Cheryl at Don't Worry...Be Scrappi.

Thanks for joining us.  Have a great day.

~Rhonda

95 comments:

Melanie Montes de Oca said...

Wow! So many cute cards! I especially love the fairy lady! Have a great weekend! ;o)

Robin said...

I love the unique images you have chosen to showcase! Thank you for sharing! ~Robin robinski6 at yahoo dot com

Pattie G said...

Rhonda, you have been very busy! I just love all of these creations, especially the one with Michelle's image on it.
Hugs
Pattie

Tink said...

Beautiful Cards!

Operation Write Home said...

Love it that you spread the colors out in the cards!! Thanks for making me smile. Love them all, Rhonda, thanks for supporting our heroes. Happy hopping!!!

Lindsey said...

Thank you for posting today! You have a way with cards -

xoxo
Lindsey @ ScrapStreet

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Great cards! My favorite is the black image on the red polka dot - very striking! :<)

Wishing you a good weekend!

Barbara Diane

Paula said...

Great cards Rhonda. I agree that some of the papers are so beautiful that they can really be a card with little to no "extras" and I love the result in yours.

Erika said...

Great cards - and, as a military wife, let me say thank you for sharing your creativity to help bring families closer who are separated by duty.

Scrapping Mom said...

Your cards are absolutely wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent and for the fantastic blog candy..
Celeste

jackielwatson said...

Super cards they are cute, simple and just plain adorable. Thanks for sharing.

Yolanda said...

The red paper is beautiful. Simple but elegant card.

Shelley said...

Hi Rhonda! Great cards! I don't blame you for not covering up that paper!

Monica said...

Great cards Rhonda!

Kim said...

Your cards are beautiful! Love the images you used.

Seongsook Duncan said...

Hi Rhonda,
How nice to see you participating in OWH Bloghop. I was looking forward to seeing your creations. You did such a great job. Love your colorings. I knew exactly what you meant about the fourth card. It is beautiful as it is, isn't it? Thanks for sharing and inspiring. You are the one of my great supporters.
Enjoy the day. Love you!

PaulaM said...

Rhonda - great cards. I really like the flourish one - very pretty. TFS

Charisma3103 said...

How cute are these cards tfs

Betty said...

Well done on all of the cards! Very inspiring :)

helloholley said...

All of these cards are great!!!

Martha said...

Such sweet Missing You cards! I know they will be appreciated by the troops and their families back home. Thanks for supporting OWH!

Michelle said...

Wow, Rhonda!! You have done an amazing job on all of your cards!! So beautiful!! And such a great cause, too!! I'm sure you will be brightening so many soldiers day with your gorgeous cards!! I LOVE your Amore Fairy card, its lovely!! A wonderful entry to our challenge this week! Thank you for your creativity, Rhonda!!:)

Anita said...

Awesome cards!

Jean said...

Rhonda....WOW!! you have been a busy bee...Beautiful cards...Thanks for joining us at Michelle's challenge this week
Hugs Jean

BJ said...

Your cards are so cute....I'm really inspried!
By the way remember....NO Glitter...LOL
*I think that's gonna be hard for me too*

Rufus said...

Your cards are great. Don't enter me in the candy, I've already got a Bow Easy! Just wanted to say thanks for supporting OWH!
R/

Robin said...

very pretty cards

Cindi (aka iring) said...

I really like that Amore fairy image too! Nice set of cards. I think the foiled paper looks great as is, no need to cover it up!

mumgranny said...

Just beautiful cards and an introduction to Michelle Perkett. Plan to shop there in the next few days.

Anita C said...

Beautiful cards, I am loving Michelle's images!

Debby said...

beautiful cards...thank you

Lynn said...

I love the card where you just let the paper be the focal. Simple and awesome! Thank you for participating in the bloghop, for making OWH cards and thank you for generously offering the candy.

Dixie Cochran said...

Thanks for sharing 3 beautiful cards today for the hop! Many thanks for making cards for our military heroes!

K. Joy said...

Great cards! The first and third cards are my favorites! :) The little girl is cute, and I always like flowers. :) Thanks for sharing, and the chance at the blog candy!!

Adele said...

Awesome cards. Some service members are going to be very lucky to receive them, despite not having red, white and blue. They embody the spirit of the event.

Lelia Pierce said...

Cute cards, Rhonda!

Hugs,
Lelia

Caryl P said...

Beautiful cards! Some loved ones at home will certainly appreciate getting something so special. Thanks for sharing!

rstuck2003 said...

Wonderful cards! Thank you for sharing them. Thank you for the chance at your blog candy...I would LOVE to have a bow easy as I am ribbon challenged! LOL

Lynne Armstrong said...

Beautiful cards Rhonda...love Amore, she's gorgeous :) You've been very busy lately...well done!!

PocketsOfInspiration said...

Thanks for sharing your artwork. Have a great Memorial weekend!

Cut n Paste said...

Your cards are wonderful!!! Thanks for supporting our troops and for supporting OWH!

debb said...

Beautiful cards Rhonda! Great candy offer- thanks for the opp!

Kajikit said...

I wouldn't want to cover up that beautiful red paper either...

Cheryl said...

What pretty paper no need to cover up...great job!!

Trevorstuffmammas said...

Way to be a rebel!! haha. beautiful cards thanks!!!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Rhonda Sweetie...
I am Country Wings your newest follower. I love these cards that you have made. Red/white/blue or not, miss you still means the same. The soldiers will be thrilled to be able to send such a lovely card home to family. You truly outdid yourself, as they are DDG. Love them. Thank you for sharing.

Please stop by and say hi. I would love to have you visit. I would be honored if you signed up to follow my blog as well.

I have been under the weather and looking for something that I could do from my recliner in the bedroom. You ladies have so inspired me. Many thanks and country hugs...Sherry

SuzAnn said...

I always love your cards and you have really inspired me with today's samples. Thanks for supporting OWH. What's a bow easy?

Tammy said...

Wonderful cards! I love the Softpencil one! That image is adorable!! TFS!

Hi, I'm Brenda. . . . . . . . . . . said...

Lovely cards. So cute and adorable anyone would love to receive them.

Thanks for sharing!

christy sheffield said...

cute cards! your coloring is excellent! thanks for sharing.

Kristen said...

Gorgeous cards! I love them all. Thanks for telling how they were made too!

Have a blessed Memorial Weekend!

Our Little Inspirations said...

What great cards you've made for today! I think each and every one is special, but I'm especially drawn to the last one. I love it when the DSP does most of the work for you, and that DSP is stunning! TFS!

Grammykrob said...

I always enjoy the bloghops on OWH. It is a wonderful group and I enjoy being a part of it. Thank you for your part in the group.

Kathy
Pass It On
http://kathypassiton.blogspot.com/

Robin said...

lOVE YOUR CARDS

Theresa said...

Great cards..TFS

Jana said...

Wonderful cards. I have a problem covering up certain papers too. (sigh) LOL.
Happy Memorial Day to you.

StampinSher said...

Lovely cards, I know you place a smile on our heroes and their family's faces! Thanks for participating.
Smilin' Sher

Trish said...

WOW Rhonda, you've certainly been busy and your cards look great. I'm sure any soldier would be real pleased to get one of them. You must be tired after doing so much hopping, but fabulous that so many have supported the cause.
Please don't enter me into the draw as I already use a bow maker- thanks: I just wanted to comment on your lovely cards.
Hugs,
Trish

Cheryl said...

Lovely cards even with out the red, white & blue. TFS.

Carisa said...

cute!

Renee said...

Your cards have a very cool funky vibe to them.

Virginia D. said...

Great cards!

Julie said...

Great cards, I especially love the sweet girl and the soft colours in the first one!

Susan said...

Great cards! Thanks for the dates :)

Great candy and I hope I win...I sooo want a bow easy! LOL


God Bless!

Susan

Dee in N.H. said...

Beautiful cards. I love the papers you used. Thanks for taking part in all this!

ileana said...

Hi Rhonda! you had been very busy! all your cards are gorgeous! I love them all!!! Thank you for entering your beautiful Amore card for this week´s challenge :-) Hugs!

3momph4755 said...

These cards are just awesome! I love them all.

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love your cards- soldiers love all different cards- you have a great variety here! Fun Blog hop! Have a safe and fun weekend!

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Cute cards Cheryl, I'm sure they will love them all!

Julie said...

Great cards! Happy 'hopping!

Nicole said...

Great cards! Love the colors, images, and papers! :)

Jeanne said...

Thanks for sharing your cards. I love that last one ... the paper is so pretty!

mmwilken said...

Your cards are really inspirering and thank you for sharing with us!! Keep up the great work you do for QWH!!

Heather Grow said...

Great cards. With or without the red, I think someone will be very happy to receive your card.

grandmalee said...

Fabulous work Rhonda!!! I love what you did w/Michelle's Amour Fairy...she's beautiful. I've never thought about using that DCWV paper like this...what an awesome idea!!!! I'm so glad that you joined with us this time. I really enjoy seeing your creations!

Suz said...

fantastic cards Rhonda! Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend

Merry's Musings said...

Wow! so many cute cute cards. I love them all, my favorite is daisys in the vase. They will be loved on both the sender's and the reciever's end.

Kimme said...

Great cards. I wouldn't want to cover up that wonderful paper either. The card is beautiful just the way it is.

Nancy Keller said...

Those are such great cards! Thank you for sharing! Glad that I got to stop by here!

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

I really enjoyed the whimisical look of your sweet cards. These are going to perk anyone receiving them right up. Thanks too for the chance to win a very cool tool.

Pamela said...

These are all great!!! :)

Ola said...

Your cards are great!

Thanks so much for sharing & the chance to win!

Happy Memorial Day!
God Bless our Soldiers & their families!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Nancy said...

WOW You have been buzy, Rhonda:O) Gorgeous cards, hun.
Hugs, Nancy;O)

Marsha said...

Thanks for your participation in the blog hop. I am lovin' it. ANd thanks for the chance for candy. I have the bow easy on my wish list.

southernscraps said...

Great cards!

Bev E said...

Such cute cards. Love the little girl with her pigtails.

Linda said...

Great cards! Thank you for Hopping!

Purple Princess said...

Wonderful cards!!

About : sbartist said...

Love the cards! Thanks for all you do for OWH & supporting the men in women in the armed forces.

: ) Susan [sbartist.blogspot.com]

Marilyn Webb said...

Beautiful Rhonda, another great card!!

Angie said...

Your cards are so pretty!! Great job!

Sherrie said...

Very pretty cards! TFS

Tammy said...

WOW....what a great bunch of cards and for such a great cause!! Love all of them!

Jennifer Moore said...

Great cards.

Softpencil said...

Soooo beautiful cards Rhonda!!!