Saturday, November 12, 2011

One more for the Hop

Well it has been a busy 2 days. The Family History Expo was in town. I went with my daughter, Valerie, again this year. Lots of great Genealogy classes and vendors and bloggers. Check out Valerie's blog Begin with Craft, for all the details.

The other thing that kept me busy this weekend was the "Operation Write Home" Blog Hop. There were 11 companies who participated in the Hop. They asked their artist to design cards to show their support for the troops. You would think only 11 blogs would not take that long to visit, but there were multiple cards at each site. SRM had 21 beautiful cards, Copic had a technique I've never seen before and Ranger had cards by 8 different artist and one of them was my hero, Tim Holtz. Some of these blogs I had never been to before but all of them had something that wowed me.

This is a card I made to send to Operation Write Home. I designed it as a tri-fold card. I used Hero Arts "Dot Flourish" CL285 stamp set. I stamped the front of the card and the first inside flap and white embossed them. Then used Worn Lipstick Distress Ink to stamp a border on the inside but left it mostly white to allow more room to write home. The pattern paper is Basic Grey "Perhaps" for base and Bittersweet" for Heart, which is die cut with "Heart Wings" Tim Holtz Alterations from Sizzix. Border punch from Martha Stewart.

These are the fine companies who participated this weekend to inspire us to create cards for the troops and make us aware of Operation Write Home.
  1. Hero Arts
  2. Sizzix
  3. Tombow
  4. Prima
  5. Ranger
  6. Studio Calico
  7. Tonic Studios
  8. Basic Grey
  9. Copic Marker
  10. SRM Stickers
  11. May Arts
To go to the beginning of the Blog Hop click here.


Terry said...

This is gorgeous and so thoughtful! I took a stroll around your blog and you do some fabulous art! Have a great evening!

Marjie Kemper said...

Great card! I love the way you finished that flap on the inside with the added message.

Crafty mop said...

Thank you for the kind comments on my blog and I would just like to say that I think this owh operation write home.....fantastic idea ....I served with American forces in Iraq and I received some of the cards and gifts similar to this project and I can tell you I loved it so well done you and all you work for .Mandy x

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