Saturday, May 25, 2013

OWH Memorial Weekend Blog Hop

http://operationwritehome.org/starsandstamps


Welcome! This weekend the fine folks over at OWH have organized a Memorial Weekend blog hop, and I chose to make an Any Hero card. Most of the cards I make are for the service men and women to send home to friends and family. Any Hero cards are intended for the service men and women themselves, and are included in the boxes of cards sent to them. It's a nice way to thank them for their service and sacrifice for our country.

For today's card I used OWH Sketch #62:


and here's my card based on that sketch:


I took a few liberties with the sketch, like putting the photo frame on a slight angle (the better to see more of those stars!), and I put the heart element on the right for a little more balance, but the sketch is still there.

For this hop there are no "if you came from" or "here's where you go next" links, because it's all based on the Inlinkz at the main OWH post, but there are prizes for hoppers, so please leave a comment for a chance to win, then head back here.

http://operationwritehome.org/starsandstamps

And thanks for stopping by!

Products used but not linked below: SU DSP, misc red card stock, Star border die (mystery - maybe Taylored Epressions?).




112 comments:

  1. This is great!! I love your take on the sketch, and that star border is awesome! Happy Memorial Day weekend!

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  2. You really know how to color that adorable bird and I absolutely ADORE this card!!! Another Leslie favorite. I love the CROOKED polaroid die:)

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  3. Wow! That is one stunning card! I do love that adorable little eagle, and the colors and composition are just perfect. Did you fussy cut that heart or is there a punch that works with it?

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  4. Love the use of the eagle, he is really really cute

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  5. Love that eagle, the bold sentiment and the slanted focal image! Very nicely done! Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
    :) Marie (OWH #119)

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  6. Nice card and I like how all the elements fit together.

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  7. Hi Leslie!!
    I really love this sketch and how you created your card...it's stunning!
    Blessing,
    Antoinette

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  8. Really great card, Leslie! I love how you tweaked the sketch, and how you colored up the little eagle! So cute!

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  9. Love this card. Thanks for sharing all of your supplies and an example of the tweaked sketch.

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  10. Love this card. I really like the font the sentiment is in. Perfect for an any hero card. The eagle is adorable. And love your use of the photo frame. I am so going to CASE this card.
    April

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  11. I love what you've done with the sketch your card is fabulous! Another one of my favorite stamp sets =)

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  12. Love the eagle & the star border!

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  13. What a fabulous card! Love the fussy cut eagle, and the star border. Also love the colors you chose. TFS!

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  14. Absolutely fabulous card! I really like everything about it. Thanks so much for sharing and for the inspiration!

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  15. Fabulous card! I am inspired by the way you've colored this cute little eagle. I have this PS set and love using it for Any Hero cards. Thanks for joining in the hop and supporting Operation Write Home!

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

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  16. Oooooh our little Paper Smooches eagle!! I love him perched like that - and the tilted frame is so playful. Great job!
    Sandy, OWH Exec. Dir.

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  17. Really cute Eagle and a great card you made.

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  18. Fabulous card! Clean look, and I love that eagle stamp - too cute!

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  19. This is such a great card! love the layout and how you colored the eagle!

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  20. I love the eagle and how you make him stand out!!! Nicely done card with lots of elements! Thank you for supporting OWH!

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  21. Such an awesome card...cute!!! And I just love your take on the sketch!

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  22. very nice coloring on the eagle, I really like this blue striped paper

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  23. I love the liberties you took with that sketch. What a fantastic card and such a cute eagle too.

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  24. What a great card. Cute image and love your heart border. Really like how you used a piece of the blue stripe paper on the sentiment piece.

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  25. Very cute!! I think the angle makes it! Love your take on the sketch - thanks for the inspiration!!
    Lyn

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  26. This is so cute, I love that fun stamp set!

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  27. Great design and who wouldn't love that cute little eagle. You did a wonderful job on this.

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  28. Great take on the sketch! Love the Paper Smooches stamps. Nice work!

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  29. Very nice baby eagle. The whole card came together nicely.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  30. Very cute--I like the angle and the owl.

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  31. Cute Card!
    Like your design and coloring of eagle.

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  32. I like all the elements and how well they worked together. TFS

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  33. Adorable card! Love the sketch you chose and how you switched it up! TFS!

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  34. Just fabulous! I love the pinstripe paper and the star border! Terrific card! Thank you for supporting OWH and have a great weekend!

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  35. Really great card I love the tweek you did.

    reflections:0)

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  36. Lovely card! You DP is the perfect backdrop for the Polaroid and adorable Eagle!

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  37. Leslie, love the way you've colored up your little eagle. Also tilting the block gives the card a bit more zip! Hope you're having a nice Memorial Day Weekend.
    R/

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  38. stunning card! Love it. Have an awesome weekend.

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  39. Love how you colored the eagle! Best version I have ever seen of it. Super cute card! Thanks or your support of OWH.

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  40. Love your card, and angling the frame was a nice touch!

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  41. The jaunty angle you've added to the original sketch is a fun touch! The star border is terrific, and you've done a wonderful job coloring that cute little eagle. Good use of those tiny red stars that were punched from the border to embellish the faux photo! (Hmmm... faux + photo = fauxto? LOL)
    Thanks for supporting OWH! :)

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  42. I really like the way you tipped the sketch. It is beautiful. You chose great colors as well.


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

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  43. Fabulous card, Leslie, love the colors and the images are so cute, such a trendy card! TFS and have a wonderful weekend. #133

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  44. What a fun card this is! I love your composition and how it draws the eye in and leads it down over the off-kilter frame (LOVE!) to those gorgeous stars at the bottom. Your coloring of the eagle is nicely done. Great use of the dp and colors, too! Thank you for sharing this and for your support of our heroes and OWH.

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  45. WTG Leslie! I love what you did with your card and the coloring of the eagle! Very sharp with the pop of red! tfs!!!

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  46. Amazing card, the way you altered the sketch to fit your embellishments and the adorable eagle image - terrific ! Thanks for the inspiration and making cards for our heroes !

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  47. I love the way you offset the center. You sure can color!
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://delitefulsuds.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  48. Great use of the Paper Smooches stamps for this card. I just love PS! Fun but still appropriate for any age. Nice job!

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  49. Great card! I love the tilt to the polaroid and that great PS eagle!

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  50. I love the way you angled the sketch, and your coloring is wonderful! I have that set, but haven't figured out how to use the eagle; the way you perched him on the sentiment really inspired me to try it! TFS!!

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  51. Cute card :) Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH!

    Amanda
    http://www.ajsdigishoppe.com

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  52. This is so cute and I love how you did the sketch!!

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  53. This is absolutely adorable!! Great design and layout!

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  54. I love that little eagle you did such a good job with the sketch!!

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  55. Adorable card. Love the eagle and how you placed the sentiment in the photo. TFS

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  56. Such a cute card...the eagle and sentiment angled adds dimension and I like it cockeyed...your eye is drawn right to it. Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH

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  57. I love eagle stamp...and another one goes on the wishlist! Great coloring...thank so much for sharing this!

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  58. Fabulous card! Love how you angled the end of your striped banner too. Not to mention the heart and stars! I think I recognize the star border die as one that I have: Super Star Borders by Papertrey Ink - fyi, in case you're still trying to ID it.

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  59. Your card and stamps are just gorgeous! Everything about it is adorable! Love the papers too!

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  60. Ooooo, one of my favorites along this hop so far!
    Great adaptation of the sketch and fabulous paper choices!

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  61. great card and love the coloring

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  62. I love this stamp set and you did a great job of putting it to work on this card. TFS! (Amy A. #118)

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  63. What a great card. I love what you did with the sketch and the colors are awesome. Thanks for sharing!

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  64. This has got to be one of the cutest cards ever! TFS.

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  65. I LOVE this card! It's so crisp and well, just perfect. Pinning it! May have to CASE it.

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  66. love how you tilted the sentiment! great idea!!!

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  67. Your card is so cute. Love the cute little eagle!!!

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  68. Awesome take on the sketch---I love the paper you used and this is one of the greatest cards I've seen done with this PS stamp set! Love it!

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  69. Cute card. I like how you angled the sentiment.

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  70. I adore Paper Smooches stamps! I also adore your card and how you brought it all together! Thanks for participating in the OWH blog hop!

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  71. Love the stars on the border.

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  72. I love that little PS eagle! Great patriotic card!

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  73. Leslie, I really like your card! Love the patriotic colors with that eagle popped on top. Nice embellishments with the heart and star border. Thank you for sharing your card with us! ~ Marilyn

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  74. nice card. I like the angled sentiment instead of straight on.

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  75. What fun! Love this card, Leslie! Great job with the sketch!

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  76. What a cute card! That little eagle is precious! Thank you for hopping with OWH today!

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  77. I like how you angled the focal point. Also like the star border.

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  78. Love this sweet little eagle image and your beautiful card!

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  79. Love, Love, Love it! The papers are fantastic, and I love the sentiment. You took that sketch and OWNED it! :)

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  80. Terrific card. I think that eagle is super cute.

    Hugs,
    M.E

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  81. awesome card - perfect hero card - thanks for sharing and supporting OWH

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  82. Well...being that you are "The Crooked Stamper" you would have to put your main image at an angle, wouldn't you? Love it! Not only does it show your star border better, but it draws attention to the eagle. Thanks for your participation in the OWH Blog Hop!

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  83. I adore your eagle perched on the sentiment! Absolutely wonderful card!

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  84. Oh I like how you created this grat card. I have this PS set, too, and love using it for Any Hero cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  85. Outstanding....love the eagle. Love how you did the angle. The sentiment, the stars and the hearts ROCK. Nicely done. Thank you for sharing.

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  86. Too stinkin' cute! Now I'm going to need to research the star border. It is adorable.

    Found it: MFT Die-namics Star Border

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  87. I like ur rendition of the sketch! A little off just adds character and flair! TFS and for joining in the OWH blog hop!

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  88. Such a neat card. I love it. The eagle is great. Thanks for joining in.

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  89. Such a cute card, my favorites are the star border and the little ribbon detail. Both create big impact!

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  90. I really like this card. I love the eagle and all of the details especially around the edges of the white panel that has the eagle on it

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  91. Awesome card, Leslie! I love your take on this sketch!

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  92. This is a fabulous card from the blue striped background paper to the star border and wonderfully colored eagle stamp! The colors and images are perfect! Thanks so much for sharing and for supporting OWH!

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  93. So stinkin' cute! I love the eagle and the way you adjusted the sketch. Thanks for sharing!!

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  94. Oh, that little eagle is just too much! And hey, the slight angle works great for your card! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  95. This card is awesome and the Eagle is just adorable...thank you for sharing! Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win the blog candy.

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  96. Oh what fun, brilliant card.
    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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  97. Love the eagle and the star border. Cute card. Thanks for sharing.

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  98. Love your style! Thanks for sharing!

    ptucker6 at cox dot net

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  99. I love the border and teal color you chose The little bit of dimension on the bird is a great touch! TFS

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  100. Marvelous card! I love the sweet eagle and the slight angle of the frame(I agree-need to see those wonderful stars)!

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  101. Great card! I love everything about it!

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