Saturday, May 24, 2014

OWH Memorial Day Blog Hop!


Hello, and welcome to the 2014 Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog Hop!  If you'd like to start at the beginning, you can click here, or (hopefully) on the image above and go to the OWH blog. The list of participants is an Inlinkz list, so you won't see the usual "if you came from ..." or "your next stop is ..." links. Just go back to OWH and follow those links.

Our theme this year is Red, White & Blue, and to make a card with one of the general OWH themes they need the most and that work all year long: Love, Miss You, Thank You, Birthday, or AnyHero cards (cards for the troops, not for them to send home).

I usually make cards in these categories already since I know they can be used all year long. Those are the best! So my card for the hop is ... ta da:


This was one of five cards I made the other day, but I failed to follow the RW&B theme (!). But since this one was white & blue, and I thought it looked a little nekkid, I added some red hearts. :)

I did not use one of the fabby OWH sketches this time, but I do use them a lot the rest of the year. Since they hit sketch 225, their PDF has been updated. It's a great resource.

Speaking of which, OWH itself is a fabulous organization! If you make cards and don't know where to send them, check out the OWH guidelines and sign up to contribute!

Okay, enough blathering. Please go to the OWH Hop list and show some of my fellow participants some love!

Thanks for stopping by!

Products used: Scotch washi tape picked up in an office supply store when I wandered off my intended path, and the following:


87 comments:

  1. Love the CAS look of this. Also, love your explanation of the new Washi...

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  2. Really cute card, I like the placement of the hearts.

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  3. This is really cool. I like the colors.

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  4. The red hearts are a nice addition to your card. Thanks for sharing with us today.

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  5. Great card, those red hearts really make a difference!

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  6. That's perfect for OWH. I love the washi tape.

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  7. What a pretty card! This card would work not only for OWH but for any occasion!

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  8. LOVE the blue patterned stripes and that you placed them on the diagonal :)

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  9. I think your color choice is refreshing. Very pretty.

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  10. I love the non traditional red, white, and blues of your card. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. I really want to case this card! Love it! The hearts were the perfect touch.

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  12. Like the ribbon stripes and the colors used. This is a very cute card.

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  13. What a lovely card. I love the diagonal design you made and adding those little hearts is perfect with it.

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  14. This si the perfect way to use a little bit of paper and get a big effect! Thanks for the idea.

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  15. The red hearts do add a lot to the card. Love layering and dimension!

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  16. What a great way to use washi tape...love it! thanks for sharing.

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  17. What fun! Love that refreshing, cool, blue - I feel like I'm lounging by the pool! Great card - thanks for sharing :)

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  18. Little hearts like little kisses-- so cute & perfect sentiment!

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  19. Great use of the washi tape! Cool card!

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  20. Leslie,
    This card kicks... butt!
    Digging it!

    Teri

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  21. Don't you just love the stuff you find when wandering from the intended path! This tape is proof of the goodness to be found. Love this card, and the red hearts are awesome with that sentiment!

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  22. Cute card, very fresh looking with the washi tape and little red hearts.

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  23. Love the color of blue you used.

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  24. Absolutely love it! And the red hearts are so perfect for your CAS card.

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  25. The hearts were the perfect addition to your card.

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  26. Cute card! Can't go wrong using washi tape!

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  27. Love how you used washi tape for this absolutely adorable card!

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  28. I love this non traditional style card. You striped papaer if FAB and I love the simple smooches sentiment. Just great! I would love for you to check out my blog. I'm offering blog candy for followers. http://alllthingsbeautiful.blogspot.com to Amy A.

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  29. Love the use of the washi tape and the added tiny hearts makes the card perfect!

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  30. Like the use of washi tape for the strips. Like the Patriotic Red/White/Blue.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  31. Fun ideas on your card! That blue paper is a lot of fun and I like the cute sentiment.

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  32. Absolutely LOVE this fabulous clean design! The smattering of hearts is awesome, too! HUGS and happy Memorial Day weekend! :) Mynn xx

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  33. The red hearts add just the right touch!

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  34. I love how crisp and clean this is! really great job. pinning it!

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  35. Simple yet stunning...love the use of the washi tape and red hearts.

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  36. Not too naked, but the hearts are a cute touch. Sweet.

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  37. Love this card and Paper Smooches is always fun to use on a card! So perfect for OWH. Thanks for sharing!

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  38. Washi tape is a great way to make a quick card. Love the diagonal stripes!

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  39. This is beautiful. I love the stripes and the colors you used.

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  40. Ahhh…yet another cute card to add to your box!

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  41. Great CAS card. Love the shade of blue in the tape. Very cheerful.

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  42. Love your "love" card! The diagonal strips give it a dynamic look, and I like how you "adapted" it to fit the bloghop theme by adding the hearts!

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  43. Great card - I love the simplicity - the Washi tape looks great and the stars are just the little extra that makes the card great!

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  44. OMG! I CASE'ed this layout yesterday! You Rock!!!

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  45. Oooh, I really like this card! I have lots of washi tape that I never know quite what to do with, and this is perfect! Maybe OWH will use your card for their next sketch ;) The red hearts add just the right "oomph", too.

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  46. The hearts were the perfect "save"! Great card and super way to use up that washi tape. Thanks for supporting OWH
    R/

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  47. Wow, I love how you used such a bright blue for this wonderful card! So creative and unique!

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  48. I like the clean look of it-LOL on the add of the hearts! Sometimes we just get caught up in the moment and forget the original plan!

    That blue paper looks like water to me in this case. Interesting.

    Thanks for posting today!

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  49. Such a sweet little card - perfect!

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  50. Leslie wonderful job on the card, the hearts really make it pop!

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  51. I like the turquoise shade of blue in this —it's a nice twist in a red, white and blue combo— and the hearts are perfect! Thanks for joining in the hop this weekend and supporting OWH Leslie.

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  52. Can't have a nekkid card, the hearts are just the right touch!

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  53. Can't have a nekkid card, the hearts are just the right touch!

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  54. Fantastic card, I love the little red hearts!

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  55. Really cute card. Love the hearts.

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  56. Well i love your card and the little hearts make it!

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  57. Adorable!! Love the look of this card, the hearts make it just right. Love washi tape and have plenty of it to use.

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  58. Nice Card!
    The hearts are a perfect touch!

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  59. Love the washi tape - and the red hearts just pop :). TFS

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  60. Great clean and simple card. Those small red hearts add a nice punch of color.

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  61. I love CAS cards! This card is awesome..I love the Washi tape.

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  62. Love the non traditional blue, white and red! I think it totally works!

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  63. What a great card. I hope you share the other cards in another post. I love the little hearts.
    April

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  64. Love the washi tape card! the red hearts are perfect! Have a great day and thanks for supporting OWH!

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  65. I adore your card...crisp and clean and the hearts add a great contrast.

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  66. Cute card! I love the little red hearts!

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  67. Great card and I like the addition of the hearts.

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  68. Fabulous design and great use of washi tape. I will be CASEing this card in the future. Thanks for supporting OWH.

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  69. Great card. Love the sentiment and the added hearts. Just the right touch.

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  70. Love the way you used the washi tape.

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  71. Your card reminds me of summer and love. Those little hearts are perfect--just the right splash of color to tie in with the sentiment. TFS

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  72. I like the scattering of tiny hearts

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  73. Leslie, I really like the simplicity of your card. The turquoisy blue and the little pops of red give your card a fun deviation from the usual patriotic red, white and blue.

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  74. Your card really stood out when I was scrolling through the blog hop list. The turquoise blue really makes a big difference! I love it with the tiny red hearts. Great card!

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  75. Fun card! The hearts are super sweet! WTG!!!

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  76. Another great card! Thanks for CASing me! :-) xo Tone

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