Saturday, May 25, 2013

Operation Write Home Memorial Day Bloghop!



Hey everyone. I have been making cards for Operation Write Home for a little while now. Unfortunately, I think my first set of cards got lost in the mail and I wasn't sure if I wanted to make anymore but I thought about it and OWH is such a good cause that I have to make some more. And it just so happens that OWH is having a Memorial Day Bloghop and I decided to join it. Yeah! For the Hop, participants have to create a card using a sketch from their website. I used random.org to choose one of their sketches and it came up with #60. The sketch I chose looks like this:



Another requirement for the Bloghop is to make a "Thank You" card. Luckily, there is the perfect amount of squares in this sketch for the sentiment and an embellishment. This is what I came up with:
It's a very simple card. I used EK Success stickers for the sentiment, made a flower out of white cardstock that I dye with Tea Dye distress ink and placed a rhinestone in the center. For an added touch, I added some rhinestones in the corner too. I hope you like this card and have fun on the hop. TTFN Ta ta for now.

99 comments:

  1. I love this sketch - I always forget about it! You've inspired me :) :) :)
    Happy Memorial Day!
    Sandy, OWH Exec Dir

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  2. WTG for using letter stickers - something I always forget to use! Happy Memorial Day weekend!

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  3. you took a difficult sketch and created a really neat card with it! great idea to use the letter stickers, too.

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  4. Haven't used this sketch yet. Willhave to get right on it. I would have never thought to put letters in the blocks. Great idea.

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  5. Love how you interpreted this sketch! I too, would not have thought to put letters in the blocks.

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  6. I have trouble with these :many many squares" sketches. Great idea to use letters! (leslie #113)

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  7. WTG...I need to try this sketch again...this was one I made early on. Love your letters and how you made it all work! tfs!!!

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  8. Very, very clever the way you used the stickers to say Thank You! Love it!
    Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
    :) Marie (OWH #119)

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  9. How clever to have random # generator pick your sketch!! And what a lovely card you've created. Fabulous idea to use the stickers.

    Linda

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  10. That is one of my favorite sketches! Have fun on the hop!

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  11. Now, this is different, love the choice of letters... wonderful

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  12. I like how you inked the edges of the squares. It makes them pop. April

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  13. Very pretty--I like the flower you made.

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  14. Great card! Love how you put letters in the boxes and I love the gold!

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  15. Great way to use that sketch! The gold letters really pop.
    Beth F. OWH #114

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  16. Love your card and great way to use that sketch!

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  17. You did such a beautiful job with that sketch, Sammantha, I love the sticker letters in gold! What a wonderful way to say thank you! Have a blessed weekend! (#133)

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  18. That's a clever way to choose a sketch and I like your take on it. I wouldn't have thought to use letters in the squares. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Awesome use of the sketch and the shiny stickers are a great touch, especially since glitter is a no-no. Thanks for the inspiration and for making cards for our heroes !

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  20. Hi Samantha! (I love Tigger too!)
    Really lovely card with all that shine! Smiles are sure to be spreading upon the receiving of this!
    Blessings,
    Antoinette

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  21. This is really elegant. I like your embellishments.

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  22. Very nice card - love how you incorporated the letter stickers!

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  23. Great job! I love how you used the elements of the sketch for the sentiment with the letters!

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  24. Very nice! Great use of the sketch.

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  25. Great sketch and you really rocked it on your interpretation of it.

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  26. Very clever to fit the letters into the squares the way you did on this sketch. Thanks for joining in the hop and supporting Operation Write Home!

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

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  27. How unique and clever. Great card.

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  28. Very nice. Love the use of the letters in the squares along with the "eye."

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  29. What a good idea to use a letter (or embellishment) in each square. TFS!

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  30. Well done--your creative take on the sketch is lovely! Thanks for participating in the OWH blog hop!

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  31. What a great idea to spell out TY instead of trying to find 9 coordinating images....

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  32. Clever TY!!! I like it, it works! Thank you for supporting OWH!

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  33. That is a terrific card! I love how you used stickers, in, fact I think I have some of the same kind. I will have to give this one a go! Thank you for supporting OWH and have a great weekend!

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  34. nice use of Alpha stickers, I'm always trying to get rid of them... they seem to reproduce on their own...

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  35. What a clever and unique way of using those stickers. A beautiful card.

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  36. This is great. I love how you did the sentiment.

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  37. Great way to use that sketch! Have an awesome day!

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  38. Fantastic card and I love the gold lettering!

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  39. Love this! What a great idea for an inches design!

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  40. I realy like this sketch and what you've done with it, great card!

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  41. Fun to see this sketch again, your twist using the letters was a clever interpretation!

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  42. Wow! What a clever card! I love your interpretation of that sketch. (I hate your cards got lost in the mail. Makes me sad.)

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  43. Such a cool card! Love the stickers, and the flowers is perfect.
    I love that you used random.org to choose the sketch you worked with today! Will think about that for the next hop.
    Sorry that your first batch of cards got lost in the mail, but I'm happy that you didn't get discouraged.

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  44. I really like the way that you added the bling to the right side of the card to create and interesting dimension. Great job!


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

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  45. Fun I do not use a lot of sticker lord knows I have them just always forget to pull them out thank you might have to pull some out soon.

    reflections:0)

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  46. Clever use of the letters in the squares! TFS!

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  47. I never would've thought to put letter stickers in the squares like that - so creative! Love your choice of colors too; very pretty. I'm so glad that you gave OWH another chance - they're such a wonderful organization and it's so much fun doing this for a great cause. Thank you for sharing this wonderful card and for your support of our heroes and OWH.

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  48. Creative use of letters. Nice way to get the sentiment in the design. TFS

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  49. Love the simplicity of this card, great use of those alpha stickers!

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  50. What a fun way to use the mini squares on this sketch. Great job.

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  51. Interesting way to use the sketch!

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  52. Very clever & creative. I always need to recall I have stickers that need to be used.
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://delitefulsuds.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  53. Great card :) Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH!

    Amanda
    http://www.ajsdigishoppe.com

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  54. brilliant usage of those squares!!!

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  55. What a super idea...thank you for that..This is a great way to use all those "inchies" laying all over the craft table. thank you for sharing and supporting OWH!

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  56. What a fun way to use this layout! You did a wonderful job on the super cute card!

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  57. love the layout of this card. Beautiful job.

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  58. That sketch stumped me- you did a great job! TFS

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  59. You did a wonderful job on the sketch, I may not have used letter stickers on it. Colors are good for this kind of card. TFS.

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  60. So glad that you decided to send more cards to OWH, they mean so very much to the troops and their families! Thanks for continuing to support OWH. Great card, too!
    R/

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  61. I love your creation. Thank you for sharing.

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  62. Hi Sammantha! Cute take on this sketch. I did this sketch last year for the Memorial Day Bloghop and used inchies. You can check it out here for a different take on the sketch.
    http://craftycolonel.blogspot.com/2012/05/owh-memorial-day-sketch-bloghop.html
    Thanks for your support of OWH.

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  63. Nice job - I like you adaptation of the sketch!

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  64. That is a tough sketch...I'm not sure how I would have proceeded, but you knocked it out of the park! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  65. Simple, maybe, but nevertheless.....awesome!!!

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  66. Great idea to use the letters for this sketch. Thanks for the inspiration. I have never tried that sketch.

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  67. Great take on the sketch! I am so glad you have decided to keep creating for OWH--that's awesome!!

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  68. Lovely! I like that you used the letters of the sentiment for the sketch squares.

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  69. You must be really good at sketches in order to trust random.org to pick one for you! Love the sticker letters on the little mats. Very nice and clever! Losing a box of cards must have been heartbreaking. Glad you decided not to stay unhappy with the mail delivery and returned to OWH. Thank you for sharing your card with us! ~ Marilyn

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  70. Wow, picking your sketch by random? YOU are my hero :) lol...Great job! The stickers are totally perfect on the small squares. I am so sorry that you lost some cards - I think USPS needs a complete 're-make'. We've had things lost, as well, one item being a package for our daughter, from her husband, while in Afghanistan. It was his first correspondence with her, and she was crushed when all she got was an empty envelope with an apology letter from USPS for losing the contents. Thanks for keeping on with your cards for OWH - what a great cause!

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  71. Great way to use the sketch! Super way to use those letter stickers too! :)

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  72. Love what you did with this sketch!

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  73. I love clever people! I would have never thought to make the sentiment part of the inchie squares. Brilliant!! Thanks for your participation in the OWH Blog Hop!

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  74. Cute idea to put the sentiment on the squares.

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  75. Sammantha, your card is so great! What a great idea to use the sentiment on the squares. I am definitely CASEing that! And I am glad you didn't give up because of a post office blunder!

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  76. Great job. I can never get my squares straight. Love the color combination and the gold lettering really makes it pop. Thank your for sharing.

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  77. One has to wonder about the postal service! Last week I received a package that should have arrived for May after the June package arrived.

    I always forget about stickers, even though I buy them! Great card.

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  78. Beautiful card! Love ur flower and the letters! So cool! TFS!

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  79. Beautiful card. I love how you use the squares for your sentiment. Thanks for joining in.

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  80. I love how you used the squares for your sentiment.

    Hugs,
    M.E.

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  81. Great way to use the sketch..love the grid pattern!

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  82. Great card!! LOVE the alpha stickers!!

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  83. Very cute card! Thank you for participating in the hop!

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  84. I need to get my stickers out and give this a try, thanks for the inspiration!
    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

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  85. What a neat use of the 9-square sketch!!!

    Thanks for sharing.

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  86. That is a great idea of you placed "Thank You", you did a great job.

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  87. Love your style! Thanks for sharing!

    ptucker6 at cox dot net

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  88. Great use of stickers. Thanks for sharing.

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  89. I can never get my squares straight so I shy away from sketched like this. Great card ~ love those shiny stickers!

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  90. Love how you put the sentiment in the squares! Wonderful card!

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  91. Nice card, Sam. Just stopping to visit again. I"m following here. Hope you'll follow on mine.
    BTW, what are degus?

    coleenfranks
    s-b, "Gain exposure....)

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