Saturday, May 24, 2014

Memorial Day OWH Bloghop


Yes, It is here - the annual Memorial Day Bloghop!  This year the theme is Red, White, and Blue. 
For this card I used OWH sketch #59 and Doodle Pantry digi papers and sentiment. 


But it is so busy, so I toned it down and bit and made 9 more with solid backgrounds. Very basic so I was able to make them quickly.  The only embellishments I used was the tiny little star brads in the corners of the sentiment panel.

I will be writing a note of thanks inside each and sending them to our heroes in my next box to OWH.
Here is the sketch: 


Hope you are enjoying the Hop.

**** I will be doing a blog candy give away really soon - probably next week.  If you become one of my followers,  you won't miss out on the date and details.****

Challenges I will enter:
Crafting From the Heart - anything
Through the Craft Room Door - anything
Sweet Stamps - anything
Cuttin and Stampin - Memorial Day
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Love to Scrap - anything
Cards Galore - anything
Sister Act - anything

81 comments:

  1. While all the versions are wonderful...I just love the first...it has so much visual pop! WTG!!!

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  2. Great cards, so bright and patriotic!

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  3. I like the busy background. Everything pops!

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  4. These are all very nice. I like the bold colors.

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  5. I don't think the first one is too busy, there is enough white on the sentiment to make that pop.

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  6. I love the first one, it's my favorite. They all are great cards.

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  7. Well hmmmm...I kept looking back and forth between the two versions and I think I'm joining the "I like the first card" club! I'm also a fan of Doodle Pantry like you are, but have never used their papers, just their black line images to color.

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  8. Great paper choices and I love your sentiment.

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  9. What a kind and generous heart you have. This is really a great card. We like to see your wonderful art each week here at Word Art Wednesday. Thank you Marsha, so much, for sharing it with us. God Bless, Carole

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  10. Marsha, I love the busy one!! A great group of cards :o)

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  11. beautiful cards - thanks for supporting OWH

    Barb Housner

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  12. I love both versions. I don't think the first is too busy, but I always have problems with the red, white, and blue challenges because so many of the patriotic papers do have a lot going on them! Great job and yay on the multiples! So many people will be so happy!

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  13. Oh Marsha, these are so wonderful. I love all the colors!! Perfect for this weekend- or any time. =) Love those tiny stars!!
    Hugs, Sarah T

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  14. Wow, what an amazing set of cards!!!!

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  15. Wonderful cards, I like the ones with the solid red and solid blue background the best!

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  16. you placed the designed letters on the cards - great gift idea :)

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  17. I think all your cards are lovely, even the one you called "busy".

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  18. Each design is wonderful, but I do like the "busy" one best, too ! I also like that you used tiny star brads in the corners.

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  19. Gorgeous card..thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge..Sue DT x

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  20. Nice way of doing the card with the same basic theme (I get bored doing the same exact thing)!

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  21. Beautiful cards, Marsha! I love the clean, neat design. I love the first one and the patterns complement each other so well. Kudos for writing all those AnyHero notes! Enjoy the hop!

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  22. I like both styles. And that sketch - is great for so many things. Got to make a note of that one. :-)
    April

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  23. WOW - you go girl. Now that's a way to make some cards! Thanks for sharing at the OWH Blog.

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  24. I liked all the versions of your card. Great use of digi papers and sentiment.

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  25. The first one may be busy but the matting sets off the sentiment nicely. Great work!

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  26. Beautiful use of the patriotic papers. Both designs are fantastic!

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  27. Fabulous cards, I love that digi sentiment and papers!

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  28. Great variety and all so nice but I really like all of the pattern on the first one. :) Thanks for playing along with us at Cuttin adn Stampin!!

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  29. What an awesome card and digi! I like the first "busy" card, thanks for sharing, and I'm sure these cards will encourage our Heroes.
    Raeanna Smith

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  30. Nice sentiment - I think I have this one too. You've inspired me to pull it out and use it!

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  31. Adorable project! Love the colors. Thanks for playing at Crafting from the heart. Hope to see you next challenge. Good luck.

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  32. I like the busy one! LOL That sentiment is awesome!!

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  33. Great Hero cards! Gotta say, I love the busy patterns of the first card.

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  34. I love all the versions of your card!

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  35. Wonderful Patriotic red/white/blue notecards with the stars & stripes. Thank you for entering Cuttin' & Stampin' Memorial Day Ch14-20.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    Cuttin' & Stampin' DT Orange Team

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  36. All three versions are bold and bright and eye catching! I most loved the mix of patterns on the first me. Always great to see someone successfully use multiple patters! Very inspiring

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  37. Some of our military are going to be very happy when they receive these cards.

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  38. Personally, I like the busy one the best! I had to go back and look at those brads. I didn't even realize they were brads at first. I love them!

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  39. Hi Marsha! Some great ideas for anyhero cards. I might be CASEing some for an Any Hero card signing I will be doing in June! Have a great day and thanks for your support of OWH!

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  40. I never think to use digi paper. Good job.

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  41. I am with so many others--I like the first card better--it just makes me Happy!! Thanks for supporting OWH.

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  42. My favorite sentiment for AnyHero cards! I love the first card with the bright papers - it made me smile :-) Kudos to you for making NINE more - WOW!

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  43. I liked the "original" but think that for readability I like the more solid versions. Thanks for supporting OWH and writing all that Any Hero mail.
    R/

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  44. Fantastic use of the sketch. I am partial to the stars background. How very patriotic! Thanks for all you do for OWH.

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  45. This is a great group of cards Marsha. I don't mind the busier background at all because you left plenty of background around the sentiment I think it works fine but the solids are very nice too. Great digi's are such a big help when it comes to making a batch of Any Hero mail. Thanks for joining in the hop and supporting OWH! Hope you have a great weekend.

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  46. I actually love the "busy" card! Thanks for sharing :)

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  47. Love love love these cards! I was in awe on the 1st one but I think I like the solid backgrounds better. It really makes the sentiment stand out! Wonderful job - thanks for sharing!

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  48. Doodle Pantry has some of the best digi's out there, I love the paper choices and that sentiment is perfect!!! Super great card.

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  49. I almost used this set myself - love it! Your cards turned out beautifully!!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  50. Fabulous cards in support of our deployed guys and gals-- how they will brighten their days!

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  51. I love your any hero cards - the digi sentiment is perfect for those!

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  52. Wonderful cards Marsha, the colors are very vibrant!

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  53. These are so fun! I do like the solid background better. So nice!

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  54. Beautiful layers and wonderful embellishments!

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  55. Great Card!
    Love the paper colors and designs!
    Font is so fun!

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  56. Great interpretation of the sketch! Love your treatment of the sentiment.

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  57. I like both versions - the first one isn't so busy that the sentiment gets lost. Beautiful AnyHero cards!

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  58. What wonderful cards! I'm sure they will be much appreciated! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap

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  59. 11 Grandkids!!! How can you post anything but pictures of them????? Beautiful photo background on your blog and really sweet cards.

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  60. These are all fantastic. I love all the red, white and blue and the sentiment.

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  61. lovely lovely cards!!! I have to check out d. pantry!

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  62. These are awesome...so nice and bold.

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  63. Great set of cards--even the busy one!

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  64. That is a wonderful digi sentiment and patterned paper. So bright and vivid. I really like the first one. Great collection of AnyHero cards. Thanks for supporting OWH.

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  65. I'm a sucker for stars and stripes. Super card.

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  66. Thank you for including the sketch-helps us newbies!

    For everyday I might agree about the first one being busy but for this holiday...some extra pop is ok with me...so I like it.

    Gee I wish that sentiment was available in rubber!

    Thanks for making and sharing!

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  67. Perfect cards for OWH! Just beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door.

    Jeannie
    TTCRD Design Team

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  68. When I saw your first card, I could almost hear a patriotic march playing in the background! :) Very striking and lovely!

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  69. Wonderful set of cards, love your simple but awesome design.

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  70. What an awesome way of saying thank you for their service. Thank you for joining us in our blog challenge at SweetStamps.com

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  71. I love the first one as well as all the "clones". Excellent cards!

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  72. I love this card! It's so bold! Thank you!

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  73. All the cards are great, but I liked your original one best. It is bright and cheerful and so patriotic, how could anyone NOT like it.

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  74. I will have to check into that digi sentiment

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  75. These are great cards and will certainly be appreciated by our heroes! Great job!

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  76. Love these cards. I use the star brads too. The digi does make a nice simple, clean card. Following you on bloglovin'.

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  77. Love the cards Marsha but the toned down one is my favourite. I know the servicemen will love them and appreciate them all!

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  78. Even though it is busy, I still like the first card, but the rest on the solid background are really sharp too.

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  79. great card set, so bold abd patriotic. thanks for sharing in the Cuttin' & Stampin' challenge.
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com

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