Saturday, May 23, 2015

OWH Finishing Strong Blog Hop

Happy Memorial day weekend everyone!

Welcome to my stop on the Operation Write Home Finishing Strong Blog Hop!
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Operation Write Home, a charity that has supported heroes with handmade cards since 2007, will be closing later this year. 
All cards need to be sent in by August 1st, so I’m helping to get the word out!

The theme for today's hop is to make a red, white & blue card based on a OWH SketchI have two cards to share with you- both featuring images from 
On my first card I used OWH Sketch #232 and the fun Rock Star Boy image.
Materials: Copics, Pebbles Americana-paper, Paper Smooches- sentiment, EK Success- music note & corner punches, Recollections- star punch & Glossy Accents 
On my second card I used OWH Sketch #241 and the sweet Flower Bird image.
Supplies: Copics, MFT- sentiment, Recollections- paper, heart punch & sm. circle punch, Sizzix- flower EF, Joy Crafts- flower die

I wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU to Sandy, the OWH board and all of the volunteers for your years of hard work and dedication to OWH!
I feel so proud to have been a part of this wonderful organization!! :o)

 Have a happy & safe Memorial Day weekend and have fun hopping!

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47 comments:

Nancy said...

What FUN and FESTIVE cards! Love them both!

Deni(se) said...

The Rock Star card is so much fun--just filled with joy. And the bird, just makes me giggle, she is so cute.

Diane said...

I agree with Nancy and Denise- both cards are FUN! Fabulous cards!!

Donna Nuce said...

Both cards are great! I loved the rock star for a teen boy! Hope you have a great day!

Cindy O said...

Very fun card with the rock star boy, blue stars, and bright red borders!

Robin Hoff said...

love these cards! thanks for sharing

Waverunner said...

These are bold and eye catching! And very well executed with all the layers.

Amazing how a sketch can look so different-the endless great versions!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Tammy! I am loving this blue and red combo, with both shades of blue! Wonderful! hugs :)

jimlynn said...

Tammy, these are darling!! Such cute, cute cards and to a great cause too. Loving all the red, white, and blue!
Lynn

Pauladawn Owen said...

That little rocker is so much fun! Both cards are playful and sweet.

Paula S. said...

Two wonderful, fun cards Tammy! The attention to detail in your designs has always been an inspiration to me. Thanks for being such a loyal supporter to OWH over the years!

April Story said...

Adorable cards. :-)
April

Trish said...

Those cards rock!! lol They are great, love the bird image.

Linda said...

Super fun cards! I love your coloring and special details!

papierelle said...

So funny and beautiful cards, especially the card with the sweet birdy.
Hugs Gundi

Bunny said...

I like both cards, but I really like the rocking in the USA card.

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi Tammy! Guess what? YOU rock! You have done so much for OWH and our heroes; it has been a joy to work with you and all the OWHers! Love your cards and these lighthearted Bugaboo images! Let's all keep in touch!

sherry varga said...

I love your cards. I am always making cards with flowers so it is delightful to see some other images. Great job and thanks for supporting OWH!

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! these are really gorgeous Tammy!! Love how you've coloured the images and the layout and embellies are perfect! really fab designs! :-)
Hope you have a great weekend!
Big hugs, Sue B xx

Carolyn said...

Both fantastic! So bright and cheery!

Jessica Moyer said...

Such cool cards with fantastic coloring!

Lisa D said...

Both cards are fun and adorable! The little puff ball bird made me smile!

Kuni said...

Lovely cards Tammy, great color combo.
Hugs
Kuni

Pia S said...

Tammy, these are both such beautiful versions of the red, white and blue color scheme, one of my favorites to use. Cool masculine card and a sweet feminine one:)

Debbie Lindholm said...

I LOVE your rock star card and so would my grandson. Definitely have to buy this stamp. And the bird is absolutely adorable too.

Lori Kobular said...

Love both of your cards! The birds with that sentiment are perfect for a Hero to mail home! And your Rock Star is amazing!

StampinCarol said...

What fun cards! The first could have been our youngest son 20 years ago! And thanks for stopping by!

heather said...

What a fun use of Red, White and Blue on your terrific cards !

Michele Smith said...

Awesome ideas for red white and blue! Love the rock star with blue hair and what a beautiful shade of blue on the 2nd one. So pretty. Thanks for sharing

Sybrina K said...

Tammy, These are two fun cards! Love those sweet little details you've added to each one.

Mary-Anne V said...

Such cute and fun cards...esp. the rocker!

Andrea La Vigne said...

Love your coloring and interpretation of the sketches! Your cards really do ROCK! Tfs.

Dixie Cochran said...

Your cards are bright and cheerful. Well done!

Gina said...

I wanna be able to color like that when I grow up! They're great cards! Love the Rocker!!

Kathy S said...

Oh - too fun! Love your joyful cards and I'm sure that some kid or teen is going to love it. I agree - Sandy and the OWH team need a big hand. This is really going to leave a big whole for all of us.

Monika Reeck said...

cute cute cute the rock star card Tammy
I love the color combo and the music note there
cuutee and lovely American flag colors the second card yeah I know it is bugaboo Image
your coloring so striking love the add of the flower and red on that bird hat so red love the color combo too so like American Flag
see you soon on my Blog Tammy
My MIL was passed away at Saturday I was writing too on my Blog post for BUgaboo GDT post
Hugs, Monika

Kristie said...

Two fantastic cards! I love the bright bold colors and you selected the perfect sketches to highlight them. Thanks for your support of OWH.

Patricia Hays said...

Both of your cards are sure to bring a smile to somebody's face. They are so cheery!

Joanne said...

Both cards are great Tammy! I love the red, white and blue combo. Sorry to hear the charity is closing its doors. I know they have given so many smiles to so many people over the years. Hugs, Joanne

Marybeth said...

Hi Tammy! Your cards are just too stinking cute, adorable and did I say cute :)

WhoMom said...

Love the bird! What a great image. Thanks for sharing your cards.

Davi said...

Sorry to hear OWH is closing, such an awesome organization!!
BOth your cards are super Tammy! The rock star image cracks me up and love the little star dp with it! The second one make me chuckle too! Such a fun image and the embossing and dp combo really shows her off :)

Lucy said...

These are such bright and
cheerful cards! That Rock Star Boy
image is so cute!

Misty said...

Tammy, you rock! Fantastic coloring as usual! Love the sweet lil' birdie!

Hummingbird Hugs,
Misty
http://delitefulgifts.com/

*Vicki* said...

These are both really stunning creations Tammy!! LOVE the red, white and blue colors as well as the images!! Such fun cards and a wonderful cause as well!! :) Thanks for sharing my friend!

Sue D said...

Adorable and colorful cards!

Desire Fourie said...

Stunning Tammy. You rocked the red and blue combo on both.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}