Hello, my bloghopping friends! It is time again for the annual Operation Write Home Memorial Day Bloghop! I’m very happy to report that this is my third year participating as a blogger for this event. There are lots of blogs to visit. Please be sure to leave a comment at each one to add to the fun. If you scroll down, you will see a little blog candy for leaving a comment here as well.
- Stamp – Hero Arts Operation Write Home “You’re Always in my Heart” fundraiser set
- Patterned papers – Crate Paper “Paper Heart Collection: Define” (red) and Glitz “Dapper Dan” 6″ paper pack (blue)
- Border punch – EK Success “Argyle” edger punch
- Embellishments – Doodlebug Design Inc. “Sprinkles – Ladybug Assortment”
- Cardstock – Bazzill
I made this “love” card using the versatile sketch: Operation Write Home Sketch #165. I stretched it a little bit so it would be appropriate for a male or female recipient with a red, white and blue color scheme. Thanks for visiting today! To return to the main OWH bloghop site, please click on the banner above.
For one lucky visitor leaving a comment on this post, I will select (via random.org) a winner of a 6X6″ Glitz paper pad (“Wild & Free”), pictured below. I will notify the winner on Tuesday, May 27th! Good luck and happy hopping!
May 24th, 2014 at 5:09 am
I always stretch a sketch – mine started as a sketch but did not end up as the sketch – great card – thanks for your support of OWH. Hugs
May 24th, 2014 at 5:27 am
Great card! I tend to stretch the sketches too, I generally use them as a starting point. I love the enamel dots, adds a nice texture…and I’m obsessed with collecting them all lately. LOL.
May 24th, 2014 at 5:40 am
Very cute card! I love the different sized red dots!
May 24th, 2014 at 5:44 am
Yvonne, thank you for participating for the 3rd time in the Memorial Day Blog Hop for OWH. You card is an excellent example of one that can be used for any hero and will be appreciated by one of our service men or women.
May 24th, 2014 at 5:46 am
Enamel dots are my current favorite accent and love how you used them! And I love how you used the border punch. Thanks for supporting OWH and our troops.
May 24th, 2014 at 5:46 am
Great card! Love the little dots…fun touch!
May 24th, 2014 at 6:01 am
Such a pretty card! Thanks for the giveaway too!
May 24th, 2014 at 6:12 am
Great card love the red paper you used
May 24th, 2014 at 6:13 am
Your cards are beautiful but my favorite part are the little red embellishments on the first card.
May 24th, 2014 at 6:13 am
wonderful card esp. with the enamel dot accents.
May 24th, 2014 at 6:19 am
I think the skinny ribbon and the little splash of candy dots make this card shine 🙂
May 24th, 2014 at 6:22 am
Liked your changes to OWH Sketch #165 and will use your idea next time I use that sketch. Thanks for continuing to support OWH with THREE blog hops for Memorial Day.
May 24th, 2014 at 6:26 am
I have to use sketches for cards, as they don’t come as naturally as my scrapbook pages do.
May 24th, 2014 at 6:27 am
I really love that Hero Arts Stamp ~ the sentiment is so perfect for someone to write home to a loved one! Great paper choices on your card!
May 24th, 2014 at 6:38 am
Very nice design and layout. Love your embellishments. I would love for you to check out my blog. I’m offering blog candy for followers. http://alllthingsbeautiful.blogspot.com
May 24th, 2014 at 6:46 am
This is really sweet.
May 24th, 2014 at 6:56 am
I like your choice of papers for the design. Wonderful card!
May 24th, 2014 at 7:05 am
Its great that you have done this 3 years in a row, thanks for your support to OWH. I love how versatile this card is and that it could be sent to a male or female. I also love the detail u created just by using the punch.
May 24th, 2014 at 7:11 am
May 24th, 2014 at 7:14 am
What a beautiful card. I love how you used your border punch. We all have them and don’t use them enough. Thanks for the reminder and your dedication to OWH!
May 24th, 2014 at 7:32 am
Love your use of those enamel dots! It would be so cool if they made enamel hearts too! Thanks for the inspiration!
May 24th, 2014 at 7:34 am
Great card! I love the way you used the enamel dots and the border punch. I have that punch, and I am inspired to go get it out and use it today! Thanks for the inspiration!
May 24th, 2014 at 7:36 am
Beautiful card. Love the Doodlebug dots.
May 24th, 2014 at 7:40 am
I love your card and I love especially that it can given to either a feminine or masculine recipient.
May 24th, 2014 at 7:45 am
I love your card! Gives my some great inspiration for using those edge punches. Excellent!!!
May 24th, 2014 at 7:46 am
Hi, that’s a real nice card. I love the use of the ribbon and the candy dots! Thanks for sharing with us this weekend. It’s my first time checking out the blog hop and sure am learning a lot!
May 24th, 2014 at 7:47 am
Clever of you to make a card that could be for a feminine or masculine recipient.
May 24th, 2014 at 7:52 am
Lovely card. The use of the border punch and dots makes the card pop. TFS
May 24th, 2014 at 8:10 am
I often start with a sketch and end up with something totally different. Love your card.
May 24th, 2014 at 8:11 am
Thanks for being a part of the OWH blog hop again this year. Your card is beautiful–love the elegant simplicity of sketch #165 and your use of many textures and ribbon.
May 24th, 2014 at 8:19 am
Love the enamel dots!
May 24th, 2014 at 8:22 am
I love your simply perfect card. The border punch and little sprinkles are the perfect finishing touches.
May 24th, 2014 at 8:53 am
Great card design. Great papers used and the little extras you added make it more fantastic!
May 24th, 2014 at 8:55 am
Your border punch and the enamel dots really make a simple card eye catching.
May 24th, 2014 at 9:05 am
That card is so simple it is elegant. Hope to CASE it!
May 24th, 2014 at 9:10 am
I love mixed media cards. Very creative and very pretty.
May 24th, 2014 at 9:22 am
very nice, I especially like the Argyle punch it adds a dimension to the card. thanks for the chance to win blog candy.
May 24th, 2014 at 9:34 am
Like the design on the papers used and wonderful use of patriotic red/white/blue colors. Thanks for giveaway chance.
May 24th, 2014 at 9:39 am
Love the simplicity of the card…so beautiful!
May 24th, 2014 at 9:52 am
I like the placement of the bow and the red dots around it…..
May 24th, 2014 at 10:38 am
Love your card! The ladybug embellishments are the perfect touch!
May 24th, 2014 at 10:57 am
So cute and love it! Thank you for sharing!
May 24th, 2014 at 11:14 am
Great papers and use of the sketch. Love the choice for the sentiment – a perfect card for our Heroes to send home!
May 24th, 2014 at 11:19 am
Great use of the papers and the sketch!
May 24th, 2014 at 11:32 am
Pretty card, Yvonne!
May 24th, 2014 at 11:37 am
I agree your card will work for a male or female, sketches can be so versatile! Thanks for your support of OWH
May 24th, 2014 at 11:57 am
your card is great and I love that it can be used for both men and women. Thank you for sharing.
May 24th, 2014 at 12:21 pm
Great card, I like your border punch and the enamel dots!
Thanks for the inspiration!
May 24th, 2014 at 12:28 pm
Love this card and stretching sketches is something I do all the time. Great card!
May 24th, 2014 at 12:50 pm
Nice use of the border punch and a fun sketch. Thanks for sharing.
May 24th, 2014 at 12:56 pm
Lovely card. Thank you for the inspiration.
May 24th, 2014 at 1:04 pm
Cute card! Makes me sentimental!
May 24th, 2014 at 1:46 pm
the enamel dots are the finishing touch on a great card, love your choices for paper!
May 24th, 2014 at 1:49 pm
Lovely patriotic card with those enamel dots giving just the right amount of embellishment!
May 24th, 2014 at 1:54 pm
I am new to all this card making. There are so many good ideas. I am not sure where to start!!! You are an inspiration to me.
May 24th, 2014 at 1:58 pm
I really like the softly patterned red paper on this card.
May 24th, 2014 at 2:01 pm
Love your card with just the right patterned papers and those enamel dots giving it dimension!
May 24th, 2014 at 2:16 pm
Nice layout. Love that sentiment!!
May 24th, 2014 at 2:31 pm
Very nice job! Those papers go great together. I love that stamp set!
May 24th, 2014 at 2:35 pm
That is such a nice card.
May 24th, 2014 at 2:56 pm
Love love love that border punch! The ribbon and red gems are so perfect for this card. I especially like that it can be feminine or masculine. Great job! Thanks for sharing
May 24th, 2014 at 3:02 pm
Very pretty card! The sentiment is lovely and the little red sprinkles add a nice touch (firstname.lastname@example.org)
May 24th, 2014 at 3:14 pm
Ooooo…LOVE the smattering of enamel dots! This is fabulous! HUGS and happy Memorial Day weekend! 🙂 Mynn xx
May 24th, 2014 at 3:19 pm
I love the fact that your card appeals to all ages and genders
May 24th, 2014 at 3:57 pm
The border punch is a great touch– very nice!
May 24th, 2014 at 3:59 pm
Yvonne great job on the card – keep up the good work!
May 24th, 2014 at 4:23 pm
I loved the composition on your card, as it helped me enjoy the placement of your embellies.
May 24th, 2014 at 5:09 pm
I love your choice of patterned papers–they work so well together.
May 24th, 2014 at 5:15 pm
I like the simplicty of your card and the mix of patterns. everything just works so well together!
May 24th, 2014 at 5:26 pm
What a great card. I love the enamel dots and the ribbon.
May 24th, 2014 at 5:44 pm
Wonderful card luv the straight lines n then the scattering of enamel dots
May 24th, 2014 at 6:19 pm
Love your card. It has nice clean line and the punch added a great touch. Enamel dots are a great addition on this card.
May 24th, 2014 at 6:57 pm
Nice card. I am fearful to stretch a sketch. Glad your braver than I .
May 24th, 2014 at 7:11 pm
It’s great that you’ve been in the Memorial Day Hop three years in a row! Thanks for your support of OWH. Love the sentiment that you chose.
May 24th, 2014 at 7:14 pm
Terrific card – I love the way you used the border punch!
May 24th, 2014 at 7:44 pm
A lovely card!!
May 24th, 2014 at 7:51 pm
Beautiful card, Yvonne! That’s one of my favorite sentiments!
May 24th, 2014 at 8:00 pm
Thanks for sharing – and including the sketch :). I love the way you used the border punch! I will have to try that!
May 24th, 2014 at 8:03 pm
I really like this layout! I even have this stamp (it’s from another Hero Arts OWH fundraiser set), so I am definitely CASEing this one 🙂
May 24th, 2014 at 8:28 pm
Very sweet card. I love the addition of the enamel dots!
May 24th, 2014 at 8:36 pm
I like the use of the border punch as well as the papers you chose.
May 24th, 2014 at 9:07 pm
Lovely lovely card!!! slnewby at gmail dot com.
May 24th, 2014 at 11:42 pm
This card is simple but so pretty! I like the enamel dots with those papers!
May 25th, 2014 at 4:25 am
Thank you for doing this year over year and giving us the fun to look! 🙂
I always enjoy patriotic cards that use non-traditional patterns. Thanks! Pushes me to make and not hide behind “Oh I have no stars right now”.
May 25th, 2014 at 5:29 am
Love your paper & punch choice for this card. It all works perfectly together!
May 25th, 2014 at 8:15 am
I like how you used the sprinkles on it. Nice cluster that isn’t “sneezed”.
May 25th, 2014 at 8:40 am
Great card! You’re right, it could go for male or female! Nice use of colors!
May 25th, 2014 at 9:18 am
Cute card, Like the argyle pattern around the sentiment.
May 25th, 2014 at 9:23 am
i love that punch. And i love the paper you paired it with. They just go great together. I downloaded all the sketches nut haven’t really used many of them yet, so i love seeing how other people change them up. Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
May 25th, 2014 at 10:47 am
Love the clean look of this card. Nice embellishments without being too fussy.
May 25th, 2014 at 11:06 am
May 25th, 2014 at 11:08 am
I really like your use of the border punch in this to create such a unique framing effect for the sentiment panel. I can’t say I’ve ever done that or even thought to do it. Nicely done Yvonne! Thanks for joining in the hop and supporting OWH!
May 25th, 2014 at 2:36 pm
Great patriotic card.
May 25th, 2014 at 4:32 pm
Very pretty card and design! Those papers look beautiful together!
May 25th, 2014 at 4:34 pm
Especially like your paper choices and dots.
May 25th, 2014 at 5:54 pm
Love your papers! What a beautiful card!
May 25th, 2014 at 6:41 pm
I really like the argyle punch – I haven’t seen that before.
May 25th, 2014 at 7:19 pm
The enamel dots are a great addition to your card! TFS! BobbisTreasure at aol dot com
May 25th, 2014 at 7:19 pm
I adore the sprinkle of the epoxy embellies!
Sandy, OWH Exec Director
May 25th, 2014 at 7:47 pm
I love this card…will have to use this sketch on future cards! Thanks for the chance to win.
May 25th, 2014 at 8:09 pm
Love your card, especially the use of the argyle punch!
May 25th, 2014 at 8:37 pm
Great horizontal design, and the border punch sets it off well.
May 26th, 2014 at 1:58 am
great card, love the disign
heifer21 at hotmail dot com
May 26th, 2014 at 6:58 am
What a fun mix of patterned paper. Thank you for your support of OWH.
May 26th, 2014 at 7:23 am
Great card. Love the enamel dots
May 26th, 2014 at 7:37 am
Fabulous card, I love the papers and the fun enamel dots!
May 26th, 2014 at 7:56 am
I love the patterns on the papers and especially that the card is great for a male or female. The enamel dots are fun, too!
May 26th, 2014 at 8:10 am
I like what the ribbon adds and that it’s gender neutral. TFS! RBBRRMQN at YAHOO dot COM Nancy M and thanks for the chance to win!!
May 26th, 2014 at 8:24 am
Lovely card. I like the Doodlebug embellishments you used.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com
May 26th, 2014 at 9:37 am
It’s awesome you made a love card in patriotic colors. The dots are cute, too. thanks! jen at cadydog dot com
May 26th, 2014 at 9:43 am
Beautiful use of patterned papers …. love it!
May 26th, 2014 at 9:46 am
Your randomly scattered red Sprinkle dots are a perfect complement to your neat design. Beautiful card! Hope you enjoyed the hop!
May 26th, 2014 at 12:00 pm
Love the paper choices for your card. Awesome job. TFS
resatwo at sbcglobal dot net
May 26th, 2014 at 12:24 pm
The “stretch really worked well.
May 26th, 2014 at 2:02 pm
I love the sentiment
May 26th, 2014 at 3:16 pm
Super nice card…I particularly love your bling placement! WTG!!!
May 26th, 2014 at 3:20 pm
Thanks for sharing. A very clean and pretty card.
May 26th, 2014 at 4:11 pm
Love the enamel embellishments! Congrats on 3years blog hop participation!
May 26th, 2014 at 8:14 pm
Love the versatility of your card.
May 26th, 2014 at 8:40 pm
Love the sentiment you used with the sketch! Really is great for both male & female. Have a great day and thanks for supporting OWH.
May 26th, 2014 at 10:48 pm
I love your card, especially the use of the sketch! I also love the enamel dots!
May 27th, 2014 at 6:59 am
I love your use of the punch to create the background. The red dot embellishments look great also. Thanks for the opportunity to win the very nice glitter paper.
May 29th, 2014 at 1:21 pm
Such a lovely card!
June 22nd, 2014 at 12:26 pm
Just wondering if you have you picked a winner for your OWH blog hop giveaway? Thanks for your participation in this great hop!
June 22nd, 2014 at 12:32 pm
Hi, Karen. Yes, Donna B. was the winner selected by random.org. I was able to send off her paper pad. Thanks for visiting my stop on the hop. Just so you know, there will be a virtual cardmaking party for the 4th of July weekend and I’ll have a stop on that as well. We will have a bunch of different challenges throughout the weekend. Thanks for supporting OWH. –Yvonne
June 23rd, 2014 at 9:56 pm
Thanks for letting me know Yvonne! I have been enjoying all your blog posts and card designs!