Saturday, May 24, 2014

OWH Memorial Day Blog Hop 2014

I am thrilled to be joining today's Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog Hop. What a special, yet still somehow insufficient, way to remember those who have sacrificed so much for the sake of our freedom. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. May we never take for granted the freedom that God has blessed us with through your courage and service.
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My patriotic mixed media card thank you card for you today is based on Sketch # B-7. I watercolored the background with red and blue. The Melissa Frances tag has the same patriotic colors. The chipboard frame was swiped with Memento ink. I adhered these different pieces using Scrapbook Adhesives by3L.
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The bird and Thank You are both cut with Penny Black dies. The sentiment and button are actually blue, but the photo makes them look darker somehow.
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How about a giveaway? I will be putting together a sampler of embellishments similar to the ones I offer on my ETSY shop, 2 6x8 sets of retired stamps from The Craft's Meow, Spellbinder dies set. Just leave me a comment for a chance to win! You have until Wed night to comment. I will announce the winner on Thursday's post.
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104 comments:

  1. Nina this is so lovely - the texture and the colours are beautiful.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  2. Lovely! Your background is amazing! Love the die cut layers! Wonderful job!

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  3. Very pretty card...love that background and framed image.

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  4. Love your mixed media background and the birdie!!!

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  5. This is a great card. I like the background.

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  6. Your card is gorgeous, love the addition of the bird die, so pretty!!!

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  7. What a pretty card! I love the postage stamp frame!!

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  8. I love the watercolor background. What a great idea. The card is just lovely.

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  9. I LOVE the red and blue watercolor background and that stamp edge die is awesome! The little bird is perfect, too. Great card!

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  10. What a positively beautiful card! I love the die-cut bird on the branch and all of the pretty layers!

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  11. I adore the water color effect with the bird :)

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  12. Love your card!!! Thanks for joining OWH blog hop.

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  13. Such a lovely, fun card. So well designed.

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  14. Mixed media is not something I have experience with, but you piqued my interest with your beautiful card!

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  15. I love a fun and "artsy" card. Thanks for supporting OWH.

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  16. Your watercolor background is beautiful and I loved the use of the dies. Thanks for supporting OWH>

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  17. Nina, what a great use of effects. I am making note on some of them. I would love to use some of the techniques you incorporated on some cards I will be doing soon.

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  18. A very vibrant background makes this card stand out!

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  19. Using the dies that way and adding the splotches of ink sure make this card look awesome. Thanks for a chance to win such a nice prize and for your support of OWH.

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  20. I just love this little bird! How sweet!

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  21. Love the bird, and the layering you've done to set it off!

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  22. Wonderfully pretty mixed media card! I just adore that bird!

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  23. Thank you for sharing! I love the watercolor effect, the bird and the sentiment. What a lovely card all around!

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  24. Very well done card. Looks like airbrushing!

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  25. This is a spectacular card for Memorial Day! Happy Memorial Day!

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  26. I like the bold black sentiment on this card
    thanks for your support of OWH

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  27. Love the way you made the background.

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  28. Stunning! I love seeing such a great example of using watercolor, dies, inks, embellishments--all together for a fabulous card!! Thanks so much for sharing this!

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  29. Amazing card with the beautiful background and the fun assembly of die cuts. Love your blog - thanks for supporting OWH!

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  30. Your card is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to win such a great giveaway.

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  31. Fabulous mixed media card, Nina. I especially love the water colored bg.

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  32. Love the way you used the patriotic colors but bumped them up a notch!! Great postage stamp frame and bird....a beautiful card!

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  33. I love your watercoloring and your stamp looking frame. Thanks for the chance to win blog candy! 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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  34. This card looks like a piece of artwork. I love the watercolor background and the frame. Beautiful job. (clayandamy@sbcglobal.net)

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  35. I adore the watercoloring and those fabulous dies! This is so pretty! HUGS and happy Memorial Day weekend! :) Mynn xx

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  36. Love all the great inky texture on that frame and all the layering!

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  37. This is so pretty. I love the collage feel you gave it!

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  38. Beautiful card. I probably wouldn't have thought of using the bird as a focal point, but it is really very nice! Thanks.

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  39. Love all the layers and the super cute bird die cut.

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  40. I love that bird die. Nice job.

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  41. Sweet card, love the use of the different textures and techniques.

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  42. I love the everything works together in this card!

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  43. Beautiful card, Nina! You are really enjoying the mixed media! I love seeing your creations! Hugs...

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  44. Your card is fabulous. I love the watercolored background and the use of the frame.

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  45. So pretty Nina! I love the colors but the die cut bird & sentiment are just gorgeous! I like the little frame too. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us! :-)

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  46. So tweet.. get it? Wonderful card.

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  47. Yes, we have a lot to be thankful for, especially our armed forces. Super card and giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win.
    God bless,
    Peggy Allen

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  48. I love your watercolored background-so soft and soothing. Thanks for participating in the hop.

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  49. What a lovely patriotic card. Love your use of dies. Thanks for the chance to win your goodies!

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  50. Such a creative card! I love how you put all the elements together. The Penny Black dies are going onto my wish list!

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  51. Such a bright and joyous card. I love how all your elements come together!

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  52. I love the watercolor background, but the colors are still bright. Perfect two tone ombre.

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  53. All the texture and layers are just lovely. I just want to touch it! Beautiful!

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  54. Love the bright colors and the frame! Wonderful card!

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  55. Nina, What a stunning creation for us to see today! It is amazing!

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  56. Wow what a lot of work! Thank you for sharing it with us!

    I am liking that thank you font...I think I have to go get that!

    I had never heard of the Crafter's Meow. I am sorry they closed already! Looked like a fun place!

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  57. Love the inking! I'm happiest when I've got inky fingers. Thanks for sharing and supporting OWH!
    R/

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  58. I love your creation! The water color look is wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  59. Very nice card. I love the bird!
    paulapoindexter@gmail.com

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  60. Such a wonderful card-- rich with texture & visual interest... so inspiring!

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  61. Great card! I love the water colored background and the penny black dies!

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  62. What a fun card - love the distressed frame - so cute!

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  63. I really appreciate mixed media since it is not something that is easy for me. Great card.

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  64. Nice mixed media card to see and get ideas from. Thanks for sharing!

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  65. Nina your card is fantastic, great use of details!

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  66. your card is just beautiful! I love the postage stamp frame to highlight the pretty bird! :)

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  67. Love the collage styling in this card! Lots of great detail and such an artistic feel too. Thanks for joining in the hop and supporting OWH!

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  68. Love how you did your background, very nice!

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  69. Gorgeous card! I love the background and that beautiful frame!

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  70. Love the bird and the frame around him,the card is put together so well. Awesome !

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  71. This card says it all. I love it! Thanks for posting this darling card!

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  72. Love all the ideas on your card.

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  73. lovely lovely card!!! Awesome techniques used!! slnewby at gmail dot com.

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  74. Awesome card! Love the postage stamp and bird. It all works together into a wonderful card. It's different and superb.

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  75. Nice Card!
    So Artsy~Especially like the sentiment font!

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  76. Very pretty card. Love the vintage feel to it. Have a great day and thanks for supporting OWH!

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  77. Your card is just beautiful! Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win.

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  78. This is a beautiful card, and so wonderful that you did it for OWH. Katie Wilson winzercastle@sbcglobal.net

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  79. very cute card, Love how elegant this looks like.
    heifer21 at hotmail dot com

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  80. Your card is stunning lay gorgeous. Thanks for supporting OWH.

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  81. Gorgeous card!! I love the watercolored background and how you used the frame!

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  82. Love this card and appreciate the instructions of how to replicate it. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win your awesome gift pack!

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  83. Very sweet mixed media card. I like the framed bird.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  84. I like all the elements but my fav is the background. TFS! RBBRRMQN at YAHOO dot COM Nancy M and thanks for the chance to win!!

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  85. A gorgeous card. Love the colors and the watercolor look.

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  86. Loving the soft colors of your card. TFS

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  87. What a fabulous and unique card. I love how you used so many unusual techniques in your card. I love the background. TFS, and also for the chance to win. jen at cadydog dot com

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  88. Lovely card. Cute use of the frame with the tag.

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  89. The frame looks like a postage stamp, very cute

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  90. First of all, thank you for sharing your faith. What a blessing to my heart! Your card is really unique and colorful. I love the water color background, the cheery bird and the Penny Black sentiment. This is truly encouraging.

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  91. I love the inky fun you have on this card! Thank you so much for sharing and offering such wonderful candy!

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  92. Wonderful card...Love the use of the diecuts and tag! WTG!!!

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  93. I love the watercolor background and the stamped bird is just beautiful.

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  94. Beautiful card with the pretty watercolor background and the lovely bird die!

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