Saturday, June 15, 2013

Operation Write Home Blog Hop

Today the Art Impressions Design Team is teaming up with Crafter's Home & Operation Write Home for a fabulous blog hop in support of Operation Write Home!  We are also debuting two brand new Art Impressions stamps designed specifically for OWH, and with your purchase - 25% of the proceeds will go to support OWH.  OWH provides homemade cards to troops that are away from home so that they can send cards and notes home to loved ones - to find out more about this wonderful cause, click HERE to get all the details how you can help.  So without further ado... here are two cards made with OWH Every Hat (sku# 4342), and one with OWH Sending Love (sku#4343 ):
What fun images these were to colour!  I managed to use a number of layers on my cards, but they need to be fairly flat to send overseas... so I added some stitching detail to jazz it up a little:
 
And here is the lovely OWH Sending Love set.  Isn't it sweet how the string on the telephone spells love?
To purchase either (or both!) of these sets, just click on the graphic below:
And now for your next stop on the hop... click on over to Kathryn Belmonte's blog for more ideas & inspiration!  If you've missed any of the stops along the way today - head back to the Art Impressions blog to start again.  Have a great weekend!
 
 

91 comments:

Kendra Northup said...

Really liked the color schemes you used for the cards. Very cheery! :)

madamewong said...

Love the papers you used with the first cards. The coloring of the cups is wonderful.

Diane said...

All of your cards are wonderful-- I love the banner effect on the 2nd card! Thanks for sharing some fun ideas!

Small Talk Mama said...

I really like your paper choices and the stitching detail. Very cute cards.

Ava Oxley said...

OOoooo! Sewing on the cards! So exciting. I've been wanting to try this, but just haven't yet. Great Idea! Thanks!

Kathryn said...

Thanks for supporting OWH through this hop! I love what you did with the stitching on the first card and with the cluster of hearts around the sentiment on the second. Thanks for sharing!

Nancy M said...

Very nice! I esp. like the designs on the last 2! All the different stripes and then the vintage feel of the last one! Thank you so much for your support of OWH!!
RBBRRMQN at YAHOO dot COM

Ruby Craft said...

Your cards are so creative, love all the details and layers and you still kept them from being bulky! Lovely coloring too.

Stephanie said...

Such beautiful cards! Love the bright colors!

Becky Wiliford said...

I love the stitching and the colors! What great details.

jcobb said...

Thanks for your support of OWH and for the fantastic ideas for using the new stamps!

Renlymats World of Family & Crafts said...

These are so wonderful! I love the bright colors and patterns on the hats cards. The other one is so sweet. These are really going to brighten someones day! Renee

Kathy S said...

Love your card samples. They really pop. You use dramatic shading which is tough to pull off nicely. Looks great.

Julia said...

Beautiful coloring of the stamped images and such fun bright papers!

Kelly Horn said...

I enjoyed your whole page, the little gal on the inner tube looks just fantastic thanks for your hard work!!

Jen R said...

I like the red layering throughout that one card...really makes things stand out! Thank you for supporting OWH! Radloff jen at cableone dot net (no spaces).

Sherry Butcher said...

Love both cards much. The added embellishments add a wonderful touch.
TFS.

Georgia Burhite said...

I love the bright colors.

Kathy Ashworth said...

thanks for showing the sentiments on your hast cards in 2 different shapes. sometimes we get stuck seeing an image in just one way--okay I get stuck. All the cards are great--the possibilities....

Newlexness said...

Love the stitching detail! Great coloring! Thank you!

Diane said...

I love your cards! The stitching on the first set and paper choices on the second set really made them fun and inspiring!

Nancy Keller said...

Hi Karen! I love your AI cards! That stitching is awesome. I love the extra zig-zag in the pattern! I love how you did the sentiment on the "sending love" card, that is a cute design and really draws attention with the cute arrow shape. Great ideas! Thanks for sharing your cute creations. Happy blog hopping!

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the cheerfulness with all the bright colors. Thanks for pointing out that the string spells out love. I hadn't seen that. Lol

Carol J said...

Your first card is my favorite, love the papers you chose.

Pat Schafer said...

This stitching adds something special to your cards. I love it.

Debbie Caldwell said...

Your cards are great...the little added detail of stitching is delightful. Both sets of stamps are so great for OWH, thank you for supporting this great work.

Beth L. said...

Love your cards and all the colors! I like all the banners on the side of the one hat one and your hearts and sentiment on the sending love one. Thank you for supporting OWH!

computer2gal said...

Love the colors that you used. Thanks for supporting OWH

8upscrapin said...

your love card is so very cute , love how you used that stamp , very creative .

stamping sue said...

your cards are bright and cheery! I like them.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

April Carey said...

Great ideas. Love the stitching. Will have to try it.

Linda said...

Great card...the love card is really fun! Thanks for your support of OWH!!!

Sue D said...

Great coloring and choice of papers!

JoAnn P said...

Love those papers!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderfully created cards. Your coloring matches the pattern papers perfectly. And, each is bright and full of cheer. Great job on them!

Donna F W said...

Very pretty cards, I love how you've "layered" them.

ellenmcrawley said...

Love your use of color!

StampinPenguin said...

Both cards are exceptional but I especially like the layering on the Love card.

Cynthia Rose said...

The stripes, chevrons and hearts really added to the images - thanks.

Dixie Cochran said...

Well done!! The stitching is the best!! Your coloring and card designs are awesome.

Kathy said...

I love the papers that you used on the hats cards. The stitching is a great little extra on the cards. Love the way you colored the cups on the sending love card.

Paula S. said...

Wonderful job on these. I really like the chevron arrows/flags edging the card combined with the sentiment pointing right at that great hat lady. The stitching is a marvelous detail too. Thanks for support Ai and Operation Write Home.

Dotti's Hobbies said...

Thank you for joining in on the hop and for supporting OWH! Your coloring is marvelous and I really like the patterned papers you put together on each card. Nice work! ~Dotti H., OWH Board member

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards. Mary L Schreiber

conil said...

Wonderful how you used both stamps. Cards will make recipients very happy.

pcrusberg said...

Lovely cards. I really like the layouts.

Naomi said...

Your coloring is inspirational, and I love the colorful chevrons you used. Thank you for participating in the bloghop.

Diane S said...

Fun, cute cards!

Lee Mae said...

Your cards are just beautiful and fun at the same time! Love both hat lady cards, especially the second one with the banners. I really like the soft colors of the Sending Love card and the hearts. Thanks for supporting OWH!

SusanS said...

Very nice, very cheerful, cards! I especially like the chevron banner card!! Thank you for supporting OWH!!

Pat Kinkaid said...

Beautiful coloring. I think you especially rocked the cups. Love the hearts on there. Lots of inspiration for me!

hana jones said...

I like how you made one stamp look great in so many ways ....it gets my mind going and that is what i need ! thanks for showing us all the great cards ...

WhoMom said...

I love the card with the banners! It's just a happy looking card. Thank you for sharing your talents.
Lyn

Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

Wonderful job on the cards. I especially like the stitching additon - TFS! ~ Marilyn

Cissy M said...

Fabulous cards, Karen! I just love everything about them. The bright colors, the stitching, the stripes. Thanks so much for sharing!

Camille Short said...

Grand cards!

Cathy Brandt said...

I loved how you did the card with the chevron stripes. They are so popular now but not always as appealing as yours. Great job!

Fran Green said...

I love the stitching as an alternative to thick embellishments. Sandy just did an OWHTV show on what not to put on our cards, maybe she could do a show with creative alternatives like yours. Hint, hint Sandy.

Barbara said...

Like the chevrons they add such a high impact to your cards.

Barb said...

great cards-love the chevrons and stripes

Susan Kapp said...

Great cards! Boy I would have loved to receive one of these when hubby was deployed!

Joanie said...

Very nice cards!! I'm loving these sets!!

Kate Swanson said...

Wow Karen! Blown away by your cards! The coloring on the OWH Every Hats set is fantastic!!! Plus I love your design on the OWH Sending Love set, colors and that sentiment frame, perfection! Thank you so much for helping with the hop! -Kate at Art Impressions

Rebecca King said...

Love your card designs & coloring for the all hats lady.

Dolores said...

Thanks for participating in this blog and your support of OWH. Love the hat lady that stands out with that row of banners on one side.

chignon said...

Wonderful cards...I just noticed how the cord spells love then read your comment! It's great, lovin' that stamp more and more.

Tanya said...

really nice colors used on your cards.

Karenladd said...

I love your fun cards with all those paper strips!

Ronni said...

I am such a dork! I didn't realize I had a Blogger window open and couldn't leave comments because of that!!!! I am so glad I figured it out! Your cards are simply delightful! I love the shapes and textures on the hat woman! It adds such dimension! So glad I got to visit and leave a few words!

PoJo said...

Love your cards! Thanks for sharing! And thanks for supporting OWH!

BobbisTreasure said...

Changing the stitching from a running stitch to a zig zag is ingenious!!

canadian_liner said...

Karen! Love seeing a Canadian supporting OWH. Love the stitching on your cards! I think the "every hat" gal is keeping things stitched together back home... The soup-can phone is a great image, too.

Lisa Brooks said...

loved both of your cards.

Dotti Snell said...

Nice touches with the stitching and print paper hearts.

Gabby Lou said...

Über cute cards!! I love the chevron edge as well as the straight stitch to zig zag on the other...very creative!! Love it!

Billie A said...

Great cards and love the coloring. I love the look of these two stamps and the possibilities.

Rufus said...

What fun to color! Love all the bright colors and patterns on your cards and the stitching adds just the right touch. I always forget about using my sewing machine (it's in a different room).
R/

TexasGramma said...

Thanks for supporting OWH. I love your coloring!

Angelica Chambers said...

These are all Incredible but the washi tape is really cool.with the coloring! Wow! Thanks!

Michele from MS said...

Your card design is awesome, the coloring of the images are just perfect and I love the stitching and pattern paper hearts. Wonderful job with these OWH stamps!! TFS

Anonymous said...

Vibrant delightful cards!
Mary, Wausau WI

Rebecca King said...

Love all the bright colors & your coloring.

bayersps@wordpress.com said...

Love the stitching! That always makes me want to get out the sewing machine!

Rhonda Harre said...

Your cards are Gorgeous! Love the stitching and banners. :)

Sandy Allnock said...

Karen, these are such fun! Love the colorful papers - and that stitching! Nice!!!

Sandy Allnock, Founder/Executive Director, OWH

KYCrafter said...

Thanks for being a part of such a special blog hop!!

LINDA M said...

Your cards are just so cute. These will really bring a smile to the recipient. This blog hop is a great idea for a wonderful cause.

Sharon said...

Any woman would love to rcv one of these cards made with the new stamp. I'm so impressed with all the coloring too.

Kerry said...

Oh Karen, they are amazing!!! Love, love, LOVEEE!

Ann said...

Love your cards! great job coloring!

Leslie Frederick said...

I don't know how to pick a favorite of your art work. I really like the clever use of stitching...but I am a sucker for a cute banner and the mini ones on the side of the card are amazing. Thanks so much for your support of OWH.

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