Saturday, May 29, 2010

Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog Hop!

This weekend is a long one for those of us in the states, (or on overseas military bases). I know we are planning on BBQing, hanging out with friends, and of course sleeping in late. Unfortunately for many that is all Memorial Day is about. For those of us in the military though, this three day weekend comes at a much higher price. I know, I for one, am having a difficult time this Memorial day as it will be the last weekend before my husband heads downrange yet again. I joined the blog hop, so I could hopefully show others exactly what this day is truly about. Please take the time to join me in thanking our military families for making what for some is the ultimate sacrifice.

Now, on to the cards. We were asked to make a missing you card, but with my husband's deployment so close, I couldn't bear to even think about how much I will be missing him. Instead I chose a thank-you theme for all the soldiers who have given so much in order to guarantee I can have my freedom.

This card was relatively easy to do....but I think it has a pretty big impact. To get the multi-colored background, simply use versamark and a stamp or wheel to put your images on white card stock. Cover the images with clear embossing powder and then heat. Once the embossing powder is set and the card stock has cooled, sponge the ink colors of your choice over the images. It really is that simple!
Finally, I made one more card. Imagine, if you will, that it has been sent to you from one of our fallen. While BBQ's, Graduation and Vacation are all important, it is truly a time to remember this weekend. So take a quick minute and definitely REMEMBER those that gave their lives for our country.
Now, to see even more great cards and projects, check out My VC Rocker Friend Barbara. I'm sure you'll be just as delighted by her contribution as I am!!! http://www.theloveofstamping.com/

58 comments:

  1. Great cards, I hope you enjoy your weekend with your hubby. Please hug him and thank him for his service for me!

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  2. Love the cards! Please pass along a BIG thank you to your husband for his service to our great country. Your family will be in my prayers.

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  3. Thank you for supporting owh. Your cards are cool.

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  4. your cards are lovely! i agree with all that you say about memorial day. it's important to remember the true meaning. i will pray that your hubby stays safe & returns to you quickly.

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  5. Lovely cards.

    Have a great weekend with your hubby and let him know we he and his fellow military members are in our thoughts and prayers, whether they are deployed or stateside.

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  6. Praying for you and your husband. And sending HUGE THANK YOUS! I am so appreciative of those protecting our freedoms that I wish I could do much more!
    Your card is really neat, I love the resist! It is a really neat effect.
    Thank you to your husband, and to you!

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  7. Kelly,
    Your cards are so appropriate. I love them.

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  8. Your cards are amazing. Thank you to your husband AND you for your service!

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  9. Kelly, these are amazing!!! Love the coloring and how bright it all stands out!!!

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  10. Very unique cards.. I may "cardlift" them! (if that's okay).. love the play on words in the cloud..

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  11. Love that embossing resist technique! Cute cards!

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  12. Thank you for sharing that reminder of what Memorial Day is all about. I pray your husband will be safe and protected.

    Your cards are so great. TFS.

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  13. Kelly...These are lovely cards! Please tell your husband Thank you and to please be safe. I know all to well what you are going through, my husband deployed less than a month ago. May God bless you and yours!

    (((HUGS)))

    ~Courtney~

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  14. Great idea embossing powder as a mask for the white against the colors, it makes a wonderful card. Big thanks to you and your hubby for all the hard work he puts in for all of us.

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  15. Great cards - and very thought-provoking!

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  16. Kelly....my heart hurts for you, knowing your sweetie's heading out soon :( A thank you card is totally fine. ANd what you've created----beautiful! Thanks for the tips on how to do the background; I have a background stamp I planned to break out tonight, and that'll be one way to tackle it!

    Be sure to let us know when your hero has an address---we'll get cards out to him! http://operationwritehome.org/heroes

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  17. beautiful backgrounds... and your use of the "reMEmber" stamp just breaks my heart. May your Hero return safely to you. Blessings to you both.

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  18. good message, great cards! Thanks for joining us and PLEASE thank your husband for us!!
    Fellow OWHomer,
    Susan

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  19. Kelly,
    Nice cards thanks for all your hard work on the OWH cards.
    God Bless,
    Jeanine

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  20. Wonderful cards Kelly! Give that hubby a big hug and tell him how much we appreciate his service to our country! Here is a big cyber hug to you too! Enjoy your weekend!

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  21. Really nice cards, Kelly. God bless you and your husband.

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  22. Wonderful cards! Thank you and all of your family for all the sacrifices you have to make as a military family! Many hugs!

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  23. Beautiful cards Kelly. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about Memorial day. I could not agree more.

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  24. Both of these cards are wonderful! So patriotic and pretty!

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  25. Great post! Thank you. And, as a fellow military wife, let me say thank you for sharing your creativity to help bring families closer who are separated by duty.

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  26. love these!!! I will have to give this technique a try sometime!!

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  27. Your cards are lovely! Thanks for sharing the technique to make them :)

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  28. From one VC rocker to another awesome cards. Thanks for sharing this Memorial Day weekend

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  29. Awesome cards! Thank you for your family's service and all the sacrifices that go along with it! I'll be thinking of you and your family this next week. Hugs!

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  30. Kelly, your 'Remember Me' card is stunning, both in concept and in execution. Saying a little prayer for your husband's safe and happy return, too. . . .

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  31. Beautiful cards! Thank you for your sacrifices for our country!

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  32. I love your technique on the first card. It sounds so easy, but you're right, it has a big impact.

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  33. Great cards....I feel your sadness. My son is in Afghanistan. Keeping the faith...Jennifer

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  34. Good call on not making a "miss you" card! This "Thanks" card is awesome! Many thanks to you and your family.

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  35. Please give your husband my thanks and appreciation for what he does to keep all of us safe and free. I can only imagine how much you will miss him. I love the cards that you made.
    R/

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  36. Your cards are awesome and from the heart. Thank you.

    Please give your husband and you a big thank you for both of your service to our country and my freedom. Thank you so much.

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  37. Love it when I get to a blog that I am "already following!" It's great to see what you have been up to. Thanks for sharing your awesome bloghop cards!!!

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  38. What wonderful patriotic cards! These are sure to brighten some one's day!

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  39. Kelly - Hugs to you as good you say good-bye to your sweetie. May God keep him safe and bring him home quickly to you.
    Thank you for being willing to make cards for this great organization.

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  40. I love your background. All your cards a wonderful.

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  41. Aw... said a prayer for you and your hubby. Thank you both. i enjoyed your post and your beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing! :o)

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  42. Thanks so very much for your familys service and sacrifice, wishing you the very best!
    Loved your cards!

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  43. Awesome entry Kelly. The second one really packs a punch. A very good reminder. Thanks for opening your heart to us all. You and your hubby are in my prayers.

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  44. WOW WOW WOW talk about an impact, yes they do do that. I have bookmarked this so that I can "try" this technique - thanks so much for sharing.
    Also, a super big thanks to you and your family for your continued sacrifices for our country.

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  45. Very big impact on your cards and cool techniques!

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  46. cute card! thanks for sharing. and many thanks and prayers for your husband (and you!).

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  47. Your cards are very nice and unique!! Huge thanks and prayers are with you and your family as your hubby ventures forth once again.

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  48. Ooooooh! I love that technique. Thanks for sharing.

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  49. Great cards! Thanks for sharing your techniques. I love it.

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  50. I'm a bit late to the hop. You have made such great cards! I love the backgrounds on the first one and the sentiment on the second is just fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

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