Saturday, May 28, 2011

OWH Memorial Day Weekend Hop


Good morning!! It's time for the Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop for Operation Write Home! You should be coming here from
Sharon's blog.

If not, or if you get lost, head on back to the very beginning.

I've got a Heartfelt Creations card to share based on this card by Mona Pendleton.I thought it would translate beautifully using the Semper Augustus Tulips. The sentiment is from the Dutch Iris Oval precut set and the hummingbird is from the Springtime Medley Collection - the Angel Trumpet Flower, to be specific. The matching die makes it a snap to get a perfect cut every time.

Over the top, I stamped Unity's Worn Music in Vintage PhotoDistress Ink. As usual, when making cards for Operation Write Home, I've used Memory Box cardstock because of it's white reverse side, making it ideal for any writing conditions.

Copics used were YG13, YG23, RV14, RV17 and RV19.

Thanks so much for visiting me today! Next on the hop is the lovely and talented
Joanne!

PS - I almost forgot to mention! The spousal unit officially retired from the Air Force on 1 April after 24 years 4 months and 17 days.
I'm proud of him.

71 comments:

ScrappnBee said...

Beautiful card! Great Copic work! Just started with them in March, myself. Love the hummingbird! Thanks for supporting OWH!

Joanne Travis said...

Carol, this is si beautiful!

Joanne Travis said...

Spelling error, I meant to write SO beautiful. Love the red tulips.

Louise Fox said...

This is one of my favorite cards so far on the hop! Just gorgeous! I also used Heartfelt Creations. Aren't they fab? Blessings.

Jennifer Scull said...

gosh, that is one gorgeous card!
have a wonderful weekend! :)

Nancy Keller said...

Congratulations and big hugs to you and spouse for the retirement! That is very exciting! I love your card - I am adding this to my list of "things to try" as I have quite a stash of that music note paper saved up. This looks like a really fun use of it! Big hugs to you and happy weekend!

Dolores said...

Such a beautiful card and layout.
Thanks for sharing it.

http://angeladaniels.squarespace.com/ said...

Gorgeous card!

Lisa Oliver said...

Beautiful colors and technique, so very elegant. Thank you for sharing!

jennyk said...

Gorgeous!

carole said...

Very pretty and I love the hummingbird also! See you all tomorrow!

Love, Mom

Erica said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for hopping.

I love that you mom posts on your blog.

Dot said...

Your card is very pretty! Love the colors!

~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...

Carole,
Love the card and the coloring...Congrats on the spousal unit's official retirement! We have a few years left!
Blessings!

Redonna said...

Beautiful card. Gratz on the Spousal Unit's retirement - we honor & appreciate both of you and the service and sacrifices given for our country.
TFS,
Redonna
rleckie911 AT gmail.com

Susan said...

Beautiful card! Thank the spousal unit for serving for me and my vet hubby!
(Dad(Navy) was in WWII as well as his brother(uncle-army) who was wounded in the battle of the bulge and rec'd the purple heart)
I am surrounded by vets both living and passed, mostly navy.
Enjoy your weekend!
Susan

Misty said...

OK MY FAVE! It has a Hummingbird on it! LOL
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Divinity said...

your card is absolutely beautiful! wow!!! someone is going to be extra happy! :)

Patricia said...

The rich shades of green and red are so pretty!
Thank you to your husband for his service to our country.

K said...

music and tulips and hummingbirds, oh my! love this one!

Brandy and Andie said...

Green is my favorite color and your use of patterned paper and ribbon hits the spot! Nice job.

Shelly said...

beautiful card! love the flowers!

AllisonG said...

Love the hummingbird! Thanks to your husband for his service to our country!

Amanda said...

Beautiful card! Happy Memorial Day :)

Operation Write Home said...

Your CASE is just lovely! The tulips are so elegant. Well done!

Rhonda Miller said...

Your card is lovely. I love the tulips and the hummingbird. TFS.

Dawn said...

Soooo pretty!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card!



--Cheryl--

Jan Hunnicutt said...

What a beautiful card! Happy hopping and have a great Memorial Day weekend!

Crystal said...

Such a stunning card! One lucky recipient will be very happy upon getting this in the mail!

One Scrappy Gal said...

What an absolutely beautiful card! I may have to scraplift that design.

Meg Bean said...

Beautiful card and congrats to your husband!

Tami B. said...

Congrats on hubby's retirement. Beautiful card.

sandy said...

Beautiful card. Love the hummingbird!!

Missy said...

What a beautiful card, love it!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card. Have a great weekend.

Wayne said...

My thanks to all for the comments. If only retirement were really retirement. Still waiting to start my new job (hoping to get the phone call this coming week).

And yes, that is a nice card. It appeals to the music lover in me :-)

TSU

Shell said...

Happy Retirement and welcome to civilian live Wayne! Love love love the card. Nothing less than inspiring as always.

the purple muse said...

Wow! Simply inspirational! Glad I'm a new follower:-)

-Tammy

Paula S. said...

Fabulous card! I love the music in the background and the color combo is striking. Thanks for supporting OWH and hopping this weekend.

Also, congrats and thanks to you husband for his many years of service!

Yolanda said...

Beautiful card on so many levels. The colors are wonderful together. I am so proud of your spousal unit for his service all these years, but also of you. Military spouses are my heroes. Thank you!

Anita said...

Amazing card!

Ronda Archangelo said...

Gorgeous card!!

Linda said...

Great use of colors, stamps, and that ribbon. This is stunning! TFS! It took some time to load up on dial up..I almost gave up, but it was worth it!

Karen Howard said...

Wonderful missing you card! Thanks for sharing and joining in the bloghop! Hugs, Karen

Just A Pac Rat said...

Love the card and the colors used. Thanks for sharing in the hop!

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Julie said...

Beautiful card, Carole. I love how you overstamped with the music, it makes the card, I think!

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

What a delightful card!

And congratulations to your DH on his retirement--please extend our thanks for a job well done!

Sandi said...

Beautiful card! I love the hummingbird!
Congrats to your spouse for retirement!

grandmalee said...

WOW!!! This card is stunning!!! Everything looks perfect the way you overstamped on top of those gorgeous tulips! The bow and hummingbird add the perfect finishing touches!

Please thank your hubby for us! We are also very proud of him!!!

newsonata said...

Absolutely stunning card

JPScraps said...

Gorgeous card. I love the stamps you used

Scrapacat said...

Gorgeous card, Carole! I did not know that Memory Box cardstock has a white reverse. Very cool! I love the colors of your card, and I need to find some seam binding. Hugs!

Tami B. said...

Lovely design. Especially love the layered stamping.

Marsha said...

Wow, this is beautiful. And thanks for 24 years of Air Force service to him and you.

Christy said...

Great use of copics. I'm just learning how to color with them and it's so great to see samples that others have made that are so fabulous. TFS!

Sprytebyrd said...

Such a beautiful card!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

Love the card. Great to see cards using background stamps.

Heather Grow said...

Beautiful card. I love the pops of color.

helloholley said...

So totally gorgeous!!!;)

SueB said...

my 2nd day of blog trolling and another great card - thanx for the inspiration!
- SueB of Blondin Blogs
sue dot blondin at gmail dot com

Juliana T said...

beautiful card! I love Heartfelt Creations how their stamps match the dies. makes it super easy. I love how you colored all this.

jonder at frontier dot com

http://julianaspapercrafts.blogspot.com/

Amy said...

GORGEOUS card!! I love the hummingbird!! Your design is really beautiful and the colors are perfect!! :)

Thanks so much for sharing your card and supporting OWH!! :)

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
and Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog ($50 GIVEAWAY going on NOW!!)
scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

Ann said...

absolutely stunning card!! Thank you to your family for your spouse's many years of service!

Amy Macak said...

Gorgeous card! and congratulations to you and your husband on his retirement. We appreciate his service.

sharon said...

This is one lovely card. Don't you just love Copics?
Sharon L
sharon dot lemon @ sbcglobal dot net

Cindy's Card Co said...

Gorgeous card, love everything about it.

NanaBeth said...

Your card is so lovely-it's exquisite.I'm fixing to go shopping for some of your supplies!

April said...

Please thank your husband for his long and faithful service!

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

This is just lovely. . . . and that ribbon is yummy!

Nancy said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous! It's good to see you crafting again!