20 March 2010

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Welcome to my stamping blog!  

I hope that you have enjoyed your blog hopping thus far!  This is my first time participating with Operation Write Home.  I am looking forward to looking over all of your blogs.  I'm sure that I will find some great creativity and inspiration for my card making!  

If you notice in my mini-profile to the right of this entry, I am a college student.  When I learned about Operation Write Home in January 2010, I knew that I wanted to join in on the fun.  It's a great organization and a wonderful way to support the troops!  I am in a volunteer organization on campus and decided that I wanted to make Operation Write Home a part of our service events.  Every two weeks, I host an Operation Write Home get together.  I bring in card kits (I make them on the weekend...usually when I don't want to do homework anymore...hehe) and I have my fellow students help me make cards.  We have made over 100 cards thus far.  I'm hoping that we hit 200+ by the end of May.  Operation Write Home will be receiving a big box from us come June! 

I was able to complete a couple of cards this Friday to show you some of my recent creations.  I tend to buy all of my products from Close to My Heart.  However, there have been some great sales lately at Michael's and JoAnn Fabrics.  Due to this, you will certainly see some other companies' products used on my cards!

If you look at my two cards below, you will notice that they are using the same color scheme.  Sometimes when I am looking at card challenges, I really like to find some that are very open ended.  That way, you have the opportunity to really use some imagination!  With this being said, I have a challenge for you!


I challenge you to create a card with: blue, cream, or white paper (patterned or solid), brown or red stamping ink, and some sort of decorative detailing!  I can't wait to see the card(s) that you create.  Please link your card image in my comments!

Next, I ask you to visit Bekah Jo's World!  She has some really lovely entries and I have no doubt that she will have a great post for you to read.

62 comments:

  1. Oooooh I love the shapes of these papers - and the colors are beautiful together! Thanks for joining in the hop!!

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  2. Beautiful cards! I will take you up on your challenge and come back later this weekend and post a link! :-)

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  3. love the shape you used in these cards, really cool.

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  4. beautiful cards!! love the color combination!

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  5. Wow! What a gorgeous color combination! thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  6. Levelsoflight,
    Thank you for your work on campus, hope you reach you goal and more! Thank you for sharing your cards with us. CTMH has great products.
    darlene a

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  7. So great that you are doing this with your college friends! Also you issued a challenge. What a great idea! I"m going to play. I'll come back later with the link. I can tell you natually inspire other people. That's just awesome! Happy Hopping!

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  8. Wow, those cards are lovely. I love the flowers. I might have to give your challenge a try.

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  9. I love the bird on your first card!! Cool card shapes!

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  10. Love love love love your cards. The Felicity paper is one of my favorites! You are going to LOVE "Miracle" which will be available beginning April 15th! Glad I found your blog!

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  11. I'm so impressed that a college student and an el. edu one at that has time to do OWH bi-weekly crops! You are awesome and your cards are fantastic. Thanks for supporting OWH.

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  12. Your cards are created with so much movement to them - a wonderful trait. I also like the colors you choose very much. Blessings, Louise

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  13. Beautiful cards Brittany. The color combination is so appealing and I just love all the intricate edges in the designs. Thanks for participating!

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  14. Brittany your cards are beautiful. Blue & brown is one of my favorite color combinations. How exciting that you're holding regular card crops with your fellow students! Well done!

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  15. Your cards are truly beautiful little works of art, love it! A stamping college student sounds like fun to me! I love the way you're making cards and recruiting your friends to help - great idea!

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  16. Your cards are gorgeous and I love that you host card making parties at your school. Thank you!

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  17. Oh my I love these cards and am going to try to do your challenge :)

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  18. These cards are stunning. I love the color combinations.

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  19. Nice cards. I love your color combination. Thanks for sharing your imagination and inspiration.

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  20. Great cards! And great idea to get other college students involved.

    And as a military wife I'd like to say thank you for helping families feel closer despite separations caused by duty.

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  21. Very nice cards! Your blog is super cute too!

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  22. Your cards are beautiful! Thank you for sharing your efforts with OWH...

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  23. Beautiful cards...thanks for sharing.

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  24. Gorgeous cards! I love the papers you used and your layouts!

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  25. College and cardmaking? How do you manage it all! Good luck to you with your teaching career! (I retired last year with 30 years.) Your cards are beautiful. Thanks for playing on the hop!

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  26. Wow, you do such cool things with cut borders. I need to come back and browse later, lol. So cool!
    Thank you for sharing and caring about our troops.

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  27. Loved the cards especially the papers and color combo you used. How great of you to get other students together to support OWH!

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  28. I love that you get together with friends to make cards! CTMH products are great for that!!

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  29. That is so cool what you are doing on your campus! And your cards are beautiful, I love that DP!

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  30. Beautiful cards!!! The colors are super. I really like what you did with them.

    It's awesome that you've been able to get your fellow students making cards. Keep up the great work!!!

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  31. Beautiful cards! LOVE that color combo. I'll be taking you up on that challenge:) What a great thing you're doing on campus-thanks for thinking of our heroes and encouraging others to do the same!

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  32. Your cards are soooo pretty! Love the color combo's and the shapes that you used. What a great thing to do for our Heroes. I do the same sort of thing, but I'm retired! Thanks for supporting OWH!
    R/

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  33. Your cards are beautiful! Love your color combination! Thanks for hopping with us today!

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  34. Love the angles and shapes on your cards.

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  35. Love your cards and the color scheme!!!

    As a military spouse and someone new to OWH, I thank you for taking part in this awesome blog hop and in OWH!

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  36. Both cards are gorgeous and in some of my favorite colors. Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  37. WOW...I love your cards.....they are both awesome.....thank you for sharing.....I will try to take your challenge......keep up the good work...

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  38. great choice of colours... you have a good eye for saturation and your tones balance well... keep it up!

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  39. very soft and pretty card. What a great little stress break from college to make cards!

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  40. Wonderful cards - both of them. Writing down the deets for your challenge & will repost if I get a chance to take you up on it. Thanks for participating in the Blog Hop

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  41. I love the bird on your card. It's so pretty. Both cards are stunning.

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  42. Love the colors and shapes of your cards! Very creative!!

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  43. beautiful cards :))) love them all. you do a great job!

    Hugs x

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  44. What lovely creations!!! I love the gorgeous color palette and the beautiful design in each of these beauties!!!

    Hugs!
    Carolyn

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  45. Good for you to have the dream of teaching. I wish you great success. As for your two cards, your creations are splendid. Thank you for getting your friends involved with you making cards for OWH. Keep up the encouragement of being creative and giving by making handmade cards.
    Sher

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  46. your cards are really beautiful! Thanks for your support of OWH!

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  47. Wow, the colors in your cards are gorgeous!

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  48. Good luck getting to 200! Your cards are lovely:)

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  49. Beautiful! I love that you are doing card making in college and encouraging others to join you!

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  50. Grand cards!!! Thx for supporting OWH. Hugs, Loni (Stop #55)

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  51. Your cards are gorgeous!!!

    Thanks for Sharing!

    xoxo
    Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  52. I have just found this blog today the 21rst, but I will try to do your challenge. i am going to join this wonderful organization. I wish I knew about it sooner.
    Susan

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  53. How great to host card making times and bring kits. Great cards and if I take your challenge, I'll be sure to post back.

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  54. Your cards are beautiful! What a great way to get cards made. Hooray for you! Thanks for sharing and supporting OWH.

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  55. That color combo is fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

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  56. Such wonderful cards. I can't believe you put together your kits on a college students budget. Hooray for you. Keep up the great work.

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  57. I love your cards, especially the way you have your papers edges shaped.

    Corinna
    www.myscrapbooklife.com

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