Saturday, May 25, 2013

OPERATION WRITE HOME MEMORIAL DAY BLOG HOP

Happy Memorial Day, blog friends!! 

Once again, I am participating in this very special blog hop with Operation Write Home and I hope all of my blog followers and friends will take some time during this weekend to visit some of the extrodinarily talented crafters represented here....I know you're sure to be inspired and there are some awesome prizes to win too. 

This year, our cards are saying "Thank You" to our service men and women.  If you've never heard of Operation Write Home, I encourage you to check it out and get on board with some great people for a great reason. 

I'm remembering my dad this holiday - he was a Pearl Harbor survivor.  On December 7, 1941, he was 20 years old (barely) and had already been a soldier for 2 years.  He passed away in 1994 - a member of the greatest generation.  I miss him. 



 
I used two sketches and made two cards: 
 
 

Stamp is from Stampers Best big supporter of OWH  
 


 

 
 
 
 
 
 



 
I wish you all a very happy Memorial Day weekend - please don't forget why we have this holiday....freedom is NOT free...someone fought (and fights) for it and we need to remember that. 
 
Thank you OWH....You ROCK!!!!!
 
 
 
 



 



113 comments:

madamewong said...

Great stamped image on the first card.

Cheri said...

I'm so happy to be playing along with OWH again this year. I love they do for our service men and women.

Jeanette said...

Love the embossed stars on the first card.

sherry varga said...

I like the 3 stripes on the first card and the stamped image. The second card is so colorful and awesome!!!

~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...

Hi Cheri,
So thankful for your family's service! Your cards are really beautiful, too!
Blessings,
Antoinette

Kathy S said...

Perhaps I missed it, but who is the image of the soldiers from?

Brittany Snoke said...

Great cards, both of them! Love the embossing on the first!

Melanie Rozwood said...

These are awesome. Those stamps are incredible. TFS.

Sybrina K said...

Cheri,

Love the stamping on the first card and the texture and dimension on the second.

Thank you and your family for their service. My father-in-law served in World War II. So, your recollections of your dad's service really resonated. Thank you for sharing.

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

wonderful cards, I love the embossing on the background strips on the first

Tammy said...

Fantastic cards! I love that fabulous image on your first card!
Tammy x

Marsha said...

Like the embossed strips on first Kraft card. Making a mental note to do that. And your second card is really great with all those patriotic strips. Burlap really gives it a masculine touch.

Barbara said...

Two cards! Both are so creative with lot of different details...embossing and did I see burlap? Way cool!

Jen R said...

Both cards are nice. I think the first one is more striking!!! Thank you for supporting OWH!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What wonderful cards. I love the first one especially. And, great sentiment on that second card.

Dana D. said...

Terrific cards. I like how you embossed on the strips for the first card. For the second card wonderful details.

reflections:0) said...

Both cards are great. The first has nice space to rest your eyes it is clean and simple and the second is just as nice with all it's details in the PP.

reflections:0)

Andrea T said...

I like them both. Just can't pick one. (also had to check out the santa cat. loved it)

Jean M said...

Stunning stamp of the guys! Love both of them.

Donna Nuce said...

Love that first image from Stamper's Best. Beautiful cards both of them. Thanks for your support of OWH.

JPScraps said...

Beautiful cards!

byAnnette said...

Both Cards are Great!
Embossed stars add texture without taking focus of main image & sentiment.

Rhonda Miller said...

These are both great cards. I love the image on the first one.

Operation Write Home said...

Wow both cards are so absolutely beautiful and full of heartfelt patriotism. Love them!
Sandy, OWH Exec. Dir.

Misty said...

YOU rocked Both these cards!!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://delitefulsuds.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

postalorphan said...

Great cards - clean and simple and perfect!

cinfulcrafts.com said...

Love both your cards, but really love the 2nd one with the stamped strips! Nice job!

Sarah said...

Fabulous card---love the beauty and simplicity of the first one and the embossing is awesome!

Sylvia said...

I love both cards, Cheri, but the first one with the embossed stars and the soldiers is my favorite. I miss my dad too who was 90 when he died in 2006. He was a veteran of WWII and Korea. Luckily he was in the Mediterranean on an escort ship and not at Pearl and yes their generation will be missed. God Bless and hope you have a great weekend, a wonderful time to remember.

garnett said...

great cards. I like clean and simple.

Jen said...

Two amazing cards... the first one just jumps out at me. Love the distressed/inked edges.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Great cards. Love the embossing of the stripes. TFS

Leslie Hanna said...

i love both of these - super papers and images!

Carol L said...

These are both such great cards! I love those embossed strips on the first with that awesome image, and the 2nd is a patriotic beauty!

grandmax2 said...

Very nice cards.

cissymurphy.com said...

What wonderful cards you have shared with us today! I love that image on the first one and the embossed strips. The second one has fabulous papers and the star is great! Thanks so much for sharing!

Sharon Russo said...

Great papers.. Tfs.

stampursocksoff.com said...

Just love the symbolism of those heroes walking into war! I used the same image on my card and I just love it. TFS both cards. Very patriotic!

Rufus said...

Love everything about the first card! The second is a great patriotic theme and would be great to use up some of those scraps that are multiplying in my studio! Thanks for supporting OWH and all our Heroes!!
R/

Becca Whitham said...

Gotta say I like the first one best, maybe because of your story about your father. It just says "comraderie." Thanks for your participation in the OWH Blog Hop and for reminding us just how personal this Memorial Day truly is!

Paula S. said...

These are both marvelous! I don't think I can choose a favorite but I can say that I love red and blue combined with kraft as much as I like it with white. What a nice memory to share of your Dad too. Truly the greatest generation! Thanks for joining in the hop and for supporting Operation Write Home!

Paula S.
OWH Blog Team

Jules said...

2 great cards!

Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

I love your two patriotic cards. Your first card has great star embossing which makes a bold and strong statement behind the soldier stamp. I really like how you inked around the edges of your image and mounted it on foam tape. I really like how you turned the sketch for the second card and made another bold and strong card. Love the big and layered star on top of the mesh ribbon border. Great texture! Thank you for sharing your cards today. Very cool that your Dad was at Pearl Harbor - I bet he had some amazing stories to share from that day. ~ Marilyn

Miriam Prantner said...

Great cards! I really love that image in the first card and love the embossing!

Stacy B said...

Such great hero cards. I love that Stampers Best image of the backs of the soldiers standing side by side.

JoAnn P said...

Love the embossed stars on the strips of the first card.

Melissa Cash said...

Love your cards girly! As always they are perfect in every way. See you soon! I am counting down the days!

Annie Wills said...

Both cards are beautiful...and I love that stamp on the first one. Thanks so much for sharing!

paula said...

Both of your cards are beautiful! Love the StamperBest stamps!

Studio Diva said...

Great cards! I loved that Stamper's Best image, but larger stamps give me grief!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

both cards are wonderful!

Mary Ellen Driggs said...

I love both of your cards. And your take on the sketches.

Hugs,
M.E.

ajsdigishoppe said...

Both cards are amazing!

Thank you for sharing and supporting OWH!

Amanda
http://www.ajsdigishoppe.com

Debbie Caldwell said...

Two cards, both are so great...the stamp on the first one is so touching! I love the panels on the second one. You have great talent thank you for sharing and for supporting OWH. I especially liked your tribute to your father

Sharon Cheng said...

Both of your cards are wonderful. Great use of the sketches. The embossed stars add just the right texture in the first card. The layered star and ribbon fit the second card perfectly. Thank you for supporting OWH!

Ginny said...

I like both cards but I love the embossed layers on the first card!

April Story said...

I really like how you embossed the strips that are on your card. Such a great idea. Great stamp and sentiment.
April

Barbara Greenberg said...

Two great cards you made. I like the simplicity of the first one and the star embossing on it and a great inked image you used.
I really like all the jute you wrapped on the 2nd card too.
Great work on your cards.

Camille Short said...

Wonderful Stamp and beautiful cards.

Joanne Travis said...

Such beautiful patriotic cards, love the one with all of the soldiers.
Thanks for supporting OWH!

Margaret said...

Two fabulous cards! I love the star embossing on the first! I also picked B-10 for my card, but I really like how you double mounted the strips!

My Dad is a feisty 83, and a Korean War veteran. Know that we appreciate all your father did for our country and please tell your husband thank you as well!

Susan Strawser said...

Both of your cards are great. I like the way you did the twine in the second one.

Barb said...

love both cards-very patriotic

Sheila said...

Two awesome cards! Love both the sketches. Have an awesome weekend.

Crafting Adventures said...

Great cards! Really like the layering of the stars on the second one!

Linda said...

WTG...two wonderful cards! Love them both...Cannot beat twine as a embellishment on a patriotic card! tfs!!!

Kelly said...

Your first sketch is so popular i have seen it use a lot but its still great!! love your embossing folder!

MaryS said...

perfect hero cards - thanks for sharing and supporting OWH

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

Love both of your cards, especially the one with the soldiers.

Renee said...

I love everything about these! Exceptional!

Lee Owens said...

Two awesome cards perfect for any hero mail

Jessie said...

Great cards! I love the rusticy look to the background papers of the second card.

Pam said...

very powerful card

Cindy Sartain said...

Love both cards. I really like the way the embossed paper looks cut into stips.

Patti J said...

Hey, sweet friend! Your cards are incredibly fabulous! The first one gave me goosebumps, it was so serene and beautiful, and I love all of the pretty papers and patriotic feel of the second card! You had me at red, white, and blue, dear friend! Hugs to you!!!

Patricia H. said...

Great patriotic take on both cards! I like how you turned the sketch for the second card, and the embossed stripes on the first card are terrific.

September Whisenant said...

Terrific job on your cards. I especially love the image on the first one. Thank you for supporting OWH.

Susan said...

love all the stripes!! great use of leftover patterned papers!

Diane said...

fabulous cards- love the image on the top card and am amazed at the perfection of the twine on the second card! Thanks for supporting our troops and OWH!

scrappingnana said...

Great cards. Love them both, especially the image on the first and the colors on the 2nd one. TFS

Colleen Schaan said...

Great cards. I love the simplicity but elegance and impact of the first one. WOW!

BrendaB said...

I just love the image of the group of soldiers - so fitting for an "any hero" card!

Ann said...

Great cards! I love the stamp on the first one and awesome paper on the second one!

Sue D said...

Great stamps, papers and embossing.

Dodge3670 said...

Wow...great stamp....the first one tugged at my heart strings. Great layering and embossing. The paper, colors, sentiment, ribbon and the star ROCK. Great job on both. Thank you for sharing.

Patti said...

This hop is fun -- it's fun to see what everyone is doing and get some new ideas and reminders of old ones, and it's fun to see so many great patriotic cards "all together". Your red-white-and-blue embossed stripes are so effective! (note to self!)

sarahstone said...

I love both of these cards! I especially love the second one - it is so beautifully distressed!

Seongsook Duncan said...

Both of your cards are very nice. I love all of the patriotic feel. Thanks for sharing.

Lynn said...

I love both of your cards! I think the bonus card reminds me of blue jeans embellished Americana style and I am planning on CASE-ing the idea of the red, white and blue embossed strips from the first card. These are wonderful! Thank you for supporting OWH and have a great weekend!

Heather Grow said...

Your second card is perfect. I think I'll play with my scraps today. Thanks for the inspiration.

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

wonderful cards. I love the embossed stars. Thanks for joining in.

Marybeth said...

I have that first stamp and love the way you used it here on your card! The red white and blue are perfect! This will be loved!

Michele from MS said...

You nailed the sketch perfectly on both of these wonderful cards. Love the band of brothers image on the 1st one with the embossed stripes and the ribbon on the 2nd is just perfect! TFS

Nancy Boyd said...

Both cards are great. I love the paper choices on the second on but I really like the image and the embossed stars on the first one.

Karenladd said...

Love both of your cards but wow, the image on the first one is awesome.

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Both of your cards are great and I can't decide which I like better. they both have a patriotic feel to them. thanks for your support of OWH
:) Marie

BobbisTreasure said...

Love both cards. The ribbon/twine on the second is really cool!!

Amy S said...

Great design for this stamp.

leslierahye strickland said...

Your cards are stunning! I love the use of embossed papers and stamps...just beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

Marilyn in Michigan said...

Love your patriotic cards.

silvia said...

Great cards! LOVE the embossing and image of the first!

Beth F. said...

Amazing cards. Both of them...I love everything about them both!
Beth F. OWH #114

Kigz said...

Wonderful job on both cards! Love the embossing so much! :) Great way to tie the ribbon on #2!

lakeslady said...

Like your Dad mine was a war veteran but here in the UK. he died last year at 92.
Great card, nice embossing!
It might be after the weekend here in the UK, but I just wanted to support such a good cause.
"Like the ivy and the wall, together we stand united we fall"

Angelica Chambers said...

Oh Cheri! Thank u for the wonderful heartfelt story and cards! I LOVE what undid with the second sketch! We appreciate you!

Julie said...

Awesome cards, Cheri! Love the embossed starts on the first one!

Ruza Rebel said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the image and embossing on the first card, and the DP you used on the second with the patriotic star! TFS!

Paper Blessings said...

What fitting tributes to your father! That first one is just incredible on the whole. Thanks so much for the inspiration and for sharing your father with the USA.

Heather Grow said...

I love both of your patriotic cards. The jute ribbon/twine combo adds a great texture to the second card. TFS.

PoJo said...

Love your style! Thanks for sharing!

ptucker6 at cox dot net

Kelley said...

The image on your first card says it all, it takes a brotherhood to protect us all. Love the papers on your second card. A couple of heroes are going to love these cards.

heather said...

I really like both of your cards: the image on the first and that twine-y/jute-y ribbon on the second! Thank you for sharing the memory of your father, too.

Cindy Lawrence said...

What a beautiful way to honor your father! Both cards are absolutely fabulous!

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