Saturday, November 14, 2009

OWH Hop

Good morning! Every Saturday I have my Unscripted Sketches post but today is special because it's also a stop on the hop for the Operation Write Home Veteran's Day blog hop. Whether your here for the sketch or the hop I hope you'll take time to check out my card and leave some love.

If you want to do the whole hop, be sure to start at the TOP OF THE HOP!






This week's sketch is a great one that I'll use again, whether for a card or a layout:









I had fun with the sketch making a retro Christmas card that will be an Any Hero card. While it's past the deadline to send in Christmas cards to OWH for heroes to write home, you can still write a message to a soldier so they get a holiday greeting.

I'm hoping this will brighten their day with all those shiny embossed ornaments, and a crazy tree! Be sure to head to Unscripted Sketches to see all the rest of the DT's amazing work and play along yourself, but there's lots more hopping to do so you may just want to bookmark it. You can also visit the DT by clicking on their names on my sidebar -------------> This week US is also welcomeing Heather to the team so show her some love while you're at it.

The next stop on the hop is Kay so head on over to see what she's got in store for you. Her cards are beautiful and she's got a great love for all the military in her heart so I can't wait to hop there myself. I also hear there's TONS of candy on this hop so I better get to it.....

Smiles,

60 comments:

  1. What a fun sketch - I have three round punched images sitting on my craft desk right now, and I know just what to do with them. Thanks for joining in the bloghop fun!!

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  2. Cute Love the cards ! Hopping on...

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  3. Love your sketch and your beautiful card. Thanks for sharing as always!

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  4. Cute card! I love that you post sketches every week. I was just telling a friend that I was thinking of doing a sketch challenge somewhere, because sometimes I'm afraid all my cards look alike. I will definitely be stopping by again!

    Also, must comment on the cute kitty in the header pic. When you get to my blog on the hop, you'll see my Opie made a guest appearance in my video. :)

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  5. I love your card, I think it will make a great any hero card. I forgot I could still make any hero Christmas cards. Thanks for mentioning it.

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  6. That is such a cheerful card, the person who gets it will be blessed indeed. Lovely!

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  7. Your cards are always so fabulous, and this is no exception! I love the stamped heart ornaments on the side, and the way you offset the paper for the middle panel is genious! Gorgeous card Caryl, and for a good cause! You rock my friend!

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  8. Love your card! Terrific tree!

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  9. Great card. I love the repeat heart stamp in the circles, in different colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Love this sketch. I'll be adding it to my idea sketch book.

    Thanks for hopping:)
    Christine

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  11. This is a great sketch and your card is just perfect. Love the set up and photo too.
    Our GS troop are making cards to send to Cards For Hero's as part of their service project...got the idea from your blog !!! Thanks.

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  12. I like seeing from sketch to finished card. Love being welcomed by your cat!

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  13. This is so cute!! I like the little jewels on the tree and love how you used the gold tie to make it look like a present. Don't know if you were going for that or not but it definitely is cute.

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  14. What a fun and festive sketch--and that crazy-fun tree is sure to bring some warmth and cheer from home to one of our heroes!

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  15. Fantastic card! I love the papers you used and the sketch!

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  16. This is such a heartening venture. Here in Canada, the painting guild I belong to also creates and sends cards for our troops. They range from painted, thru to stamped and embossed cards in every style imaginable and are received with great appreciation. It's such a little thing we can do for our heroes!

    ~ Shelley

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  17. Beautiful card and what a wonderful sketch... I'll be back to check that out some more!

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  18. Super cute card and love your blog! Thanks for supporting OWH!

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  19. What a great sketch and such a thoughtful card! Great way to thank our service people. Great work!

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  20. Thanks for sharing that sketch - and your card is SO cute! I love using sketches to get my creativity flowing and will definitely check that out some more. Thanks!

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  21. What a pretty card with all that sparkle and patterned paper. That tree is cool! Nice job on the hop participation.

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  22. That is adorable! So bright and Christmasy (is that a word? if not it should be) I know it will brighten someones day!

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  23. Lovely card.. thanks for being part of the hop and for sharing your talent. Hugs, Peggy

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  24. I love this card. CUteness. Happy hop hop hoppin'

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  25. What a fun sketch! I'm always looking for sketch ideas so I'll be sure to check out Unscripted Sketches. Great card with such a cute tree and beautiful embossing.

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  26. your card is so cute! so is your blog banner of your cat!

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  27. Love the crazy Christmas tree.Such a fun card to receive.

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  28. This is a beautiful card, Caryl! I love that tree image and how it is colored. Great job!
    Hugs,
    Hollie

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  29. Beautiful card, great blog! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  30. Oops!!! I posted my comment under the worng post;o} So, allow me to try this again.

    What a beautiful card!!! I am loving the sketch...gonna have to play with this baby:o) Thanks for all the inspiration and for spreading joy to our soldiers abroad!!!

    Hugs!
    Carolyn

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  31. I love that sketch! I can't wait to try something with it. You have a great blog!

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  32. Awesome cards! What a wonderful crafty and supportive thing we can do for our troops! God bless them, and you!

    carlagade [at] gmail [dot] com

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  33. Hi Caryl, I love your card. That tree is great. I love the the heart ornaments.

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  34. Wonderful sketch and one I'll be using, too! Your card is terrific - TFS!

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  35. wonderful sketch.

    I adore your card.

    {hugs}
    M.E.

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  36. Really love this card and sketch! I need to do this sketch challenge more often. Thanks for the reminder!
    ~ky

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  37. Oh hey! I love sketches! Thank you for sharing! Love your blog. Hopping on!!!!!! :)

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  38. Love your card. It is very festive. I have quite a few red and green circles punched that I intended to use on Christmas cards but didn't. Now I have an idea how to use them for Valentines and St. Pat's day.

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  39. Hi there. Lovely card, great design and colours.
    Love Sandra xx

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  40. Very festive! Thanks for supporting OWH. Hugs, Loni

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  41. Caryl I absolutely love this card beyond measure what a great hop! Beth

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  42. Happy and bright...wonderful card!

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  43. Wonderful card! Just love them! Thanks for the hop!

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  44. The staging is great love the colors great bright makes me smile

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  45. I love the card, Caryl. It's so bright and fun. I also thinks it so wonderful that you make the cards for "our heros"

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  46. This is such a cute card, Caryl! I love the ornaments on the side! Great job!!

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  47. Fun how you interpreted the sketch with the trees and oranments.

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