Saturday, March 20, 2010

Back to it with a HOP in my step!


What an exciting day....I'm back to blogging, I've got a card to share and this is one of the stops on the OWH Stars and Stamps blog hop! If you didn't come by way of Lee you can stop at the top of the hop over at Stars and Stamps.

For today's springy card I went with one of my favorite sentiments (seems like it can be used for just about anything, and I'm sure the heroes are always dreaming of home or someone there!) with this week's sketch at Unscripted Sketches. Check it out, play along to make a card for a hero and maybe you'll be picked for our first top 3 this week!!! There's a piggyback challenge to use a paint chip but I left that out because I didn't have any cheerful colors in my stash.


I happened upon Operation Write Home (formerly Cards for Heroes) last year with the Memorial Day blog hop and have been enjoying making and sending cards ever since. When my brother was stationed in Afghanistan I don't know that I sent him a single card. I'd just met my husband and was student teaching, but no excuses! So that's a bit of why I like to make cards, but all the stories that are shared on the Facebook page and the inpiration from fellow cards makers at Stars and Stamps keep me inspired.


I don't have anything else to share today (I'm crocheting like a mad woman in addition to hopping to a few hundred places) so it's time to head to the next stop on the hop, Susie. She's got some adorable cards and CANDY!!! When you're all done hopping I hope you'll find time to play along at Unscripted Sketches too.


Smiles,

67 comments:

  1. Love your card with all the "layers"!

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  2. gorgeous card!!!! and so nice to see you. i've been busy and believe me.... missing you too. hope all is well.

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  3. Caryl! Great to see you here, your card is SO springy and beautiful - thanks for sharing!

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  4. So happy to hear the report cards are in the mail:) and you are home crafting.
    This card is beautiful. I love the butterfly giving wings to dreams. Very pretty!
    Thanks for the email and comment on my blog.

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  5. Love this, Caryl, wow! That butterfly really pops (ha literally) off the soft colors...beautiful! Thanks so much for joining in the hop!!

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  6. clean and cute card...Love it, colors are great, and the butterfly is perfect!

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  7. Great use of color it really makes your butterfly pop!

    thank you for sharing,
    darlene a

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  8. I love all of the gorgeous spring colors you chose for this card! Fabulous layout!

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  9. What a great card. I love the sentiment as well as that butterfly. TFS.

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  10. I just love the colors in this card, so fresh and springy. Super lovely blog as well!

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  11. Wonderful card. The flower image is beautiful and the colors of the butterfly are perfect!

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  12. wonderful card, love the detail of the butterfly

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  13. great card; thanks for supporting OWH

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  14. Caryl, What a beautiful card! It looks like it could have come from Hallmark (I do mean that as a complement.) It is such a nice design and the colors are perfect! Wow and blessings, Louise

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  15. Very pretty card Caryl. Thanks for participating, it's really so motivating to hear a little about what motivates other cardmakers.

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  16. Such a lovely card. Thank you for supporting OWH.

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  17. Love love love the colors you used and the sentiment... Well gone!

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  18. That's a great sentiment. And I love the butterfly - they seem to be very popular now!

    jeanne706 at yahoo dot com

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  19. Such a great card. I love the butterly incoorporated into the layout.

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  20. Caryl, thanks for sharing your beautiful card. You are my inspiration!

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  21. Caryl, I love your card for the blog hop today. That butterfly is so pretty and I also like that old SU sentiment you used.

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  22. Beautiful card with a great saying!

    And as a military wife I must thank you for helping OWH bring families together despite the distance.

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  23. I love that sentiment on your card and those pretty colours together...

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  24. What a great put together card. Love the butterfly.

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  25. I absolutely love the butterfly...thank you for sharing.

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  26. That sentiment is lovely! Thanks, Caryl, your cards are always beautiful!

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  27. What a lovely card, beautiful butterfly!

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  28. Your pretty card is like a sunny day on paper! Should cheer up anyone who is lucky enough to receive it. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  29. Great card! All my favorite colors and a butterfly - what could be better!

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  30. Beautiful card, love the contrast of the blue and green patterned paper with the orange butterfly!!!

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  31. Pretty! I have that stamp set, and I'm totally going to CASE this card! Thanks!

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  32. Gorgeous card! Love all the layers!

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  33. Beautiful cars! I love the sentiment.

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  34. Such a pretty card! That sentiment is great.

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  35. Your card is just beautiful!

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  36. Beautiful card! Thanks for hopping with us today!

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  37. What a beautiful card!! Please pass my family's thanks and prayers to your brother for his service and sacrifice for our country!!

    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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  38. Your card is so pretty....I love the colors....thank you for sharing with us....

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  39. love the use of the patterend green and blue papers for sky and ground... very pretty card.

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  40. Beautiful card. It makes me want to get out that stamp set.

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  41. I'm not sure a card could say spring more than yours, it's beautiful.

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  42. a beautiful card for someone to send home!

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  43. Beautiful card. I'm kinda the same as you... I don't "just do cards", but I will try my hand at just about any craft. Great to meet you on the hop.

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  44. Caryl, this card is Spring and love it.

    Thanks for participating and sharing your talents with us.

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  45. Beautiful! Love the saying! Thanks for taking part in the hop!

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  46. gorgeous card.. i have this set of stamps.. and you just gave the idea of taking out of my stash and work with it again :) thanks for sharing :)

    Hugs x

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  47. What a lovely creation!!! I love the beautiful, vibrant colors and the sweet butterfly...reminds me of springtime:o)

    Hugs!
    Carolyn

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  48. Good job on layering. Thanks for taking the time to share.

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  49. Gorgeous card & I love the sentiment.

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  50. Gorgeous! I love the colors and the layering of stamps!!

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  51. Great card! Thx for supporting OWH. Hugs, Loni (Stop #55)

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  52. That butterfly is gorgeous!!!! Thanks to OWH someone is going to LOVE this card!! I'm so very excited to get involved!

    Thanks for Sharing!

    xoxo
    Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  53. lovely spring card that is one of my favorite stamps. It is a good thing you are doing, and I am planning on joining up!
    Thanks, Susan

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  54. Great card and unscripted sketches is cool too. Thanks for what you do for OWH.

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  55. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing and supporting OWH.

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  56. What a lovely card, Caryl. Thanks for participating in the blog hop.

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  57. Beautiful card. I love that saying too. It really can be used for anything.

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  58. Your card is lovely! I especially love the dandelions.

    Corinna
    www.myscrapbooklife.com

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  59. Your color combination on this card is wonderful! I have such a hard time combining colors.

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