Saturday, May 26, 2012

OWH Sketch #31 is juggling for Operation Write Home Memorial Day Bloghop 2012


WELCOME to the HOP of all BLOGHOP's! 


Welcome "Hoppers" to my page SMBdesign - which is a blog for my shop on Etsy. My name is Susan and I am so proud to participate for my fourth year now. My card design is following Operation Write Home's Sketch #31. I am using a festive Mary Vogel Lozinak Stamp from Viva Las Vegastamps! stamped on a paper stained with a rainbow ink pad misted with water. I accented the edges with antique pearl dewdrops, colored in image with Ranger Distress Markers and finished off with small green gems for some "BLING"! I will be entering this in the VLVS Mary Vogel Lozniak Link Up Bloghop which is going on this weekend as well which will feature creations using Mary's hand-drawn images pressed to rubber. CLICK HERE to visit that hop!


My youngest sister is in the Army National Guard [for 3+ years now], is now married. Her husband is also in the Army and just returned from Afghanistan last month. She and her husband are based in Hawaii - how romantic is that...serving in one of the most beautiful and tropical places on earth.

I am so proud and grateful to all the men and women serving our country, and to their families, too - my thoughts and prayers are with you. Happy Memorial Day everyone! Thanks so much for taking the time to visit. Have a happy and safe Memorial Day Weekend : ) Sb

      
P.S. I do have two other blogs participating in the hop and waiting for inlinkz update. Please visit www.sbartist.com and also www.SalonDArte.com to see my other cards on the hop!

Operation Write Home began in 2007 with just a few cards made by friends on a message board; what began as an outlet for a hobby has become a much larger mission to help heroes keep in touch with home - and the effort has been joined by thousands of cardmakers!

OWH receives handmade cards donated by crafters across America (and beyond!). Cardmakers range in age, location, and level of skill; cards are provided by individuals and groups, schools and scouts, companies and churches. All have one primary thing in common: a desire to serve those who defend our nation!

Cards are mailed to one of our volunteer shippers in quanities both small and large. The shippers process, sort, repair, and document each donation, and then pack and ship boxes of over 300 cards each to our contacts. Our heroes request cards (families may also request on their behalf; we serve all branches in all deployed locations. Click Here for info on how you can participate.

Thanks for dropping by... to get back to the beginning... CLICK HERE to get back to Operation Write Home at the top of the HOP!

71 comments:

Misty said...

The graduated coloring is super! i love the whole thing and the way the bling looks like juggling is cute!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Susan Marie said...

Susan, I so much like the background watercolor that you stamped onto! Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing today and supporting OWH.

Margaret said...

Cute little juggler.

http://www.nutsandcats.blogspot.com/

Nancy said...

Really neat card. Love the colors. Thank you for sharing and may God bless you and your family

Kay said...

I LOVE this card - such a cute image.
Thanks for sharing your families story and for supporting OWH

Robyn (RedDogGirl) said...

Love the colors! What a great, bright card!

~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...

Hi Susan,
What a colorful card...definitely grabs my eye and gives the WOW factor! Please thank your sister and her hubby for their service! blessings!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Susan your card is wonderful! I love the colors you've used and that stamp/image is cool! Great use of the OWH sketch too :)

Sheri said...

pretty card

Laura Jane said...

FUN FUN card!

Julie said...

Nice card, Susan! Love the juggling "bling!"

Operation Write Home said...

That funny stamp made me smile!

We stayed up til almost 4 and had to eventually close out the inlinkz (or we'd never have gone to bed) - only this blog went live by then, sorry!

Linda said...

Cute card! Love the juggling! Thank you for your support for OWH.

Paula S. said...

Nice artistic quality to this card! The bling adds the perfect finishing touch to it. Thanks for joining in the Memorial Day hop and for supporting OWH.

Paula S.
OWH Blog Team

Sara Tieszen Paschal said...

I love the image so darn cute;)

Molossus said...

Just awesome!

Donna Nuce said...

Unique card! Love the misting! Thanks for hoppin' with OWH. craftycolonel.blogspot.com

Miriam Prantner said...

really pretty card. Thanks to your sister!

by belle said...

Very colorful card! Lovely!

Lucy said...

The gradient colors are so striking, as is the use of the green diamonds. I've not seen this image before. Lovely! Thanks for your participation in the hop and support of the troops.

Sarah said...

What a fun card!

Redonna said...

Nice card - AND and big salute to your younger sister & her husband!

Sybrina K said...

Thanks to your family for its service.

Great card! Love the watercolor effect and juggled bling.

BurningRubber said...

I love the card design and the stamps you used!

Lyneen said...

LOVE your card... great colors... JUST LOVE IT!!!!

Crafting Adventures said...

Thanks for sharing!

Cut n Paste said...

Great card Susan!!!Thanks to your sister and her husband for their service to our country!

Mary Vogel Lozinak said...

I love the shiny balls. Fun!

Cindy's Card Co said...

I love it, very artsy.

Berni Cuttino said...

Sweet cards. Happy Memorial Day weekend. Hugs

Lee Mae said...

Great card - I really like the graduated coloration of the image's background and the gems look awesome as the juggled items.

Cheryl LIndsay said...

Wonderful composition and colors...TFS

Cheryl LIndsay said...

I Love your compositiion and the colors
are so fun!
TFS

Julie said...

What a fun card! Makes me smile.

Dixie Cochran said...

Goodness! That's a beautifully crafted card! I LOVE it!

Sheila said...

Love the juggler!!

Sheila
Http://2pawprints.blogspot.com

Lynn said...

I really love the watercolor look of this piece. Well done! Thank you for supporting OWH and have a great weekend!

Cathy said...

I never would have thought to use those colors together, but they're stunning. I love the juggling "bubbles." Beautiful card!

Aundria B. said...

What a fun card - love this whimsical stamp and all of the colors your used on this - the bling as juggling balls is genius! Thank you for sharing this and for your support of OWH and our heroes.

Carly said...

I love how you have done the colours around the image ... so effective.

xoxox Carly

Judy Rozema said...

Love the background of your card and those fun stamps~!

VicR said...

I LOVE this, with the juggling bird on the elephant's back :)

Beth L. said...

Gorgeous card! I love the colors you used.

helloholley said...

What a super funky fun image, great card!!!

JoAnn Ross said...

Wow, life is a celebration/carnival on that card! Love the colors, the misting, and the bling! Please thank your sister and her husband for their service to our country!

KellyRae said...

LOVE the beautiful background and the fun stamp image. TFS and supporting OWH.

ajsdigishoppe said...

I love the card! Great job and thank you to your sister and her family for their service :)

ajsarts said...

I love the colors! The card is great TFS :)

Barbara Rankin said...

Love this card. Really unique the way you stamped one image on top of the other. Your background colors are very pretty, too.

sherry varga said...

Really cute card

Cindy O said...

Very cute image and rainbow colors! Your bling circle is a great accent for the image.

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

love the unique stamp and the effect of the rainbow stamp pad - great creativity

Barb Housner

Susan M. Brown {sbartist} said...

Thanks to everyone for dropping by and for supporting Operation Write Home! The image is all one stamp called "Bird On Elephant #18552" from Viva Las Vegastamps! Here's the link: http://www.vlvstamps.com/mary-vogel-lozinak/bird-on-elephant-1-3-4-x-3.html

JPScraps said...

Adorable card....so fun!

Katherine Clayton said...

Love everything about this . . . from the colors to the bling used for the juggling. GREAT job!!!

PatQ's Cards said...

I like your color combination.

Angela Crandall said...

What fun colors and that stamp is interesting!

Anonymous said...

A quirky image + imagination = a delightfully charming card with a juggling bird :)
Mary, Wausau WI

Cultivate Life in Joy said...

I am loving this card. so whimsical with the cute quirky bird on the elephant's back..adorable. love the coloring & color choices.

Diana E said...

I love the idea of stamping with a rainbow pad and then misting with water. Thanks for sharing.

Michele from MS said...

Oh so beautiful!! Give your sis and bro-in-law a big hug for me! My son is in the National Guard too! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Squiddy said...

Why am I enjoying all these blogs, when i really want to make some more pics myself - inspiration overload!

suzann said...

Thank you for showing support to our Troops. Your beautiful efforts will be appreciated by so many. Honor Memorial Day!

Ann said...

Beautiful card!! Love the bling!!

Cheri said...

Love the bg you created for the cute stamp.

Sue D said...

Very fun image and great colors.

Brenda Hugar said...

Super card, love the coloring.

DeeDee said...

JUGGLE BABYYY JUGGLE!

Mary-Anne V said...

Very pretty card...love how you used bling as the juggling balls.

Indy said...

Wow! What a creative card!

Deborah Anton said...

Such colorful cards!!

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