Saturday, November 13, 2010

Operation Write Home Valentine's Blog Hop!


Happy Veteran's day to all the men in my family and to the men and women serving past and present!
Glad you stopped by on the OWH hop!
If you didn't start at the beginning please go to OWH Stars and Stamps  to start the hopping fun! You don't wanna miss anything!
 Just wanted to let every one know the deadline for sending in Christmas cards is past, and the deadline for Valentine's cards  is January 7th. Please send in cards or donations!!!!!  Also OWH is in the running for $$$$ from Joann's please go and vote daily at Joann's Craft for a Cause.
OK that's all the official stuff now on to the cards! :)
I made 3 special for the hop I find that I am a CAS card maker and scrapper so not a lot of frills here LOL


For the background I took scraps from my stash and did a herringbone technique I learned over at Club Scrap.  The strips are 1 inch wide and held down with strips from my Xyron.  The sentiment was computer generated and I cut heart out of some of the background papers. I couldn't of course do just one (fair warning this technique is crazy addictive! It will have you saving the littlest scraps.)  I think this one is my favorite that I have made so far;


The image is free from Elizabeth O. Dulemba and was colored with pencils, once again the sentiment was computer generated.  Last but not least I decided to try a new technique, Iris folding, with non-traditional Valentine's colors.


Paper is wrapping paper and scraps from my stash.  I like how it turned out I may try this again some time :)
Thanks for looking!
Now on to the fabulous blog of:
Pat
Toodles
Crickitt

32 comments:

  1. I love your cards, especially the dragon! How cute is that!

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  2. oo, what a wonderful variety of valentines! The sentiment on the first one will melt a heart, no doubt!

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  3. Oh boy, something else to do with all those hundreds of tiny scraps of paper I've been saving! Thanks for the technique and also for the Iris folding card. I've got a whole book on that technique and still haven't made one, so you've inspired me to dig it out and try.

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  4. Very cute cards...thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  5. So sweet!! Love the sentiment on the first card.

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  6. Your cards are fabulous. I love the iris folding. TFS.

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  7. YOur cards are super cute! and I love the papers from your stash :)
    You have some great projects on your blog.I jsut signed on as a follwer to see what other fun things you come up with !
    Mindy
    grammiescraftroom.blogspot.com

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  8. So cute! The technique is awesome, something to try with my scraps. Thanks for the inspiration and being a part of the blog-hop.

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  9. I really like that herringbone look. I like the first sentiment too.

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  10. The dragon is to cute but the iris folded one is stunning!

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  11. that herringbone technique is fabulous! love your dragon card too

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  12. What gorgeous work on all of these cards! I also love Elizabeth's image, and I almost used the same one today. Yours is fabulous!

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  13. Very nice cards. Lovely colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Love the cute dragon! The herringbone look is neat and eye-catching. The iris paper folding is just mind-boggling; it looks like fabric! Thanks for sharing your creative talents with us!

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  15. Hi Pat! I love your cards - that dragon is adorable!

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  16. What a cute dragon and fancy folded card. That is cool. Thanks for joining in the hop!

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  17. Great cards! I did iris folding of a Santa last year for my cards, it was a ton of work. Not sure I am going to do a lot of them again. lol

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  18. Wonderful job with the way you pieced together the backgrounds from scraps. Sweet "Hundred Hearts" saying too. Thanks for participating in the OWH hop.

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  19. Great cards! thanks for sharing

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  20. Beautiful cards - love the sentiment on the first one :)

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  21. i love your cards! esp the dragon:)

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  22. What cute cards. Thanks for participating in the hop.

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  23. Wonderful cards. I love the folding in the last one!

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  24. Wow, your cards are fabulous! The iris folding is very neat!

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  25. I like the idea of using up scraps and making it look great together.

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  26. Love your cards. Great use of scraps.

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  27. very pretty! I just adore that cute little dragon!

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  28. Those are great cards, I enjoy doing iris folding cards myself. Thanks for the herringbone technique to try. It pains me to throw away those small scraps of beautiful paper, now I won't have to!

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  29. Well done! Love the use of the scraps :) Great coloring with the images too...

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  30. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing your work with the troops.

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