Friday, May 23, 2014

Memorial Day Blog Hop


I am so excited about participating in the OWH Blog Hop.  First of all, what this organization does is amazing!   Second of all, it was a Memorial Day weekend in 2009 when I discovered (1) stamping, and (2) Operation Write Home.  My husband still rues the Memorial Day weekend he left me home by myself to go camping with his son and returned to find a house full of stamps and papercrafting supplies.  I found the illustrious Jennifer McGuire along the hop and she showed me that stamping was actually not as hard as I thought!  It was life-changing.  A trip to Joann's and Michael's immediately after watching her YouTube videos and, now, a full-time love of card making....

The soldiers and their family members who receive these cards absolutely love them and appreciate them more than we could ever know.  It is up to you whether you want to send an Anyhero card with a message to a soldier, or blank cards for a soldier to send to loved ones.  In other words, a win-win...




To celebrate my fifth stampaversary, leave a comment and I will draw a winner who will receive a Unity Stamp set.  It is a newer set  called "Everything Love."  I promise you will love it!



Remember to honor all our military service members, veterans, and the fallen on Memorial Day and every day.  Their sacrifices have made our country possible.

Remember to salute a hero today!!!

Jennifer

89 comments:

  1. so cute, love the RWB dresses!!!

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  2. Thos pinwheels are FAB. Great designs on all 3 cards.

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  3. What a great red, white and blue card. The dresses caught my eye right away!

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  4. Every card is great but the pinwheel card caught my eye and is so fun, I am sure both the sender and the recipient will be thrilled with your cards.

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  5. Great cards...particularly the last...love the papers and use of the cloud as a sentiment base. WTG!!!

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  6. Great job on the paper piecing. I haven't done that yet. I really like the dress card.

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  7. Kimberley Martini YoungMay 24, 2014 at 8:36 AM

    What a great story on how you got involved in OWH and stamping.

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  8. I love the way you used patterned paper for the dresses, pinwheels, and butterfly. Paper piecing isn't my strong suit since I've only done it once, but using dies would work. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  9. Great cards, love your paper piercing.

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  10. I love the sky scene you created. So many visions popped in my head for that, = kites, hot air balloons, birds, airplanes, that seldom happens, so you have really inspired me! Thanks!

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  11. Love the fun and whimsy of your cards! And your paper piecing is amazing!

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  12. Such great cards with all that paper piecing. Love the dresses. I have that stamp but never thought to do it in r,w,b. Thanks for the chance for the stamps and so glad you are an OWH supporter.

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  13. The pinwheels in patriotic colors is a really swell idea- thanks for the inspiration!

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  14. Your cards are so pretty!! I really love the little dogs!

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  15. Holy cow...what great paper piecing. You really outdid yourself on each one of these wonderful cards.

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  16. Fun cards. The pinwheels are my favorite, happy card!

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  17. wonderful paper piecing of the different images. Thanks to the troops for all you do.

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  18. Very nice!!! Love all the work you did (it really does show!)....

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  19. I love your story about how you discovered stamping. I enjoyed your cards - thanks for sharing. :-)
    April

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  20. Isn't Jennifer great - I take all the online card classes and have learned so much, but on to the operation write home topic. Great paper piecing. I love the dresses. Adorable.

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  21. Great designs. I love Unity Stamps. I have to stay away from their site or I'll be filling up my house. Wonderful cards.

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  22. Really like your cards. They are so Young and happy!

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  23. I am lovin' them all....but gotta say that the pin wheel look would be wonderful for any age or gender I think. Nice piecing on all of them.

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  24. Fabulous cards! I love the paper piecing... the dresses are my fav!

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  25. Hi! I am a paper piecing fan, too, so I really like and enjoyed your cards!! I enjoyed your post, too. Keep up the great work for OWH and enjoy the hop!

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  26. Love the paper pieced dresses--so cute for a birthday card!!

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  27. Great cards! Love the dresses!

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  28. The pinwheels are my favorite card. You are right, I love the stamp set.

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  29. I love the positive messages on your cards. My favorite card is the pretty pinwheels with those patterned papers.

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  30. The birthday girl card with the dresses is so cute! Thank you for a chance to win and awesome stamp set. Have a great day and thanks for your support of OWH!

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  31. Love the vintage look of the dresses on the birthday card! Never would have thought of doing a Bday card in red/white/blue but it looks great!

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  32. Oh, I love how you used the dresses with the paper piecing! And those pinwheels are So adorable!

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  33. Wow, I love your paper piecing! Your cards are so original and happy! Whoever receives these will be delighted.

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  34. Love those birthday dresses! Can't go wrong with pinwheels either. I think that the Memorial Day your hubby went camping was a great one for OWH and the stamping world! The Unity set you are so generously giving away would be perfect for OWH cards! Thanks for sharing and for supporting OWH.
    R/

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  35. Love all your cards.Love the pinwheels and the butterfly. Great color usage and unique designs.

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  36. LOL what a fantastic story of how you started Jennifer! My favorite is the butterfly but these are all very nice. I love that you stamped the sentiment in the cloud and the ribbon is gorgeous, as is the bling and the detail in the butterfly itself. Great work! Thanks for joining in the hop and supporting OWH!

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  37. Happy Stampaversary! Your paper pieced pinwheels are sweeeeet! Thanks for sharing :)

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  38. cute cards - love the stamps! Isn't it fun to make these cards? I am addicted too!!!

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  39. Precious dresses -- who wouldn't love those dresses in her closet! And the pinwheel cards make me want to blow on the pinwheels! Great designs.

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  40. Eeks! I love paper piecing, and you have done a beautiful job! Each card is so fun and unique! Thanks for sharing :) I'm smiling!!!!

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  41. These are all so cute! I love the dresses on the 1st one, the little gems on the wind thingys (can't for the life of me remember the name lol) on the 2nd one but I especially like the last one. The carefree butterfly high in the clouds is so pretty. Great job - thanks so much for sharing and I'm glad you decided to stay home that weekend lol

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  42. You have done such a delightful job on all of these cards...love the dresses on the birthday card. Thanks for the chance to win some Unity Stamps...they make the best stamps.
    cdebbie672@gmail.com

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  43. I really like how you did variations on the same basic design-- love the washi (is it washi?) on your first 2 card, and the ribbon on your 3rd card is quite nice.

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  44. Great job on the cards - I love the patriotic dresses and I LOVE LOVE LOVE your story!

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  45. Jennifer, great cards, very unique!

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  46. The cards are great, the colors the layout. My favorite by far is the butterfly. The ribbon, the dimension, the unique way the butterfly is displayed.

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  47. Jennifer, your cards are wonderful! I love the story of how you began card making! ♡ I'm recently retired and new to card making. Hoping to join the Memorial Day blog hop next year!

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  48. What awesome cards. Your story is inspiring too! Thanks for sharing!

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  49. Nice cards!
    Especially like the girls dresses!

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  50. LOL about how your played when hubby was away. Way to go!

    Such a nice collection of cards! I especially love the patriotic dresses on the first.

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  51. Beautiful cards! I especially love the pinwheel card...it's a happy card!
    (clayandamy@sbcglobal.net)

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  52. 3 fantastic cards! I really love those dresses on the first one; are those paper-pieced? And what a great stamp set for blog candy!

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  53. HAPPY STAMPAVERSARY! I don't have a cute story on how I became addicted to stamping like you do, but I know my hubby looks around or home and there is no escaping my addiction, it's everywhere. He finds my stashed supplies that I've hidden so he wouldn't see me coming in with more and more stuff! His motto is "Happy wife, happy life". (I love him so much!)
    I have to say that your pin wheel card is my favorite... pin wheels make me happy and remind me of being a kid and running around with my pin wheels!
    Thanks for your dedication to OWH. Just think, if your hubby never left you home alone, w we Wouldn't be looking at your cards today!

    Raeanna Smith
    Raeanna25 at yahoo dot com

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  54. Love all the cards and your paper piecing. My fav is the pinwheel - expect to see it whirling. Thanks for participating.

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  55. These are all wonderful CAS cards. I love the paper piecing you did.

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  56. lovely lovely cards!!! slnewby at gmail dot com.

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  57. Love the dresses and the pinwheels- love the use of the word fabulous! All such great cards! Thank you for sharing

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  58. I love the card with the pinwheels on it! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

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  59. FAbulous cards. I like all the paper piecing.
    Thanks for the chance at blog candy.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  60. Great variety of cards. My fave is the paper pieced pinwheels. They just "feel" like summer. Thanks for supporting OWH!

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    1. Hi Kristie, You are the winner of the Unity stamp set from the OWH Blog Hop. Just send me your address and I will mail it out to you. Thanks for visiting my blog!

      Jennifer Mitten

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  61. I'm a sucker for stars and stripes. Super cards.

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  62. LOL on the story and congrats on your stampaversary :) My DH is watching me a bit like a hawk now lest I turn into one of those hoarders he sees on tv LOL. I still manage to bring in stuff. heh heh

    I LOVE this idea and I have not seen it yet-using non Pat dies to cut images out of Pat paper...terrific! That is one for me to remember!

    Thank you for making and sharing.

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  63. Love the vintage-looking RW&B dresses. The sentiments and cards are all FABULOUS!

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  64. Great set of cards, I like the dresses the best.

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  65. You are not a novice card maker any more! Love the red, white and blue dresses! Isn't it amazing how easily we get hooked with just a little training.

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  66. Love the paper piecing; so neat!! TFS! RBBRRMQN at YAHOO dot COM Nancy M and thanks for the chance to win!!

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  67. All 3 cards are so cute--i have to say those rwb dresses are incredibly fun! and the paper used for the pinwheels is perfect! the ribbon on #3 is the perfect touch!

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  68. Great cards. I love the one with the little dresses. Very cute. TFS

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  69. Great cards. Absolutely loved the dresses, the pinwheels had to come in second -- it was great, too. brendah1951 at gmail dot com

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  70. All are great cards! I gotta try some paper piecing. I found some great cards including yours to CASE for the OWH. Your clouds are amazing and what a fun card. The dresses are really fun and not a usual card! The pinwheels are just plain fun. Thanks for showing us your talent on your stamping anniversary.

    Chris R. from Iowa (ckrobinson01@hotmail.com)

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  71. All of those cards look so springy

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  72. Great group of cards. Love the pinwheels - are they negative or positive images? Thanks for supporting OWH! BobbisTreasure at aol dot com

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  73. Love the dresses, love the pinwheels, love the butterfly kite!
    paulapoindexter at gmail dot com

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  74. Happy anniversary. I started making cards for OWH after a blog hop too! I was out of town for this one and so bummed to have not been part of it...but loving all the inspiration from the rest of you! Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win the Unity set. Stacyb0711@gmail.com

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  75. Happy Stampaversary!!!
    Love the pinwheels, and the butterfly kite. The dresses are very nice too.

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  76. I love those dresses! The red white and blue patterns give them a USO feel.

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  77. Your cards are really special, thank you for sharing your talent!

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  78. My favorite is the patriotic dresses, how clever! Linda

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  79. I like all three cards but especially the dresses and pinwheels. Paper piercing is one of my favorite techniques.

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  80. Fantastic set of cards! I love the patriotic dresses. Thanks for sharing! :)

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