Saturday, May 26, 2012

OWH Memorial Day Sketch Bloghop!

Welcome to Bits of Cheer, my stop on this year's giant Operation Write Home (OWH) Memorial Day Sketch bloghop! We were challenged to make card(s) for today using the sketches in the OWH archive! AFTER VIEWING MY BLOG AND AT ANY TIME DURING THE HOP CLICK HERE TO RETURN TO THE OWH STARS & STAMPS BLOG TO CHOOSE WHICH BLOG YOU'D LIKE TO HOP TO NEXT! I made three cards for this weekend's big event; I hope you enjoy them! My first card is based on OWH SKETCH #44 - I really wanted the American flag to pop on this card, so I only colored the flag, using Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol odorless mineral spirits. Image: "Porch Flag" rubber stamp, Serendipity Stamps. Sentiment: Studio 18 MLT, inked with Inkadinkado Stamping Markers.
My second card uses OWH SKETCH #2 - Image: "Patriotic Pinwheel" rubber stamp, Serendipity Stamps, inked with Inkadinkado Stamping Markers. White gel pen.
Just one more card, based on OWH Sketch #52 - I had fun paper piecing the hairband and blouse. Image: "His Little Ones Patriotic Girl", Inspired Stamps. Die-Namics Dizzy Doilies Duo, My Favorite Things. DP: Fine and Dandy Girl 6x6 DP Pad, My Mind's Eye. Pink Lace on a Roll: Recollections (Michael's). Sentiment: Stampendous. Shiny shoes and eyes: Glossy Accents.
BLOG CANDY! I will draw a name on Wednesday from everyone who leaves a comment for me here (don't forget to include your email address) and send a little surprise package to the winner!! NOW: You should hop back over to the OWH Stars and Stamps blog, where you will find thumbnails linking you to all the blogs on today's hop. Have fun and have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend. God bless our fallen heroes and those who are protecting and defending us today! Sherry

78 comments:

Cora said...

Ooh, ahh! Lovely cards. I am partial to that pinwheel. I don't recall having seen that stamp before. I enjoyed seeing your patriotic cards. rainydaycora at yahoo dot com

Judy Rozema said...

Sherry, these are just fabulous cards!! The pinwheel is really cool!

Yolanda said...

Terrific cards! My fave is the flag--that is brilliant. I have a similar stamp and will try this technique.

Donna Hanley said...

Wow, Sherry, this is a fabulous group of cards you have for us today. Each gorgeous in their own way. IF I had to pick a favorite it would be the first one. That one just sent shivers down my spine when I saw it. That card just shows me the reason we make all these cards. Enjoy your weekend.
Donna designingkeepsakes@comcast.net

Miriam Prantner said...

Great set of cards! I think the pinwheel one is my favorite. Thanks for helping remind us what this weekend is all about!

Kathryn said...

Sherry, you have such a great variety of cards here! I love how you highlighted the American flag!

Hey Hey Paula said...

Great cards Sherry. I love how you highlighted the flag & the paper piecing on the pinwheel adds the perfect touch to your card.

Carol L said...

I'm particularly fond of the first card, as I worked in flag mfg for most of my life! I LOVE how you colored old glory to make her the spotlight of the card! Beautiful work on all these cards and TFS a special treat with your readers :)

Paula S. said...

Great job on all of these Sherry! I love how you highlighted only the flag in the first one and you know i think you are a master at paper piecing :) Thanks for joining in the Memorial Day hop and for supporting OWH!

Paula S.
OWH Blog Team

Jeanne J said...

Beautiful Cards - we both used the porch flag! They look great. You should send an email to Mary at Serendipity so she can see your pretty cards!

MyAuntKat said...

Your cards are beautiful

~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...

Hi Sherry!
I love all your cards and am so excited to see HLO Patriotic Girl!! You did a fabulous job coloring, too!
Blessings!

Linda said...

Great cards!! I especially love the first one!

KellyRae said...

Lovely cards. I loved how you spotlighted the flag on the first, colored the amazing pinwheel image on the second, and used that fabulous banner paper on the third (adorable image too).

Donna Nuce said...

Beautiful cards Sherry. I love how you did the flag pinwheel. craftycolonel.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

Your cards are stunning. I love the spotlighted flag! Such a great card

Anonymous said...

The cards are beautiful, cute gal, wonderful colors. mlvschreiber@starpoint.net

Misty said...

OH wow WOW! I love them all. I have never seen a pinwheel stamp, and you did it justice! Great coloring and papers!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
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hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

JoAnn Ross said...

Oh, WOW! I've been looking at that door and flag stamp trying to figure out what to do with it. You really have me thinking! It's just gorgeous!

I also NEED that pinwheel stamp. (I've already bought one stamp from this blog hop so far. Guess now I'll have two. lol) And the little girl is precious! Thanks so much for sharing!

Robyn (RedDogGirl) said...

Wow - you really made that pinwheel stamp pop! That is amazing!

Anonymous said...

The pinwheel is so cute! Pat K.

Patricia H said...

All three of your cards are terrific, but I especially like that pinwheel stamp! So fun! :)

Linda R. said...

I really like your cards. The first one is outstanding. Thanks for your support of our troops and OWH.
LindaR at earthlink dot net

Dixie Cochran said...

Hi Sherry! 3 terrific cards today! Thank you for the inspiration! I'm putting that pinwheel on my "MUST have" list. Thanks for the enabling. I can always count on you! LOL!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Loved all three of your cards today Sherry!

Rachel Guerrero said...

Sherry, these are all great! I really like that pinwheel. The dotted edge is a neat accent and do I see embossed paper under there? You're so sneaky, lol. I love it! It's always nice to see your stuff. Thanks for sharing 3 of them :)

Mary-Anne V said...

Very inspirational cards...love the patriotic pp. jeandonny2000 at hotmail dot com

Berni Cuttino said...

Simply fabulous cards. Happy Memorial Day weekend. Hugs

Julie said...

Your cards are just lovely as always, Sherry! I really love that front porch flag stamp!!

Sybrina K said...

Sherry,

As always, a great set of cards! I LOVE how you colored just the flag. It makes it pop! [And, that technique will make those bigger stamps a little less intimidating if I only need to color a small part of the image. :)]

Sybrina K said...

Oh, and my e-mail is cards[dot]by[dot]sybrina[at]gmail[dot]com

Thanks for the chance to win some candy.

Stacy B said...

Your cards are beautiful. I too, especially like the pinwheel...so fun and so many applications. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies too! slbuller@fullchannel.net

Nancy M said...

OMGosh-I love these! I like the serious, stately look of the first and the whimsy of the last 2!! Thanks for your support of OWH and for the candy!!
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Susan Marie said...

Another ribbon-a-holic! :-) I love to use ribbon too. Great cards Sherry. Thank you for sharing. shiles728 at yahoo dot com

Indy said...

Love all three cards! The pinwheel is great!
indyowens at yahoo dot com

Ronni said...

You cards are great - I adore the pinwheel in card - and it was a hard decision!

Cheri said...

You're rock'n some sketches her! Thank you for so much inspiration.

Margaret said...

Fantastic cards, Sherry.

Dolores A. said...

Thanks for sharing these great cards. Wonderful idea to color only the flag for a focal point. And love that pinwheel stamp that I've never seen before.

Dolores said...

Ooops...forgot to say thanks for the blog candy offer.
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Teena said...

The pinwheel is my favorite - but they're all great. That's for supporting OWH and for the chance at blog candy!
teenaschaefer AT gmail DOT com

SuzAnn said...

the first card with only the flag colored really touched my heart. It's a powerful card. I also like the pinwheel card. thanks for supporting OWH.

JPScraps said...

Your cards are wonderful!

Ann said...

LOVE your cards, Sherry!! Each was my fave until I got to the next! The pinwheel is just cute! Great job coloring the little girl!

sherry varga said...

Beautiful cards Sherry, I love the pinwheel.

Kaylee Snyder said...

Great cards. I love how you colored just the flag in the first card. It really makes the image pop. Your patriotic pinwheel card is adorable too.

Julie said...

Love the coloring choice in the flag image! Thanks for sharing your lovely cards.

ajsdigishoppe said...

Great coloring and great cards! TFS :)

ajsarts said...

Love the cards, great job - TFS!

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Gorgeous cards Sherry, and I love the vintage feel. I've got to try highlighting just one element of a stamp like #1. The pinwheel in #2 is amazing and it really pops. Love the lacy element behind the image in #3.

marlened9680 at sbcglobal dot net

CARO said...

Wow! 3 great cards - I think the front porch one is my favorite - it typifies Memorial Day. I need to check out these stamp companies you used.

Anonymous said...

The pinwheel is delightful, but the front porch tugs at the heart. Thanks for sharing your creativity!
Mary, Wausau WI
mittie-babe at charter dot net :)

Julie S. said...

You outdid yourself with these cards. I love how you only colored the flag on the first card an just love everything about the second one. The colors are delish on the third. Thanks for the chance to win.
atticelf(at)comcast(dot)net

Lee Mae said...

Hi Sherry! Your cards are wonderful! I like how you colored only the flag on the first card. The card is simply beautiful. That pinwheel stamp has me fascinated. Pinwheels remind me of summer and fun - a great thinking of you card. I love the big eyes of the little girl and the pennant background, and of course Glossy Accents for her shoes and eyes! Really, really cute card. Hope you are having a great Memorial Day weekend!

Sara Tieszen Paschal said...

I love all of your creations, the pinwheel is my fave. Great job!
paschal.sara@gmail.com

Beth L. said...

I love all 3 of your cards but I think my favorite is the flag. I love the pinwheel too. I will have to put it on my wish list. :)
Thank you for the inspiration!

Crafting Adventures said...

I really like how you colored the pinwheel!

Michele from MS said...

3 Super awesome cards Sherry! I love the monochromatic look on the 1st one with the blue and red contrast. The pinwheel and little girl are super cute too! Keep up the good work!! New follower #92!! msmith38652@gmail.com

BobbisTreasure said...

Love your pinwheel. Thanks for supporting OWH!
BobbisTreasure at aol dot com

amybobamey said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love the first two. The flag one is beautiful and the second is just so cheerful! Thanks for sharing! arvholt at gmail dot com

Cindy O said...

Your first card is my favorite. It's very effective how you colored just the flag part of the image. Beautiful image and sentiment. The simple matting, star, and ribbon are just right with it.

PatQ's Cards said...

The home card is great, but I love the pinwheel card, too.

Cindy's Card Co said...

Sherry, all your cards are wonderful, but the flag card is very stunning. cyncha59 at aol.com

Helen said...

Love the front porch! The flag really stands out. The pinwheel card is beautiful! Thanks for your support of OWH! And thanks for sharing!

Valerie said...

stunning cards!

grandmalee said...

I've really enjoyed seeing all of your cards since you started being involved with OWH. These cards are outstanding, as usual! I love all of them, but I'm always partial to scenic type cards, and the one with the Serendipity stamp is stunning! I love how you put the focus on the flag! I see I'll be doing some more shopping after the hop! I also love the pinwheel card on kraft. The gel pen really made it pop! The last card also has a lot of things I love on it, but the lace and how you added the Glossy Accents to the eyes and shoes really makes it pop! Thanks again for offering candy and especially for all of your support for OWH!!!

Sandy Allnock said...

Fabulous cards! I really love the patriotic flair - that pinwheel is so much fun!
Thanks for hopping with OWH!!

grandmalee said...

My bad! I forgot my email: grandma_lee_t AT yahoo DOT com

Diana E said...

I love the way you did the first one, with the flag "popping" - it is a beautiful stamp. Thanks for supporting OWH.
dianaraeevensen at gmail dot com

Tori Beveridge said...

Wonderful cards. I especially love the pinwheel and I agree with your making the flag "pop". It looks great. tori.bosques@gmail.com

Sue D said...

Fabulous cards--love the pinwheel and how you just colored the flag on the first one.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Brenda Hugar said...

Love your cards. They are so bright and cheerful!
brendah1951 at gmail dot com

Linda said...

I definitely recognixe that ribbon on the first card! Great cards...the first is my fav! Please sign me up lough855ataoldotcome! Thanks again!

Yesterday's Echo Scrapbooks said...

Love the cards, especially the little girl!
brittany at yesterdaysecho dot com

AllisonG said...

Sherry, I love all of your cards, but especially the first one - it's just perfect for the occasion. Did you paper piece the pinwheel? You've got such mad paper piecing skills - I'm in awe!

mallisonr at aol dot com

Kay said...

These are all great cards but the pinwheel is my favorite. So eyecatching - someone's day will be brighter when that shows up in the mailbox for sure

Sandi said...

I love the patriotic cards! the pinwheel is the best!

Sandi
beener4282 at gmail dot com

sandybear76 said...

love your cards. I really like the idea 0f coloring only part of the stamp. It really did make the flag pop.