Saturday, May 24, 2014

OWH MEMORIAL DAY BLOG HOP!

Thanks for visiting my stop on the ginormous OWH Memorial Day Blog Hop! It's such a great way for we card makers to honor our fallen heroes: sharing ideas and inspiration for the cards we make for heroes who are serving now. The theme of our hop is RED, WHITE AND BLUE. Here is my thank you card; it's very basic design based on OWH Sketch 68. I used one of my favorite techniques: paper piecing! I love Inspired Stamps' new "Hymn Girls" line and the faux stitching stamps in their "Bind and Stitch" set! FYI: the music imprinted on Hymn Girl's outfit is part of the clear stamp. I love it.


 Stamps: Inspired Stamps "Hymn Girls: May Flowers" & "Bind and Stitch"
DP: Authentique "Pride" 6x6
Modern Label & Word Window punches: Stampin' Up
Sentiment: Memory Box rubber stamp
Ribbon: Paper Source
Star brads, Pearl Pen
 
We have a winner of my BLOG CANDY:  Ann Marie ! Please email me your snail mail address, Ann Marie!

Enjoy this wonderful blog hop! Have a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend!
Click HERE to return to the main page of the blog hop at OWH Stars & Stamps blog.
Thanks again for visiting!
Sherry
 
Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
 






70 comments:

Cora said...

That is one sweet card. The stitches look real! Your paper piecing is always fun.

Jessie said...

Lovely vintagey card. Love all the details and fantastic job paper piecing! (no book)

Linda said...

Yummy card! Love your paper choices...Great details! WTG!

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Kara said...

You had me at faux stitching stamps! That is fabulous!

Melanie Rozwood said...

I like the muted colors.

Cindy's Card Co said...

I love the old fashioned look of the card and the stitching, I'm going to have to try that, it gives it that final touch!

Elsie B said...

This is a great card, with some techniques I've not used - the paper piecing which I've done once and stitching, which I could do if I went into the other room and used the sewing machine. Thank you for the inspiration! Sewing machine, here I come!

Elsie B said...

Me again - I just reread your post and see the stitching is a stamp - how clever of the person who designed that!!!

sherry varga said...

Sherry, your card is most awesome as they always are. I love everything about it.

Celeste Goff said...

What a super sweet card! I love the Authentique paper in the background!

Lori Kobular said...

Love the paper that you used to make this card!

conil said...

The stamp (or digi) is lovely with your paper choices.

Jen R said...

Love all the layering and the textures, including the stitching. Nicely done! Radloff jen at cableone dot net.

April Story said...

That stitching looks so real! What a great stamp. And your card is very cute. Congrats on your book and nice job donating some to OWH.
April

Kathy S said...

Loving those inspired stamps - very cute. I like the stars on top of her head - cute.

Sharon Cheng said...

Wonderful job with your paper piercing. The faux stitching adds a nice touch of texture.

Debbie McNamee said...

Your card is great! Love those Hymn Girls! Would love to win the book too, it sounds wonderful! mcnamee93@bex.net

Rosie said...

Very sweet little card! NIce job. Rosie
motcm@verizon.net

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful use of the Hymn Girl image. And, I would love to read the book you wrote to my grandchildren. arlinverna at tnics dot com

Tammy said...

This is adorable, I love the paper piecing!

Ms. Craftin-ista said...

Awesome card! Love the image and the paper is yummy. Id love to win a copy of your book!!!
Raeanna Smith

Karen McAlpine said...

These little Hymn girls are really sweet!! I would be so tickled to win your book. What an awesome accomplishment. --Will you sign it?? Thanks!!

Esther E. said...

Only two copies of your book are available on Amazon Smile. I hope to win one and send it to my daughter who teaches kindergarten.

Valerie Doyle said...

Nicely done.

Ann Marie said...

Pretty card! Arobalik@msn.com

Margaret said...

I had never heard of the Hymn Girls until today. I am in love with them now.

Donna Nuce said...

Hi Sherry! Love your Hymm Girl card. Thanks for a chance to win your children's book -- no kids at home but some nieces who would enjoy it. D dot nuce at comcast dot net.
Have a great day and thanks for your support of OWH!

Barbara said...

Just love paper piecing.

Tammy Pope said...

What a great stamp and fantastic paper piecing. You make beautiful cards and you are an author-what great gifts from God! Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity to win your book; it sounds wonderful, and I would love to read it to my grandchildren.

Rufus said...

Great job on the paper piecing. For some reason I always forget about doing that and just reach for the watercolor pencils.
R/

Korin Carter said...

Love this card. What wonderful design.

Lisa said...

This blog hop IS ginormous! But such awesome card inspiration is really amazing. Your paper piecing is SO cute and the scale of everything is so well balanced...thanks for sharing!

Paula S. said...

Hi Sherry! Your paper piecing is, as usual, fantastic. :) I really like the music detail in that stamp line by Inspired Stamps. It makes them really unique. The faux stitching detail finishes it off perfectly. Thanks for joining in the hop and supporting OWH. I look forward to this hop all year long.

Jean S said...

Great card! I love the paper piecing, choice of paper, and the cute stamp.

Cheryl Schmitke said...

Neat card - love the stitching. Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl Schmitke said...

Neat card - love the stitching. Thanks for sharing!

Michele Smith said...

What a sweet card Sherry! I love the stitching and the papers you chose for layering. I keep forgetting about the paper piecing technique but I adore how it just makes the image pop! Great job ~ thanks for sharing! I would love to read your book - how exciting!
msmith38652 at gmail dot com

Debbie Caldwell said...

sweet card, love the sketch, the paper and the stitching. Thank you for your continued support of our troops and OWH

Patti J said...

Beautiful card - love that image and may have to add it to my wish list! The photo is beautiful too. Thanks for sharing!

coco said...

Inspired stamps are new to me and they look charming. You've done a wonderful job of making the Hymn Girl the star of your card-- nicely done!

Jo Ann Usey said...

The hymn girl image really stands out - beautiful job highlighting her. Love your card so much.

Jodie Heuser said...

Great card Sherrie and thanks for sharing!

Dawn Y. said...

Such a beautiful card, Sherry! I'm looking forward to reading your book! As a recently retired second grade teacher, it would be fun to read it aloud when I sub at school. I think the children would love the message!

byAnnette said...

Nice Card!
Especially like your paper choices!
(no book for me, thanks)

grandmato20 said...

cute hymn girl card - love the color choices

Sybrina K said...

Love the vintage feel of this card! And the ribbon is a perfect choice with these papers.

Amy C. said...

Very pretty card. I like the stars on her head that look like a crown.

Cheri said...

This is the second "hymn girls" image I've seen in this hop...too adorable! Your card is a delight and I wish you all the best with your book.

Aimee said...

Such a sweet card! I really love that Bind and Stitch stamp - I can't imagine dragging out my sewing machine to stitch cards, but this really looks like you did! Another product to add to my wish list ;)

Becki with an i blog said...

What a sweet card. I love the stamped sewing. I had never heard of hymn girls til this blog. I will definitely be heading there to shop. Thanks for being a part of this hope.

Rhonda Miller said...

This is so sweet. I just love the cute image and the papers you chose.

Shanta said...

Great card!!! slnewby at gmail dot com.

SuprFoxDesigns said...

Great card- love the star head band and the faux stitching!

rstuck2003 said...

Great paper piecing! I love your card...thanks for sharing and for the chance to win your book.

Heather Thompson said...

cute card

Sue D said...

Very sweet card. I like the stitching and the stars.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Kristie said...

I just love that touch of stitching on your card. And the crown of stars on the little girls head is perfect. Thanks for supporting OWH.

Ellen Smith said...

Charming card!

Waverunner said...

I really like the paper choices here-lots of different patterns but they work because the size scale is right as well as color.

And the little embossed stars on her head :)

Thank you for making and sharing

cah said...

Hi Sherry: Lovely paper piecing, and nostalgic red, white, and blue papers are my favorite! Such a sweet card. You are a writer, too? Such a talented lady you are! owhcarol at gmail dot com

Jackie Watson said...

Your card is cute and vintage. Never heard of Hymn girls before great job with your card.

Michelle said...

Cute vintage looking card! Thank you!

Brenda Hugar said...

Sweet card. Love that little girl. Thanks for an opportunity to win your book -- it sounds interesting and I love that it deals with cards, too.

Paula said...

Nice card. Great sketch to work with. Would love the book for my Granddaughter.
paulapoindexter at gmail dot com

BobbisTreasure said...

You chose a great sketch to highlight such a cute image. Thanks for supporting OWH! BobbisTreasure at aol dot com

Patricia H. said...

Hi, Sherry! :) I'm not familiar with that Hymn Girls line of stamps, but they look intriguing! I especially like how the musical score is incorporated into the image.
If I were lucky enough to win your book, I'd have a hard time deciding whether to keep it for myself or to donate it to our local elementary school's library!
ph_in_va at comcast dot net

Stacy B said...

Love your card and the stitching is the perfect finishing touch. Your generous giveaway should go to someone else though...so you can skip over me :-) congrats on your accomplishment though...it's amazing.

WhoMom said...

Your card is wonderful. I'm in love with the hymn girls! I went to the website and saw several lovely stamps that I put on my wish list. The sailor boy too. Thanks for sharing today. lyn (at) plkaufmann (dot) com

Vicky Scheiber said...

I love the paper piecing, thanks for sharing! An opportunity to win your book is awesome. Thank you! vscheiber at charter dot net